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Anáhuac
/euh nah"wahk/; Sp. /ah nah"wahk/, n. the central plateau of Mexico, between the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Sierra Madre Oriental ranges (3700 to 9000 ft.; 1128 to 2743 m): ...
Ānahʿ
▪ Iraq       town, western Iraq. Located on the Euphrates River and on a main road connecting Iraq and Syria, it is a local trade centre for crops grown in the fertile ...
Anai Peak
▪ mountain, India Hindi  Anai Mudi        peak in eastern Kerala state, southwestern India. Located in the Western Ghats range, it rises to 8,842 feet (2,695 ...
Anaimalai Hills
▪ mountains, India also called  Elephant Mountains        mountain range in the Western Ghats, Tamil Nadu (Tamil Nādu) state, southern India. The Anaimalai Hills ...
Anakim
/an"euh kim/, n.pl. tall people or giants who lived in S Palestine and were destroyed or scattered after the arrival of the Hebrews. Num. 13:28, 31; Deut. 2:21; 9:2. * * *
anal
—anally, adv. /ayn"l/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, involving, or near the anus. 2. Psychoanal. a. of or pertaining to the second stage of psychosexual development, during which ...
anal canal
End portion of the alimentary canal, distinguished from the rectum by the transition from an internal mucous membrane layer to one of skinlike tissue and by its narrower ...
anal character
Psychoanal. a group of personality traits including meticulousness, compulsiveness, and rigidity, believed to be associated with excessive preoccupation with the anal phase as a ...
anal fin
the median, unpaired fin on the ventral margin between the anus and the caudal fin in fishes. See diag. under fish. * * *
anal phase
Psychoanal. the second stage of psychosexual development during which the child, usually at two years of age, becomes preoccupied with defecation. * * *
anal retentive.
1. having an anal character. 2. a person who is anal retentive. * * *
anal stage
▪ psychology       in Freudian psychoanalytic theory, the period in a child's psychosexual development during which the child's main concerns are with the processes of ...
anal vein
one of several veins in the rear portion of the wing of an insect. * * *
anal-expulsive
a·nal-ex·pul·sive (ā'nəl-ĭk-spŭlʹsĭv) adj. Psychology Indicating personality traits, such as conceit, ambition, and generosity, originating in habits, attitudes, or ...
anal-retentive
anal-retentive [ā΄nəl ri ten′tiv] adj. ANAL1 (senses 2 & 3) * * * a·nal-re·ten·tive (ā'nəl-rĭ-tĕnʹtĭv) adj. Psychology Indicating personality traits, such as ...
anal.
1. analogous. 2. analogy. 3. analysis. 4. analytic. * * *
analcime
analcime [ə nal′sīt΄ə nal′sīm΄, ə nal′sēm΄] n. 〚< Gr an-, not + alkoimos, strong: so named from its weak electricity when rubbed〛 a hard, colorless or white ...
analcimic
See analcime. * * *
analcite
/euh nal"suyt, an"l suyt'/, n. a white or slightly colored zeolite mineral, Na(AlSi2O6)·H2O, generally found in crystalline form. Also, analcime /euh nal"seem, -suym, ...
analectic
See analects. * * *
analects
—analectic, adj. /an"l ekts'/, n.pl. selected passages from the writings of an author or of different authors. Also, analecta /an'l ek"teuh/. [1615-25; < L analecta < Gk ...
Analects of Confucius, The
(Chinese, Lun Yü) a compilation of the discourses, maxims, and aphorisms of Confucius, dating from the 4th century B.C. * * *
analemma
—analemmatic /an'l e mat"ik/, adj. /an'l em"euh/, n., pl. analemmas, analemmata /an'l em"euh teuh/. a scale shaped like the figure 8, showing the declination of the sun and the ...
analeptic
/an'l ep"tik/, Med. adj. 1. restoring; invigorating; giving strength after disease. 2. awakening, esp. from drug stupor. n. 3. a pharmacological substance that stimulates the ...
analgesia
/an'l jee"zee euh, -see euh/, n. Med. absence of sense of pain. [1700-10; < NL < Gk analgesía painlessness, equiv. to análget(os) without pain (an- AN-1 + álg(os) pain + -etos ...
analgesic
/an'l jee"zik, -sik/, Med. n. 1. a remedy that relieves or allays pain. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or causing analgesia. [1870-75; ANALGES(IA) + -IC] * * * Drug that relieves ...
analgetic
See analgesia. * * *
anality
/ay nal"i tee/, n., pl. analities. Psychoanal. the condition or quality of having an anal character; collectively, the personality traits characteristic of the anal stage of ...
anally
See anal. * * *
analog
/an"l awg', -og'/, n. 1. analogue. adj. 2. of or pertaining to a mechanism that represents data by measurement of a continuous physical variable, as voltage or pressure. * * *
analog clock
a clock that represents time by the position of hands on a dial. Cf. digital clock. * * *
analog computer
a computer that represents data by measurable quantities, as voltages or, formerly, the rotation of gears, in order to solve a problem, rather than by expressing the data as ...
analog recording
1. a method of sound recording in which an input audio waveform is converted to an analogous waveform. 2. a record or audiotape made by this method. Cf. digital recording. * * *
analog watch
a watch that represents time by the position of hands on a dial. Cf. digital watch. * * *
analogcomputer
analog computer also analogue computer n. A computer in which numerical data are represented by measurable physical variables, such as electrical voltage. * * *
analogical
—analogically, adv. —analogicalness, n. /an'l oj"i keuhl/, adj. based on, involving, or expressing an analogy. Also, analogic. [1560-70; < L analogic(us) ( < Gk analogikós; ...
analogically
See analogical. * * *
analogion
/ah'nah law"yee awn/; Eng. /an'l oh"jee on'/, n., pl. analogia /-yee ah/; Eng. /-jee euh/, analogions. Gk. Orth. Ch. a lectern. [ < Gk analogeîon, deriv. of analégesthai to ...
analogism
/euh nal"euh jiz'euhm/, n. reasoning or argument by analogy. [1650-60; ANALOG(Y) + -ISM] * * *
analogist
—analogistic, adj. /euh nal"euh jist/, n. 1. a person who employs or argues from analogy. 2. a person who seeks analogies. [1830-40; ANALOG(IZE) + -IST] * * *
analogize
/euh nal"euh juyz'/, v., analogized, analogizing. v.i. 1. to make use of analogy in reasoning, argument, etc. 2. to be analogous; show analogy. v.t. 3. to make analogous; show an ...
analogous
—analogously, adv. —analogousness, n. /euh nal"euh geuhs/, adj. 1. having analogy; corresponding in some particular: A brain and a computer are analogous. 2. Biol. ...
analogously
See analogous. * * *
analogousness
See analogously. * * *
analogue
/an"l awg', -og'/, n. 1. something having analogy to something else. 2. Biol. an organ or part analogous to another. 3. Chem. one of a group of chemical compounds similar in ...
analoguecomputer
analogue computer n. Variant of analog computer. * * *
analogy
/euh nal"euh jee/, n., pl. analogies. 1. a similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based: the analogy between the heart and a pump. 2. ...
analogy test
a reasoning test in which the subject is required to supply the missing term in a relationship of the form "A is to B as Y is to ^^^." * * *
analphabet
/an al"feuh bet', -bit/, n. a person who cannot read or write; illiterate. [1660-70; back formation from ANALPHABETIC] * * *
analphabetic
/an'al feuh bet"ik, an al'-/, adj. 1. not alphabetic: an analphabetic arrangement of letters. 2. unable to read or write; illiterate: analphabetic peoples. 3. Phonet. of or ...
analysand
/euh nal"euh sand', -zand'/, n. Psychiatry. a person undergoing psychoanalysis. [1930-35; ANALYSE + -and as in MULTIPLICAND] * * *
analyse
/an"l uyz'/, v.t., analysed, analysing. Chiefly Brit. analyze. * * *
analysis
/euh nal"euh sis/, n., pl. analyses /-seez'/. 1. the separating of any material or abstract entity into its constituent elements (opposed to synthesis). 2. this process as a ...
analysis of variance
Statistics. a procedure for resolving the total variance of a set of variates into component variances that are associated with defined factors affecting the variates. Also ...
analysis situs
Math. Now Rare. topology (defs. 1, 2). [1905-10] * * *
analysisof variance
analysis of variance n. An analysis of the variation in the outcomes of an experiment to assess the contribution of each variable to the variation. * * *
analyst
/an"l ist/, n. 1. a person who analyzes or who is skilled in analysis. 2. a psychoanalyst. 3. Computers. See systems analyst. [1650-60; < F analyste, equiv. to analyse ANALYSIS + ...
analyt.
analytical. * * *
analytic
—analytically, adv. /an'l it"ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or proceeding by analysis (opposed to synthetic). 2. skilled in or habitually using analysis. 3. (of a language) ...
analytic continuation
Math. 1. a method of finding a function that coincides with a given analytic function in a domain and that remains analytic in a larger domain. 2. any function found by this ...
analytic geometry
a branch of mathematics in which algebraic procedures are applied to geometry and position is represented analytically by coordinates. Also called coordinate ...
analytic language
      any language that uses specific grammatical words, or particles, rather than inflection (q.v.), to express syntactic relations within sentences. An analytic ...
analytic philosophy
analytic philosophy n. a 20th-cent. philosophic movement characterized by its method of analyzing concepts and statements in the light of common experience and ordinary language ...
analytic proposition
      in logic, a statement or judgment that is necessarily true on purely logical grounds and serves only to elucidate meanings already implicit in the subject; its truth ...
analytic psychology
analytic psychology n. the system of psychology developed by C. G. Jung as a variant of psychoanalysis * * * Psychoanalytic method of Carl Gustav Jung as he distinguished it ...
analytic-synthetic distinction
In both logic and epistemology, the distinction (derived from Immanuel Kant) between statements whose predicate is included in the subject (analytic statements) and statements ...
analytical
analytical [an΄ə lit′i kəl] adj. ANALYTIC analytically adv. * * *
analytical balance
a precision balance having a sensitivity of 0.1 milligram. * * *
analytical chemistry
the subdivision of chemistry dealing with the qualitative and quantitative determination of chemical components of substances. [1875-80] * * *
analytical cubism
(sometimes caps.) Fine Arts. the early phase of cubism, chiefly characterized by a pronounced use of geometric shapes and by a tendency toward a monochromatic use of color. Cf. ...
Analytical Engine
▪ computer       generally considered the first computer, designed and partly built by the English inventor Charles Babbage (Babbage, Charles) in the 19th century (he ...
analytical entry
Library Science. a bibliographic record of part of an item for which a comprehensive bibliographic record has been made, as a single play or essay in an anthology, a subject in a ...
analyticalbalance
analytical balance n. A balance for chemical analysis. * * *
analytically
See analytic. * * *
analyticgeometry
analytic geometry n. The analysis of geometric structures and properties principally by algebraic operations on variables defined in terms of position coordinates. * * *
analyticphilosophy
analytic philosophy n. 1. A cluster of philosophical traditions holding that argumentation and clarity are vital to productive philosophical inquiry. 2. A philosophical school of ...
analyticpsychology
analytic psychology n. The theory of psychoanalysis developed by Carl Jung that focuses on the concept of the collective unconscious and the importance of balancing opposing ...
analytics
/an'l it"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Logic. the science of logical analysis. [1580-90; see ANALYTIC, -ICS] * * *
analytique
/an'l i teek"/, n. Archit. an elevation drawing of a façade, surrounded by a decorative arrangement composed of drawings of the important details and sometimes a plan or section ...
analyzable
See analyze. * * *
analyzation
See analyzable. * * *
analyze
—analyzable, adj. —analyzabilisylty, n. —analyzation, n. /an"l uyz'/, v.t., analyzed, analyzing. 1. to separate (a material or abstract entity) into constituent parts or ...
analyzed rhyme
Pros. the use of assonance and consonance in a complex pattern at the ends of alternate lines of a quatrain, as in head, mat, met, had. * * *
analyzer
/an"l uy'zeuhr/, n. 1. a person, machine, or device that analyzes. 2. Optics. a polarizing device, often a Nicol prism, that indicates the direction of vibration of light by ...
Anam
/euh nam"/, n. Annam. * * *
Anambra
▪ state, Nigeria       state, east-central Nigeria. Anambra state was first formed in 1976 from the northern half of East-Central state, and in 1991 it was considerably ...
Anammelech
/euh nam"euh lek'/, n. one of the gods worshiped by the Sepharvites. II Kings 17:31. Also, Douay Bible, Anamelech. Cf. Adrammelech (def. 1). * * *
anamnesis
—anamnestic /an'am nes"tik/, adj. —anamnestically, adv. /an'am nee"sis/, n., pl. anamneses /-seez/. 1. the recollection or remembrance of the past; reminiscence. 2. ...
anamnestic
See anamnesis. * * *
anamnestically
See anamnestic. * * *
anamniote
/an am"nee oht'/, n. any of the vertebrates of the group Anamnia (Anamniota), comprising the cyclostomes, fishes, and amphibians, characterized by the absence of an amnion during ...
anamorphic
/an'euh mawr"fik/, adj. 1. Optics. having or producing unequal magnifications along two axes perpendicular to each other. 2. of, pertaining to, or created by anamorphosis or ...
anamorphic lens
Motion Pictures, Optics. 1. a compound lens or system of lenses that compresses the camera image in the horizontal direction during filming, so that a wide-screen image can fit ...
anamorphism
/an'euh mawr"fiz euhm/, n. Geol. metamorphism, usually occurring deep under the earth's surface, that changes simple minerals to complex minerals. Cf. katamorphism. [1830-40; ...
anamorphoscope
/an'euh mawr"feuh skohp'/, n. a curved mirror or other optical device for giving a correct image of a picture or the like distorted by anamorphosis. [1880-85; ANAMORPHO(SIS) + ...
anamorphosis
/an'euh mawr"feuh sis, -mawr foh"sis/, n., pl. anamorphoses /-seez', -seez/. 1. a drawing presenting a distorted image that appears in natural form under certain conditions, as ...
Anan
▪ Japan       city, Tokushima Prefecture (ken), Shikoku, Japan, on the Naka-gawa (Naka River), facing the Kii-suidō (Kii Channel) between the Inland Sea and the Pacific ...
Anan ben David
▪ Jewish heretic flourished 8th century       Persian Jew, founder of the Ananites, a heretical and antirabbinical order from which the still-existing Karaite sect ...
Anand, Mulk Raj
▪ 2005       Indian author (b. Dec. 12, 1905, Peshawar, India [now in Pakistan]—d. Sept. 28, 2004, Pune, India), was a founder of the English-language novel in India, ...
Anand, Vijay
▪ 2005 “Goldie”        Indian film director, writer, and actor (b. Jan. 22, 1934, Gurdaspur, Punjab, India—d. Feb. 23, 2004, Mumbai [Bombay], India), was the ...
Anand, Viswanathan
▪ Indian chess player born Dec. 11, 1969, Madras, India       Indian chess master who won the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE (chess); international ...
ananda
/ah"neuhn deuh/, n. Hinduism. perfect bliss. Cf. Sat-cit-ananda. [ < Skt ananda- joy, happiness] * * * flourished 6th century BC, India First cousin and disciple of the ...
Ananda
/ah"neuhn deuh/, n. fl. early 5th century B.C., favorite disciple of Gautama Buddha. * * * flourished 6th century BC, India First cousin and disciple of the Buddha. A monk who ...
Ananda Bazar Patrika
▪ Indian newspaper       morning daily Bengali-language newspaper published in Kolkata (Calcutta). One of India's largest non-English-language newspapers in terms of ...
Ananda Mahidol
▪ king of Siam also called  Rama Viii   born Sept. 20, 1925, Heidelberg, Ger. died June 9, 1946, Bangkok       eighth king of the Chakkri dynasty of Siam, whose ...
anandrous
/euh nan"dreuhs, an an"-/, adj. Bot. having no stamens. [1840-50; < Gk ánandros manless, equiv. to an- AN-1 + andr- (s. of anér) man + -os; see -OUS] * * *
Ananias
/an'euh nuy"euhs/, n. 1. a man who was struck dead for lying. Acts. 5:1-5. 2. a chronic liar. * * *
anankastic personality
/an'euhn kas"tik, an'ang-/ a personality syndrome characterized by obsessional or compulsive traits. [ < Gk anankastikós compulsory, coercive, equiv. to anankast(ós) forced ...
Ananke
/euh nang"kee, euh nan"kee/, n. Astron. a small natural satellite of the planet Jupiter. [ < Gk anánke necessity, force] * * * ▪ Greek mythology       in Greek ...
Anantapur
▪ India       city, southwestern Andhra Pradesh state, south-central India. The city is located 120 miles (190 km) north of Bangalore (Bengaluru) on the main road ...
anantarika-karma
▪ Buddhism Sanskrit“the deed bringing immediate retribution”, Pali  anantarika-kamma        in the Theravada (“Way of the Elders”) tradition of Buddhism, a ...
ananthous
/euh nan"theuhs, an an"-/, adj. Bot. having no flowers. [1865-70; < Gk ananth(és) without flowers (an- AN-1 + anth(ós) flower + -es adj. suffix) + -OUS] * * *
Anantnag
▪ India formerly  Islamabad        town in Jammu and Kashmir state, northern India. It lies about 30 miles (50 km) southeast of Srinagar, on the Jhelum River. ...
anapest
—anapestic, anapaestic, adj. —anapestically, anapaestically, adv. /an"euh pest'/, n. Pros. a foot of three syllables, two short followed by one long in quantitative meter, ...
anapestic
See anapest. * * *
anaphase
—anaphasic, adj. /an"euh fayz'/, n. Biol. the stage in mitosis or meiosis following metaphase in which the daughter chromosomes move away from each other to opposite ends of ...
anaphora
—anaphoral, adj. /euh naf"euhr euh/, n. 1. Also called epanaphora. Rhet. repetition of a word or words at the beginning of two or more successive verses, clauses, or sentences. ...
anaphoric
—anaphorically, adv. /an'euh fawr"ik, -for"-/, adj. Gram. referring back to or substituting for a preceding word or group of words: anaphoric reference. [1910-15; ANAPHOR(A) + ...
anaphrodisia
/an af'reuh dee"zheuh, -dizh"euh, -diz"ee euh/, n. Psychiatry. diminished sexual desire. [ < Gk anaphrodisía inability to inspire love; see AN-1, APHRODISIA] * * *
anaphrodisiac
/an af'reuh dee"zee ak', -diz"ee-/, Med. adj. 1. capable of diminishing sexual desire. n. 2. an anaphrodisiac agent. [1815-25; AN-1 + APHRODISIAC] * * *
anaphylactic
See anaphylaxis. * * *
anaphylactic shock
Pathol. a severe and sometimes fatal allergic reaction to a foreign substance, esp. a protein, as serum or bee venom, to which an individual has become sensitized, often ...
anaphylactically
See anaphylactic. * * *
anaphylacticshock
anaphylactic shock n. A sudden, severe allergic reaction characterized by a sharp drop in blood pressure, urticaria, and breathing difficulties that is caused by exposure to a ...
anaphylactoid
See anaphylactic. * * *
anaphylaxis
—anaphylactic /an'euh feuh lak"tik/, adj. —anaphylactically, adv. /an'euh feuh lak"sis/, n. Pathol. exaggerated allergic reaction to a foreign protein resulting from previous ...
anaplasia
/an'euh play"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh/, n. Pathol. the loss of structural differentiation within a cell or group of cells. [1905-10; ANA- + -PLASIA] * * *
anaplasmosis
/an'euh plaz moh"sis/, n. Vet. Pathol. a disease of cattle caused by a blood-infecting protozoan parasite, Anaplasma marginale, transmitted by bloodsucking flies and ticks. [ < ...
anaplastic
/an'euh plas"tik/, adj. Pathol. 1. (of cells) having reverted to a more primitive form. 2. of or pertaining to anaplasty. [1875-80; < Gk anáplast(os) moldable, plastic (see ...
anaplasty
/an"euh plas'tee/, n., pl. anaplasties. Surg. reconstruction or restoration, esp. by plastic surgery, of a lost or injured part. [1875-80; < Gk anáplast(os) (see ANAPLASTIC) + ...
Anápolis
/ah nah"poo lis/, n. a city in central Brazil. 83,848. * * * ▪ Brazil  city, south-central Goiás estado (state), south-central Brazil, on the Corumbá River, 3,182 feet ...
anapophysial
/an'euh peuh fiz"ee euhl, euh nap'euh-/, adj. of or pertaining to an anapophysis. [1865-70; ANAPOPHYSI(S) + -AL1] * * *
anapophysis
/an'euh pof"euh sis/, n., pl. anapophyses /-seez'/. Anat. a small process of a vertebra, esp. of a lumbar or thoracic vertebra. [1850-55; AN-3 + APOPHYSIS] * * *
Anaprox
An·a·prox (ănʹə-prŏks') A trademark used for the drug naproxen. * * *
anapsid
/euh nap"sid/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the Anapsida, a subclass of reptiles, extinct except for the turtles, characterized by having no opening in the temporal region ...
anaptotic
/an'euhp tot"ik/, adj. Archaic. (of languages) tending to become uninflected, in accordance with a theory that languages evolve from uninflected to inflected and back. [1840-50; ...
anaptyxis
—anaptyctic /an'euhp tik"tik, an'ap-/, anaptyctical, adj. /an'euhp tik"sis, an'ap-/, n., pl. anaptyxes /-tik"seez/. epenthesis of a vowel. [1880-85; < NL < Gk, equiv. to ...
Anapurna
/an'euh poor"neuh, -perr"-/, n. Annapurna. * * *
anarch
/an"ahrk/, n. Archaic. anarchist. [1880-85; back formation from ANARCHY] * * *
anarchic
—anarchically, adv. /an ahr"kik/, adj. 1. of, like, or tending to anarchy. 2. advocating anarchy. 3. not regulated by law; lawless: Anarchic bands pillaged the countryside. ...
anarchically
See anarchic. * * *
anarchism
/an"euhr kiz'euhm/, n. 1. a doctrine urging the abolition of government or governmental restraint as the indispensable condition for full social and political liberty. 2. the ...
anarchist
—anarchistic, adj. /an"euhr kist/, n. 1. a person who advocates or believes in anarchy or anarchism. 2. a person who seeks to overturn by violence all constituted forms and ...
anarchistic
See anarchism. * * *
anarcho-syndicalism
—anarcho-syndicalist, n., adj. /an'euhr koh sin"di keuh liz'euhm, an ahr'koh-/, n. syndicalism. [1925-30] * * *
anarchy
/an"euhr kee/, n. 1. a state of society without government or law. 2. political and social disorder due to the absence of governmental control: The death of the king was followed ...
anarthria
—anarthric /an ahr"thrik/, adj. /an ahr"three euh/, n. Pathol. loss of articulate speech. [1880-85; < NL, perh. via G; see AN-1, ARTHR-, -IA] * * *
anarthric
See anarthria. * * *
anarthrous
—anarthrously, adv. —anarthrousness, n. /an ahr"threuhs/, adj. 1. Zool. having no joints or articulated limbs. 2. (esp. in Greek grammar) used without the article. [1800-10; ...
anasarca
—anasarcous, adj. /an'euh sahr"keuh/, n. Pathol. a pronounced, generalized edema. [1350-1400; ME ( < MF) < ML, repr. Gk phrase anà sárka lit., throughout the body] * * ...
anasarcous
See anasarca. * * *
Anasazi
/ah'neuh sah"zee/, n., pl. Anasazis, (esp. collectively) Anasazi for 2. 1. a Basket Maker-Pueblo culture of the plateau region of northern Arizona and New Mexico and of southern ...
Anasazi culture
North American Indian civilization that developed from с AD 100 to historic times, centring on the area where the present-day boundaries of the U.S. states of Arizona, New ...
anaspid
/euh nas"pid/, n. Paleontol. any member of an extinct order, Anaspida, of small, freshwater jawless fishes of the Silurian and Devonian periods, characterized by a single ...
Anastasia
/an'euh stay"zheuh, ah'neuh stah"sheuh/; Russ. /u nu stah"syi yeuh/, n. 1. Nikolaievna Romanov Russ. /nyi ku lah"yiv neuh rddu mah"neuhf/, Grand Duchess, 1901-?, daughter of ...
Anastasia, Albert
▪ American gangster original name  Umberto Anastasio   born Sept. 26, 1902, Tropea, Italy died Oct. 25, 1957, New York, N.Y., U.S.       major American ...
anastasis
/euh nas"teuh sis/, n., pl. anastases /-seez'/. a representation, in Byzantine art, of Christ harrowing hell. [ < Gk anástasis a raising up, removal. See ANA-, STASIS] * * *
Anastasius I
/an'euh stay"sheuhs, -shee euhs/ A.D. c430-518, emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire 491-518. * * * born 430?, Dyrrhachium, Epirus Vetus died July 9, 518, ...
Anastasius I, Saint
▪ pope born , Rome? died Dec. 19, 401, Rome [Italy]; feast day December 19       pope from Nov. 27, 399, to 401, succeeding Pope Siricius.       Anastasius ...
Anastasius II
▪ Byzantine emperor original name  Artemis        (d. 721), Byzantine emperor from 713 to 715.       He was chosen to take the throne after an army coup ...
Anastasius III
▪ pope born , Rome [Italy] died , June or August 913, Rome       pope from April or June 911 to 913. Because his pontificate came during a period when Rome was under ...
Anastasius IV
▪ pope original name  Corrado Di Suburra  born c. 1073, Rome [Italy] died Dec. 3, 1154       pope from July 1153 to December 1154.       As cardinal bishop of ...
Anastasius Sinaita, Saint
▪ theologian flourished 7th century, ; feast day April 21       theologian and abbot of the Monastery of St. Catherine, on Mt. Sinai, whose writings, public disputes ...
Anastasius the Librarian
▪ antipope Latin  Anastasius Bibliothecarius  born c. 810, , probably Rome [Italy] died c. 878       language scholar, Roman cardinal, and influential political ...
anastigmat
/euh nas"tig mat', an'euh stig"mat/, n. Optics. a compound lens corrected for the aberrations of astigmatism and curvature of field. [1885-90; < G, back formation from ...
anastigmatic
/an'euh stig mat"ik, a nas'tig-/, adj. Optics. (of a lens) not having astigmatism; forming point images of a point object located off the axis of the lens; stigmatic. [1885-90; ...
anastomose
/euh nas"teuh mohz'/, v.t., v.i., anastomosed, anastomosing. Physiol., Anat., Geol. to communicate or connect by anastomosis. [1690-1700; back formation from ANASTOMOSIS] * * *
anastomosis
—anastomotic /euh nas'teuh mot"ik/, adj. /euh nas'teuh moh"sis/, n., pl. anastomoses /-seez/. 1. Anat. communication between blood vessels by means of collateral channels, esp. ...
anastomotic
See anastomosis. * * *
anastrophe
/euh nas"treuh fee/, n. Rhet. inversion of the usual order of words. [1570-80; < Gk: turning back. See ANA-, STROPHE] * * *
anastylosis
/an'euh stuy loh"sis/, n., pl. anastyloses /-seez/. the restoration of a ruined monument or building by reassembling fallen parts and, when necessary, incorporating new ...
anat
anat abbrev. 1. anatomical 2. anatomy * * *
anat.
1. anatomical. 2. anatomist. 3. anatomy. * * *
anatabine
/euh nat"euh been', -bin/, n. Chem. a liquid alkaloid, C10H12N2, obtained from tobacco. [ANA- + Sp tab(aco) TOBACCO + -INE2] * * *
anatase
/an"euh tays', -tayz'/, n. Mineral. a naturally occurring crystalline form of titanium dioxide, TiO2. Also called octahedrite. [1835-45; < F < Gk anátasis, equiv. to ana- ANA- + ...
anatexis
/an'euh tek"sis/, n., pl. anatexes /-tek"seez/. n. Geol. the process by which igneous rock remelts into magma. [ < NL < Gk anátexis a melting, equiv. to anaték(ein) to melt ...
Anath
Chief western Semitic goddess of love and war, sister and helpmate to Baal, whom she retrieved from the land of the dead. One of the best-known of Canaanite deities, she was ...
anathema
/euh nath"euh meuh/, n., pl. anathemas. 1. a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to him. 2. a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or ...
anathematic
—anathematically, adv. /euh nath'euh mat"ik/, adj. loathsome; disgusting; hateful. Also, anathematical. [1840-50; < Gk anathemat- (s. of anáthema; see ANATHEMA) + -IC] * * *
anathematization
See anathematize. * * *
anathematize
—anathematization, n. —anathematizer, n. /euh nath"euh meuh tuyz'/, v., anathematized, anathematizing. v.t. 1. to pronounce an anathema against; denounce; curse. v.i. 2. to ...
Anatidae
▪ bird family       bird family that includes ducks, geese, and swans; it constitutes the suborder Anseres—by far the larger part of the order Anseriformes ...
anatine
/an"euh tuyn', -tin/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the family Anatidae, comprising the swans, geese, and ducks. 2. resembling a duck. [1860-65; < L anatinus of, pertaining to a ...
anatman
/euh naht"meuhn/, n. Sanskrit. anatta. * * *
Anatol
/an"euh tohl'/, n. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning "sunrise." Also, Anatole. * * *
Anatoli, Jacob
▪ French philosopher born c. 1194, , Provence [now in France] died 1258       Jewish philosopher, preacher, and physician.       Anatoli was especially ...
Anatolia
/an'euh toh"lee euh/, n. a vast plateau between the Black and the Mediterranean seas: in ancient usage, synonymous with the peninsula of Asia Minor; in modern usage, applied to ...
Anatolian
/an'euh toh"lee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Anatolia, its inhabitants, or their language. 2. of, pertaining to, or belonging to the Anatolian group or family of ...
Anatolian languages
Branch of the Indo-European language family spoken in Anatolia in the 2nd–1st millennia BC. The attested Anatolian languages are Hittite, Palaic, Luwian (Luvian), Hieroglyphic ...
Anatolian religion
Introduction       beliefs and practices of the ancient peoples and civilizations of Turkey and Armenia, including the Hittites, Hattians, Luwians, Hurrians, Assyrian ...
Anatolic
/an'euh tol"ik/, adj., n. Anatolian. [1850-55; ANATOL(IA) + -IC] * * *
Anatoly
(as used in expressions) Karpov Anatoly Yevgenyevich Lunacharsky Anatoly Vasilyevich Shcharansky Anatoly Borisovich * * *
Anatom
▪ island, Vanuatu also spelled  Aneityum        southernmost inhabited island of Vanuatu, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Volcanic in origin, it has a ...
anatomical
—anatomically, adv. /an'euh tom"i keuhl/, adj. of or pertaining to anatomy. Also, anatomic. [1580-90; < LL anatomic(us) ( < Gk anatomikós; see ANATOMY, -IC) + -AL1] * * *
anatomical pathology
—anatomicopathological /an'euh tom"i koh path'euh loj"i keuhl/, adj. the branch of pathology dealing with the morphologic changes in the tissues, both gross and microscopic; ...
anatomically
See anatomical. * * *
anatomically correct
having representations of the sexual organs: An anatomically correct doll was shown to the witness. [1990-95] * * *
anatomicallycorrect
anatomically correct adj. Representing the body or a body part, especially a sex organ, in a physiologically accurate manner: an anatomically correct drawing. * * *
anatomist
/euh nat"euh mist/, n. 1. a specialist in anatomy. 2. a person who analyzes all the parts or elements of something with particular care: an anatomist of public-school systems and ...
anatomization
See anatomize. * * *
anatomize
—anatomizable, adj. —anatomization, n. —anatomizer, n. /euh nat"euh muyz'/, v.t., anatomized, anatomizing. 1. to cut apart (an animal or plant) to show or examine the ...
anatomy
/euh nat"euh mee/, n., pl. anatomies. 1. the science dealing with the structure of animals and plants. 2. the structure of an animal or plant, or of any of its parts. 3. ...
Anatomy of Melancholy, The
a philosophical treatise (1621) by Robert Burton. * * *
Anatosaurus
▪ dinosaur genus subsumes  Trachodon    bipedal duck-billed dinosaurs (hadrosaurs) of the Late Cretaceous Period, commonly found as fossils in North American rocks 70 ...
anatoxin
/an'euh tok"sin/, n. toxoid. [1920-25; ANA- + TOXIN] * * *
anatropous
/euh na"treuh peuhs/, adj. Bot. (of an ovule) inverted at an early stage of growth, so that the micropyle is turned toward the funicle and the embryonic root is at the opposite ...
anatta
/un"euht tah'/, n. Buddhism. the doctrine asserting the nonexistence of a personal and immortal soul. Sanskrit, anatman. Cf. Three Signs of Being. [ < Pali: lit., breathless] * * ...
anatto
/euh nat"oh, ah nah"toh/, n., pl. anattos. annatto. * * *
Anawrahta
▪ king of Myanmar also spelled  Aniruddha  flourished 11th century AD       the first king of all of Myanmar, or Burma (reigned 1044–77), who introduced his people ...
Anax
/an"aks/, n. Class. Myth. one of the Gigantes and father of Asterius. * * *
Anaxagoras
—Anaxagorean /an'ak sag'euh ree"euhn/, adj. /an'ak sag"euhr euhs/, n. 500?-428 B.C., Greek philosopher. * * * born с 500, Clazomenae, Anatolia died с 428 BC, ...
Anaxarete
/an'ak sar"i tee'/, n. Class. Myth. a princess turned to stone for scorning the love of a commoner. * * *
Anaxibia
/an'ak sib"ee euh/, n. Class. Myth. 1. a daughter of Atreus and Aërope, and the sister of Agamemnon and Menelaus. 2. the wife of Nestor. * * *
Anaximander
—Anaximandrian /euh nak'seuh man"dree euhn/, adj. /euh nak'seuh man"deuhr/, n. 611?-547? B.C., Greek astronomer and philosopher. * * * born 610 BC, Miletus died 546/545 ...
Anaximenes
/an'ak sim"euh neez'/, n. fl. 6th century B.C., Greek philosopher at Miletus. * * * flourished с 545 BC Greek philosopher of nature. With Thales and Anaximander, he is one of ...
Anaximenes Of Miletus
▪ Greek philosopher flourished c. 545 BC       Greek philosopher of nature and one of three thinkers of Miletus traditionally considered to be the first philosophers in ...
Anaya, Jorge Isaac
▪ 2009       Argentine naval commander born Sept. 27, 1926, Bahía Blanca, Arg. died Jan. 9, 2008, Buenos Aires, Arg. led the failed attempt to invade and control the ...
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
▪ American author in full  Rudolfo Alfonso Anaya   born October 30, 1937, Pastura, New Mexico, U.S.    American novelist and educator whose fiction expresses his Mexican ...
Anaya,Rudolfo
A·na·ya (ə-nīʹyə), Rudolfo. Born 1937. American writer best known for his magical realist novel Bless Me, Ultima (1972). His many poems, plays, essays, novels, and short ...
Anazarbus
▪ Turkey in full  Caesarea ad Anazarbus , modern  Aǧaçli , formerly  Çeçenanavarza         former city of the ancient province of Cilicia in Anatolia that ...
anba
/an"beuh/, n. father: a title of a clergyman or saint in the Coptic Church. Also, amba. [ < Ar < Coptic apa, abba < Syriac abba father] * * *
Anbar
▪ ancient city, Iraq also called  Massice , or  Fairuz Sapur        ancient Mesopotamian town located on the left bank of the Euphrates River, downstream from ...
ANC
1. Also, A.N.C. African National Congress. 2. Army Nurse Corps. * * *
anc.
ancient. * * *
Ancaeus
/an see"euhs/, n. Class. Myth. 1. a son of Poseidon who joined the Argonauts and became helmsman of the Argo. 2. a descendant of Lycurgus who, among the Argonauts, was second in ...
Ancash earthquake of 1970
▪ Peruvian history also called  Great Peruvian earthquake         earthquake that originated off the coast of Peru on May 31, 1970, and caused massive landslides ...
Ancaster
/an"kas teuhr, ang"-/, n. a town in S Ontario, in S Canada. 14,255. * * *
ancestor
/an"ses teuhr/ or, esp. Brit., /-seuh steuhr/, n. 1. a person from whom one is descended; forebear; progenitor. 2. Biol. the actual or hypothetical form or stock from which an ...
ancestor worship
Anthropol. (in certain societies) the veneration of ancestors whose spirits are frequently held to possess the power to influence the affairs of the living. [1850-55] * * ...
ancestral
—ancestrally, adv. /an ses"treuhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to ancestors; descending or claimed from ancestors: an ancestral home. 2. serving as a forerunner, prototype, or ...
Ancestral Pueblo culture
▪ North American Indian culture also called  Anasazi   prehistoric Native American civilization that existed from approximately AD 100 to 1600, centring generally on the ...
ancestrally
See ancestral. * * *
ancestress
/an"ses tris/ or, esp. Brit., /-seuh stris/, n. a woman from whom a person is descended. [1570-80; ANCEST(O)R + -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
ancestry
/an"ses tree/ or, esp. Brit., /-seuh stree/, n., pl. ancestries. 1. family or ancestral descent; lineage. 2. honorable or distinguished descent: famous by title and ancestry. 3. ...
Anch'ing
/ahn"ching"/, n. Wade-Giles. Anqing. * * *
Anchieta, José de
▪ Portuguese author and scholar born March 19, 1534, Canary Islands, Spain died June 9, 1597, Espírito Santo, Brazil       Portuguese Jesuit acclaimed as a poet, ...
Anchises
Anchises [an kī′sēz΄] n. 〚L < Gr Anchisēs〛 Gr. & Rom. Myth. the father of Aeneas * * * An·chi·ses (ăn-kīʹsēz') n. Greek & Roman Mythology The father of Aeneas, ...
ancho
an·cho (änʹchō', ănʹ-) n. pl. an·chos A dried poblano pepper.   [American Spanish (chile) ancho, wide (chili), from Spanish, from Old Spanish, from Latin amplus. See ...
ancho chili
ancho chili n. pl. anchos [än′chō΄] n. a dried poblano pepper, reddish-brown in color, used esp. in Mexican cooking: also ancho n. anchos * * *
anchor
—anchorable, adj. —anchorless, adj. —anchorlike, adj. /ang"keuhr/, n. 1. any of various devices dropped by a chain, cable, or rope to the bottom of a body of water for ...
anchor ball
Naut. a day shape consisting of a black ball not less than 2 ft. (0.6 m) in diameter, displayed in the fore rigging of a vessel at anchor. * * *
anchor bed
Naut. a sloping, slightly projecting platform on the forecastle of a ship, for supporting an anchor when not in use. Also called billboard. * * *
anchor bell
a bell rung in foggy weather by a vessel at anchor. * * *
anchor bend.
See fisherman's bend. * * *
anchor bolt
any of several kinds of bolts inserted and fixed in masonry as a hold for timbers, shelves, etc. [1870-75] * * *
anchor buoy
a buoy used to indicate the location of an underwater anchor. * * *
anchor deck
Naut. a small forecastle housing the machinery for operating the anchors of a ship. * * *
anchor escapement
Horol. an escapement in which wedge-shaped pallets engage with an escape wheel having pointed teeth, usually facing in the direction of revolution, so that the escape wheel ...
anchor ice
ice formed below the surface of a body of water that attaches either to a submerged object or to the bottom. Also called bottom ice, ground ice. [1805-15, Amer.] * * *
anchor knot.
See fisherman's bend. * * *
anchor light
Naut. a 32-point light, visible from at least two miles away, shown at night near the bow and not more than 20 ft. (6 m) above the deck of a vessel lying at anchor. Also called ...
anchor plant
a South American shrub, Colletia cruciata, of the buckthorn family, having flattened green branches and yellowish-white flowers. * * *
anchor pocket
Naut. a recess in the bow of a vessel, for housing a stockless anchor. * * *
anchor ring
Geom. Now Rare. torus (def. 2a). [1860-65] * * *
anchor shot
Naut. See grapple shot. [1905-10] * * *
anchor span
(on a suspension or cantilever bridge) a span from an anchorage to the nearest pier or tower. * * *
anchor watch
Naut. a deck watch maintained by the crew of a ship at anchor. [1875-80] * * *
anchorage
/ang"keuhr ij/, n. 1. that portion of a harbor or area outside a harbor suitable for anchoring or in which ships are permitted to anchor. 2. a charge for occupying such an ...
Anchorage
/ang"keuhr ij/, n. a seaport in S Alaska: earthquake 1964. 173,017. * * * Seaport, largest city (pop., 2000: 260,283), and chief commercial centre of Alaska, U.S. It lies at the ...
anchoress
/ang"keuhr is/, n. a woman who is an anchorite. [1350-1400; late ME anchoryse, ME ankres, equiv. to ancre ANCHORITE + -es -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
anchoret
—anchoretic /ang'keuh ret"ik/, adj. —anchoretism, n. /ang"keuhr it, -keuh ret'/, n. anchorite. [1735-45; var. of ANCHORITE, with final vowel directly reflecting LL or LGk ...
anchorite
—anchoritic /ang'keuh rit"ik/, adj. —anchoritically, adv. —anchoritism /ang"keuh ruy tiz'euhm/, n. /ang"keuh ruyt'/, n. a person who has retired to a solitary place for a ...
anchoritic
See anchorite. * * *
anchorman
/ang"keuhr man', -meuhn/, n., pl. anchormen /-men', -meuhn/. 1. Sports. anchor (def. 10). 2. Radio and Television. a man who anchors a program of news, sports, etc.; ...
anchorperson
/ang"keuhr perr'seuhn/, n. Radio and Television. a man or woman who anchors a program of news, sports, etc.; anchor. [1970-75; ANCHOR(MAN) + -PERSON] Usage. See -person. * * *


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