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tozama daimyo
▪ Japanese history       (Japanese: “outside daimyo”), nonhereditary feudal lord or daimyo in Japan during the Tokugawa period (1603–1867), whose house had been ...
▪ oasis, Tunisia also spelled  Tawzar , Latin  Thusuros , also called  Jarīd        oasis in west-central Tunisia. It is located to the south of Tunisia's ...
Tozzer, Alfred M
▪ American anthropologist born July 4, 1877, Lynn, Mass., U.S. died Oct. 5, 1954, Cambridge, Mass.       U.S. anthropologist and archaeologist who made substantial ...
Toʾ Janggut
▪ Malaysian political leader original name Muhammad Hasan Bin Munas born 1853, Jeram, Kelantan, Federation of Malaya and Singapore [now in Malaysia] died May 24, 1915, Pasir ...
Toʾ Kenali
▪ Malaysian theologian original name Muhammad Yusof Bin Ahmad born 1868, Kampung Kenali, Kelantan, Straits Settlements [now in Malaysia] (Malay) died Nov. 19, 1933, Kampong ...
Tp abbrev. township * * *
TP abbrev. Informal toilet paper * * *
1. township. 2. troop. * * *
See tissue plasminogen activator. * * *
tons per day. * * *
tons per hour. * * *
1. teeth per inch. 2. turns per inch. * * *
tpk abbrev. turnpike * * *
turnpike. * * *
tons per minute. * * *
total parenteral nutrition. * * *
Med. temperature, pulse, respiration: used esp. in recording a patient's vital signs on a medical chart. * * *
To judge, administer. Jehoshaphat, from Hebrew yəhôšāpāṭ, Yahweh has judged, from šāpāṭ, he has judged, lengthened form of šāpaṭ, to judge (yəhô, Yahweh; see ...
To weigh. 1. shekel, from Hebrew šeqel, weight, unit of weight, from šāqal, to weigh. 2. metical, from Arabic mitqāl, colloquial variant of miṯqāl, weight, unit of weight, ...
see šqṣ. * * *
see šqṣ. * * *
tr abbrev. 1. trace 2. transitive 3. translated 4. translation 5. translator 6. transpose 7. treasurer 8. trustee * * * TR or T-R abbr. transmit-receive. * * *
1. tare. 2. tincture. 3. trace. 4. train. 5. transaction. 6. transitive. 7. translated. 8. translation. 9. translator. 10. transpose. 11. transposition. 12. treasurer. 13. Music. ...
Thoroughbred Racing Association. * * *
tra- [tra, trə] prefix TRANS-: used before d, j, l, m, n, or v [tramontane] * * *
/trah lah"/, n. nonsense syllables sung as a refrain, expressing gaiety. Also, tra-la-la. [1815-25] * * *
—trabeation, n. /tray"bee ay'tid/, adj. Archit. 1. constructed with a beam or on the principle of a beam, as an entablature or flat ceiling. 2. denoting a form of architecture ...
See trabeated. * * *
—trabecular, trabeculate /treuh bek"yeuh lit, -layt'/, adj. /treuh bek"yeuh leuh/, n., pl. trabeculae /-lee'/. 1. Anat., Bot. a structural part resembling a small beam or ...
See trabecula. * * *
Turkish. /trddahb zawn"/, n. official name of Trebizond. * * * ▪ Turkey also called  Trebizond , historically  Trapezus        city, capital of Trabzon il ...
trace1 /trays/, n., v., traced, tracing. n. 1. a surviving mark, sign, or evidence of the former existence, influence, or action of some agent or event; vestige: traces of an ...
trace element
Biochem. any element that is required in minute quantities for physiological functioning. Also called trace mineral. [1935-40] * * * ▪ biology also called  Micronutrient, ...
trace fossil
a fossilized track, trail, burrow, boring, or other structure in sedimentary rock that records the presence or behavior of the organism that made it. * * *
See trace1. * * *
—traceability, traceableness, n. —traceably, adv. /tray"seuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being traced. 2. attributable or ascribable (usually fol. by to): a victory traceable ...
See traceability. * * *
trace element n. 1. A chemical element required in minute quantities by an organism to maintain proper physical functioning. 2. A minute quantity or amount: “The trace elements ...
—tracelessly, adv. /trays"lis/, adj. having or leaving no trace: a traceless crime. [1645-55; TRACE1 + -LESS] * * *
/tray"seuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that traces. 2. a person whose business or work is the tracing of missing property, parcels, persons, etc. 3. an inquiry sent from point to ...
tracer bullet
a bullet containing a tracer. [1915-20] * * *
tracer bullet n. A bullet that leaves a luminous or smoky trail. * * *
/tray"seuh reed/, adj. ornamented or decorated with tracery. [1835-45; TRACERY + -ED3] * * *
/tray"seuh ree/, n., pl. traceries. 1. ornamental work consisting of ramified ribs, bars, or the like, as in the upper part of a Gothic window, in panels, screens, etc. 2. any ...
trache- [trā′kē] combining form TRACHEO-: used before a vowel * * *
/tray"kee euh/ or, esp. Brit., /treuh kee"euh/, n., pl. tracheae /tray"kee ee'/ or, esp. Brit., /treuh kee"ee/, tracheas. 1. Anat., Zool. the tube in humans and other ...
/tray"kee euhl/ or, esp. Brit., /treuh kee"euhl/, adj. 1. Anat., Zool. pertaining to or connected with the trachea or tracheae. 2. Bot. of the nature of or composed of tracheae ...
/tray"kee ayt', -it/ or, esp. Brit., /treuh kee"it/, adj. 1. (of an arthropod) having tracheae. n. 2. a tracheate arthropod. [1875-80; < NL Tracheata name of the class, n. use of ...
/tray'kee ay"sheuhn/, n. the arrangement of tracheae in insects and other arthropods. [TRACHE(A) + -ATION] * * *
—tracheidal /treuh kee"i dl, tray'kee uyd"l/, adj. /tray"kee id/, n. Bot. an elongated, tapering xylem cell having lignified, pitted, intact walls, adapted for conduction and ...
See tracheid. * * *
/tray'kee uy"tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the trachea. [1835-45; TRACHE(A) + -ITIS] * * * Inflammation and infection of the trachea. Inhaled irritants can injure the ...
/treuh kee"lee euhm/, n., pl. trachelia /-lee euh/. (in classical architecture) any member between the hypotrachelium and the capital of a column. [ < NL < Gk tráchel(os) neck + ...
a combining form representing trachea in compound words: tracheotomy. * * *
/tray'kee oh brong"kee euhl/, adj. Anat. of, pertaining to, or affecting the trachea and bronchi. [1895-1900; TRACHEO- + BRONCHIAL] * * *
tra·che·o·e·soph·a·ge·al (trā'kē-ō'ĭ-sŏf'ə-jēʹəl) adj. Of or relating to the trachea and the esophagus. * * *
See tracheole. * * *
/tray"kee ohl'/, n. Entomol. any of the smallest branches of an insect trachea. [1900-05; TRACHE(A) + -OLE1] * * *
/tray"kee euh fuyt'/, n. any plant of the former division Tracheophyta, comprising all the vascular plants. [1935-40; < NL Tracheophyta name of the division. See TRACHEO-, ...
See tracheoscopy. * * *
—tracheoscopic /tray'kee euh skop"ik/, adj. —tracheoscopist, n. /tray'kee os"keuh pee/, n. Med. examination of the interior of the trachea, as with a laryngoscope. [1875-80; ...
/tray'kee os"teuh mee/, n., pl. tracheostomies. Surg. 1. the construction of an artificial opening through the neck into the trachea, usually for the relief of difficulty in ...
—tracheotomist, n. /tray'kee ot"euh mee/, n., pl. tracheotomies. Surg. the operation of cutting into the trachea. [1720-30; TRACHEO- + -TOMY] * * *
/treuh kin"ee ee'/, n. a tragedy (c430 B.C.) by Sophocles. * * *
/trah"kheuhl/, n., v., trachled, trachling. Scot. n. 1. an exhausting effort, esp. walking or working. 2. an exhausted or bedraggled person. v.t. 3. to fatigue; tire; wear ...
—trachomatous /treuh kom"euh teuhs, -koh"meuh-/, adj. /treuh koh"meuh/, n. Ophthalm. a chronic, contagious infection of the conjunctiva and cornea, characterized by the ...
See trachoma. * * *
a combining form meaning "rough," used in the formation of compound words: trachycarpous. [comb. form repr. Gk trachýs] * * *
/tray'kee beuh sawlt", -bas"awlt, -bay"sawlt, trak'ee-/, n. a fine-grained volcanic rock containing sanidine and calcic plagioclase. [1885-90; TRACHY- + BASALT] * * *
/tray'kee kahr"peuhs, trak'ee-/, adj. Bot. having rough-skinned fruit. [1855-60; TRACHY- + -CARPOUS] * * *
/tray'kee sperr"meuhs, trak'ee-/, adj. Bot. having seeds with a rough coat. [1890-95; TRACHY- + -SPERMOUS] * * *
—trachytic /treuh kit"ik/, trachytoid /trak"i toyd', tray"ki-/, adj. /tray"kuyt, trak"uyt/, n. a fine-grained volcanic rock consisting essentially of alkali feldspar and one or ...
trachytic [trə kit′ik] adj. of or pertaining to the internal structure of some igneous rocks, as trachyte, in which hairlike feldspar crystals are in nearly parallel rows * * ...
/tray"sing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that traces. 2. something that is produced by tracing. 3. a copy of a drawing, map, plan, etc., made by tracing on a transparent ...
tracing paper
a thin, transparent paper for making tracings. [1815-25] * * *
tracing tape
(on a building site) one of several lines stretched between batter boards to outline the foundations. * * *
—trackable, adj. —trackability, n. —tracker, n. /trak/, n. 1. a structure consisting of a pair of parallel lines of rails with their crossties, on which a railroad train, ...
track and field
a sport performed indoors or outdoors and made up of several events, as running, pole-vaulting, shot-putting, and broad-jumping. * * * or athletics Variety of sport ...
Track and Field Sports
▪ 2007 Introduction World Indoor Championships.       At the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) world indoor championships, held in Moscow on ...
Track and Field Sports (Athletics)
▪ 2009 Introduction       Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt (Bolt, Usain ) stamped his name on the 2008 track and field season, breaking world records four times, three of ...
track brake
a mechanism that slows or stops a vehicle by pressing against the track rather than the wheels. [1900-05] * * *
track geometry car
a railroad car equipped with instruments for providing a continuous printed record of the cross level, gauge, alignment, warp, curvature, and bank of a track. * * *
track lighting
—track light. lighting for a room or other area in which individual spotlight fixtures are attached along a narrow, wall- or ceiling-mounted metal track through which current ...
track meet
a series of athletic contests such as running and jumping, usually including most track-and-field events. [1900-05, Amer.] * * *
track record
a record of achievements or performance: an executive with a good track record. [1950-55] * * *
track shoe
1. a light, heelless, usually leather shoe having either steel spikes for use outdoors on a cinder or dirt track, or a rubber sole for use indoors on a board floor. 2. the part ...
track shot.
See dolly shot. * * *
track spike
a chisel-pointed spike used to secure the rails of a railroad track to wooden ties. * * *
track suit
a sweat suit, usually with a long-sleeved jacket and long pants, worn by athletes, esp. runners, before and after actual competition or during workouts. [1950-55] * * *
track system
Educ. a system whereby students are separated into different groups or classes according to test scores or relative scholastic ability, as to assure that gifted students are not ...
/trak"euhn feeld"/, adj. of, pertaining to, or participating in the sports of running, pole-vaulting, broad-jumping, etc.: a track-and-field athlete. [1930-35] * * *
track-train dynamics
/trak"trayn"/ the interaction between the track and a moving train. * * *
See track. * * *
/trak"ij/, n. 1. the whole quantity of track owned by a railroad. 2. the right of one railroad company to use the tracks of another. 3. the money paid for this right. [1875-80, ...
trackand field
track and field n. Athletic events performed on a running track and the field associated with it.   trackʹ-and-fieldʹ (trăkʹən-fēldʹ) adj. * * *
/trak"bawl'/, n. a computer input device for controlling the pointer on a display screen by rotating a ball set inside a case. [1975-1980] * * *
See trackable. * * *
tracker action
▪ musical instrument       in music, on the organ, mechanical system that transmits the organist's action in depressing a key to the pallet valve that admits air into ...
track event n. A running event at a track meet as distinguished from a field event. * * *
/trak"ing/, n. See track system. * * *
Tracking and Data Relay Satellite
U.S. Aerospace. one of a series of geostationary satellites that relay communications between a space shuttle and mission control. Abbr.: TDRS * * *
tracking shot
Motion Pictures, Television. See dolly shot. Also called trucking shot. [1940-45] * * *
tracking station
a facility equipped with instrumentation for following the flight path of, communicating with, and collecting data from a rocket or spacecraft. [1960-65] * * *
tracking system
Educ. See track system. [1925-30] * * *
tracking poll n. An opinion poll in which the same sample, such as a small number of voters, is questioned periodically to measure shifts in opinion. * * *
tracking shot n. A movie shot made by a camera moving steadily on a track or dolly. * * *
tracking station n. A station for observing the path of and maintaining contact with an object in the atmosphere or in space especially by means of radar or radio. * * *
/trak"lay'euhr/, n. See section hand. [1860-65, Amer.; TRACK + LAYER] * * *
—tracklessly, adv. —tracklessness, n. /trak"lis/, adj. 1. without a track, as a snow-covered meadow. 2. not making or leaving a track: The rain rendered the route ...
trackless trolley.
See trolley bus. [1910-15, Amer.] * * *
trackless trolley n. A trolley bus. * * *
track light n. A light mounted on and movable along an electrified metal track.   track lighting n. * * *
See track light. * * *
/trak"meuhn/, n., pl. trackmen. 1. a person who assists in inspecting, installing, or maintaining railroad tracks. 2. a trackwalker. [1870-75, Amer.; TRACK + -MAN] Usage. See ...
track meet n. A track-and-field competition between two or more teams. * * *
/trak"pad'/, n. 1. a computer input device for controlling the pointer on a display screen by sliding the finger along a special surface: used chiefly in notebook computers. 2. ...
track record n. Informal A record of actual performance or accomplishment: a job applicant with an excellent track record. * * *
/trak"suyd'/, adj. located next to a railroad track. [1885-90; TRACK + SIDE1] * * *
tracksuit [trak′so͞ot΄] n. a loosefitting outfit worn as during exercise, consisting of a pair of trousers and a jacket or pullover top, usually of a light, waterproof ...
/trak"waw'keuhr/, n. a person employed to walk over and inspect a certain section of railroad track at intervals. [1870-75, Amer.; TRACK + WALKER] * * *
/trak"way'/, n. 1. railway (def. 3). 2. a path or roadway; track. [1810-20; TRACK + WAY1] * * *
tract1 /trakt/, n. 1. an expanse or area of land, water, etc.; region; stretch. 2. Anat. a. a definite region or area of the body, esp. a group, series, or system of related ...
tract house
a house forming part of a real-estate development, usually having a plan and appearance common to some or all of the houses in the development. [1955-60] * * *
tract society
a society that publishes and distributes religious pamphlets. [1750-60, Amer.] * * *
See tractable. * * *
—tractability, tractableness, n. —tractably, adv. /trak"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. easily managed or controlled; docile; yielding: a tractable child; a tractable disposition. 2. ...
See tractability. * * *
See tractability. * * *
/trak tair"ee euhn/, n. 1. one of the supporters of Tractarianism; a supporter of the Oxford movement. adj. 2. of or pertaining to Tractarianism or Tractarians. [1815-25; TRACT2 ...
/trak tair"ee euh niz'euhm/, n. the religious opinions and principles of the Oxford movement, esp. in its early phase, given in a series of 90 papers called Tracts for the Times, ...
/trak"tayt/, n. a treatise; essay. [1425-75; late ME < ML tractatus, L: handling, treatment, equiv. to tracta(re) to handle, treat (freq. of trahere to draw) + -tus suffix of v. ...
Tractatus Coislinianus
▪ Greek literary theory       statement of a Greek theory of comedy found in a 10th-century manuscript (published 1839) in the collection of Henri Charles du Cambout de ...
tract house n. One of numerous houses of similar or complementary design constructed on a tract of land.   tract housing n. * * *
See tract house. * * *
—tractility /trak til"i tee/, n. /trak"til, -tuyl/, adj. 1. capable of being drawn out in length; ductile. 2. capable of being drawn. [1620-30; < L tract(us) (see TRACTION) + ...
See tractile. * * *
—tractional, adj. /trak"sheuhn/, n. 1. the adhesive friction of a body on some surface, as a wheel on a rail or a tire on a road. 2. the action of drawing a body, vehicle, ...
traction engine
a locomotive operating on surfaces other than tracks and pulling heavy loads, as fallen logs. [1855-60] * * *
See traction. * * *
/trak"tiv/, adj. having or exerting traction; drawing. [1605-15; < L tract(us) (see TRACTION) + -IVE] * * *
tractive effort
the force exerted by a locomotive or other powered vehicle on its driving wheels. * * *
/trak"teuhr/, n. 1. a powerful motor-driven vehicle with large, heavy treads, used for pulling farm machinery, other vehicles, etc. 2. Also called truck tractor. a short truck ...
tractor feed
Computers. a mechanism for aligning and transporting paper for a printer by means of pins that catch in perforations along the edges of the paper. * * *
tractor loader
▪ engineering       tractor carrying a front-mounted bucket that can be raised, lowered, and tilted forward and backward hydraulically. It is forced into the digging by ...
tractor pull
a contest in which tractors compete to pull the heaviest load. [1985-90] * * *
/trak"teuhr tray"leuhr/, n. a combination trucking unit consisting of a tractor hooked up to a full trailer or a semitrailer. Also called semitrailer, semitruck. Cf. rig1 (def. ...
tractor feed n. A mechanism for automatically advancing continuous-form paper through a computer printer by means of two or more toothed tractors that catch the perforations ...
/trak"triks/, n., pl. tractrices /trak truy"seez, trak"treuh seez'/. Geom. a curve whose tangents are all of equal length; the involute of a catenary. [1720-30; < NL, equiv. to L ...
/tray"see/, n. 1. Spencer, 1900-67, U.S. film actor. 2. a city in central California. 18,428. 3. a town in S Quebec, in E Canada, on the St. Lawrence. 12,843. 4. a male or female ...
Tracy, Benjamin F
▪ United States naval secretary born , Apr. 26, 1830, near Owego, N.Y., U.S. died Aug. 6, 1915, New York City       U.S. secretary of the Navy (1889–93) who played a ...
Tracy, Benjamin F(ranklin)
born April 26, 1830, near Owego, N.Y., U.S. died Aug. 6, 1915, New York, N.Y. U.S. public official. He served as a county district attorney (1853–59) and, after fighting in ...
Tracy, Spencer
▪ American actor in full  Spencer Bonaventure Tracy   born , April 5, 1900, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. died June 10, 1967, Beverly Hills, California  rough-hewn American ...
Tracy, Spencer (Bonaventure)
born , April 5, 1900, Milwaukee, Wis., U.S. died June 10, 1967, Beverly Hills, Calif. U.S. film actor. He enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in ...
Tracy, Spencer. 1900-1967. American actor known for his film partnership with Katharine Hepburn and for his Academy Award-winning performances in Captains Courageous (1937) and ...
trad [trad] adj. short for TRADITIONAL (often, specif., sense 2) * * * ➡ jazz * * *
See trade. * * *
—tradable, tradeable, adj. —tradeless, adj. /trayd/, n., v., traded, trading, adj. n. 1. the act or process of buying, selling, or exchanging commodities, at either wholesale ...
trade acceptance
a bill of exchange drawn by the seller of goods on the buyer, and accepted by the buyer for payment at a future date. [1915-20] * * *
trade agreement
Any contractual arrangement between states concerning their trade relations. Trade agreements may be bilateral or multilateral, that is, between two states or more than two. For ...
trade association
an association of people or companies in a particular business or trade, organized to promote their common interests. [1925-30] * * * ▪ business also called  trade ...
trade balance.
See balance of trade. [1925-30] * * *
trade barrier
any regulation or policy that restricts international trade, esp. tariffs, quotas, etc. * * *
trade book
a book designed for the general public and available through an ordinary book dealer, as distinguished from a limited-edition book, textbook, mass market paperback, ...
trade council
a central council composed of local trade unions. Also, trades council. * * *
Trade Descriptions Act
a British law, passed in 1968. It states that all goods and services offered to customers must be described in a way that is completely accurate and honest, and that it is ...
trade discount
a discount, as from the list price of goods, granted by a manufacturer or wholesaler to a retailer. [1900-05] * * *
Trade Disputes Act
▪ United Kingdom [1906]       (1906), British legislation that provided trade unions (organized labour) with immunity from liability for damages arising from strike ...
trade dollar
a silver coin of the U.S., containing slightly more silver than the standard dollar, issued from 1873 to 1885 for trade with the Orient. [1870-75, Amer.] * * *
trade edition
an edition of a book for distribution through general bookstores. [1840-50] * * *
trade fairs
➡ fairs * * *
trade guild
a medieval guild composed of tradesmen. [1870-75] * * *
trade journal
trade journal or trade magazine n. a magazine with contents of interest to those in a given trade, business, or industry, sometimes distributed without cost to its readers * * *
trade language
a lingua franca, esp. one used primarily for trade and conducting business. [1955-65] * * *
trade name
1. the name used by a manufacturer, merchant, service company, farming business, etc., to identify itself individually as a business. 2. a word or phrase used in a trade to ...
trade paper
a newspaper publishing news of a specific profession or business. * * *
trade paperback
a softbound book that is usually larger and more expensive than a mass market paperback and is sold primarily in bookstores as a trade book. Also called quality paperback. * * *
trade rat.
See pack rat (def. 1). [1910-15] * * *
trade route
any route usually taken by merchant ships, caravans, etc. [1875-80] * * *
trade school
a high school giving instruction chiefly in the skilled trades. [1885-90] * * *
trade secret
a secret process, technique, method, etc., used to advantage in a trade, business, profession, etc. [1900-05] * * *
trade show
show (def. 24). [1925-30] * * * or trade fair Temporary market organized to promote trade, where buyers and sellers gather to transact business. Trade fairs are organized at ...
trade union
—trade-union, adj. 1. a labor union of craftspeople or workers in related crafts, as distinguished from general workers or a union including all workers in an industry. 2. See ...
trade union movement
➡ trade union * * *
trade unionism
1. the system, methods, or practice of trade or labor unions. 2. trade unions collectively. Also, trade-unionism, trades-unionism. [1870-75] * * *
trade unionist
1. a member of a trade union. 2. a person who favors or advocates trade unionism. Also, trade-unionist, trades-unionist. [1830-40] * * *
trade wind
/wind/ 1. Also trade winds. Also called trades. any of the nearly constant easterly winds that dominate most of the tropics and subtropics throughout the world, blowing mainly ...
Trade, Board of
I Organized market for the exchange of commodity contracts (see commodity exchange). The Toronto Board of Trade, one of the earliest, was incorporated in 1845. The first ...
trade, terms of
Relationship between the prices at which a country sells its exports and the prices paid for its imports. If a country's export prices rise relative to import prices, its terms ...
/trayd"in'/, n. 1. goods given in whole or, usually, part payment of a purchase: We used our old car as a trade-in for the new one. 2. a business transaction involving a ...
/trayd"last', -lahst'/, n. Informal Older Use. a compliment that one has heard and that one offers to tell the person so complimented under the condition that that person will ...
/trayd"naym'/, v.t., trade-named, trade-naming. to designate with or register under a trade name. [1860-65] * * *
/trayd"awf', -of'/, n. the exchange of one thing for another of more or less equal value, esp. to effect a compromise. Also, tradeoff. [1960-65; n. use of v. phrase trade off] * ...
See tradable. * * *
trade acceptance n. A bill of exchange for the amount of a purchase drawn by the seller on the purchaser, bearing the purchaser's signature and specifying time and place of ...
trade book n. A book published for distribution to the general public through booksellers. * * *
tradecraft [trād′kraft΄] n. the practices and techniques of espionage * * * trade·craft (trādʹkrăft') n. The methods used in clandestine operations such as espionage. * ...
trade discount n. A discount on the list price granted by a manufacturer or wholesaler to buyers in the same trade. * * *
trade edition n. An edition of a book published for distribution to the general public through booksellers. * * *
trade language n. A language, especially a pidgin, used by speakers of different native languages for communication in commercial trade. * * *
/trayd"mahrk'/, n. 1. any name, symbol, figure, letter, word, or mark adopted and used by a manufacturer or merchant in order to designate his or her goods and to distinguish ...
➡ emblems * * *
trade name n. 1. A name used to identify a commercial product or service, which may or may not be registered as a trademark. Also called brand name. 2. The name by which a ...
trade·off or trade-off (trādʹôf', -ŏf') n. An exchange of one thing in return for another, especially relinquishment of one benefit or advantage for another regarded as ...
trade paperback n. A paperback book that is typically of better production quality, larger size, and higher price than a mass-market edition, intended for sale in bookstores. * * ...
—tradership, n. /tray"deuhr/, n. 1. a person who trades; a merchant or businessperson. 2. a ship used in trade, esp. foreign trade. 3. a member of a stock exchange trading ...
trade rat n. See pack rat. * * *
trade route n. A route used by traveling traders or merchant ships. * * *
trades council.
See trade council. * * *
Trades Union Congress
➡ TUC. * * * ▪ British organization       national organization of British trade unions. Although it is the sole national trade union, three other related bodies also ...
Trades Union Congress (TUC)
National organization of British labour unions. It was founded in 1868 to hold annual conferences of independent unions. It included only skilled workers until 1889, when unions ...
Tradescant, John
▪ British naturalist born Aug. 4, 1608, Meopham, Kent, Eng. died April 22, 1662, South Lambeth, near London       British naturalist and son of Charles I's naturalist ...
tradescantia [trad΄is kan′shē ə, trad΄is kan′shə] n. 〚ModL, after John Tradescant (1608-62), Eng naturalist & traveler〛 SPIDERWORT * * *
trade school n. A secondary school that offers instruction in skilled trades; a vocational school. * * *
trade secret n. A secret formula, method, or device that gives one an advantage over competitors. * * *
/traydz"meuhn/, n., pl. tradesmen. 1. a person engaged in trade. 2. a worker skilled in a particular craft; artisan; craftsman. 3. Chiefly Brit. a shopkeeper. [1590-1600; TRADE + ...
/traydz"pee'peuhl/, n. pl. 1. those persons who are engaged in trade; tradesmen. 2. Chiefly Brit. a. tradesmen. b. shopkeepers collectively. Also, tradesfolk ...
/traydz"woom'euhn/, n., pl. tradeswomen. a woman engaged in trade. [1700-10; TRADE + 'S1 + -WOMAN] Usage. See -woman. * * *
trade union n. A labor union, especially one limited in membership to people in the same trade.   trade unionism n. trade unionist n. * * *
See trade union. * * *
trade wind (wĭnd) n. Any of a consistent system of prevailing winds occupying most of the tropics, constituting the major component of the general circulation of the ...
▪ Spanish-American literature       in Spanish-American literature, short prose sketch in which a historical incident is related in an imaginative and literary style. An ...
trading card
one of a set of small cards, as one depicting professional athletes, either sold separately or included as a premium with packages of bubblegum or the like, collected and traded, ...
trading post
1. a store established in an unsettled or thinly settled region by a trader or trading company to obtain furs and local products in exchange for supplies, clothing, other goods, ...
trading stamp
a stamp with a certain value given as a premium by a retailer to a customer, specified quantities of these stamps being exchangeable for various articles. [1895-1900, Amer.] * * ...
trad·ing card (trāʹdĭng) n. A card with a picture or design printed on it, often one of a set collected and traded by children. * * *
trading post n. A station or store in a sparsely settled area established by traders to barter supplies for local products. * * *
trading stamp n. A stamp given by a retailer to a buyer for a purchase of a specified amount and intended to be redeemed in quantity for merchandise. * * *
—traditionless, adj. /treuh dish"euhn/, n. 1. the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, esp. by word of mouth ...
—traditionality, n. —traditionally, adv. /treuh dish"euh nl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to tradition. 2. handed down by tradition. 3. in accordance with tradition. 4. of, ...
traditional ceramics
Introduction       ceramic materials that are derived from common, naturally occurring raw materials such as clay minerals and quartz sand. Through industrial processes ...
traditional logic
formal logic based on syllogistic formulas, esp. as developed by Aristotle. * * *
—traditionalist, n., adj. —traditionalistic, adj. /treuh dish"euh nl iz'euhm/, n. 1. adherence to tradition as authority, esp. in matters of religion. 2. a system of ...
See traditionalism. * * *
See traditionalist. * * *
/treuh dish"euh nl uyz'/, v.t., traditionalized, traditionalizing. to make traditional: to traditionalize family reunions. Also, esp. Brit., traditionalise. [1880-85; TRADITIONAL ...
See traditional. * * *
/treuh dish"euh nist/, n. 1. a traditionalist. 2. a person who records, transmits, or is versed in traditions. [1660-70; TRADITION + -IST] * * *
/trad"i tiv/, adj. traditional. [1605-15; TRADIT(ION) + -IVE] * * *
/trad"i teuhr/, n., pl. traditores /trad'i tawr"eez, -tohr"-/. an early Christian who betrayed other Christians at the time of the Roman persecutions. [1325-75; ME < L traditor ...
—traducement, n. —traducer, n. —traducingly, adv. /treuh doohs", -dyoohs"/, v.t., traduced, traducing. to speak maliciously and falsely of; slander; defame: to traduce ...
See traduce. * * *
See traducement. * * *
—traducianist, traducian, n., adj. —traducianistic, adj. /treuh dooh"sheuh niz'euhm, -dyooh"-/, n. Theol. the doctrine that the human soul is propagated along with the body. ...
See traducianism. * * *
See traducianist. * * *
See traducement. * * *
Traetta, Tommaso
▪ Italian composer in full  Tommaso Michele Francesco Saverio Traetta   born March 30, 1727, Bitonto, Naples died April 6, 1779, Venice       composer who, with ...
/treuh fal"geuhr/; Sp. /trddah'fahl gahrdd"/, n. Cape, a cape on the SW coast of Spain, W of Gibraltar: British naval victory over the French and Spanish fleets 1805. * * *
Trafalgar Square
a large square in central London, England. It was created in 1830–41 and named in honour of Lord Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. In the centre of the square is ...
Trafalgar, Battle of
(Oct. 21, 1805) Naval engagement in the Napoleonic Wars that established British naval supremacy in Europe. It was fought west of Cape Trafalgar, Spain, between a Franco-Spanish ...
Tra·fal·gar (trə-fălʹgər), Cape A cape on the southwest coast of Spain northwest of the Strait of Gibraltar. The British navy under Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated the ...
—trafficker, n. —trafficless, adj. /traf"ik/, n., v., trafficked, trafficking. n. 1. the movement of vehicles, ships, persons, etc., in an area, along a street, through an ...
traffic accidents
➡ driving * * *
traffic circle
a circular arrangement constructed at the intersection of two or more roads in order to facilitate the passage of vehicles from one road to another. Also called rotary; Brit., ...
traffic congestion
➡ transport * * *
Traffic Control
➡ law enforcement * * * Introduction       supervision of the movement of people, goods, or vehicles to ensure efficiency and safety.       Traffic is the ...
traffic cop
Informal. a police officer who directs the flow of traffic, usually at an intersection. [1910-15, Amer.] * * *
traffic court
a court that passes on alleged violations of traffic laws. [1925-30] * * *
traffic engineering
—traffic engineer. a branch of civil engineering concerned with the design and construction of streets and roads that will best facilitate traffic movement. [1930-35] * * *
traffic island
a raised or marked-off area between lanes of a roadway, used by pedestrians to get out of the flow of traffic, as a place for traffic signals, for separating lanes, ...
traffic jam
—traffic-jammed, adj. jam1 (def. 16). * * *
traffic jams
➡ commuting * * *
traffic light
a set of electrically operated signal lights used to direct or control traffic at intersections. Also called stoplight, traffic signal, traffic control signal. [1925-30] * * *
traffic manager
1. a person who supervises the transportation of goods for an employer. 2. a person in a transportation company who schedules space, for freight or passengers. 3. (in business ...
traffic pattern
1. Aeron. a system of courses about an airfield that aircraft are assigned to fly when taking off, landing, or preparing to land. 2. any systematic movement of people or ...

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