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relativebiological effectiveness
relative biological effectiveness n. A measure of the capacity of a specific ionizing radiation to produce a specific biological effect, expressed relative to a reference ...
relativeclause
relative clause n. A dependent clause introduced by a relative pronoun, as which is downstairs in The dining room, which is downstairs, is too dark. * * *
relativedensity
relative density n. See specific gravity. * * *
relativehumidity
relative humidity n. The ratio of the amount of water vapor in the air at a specific temperature to the maximum amount that the air could hold at that temperature, expressed as a ...
relatively
/rel"euh tiv lee/, adv. 1. in a relative manner: a relatively small difference. 2. Archaic. a. with reference (usually fol. by to). b. in proportion (usually fol. by ...
relatively prime numbers
Math. two numbers whose greatest common divisor is 1. * * *
relativeness
/rel"euh tiv nis/, n. the state or fact of being relative. [1665-75; RELATIVE + -NESS] * * *
relativepermittivity
relative permittivity n. See permittivity. * * *
relativepitch
relative pitch n. Music 1. The pitch of a tone as determined by its position in a scale. 2. The ability to recognize or produce a tone by mentally establishing a relationship ...
relativepronoun
relative pronoun n. A pronoun that introduces a relative clause and has reference to an antecedent, as who in the child who is wearing a hat or that in the house that you live ...
relativeto
relative to prep. With regard to; concerning: questions relative to the deficit. * * *
relativism
/rel"euh teuh viz'euhm/, n. Philos. any theory holding that criteria of judgment are relative, varying with individuals and their environments. [1860-65; RELATIVE + -ISM] * * ...
relativist
/rel"euh teuh vist/, n. an adherent or advocate of relativism or of the principle of relativity. [1860-65; RELATIVE + -IST] * * *
relativistic
—relativistically, adv. /rel'euh teuh vis"tik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to relativity or relativism. 2. Physics. a. subject to the special or the general theory of ...
relativistic mass
Physics. the mass of a body in motion relative to the observer: it is equal to the rest mass multiplied by a factor that is greater than 1 and that increases as the magnitude of ...
relativistic mechanics
▪ physics Introduction       science concerned with the motion of bodies whose relative velocities approach the speed of light c, or whose kinetic energies are ...
relativistic quantum mechanics
Physics. quantum mechanics based on a wave equation satisfying the mathematical requirements of the special theory of relativity and applying to particles of any ...
relativity
/rel'euh tiv"i tee/, n. 1. the state or fact of being relative. 2. Physics. a theory, formulated essentially by Albert Einstein, that all motion must be defined relative to a ...
relativity of knowledge
relativity of knowledge n. Philos. the theory that all knowledge is relative to the mind, or that things can be known only through their effects on the mind, and that ...
relativize
—relativization, n. /rel"euh teuh vuyz'/, v.t., relativized, relativizing. to regard as or make relative. Also, esp. Brit., relativise. [1930-35; RELATIVE + -IZE] * * *
relator
/ri lay"teuhr/, n. 1. a person who relates or tells; narrator. 2. Law. a. a private person on whose suggestion or complaint certain writs, as a quo warranto, are issued and whose ...
relaunch
v.t. * * *
relaunder
v.t. * * *
relax
—relaxative, relaxatory /ri lak"seuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —relaxer, n. /ri laks"/, v.t. 1. to make less tense, rigid, or firm; make lax: to relax the muscles. 2. to ...
relaxable
See relax. * * *
relaxant
/ri lak"seuhnt/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or causing a relaxation. n. 2. Pharm. a drug that relaxes, esp. one that lessens strain in muscle. [1765-75; < L relaxant- (s. of ...
relaxation
/ree'lak say"sheuhn/, n. 1. abatement or relief from bodily or mental work, effort, application, etc. 2. an activity or recreation that provides such relief; diversion; ...
relaxation phenomenon
▪ physics and chemistry Introduction       in physics and chemistry, an effect related to the delay between the application of an external stress to a system—that ...
relaxation time
Physics. the time that it takes for an exponentially decaying quantity, as radioactive particles or transient electrical currents, to decrease to 36.8 percent of its initial ...
relaxationtime
relaxation time n. Physics The time required for an exponential variable to decrease to 1/e (0.368) of its initial value. * * *
relaxed
—relaxedly /ri lak"sid lee, -lakst"lee/, adv. —relaxedness, n. /ri lakst"/, adj. 1. being free of or relieved from tension or anxiety: in a relaxed mood. 2. not strict; easy; ...
relaxedly
relaxedly [ri lak′sid lē] adv. in a relaxed manner * * *
relaxer
relaxer [ri lak′sər] n. 1. one that relaxes 2. a chemical solution that loosens the curls of tightly curled hair * * * re·lax·er (rĭ-lăkʹsər) n. One that relaxes, as a ...
relaxin
/ri lak"sin/, n. Biochem., Pharm. a polypeptide hormone produced by the corpus luteum during pregnancy that causes the pelvic ligaments and cervix to relax during pregnancy and ...
relay
relay1 n. /ree"lay/; v. /ree"lay, ri lay"/, n., v., relayed, relaying. n. 1. a series of persons relieving one another or taking turns; shift. 2. a fresh set of dogs or horses ...
relay race
Sports. a race between two or more teams of contestants, each contestant being relieved by a teammate after running part of the distance. Cf. medley relay. [1895-1900] * * ...
relayrace
relay race n. A race between two or more teams, in which each team member participates in only a set part of the race and is then relieved by another member of the team. * * *
relead
v. * * *
relearn
v., relearned or relearnt, relearning. * * *
releasability
See releasable. * * *
releasable
re·leas·a·ble (rĭ-lēʹsə-bəl) adj. 1. That can be released: releasable documents; releasable prisoners. 2. Intended or configured to release: releasable ski ...
releasably
See releasability. * * *
release
—releasability, n. —releasable, releasible, adj. /ri lees"/, v., released, releasing, n. v.t. 1. to free from confinement, bondage, obligation, pain, etc.; let go: to release ...
release copy
Journalism. 1. an article, notice, announcement, or the like, issued in advance for publication or broadcast, bearing a release date. 2. the contents of such an advance. * * *
release date
Journalism. 1. the time, as the day, part of the day, and sometimes the hour, on or at which release copy may be published or broadcast. 2. the printed notation of this time on a ...
release print
Motion Pictures. print (def. 33). [1935-40] * * *
release therapy
Psychiatry. psychotherapy in which the patient finds emotional release in the expression of hostilities and emotional conflicts. [1945-50] * * *
released time
Educ. 1. time or a period allotted to a teacher apart from normal duties for a special activity, as personal research. 2. a designated period for public-school students to ...
releaser
/ri lee"seuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that releases. 2. Ethology. a key stimulus, as a sound, odor, moving shape, or patch of color, that elicits a predictable behavioral ...
releasing factor
Biochem. a substance usually of hypothalamic origin that triggers the release of a particular hormone from an endocrine gland. [1950-55] * * *
releasing mechanism
Ethology. a hypothetical control complex in the central nervous system of animals that triggers the appropriate behavioral response to a releaser. * * *
releasingfactor
re·leas·ing factor (rĭ-lēʹsĭng) n. Any of several hormones secreted by the hypothalamus that stimulate the anterior part of the pituitary gland to release certain ...
relegate
—relegable /rel"i geuh beuhl/, adj. —relegation, n. /rel"i gayt'/, v.t., relegated, relegating. 1. to send or consign to an inferior position, place, or condition: He has ...
relegated
➡ football – British style * * *
relegation
See relegate. * * *
relend
v.t., relent, relending. * * *
relent
—relentingly, adv. /ri lent"/, v.i. 1. to soften in feeling, temper, or determination; become more mild, compassionate, or forgiving. 2. to become less severe; slacken: The ...
relentless
—relentlessly, adv. —relentlessness, n. /ri lent"lis/, adj. that does not relent; unyieldingly severe, strict, or harsh; unrelenting: a relentless enemy. [1585-95; RELENT + ...
relentlessly
See relentless. * * *
relentlessness
See relentlessly. * * *
Reles, Abe
▪ American gangster byname  Kid Twist   born c. 1907, , East New York, N.Y., U.S. died Nov. 12, 1941, Coney Island, Brooklyn       American killer and gangster who ...
relet
v., relet, reletting. * * *
reletter
v.t. * * *
relevance
rel·e·vance (rĕlʹə-vəns) n. 1. Pertinence to the matter at hand. 2. Applicability to social issues: a governmental policy lacking relevance. 3. Computer Science. The ...
relevancy
rel·e·van·cy (rĕlʹə-vən-sē) n. pl. rel·e·van·cies 1. One that is relevant. 2. Relevance; pertinence. * * *
relevant
—relevance, relevancy, n. —relevantly, adv. /rel"euh veuhnt/, adj. bearing upon or connected with the matter in hand; pertinent: a relevant remark. [1550-60; < ML relevant- ...
relevantly
See relevant. * * *
relevé
/rel'euh vay"/; Fr. /rddeuhleu vay"/, n. Ballet. a rising up onto full point or half point from the flat of the feet. [1925-30; < F: lit., raised, ptp. of relever; see RELIEVE] * ...
relevel
v., releveled, releveling or (esp. Brit.) relevelled, relevelling. * * *
relever
v.t. * * *
relevy
v.t., relevied, relevying. * * *
relexify
—relexification, n. /ree lek"seuh fuy'/, v.t., relexified, relexifying. Ling. to replace the vocabulary of (a language, esp. a pidgin) with words drawn from another language, ...
reliability
See reliable. * * *
reliable
—reliability, reliableness, n. —reliably, adv. /ri luy"euh beuhl/, adj. that may be relied on; dependable in achievement, accuracy, honesty, etc.: reliable ...
reliableness
See reliability. * * *
reliably
See reliability. * * *
reliance
/ri luy"euhns/, n. 1. confident or trustful dependence. 2. confidence. 3. something or someone relied on. [1600-10; RELY + -ANCE] Syn. 1. confidence, trust, faith, assurance. * * ...
reliant
—reliantly, adv. /ri luy"euhnt/, adj. 1. having or showing dependence: reliant on money from home. 2. confident; trustful. [1855-60; RELY + -ANT] * * *
reliantly
See reliant. * * *
reliberate
v.t., reliberated, reliberating. * * *
relic
—reliclike, adj. /rel"ik/, n. 1. a surviving memorial of something past. 2. an object having interest by reason of its age or its association with the past: a museum of ...
relic area
Ling. (in dialect geography) an area isolated from the influences of any focal area and preserving older linguistic forms that have been lost in other regions. Cf. focal area, ...
relicense
v.t., relicensed, relicensing. * * *
relict
/rel"ikt/, n. 1. Ecol. a species or community living in an environment that has changed from that which is typical for it. 2. a remnant or survivor. 3. a widow. [1525-35; < ML ...
reliction
re·lic·tion (rĭ-lĭkʹshən) n. Gradual recession of water in a sea, lake, or stream, leaving permanently dry land. * * *
relief
relief1 —reliefless, adj. /ri leef"/, n. 1. alleviation, ease, or deliverance through the removal of pain, distress, oppression, etc. 2. a means or thing that relieves pain, ...
relief map
a map showing the relief of an area, usually by generalized contour lines. [1875-80] * * *
relief pitcher
Baseball. 1. a pitcher brought into a game to replace another pitcher, often in a critical situation. 2. a pitcher regularly so used, as opposed to one who regularly starts ...
relief printing
      in art printmaking, a process consisting of cutting or etching a printing surface in such a way that all that remains of the original surface is the design to be ...
relief valve
a device that, when actuated by static pressure above a predetermined level, opens in proportion to the excess above this level and reduces the pressure to it. Cf. safety valve ...
reliefer
/ri lee"feuhr/, n. 1. Baseball. See relief pitcher. 2. a person who, because of old age, indigence, physical disability, or the like, receives welfare benefits from the state. 3. ...
reliefmap
relief map n. A map that depicts land configuration, usually with contour lines. * * *
reliefpitcher
relief pitcher n. Baseball A pitcher who replaces another during a game. * * *
relier
/ri luy"euhr/, n. a person or thing that relies. [1585-95; RELY + -ER1] * * *
relievable
See relieve. * * *
relieve
—relievable, adj. —relievedly /ri lee"vid lee/, adv. /ri leev"/, v., relieved, relieving. v.t. 1. to ease or alleviate (pain, distress, anxiety, need, etc.). 2. to free from ...
reliever
/ri lee"veuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that relieves. 2. Baseball. See relief pitcher. [1475-85; see RELIEVE, -ER1] * * *
relieving arch.
See discharging arch. [1840-50] * * *
relievo
/ri lee"voh, ril yev"oh/, n., pl. relievos. Obs. relief2 (defs. 2, 3). [1615-25; < It rilievo RELIEF2, deriv. of rilevare to raise < L relevare; see RELIEVE] * * *
relig
relig abbrev. 1. religion 2. religious * * *
relig.
religion. * * *
relight
v., relighted or relit, relighting. * * *
religieuse
/rddeuh lee zhyuez"/, n., pl. religieuses /-zhyuez"/. French. a woman belonging to a religious order, congregation, etc. * * *
religieux
/rddeuh lee zhyue"/, adj., n., pl. religieux. French. adj. 1. religious; devout; pious. n. 2. a person under monastic vows. * * *
religio-
religio- [rə lij′ē ō΄] combining form religion, religious, religion and [religio-political] * * *
religion
—religionless, adj. /ri lij"euhn/, n. 1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency ...
religion, philosophy of
Branch of philosophy that studies key metaphysical and epistemological concepts, principles, and problems of religion. Topics considered include the existence and nature of God, ...
religion, study of
Introduction       attempt to understand the various aspects of religion, especially through the use of other intellectual disciplines.       The history of ...
Religion, Wars of
(1562–98) Conflicts in France between Protestants and Catholics. The spread of French Calvinism persuaded the French ruler Catherine de Médicis to show more tolerance for the ...
religionism
—religionist, n. —religionistic, adj. /ri lij"euh niz'euhm/, n. 1. excessive or exaggerated religious zeal. 2. affected or pretended religious zeal. [1785-95; RELIGION + ...
religionist
See religionism. * * *
religions, classification of
Introduction       the attempt to systematize and bring order to a vast range of knowledge about religious beliefs, practices, and institutions. It has been the goal of ...
religiose
/ri lij'ee ohs", -lij"ee ohs'/, adj. characterized by religiosity. [1850-55; < L religiosus; see RELIGIOUS] * * *
religiosity
/ri lij'ee os"i tee/, n. 1. the quality of being religious; piety; devoutness. 2. affected or excessive devotion to religion. [1350-1400; ME religiosite < L religiositas, equiv. ...
religious
—religiously, adv. —religiousness, n. /ri lij"euhs/, adj., n., pl. religious. adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or concerned with religion: a religious holiday. 2. imbued with or ...
Religious Adherents in the United States of America, 1900-2005
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religious dress
Introduction also called  vestment        any attire, accoutrements, and markings used in religious rituals (ceremonial object) that may be corporate, domestic, or ...
religious experience
Introduction       specific experiences such as wonder at the infinity of the cosmos, the sense of awe and mystery in the presence of the holy, feelings of dependence on ...
religious house
a convent or monastery. * * *
Religious Science
Movement founded in the U.S. by Ernest Holmes (1887–1960). After publishing his major work, The Science of the Mind (1926), Holmes established the Institute of Religious ...
Religious Society of Friends
Religious Society of Friends the full name for SOCIETY OF FRIENDS * * *
Religious Society of Friends.
See Society of Friends. * * *
religious symbolism and iconography
Introduction       respectively, the basic and often complex artistic forms and gestures used as a kind of key to convey religious concepts and the visual, auditory, and ...
religious syncretism
      the fusion of diverse religious beliefs and practices. Instances of religious syncretism—as, for example, Gnosticism (a religious dualistic system that ...
religiously
See religious. * * *
religiousness
See religiously. * * *
relimit
v.t. * * *
reline
v.t., relined, relining. * * *
relink
v.t. * * *
relinquish
—relinquisher, n. —relinquishment, n. /ri ling"kwish/, v.t. 1. to renounce or surrender (a possession, right, etc.): to relinquish the throne. 2. to give up; put aside or ...
relinquisher
See relinquish. * * *
relinquishment
See relinquisher. * * *
reliquary
/rel"i kwer'ee/, n., pl. reliquaries. a repository or receptacle for relics. [1650-60; < MF reliquaire < ML reliquiarium, equiv. to L reliqui(ae) remains (see RELIC) + -arium ...
relique
/rel"ik/; Fr. /rddeuh leek"/, n., pl. reliques /rel"iks/; Fr. /rddeuh leek"/. Archaic. relic. * * *
reliquefy
v., reliquefied, reliquefying. * * *
reliquiae
/ri lik"wee ee'/, n. (used with a pl. v.) remains, as those of fossil organisms. [1825-35; < L; see RELIC] * * *
reliquidate
v., reliquidated, reliquidating. * * *
relish
—relishable, adj. —relishingly, adv. /rel"ish/, n. 1. liking or enjoyment of the taste of something. 2. pleasurable appreciation of anything; liking: He has no relish for ...
relist
v.t. * * *
relisten
v. * * *
relitigate
v.t., relitigated, relitigating. * * *
relitigation
n. * * *
relive
—relivable, adj. /ree liv"/, v., relived, reliving. v.t. 1. to experience again, as an emotion. 2. to live (one's life) again. v.i. 3. to live again. [1540-50; RE- + LIVE1] * * ...
Relizane
▪ Algeria also called  Ighil Izane        town, northwestern Algeria, near Wadi Mîna which is a tributary of the Chelif River. Built near the ruined Roman ...
Relizian Stage
▪ geology       major division of Miocene rocks and time on the Pacific coast of North America (the Miocene epoch began 23.7 million years ago and ended 5.3 million ...
relleno
/reuh yay"noh, reuhl yay"-/; Sp. /rdde ye"naw, rdde lye"-/, adj., n., pl. rellenos /-nohz/; Sp. /-naws/. Mexican Cookery. adj. 1. stuffed, esp. filled with cheese: chilis ...
reload
n., v. * * *
reloadable
adj. * * *
reloan
n., v.t. * * *
relocatable
—relocatability, n. /ree loh"kay teuh beuhl, ree'loh kay"-/, adj. 1. constructed so as to be movable; portable, prefabricated, or modular: relocatable classroom units. 2. ...
relocate
—relocation, n. /ree loh"kayt, ree'loh kayt"/, v., relocated, relocating. v.t. 1. to move (a building, company, etc.) to a different location: plans to relocate the firm to ...
relocation
See relocate. * * *
relock
v. * * *
relose
v.t., relost, relosing. * * *
relower
v.t. * * *
relubricate
v.t., relubricated, relubricating. * * *
relucent
/ri looh"seuhnt/, adj. shining; bright. [1500-10; < L relucent- (s. of relucens), prp. of relucere. See RE-, LUCENT] * * *
reluct
/ri lukt"/, v.i. 1. to struggle (against something); rebel. 2. to object; show reluctance. [1520-30; < L reluctari, equiv. to re- RE- + luctari to strive, struggle, wrestle] * * *
reluctance
/ri luk"teuhns/, n. 1. unwillingness; disinclination: reluctance to speak in public. 2. Elect. the resistance to magnetic flux offered by a magnetic circuit, determined by the ...
reluctant
—reluctantly, adv. /ri luk"teuhnt/, adj. 1. unwilling; disinclined: a reluctant candidate. 2. struggling in opposition. [1655-65; < L reluctant- (s. of reluctans), prp. of ...
reluctantly
See reluctant. * * *
reluctate
—reluctation, n. /ri luk"tayt/, v.i., reluctated, reluctating. Obs. to show reluctance. [1635-45; < L reluctatus, ptp. of reluctari. See RELUCT, -ATE1] * * *
reluctivity
/rel'euhk tiv"i tee/, n. Elect. the tendency of a magnetic circuit to conduct magnetic flux, equal to the reciprocal of the permeability of the circuit. [1885-90; RELUCT + -IVE + ...
relume
/ri loohm"/, v.t., relumed, reluming. to light or illuminate again; relumine. [1595-1605; RE- + (IL)LUME; cf. F rallumer, LL reluminare. See RELUMINE] * * *
relumine
/ri looh"min/, v.t., relumined, relumining. to relume. [1775-85; < LL reluminare to restore sight to, equiv. to L re- RE- + (il)luminare to ILLUMINE] * * *
rely
/ri luy"/, v.i., relied, relying. to depend confidently; put trust in (usually fol. by on or upon): You can rely on her work. [1300-50; ME relien < MF relier < L religare to bind ...
rem
/rem/, n. Nucleonics. the quantity of ionizing radiation whose biological effect is equal to that produced by one roentgen of x-rays. [1945-50; r(oentgen) e(quivalent in) ...
REM
/rem/, n. See rapid eye movement. [1955-60] * * * ▪ unit of measurement       unit of radiation dosage (such as from X rays) applied to humans. Derived from the phrase ...
REM sleep
Physiol. a recurrent period of sleep, typically totaling about two hours a night, during which most dreaming occurs as the eyes move under closed lids and the skeletal muscles ...
remade
re·made (rē-mādʹ) v. Past tense and past participle of remake. * * *
Remagen
Town (pop., 2002 est.: 16,134), western Germany. Located on the left bank of the Rhine River, southeast of Bonn, it originated as a Roman fortress and still has Roman remains. ...
remagnetize
v.t., remagnetized, remagnetizing. * * *
remagnify
v.t., remagnified, remagnifying. * * *
remail
v.t. * * *
remaim
v.t. * * *
remain
/ri mayn"/, v.i. 1. to continue in the same state; continue to be as specified: to remain at peace. 2. to stay behind or in the same place: to remain at home; I'll remain here ...
remainder
/ri mayn"deuhr/, n. 1. something that remains or is left: the remainder of the day. 2. a remaining part. 3. Arith. a. the quantity that remains after subtraction. b. the portion ...
remainderman
/ri mayn"deuhr meuhn/, n., pl. remaindermen. Law. a person who owns a remainder. [1735-45; REMAINDER + MAN1] * * *
remains
remains [ri mānz′] pl.n. 1. what is left after part has been used, destroyed, etc.; remainder; remnant 2. vestiges or traces of the past 3. a dead body; corpse 4. writings ...
Remak, Robert
born July 26, 1815, Posen, Prussia died Aug. 29, 1865, Kissingen, Bavaria German embryologist and neurologist. He discovered and named the three germ layers of cells that ...
remake
—remaker, n. v. /ree mayk"/; n. /ree"mayk'/, v., remade, remaking, n. v.t. 1. to make again or anew. 2. Motion Pictures. to film again, as a picture or screenplay. n. 3. Motion ...
reman
/ree man"/, v.t., remanned, remanning. 1. to man again; furnish with a fresh supply of personnel. 2. to restore the manliness or courage of. [1660-70; RE- + MAN1] * * *
remand
—remandment, n. /ri mand", -mahnd"/, v.t. 1. to send back, remit, or consign again. 2. Law. a. to send back (a case) to a lower court from which it was appealed, with ...
remand centres
➡ prisons * * *
remand home
Brit. a detention home for juvenile offenders aged 8-16 years. Cf. borstal. [1900-05] * * *
remandment
See remand. * * *
remanence
/rem"euh neuhns/, n. Elect. the magnetic flux that remains in a magnetic circuit after an applied magnetomotive force has been removed. Also called residual magnetism, ...
remanent
/rem"euh neuhnt/, adj. remaining; left behind. [1375-1425; late ME < L remanent- (s. of remanens), prp. of remanere. See REMAIN, -ENT] * * *
remanent magnetism
Geol. magnetization in minerals induced by a former magnetic field and persisting after the field changes. Cf. paleomagnetism. [1865-70] * * * ▪ rocks also called ...
remanifest
v.t. * * *
remanufacture
—remanufacturer, n. /ree'man yeuh fak"cheuhr/, v., remanufactured, remanufacturing, n. v.t. 1. to refurbish (a used product) by renovating and reassembling its components: to ...
remap
v.t., remapped, remapping. * * *
remargin
/ree mahr"jin/, v.i. to provide additional cash or collateral to a broker in order to keep secure stock bought on margin. [1890-95; RE- + MARGIN] * * *
remark
—remarker, n. /ri mahrk"/, v.t. 1. to say casually, as in making a comment: Someone remarked that tomorrow would be a warm day. 2. to note; perceive; observe: I remarked a ...
remarkable
—remarkability, remarkableness, n. —remarkably, adv. /ri mahr"keuh beuhl/, adj. 1. notably or conspicuously unusual; extraordinary: a remarkable change. 2. worthy of notice ...
remarkableness
See remarkable. * * *
remarkably
See remarkableness. * * *
remarker
See remark. * * *
remarket
v.t. * * *
remarque
/ri mahrk"/, n. Fine Arts. 1. a distinguishing mark or peculiarity indicating a particular stage of a plate. 2. a small sketch engraved in the margin of a plate, and usually ...
Remarque
/ri mahrk"/; Ger. /rddeuh mahrddk"/, n. Erich Maria /er"ik meuh ree"euh/; Ger. /ay"rddikh mah rddee"ah/, 1898-1970, German novelist in the U.S. * * *
Remarque, Erich Maria
orig. Erich Paul Kramer born June 22, 1898, Osnabrück, Ger. died Sept. 25, 1970, Locarno, Switz. German-born U.S.-Swiss novelist. Drafted into the German army at age 18, he ...
Remarque,Erich Maria
Re·marque (rə-märkʹ), Erich Maria. 1898-1970. German-born American writer best known for All Quiet on the Western Front (1929), a novel based on his experiences in World War ...
remarriage
n. * * *
remarry
v., remarried, remarrying. * * *
remarshal
v.t., remarshaled, remarshaling or (esp. Brit.) remarshalled, remarshalling. * * *
remaster
/ree mas"teuhr, -mah"steuhr/, v.t. to make a new master tape or record from an old master tape, usually to improve the fidelity of an old recording. [1960-65; RE- + MASTER] * * *
remastery
n., pl. remasteries. * * *
remasticate
v., remasticated, remasticating. * * *
rematch
v. /ree mach", ree"mach'/; n. /ree"mach'/, v.t. 1. to match again; duplicate: an attempt to rematch a shade of green paint. 2. to schedule a second match for or between: to ...
remate
v., remated, remating. * * *
rematerialize
v., rematerialized, rematerializing. * * *
rematriculate
v., rematriculated, rematriculating. * * *
Rembang
▪ Indonesia       city, Central Java (Jawa Tengah) (Jawa Tengah) propinsi (province), Java, Indonesia, located about 100 miles (160 km) northwest of Surabaya. A major ...
Rembar, Charles
▪ 2001       American lawyer (b. March 12, 1915, Oceanport, N.J.—d. Oct. 24, 2000, Bronx, N.Y.), successfully defended the publishers of such celebrated books as Lady ...
Rembrandt
—Rembrandtesque, Rembrandtish, adj. /rem"brant, -brahnt/; Du. /rddem"brddahnt/, n. (Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn or van Ryn) 1606-69, Dutch painter. * * *
Rembrandt (Harmenszoon) van Rijn
born July 15, 1606, Leiden, Neth. died Oct. 4, 1669, Amsterdam Dutch painter and etcher. The son of a prosperous miller in Leiden, he was apprenticed to masters there and in ...
Rembrandt House Museum
▪ museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Dutch  Museum het Rembrandthuis        museum in Amsterdam dedicated to the life and work of Dutch painter Rembrandt van ...
Rembrandt Research Project
▪ 2007 by Ernst van de Wetering     The year 2006 marked the 400th year since the birth of the renowned Dutch painter and printmaker Rembrandt van Rijn. The yearlong ...
Rembrandt van Rijn
▪ Dutch artist Introduction in full  Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn  Rembrandt originally spelled  Rembrant  born July 15, 1606, Leiden, Netherlands died October 4, 1669, ...
Rembrandtvan Rijn
Rem·brandt van Rijn or Rem·brandt van Ryn (rĕmʹbrănt' vän rīnʹ, -bränt'), 1606-1669. Dutch painter whose works are unmatched in their portrayal of subtle human ...
remeasure
v.t., remeasured, remeasuring. * * *
remediability
See remediable. * * *
remediable
—remediableness, n. —remediably, adv. /ri mee"dee euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being remedied. [1485-95; ( < MF) < L remediabilis curable. See REMEDY, -ABLE] * * *
remediably
See remediability. * * *
remedial
—remedially, adv. /ri mee"dee euhl/, adj. 1. affording remedy; tending to remedy something. 2. intended to correct or improve one's skill in a specified field: remedial ...
remedial reading
instruction in reading aimed at increasing speed and comprehension by correcting poor reading habits. [1925-30] * * *
remedially
See remedial. * * *
remediate
v.t., remediated, remediating. * * *
remediation
/ri mee'dee ay"sheuhn/, n. the correction of something bad or defective. [1810-20; < L remedia-t(us), ptp. of remediare to REMEDY + -ION] * * *
remediless
/rem"i dee lis/, adj. not admitting of remedy, as disease, trouble, damage, etc.; unremediable. [1400-50; late ME; see REMEDY, -LESS] * * *
remedy
/rem"i dee/, n., pl. remedies, v., remedied, remedying. n. 1. something that cures or relieves a disease or bodily disorder; a healing medicine, application, or treatment. 2. ...
remeet
v., remet, remeeting. * * *
remelt
v.t. * * *
remember
—rememberable, adj. —rememberer, n. /ri mem"beuhr/, v.t. 1. to recall to the mind by an act or effort of memory; think of again: I'll try to remember the exact date. 2. to ...
rememberability
See remember. * * *
rememberable
See rememberability. * * *
rememberer
See rememberability. * * *
Remembering the Jamestown Colony After 400 Years
▪ 2008 Introduction by David A. Price In 2007 the first permanent English settlement in North America, the Jamestown Colony, had its 400th anniversary. On May 14, 1607, three ...
remembrance
/ri mem"breuhns/, n. 1. a retained mental impression; memory. 2. the act or fact of remembering. 3. the power or faculty of remembering. 4. the length of time over which ...
Remembrance Day
(in Canada) November 11, observed as a legal holiday in memory of those who died in World Wars I and II, similar to Veterans Day in the U.S. * * *
Remembrance of Things Past
(French, la Recherche du Temps Perdu) a novel (1913-27) by Marcel Proust. * * *
Remembrance Sunday
Remembrance Sunday n. a British holiday, observed on the Sunday closest to Armistice Day (Nov. 11), honoring veterans of WWI and WWII * * * the nearest Sunday to 11 November ( ...
RemembranceDay
Re·mem·brance Day (rĭ-mĕmʹbrəns) n. The Sunday closest to November 11, observed in Canada and Great Britain in commemoration of those killed in the World Wars. * * *
remembrancer
/ri mem"breuhn seuhr/, n. 1. a person who reminds another of something. 2. a person engaged to do this. 3. a reminder; memento; souvenir. 4. (usually cap.) a. See King's ...
rememorize
v.t., rememorized, rememorizing. * * *

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