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atonality
/ay'toh nal"i tee/, n. Music. 1. the absence of key or tonal center. 2. an atonal principle or style of composition. [1920-25; ATONAL + -ITY] * * * In music, the absence of ...
atonally
See atonal. * * *
atone
—atonable, atoneable, adj. —atoner, n. —atoningly, adv. /euh tohn"/, v., atoned, atoning. v.i. 1. to make amends or reparation, as for an offense or a crime, or for an ...
atoneable
See atonable. * * *
atonement
/euh tohn"meuhnt/, n. 1. satisfaction or reparation for a wrong or injury; amends. 2. (sometimes cap.) Theol. the doctrine concerning the reconciliation of God and humankind, ...
atoner
See atonable. * * *
Atoni
▪ people       predominant people of Timor, easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia. They inhabit the central and western plains and mountains of the island ...
atonic
/euh ton"ik, ay ton"-/, adj. 1. Phonet. a. unaccented. b. Obs. voiceless. 2. Pathol. characterized by atony. n. 3. Gram. an unaccented word, syllable, or sound. [1720-30; A-6 + ...
atonicity
/at'n is"i tee, ay'toh nis"-/, n. Pathol. lack of tone; atony. [1895-1900; ATONIC + -ITY] * * *
atony
/at"n ee/, n. 1. Pathol. lack of tone or energy; muscular weakness, esp. in a contractile organ. 2. Phonet. lack of stress accent. Also, atonia /euh toh"nee euh, ay ...
atop
/euh top"/, adj., adv. 1. on or at the top. prep. 2. on the top of: atop the flagpole. [1650-60; A-1 + TOP1] * * *
atopic
/ay top"ik, euh top"-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to atopy. 2. ectopic. [1920-25; ATOP(Y) + -IC] * * *
atopic dermatitis
      a type of dermatitis (q.v.). * * *
atopy
/at"euh pee/, n. an allergy, involving an inherited immunoglobulin of the IgE type, that predisposes a person to certain allergic responses, as atopic dermatitis. [1920-25; < Gk ...
atorvastatin
a·tor·va·stat·in (ə-tôr'və-stătʹn, -tōrʹ-) n. A statin, (C33H34FN2O5)2Ca·3H2O, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to ...
atoxic
/ay tok"sik/, adj. not toxic. [A-6 + TOXIC] * * *
ATP
Biochem. adenosine triphosphate: an ester of adenosine and triphosphoric acid, C10H12N5O4H4P3O9, formed esp. aerobically by the reaction of ADP and an orthophosphate during ...
ATPase
/ay"tee"pee"ays, -ayz/, n. Biochem. adenosine triphosphatase: any of several enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of ATP to ADP and phosphate. [1945-50; ATP + -ASE] * * *
atrabilious
—atrabiliousness, n. /a'treuh bil"yeuhs/, adj. 1. gloomy; morose; melancholy; morbid. 2. irritable; bad-tempered; splenetic. Also, atrabiliar. [1645-55; < L atra bili(s) black ...
atrabiliousness
See atrabilious. * * *
Atrahasis
/ah'trah hah"sis/, n. a legendary Akkadian sage who built a boat in which he and his family, servants, and chattels escaped the Deluge. Cf. Ziusudra. * * *
Atrato River
▪ river, Colombia Spanish  Río Atrato,         river in northwestern Colombia. It rises in the western slopes of the Cordillera Occidental of the Andes and flows ...
atrazine
/a"treuh zeen'/, n. Chem. a white crystalline compound, C8H14N5Cl, used as an herbicide to control weeds, esp. in corn crops. [1960-65; A(MINO-) + TR(I)AZINE] * * *
Atrek
/euh trek", ah trek"/, n. a river arising in NE Iran, flowing W, then along the Iran-Turkmenistan border, and through Turkmenistan into the Caspian Sea. ab. 300 mi. (485 km) ...
atremble
/euh trem"beuhl/, adv. in a trembling state. [1855-60; A-1 + TREMBLE] * * *
atresia
—atresic /euh tree"zik, -sik/, atretic /euh tret"ik/, adj. /euh tree"zheuh, -zhee euh/, n. Med. the congenital absence, or the pathological closure, of an opening, passage, or ...
atresia and stenosis
Absence (atresia), usually congenital, or narrowing (stenosis) of almost any normal body cavity or passage. The more important include atresia of the anus, esophagus, aortic ...
atresic
See atresia. * * *
Atreus
/ay"tree euhs, ay"tryoohs/, n. Class. Myth. the father of Plisthenes, Agamemnon, Menelaus, and Anaxibia upon whose house Thyestes pronounced a curse. * * * In Greek legend, the ...
Atreus, Treasury of
▪ archaeological site, Mycenae, Greece also called  Tomb of Agamemnon         a beehive, or tholos, tomb built about 1350 to 1250 BC at Mycenae, Greece. This ...
Atri
▪ Italy       town, Abruzzi region, central Italy, northwest of Pescara, on a hill overlooking the Adriatic Sea 7.5 mi (12 km) to the east and the Gran Sasso d'Italia ...
atria
a·tri·a (āʹtrē-ə) n. A plural of atrium. * * *
atrial
a·tri·al (āʹtrē-əl) adj. 1. Of or relating to an architectural atrium. 2. Of or relating to an anatomical atrium. * * *
atrial fibrillation
Irregular rhythm (arrhythmia) of contraction of the atria (upper heart chambers). The most common major arrhythmia, it may result as a consequence of increased fibrous tissue in ...
atrial natriuretic factor
any of several peptide hormones that are released by the atria of the heart in response to an abnormal increase in blood volume and that modulate blood pressure and the excretion ...
atrial septal defect
▪ pathology       congenital opening in the partition between the two upper chambers (atria) of the heart. The most common atrial septal defect is persistence of the ...
atrialnatriuretic factor
atrial natriuretic factor n. Abbr. ANF A hormonal substance produced by the right atrium of the heart that stimulates the excretion of sodium and water by the kidneys and helps ...
atrichia
/ay trik"ee euh, euh trik"-/, n. Med. congenital absence or loss of hair. Also, atrichosis /a'treuh koh"sis/. [ < NL; see A-6, TRICH-, -IA] * * *
atrioventricular
/ay'tree oh ven trik"yeuh leuhr/, adj. Anat. of or pertaining to the atria and ventricles of the heart. Abbr.: AV, A-V [1855-60; < NL atrio- (comb. form of atrium heart chamber; ...
atrioventricular bundle
Anat. a bundle of specialized muscle fibers regulating the heartbeat by conducting impulses from the right atrium to the ventricles. Also called bundle of His. * * *
atrioventricular node
Anat. a small mass of muscular fibers at the base of the wall between the atria, conducting impulses received from the sinoatrial node by way of the atrioventricular bundles and, ...
atrioventricularnode
atrioventricular node n. A small mass of specialized cardiac muscle fibers, located in the wall of the right atrium of the heart, that receives heartbeat impulses from the ...
atrip
/euh trip"/, adj. Naut. 1. aweigh. 2. (of a sail) in position and ready for trimming. 3. (of a yard) hoisted and ready to be fastened in position. 4. (of an upper mast) ...
Atriplex
▪ plant genus  genus of herbs and shrubs in the amaranth family (Amaranthaceae), containing about 300 species, often found on saline soils throughout temperate and ...
atrium
—atrial, adj. /ay"tree euhm/, n., pl. atria /ay"tree euh/, atriums. 1. Archit. a. Also called cavaedium. the main or central room of an ancient Roman house, open to the sky at ...
atroceruleous
/a'troh seuh rooh"lee euhs, -roohl"yeuhs/, n. a deep blue-black color. Also, atroceruleus, atrocoeruleus. [ < L atr-, s. of ater black + -O- + caeruleus azure; see CERULEAN, ...
atrocious
—atrociously, adv. —atrociousness, n. /euh troh"sheuhs/, adj. 1. extremely or shockingly wicked, cruel, or brutal: an atrocious crime. 2. shockingly bad or tasteless; ...
atrocious assault and battery
Law. 1. an assault involving the actual wounding and maiming of another person. 2. See aggravated assault. [1930-35] * * *
atrociously
See atrocious. * * *
atrociousness
See atrociously. * * *
atrocity
/euh tros"i tee/, n., pl. atrocities. 1. the quality or state of being atrocious. 2. an atrocious act, thing, or circumstance. [1525-35; < L atrocitas, equiv. to atroci- (s. of ...
Atropatene
/a'treuh peuh tee"neuh/, n. See Media Atropatene. * * *
atrophic
See atrophy. * * *
atrophied
/a"treuh feed/, adj. exhibiting or affected with atrophy; wasted; withered; shriveled: an atrophied arm; an atrophied talent. [1590-1600; ATROPHY + -ED2] * * *
atrophy
—atrophic /euh trof"ik, euh troh"fik/, adj. /a"treuh fee/, n., v., atrophied, atrophying. n. 1. Also, atrophia /euh troh"fee euh/. Pathol. a wasting away of the body or of an ...
atropine
/a"treuh peen', -pin/, n. Pharm. a poisonous crystalline alkaloid, C17H23NO3, obtained from belladonna and other plants of the nightshade family, that prevents the response of ...
atropism
/a"treuh piz'euhm/, n. Pathol. poisoning resulting from atropine or belladonna. Also, atropinism /a"treuh peuh niz'euhm/. [1875-80; ATROP(INE) + -ISM] * * *
Atropos
/a"treuh pos'/, n. Class. Myth. the Fate who cuts the thread of life. [ < Gk: lit., not turning, hence, inflexible. See A-6, -TROPE] * * *
atry
/euh truy"/, adj. Naut. lying to under a trysail in heavy weather; trying. [1605-15; A-1 + TRY] * * *
Atrypa
▪ extinct brachiopod genus  genus of extinct brachiopods, or lamp shells, that has a broad time range and occurs abundantly as fossils in marine rocks from the Silurian ...
ATS
Auxiliary Territorial Service (organized in 1941 for women serving in the British army; became part of army in 1949 as WRAC). * * *
Atsina
At·si·na (ăt-sēʹnə) n. pl. Atsina or At·si·nas In both senses also called Gros Ventre. 1. a. A Native American people formerly inhabiting the plains of northern Montana ...
Atsugi
▪ Japan       city, Kanagawa ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, in the Sagami Valley, at the confluence of the Sagami-gawa (Sagami River) and the Nakatsu-gawa. Until the ...
Atsumi Kiyoshi
born March 10, 1928, Tokyo, Japan died Aug. 4, 1996, Tokyo Japanese comic actor. Atsumi grew up in an impoverished section of Tokyo and took odd jobs in the theatre before ...
Atsumi, Kiyoshi
▪ 1997       (TADOKORO YASUO), Japanese comic actor (b. March 10, 1928, Tokyo, Japan—d. Aug. 4, 1996, Tokyo), portrayed the character Tora-san—the beloved bumbling ...
Atsuta
▪ Japan       ku (ward), Nagoya city, Aichi ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. A port town and early religious centre, Atsuta in the Tokugawa period (1603–1867) was one ...
att
att abbrev. 1. attached 2. attention 3. attorney * * *
att.
1. attached. 2. attention. 3. attorney. * * *
att. gen.
attorney general. * * *
Att.Gen.
Att. Gen. abbr. attorney general. * * *
attaboy
/at"euh boy'/, interj. Informal. (used as an enthusiastic expression of encouragement or approval to a boy, man, or male animal.) [1905-10, Amer.; alleged to be a reduced form of ...
attacca
/euh tah"keuh, euh tak"euh/; It. /aht tahk"kah/, v. (used as an imperative) Music. begin immediately (directing a performer to go without pause to the next section). [ < It: ...
attach
—attachable, adj. —attacher, n. /euh tach"/, v.t. 1. to fasten or affix; join; connect: to attach a photograph to an application with a staple. 2. to join in action or ...
attachable
See attach. * * *
attaché
/a ta shay", at'euh-/ or, esp. Brit., /euh tash"ay/ n. 1. a diplomatic official attached to an embassy or legation, esp. in a technical capacity: a commercial attaché; a ...
attaché case
a flat, usually rigid, rectangular briefcase for carrying business papers, documents, or the like. Also called dispatch case. [1900-05] * * *
attachécase
attaché case © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. A slim briefcase with flat, rigid sides, hinges, and usually a lock. * * *
attached
/euh tacht"/, adj. 1. joined; connected; bound. 2. having a wall in common with another building (opposed to detached): an attached house. 3. Zool. permanently fixed to the ...
attacher
See attachable. * * *
attachment
/euh tach"meuhnt/, n. 1. an act of attaching or the state of being attached. 2. a feeling that binds one to a person, thing, cause, ideal, or the like; devotion; regard: a fond ...
attack
—attackable, adj. —attacker, n. /euh tak"/, v.t. 1. to set upon in a forceful, violent, hostile, or aggressive way, with or without a weapon; begin fighting with: He attacked ...
attack aircraft
▪ military also called  Ground Attack Aircraft, or Close Support Aircraft,         type of military aircraft that supports ground troops by making strafing and ...
attack dog
a dog trained to attack on command, as for protection or to aid in the apprehension of criminals. [1965-70] * * *
attacker
See attack. * * *
attagirl
/at"euh gerrl'/, interj. Informal. (used as an enthusiastic expression of encouragement or approval to a girl, woman, or female animal.) [1905-10; see ATTABOY, GIRL] * * *
Attaignant, Pierre
▪ French music printer born c. 1494, Douai?, France died 1551/52, Paris       prominent French music printer and publisher of the Renaissance who was one of the ...
attain
—attainer, n. /euh tayn"/, v.t. 1. to reach, achieve, or accomplish; gain; obtain: to attain one's goals. 2. to come to or arrive at, esp. after some labor or tedium; reach: to ...
attainability
See attain. * * *
attainable
—attainability, attainableness, n. /euh tay"neuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being attained. [1640-50; ATTAIN + -ABLE] * * *
attainableness
See attainability. * * *
attainder
/euh tayn"deuhr/, n. 1. the legal consequence of judgment of death or outlawry for treason or felony, involving the loss of all civil rights. 2. Obs. dishonor. [1425-75; late ME, ...
attainment
/euh tayn"meuhnt/, n. 1. an act of attaining. 2. something attained; a personal acquirement; achievement. [1350-1400; ME attenement. See ATTAIN, -MENT] Syn. 2. accomplishment. * ...
Attainment targets
➡ National Curriculum * * *
attaint
/euh taynt"/, v.t. 1. Law. to condemn by a sentence or a bill or act of attainder. 2. to disgrace. 3. Archaic. to accuse. 4. Obs. to prove the guilt of. n. 5. Obs. a stain; ...
attainture
/euh tayn"cheuhr/, n. Obs. 1. attainder. 2. imputation. [1530-40; ATTAINT + -URE, modeled on ML attinctura] * * *
Attalid
/at"l id/, n., pl. Attalids, Attalidae /euh tal"i dee'/. any of a line of kings, usually named Attalus or Eumenes, that ruled Pergamum, in Asia Minor, 282-133 B.C. [presumably ...
Attalus I
/at"l euhs/, (Soter) king of Pergamum 241-197 B.C. * * *
Attalus I Soter
born 269 died 197 BC Ruler of Pergamum (241–197). He crushed an attack by the Galatians (с 230) and won most of Anatolia (228) through victory over the Seleucid king, though ...
Attalus II
(Philadelphus) king of Pergamum c159-138 B.C. * * *
Attalus II Philadelphus
▪ king of Pergamum born 220 BC died 138       king of Pergamum, in northwest Anatolia, from 159 BC until his death.       He was the second son of King Attalus ...
Attalus III
(Philometor) king of Pergamum 138-133 B.C. * * *
Attalus III Philometor Euergetes
▪ king of Pergamum born c. 170 BC died 133       king of Pergamum from 138 to 133 BC who, by bequeathing his domains to Rome, ended the history of Pergamum as an ...
Attalus, Priscus
▪ Roman emperor flourished 5th century AD       usurping Roman emperor of the West in AD 409–410, the first to be raised to that office by ...
attapulgite
/at'euh pul"juyt/, n. a clay mineral, basic hydrous silicate of magnesium and aluminum, the active ingredient of fuller's earth. [named after Attapulgus, town in SW Georgia, ...
attar
/at"euhr/, n. 1. Also, atar, athar, ottar, otto. a perfume or essential oil obtained from flowers or petals. 2. Also called attar of roses. See rose oil. [1790-1800; short for ...
attar of roses
▪ essential oil also called  otto of rose,  essence of rose , or   rose oil   fragrant, colourless or pale-yellow liquid essential oil distilled from fresh petals of ...
Aṭṭār, Farīd al-Dīnʿ
▪ Persian poet in full  Farīd al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm ʿAṭṭār , also called  Farīd al-Dīn Abū Ḥamīd Muḥammad   born c. 1142?, Nīshāpūr, Iran died ...
Attawapiskat
At·ta·wa·pis·kat (ăt'ə-wə-pĭsʹkət) A river, about 748 km (465 mi) long, of northern Ontario, Canada, flowing from Attawapiskat Lake east and northeast into James ...
attelet
at·te·let (ătʹl-ā') n. A slender skewer, usually ornamented at the top, used decoratively, especially in serving garnishes.   [French, variant of hâtelet, from Old French ...
Attell, Abe
▪ American boxer byname  the Little Champ   born February 22, 1884, San Francisco, California, U.S. died February 7, 1970, New Paltz, California  American professional ...
attemper
/euh tem"peuhr/, v.t. Archaic. 1. to modify or moderate by mixing or blending with something different or opposite. 2. to regulate or modify the temperature of. 3. to soothe; ...
attempt
—attemptability, n. —attemptable, adj. —attempter, n. /euh tempt"/, v.t. 1. to make an effort at; try; undertake; seek: to attempt an impossible task; to attempt to walk ...
attemptable
See attempt. * * *
attempter
See attemptable. * * *
Attenborough
I. David Attenborough (1926– ) a British television presenter and programme maker who has made many programmes about nature, including the series Life on Earth. He is well ...
Attenborough, Sir David
▪ British broadcaster and author in full  Sir David Frederick Attenborough  born May 8, 1926, London, Eng.       English broadcaster and writer noted for his ...
Attenborough, Sir David (Frederick)
born May 8, 1926, London, Eng. British television writer. For the BBC, which he joined in 1952, he originated the series Zoo Quest (1954–64). As controller of BBC-2 ...
attend
—attender, n. —attendingly, adv. /euh tend"/, v.t. 1. to be present at: to attend a lecture; to attend church. 2. to go with as a concomitant or result; accompany: Fever may ...
attendance
/euh ten"deuhns/, n. 1. the act of attending. 2. the persons or number of persons present: an attendance of more than 300 veterans. 3. dance attendance, to be obsequious in one's ...
attendance centre
n (in Britain) a place where young people aged 17–21 are sent if they break the law but their crimes are not serious enough for them to be sent to a young offender institution. ...
attendant
—attendantly, adv. /euh ten"deuhnt/, n. 1. a person who attends another, as to perform a service. 2. Chiefly Brit. an usher or clerk. 3. a corollary or concomitant thing or ...
attendantly
See attendant. * * *
attendee
/euh ten dee", at'en-, euh ten"dee/, n. a person who is present at a specific time or place: a conference with thousands of attendees. [1935-40; ATTEND + -EE] * * *
attender
See attend. * * *
attending
/euh ten"ding/, adj. (of a physician) 1. having primary responsibility for a patient. 2. holding a staff position in an accredited hospital. [1580-90; ATTEND + -ING2] * * *
attent
—attently, adv. /euh tent"/, adj. Archaic. attentive; intent. [1275-1325; ME < L attentus attentive (ptp. of attendere), equiv. to atten(d)- (see ATTEND) + -tus ptp. suffix] * ...
attentat
attentat [ȧ tän tȧ′] n. 〚Fr〛 an attempt, esp. an unsuccessful one, at an act of political violence * * *
attention
—attentional, adj. n. /euh ten"sheuhn/; interj. /euh ten'shun"/, n. 1. the act or faculty of attending, esp. by directing the mind to an object. 2. Psychol. a. a concentration ...
attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder (ADD or ADHD)
formerly hyperactivity Behavioral syndrome in children, whose major symptoms are inattention and distractibility, restlessness, inability to sit still, and difficulty ...
attention deficit disorder
1. a condition, usu. in children, marked by inattentiveness, dreaminess, and passivity. 2. (no longer in technical use) See attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. [1980-85] * ...
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
a condition, usu. in children, characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. [1985-90] * * *
attention line
a line of text after the address on a piece of correspondence, directing it to a particular person or department. [1920-25] * * *
attention span
the interval during which an individual can concentrate, as on a single object, idea, or activity. [1930-35] * * *
attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder
attention-deficit (hyperactivity) disorder n. a mental disorder, assessed on the basis of behavior appropriate to a given mental age, characterized by inability to concentrate, ...
attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
▪ pathology Introduction       a behavioral syndrome characterized by inattention and distractibility, restlessness, inability to sit still, and difficulty ...
attention-getting
/euh ten"sheuhn get'ing/, adj. conspicuously drawing attention to something or someone: an attention-getting device; attention-getting behavior. * * *
attentional
See attention. * * *
attentiondeficit disorder
attention deficit disorder n. Abbr. ADD A syndrome, usually diagnosed in childhood, characterized by a persistent pattern of impulsiveness, a short attention span, and often ...
attentiondeficit hyperactivity disorder
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder n. Abbr. ADHD Attention deficit disorder in which hyperactivity is present. * * *
attentionspan
attention span n. The length of time during which a person can concentrate on a subject or idea. * * *
attentive
—attentively, adv. —attentiveness, n. /euh ten"tiv/, adj. 1. characterized by or giving attention; observant: an attentive audience. 2. thoughtful of others; considerate; ...
attentively
See attentive. * * *
attentiveness
See attentively. * * *
attenuant
/euh ten"yooh euhnt/, n. a medicine or agent that thins the blood. [1595-1605; < L attenuant- (s. of attenuans thinning, prp. of attenuare). See AT-, TENUIS, -ANT] * * *
attenuate
v. /euh ten"yooh ayt'/; adj. /euh ten"yooh it, -ayt'/, v., attenuated, attenuating, adj. v.t. 1. to weaken or reduce in force, intensity, effect, quantity, or value: to attenuate ...
attenuation
/euh ten'yooh ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of attenuating or the state of being attenuated. 2. the process by which a virus, bacterium, etc., changes under laboratory conditions to ...
Attenuation of sound in selected fluids
▪ Table Attenuation of sound in selected fluids fluid attenuation coefficient helium 52.5 hydrogen 16.9 nitrogen 133.0 oxygen 165.0 air 137.0 carbon ...
attenuator
/euh ten"yooh ay'teuhr/, n. Electronics. a device for decreasing the amplitude of an electronic signal. [1920-25; ATTENUATE + -OR2] * * *
Atterbom, Per Daniel Amadeus
▪ Swedish author born Jan. 19, 1790, Åsbo, Swed. died July 21, 1855, Stockholm  leader in the Swedish Romantic movement; a poet, literary historian, and professor of ...
Atterbury, Francis
▪ British bishop born March 6, 1663, Milton, Buckinghamshire, Eng. died March 4, 1732, Paris, France  Anglican bishop, a brilliant polemical writer and orator who was a ...
attest
—attestable, adj. —attestant, n. —attester, attestor, attestator /euh tes"tay teuhr, at"e stay'-/, n. —attestive, adj. /euh test"/, v.t. 1. to bear witness to; certify; ...
attestant
See attest. * * *
attestation
—attestative /euh tes"teuh tiv/, adj. /at'e stay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act of attesting. 2. an attesting declaration; testimony; evidence. [1540-50; ( < MF) < L attestation- (s. of ...
attested form
a linguistic form actually in use or found in written records, in contrast to one that is hypothesized or reconstructed. * * *
attester
See attestant. * * *
attestor
See attestant. * * *
atthakatha
Commentaries on the Pali Buddhist canon from ancient India and Ceylon. Pali commentaries had reached Ceylon by the 3rd century BC and been translated into Sinhalese by the 1st ...
attic
/at"ik/, n. 1. the part of a building, esp. of a house, directly under a roof; garret. 2. a room or rooms in an attic. 3. a low story or decorative wall above an entablature or ...
Attic
/at"ik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Greece or of Athens. 2. (often l.c.) displaying simple elegance, incisive intelligence, and delicate wit. n. 3. the ...
Attic base
(in classical architecture) a base for a column, consisting of an upper and a lower torus separated by a scotia between two fillets. [1720-30] * * *
Attic dialect
▪ dialect       Ancient Greek dialect that was the language of ancient Athens. Its closest relative was the Ionic dialect of Euboea. With the ascendance of the Athenian ...
Attic faith
Attic faith n. unshakable faith * * *
attic salt
dry, delicate wit. Also called attic wit. [1750-60] * * *
Attica
/at"i keuh/, n. 1. a region in SE Greece, surrounding Athens: under Athenian rule in ancient times. 2. a town in W New York: state prison. 2659. * * * Greek Attiki Ancient ...
atticism
—atticist, n. /at"euh siz'euhm/, n. (often cap.) 1. the style or idiom of Attic Greek occurring in another dialect or language. 2. attachment to Athens or to the style, ...
atticize
/at"euh suyz'/, v., atticized, atticizing. (often cap.) v.i. 1. to affect Attic style, usages, etc.; intermingle with Attic elements. 2. to favor or side with the ...
Atticus, Titus Pomponius
▪ Roman author born 110 BC, Rome died 32 BC       wealthy but nonpolitical Roman, famous for his correspondence with the important Roman statesman and writer ...
Attila
/at"l euh, euh til"euh/, n. ("Scourge of God") A.D. 406?-453, king of the Huns who invaded Europe: defeated by the Romans and Visigoths in 451 at Châlons-sur-Marne in France. * ...
attingent
—attingence, attingency, n. /euh tin"jeuhnt/, adj. Archaic. touching; in contact. [1570-80; < L attingent- (s. of attingens touching, prp. of attingere), equiv. to at- AT- + ...
attire
/euh tuyeur"/, v., attired, attiring, n. v.t. 1. to dress, array, or adorn, esp. for special occasions, ceremonials, etc. n. 2. clothes or apparel, esp. rich or splendid ...
attirement
/euh tuyeur"meuhnt/, n. Obs. dress; attire. [1560-70; ATTIRE + -MENT] * * *
Attis
At·tis (ătʹĭs) n. Greek Mythology A Phrygian man, the consort of Cybele, whom the goddess out of sexual jealousy drove mad, whereupon he castrated himself and ...
attitude
—attitudinal, adj. /at"i toohd', -tyoohd'/, n. 1. manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, esp. of the mind: a ...
attitudinal
See attitude. * * *
attitudinarian
—attitudinarianism, n. /at'i toohd'n air"ee euhn, -tyoohd'-/, n. a person who assumes attitudes or poses for effect. [1745-55; attitudin- (see ATTITUDE; by analogy with nouns ...
attitudinize
—attitudinizer, n. /at'i toohd"n uyz', -tyoohd"-/, v.i., attitudinized, attitudinizing. to assume attitudes; pose for effect. Also, esp. Brit., attitudinise. [1775-85; ...
Attius
/at"ee euhs/, n. Lucius. See Accius, Lucius. * * *
Attleboro
/at"l berr'oh, -bur'oh/, n. a city in SE Massachusetts. 34,196. * * * ▪ Massachusetts, United States       city, Bristol county, southeastern Massachusetts, U.S. It ...
Attlee
/at"lee/, n. Clement (Richard), 1883-1967, British statesman: prime minister 1945-51. * * *
Attlee, Clement (Richard), 1st Earl Attlee of Walthamstow
born Jan. 3, 1883, Putney, London, Eng. died Oct. 8, 1967, Westminster, London British Labour Party leader (1935–55) and prime minister (1945–51). Committed to social ...
Attlee, Clement, 1st Earl Attlee of Walthamstow, Viscount Prestwood
▪ prime minister of United Kingdom Introduction in full  Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee of Walthamstow, Viscount Prestwood  born January 3, 1883, Putney, London, ...
Attlee,Clement Richard
Att·lee (ătʹlē), Clement Richard. 1883-1967. British politician who as prime minister (1945-1951) formed the Labor government that established the National Health Service, ...
Attn
Attn or attn abbrev. attention * * *
attn.
attention. * * *
Atto Adalbert
▪ count of Canossa Italian  Azzo Adalberto   died 988       count of Canossa (located near Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy) and founder of the house of ...
atto-
a combining form that enters into compounds denoting a unit one-quintillionth (10-18) the size of the unit named by the stem. [ < Dan or Norw att(en) eighteen + -O-] * * *
attorn
—attornment, n. /euh terrn"/, Law. v.i. 1. to acknowledge the relation of a tenant to a new landlord. v.t. 2. to turn over to another; transfer. [1425-75; late ME attournen < ...
attorney
—attorneyship, n. /euh terr"nee/, n., pl. attorneys. 1. a lawyer; attorney-at-law. 2. an attorney-in-fact; agent. [1250-1300; ME < AF attourne lit., (one who is) turned to, ...
attorney at law
attorney at law n. a lawyer * * *
attorney general
pl. attorneys general, attorney generals. 1. the chief law officer of a country or state and head of its legal department. 2. (caps.) the head of the U.S. Department of Justice: ...
attorney, power of
Authorization to act as agent or attorney for another. Many of the general powers of attorney important in civil-law countries come under the powers of trust in common-law ...
attorney-at-law
/euh terr"nee euht law"/, n., pl. attorneys-at-law. Law. an officer of the court authorized to appear before it as a representative of a party to a legal controversy. [1530-40] * ...
attorney-in-fact
/euh terr"nee in fakt"/, n., pl. attorneys-in-fact. Law. a person authorized by power of attorney to act on the authorizer's behalf outside a court of law. * * *
attorneygeneral
attorney general n. pl. attorneys general or attorney generals Abbr. AG or Att. Gen. or Atty. Gen. 1. The chief law officer and legal counsel of the government of a state or ...
attorneys-at-law
➡ legal system * * *
attorneyship
See attorney. * * *
attornment
See attorn. * * *
attotesla
at·to·tes·la (ăt'ō-tĕsʹlə) n. Abbr. aT One-quintillionth (10-18) of a tesla. * * *
attract
—attractable, adj. —attractableness, n. —attractingly, adv. —attractor, attracter, n. /euh trakt"/, v.t. 1. to draw by a physical force causing or tending to cause to ...
attractable
See attract. * * *
attractancy
at·trac·tan·cy (ə-trăkʹtən-sē) also at·trac·tance (-təns) n. The capacity, as of a pheromone, to attract. * * *
attractant
/euh trak"teuhnt/, n. an attracting agent or substance; lure: the sex attractant of the cockroach; a synthetic attractant used to bait insect traps. [1915-20; ATTRACT + -ANT] * * ...
attracter
at·tract·er n. Variant of attractor. * * *
attraction
—attractionally, adv. /euh trak"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act, power, or property of attracting. 2. attractive quality; magnetic charm; fascination; allurement; enticement: the subtle ...
attraction sphere
attraction sphere n. CENTROSPHERE (sense 1) * * *
attractive
—attractively, adv. —attractiveness, n. /euh trak"tiv/, adj. 1. providing pleasure or delight, esp. in appearance or manner; pleasing; charming; alluring: an attractive ...
attractive nuisance
1. Law. a doctrine of tort law under which a person who creates or permits to exist on his or her land a dangerous condition attractive to children, as an unfenced swimming pool, ...
attractively
See attractive. * * *
attractiveness
See attractively. * * *
attractor
/euh trak"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that attracts. 2. Physics. a state or behavior toward which a dynamic system tends to evolve, represented as a point or orbit in the ...
attrib
attrib abbrev. attributive * * *
attrib.
1. attribute. 2. attributive. 3. attributively. * * *
attributable
See attribute. * * *
attribute
—attributable, adj. —attributer, attributor, n. v. /euh trib"yooht/; n. /a"treuh byooht'/, v., attributed, attributing, n. v.t. 1. to regard as resulting from a specified ...
attributer
See attributable. * * *
attribution
/a'treuh byooh"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of attributing; ascription. 2. something ascribed; an attribute. 3. Numis. a classification for a coin, based on its distinguishing ...
attributional
See attribution. * * *
attributive
—attributively, adv. —attributiveness, n. /euh trib"yeuh tiv/, adj. 1. pertaining to or having the character of attribution or an attribute. 2. Gram. of or pertaining to an ...
attributively
See attributive. * * *
attributiveness
See attributively. * * *
attributor
See attributable. * * *
attrit
/euh trit"/, v.t., attritted, attritting. to wear down (an opposing military force) by numerical superiority in troops or firepower. [1750-60; back formation from ATTRITION] * * *
attrite
—attriteness, n. /euh truyt"/, adj., v., attrited, attriting. adj. 1. Also, attrited. worn by rubbing or attrition. v.t. 2. to make smaller by attrition. [1615-25; < L attritus ...
attrited
attrited [ə trīt′id] adj. 〚< L attritus: see ATTRITION〛 worn down by friction or attrition * * *
attrition
—attritional, adj. —attritive /euh truy"tiv/, adj. /euh trish"euhn/, n. 1. a reduction or decrease in numbers, size, or strength: Our club has had a high rate of attrition ...
attritional
See attrition. * * *
Attu
/at"tooh"/, n. the westernmost of the Aleutian Islands: Japanese occupation 1942-43. * * *
Attucks
/at"euhks/, n. Crispus /kris"peuhs/, 1723?-70, American patriot, probably a fugitive slave, killed in the Boston Massacre. * * *
Attucks, Crispus
born 1723? died March 5, 1770, Boston, Mass. American patriot and martyr of the Boston Massacre. His early life is unclear, but he was probably a runaway slave of African and ...
Attucks,Crispus
At·tucks (ătʹəks), Crispus. 1723?-1770. American patriot who was among the five persons killed in the Boston Massacre. * * *
attune
/euh toohn", euh tyoohn"/, v.t., attuned, attuning. 1. to bring into accord, harmony, or sympathetic relationship; adjust: He has attuned himself to living in the quiet ...
Attwood, Thomas
▪ British economist born Oct. 6, 1783, Halesowen, Worcestershire, Eng. died March 6, 1856, Great Malvern, Worcestershire  English economist and leader in the electoral ...
atty
atty abbrev. attorney * * *
Atty Gen
Atty Gen abbrev. Attorney General * * *
atty.
attorney. * * *
Atty. Gen.
Attorney General. * * *
Atty.Gen.
Atty. Gen. abbr. Attorney General. * * *
Atucha
▪ Argentina       town in Buenos Aires provincia (province), eastern Argentina, northwest of Buenos Aires city, on a main railway line. It is the site of a nuclear ...
Atum
/ah"teuhm/, n. Egyptian Religion. a primeval god who by himself begot Shu and Tefnut: the original god of the Ennead. * * * ▪ Egyptian god  in ancient Egyptian religion, ...
ATV
See all-terrain vehicle. * * *
atwain
/euh twayn"/, adv. Archaic. in twain; in two; apart. [1350-1400; ME; see A-1, TWAIN] * * *
Atwater
/at"waw'teuhr, -wot'euhr/, n. 1. a town in central California. 17,530. 2. a male given name. * * *
Atwater, Wilbur Olin
▪ American chemist born May 3, 1844, Johnsburg, N.Y., U.S. died Sept. 22, 1907, Middletown, Conn.       American scientist who developed agricultural ...
atweel
/euh tweel", at weel"/, adv. Scot. surely. [1760-70; aph. var. of phrase (I) wat weel (I) know well. See WOT, WELL1] * * *
atween
/euh tween"/, prep., adv. Dial. between. [1350-1400; ME atwen, prob. on the model of other synonymous pairs, as afore, before, etc.; see A-1, BETWEEN] * * *
atwitter
/euh twit"euhr/, adj. excited; nervous; aflutter; twittering: They were atwitter at the prospect of meeting a Hollywood star. [1825-35; A-1 + TWITTER] * * *
Atwood
/at"wood'/, n. Margaret (Eleanor), born 1939, Canadian poet and novelist. * * *
Atwood's machine
Physics. a device consisting of two unequal masses connected by a string passed over a pulley, used to illustrate the laws of motion. [named after George Atwood (1746-1807), ...
Atwood, Margaret
▪ Canadian author in full  Margaret Eleanor Atwood  born Nov. 18, 1939, Ottawa, Ont., Can.    Canadian poet, novelist, and critic, noted for her Canadian nationalism and ...
Atwood, Margaret (Eleanor)
born Nov. 18, 1939, Ottawa, Ont., Can. Canadian poet, novelist, and critic. Atwood attended the University of Toronto and Harvard University. In the poetry collection The ...
Atwood,Margaret Eleanor
At·wood (ătʹwo͝od'), Margaret Eleanor. Born 1939. Canadian writer of novels, poetry, and children's books known especially for her feminist novels, including The Edible ...
atypical
—atypicality, n. —atypically, adv. /ay tip"i keuhl/, adj. not typical; not conforming to the type; irregular; abnormal: atypical behavior; a flower atypical of the species. ...
atypicality
See atypical. * * *
atypically
See atypicality. * * *
Atyrau
A·ty·rau or A·ti·rau (äʹtē-rou') Formerly Gu·ryev (go͝orʹyəf). A city of western Kazakhstan at the mouth of the Ural River on the Caspian Sea. Founded in 1645 as a ...
Atzcapotzalco
▪ Mexico also spelled  Azcapotzalco,         city, northwestern Federal District, central Mexico. Situated approximately 7,350 feet (2,240 m) above sea level in the ...
au
/oh/, pl. aux /oh/. French. to the; at the; with the. Cf. à la. * * *
AU
See astronomical unit. * * *
Au
1. Also, au. author. 2. Symbol, Chem. gold. [ < L aurum] * * *
au contraire
/oh kawonn trdderdd"/, French. 1. on the contrary. 2. on the opposite or adverse side. * * *
au courant
/oh' koo rahonn"/; Fr. /oh kooh rddahonn'/ 1. up-to-date. 2. fully aware or familiar; cognizant. [ < F: lit., in the current] * * *
au fait
/oh fe"/, French. having experience or practical knowledge of a thing; expert; versed. [lit., to the fact] * * *

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