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east
I. adverb Etymology: Middle English est, from Old English ēast; akin to Old High German ōstar to the east, Latin aurora dawn, Greek ēōs, heōs Date: before 12th century ...
East Africa
geographical name region E Africa — usually considered to include Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, & Somalia
East Anglia
geographical name region E England including Norfolk & Suffolk; one of kingdoms in Anglo-Saxon heptarchy population 1,366,300 • East Anglian adjective or noun
East Anglian
adjective or noun see East Anglia
East Antarctica
geographical name — see Antarctica
East Ayrshire
geographical name administrative area of W Scotland area 483 square miles (1252 square kilometers)
East Bengal
geographical name the part of Bengal now in Bangladesh
East Beskids
geographical name — see Beskids
east by north
Date: 1656 a compass point that is one point north of due east ; N78°45′E
east by south
Date: 14th century a compass point that is one point south of due east ; S78°45′E
East Caribbean dollar
noun Date: circa 1974 a basic monetary unit shared by a number of islands of the British West Indies
East Chicago
geographical name city NW Indiana SE of Chicago, Illinois population 32,414
East China Sea
geographical name sea W Pacific between China (on W), South Korea (on N), Japan & Ryukyu Islands (on E), & Taiwan (on S)
East Cleveland
geographical name city NE Ohio NE of Cleveland population 27,217
East Detroit
geographical name see Eastpointe
East Dunbartonshire
geographical name administrative area of W Scotland area 66 square miles (172 square kilometers)
East Flanders
geographical name province NW central Belgium capital Ghent area 1151 square miles (2981 square kilometers), population 1,335,793
East Frisian Islands
geographical name — see Frisian Islands
East Germanic
noun Date: circa 1901 a subdivision of the Germanic languages that includes Gothic — see Indo-European languages table
East Germany
geographical name the German Democratic Republic — see Germany
East Ham
geographical name former county borough SE England in Essex, now part of Newham
East Hartford
geographical name town central Connecticut population 49,575
East Haven
geographical name town S Connecticut SE of New Haven population 28,189
East India
geographical name see East Indies 1
East Indiaman
noun Date: 1709 a large sailing ship formerly used for trading runs to the East Indies
East Indian
adjective or noun see East Indies
East Indies
geographical name 1. (or East India) southeastern Asia including India, Indochina, & the Malay Archipelago — a chiefly former name 2. the Malay Archipelago • East ...
East Lansing
geographical name city S Michigan population 46,525
East London
geographical name city & port S Republic of South Africa in SE Eastern Cape on Indian Ocean population 119,727
East Los Angeles
geographical name urban center SW California population 124,283
East Lothian
or Haddington or Haddingtonshire geographical name administrative area of SE Scotland area 262 square miles (678 square kilometers) — see lothian
East Malaysia
geographical name the parts of Malaysia on the island of Borneo comprising Sabah and Sarawak
East Moline
geographical name city NW Illinois on Mississippi River population 20,333
East Orange
geographical name city NE New Jersey NW of Newark population 69,824
East Pakistan
geographical name the former E division of Pakistan comprising the E portion of Bengal — see Bangladesh
East Palo Alto
geographical name city W California population 29,506
East Peoria
geographical name city N central Illinois population 22,638
East Point
geographical name city NW central Georgia SW of Atlanta population 39,595
East Providence
geographical name city E Rhode Island population 48,688
East Prussia
geographical name region N Europe bordering on the Baltic E of Pomerania; formerly a province of Prussia; for a time (1919-39) separated from rest of Prussia by Polish ...
East Punjab
geographical name — see Punjab
East Renfrewshire
geographical name administrative area of W Scotland area 67 square miles (173 square kilometers)
East Riding
geographical name — see York 3
East River
geographical name strait SE New York connecting Upper New York Bay with Long Island Sound & separating Manhattan Island from Long Island
East Saint Louis
geographical name city SW Illinois population 31,542
East Sea
geographical name — see japan (Sea of)
East Siberian Sea
geographical name sea, arm of Arctic Ocean N of E Russia in Asia extending from New Siberian Islands to Wrangel Island
East Stroudsburg
geographical name borough E Pennsylvania population 9888
East Suffolk
geographical name — see Suffolk 2
East Sussex
geographical name county SE England capital Lewes area 718 square miles (1860 square kilometers), population 670,600
East Timor
geographical name country SE Asia on E Timor capital Dili area 5763 square miles (14,926 square kilometers), population 747,750
East York
geographical name former borough Canada in SE Ontario, now part of Toronto
east-northeast
noun Date: 1725 a compass point that is two points north of due east ; N67°30′E
east-southeast
noun Date: 1555 a compass point that is two points south of due east ; S67°30′E
eastbound
adjective Date: 1880 traveling or heading east
Eastbourne
geographical name town S England in East Sussex on English Channel population 83,200
Easter
noun Etymology: Middle English estre, from Old English ēastre; akin to Old High German ōstarun (plural) Easter, Old English ēast east Date: before 12th century a feast that ...
Easter egg
noun Date: 1804 an egg that is dyed and sometimes decorated and that is associated with the celebration of Easter
Easter Island
or Rapa Nui or Spanish Isla de Pascua geographical name island Chile in SE Pacific 2000 miles (3200 kilometers) W of coast area 46 square miles (119 square kilometers) • ...
Easter Islander
noun see Easter Island
Easter lily
noun Date: 1877 any of several white cultivated lilies (especially Lilium longiflorum) that bloom in early spring
Easter Monday
noun Date: 14th century the Monday after Easter observed as a legal holiday in parts of the Commonwealth of Nations and in North Carolina
easterly
I. adjective or adverb Etymology: obsolete easter eastern Date: 1548 1. situated toward or belonging to the east 2. coming from the east II. noun (plural -lies) Date: ...
eastern
adjective Etymology: Middle English estern, from Old English ēasterne; akin to Old High German ōstrōni eastern, Old English ēast east Date: before 12th century 1. ...
eastern bluebird
noun Usage: often capitalized E Date: 1937 a bluebird (Sialia sialis) chiefly of eastern North America that has a reddish-brown throat and breast
Eastern Cape
or Oos Kaap geographical name province SE Republic of South Africa area 65,483 square miles (169,600 square kilometers), population 6,504,000
Eastern Ghats
geographical name chain of mountains SE India extending SW & S from near delta of the Mahanadi in Orissa to W Tamil Nadu; highest point Mt. Dodabetta (in Nilgiri Hills) 8640 ...
eastern hemisphere
noun Usage: often capitalized E&H Date: 1624 the half of the earth east of the Atlantic Ocean including Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa
Eastern Orthodox
adjective Date: 1909 of or consisting of the Eastern churches that form a loose federation according primacy of honor to the patriarch of Constantinople and adhering to the ...
Eastern Rumelia
geographical name region S Bulgaria including Rhodope Mountains & the Maritsa valley
Eastern Samoa
geographical name — see American Samoa
Eastern Shore
geographical name region E Maryland & E Virginia E of Chesapeake Bay — sometimes considered to include Delaware; see Delmarva Peninsula
Eastern Thrace
geographical name — see Thrace
eastern time
noun Usage: often capitalized E Date: 1883 the time of the fifth time zone west of Greenwich that includes the eastern U.S. — see time zone illustration
Eastern Transvaal
geographical name — see Mpumalanga
eastern white pine
noun Date: 1925 white pine 1a
Easterner
noun Date: 1840 a native or inhabitant of the East; especially a native or resident of the eastern part of the United States
easternmost
adjective see eastern
Eastertide
noun Etymology: Middle English estertide, from Old English ēastortīd, from ēastor + tīd time — more at tide Date: before 12th century the period from Easter to Ascension ...
easting
noun Date: 1628 1. easterly progress 2. difference in longitude to the east from the last preceding point of reckoning
Eastmain
geographical name river about 500 miles (804 kilometers) Canada in W Quebec
Eastman
I. biographical name George 1854-1932 American inventor & industrialist II. biographical name Max Forrester 1883-1969 American editor & writer
Easton
geographical name city E Pennsylvania NE of Allentown population 26,263
Eastpointe
or formerly East Detroit geographical name city SE Michigan population 34,077
eastward
I. adverb or adjective Date: before 12th century toward the east • eastwards adverb II. noun Date: 1582 eastward direction or part
eastwards
adverb see eastward I
Eastwood
biographical name Clinton, Jr. 1930- Clint Eastwood American film actor & director
easy
I. adjective (easier; -est) Etymology: Middle English esy, from Anglo-French eisé, aasié, past participle of eiser, aaisier to ease, from a- ad- (from Latin ad-) + eise ease ...
easy chair
noun Date: 1621 a roomy upholstered chair
easy street
noun Date: 1900 a situation with no worries
easy virtue
noun Date: 1785 sexually promiscuous behavior or habits
easygoing
adjective Date: 1674 1. a. relaxed and casual in style or manner b. morally lax 2. unhurried, comfortable • easygoingness noun
easygoingness
noun see easygoing
eat
I. verb (ate; eaten; eating) Etymology: Middle English eten, from Old English etan; akin to Old High German ezzan to eat, Latin edere, Greek edmenai Date: before 12th century ...
eat alive
phrasal to defeat, conquer, or overwhelm completely ; crush
eat one out of house and home
phrasal to consume more than one can easily provide or afford
eat one's heart out
phrasal 1. to grieve bitterly 2. to be jealous
eat one's words
phrasal to retract what one has said
eat out of one's hand
phrasal to accept the domination of another
eat someone's lunch
phrasal to deprive of profit, dominance, or success
eatable
I. adjective Date: 14th century fit or able to be eaten II. noun Date: 1672 1. something to eat 2. plural food
eater
noun see eat I
eatery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1901 luncheonette, restaurant
eath
adverb or adjective Etymology: Middle English ethe, from Old English ēathe; akin to Old High German ōdi easy Date: before 12th century Scottish easy
eating
adjective Date: 15th century 1. used for eating 2. suitable to eat ; also suitable to eat raw
eating disorder
noun Date: 1984 any of several psychological disorders (as anorexia nervosa or bulimia) characterized by serious disturbances of eating behavior
Eaton
biographical name Theophilus 1590-1658 English colonial administrator in America; governor of New Haven colony (1638-58)
Eau Claire
geographical name city W Wisconsin population 61,704
eau de cologne
noun (plural eaux de cologne) Etymology: French, literally, Cologne water, from Cologne, Germany Date: 1802 cologne
eau de parfum
noun (plural eaux de parfum; also eau de parfums or eaux de parfums) Etymology: French, literally, perfume water Date: 1949 a perfumed liquid containing a percentage of ...
eau de toilette
noun (plural eaux de toilette or eaux de toilettes or eau de toilettes) Etymology: French, literally, water for washing and dressing Date: 1907 a perfumed liquid containing a ...
eau-de-vie
noun (plural eaux-de-vie) Etymology: French, literally, water of life, translation of Medieval Latin aqua vitae Date: 1683 a clear brandy distilled from the fermented juice of ...
eave
noun Etymology: Middle English eves (singular), from Old English efes; akin to Old High German obasa portico, Old English ūp up — more at up Date: before 12th century 1. ...
eaves trough
noun Date: 1851 gutter 1a
eavesdrop
intransitive verb Etymology: probably back-formation from eavesdropper, literally, one standing under the drip from the eaves Date: 1606 to listen secretly to what is said in ...
eavesdropper
noun see eavesdrop
EB
abbreviation eastbound
EB virus
noun Date: 1968 Epstein-Barr virus
ebb
I. noun Etymology: Middle English ebbe, from Old English ebba; akin to Middle Dutch ebbe ebb, Old English of from — more at of Date: before 12th century 1. the reflux of ...
ebb tide
noun Date: 1782 1. the tide while ebbing or at ebb 2. a period or state of decline
Ebbw Vale
geographical name town SE Wales N of Cardiff population 24,422
EBC
abbreviation Educational Broadcasting Corporation
EBCDIC
noun Etymology: extended binary coded decimal interchange code Date: circa 1966 a code for representing alphanumeric information (as on magnetic tape)
Ebert
biographical name Friedrich 1871-1925 president of Germany (1919-25)
Ebola
noun Date: 1977 1. Ebola virus 2. the hemorrhagic fever caused by the Ebola virus — called also Ebola Fever
Ebola Fever
noun see Ebola
Ebola virus
noun Etymology: Ebola River, Democratic Republic of the Congo Date: 1976 any of several filoviruses (especially species Zaire Ebola virus) of African origin that cause an ...
ebon
adjective Date: 15th century ebony
Ebonics
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: blend of ebony and phonics Date: 1973 Black English
ebonite
noun Date: 1861 hard rubber especially when black
ebonize
transitive verb (-nized; -nizing) Date: circa 1828 to stain black in imitation of ebony
ebony
I. noun (plural -nies) Etymology: probably from Late Latin hebeninus of ebony, from Greek ebeninos, from ebenos ebony, from Egyptian hbnj Date: 1597 1. a hard heavy blackish ...
Eboracum
geographical name — see York
Ebro
geographical name river 565 miles (909 kilometers) NE Spain flowing from Cantabrian Mountains ESE into the Mediterranean
ebullience
noun Date: 1749 the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts or feelings ; exuberance
ebulliency
noun Date: 1676 ebullience
ebullient
adjective Etymology: Latin ebullient-, ebulliens, present participle of ebullire to bubble out, from e- + bullire to bubble, boil — more at boil Date: 1599 1. boiling, ...
ebulliently
adverb see ebullient
ebullition
noun Date: 1534 1. a sudden violent outburst or display 2. the act, process, or state of boiling or bubbling up
EBV
abbreviation Epstein-Barr virus
EC
abbreviation European Community
Ecbatana
geographical name — see Hamadan
ecce signum
foreign term Etymology: Latin behold the sign ; look at the proof
eccentric
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin eccentricus, from Greek ekkentros, from ex out of + kentron center Date: circa 1630 1. a. deviating from an ...
eccentrically
adverb see eccentric I
eccentricity
noun (plural -ties) Date: 1545 1. a. the quality or state of being eccentric b. deviation from an established pattern or norm; especially odd or whimsical behavior 2. ...
ecchymosis
noun (plural ecchymoses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek ekchymōsis, from ekchymousthai to extravasate blood, from ex- + chymos juice — more at chyme Date: 1541 the escape ...
ecchymotic
adjective see ecchymosis
eccl
abbreviation ecclesiastic; ecclesiastical
Eccles
I. abbreviation Ecclesiastes II. biographical name Marriner Stoddard 1890-1977 American banker & economist
ecclesi-
or ecclesio- combining form Etymology: Late Latin ecclesia, from Greek ekklēsia assembly of citizens, church, from ekkalein to call forth, summon, from ex- + kalein to call — ...
ecclesial
adjective Date: 1641 of or relating to a church
Ecclesiastes
noun Etymology: Greek Ekklēsiastēs, literally, preacher (translation of Hebrew qōheleth), from ekklēsiastēs member of an assembly, from ekklēsia Date: 14th century a ...
ecclesiastic
I. adjective Date: 15th century ecclesiastical II. noun Date: 1651 clergyman
ecclesiastical
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin ecclesiasticus, from Late Greek ekklēsiastikos, from Greek, of an assembly of citizens, from ekklēsiastēs Date: 15th ...
ecclesiastically
adverb see ecclesiastical
ecclesiasticism
noun Date: circa 1859 excessive attachment to ecclesiastical forms and practices
Ecclesiasticus
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from ecclesiasticus Date: 1533 a didactic book included in the Protestant Apocrypha and as Sirach in the Roman Catholic canon of the Old Testament
ecclesio-
combining form see ecclesi-
ecclesiological
adjective see ecclesiology
ecclesiologist
noun see ecclesiology
ecclesiology
noun (plural -gies) Date: circa 1837 1. the study of church architecture and adornment 2. theological doctrine relating to the church • ecclesiological adjective • ...
Ecclus
abbreviation Ecclesiasticus
eccrine gland
noun Etymology: Greek ekkrinein to secrete, from ek-, ex- out + krinein to separate — more at certain Date: circa 1927 any of the rather small sweat glands in the human ...
eccrine sweat gland
noun see eccrine gland
ecdysiast
noun Etymology: Greek ekdysīs Date: 1940 stripteaser
ecdysis
noun (plural ecdyses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek ekdysis act of getting out, from ekdyein to strip, from ex- + dyein to enter, don Date: circa 1854 the act of molting or ...
ecdyson
noun see ecdysone
ecdysone
also ecdyson noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary ecdysis + hormone Date: 1956 any of several arthropod hormones that in insects are produced by the prothoracic ...
ecesis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek oikēsis inhabitation, from oikein to inhabit — more at ecumenical Date: circa 1904 the establishment of a plant or animal in a new ...
ECG
abbreviation electrocardiogram
echelle
noun Etymology: French, literally, ladder, from Old French eschele Date: 1949 a diffraction grating made by ruling a plane metallic mirror with lines having a relatively wide ...
echelon
I. noun Etymology: French échelon, literally, rung of a ladder, from Old French eschelon, from eschele ladder, from Late Latin scala Date: 1796 1. a. (1) an ...
echeveria
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, after Atanasio Echeverría fl1771 Mexican botanical illustrator Date: 1883 any of a large genus (Echeveria) of tropical American ...
Echeverría Álvarez
biographical name Luis 1922- president of Mexico (1970-76)
echidna
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, viper, from Greek — more at ophitic Date: 1832 a spiny-coated toothless burrowing nocturnal monotreme mammal (Tachyglossus ...
echin-
or echino- combining form Etymology: Latin, from Greek, from echinos sea urchin 1. prickle 2. sea urchin
echinacea
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from echin- + -acea (feminine of -aceus -aceous) Date: circa 1859 the dried rhizome, roots, or other parts of any of three purple ...
echino-
combining form see echin-
echinococcosis
noun (plural echinococcoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1900 infestation with or disease caused by an echinococcus
echinococcus
noun (plural echinococci) Etymology: New Latin, genus name Date: 1839 any of a genus (Echinococcus) of tapeworms that alternate a minute adult living as a commensal in the ...
echinoderm
noun Etymology: New Latin Echinodermata, phylum name, from echin- + -dermata (ultimately from Greek derma skin) Date: 1835 any of a phylum (Echinodermata) of radially ...
echinodermatous
adjective see echinoderm
echinoid
noun Date: 1864 sea urchin
echinus
noun (plural echini) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek echinos hedgehog, sea urchin — more at ophite Date: 14th century 1. sea urchin 2. a. the ...
echiuroid
noun Etymology: New Latin Echiuroidea or Echiura, ultimately from Greek echis viper + oura tail Date: circa 1889 any of a phylum (Echiura syn. Echiuroidea) of marine worms of ...
Echo
I. noun Etymology: Greek Ēchō Date: 1595 a nymph in Greek mythology who pines away for love of Narcissus until nothing is left of her but her voice II. Date: 1952 — a ...
echo
I. noun (plural echoes; also echos) Etymology: Middle English ecco, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French echo, from Latin, from Greek ēchō; akin to Latin vagire to wail, ...
echt
adjective Etymology: German echt & Yiddish ekht Date: 1916 true, genuine
Eck
biographical name Johann 1486-1543 originally Johann Maier German R.C. theologian
Eckart
biographical name see Eckehart
Eckehart
or Eckart or Eckhart biographical name Johannes 1260?-?1327 Meister Eckehart German mystic
Eckermann
biographical name Johann Peter 1792-1854 German writer
Eckhart
biographical name see Eckehart
éclair
noun Etymology: French, literally, lightning Date: 1861 a usually chocolate-frosted oblong pastry filled with whipped cream or custard
éclaircissement
noun (plural {eacute}claircissements) Etymology: French Date: 1667 a clearing up of something obscure ; enlightenment
eclampsia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek eklampsis sudden flashing, from eklampein to shine forth, from ex- out + lampein to shine Date: circa 1860 a convulsive state; especially ...
eclamptic
adjective see eclampsia
éclat
noun Etymology: French, splinter, burst, éclat Date: 1672 1. ostentatious display ; publicity 2. dazzling effect ; brilliance 3. a. brilliant or conspicuous success ...
eclectic
I. adjective Etymology: Greek eklektikos, from eklegein to select, from ex- out + legein to gather — more at legend Date: 1683 1. selecting what appears to be best in ...
eclectically
adverb see eclectic I
eclecticism
noun Date: 1798 the theory or practice of an eclectic method
eclipse
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin eclipsis, from Greek ekleipsis, from ekleipein to omit, fail, suffer eclipse, from ex- + leipein to leave — ...
eclipse plumage
noun Date: 1906 comparatively dull plumage that is usually of seasonal occurrence in birds exhibiting a distinct breeding plumage
ecliptic
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English ecliptik, from Late Latin ecliptica linea, literally, line of eclipses Date: 14th century of or relating to the ecliptic or an ...
eclogue
noun Etymology: Middle English eclog, from Latin Eclogae, title of Virgil's pastorals, literally, selections, plural of ecloga, from Greek eklogē, from eklegein to select Date: ...
eclosion
noun Etymology: French éclosion, from éclore to hatch, from Vulgar Latin *exclaudere, alteration of Latin excludere to hatch out, exclude Date: circa 1889 of an insect the ...
ECM
abbreviation 1. electronic countermeasure 2. European Common Market
eco-
combining form Etymology: Late Latin oeco- household, from Greek oik-, oiko-, from oikos house — more at vicinity 1. habitat or environment 2. ecological or environmental ...
eco-conscious
adjective Date: 1988 marked by or showing concern for the environment
ecocatastrophe
noun Date: 1969 a major destructive upset in the balance of nature especially when caused by the action of humans
ecocidal
adjective see ecocide
ecocide
noun Etymology: eco- + -cide Date: 1969 the destruction of large areas of the natural environment especially as a result of deliberate human action • ecocidal adjective
ecofeminism
noun Date: 1980 a movement or theory that applies feminist principles and ideas to ecological issues • ecofeminist noun or adjective
ecofeminist
noun or adjective see ecofeminism
ecol
abbreviation ecological; ecology
ecologic
adjective see ecology
ecological
adjective see ecology
ecologically
adverb see ecology
ecologist
noun see ecology
ecology
noun (plural -gies) Etymology: German Ökologie, from öko- eco- + -logie -logy Date: 1873 1. a branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their ...
econ
abbreviation economics; economist; economy
econobox
noun Etymology: economical + 2box Date: 1979 a small economical car
econometric
adjective see econometrics
econometrically
adverb see econometrics
econometrician
noun see econometrics
econometrics
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: blend of economics and metric Date: 1933 the application of statistical methods to the study of economic data and problems ...
econometrist
noun see econometrics
economic
adjective Date: 1592 1. archaic of or relating to a household or its management 2. economical 2 3. a. of or relating to economics b. of, relating to, or based on ...
economic rent
noun Date: 1889 the return for the use of a factor in excess of the minimum required to bring forth its service
economical
adjective Date: 15th century 1. archaic economic 1 2. marked by careful, efficient, and prudent use of resources ; thrifty 3. operating with little waste or at a saving ...
economically
adverb Date: 1786 in an economic or economical manner
economics
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1792 1. a. a social science concerned chiefly with description and analysis of the production, distribution, and ...
economise
British variant of economize
economist
noun Date: 1586 1. archaic one who practices economy 2. a specialist in economics
economize
verb (-mized; -mizing) Date: 1816 intransitive verb to practice economy ; be frugal transitive verb to use frugally ; save • economizer noun
economizer
noun see economize
economy
I. noun (plural -mies) Etymology: Middle French yconomie, from Medieval Latin oeconomia, from Greek oikonomia, from oikonomos household manager, from oikos house + nemein to ...
economy of scale
Date: 1944 a reduction in the cost of producing something (as a car or a unit of electricity) brought about especially by increased size of production facilities — usually ...
ecophysiological
adjective see ecophysiology
ecophysiology
noun Date: 1962 the science of the interrelationships between the physiology of organisms and their environment • ecophysiological adjective
ecosphere
noun Date: 1953 the parts of the universe habitable by living organisms; especially biosphere 1
ecosystem
noun Date: 1935 the complex of a community of organisms and its environment functioning as an ecological unit
ecoterrorism
noun Date: 1987 1. sabotage intended to hinder activities that are considered damaging to the environment 2. political terrorism intended to damage an enemy's natural ...
ecoterrorist
noun or adjective see ecoterrorism
ecotonal
adjective see ecotone
ecotone
noun Etymology: ec- + Greek tonos tension — more at tone Date: 1904 a transition area between two adjacent ecological communities • ecotonal adjective
ecotour
noun Date: 1973 a trip that follows the principles of ecotourism
ecotourism
noun Date: 1982 the practice of touring natural habitats in a manner meant to minimize ecological impact • ecotourist noun
ecotourist
noun see ecotourism
ecotoxicological
adjective see ecotoxicology
ecotoxicologist
noun see ecotoxicology
ecotoxicology
noun Date: 1977 a scientific discipline combining the methods of ecology and toxicology in studying the effects of toxic substances and especially pollutants on the ...
ecotype
noun Date: 1922 a population of a species that survives as a distinct group through environmental selection and isolation and that is comparable with a taxonomic subspecies ...
ecotypic
adjective see ecotype
écrasez l'infâme
foreign term Etymology: French crush the infamous thing
ecru
noun Etymology: French écru, literally, unbleached, raw, from Old French escru, from es- completely (from Latin ex-) + cru raw, from Latin crudus — more at raw Date: 1836 ...
ecstasy
noun (plural -sies) Etymology: Middle English extasie, from Middle French, from Late Latin ecstasis, from Greek ekstasis, from existanai to derange, from ex- out + histanai to ...
ecstatic
I. adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin ecstaticus, from Greek ekstatikos, from existanai Date: 1590 of, relating to, or marked by ecstasy • ecstatically adverb II. noun ...
ecstatically
adverb see ecstatic I
ECT
abbreviation electroconvulsive therapy
ect-
or ecto- combining form Etymology: New Latin, from Greek ekto-, from ektos, from ex out — more at ex- outside ; external — compare end-, exo-
ecto-
combining form see ect-
ectoderm
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1859 1. the outer cellular membrane of a diploblastic animal (as a jellyfish) 2. a. the outermost of the three ...
ectodermal
adjective see ectoderm

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