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/kon kay"voh kon veks"/, adj. 1. Also, convexo-concave. concave on one side and convex on the other. 2. Optics. pertaining to or noting a lens in which the concave face has a ...
—concealable, adj. —concealability, n. —concealedly, adv. —concealedness, n. —concealer, n. /keuhn seel"/, v.t. 1. to hide; withdraw or remove from observation; cover ...
See conceal. * * *
con·ceal·er (kən-sēʹlər) n. 1. One that conceals. 2. A facial cosmetic used to cover blemished skin. * * *
concealing coloration
▪ biology    in animals, the use of biological coloration to mask location, identity, and movement, providing concealment from prey and protection from predators. ...
/keuhn seel"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of concealing. 2. the state of being concealed. 3. a means or place of hiding. [1275-1325; ME concelement < AF. See CONCEAL, -MENT] * * *
—concededly, adv. —conceder, n. —concessible, adj. /keuhn seed"/, v., conceded, conceding. v.t. 1. to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit: He finally conceded that ...
See concede. * * *
See concededly. * * *
/keuhn seet"/, n. 1. an excessively favorable opinion of one's own ability, importance, wit, etc. 2. something that is conceived in the mind; a thought; idea: He jotted down the ...
—conceitedly, adv. —conceitedness, n. /keuhn see"tid/, adj. 1. having an excessively favorable opinion of one's abilities, appearance, etc. 2. Archaic. a. having an ...
See conceited. * * *
See conceitedly. * * *
See conceive. * * *
—conceivability, conceivableness, n. —conceivably, adv. /keuhn see"veuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being conceived; imaginable. [1425-75; late ME. See CONCEIVE, -ABLE] * * *
See conceivability. * * *
See conceivability. * * *
—conceiver, n. /keuhn seev"/, v., conceived, conceiving. v.t. 1. to form (a notion, opinion, purpose, etc.): He conceived the project while he was on vacation. 2. to form a ...
See conceivability. * * *
/keuhn sel"euh breuhnt, kon-/, n. a member of the clergy who participates in a concelebration. [1930-35; CONCELEBR(ATE) + -ANT] * * *
/keuhn sel"euh brayt', kon-/, v., concelebrated, concelebrating. v.i. 1. to participate in a concelebration. v.t. 2. to celebrate (a Eucharist or Mass) with other members of the ...
/keuhn sel'euh bray"sheuhn, kon-/, n. the celebration of a Eucharist or Mass by two or more members of the clergy. [1840-50; CONCELEBRATE + -ION] * * *
/keuhn sent"/, n. Archaic. concord of sound, voices, etc.; harmony. [1575-85; < L concentus harmony, chorus, lit., singing or playing together, equiv. to concen-, var. s. of ...
/kon sen"teuhr, keuhn-/, v.t., v.i. to bring or converge to a common center; concentrate. Also, esp. Brit., concentre. [1585-95; < MF concentrer, equiv. to con- CON- + centrer to ...
—concentrative /kon"seuhn tray'tiv, keuhn sen"treuh-/, adj. —concentrativeness, n. —concentrator, n. /kon"seuhn trayt'/, v., concentrated, concentrating, n. v.t. 1. to ...
/kon"seuhn tray'tid/, adj. 1. applied with all one's attention, energy, etc.: their concentrated efforts to win the election. 2. clustered or gathered together closely. 3. ...
Concentrates used as animal feeds (nutrient values on as-fed basis)
▪ Table Concentrates used as animal feeds (nutrient values on "as-fed" basis)* dry matter total digestible nutrients protein fat crude fibre Cereal ...
/kon'seuhn tray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of concentrating; the state of being concentrated. 2. exclusive attention to one object; close mental application. 3. something ...
concentration camp
a guarded compound for the detention or imprisonment of aliens, members of ethnic minorities, political opponents, etc., esp. any of the camps established by the Nazis prior to ...
concentration cell
Physical Chem. a galvanic cell consisting of two electrodes of the same metal each in different concentrations of a solution of the same salt of that metal. [1895-1900] * * *
Concentration factors for ore bodies of common metals
▪ Table Concentration factors for ore bodies of common metals metal percent in Earth's crust minimum percent profitably extracted enrichment factor necessary for an ore ...
concentration camp n. 1. A camp where civilians, enemy aliens, political prisoners, and sometimes prisoners of war are detained and confined, typically under harsh conditions. 2. ...
concentration gradient n. The graduated difference in concentration of a solute per unit distance through a solution. * * *
concentrative [kän′sən trāt΄iv, kən sen′trə tiv] adj. concentrating or tending to concentrate * * * See concentrate. * * *
See concentrative. * * *
See concentrative. * * *
/kon sen"teuhr, keuhn-/, v.t., v.i., concentred, concentring. Chiefly Brit. concenter. * * *
—concentrically, adv. —concentricity /kon'seuhn tris"i tee, -sen-/, n. /keuhn sen"trik/, adj. having a common center, as circles or spheres. Also, concentrical. [1350-1400; ...
See concentric. * * *
See concentrically. * * *
/kawn'sep syawn"/; Eng. /keuhn sep'see ohn", -sep"sheuhn/, n. 1. a city in central Chile, near the mouth of the Bío-Bío River. 196,000. 2. a city in central Paraguay, on the ...
Concepción del Uruguay
▪ Argentina       city, eastern Entre Ríos provincia (province), northeastern Argentina. It lies on the Uruguay River south of Paysandú, Uru. Founded in 1783, it was ...
Concepción Volcano
▪ volcano, Nicaragua       one of two volcanic cones (the other is Madera) forming Ometepe Island in Lake Nicaragua, southwestern Nicaragua. Also known as Ometepe, it ...
/kon"sept/, n. 1. a general notion or idea; conception. 2. an idea of something formed by mentally combining all its characteristics or particulars; a construct. 3. a directly ...
concept art.
See conceptual art. * * *
concept formation
Process of developing abstract rules or mental constructs based on sensory experience. Concept formation figures prominently in cognitive development and was a subject of great ...
—conceptacular /kon'sep tak"yeuh leuhr/, adj. /keuhn sep"teuh keuhl/, n. Biol. an organ or cavity enclosing reproductive bodies. [1605-15; < L conceptaculum, equiv. to ...
concept art n. Conceptual art. * * *
—conceptional, adj. —conceptive, adj. /keuhn sep"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of conceiving; the state of being conceived. 2. fertilization; inception of pregnancy. 3. a notion; ...
Conception Bay
Inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, southeastern Newfoundland, Canada. Named by a Portuguese explorer who visited the coast in 1500 on the Feast of the Conception, it is about 30 mi ...
See conception. * * *
▪ Spanish literature       (from Spanish concepto, “literary conceit”), in Spanish literature, an affectation of style cultivated by essayists, especially satirists, ...
conceptive [kən sep′tiv] adj. 〚L conceptivus〛 having the power of mental conception * * * See conceptional. * * *
See conceptional. * * *
/keuhn sep"teuhr/, n. a person who generates or conceives ideas or plans. [CONCEPT + -OR2] * * *
—conceptuality /keuhn sep'chooh al"i tee/, n. —conceptually, adv. /keuhn sep"chooh euhl/, adj. pertaining to concepts or to the forming of concepts. [1655-65; < ML ...
conceptual art
—conceptual artist. art in which emphasis is placed on the means and processes of producing art objects rather than on the objects themselves and in which the various tools and ...
conceptual realism
—conceptual realist. Philos. the doctrine that universals have real and independent existence. * * *
conceptual art n. Art that is intended to convey an idea or concept to the perceiver and need not involve the creation or appreciation of a traditional art object such as a ...
See conceptual art. * * *
—conceptualist, n. —conceptualistic, adj. —conceptualistically, adv. /keuhn sep"chooh euh liz'euhm/, n. Philos. any of several doctrines existing as a compromise between ...
See conceptualism. * * *
See conceptualist. * * *
See conceptualize. * * *
—conceptualization, n. —conceptualizer, n. /keuhn sep"chooh euh luyz'/, v., conceptualized, conceptualizing. v.t. 1. to form into a concept; make a concept of. v.i. 2. to ...
See conceptualization. * * *
See conceptual. * * *
/keuhn sep"teuhs/, n., pl. conceptuses. the embryo and associated membranes of humans and other highly developed animals. [1935-40; < NL; L: the action of conceiving, hence, ...
/keuhn serrn"/, v.t. 1. to relate to; be connected with; be of interest or importance to; affect: The water shortage concerns us all. 2. to interest or engage (used reflexively ...
Concern over Derivatives
▪ 1996 by Patricia Tehan       Derivatives had been acquiring a bad name even before the collapse of the London-based merchant bank Barings PLC in February 1995 rocked ...
—concernedly /keuhn serr"nid lee/, adv. —concernedness, n. /keuhn serrnd"/, adj. 1. interested or affected: concerned citizens. 2. troubled or anxious: a concerned look. 3. ...
/keuhn serr"ning/, prep. relating to; regarding; about: a discussion concerning foreign aid. [1375-1425; late ME; see CONCERN, -ING2] * * *
/keuhn serrn"meuhnt/, n. 1. importance or moment: a matter of concernment to all voters. 2. relation or bearing. 3. anxiety or solicitude. 4. a thing in which one is involved or ...
n., adj. /kon"serrt, -seuhrt/; v. /keuhn serrt"/, n. 1. a public musical performance in which a number of singers or instrumentalists, or both, participate. 2. a public ...
concert grand
a grand piano of the largest size, being typically 9 ft. (2.7 m) in length. Also called concert grand piano. [1890-95] * * *
concert grand (piano)
concert grand (piano) or concert grand [käm′tē ən, kōm′tē ən] n. the largest size of grand piano, for concert performance * * *
Concert of Europe
In the post-Napoleonic era, the consensus among the European monarchies favoring preservation of the territorial and political status quo. The term assumed the responsibility ...
concert party
Brit. a form of theatrical entertainment popular at seaside resorts, in which specialty acts, songs, dances, etc., are presented. [1880-85] * * *
concert pitch
1. Music. a standard of pitch used for tuning orchestral instruments, usually established at 440 vibrations per second for A above middle C. 2. a state of heightened eagerness, ...
/kon'seuhr tahn"tee/; It. /kawn'cherdd tahn"te/, adj., n., pl. concertanti /-tee/. Music. adj. 1. brilliantly virtuosic: a concertante part for solo violin. 2. solo rather than ...
/kon'seuhr tay"sheuhn/; Fr. /kawonn serdd tann syawonn"/, n. (esp. in European politics) cooperation, as among opposing factions, aimed at effecting a unified proposal or ...
/kon'seuhr tah"toh/; It. /kawn'cherdd tah"taw/, adj., n., pl. concertatos /-tohz/, concertati It. /-tee/. concertante. [‡1960-65; < It, ptp. of concertare to give a concert; ...
concertato style
▪ musical style Italian  stile concertato         musical style characterized by the interaction of two or more groups of instruments or voices. The term is derived ...
—concertedly, adv. —concertedness, n. /keuhn serr"tid/, adj. 1. contrived or arranged by agreement; planned or devised together: a concerted effort. 2. done or performed ...
See concerted. * * *
—concertgoing, n., adj. /kon"seuhrt goh'euhr/, n. a person who attends concerts esp. frequently. [1850-55; CONCERT + GOER] * * *
See concertgoer. * * *
concert grand n. The largest grand piano, being roughly 2.75 meters (9 feet) in length, and having the volume, tone, and timbre appropriate for use in concerts. * * *
—concertinist, n. /kon'seuhr tee"neuh/, n., v., concertinaed /-neuhd/, concertinaing /-neuh ing/, adj. n. 1. a musical instrument resembling an accordion but having buttonlike ...
concertina movement
a principle of table construction in which hinged sections of the frame, ordinarily folded inward out of sight, can be pulled into line with the parts of the frame ordinarily ...
concertina table
an extensible table having a hinged double top falling onto a hinged frame that unfolds like an accordion when pulled out. * * *
concertina wire
wire with razor-sharp edges or projections, placed in coils as a barrier along the tops of fences or walls, as at a prison. Also called concertina, barbed tape, razor ...
concertina wire n. Barbed wire that is extended in a spiral for use as a barrier, as on a fence. * * *
/kon'cheuhr tee"noh/; It. /kawn'cherdd tee"naw/, n., pl. concertini /-nee/. Music. 1. a short concerto. 2. the group of solo instruments in a concerto grosso. 3. a section in a ...
—concertizer, n. /kon"seuhr tuyz'/, v.i., concertized, concertizing. to give concerts or recitals professionally, esp. on tour. Also, esp. Brit., concertise. [1880-85; CONCERT ...
/kon"seuhrt mas'teuhr, -mah'steuhr/, n. the leader of the first violins in a symphony orchestra, who is usually also the assistant to the conductor. [1875-80; trans. of G ...
con·cert·mis·tress (kŏnʹsərt-mĭs'trĭs) n. A woman who is the first violinist in a symphony orchestra. * * *
/keuhn cher"toh/; It. /kawn cherdd"taw/, n., pl. concertos, concerti /-tee/. Music. a composition for one or more principal instruments, with orchestral accompaniment, now ...
concerto grosso
/keuhn cher"toh groh"soh/; It. /kawn cherdd"taw grddaws"saw/, pl. concerti grossi /keuhn cher"tee groh"see/; It. /kawn cherdd"tee grddaws"see/, concerto grossos. a musical form, ...
concerto gros·so (grōʹsō) n. pl. concerti grossi (grōʹsē) A composition for a small group of instrumental soloists and an orchestra.   [Italian : concerto, concerto + ...
concert pitch n. 1. See international pitch. 2. The state of being ready and tensely alert: a diver whose mental and physical states were at concert pitch before executing the ...
—concessional, adj. /keuhn sesh"euhn/, n. 1. the act of conceding or yielding, as a right, a privilege, or a point or fact in an argument: He made no concession to caution. 2. ...
concession road
Canadian. a road built between two concessions of a township. * * *
/keuhn sesh'euh nair"/, n. a person, group, or company to whom a concession has been granted, esp. to operate a subsidiary business or service: a popcorn concessionaire at a ...
See concession. * * *
/keuhn sesh"euh ner'ee/, adj., n., pl. concessionaries. adj. 1. pertaining to concession; of the nature of a concession: concessionary agreements. n. 2. a ...
con·ces·sion·er (kən-sĕshʹə-nər) n. A concessionaire. * * *
—concessively, adv. /keuhn ses"iv/, adj. 1. tending or serving to concede. 2. Gram. expressing concession, as the English conjunction though. [1705-15; < LL concessivus. See ...
See concessive. * * *
—conchate /kong"kayt, kon"chayt/, conched, adj. /kongk, konch/, n., pl. conchs /kongks/, conches /kon"chiz/. 1. the spiral shell of a gastropod, often used as a horn. 2. any of ...
conch- pref. Variant of concho-. * * *
concha1 —conchal, adj. /kong"keuh/, n., pl. conchae /-kee/. 1. Anat. a. a shell-like structure, esp. the external ear. See diag. under ear. b. any turbinate bone, esp. in the ...
See concha. * * *
▪ dance       Mexican ritual dance that preserves many elements of pre-Columbian religious ritual. It apparently originated in 1522, after the Spanish conquest of the ...
/kongk"fish', konch"-/, n., pl. fishes, (esp. collectively) conchfish. a cardinalfish, Astropogon stellatus, of the Atlantic Ocean. [CONCH + FISH] * * *
conchi- pref. Variant of concho-. * * *
▪ paleontology       genus of extinct brachiopods, or lamp shells, that is a valuable index fossil in marine rocks of the Lower and Middle Silurian (the Silurian Period ...
conchie or conchy [kän′chē, kän′shē] n. pl. conchies 〚short for CONSCIENTIOUS〛 Slang a conscientious objector * * *
/kong kif"euhr euhs/, adj. having a shell. [1820-30; CONCH + -I- + -FEROUS] * * *
/kong kuy"euh lin/, n. Biochem. a fibrous protein that forms the iridescent inner layer, as mother-of-pearl, in the shells of mollusks. [1865-70; CONCH + -I- + -ol- ( < L -olus ...
/keuhn chee"teuh/; Sp. /kawn chee"tah/, n. a female given name. * * *
concho- or conchi- or conch- pref. Shell: conchology.   [Greek konkho-, from konkhos, shell.] * * *
/kong"koh weuhr, kon"euh hoor', kon"oor/, n. Irish Legend. a king of Ulster, the uncle of Cuchulainn and the abductor of Deirdre. * * *
Conchobar mac Nessa
or Conor In ancient Irish Gaelic literature, the reputed king of the Ulaids of northeastern Ireland at the beginning of the 1st century BC. In the Ulster cycle he is the ideal ...
/kong"koyd/, n. Geom. a plane curve such that if a straight line is drawn from a certain fixed point, called the pole of the curve, to the curve, the part of the line intersected ...
—conchoidally, adv. /kong koyd"l/, adj. Mineral. noting a shell-like fracture form produced on certain minerals by a blow. [1660-70; CONCHOID + -AL1] * * *
See conchoidal. * * *
See conchology. * * *
See conchological. * * *
—conchological /kong'keuh loj"i keuhl/, adj. —conchologically, adv. —conchologist, n. /kong kol"euh jee/, n. the branch of zoology dealing with the shells of ...
/kawn"chaws/; Eng. /kon"chohs/, n. a river in NE Mexico, flowing E and N to the Rio Grande. ab. 350 mi. (565 km) long. * * *
Conchos River
▪ river, Mexico Spanish  Río Conchos,         river in Chihuahua estado (“state”), northern Mexico. After descending eastward onto the inland plateau from the ...
/kon"chee/, n., pl. conchies. Slang (often disparaging). conscientious objector. Also, conchie. [1915-20; conch- (shortening and resp. of CONSCIENTIOUS) + -Y2] * * *
/kon'see airzh"/; Fr. /kawonn syerddzh"/, n., pl. concierges /-see air"zhiz/; Fr. /-syerddzh"/. 1. (esp. in France) a person who has charge of the entrance of a building and is ...
See conciliate. * * *
—conciliarly, adv. /keuhn sil"ee euhr/, adj. of, pertaining to, or issued by a council. [1650-60; < L concili(um) COUNCIL + -AR1] * * *
Conciliar Movement
(1409–49) In Roman Catholicism, an effort to strengthen the authority of church councils over that of the papacy. Originally aimed at ending the Western Schism, the Conciliar ...
▪ Roman Catholicism       in the Roman Catholic church, a theory that a general council of the church has greater authority than the pope and may, if necessary, depose ...
—conciliable /keuhn sil"ee euh beuhl/, adj. —conciliatingly, adv. —conciliation, n. /keuhn sil"ee ayt'/, v., conciliated, conciliating. v.t. 1. to overcome the distrust or ...
See conciliable. * * *
/keuhn sil"ee ay'teuhr/, n. 1. a person who conciliates. 2. arbitrator. [1565-75; < L conciliator, equiv. to concilia(re) (see CONCILIATE) + -tor -TOR] * * *
—conciliatorily, adv. —conciliatoriness, n. /keuhn sil"ee euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. tending to conciliate: a conciliatory manner; conciliatory comments. Also, conciliative ...
Concini, Concino, Marquis d'Ancre
▪ Italian diplomat also called  Maréchal (Marshal) d'Ancre`  born , Florence [Italy] died April 24, 1617, Paris, France       Italian adventurer who dominated the ...
/kon"seuh nayt'/, v.t., concinnated, concinnating. to arrange or blend together skillfully, as parts or elements; put together in a harmonious, precisely appropriate, or elegant ...
/keuhn sin"i tee/, n., pl. concinnities. 1. Rhet. a. a close harmony of tone as well as logic among the elements of a discourse. b. an instance of this. 2. any harmonious ...
—concinnously, adv. /keuhn sin"euhs/, adj. characterized by concinnity; elegant; harmonious; stylistically congruous. [1645-55; < L concinnus neatly arranged, elegant; see ...
—concisely, adv. /keuhn suys"/, adj. expressing or covering much in few words; brief in form but comprehensive in scope; succinct; terse: a concise explanation of the company's ...
Concise Encyclopædia Britannica
▪ Chinese encyclopaedia Pinyin  Jianming Buliedian Baike Quanshu , Wade-Giles romanization  Chien-ming Pulieh-tien Pai-k'e Ch'uän-shu         11-volume short-entry ...
See concise. * * *
/keuhn suys"nis/, n. the quality of being concise. [1650-60; CONCISE + -NESS] Syn. terseness, pithiness. See brevity. * * *
/keuhn sizh"euhn/, n. 1. concise quality; brevity; terseness. 2. Archaic. a cutting up or off; mutilation. [1350-1400; ME ( < MF) < L concision- (s. of concisio), equiv. to ...
/kon"klayv, kong"-/, n. 1. a private or secret meeting. 2. an assembly or gathering, esp. one that has special authority, power, or influence: a conclave of political leaders. 3. ...
/kon"klay vist, kong"-/, n. either of two persons who attend upon a cardinal at a conclave, one usually being an ecclesiastical secretary and the other a personal ...
—concludable, concludible, adj. —concluder, n. /keuhn kloohd"/, v., concluded, concluding. v.t. 1. to bring to an end; finish; terminate: to conclude a speech with a ...
See conclude. * * *
—conclusional, adj. —conclusionally, adv. /keuhn klooh"zheuhn/, n. 1. the end or close; final part. 2. the last main division of a discourse, usually containing a summing up ...
—conclusively, adv. —conclusiveness, n. /keuhn klooh"siv/, adj. 1. serving to settle or decide a question; decisive; convincing: conclusive evidence. 2. tending to terminate; ...
See conclusive. * * *
See conclusively. * * *
/keuhn klooh"seuh ree/, adj. conclusive. [1840-50; see CONCLUSIVE, -ORY1] * * *
—concocter, concoctor, n. —concoctive, adj. /kon kokt", keuhn-/, v.t. 1. to prepare or make by combining ingredients, esp. in cookery: to concoct a meal from leftovers. 2. to ...
See concoct. * * *
/kon kok"sheuhn, keuhn-/, n. 1. the act or process of concocting. 2. something concocted: a delicious concoction of beans, rice, and meat. [1525-35; < L concoction- (s. of ...
See concocter. * * *
See concocter. * * *
/kon kom"i teuhns, keuhn-/, n. 1. the quality or relation of being concomitant. 2. concomitant (def. 2). 3. Rom. Cath. Ch. the coexistence of the body and blood of Christ in the ...
/kon kom"i teuhn see, keuhn-/, n., pl. concomitancies. concomitance. [1555-65; < ML concomitantia. See CONCOMITANT, -ANCY] * * *
—concomitantly, adv. /kon kom"i teuhnt, keuhn-/, adj. 1. existing or occurring with something else, often in a lesser way; accompanying; concurrent: an event and its ...
See concomitant. * * *
—concordal, adj. /kon"kawrd, kong"-/, n. 1. agreement between persons, groups, nations, etc.; concurrence in attitudes, feelings, etc.; unanimity; accord: There was complete ...
/kong"keuhrd/ for 1, 2, 5, 6; /kon"kawrd, kong"-/ for 3, 4; for 5, 6 also /kon"kawrd, kong"-/, n. 1. a town in E Massachusetts, NW of Boston: second battle of the Revolution ...
Concord coach
a type of sturdy 19th-century U.S. stagecoach. [1820-30] * * * ▪ vehicle  American stagecoach, first manufactured in Concord, N.H., U.S., by the Abbot, Downing Company in ...
Concord grape
/kong"keuhrd, kon"kawrd, kong"-/ a cultivated variety of the fox grape, Vitis labrusca, used in making jelly, juice, and wine. [1855-60, Amer.] * * *
/kon kawr"dns, keuhn-/, n. 1. agreement; concord; harmony: the concordance of the membership. 2. an alphabetical index of the principal words of a book, as of the Bible, with a ...
concordance rate n. A quantitative statistical expression for the concordance of a given genetic trait. * * *
—concordantly, adv. /kon kawr"dnt, keuhn-/, adj. agreeing; harmonious. [1475-85; < AF, MF concordant. See CONCORD, -ANT] * * *
See concordant. * * *
—concordatory /kon kawr"deuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /kon kawr"dat/, n. 1. an agreement or compact, esp. an official one. 2. an agreement between the pope and a secular ...
Concordat of 1801
Agreement between Napoleon and Pope Pius VII that defined the status of the Roman Catholic Church in France and ended the breach caused by the church reforms of the French ...
/kon"kawrd, kong'-, kon kawrd", kong-/, Trademark. a supersonic passenger aircraft manufactured and operated jointly by England and France. * * * First supersonic, ...
Concorde, Pont de la
▪ bridge, Paris, France       (French: “Bridge of Concord”), stone-arch bridge crossing the Seine River in Paris at the Place de la Concorde. The masterpiece of ...
Concord grape n. A cultivated variety of the fox grape having dark blue to purple-black skin, used for making jelly, juice, and wine.   [After Concord, Massachusetts.] * * *
/kon kawr"dee euh/, n. the ancient Roman goddess of harmony or peace. [ < L; see CONCORD] * * * ▪ Argentina       city, northeastern Entre Ríos provincia (province), ...
—concorporation, n. v. /kon kawr"peuh rayt'/; adj. /kon kawr"peuhr it, -prit/, v., concorporated, concorporating, adj. Archaic. v.t., v.i. 1. to unite in one body, unit, or ...
Fr. /kawonn koohrdd"/; Eng. /kong koor"/, n., pl. concours Fr. /-koohrdd"/; Eng. /-koorz"/. 1. a public contest or competition. 2. See concours d'élégance. [1935-40; < F, OF; ...
concours d'élégance
Fr. /kawonn koohrdd day lay gahonns"/; Eng. /kong koor" del'i gahns", -gans"/, pl. concours d'élégance Fr. /kawonn koohrdd day lay gahonns"/; Eng. /kong koorz" del'i gahns", ...
/kon"kawrs, -kohrs, kong"-/, n. 1. an assemblage; gathering: a concourse of people. 2. a driveway or promenade, esp. in a park. 3. a boulevard or other broad thoroughfare. 4. a ...
—concrescent, adj. /kon kres"euhns/, n. Biol. a growing together, as of tissue or embryonic parts; coalescence. [1600-10; < L concrescentia, equiv. to concrescent- (s. of ...
See concrescence. * * *
—concretely, adv. —concreteness, n. —concretive, adj. —concretively, adv. /kon"kreet, kong"-, kon kreet", kong-/ for 1-10, 11, 14, 15; /kon kreet", kong-/ for 12, 13, ...
concrete mixer.
See cement mixer. [1905-10] * * *
concrete music
concrete music n. MUSIQUE CONCRÈTE * * *
concrete music.
See musique concrète. [1950-55] * * *
concrete noun
Gram. a noun denoting something material and nonabstract, as chair, house, or automobile. Cf. abstract noun. * * *
concrete number
Arith. a number that relates to a particular object or thing. [1585-95] * * *
concrete poet
a writer of concrete poetry. [1965-70] * * *
concrete poetry
poetry in which effects are created by the physical arrangement of words in patterns or forms rather than by the use of traditional language structure. [1955-60, Amer.; prob. as ...
concrete universal
Hegelianism. a principle that necessarily has universal import but is also concrete by virtue of its arising in historical situations. [1860-65] * * *
See concrete. * * *
concrete music n. Musique concrète. * * *
See concretely. * * *
concrete noun n. A noun, such as flower or rain, that denotes a material or tangible object or phenomenon. * * *
concrete poetry n. Poetry that visually conveys the poet's meaning through the graphic arrangement of letters, words, or symbols on the page. * * *
/kon kree"sheuhn, kong-/, n. 1. the act or process of concreting or becoming substantial; coalescence; solidification. 2. the state of being concreted. 3. a solid mass formed by ...
/kon kree"sheuh ner'ee, kong-/, adj. formed by concretion; consisting of concreted matter or masses. [1820-30; CONCRETION + -ARY] * * *
—concretist, n. /kon kree"tiz euhm, kong-, kon"kree tiz'euhm, kong"-/, n. the theory or practice of concrete poetry. [CONCRETE + -ISM] * * *
See concretism. * * *
See concretize. * * *
—concretization, n. /kon"kreuh tuyz', kong"-; kon kree"tuyz, kong-, keuhn-, keuhng-/, v.t., concretized, concretizing. to make concrete, real, or particular; give tangible or ...
/kon kyooh"beuh nij, kong-/, n. 1. cohabitation of a man and woman without legal or formal marriage. 2. the state or practice of being a concubine. [1350-1400; ME; see CONCUBINE, ...
/kon kyooh"beuh ner'ee, kong-/, adj., n., pl. concubinaries. adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or living in concubinage. n. 2. a person who lives in concubinage. [1555-65; < ML ...
/kong"kyeuh buyn', kon"-/, n. 1. a woman who cohabits with a man to whom she is not legally married, esp. one regarded as socially or sexually subservient; mistress. 2. (among ...
/kon kyooh"pi seuhns, kong-/, n. 1. sexual desire; lust. 2. ardent, usually sensuous, longing. [1300-50; ME < LL concupiscentia. See CONCUPISCENT, -ENCE] * * *
/kon kyooh"pi seuhnt, kong-/, adj. 1. lustful or sensual. 2. eagerly desirous. [1400-50; < L concupiscent- (s. of concupiscens, prp. of concupiscere to conceive ardent desire ...
/kon kyooh"pi seuh beuhl, kong-/, adj. Archaic. worthy of being desired. [1490-1500; < MF comcupiscible < LL concupiscibil(is), equiv. to L concupisc(ere) (see CONCUPISCENT) + ...
—concurringly, adv. /keuhn kerr"/, v.i., concurred, concurring. 1. to accord in opinion; agree: Do you concur with his statement? 2. to cooperate; work together; combine; be ...
/keuhn kerr"euhns, -kur"-/, n. 1. the act of concurring. 2. accordance in opinion; agreement: With the concurrence of several specialists, our doctor recommended surgery. 3. ...
con·cur·ren·cy (kən-kûrʹən-sē, -kŭrʹ-) n. pl. con·cur·ren·cies Concurrence: “Concurrency of development with deployment... has almost always proven ...
—concurrently, adv. /keuhn kerr"euhnt, -kur"-/, adj. 1. occurring or existing simultaneously or side by side: concurrent attacks by land, sea, and air. 2. acting in ...
concurrent programming
Computer programming designed for execution on multiple processors, where more than one processor is used to execute a program or complex of programs running simultaneously. It ...
concurrent resolution
a resolution adopted by both branches of a legislative assembly that, unlike a joint resolution, does not require the signature of the chief executive. [1795-1805] * * *
See concurrent. * * *
concurrent resolution n. A resolution adopted by both houses of a bicameral legislature that does not have the force of law and does not require the signature of the chief ...
concurring opinion
Law. (in appellate courts) an opinion filed by a judge that agrees with the majority or plurality opinion on the case but that bases this conclusion on different reasons or on a ...
/keuhn kus"/, v.t. to injure by concussion: He was mildly concussed by the falling books. [1590-1600; < L concussus, ptp. of concutere, equiv. to con- CON- + -cut-, comb. form of ...
—concussional, concussant /keuhn kus"euhnt/, adj. —concussive, adj. /keuhn kush"euhn/, n. 1. Pathol. injury to the brain or spinal cord due to jarring from a blow, fall, or ...
concussion grenade
a grenade designed to inflict damage by the force of its detonation rather than by the fragmentation of its casing. * * *
See concussion. * * *
See concussive. * * *
/keuhn suy"klik, -sik"lik/, adj. Geom. (of a system of points) lying on the circumference of a circle. [1870-75; CON- + CYCLIC] * * *
cond abbrev. conductivity * * *
1. condenser. 2. condition; conditional. 3. conductivity. 4. conductor. * * *
/kawonn day"/, n. Louis II de Bourbon /lwee, deuh boohrdd bawonn"/, Prince de, (Duc d'Enghien) ("the Great Condé") 1621-86, French general. * * * (as used in ...
Condé family
Important French branch of the house of Bourbon, whose members played a significant role in French dynastic politics. The line began with Louis I de Bourbon (1530–69), 1st ...
Condé, Henri I de Bourbon, 2e prince de
▪ French prince born December 29, 1552, La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, France died March 5, 1588, Saint-Jean-d'Angély       prince of Condé who continued the leadership of ...
Condé, Henri II de Bourbon, 3e prince de
▪ French prince born September 1, 1588, Saint-Jean-d'Angély, France died December 26, 1646, Paris       premier prince of the blood (posthumous son of the 2nd prince ...
Condé, Henri-Jules de Bourbon, 5e prince de
▪ French prince also called (1646–86)  Duc (duke) d'Enghien  born July 29, 1643, Paris died April 1, 1709, Paris       the eldest son of the Great Condé (the 4th ...
Condé, Louis I de Bourbon, 1er prince de
▪ French military leader born May 7, 1530, Vendôme, France died March 13, 1569, Jarnac       military leader of the Huguenots (Huguenot) in the first decade of ...
Condé, Louis II de Bourbon, 4e prince de
▪ French general and prince (4th prince of), byname  The Great Condé,  French  Le Grand Condé,  also called  Duc (duke) d'Enghien   born Sept. 8, 1621, Paris died Dec. ...
Condé, Louis II de Bourbon, 4th prince de
known as the Great Condé born Sept. 8, 1621, Paris, France died Dec. 11, 1686, Fontainebleau French military leader. He distinguished himself in battles with Spain in the ...
Condé, Louis III, 6e prince de, Duc De Bourbon
▪ French prince byname  Monsieur Le Duc   born Oct. 10, 1668, Paris died March 4, 1710, Paris       prince of Condé who distinguished himself in the Dutch Wars. He ...
Condé, Louis-Henri, 7e prince de, Duc De Bourbon
▪ French minister byname  Monsieur Le Duc   born Aug. 18, 1692, Versailles, Fr. died Jan. 27, 1740, Chantilly  chief minister of King Louis XV (ruled 1715–74) from 1723 ...
Condé, Louis-Henri-Joseph, 9e prince de, Duc De Bourbon
▪ French prince born April 13, 1756, Paris died Aug. 27, 1830, Saint-Leu, Fr.       last of the princes of Condé, whose unfortunate son and sole heir, the Duc ...
Condé, Louis-Joseph, 8e prince de, Duc De Bourbon
▪ French prince born Aug. 9, 1736, Paris died May 13, 1818, Paris       one of the princely émigrés during the French Revolution.       He was the only son of ...
Condé, Maryse
▪ Guadeloupian author originally  Maryse Boucolon   born Feb. 11, 1934, Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, French West Indies       Guadeloupian author of epic historical ...
Condé,Prince de
Con·dé (kôɴ-dāʹ), Prince de Title of Louis II de Bourbon. Known as “the Great Condé.” 1621-1686. French general who won major victories in the Thirty Years' War. * * *
Condell, Henry
▪ English actor died December 1627, London, Eng.       English actor who was one of the chief movers in sponsoring and preparing the First Folio of 1623, the first ...
—condemnable /keuhn dem"neuh beuhl/, adj. —condemnably, adv. —condemner /keuhn dem"euhr/, condemnor /keuhn dem"euhr, keuhn dem nawr"/, n. —condemningly, adv. /keuhn ...
See condemn. * * *
/kon'dem nay"sheuhn, -deuhm-/, n. 1. the act of condemning. 2. the state of being condemned. 3. strong censure; disapprobation; reproof. 4. a cause or reason for condemning. 5. ...
/keuhn dem"neuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. serving to condemn. [1555-65; CONDEMNAT(ION) + -ORY1] * * *
See condemnable. * * *
See condemnable. * * *
See condense. * * *
—condensability, n. /keuhn den"seuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being condensed. Also, condensible. [1635-45; CONDENSE + -ABLE] * * *
/keuhn den"sayt, kon"deuhn sayt'/, n. a product of condensation, as a liquid reduced from a gas or vapor. [1545-55; < L condensatus (ptp. of condensare to CONDENSE), equiv. to ...
—condensational, adj. —condensative, adj. /kon'den say"sheuhn, -deuhn-/, n. 1. the act of condensing; the state of being condensed. 2. the result of being made more compact ...
condensation nucleus
Meteorol. nucleus (def. 5). [1910-15] * * * ▪ meteorology       tiny suspended particle, either solid or liquid, upon which water vapour condensation begins in the ...
condensation point
Math. a point of which every neighborhood contains an uncountable number of points of a given set. * * *
condensation polymerization
Chem. See under polymerization (def. 2). * * *
condensation reaction
▪ chemical reaction       any of a class of organic reactions in which two molecules combine, usually in the presence of a catalyst, with elimination of water or some ...
condensation trail
contrail. [1940-45] * * *
See condensation. * * *
/keuhn dens"/, v., condensed, condensing. v.t. 1. to make more dense or compact; reduce the volume or extent of; concentrate. 2. to reduce to a shorter form; abridge: Condense ...
—condensedly, adv. —condensedness, n. /keuhn denst"/, adj. 1. reduced in volume, area, length, or scope; shortened: a condensed version of the book. 2. made denser, esp. ...

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