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annihilability
See annihilate. * * *
annihilable
—annihilability, n. /euh nuy"euh leuh beuhl/, adj. that can be annihilated. [1670-80; ANNIHIL(ATE) + -ABLE] * * *
annihilate
—annihilative /euh nuy"euh lay'tiv, -euh leuh-/, annihilatory /euh nuy"euh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /euh nuy"euh layt'/, v.t., annihilated, annihilating. 1. to reduce to ...
annihilation
/euh nuy'euh lay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or an instance of annihilating. 2. the state of being annihilated; extinction; destruction. 3. Physics. a. Also called pair annihilation. ...
annihilation radiation
Physics. electromagnetic radiation produced by the coalescence and mutual annihilation of a positron and an electron, each pair forming two photons having a minimum energy of 0.5 ...
annihilative
an·ni·hi·la·tive (ə-nīʹə-lā'tĭv, -ə-lə-) adj. Capable of causing utter destruction or serving to destroy utterly: “The possession of annihilative power has not ...
annihilator
/euh nuy"euh lay'teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that annihilates. 2. Math. the set of all linear functionals that map to zero all elements of a given subset of a vector ...
Anniston
/an"euh steuhn/, n. a city in E Alabama. 29,523. * * * ▪ Alabama, United States       city, seat (1899) of Calhoun county, eastern Alabama, U.S. It lies in the ...
anniv.
anniversary. * * *
anniversary
/an'euh verr"seuh ree/, n., pl. anniversaries, adj. n. 1. the yearly recurrence of the date of a past event: the tenth anniversary of their marriage. 2. the celebration or ...
anniversary reaction
a psychological reaction, as depression, occurring at a regularly fixed time and associated with the recollection of an emotionally upsetting past experience, as loss of a loved ...
anno aetatis suae
/ahn"noh uy tah"tis sooh"uy/; Eng. /an"oh i tay"tis sooh"ee/, Latin. in the year of his age; in the year of her age. * * *
anno Domini
/an"oh dom"euh nuy', -nee', ah"noh/. See A.D. * * *
anno Hejirae
/an"oh hi juy"ree, hej"euh ree', ah"noh/. See A.H. [1885-90] * * *
anno mundi
/ahn"noh moon"dee/; Eng. /an"oh mun"duy, -dee/, Latin. in the year of the world. * * * ▪ Jewish chronology Latin“in the year of the world”abbreviation ...
anno regni
/ahn"noh rddeg"nee/; Eng. /an"oh reg"nuy, -nee/, Latin. in the year of the reign. * * *
anno urbis conditae
/ahn"noh oohrdd"bis kohn"di tuy'/; Eng. /an"oh err"bis kon"di tee'/, Latin. See A.U.C. (def. 2). * * *
Anno, Saint
▪ archbishop of Cologne Anno also spelled  Hanno   born c. 1010, Swabia died Dec. 4, 1075, ; canonized 1183; feast day December 4       archbishop of Cologne who was ...
Annobón
▪ island, Equatorial Guinea also called  Pagalu,         volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean near the Equator; it is part of Equatorial Guinea. Located about ...
annoDomini
an·no Dom·i·ni (ănʹō dŏmʹə-nī', -nē') adv. Abbr. A.D. or A.D. In a specified year of the Christian era.   [Medieval Latin annō Dominī: Latin annō, ablative of ...
annoHebraico
anno He·bra·i·co (hĭ-brāʹĭ-kō) adv. Abbr. A.H. or A.H. In a specified year of the Jewish calendar.   [New Latin annō Hebrāicō: Latin annō, ablative of annus, year ...
annoHegirae
anno He·gi·rae (hĭ-jīʹrē, hĕjʹər-ē) adv. Abbr. A.H. or A.H. In a specified year of the Islamic calendar.   [New Latin annō Hegirae, in the year of the Hegira : ...
annona
/euh noh"neuh/, n. any of various trees and shrubs of the genus Annona, native to tropical America, and grown for their edible fruits. Cf. annona family. [ < NL < AmerSp anona, ...
annona family
the plant family Annonaceae, characterized by tropical trees and shrubs bearing simple alternate leaves, solitary or clustered dull-colored flowers, and edible fruit, and ...
Annonaceae
▪ plant family       the custard-apple, or annona, family, the largest family of the magnolia order (Magnoliales). According to some authorities, it contains 129 genera ...
annonaceous
/an'euh nay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the plant family Annonaceae. Cf. annona family. [ < NL Annonace(ae) (see ANNONA, -ACEAE) + -OUS] * * *
annot.
1. annotated. 2. annotation. 3. annotator. * * *
annotate
—annotative, annotatory /an"euh tay'teuh ree, -teuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee; euh noh"teuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —annotator, n. /an"euh tayt'/, v., annotated, annotating. v.t. 1. ...
annotated
/an"euh tay'tid/, adj. supplied with or containing explanatory notes, textual comments, etc.: an annotated edition of Milton's poetry. [1800-10; ANNOTATE + -ED2] * * *
annotation
/an'euh tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. a critical or explanatory note or body of notes added to a text. 2. the act of annotating. 3. note (def. 1). Abbr.: annot. [1425-75; < L annotation- ...
annotative
See annotate. * * *
annotator
See annotative. * * *
annotinous
/euh not"n euhs, a not"-/, adj. Bot. one year old. [1830-40; < L annotinus, equiv. to anno (in the) year, abl. of annus year + -tinus suffix forming adjs. from advs. of time (cf. ...
announce
—announceable, adj. /euh nowns"/, v., announced, announcing. v.t. 1. to make known publicly or officially; proclaim; give notice of: to announce a special sale. 2. to state the ...
announcement
/euh nowns"meuhnt/, n. 1. public or formal notice announcing something: The announcement appeared in the newspapers. 2. the act of announcing. 3. a short message or commercial, ...
announcer
/euh nown"seuhr/, n. a person who announces, esp. one who introduces programs, presents news items, reads advertisements, and does other similar assignments over radio or ...
annoy
—annoyer, n. /euh noy"/, v.t. 1. to disturb or bother (a person) in a way that displeases, troubles, or slightly irritates. 2. to molest; harm. v.i. 3. to be bothersome or ...
annoyance
/euh noy"euhns/, n. 1. a person or thing that annoys; nuisance: Unwanted visitors are an annoyance. 2. an act or instance of annoying. 3. the feeling of being ...
annoying
—annoyingly, adv. —annoyingness, n. /euh noy"ing/, adj. causing annoyance; irritatingly bothersome: annoying delays. [1325-75; ME; see ANNOY, -ING2] * * *
annoyingly
See annoying. * * *
annual
—annually, adv. /an"yooh euhl/, adj. 1. of, for, or pertaining to a year; yearly: annual salary. 2. occurring or returning once a year: an annual celebration. 3. Bot. living ...
Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980-92, Table
▪ Table Percent Area 1980-84 1985-89 1990 1991 1992 World* ...
Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980-93, Table
▪ Table Percent Area 1980-84 1985-89 1990 1991 1992 1993 World{1} ...
Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980-94, Table
▪ Table Table I. Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, ...
Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980-94, Table 1
▪ Table Percent Area 1980-86 1987-91 1992 1993 1994 World{1} ...
Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980-96, Table
▪ Table Table I. Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980-96 Percent     Area 1980-87 1988-92 1993 1994 1995 1996 World1 2.3  0.4 -0.1 5.8 4.7 3.4   ...
Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980-97, Table
▪ 1999 Table I. Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980-97 Percent     Area 1980-88 1989-93 1994 1995 1996 1997 World1 2.7  0.3 6.4 2.4 2.5 5.8   ...
annual fee
➡ credit cards * * *
annual parallax.
See under parallax (def. 2). * * *
annual percentage rate
n ➡ APR. * * *
annual report
a document reporting to stockholders on management and operations and containing fiscal information, published yearly by a publicly held corporation as required by federal law. * ...
annual ring
an annual formation of wood in plants, consisting of two concentric layers, one of springwood and one of summerwood. Also called growth ring, tree ring. [1875-80] * * *
annual wage.
See guaranteed annual wage. * * *
annualize
/an"yooh euh luyz'/, v., annualized, annualizing. v.t. 1. to calculate for or as for an entire year: Investors earned an annualized rate of seven percent paid quarterly. v.i. 2. ...
annually
See annual. * * *
annualring
annual ring n. The layer of wood formed in a plant during a single year. Annual rings appear concentric when viewed in cross section. * * *
annuals
➡ comics and comic strips * * *
annuit coeptis
/ahn"nooh it koyp"tis/; Eng. /an"yooh it sep"tis/, Latin. He (God) has favored our undertakings: a motto on the reverse of the great seal of the U.S. (adapted from Vergil's ...
annuitant
/euh nooh"i tnt, euh nyooh"-/, n. a person who receives an annuity. [1710-20; ANNUIT(Y) + -ANT] * * *
annuity
/euh nooh"i tee, euh nyooh"-/, n., pl. annuities. 1. a specified income payable at stated intervals for a fixed or a contingent period, often for the recipient's life, in ...
annuity certain
pl. annuities certain. an annuity payable for a certain number of years regardless of any contingency. * * *
annul
—annullable, adj. /euh nul"/, v.t., annulled, annulling. 1. (esp. of laws or other established rules, usages, etc.) to make void or null; abolish; cancel; invalidate: to annul ...
annular
—annularity, n. —annularly, adv. /an"yeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. having the form of a ring. 2. (of a carpenter's nail) having a series of concentric grooves to improve holding ...
annular clock
a clock in the form of a vase, ball, etc., having the hours painted on a ring rotating beneath a pointer. * * *
annular eclipse
an eclipse of the sun in which a portion of its surface is visible as a ring surrounding the dark moon. Cf. total eclipse. [1720-30] * * *
annular gear
Mach. See internal gear. * * *
annular ligament
Anat. the ligamentous envelope surrounding a part, as the joints of the wrist or ankle or the head of the radius. [1835-45] * * *
annulareclipse
annular eclipse n. A solar eclipse in which the moon covers all but a bright ring around the circumference of the sun. * * *
annularity
See annular. * * *
annularligament
annular ligament n. The fibrous band of tissue that surrounds the ankle joint or the wrist joint. * * *
annularly
See annularity. * * *
annulate
—annulation, n. /an"yeuh lit, -layt'/, adj. 1. formed of ringlike segments, as an annelid worm. 2. having rings or ringlike bands. Also, annulated. [1820-30; < L annulatus, ...
annulation
annulation [an΄yo͞o lā′shən, an΄yəlā′shən] n. 1. formation of rings 2. a ring or ringlike structure * * * an·nu·la·tion (ăn'yə-lāʹshən) n. 1. The act or ...
annulet
/an"yeuh lit/, n. 1. Also called bandelet, bandlet, square and rabbet. Archit. an encircling band, molding, or fillet, as on the shaft of a column. 2. Entomol. a ring, usually ...
annuli
an·nu·li (ănʹyə-lī') n. A plural of annulus. * * *
annulment
/euh nul"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of annulling, esp. the formal declaration that annuls a marriage. 2. Psychoanal. a mental process by which unpleasant or painful ideas are ...
annulose
/an"yeuh lohs'/, adj. furnished with or composed of rings: annulose animals. [1820-30; < NL annulosus. See ANNULUS, -OSE1] * * *
annulus
/an"yeuh leuhs/, n., pl. annuli /-luy'/, annuluses. 1. a ring; a ringlike part, band, or space. 2. Geom. the space between two concentric circles on a plane. 3. the veil remnant ...
annunciate
—annunciable, adj. —annunciative, annunciatory /euh nun"see euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /euh nun"see ayt'/, v.t., annunciated, annunciating. to announce. [1350-1400; < ML ...
annunciation
/euh nun'see ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. (often cap.) the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary of her conception of Christ. 2. (cap.) a representation of this in art. 3. ...
Annunciation lily.
See Madonna lily. [1875-80] * * *
annunciator
—annunciatory /euh nun"see euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /euh nun"see ay'teuhr/, n. 1. an announcer. 2. a signaling apparatus, generally used in conjunction with a buzzer, that ...
annunciatory
See annunciator. * * *
Annunzio, d'
/dahn noohn"tsyaw/ Gabriele /gah'brddee e"le/. See D'Annunzio, Gabriele. * * *
AnnunzioGabriele d'
AnnunzioGabriele d' see D'ANNUNZIO Gabriele * * *
annus horribilis
n [sing] the Latin for ‘horrible year’. Queen Elizabeth II used this expression in a speech in 1992 to describe that year, when there was a serious fire at Windsor Castle, ...
annus mirabilis
/ahn"noos mi rddah"bi lis/; Eng. /an"euhs meuh rab"euh lis/, pl. anni mirabiles /ahn"nee mi rddah"bi les'/; Eng. /an"uy meuh rab"euh leez', an'ee/, Latin. year of wonders; ...
annusmirabilis
an·nus mi·rab·i·lis (ănʹəs mĭ-răbʹə-lĭs) n. pl. an·ni mi·ra·bi·les (ănʹī mĭ-răbʹə-lēz, ănʹē) A year notable for disasters or wonders; a fateful year: ...
Annwfn
/ahn"oovn/, n. Welsh Myth. the other world; the land of fairies. Also, Annwn /ahn"oon/. * * *
ano-
ano-1 a combining form of anus or anal: anorectal. ano-2 a combining form meaning "up," "upper," "upward": anoopsia. [ < Gk, comb. form of áno] * * *
anoa
/euh noh"euh/, n. a small forest buffalo, Bubalus (Anoa) depressicornis, of the island of Celebes, having a brown coat and straight, sharp-tipped horns: an endangered species. ...
anodal
See anodic. * * *
anodally
See anodic. * * *
anode
/an"ohd/, n. 1. the electrode or terminal by which current enters an electrolytic cell, voltaic cell, battery, etc. 2. the negative terminal of a voltaic cell or battery. 3. the ...
anode dark space
Physics. the dark region between the anode glow and the anode in a vacuum tube, occurring when the pressure is low. * * *
anode glow
Physics. the luminous region between the positive column and the anode dark space in a vacuum tube, occurring when the pressure is low. * * *
anode ray
Physics. See positive ray. * * *
anode resistance
Electronics. (of a vacuum tube at a given level of output) the ratio of a small change in voltage of the anode to the corresponding small change in anode current. Also called ...
anodic
—anodically, anodally /a nohd"l ee/, adv. /an od"ik/, adj. pertaining to an anode or the phenomena in its vicinity. [1830-40; ANODE + -IC] * * *
anodically
See anodic. * * *
anodization
See anodize. * * *
anodize
—anodization, n. /an"euh duyz'/, v.t., anodized, anodizing. Chem. to coat a metal, esp. magnesium or aluminum, with a protective film by chemical or electrolytic means. Also, ...
anodizing
Method of coating metal for corrosion resistance, electrical insulation, thermal control, abrasion resistance, sealing, improving paint adhesion, and decorative ...
anodontia
/an'euh don"sheuh, -shee euh/, n. Dentistry. congenital absence of teeth. [AN-1 + -ODONT + -IA] * * *
anodyne
—anodynic /an'euh din"ik/, adj. /an"euh duyn'/, n. 1. a medicine that relieves or allays pain. 2. anything that relieves distress or pain: The music was an anodyne to his ...
anoesis
—anoetic /an'oh et"ik/, adj. /an'oh ee"sis/, n. a state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content. [1900-05; A-6 + NOESIS] * * *
anoestrous
/an es"treuhs, -ee"streuhs/, adj. anestrous. * * *
anoestrus
/an es"treuhs, -ee"streuhs/, n. anestrus. * * *
anoia
/euh noy"euh/, n. extreme mental deficiency. Also called anoesia /an'oh ee"sheuh, -shee euh, -zee euh/. [ < Gk, equiv. to áno(os) not understanding (a- A-6 + nó(os) mind + -os ...
anoint
—anointer, n. —anointment, n. /euh noynt"/, v.t. 1. to rub or sprinkle on; apply an unguent, ointment, or oily liquid to. 2. to smear with any liquid. 3. to consecrate or ...
anointer
See anoint. * * *
anointing of the sick
Rom. Cath. Ch. a sacrament consisting of anointment with oil and the recitation of prayer, administered by a priest to a person who is very ill or dying. Formerly, extreme ...
Anointingof the Sick
A·noint·ing of the Sick (ə-noinʹtĭng) n. Roman Catholic Church The sacrament of anointing a critically ill or weak person, with prayers for recovery and an act of penance or ...
anointment
See anointer. * * * ▪ religion Introduction       ritual application of oil or fat to the head or body of a person or to an object; an almost universal practice in the ...
Anoka
/euh noh"keuh/, n. a city in E Minnesota. 15,634. * * *
anole
/euh noh"lee/, n. any of numerous chiefly insectivorous New World lizards of the genus Anolis, related to the iguana, that have the ability to change the color of their skin ...
anolyte
/an"l uyt'/, n. (in electrolysis) the portion of the electrolyte in the immediate vicinity of the anode. [1885-90; ANO(DE) + (ELECTRO)LYTE] * * *
anomalism
/euh nom"euh liz'euhm/, n. Rare. 1. the state or quality of being anomalous. 2. an anomaly. [1660-70; < Gk anómal(os) ANOMALOUS + -ISM] * * *
anomalistic
—anomalistically, adv. /euh nom'euh lis"tik/, adj. of or pertaining to an anomaly. [1760-70; ANOMAL(Y) + -ISTIC] * * *
anomalistic month
Astron. See under month (def. 5). [1760-70] * * *
anomalistic year
Astron. the average interval between consecutive passages of the earth through the perihelion, equivalent to 365.26 days. [1870-75] * * *
anomalistically
See anomalistic. * * *
anomalous
—anomalously, adv. —anomalousness, n. /euh nom"euh leuhs/, adj. 1. deviating from or inconsistent with the common order, form, or rule; irregular; abnormal: Advanced forms of ...
anomalous dispersion
Physics. a sudden change in the refractive index of a material for wavelengths in the vicinity of absorption bands in the spectrum of the material. [1880-85] * * *
anomalous water
▪ chemistry also called  Orthowater, or Polywater,         liquid water generally formed by condensation of water vapour in tiny glass or fused-quartz capillaries and ...
anomalous Zeeman effect
Physics, Optics. See under Zeeman effect. * * *
anomalously
See anomalous. * * *
anomalousness
See anomalously. * * *
anomalure
▪ rodent       any of seven African species of rodents (rodent) comprising the large anomalures (genus Anomalurus), pygmy anomalures (genus Idiurus), and flightless ...
anomaly
/euh nom"euh lee/, n., pl. anomalies. 1. a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form. 2. someone or something anomalous: With his quiet nature, he was an anomaly ...
anomia
/euh noh"mee euh/, n. Med. the inability to name objects or to recognize the written or spoken names of objects. [ < NL, irreg. < Gk a- A-6 + L nom(en) NAME + -ia -IA] * * *
anomic
See anomie. * * *
anomie
—anomic /euh nom"ik/, adj. /an"euh mee'/, n. Sociol. a state or condition of individuals or society characterized by a breakdown or absence of social norms and values, as in ...
anomite
/an"euh muyt'/, n. Mineral. a variety of mica, similar to biotite but differing in optical orientation. [ < Gk ánom(os) lawless (a- A-6 + nóm(os) law + -os adj. suffix) + ...
Anomoean
▪ religious group       (from Greek anomoios, “unlike”), any member of a religious group of the 4th century that represented an extreme form of Arianism (q.v.), a ...
anon
/euh non"/, adv. 1. in a short time; soon. 2. at another time. 3. Archaic. at once; immediately. 4. ever and anon, now and then; occasionally. [bef. 1000; ME anon, anoon, OE on ...
anon.
1. anonymous. 2. anonymously. [1730-40] * * *
anonychia
/an'euh nik"ee euh/, n. Med. congenital absence of the nails. [ < NL < Gk an- AN-1 + onych- (s. of ónyx nail; see ONYX) + -ia -IA] * * *
anonym
/an"euh nim/, n. 1. an assumed or false name. 2. an anonymous person or publication. [1805-15; < F anonyme < Gk anónymos ANONYMOUS] * * *
anonymity
/an'euh nim"i tee/, n., pl. anonymities. 1. the state or quality of being anonymous. 2. an anonymous person: some fine poetry attributed to anonymities. [1810-20; ANONYM(OUS) + ...
anonymous
—anonymousness, n. —anonymously, adv. /euh non"euh meuhs/, adj. 1. without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, or the like: an anonymous letter to the ...
anonymously
See anonymous. * * *
anonymousness
See anonymously. * * *
anopheles
—anopheline /euh nof"euh luyn', -lin/, adj., n. /euh nof"euh leez'/, n., pl. anopheles. any mosquito of the genus Anopheles, certain species of which are vectors of the ...
anopheline
See anopheles. * * *
anopia
/an oh"pee euh/, n. Ophthalm. absence of sight, esp. when due to a structural defect in or absence of an eye. [AN-1 + -OPIA] * * *
anopisthograph
—anopisthographic, adj. —anopisthographically, adv. /an'euh pis"theuh graf', -grahf'/, n. a manuscript, parchment, or book having writing on only one side of the leaves. Cf. ...
anorak
/an"euh rak', ah"neuh rahk'/, n. 1. a hooded pullover jacket originally made of fur and worn in the arctic, now made of any weather-resistant fabric. 2. a jacket patterned after ...
anorectal
/an'euh rek"tl/, adj. of, pertaining to, or associated with the anus and rectum. [ANO-1 + RECTAL] * * *
anorectic
/an'euh rek"tik/, adj. 1. Also, anorectous. having no appetite. 2. causing a loss of appetite. n. 3. an anorectic substance, as a drug; anorexiant. Also, anoretic /an'euh ...
anorexia
/an'euh rek"see euh/, n. 1. loss of appetite and inability to eat. 2. Psychiatry. See anorexia nervosa. [1590-1600; < NL < Gk, equiv. to an- AN-1 + órex(is) longing (oreg- reach ...
anorexia nervosa
/nerr voh"seuh/, Psychiatry. an eating disorder primarily affecting adolescent girls and young women, characterized by pathological fear of becoming fat, distorted body image, ...
anorexianervosa
anorexia ner·vo·sa (nûr-vōʹsə) n. A psychophysiological disorder usually occurring in young women that is characterized by an abnormal fear of becoming obese, a distorted ...
anorexiant
/an'euh rek"see euhnt, an'euh-/, n. Med. a substance, as a drug, for causing loss of appetite. [ANOREXI(A) + -ANT] * * *
anorexic
/an'euh rek"sik/, n. 1. a person suffering from anorexia or esp. anorexia nervosa. adj. 2. anorectic. [1960-65; ANOREX(IA) + -IC] * * *
anorgasmia
—anorgasmic, adj. /an'awr gaz"mee euh/, n. inability to experience sexual orgasm. Also, anorgasmy. [AN-1 + ORGASM + -IA] * * *
anorthite
—anorthitic /an'awr thit"ik/, adj. /an awr"thuyt/, n. Mineral. a white or gray feldspar mineral, CaAl2Si2O8, calcic plagioclase. [1825-35; AN-1 + ORTH- + -ITE1] * * * Feldspar ...
anorthitic
See anorthite. * * *
anorthoclase
/an awr"theuh klays', -klayz'/, n. Mineral. a variety of microcline, rich in sodium and sometimes having a play of color: sometimes considered a variety of orthoclase. [AN-1 + ...
anorthosite
—anorthositic /an aw'theuh sit"ik/, adj. /an awr"theuh suyt'/, n. Petrol. a granular plutonic rock composed largely of labradorite or a more calcic feldspar. [1860-65; < F ...
anorthositic
See anorthosite. * * *
anoscope
/ay"neuh skohp'/, n. Med. proctoscope. [ANO-1 + -SCOPE] * * *
anosmia
—anosmatic /an'euhz mat"ik/, anosmic, adj. /an oz"mee euh, -os"-/, n. Pathol. absence or loss of the sense of smell. [1805-15; < NL < Gk an- AN-1 + osm(é) smell (akin to ...
anosmic
See anosmia. * * *
another
/euh nudh"euhr/, adj. 1. being one more or more of the same; further; additional: another piece of cake. 2. different; distinct; of a different period, place, or kind: at another ...
Another Great Game in Central Asia?
▪ 1997 Introduction       by Bess Brown  The Central Asian republics gained their independence in the collapse of the U.S.S.R. at the end of 1991. There was ...
another place
an expression used in the House of Commons to refer to the House of Lords or in the House of Lords to refer to the House of Commons. * * *
another-guess
/euh nudh"euhr ges'/, adj. Archaic. of another kind. [1615-25; earlier anothergets, another-gates, orig. as gen. of phrase another gate another kind (see GATE2); resp. by assoc. ...
Anouilh
/ann nooh"yeu/, n. Jean /zhahonn/, born 1910, French dramatist. * * *
Anouilh, Jean
▪ French dramatist in full  Jean-Marie-Lucien-Pierre Anouilh  born June 23, 1910, Bordeaux, France died Oct. 3, 1987, Lausanne, Switz.  playwright who became one of the ...
Anouilh, Jean (-Marie-Lucien-Pierre)
born June 23, 1910, Bordeaux, France died Oct. 3, 1987, Lausanne, Switz. French playwright. After studying law, he wrote his first play, The Ermine (1932), followed by the ...
Anouilh,Jean
A·nou·ilh (ä-no͞oʹē), Jean. 1910-1987. French playwright whose works, such as Antigone (1944), juxtapose harsh reality and fantasy. * * *
Anouk Aimée
▪ French actress original name  Françoise Dreyfus  born April 27, 1932, Paris, France       French motion-picture actress who made films in various ...
anourous
/euh noor"euhs/, adj. anurous. * * *
anovulant
/an ov"yeuh leuhnt, -oh"vyeuh-/, adj. 1. of, characterized by, or pertaining to a lack of or suppression of ovulation. n. 2. a substance that suppresses ovulation. [1965-70; AN-1 ...
anovulation
/an'ov yeuh lay"sheuhn, -oh vyeuh-, an ov'yeuh, -oh'vyeuh-/, n. the absence of ovulation. [1965-70; AN-1 + OVULATION] * * *
anovulatory
/an ov"yeuh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, -oh"vyeuh-/, adj. 1. not associated with, not caused by, or not exhibiting ovulation. 2. inhibiting ovulation. Also, anovular /an ov"yeuh ...
anoxemia
—anoxemic, anoxaemic, adj. /an'ok see"mee euh/, n. a deficiency of oxygen in the arterial blood. Also, anoxaemia. [1885-90; AN-1 + OX(YGEN) + -EMIA] * * *
anoxemic
See anoxemia. * * *
anoxia
—anoxic, adj. /an ok"see euh, euh nok"-/, n. 1. an abnormally low amount of oxygen in the body tissues; hypoxia. 2. the mental and physical disturbances that occur as a result ...
anoxic
See anoxia. * * *
ANPA
American Newspaper Publishers Association. * * *
Anqing
/ahn"ching"/, n. Pinyin. a city in S Anhui province, in E China, on the Chang Jiang: former capital of Anhui. 160,000. Also, Anch'ing, Anking. * * * ▪ China formerly ...
Anquetil,Jacques
An·que·til (äɴ-kə-tēlʹ), Jacques. 1934-1987. French cyclist who won the Tour de France in 1957 and from 1961 to 1964. * * *
Anquetil-Duperron, A.-H
▪ French scholar and linguist in full  Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron  born Dec. 7, 1731, Paris, France died Jan. 17, 1805, Paris       scholar and linguist who ...
ANS
American Name Society. * * *
ans.
answer. * * *
ansa
/an"seuh/, n., pl. ansae /-see/. 1. Archaeol. a looped handle, esp. of a vase. 2. Astron. either of the apparent extremities of the rings of Saturn or of other planets, esp. when ...
Ansar
—Ansarian, adj. /an"sahr/, n. (sometimes l.c.) (used with a pl. v.) 1. the first inhabitants of Medina to accept Islam. 2. any of those who helped Muhammad after he began his ...
Ansari, Anousheh
▪ American businesswoman born Sept. 12, 1966, Meshed, Iran       Iranian-born American businesswoman who was the first female space tourist, the first person of Iranian ...
ansate
/an"sayt/, adj. having a handle or handlelike part. [1890-95; < L ansatus having a handle. See ANSA, -ATE1] * * *
ansate cross
ankh. [1775-85] * * *
ansatecross
ansate cross n. See ankh. * * *
Ansbach
▪ Germany formerly  Anspach         city, Bavaria Land (state), southern Germany. It lies on the Rezat River, southwest of Nürnberg. Ansbach originated around the ...
Anschauung
/ahn"show oong', -euhng/, n. Philos. direct or immediate intuition or perception of sense data with little or no rational interpretation. [1855-60; < G: view, equiv. to ...
Anschluss
/ahn"shloos/, n. union, esp. the political union of Austria with Germany in 1938. [1920-25; < G: consolidation, joining together, equiv. to an- on, to + Schluss a closing] * * ...
Anscombe, G E M
▪ 2002       British philosopher (b. March 18, 1919, Limerick, Ire.—d. Jan. 5, 2001, Cambridge, Eng.), was a close associate of Ludwig Wittgenstein and served as one ...
Ansel Adams
➡ Adams (I) * * *
Anselm
/an"selm/, n. 1. Saint, 1033-1109, archbishop of Canterbury: scholastic theologian and philosopher. 2. Also, Ansel /an"seuhl, -sel/. a male given name: from Germanic words ...
Anselm of Canterbury, Saint
born 1033/34, Aosta, Lombardy died April 21, 1109, possibly at Canterbury, Kent, Eng.; feast day April 21 Founder of Scholasticism. Anselm entered the Benedictine monastery at ...
Anselm Of Laon
▪ French theologian French  Anselme De Laon   born 11th century, , Laon, Archbishopric of Laon died July 15, 1117, Laon       theologian who became eminent in early ...
Anselm Of Saint Mary
▪ French genealogist also called  Father Anselm,  French  Anselme De Sainte-marie, or Père Anselme,  original name  Pierre De Guibours  born 1625, Paris died Jan. 17, ...
Anselm,Saint
An·selm (ănʹsĕlm), Saint. 1033-1109. Italian-born English theological philosopher and prelate best known for his ontological argument for the existence of God. * * *
Anser
      bird genus of the family Anatidae (order Anseriformes). For a general discussion of the genus, see goose; for A. Albifrons, see white-fronted goose; for A. anser, ...
anseriform
▪ bird order Introduction  any of the 150 species comprising the bird order Anseriformes, which comprises the ducks (duck), geese (goose), and swans (swan) (family ...
anserine
/an"seuh ruyn', -rin/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the subfamily Anserinae, of the family Anatidae, comprising the true geese. 2. resembling a goose; gooselike. 3. stupid; ...
Ansermet
Fr. /ahonn serdd may"/, n. Ernest /erdd nest"/, 1883-1969, Swiss symphony orchestra conductor. * * *
Ansermet, Ernest
▪ Swiss conductor born Nov. 11, 1883, Vevey, Switz. died Feb. 20, 1969, Geneva  Swiss conductor known for his authoritative interpretations of the works of 20th-century ...
Ansett Transport Industries Limited
▪ Australian company       former Australian conglomerate founded in 1936 (as Ansett Airways Proprietary Ltd.) by Reginald Ansett. It ceased operations in ...
Ansgar
/ans"gahr/, n. Saint ("Apostle of the North"), 801-865, French Benedictine priest and missionary: patron saint of Scandinavia. Also, Anskar /an"skahr/. * * *
Ansgar, Saint
born probably 801, near Corbie, Austrasia died Feb. 3, 865, Bremen, Saxony; feast day February 3 Missionary, first archbishop of Hamburg, and patron saint of Scandinavia. He ...
Ansgarius
/ans gair"ee euhs/, n. Latin name of Ansgar. * * *
Anshan
/ahn"shahn"/, n. Pinyin, Wade-Giles. a city in E Liaoning province, in NE China. 1,500,000. * * * I City and territory of ancient Elam, north of modern Shīrāz, Iran. Anshan ...
Anshar and Kishar
▪ Mesopotamian mythology       in Mesopotamian mythology, the male and female principles, the twin horizons of sky and earth. Their parents were either Apsu (the watery ...
Anshun
▪ China Wade-Giles romanization  An-shun        city, west central Guizhou (Kweichow) sheng (province), China. Anshun, a county-level municipality, is located along ...
ANSI
See American National Standards Institute. * * *
Ansky, S.
▪ Russian writer Ansky also spelled  An-ski,  pseudonym of  Solomon Zanvel Rappoport  born 1863, Vitebsk, Russia [now in Belarus] died Nov. 8, 1920, Warsaw, ...
Anson
/an"seuhn/, n. a male given name. * * *
Anson, Cap
▪ American athlete byname of  Adrian Constantine Anson,  also known as  Pop  born April 11/17, 1851, Marshalltown, Iowa, U.S. died April 14, 1922, Chicago, ...
Anson, George Anson, Baron
▪ British admiral born April 23, 1697, Shugborough, Staffordshire, Eng. died June 6, 1762, Moor Park, Hertfordshire  British admiral whose four-year voyage around the world ...
Ansongo
▪ Mali       town, southeastern Mali, West Africa, on the Niger River. It is a mining (antimony) and agricultural (grains, livestock) marketing centre. Prospecting for ...
Ansonia
/an soh"nee euh, -sohn"yeuh/, n. a city in SW Connecticut. 19,039. * * * ▪ Connecticut, United States       city, coextensive with the town (township) of Ansonia, New ...
Anstey, Christopher
▪ British poet born Oct. 31, 1724, Brinkley, Cambridgeshire, Eng. died Aug. 3, 1805, Bath, Somerset  poet whose epistolary verse narrative, The New Bath Guide, went through ...
anstoss
Ger. /ahn"shtaws/, n., pl. anstösse Ger. /-shtue seuh/. (in the philosophy of Fichte) any of the six successive steps by which the absolute ego attains self-knowledge. [ < G ...
ansu-
Spirit, demon. Oldest form *ə₂e/onsu-, colored to *ə₂a/onsu-. 1. Aesir; Asgard, from Old Norse āss, god, from Germanic *ansu-. 2. Suffixed zero-grade form *n̥su-ro-. ...
answer
—answerer, n. —answerless, adj. /an"seuhr, ahn"-/, n. 1. a spoken or written reply or response to a question, request, letter, etc.: He sent an answer to my letter ...
answer print
a motion-picture film print composed of picture and sound, used for evaluation. [1935-40] * * *
answerability
See answerable. * * *
answerable
—answerability, answerableness, n. —answerably, adv. /an"seuhr euh beuhl, ahn"-/, adj. 1. liable to be asked to give account; responsible: He is answerable to a committee for ...
answerableness
See answerability. * * *
answerably
See answerability. * * *
answerback
/an"seuhr bak', ahn"-/, n. 1. a reply or answering message from a computer or other electronic device, as by means of teletypewriter or simulated voice. adj. 2. of, constituting, ...
answering machine
an electronic device that is attached to a telephone and that automatically answers callers with a prerecorded message and records their messages for later playback. Also called ...
answering pennant
Naut. one of the flags of the International Code of Signals, a pennant of three red and two white vertical stripes, flown at the dip while a message is being interpreted and ...
answering service
a service providing operators who answer a subscriber's telephone and take messages when the subscriber does not answer. [1960-65] * * *
answeringmachine
an·swer·ing machine (ănʹsər-ĭng) n. A device for answering one's telephone and recording callers' messages. * * *
answeringservice
answering service n. A business service that answers its clients' telephone calls and conveys messages to the clients. * * *
ant
—antlike, adj. /ant/, n. 1. any of numerous black, red, brown, or yellow social insects of the family Formicidae, of worldwide distribution esp. in warm climates, having a ...
ant bear
aardvark. [1545-55] * * *       common name sometimes used for the giant anteater and for the aardvark. See anteater; aardvark. * * *
ant cow
an aphid that excretes honeydew and is tended by honeydew-gathering ants. [1870-75] * * *
ant egg
the white pupa or larva of an ant, sold dried as food for pet fish, birds, turtles, etc. * * *
ant lion
any of several insects belonging to the family Myrmeleontidae, of the order Neuroptera, the larvae of which dig a pit in sand where they lie in wait to prey upon ants or other ...
ant-
var. of anti- before a vowel or h: antacid; anthelmintic. * * *
ant-pipit
/ant"pip'it/, n. gnateater. * * *
ant-thrush
/ant"thrush'/, n. any of several antbirds, esp. of the genus Formicarius. [1860-65; ANT(BIRD) + THRUSH1] * * *
ant.
1. antenna 2. antonym. * * *
Ant.
Antarctica. * * *
ANTA
/an"teuh/, n. a privately supported organization, chartered by Congress in 1935, for the encouragement and advancement of professional and nonprofessional theater. [A(merican) ...
Antabuse
/an"teuh byoohs', -byoohz'/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of disulfiram. * * *
antacid
/ant as"id/, adj. 1. preventing, neutralizing, or counteracting acidity, as of the stomach. n. 2. an antacid agent. [1725-35; ANT- + ACID] * * * Any substance, such as sodium ...
antae
an·tae (ănʹtē) n. Plural of anta. * * * ▪ people also spelled  Antes        federation of eastern Slavic nomadic tribes known by the 3rd century AD, dwelling in ...
Antaean
An·tae·an (ăn-tēʹən) adj. Relating to or suggestive of Antaeus. * * *
Antaeus
—Antaean, adj. /an tee"euhs/, n. Class. Myth. an African giant who was invincible when in contact with the earth but was lifted into the air by Hercules and crushed. * * ...
antagonism
/an tag"euh niz'euhm/, n. 1. an active hostility or opposition, as between unfriendly or conflicting groups: the antagonism between the liberal and the conservative parties. 2. ...
antagonist
/an tag"euh nist/, n. 1. a person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent; adversary. 2. the adversary of the hero or protagonist of a drama or ...
antagonistic
—antagonistically, adv. /an tag'euh nis"tik/, adj. 1. acting in opposition; opposing, esp. mutually. 2. hostile; unfriendly. [1625-35; ANTAGONIST + -IC] * * *
antagonistically
See antagonistic. * * *
antagonize
—antagonizable, adj. —antagonization, n. /an tag"euh nuyz'/, v., antagonized, antagonizing. v.t. 1. to make hostile or unfriendly; make an enemy or antagonist of: His speech ...
Antaimoro
▪ people also spelled  Antimorona,         a Malagasy people living on and near the southeastern coast of Madagascar. Numbering about 350,000 in the late 20th ...
Antakiya
/ahn'tah kee"yah/, n. Arabic name of Antioch. * * *
Antakya
/ahn tah"kyah/, n. Turkish name of Antioch. * * *
antalkali
/ant al"keuh luy'/, n., pl. antalkalis, antalkalies. something that neutralizes alkalis or counteracts alkalinity. Also, antalkaline. [1825-35; ANT- + ALKALI] * * *
antalkaline
/ant al"keuh luyn', -lin/, adj. 1. preventing, neutralizing, or counteracting alkalinity. n. 2. antalkali. [1805-15; ANT- + ALKALINE] * * *
Antall, Jozsef
▪ 1994       Hungarian politician (b. April 8, 1932, Budapest, Hung.—d. Dec. 12, 1993, Budapest), as prime minister of Hungary (1990-93) and the longest-serving ...
Antalya
/ahn tahl"yah/, n. a seaport in SW Turkey. 130,759. * * * ▪ Turkey Ancient Greek  Attalia,    city and Mediterranean port, southwestern Turkey, on the Gulf of Antalya. ...


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