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propagate
—propagative, propagatory /prop"euh geuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —propagator, n. /prop"euh gayt'/, v., propagated, propagating. v.t. 1. to cause (an organism) to multiply by ...
propagation
—propagational, adj. /prop'euh gay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of propagating. 2. the fact of being propagated. 3. multiplication by natural reproduction. 4. transmission or ...
Propagation of the Faith, Society for the
▪ Roman Catholicism       organ of the papacy for the collection and distribution of money to support Roman Catholic missions (mission) throughout the world. The society ...
propagational
See propagation. * * *
propagative
See propagable. * * *
propagator
See propagable. * * *
propagule
/prop"euh gyoohl'/, n. Bot., Mycol. any structure capable of being propagated or acting as an agent of reproduction. Also, propagulum /proh pag"yeuh leuhm/. [1855-60; < NL ...
propane
/proh"payn/, n. Chem. a colorless, flammable gas, C3H8, of the alkane series, occurring in petroleum and natural gas: used chiefly as a fuel and in organic synthesis. Also called ...
propanedioic
/proh'payn duy oh"ik/, adj. Chem. malonic. [PROPANE + DI-1 + -O- + -IC] * * *
propanil
/proh"peuh nil/, n. Chem. a postemergence herbicide, C9H9Cl2NO, used for weed control on potatoes, rice, and other crop plants. [PROP(IONIC) + ANIL(IDE)] * * *
propanoic acid
/proh"peuh noh"ik, proh'-/, Chem. See propionic acid. [PROPANE + -O- + -IC] * * *
propanoicacid
pro·pa·no·ic acid (prō'pə-nōʹĭk) n. See propionic acid. * * *
propanol
pro·pa·nol (prōʹpə-nôl', -nōl', -nŏl') n. See propyl alcohol. * * *
propantheline bromide
/proh pan"theuh leen', -lin/, n. Pharm. a substance, C23H30BrNO3, used in the treatment of peptic ulcers. [1950-55; by rearrangement of parts of its chemical name] * * *
propapist
n., adj. * * *
proparoxytone
—proparoxytonic /proh'pa rok'si ton"ik/, adj. /proh'pa rok"si tohn'/, Class. Gk. Gram. adj. 1. having an accent or heavy stress on the antepenultimate syllable. n. 2. a ...
propatriotic
adj. * * *
propatronage
adj. * * *
propayment
adj. * * *
Propecia
Pro·pe·cia (prə-pēʹshə) A trademark for the drug finasteride, used to treat male pattern baldness. * * *
propel
/preuh pel"/, v.t., propelled, propelling. 1. to drive, or cause to move, forward or onward: to propel a boat by rowing. 2. to impel or urge onward: Urgent need of money ...
propellant
/preuh pel"euhnt/, n. 1. a propelling agent. 2. the charge of explosive used to propel the projectile from a gun. 3. a substance, usually a mixture of fuel and oxidizer, for ...
propellent
/preuh pel"euhnt/, adj. 1. serving or tending to propel or drive forward. n. 2. a propellant. [1635-45; < L propellent- (s. of propellens), prp. of propellere to drive forward. ...
propeller
/preuh pel"euhr/, n. 1. a device having a revolving hub with radiating blades, for propelling an airplane, ship, etc. 2. a person or thing that propels. 3. the bladed rotor of a ...
propeller head
Slang. a person who is obsessively devoted to an esp. technical pursuit. [1980-85] * * *
propeller horsepower
a measure of the power actually available for driving a propeller after all wasted energy is deducted. * * *
propeller shaft
1. a shaft that transmits power from an engine to a propeller. 2. a drive shaft. [1830-40] * * *
propeller wash
Aeron. the backwash from a propeller. * * *
propend
/proh pend"/, v.i. Obs. to incline or tend. [1535-45; < L propendere to hang down, be inclined. See PRO-1, PEND] * * *
propene
/proh"peen/, n. Chem. propylene (def. 2). [1865-70; PROP(IONIC) + -ENE] * * *
propense
—propensely, adv. —propenseness n. /proh pens"/, adj. Archaic. having a tendency toward; prone; inclined. [1520-30; < L propensus, ptp. of propendere to PROPEND] * * *
propension
/preuh pen"sheuhn/, n. Archaic. propensity. [1520-30; < L propension- (s. of propensio) inclination. See PROPENSE, -ION] * * *
propensity
/preuh pen"si tee/, n., pl. propensities. 1. a natural inclination or tendency: a propensity to drink too much. 2. Obs. favorable disposition or partiality. [1560-70; PROPENSE + ...
propensity to consume
▪ economics       in economics, the proportion of total income or of an increase in income that consumers tend to spend on goods and services rather than to save. The ...
propensity to save
▪ economics       in economics, the proportion of total income or of an increase in income that consumers save rather than spend on goods and services. The average ...
propenyl
/proh"peuh nil/, adj. Chem. containing the propenyl group. Also, propenylic. [1865-70; PROPENE + -YL] * * *
propenyl alcohol
Chem. See allyl alcohol. * * *
propenyl group
Chem. a univalent group derived from propylene, CH3CH=CH-. Also called propenyl radical. * * *
proper
—properly, adv. —properness, n. /prop"euhr/, adj. 1. adapted or appropriate to the purpose or circumstances; fit; suitable: the proper time to plant strawberries. 2. ...
proper adjective
Gram. an adjective formed from a proper noun, as American from America. [1900-05] * * *
proper fraction
Math. a fraction having the numerator less, or lower in degree, than the denominator. [1665-75] * * *
proper function
Math. eigenfunction. [1930-35] * * *
proper motion
Astron. the angular motion of a star relative to a suitably defined frame of reference, expressed in seconds of arc per year. Cf. tangential motion. [1595-1605] * * * Apparent ...
proper noun
Gram. a noun that is not normally preceded by an article or other limiting modifier, as any or some, and that is arbitrarily used to denote a particular person, place, or thing ...
proper subset
proper subset n. a subset that does not include all the members of the set to which it belongs * * *
proper value
Math. See characteristic root. [1925-30] * * *
properadjective
proper adjective n. An adjective formed from a proper noun. * * *
properdin
☆ properdin [prō pʉrd′'n ] n. 〚
properfraction
proper fraction n. 1. A numerical fraction in which the numerator is less than the denominator. 2. A polynomial fraction in which the numerator is of a lower degree than the ...
properly
See proper. * * *
properness
See properly. * * *
propernoun
proper noun n. A noun belonging to the class of words used as names for unique individuals, events, or places. Also called proper name. * * *
propertied
/prop"euhr teed/, adj. owning property: the propertied class. [1600-10; PROPERTY + -ED3] * * *
Properties and applications of commercially important elastomers, Table
▪ Table Table 1: Properties and Applications of Commercially Important Elastomers   Polymer type glass transition  temperature (° C)    melting tem-   perature (° ...
Properties and Applications of Commercially Important Plastics, Table
▪ Table Table 1: Properties and Applications of Commercially Important Plastics   Polymer family and type density  (g/cm3)  degree ...
Properties and Applications of Prominent Man-Made Fibres, Table
▪ Table Table 1: Properties and Applications of Prominent Man-Made Fibres   Polymer family and type common names  and trade names deniers  (gm/9,000 ...
Properties of Certain Species of Wood
▪ Table Properties of certain species of wood species       density* (gram/cc)   percent shrinkage                     mechanical ...
Properties of selected silica minerals
▪ Table Properties of selected silica minerals name colour lustre Mohs hardness specific gravity coesite colourless vitreous near 8 2.9–3.0 cristobalite (low-temperature ...
Properties of some amines
▪ Table Properties of some amines RNH2     R2NH     R3N     substituent group, R boiling point (°C) pKb boiling point (°C) pKb boiling point ...
Properties of the alkali metals
▪ Table Properties of the alkali metals lithium sodium potassium rubidium cesium francium atomic number 3 11 19 37 55 87 atomic weight (or stablest ...
Properties of the halogen elements
▪ Table Properties of the halogen elements fluorine chlorine atomic number 9 17 atomic weight 18.9984 35.453* colour of element light greenish yellow greenish ...
Properties of the Moon and the Earth-Moon system
▪ Table Properties of the Moon and the Earth-Moon system Moon Earth approximate ratio (Moon to Earth) mean distance from Earth (orbital radius) 384,400 km — — period ...
Propertius
/proh perr"shee euhs, -sheuhs/, n. Sextus /seks"teuhs/, c50-c15 B.C., Roman poet. * * *
Propertius, Sextus
born 55/43, Assisi, Umbria died after 16 BC, Rome Roman poet. Very few details of his life are known. The first and best known of his four books of elegies (see elegy), ...
Propertius,Sextus
Pro·per·tius (prō-pûrʹshəs, -shē-əs), Sextus. 50?-15?B.C. Roman poet whose extant works include Cynthia, an elegy on his former lover. * * *
property
—propertyless, n. /prop"euhr tee/, n., pl. properties. 1. that which a person owns; the possession or possessions of a particular owner: They lost all their property in the ...
property law
Introduction       principles, policies, and rules by which disputes over property are to be resolved and by which property transactions may be structured. What ...
property man
property man n. a person in charge of the properties in a theatrical production, film, etc. * * *
property mistress
property mistress n. a woman in charge of the properties in a theatrical production, film, etc. * * *
property right
a legal right to or in a particular property. [1940-45] * * *
property tax
a tax levied on real or personal property. [1800-10] * * * Levy imposed on real estate (land and buildings) and in some jurisdictions on personal property such as automobiles, ...
propertydamage insurance
property damage insurance n. Liability insurance for claims brought against a person who causes damage to another's property, as by an automobile accident. * * *
propertyless
See property. * * *
propertytax
property tax n. A tax levied against the owner of real or personal property. * * *
propfan
/prop"fan'/, n. Aeron. a turbojet having a turbine-driven propeller that operates completely outside the jet engine. Cf. turbofan, turboprop. [1965-70; PROP3 + FAN1] * * *
prophage
/proh"fayj'/, n. Microbiol. a stable, inherited form of bacteriophage in which the genetic material of the virus is integrated into, replicated, and expressed with the genetic ...
prophase
/proh"fayz'/, n. Cell Biol. the first stage of mitosis or meiosis in eukaryotic cell division, during which the nuclear envelope breaks down and strands of chromatin form into ...
prophasic
See prophase. * * *
prophecy
/prof"euh see/, n., pl. prophecies. 1. the foretelling or prediction of what is to come. 2. something that is declared by a prophet, esp. a divinely inspired prediction, ...
prophesier
See prophesy. * * *
prophesy
—prophesiable, adj. —prophesier, n. /prof"euh suy'/, v., prophesied, prophesying. v.t. 1. to foretell or predict. 2. to indicate beforehand. 3. to declare or foretell by or ...
prophet
—prophethood, n. —prophetless, adj. —prophetlike, adj. /prof"it/, n. 1. a person who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration. 2. (in the Old Testament) a. a ...
Prophet Dance
▪ North American religion       North American Plateau Indian ritual of the early 19th century during which the participants danced in order to hasten the return of the ...
Prophet's Mosque
House of worship built on the site of Muhammad's house in Medina, considered one of the three holiest places of Islam. It was originally a simple brick structure surrounding an ...
Prophet, The
orig. Tenskwatawa born с March 1768, Old Chillicothe, Ohio died 1834, Argentine, Kan., U.S. North American Indian leader. The brother of Tecumseh, he maintained a strong ...
prophetess
/prof"i tis/, n. 1. a woman who speaks for God or a deity, or by divine inspiration. 2. a woman who foretells future events. 3. a woman who is aspokesperson of some doctrine, ...
prophethood
See prophet. * * *
prophetic
—propheticality, propheticalness, n. —prophetically, adv. /preuh fet"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a prophet: prophetic inspiration. 2. of the nature of or containing ...
prophetically
See prophetic. * * *
propheticalness
See prophetically. * * *
Prophets
/prof"its/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the canonical group of books that forms the second of the three Jewish divisions of the Old Testament, comprising Joshua, Judges, I and II ...
Prophets, The Lives of the
▪ Judaism       pseudepigraphal collection (not in any scriptural canon) of folk stories and legends about the major and minor biblical prophets and a number of other ...
prophylactic
—prophylactically, adv. /proh'feuh lak"tik, prof'euh-/, adj. 1. defending or protecting from disease or infection, as a drug. 2. preventive or protective. n. 3. Med. a ...
prophylactically
See prophylactic. * * *
prophylaxis
/proh'feuh lak"sis, prof'euh-/, n. 1. Med. a. the preventing of disease. b. the prevention of a specific disease, as by studying the biological behavior, transmission, etc., of ...
propine
v. /proh peen"/; n. /proh peen", -puyn"/, v., propined, propining, n. Scot. v.t. 1. to offer as a present. n. 2. a present; gift. [1400-50; late ME propinen < MF propiner to give ...
propinquity
/proh ping"kwi tee/, n. 1. nearness in place; proximity. 2. nearness of relation; kinship. 3. affinity of nature; similarity. 4. nearness in time. [1350-1400; ME propinquite < L ...
propionaldehyde
/proh'pee on al"deuh huyd'/, n. Chem. a colorless, water-soluble liquid, C3H6O, having a pungent odor: used chiefly in the manufacture of plastics. Also called propyl ...
propionate
/proh"pee euh nayt'/, n. Chem. an ester or salt of propionic acid. [1860-65; PROPION(IC ACID) + -ATE2] * * *
propionibacterium
/proh'pee on"euh bak tear"ee euhm, -oh"neuh-/, n., pl. propionibacteria /-tear"ee euh/. Bacteriol. any of several aerobic or anaerobic bacteria of the genus Propionibacterium, ...
propionic
/proh'pee on"ik, -oh"nik/, adj. Chem. of or derived from propionic acid. [1840-50; PRO-2 + Gk pion- (s. of píon) fat + -IC] * * *
propionic acid
Chem., Pharm. a colorless, oily, water-soluble liquid, C3H6O2, having a pungent odor: used in making bread-mold-inhibiting propionates, in perfumery, and in medicine as a topical ...
propionicacid
pro·pi·on·ic acid (prō'pē-ŏnʹĭk) n. A liquid fatty acid, CH3CH2COOH, found naturally in sweat, in milk products, and as a product of bacterial fermentation. Prepared ...
propitiable
See propitiate. * * *
propitiate
—propitiable /preuh pish"ee euh beuhl/, adj. —propitiatingly, adv. —propitiative, adj. —propitiator, n. /preuh pish"ee ayt'/, v.t. propitiated, propitiating. to make ...
propitiatingly
See propitiable. * * *
propitiation
/preuh pish'ee ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of propitiating; conciliation: the propitiation of the wrathful gods. 2. something that propitiates. [1350-1400; ME propiciacioun < LL ...
propitiative
See propitiable. * * *
propitiator
See propitiable. * * *
propitiatorily
See propitiatory. * * *
propitiatory
—propitiatorily, adv. /preuh pish"ee euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. 1. serving or intended to propitiate. 2. making propitiation; conciliatory. n. 3. See mercy seat. [1275-1325; ...
propitious
—propitiously, adv. —propitiousness, n. /preuh pish"euhs/, adj. 1. presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather. 2. indicative of favor; auspicious: ...
propitiously
See propitious. * * *
propitiousness
See propitiously. * * *
propjet
/prop"jet'/, n. Aeron. an airplane equipped with turboprops. [1945-50; PROP3 + JET1] * * *
propjet engine.
See turbo-propeller engine. [1960-65] * * *
proplastid
pro·plas·tid (prō-plăsʹtĭd) n. A cytoplasmic organelle from which a plastid develops. * * *
propman
/prop"man'/, n., pl. propmen. a person responsible for securing, handling, and storing the properties used in a theatrical, motion-picture, or television production. [1930-35; ...
propolis
/prop"euh lis/, n. a reddish resinous cement collected by bees from the buds of trees, used to stop up crevices in the hives, strengthen the cells, etc. Also called bee ...
propolitics
adj. * * *
propone
/preuh pohn"/, v.t., proponed, proponing. Scot. 1. to suggest for consideration; propose. 2. to present before a jury or judge; plead for or request (an official ...
proponent
/preuh poh"neuhnt/, n. 1. a person who puts forward a proposition or proposal. 2. a person who argues in favor of something; an advocate. 3. a personwho supports a cause or ...
Propontis
Propontis [prə pän′tis] ancient name for MARMARA Sea of * * *
proportion
—proportioner, n. —proportionless, adj. /preuh pawr"sheuhn, -pohr"-/, n. 1. comparative relation between things or magnitudes as to size, quantity, number, etc.; ratio. 2. ...
proportion/proportionality
In algebra, equality between two ratios. In the expression a/b = c/d, a and b are in the same proportion as c and d. For example, if one triangle is twice the size of a second, ...
proportionable
—proportionability, proportionableness, n. —proportionably, adv. /preuh pawr"sheuh neuh beuhl, -pohr"-/, adj. being in due proportion; proportional. [1350-1400; ME ...
proportionably
See proportionable. * * *
proportional
—proportionality, n. —proportionally, adv. /preuh pawr"sheuh nl, -pohr"-/, adj. 1. having due proportion; corresponding. 2. being in or characterized by proportion. 3. of, ...
proportional counter
Physics. a radiation counter in which the strength of each electric pulse generated per count is proportional to the energy of the particle or photon producing the pulse, alpha ...
proportional limit
Physics. See elastic limit. [1945-50] * * *
proportional representation
a method of voting by which political parties are given legislative representation in proportion to their popular vote. [1865-70] * * * Electoral system in which the share of ...
proportionality
See proportional. * * *
proportionally
See proportionality. * * *
proportionalrepresentation
proportional representation n. Representation of all parties in a legislature in proportion to their popular vote. * * *
proportionate
—proportionately, adv. —proportionateness, n. adj. /preuh pawr"sheuh nit, -pohr"-/; v. /preuh pawr"sheuh nayt', -pohr"-/, adj., v., proportionated, proportionating. adj. 1. ...
proportionately
See proportionate. * * *
proportionateness
See proportionately. * * *
proportioned
/preuh pawr"sheuhnd, -pohr"-/, adj. 1. adjusted to proper proportion or relation. 2. having proportions as specified: a badly proportioned room. [1350-1400; ME proporcioned. See ...
proportioner
See proportionable. * * *
proportionment
/preuh pawr"sheuhn meuhnt, -pohr"-/, n. 1. the act of proportioning. 2. the state of being proportioned. [1690-1700; PROPORTION + -MENT] * * *
proposal
/preuh poh"zeuhl/, n. 1. the act of offering or suggesting something for acceptance, adoption, or performance. 2. a plan or scheme proposed. 3. an offer or suggestion of ...
propose
—proposable, adj. —proposer, n. /preuh pohz"/, v., proposed, proposing. v.t. 1. to offer or suggest (a matter, subject, case, etc.) for consideration, acceptance, or action: ...
proposer
See propose. * * *
proposition
—propositional, adj. —propositionally, adv. /prop'euh zish"euhn/, n. 1. the act of offering or suggesting something to be considered, accepted, adopted, or done. 2. a plan or ...
propositional
See proposition. * * * (as used in expressions) propositional attitude propositional calculus propositional function * * *
propositional attitude
Psychological state expressed by a verb that may take a subordinate clause beginning with "that" as its complement. Verbs such as "believe," "hope," "fear," "desire," "intend," ...
propositional calculus
Logic. See sentential calculus. [1900-05] * * * Formal system of propositions and their logical relationships. As opposed to the predicate calculus, the propositional calculus ...
propositional function
Logic. See sentential function. [1900-05] * * * Sentencelike expression that may be thought of as obtained from a sentence by substituting variables for constants occurring in ...
propositionalcalculus
propositional calculus n. The branch of symbolic logic that deals with the relationships formed between propositions by connectives such as and, or, and if as opposed to their ...
propositionalfunction
propositional function n. Logic An expression having the form of a proposition but containing undefined symbols for the substantive elements and becoming a proposition when ...
propositionally
See propositional. * * *
propositus
/preuh poz"i teuhs/, n., pl. propositi /-tuy'/. 1. Law. the person from whom a line of descent is derived on a genealogical table. 2. Genetics. proband. [1925-30; < NL, special ...
propound
—propounder, n. /preuh pownd"/, v.t. to put forward or offer for consideration, acceptance, or adoption; set forth; propose: to propound a theory. [1545-55; later var. of ME ...
propounder
See propound. * * *
propoxur
/proh pok"seuhr/, n. Chem. a crystalline compound, C11H15NO3, used as a nonsystemic insecticide against a wide variety of insects. [1960-65; PROP(YL) + OX(Y)-2 + UR(ETHANE)] * * *
propoxyphene
/proh pok"seuh feen'/, n. Pharm. a nonnarcotic analgesic, C22H29NO2. [1950-55; PROP(IONATE) + OXY-2 + (DI)PHEN(YL)] * * *
propoxyphene hydrochloride
propoxyphene hydrochloride [prō päk′sə fēn΄] n. a white, crystalline, narcotic analgesic, C22H29NO2·HCl, used for the alleviation of moderate pain * * *
propr.
proprietor. * * *
propraetor
—propraetorial /proh'pri tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, propraetorian, adj. /proh pree"teuhr/, n. Rom. Hist. an officer who, after having served as praetor in Rome, was sent to govern ...
propraetorial
See propraetor. * * *
propraetorian
See propraetorial. * * *
propranolol
/proh pran"euh lawl', -lol'/, n. Pharm. a beta-blocking drug, C16H21NO2, used in the treatment of hypertension, angina pectoris, and cardiac arrhythmias. [1960-65; PRO(PYL) + ...
propria
pro·pri·a (prōʹprē-ə) n. Plural of proprium. * * *
proprietarily
See proprietary. * * *
proprietary
—proprietarily /preuh pruy'i tair"i lee, -pruy"i ter'-/, adv. /preuh pruy"i ter'ee/, adj., n., pl. proprietaries. adj. 1. belonging to a proprietor. 2. being a proprietor; ...
proprietary colony
Amer. Hist. any of certain colonies, as Maryland and Pennsylvania, that were granted to an individual or group by the British crown and that were granted full rights of ...
proprietary schools
➡ vocational training * * *
proprietarycolony
proprietary colony n. Any of certain early North American colonies, such as Carolina and Pennsylvania, organized in the 17th century in territories granted by the English Crown ...
proprietor
—proprietorial /preuh pruy'i tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. —proprietorially, adv. —proprietorship, n. /preuh pruy"i teuhr/, n. 1. the owner of a business establishment, a ...
proprietorial
proprietorial [prə prī΄ə tôr′ē əl, prōprī΄ə tôr′ē əl] adj. PROPRIETARY (senses 1-3) * * * See proprietor. * * *
proprietorially
See proprietorial. * * *
proprietorship
See proprietorial. * * *
proprietress
/preuh pruy"i tris/, n. 1. a woman who owns a business establishment. 2. a woman who has the exclusive right or title to something. [1685-95; PROPRIET(O)R + -ESS] Usage. See ...
proprietrix
/preuh pruy"i triks/, n. proprietress. [1830-40; PROPRIE(TOR) + -TRIX] Usage. See -trix. * * *
propriety
/preuh pruy"i tee/, n., pl. proprieties. 1. conformity to established standards of good or proper behavior or manners. 2. appropriateness to the purpose or circumstances; ...
proprio motu
/prddaw"prddi oh' moh"tooh/; Eng. /proh"pree oh' moh"tooh/, Latin. by one's own volition; on one's own initiative. * * *
proprio-
a combining form meaning "one's own," used in the formation of compound words: proprioceptive. [comb. form repr. L proprius one's own, special, particular, PROPER] * * *
proprioception
/proh'pree euh sep"sheuhn/, n. Physiol. perception governed by proprioceptors, as awareness of the position of one's body. [1905-10; PROPRIO- + (RE)CEPTION] * * * Perception of ...
proprioceptive
/proh'pree euh sep"tiv/, adj. Physiol. pertaining to proprioceptors, the stimuli acting upon them, or the nerve impulses initiated by them. [1905-10; PROPRIO- + (RE)CEPTIVE] * * *
proprioceptor
/proh'pree euh sep"teuhr/, n. Physiol. a receptor located in subcutaneous tissues, as muscles, tendons, and joints, that responds to stimuli produced within the body. [1905-10; ...
proprium
pro·pri·um (prōʹprē-əm) n. pl. pro·pri·a (-prē-ə) In Aristotelian thought, a predicable property common to all members of a kind but not constituting part of the ...
proprivilege
adj. * * *
proprofit
adj. * * *
proproot
prop root n. An adventitious root that arises from the stem, penetrates the soil, and helps support the stem, as in corn. Also called brace root. * * *
propter hoc
/prddawp"terdd hawk"/; Eng. /prop"teuhr hok"/, Latin. because of this. Cf. post hoc. * * *
proptosis
—proptosed /prop"tohst/, proptotic /prop tot"ik/, adj. /prop toh"sis/, n. Pathol. 1. the forward displacement of an organ. 2. exophthalmos. [1670-80; < NL < Gk próptosis a ...
propublication
adj. * * *
propublicity
adj. * * *
propulsion
—propulsive /preuh pul"siv/, propulsory, adj. /preuh pul"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of propelling. 2. the state of being propelled. 3. a means of propelling; propelling ...
propulsive
See propulsion. * * *
propulsory
See propulsive. * * *
propunishment
adj. * * *
propyl
/proh"pil/, adj. Chem. containing a propyl group. [1840-50; PROP(IONIC) + -YL] * * *
propyl alcohol
Chem. a colorless, water-soluble liquid, C3H8O, used chiefly in organic synthesis and as a solvent. [1865-70] * * * ▪ chemical compound also called  n-propyl alcohol  or ...
propyl aldehyde
Chem. propionaldehyde. * * *
propyl group
Chem. any of two univalent, isomeric groups having the formula C3H7-. Also called propyl radical. Cf. isopropyl group. * * *
propyla
prop·y·la (prŏpʹə-lə, prōʹpə-) n. Plural of propylon. * * *
propylaeum
/prop'euh lee"euhm/, n., pl. propylaea /-lee"euh/. Often, propylaea. a vestibule or entrance to a temple area or other enclosure, esp. when elaborate or of architectural ...
propylalcohol
propyl alcohol n. A clear colorless liquid, CH3CH2CH2OH, used as a solvent and as an antiseptic. Also called propanol. * * *
propylene
/proh"peuh leen'/, Chem. adj. 1. containing the propylene group. n. 2. Also, propene. a colorless, flammable gas, C3H6, of the olefin series: used chiefly in organic ...
propylene glycol
Chem. a colorless, viscous, hygroscopic liquid, C3H8O, used chiefly as a lubricant, as an antifreeze, as a heat transfer fluid, and as a solvent for fats, oils, waxes, and ...
propylene group
Chem. the bivalent group -CH(CH3)CH2-, derived from propylene or propane. Also called propylene radical. * * *
propyleneglycol
propylene glycol n. A colorless viscous hygroscopic liquid, CH3CHOHCH2OH, used in antifreeze solutions, in hydraulic fluids, and as a solvent. * * *
propylhexedrine
/proh'pil hek"si dreen'/, n. Pharm. a colorless, adrenergic, water-soluble liquid, C10H2N, used by inhalation as a nasal decongestant. [PROPYL + HEX- + (EPH)EDRINE] * * *
propylic
/proh pil"ik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the propyl group. [1840-50; PROPYL + -IC] * * *
propylite
/prop"euh luyt'/, n. Petrog. a hydrothermally altered andesite or allied rock containing secondary minerals, as calcite, chlorite, serpentine, or epidote. [1867; PROPYL + ...
propylon
/prop"euh lon'/, n. propylaeum. [1825-35; < Gk propýlon, equiv. to pro- PRO-2 + pýl(e) gate + -on neut. sing. n. ending] * * *
propylphenyl acetate
/proh"peuhl fen"l, -feen"l, proh'-/, Chem. See phenylpropyl acetate. [PROPYL + PHENYL] * * *
propylthiouracil
/proh'pil thuy'oh yoor"euh sil/, n. Pharm. a white crystalline compound, C7H10N2OS, that interferes with the synthesis of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland: used in the ...
proracing
adj. * * *
prorailroad
adj. * * *
prorata
pro ra·ta (prō rāʹtə, räʹ-, rătʹə) adv. In proportion, according to a factor that can be calculated exactly.   [Latin prō ratā (parte), according to the calculated ...
proratable
See prorate. * * *
prorate
—proratable, adj. —proration, n. /proh rayt", proh"rayt'/, v., prorated, prorating. v.i. 1. to make an arrangement on a basis of proportional distribution. v.t. 2. to divide, ...
proration
See proratable. * * *
prorealism
n. * * *
prorealist
adj., n. * * *
prorealistic
adj. * * *
proreality
n. * * *
prorebel
adj. * * *
proreduction
adj. * * *
proreform
adj. * * *
prorefugee
adj. * * *
prorepublican
adj., n. * * *
proresearch
adj. * * *
proresignation
adj. * * *
prorestoration
adj. * * *
prorestriction
adj. * * *
prorevision
adj. * * *
prorevolution
adj. * * *
prorevolutionist
adj., n. * * *
proritual
adj. * * *
prorogation
See prorogue. * * *
prorogue
—prorogation /proh'reuh gay"sheuhn/, n. /proh rohg"/, v.t., prorogued, proroguing. 1. to discontinue a session of (the British Parliament or a similar body). 2. to defer; ...
proromantic
adj. * * *
pros
pros abbrev. prosody * * *
pros and cons
the favorable and the unfavorable factors or reasons; advantages and disadvantages. * * *
pros-
pros- pref. 1. Near; toward: prosenchyma. 2. In front of: prosencephalon.   [Greek, from pros, near, at. See per1. * * *
pros.
1. proscenium. 2. prosody. * * *
Pros. Atty.
prosecuting attorney. * * *
Pros.Atty.
Pros. Atty. abbr. prosecuting attorney. * * *
prosaic
—prosaically, adv. —prosaicness, n. /proh zay"ik/, adj. 1. commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative: a prosaic mind. 2. of or having the character or form of ...
prosaically
See prosaic. * * *
prosaicness
See prosaically. * * *
prosaism
/proh zay"iz euhm/, n. 1. prosaic character or style. 2. a prosaic expression. Also, prosaicism /proh zay"euh siz'euhm/. [1780-90; < F prosaïsme see PROSE, -ISM] * * *
prosaist
/proh zay"ist/, n. 1. a person who writes prose. 2. a prosaic, dull, or commonplace person. [1795-1805; < L prosa PROSE + -IST] * * *
prosateur
/proh'zeuh terr"/, n. a person who writes prose, esp. as a livelihood. [1875-80; < F < It prosatore; see PROSE, -ATOR, -EUR] * * *
prosbul
▪ Judaism       (from Greek pros boulē, “in front of the court”), a legal procedure introduced into Judaism by Hillel the Elder in the 1st century BC to permit ...
Proscar
Pros·car (prŏsʹkär') A trademark for the drug finasteride, used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. * * *
proscenium
/proh see"nee euhm, preuh-/, n., pl. proscenia /-nee euh/. Theat. 1. Also called proscenium arch. the arch that separates a stage from the auditorium. Abbr.: pros. 2. (formerly) ...
prosceniumarch
proscenium arch n. In theatrical design, the arch that frames a stage, separating it from the auditorium. * * *
proscholastic
adj. * * *
proscience
adj. * * *
proscientific
adj. * * *
prosciutto
/proh shooh"toh/, n. salted ham that has been cured by drying, always sliced paper-thin for serving. [1935-40; < It prosciutto, earlier presciutto < VL *perexsuctus all dried up, ...
proscribe
—proscribable, adj. —proscriber, n. /proh skruyb"/, v.t., proscribed, proscribing. 1. to denounce or condemn (a thing) as dangerous or harmful; prohibit. 2. to put outside ...
proscriber
See proscribe. * * *
proscription
—proscriptive /proh skrip"tiv/, adj. —proscriptively, adv. /proh skrip"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of proscribing. 2. the state of being proscribed. 3. outlawry, interdiction, or ...
proscriptive
See proscription. * * *
proscriptively
See proscriptive. * * *


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