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tee-hee [tē′hē′] interj., n. 〚ME: echoic〛 (used to suggest the sound of) a titter or snicker vi. tee-heed, tee-heeing to titter or snicker * * * tee-hee also te·hee ...
tee·dle board (tēdʹl) n. Northeastern Massachusetts See seesaw. See Regional Note at teeter-totter.   [Probably alteration of teeterboard.] * * *
teeing ground
Golf. tee2 (def. 1a). [1885-90] * * *
/teel/, n. til. * * *
teem1 —teemer, n. /teem/, v.i. 1. to abound or swarm; be prolific or fertile (usually fol. by with). 2. Obs. to be or become pregnant; bring forth young. v.t. 3. Obs. to ...
See teem1. * * *
teeming1 —teemingly, adv. —teemingness, n. /tee"ming/, adj. 1. abounding or swarming with something, as with people: We elbowed our way through the teeming station. 2. ...
See teemer. * * *
teen1 /teen/, n. 1. Archaic. suffering; grief. 2. Obs. injury; harm. [bef. 1000; ME tene, OE teona; c. OFris tiona, OS tiono, ON tjon] teen2 /teen/, adj. 1. teenage. n. 2. a ...
/tee"neuh/, n. a female given name, form of Albertina, Bettina, or Christina. * * *
/teen"ayj'/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a teenager. Also, teenaged. [1920-25; teen (see TEENS) + AGE] * * *
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
▪ media franchise       comic-book series about a quartet of humanlike warrior turtles, which grew into an enduring multimedia franchise.       Born of a ...
/teen"ay'jeuhr/, n. a person in his or her teens. [1935-40; TEENAGE + -ER1] * * *
/tee"neuhr/, n. a teenager. [1890-95; TEEN2 + -ER1] * * *
/teenz/, n.pl. the numbers 13 through 19, esp. in a progression, as the 13th through the 19th years of a lifetime or of a given or implied century. [1595-1605; teen (extracted ...
/teen"see/, adj., teensier, teensiest. teeny; tiny. [see TEENY, -SY] * * *
/teen"see ween"see/, adj. Baby Talk. tiny; small. Also, teentsy-weentsy /teent"see weent"see/, teensie-weensie. [alter. of TEENY-WEENY; see -SY] * * *
/teen"teuhr/, n. tinter2. Regional Variation. See seesaw. * * *
/tee"nee/, adj., teenier, teeniest. tiny. [1815-25; b. TINY and WEE] * * *
☆ teeny-bopper [tē′nē bäp΄ər ] n. 〚
/tee"nee wee"nee/, adj. Baby Talk. tiny; small. Also, teenie-weenie. [1875-80; TEENY + weeny tiny; see WEENIE] * * *
/tee"nee bop'euhr/, n. Slang. 1. a teenage girl, esp. a young one. 2. a young teenage girl who is devoted to teenage fads, rock music, etc. [1960-65; TEEN2 + -Y2 + BOPPER] * * *
tee·off (tēʹôf', -ŏf') n. The act or an instance of teeing off in golf. * * *
/tee"pee/, n. tepee. * * *
/teez/, n. a river in N England, flowing E along the boundary between Durham and Yorkshire to the North Sea. 70 mi. (113 km) long. * * *
Tees River
River, northern England. It rises in the northern Pennines and flows 70 mi (110 km) east to the North Sea. There are falls and reservoirs along its course. Teesside, the urban ...
Tees, River
▪ river, England, United Kingdom       river in northeastern England, rising on Cross Fell in the northern Pennines and flowing 70 miles (110 km) east to the North Sea. ...
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative county of Durham, northeastern England, in the southwestern part of the county. The district lies on ...
tee shirt n. Variant of T-shirt. * * *
an industrial area in north-east England, consisting mainly of the port of Middlesborough and its surrounding areas. Its main industries have been steel, chemicals and ...
/tee"teuhr/, Chiefly Northern U.S. v.i. 1. to move unsteadily. 2. to ride a seesaw; teetertotter. v.t. 3. to tip (something) up and down; move unsteadily. n. 4. a seesaw motion; ...
teeter-totter [tēt′ərtôt΄ər, tēt′ərtät΄ər] n., vi. SEESAW * * * tee·ter-tot·ter (tēʹtər-tŏt'ər) n. Upper Northern & Western U.S. See seesaw.   Regional ...
/tee"teuhr bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. 1. a seesaw; teeter. 2. a similar board used by acrobats and tumblers that propels a person into the air when another person jumps onto the ...
/tee"teuhr tot'euhr/, Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S. n. 1. a seesaw. v.i. 2. to ride a seesaw. Also, teeter-totter. [gradational formation based on ...
—teethless, adj. /teeth/, n. pl. of tooth. * * *
teeth grinding
Pathol. habitual, purposeless clenching and grinding of the teeth, esp. during sleep. Also called bruxism. * * *
/teedh/, v.i., teethed, teething. to grow teeth; cut one's teeth. [1375-1425; late ME tethen, deriv. of teth TEETH] * * *
/tee"dheuhr/, n. 1. a device for a baby to bite on during teething. Cf. teething ring. 2. a baby who is teething. [1945-50; TEETHE + -ER1] * * *
/tee"dhing/, n. Dentistry. eruption of the deciduous teeth, esp. the phenomena associated with their eruption. [1725-35; TEETHE + -ING1] * * *
teething ring
a circular ring, usually of plastic, ivory, bone, etc., on which a teething baby can bite. [1890-95, Amer.] * * *
teething ring n. A ring of hard plastic or rubber upon which a teething baby can bite. * * *
/teeth"rij'/, n. Phonet. See alveolar ridge. [1925-30; TEETH + RIDGE] * * *
—teetotally, adv. /tee toht"l, tee"toht'l/, adj., v. teetotaled, teetotaling or (esp. Brit.) teetotalled, teetotalling. adj. 1. of or pertaining to, advocating, or pledged to ...
/tee toht"leuhr, tee"toht'-/, n. a person who abstains totally from intoxicating drink. Also, teetotalist; esp. Brit., teetotaller. [1825-35; TEETOTAL + -ER1] * * *
/tee toht"l iz'euhm, tee"toht'-/, n. the principle or practice of total abstinence from intoxicating drink. [1825-35; TEETOTAL + -ISM] * * *
See teetotal. * * *
/tee toh"teuhm/, n. 1. any small top spun with the fingers. 2. a kind of die having four sides, each marked with a different initial letter, spun with the fingers in an old game ...
/tee"vee", tee'-/, n. Informal. television. [TEE1 + VEE, repr. pron. of TV] * * *
▪ Brazil       city and river port, central Amazonas estado (state), northwestern Brazil. Founded by missionaries as Nogueira in the 17th century and also called Ega at ...
/tef/, n. a grass, Eragrostis tef, native to northern Africa, where it is cultivated for its edible seeds. [1780-90; < Amharic t'ef; cf. Geez t'ah'af, t'ayaf] * * *
Ashk. Heb., Eng. /teuh fil"in/; Seph. Heb. /teuh fee leen"/, n.pl. Judaism. the phylacteries. Also, tephillin. [1605-15; < Heb taphillin, akin to taphillah prayer] * * *
teaching English as a foreign language. Cf. EFL. * * *
/tef"lon/ 1. Trademark. a fluorocarbon polymer with slippery, nonsticking properties; polytetrafluoroethylene. adj. 2. characterized by imperviousness to blame or criticism: a ...
n [U] a substance used to form a surface on e.g. cooking implements and pans to stop food, etc. sticking to them, and so making them easier to clean. It was invented in 1938 by ...
▪ Libyan prince       chieftain of Sais, in the northwest Nile River delta, later king and founder of the 24th dynasty (c. 722–c. 715 BCE; see ancient Egypt: The ...
/teg/, n. 1. Animal Husb. a. a two-year-old sheep that has not been shorn. b. the wool shorn from such a sheep. 2. Chiefly Brit. a two-year-old doe. 3. Brit. Dial. a yearling ...
Tegakwitha [teg΄ə kwith′ə] var. of TEKAKWITHA Catherine: also Tegakouita [teg΄əkwēt′ə] * * *
▪ Indonesia       kotamadya (municipality) and port, northwestern Jawa Tengah provinsi (Central Java province), central Java, west-central Indonesia, located on the Java ...
/tee"jee euh/, n. an ancient city in SE Arcadia, Greece. * * * Ancient city, eastern Arcadia, southern Greece. It was under Spartan rule from the mid-6th century BC until ...
▪ The Netherlands       gemeente (commune), Limburg provincie, southeastern Netherlands, bounded on the west by the Maas (Meuse) River. It is known for the Passion play ...
Lake, southern Bavaria, southeastern Germany. Located in the foothills of the Alps, it covers 3.5 sq mi (9 sq km). Surrounded by wooded mountains, it is a popular resort and ...
Teggart, Frederick J.
▪ American historian in full  Frederick John Teggart  born May 9, 1870, Belfast, County Antrim, Ire. died Oct. 12, 1946, Berkeley, Calif., U.S.       Irish-born ...
Tegh Bahādur
▪ Sikh Gurū born 1621?, Amritsar, Punjab, India died Nov. 11, 1675, Delhi       ninth Sikh Guru and second Sikh (Sikhism) martyr, who gave his life for a religion not ...
—tegminal /teg"meuh nl/, adj. /teg"meuhn/, n., pl. tegmina /-meuh neuh/. 1. a cover, covering, or integument. 2. Bot. the delicate inner integument or coat of a seed. 3. (of ...
See tegmentum. * * *
teg·men·tum (tĕg-mĕnʹtəm) n. 1. See tegmen. 2. A part of the midbrain consisting of white fibers running lengthwise through gray matter.   [Latin tegumentum, tegmentum, ...
Tegnér, Esaias
▪ Swedish poet born Nov. 13, 1782, Kyrkerud, Swed. died Nov. 2, 1846, Östrabo  Swedish teacher, bishop, and most popular poet of his period.       When Tegnér was ...
te·gu (tĭ-go͞oʹ) n. A large swift teiid lizard (Tupinambis nigropunctatus) of Colombia and Brazil, having yellow spots and stripes over a bluish-black body.   [Portuguese ...
Thick. thick, from Old English thicce, thick, from Germanic *thiku-.   [Pokorny tegu- 1057.] * * *
te·gua (tāʹgwä, tāʹwä) n. An ankle-high moccasin worn in parts of Mexico and the Southwest.   [Origin unknown.] * * *
/teuh gooh'si gal"peuh/; Sp. /te gooh'see gahl"pah/, n. a city in and the capital of Honduras, in the S part. 270,645. * * * City (pop., 2001: 769,061), capital of ...
/teg"yeuh leuh/, n., pl. tegulae /-lee'/. (in certain insects) a scalelike lobe at the base of the forewing. [1820-30; < L tegula tile] * * *
—tegularly, adv. /teg"yeuh leuhr/, adj. 1. pertaining to or resembling a tile. 2. consisting of or arranged like tiles. 3. of or pertaining to a tegula. [1790-1800; < L ...
See tegular. * * *
—tegumental /teg'yeuh men"tl/, tegumentary /teg'yeuh men"teuh ree, -tree/, adj. /teg"yeuh meuhnt/, n. a covering or vestment; integument. [1400-50; late ME < L tegumentum, ...
See tegumentary. * * *
See tegument. * * *
/de/, n. Te. * * *
Tehachapi Mountains
▪ mountains, California, United States       segment of the Coast Ranges (see Pacific mountain system), south-central California, U.S. They extend for about 50 miles ...
Te·hach·a·pi Mountains (tə-hăchʹə-pē) A range of southern California extending from east to west between the Sierra Nevada and the Coast Ranges north of Los Angeles. * ...
te·hee (tēʹhēʹ) n. Variant of tee-hee. * * *
Tehelka Tapes
▪ 2002       In 2001 a stunning exposé by a New Delhi news portal claimed the jobs of India's defense minister, senior party functionaries of the ruling coalition, and ...
/te ran", -rahn", te'heuh-, tay'euh-/; Pers. /te hrddahn"/, n. a city in and the capital of Iran, in the N part: wartime conference of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin 1943. ...
Seph. /teuh hee leem"/; Ashk. /teuh hee"lim/, n. Hebrew. the Book of Psalms. * * *
Tehran [te rän′, tərän; te΄ə rän′, te΄he rän′; te΄heran′te rän′, tārän′; təran′] capital of Iran, in the NC part: pop. 7,158,000: also Teheran [te ...
Tehrān Conference
(Nov. 28–Dec. 1, 1943) Meeting of Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin in Tehrān during World War II to discuss military strategy and political ...
▪ India also called  Tehri-Garhwal        town, central Uttarakhand state, northern India. Formerly the princely state of Tehri, it was merged with the United ...
▪ Mexico       city, southeastern Puebla estado (state), south-central Mexico. It is situated in the Tehuacán valley of the Sierra Madre Oriental, at an elevation of ...
Tehuacán Valley
/tay'wah kahn", -weuh kan"/ a desert valley site in Puebla, Mexico, where aridity has preserved the vegetable remains of communities from 9000 B.C. to historic times, thus ...
/teuh wahn"teuh pek'/; Sp. /te wahn'te pek"/, n. 1. Isthmus of, an isthmus in S Mexico, between the Gulf of Tehuantepec and the Gulf of Campeche. 125 mi. (200 km) wide at its ...
Tehuantepec, Gulf of
Inlet of the Pacific Ocean, southeastern Mexico. It extends 300 mi (500 km) between Oaxaca and Chiapas states and is 100 mi (160 km) wide at its mouth. Numerous lagoons mark its ...
Tehuantepec, Isthmus of
▪ isthmus, Mexico Spanish  Istmo de Tehuantepec        isthmus in southern Mexico, between the Gulf of Campeche on the Gulf of Mexico to the north, and the Gulf of ...
Tehuantepec,Isthmus of
Te·huan·te·pec (tə-wänʹtə-pĕk', tĕ-wänʹtĕ-), Isthmus of An isthmus of southern Mexico between the Bay of Campeche and the Gulf of Tehuantepec, a wide inlet of the ...
—Tehuelchean, adj. /teuh wel"chee, -chay/, n., pl. Tehuelches, (esp. collectively) Tehuelche for 1. 1. a member of an Indian people of Patagonia. 2. the language of these ...
See Tehuelche. * * *
Teicher, Lou
▪ 2009 Louis Milton Teicher        American pianist born Aug. 24, 1924, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. died Aug. 3, 2008, Highlands, N.C. performed in the 1960s with pianist Arthur ...
Teichmann's crystals
/tuyk"meuhnz/, Biochem. hemin. [named after L. Teichmann-Stawiarski (d. 1895), German anatomist] * * *
/tay"dhe/, n. Pico de /pee"kaw dhe/, a volcanic peak in the Canary Islands, on Tenerife. 12,190 ft. (3716 m). Also called Pico de Tenerife, Pico de Teneriffe, Pico de Teyde. * * *
Teide Peak
▪ mountain, Canary Islands, Spain Spanish  Pico del Teide   volcanic peak at the centre of the island of Tenerife, in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife provincia (province) of ...
Teide, Pico de
or Pico de Tenerife Volcanic peak on the island of Tenerife, Canary Islands. At 12,198 ft (3,718 m) tall, it is the highest point on Spanish soil. Vents within its crater and ...
/tayg"leuhkh, -lahkh, tuyg"-/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a confection consisting of small balls of dough boiled in a syrup of honey, sugar, and spices. Also, taiglach. [ < ...
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district in the south-central part of the administrative and historic county of Devon, England, surrounding the valley of the ...
▪ England, United Kingdom       town (“parish”), Teignbridge district, administrative and historic county of Devon, England. It lies along the north bank of the ...
/tee"id/, n. 1. any of a large group of chiefly tropical New World lizards of the family Teiidae, as the racerunner, caiman lizard, or whiptail, characterized by large ...
/teel/, n. Archaic. the European linden, Tilia europaea. [1350-1400; < MF (OF til); r. ME tilia < L tilia linden] * * *
Teilhard de Chardin
/te yannrdd deuh shannrdd daonn"/ Pierre /pyerdd/, 1881-1955, French Jesuit priest, paleontologist, and philosopher. * * *
Teilhard de Chardin, (Marie-Joseph-) Pierre
born May 1, 1881, Sarcenat, France died April 10, 1955, New York, N.Y., U.S. French philosopher and paleontologist. Ordained a Jesuit priest in 1911, he taught geology from ...
Teilhard de Chardin, Pierre
▪ French philosopher and paleontologist born May 1, 1881, Sarcenat, Fr. died April 10, 1955, New York City  French philosopher and paleontologist known for his theory that ...
Teilhard de Chardin,Pierre
Teil·hard de Char·din (tā-yärʹ də shär-dăɴʹ), Pierre. 1881-1955. French priest, paleontologist, and philosopher who maintained that the universe and humankind are ...
/tuy ree"see euhs/, n. Tiresias. * * *
Teirlinck, Herman
▪ Flemish author in full  Herman Louis-Cesar Teirlinck  born Feb. 24, 1879, St.-Jans-Molenbeek, Belg. died Feb. 4, 1967, Beersel       Flemish novelist, poet, ...
▪ Armenia       ancient Urartian fortified town, located on the hill of Karmirblur, near the city of Yerevan in what is now Armenia. Russian excavations at Teishebaini ...
▪ king of Persia Old Persian  Chishpish   flourished 7th century BC       early Achaemenid Persian king (reigned c. 675–c. 640), the forefather of the great kings ...
Teisserenc de Bort, Léon
▪ French meteorologist born Nov. 5, 1855, Paris, France died Jan. 2, 1913, Cannes       French meteorologist who discovered the stratosphere, thus paving the way for ...
Teitelbaum, Moses
▪ 2007       Hungarian-born rabbi (b. Nov. 17, 1914, Ujfeherto, Hung.—d. April 24, 2006, New York, N.Y.), served from 1979 until his death as the spiritual leader of ...
Teitelboim, Volodia
▪ 2009 Valentín Teitelboim Volosky        Chilean writer and activist born March 17, 1916, Chillán, Chile died Jan. 31, 2008, Santiago, Chile exerted an ...
/tay hah"noh, teuh-/, n. (often l.c.) a style of Mexican-American popular music that features the accordion and blends the polka with various forms of traditional Mexican music, ...
/te"zhoo/, n. Tagus. * * *
To beget, give birth to. 1. Suffixed form *tek-no-, child. thane, from Old English thegn, freeman, nobleman, military vassal, warrior, from Germanic *thegnaz, boy, man, servant, ...
/tek'euh kwith"euh/, n. Kateri /kah"teuh ree/ or Catherine, 1656-80, North American Indian ascetic; convert to Roman Catholicism. * * *
Tekakwitha, Kateri
born 1656, probably Ossernenon, New Netherland died April 17, 1680, Caughnawaga, Que. First North American Indian considered for canonization. The daughter of an Algonquin ...
Tekapo, Lake
▪ lake, New Zealand       lake in central South Island, New Zealand, occupying 37 square miles (96 square km) of a valley that has been dammed by a moraine (glacial ...
▪ Turkey formerly  Rodosto,         city, European Turkey, on the Sea of Marmara. Probably founded in the 7th century BC as a Greek settlement called Bisanthe, it ...
Tekke carpet
      floor covering woven by the Tekke Turkmen, the major population group of Turkmenistan. Although elements of the tribe still migrated with their flocks until the ...
/tek"ee/, n. Informal. techie. * * *
—teknonymous, adj. —teknonymously, adv. /tek non"euh mee/, n. the practice among certain peoples of renaming a parent after a child. [ < Gk tékn(on) child + ónym(a) NAME + ...
To weave; also to fabricate, especially with an ax; also to make wicker or wattle fabric for (mud-covered) house walls. Oldest form *tek̑s-, becoming *teks- in centum ...
/tek"tuyt/, n. Geol. any of several kinds of small glassy bodies, in various forms, occurring in Australia and elsewhere, now believed to have been produced by the impact of ...
See tektite. * * *
/tek'toh sil"i kit, -kayt'/, n. Mineral. any silicate in which each tetrahedral group shares all its oxygen atoms with neighboring groups, the ratio of silicon to oxygen being 1 ...
Chem. See tetraethyl lead. * * *
Tel Amarna
/tel" euh mahr"neuh/. See Tell el Amarna. * * *
Tel Aviv
—Tel Avivian. /tel' euh veev"/ a city in W central Israel: one of the centers of Jewish immigration following World War II. 334,900. Official name, Tel Aviv-Jaffa /tel' euh ...
Tel Aviv–Yafo
or Tel Aviv–Jaffa City (pop., 1999 est.: 348,100) and main port of Israel. The hub of Israel's largest urban centre, it was formed in 1950 by the incorporation of the ancient ...
Tel el Amarna
/tel" el euh mahr"neuh/. See Tell el Amarna. * * *
Tel Ḥay
▪ Israel also spelled  Tel Ḥai, or Tel Chai,         former settlement, now a national memorial, in Upper Galilee, northern Israel, near the Lebanese border. One of ...
Tel Quel
▪ French journal       French avant-garde literary review published from 1960 to 1982 by Éditions du Seuil. Founded by Philippe Sollers and other young writers, this ...
tel-1 var. of tele-1: telesthesia. tel-2 var. of tele-2: telencephalon. * * *
1. telegram. 2. telegraph. 3. telephone. * * *
/te"lah/, n. a seaport in N Honduras. 9658. * * * ▪ Honduras       city and port, northern Honduras. It lies along Tela Bay, off the Gulf of Honduras. The old village ...
/tel'euhs thee"zheuh, -zhee euh, -zee euh/, n. telesthesia. * * *
▪ Myanmar religion English  Fruit of Wisdom        one of the oldest Buddhist-influenced prophet cults among the Karen hill peoples of Myanmar (Burma). In their ...
/tel"euh meuhn, -mon'/, n., pl. telamones /tel'euh moh"neez/. Archit. atlas (def. 5). [1700-10; < L telamon < Gk telamón bearer, support; identified with TELAMON] * * *
/tel"euh meuhn, -mon'/, n. Class. Myth. an Argonaut and friend of Hercules, and the father of Ajax and Teucer. * * *
Telamonian Ajax
/tel'euh moh"nee euhn/, Class. Myth. Ajax (def. 1). * * *
/tel'euh nuy poor"euh/, n. former name of Jambi (def. 2). * * *
tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sia (tĕl-ăn'jē-ĕk-tāʹzhə) also tel·an·gi·ec·ta·sis (-ĕkʹtə-sĭs) n. Chronic dilation of groups of capillaries causing elevated dark red ...
—telangiectatic /tel an'jee ek tat"ik/, adj. /tel an'jee ek"teuh sis/, n., pl. telangiectases /-seez'/. Pathol. chronic dilatation of the capillaries and other small blood ...
See telangiectasia. * * *
/teuh lan"threuh peuhs, tel'an throh"peuhs/, n. a genus of fossil hominids, known from two fragmentary lower jaws found in the region of Swartkrans, near Johannesburg, South ...
Tel A·viv-Ya·fo (tĕl' ə-vēvʹyäʹfō, ä-vēvʹ-) or Tel A·viv-Jaf·fa (-jăfʹə, -yäʹfə) A city of west-central Israel on the Mediterranean Sea west-northwest of ...
/tel kuy"neez/, n.pl. Class. Myth. nine dog-headed monsters, inhabiting the sea, who as great artisans crafted the sickle of Cronus and the trident of Poseidon. * * *
tel·co (tĕlʹkō') n. pl. tel·cos A telephone company. * * *
▪ Spain       city, Las Palmas provincia (province), in the Canary Islands comunidad autónoma (autonomous community), Spain. It lies on the southeastern part of Gran ...
/tel"ee/, n. Brit. Informal. television. Also, telly. [by shortening] * * *
/tel"ee/, n. Brit. Informal. television. Also, telly. [by shortening] * * *
tele-1 a combining form meaning "distant," esp. "transmission over a distance," used in the formation of compound words: telegraph. Also, tel-, telo-. [comb. form repr. Gk têle ...
television. * * *
/tel'euh boy"deez/, n. (used with a pl. v.) Taphiae. * * *
/tel"i kam'euhr euh, -kam'reuh/, n. a television camera. [1905-10; TELE(VISION) + CAMERA] * * *
—telecaster, n. /tel"i kast', -kahst'/, v., telecast or telecasted, telecasting, n. v.t., v.i. 1. to broadcast by television. n. 2. a television broadcast. [1935-40; ...
See telecast. * * *
/tel"euh sin'ee, tel'euh sin"ee/, n. 1. equipment used mainly by television studios for converting film images to signals suitable for television transmission. 2. the ...
/tel"i kom'/, n. Informal. telecommunications. [by shortening] * * *
Telecom Tower
a very tall tower in central London which is one of the city’s best-known landmarks. It is 620 feet/189 metres high and was completed in 1966. It is a communications centre for ...
—telecommunicator, n. /tel'i keuh myooh"ni kayt'/, v.t., telecommunicated, telecommunicating. to transmit (data, sound, images, etc.) by telecommunications. [back formation ...
telecommunication [tel΄ə kə myo͞o΄ni kā′shən] n. [also pl., with sing. or pl. v.] communication by electronic or electric means, as through radio, telephone, telegraph, ...
/tel'i keuh myooh'ni kay"sheuhnz/, n. 1. Sometimes, telecommunication. (used with a sing. v.) the transmission of information, as words, sounds, or images, usually over great ...
telecommunications media
Introduction       equipment and systems—metal wire, terrestrial and satellite radio, and optical fibre—employed in the transmission of electromagnetic ...
telecommunications network
Introduction       electronic system of links and switches, and the controls that govern their operation, that allows for data transfer and exchange among multiple ...
See telecommunicate. * * *
—telecommuter, n. /tel"i keuh myooht'/, v.i., telecommuted, telecommuting. to engage in telecommuting. [1970-75; TELE-1 + COMMUTE] * * *
See telecommute. * * *
/tel"i keuh myooh'ting/, n. working at home by using a computer terminal electronically linked to one's place of employment. [1970-75; TELECOMMUTE + -ING1] * * *
—telecomputer, n. /tel"i keuhm pyooh'ting/, n. Computers. teleprocessing. [1980-85; TELE-1 + COMPUTING] * * *
/tel"i kon'feuhr euhns, -freuhns/, n., v., teleconferenced, teleconferencing. n. 1. a business meeting, educational session, etc., conducted among participants in different ...
/tel"i kon'feuhr euhn sing, -freuhn-/, n. 1. the holding of teleconferences. Cf. conferencing, videoconferencing. adj. 2. pertaining to or suitable for holding such ...
/tel'i keuhn verr"teuhr/, n. Photog. See under converter (def. 8). Also called teleconverter lens. [1965-70; TELE-1 + CONVERTER] * * *
/tel"i kop'ee euhr/ Trademark. a brand name for a device used in facsimile transmission to transmit and reproduce documents, drawings, etc. Cf. facsimile (def. 2). * * *
/tel"i kawrs', -kohrs'/, n. a course of study presented on television, as for local home viewers receiving credit at a community college. [1945-50; TELE(VISION) + COURSE] * * *
/tel'i duy'euhg noh"sis/, n., pl. telediagnoses /-seez/. the detection of a disease by evaluating data transmitted to a receiving station from instruments monitoring a distant ...
/tel"i drah'meuh, -dram'euh/, n. Television. a drama written esp. for broadcast on television. [1950-55; TELE(VISION) + DRAMA] * * *
/tel"i dooh'/, n. a small, dark-brown, badgerlike mammal, Mydaus javensis, of the mountains of Java, Sumatra, and Borneo, having a white stripe down the back, and ejecting a ...
tel·e·fac·sim·i·le (tĕl'ə-făk-sĭmʹə-lē) n. A fax machine. * * *
/tel"euh fee'cheuhr/, n. Television. a major dramatic television film, usually of a length comparable to a theatrical feature film. [TELE(VISION) + FEATURE] * * *
/tel'euh fer"ik/, n. Transp. telpher. Also, teleferique /tel'euh feuh reek"/. [1915-20; < F téléférique, téléphérique or It teleferica, both ult. < E TELPHER with ...
/tel"euh film'/, n. a motion picture intended primarily to be shown on television. [1935-40; TELE(VISION) + FILM] * * *
/tel"euh foh'toh/, adj. Informal. telephoto. * * *
teleg abbrev. 1. telegram 2. telegraph 3. telegraphy * * *
1. telegram. 2. telegraph. 3. telegraphy. * * *
/teuh leg"euh/; Russ. /tyi lye"geuh/, n. a Russian cart of rude construction, having four wheels and no springs. [1550-60; < Russ teléga, prob. ult. < Mongolian; cf. classical ...
—telegenically, adv. /tel'i jen"ik/, adj. having physical qualities or characteristics that televise well; videogenic. [1935-40; TELE(VISION) + -GENIC] * * *
See telegenic. * * *
—telegnostic /tel'euh nos"tik, tel'ig-/, adj. /tel'euh noh"sis, tel'ig-/, n. supernatural or occult knowledge; clairvoyance. [1910-15; TELE-1 + -GNOSIS] * * *
/teuh leg"euh neuhs/, n. Class. Myth. 1. a son of Odysseus and Circe who unknowingly killed his father and eventually married Penelope. 2. a son of Proteus and the husband of Io ...
—telegonic /tel'i gon"ik/, adj. /teuh leg"euh nee/, n. a former belief that a sire can influence the characteristics of the progeny of the female parent and subsequent ...
—telegrammic, telegrammatic /tel'i greuh mat"ik/, adj. /tel"i gram'/, n., v., telegrammed, gramming. n. 1. a message or communication sent by telegraph; a telegraphic ...
—telegrapher /teuh leg"reuh feuhr/; esp. Brit., telegraphist, n. /tel"i graf', -grahf'/, n. 1. an apparatus, system, or process for transmitting messages or signals to a ...
telegraph buoy
a buoy placed over an underwater telegraph cable. * * *
telegraph plant
a tick trefoil, Desmodium motorium, of the legume family, native to tropical Asia, noted for the spontaneous, jerking, signallike motions of its leaflets. [1880-85] * * *
See telegraph. * * *
/tel"i gra feez', -fees', tel'i gra feez", -fees"/, n. a style of writing or speaking distinguished by the omissions, abbreviations, and combinations that are characteristic of ...
—telegraphically, adv. /tel'i graf"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the telegraph. 2. concise, clipped, or elliptical in style: telegraphic speech. [1785-95; TELEGRAPH + -IC] * ...
See telegraphic. * * *
See telegrapher. * * *
/teuh leg"reuh fohn'/, n. an early magnetic sound-recording device for use with wire, tape, or disks. [1885-90; < Dan telegraphon. See TELE-1, GRAPHO-, -PHONE] * * *
telegraph plant n. A tropical Asian plant (Desmodium motorium) having trifoliolate compound leaves, whose lateral leaflets are very small and move by jerks under the influence of ...
/teuh leg"reuh fee/, n. the art or practice of constructing or operating telegraphs. [1785-95; TELE-1 + -GRAPHY] * * *
/tel"i gooh'/, n., pl. Telegus, (esp. collectively) Telegu, adj. Telugu. * * *
Teleki, Pál, Count
born Nov. 1, 1879, Budapest, Hung., Austria-Hungary died April 3, 1941, Budapest Hungarian politician. An eminent geographer, he was a member of the Hungarian Parliament from ...
Teleki, Pál, Gróf
▪ prime minister of Hungary (count) born Nov. 1, 1879, Budapest, Hung., Austria-Hungary died April 3, 1941, Budapest       Hungarian prime minister who cooperated with ...
Teleki, Sámuel, Gróf
▪ Hungarian explorer (count) born Nov. 1, 1845, Saromberke, Transylvania [now Dumbrǎvioara, Rom.] died March 10, 1916, Budapest, Hung., ...
—telekinetic /tel'i ki net"ik, -kuy-/, adj. /tel'i ki nee"sis, -kuy-/, n. psychokinesis. [1885-90; TELE-1 + -KINESIS] * * *
See telekinesis. * * *
See telekinetic. * * *
/teuh lem"euh keuhs/, n. Class. Myth. the son of Odysseus and Penelope who helped Odysseus to kill the suitors of Penelope. * * * ▪ Greek mythological ...
/tay"leuh mahn'/, n. Georg Philipp /gay awrddk' fee"lip, fil"ip/, 1681-1767, German composer. * * *
Telemann, Georg Philipp
born March 14, 1681, Magdeburg, Brandenburg died June 25, 1767, Hamburg German composer. By age 10 he had learned several instruments, and he composed an opera at age 12, but ...
Telemann,Georg Philipp
Te·le·mann (tāʹlə-män'), Georg Philipp. 1681-1767. German composer of the late baroque period. He wrote orchestral suites, chamber works, and operas. * * *
/tel"euh mahrk'/, n. (sometimes cap.) Skiing. a turn in which a skier places one ski far forward of the other and gradually angles the tip of the forward ski inward in the ...
See telemark. * * *
See telemarketing. * * *
—telemarketer, n. /tel"euh mahr'ki ting/, n. selling or advertising by telephone. [TELE-1 + MARKETING] * * *
/tel"euh mi kan'iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the science or practice of operating mechanisms by remote control. [1905-10; TELE-1 + MECHANICS] * * *
See telemedicine. * * *
/tel"euh med'euh sin/ or, esp. Brit., /-med'sin/, n. the diagnosis and treatment of patients in remote areas using medical information, as x-rays or television pictures, ...
—telemetric /tel'euh me"trik/, adj. —telemetrically, adv. —telemetry /teuh lem"i tree/, n. /teuh lem"i teuhr, tel"euh mee'teuhr/, n. 1. any of certain devices or ...
See telemetry. * * *
See telemetric. * * *
See telemetric. * * *
te·lem·e·try (tə-lĕmʹĭ-trē) n. The science and technology of automatic measurement and transmission of data by wire, radio, or other means from remote sources, as from ...
/tel"euh moh'teuhr/, n. a mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic system by which power is applied at or controlled from a distant point, esp. such a system actuating a ship's ...
See telencephalon. * * *
—telencephalic /tel'en seuh fal"ik/, adj. /tel'en sef"euh lon', -leuhn/, n., pl. telencephalons, telencephala /-leuh/. Anat. the anterior section of the forebrain comprising ...
Telengana Plateau
▪ plateau, India Telengana also spelled  Telangana        plateau in western Andhra Pradesh state, southeastern India. Comprising the northeastern part of the ...
telenovela [tā΄lā nō̂ vā′lä] n. 〚AmSp < tele(visión), television + novela, novel〛 in Latin America, a TV soap opera, often one having a limited number of ...
var. of tele-2: teleology. * * *
teleobjective lens
/tel"ee euhb jek"tiv, tel'-/, Photog. See telephoto lens. [TELE-1 + OBJECTIVE] * * *
See teleological. * * *
See teleology. * * *
teleological argument
Metaphys. the argument for the existence of God based on the assumption that order in the universe implies an orderer and cannot be a natural feature of the universe. Also called ...
teleological ethics
Theory that derives duty from what is valuable as an end, in a manner diametrically opposed to deontological ethics. Teleological ethics holds that the basic standard of duty is ...
See teleological. * * *
See teleological. * * *
—teleological /tel'ee euh loj"i keuhl, tee'lee-/, teleologic, adj. —teleologically, adv. —teleologism, n. —teleologist, n. /tel'ee ol"euh jee, tee'lee-/, n. Philos. 1. ...
—teleonomic /tel ee euh nom"ik, tee'lee-/, adj. /tel'ee on"euh mee, tee'lee-/, n. Biol. the principle that the body's structures and functions serve an overall purpose, as in ...
teleoperator [tel΄ə äp′ər āt΄ər] n. a robotic device controlled from a distance by a human operator: usually used to provide safety for the operator, as in working with ...
▪ county, Romania       județ (county), south-central Romania. It is bounded on the south by Bulgaria. The Danube River drains eastward, constituting the southern ...
/tel"ee ost', tee"lee-/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the Teleostei, a group of bony fishes including most living species. n. 2. Also called teleostome /tel"ee euh stohm', ...
tel·e·path (tĕlʹə-păth') n. One who communicates by telepathy. * * *
See telepathy. * * *
See telepathic. * * *
/teuh lep"euh thist/, n. 1. a student of or believer in telepathy. 2. a person having telepathic power. [1890-95; TELEPATH(Y) + -IST] * * *
/teuh lep"euh thuyz'/, v., telepathized, telepathizing. v.t. 1. to communicate with by telepathy. v.i. 2. to practice or conduct telepathy. Also, esp. Brit., ...
—telepathic /tel'euh path"ik/, adj. —telepathically, adv. /teuh lep"euh thee/, n. communication between minds by some means other than sensory perception. Also called mental ...
telephony. * * *
—telephoner, n. /tel"euh fohn'/, n., v., telephoned, telephoning. n. 1. an apparatus, system, or process for transmission of sound or speech to a distant point, esp. by an ...
telephone answering machine.
See answering machine. [1960-65] * * *
telephone bank
an array of telephones used in large-scale telephoning operations, as for a political campaign. * * *
telephone book
a book, directory, or the like, usually containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers in a city or other area, together with their addresses and telephone numbers. ...
telephone booth
a more or less soundproof booth containing a public telephone. Also called, esp. Brit., telephone box. [1895-1900, Amer.] * * *
telephone exchange
a telecommunications facility to which subscribers' telephones connect, that switches calls among subscribers or to other exchanges for further routing. * * *
telephone pole
a utility pole for supporting telephone wires. [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
telephone receiver
a device, as in a telephone, that converts changes in an electric current into sound. [1905-10] * * *
telephone tag
repeated unsuccessful attempts by two persons to connect with one another by telephone. * * *

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