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/ak"euh zhooh', -jooh'/, n. 1. the wood of any of several species of mahogany. 2. the cashew tree, its nuts, or resin. [1715-25; < F < Pg acajú; see CASHEW] * * *
▪ El Salvador       Pacific seaport, southwestern El Salvador. Spanish conquistadores defeated the Indians there in 1524, and it subsequently flourished as a colonial ...
/ay'kal kyooh"lee euh/, n. Psychiatry. inability or loss of the ability to perform arithmetic operations. [ < NL, equiv. to a- A-6 + calcul- (see CALCULATE) + -ia -IA] * * *
/ak"euh lef'/, n. (in former classifications) any coelenterate of the group Acalephae, including the sea nettles and jellyfishes. Also, acalephe /ak"euh leef'/. [1700-10; < NL ...
▪ Mexico       city, southeastern Guanajuato estado (state), central Mexico. Acámbaro lies along the Lerma River, on the Mexican Plateau, at 6,388 feet (1,947 m) above ...
a·can·tha (ə-kănʹthə) n. pl. a·can·thae (-thē) A sharp spiny part or structure, such as the spinous process of a vertebra.   [New Latin, from Greek akantha, thorn.] * ...
▪ plant family       one of 23 families in the mint order of flowering plants (Lamiales), containing approximately 230 genera and nearly 3,500 species distributed ...
/ak'euhn thay"sheuhs/, adj. 1. having prickly growths. 2. belonging to the plant family Acanthaceae. Cf. acanthus family. [1745-55; < NL Acanthace(ae) (see ACANTHUS, -ACEAE) + ...
a·can·thi (ə-kănʹthī') n. A plural of acanthus. * * *
acanthine [ə kan′thin, ə kan′thīn΄, ə kan′thēn΄] adj. of or resembling an acanthus or its leaves * * * See acanthus. * * *
/euh kan"thuyt/, n. Mineral. the orthorhombic form of silver sulfide. Cf. argentite. [ACANTH- + -ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral       a silver sulfide mineral (Ag2S) that is ...
a combining form from Greek meaning "spine," used in the formation of compound words: acanthocephalan. Also, esp. before a vowel, acanth-. [ < Gk akantho-, comb. form of ákantha ...
/euh kan'theuh sef"euh leuhn/, n. 1. any parasitic worm of the phylum or class Acanthocephala, having a proboscis covered with recurved hooks. * * *
/euh kan"theuh suyt'/, n. Pathol. an abnormal red blood cell having spiny projections, found in the blood of persons with abetalipoproteinemia and certain malabsorption ...
/euh kan'thoh suy toh"sis/, n. a condition characterized by large numbers of acanthocytes in the blood. [ACANTHOCYTE + -OSIS] * * *
/ak'euhn thoh"dee euhn/, n. any small, spiny-finned, sharklike fish of the extinct order Acanthodii, from the Paleozoic Era. [1850-55; < NL Acanthodi(i) pl. of ACANTHODIUS ...
/euh kan"thoyd/, adj. spiny; spinous. [ACANTH- + -OID] * * *
—acanthological /euh kan'theuh loj"i keuhl/, adj. —acanthologist, n. /ak'euhn thol"euh jee/, n. Biol. the study of spines, as in sea urchins or certain spiny-headed worms, ...
/ak'euhn thop'teuh rij"ee euhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the Acanthopterygii (Acanthopteri), the group of spiny-finned fishes, including the bass and perch. n. 2. an ...
/euh kan"theuhs/, adj. spinous. [ACANTH- + -OUS] * * *
—acanthine /euh kan"thin, -thuyn/, adj. /euh kan"theuhs/, n., pl. acanthuses, acanthi /-thuy/. 1. any of several plants of the genus Acanthus, of the Mediterranean region, ...
acanthus family
the plant family Acanthaceae, typified by tropical herbaceous plants and shrubs having simple opposite leaves, clusters of tubular bracted flowers, and seeds sometimes dispersed ...
—acapnial, adj. /euh kap"nee euh, ay kap"-/, n. Med. a deficiency of carbon dioxide in the blood and tissues. [1905-10; < NL < Gk ákapn(os) smokeless (a- A-6 + kapnós smoke) ...
a cap·pel·la (ä' kə-pĕlʹə) adv. Music Without instrumental accompaniment.   [Italian : a, in the manner of + cappella, chapel, choir.] * * *
/ak'euh pool"koh/; Sp. /ah'kah poohl"kaw/, n. a seaport and resort in SW Mexico, on the Pacific. 456,700. * * * in full Acapulco de Juárez City and port (pop., 2000: 619,253), ...
Acapulco gold
Slang. a strong and highly prized variety of marijuana grown in Mexico. [1965-70] * * *
Acaraí Mountains
▪ mountains, South America also spelled  Acarahy,  or  Akarai,  Portuguese  Serra Acaraí         low range on the border of Brazil (Pará state) and southern ...
ac·ar·bose (ăkʹär-bōs') n. A drug for use in the management of non-insulin-dependent diabetes that reduces plasma glucose by slowing the absorption of starches and sugars ...
—acardiac /ay kahr"dee ak'/, adj. /ay kahr"dee euh/, n. Pathol. congenital absence of a heart. [A-6 + -CARDIA] * * *
/ak"euh ruy'/, n. pl. of acarus. * * *
Acarí, Río de
▪ stream, Peru       stream in southwestern Peru, rising in the Cordillera Occidental and flowing to the Pacific Ocean; its valley is the site of remains of the Nazca ...
/ak'euh ruy"euh sis/, n., pl. acariases /-seez'/. Pathol. 1. infestation with acarids, esp. mites. 2. a skin disease caused by such infestation, as scabies. [1820-30; < NL; see ...
—acaricidal, adj. /euh kar"euh suyd', ak"euhr euh-/, n. a substance or preparation for killing acarids. [1875-80; ACAR(US) + -I- + -CIDE] * * *
/ak"euh rid/, n. 1. an acarine, esp. a mite of the family Acaridae. adj. 2. of or pertaining to an acarid. [1875-80; ACAR(US) + -ID2] * * * ▪ ...
Acarigua [ä΄kə rig′wə] city in NW Venezuela: pop. 126,000 * * * ▪ Venezuela       city, northern Portuguesa estado (state), northwestern Venezuela. Formerly the ...
      subclass of the arthropod class Arachnida that includes the mite and tick (qq.v.). * * *
/ak"euh ruyn', -reen", -rin/, n. 1. any of numerous arachnids of the order Acarina, comprising the mites and ticks. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the order Acarina. Also, ...
—Acarnanian, adj., n. /ak'euhr nay"nee euh, -nayn"yeuh/, n. a coastal region of the W central part of ancient Greece: now part of the province of Aetolia and Acarnania in ...
/ak"euh royd'/, adj. resembling a mite or tick. [1875-80; ACAR(US) + -OID] * * *
acaroid resin
a red or yellow resin obtained from the trunks of several grass trees, esp. Xanthorrhoea hastilis, used chiefly in varnishes and lacquers and as a substitute for resin. Also ...
ac·a·roid resin (ăkʹə-roid') n. A yellow or reddish resin obtained from various Australian grass trees and used in varnishes, lacquers, and paper manufacture. Also called ...
See acarology. * * *
—acarologist, n. /ak'euh rol"euh jee/, n. the branch of zoology dealing with mites and ticks. [ACAR(US) + -O- + -LOGY] * * *
See acarophobia. * * *
/ak'euhr euh foh"bee euh/, n. Psychiatry. a pathological belief that the skin is infested with mites or insects, often leading to self-mutilation in order to eliminate the ...
See acarophobe. * * *
/ay kahr"peuh leuhs/, adj. Bot. having no carpels. Also, acarpellous. [1875-80; A-6 + CARPEL + -OUS] * * *
/ay kahr"peuhs/, adj. Bot. not producing fruit; sterile; barren. [ < Gk ákarpos. See A-6, -CARPOUS] * * *
/ak"euhr euhs/, n., pl. acari /-euh ruy'/. a mite, esp. of the genus Acarus. [1650-60; < NL < Gk ákari mite] * * *
(in full the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) an independent British organization which brings together workers and their employers when the usual methods of ...
▪ pathology       rare hereditary metabolic disorder caused by lack of the organic catalyst or enzyme called catalase. Although a deficiency of catalase activity is ...
/ay kat'l ek"tik/, Pros. adj. 1. not catalectic; complete. n. 2. a verse having the complete number of syllables in the last foot. Cf. catalectic, hypercatalectic. [1580-90; < LL ...
—acataleptic /ay kat'l ep"tik/, n., adj. /ay kat"l ep'see/, n. Philos. an ancient Skeptical view that no more than probable knowledge is available to human beings. [1595-1605; ...
/ay kawd"l/, adj. Zool. tailless. Also, acaudate /ay kaw"dayt/. [1855-60; A-6 + CAUDAL] * * *
a·cau·date (ā-kôʹdāt') also a·cau·dal (ā-kôdʹl) adj. Having no tail. * * *
—acaulescence, n. /ak'aw les"euhnt, ay'kaw-/, adj. Bot. not caulescent; stemless; without visible stem. Also, acauline /ay kaw"lin, -luyn/, acaulose /ay kaw"lohs/, acaulous /ay ...
—acausality, n. /ay kaw"zeuhl/, adj. having no cause. [A-6 + CAUSAL] * * *
acc abbrev. 1. accompaniment 2. account 3. accusative * * *
1. accelerate. 2. acceleration. 3. accept. 4. acceptance. 5. accompanied. 6. accompaniment. 7. accordant. 8. according. 9. account. 10. accountant. 11. accusative. * * *
/ak"ad, ah"kahd/, n. Akkad. * * *
/euh kay"dee euhn, euh kah"-/, n., adj. Akkadian. * * *
American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities. * * *
—accedence, n. —acceder, n. /ak seed"/, v.i., acceded, acceding. 1. to give consent, approval, or adherence; agree; assent; to accede to a request; to accede to the terms of ...
See accede. * * *
See accedence. * * *
accelerando. * * *
/ak sel'euh ran"doh, -rahn"-/; It. /aht che'le rddahn"daw/, adv., adj. Music. gradually increasing in speed. [1835-45; < It < L accelerandus, gerundive of accelerare to speed up. ...
/ak sel"euhr euhnt/, n. 1. something that speeds up a process. 2. Chem. accelerator (def. 5). 3. a substance that accelerates the spread of fire or makes a fire more intense: ...
—accelerable, adj. —acceleratedly, adv. /ak sel"euh rayt'/, v., accelerated, accelerating. v.t. 1. to cause faster or greater activity, development, progress, advancement, ...
accelerated reader
Educ. a teaching device into which a page of reading material is inserted and advanced one line at a time, gradually increasing the speed to accelerate and improve one's rate of ...
/ak sel'euh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of accelerating; increase of speed or velocity. 2. a change in velocity. 3. Mech. the time rate of change of velocity with respect to ...
acceleration clause
a provision of a mortgage, loan, or the like that advances the date of payment under certain circumstances. [1930-35] * * *
acceleration coefficient
Econ. the ratio of change in capital investment to the change in consumer spending. Also called accelerator, coefficient of acceleration. Cf. acceleration principle. * * *
acceleration of gravity
Physics. the acceleration of a falling body in the earth's gravitational field, inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the body to the center of the earth, and ...
acceleration principle
Econ. the principle that an increase in the demand for a finished product will create a greater demand for capital goods. Also called accelerator principle. [1940-45] * * *
acceleration stress
▪ physiology Introduction       physiological changes that occur in the human body in motion as a result of rapid increase of speed. Rapid acceleration and surges in ...
/ak sel'euh ray"sheuh nist/, n. Econ. a person, esp. an economist, who advocates or promotes the acceleration principle. [ACCELERATION + -IST] * * *
accelerationof gravity
acceleration of gravity n. Abbr. g The acceleration of freely falling bodies under the influence of terrestrial gravity, equal to approximately 9.81 meters (32 feet) per second ...
/ak sel"euh ray'tiv, -euhr euh tiv/, adj. tending to accelerate; increasing the velocity of. Also, acceleratory /ak sel"euhr euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/. [1745-55; ACCELERATE + ...
/ak sel"euh ray'teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that accelerates. 2. Auto. a device, usually operated by the foot, for controlling the speed of an engine. 3. Brit. any two- or ...
accelerator board n. A printed circuit board that enhances a computer's performance by substituting a faster microprocessor without replacing the entire motherboard and ...
acceleratormass spectrometry
accelerator mass spectrometry n. Mass spectroscopy in which a particle accelerator is used to disassociate molecules, ionize atoms, and accelerate the ions. * * *
See accelerative. * * *
/ak sel"euhr euh gram'/, n. a graphic record in chart form, produced by an accelerograph in response to seismic ground motions. [1970-75; ACCELER(ATION) + -O- + -GRAM1] * * *
/ak sel"euhr euh graf', -grahf'/, n. an accelerometer containing a pendulum device for measuring and recording ground motions produced by earthquakes. [1905-10; ACCELER(ATION) + ...
/ak sel'euh rom"i teuhr/, n. an instrument for measuring acceleration, as of aircraft or guided missiles. [1900-05; ACCELER(ATION) + -O- + -METER] * * * Instrument that measures ...
—accentless, adj. —accentuable /ak sen"chooh euh beuhl/, adj. n. /ak"sent/; v. /ak"sent, ak sent"/, n. 1. prominence of a syllable in terms of differential loudness, or of ...
accent mark
a mark used to indicate an accent, stress, etc., as for pronunciation or in musical notation. Cf. diacritic (def. 1). [1885-90] * * *
/ak sen"teuhr, ak"sen-/, n. any oscine bird of the family Prunellidae, of Europe and Asia, resembling sparrows but having more finely pointed bills, as the hedge ...
➡ General American English * * *
—accentuality, n. —accentually, adv. /ak sen"chooh euhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to accent or stress. 2. Pros. of or pertaining to poetry based on the number of stresses, ...
accentual verse
▪ prosody       in prosody, a metrical system based only on the number of stresses or accented syllables in a line of verse. In accentual verse the total number of ...
accentual-syllabic verse
▪ prosody       in prosody, the metrical system that is most commonly used in English poetry. It is based on both the number of stresses, or accents, and the number of ...
See accentual. * * *
/ak sen"chooh ayt'/, v.t., accentuated, accentuating. 1. to give emphasis or prominence to. 2. to mark or pronounce with an accent. [1725-35; < ML accentuatus intoned (ptp. of ...
/ak sen'chooh ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of accentuating. 2. something that is accentuated. [1820-30; < ML accentuation- (s. of accentuatio) intoning. See ACCENTUATE, ...
/ak sen"chooh ay'teuhr/, n. 1. Electronics. a circuit or network inserted to provide less loss or greater gain to certain frequencies in an audio spectrum, as a preemphasis ...
/ak sept"/, v.t. 1. to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor: to accept a present; to accept a proposal. 2. to agree or consent to; accede to: to ...
See acceptable. * * *
—acceptability, acceptableness, n. —acceptably, adv. /ak sep"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable or worthy of being accepted. 2. pleasing to the receiver; satisfactory; agreeable; ...
See acceptability. * * *
See acceptability. * * *
/ak sep"teuhns/, n. 1. the act of taking or receiving something offered. 2. favorable reception; approval; favor. 3. the act of assenting or believing: acceptance of a theory. 4. ...
acceptance race
Brit. See allowance race. * * *
acceptance region
Statistics. the set of values of a test statistic for which the null hypothesis is accepted. Cf. rejection region. * * *
/ak sep"teuhn see/, n., pl. acceptancies. 1. the act of accepting; acceptance. 2. a willingness to accept or receive; receptiveness. [1855-60; ACCEPT + -ANCY] * * *
/ak sep"teuhnt/, adj. willingly or readily accepting or receiving; receptive. [1590-1600; ACCEPT + -ANT] * * *
/ak'sep tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the usual or accepted meaning of a word, phrase, etc. 2. favorable regard; approval. 3. belief; acceptance as true or valid. [1400-50; late ME < MF. ...
—acceptedly, adv. /ak sep"tid/, adj. generally approved; usually regarded as normal, right, etc.: an accepted pronunciation of a word; an accepted theory. [1485-95; ACCEPT + ...
accepted masons
Hist. See under Freemason (def. 2b). * * *
accepted pairing
a technique of advertising in which two or more competing products are compared in such a manner that certain good qualities are conceded but one product is made to appear ...
See accepted. * * *
/ak'sep tee"/, n. a person who is accepted, as for military service. [ACCEPT + -EE] * * *
/ak sep"teuhr/, n. a person or thing that accepts. [1575-85; ACCEPT + -ER1] * * *
—acceptingly, adv. —acceptingness, n. /ak sep"ting/, adj. amenable; open: She was always more accepting of coaching suggestions than her teammates. [1570-80; ACCEPT + ...
/ak sep"tiv/, adj. 1. inclined to receive or accept; receptive: She was seldom acceptive of my suggestions. 2. reasonably satisfactory; acceptable: an acceptive mode of ...
/ak sep"teuhr/, n. 1. accepter. 2. Finance. a person who accepts a draft or bill of exchange, esp. the drawee who signs the draft or bill, confirming a willingness to pay it when ...
Accesi, Compagnia degli
▪ Italian acting company       company that performed commedia dell'arte (improvised popular Italian comedy) in the early 1600s. The name means “the stimulated.” ...
/ak"ses/, n. 1. the ability, right, or permission to approach, enter, speak with, or use; admittance: They have access to the files. 2. the state or quality of being ...
access charge
a fee charged to long-distance telephone companies and their customers by a local telephone company for use of its lines. * * *
access code
a code, as of numbers or letters, that is entered into a computer, telephone, or telecommunications network so as to access a particular service. * * *
access course
n (in Britain) an adult education course that prepares especially older students who do not have A levels for study at a university or college of higher education. ➡ note at ...
access method
Computers. a method of accessing data read from or written to an external storage medium, determined by software and the organization of data on the medium. * * *
access point
Library Science. a code, term, or the like through which an entry in a bibliographic record may be found. * * *
access road
a road that provides access to a specific destination, as to a main highway or to a property that lies within another property. [1940-45] * * *
access time
Computers. 1. the elapsed time from the instant that information is called from a storage unit to the instant it is received. 2. the elapsed time from the instant that ...
—accessarily, adv. —accessariness, n. /ak ses"euh ree/, n., pl. accessaries, adj. Chiefly Law. accessory (defs. 3, 6). * * *
access broker n. A former political figure with close ties to an incumbent administration who parlays those ties into a lucrative public relations or lobbying venture. * * *
access code n. An alphanumeric sequence that permits access to an electronic network, such as a telephone network or an automated teller machine. * * *
See accessible. * * *
—accessibility, n. —accessibly, adv. /ak ses"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. easy to approach, reach, enter, speak with, or use. 2. that can be used, entered, reached, etc.: an ...
See accessibility. * * *
See accessibility. * * *
—accessional, adj. /ak sesh"euhn/, n. 1. the act of coming into the possession of a right, title, office, etc.: accession to the throne. 2. an increase by something added: an ...
accession number
the individual number or serial designation identifying specifically any of the items, as books or records, acquired by a library, collection, or the like. Cf. serial ...
See accession. * * *
/ak'seuh sawr"ee euhl, -sohr"-/, adj. accessory; supplementary. [1720-30; ACCESSORY + -AL1] * * *
See accessorial. * * *
See accessorial. * * *
/ak'seuh sawr"ee euhs, -sohr"-/, n., pl. accessorii /-sawr"ee uy', -sohr"-/. Anat. any muscle, nerve, gland, etc., that reinforces the action of another. [ < NL, ML: ACCESSORY] * ...
—accessorization, n. /ak ses"euh riz'/, v. accessorized, accessorizing. v.t. 1. to fit or equip with accessories: to accessorize a car with special seat covers. v.i. 2. to ...
—accessorily, adv. —accessoriness, n. /ak ses"euh ree/, n., pl. accessories, adj. n. 1. a subordinate or supplementary part, object, or the like, used mainly for convenience, ...
accessory chromosome
Genetics. See B chromosome. [1900-05] * * *
accessory fruit
Bot. a fruit, as the apple, strawberry, or pineapple, that contains, in addition to a mature ovary and seeds, a significant amount of other tissue. Also called false fruit, ...
accessory mineral
      any mineral in an igneous rock not essential to the naming of the rock. When it is present in small amounts, as is common, it is called a minor accessory. If the ...
accessory nerve
Anat. either one of the eleventh pair of cranial nerves, consisting of motor fibers from the spinal cord that innervate the pharyngeal, trapezius, and sternocleidomastoid ...
accessory apartment n. An apartment within a single-family dwelling. Also called granny flat, in-law apartment. * * *
accessory cell n. See subsidiary cell. * * *
accessory fruit n. A fruit, such as the pear or strawberry, that develops from a ripened ovary or ovaries but includes a significant portion derived from nonovarian tissue. Also ...
accessory mineral n. A mineral that is present in a minor amount in rocks and is not considered an essential constituent of the rock. * * *
accessory nerve n. Either of the 11th pair of cranial nerves, which convey motor impulses to the pharynx and muscles of the upper thorax, back, and shoulders. * * *
accessory pigment n. Botany A pigment that absorbs light energy and transfers it to chlorophyll A. * * *
access road n. A road that affords access into and out of an area. * * *
access time n. Computer Science The average time lag between a request for information stored on a particular component, such as the hard drive or RAM, and its delivery. * * *
/ak"ses way'/, n. a path, route, etc., that provides access to a specific destination or property, as to a public beach or state park. [1960-65; ACCESS + WAY] * * *
/euh chah'keuh toor"euh/; It. /aht chahk'kah tooh"rddah/, n., pl. acciaccaturas, acciaccature /-toor"ay, -toor"ee/; It. /-tooh"rdde/. Music. a short grace note one half step ...
Acciaiuoli, Niccolò
▪ Italian statesman and soldier born Sept. 12, 1310, Montegufoni, near Florence died Nov. 8, 1365, Naples       statesman, soldier, and grand seneschal of Naples who ...
/ak"si deuhns/, n. 1. the rudiments or essentials of a subject. 2. Gram. a. the study of inflection as a grammatical device. b. the inflections so studied. [1500-1510; < L ...
/ak"si deuhnt/, n. 1. an undesirable or unfortunate happening that occurs unintentionally and usually results in harm, injury, damage, or loss; casualty; mishap: automobile ...
accident boat
Naut. a boat kept suspended outboard so that it can be lowered immediately if someone falls overboard. * * *
accident insurance
insurance providing for loss resulting from accidental bodily injury. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
accident tout
Brit. Slang. See ambulance chaser. * * *
/ak"si deuhnt prohn'/, adj. tending to have more accidents or mishaps than the average person. [1925-30] * * *
—accidentally, adv. —accidentalness, accidentality, n. /ak'si den"tl/, adj. 1. happening by chance or accident; not planned; unexpected: an accidental meeting. 2. ...
accidental death benefit
a life insurance benefit, usually in the form of a rider or policy addition, under which the proceeds are payable to the beneficiary only if the insured dies by ...
—accidentalist, n., adj. /ak'si den"tl iz'euhm/, n. 1. a system of medicine based on the symptoms of a disease, disregarding its origin or cause. 2. Philos. any theory holding ...
See accidental. * * *
See accidentally. * * *
accident insurance n. Insurance against bodily injury or death because of accident. * * *
See accidentally. * * *
/ak"si dee/, n. acedia. [1200-50; ME < ML accidia (alter. of LL acedia ACEDIA); r. ME accide < OF] * * *
/ak sip"i teuhr/, n. a hawk of the genus Accipiter, having short, rounded wings and a long tail and feeding chiefly on small mammals and birds. [1870-75; < NL, L: hawk] * * ...
/ak sip"i treuhl/, adj. accipitrine. [1835-45; < L accipitr- (s. of accipiter) ACCIPITER + -AL1] * * *
/ak sip"i trin, -truyn'/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or belonging to the family Accipitridae, comprising the hawks, Old World vultures, kites, harriers, and eagles. 2. raptorial; ...
▪ literature       a form of irony in which a person feigns indifference to or pretends to refuse something he or she desires. The fox's dismissal of the grapes in ...
/ak"shee euhs/, n. Lucius, c170-c90 B.C., Roman poet and prose writer. Also, Attius. * * *
Accius, Lucius
▪ Roman poet Accius also spelled  Attius   born 170 BC, Pisaurum, Umbria [Italy] died c. 86 BC       one of the greatest of the Roman tragic poets, in the view of ...
—acclaimer, n. /euh klaym"/, v.t. 1. to welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud: to acclaim the conquering heroes. 2. to announce or proclaim with ...
See acclaim. * * *
—acclamatory /euh klam"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /ak'leuh may"sheuhn/, n. 1. a loud shout or other demonstration of welcome, goodwill, or approval. 2. act of acclaiming. 3. ...
See acclamation. * * *
—acclimatable /euh kluy"mi teuh beuhl/, adj. —acclimation /ak'leuh may"sheuhn/, n. /ak"leuh mayt', euh kluy"mit/, v.t., v.i., acclimated, acclimating. to accustom or become ...
ac·cli·ma·tion (ăk'lə-māʹshən) n. 1. The process of acclimating or of becoming acclimated. 2. Acclimatization. * * *
ac·cli·ma·ti·za·tion (ə-klī'mə-tĭ-zāʹshən) n. The physiological adaptation of an animal or plant to changes in climate or environment, such as light, temperature, or ...
—acclimatizable, adj. —acclimatization, n. /euh kluy"meuh tuyz'/, v.t., v.i., acclimatized, acclimatizing. to acclimate. Also, esp. Brit., acclimatise. [1830-40; ACCLIMATE + ...
See acclimatize. * * *
See acclivity. * * *
—acclivitous, acclivous /euh kluy"veuhs/, adj. /euh kliv"i tee/, n., pl. acclivities. an upward slope, as of ground; an ascent (opposed to declivity). [1605-15; < L acclivitas, ...
—accoladed, adj. /ak"euh layd', -lahd'; ak'euh layd", -lahd"/, n. 1. any award, honor, or laudatory notice: The play received accolades from the press. 2. a light touch on the ...
Ac·co·late (ăkʹə-lāt') A trademark used for the drug zafirlukast. * * *
/ak"euh lay'tid/, adj. (of portraits on a coin, medal, or escutcheon) overlapping and facing in the same direction; conjoined. [1875-80; < F accol(er) to embrace (see ACCOLADE) + ...
—accommodable, /euh kom"euh deuh beuhl/, adj. /euh kom"euh dayt'/, v., accommodated, accommodating. v.t. 1. to do a kindness or a favor to; oblige; to accommodate a friend. 2. ...
—accommodatingly, adv. /euh kom"euh day'ting/, adj. easy to deal with; eager to help or please; obliging. [1610-20; ACCOMMODATE + -ING2] * * *
See accommodating. * * *
—accommodational, adj. /euh kom'euh day"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of accommodating; state or process of being accommodated; adaptation. 2. adjustment of differences; ...
accommodation bill
a bill, draft, or note made, drawn, accepted, or endorsed by one person for another without consideration, to enable the second person to obtain credit or raise money. Also ...
accommodation collar
Slang. the arrest of a person on little or no evidence merely to fill a public or political demand for police action. [1970-75] * * *
accommodation ladder
a portable flight of steps, usually having a small platform at each end, suspended at the side of a vessel to give access to and from boats alongside. [1760-70] * * *
accommodation line
insurance that, by itself, would not be acceptable to an insurer but is written in connection with other policies as an accommodation to an agent or broker. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
accommodation paper
accommodation paper or accommodation bill or accommodation note n. a bill of exchange cosigned by one party as maker, acceptor, or endorser without requiring collateral or a fee, ...
accommodation train
Railroads Now Rare. a local train. [1830-40, Amer.] * * *
/euh kom'euh day"sheuh nist/, n. 1. a person who finds it expedient to adapt to the opinions or behavior of the majority of people, esp. as a means of economic or political ...
accommodation ladder n. A portable ladder hung from the side of a ship. * * *
—accommodativeness, n. /euh kom"euh day'tiv/, adj. tending to accommodate; adaptive. [1835-45; ACCOMMODATE + -IVE] * * *
See accommodative. * * *
/euh kom"euh day'teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that accommodates. 2. a domestic worker employed on a part-time basis or when needed. [1620-30; ACCOMMODATE + -OR2] * * *
/euh kum"peuh ni meuhnt, euh kump"ni-/, n. 1. something incidental or added for ornament, symmetry, etc. 2. Music. a part in a composition designed to serve as background and ...
/euh kum"peuh nist, euh kump"nist/, n. Music. a person who plays an accompaniment. Also, accompanyist. [1825-35; ACCOMPAN(Y) + -IST] * * *
/euh kum"peuh nee/, v., accompanied, accompanying. v.t. 1. to go along or in company with; join in action: to accompany a friend on a walk. 2. to be or exist in association or ...
/euh kum"peuh nee ist/, n. accompanist. * * *
/euh kom"plis/, n. a person who knowingly helps another in a crime or wrongdoing, often as a subordinate. [1475-85; a(c) of unclear orig. + late ME complice < MF < ML complici- ...
—accomplishable, adj. —accomplisher, n. /euh kom"plish/, v.t. 1. to bring to its goal or conclusion; carry out; perform; finish: to accomplish one's mission. 2. to complete ...
See accomplish. * * *
/euh kom"plisht/, adj. 1. completed; done; effected: an accomplished fact. 2. highly skilled; expert: an accomplished pianist. 3. having all the social graces, manners, and other ...
See accomplishable. * * *
/euh kom"plish meuhnt/, n. 1. an act or instance of carrying into effect; fulfillment: the accomplishment of our desires. 2. something done admirably or creditably: Space ...
Accoramboni, Vittoria
▪ Italian noblewoman born Feb. 15, 1557, Gubbio, Papal States [Italy] died Dec. 22, 1585, Padua, republic of Venice       Italian woman whose life story aroused a great ...
—accordable, adj. —accorder, n. /euh kawrd"/, v.i. 1. to be in agreement or harmony; agree. v.t. 2. to make agree or correspond; adapt. 3. to grant; bestow: to accord due ...
/euh kawr"dns/, n. 1. agreement; conformity: in accordance with the rules. 2. the act of according or granting: the accordance of all rights and privileges. [1275-1325; ME ...
—accordantly, adv. /euh kawr"dnt/, adj. agreeing; conforming; harmonious. [1275-1325; ME acordant < OF. See ACCORD, -ANT] * * *
See accordant. * * *
/euh kawr'deuh toor"euh/; It. /ahk kawrdd'dah tooh"rddah/, n., pl. accordaturas, accordature It. /-tooh"rdde/. Music. the notes to which a stringed instrument is tuned. [ < It: ...
See accord. * * *
/euh kawr"ding/. adj. agreeing: according voices raised in censure. [1350-1400; ME; see ACCORD, -ING2] * * *
according as
1. to the extent that; proportionately as. 2. depending on whether; if: I'll stay according as I have the money. 3. depending on how. [1475-1500] * * *
according to
1. in agreement or accord with: according to his judgment. 2. consistent with; in conformity with: to be paid according to one's experience. 3. on the authority of; as stated or ...
ac·cord·ing as (ə-kôrʹdĭng) conj. 1. Corresponding to the way in which; precisely as. 2. Depending on whether; if. * * *
/euh kawr"ding lee/, adv. 1. therefore; so; in due course. 2. in accordance; correspondingly. [1400-50; ME; see ACCORDING, -LY] Syn. 1, 2. consequently, hence, thus. See ...
according to prep. 1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians. 2. In keeping with: according to instructions. 3. As determined by: a list arranged ...
/euh kawr"dee euhn/, n. Music. 1. Also called piano accordion. a portable wind instrument having a large bellows for forcing air through small metal reeds, a keyboard for the ...
accordion pleat
one of a series of narrow, evenly spaced parallel pleats with alternating raised and recessed folds set into cloth or other material, usually by a commercial pleating ...
/euh kawr"dee euhn fohld'/, v.t. to fold into pleats resembling the bellows of an accordion: to make a fan by accordion-folding a sheet of paper. * * *
/euh kawr"dee euh nist/, n. a person who plays the accordion, esp. with skill. [ACCORDION + -IST] * * *
—accostable, adj. /euh kawst", euh kost"/, v.t. 1. to confront boldly: The beggar accosted me for money. 2. to approach, esp. with a greeting, question, or remark. 3. (of ...
/euh kaw"stid, euh kos"tid/, adj. Heraldry. (of animals) represented as side by side: two dolphins accosted. [1600-10; ACCOST + -ED2] * * *
/euh koohsh"meuhnt/; Fr. /ann koohsh mahonn"/, n., pl. accouchements /-meuhnts/; Fr. /-mahonn"/ the confinement of childbirth; lying-in. [1800-10; < F, deriv., with -ment -MENT, ...
/ak'ooh sherr"/; Fr. /ann kooh shuerdd"/, n., pl. accoucheurs /-sherrz"/; Fr. /-shuerdd"/. a person who assists during childbirth, esp. an obstetrician. [1750-60; < F; see ...
accoucheuse [a΄ko͞o shʉz′] n. 〚Fr, fem. of ACCOUCHEUR〛 MIDWIFE * * *
/euh kownt"/, n. 1. an oral or written description of particular events or situations; narrative: an account of the meetings; an account of the trip. 2. an explanatory statement ...
account book
a book in which personal or commercial accounts are recorded; ledger. [1690-1700] * * *
account current
pl. accounts current. 1. a personal account providing for periodic settlements; current account. 2. the periodic statement or transcript of such an account. [1675-85] * * *
account executive
(in an advertising agency or other service business) the manager of a client's account. [1940-45] * * *
account payable
pl. accounts payable. a liability to a creditor, carried on open account, usually for purchases of goods and services. [1935-40] * * * Any amount owed as the result of a ...
account receivable
pl. accounts receivable. a claim against a debtor, carried on open account, usually limited to debts due from the sale of goods and services. [1935-40] * * * Any amount owed to ...
/euh kown'teuh bil"i tee/, n. 1. the state of being accountable, liable, or answerable. 2. Educ. a policy of holding schools and teachers accountable for students' academic ...
—accountableness, n. —accountably, adv. /euh kown"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something; responsible; answerable. 2. capable ...
See accountability. * * *
See accountability. * * *
/euh kown"tn see/, n. the art or practice of an accountant. [1850-55; ACCOUNTAN(T) + -CY] * * *
—accountantship, n. /euh kown"tnt/, n. a person whose profession is inspecting and auditing personal or commercial accounts. [1425-75; ACCOUNT + -ANT; r. late ME accomptant < ...
account executive n. A person, as in an advertising or a public relations firm, who manages clients' accounts. * * *
/euh kown"ting/, n. 1. the theory and system of setting up, maintaining, and auditing the books of a firm; art of analyzing the financial position and operating results of a ...
accounting machine
a machine for performing bookkeeping functions, as arithmetic operations or vertical and horizontal tabulations. [1955-60] * * *
accounting period
a regular period of time, as a month or a year, for which an operative statement is drawn up. * * *
/euh kup"euhl meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of coupling. 2. something that couples, esp. a tie or brace in building. [1475-85; accouple ( < MF accopler; see AC-, COUPLE) + -ment ...
/euh kooh"teuhr/, v.t. to equip or outfit, esp. with military clothes, equipment, etc. Also, esp. Brit., accoutre. [1600-10; earlier accou(s)tre < F accoutrer, OF acou(s)trer to ...
/euh kooh"teuhr meuhnt, -treuh-/, n. 1. personal clothing, accessories, etc. 2. the equipment, excluding weapons and clothing, of a soldier. Also, esp. Brit., ...
/euh kooh"teuhr/, v.t., accoutred, accoutring. Chiefly Brit. accouter. * * *
/ak"reuh, euh krah"/, n. the wood of a sapele. [prob. after ACCRA] * * * Capital and largest city (pop., 2001 est.: 1,551,200) of Ghana, on the Gulf of Guinea. When the ...
/ak"reuh, euh krah"/, n. a seaport in and the capital of Ghana, on the Gulf of Guinea. 700,000. Also, Akkra. * * * Capital and largest city (pop., 2001 est.: 1,551,200) of ...
accrued. * * *
—accreditable, adj. —accreditation, accreditment, n. /euh kred"it/, v.t. 1. to ascribe or attribute to (usually fol. by with): He was accredited with having said it. 2. to ...
See accredit. * * *
ac·cred·i·ta·tion (ə-krĕd'ĭ-tāʹshən) n. The act of accrediting or the state of being accredited, especially the granting of approval to an institution of learning by ...
/euh kred"i tid/, adj. 1. officially recognized as meeting the essential requirements, as of academic excellence: accredited schools. 2. provided with official credentials, as by ...

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