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sp ht
abbreviation specific heat
noun Etymology: Spa, watering place in Belgium Date: 1610 1. a. a mineral spring b. a resort with mineral springs 2. a fashionable resort or hotel 3. New England ...
geographical name town E Belgium SE of Liège population 10,140
biographical name Paul-Henri Charles 1899-1972 Belgian lawyer & politician; premier (1938-39; 1947-50); secretary-general of NATO (1957-61)
biographical name Carl 1891-1974 American general
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French espace, space, from Latin spatium area, room, interval of space or time Date: 14th century 1. a ...
space cadet
noun Date: 1979 a flaky, lightheaded, or forgetful person
space charge
noun Date: 1913 an electric charge distributed throughout a three-dimensional region
space frame
noun Date: 1912 a usually open three-dimensional framework of struts and braces (as in buildings and racing cars) which defines a structure and distributes its weight evenly ...
space heater
noun Date: 1925 a usually portable appliance for heating a relatively small area
space heating
noun Date: 1934 heating of spaces especially for human comfort by any means (as fuel, electricity, or solar radiation) with the heater either within the space or external to ...
space lattice
noun Date: 1895 lattice 2
space mark
noun Date: circa 1890 the symbol #
space medicine
noun Date: 1949 a branch of medicine that deals with the physiological and biological effects on the human body of spaceflight
space opera
noun Date: 1949 a futuristic melodramatic fantasy involving space travelers and extraterrestrial beings
space out
intransitive verb Date: 1970 to become inattentive, distracted, or mentally remote
space platform
noun see space station
space shuttle
noun Date: 1969 a reusable spacecraft designed to transport people and cargo between earth and space
space station
noun Date: 1936 a large artificial satellite designed to be occupied for long periods and to serve as a base (as for scientific observation) — called also space platform
space suit
noun Date: 1929 1. a suit equipped with life supporting provisions to make life in space possible for its wearer 2. G suit
space walk
noun Date: 1965 a period of activity spent outside a spacecraft by an astronaut in space • spacewalk intransitive verb • spacewalker noun
adjective Date: 1946 of, relating to, or befitting the age of space exploration; especially modern
noun Date: 1915 1. a system of one temporal and three spatial coordinates by which any physical object or event can be located — called also space-time continuum 2. the ...
space-time continuum
noun see space-time
noun Date: 1904 a device on a linecaster that provides variable but even spacing between words in a justified line
noun Date: 1930 a vehicle or device designed for travel or operation outside the earth's atmosphere
adjective see spaced-out 1
adjective Date: 1937 1. (or spaced) dazed or stupefied by or as if by a narcotic substance ; high 2. of very strange character ; weird
noun Date: 1931 flight beyond the earth's atmosphere
adjective Date: 1606 1. having no limits ; boundless 2. occupying no space
noun Date: 1938 1. one who travels outside the earth's atmosphere 2. a visitor to earth from outer space
noun Date: 1935 an installation for testing and launching spacecraft
noun see space II
noun Date: 1894 a vehicle used for space travel
intransitive verb see space walk
noun see space walk
adverb Date: 1958 toward space
also spacy adjective (spacier; -est) Date: 1970 spaced-out
variant of spatial
noun Date: 1683 1. a. the act of providing with spaces or placing at intervals b. an arrangement in space 2. a. a limited extent ; space b. the distance between ...
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French spacioux, from Latin spatiosus, from spatium space, room Date: 14th century 1. vast or ample in extent ; roomy 2. ...
adverb see spacious
noun see spacious
transitive verb (spackled; spackling) Etymology: Spackle Date: circa 1940 to apply Spackle paste to
trademark — used for a compound that is used as a filler for cracks or holes in a surface
adjective see spacey
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English spadu; akin to Greek spathē blade of a sword or oar Date: before 12th century 1. a digging implement adapted for being ...
spade beard
noun Etymology: 1spade Date: 1598 1. an oblong beard with square ends 2. a beard rounded off at the top and pointed at the bottom • spade-bearded adjective
adjective see spade beard
noun Date: 1704 a laterally compressed bony fish (Chaetodipterus faber of the family Ephippidae) that resembles the angelfishes and is found in the warmer parts of the ...
spadefoot toad
noun Date: 1867 any of a family (Pelobatidae) of burrowing toads having the inner bone of the tarsus edged with a strong horny sheath with which they dig
noun see spade I
noun see spade II
noun Date: 1778 1. work done with a spade 2. the hard plain preliminary drudgery in an undertaking
noun Etymology: French, from Spanish espadilla, diminutive of espada broadsword, spade (in cards) — more at spade Date: 1728 the highest trump in various card games (as ...
noun (plural spadices) Etymology: New Latin spadic-, spadix, from Latin, frond torn from a palm tree, from Greek spadik-, spadix, from span to draw, pull Date: circa 1752 a ...
transitive verb (spaed; spaeing) Etymology: Middle English span, from Old Norse spā; akin to Old High German spehōn to watch, spy — more at spy Date: 14th century ...
also spätzle noun (plural spaetzle or spaetzles; also spätzle or spätzles) Etymology: German Spätzle, from German dialect, diminutive of Spatz sparrow, dumpling Date: ...
noun Etymology: Italian, from plural of spaghetto, diminutive of spago cord, string, from Late Latin spacus Date: 1874 1. pasta made in thin solid strings 2. insulating ...
spaghetti squash
noun Date: 1975 an oval winter squash (Cucurbita pepo) with flesh that once cooked is similar in texture to spaghetti
spaghetti strap
noun Date: 1972 a very slender fabric shoulder strap
spaghetti western
noun Usage: often capitalized W Date: 1969 a western motion picture produced in Italy
adjective see spaghetti
noun Etymology: Italian, diminutive of spaghetti Date: 1923 a pasta thinner than spaghetti but thicker than vermicelli
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Turkish sipahi, from Persian sipāhī cavalryman Date: 1562 1. one of a former corps of irregular Turkish cavalry 2. one of a former ...
or Spanish España geographical name country SW Europe in the Iberian Peninsula; a kingdom capital Madrid area 194,881 square miles (504,742 square kilometers), population ...
archaic past of speak
I. noun Etymology: Middle English spalle Date: 15th century a small fragment or chip especially of stone II. verb Date: 1758 transitive verb to break up or reduce by or ...
adjective see spall II
noun Date: 1947 1. a nuclear reaction in which light particles are ejected as the result of bombardment (as by high-energy protons) 2. the process of spalling
noun Etymology: Irish spailpín seasonal laborer, rascal Date: 1767 chiefly Irish rascal
trademark — used for a canned meat product
I. noun Etymology: from a skit on the British television series Monty Python's Flying Circus in which chanting of the word Spam overrides the other dialogue Date: 1994 ...
noun see spam II
I. archaic past of spin II. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English spann; akin to Old High German spanna span, Middle Dutch spannen to stretch, hitch up Date: ...
adjective Etymology: Middle English, part translation of Old Norse spānnȳr, from spānn chip of wood + nȳr new Date: 14th century brand-new
also spanokopita noun Etymology: Modern Greek spanakopēta, from spanaki spinach + pēta, pita pie Date: 1950 a traditional Greek pie of spinach, feta cheese, and ...
geographical name a W section of Berlin, Germany
noun Etymology: anagram of expands Date: 1959 any of various elastic textile fibers made chiefly of polyurethane; also clothing made of this material
also spandril noun Etymology: Middle English spandrell, from Anglo-French spaunder, from espandre to spread out — more at spawn Date: 15th century 1. the sometimes ...
noun see spandrel
adverb Etymology: Scots spang to leap, cast, bang Date: 1843 1. to a complete degree 2. in an exact or direct manner ; squarely
I. noun Etymology: Middle English spangel, diminutive of spang shiny ornament, probably from Middle Dutch spange; akin to Old English spang buckle, Middle Dutch spannen to ...
noun Etymology: blend of Spanish and English Date: 1965 Spanish marked by numerous borrowings from English; broadly any of various combinations of Spanish and English
noun Etymology: Middle English Spaignard, from Middle French Espaignard, from Espaigne Spain, from Latin Hispania Date: 15th century a native or inhabitant of Spain
noun Etymology: Middle English spaynel, spaniell, from Anglo-French espainnel, alteration of espaignol Spaniard, from Vulgar Latin *Hispaniolus, from Latin Hispania Spain ...
noun Etymology: Spanish, adjective, from Middle English Spainish, from Spain Date: 15th century 1. the Romance language of the largest part of Spain and of the countries ...
Spanish America
geographical name 1. the Spanish-speaking countries of the Americas 2. the parts of America settled & formerly governed by the Spanish
Spanish American
noun Date: 1770 1. a native or inhabitant of one of the countries of America in which Spanish is the national language 2. a resident of the United States whose native ...
Spanish bayonet
noun Date: 1843 any of several yuccas; especially one (Yucca aloifolia) of the southeastern United States and West Indies with rigid spine-tipped leaves
Spanish chestnut
noun Date: 1683 1. the sweet edible nut of a large Mediterranean chestnut (Castanea sativa) — called also marron 2. a tree that bears Spanish chestnuts
Spanish fly
noun Date: circa 1634 1. a green blister beetle (Lytta vesicatoria) of southern Europe 2. cantharis 2
Spanish Guinea
geographical name former Spanish colony W Africa bordering on Gulf of Guinea including Río Muni (Mbini), Fernando Póo (Bioko) & other islands — see Equatorial Guinea
Spanish mackerel
noun Date: 1666 a large mackerel (Scomberomorus maculatus) that is bluish above with oval brown spots on the sides, is found off the Atlantic coast of North America from Cape ...
Spanish Main
geographical name 1. the mainland of Spanish America especially along N coast of South America 2. the Caribbean Sea & adjacent waters especially at the time when region was ...
Spanish Morocco
geographical name — see morocco 1
Spanish moss
noun Date: 1823 an epiphytic plant (Tillandsia usneoides) of the pineapple family forming pendent tufts of grayish-green filaments on trees from the southern United States to ...
Spanish needles
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1743 any of several bur marigolds; especially an annual (Bidens bipinnata) of North America and Asia having yellow ...
Spanish omelet
noun Date: 1866 an omelet served with a sauce containing chopped green pepper, onion, and tomato
Spanish onion
noun Date: 1706 a large mild-flavored onion typically having yellow or white skin
Spanish Peaks
geographical name two mountains ( East Spanish Peak 12,683 feet or 3866 meters & West Spanish Peak 13,623 feet or 4152 meters) S Colorado
Spanish rice
noun Date: 1928 rice cooked with onions, green pepper, and tomatoes
Spanish Sahara
geographical name former Spanish possessions Río de Oro & Saguia el Hamra — see Western Sahara
Spanish Town
geographical name town SE central Jamaica; former capital of Jamaica
adjective see Spanish American
noun see Spanish
I. transitive verb Etymology: imitative Date: circa 1712 to strike especially on the buttocks with the open hand • spank noun II. intransitive verb Etymology: ...
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1794 1. the fore-and-aft sail on the mast nearest the stern of a square-rigged ship 2. the sail on the mast nearest the stern of a ...
I. adjective Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1666 1. remarkable of its kind 2. being fresh and strong ; brisk II. adverb Date: 1787 very
noun Etymology: German, instrument for winding springs, from spannen to stretch; akin to Middle Dutch spannen to stretch — more at span Date: circa 1790 1. chiefly British ...
noun see spanakopita
noun Etymology: 3span Date: 1820 looper 1
noun Etymology: Semper Paratus, motto of the United States Coast Guard, from New Latin, always ready Date: 1942 a member of the women's reserve of the United States Coast ...
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sparre; akin to Old English spere spear — more at spear Date: 14th century 1. a stout pole 2. a. a stout rounded usually wood or ...
spar varnish
noun Etymology: 1spar Date: circa 1909 an exterior waterproof varnish
I. verb (spared; sparing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sparian; akin to Old High German sparōn to spare, Old English spær, adjective, scant Date: before 12th ...
adjective see spare I
adverb see spare II
noun see spare II
noun see spare I
noun plural Etymology: by folk etymology from Low German ribbesper pickled pork ribs roasted on a spit, from Middle Low German, from ribbe rib + sper spear, spit Date: 1596 a ...
transitive verb (sparged; sparging) Etymology: probably from Middle French espargier, from Latin spargere to scatter Date: 1569 1. sprinkle, bespatter; especially spray 2. ...
noun see sparge
adjective Date: 14th century 1. marked by or practicing careful restraint (as in the use of resources) 2. meager, bare • sparingly adverb Synonyms: sparing, ...
adverb see sparing
biographical name Muriel Sarah 1918- née Camberg British writer
I. noun Etymology: Middle English sparke, from Old English spearca; akin to Middle Dutch sparke spark and perhaps to Latin spargere to scatter Date: before 12th century 1. ...
spark chamber
noun Date: 1961 a device usually used to detect the path of a high-energy particle that consists of a series of charged metal plates or wires separated by a gas (as neon) in ...
spark gap
noun Date: 1889 a space between two high-potential terminals (as of an induction coil or spark plug) through which pass discharges of electricity; also a device having a ...
spark plug
noun Date: 1903 1. a part that fits into the cylinder head of an internal combustion engine and carries two electrodes separated by an air gap across which the current from ...
I. noun see spark II II. noun see spark IV
adverb see sparky
sparking plug
noun Date: 1902 British spark plug
adjective see spark III
I. verb (sparkled; sparkling) Etymology: Middle English, frequentative of sparken to spark Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. a. to throw out sparks b. to ...
noun Date: 1713 one that sparkles: as a. diamond b. a firework that throws off brilliant sparks on burning c. sparkling wine
sparkling wine
noun Date: 1565 an effervescent table wine
adjective see sparkle I
transitive verb see spark plug
I. biographical name Jared 1789-1866 American historian II. geographical name city W Nevada E of Reno population 66,346
adjective (sparkier; -est) Date: circa 1865 marked by animation ; lively • sparkily adverb
noun Etymology: Middle English sparow, from Old English spearwa; akin to Old High German sparo sparrow Date: before 12th century 1. any of a genus (Passer of the family ...
sparrow hawk
noun Date: 15th century any of various small hawks: as a. an Old World accipiter (Accipiter nisus) that is dark gray to blackish above with the female having a ...
adjective see sparrow
adjective (sparser; sparsest) Etymology: Latin sparsus spread out, from past participle of spargere to scatter — more at spark Date: 1753 of few and scattered elements; ...
adverb see sparse
noun see sparse
noun see sparse
or Lacedaemon geographical name ancient city S Greece in Peloponnese capital of Laconia
noun Etymology: German Spartakist, from Spartakusbund, literally, league of Spartakus, a revolutionary organization, from Spartakus, pen name of Karl Liebknecht, its cofounder ...
biographical name died 71 B.C. Roman slave & insurrectionist
I. noun Date: 15th century 1. a native or inhabitant of ancient Sparta 2. a person of great courage and self-discipline • Spartanism noun II. adjective Date: 1561 1. ...
geographical name city NW South Carolina population 39,673
noun see Spartan I
adverb see Spartan II
noun Etymology: Latin spartum esparto, broom + International Scientific Vocabulary -eine — more at esparto Date: 1851 a liquid alkaloid C15H26N2 extracted from Scotch broom ...
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek spartinē rope, cord Date: 1836 cordgrass
noun Etymology: Middle English spasme, from Anglo-French espasme, from Latin spasmus, from Greek spasmos, from span to draw, pull Date: 14th century 1. an involuntary and ...
adjective Etymology: New Latin spasmodicus, from Greek spasmōdēs, from spasmos Date: circa 1681 1. a. relating to or affected or characterized by spasm b. resembling ...
adverb see spasmodic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary spasmo- (from Greek spasmos spasm) + -lytic Date: circa 1935 tending or having the power to relieve spasms or ...
I. adjective Etymology: Latin spasticus, from Greek spastikos drawing in, from span Date: 1753 1. a. of, relating to, characterized by, or affected with or as if with ...
spastic colon
noun Date: 1973 irritable bowel syndrome; also a colon affected with spasms
spastic paralysis
noun Date: 1879 paralysis with tonic spasm of the affected muscles and with increased tendon reflexes
adverb see spastic I
noun Date: circa 1827 a spastic state or condition; especially muscular hypertonicity with increased tendon reflexes
I. past and past participle of spit II. noun (plural spat or spats) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1667 a young bivalve (as an oyster) III. noun Etymology: short for ...
noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century 1. freshet, flood 2. a. a large number or amount b. a sudden or strong outburst ; rush
noun Etymology: New Latin spatha, from Latin, broadsword — more at spade Date: 1785 a sheathing bract or pair of bracts partly enclosing an inflorescence and especially a ...
adjective Etymology: Late Latin spathula, spatula spatula Date: 1821 spatulate
adjective Etymology: Latin spatium space Date: 1847 1. relating to, occupying, or having the character of space 2. of or relating to facility in perceiving relations (as of ...
spatial summation
noun Date: 1968 sensory summation that involves stimulation of several spatially separated neurons at the same time
noun see spatial
adverb see spatial
adjective Etymology: Latin spatium + tempor-, tempus time Date: 1900 1. having both spatial and temporal qualities 2. of or relating to space-time • spatiotemporally ...
adverb see spatiotemporal
I. verb Etymology: akin to Frisian spatterje to spatter, Middle Dutch bespatten to splash Date: 1600 intransitive verb to spurt forth in scattered drops transitive ...
noun Date: 1813 any of a genus (Nuphar) of water lilies having usually cordate leaves and typically yellow flowers
noun Etymology: Late Latin, spoon, spatula — more at epaulet Date: 1525 a flat thin implement used especially for spreading or mixing soft substances, scooping, or lifting
adjective Date: circa 1760 shaped like a spatula — see leaf illustration
variant of spaetzle
noun Etymology: Middle English spavayne, from Middle French espavin, alteration of Old French esparvains, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sparo sparrow ...
adjective Date: 15th century 1. affected with spavin 2. old and decrepit ; over-the-hill
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French espandre to spread out, shed, scatter, spawn, from Latin expandere to expand Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to ...
noun see spawn I
transitive verb (spayed; spaying) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French espeer to pierce, castrate, from espee sword, from Latin spatha sword — more at spade Date: ...
noun (plural spazzes) Etymology: by shortening & alteration from spastic Date: circa 1965 slang one who is inept ; klutz
abbreviation Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
abbreviation Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
verb (spoke; spoken; speaking) Etymology: Middle English speken, from Old English sprecan, specan; akin to Old High German sprehhan to speak, Greek spharageisthai to crackle ...
speak out
intransitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to speak loud enough to be heard 2. to speak boldly ; express an opinion frankly
speak up
intransitive verb Date: 1681 1. to speak loudly and distinctly 2. to express an opinion freely
noun Date: 1968 an event in which people publicly share their experiences of or views on an issue
adjective see speak
noun (plural -easies) Date: 1889 a place where alcoholic beverages are illegally sold; specifically such a place during the period of prohibition in the United States
noun Date: 14th century 1. a. one that speaks; especially one who uses a language b. one who makes a public speech c. one who acts as a spokesperson 2. the ...
noun Date: 1955 a combination microphone and loudspeaker device for two-way communication by telephone lines
noun see speaker
adjective Date: 13th century 1. a. that speaks ; capable of speech b. having a population that speaks a specified language — usually used in combination c. that ...
speaking tube
noun Date: 1822 a pipe through which conversation may be conducted (as between different parts of a building)
transitive verb Etymology: Middle Dutch spenen Date: 1595 chiefly Scottish wean
I. noun Etymology: Middle English spere, from Old English; akin to Old High German sper spear, Latin sparus hunting spear Date: before 12th century 1. a thrusting or throwing ...
noun Date: 1953 1. a. a member of an opera chorus b. a bit actor in a play 2. a person whose actions are of little significance or value in an event or organization
noun Date: 1871 atlatl
noun see spear II
I. noun Date: circa 1882 any of several billfishes (genus Tetrapturus) having the anterior part of the first dorsal fin about as high as the body is deep II. intransitive ...
noun Date: 1951 a gun that shoots a spear and is used in spearfishing
I. noun Date: 14th century 1. the sharp-pointed head of a spear 2. a leading element, force, or influence in an undertaking or development II. transitive verb Date: 1937 ...
noun Date: 14th century a person armed with a spear
noun Date: 1562 a common mint (Mentha spicata) grown for flavoring and especially for its aromatic oil
noun Date: 14th century any of several buttercups (especially Ranunculus flammula) with spear-shaped leaves
I. noun Etymology: by alteration Date: 1926 1. specification — usually used in plural; also a single quantity (as a dimension or a measure of performance) describing a ...
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French especial, from Latin specialis individual, particular, from species species Date: 13th century ...
special assessment
noun Date: 1875 a specific tax levied on private property to meet the cost of public improvements that enhance the value of the property
special delivery
noun Date: 1870 expedited messenger delivery of mail matter for an extra fee
special district
noun Date: 1950 a political subdivision of a state established to provide a single public service (as water supply or sanitation) within a specific geographic area
special drawing rights
noun Date: 1967 a means of exchange used by governments to settle their international indebtedness
special education
noun Date: 1921 classes or instruction designed for students with special educational needs
special effects
noun plural Date: 1937 visual or sound effects introduced into a motion picture, video recording, or taped television production
Special Forces
noun plural Date: 1955 a branch of the United States Army composed of soldiers specially trained in guerrilla warfare
special handling
noun Date: 1928 the handling of parcel-post or fourth-class mail as first-class but not as special-delivery matter for an extra fee
special interest
noun Date: 1910 a person or group seeking to influence legislative or government policy to further often narrowly defined interests; especially lobby
Special K
noun Date: 1987 the anesthetic ketamine used illicitly usually by being inhaled in powdered form especially for the dreamlike or hallucinogenic state it produces
special master
noun Date: 1953 master 4b
special needs
noun plural Date: 1915 the individual requirements (as for education) of a person with a disadvantaged background or a mental, emotional, or physical disability or a high risk ...
special pleading
noun Date: 1684 1. the allegation of special or new matter to offset the effect of matter pleaded by the opposite side and admitted, as distinguished from a direct denial of ...
special relativity
noun Date: 1937 relativity 3a
special theory of relativity
Date: 1920 relativity 3a
adjective see special needs
British variant of specialization
British variant of specialize
British variant of specialized
noun Date: 1856 1. specialization in an occupation or branch of learning 2. a field of specialization ; specialty
noun Date: 1855 1. one who specializes in a particular occupation, practice, or branch of learning 2. an enlisted rank in the United States Army corresponding to the grade ...
adjective see specialist
noun (plural -ties) Date: 15th century 1. a special mark or quality 2. a special object or class of objects 3. a. a special aptitude or skill b. specialty 3
noun Date: 1843 1. a making or becoming specialized 2. a. structural adaptation of a body part to a particular function or of an organism for life in a particular ...
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1613 transitive verb 1. to make particular mention of ; particularize 2. to apply or direct to a specific end or use intransitive verb 1. ...
adjective Date: 1853 1. characterized by or exhibiting biological specialization; especially highly differentiated especially in a particular direction or for a particular ...
adverb Date: 14th century 1. in a special manner 2. a. for a special purpose b. in particular ; specifically 3. especially 2
noun see special I
noun (plural -ties) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English specialte, from Anglo-French especialté, from Late Latin specialitat-, specialitas, from Latin specialis ...
intransitive verb see speciation
noun Date: 1906 the process of biological species formation • speciate intransitive verb • speciational adjective
adjective see speciation
I. noun Etymology: from in specie, from Latin, in kind Date: 1617 money in coin II. noun Etymology: back-formation from species (taken as a plural) Date: 1647 nonstandard ...
I. noun (plural species) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, appearance, kind, species, from specere to look — more at spy Date: 14th century 1. a. kind, sort b. a ...
noun Date: 1973 1. prejudice or discrimination based on species; especially discrimination against animals 2. the assumption of human superiority on which speciesism is ...
adjective see specify
I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin specificus, from Latin species Date: circa 1631 1. a. constituting or falling into a specifiable category b. sharing or being those ...
specific epithet
noun Date: 1906 the Latin or latinized noun or adjective that follows the genus name in a taxonomic binomial
specific gravity
noun Date: 1660 the ratio of the density of a substance to the density of some substance (as pure water) taken as a standard when both densities are obtained by weighing in air
specific heat
noun Date: 1799 the heat in calories required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree Celsius
specific impulse
noun Date: 1947 the thrust produced per unit rate of consumption of the propellant that is usually expressed in pounds of thrust per pound of propellant used per second and ...
specific performance
noun Date: 1750 1. the performance of a legal contract strictly or substantially according to its terms 2. an equitable remedy enjoining specific performance
adverb see specific I
noun Date: 1633 1. the act or process of specifying 2. a. a detailed precise presentation of something or of a plan or proposal for something — usually used in plural ...
noun Date: 1875 the quality or condition of being specific: as a. the condition of being peculiar to a particular individual or group of organisms b. the condition of ...
noun see specify
transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Middle English specifien, from Anglo-French specifier, from Late Latin specificare, from specificus Date: 14th century 1. to name ...
noun Etymology: Latin, from specere to look at, look — more at spy Date: 1610 1. a. an individual, item, or part considered typical of a group, class, or whole b. a ...
adjective Etymology: Middle English, visually pleasing, from Latin speciosus beautiful, plausible, from species Date: 1513 1. obsolete showy 2. having deceptive attraction ...
adverb see specious
noun see specious
I. noun Etymology: Middle English specke, from Old English specca Date: before 12th century 1. a small discoloration or spot especially from stain or decay 2. a very small ...

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