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multiplet
/mul"teuh plet', -plit/, n. Physics. a group of several related spectral lines, usually of nearly the same wavelengths. Also called multiplet line. [1920-25; MULTI- + ...
multiplex
—multiplexer, multiplexor, n. /mul"teuh pleks'/, adj. 1. having many parts or aspects: the multiplex problem of drug abuse. 2. manifold; multiple: the multiplex opportunities ...
multiplexing
Process of transmitting multiple (but separate) signals simultaneously over a single channel or line. Because the signals are sent in one complex transmission, the receiving end ...
multipliable
/mul"teuh pluy'euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being multiplied. Also, multiplicable /mul'teuh plik"euh beuhl/. [1615-25; MULTIPLY + -ABLE] * * *
multiplicand
/mul'teuh pli kand"/, n. Arith. a number to be multiplied by another. [1585-95; < L multiplicandum, n. use of neut. of multiplicandus to be multiplied, gerundive of multiplicare ...
multiplicate
/mul"teuh pli kayt'/, adj. multiple; manifold. [1375-1425; late ME < L multiplicatus, ptp. of multiplicare to MULTIPLY, increase. See MULTI-, PLICATE] * * *
multiplication
—multiplicational, adj. /mul'teuh pli kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of multiplying or the state of being multiplied. 2. Arith. a mathematical operation, symbolized by a ...
multiplication factor
multiplication factor or multiplication constant n. the ratio of the number of neutrons in a generation to the number of neutrons in the previous generation: when the ...
multiplication sign
Arith. the symbol (·), (×), or (*) between two mathematical expressions, denoting multiplication of the second expression by the first. In certain algebraic notations the sign ...
multiplication table
Arith. a tabular listing of the products of any two numbers of a set, usually of the integers 1 through 10 or 1 through 12. [1665-75] * * *
multiplicational
See multiplication. * * *
multiplicationsign
multiplication sign n. The sign used to indicate multiplication, either a times sign (×) or a centered dot (·). * * *
multiplicationtable
multiplication table n. A table, used as an aid in memorization, that lists the products of certain numbers multiplied together, typically the numbers 1 to 12. * * *
multiplicative
—multiplicatively, adv. /mul"teuh pli kay'tiv, mul'teuh plik"euh-/, adj. 1. tending to multiply or increase. 2. having the power of multiplying. [1645-55; < ML multiplicativus. ...
multiplicative axiom
Math. Chiefly Brit. See axiom of choice. * * *
multiplicative group
Math. a group in which the operation of the group is multiplication. * * *
multiplicative identity
Math. an identity that when used to multiply a given element in a specified set leaves that element unchanged, as the number 1 for the real-number system. [1955-60] * * *
multiplicative inverse
Math. reciprocal (def. 9). [1955-60] * * *
multiplicativeinverse
multiplicative inverse n. See inverse. * * *
multiplicatively
See multiplicative. * * *
multiplicity
/mul'teuh plis"i tee/, n., pl. multiplicities. 1. a large number or variety: a multiplicity of errors. 2. the state of being multiplex or manifold; manifold variety. [1580-90; < ...
multiplier
/mul"teuh pluy'euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that multiplies. 2. Arith. a number by which another is multiplied. 3. Physics. a device for intensifying some effect. [1425-75; ...
multiply
multiply1 /mul"teuh pluy'/, v., multiplied, multiplying. v.t. 1. to make many or manifold; increase the number, quantity, etc., of. 2. Arith. to find the product of by ...
multiply-connected
/mul"teuh plee keuh nek"tid/, adj. Math. connected but not simply-connected. [1880-85] * * *
multipoint
adj. * * *
multipointed
adj. * * *
multipolar
—multipolarity /mul'tee poh lar"i tee, -peuh-, mul'tuy-/, n. /mul'tee poh"leuhr, mul'tuy-/, adj. 1. having several or many poles. 2. (of nerve cells) having more than two ...
multipolarity
See multipolar. * * *
multiport
mul·ti·port (mŭlʹtə-pôrt', -pōrt') adj. Having, relating to, or being a system of multiple ports for injecting fuel separately into each cylinder of an engine. * * *
multiported
adj. * * *
multipotent
/mul tip"euh teuhnt/, adj. having power to produce or influence several effects or results. Also, multipotential /mul'teuh peuh ten"sheuhl/. [1600-10; MULTI- + POTENT1] * * *
multiprocessing
—multiprocessor, n. /mul"tee pros'es ing, -euh sing/ or, esp. Brit., /-proh'ses ing, -seuh sing/, n. Computers. the simultaneous execution of two or more programs or ...
multiprocessor
multiprocessor [mul΄ti präses΄ər] n. a computer system having two or more central processing units, each sharing main memory and peripherals, in order to simultaneously ...
multiproduct
adj. * * *
multiprogramming
/mul'tee proh"gram ing, -greuh ming, mul'tuy-/, n. Computers. the overlapped or interleaved execution of two or more programs by a single CPU. [1955-60; MULTI- + PROGRAM + ...
multipronged
/mul'ti prawngd", -prongd"/, adj. 1. having or composed of several prongs: a multipronged electric plug. 2. of, pertaining to, or made by several separate forces or elements or ...
multipurpose
/mul'tee perr"peuhs, mul'tuy-/, adj. able to be used for several purposes: a multipurpose lawn spray. [1930-35; MULTI- + PURPOSE] * * *
multiracial
—multiracialism, n. —multiracially, adv. /mul'tee ray"sheuhl, mul'tuy-/, adj. of, pertaining to, or representing more than one race. [1920-25; MULTI- + RACIAL] * * *
multiracialism
mul·ti·ra·cial·ism (mŭl'tē-rāʹshə-lĭz'əm, -tī-) n. Equality of political representation and social acceptance in a society made up of various races. * * *
multiradial
adj. * * *
multiradiate
adj. * * *
multiradiated
adj. * * *
multiradical
adj. * * *
multiramified
adj. * * *
multiramose
adj. * * *
multiramous
adj. * * *
multirange
multirange [spelling only] * * *
multireflex
n. * * *
multiringed basin
▪ astronomy       any of a class of geologic features that have been observed on various planets and satellites in the solar system. A multiringed basin typically ...
multirole
adj. * * *
multirooted
adj. * * *
multisaccate
adj. * * *
multisacculate
adj. * * *
multisacculated
adj. * * *
multiseasonal
adj. * * *
multisection
adj. * * *
multisectional
adj. * * *
multisegment
adj. * * *
multisegmental
adj. * * *
multisegmented
adj. * * *
multisense
mul·ti·sense (mŭlʹtĭ-sĕns') adj. Having multiple meanings: a multisense word. * * *
multisensory
adj. * * *
multiseptate
adj. * * *
multiseriate
adj. * * *
multiseries
n. pl. multiseries. * * *
multiservice
adj. * * *
multishot
n. * * *
multisite
multisite [spelling only] * * *
multiskilled
adj. * * *
multisonic
adj. * * *
multisonorous
adj.; multisonorously, adv.; multisonorousness, n. * * *
multisonous
adj. * * *
multispectral
/mul'tee spek"treuhl, mul'tuy-/, adj. (of an airborne camera or scanner) capable of sensing and recording radiation from invisible as well as visible parts of the electromagnetic ...
multispeed
adj. * * *
multispermous
adj. * * *
multispicular
adj. * * *
multispiculate
adj. * * *
multispindled
adj. * * *
multispinous
adj. * * *
multispiral
adj. * * *
multispired
adj. * * *
multisport
mul·ti·sport (mŭlʹtĭ-spôrt', -spōrt') also mul·ti·sports (-spôrts', -spōrts') adj. 1. Composed of, involving, or accommodating several sports: a multisport ...
multistage
/mul"ti stayj'/, adj. (of a rocket or guided missile) having more than one stage. [1900-05; MULTI- + STAGE] * * *
multistagerocket
multistage rocket n. A rocket composed of two or more propulsion units that fire in succession. Also called step rocket. * * *
multistaminate
adj. * * *
multistate
/mul"ti stayt'/, adj. of or operating in several states of a nation: a multistate corporation. [1940-45; MULTI- + STATE] * * *
multistem
adj. * * *
multistep hydroplane
/mul"ti step'/, Naut. a motorship having a flat bottom built as a series of planes inclined forward, the ship planing on each from stem to stern as its speed increases. [MULTI- + ...
multistop
adj. * * *
multistoried
multistoried [spelling only] * * *
multistory
/mul'ti stawr"ee, -stohr"ee/, adj. (of a building) having several or many stories. Also, multistoried. [1915-20; MULTI- + STORY2] * * *
multistratified
adj. * * *
multistriate
adj. * * *
multisulcate
adj. * * *
multisulcated
adj. * * *
multisyllabic
/mul'ti si lab"ik/, adj. polysyllabic. [1650-60; MULTI- + SYLLABIC] * * *
multisyllable
/mul"ti sil'euh beuhl/, n. polysyllable. [1960-65; MULTI- + SYLLABLE] * * *
multisystemic
mul·ti·sys·tem·ic (mŭl'tē-sĭ-stĕmʹĭk, -stēʹmĭk, -tī-) adj. Relating to a disease or condition that affects many organ systems of the body. * * *
multitalented
adj. * * *
multitask
See multitasking. * * *
multitasking
/mul'tee tas"king, -tah"sking, mul'tuy-/, n. Computers. the concurrent or interleaved execution of two or more jobs by a single CPU. Also, multi-tasking. [MULTI- + TASKING] * * ...
multitentacled
adj. * * *
multitester
n. * * *
multithreaded
adj. * * *
multitiered
adj. * * *
multititular
adj. * * *
multitoed
adj. * * *
multitoned
adj. * * *
multitool
n. * * *
multitrack
v.t. * * *
multitracking
/mul'tee trak"ing, mul'tuy-/, n. the process of recording separate audio tracks for later mixing into a single audio track. [MULTI- + TRACK + -ING1] * * *
multitrunked
adj. * * *
multitube
adj. * * *
multituberculate
/mul'tee too berr"kyeuh lit, -layt', -tyoo-, mul'tuy-/, n. 1. a rodentlike mammal of the extinct order Multituberculata, which lived from the late Jurassic Period to the ...
multitubular
adj. * * *
multitude
/mul"ti toohd', -tyoohd'/, n. 1. a great number; host: a multitude of friends. 2. a great number of people gathered together; crowd; throng. 3. the state or character of being ...
multitudinous
—multitudinously, adv. —multitudinousness, n. /mul'ti toohd"n euhs, -tyoohd"-/, adj. 1. forming a multitude or great number; existing, occurring, or present in great numbers; ...
multitudinously
See multitudinous. * * *
multitudinousness
See multitudinously. * * *
multiunit
adj. * * *
multiuse
adj. * * *
multiuser
adj., n. * * *
multiuser system
/mul'tee yooh"zeuhr, mul'tuy-/ a computer system in which multiple terminals connect to a host computer that handles processing tasks. * * *
multivalence
See multivalent. * * *
multivalent
—multivalence, n. /mul'ti vay"leuhnt, mul tiv"euh leuhnt/, adj. 1. Chem. having a valence of three or higher. 2. Immunol. a. containing several kinds of antibody. b. pertaining ...
multivalued
/mul'ti val"yoohd/, adj. possessing several or many values. [1930-35; MULTI- + VALUED] * * *
multivalve
/mul"ti valv'/, adj. 1. (of a shell) composed of more than two valves or pieces. n. 2. a multivalve mollusk or its shell. [1745-55; MULTI- + VALVE] * * *
multivalvular
adj. * * *
multivane
adj. * * *
multivariate
/mul'ti vair"ee it/, adj. Statistics. (of a combined distribution) having more than one variate or variable. [1925-30; MULTI- + VARIATE] * * *
multiversity
/mul'ti verr"si tee/, n., pl. multiversities. a university with several campuses, each of which has many schools, divisions, etc. [1960-65; MULTI- + (UNI)VERSITY] * * *
multiview
adj. * * *
multiviewing
adj. * * *
multivitamin
/mul'ti vuy"teuh min/, adj. 1. containing or consisting of several vitamins: multivitamin capsules. n. 2. a compound of several vitamins. [1940-45; MULTI- + VITAMIN] * * *
multivocal
/mul tiv"euh keuhl/, adj. having many or different meanings of equal probability or validity: a multivocal word. [1800-10; MULTI- + VOCAL] * * *
multivoiced
adj. * * *
multivoltine
/mul'ti vohl"teen, -tn/, adj. Entomol. producing several broods in one year, as certain silkworm moths; polyvoltine. [1870-75; MULTI- + It volt(a) turn, time + -INE1] * * *
multivolume
/mul'tee vol"yoohm, mul'tuy-/, adj. consisting of or encompassing several volumes: a multivolume encyclopedia. Also, multivolumed. [1935-40; MULTI- + VOLUME] * * *
multiwall
/mul"ti wawl'/, adj. 1. having a wall or casing composed of layers of material, often pressed closely together: multiwall bags for shipping grain. n. 2. a multiwall bag or ...
multiyear
adj. * * *
Multnomah Falls
▪ waterfalls, Oregon, United States  waterfalls on a short tributary of the Columbia River that rises in Larch Mountain in northwestern Oregon, U.S. The falls, which are ...
MultnomahFalls
Mult·no·mah Falls (mŭlt-nōʹmə) A waterfall, 189.1 m (620 ft) high, in a tributary of the Columbia River east of Portland, Oregon. * * *
multum in parvo
/mool"toom in pahrdd"woh/; Eng. /mul"teuhm in pahr"voh/, Latin. much in little; a great deal in a small space or in brief. * * *
multure
/mul"cheuhr/, n. Scots Law. a toll or fee given to the proprietor of a mill for the grinding of grain, usually consisting of a fixed proportion of the grain brought or of the ...
mum
mum1 /mum/, adj. 1. silent; not saying a word: to keep mum. interj. 2. say nothing! be silent! 3. mum's the word, do not reveal what you know (about something); keep silent: ...
Mumbai
Mumbai [mum′bī΄] seaport in W India, on the Arabian Sea: capital of Maharashtra state: pop. 9,926,000: formerly Bombay * * * Mum·bai (mŭmʹbī') Formerly Bom·bay ...
Mumbai, University of
▪ university, Bombay, India formerly  University of Bombay        one of India's first modern universities, established by the British in 1857. Originally an ...
mumble
—mumbler, n. —mumblingly, adv. /mum"beuhl/, v., mumbled, mumbling, n. v.i. 1. to speak in a low indistinct manner, almost to an unintelligible extent; mutter. 2. to chew ...
mumbler
See mumble. * * *
mumblety-peg
mum·ble·ty-peg (mŭmʹbəl-tē-pĕg', -blē-pĕg') also mum·ble-the-peg (-bəl-thə-) n. A game in which players toss a jackknife in various prescribed ways, with the object ...
mumbletypeg
/mum"beuhl tee peg'/, n. a children's game played with a pocketknife, the object being to cause the blade to stick in the ground or a wooden surface by flipping the knife in a ...
mumbly
See mumbler. * * *
mumbo jumbo
/mum"boh jum"boh/, pl. mumbo jumbos. 1. meaningless incantation or ritual. 2. senseless or pretentious language, usually designed to obscure an issue, confuse a listener, or the ...
mumbojumbo
mum·bo jum·bo or mum·bo-jum·bo (mŭmʹbō-jŭmʹbō) n. pl. mum·bo jum·bos 1. Unintelligible or incomprehensible language; gibberish. 2. Language or ritualistic activity ...
mumeson
mu meson n. See muon. * * *
Mumetal
/mooh"met'l, myooh"-/, n. an alloy containing nickel, iron, and copper, characterized by high magnetic permeability and low hysteresis losses. [formerly a trademark; MU (repr. ...
Mumford
/mum"feuhrd/, n. Lewis, 1895-1990, U.S. author and social scientist. * * *
Mumford, David Bryant
▪ British mathematician born June 11, 1937, Worth, Sussex, England       British-born mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1974 for his work in algebraic ...
Mumford, Lewis
born Oct. 19, 1895, Flushing, N.Y., U.S. died Jan. 26, 1990, Amenia, N.Y. U.S. architectural critic, urban planner, and cultural historian. After studying at the City College ...
Mumford,Lewis
Mum·ford (mŭmʹfərd), Lewis. 1895-1990. American social critic and writer whose works, such as The Culture of Cities (1938) and The Conduct of Life (1951), decry dehumanizing ...
mumm
/mum/, v.i. mum2. * * *
mummer
/mum"euhr/, n. 1. a person who wears a mask or fantastic costume while merrymaking or taking part in a pantomime, esp. at Christmas and other festive seasons. 2. an actor, esp. a ...
Mummerset
n [U] (humor) an invented word meaning the strong accent sometimes used by English actors when they are playing characters from the West Country, including Somerset: It’s one ...
mummery
/mum"euh ree/, n., pl. mummeries. 1. the performance of mummers. 2. any performance, ceremony, etc., regarded as absurd, false, or ostentatious. [1520-30; MUMMER + -Y3] * * *
Mummery, Albert Frederick
▪ British mountaineer born Sept. 10, 1855, Dover, Kent, Eng. died Aug. 24, 1895, western Kashmir, India       English mountaineer who was the first to climb several ...
mummichog
/mum"i chog'/, n. Coastal New England. a silver and black killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus, found in fresh, brackish, and salt water along the Atlantic coast of the ...
mummification
See mummify. * * *
mummify
—mummification, n. /mum"euh fuy'/, v., mummified, mummifying. v.t. 1. to make (a dead body) into a mummy, as by embalming and drying. 2. to make (something) resemble a ...
mumming play
or mummers' play Traditional dramatic entertainment. Mumming plays, which feature the death of a champion who is restored to life by a doctor, are still performed in a few ...
Mummius, Lucius
▪ Roman statesman flourished 2nd century BC       Roman statesman and general who crushed the uprising of the Achaean Confederacy (Achaean League) against Roman rule in ...
mummy
mummy1 /mum"ee/, n., pl. mummies, v., mummied, mummying. n. 1. the dead body of a human being or animal preserved by the ancient Egyptian process or some similar method of ...
mummy bag
a snug-fitting sleeping bag tapered from the shoulders to the feet, enclosing both the body and head except for a small opening for the face. [so called because its shape ...
mummybag
mummy bag n. A sleeping bag that is tapered at the ends to conserve additional heat. * * *
mump
mump1 /mump, moomp/, Brit. Dial. v.t. 1. to mumble; mutter. v.i. 2. to sulk; mope. 3. to grimace. [1580-90; imit., appar. akin to MUM1; cf. D mompen to mumble, G mimpfeln to ...
mumps
/mumps/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Pathol. an infectious disease characterized by inflammatory swelling of the parotid and usually other salivary glands, and sometimes by ...
mumpsimus
/mump"seuh meuhs/, n., pl. mumpsimuses for 2. 1. adherence to or persistence in an erroneous use of language, memorization, practice, belief, etc., out of habit or obstinacy ...
mumu
/mooh"mooh/, n. muumuu. * * *
mun
mun abbrev. municipal * * *
Mun River
▪ river, Thailand Thai  Mae Nam Mun        main river system of the Khorat Plateau, in eastern Thailand. The Mun rises in the San Kamphaeng Range northeast of Bangkok ...
Mun, Albert, comte de
▪ French religious leader born Feb. 28, 1841, Lumigny, Fr. died Oct. 6, 1914, Bordeaux       French Christian Socialist leader and orator who advocated Roman ...
Mun, Thomas
▪ English economist and writer baptized June 17, 1571, London, England died c. July 21, 1641       English writer on economics who gave the first clear and vigorous ...
mun.
1. municipal. 2. municipality. * * *
Muna Island
Island, east-central Indonesia. Located in the Flores Sea off the southeastern coast of Celebes (Sulawesi), it is 63 mi (101 km) long and 35 mi (56 km) wide and has an area of ...
Munakata Shikō
▪ Japanese artist born Sept. 5, 1903, Aomori, Japan died Sept. 13, 1975, Tokyo       Japanese woodblock artist whose vivid works are known for their bold, random, and ...
munch
—muncher, n. /munch/, v.t. 1. to chew with steady or vigorous working of the jaws, often audibly. v.i. 2. to chew steadily or vigorously, often audibly. 3. munch out, Slang. to ...
Munch
/moongk/, n. Edvard /ed"vahrddd/, 1863-1944, Norwegian painter and graphic artist. * * *
Münch
/myuunsh/, n. Charles, 1891-1968, French conductor in the U.S. * * *
Munch, Charles
▪ German conductor born Sept. 26, 1891, Strassburg, Ger. [now Strasbourg, France] died Nov. 6, 1968, Richmond, Va., U.S.  conductor known for his interpretations of works by ...
Munch, Edvard
born Dec. 12, 1863, Løten, Norway died Jan. 23, 1944, Ekely Norwegian painter and printmaker. His life and art were marked by the deaths of both parents, his brother, and his ...
Munch, Peter Andreas
▪ Norwegian historian born Dec. 15, 1810, Christiania [now Oslo], Nor. died May 25, 1863, Rome, Papal States [Italy]       historian and university professor who was ...
Munch, Peter Rochegune
▪ Danish politician born July 25, 1870, Redsted, Den. died Jan. 12, 1948, Copenhagen       historian and politician who as Danish foreign minister in the 1930s ...
Munch,Edvard
Munch (mo͝ongk), Edvard. 1863-1944. Norwegian artist whose works include etchings, lithographs, and paintings, such as The Scream (1893) and Frieze of Life (1897). * * *
Munchausen
Munchausen [mun′chou΄zən, moon′chou΄zən; mun′chô΄zən, moon′chô΄zən] Baron ( Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Münchhausen) 1720-97; Ger. soldier & adventurer known ...
Munchausen syndrome
Psychiatry. a factitious disorder in which otherwise healthy individuals seek to hospitalize themselves with feigned or self-induced pathology in order to receive surgical or ...
Munchausen syndrome by proxy
Psychiatry. a form of Munchausen syndrome in which a person induces or claims to observe a disease in another, usually a close relative, in order to attract the doctor's ...
Munchausensyndrome
Mun·chau·sen syndrome (mŭnʹchou'zən, mŭnchʹhou'-) n. A psychological disorder characterized by the repeated fabrication or causation of disease symptoms or trauma for the ...
Munchausensyndrome by proxy
Munchausen syndrome by proxy n. A psychological disorder in which a parent or other caregiver gains attention from medical professionals by repeatedly causing or fabricating ...
München
/myuun"kheuhn/, n. German name of Munich. * * *
München-Gladbach
/myuun"kheuhn glaht"bahkh/, n. former name of Mönchengladbach. * * *
muncher
See munch. * * *
Münchhausen
—Munchausenism, n. /myuunkh"how'zeuhn/, n. Karl Friedrich Hieronymus /kahrddl frddee"drddikh hee'ay rddoh"nyuu moos'/, Baron von /feuhn/, 1720-97, German soldier, adventurer, ...
Münchhausen, Baron
▪ Hanoverian storyteller in full  Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, baron of (Freiherr von) Münchhausen , Münchhausen also spelled  Münchausen  born May 11, 1720, Bodenwerder, ...
Münchhausen,Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von
Münch·hau·sen (münKHʹhou'zən) also Mun·chau·sen (mŭnʹchou'-, mŭnchʹhou'-), Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von. 1720-1797. German soldier and raconteur known for his ...
munchies
☆ munchies [mun′chēz΄ ] pl.n. Informal 1. food for snacking; snacks 2. a desire for snacks: usually with the * * * munch·ies (mŭnʹchēz) pl.n. Slang 1. Food for ...
munchkin
/munch"kin/, n. (often cap.) a small person, esp. one who is dwarfish or elfin in appearance. [after the Munchkins, a dwarflike race portrayed in L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful ...
munchy
—munchiness, n. /mun"chee/, adj., munchier, munchiest, n., pl. munchies. adj. Also, munchie. 1. (of food) a. crunchy or chewy. b. Informal. for snacking: munchy foods like ...
Muncie
/mun"see/, n. a city in E Indiana. 77,216. * * * ▪ Indiana, United States       city, seat of Delaware county, eastern Indiana, U.S. It lies along the White River, 55 ...
Munda
/moon"deuh/, n. a small family of languages spoken in east-central India. * * * ▪ people       any of several more or less distinct tribal groups inhabiting a broad ...
Munda languages
Family of about 17 languages spoken in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal that together with Mon-Khmer comprises the Austroasiatic superfamily. Munda languages are spoken by more than ...
Munda, Battle of
(45 BC) Conflict that ended the Roman civil war between the forces of Pompey the Great and Julius Caesar. The two forces met in Spain, where the late Pompey's sons had seized ...
mundane
—mundanely, adv. —mundaneness, n. /mun dayn", mun"dayn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly: mundane affairs. 2. ...
mundane astrology
the astrology of worldly events, in contrast to the astrology of the individual: used esp. in interpretations and forecasts involving politics, the stock market, weather, and ...
mundanely
See mundane. * * *
mundaneness
See mundanely. * * *
mundanity
/mun dan"i tee/, n., pl. mundanities. 1. the condition or quality of being mundane; mundaneness. 2. an instance of being mundane: one of the mundanities of everyday ...
Munday, Anthony
▪ English poet, dramatist, pamphleteer, and translator Munday also spelled  Mundy  born 1560?, London, Eng.—buried Aug. 9, 1633, London       English poet, ...
Mundelein
/mun"dl uyn'/, n. a city in NE Illinois. 17,053. * * * ▪ Illinois, United States       village, Lake county, northeastern Illinois, U.S. A suburb of Chicago, it lies ...
Mundelein, George William
▪ American cardinal born July 2, 1872, New York, N.Y., U.S. died Oct. 2, 1939, Mundelein, Ill.       cardinal and archbishop of Chicago, a leading figure in the ...
Mundell, Robert A(lexander)
born Oct. 24, 1932, Kingston, Ont., Can. Canadian-born economist who received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1999 for his work on monetary dynamics and optimum currency ...
Mundell, Robert A.
▪ Canadian economist in full  Robert Alexander Mundell  born October 24, 1932, Kingston, Ontario, Canada       Canadian-born economist who received the Nobel Prize ...
mundify
/mun"deuh fuy'/, v.t., mundified, mundifying. 1. to cleanse; deterge: to mundify a wound. 2. to purge or purify: to mundify a person of past sins. [1375-1425; late ME < LL ...
Mundugumor
/mun dooh"geuh mawr'/, n., pl. Mundugumors, (esp. collectively) Mundugumor. a member of a Papuan people of Papua New Guinea. * * *
mundungus
/mun dung"geuhs/, n. Archaic. malodorous tobacco. [1630-40; Latinized var. of Sp mondongo tripe] * * *
Mundurukú
▪ people also spelled  Mundurucú,         South American Indian people of the Amazon tropical forest. The Mundurukú speak a language of the Tupian group. They ...
Mundy, John
▪ English composer born c. 1555 died June 29, 1630, Windsor, Berkshire, England       organist and composer of choral and keyboard music. The son of the composer ...
Mundy, William
▪ English composer born c. 1528 died before Oct. 12, 1591       English composer of polyphonic sacred music and father of the organist and composer John Mundy (Mundy, ...
Müneccimbaşı, Ahmed Dede
▪ Ottoman writer born 1631, Salonika, Macedonia [now Thessaloníki, Greece] died Feb. 27, 1702, Mecca, Arabia [now in Saudi Arabia]       Ottoman astrologer, writer, ...
mung bean
/mung/ 1. a plant, Vigna radiata, of the legume family, cultivated for its edible seeds, pods, and young sprouts. 2. the seed or pod of this plant. Also called gram, green ...
mungbean
mung bean (mŭng) n. 1. An Asian plant (Vigna radiata) in the pea family, widely cultivated for its edible seeds and pods. It is the chief source of bean sprouts. 2. The seeds ...
Munger
▪ India also spelled  Monghyr        city, Bihar state, northeastern India, on the Ganges (Ganga) River (Ganges River). Munger is said to have been founded by the ...
mungo
/mung"goh/, n., pl. mungos. a low-grade wool from felted rags or waste. Also, mongo, mongoe. Cf. shoddy (def. 1). [1800-10; orig. uncert.] * * * ▪ anthropological and ...
Munhall
/mun"hawl'/, n. a city in W Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. 14,532. * * *
muni
/myooh"nee/, Informal. adj. 1. municipal; operated by a municipal government: a muni bus company. n. 2. a municipal bond. Also, muny. [by shortening] * * *
Muni
/myooh"nee/, n. Paul (Muni Weisenfreund), 1895-1967, U.S. actor, born in Austria. * * *
muni bond fund
Informal. See municipal bond fund. * * *
Muni, Paul
▪ American actor original name  Muni Weisenfreund  born September 22, 1895, Lemberg, Austria [now Lviv, Ukraine] died August 25, 1967, Montecito, Calif., ...
munia
▪ bird       any of several small, finchlike Asian birds of the mannikin and waxbill (qq.v.) groups (family Estrildidae, order Passeriformes). The black-headed munia, ...
munic.
1. municipal. 2. municipality. * * *
Munich
/myooh"nik/, n. 1. German, München. a city in and the capital of Bavaria, in SW Germany. 1,188,800. 2. any dishonorable appeasement. Cf. Munich Pact. * * * I German ...
Munich Agreement
(also the Munich Pact) an agreement signed in Munich in September 1938 between Britain, France, Germany and Italy. It allowed Germany to take control of a part of Czechoslovakia. ...
Munich Pact
the pact signed by Great Britain, France, Italy, and Germany on September 29, 1938, by which the Sudetenland was ceded to Germany: often cited as an instance of unwise and ...
Munich, University of
German in full Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München Autonomous university supported by the state of Bavaria, Germany. It was founded in Ingolstadt in 1472 and modeled after ...
municipal
—municipally, adv. /myooh nis"euh peuhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a town or city or its local government: municipal elections. 2. Archaic. pertaining to the internal ...
municipal bond
a bond issued by a state, county, city, or town, or by a state authority or agency to finance projects. * * *
municipal bond fund
a mutual fund that invests in municipal bonds. * * *
municipal corporation
a city, town, village, etc., that operates under a corporate charter granted by the state. * * *
municipal court
a court whose jurisdiction is confined to a city or municipality, with criminal jurisdiction usually corresponding to that of a police court and civil jurisdiction over small ...
municipal government
➡ local government * * *
municipal park
➡ parks * * *
municipalbond
municipal bond n. An often tax-exempt bond issued by a city, county, state, or other government for the financing of public projects. * * *
municipalism
—municipalist, n. /myooh nis"euh peuh liz'euhm/, n. 1. the principle or system of home rule by a municipality. 2. advocacy of such a principle or system. [1850-55; MUNICIPAL + ...
municipalities
➡ local government * * *
municipality
/myooh nis'euh pal"i tee/, n., pl. municipalities. 1. a city, town, or other district possessing corporate existence and usually its own local government. 2. a community under ...
municipalization
See municipalize. * * *
municipalize
—municipalization, n. /myooh nis"euh peuh luyz'/, v.t., municipalized, municipalizing. 1. to make a municipality of. 2. to bring under municipal ownership or control. Also, ...
municipally
See municipal. * * *
municipio
▪ governmental subdivision       in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, a local civil administrative subdivision recognized by the national government. It may ...
municipium
▪ ancient Roman government plural  municipia        ok hb 6/11/07in antiquity, a community incorporated into the Roman state after the dissolution of the Latin ...
Munif, 'Abd al-Rahman
▪ 2005       Arab writer and economist (b. 1933, Amman, Transjordan [now in Jordan]—d. Jan. 24, 2004, Damascus, Syria), wrote with intelligence and passion some of the ...
munificence
See munificent. * * *
munificent
—munificence, munificentness, n. —munificently, adv. /myooh nif"euh seuhnt/, adj. 1. extremely liberal in giving; very generous. 2. characterized by great generosity: a ...
munificently
See munificence. * * *

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