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resilience
/ri zil"yeuhns, -zil"ee euhns/, n. 1. the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. 2. ability to ...
resiliency
re·sil·ien·cy (rĭ-zĭlʹyən-sē) n. Resilience. * * *
resilient
—resiliently, adv. /ri zil"yeuhnt, -zil"ee euhnt/, adj. 1. springing back; rebounding. 2. returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or ...
resiliently
See resilient. * * *
resilin
res·i·lin (rĕzʹə-lĭn) n. An elastic substance consisting of cross-linked protein chains, found in the cuticles of many insects.   [resile + -in.] * * *
resilver
v.t. * * *
resimmer
v. * * *
resin
—resinlike, adj. /rez"in/, n. 1. any of a class of nonvolatile, solid or semisolid organic substances, as copal or mastic, that consist of amorphous mixtures of carboxylic ...
Resin
/rez"in/, n. a male given name. * * * Any natural or synthetic organic compound consisting of a noncrystalline (amorphous) solid or viscous liquid substance or mixture. Natural ...
resin canal
resin canal n. Bot. a tubular, intercellular opening containing resin, often found in the wood and needles of gymnosperms * * *
resin duct
Bot. a tube or duct in a woody stem or a leaf, esp. in conifers, lined with glandular epithelium that secretes resins. Also called resin canal. [1880-85] * * *
resinate
v. /rez"euh nayt'/; n. /rez"euh nit, -nayt'/, v., resinated, resinating, n. v.t. 1. to treat with resin, as by impregnation. n. 2. Chem. any of the salts of the acids found in ...
resincanal
resin canal n. An intercellular tube lined with resin-secreting cells, found in the wood and leaves of many gymnosperms. Also called resin duct. * * *
resiniferous
/rez'euh nif"euhr euhs/, adj. yielding resin. [1665-75; RESIN + -I- + -FEROUS] * * *
resinify
—resinification, n. /re zin"euh fuy'/, v., resinified, resinifying. Chem. v.t. 1. to convert into a resin. 2. to treat with a resin. v.i. 3. to become a resin. [1810-20; < F ...
resinoid
/rez"euh noyd'/, adj. 1. resinlike. n. 2. a resinoid substance. 3. a resinous substance synthetically compounded. 4. a gum resin. [1820-30; RESIN + -OID] * * *
resinous
—resinously, adv. —resinousness, n. /rez"euh neuhs/, adj. 1. full of or containing resin. 2. of the nature of or resembling resin. 3. pertaining to or characteristic of ...
resist
—resister, n. —resistingly, adv. /ri zist"/, v.t. 1. to withstand, strive against, or oppose: to resist infection; to resist temptation. 2. to withstand the action or effect ...
resist printing
a fabric-printing method in which a dye-resistant substance is applied to certain specified areas of the material prior to immersion in a dye bath and subsequently removed so as ...
resistance
/ri zis"teuhns/, n. 1. the act or power of resisting, opposing, or withstanding. 2. the opposition offered by one thing, force, etc., to another. 3. Elect. a. Also called ohmic ...
resistance level
Stock Exchange. a point at which the rise in price of a specific stock is arrested due to more substantial selling than buying. Also called resistance. * * *
resistance plasmid
resistance plasmid n. any of a group of bacterial plasmids carrying genetic information that provide resistance to antibiotic drugs: some resistance plasmids are able to transfer ...
resistance thermometer
Metall. an instrument for measuring the temperature of a metal, utilizing the principle that the electrical resistance of the metal varies with the temperature. [1885-90] * * *
resistance training
physical training that utilizes isometric, isotonic, or isokinetic exercise to strengthen or develop the muscles. [1980-85] * * *
resistance transfer factor.
See R factor. [1955-60] * * *
resistance welding
welding utilizing pressure and heat that is generated in the pieces to be welded by resistance to an electric current. [1910-15] * * *
resistancefactor
resistance factor n. See R factor. * * *
resistanceplasmid
resistance plasmid n. See R factor. * * *
resistant
—resistantly, adv. /ri zis"teuhnt/, adj. 1. resisting. n. 2. a person or thing that resists. [1590-1600; < MF resistant, prp. of resister to RESIST; see -ANT] * * *
resistate
/ri zis"tayt/, n. Geol. any of the class of sediments, as sand or sandstone, consisting chiefly of minerals resistant to weathering. [RESIST + -ATE1] * * *
Resistencia
/rdde'sees ten"syah/, n. a city in NE Argentina, on the Paraná River. 218,438. * * * ▪ Argentina       city, capital of Chaco provincia (province), northeastern ...
resister
See resist. * * *
resistibility
See resistible. * * *
resistible
—resistibility, resistibleness, n. —resistibly, adv. /ri zis"teuh beuhl/, adj. that can be resisted. [1635-45; RESIST + -IBLE] * * *
resistibly
See resistibility. * * *
Resisting Disintegration in Post-Suharto Indonesia
▪ 2002 by Greg Fealy       Since the fall of Suharto's authoritarian New Order regime in May 1998, Indonesia has undergone a number of dramatic changes. At the political ...
resistive
—resistively, adv. —resistiveness, n. /ri zis"tiv/, adj. capable of or inclined to resistance; resisting. [1595-1605; RESIST + -IVE] * * *
resistively
See resistive. * * *
resistiveness
See resistively. * * *
resistivity
/ree'zis tiv"i tee/, n. 1. the power or property of resistance. 2. Also called specific resistance. Elect. the resistance between opposite faces of a one-centimeter cube of a ...
resistless
—resistlessly, adv. —resistlessness, n. /ri zist"lis/, adj. 1. irresistible. 2. not resisting. [1580-90; RESIST + -LESS] * * *
resistlessly
See resistless. * * *
resistlessness
See resistlessly. * * *
resistojet
resistojet [ri zis′tə jet΄] n. 〚
resistor
/ri zis"teuhr/, n. Elect. a device designed to introduce resistance into an electric circuit. [1900-05; RESIST + -OR2] * * * ▪ electronics       electrical component ...
resit
v., resat, resitting. * * *
Resita
Re·şi·ta (rĕʹshē-tsä') A city of western Romania in the western Transylvanian Alps west-northwest of Bucharest. It has an important iron and steel industry. Population: ...
Reşita
Re·şi·ta (rĕʹshē-tsä') A city of western Romania in the western Transylvanian Alps west-northwest of Bucharest. It has an important iron and steel industry. Population: ...
resite
v.t., resited, resiting. * * *
resituate
v.t., resituated, resituating. * * *
resize
v.t., resized, resizing. * * *
resjudicata
res ju·di·ca·ta (rēz' jo͞o'dĭ-käʹtə, rās') also res ad·ju·di·ca·ta (ə-jo͞o'-) n. An adjudicated issue that cannot be relitigated.   [Latin rēs iūdicāta, ...
resketch
v.t. * * *
reskin
/ree skin"/, v.t., reskinned, reskinning. to replace or repair the exterior surface or coating of: The space shuttle had to be reskinned before returning to service. [RE- + ...
reslander
v.t. * * *
reslate
v.t., reslated, reslating. * * *
resmooth
v.t. * * *
Resnais, Alain
born June 3, 1922, Vannes, France French film director. After studying at the French cinema school IDHEC, he made short films on the visual arts (Van Gogh [1948]) and ...
resnatron
/rez"neuh tron'/, n. Electronics. a tetrode with the grid connected to form a drift space for the electrons, formerly used to generate high power at very high ...
Resnik
/rez"nik/, n. Regina, born 1922, U.S. mezzo-soprano. * * *
resoak
v. * * *
resocialization
/ree soh'sheuh leuh zay"sheuhn/, n. the process of learning new attitudes and norms required for a new social role. [1960-65; RE- + SOCIALIZE + -ATION] * * *
resocialize
v., resocialized, resocializing. * * *
resod
v.t., resodded, resodding. * * *
resoften
v. * * *
resoil
/ree soyl"/, v.t. to replace topsoil, esp. that lost by erosion. [1585-95; RE- + SOIL1] * * *
resojet engine
/rez"oh jet'/, Aeron. a type of pulsejet engine that burns a continuous flow of fuel but delivers a pulsating thrust due to the resonance of shock waves traveling through it. ...
resolder
v. * * *
resole
/ree sohl"/, v.t., resoled, resoling. to put a new sole on (a shoe, boot, etc.). [1850-55; RE- + SOLE2] * * *
resolicit
v. * * *
resolidify
v., resolidified, fying. * * *
resolubility
See resoluble. * * *
resoluble
resoluble1 —resolubility, resolubleness, n. /ri zol"yeuh beuhl, rez"euhl-/, adj. capable of being resolved. [1595-1605; < LL resolubilis, equiv. to L resolu-, var. s. of ...
resolubleness
See resolubility. * * *
resolute
—resolutely /rez"euh looht'lee, rez'euh looht"-/, adv. —resoluteness, n. /rez"euh looht'/, adj. 1. firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion. 2. characterized ...
resolutely
See resolute. * * *
resoluteness
See resolutely. * * *
resolution
/rez'euh looh"sheuhn/, n. 1. a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, a club, or other group. Cf. ...
resolutioner
/rez'euh looh"sheuh neuhr/, n. a person joining in or subscribing to a resolution. Also, resolutionist. [1685-95; RESOLUTION + -ER1] * * *
resolutive
/ri zol"yeuh tiv, rez"euh looh'-/, adj. 1. having the ability to dissolve or terminate. 2. serving to resolve or dispel. [1350-1400; ME resolutif. See RESOLUTE, -IVE] * * *
resolvability
See resolve. * * *
resolvable
—resolvability, resolvableness, n. /ri zol"veuh beuhl/, adj. that can be resolved. [1640-50; RESOLVE + -ABLE] * * *
resolvableness
See resolvability. * * *
resolve
—resolver, n. /ri zolv"/, v., resolved, resolving, n. v.t. 1. to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something): I have resolved that I shall live to ...
resolved
—resolvedly /ri zol"vid lee/, adv. —resolvedness, n. /ri zolvd"/, adj. firm in purpose or intent; determined. [1490-1500; RESOLVE + -ED2] * * *
resolvedly
See resolvability. * * *
resolvent
/ri zol"veuhnt/, adj. 1. resolving; causing solution; solvent. n. 2. something resolvent. 3. Med. a remedy that causes resolution of a swelling or inflammation. [1670-80; < L ...
resolver
See resolvability. * * *
resolving power
1. Optics. the ability of an optical device to produce separate images of close objects. 2. Photog. the degree to which a lens or photographic emulsion is able to define the ...
resonance
/rez"euh neuhns/, n. 1. the state or quality of being resonant. 2. the prolongation of sound by reflection; reverberation. 3. Phonet. a. amplification of the range of audibility ...
resonance radiation
Physics. radiation emitted by an atom or molecule, having the same frequency as that of an incident particle, as a photon, and usually involving a transition to the lowest energy ...
resonance, theory of
▪ chemistry       in chemistry, theory by which the actual normal state of a molecule is represented not by a single valence-bond structure but by a combination of ...
resonant
—resonantly, adv. /rez"euh neuhnt/, adj. 1. resounding or echoing, as sounds: the resonant thundering of cannons being fired. 2. deep and full of resonance: a resonant ...
resonant-jet engine
/rez"euh neuhnt jet"/. See resojet engine. * * *
resonantcircuit
resonant circuit n. An electric circuit with inductance and capacitance chosen to allow the greatest flow of current at a certain frequency. * * *
resonantly
See resonant. * * *
resonate
—resonation, n. /rez"euh nayt'/, v., resonated, resonating. v.i. 1. to resound. 2. to act as a resonator; exhibit resonance. 3. Electronics. to reinforce oscillations because ...
resonation
See resonate. * * *
resonator
/rez"euh nay'teuhr/, n. 1. anything that resonates. 2. an appliance for increasing sound by resonance. 3. an instrument for detecting the presence of a particular frequency by ...
resorb
—resorbence, n. —resorbent, adj. —resorption /ri sawrp"sheuhn, -zawrp"-/, n. —resorptive /ri sawrp"tiv, -zawrp"-/, adj. /ri sawrb", -zawrb"/, v.t. to absorb again, as an ...
resorcinol
/ri zawr"seuh nawl', -nol', rez awr"-/, n. Chem., Pharm. a white, needlelike, water-soluble solid, C6H6O2, a benzene derivative originally obtained from certain resins, now ...
resorcinolphthalein
/ri zawr"seuh nawl thal"een, -ee in, -fthal"-, -nol-, rez awr"-/, n. Chem. fluorescein. [RESORCINOL + PHTHALEIN] * * *
resorption
/ri sawrp"sheuhn, -zawrp"-/, n. 1. the destruction, disappearance, or dissolution of a tissue or part by biochemical activity, as the loss of bone or of tooth dentin. 2. Also ...
resort
/ri zawrt"/, v.i. 1. to have recourse for use, help, or accomplishing something, often as a final available option or resource: to resort to war. 2. to go, esp. frequently or ...
resorter
/ri zawr"teuhr/, n. a person who frequently goes to recreation resorts. [RESORT + -ER1] * * *
resound
/ri zownd"/, v.i. 1. to echo or ring with sound, as a place. 2. to make an echoing sound, or sound loudly, as a metallic object: A gong resounded. 3. to ring or be echoed, as ...
resounding
—resoundingly, adv. /ri zown"ding/, adj. 1. making an echoing sound: a resounding thud. 2. uttered loudly: resounding speech. 3. impressively thorough or complete: a resounding ...
resoundingly
See resounding. * * *
resource
—resourceless, adj. —resourcelessness, n. /ree"sawrs, -sohrs, -zawrs, -zohrs, ri sawrs", -sohrs", -zawrs", -zohrs"/, n. 1. a source of supply, support, or aid, esp. one that ...
resourceful
—resourcefully, adv. —resourcefulness, n. /ri sawrs"feuhl, -sohrs"-, -zawrs"-, -zohrs"-/, adj. able to deal skillfully and promptly with new situations, difficulties, ...
resourcefully
See resourceful. * * *
resourcefulness
See resourcefully. * * *
resow
v.t., resowed, resown or resowed, resowing * * *
resp
resp abbrev. 1. respective(ly) 2. respiration 3. respondent * * *
resp.
1. respective. 2. respectively. 3. respelled; respelling. 4. respondent. * * *
respace
v.t., respaced, respacing. * * *
respade
v.t., respaded, respading. * * *
respark
v.t. * * *
respeak
respeak [spelling only] * * *
respecify
v., respecified, respecifying. * * *
respect
/ri spekt"/, n. 1. a particular, detail, or point (usually prec. by in): to differ in some respect. 2. relation or reference: inquiries with respect to a route. 3. esteem for or ...
Respect - The Unity Coalition
a British political party started by George Galloway in 2004 after he was forced to leave the Labour Party because he criticized Tony Blair and George W Bush for invading Iraq. ...
respectability
/ri spek'teuh bil"i tee/, n., pl. respectabilities for 3. 1. the state or quality of being respectable. 2. respectable social standing, character, or reputation. 3. a respectable ...
respectable
—respectableness, n. —respectably, adv. /ri spek"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. worthy of respect or esteem; estimable; worthy: a respectable citizen. 2. of good social standing, ...
respectableness
See respectable. * * *
respectably
See respectableness. * * *
respectant
/ri spek"teuhnt/, adj. Heraldry. aspectant. [1680-90; RESPECT + -ANT] * * *
respecter
/ri spek"teuhr/, n. someone or something that is influenced by the social standing, importance, power, or any deterrent put forth by persons or things (used chiefly in negative ...
respectful
—respectfully, adv. —respectfulness, n. /ri spekt"feuhl/, adj. full of, characterized by, or showing politeness or deference: a respectful reply. [1590-1600; RESPECT + ...
respectfully
See respectful. * * *
respectfulness
See respectfully. * * *
respecting
/ri spek"ting/, prep. regarding; concerning. [1725-35; RESPECT + -ING2] * * *
respective
—respectiveness, n. /ri spek"tiv/, adj. pertaining individually or severally to each of a number of persons, things, etc.; particular: I will now discuss the respective merits ...
respectively
/ri spek"tiv lee/, adv. 1. in precisely the order given; sequentially. 2. (of two or more things, with reference to two or more things previously mentioned) referring or applying ...
respectiveness
See respective. * * *
respell
/ree spel"/, v.t. to spell again or anew. [1800-10; RE- + SPELL1] * * *
respice
v.t., respiced, respicing. * * *
Respighi
/rdde spee"gee/, n. Ottorino /awt'taw rddee"naw/ 1879-1936, Italian composer. * * *
Respighi, Ottorino
born July 9, 1879, Bologna, Italy died April 18, 1936, Rome Italian composer. After musical studies in Bologna (1891–1901), he played viola in a Russian orchestra and studied ...
Respighi,Ottorino
Re·spi·ghi (rĕ-spēʹgē), Ottorino. 1879-1936. Italian composer known for his symphonic poems, such as The Fountains of Rome (1917) and Roman Festivals (1929). * * *
respirability
See respirable. * * *
respirable
—respirability, respirableness, n. /res"peuhr euh beuhl, ri spuyeur"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being respired. 2. capable of respiring. [1770-80; < LL respirabilis. See ...
respiration
—respirational, adj. /res'peuh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of respiring; inhalation and exhalation of air; breathing. 2. Biol. a. the sum total of the physical and chemical ...
respiration, human
▪ physiology Introduction       the process by which oxygen is taken up and carbon dioxide discharged. The design of the respiratory system  The human gas exchanging ...
respirational
See respiration. * * *
respirator
/res"peuh ray'teuhr/, n. 1. a masklike device, usually of gauze, worn over the mouth, or nose and mouth, to prevent the inhalation of noxious substances or the like. 2. Brit. See ...
respiratory
/res"peuhr euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, ri spuyeur"euh-/, adj. pertaining to or serving for respiration: respiratory disease. [1780-90; < LL respiratorius, equiv. to L respira(re) to ...
respiratory chain
Biochem. a series of mitochondrial proteins that transport electrons of hydrogen, released in the Krebs cycle, from acetyl coenzyme A to inhaled oxygen to form H2O: the energy ...
respiratory disease
▪ human disease Introduction  any of the diseases and disorders that affect human respiration (respiration, human).  Diseases of the respiratory system may affect any of ...
respiratory distress syndrome
Pathol. 1. Also called hyaline membrane disease. an acute lung disease of the newborn, occurring primarily in premature babies and babies born to ill mothers, characterized by ...
respiratory distress syndrome of newborns
▪ pathology also called  hyaline membrane disease        a common complication in infants, especially in premature newborns, characterized by extremely laboured ...
respiratory pigment
respiratory pigment n. any of several colored protein substances, as hemoglobin and hemocyanin, in the circulatory system of animals and some plants, that combine reversibly with ...
respiratory quotient
Physiol. the ratio of the amount of carbon dioxide released by the lungs to the amount of oxygen taken in during a given period. [1885-90] * * *
respiratory system
Anat. the system by which oxygen is taken into the body and an exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place; in mammals the system includes the nasal passages, pharynx, ...
respiratory therapy
Medical profession concerned with assisting the respiratory function of individuals who have severe lung disorders. Practices include suctioning to clear secretions from the ...
respiratorydistress syndrome
respiratory distress syndrome n. Abbr. RDS A respiratory disease of newborn babies, especially premature babies, characterized by distressful breathing, cyanosis, and the ...
respiratoryenzyme
respiratory enzyme n. An enzyme, such as oxidase, that catalyzes the transfer of electrons from its substrate to molecular oxygen during cellular respiration. * * *
respiratorypigment
respiratory pigment n. Any of various colored conjugated proteins, such as hemoglobin, that occur in living organisms and function in oxygen transfer in cellular respiration. * * ...
respiratoryquotient
respiratory quotient n. Abbr. RQ The ratio of the volume of carbon dioxide released to the volume of oxygen consumed by a body tissue or an organism in a given period. * * *
respiratorysyncytial virus
respiratory syncytial virus n. Abbr. RSV An RNA-containing virus that causes minor respiratory infections in adults and bronchitis and bronchopneumonia in children. * * *
respiratorysystem
respiratory system A. lung B. bronchial tubes C. nose D. mouth E. trachea F. diaphragm Carlyn Iverson n. The integrated system of organs involved in the intake and exchange of ...
respiratorytherapist
See respiratory therapy. * * *
respiratorytherapy
respiratory therapy n. The treatment or management of acute and chronic breathing disorders, as through the use of respirators or the administration of medication in aerosol ...
respire
/ri spuyeur"/, v., respired, respiring. v.i. 1. to inhale and exhale air for the purpose of maintaining life; breathe. 2. to breathe freely again, after anxiety, trouble, ...
respiritualize
v.t., respiritualized, respiritualizing. * * *
respirometer
/res'peuh rom"i teuhr/, n. 1. an instrument for measuring the extent of respiratory movement. 2. an instrument for measuring oxygen consumption or carbon dioxide production in an ...
respirometric
See respirometer. * * *
respirometry
/res'peuh rom"i tree/, n. the branch of medical science dealing with the measurement and analysis of respiration. [1930-35; RESPIRE + -O- + -METRY] * * *
respite
/res"pit/, n., v., respited, respiting. n. 1. a delay or cessation for a time, esp. of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief: to toil without respite. 2. ...
resplendence
/ri splen"deuhns/, n. a resplendent quality or state; splendor. Also, resplendency. [1375-1425; late ME < LL resplendentia. See RESPLENDENT, -ENCE] * * *
resplendency
See resplendence. * * *
resplendent
—resplendently, adv. /ri splen"deuhnt/, adj. shining brilliantly; gleaming; splendid: troops resplendent in white uniforms; resplendent virtues. [1400-50; late ME < L ...
resplendent quetzal.
See under quetzal (def. 1). * * *
resplendently
See resplendence. * * *
resplice
v.t., respliced, resplicing. * * *
resplit
resplit [spelling only] * * *
respond
/ri spond"/, v.i. 1. to reply or answer in words: to respond briefly to a question. 2. to make a return by some action as if in answer: to respond generously to a charity ...
respondence
/ri spon"deuhns/, n. the act of responding; response: respondence to a stimulus. Also, respondency. [1580-90; < obs. F; see RESPOND, -ENCE] * * *
respondency
See respondence. * * *
respondent
/ri spon"deuhnt/, n. 1. a person who responds or makes reply. 2. Law. a defendant, esp. in appellate and divorce proceedings. adj. 3. giving a response; answering; responsive. 4. ...
respondent conditioning
conditioning (def. 2). [1965-70] * * *
responder
/ri spon"deuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that responds. 2. Electronics. the part of a transponder that transmits the reply. [1875-80; RESPOND + -ER1] * * *
Responsa
/ri spon"seuh/, n. the branch of rabbinical literature comprised of authoritative replies in letter form made by noted rabbis or Jewish scholars to questions sent to them ...
response
—responseless, adj. /ri spons"/, n. 1. an answer or reply, as in words or in some action. 2. Biol. any behavior of a living organism that results from an external or internal ...
response generalization
Psychol. generalization (def. 4b). * * *
response time
1. Psychol. the time consumed in making a response. 2. Computers. the time that elapses while waiting for a computer to respond to a command. [1955-60] * * *
responser
/ri spon"seuhr/, n. Electronics. responsor. * * *
responsibility
/ri spon'seuh bil"i tee/, n., pl. responsibilities. 1. the state or fact of being responsible. 2. an instance of being responsible: The responsibility for this mess is yours! 3. ...
responsible
—responsibleness, n. —responsibly, adv. /ri spon"seuh beuhl/, adj. 1. answerable or accountable, as for something within one's power, control, or management (often fol. by to ...
responsibleness
See responsible. * * *
responsibly
See responsibleness. * * *
responsion
/ri spon"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of responding or answering. 2. responsions, the first examination at Oxford University that candidates for the degree of B.A. have to ...
responsive
—responsively, adv. /ri spon"siv/, adj. 1. responding esp. readily and sympathetically to appeals, efforts, influences, etc.: a responsive government. 2. Physiol. acting in ...
responsively
See responsive. * * *
responsiveness
/ri spon"siv nis/, n. 1. the quality or state of being responsive. 2. Mach. the ability of a machine or system to adjust quickly to suddenly altered external conditions, as of ...
responsor
/ri spon"seuhr/, n. Electronics. the portion of an interrogator-responsor that receives and interprets the signals from a transponder. Also, responser. [1940-45; RESPONSE + ...
responsorial
See responsory. * * *
responsorial singing
      style of singing in which a leader alternates with a chorus, especially in liturgical chant. Responsorial singing, also known as call-and-response, is found in the ...
responsory
/ri spon"seuh ree/, n., pl. responsories. Eccles. an anthem sung after a lection by a soloist and choir alternately. [1375-1425; late ME < LL responsorium, equiv. to L ...
responsum
/ri spon"seuhm/, n., pl. responsa /-seuh/. the reply of a noted rabbi or Jewish scholar as rendered in the Responsa. [1895-1900; < NL, L responsum a reply; see RESPONSE] * * *
respot
v., respotted, respotting. * * *
respray
v. * * *
respread
v., respread, respreading. * * *
respring
v., resprang or, often, resprung, respringing. * * *
resprinkle
v., resprinkled, resprinkling. * * *
resprout
v. * * *
respublica
res pub·li·ca (rēz pŭbʹlĭ-kə, rās po͞oʹblē-kä') n. pl. pub·li·cae (-kā, -kī) 1. A state, republic, or commonwealth. 2. The general public good or ...
resquander
v.t. * * *
ressentiment
Fr. /rddeuh sahonn tee mahonn"/, n. 1. any cautious, defeatist, or cynical attitude based on the belief that the individual and human institutions exist in a hostile or ...
Resserella
▪ fossil genus       extinct genus of brachiopods (lamp shells) that occurs as fossils in marine rocks of Middle Ordovician to Lower Silurian age (421 to 478 million ...
rest
rest1 —rester, n. /rest/, n. 1. the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep: a good night's rest. 2. refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor: to allow an hour for ...
rest cure
a treatment for nervous disorders, consisting of a complete rest, usually combined with systematic diet, massage, etc., esp. at a spa or sanitorium. [1885-90] * * *
rest energy
Physics. the energy equivalent to the mass of a particle at rest in an inertial frame of reference, equal to the rest mass times the square of the speed of light. [1935-40] * * *
rest home
a residential establishment that provides special care for convalescents and aged or infirm persons. [1920-25] * * *
rest mass
Physics. the mass of a body as measured when the body is at rest relative to an observer, an inherent property of the body. Cf. relativistic mass. [1910-15] * * *
Rest of Esther
Rest of Esther n. a book of the Old Testament Apocrypha consisting of verses in the Septuagint text of the book of Esther that are not in the Hebrew text * * *
rest room
rooms or a room having a washbowl, toilet, and other facilities for use by employees, visitors, etc., as in a store, theater, or office. Also, restroom. [1895-1900, Amer.] * * *
rest stop
1. a stop made, as during a motor trip, to allow passengers to stretch their legs, use rest rooms, get refreshments, etc. 2. a rest area, as a roadside parking or picnic ...
rest1
rest1 [rest] n. 〚ME < OE, akin to Ger rast < IE base * ere-, *rē-, rest > Gr erōē, rest (from battle), OE row, Ger ruhe, rest, quiet, Goth razn, house〛 1. a) peace, ease, ...
restab
v., restabbed, restabbing. * * *
restabilize
v.t., restabilized, restabilizing. * * *
restable
v.t., restabled, restabling. * * *
restack
v.t. * * *
restaff
v. * * *
restage
v.t., restaged, restaging. * * *
restain
v. * * *
restamp
v. * * *
restandardize
v.t., restandardized, restandardizing. * * *
restarea
rest area n. A designated area, usually along a major highway, where motorists can pause to relax. Also called rest stop. * * *
restart
v., n. * * *
restartable
See restart. * * *
restate
—restatement, n. /ree stayt"/, v.t., restated, restating. to state again or in a new way. [1705-15; RE- + STATE] * * *
restatement
See restate. * * *
restation
v.t. * * *
restaurant
/res"teuhr euhnt, -teuh rahnt', -trahnt/, n. an establishment where meals are served to customers. [1820-30, Amer.; < F, n. use of prp. of restaurer < L restaurare to RESTORE] * ...
restaurant car
Brit. See dining car. [1870-75] * * *
restaurateur
/res'teuhr euh terr"/; Fr. /rddes taw rddann tuerdd"/, n., pl. restaurateurs /-terrz"/; Fr. /-tuerdd"/. the owner or manager of a restaurant. [1790-1800; < F; MF: restorer < LL ...
Restell, Madame
▪ American abortionist original name  Ann Trow,  married name  Lohman  born 1812, Painswick, Gloucestershire, Eng. died April 1, 1878, New York, N.Y., ...
restenergy
rest energy n. The energy equivalent of the rest mass of a body, equal to the rest mass multiplied by the speed of light squared. * * *
rester
See rest1. * * *
resterilize
v.t., resterilized, resterilizing. * * *
restful
—restfully, adv. —restfulness, n. /rest"feuhl/, adj. 1. giving or conducive to rest. 2. being at rest; quiet; tranquil; peaceful. [1300-50; ME; see REST1, -FUL] Syn. 2. calm, ...
restfully
See restful. * * *
restfulness
See restfully. * * *
restharrow
/rest"har'oh/, n. a low, pink-flowered European shrub, Ononis spinosa, of the legume family, having tough roots that hinder the plow or harrow. [1540-50; REST1 + HARROW1] * * *
resthome
rest home n. An establishment where the elderly or frail are housed and cared for. * * *
restick
v.t. * * *
restickable
adj. * * *
Restif, Nicolas-Edme
▪ French author byname  Restif De La Bretonne   born Oct. 23, 1734, Sacy, near Auxerre, France died Feb. 3, 1806, Paris  French novelist whose works provide lively, ...
restiform
restiform [res′tə fôrm΄] adj. 〚ModL restiformis < L restis, rope (for IE base see RUSH2) + -formis,-FORM〛 ropelike or cordlike; specif., designating either of two ...
restiform body
/res"teuh fawrm'/, Anat. a cordlike bundle of nerve fibers lying on each side of the medulla oblongata and connecting it with the cerebellum. [1825-35; restiform < NL ...
restiformbody
res·ti·form body (rĕsʹtə-fôrm') n. A large cordlike bundle of nerve fibers lying on either side of the medulla oblongata and connecting it with the cerebellum.   [Latin ...
restimulate
v.t., restimulated, restimulating. * * *
resting
v., restung, restinging. /res"ting/, adj. 1. that rests; not active. 2. Bot. dormant: applied esp. to spores or seeds that germinate after a period of dormancy. [1350-1400; ME; ...
resting potential
▪ biochemistry       the imbalance of electrical charge that exists between the interior of electrically excitable nerve cells and their surroundings. The resting ...
restingcell
resting cell n. A cell that is not actively in the process of dividing. * * *
restipulate
v., restipulated, restipulating. * * *


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