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actomyosin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary actin + -o- + myosin Date: 1942 a contractile complex of actin and myosin that together with ATP is active during muscular ...
Acton
biographical name 1st Baron 1834-1902 John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton English historian
actor
noun Date: 15th century 1. one that acts ; doer 2. a. one who represents a character in a dramatic production b. a theatrical performer c. one who behaves as if ...
actorish
adjective see actor
actorly
adjective see actor
actress
noun Date: 1668 a woman who is an actor • actressy adjective
actressy
adjective see actress
Acts
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1539 a book in the New Testament narrating the beginnings of the Christian church — called also Acts of the Apostles — see ...
Acts of the Apostles
noun plural but singular in construction see Acts
actual
adjective Etymology: Middle English actuel, from Late Latin actualis, from Latin actus act Date: 14th century 1. obsolete active 2. a. existing in act and not merely ...
actual cash value
noun Date: circa 1946 money equal to the cost of replacing lost, stolen, or damaged property after depreciation
actuality
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1618 1. the quality or state of being actual 2. something that is actual ; fact, reality
actualization
noun see actualize
actualize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1701 transitive verb to make actual ; realize intransitive verb to become actual • actualization noun
actually
adverb Date: 15th century 1. in act or in fact ; really
actuarial
adjective Date: 1869 1. of or relating to actuaries 2. relating to statistical calculation especially of life expectancy • actuarially adverb
actuarially
adverb see actuarial
actuary
noun (plural -aries) Etymology: Latin actuarius shorthand writer, alteration of actarius, from actum record — more at act Date: 1553 1. obsolete clerk, registrar 2. a ...
actuate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Medieval Latin actuatus, past participle of actuare to execute, from Latin actus act Date: 1645 1. to put into mechanical action or ...
actuation
noun see actuate
actuator
noun Date: 1856 one that actuates; specifically a mechanical device for moving or controlling something
acuity
noun (plural -ities) Etymology: Middle English acuite acridity, from Middle French acuité, from Medieval Latin acuitat-, acuitas, from Latin acuere Date: 1543 keenness of ...
aculeate
adjective Etymology: Latin aculeatus having stings, from aculeus sting, from acus Date: 1875 relating to or being hymenopterans (as bees, ants, and many wasps) of a division ...
acumen
noun Etymology: Latin acumin-, acumen, literally, point, from acuere Date: circa 1579 keenness and depth of perception, discernment, or discrimination especially in practical ...
acuminate
adjective Date: 1646 tapering to a slender point
acupressure
noun Date: 1958 the application of pressure (as with the thumbs or fingertips) to the same discrete points on the body stimulated in acupuncture that is used for its ...
acupuncture
noun Etymology: Latin acus + English puncture Date: 1684 an originally Chinese practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points especially to cure ...
acupuncturist
noun see acupuncture
acute
adjective (acuter; acutest) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin acutus, past participle of acuere to sharpen, from acus needle; akin to Latin acer sharp — more at edge Date: ...
acutely
adverb see acute
acuteness
noun see acute
ACV
abbreviation 1. actual cash value 2. air-cushion vehicle
acyclic
adjective Date: 1875 not cyclic: as a. not disposed in whorls or cycles b. having an open-chain structure ; aliphatic
acyclovir
noun Etymology: 2a- + cycl- + virus Date: 1979 a cyclic synthetic nucleoside C8H11N5O3 used especially to treat the symptoms of chicken pox, shingles, and the genital form of ...
acyl
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from acid Date: 1899 a radical RCO– derived usually from an organic acid by removal of the ...
acylate
transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: 1907 to introduce an acyl radical into • acylation noun
acylation
noun see acylate
AD
abbreviation 1. active duty 2. after date 3. Alzheimer's disease 4. anno Domini — often printed in small capitals and often punctuated 5. assembly district 6. ...
ad
I. noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1841 1. advertisement 2 2. advertising II. noun Date: 1947 advantage 4
ad arbitrium
foreign term Etymology: Latin at will ; arbitrarily
ad astra per aspera
foreign term Etymology: Latin to the stars by hard ways — motto of Kansas
Ad Dammām
or Dammam geographical name town & port Saudi Arabia on Persian Gulf
ad eundem
or ad eundem gradum adverb or adjective Etymology: New Latin ad eundem gradum Date: 1711 to, in, or of the same rank — used especially of the honorary granting of academic ...
ad eundem gradum
adverb or adjective see ad eundem
ad extremum
foreign term Etymology: Latin to the extreme ; at last
ad feminam
adjective Etymology: New Latin, literally, to the woman Date: 1963 marked by or being an attack on a woman's character rather than an answer to the contentions made — ...
ad hoc
I. adverb Etymology: Latin, for this Date: 1659 for the particular end or case at hand without consideration of wider application II. adjective Date: 1879 1. a. ...
ad hominem
I. adjective Etymology: New Latin, literally, to the person Date: 1598 1. appealing to feelings or prejudices rather than intellect 2. marked by or being an attack on an ...
ad infinitum
adverb or adjective Etymology: Latin Date: 1581 without end or limit
ad int
abbreviation ad interim
ad interim
I. adverb Etymology: Latin Date: 1787 for the intervening time ; temporarily II. adjective Date: 1818 made or serving ad interim
ad kalendas Graecas
foreign term Etymology: Latin at the Greek calends ; never (since the Greeks had no calends)
ad lib
adverb Etymology: New Latin ad libitum Date: 1794 1. in accordance with one's wishes 2. without restraint or limit
ad libitum
I. adverb Etymology: New Latin, in accordance with desire Date: 1610 ad lib II. adjective Date: circa 1801 omissible according to a performer's wishes — used as a ...
ad loc
abbreviation Etymology: Latin ad locum to or at the place
ad majorem Dei gloriam
foreign term Etymology: Latin to the greater glory of God — motto of the Society of Jesus
ad nauseam
adverb Etymology: Latin Date: 1647 to a sickening or excessive degree
ad patres
foreign term Etymology: Latin (gathered) to his fathers ; deceased
ad referendum
foreign term Etymology: Latin for reference ; for further consideration by one having the authority to make a final decision
ad rem
adverb or adjective Etymology: Latin, to the thing Date: 1599 to the point or purpose ; relevantly
ad unguem
foreign term Etymology: Latin to the fingernail ; to a nicety ; exactly (from the use of the fingernail to test the smoothness of marble)
ad utrumque paratus
foreign term Etymology: Latin prepared for either (event)
ad val
abbreviation ad valorem
ad valorem
adjective Etymology: Latin, according to the value Date: 1698 imposed at a rate percent of value
ad verbum
adverb Etymology: Latin Date: circa 1580 to a word ; verbatim
ad vivum
foreign term Etymology: Latin to the life
ad-
or ac- or af- or ag- or al- or ap- or as- or at- prefix Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French, from Latin, from ad — more at at 1. to ; toward ...
ad-lib
I. verb (ad-libbed; ad-libbing) Etymology: ad lib Date: 1919 transitive verb to deliver spontaneously intransitive verb to improvise especially lines or a speech • ...
Ada
noun Etymology: from Ada, a trademark, from Augusta Ada Byron, Lady Lovelace died 1852 English mathematician Date: 1979 a structured computer programming language
ADA
abbreviation 1. American Dental Association 2. Americans for Democratic Action 3. average daily attendance
adage
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin adagium, from ad- + -agium (akin to aio I say); akin to Greek ē he said Date: 1513 a saying often in metaphorical form that embodies ...
adagio
I. adverb or adjective Etymology: Italian, from ad to + agio ease Date: 1683 at a slow tempo — used chiefly as a direction in music II. noun (plural -gios) Date: 1699 1. ...
Adak
geographical name island SW Alaska in Andreanof group
Adalia
geographical name — see Antalya
Adam
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek, from Hebrew Ādhām Date: before 12th century 1. the first man and father by Eve of Cain and Abel 2. the ...
Adam's apple
noun Date: circa 1755 the projection in the front of the neck formed by the largest cartilage of the larynx
Adam's Bridge
geographical name chain of shoals 30 miles (48 kilometers) long between Sri Lanka & SE India
Adam's needle
noun Date: circa 1760 an often cultivated yucca (Yucca filamentosa) of coastal pine barrens of the eastern United States with a basal rosette of sharp-tipped leaves having ...
Adam's Peak
or Sinhalese Samanala geographical name mountain 7360 feet (2243 meters) S central Sri Lanka
adam-and-eve
noun Date: 1807 puttyroot
adamance
noun Date: 1954 adamancy
adamancy
noun Etymology: 2adamant + -cy Date: 1937 the quality or state of being adamant ; obstinacy
adamant
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin adamant-, adamas hardest metal, diamond, from Greek Date: 14th century 1. a stone (as a diamond) formerly ...
adamantine
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin adamantinus, from Greek adamantinos, from adamant-, adamas Date: 13th century 1. made of or having the quality of adamant 2. ...
adamantly
adverb see adamant II
Adamic
adjective see Adam I
Adamical
adjective see Adam I
Adams
I. biographical name Ansel Easton 1902-1984 American photographer II. biographical name Charles Francis 1807-1886 son of J.Q. American author & diplomat III. biographical ...
Adams, Mount
geographical name 1. mountain 5798 feet (1767 meters) N New Hampshire in White Mountains N of Mt. Washington 2. mountain 12,307 feet (3751 meters) SW Washington in Cascade ...
Adana
or formerly Seyhan geographical name city S Turkey on Seyhan River population 916,150
Adapazarı
geographical name city NW Turkey E of Istanbul population 171,225
adapt
verb Etymology: French or Latin; French adapter, from Latin adaptare, from ad- + aptare to fit, from aptus apt, fit Date: 15th century transitive verb to make fit (as for a ...
adaptability
noun see adaptable
adaptable
adjective Date: 1800 capable of being or becoming adapted Synonyms: see plastic • adaptability noun
adaptation
noun Date: 1610 1. the act or process of adapting ; the state of being adapted 2. adjustment to environmental conditions: as a. adjustment of a sense organ to the ...
adaptational
adjective see adaptation
adaptationally
adverb see adaptation
adaptationist
adjective Date: 1978 explaining or seeking to explain the evolution of traits in terms of their adaptive function or survival value • adaptationist noun
adaptedness
noun see adapt
adapter
also adaptor noun Date: 1801 1. one that adapts 2. a. a device for connecting two parts (as of different diameters) of an apparatus b. an attachment for adapting ...
adaption
noun Date: 1704 adaptation
adaptive
adjective Date: 1760 showing or having a capacity for or tendency toward adaptation • adaptively adverb • adaptiveness noun • adaptivity noun
adaptive optics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1975 a telescopic system that improves image resolution by compensating for distortions caused by atmospheric ...
adaptive radiation
noun Date: 1902 evolutionary diversification of a generalized ancestral form with production of a number of adaptively specialized forms
adaptively
adverb see adaptive
adaptiveness
noun see adaptive
adaptivity
noun see adaptive
adaptor
noun see adapter
Adar
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Hebrew Ădhār Date: 14th century the 6th month of the civil year or the 12th month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar — ...
Adar Rishon
noun Etymology: Hebrew Ădhār Ri'shon first Adar Date: 1905 the intercalary month of the Jewish calendar that precedes Adar Sheni in leap years — see month table
Adar Sheni
noun Etymology: Hebrew Ădhār Shēnī second Adar Date: circa 1901 the month of the Jewish calendar that takes the place of Adar in leap years — see month table
adaxial
adjective Date: circa 1900 situated on the same side as or facing the axis (as of an organ)
ADC
abbreviation 1. aide-de-camp 2. Aid to Dependent Children 3. Air Defense Command 4. assistant division commander
add
verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin addere, from ad- + -dere to put — more at do Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to join or unite so as to bring about an ...
ADD
abbreviation 1. American Dialect Dictionary 2. attention deficit disorder
add up
Date: 1850 intransitive verb 1. a. to come to the expected total
add-in
adjective Date: 1980 being or able to be added to and enclosed within an existing system (as a computer) • add-in noun
add-on
I. noun Date: 1946 something added on: as a. a sum or amount added on b. something (as an accessory or added feature) that enhances the thing it is added to II. ...
addable
adjective see add
Addams
biographical name Jane 1860-1935 American social worker
addax
noun (plural addaxes) Etymology: Latin Date: 1693 a large light-colored Saharan antelope (Addax nasomaculatus) that has long spiralling horns
addend
noun Etymology: short for addendum Date: 1674 a number to be added to another
addendum
noun (plural addenda; also -dendums) Etymology: Latin, neuter of addendus, gerundive of addere Date: 1684 1. a thing added ; addition 2. a supplement to a book — often ...
adder
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration (by false division of a naddre) of naddre, from Old English nǣdre; akin to Old High German nātara adder, Latin natrix water ...
adder's-tongue
noun Date: 1578 1. any of a genus (Ophioglossum, family Ophioglossaceae) of small ferns having a spore-bearing stalk resembling a serpent's tongue 2. dogtooth violet
addible
adjective see add
addict
I. transitive verb Etymology: Latin addictus, past participle of addicere to favor, from ad- + dicere to say — more at diction Date: 1534 1. to devote or surrender ...
addiction
noun Date: 1599 1. the quality or state of being addicted 2. compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by ...
addictive
adjective Date: 1939 causing or characterized by addiction
Addis Ababa
geographical name city central Ethiopia, its capital population 1,408,068
Addison
I. biographical name Joseph 1672-1719 English essayist & poet • Addisonian adjective II. geographical name village NE Illinois W of Chicago population 35,914
Addison's disease
noun Etymology: Thomas Addison died 1860 English physician Date: circa 1856 a destructive disease marked by deficient adrenocortical secretion and characterized by extreme ...
Addisonian
adjective see Addison I
addition
noun Etymology: addicion Anglo-French, from Latin addition-, additio, from addere Date: 14th century 1. a part added (as to a building or residential section) 2. the result ...
additional
adjective Date: 1646 existing by way of addition ; added
additionally
adverb Date: 1659 in or by way of addition ; furthermore
additive
I. adjective Date: 1699 1. of, relating to, or characterized by addition 2. produced by addition 3. characterized by, being, or producing effects (as drug responses or ...
additive identity
noun Date: 1953 an identity element (as 0 in the group of whole numbers under the operation of addition) that in a given mathematical system leaves unchanged any element to ...
additive inverse
noun Date: 1953 a number that when added to a given number gives zero — compare opposite 3
additively
adverb see additive I
additivity
noun see additive I
addle
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English adel filth, from Old English adela; akin to Middle Low German adele liquid manure Date: 1682 1. of an egg rotten 2. confused II. ...
addlepated
adjective Date: 1630 1. being mixed up ; confused 2. eccentric
addn
abbreviation addition
addnl
abbreviation additional
address
I. verb Etymology: Middle English adressen, from Anglo-French adrescer, from a- (from Latin ad-) + drescer to to direct, put right — more at dress Date: 14th century ...
addressability
noun see addressable
addressable
adjective Date: 1953 1. able to be addressed ; directly accessible 2. of or relating to a subscription television system that uses decoders addressable by the system ...
addressee
noun Date: 1810 one to whom something is addressed
addresser
noun see address I
adduce
transitive verb (adduced; adducing) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin adducere, literally, to lead to, from ad- + ducere to lead — more at tow Date: 15th century to ...
adducer
noun see adduce
adduct
I. transitive verb Etymology: Latin adductus, past participle of adducere Date: circa 1839 to draw (as a limb) toward or past the median axis of the body; also to bring ...
adduction
noun Date: 14th century 1. the action of adducting ; the state of being adducted 2. the act or action of adducing
adductor
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, one that draws to, from adducere Date: 1615 1. a muscle that draws a part toward the median line of the body or toward the axis of an ...
Ade
biographical name George 1866-1944 American humorist & playwright
Adelaide
geographical name city Australia capital of South Australia metropolitan area population 917,000
Adélie
noun see Adélie penguin
Adélie penguin
noun Etymology: Adélie Coast, Antarctica Date: 1907 a small antarctic penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) — called also Adélie
Aden
geographical name 1. former British protectorate S Arabia comprising the entire S coast of what is now Yemen; became part of People's Democratic Republic of Yemen 1967 area ...
Aden, Gulf of
geographical name arm of Indian Ocean between Aden & Somalia
aden-
or adeno- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from aden-, adēn; akin to Latin inguen groin gland ; adenoid
Adenauer
biographical name Konrad 1876-1967 chancellor of West Germany (1949-63)
adenine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary; from its presence in glandular tissue Date: 1885 a purine base C5H5N5 that codes hereditary information in the genetic ...
adenitis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1848 inflammation of a gland; especially lymphadenitis
adeno-
combining form see aden-
adenocarcinoma
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1889 a malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium • adenocarcinomatous adjective
adenocarcinomatous
adjective see adenocarcinoma
adenohypophyseal
adjective see adenohypophysis
adenohypophysial
adjective see adenohypophysis
adenohypophysis
noun (plural adenohypophyses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1935 the anterior glandular lobe of the pituitary gland • adenohypophyseal or adenohypophysial adjective
adenoid
I. noun Etymology: Greek adenoeidēs glandular, from adēn Date: circa 1890 either of two abnormally enlarged masses of lymphoid tissue at the back of the pharynx that ...
adenoidal
adjective Date: 1919 exhibiting the characteristics (as snoring, mouth breathing, and voice nasality) of one affected with abnormally enlarged adenoids ; adenoid — not ...
adenoma
noun (plural -mas; also adenomata) Etymology: New Latin adenomat-, adenoma Date: 1870 a benign tumor of a glandular structure or of glandular origin • adenomatous adjective
adenomatous
adjective see adenoma
adenosine
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, blend of adenine and ribose Date: circa 1909 a nucleoside C10H13N5O4 that is a constituent of RNA and yields adenine and ...
adenosine 3′,5′-monophosphate
noun Date: 1970 cyclic AMP
adenosine diphosphate
noun Date: 1938 ADP
adenosine monophosphate
noun Date: 1950 amp
adenosine triphosphatase
noun Date: 1943 ATPase
adenosine triphosphate
noun Date: 1938 ATP
adenoviral
adjective see adenovirus
adenovirus
noun Date: 1956 any of a family (Adenoviridae) of DNA viruses originally identified in human adenoid tissue, causing infections of the respiratory system, conjunctiva, and ...
adenyl cyclase
noun Etymology: adenine + -yl Date: 1968 adenylate cyclase
adenylate cyclase
noun Date: 1968 an enzyme that catalyzes the formation of cyclic AMP from ATP
adenylic acid
noun Date: 1894 amp
adept
I. noun Etymology: New Latin adeptus alchemist who has attained the knowledge of how to change base metals into gold, from Latin, past participle of adipisci to attain, from ad- ...
adeptly
adverb see adept II
adeptness
noun see adept II
adequacy
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1808 the quality or state of being adequate
adequate
adjective Etymology: Latin adaequatus, past participle of adaequare to make equal, from ad- + aequare to equal — more at equable Date: circa 1617 1. sufficient for a ...
adequately
adverb see adequate
adequateness
noun see adequate
ADF
abbreviation automatic direction finder
ADH
abbreviation antidiuretic hormone
ADHD
abbreviation attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
adhere
verb (adhered; adhering) Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French adhérer, from Latin adhaerēre, from ad- + haerēre to stick Date: 15th century intransitive verb ...
adherence
noun Date: 1531 1. the act, action, or quality of adhering 2. steady or faithful attachment ; fidelity
adherent
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French adheirdant, adherent, from Latin adhaerent-, adhaerens, present participle of adhaerēre Date: ...
adherently
adverb see adherent I
adhesion
noun Etymology: French or Latin; French adhésion, from Latin adhaesion-, adhaesio, from adhaerēre Date: 1624 1. steady or firm attachment ; adherence 2. the action or ...
adhesional
adjective see adhesion
adhesive
I. adjective Date: 1670 1. tending to remain in association or memory 2. tending to adhere or cause adherence 3. prepared for adhering • adhesively adverb • ...
adhesive binding
noun Date: 1955 perfect binding • adhesive-bound adjective
adhesive tape
noun Date: 1918 tape coated on one side with an adhesive mixture; especially one used for covering wounds
adhesive-bound
adjective see adhesive binding
adhesively
adverb see adhesive I
adhesiveness
noun see adhesive I
adiabatic
adjective Etymology: Greek adiabatos impassable, from a- + diabatos passable, from diabainein to go across, from dia- + bainein to go — more at come Date: 1859 occurring ...
adiabatically
adverb see adiabatic
adieu
noun (plural adieus or adieux) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French a deu, a dieu, literally, to God Date: 14th century farewell — often used interjectionally
Adige
geographical name river 255 miles (410 kilometers) N Italy flowing SE into the Adriatic
adios
interjection Etymology: Spanish adiós, from a Dios, literally, to God Date: 1823 — used to express farewell
adip-
or adipo- combining form Etymology: Latin adip-, adeps, probably from Greek aleipha fat, oil, from aleiphein to rub with oil — more at aliphatic fat
adipic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1877 a white crystalline dicarboxylic acid C6H10O4 formed by oxidation of various fats and also made synthetically ...
adipo-
combining form see adip-
adipocere
noun Etymology: modification of French adipocire, from adip- + cire wax, from Latin cera — more at cerumen Date: 1803 a waxy substance consisting chiefly of fatty acids and ...
adipocyte
noun Date: 1959 fat cell
adipose
adjective Etymology: New Latin adiposus, from Latin adip-, adeps Date: 1743 of or relating to animal fat; broadly fat • adiposity noun
adipose tissue
noun Date: 1854 connective tissue in which fat is stored and which has the cells distended by droplets of fat
adiposity
noun see adipose
Adirondack chair
noun Etymology: Adirondack Mountains, N.Y. Date: 1945 a wooden lawn chair with a high slatted back, broad arms, and a seat that is lower in the back than the front
Adirondack Mountains
geographical name mountains NE New York
adit
noun Etymology: Latin aditus approach, from adire to go to, from ad- + ire to go — more at issue Date: 1602 a nearly horizontal passage from the surface in a mine
ADIZ
abbreviation air defense identification zone
adj
1. adjective 2. adjunct 3. adjustment 4. adjutant
adjacency
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1646 1. something that is adjacent 2. the quality or state of being adjacent ; contiguity
adjacent
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French, ajesaunt, from Latin adjacent-, adjacens, present participle of adjacēre to lie near, from ad- + ...
adjacently
adverb see adjacent
adjectival
adjective Date: 1797 1. adjective 2. characterized by the use of adjectives • adjectivally adverb
adjectivally
adverb see adjectival
adjective
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French adjectif, from Late Latin adjectivus, from Latin adjectus, past participle of adjicere to ...
adjectively
adverb see adjective I
adjoin
verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French ajoindre, from Latin adjungere, from ad- + jungere to join — more at yoke Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to add or ...
adjoining
adjective Date: 15th century touching or bounding at a point or line Synonyms: see adjacent
adjoint
noun Etymology: French, from past participle of adjoindre to adjoin Date: 1889 the transpose of a matrix in which each element is replaced by its cofactor
adjourn
verb Etymology: Middle English ajournen, from Old French ajorner to order to appear in court on a certain day, from a- (from Latin ad-) + jour day — more at journey Date: ...
adjournment
noun Date: 1607 1. the act of adjourning 2. the state or interval of being adjourned
adjudge
transitive verb (adjudged; adjudging) Etymology: Middle English ajugen, from Anglo-French ajuger, from Latin adjudicare, from ad- + judicare to judge — more at judge Date: ...
adjudicate
verb (-cated; -cating) Date: 1775 transitive verb to settle judicially intransitive verb to act as judge • adjudicative adjective • adjudicator noun • ...
adjudication
noun Etymology: French or Late Latin; French, from Late Latin adjudicatio, from Latin adjudicare Date: 1691 1. the act or process of adjudicating 2. a. a judicial ...
adjudicative
adjective see adjudicate
adjudicator
noun see adjudicate
adjudicatory
adjective see adjudicate
adjunct
I. noun Etymology: Latin adjunctum, from neuter of adjunctus, past participle of adjungere Date: 1588 1. something joined or added to another thing but not essentially a part ...
adjunction
noun Date: 1618 the act or process of adjoining
adjunctive
adjective see adjunct I
adjunctly
adverb see adjunct II
adjuration
noun Date: 1611 1. a solemn oath 2. an earnest urging or advising • adjuratory adjective
adjuratory
adjective see adjuration
adjure
transitive verb (adjured; adjuring) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin adjurare, from ad- + jurare to swear — more at jury Date: 14th century 1. to command solemnly ...
adjust
verb Etymology: Middle English ajusten, from Old French ajuster to make conform, from a- (from Latin ad-) + juste right, exact — more at just Date: 14th century transitive ...
adjustability
noun see adjust
adjustable
adjective see adjust
adjustable rate mortgage
noun Date: 1981 a mortgage having an interest rate which is usually initially lower than that of a mortgage with a fixed rate but is adjusted periodically according to the cost ...
adjusted
adjective Date: 1662 1. accommodated to suit a particular set of circumstances or requirements 2. having achieved an often specified and usually harmonious relationship with ...
adjuster
also adjustor noun Date: 1673 one that adjusts; especially an insurance agent who investigates personal or property damage and makes estimates for effecting settlements
adjustive
adjective see adjust
adjustment
noun Date: 1644 1. the act or process of adjusting 2. a settlement of a claim or debt in a case in which the amount involved is uncertain or full payment is not made 3. the ...
adjustmental
adjective see adjustment
adjustor
noun see adjuster
adjutancy
noun Date: 1775 the office or rank of an adjutant
adjutant
noun Etymology: Latin adjutant-, adjutans, present participle of adjutare to help — more at aid Date: 1539 1. a staff officer in the army, air force, or marine corps who ...
adjutant general
noun (plural adjutants general) Date: 1645 1. the chief administrative officer of an army who is responsible especially for the administration and preservation of personnel ...
adjuvant
I. adjective Etymology: French or Latin; French, from Latin adjuvant-, adjuvans, present participle of adjuvare to aid — more at aid Date: 1574 1. serving to aid or ...

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