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projected window
a casement window in which the inner end of the sash slides along a track on the sill as the sash swings outward. * * *
/preuh jek"til, -tuyl/, n. 1. an object fired from a gun with an explosive propelling charge, such as a bullet, shell, rocket, or grenade. 2. a body projected or impelled ...
—projectional /preuh jek"sheuh nl/, adj. /preuh jek"sheuhn/, n. 1. a projecting or protruding part. 2. the state or fact of jutting out or protruding. 3. a causing to jut or ...
projection booth
1. a soundproof compartment in a theater where a motion-picture projector is housed and from which the picture is projected on the screen. 2. a compartment at the rear of or ...
projection machine
an apparatus that projects motion pictures; projector. * * *
projection paper
Photog. sensitized paper for recording a projected image. * * *
projection print
Photog. a print made by the projection of an image onto sensitized paper. Cf. contact print. * * *
projection printer
Photog. enlarger. [1960-65] * * *
projection printing
Photog. the act or process of making projection prints. Cf. contact printing. [1935-40] * * *
projection room
1. See projection booth (def. 1). 2. a room with a projector and screen for the private viewing of motion pictures. [1910-15] * * *
projection screen
▪ optics       surface on which the image from an optical projector is shown. Many materials are suitable for screens, the principal requirement being a high degree of ...
projection television
a television picture display system consisting of a special receiver and an optical system that projects an enlarged picture on a screen. * * *
projection TV
projection TV n. a system made up of lenses, mirrors, and a cathode-ray tube, for projecting video images onto a large screen * * *
See projection. * * *
projection booth n. 1. A booth, as in a theater, in which a movie projector is operated. 2. A booth, as in an auditorium, in which audio-visual equipment is contained and ...
/preuh jek"sheuh nist/, n. 1. an operator of a motion-picture or slide projector. 2. a person who makes projections, esp. a cartographer. [1920-25; PROJECTION + -IST] * * *
—projectively, adv. —projectivity /proh'jek tiv"i tee/, n. /preuh jek"tiv/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to projection. 2. produced, or capable of being produced, by ...
projective geometry
the geometric study of projective properties. [1880-85] * * * Branch of mathematics that deals with the relationships between geometric figures and the images (mappings) of them ...
projective property
a geometric property that is unaltered by projection; a property of relative position, as coincidence or length, but not of magnitude. [1880-85] * * *
projective test
▪ psychology       in psychology, examination that commonly employs ambiguous stimuli, notably inkblots ( Rorschach Test) and enigmatic pictures (Thematic Apperception ...
projective geometry n. The study of geometric properties that are invariant under projection. * * *
See projective. * * *
projective test n. A psychological test in which a subject's responses to ambiguous or unstructured standard stimuli, such as a series of cartoons, abstract patterns, or ...
/preuh jek"teuhr/, n. 1. an apparatus for throwing an image on a screen, as a motion-picture projector or magic lantern. 2. a device for projecting a beam of light. 3. a person ...
/proh zhay"/; Fr. /prddaw zhe"/, n., pl. projets /-zhayz"/; Fr. /-zhe"/. 1. a project. 2. a draft of a proposed treaty or other instrument. [1800-10; < F < L projectum. See ...
—prokaryotic /proh kar'ee ot"ik/, adj. /proh kar"ee oht', -ee euht/, n. any cellular organism that has no nuclear membrane, no organelles in the cytoplasm except ribosomes, and ...
See prokaryote. * * *
/proh"keuh rawf', -rof'/; Russ. /prddaw"kheuh rddeuhf/, n. Aleksandr Mikhailovich /al'ig zan"deuhr mi kuy"leuh vich, -zahn"-/; Russ. /u lyi ksahn"drdd myi khuy"leuh vyich/, born ...
Prokhorov, Aleksandr Mikhaylovich
▪ 2003       Russian physicist (b. July 11, 1916, Atherton, Queensland, Australia—d. Jan. 8, 2002, Moscow, Russia), was corecipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics in ...
Prokhorov,Aleksandr Mikhailovich
Pro·kho·rov (prô'KHə-rôfʹ), Aleksandr Mikhailovich. Born 1916. Russian physicist. He shared a 1964 Nobel Prize for developing the maser and laser principle of producing ...
/preuh kaw"fee euhf, -ef', -koh"-/; Russ. /prddu kaw"fyif/, n. Sergei Sergeevich /syirdd gyay" syirdd gye"yi vyich/, 1891-1953, Russian composer. * * *
Prokofiev, Sergey
▪ Russian composer Introduction in full  Sergey Sergeyevich Prokofiev  born April 23 [April 11, Old Style], 1891, Sontsovka, Ukraine, Russian Empire died March 5, 1953, ...
Prokofiev, Sergey (Sergeyevich)
born April 23, 1891, Sontsovka, Ukraine, Russian Empire died March 5, 1953, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. Russian composer and pianist. Son of a pianist, he began writing piano ...
Prokofiev,Sergei Sergeyevich
Pro·kof·iev (prə-kôʹfē-ĕf, -əf, -kōʹ-, -kôfʹyĭf), Sergei Sergeyevich. 1891-1953. Russian composer whose works include ballets, operas, and the symphonic fairy tale ...
Prokop The Bald
▪ Bohemian priest also called  Prokop , or  Procopius, The Great , Czech  Prokop Holý , or  Veliký  born c. 1380 died May 30, 1434, Lipany, ...
Prokopovich, Feofan
▪ Russian-Ukrainian theologian and writer born June 18, 1681, Kiev, Ukraine, Russian Empire died Sept. 19, 1736, St. Petersburg       Russian Orthodox theologian and ...
/preuh kawp"yeuhfsk/; Russ. /prddu kaw"pyifsk/, n. a city in the S central Russian Federation in Asia, NW of Novokuznetsk. 278,000. * * * ▪ Russia also spelled  Prokopjevsk, ...
Prokosch, Frederic
▪ American writer born May 17, 1908, Madison, Wis., U.S. died June 6, 1989, Plan-de-Grasse, France       American writer who became famous for his early novels and ...
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/proh lak"tin/, n. Biochem. an anterior pituitary polypeptide hormone that stimulates lactation by the mammary glands at parturition in mammals, the activity of the crop in ...
/proh lam"in, proh"leuh min/, n. Biochem. any of the class of simple proteins, as gliadin, hordein, or zein, found in grains, soluble in dilute acids, alkalis, and alcohols, and ...
prolamine [prō lam′in, prō′lə minprō′lə mēn΄, prō΄lə mēn′; prō lam′ēn΄, prō lam′in] n. 〚 PROL( + AMINE〛 any of a class of proteins found esp. in ...
prolan [prō′lan΄] n. 〚Ger < L proles, offspring (see PROLIFIC) + Ger -an, -AN〛 former term for 1. FOLLICLE-STIMULATING HORMONE: in full prolan A 2. LUTEINIZING HORMONE: ...
n. /proh laps", proh"laps/; v. /proh laps"/, n., v., prolapsed, prolapsing. n. 1. Pathol. a falling down of an organ or part, as the uterus, from its normal position. v.i. 2. to ...
/proh lap"seuhs/, n., pl. prolapsuses. prolapse. * * *
—prolately, adv. —prolateness, n. /proh"layt/, adj. elongated along the polar diameter, as a spheroid generated by the revolution of an ellipse about its longer axis (opposed ...
See prolate. * * *
See prolately. * * *
/proh lay"sheuhn/, n. Medieval Music. the time relationship between a semibreve and a minim in mensural notation. [1325-75; ME prolacion < L prolation- (s. of prolatio) a ...
/prohl, proh"lee/, n. Informal. 1. a member of the proletariat. 2. a person who performs routine tasks in a society. adj. 3. proletarian (def. 1). [1885-90; shortened form of ...
/proh"leg'/, n. one of the abdominal ambulatory processes of caterpillars and other larvae, as distinct from the true or thoracic legs. [1810-20; PRO-1 + LEG] * * *
/proh'li gom"euh non', -neuhn/, n., pl. prolegomena /-neuh/. 1. a preliminary discussion; introductory essay, as prefatory matter in a book; a prologue. 2. Usually, prolegomena. ...
/proh'li gom"euh neuhs/, adj. 1. prefatory; preliminary; introductory. 2. characterized by unnecessary or lengthy prologuizing. [1740-50; PROLEGOMEN(ON) + -OUS] * * *
—proleptic /proh lep"tik/, proleptical, adj. —proleptically, adv. /proh lep"sis/, n., pl. prolepses /-seez/. 1. Rhet. the anticipation of possible objections in order to ...
See prolepsis. * * *
See proleptic. * * *
—proletarianly, adv. —proletarianness, n. /proh'li tair"ee euhn/, adj. 1. pertaining or belonging to the proletariat. 2. (in ancient Rome) belonging to the lowest or poorest ...
/proh'li tair"ee euh niz'euhm/, n. the practices, attitudes, or social status of a proletarian. [1860-65; PROLETARIAN + -ISM] * * *
—proletarianization, n. /proh'li tair"ee euh nuyz'/, v.t., proletarianized, proletarianizing. 1. to convert or transform into a member or members of the proletariat: to ...
/proh'li tair"ee euht/, n. 1. the class of wage earners, esp. those who earn their living by manual labor or who are dependent for support on daily or casual employment; the ...
—proletarization, n. /proh'li tair"uyz/, v.t., proletarized, proletarizing. to proletarianize. Also, esp. Brit., proletarise. * * *
/proh"li ter'ee/, adj., n., pl. proletaries. proletarian. [1570-80; < L proletarius belonging to the lowest class of Roman citizens, i.e., those who contributed to the state only ...
▪ Soviet organization abbreviation  of Proletarskaya Kultura        (Russian: “Proletarian Culture”), organization established in the Soviet Union in 1917 to ...
—prolicidal, adj. /proh"leuh suyd'/, n. the killing of one's child. [1835-45; < ML proli- (comb. form repr. L proles offspring; see PROLETARY) + -CIDE] * * *
—proliferative, adj. /preuh lif"euh rayt'/, v.i., v.t., proliferated, proliferating. 1. to grow or produce by multiplication of parts, as in budding or cell division, or by ...
/preuh lif'euh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the growth or production of cells by multiplication of parts. 2. a rapid and often excessive spread or increase: nuclear ...
See proliferation. * * *
See proliferation. * * *
/preuh lif"euhr euhs/, adj. 1. proliferating. 2. Bot. a. producing new individuals by budding or the like. b. producing an organ or shoot from an organ that is itself normally ...
See proliferous. * * *
—prolificacy /preuh lif"i keuh see/, prolificity /proh'leuh fis"i tee/, prolificness, n. —prolifically, adv. /preuh lif"ik/, adj. 1. producing offspring, young, fruit, etc., ...
See prolific. * * *
See prolificacy. * * *
See prolificacy. * * *
/proh"leen, -lin/, n. Biochem. an alcohol-soluble amino acid, C4H9NHCOOH, occurring in high concentration in collagen. Abbr.: Pro; Symbol: P [1900-05; alter. of PYRROLIDINE] * * ...
—prolixity /proh lik"si tee/, prolixness, n. —prolixly, adv. /proh liks", proh"liks/, adj. 1. extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length; long and wordy. 2. (of a ...
See prolix. * * *
See prolixity. * * *
—prolocutorship, n. /proh lok"yeuh teuhr/, n. 1. a presiding officer of an assembly; chairperson. 2. Ch. of Eng. the chairperson of the lower house of a convocation. [1400-50; ...
Pro·log (prōʹlôg', -lŏg') n. A programming language used for writing programs that model human logic and decision making.   [Pro(gramming in) Log(ic).] * * *
—prologuist, prologist, n. —prologuelike, prologlike, adj. /proh"lawg, -log/, n., v., prologued, prologuing. n. 1. a preliminary discourse; a preface or introductory part of ...
prologue and epilogue
▪ literature       prefatory and supplementary pieces to a literary work, especially a verse drama. The ancient Greek prologos was of wider significance than the modern ...
—prologuizer, n. /proh"law guyz', -lo-/, v.i., prologuized, prologuizing. to compose or deliver a prologue. Also, prologize; esp. Brit., prologuise. [1755-65; PROLOGUE + ...
—prolongable, adj. —prolongableness, n. —prolongably, adv. —prolonger, n. —prolongment, n. /preuh lawng", -long"/, v.t. 1. to lengthen out in time; extend the duration ...
/preuh lawng"gayt, -long"-/, v.t., prolongated, prolongating. to prolong. [1590-1600; < LL prolongatus, ptp. of prolongare to PROLONG; see -ATE1] * * *
/proh'lawng gay"sheuhn, -long-/, n. 1. the act of prolonging: the prolongation of a line. 2. the state of being prolonged. 3. a prolonged or extended form. 4. an added ...
/proh lonj"/; Fr. /prddaw lawonnzh"/, n., pl. prolonges /-lon"jiz/; Fr. /-lawonnzh"/. Mil. a rope having a hook at one end and a toggle at the other, used for various purposes, ...
prolonge knot
a knot consisting of three overlapping loops formed by a single rope passed alternately over and under itself at crossings. Also called sailor's breastplate. See illus. under ...
/preuh lawngd"ak"sheuhn, -longd"-/, adj. Pharm. sustained-release. * * *
See prolong. * * *
/proh looh"zheuhn/, n. 1. a preliminary written article. 2. an essay of an introductory nature, preliminary to a more profound work. [1595-1605; < L prolusion- (s. of prolusio) ...
/proh looh"seuh ree, -zeuh-/, adj. 1. serving for prolusion. 2. of the nature of a prolusion. [1865-70; < ML prolusorius, equiv. to prolud-, s. of proludere (see PROLUSION) + ...
/prom/, n. a formal dance, esp. one held by a high school or college class at the end of an academic year. [1890-95, Amer.; short for PROMENADE] * * *
/prom/, n. Computers. a memory chip whose contents can be programmed by a user or manufacturer for a specific purpose. Cf. EPROM. [p(rogrammable) r(ead)-o(nly) m(emory)] * * *
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/proh"meuh zeen'/, n. Pharm. a compound, C17H20N2S, used as a tranquilizer. [1955-60; PRO(PYL) + M(ETHYL) + (THI)AZINE, components of its chemical name] * * *
/prohm/, n. a city in central Burma, on the Irrawaddy River: location of several noted pagodas. 40,000. * * *
—promenader, n. /prom'euh nayd", -nahd"/, n., v., promenaded, promenading. n. 1. a stroll or walk, esp. in a public place, as for pleasure or display. 2. an area used for such ...
promenade deck
an upper deck or part of a deck on a passenger ship where passengers can stroll, often covered with a light shade deck. [1820-30, Amer.] * * *
promenade tile.
See quarry tile. * * *
promenade deck n. The upper deck or a section of the upper deck on a passenger ship where the passengers can promenade. * * *
See promenade. * * *
➡ seaside and beach * * *
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/proh meth"euh zeen', -zin/, n. Pharm. a phenothiaxine derivative, C17H20N2S, used for the symptomatic relief of allergies and in the management of motion sickness. [1950-55; ...
Promethea moth
/preuh mee"thee euh/ a silkworm moth, Callosamia promethea, having reddish-brown wings, each with a border of white or yellow, the larvae of which feed on spicebush and other ...
/preuh mee"thee euhn/, adj. 1. of or suggestive of Prometheus. 2. creative; boldly original. n. 3. a person who resembles Prometheus in spirit or action. [1580-90; PROMETHE(US) + ...
/preuh mee"thee euhs, -thyoohs/, n. Class. Myth. a Titan, the father of Deucalion and brother of Atlas and Epimetheus, who taught humankind various arts and was sometimes said to ...
Prometheus Bound
a tragedy (c457 B.C.) by Aeschylus. * * *
Prometheus Unbound
a drama in verse (1820) by Shelley. * * *
/preuh mee"thee euhm/, n. Chem. a rare-earth, metallic, trivalent element. Symbol: Pm; at. no.: 61. [1945-50; < NL; see PROMETHEUS, -IUM] * * * ▪ chemical element  (Pm), ...
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☆ promine [prō′mēn΄, prô′min ] n. 〚
/prom"euh neuhns/, n. 1. Also, prominency. the state of being prominent; conspicuousness. 2. something that is prominent; a projection or protuberance: a prominence high over a ...
prom·i·nen·cy (prŏmʹə-nən-sē) n. Prominence: rose to a position of prominency as an ambassador. * * *
—prominently, adv. /prom"euh neuhnt/, adj. 1. standing out so as to be seen easily; conspicuous; particularly noticeable: Her eyes are her most prominent feature. 2. standing ...
Prominent metabolic diseases
▪ Table Prominent metabolic diseases disorder cause signs and symptoms treatment cystinosis lysosomal cystine transporter defect rickets, dehydration, stunted growth, ...
prominent moth
▪ insect       any of a group of moths (order Lepidoptera) that are characterized by projecting wing tufts in the adult and dorsal humps in the larva. The nocturnal ...
See prominent. * * *
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/prom'i skyooh"i tee, proh'mi-/, n., pl. promiscuities for 3. 1. the state of being promiscuous. 2. promiscuous sexual behavior. 3. an indiscriminate mixture. [1840-50; ...
—promiscuously, adv. —promiscuousness, n. /preuh mis"kyooh euhs/, adj. 1. characterized by or involving indiscriminate mingling or association, esp. having sexual relations ...
See promiscuous. * * *
See promiscuously. * * *
—promisable, adj. —promiseful, adj. —promiser, n. /prom"is/, n., v., promised, promising. n. 1. a declaration that something will or will not be done, given, etc., by one: ...
Promise Keepers
a US organization of evangelical Christian men who promise to worship God, preserve the family and support the nation. They have been criticized by some women who believe they ...
Promised Land
1. Heaven. 2. Canaan, the land promised by God to Abraham and his descendants. Gen. 12:7. 3. (often l.c.) a place or situation believed to hold ultimate happiness. * * *
Prom·ised Land (prŏmʹĭst) n. 1. The land of Canaan, promised by the Lord to Abraham's descendants in the Bible. 2. promised land A longed-for place where complete ...
/prom'euh see"/, n. Law. a person to whom a promise is made. [1725-35; PROMISE + -EE] * * *
See promise. * * *
—promisingly, adv. —promisingness, n. /prom"euh sing/, adj. giving favorable promise; likely to turn out well: a promising young man; a promising situation. [1505-15; PROMISE ...
See promising. * * *
/prom'euh sawr", prom"euh sawr'/, n. Law. a person who makes a promise. [1840-50; PROMISE + -OR2] * * *
—promissorily, adv. /prom"euh sawr'ee, -sohr'ee/, adj. 1. containing or implying a promise. 2. of the nature of a promise. 3. Insurance. of or noting agreements or ...
promissory note
1. a written promise to pay a specified sum of money to a designated person or to his or her order, or to the bearer of the note, at a fixed time or on demand. 2. a written ...
promissory note n. Abbr. p.n. or P/N A written promise to pay or repay a specified sum of money at a stated time or on demand. Also called note of hand. * * *
/proh"moh/, n., pl. promos, adj., v., promoed, promoing. Informal. n. 1. promotion (def. 5). adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or involving the promotion of a product, event, etc.; ...
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/prom"euhn tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, n., pl. promontories. 1. a high point of land or rock projecting into the sea or other water beyond the line of coast; a headland. 2. a bluff, or ...
See promote. * * *
See promotability. * * *
—promotable, adj. —promotability, n. /preuh moht"/, v.t., promoted, promoting. 1. to help or encourage to exist or flourish; further: to promote world peace. 2. to advance in ...
➡ football – British style * * *
/preuh moh"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that promotes, furthers, or encourages. 2. a person who initiates or takes part in the organizing of a company, development of a ...
promoter of the faith.
See devil's advocate (def. 2). * * *
Promoters Revolution
(1932) Bloodless coup that put an end to absolute monarchy in Siam (Thailand) and initiated the Constitutional Era. The coup was headed by the Promoters, a group that included ...
—promotional, adj. /preuh moh"sheuhn/, n. 1. advancement in rank or position. 2. furtherance or encouragement. 3. the act of promoting. 4. the state of being promoted. 5. ...
See promotion. * * *
promotional groups
➡ pressure groups * * *
See promotional. * * *
—promotiveness, n. /preuh moh"tiv/, adj. tending to promote. [1635-45; PROMOTE + -IVE] * * *
See promotive. * * *
—promptly, adv. —promptness, n. /prompt/, adj., prompter, promptest, v., n. adj. 1. done, performed, delivered, etc., at once or without delay: a prompt reply. 2. ready in ...
prompt neutron
▪ nuclear particle       in nuclear fission reactions, neutron emitted instantaneously by a nucleus undergoing fission—in contrast to a delayed neutron, which is ...
prompt side
Theat. the part of the stage that in the U.S. is to the right and in Britain to the left as one faces the audience. Abbr.: P.S. Also, prompt-side. [1830-40] * * *
/prompt"book'/, n. Theat. a copy of the script of a play, containing cues and notes, used by the prompter, stage manager, etc. [1800-10; PROMPT + BOOK] * * *
/promp"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that prompts. 2. Theat. a person who is offstage and follows a play in progress from the book, repeating missed cues and supplying actors ...
/promp"ti toohd', -tyoohd'/, n. promptness. [1400-50; late ME < LL promptitudo. See PROMPT, -I-, -TUDE] * * *
See prompter. * * *
See prompter. * * *
prompt note n. A notice sent to the purchaser of goods as a reminder of the amount that is due the seller and the date that it is due. * * *
n [pl] a series of concerts started by Henry Wood in 1895 and now held every year at the Albert Hall, London. The name is short for ‘promenade concerts’, i.e. concerts in ...
—promulgation /prom'euhl gay"sheuhn, proh'meuhl-/, n. —promulgator, n. /prom"euhl gayt', proh mul"gayt/, v.t., promulgated, promulgating. 1. to make known by open ...
See promulgate. * * *
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—promulger, n. /proh mulj"/, v.t., promulged, promulging. Archaic. to promulgate. [1480-90; < L promulgare to make known, promulgate, equiv. to pro- PRO-1 + -mulgare, prob. ...
—promycelial, adj. /proh'muy see"lee euhm/, n., pl. promycelia /-lee euh/. Mycol. a short filament produced in the germination of a spore that bears small spores and then ...
pron abbrev. 1. pronominal 2. pronoun 3. pronounced 4. pronunciation * * *
1. pronominal. 2. pronoun. 3. pronounced. 4. pronunciation. * * *
/proh nay"os/, n., pl. pronaoi /-nay"oy/. (in a classical temple) an open vestibule before the cella. Also called anticum. Cf. epinaos. [1605-15; < Gk prónaos. See PRO-2, ...
—pronatalist, n., adj. —pronatalistic, adj. /proh nayt"l iz'euhm/, n. the policy or practice of encouraging the bearing of children, esp. government support of a higher ...
pronatalist [prō nāt′'l ist] adj. advocating or supporting a high birthrate * * * See pronatalism. * * *
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/proh"nayt/, v., pronated, pronating. v.t. 1. to turn into a prone position; to rotate (the hand or forearm) so that the surface of the palm is downward or toward the back; to ...
/proh nay"sheuhn/, n. 1. rotation of the hand or forearm so that the surface of the palm is facing downward or toward the back (opposed to supination). 2. a comparable motion of ...
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/proh"nay teuhr, proh nay"-/, n. Anat., Zool. any of several muscles that permit pronation of the hand, forelimb, or foot. [1720-30; PRONATE + -OR2] * * *
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prone1 —pronely, adv. —proneness, n. /prohn/, adj. 1. having a natural inclination or tendency to something; disposed; liable: to be prone to anger. 2. having the front or ...
prone float.
See dead-man's float. * * *
prone pressure method
a method of artificial respiration in which the patient is placed face downward, pressure then being rhythmically applied with the hands to the lower part of the thorax. Also ...
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See pronephros. * * *
—pronephric /proh nef"rik/, adj. /proh nef"ros, -reuhs/, n., pl. pronephroi /-roy/, pronephra /-reuh/. Embryol. one of the three embryonic excretory organs of vertebrates, ...
/prawng, prong/, n. 1. one of the pointed tines of a fork. 2. any pointed, projecting part, as of an antler. 3. a branch of a stream. 4. Jewelry. a tapering metal projection, ...
/prawngd, prongd/, adj. having prongs (often used in combination): a four-pronged fork. [1760-70; PRONG + -ED3] * * *
/prawng"hawrn', prong"-/, n., pl. pronghorns, (esp. collectively) pronghorn. a fleet, antelopelike ruminant, Antilocapra americana, of the plains of western North America: now ...
pronograde [prō′nə grād΄] adj. 〚< L pronus, bent forward (see PRONE) + -O- + -GRADE〛 Zool. walking with the body parallel to the ground * * * pro·no·grade ...
pronoia system
▪ feudalism       Byzantine form of feudalism based on government assignment of revenue-yielding property to prominent individuals in return for services, usually ...
—pronominally, adv. /proh nom"euh nl/, adj. 1. Gram. pertaining to, resembling, derived from, or containing a pronoun: "My" in "my book" is a pronominal adjective. "There" is a ...
—pronominalization. n. /proh nom"euh nl uyz'/, v.t., pronominalized, izing. to replace (a noun or noun phrase) with a pronoun. Also, esp. Brit., pronominalise. [PRONOMINAL + ...
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/proh noh"teuhm/, n., pl. pronota /-teuh/. the dorsal sclerite of the prothorax of an insect. [1830-40; < NL; see PRO-1, NOTUM] * * *
/proh"nown'/, n. Gram. any member of a small class of words found in many languages that are used as replacements or substitutes for nouns and noun phrases, and that have very ...
—pronounceable, adj. —pronounceableness, n. —pronouncer, n. /preuh nowns"/, v., pronounced, pronouncing. v.t. 1. to enunciate or articulate (sounds, words, sentences, ...
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—pronouncedly /preuh nown"sid lee, -nownst"lee/, adv. —pronouncedness, n. /preuh nownst"/, adj. 1. strongly marked: a pronounced fishy taste. 2. clearly indicated: a ...
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/preuh nowns"meuhnt/, n. 1. a formal or authoritative statement. 2. an opinion or decision. 3. act of pronouncing. [1585-95; PRONOUNCE + -MENT] * * *
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pro·nounc·ing (prə-nounʹsĭng) adj. Relating to, designed for, or showing pronunciation: a pronouncing dictionary. * * *
Pronouns in Fijian
▪ Table Pronouns in Fijian first person (exclusive) first person (inclusive) second person third ...
Pronouns in Tagalog
▪ Table Pronouns in Tagalog first person (exclusive) first person (inclusive) second person third ...
/pron"toh/, adv. Informal. promptly; quickly. [1840-50, Amer.; < Sp (adj. and adv.) quick, quickly < L promptus PROMPT (adj.)] * * *
▪ drug also called  sulfamidochrysoidine        trade name of the first synthetic drug used in the treatment of general bacterial infections in humans. Prontosil was ...
pronuclear1 /proh nooh"klee euhr, -nyooh"-/ or, by metathesis, /-kyeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. advocating the building or use of nuclear power plants. 2. advocating the building, ...
/proh nooh"klee euhs, -nyooh"-/, n., pl. pronuclei /-klee uy'/. Cell Biol. either of the gametic nuclei that unite in fertilization to form the nucleus of the zygote. [1875-80; < ...
/proh noohk", -nyoohk"/, Informal. adj. 1. pronuclear1. n. 2. Also, pronuker. a person who advocates the building or use of nuclear power plants or nuclear weapons. [1975-80; ...
/preuh nun'see euh men"toh, -shee euh-/, n., pl. pronunciamentos. a proclamation; manifesto; edict. [1825-35; < Sp pronunciamiento < L pronuntia(re) to PRONOUNCE + -mentum ...
—pronunciational, pronunciatory /preuh nun"see euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, pronunciative, adj. /preuh nun'see ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or result of producing the sounds of speech, ...
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pronunciation spelling n. A spelling that is supposed to represent a pronunciation more closely than a traditional spelling, as lite for light, or wanna for want to. * * *
prony brake
/proh"nee/ a friction brake serving as a dynamometer for measuring torque. [named after G.C.F.M. Riche, Baron de Prony (d. 1839), French engineer] * * *
/proohf/, n. 1. evidence sufficient to establish a thing as true, or to produce belief in its truth. 2. anything serving as such evidence: What proof do you have? 3. the act of ...
proof set
proof set n. a set of coins (proof coins), one of each denomination, minted annually from highly polished metal on special dies, issued for collectors rather than for ...
proof sheet
1. a printer's proof. 2. Photog. a contact print. Cf. contact sheet. [1615-25] * * *
proof spirit
an alcoholic liquor, or mixture of alcohol and water, containing a standard amount of alcohol. In the U.S. proof spirit has a specific gravity of .93353 (containing one half of ...
proof stress
the load per unit area that a structure can withstand without being permanently deformed by more than a specified amount. [1860-65] * * *
/proohf"euhv perr"cheuhs/, n., pl. proofs-of-purchase. a sales slip, label, box top, or other item associated with a product that is presentable as evidence of actual purchase, ...
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/prooh"fing/, n. 1. the act or process of making a thing resistant, as in waterproof fabrics or fireproof material. 2. any chemical used in the manufacture of a substance to make ...
proofof the pudding
proof of the pudding n. Informal The ultimate evidence attesting the true nature of something: The proof of the pudding is in the election results, not the polling.   [From the ...
—proofreader, n. /proohf"reed'/, v., proofread /-red'/, proofreading. v.t. 1. to read (printers' proofs, copy, etc.) in order to detect and mark errors to be corrected. v.i. 2. ...
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▪ publishing  reading and marking corrections on a proof or other copy of the text of articles and books before publication (publishing, history of). Proofreading dates from ...
proof sheet n. Printing See proof. * * *
proof spirit n. An alcohol-water mixture or a beverage containing a standard amount of alcohol, the U.S. standard being 100 proof, or 50 percent, of ethyl alcohol by volume at ...
Proops, Marjorie Israel
▪ 1997       British journalist who was best known for the advice she dispensed as "Dear Marje," the Daily Mirror's "agony aunt"; she was appointed OBE in 1969 (b. ...
prop1 /prop/, v., propped, propping, n. v.t. 1. to support, or prevent from falling, with or as if with a prop (often fol. by up): to prop an old fence; to prop up an unpopular ...
prop root
Bot. an adventitious root that supports the plant, as the aerial roots of the mangrove tree or of corn. Also called brace root. [1900-05] * * *
prop wash
Informal. See propeller wash. Also, propwash. [1940-45] * * *
prop- pref. Related to or derived from propionic acid: propane.   [From propionic acid.] * * *
1. properly. 2. property. 3. proposition. 4. proprietary. 5. proprietor. * * *
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/proh'pi dooh"tik, -dyooh"-/, adj. Also, propaedeutical. 1. pertaining to or of the nature of preliminary instruction. 2. introductory to some art or science. n. 3. a ...
—propagability, propagableness, n. /prop"euh geuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being propagated. [1645-55; < ML propagabilis. See PROPAGATE, -BLE] * * *
/prop'euh gan"deuh/, n. 1. information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc. 2. the deliberate ...
propagandism [präp΄ə gan′diz΄əm; präp′ə gan΄diz΄əm] n. the art, system, or use of propaganda propagandist n., adj. propagandistic [präp΄ə gan′dis′tik, ...
—propagandism, n. —propagandistically, adv. /prop'euh gan"dist/, n. 1. a person involved in producing or spreading propaganda. 2. a member or agent of a propaganda. adj. 3. ...
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/prop'euh gan"duyz/, v., propagandized, propagandizing. v.t. 1. to propagate or publicize (principles, dogma, etc.) by means of propaganda. 2. to subject to propaganda: to ...
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