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sendoff
send·off (sĕndʹôf', -ŏf') n. 1. A demonstration of affection and good wishes for the beginning of a new undertaking. 2. A farewell: gave our guests a hearty sendoff at the ...
sendup
sendup [send′up΄] n. [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] a mocking parody, esp. when done with seeming gravity; takeoff; spoof * * *
sene
/say"nay/, n., pl. sene. a bronze coin and monetary unit of Western Samoa, the 100th part of a tala. [ < Samoan < E CENT] * * *
Senebier, Jean
▪ Swiss botanist born May 6, 1742, Geneva died July 22, 1809, Geneva       Swiss botanist and naturalist who demonstrated that green plants consume carbon dioxide and ...
Seneca
—Senecan, adj. /sen"i keuh/, n., pl. Senecas, (esp. collectively) Seneca for 1. 1. a member of the largest tribe of the Iroquois Confederacy of North American Indians, formerly ...
Seneca Falls
▪ New York, United States       village and town (township), Seneca county, west-central New York, U.S. The village lies in the Finger Lakes district on the Seneca ...
Seneca Falls Convention
U.S. Hist. a women's rights convention held at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848, organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. Also called Seneca Falls Conference. * * ...
Seneca Lake
a lake in W New York: one of the Finger Lakes. 35 mi. (56 km) long. * * *
Seneca snakeroot.
See under snakeroot (def. 1). [1755-65, Amer.] * * *
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
born с 4 BC, Corduba, Spain died AD 65, Rome Roman philosopher, statesman, and playwright. He was trained as an orator and began a career in politics and law in Rome с AD 31. ...
Seneca,Lucius Annaeus
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus. Known as “the Younger.” 4 B.C.?-A.D. 65. Roman Stoic philosopher, writer, and tutor of Nero. His works include treatises on rhetoric and governance ...
SenecaFalls
Seneca Falls A village of west-central New York on the Seneca River east-southeast of Rochester. The first women's rights convention was held here in 1848. Population: 7,370. * ...
SenecaLake
Seneca Lake A lake of west-central New York connected with Cayuga Lake by the Seneca River, about 105 km (65 mi) long. Seneca Lake is the largest of the Finger Lakes. * * *
Senecan tragedy
▪ drama       body of nine closet dramas (closet drama) (i.e., plays intended to be read rather than performed), written in blank verse by the Roman Stoic philosopher ...
Senecasnakeroot
Seneca snakeroot n. An eastern North American plant (Polygala senega) having a terminal cluster of small white flowers and roots that are used medicinally. * * *
senecio
senecio [sə nē′shē ō΄] n. pl. senecios 〚ModL, altered < L senex, old (from the white pappus): see SENATE〛 GROUNDSEL * * *
senectitude
/si nek"ti toohd', -tyoohd'/, n. the last stage of life; old age. [1790-1800; < L senect(us) old age (equiv. to senec-, extracted as s. from senex (gen. senis) old man + -tus ...
Senefelder
/zay"neuh fel'deuhr/, n. Aloys /ah"loh yuus, ah"loys/, 1771-1834, German inventor of lithography. * * *
Senefelder, Alois
▪ German lithographer Alois also spelled  Aloys  born Nov. 6, 1771, Prague died Feb. 26, 1834, Munich  German inventor of lithography.       The son of an actor at ...
senega
/sen"i geuh/, n. 1. the dried root of a milkwort, Polygala senega, of the eastern U.S., used as an expectorant and diuretic. 2. the plant itself. [1730-40; var. of SENECA, from ...
Senegal
/sen'i gawl", -gahl"/, n. 1. a republic in W Africa: independent member of the French Community; formerly part of French West Africa. 9,403,546; 76,084 sq. mi. (197,057 sq. km). ...
Sénégal River
River, western Africa. It rises in Guinea and flows northwest across Mali, then west to the Atlantic Ocean, forming the border between Mauritania and Senegal. It is 1,020 mi ...
Senegal, flag of
▪ Flag History       vertically striped green-yellow-red national flag with a central green star. It has a width-to-length ratio of approximately 2 to 3.        ...
Senegalese
/sen'i gaw leez", -lees", -geuh-/, adj., n., pl. Senegalese. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the republic of Senegal. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Senegal. [1915-20; SENEGAL + ...
SenegalRiver
Senegal River A river of western Africa rising in western Mali and flowing about 1,609 km (1,000 mi) generally northwest and west along the Mauritania-Senegal border to the ...
Senegambia
—Senegambian, adj. /sen'i gam"bee euh/, n. 1. a region in W Africa between the Senegal and Gambia rivers, now mostly in Senegal. 2. a confederation of Senegal and the Gambia, ...
Senegambian
See Senegambia. * * *
senesce
se·nesce (sə-nĕsʹ) intr.v. se·nesced, se·nesc·ing, se·nesc·es To reach later maturity; grow old.   [Back-formation from senescent.] * * *
senescence
See senescent. * * *       the deterioration of bodily functions that accompanies aging (q.v.) in a living organism. In addition to the process of aging, the term ...
senescent
—senescence, n. /si nes"euhnt/, adj. growing old; aging. [1650-60; < L senescent- (s. of senescens) prp. of senescere to grow old, equiv. to sen- old + -escent- -ESCENT] * * *
seneschal
/sen"euh sheuhl/, n. an officer having full charge of domestic arrangements, ceremonies, the administration of justice, etc., in the household of a medieval prince or dignitary; ...
Senfl, Ludwig
▪ Swiss composer born c. 1490, Zürich or Basel, Switz. died c. 1556, Munich, Bavaria [Germany]       Swiss composer, considered the most important German-speaking ...
Senghor
Fr. /saonn gawrdd"/, n. Léopold Sédar Fr. /lay aw pawld" say dahrdd"/, born 1906, African poet, teacher, and statesman: president of the Republic of Senegal 1960-80. * * *
Senghor, Léopold
Sen·ghor (säɴ-gôrʹ), Léopold. Born 1906. Senegalese poet and politician who served (1960-1980) as the first president of Senegal following independence from France. The ...
Senghor, Léopold (Sédar)
born Oct. 9, 1906, Joal, Senegal, French West Africa died Dec. 20, 2001, Verson, Fr. Poet, president of Senegal (1960–80), and cofounder of the Negritude movement in African ...
Senghor, Leopold Sedar
▪ 2002       Senegalese poet, philosopher, politician, and statesman (b. Oct. 9, 1906, Joal, Senegal, French West Africa—d. Dec. 20, 2001, Verson, Normandy, France), ...
sengi
/seng"gee/, n., pl. sengi. a monetary unit of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, equal to 1/10,000 of a zaire. * * *
Senglea
▪ Malta also called  Isla        town, one of the Three Cities (the others being Cospicua and Vittoriosa) of eastern Malta. Senglea lies on a small, narrow ...
Sengstacke, John H.
▪ 1998       American editor and longtime influential publisher, notably of the Chicago Defender, the national voice of African-Americans; he used his formidable role to ...
sengʷh-
To sing, make an incantation. 1. a. sing, from Old English singan, to sing; b. Meistersinger, minnesinger, singspiel, from Old High German singan, to sing. Both a and b from ...
senhor
/sin yawr", -yohr"/; Port. /si nyawrdd"/, n., pl. senhors, Port. senhores /si nyaw"rddish/. a Portuguese term of address equivalent to sir or Mr., used alone or capitalized and ...
senhora
/sin yawr"euh, -yohr"euh/; Port. /si nyaw"rddeuh/, n., pl. senhoras /sin yawr"euhz, -yohr"euhz/; Port. /si nyaw"rddeuhsh/. a Portuguese term of address equivalent to Mrs., used ...
senhorita
/seen'yeuh ree"teuh, sayn'-/; Port. /se'nyaw rddee"teuh/, n., pl. senhoritas /-teuhz/; Port. /-teuhsh/. a Portuguese term of address equivalent to miss, used alone or capitalized ...
Seni Pramoj, Mom Rajawong
▪ 1998       Thai diplomat and politician whose refusal to honour Japanese demands that he deliver a Thai declaration of war against the U.S. and the U.K. during World ...
Senigallia
▪ Italy formerly  Sinigaglia,  Latin  Sena Gallica,         town and episcopal see, Marche regione, central Italy. Senigallia lies along the Adriatic Sea at the ...
senile
/see"nuyl, -nil, sen"uyl/, adj. 1. showing a decline or deterioration of physical strength or mental functioning, esp. short-term memory and alertness, as a result of old age or ...
senile dementia
Pathol. a syndrome of progressive, irreversible impairment of cognitive function, caused by organic factors and having its onset late in life. [1850-55] * * *
senile macular degeneration
Pathol. a type of macular degeneration that is one of the leading causes of blindness in the elderly and in which tiny blood vessels grow into the macula of the retina, obscuring ...
seniledementia
senile dementia n. A progressive, abnormally accelerated deterioration of mental faculties and emotional stability in old age, occurring especially in Alzheimer's disease. * * *
senilely
See senile. * * *
senility
/si nil"i tee/, n. the state of being senile, esp. the weakness or mental infirmity of old age. [1770-80; SENILE + -ITY] * * *
senior
/seen"yeuhr/, adj. 1. older or elder (usually designating the older of two men bearing the same name, as a father whose son is named after him, often written as Sr. or sr. ...
senior citizen
—senior citizenship. an elderly or aged person, esp. one who is retired or whose principal source of support is a pension or Social Security benefits. [1935-40] * * ...
Senior Citizen Housing
▪ 1999 Introduction by Willem van Vliet       In the late 1990s more people than ever before were living longer lives in good health, and many older people were ...
senior citizenry
See senior-citizen. * * *
senior citizens
➡ old age * * *
senior high school
a school attended after junior high school and usually consisting of grades 10 through 12. [1910-15] * * *
senior master sergeant
☆ senior master sergeant n. U.S. Air Force a noncommissioned officer of the eighth grade, ranking above master sergeant and below chief master sergeant * * *
senior moment
Often Facetious. a brief lapse in memory or a moment of confusion, esp. in an older person: Please tell me your name again - I must be having a senior moment! [1995-2000; SENIOR ...
senior service
n [sing + sing/pl v] (BrE) a name for the Royal Navy, the oldest of Britain’s armed forces. * * *
Senior, Nassau William
▪ British economist born September 26, 1790, Compton Beauchamp, Berkshire, England died June 4, 1864, London       British classical economist who influenced the ...
senior-citizen
See senior citizen. * * *
seniorairman
senior airman n. 1. Abbr. SrA A noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Air Force that is above airman first class and below staff sergeant. 2. One who holds this rank. * * *
seniorcitizen
senior citizen n. A person of relatively advanced age, especially a person at or over the age of retirement.   senʹior-citʹi·zen (sēnʹyər-sĭtʹĭ-zən) adj. senior ...
seniordebt
senior debt n. A class of corporate debt that has priority with respect to interest and principal over other classes of debt and over all classes of equity by the same issuer. * ...
seniorhigh school
senior high school n. A high school usually constituting grades 10, 11, and 12. * * *
seniority
/seen yawr"i tee, -yor"-/, n., pl. seniorities for 2. 1. the state of being senior; priority of birth; superior age. 2. priority, precedence, or status obtained as the result of ...
seniority rule
U.S. Pol. the custom in Congress providing for the assignment of a committee chairpersonship to that member of the majority party who has served on the committee the longest. * * ...
seniorlecturer
senior lecturer n. Chiefly British A university teacher, especially one ranking next below a reader. * * *
seniormaster sergeant
senior master sergeant n. 1. Abbr. SMSgt A noncommissioned rank in the U.S. Air Force that is above master sergeant and below chief master sergeant. 2. One who holds this rank. * ...
seniti
/sen"i tee/, n., pl. seniti. a bronze or brass coin and monetary unit of Tonga, the 100th part of a pa'anga. [1965-70; < Tongan < E CENT] * * *
Senlac
/sen"lak/, n. a hill in SE England: believed by some historians to have been the site of the Battle of Hastings, 1066. * * *
Senlis
▪ France       town, Oise département, Picardy région, northern France. It lies along the Nonette River, which is a tributary of the Oise, 32 miles (51 km) ...
senna
/sen"euh/, n. 1. any plant, shrub, or tree belonging to the genus Cassia, of the legume family, having pinnate leaves and large clusters of flowers. 2. any of various cathartic ...
Senna knot.
See Sehna knot. * * *
Senna, Ayrton
▪ 1995       Brazilian race-car driver (b. March 21, 1960, São Paulo, Brazil—d. May 1, 1994, Imola, Italy), was a fierce competitor who was renowned for his ruthless ...
Sennacherib
/seuh nak"euhr ib/, n. died 681 B.C., king of Assyria 705-681. * * * died January 681 BC King of Assyria (r. 705/704–681 BC), son and successor of Sargon II. Between 703 and ...
sennachie
sen·na·chie (sĕnʹə-kē) n. Chiefly Scots Variant of shanachie. * * *
Sennar
/seuh nahr"/, n. a region in the E Sudan between the White and Blue Nile rivers, S of Khartoum: a former kingdom. * * *
Senneh rug
Senneh also spelled  Senna  or  Sehna   handwoven floor covering made by Kurds who live in or around the town of Senneh (now more properly Sanandaj) in western Iran. The ...
sennet
sennet1 /sen"it/, n. any of several small barracudas, as Sphyraena borealis (northern sennet), ranging along the eastern coast of North and Central America. [1665-75; orig. ...
Sennett
/sen"it/, n. Mack (Michael Sinnott), 1884-1960, U.S. motion-picture director and producer, born in Canada. * * *
Sennett, Mack
orig. Michael Sinnott born Jan. 17, 1880, Richmond, Que., Can. died Nov. 5, 1960, Hollywood, Calif., U.S. Canadian-born U.S. film director. He performed in burlesque and ...
Sennett,Mack
Sen·nett (sĕnʹĭt), Mack. 1880?-1960. Canadian-born American filmmaker known for his slapstick motion pictures featuring the Keystone Kops. * * *
sennight
/sen"uyt, -it/, n. Archaic. a week. Also, se'nnight. [bef. 1000; ME sevenyht, seoveniht(e), sennyght, etc., OE seofon nihta. See SEVEN, NIGHT] * * *
sennit
/sen"it/, n. 1. a flat, braided cordage, formed by plaiting strands of rope yarn or other fiber, used as small stuff aboard ships. 2. braided straw or grass used in making ...
Šenoa, August
▪ Croatian writer born November 14, 1838, Zagreb, Croatia, Austrian Empire died December 13, 1881, Zagreb       Croatian novelist, critic, editor, poet, and dramatist ...
Senoi
▪ people       Veddoid people found in the Malay Peninsula and in small groups along the coastal plains of eastern Sumatra, Indonesia. In the early 1980s they were ...
Senoic languages
formerly  called Sakai,         subbranch of the Aslian branch of the Mon-Khmer language family, itself a part of the Austroasiatic stock. The main languages, Semai and ...
Senones
▪ people       either of two ancient Celtic tribes, or perhaps two divisions of the same people, one living in Gaul, the other in Italy. The Gallic Senones lived in the ...
senopia
se·no·pi·a (sĭ-nōʹpē-ə) n. Improvement of near vision sometimes occurring in the aged because of swelling of the crystalline lens in incipient cataract.   [Latin senex, ...
señor
/sayn yawr", -yohr", seen-/; Sp. /se nyawrdd"/, n., pl. señors, Sp. señores /se nyaw"rddes/. a Spanish term of address equivalent to sir or Mr., used alone or capitalized and ...
señora
/sayn yawr"euh, -yohr"euh, seen-/; Sp. /se nyaw"rddah/, n., pl. señoras /sayn yawr"euhz, -yohr"-, seen-/; Sp. /se nyaw"rddahs/. a Spanish term of address equivalent to Mrs., ...
señorita
/sayn'yeuh ree"teuh, seen'-/; Sp. /se nyaw rddee"tah/, n., pl. señoritas /-teuhz/; Sp. /-tahs/. 1. a Spanish term of address equivalent to miss, used alone or capitalized and ...
senryū
▪ Japanese poem       a three-line unrhymed Japanese poem structurally similar to a haiku but treating human nature usually in an ironic or satiric vein. It is also ...
Sens
▪ France       town, Yonne département, Burgundy région, central France, southeast of Paris. The Old Town, situated on the right (eastern) bank of the Yonne River, ...
sensa
/sen"seuh/, n. pl. of sensum. * * *
sensate
—sensately, adv. /sen"sayt/, adj. perceiving or perceived through the senses. [1490-1500; < LL sensatus. See SENSE, -ATE1] * * *
sensately
See sensate. * * *
sensation
—sensationless, adj. /sen say"sheuhn/, n. 1. the operation or function of the senses; perception or awareness of stimuli through the senses. 2. a mental condition or physical ...
sensational
—sensationally. adv. /sen say"sheuh nl/, adj. 1. producing or designed to produce a startling effect, strong reaction, intense interest, etc., esp. by exaggerated, superficial, ...
sensationalism
—sensationalist, n., adj. —sensationalistic, adj. /sen say"sheuh nl iz'euhm/, n. 1. subject matter, language, or style producing or designed to produce startling or thrilling ...
sensationalist
See sensationalism. * * *
sensationalistic
See sensationalist. * * *
sensationalization
See sensationalize. * * *
sensationalize
/sen say"sheuh nl uyz'/, v.t., sensationalized, sensationalizing. to make sensational. Also, esp. Brit., sensationalise. [1850-55; SENSATIONAL + -IZE] * * *
sensationally
See sensational. * * *
sensationism
—sensationist, n., adj. —sensationistic, adj. /sen say"sheuh niz'euhm/, n. a theory of psychology maintaining that experience consists solely of sensations. Also, ...
sense
/sens/, n., v., sensed, sensing. n. 1. any of the faculties, as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch, by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or ...
Sense and Sensibility
a novel (1811) by Jane Austen. * * *
sense datum
1. Also called sensum. Psychol. the basic unit of an experience resulting from the stimulation of a sense organ; a stimulus or an object of perception or sensation. 2. ...
sense organ
a specialized bodily structure that receives or is sensitive to internal or external stimuli; receptor. [1850-55] * * *
sense perception
perception by the senses rather than by the intellect. [1865-70] * * *
sense strand
sense strand n. Genetics that strand of a double-stranded DNA molecule which serves as the template from which RNA, esp. messenger RNA, is transcribed * * *
sense stress.
See sentence stress. * * *
sense-data
Entities that are the direct objects of sensation. Examples of sense-data are the circular image one sees when viewing the face of a penny and the oblong image one sees when ...
sensedatum
sense datum n. A basic unanalyzable sensation, such as a color or smell, experienced upon stimulation of a sense organ or receptor. * * *
senseful
/sens"feuhl/, adj. full of reasonable sense; sound; judicious. [1585-95; SENSE + -FUL] * * *
sensei
/sen say"/, n. a karate or judo instructor. [ < Japn: teacher, master, doctor < MChin, equiv. to Chin xiansheng (xian ahead + sheng born)] * * *
senseless
—senselessly, adv. —senselessness, n. /sens"lis/, adj. 1. destitute or deprived of sensation; unconscious. 2. lacking mental perception, appreciation, or comprehension. 3. ...
senselessly
See senseless. * * *
senselessness
See senselessly. * * *
senseorgan
sense organ n. A specialized organ or structure, such as the eye, ear, tongue, nose, or skin, where sensory neurons are concentrated and that functions as a receptor. Also called ...
senseperception
sense perception n. Perception by or based on stimulation of the senses. * * *
senses
Introduction also called  sensory reception  or  sense perception    means by which animals (animal) detect and respond to stimuli in their internal and external ...
sensibility
/sen'seuh bil"i tee/, n., pl. sensibilities. 1. capacity for sensation or feeling; responsiveness or susceptibility to sensory stimuli. 2. mental susceptibility or ...
sensible
—sensibleness, n. —sensibly, adv. /sen"seuh beuhl/, adj. 1. having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment: a sensible young woman. 2. cognizant; keenly aware ...
sensible horizon
Astron. See under horizon (def. 2a). [1635-45] * * *
sensiblehorizon
sensible horizon n. The plane intersecting an observer's position perpendicular to the line formed by the observer's nadir and zenith. * * *
sensibleness
See sensible. * * *
sensibly
See sensibleness. * * *
sensillum
/sen sil"euhm/, n., pl. sensilla /-leuh/. Zool. a simple sense organ usually consisting of one or a few cells at the peripheral end of a sensory nerve fiber. [ < NL (1895), ...
sensitive
—sensitively, adv. /sen"si tiv/, adj. 1. endowed with sensation; having perception through the senses. 2. readily or excessively affected by external agencies or influences. 3. ...
sensitive fern
a common, widely distributed fern, Onoclea sensibilis, having large, triangular leaves and beadlike spikes that contain the spores. [1805-15, Amer.; so called from the ...
sensitive plant
1. Also called humble plant. a tropical American plant, Mimosa pudica, cultivated in greenhouses, having bipinnate leaves whose leaflets fold together when touched. 2. any of ...
sensitively
See sensitive. * * *
sensitiveness
/sen"si tiv nis/, n. the state or quality of being sensitive. [1820-30; SENSITIVE + -NESS] Syn. See sensibility. * * *
sensitiveplant
sensitive plant n. 1. A shrubby tropical American plant (Mimosa pudica) having mauve flower heads and bipinnately compound leaves with leaflets and leafstalks that fold and droop ...
sensitivity
/sen'si tiv"i tee/, n., pl. sensitivities for 2, 3. 1. the state or quality of being sensitive; sensitiveness. 2. Physiol. a. the ability of an organism or part of an organism to ...
sensitivity group
a group of persons participating in sensitivity training. Also called T-group. [1965-70] * * *
sensitivity training
a form of group therapy designed to develop understanding of oneself and others through free, unstructured discussion. [1950-55] * * *       psychological technique in ...
sensitivitytraining
sensitivity training n. Training in small groups in which people develop a sensitive awareness and understanding of themselves and of their relationships with others. * * *
sensitization
/sen'si teuh zay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the state or process of being sensitized. 2. Psychol. the process of becoming susceptible to a given stimulus that previously had no effect or ...
sensitize
—sensitizer, n. /sen"si tuyz'/, v., sensitized, sensitizing. v.t. 1. to render sensitive. 2. Photog. to render (a film or the like) sensitive to light or other forms of radiant ...
sensitizer
See sensitization. * * *
sensitizing dye
Photog. a dye adsorbed onto the silver halide grains of an emulsion to make the emulsion more sensitive to certain colors. * * *
sensitometer
—sensitometric /sen'seuh toh me"trik/, adj. —sensitometrically, adv. /sen'si tom"i teuhr/, n. Photog. an instrument for testing the sensitivity of various types of film, ...
sensitometric
See sensitometer. * * *
sensitometric curve
Photog. See characteristic curve. [1965-70; SENSITO(METER) + -METRIC] * * *
sensitometry
/sen'si tom"i tree/, n. the science of determining the sensitivity of photographic materials. [1905-10; SENSIT(IVE) + -O- + -METRY] * * *
sensor
/sen"sawr, -seuhr/, n. 1. a mechanical device sensitive to light, temperature, radiation level, or the like, that transmits a signal to a measuring or control instrument. 2. a ...
sensoria
sen·so·ri·a (sĕn-sôrʹē-ə, -sōrʹ-) n. A plural of sensorium. * * *
sensorial
sen·so·ri·al (sĕn-sôrʹē-əl, -sōrʹ-) adj. Of or relating to sensations or sensory impressions.   sen·soʹri·al·ly adv. * * *
sensorially
See sensorial. * * *
sensorimotor
/sen'seuh ree moh"teuhr/, adj. 1. Psychol. of or pertaining to motor activity caused by sensory stimuli. Cf. ideomotor. 2. Physiol. both sensory and motor, as parts of the ...
sensorineural
/sen'seuh ree noor"euhl, -nyoor"-/, adj. related to or affecting a sensory nerve or a sensory mechanism together with its neural circuitry. [1975-80; SENSORY + NEURAL] * * *
sensorium
/sen sawr"ee euhm, -sohr"-/, n., pl. sensoriums, sensoria /-sawr"ee euh, -sohr"-/. 1. a part of the brain or the brain itself regarded as the seat of sensation. 2. the sensory ...
sensory
/sen"seuh ree/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the senses or sensation. 2. Physiol. noting a structure for conveying an impulse that results or tends to result in sensation, as a ...
sensory cortex
the region of the cerebral cortex concerned with receiving and interpreting sensory information from various parts of the body. * * *
sensory deprivation
Psychiatry. the experimental or natural reduction of environmental stimuli, as by physical isolation or loss of eyesight, often leading to cognitive, perceptual, or behavioral ...
sensory neuron
Biol. a nerve cell that conducts impulses from a sense organ to the central nervous system. * * *
sensory reception, human
Introduction  means by which humans react to changes in external and internal environments.   Ancient philosophers called the human senses “the windows of the soul,” and ...
sensory root.
See under nerve root. * * *
sensorydeprivation
sensory deprivation n. Deprivation of external sensory stimulation, as by prolonged isolation. * * *
sensual
—sensually, adv. /sen"shooh euhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to, inclined to, or preoccupied with the gratification of the senses or appetites; carnal; fleshly. 2. lacking in moral ...
sensualism
/sen"shooh euh liz'euhm/, n. 1. subjection to sensual appetites; sensuality. 2. Philos. sensationalism (def. 3). [1795-1805; SENSUAL + -ISM] * * *
sensualist
—sensualistic, adj. /sen"shooh euh list/, n. 1. a person given to the indulgence of the senses or appetites. 2. a person who holds the doctrine of sensationalism. [1655-65; ...
sensualistic
See sensualist. * * *
sensuality
/sen'shooh al"i tee/, n., pl. sensualities. 1. sensual nature: the sensuality of Keats's poetry. 2. unrestrained indulgence in sensual pleasures. 3. lewdness; unchastity. Also, ...
sensualization
See sensualize. * * *
sensualize
—sensualization, n. /sen"shooh euh luyz'/, v.t., sensualized, sensualizing. to render sensual. Also, esp. Brit., sensualise. [1605-15; SENSUAL + -IZE] * * *
sensually
See sensual. * * *
sensualness
See sensually. * * *
sensum
/sen"seuhm/, n., pl. sensa /-seuh/. See sense datum (def. 1). [1915-20; n. use of L sensum, neut. of sensus, ptp. of sentire to feel; see SENSE] * * *
Sensuntepeque
▪ El Salvador       city, north-central El Salvador. Sensuntepeque is located in the hills south of the Lempa River valley at an elevation of 3,000 feet (900 metres). A ...
sensuosity
See sensuous. * * *
sensuous
—sensuously, adv. —sensuousness, sensuosity /sen'shooh os"i tee/, n. /sen"shooh euhs/, adj. 1. perceived by or affecting the senses: the sensuous qualities of music. 2. ...
sensuously
See sensuosity. * * *
sensuousness
See sensuosity. * * *
sent
sent1 /sent/, v. pt. and pp. of send. sent2 /sent/, n., pl. senti /sen"tee/, sents. a former coin of Estonia, the 100th part of a kroon: replaced the mark in 1928. [ < Estonian ...
sent-
To head for, go. 1. widdershins, from Old High German sin(d), direction, from Germanic form *sinthaz. 2. Suffixed (causative) o-grade form *sont-eyo-. send1, from Old English ...
sente
/sen"tee/, n., pl. lisente /li sen"tee/. a nickel-brass coin and monetary unit of Lesotho, the 100th part of a loti. * * *
sentence
—sentencer, n. /sen"tns/, n., v., sentenced, sentencing. n. 1. Gram. a grammatical unit of one or more words, bearing minimal syntactic relation to the words that precede or ...
sentence adverb
Gram. an adverb modifying or commenting upon the content of a sentence as a whole or upon the conditions under which it is uttered, as frankly in Frankly, he can't be ...
sentence fragment
a phrase or clause written as a sentence but lacking an element, as a subject or verb, that would enable it to function as an independent sentence in normative written ...
sentence stress
the stress pattern or patterns associated with words as arranged in sentences in a particular language. Also called sense stress, sentence accent. Cf. word stress. [1880-85] * * *
sentenceadverb
sentence adverb n. An adverb or adverbial phrase that modifies an entire sentence, especially in establishing the attitude of the speaker or writer, as thankfully in Thankfully, ...
sentenced
➡ punishment * * *
sentencefragment
sentence fragment n. A phrase or clause that is punctuated and capitalized as a sentence but does not constitute a complete grammatical sentence. * * *
sentencer
sen·tenc·er (sĕnʹtən-sər) n. One, such as a court or judge, that pronounces sentence. * * *
sentencestress
sentence stress n. The variation in emphasis or vocal stress on the syllables of words within a sentence. * * *
sentencing
sen·tenc·ing (sĕnʹtən-sĭng) adj. 1. Relating to a judicial sentence: sentencing guidelines for juvenile defendants. 2. Being or relating to the one who pronounces a ...
Sentencing of Susan B. Anthony for the Crime of Voting
▪ Primary Source        Susan B. Anthony's 1873 trial for voting is a bizarre incident in the history of woman suffrage. The trial judge had taken the decision out of ...
sententia
sen·ten·tia (sĕn-tĕnʹshə, -shē-ə) n. pl. sen·ten·ti·ae (-shē-ē') An adage or aphorism.   [Latin. See sentence.] * * *
sentential
—sententially, adv. /sen ten"sheuhl/, adj. pertaining to or of the nature of a sentence. [1425-75; late ME, equiv. to L sententi(a) SENTENCE + -AL1] * * *
sentential calculus
the branch of symbolic logic dealing with the logical relationships between statements insofar as they can be analyzed into conjunctions, disjunctions, and negations of more ...
sentential connective
Logic. any of several words or their equivalent symbols used in logical formulas to connect propositions, as "or," "not," "and," "if and only if." * * *
sentential function
Logic. an expression that contains one or more variables and becomes meaningful when suitable constant terms are substituted for them. Also called propositional ...
sententially
See sentential. * * *
sententious
—sententiously, adv. —sententiousness, sententiosity /sen ten'shee os"i tee/, n. /sen ten"sheuhs/, adj. 1. abounding in pithy aphorisms or maxims: a sententious book. 2. ...
sententiously
See sententious. * * *
sententiousness
See sententiously. * * *
senti
/sen"tee/, n., pl. senti. a monetary unit of Tanzania, the 100th part of a shilling; cent. * * *
sentience
/sen"sheuhns/, n. sentient condition or character; capacity for sensation or feeling. Also, sentiency. [1830-40; SENTI(ENT) + -ENCE] * * *
sentient
—sentiently, adv. /sen"sheuhnt/, adj. 1. having the power of perception by the senses; conscious. 2. characterized by sensation and consciousness. n. 3. a person or thing that ...
sentiently
See sentient. * * *
sentiment
—sentimentless, adj. /sen"teuh meuhnt/, n. 1. an attitude toward something; regard; opinion. 2. a mental feeling; emotion: a sentiment of pity. 3. refined or tender emotion; ...
sentimental
—sentimentally, adv. /sen'teuh men"tl/, adj. 1. expressive of or appealing to sentiment, esp. the tender emotions and feelings, as love, pity, or nostalgia: a sentimental ...
sentimental comedy
▪ narrative genre       a dramatic genre of the 18th century, denoting plays in which middle-class protagonists triumphantly overcome a series of moral trials. Such ...
sentimental novel
▪ literature       broadly, any novel that exploits the reader's capacity for tenderness, compassion, or sympathy to a disproportionate degree by presenting a beclouded ...
sentimentalism
/sen'teuh men"tl iz'euhm/, n. 1. sentimental tendency or character; predominance of sentiment over reason. 2. weak emotionalism; excessive indulgence in sentiment. 3. a display ...
sentimentalist
/sen'teuh men"tl ist/, n. one given to sentiment or sentimentality. [1770-80; SENTIMENTAL + -IST] * * *
sentimentality
/sen'teuh men tal"i tee/, n., pl. sentimentalities. 1. the quality or state of being sentimental or excessively sentimental. 2. an instance of being sentimental. 3. a sentimental ...
sentimentalization
See sentimentalize. * * *
sentimentalize
—sentimentalization, n. —sentimentalizer, n. /sen'teuh men"tl uyz'/, v., sentimentalized, sentimentalizing. v.i. 1. to indulge in sentiment. v.t. 2. to view (someone or ...
sentimentally
See sentimental. * * *
sentinel
—sentinellike, adj. —sentinelship, n. /sen"tn l/, n., v., sentineled, sentineling or (esp. Brit.) sentinelled, sentinelling. n. 1. a person or thing that watches or stands as ...
sentry
/sen"tree/, n., pl. sentries. 1. a soldier stationed at a place to stand guard and prevent the passage of unauthorized persons, watch for fires, etc., esp. a sentinel stationed ...
sentry box
a small structure for sheltering a sentry from bad weather. [1695-1705] * * *
sentry palm.
See kentia palm. * * *
sentrybox
sentry box PhotoDisc, Inc. n. A small shelter for a posted sentry. * * *
Senufo
/seuh nooh"foh/, n., pl. Senufos, (esp. collectively) Senufo for 1. 1. a member of a group of indigenous people of Ivory Coast, Mali, and Burkina Faso, known for their music and ...
Senussi
Senussi or Senusi [sə no͞o′sē, sənyo͞o′sē] n. pl. Senussi a member of a militant brotherhood of N African Muslims Senussian adj. Senusian * * *
senwood
/sen"wood'/, n. the light-colored wood of a Japanese tree, Kalopanax pictus (or K. ricinifolium), used for veneer in the manufacture of plywood. [sen- (of undetermined orig.) + ...
Seo de Urgel
Sp. /se"aw dhe oohrdd hel"/ Urgel. * * *
Seoni
▪ India       town, south-central Madhya Pradesh state, central India. Founded in 1774, it is now a road and rail junction and the chief commercial centre of the ...
Seoul
/sohl, soohl, say"ool/; Kor. /syue"ool/, n. a city in and the capital of South Korea, in the W part. 6,889,470. * * * City (pop., 2000: 9,853,972), capital of South Korea since ...
SEP
/sep/, n. Simplified Employee Pension: a tax-deferred pension plan for companies with 25 or fewer employees or for self-employed persons, in which an IRA is funded by employer ...
Sęp Szarzyński, Mikołaj
▪ Polish poet born c. 1550, Zimna Woda, Kingdom of Poland [now in Ukraine] died 1581, Wolica       Polish religious poet remembered for writing metaphysical sonnets ...
sep-
To taste, perceive. Suffixed zero-grade form *sap-yo-. sage1, sapid, sapient, sapor, savant, savor, savvy; insipid, from Latin sapere, to taste, have taste, be wise.   [Pokorny ...
sep.
1. separate. 2. separated. * * *
Sep=Sep.
September. * * *
sepal
—sepaled, sepalled, adj. /see"peuhl/, n. Bot. one of the individual leaves or parts of the calyx of a flower. [ < NL sepalum (1790), irreg. coinage based on Gk sképe covering ...
sepaled
See sepal. * * *
sepaloid
/see"peuh loyd', sep"euh-/, adj. resembling a sepal. Also, sepaline /sep"euh luyn', -lin, see"peuh-/. [1820-30; < NL sepaloideus. See SEPAL, -OID] * * *
sepalous
See sepaled. * * *
separability
See separable. * * *
separable
—separability, separableness, n. —separably, adv. /sep"euhr euh beuhl, sep"reuh-/, adj. 1. capable of being separated, parted, or dissociated. 2. Math. a. containing a ...
separably
See separability. * * *
separate
—separately, adv. —separateness, n. v. /sep"euh rayt'/; adj., n. /sep"euhr it/, v., separated, separating, adj., n. v.t. 1. to keep apart or divide, as by an intervening ...
separate but equal
pertaining to a racial policy by which blacks may be segregated if granted equal opportunities and facilities, as for education, transportation, or jobs. * * *
separately
See separate. * * *
separateness
See separately. * * *
separation
/sep'euh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of separating or the state of being separated. 2. a place, line, or point of parting. 3. a gap, hole, rent, or the like. 4. ...
separation and purification
▪ chemistry Introduction       in chemistry, separation of a substance into its components and the removal of impurities. There are a large number of important ...
separation anxiety
1. the normal fear and apprehension expressed by infants when removed from their mothers or approached by strangers. 2. any similar reaction in later life caused by separation ...
separation center
a place at which military personnel are processed for release from active service. * * *
separation energy
Physics. See binding energy (def. 1). * * *
separation layer
Bot. See abscission layer. * * *
separation negative
Photog. a black-and-white negative of one of the additive primary colors used to form a color image. Also called separation. * * *
separation of church and state
(in the US) the principle that the government must not interfere in matters of religion. This is written into the First Amendment of the American Constitution. Since the 1960s, ...
separation of powers
the principle or system of vesting in separate branches the executive, legislative, and judicial powers of a government. * * * Division of the legislative, executive, and ...
separation of variables
Math. 1. a grouping of the terms of an ordinary differential equation so that associated with each differential is a factor consisting entirely of functions of the independent ...
separationist
/sep'euh ray"sheuh nist/, n., adj. separatist. [1880-85; SEPARATION + -IST] * * *
Separations based on phase equilibria
▪ Table Separations based on phase equilibria gas-liquid gas-solid liquid-solid liquid-liquid supercritical fluid-solid supercritical ...
Separations based on rate phenomena
▪ Table Separations based on rate phenomena barrier separations field separations membrane ...
separatism
separatism [sep′ə rə tiz΄əm] n. a condition or the advocacy of political, religious, or racial separation * * * See separatist. * * *
separatist
—separatism, n. /sep"euhr euh tist, -euh ray'-/, n. 1. a person who separates, withdraws, or secedes, as from an established church. 2. an advocate of separation, esp. ...
separatistic
See separatism. * * *
separative
—separatively, adv. —separativeness, n. /sep"euhr euh tiv, -euh ray'-/, adj. 1. tending to separate. 2. causing separation. [1585-95; < LL separativus, equiv. to L ...
separator
/sep"euh ray'teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that separates. 2. any of various apparatus for separating one thing from another, as cream from milk, steam from water, or wheat ...
separatory
/sep"euhr euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. serving to separate. [1650-60; < NL separatorius, equiv. to L separa(re) to SEPARATE + -torius -TORY1] * * *
separatrix
/sep"euh ray'triks, sep'euh ray"-/, n., pl. separatrices /sep'euh ray"tri seez', -euhr euh truy"seez/, separatrixes. 1. something that divides or separates, as the line between ...


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