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condensed milk
whole milk reduced by evaporation to a thick consistency, with sugar added. [1855-60] * * *
condensed type
condensed type n. Printing a typeface narrower than the standard type for the series * * *
condensedmatter physics
con·densed matter physics (kən-dĕnstʹ) n. See solid-state physics. * * *
condensed milk n. Cow's milk with sugar added, reduced by evaporation to a thick consistency. * * *
/keuhn den"seuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that condenses. 2. an apparatus for condensing. 3. any device for reducing gases or vapors to liquid or solid form. 4. Optics. a lens ...
—condensibility, n. /keuhn den"seuh beuhl/, adj. condensable. * * *
—condescender, condescendent, n. /kon'deuh send"/, v.i. 1. to behave as if one is conscious of descending from a superior position, rank, or dignity. 2. to stoop or deign to do ...
/kon'deuh sen"deuhns/, n. 1. condescension. 2. Scot. a list or specification of particulars. [1630-40; CONDESCEND + -ENCE] * * *
See condescend. * * *
—condescendingly, adv. /kon'deuh sen"ding/, adj. showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity or superiority: They resented the older neighbors' condescending ...
See condescending. * * *
—condescensive /kon'deuh sen"siv/, adj. —condescensively, adv. /kon'deuh sen"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of condescending. 2. behavior that is patronizing or ...
—condignly, adv. /keuhn duyn"/, adj. well-deserved; fitting; adequate: condign punishment. [1375-1425; late ME condigne < AF, MF < L condignus, equiv. to con- CON- + dignus ...
/keuhn dig"ni tee/, n. Scholasticism. merit earned through good works while in a state of grace, and having a just claim on such rewards as heavenly glory. Cf. congruity (def. ...
See condign. * * *
/kawonn dee yannk"/, n. Étienne Bonnot de /ay tyen" baw naw" deuh/, 1715-80, French philosopher. * * *
Condillac, Étienne Bonnot de
born Sept. 30, 1715, Grenoble, France died Aug. 2/3, 1780, Flux French philosopher, psychologist, and economist. He was ordained a priest in 1740. In his Essay on the Origin of ...
—condimental, condimentary, adj. /kon"deuh meuhnt/, n. something used to give a special flavor to food, as mustard, ketchup, salt, or spices. [1400-50; late ME < MF < L ...
See condiment. * * *
/kon'deuh suy"peuhl/, n. a fellow student or disciple. [1375-1425; late ME < L condiscipulus schoolmate. See CON-, DISCIPLE] * * *
—conditionable, adj. /keuhn dish"euhn/, n. 1. a particular mode of being of a person or thing; existing state; situation with respect to circumstances. 2. state of health: He ...
—conditionality, n. —conditionally, adv. /keuhn dish"euh nl/, adj. 1. imposing, containing, subject to, or depending on a condition or conditions; not absolute; made or ...
conditional convergence
Math. the property of an infinite series that converges while the series formed by replacing each term in the given series with its absolute value diverges; the property of an ...
conditional discharge
➡ punishment * * *
conditional operation
Computers. a step in a computer program that determines which of two or more instructions or instruction sequences to execute next, depending on whether or not one or more ...
conditional probability
Statistics, Math. the probability that an event will occur under the condition that another event occurs first: equal to the probability that both will occur divided by the ...
conditional sale
a sale in which the title of a property remains with the seller until some condition is met, as the payment of the full purchase price. * * *
conditional convergence n. Convergence of an infinite series that lacks absolute convergence, such as 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4.... * * *
See conditional. * * *
See conditionality. * * *
conditional probability n. The probability that an event will occur, given that one or more other events have occurred. * * *
/keuhn dish"euhnd/, adj. 1. existing under or subject to conditions. 2. characterized by a predictable or consistent pattern of behavior or thought as a result of having been ...
conditioned reflex
conditioned reflex n. a reflex in which the response (e.g., secretion of saliva in a dog) is occasioned by a secondary stimulus (e.g., the ringing of a bell) repeatedly ...
conditioned response
Psychol. a response that becomes associated with a previously unrelated stimulus as a result of pairing the stimulus with another stimulus normally yielding the response. Also ...
conditioned response n. Psychology A new or modified response elicited by a stimulus after conditioning. Also called conditioned reflex. * * *
conditioned stimulus n. Psychology A previously neutral stimulus that, after repeated association with an unconditioned stimulus, elicits the response effected by the ...
/keuhn dish"euh neuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that conditions. 2. something added to a substance to increase its usability, as a water softener. 3. a cream or liquid ...
/keuhn dish"euh ning/, n. Psychol. 1. Also called operant conditioning, instrumental conditioning. a process of changing behavior by rewarding or punishing a subject each time an ...
/kon"doh/, n., pl. condos. Informal. condominium (defs. 1, 2). [1970-75, Amer.; by shortening; cf. -O] * * *
See condole. * * *
—condolatory /keuhn doh"leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —condoler, n. —condolingly, adv. /keuhn dohl"/, v., condoled, condoling. v.i. 1. to express sympathy with a person who ...
Condoleezza Rice
➡ Rice (I) * * *
/keuhn doh"leuhns/, n. Often, condolences. expression of sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief. Also, condolement. [1595-1605; CONDOLE + -ENCE] * * ...
/keuhn doh"leuhnt/, adj. feeling or expressing sorrow, sympathy, compassion, or the like. [1480-90; < LL condolent- (s. of condolens, prp. of condolere). See CONDOLE, -ENT] * * *
See condolatory. * * *
/kon"deuhm, kun"-/, n. a thin sheath, usually of very thin rubber, worn over the penis during sexual intercourse to prevent conception or sexually transmitted disease. [1700-10; ...
See condominium. * * *
/kon'deuh min"ee euhm/, n. 1. an apartment house, office building, or other multiple-unit complex, the units of which are individually owned, each owner receiving a recordable ...
/kon"deuhn/, n. Edward Uhler /yooh"leuhr/, 1902-74, U.S. physicist. * * *
Condon, Edward U
▪ American physicist born March 2, 1902, Alamogordo, N.M., U.S. died March 26, 1974, Boulder, Colo.       American physicist for whom the Franck–Condon principle was ...
Condon, Richard Thomas
▪ 1997       U.S. novelist who wrote such thrillers as The Manchurian Candidate and Winter Kills, both concerning political assassination, and Prizzi's Honor, about a ...
See condone. * * *
/kon'doh nay"sheuhn/, n. the act of condoning; the overlooking or implied forgiving of an offense. Also, condonance /keuhn doh"neuhns/. [1615-25; < NL condonation- (s. of ...
—condonable, adj. —condoner, n. /keuhn dohn"/, v.t., condoned, condoning. 1. to disregard or overlook (something illegal, objectionable, or the like). 2. to give tacit ...
See condonable. * * *
/kon"deuhr, -dawr/, n. 1. either of two large, New World vultures of the family Cathartidae, Gymnogyps californianus (California condor) or Vultur gryphus (Andean condor), the ...
Condor Legion
▪ German air force German  Legion Condor,         a unit of the German air force, or Luftwaffe, detailed by Hermann Göring for special duty with General Francisco ...
/kawonn dawrdd se"/, n. Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat /mann rddee" zhahonn ahonn twannn" nee kaw lah" kann rddee tann"/, Marquis de, 1743-94, French mathematician and ...
Condorcet, Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de
born Sept. 17, 1743, Ribemont, France found dead March 29, 1794, Bourg-la-Reine French mathematician, statesman, and revolutionary. He showed early promise as a mathematician ...
Condorcet,Marquis de
Con·dor·cet (kôn-dôr-sĕʹ), Marquis de Title of Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat. 1743-1794. French mathematician and philosopher known for his work on the mathematical ...
/kawn'deuh tyair"ay, -tyair"ee/; It. /kawn'dawt tye"rdde/, n., pl. condottieri /-tyair"ee/; It. /-tye"rddee/. 1. a leader of a private band of mercenary soldiers in Italy, esp. ...
—conducer, n. —conducible, adj. /keuhn doohs", -dyoohs"/, v.i., conduced, conducing. to lead or contribute to a result (usually fol. by to or toward): qualities that conduce ...
See conduce. * * *
See conducer. * * *
—conduciveness, n. /keuhn dooh"siv, -dyooh"-/, adj. tending to produce; conducing; contributive; helpful; favorable (usually fol. by to): Good eating habits are conducive to ...
See conducive. * * *
—conductible, adj. —conductibility, n. n. /kon"dukt/; v. /keuhn dukt"/, n. 1. personal behavior; way of acting; bearing or deportment. 2. direction or management; execution: ...
/keuhn duk"teuhns/, n. Elect. the conducting power, esp. the power to conduct alternating current, of a conductor, equal to the real part of the admittance, and in a circuit with ...
See conduct. * * *
See conductibility. * * *
con·duc·tim·e·try (kŏn'dŭk-tĭmʹĭ-trē) n. The scientific measurement of solution conductance. * * *
Art of leading a group of musical performers. Simple coordination of a group does not always require a conductor (members of a Renaissance choir kept together by one tapping ...
—conductional, adj. /keuhn duk"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of conducting, as of water through a pipe. 2. Physics. a. the transfer of heat between two parts of a stationary system, ...
—conductively, adv. /keuhn duk"tiv/, adj. having the property or capability of conducting. [1520-30; < L conduct(us) (see CONDUCT) + -IVE] * * *
conductive ceramics
Introduction       advanced industrial materials that, owing to modifications in their structure, serve as electrical conductors.       In addition to the ...
/kon'duk tiv"i tee/, n., pl. conductivities. 1. Physics. the property or power of conducting heat, electricity, or sound. 2. Also called specific conductance. Elect. a measure of ...
conductometric titration
/keuhn duk'teuh me"trik/, Chem. titration in which the end point is determined by measuring the resistance of the solution to an electric current that is passed through ...
con·duc·to·met·ric titration (kən-dŭk'tə-mĕtʹrĭk) n. Titration based on changes in the electrical conductance of a solution. * * *
—conductorial /kon'duk tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. —conductorship, n. /keuhn duk"teuhr/, n. 1. a person who conducts; a leader, guide, director, or manager. 2. an employee ...
See conductor. * * *
Conductors Play Musical Chairs
▪ 2004       In recent years conductors have increasingly become the musical equivalents of professional athletes, parlaying their high-profile public personas and ...
See conductorial. * * *
/keuhn duk"tris/, n. 1. a woman who conducts; a female leader, guide, director, or manager. 2. a woman who is employed as a conductor on a bus, train, or other public ...
/keuhn duk"teuhs/, n., pl. conductus. any of various forms of medieval song with a Latin text. [1795-1805; < ML, equiv. to L conduc-, var. s. of conducere (see CONDUCE) + -tus ...
/kon"dwit, -dooh it, -dyooh it, -dit/, n. 1. a pipe, tube, or the like, for conveying water or other fluid. 2. a similar natural passage. 3. Elect. a structure containing one or ...
—conduplication, n. /kon dooh"pli kit, -dyooh"-/, adj. Bot. (of a leaf in the bud) folded lengthwise with the upper face of the blade within. [1770-80; < L conduplicatus (ptp. ...
See conduplicate. * * *
See condyle. * * *
/kon"dl ahrth'/, n. any of the primitive ungulate mammals of the extinct order Condylarthra, from the Paleocene and Eocene epochs, having a slender body, low-crowned teeth, and ...
▪ mammal order  extinct group of mammals (mammal) that includes the ancestral forms of later, more advanced ungulates (ungulate) (that is, hoofed placental mammals (placental ...
—condylar, adj. /kon"duyl, -dl/, n. 1. Anat. the smooth surface area at the end of a bone, forming part of a joint. 2. (in arthropods) a similar process formed from the hard ...
/kon"dl oyd'/, adj. of or like a condyle. [1735-45; CONDYLE + -OID] * * *
—condylomatous /kon'dl om"euh teuhs, -dl oh"meuh-/, adj. /kon'dl oh"meuh/, n., pl. condylomas, condylomata /-meuh teuh/. Pathol. a wartlike growth on the skin, usually in the ...
condyloma acuminatum
/euh kyooh'meuh nay"teuhm/. See venereal warts. [ < NL; see CONDYLOMA, ACUMINATE] * * *
condyloma a·cu·mi·na·tum (ə-kyo͞o'mə-nāʹtəm) n. pl. condylomata a·cu·mi·na·ta (-nāʹtə) See genital wart.   [New Latin condylōma acūminātum: condylōma, ...
See condyloma. * * *
/kohn/, n., v., coned, coning. n. 1. Geom. a. a solid whose surface is generated by a line passing through a fixed point and a fixed plane curve not containing the point, ...
cone of silence
a space, in the shape of an inverted cone, above a radio beacon, in which there is a sharp reduction in the intensity of transmitted signals. * * *
cone pepper
1. a tropical, woody pepper plant, Capsicum annuum conoides, having upright, cone-shaped, very pungent fruit of red, yellow, or purple. 2. the fruit itself. * * *
cone plant
any dwarf succulent of the genus Conophytum, native to southern Africa. * * *
cone pulley
(on a lathe) a pulley consisting of a conelike arrangement of graduated, concentric pulleys for driving the headstock at different speeds. * * *
cone shell
any of numerous, chiefly tropical, marine gastropods of the genus Conus, having a smooth, brightly colored, conical shell with a short, flattened spire. Also called cone snail. * ...
Cone sisters
▪ American art collectors       American art collectors who assembled an exceptional collection of art. Through their judicious purchase of works of art by artists ...
Cone, Fairfax M.
▪ American executive in full  Fairfax Mastick Cone,  byname  Fax Cone  born Feb. 21, 1903, San Francisco, Calif., U.S. died June 20, 1977, Carmel, Calif.       a ...
cone-headed grasshopper
      any insect of the subfamily Copiphorinae within the long-horned grasshopper family Tettigoniidae (order Orthoptera). These green- or brown-coloured grasshoppers have ...
cone-nosed bug (kōnʹnōzd') n. See conenose. * * *
/kohn"flow'euhr/, n. 1. any of several composite plants of the genus Rudbeckia, having flowers usually with yellow rays and a brown or black disk. 2. any of various allied ...
▪ Italy       town, Veneto regione, northeastern Italy, near the Piave River, just north of the city of Treviso. It is dominated by a castle with a museum and a ...
/kohn"hed'/, n. Slang. 1. a stupid person; domehead. 2. Usually Disparaging. an intellectual, esp. one with little or no interest in mundane affairs. [CONE + HEAD] * * *
Conein, Lucien E.
▪ 1999       French-born American intelligence agent whose exploits during his service in the CIA and its World War II forerunner, the Office of Strategic Services, made ...
/kon"l rad'/, n. a system formerly used by the U.S. civil defense system to prevent enemy planes or missiles from homing on radio and television frequencies. [1955-60; con(trol ...
Conemaugh Series
▪ paleontology       geochronological division of the Pennsylvanian Period in the United States, which is approximately equivalent to the Late Carboniferous Period ...
/kohn"nohz'/, n. any of several bloodsucking assassin bugs of the genus Triatoma, some of which inflict a painful bite and serve as vectors of Chagas' disease. [1890-95; CONE + ...
/koh'neuh pah"tee/, n. See hog-nosed skunk (def. 2). [1765-75; < MexSp conepate < Nahuatl conepatl, equiv. to cone(tl) child, offspring + (e)patl skunk] * * *
Con·es·to·ga (kŏn'ĭ-stōʹgə) n. pl. Conestoga or Con·es·to·gas See Susquehannock. * * * ➡ Conestoga wagon * * *
Conestoga wagon
/kon"euh stoh"geuh, kon'-/ a large, heavy, broad-wheeled covered wagon, used esp. for transporting pioneers and freight across North America during the early westward migration. ...
Conestoga wagon n. A heavy covered wagon with broad wheels, used especially by American pioneers as they traveled west.   [AfterConestoga, a village of southeast ...
/koh"nee, kun"ee/, n., pl. coneys. 1. a serranid fish, Epinephelus fulvus, of tropical American waters. 2. cony. [sp. var. of CONY] * * *
Coney Island
/koh"nee/ an area in S Brooklyn in New York City: amusement park and beach. * * * Amusement area, southern Brooklyn, New York, N.Y., U.S. It was an island in the Atlantic Ocean ...
I. Co·ney Island1 (kōʹnē) A resort district of Brooklyn, New York, on the Atlantic Ocean, famous for its boardwalk and amusement park featuring souvenir stands, thrilling ...
conf abbrev. 1. 〚L confer〛 compare 2. conference * * *
1. (in prescriptions) a confection. [ < L confectio] 2. compare. [ < L confer] 3. conference. 4. confessor. 5. confidential. * * *
n. /kon"fab/; v. /keuhn fab", kon"fab/, n., v., confabbed, confabbing. Informal. n. 1. a confabulation. v.i. 2. to confabulate: They spent the morning confabbing over coffee in ...
—confabulator, n. /keuhn fab"yeuh layt'/, v.i., confabulated, confabulating. 1. to converse informally; chat. 2. Psychiatry. to engage in confabulation. [1605-15; < L ...
—confabulatory /keuhn fab"yoo leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /keuhn fab'yeuh lay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of confabulating; conversation; discussion. 2. Psychiatry. the ...
See confabulation. * * *
See confabulation. * * *
—confarreate /keuhn far"ee it, -ayt'/, confarreated, adj. /kon far'ee ay"sheuhn/, n. (among the ancient Romans) a form of marriage ceremony, limited to patricians and ...
v. /keuhn fekt"/; n. /kon"fekt/, v.t. 1. to make up, compound, or prepare from ingredients or materials: to confect a herbal remedy for colds. 2. to make into a preserve or ...
/keuhn fek"sheuhn/, n. 1. a sweet preparation of fruit or the like, as a preserve or candy. 2. the process of compounding, preparing, or making something. 3. a frivolous, ...
/keuhn fek"sheuh ner'ee/, n., pl. confectionaries, adj. n. 1. a candy; sweetmeat. 2. a place where confections are kept or made. 3. confectionery (def. 3). adj. 4. pertaining to ...
/keuhn fek"sheuh neuhr/, n. a person who makes or sells candies and, sometimes, ice cream, cakes, etc. [1585-95; CONFECTION + -ER1] * * *
confectioners' sugar
an extra-fine variety of powdered sugar, with cornstarch added to preserve dryness, used in icings, confections, etc. Symbol: XXXX [1890-95] * * *
con·fec·tion·ers' sugar (kən-fĕkʹshə-nərz) n. Finely pulverized sugar with cornstarch added. * * *
/keuhn fek"sheuh ner'ee/, n., pl. confectioneries. 1. confections or sweetmeats collectively. 2. the work or business of a confectioner. 3. a confectioner's shop. [1535-45; ...
Confed abbrev. Confederate * * *
1. confederacy. 2. confederate. 3. confederation. * * *
/keuhn fed"euhr euh see, -fed"reuh see/, n., pl. confederacies. 1. an alliance between persons, parties, states, etc., for some purpose. 2. a group of persons, parties, states, ...
—confederalist, n. /keuhn fed"euhr euhl, -fed"reuhl/, adj. of, pertaining to, or involving two or more nations: confederal agreements. [1775-85; CONFEDER(ATION) + -AL1, on ...
See confederal. * * *
See confederalist. * * *
adj., n. /keuhn fed"euhr it, -fed"rit/; v. /keuhn fed"euh rayt'/, adj., n., v., confederated, confederating. adj. 1. united in a league, alliance, or conspiracy. 2. (cap.) of or ...
Confederate Army
➡ Civil War * * *
Confederate jasmine
(sometimes l.c.) See star jasmine. [1895-1900, Amer.] * * *
Confederate Memorial Day
a day set aside in the South to pay tribute to those who served with the Confederate forces during the American Civil War. It is observed on April 26 in Alabama, Florida, ...
Confederate States
(also the Confederacy) the 11 southern states that left the US in 1861 to form a new nation. This caused the American Civil War. The President of the Confederate States was ...
Confederate States of America
the group of 11 Southern states that seceded from the United States in 1860-61. Also called the Confederacy. * * * or Confederacy Government of the 11 Southern states that ...
Confederate War
Chiefly South Atlantic States. the American Civil War. * * *
ConfederateStates of America
Confederate States of America Abbr. CSA A republic formed in February, 1861, and composed of the 11 Southern states that seceded from the United States in order to preserve ...
—confederationism, n. —confederationist, n. /keuhn fed'euh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of confederating. 2. the state of being confederated. 3. a league or alliance. 4. a ...
Confederation group
▪ Canadian literature       Canadian English-language poets of the late 19th century whose work expressed the national consciousness inspired by the Confederation of ...
Confederation of the Rhine
(1806–13) Union of all the states of Germany, except Austria and Prussia, under the aegis of Napoleon. Napoleon's primary interest in the confederation, which enabled the ...
Confederation, Articles of
▪ United States history  first U.S. constitution (1781–89), which served as a bridge between the initial government by the Continental Congress of the Revolutionary period ...
See confederation. * * *
See confederationism. * * *
/keuhn fed"euh ray'tiv, -euhr euh tiv, -fed"reuh-/, adj. pertaining to or characteristic of a confederation. [1810-20; CONFEDERATE + -IVE] * * *
—conferment, n. —conferrable, adj. —conferrer, n. /keuhn ferr"/, v., conferred, conferring. v.i. 1. to consult together; compare opinions; carry on a discussion or ...
/kon'feuh ree"/, n. 1. a person on whom something is conferred, esp. the recipient of an academic degree. 2. a person, group, etc., that confers or takes part in a ...
—conferential /kon'feuh ren"sheuhl/, adj. /kon"feuhr euhns, -freuhns/, n., v., conferenced, conferencing. n. 1. a meeting for consultation or discussion: a conference between a ...
conference call
a telephone call that interconnects three or more phones simultaneously. [1940-45] * * *
Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
an agreement signed in Helsinki, Finland, in 1975, by 35 countries including the U.S. and the Soviet Union, that promotes human rights as well as cooperation in economic, social, ...
conference table
conference table n. a large table, often rectangular, around which a number of people may be seated, as when holding a conference * * *
conference call n. A conference by telephone in which three or more persons in different locations participate by means of a central switching unit. * * *
➡ Ivy League * * * (as used in expressions) Cairo conferences Imperial Conferences Pugwash Conferences * * *
/kon"feuhr euhn sing, -freuhn-/, n. 1. the holding of a series of meetings or conferences. 2. participation in a conference that involves use of a particular electronic ...
See conference. * * *
See confer. * * *
See conferment. * * *
/keuhn ferr"euhl/, n. the act of conferring or bestowing; conferment: the conferral of an honorary doctorate on the president. [1875-80; CONFER + -AL2] * * *
/kon'feuh ree"/, n. conferee. * * *
See conferment. * * *
—conferval, confervous /keuhn ferr"veuhs/, adj. —confervoid /kon ferr"voyd/, adj., n. /kon ferr"veuh/, n., pl. confervae /-vee/, confervas. any simple filamentous green ...
—confessable, adj. —confessingly, adv. /keuhn fes"/, v.t. 1. to acknowledge or avow (a fault, crime, misdeed, weakness, etc.) by way of revelation. 2. to own or admit as ...
See confess. * * *
/keuhn fes"id lee/, adv. by confession or acknowledgment; admittedly. [1630-40; CONFESS + -ED2 + -LY] * * *
Confessing Church
German Bekennende Kirche Movement for revival within the German Protestant churches that developed in the 1930s in resistance to Adolf Hitler's attempt to make the churches an ...
/keuhn fesh"euhn/, n. 1. acknowledgment; avowal; admission: a confession of incompetence. 2. acknowledgment or disclosure of sin or sinfulness, esp. to a priest to obtain ...
confession of faith
confession (def. 5). [1530-40] * * * ▪ theology       formal statement of doctrinal belief ordinarily intended for public avowal by an individual, a group, a ...
/keuhn fesh"euh nl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or based on confession: confessional release. n. 2. the place set apart for the hearing of confessions by a ...
—confessionalian /keuhn fesh'euh nay"lee euhn/, adj., n. /keuhn fesh"euh nl iz'euhm/, n. advocacy of the maintenance of a confession of faith. [1875-80; CONFESSIONAL + -ISM] * ...
/keuhn fesh"euh nl ist/, n. a person who confesses in or as if in a confessional. [1820-30; CONFESSIONAL + -IST] * * *
/keuhn fesh"euh ner'ee/, adj., n., pl. confessionaries. adj. 1. of or pertaining to confession, esp. auricular confession of sins. n. 2. Archaic. a confessional. [1600-10; < ML ...
Confessions of an English Opium Eater
an autobiographical work (1822) by Thomas De Quincey. * * *
Confessions, Book of
▪ religious work       compilation of creeds and confessions that was prepared by a committee of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. and was adopted by that ...
/keuhn fes"euhr/, n. 1. a person who confesses. 2. a priest authorized to hear confessions. 3. a person who confesses faith in and adheres to the Christian religion, esp. in ...
/keuhn fet"ee/ for 1; It. /kawn fet"tee/ for 2, n.pl., sing. confetto It. /-fet"taw/ for 2. 1. (used with a sing. v.) small bits of paper, usually colored, thrown or dropped from ...
/kon"fi dant', -dahnt', -deuhnt, kon'fi dant", -dahnt"/, n. a close friend or associate to whom secrets are confided or with whom private matters and problems are ...
/kon'fi dant", -dahnt", kon"fi dant', -dahnt'/, n. 1. a woman to whom secrets are confided or with whom private matters and problems are discussed. 2. Furniture. ...
—confider, n. /keuhn fuyd"/, v., confided, confiding. v.i. 1. to impart secrets trustfully; discuss private matters or problems (usually fol. by in): She confides in no one but ...
/kon"fi deuhns/, n. 1. full trust; belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing: We have every confidence in their ability to succeed. 2. belief in ...
confidence game
any swindle in which the swindler, after gaining the confidence of the victim, robs the victim by cheating at a gambling game, appropriating funds entrusted for investment, or ...
confidence interval
Statistics. the interval bounded by confidence limits. Cf. interval estimation. [1930-35] * * *
confidence limits
Statistics. a pair of numbers used to estimate a characteristic of a population, such that the numbers can be stated with a specified probability that the population ...
confidence man
a person who swindles others by means of a confidence game; swindler. [1840-50, Amer.] * * *
confidence game n. A swindle in which the victim is defrauded after his or her confidence has been won. * * *
confidence interval n. A statistical range with a specified probability that a given parameter lies within the range. * * *
confidence limit n. Either of the two numbers that specify the endpoints of a confidence interval. * * *
confidence man n. A man who swindles his victims by using a confidence game. * * *
—confidently, adv. /kon"fi deuhnt/, adj. 1. having strong belief or full assurance; sure: confident of fulfillment. 2. sure of oneself; having no uncertainty about one's own ...
/kon'fi dant", -dahnt", kon"fi dant', -dahnt'/, n. a sofa or settee, esp. of the 18th century, having a triangular seat at each end divided from the greater part of the seat by ...
—confidentiality, confidentialness, n. —confidentially, adv. /kon'fi den"sheuhl/, adj. 1. spoken, written, acted on, etc., in strict privacy or secrecy; secret: a ...
confidential communication
Law. a confidential statement made to a lawyer, doctor, or pastor, or to one's husband or wife, privileged against disclosure in court if the privilege is claimed by the client, ...
confidential communication n. A statement made to someone, such as one's physician, attorney, priest, or spouse, who cannot be legally compelled to divulge the information. * * *
See confidential. * * *
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See confide. * * *
—confidingly, adv. —confidingness, n. /keuhn fuy"ding/, adj. trustful; credulous or unsuspicious: a confiding nature. [1635-45; CONFIDE + -ING2] * * *
See confiding. * * *
See confidingly. * * *
/keuhn fig"yeuh rayt'/, v.t., configurated, configurating. to give a configuration, form, or design to. [by back formation from CONFIGURATION] * * *
—configurational, configurative /keuhn fig"yeuhr euh tiv, -yeuh ray'tiv/, adj. —configurationally, adv. /keuhn fig'yeuh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the relative disposition or ...
See configurationally. * * *
See configuration. * * *
—configurationist, n. /keuhn fig'yeuh ray"sheuh niz'euhm/, n. See Gestalt psychology. [1920-25; CONFIGURATION + -ISM] * * *
See configurationally. * * *
/keuhn fig"yeuhr/, v.t., configured, configuring. 1. to design or adapt to form a specific configuration or for some specific purpose: The planes are being configured to hold ...
See confine. * * *
—confinable, confineable, adj. —confineless, adj. —confiner, n. /keuhn fuyn"/ for 1, 2, 5, 6; /kon"fuyn/ for 3, 4, v., confined, confining, n. v.t. 1. to enclose within ...
See confinable. * * *
—confinedly /keuhn fuy"nid lee, -fuynd"lee/, adv. —confinedness, n. /keuhn fuynd"/, adj. 1. limited or restricted. 2. unable to leave a place because of illness, ...
/keuhn fuy nee", -fuy"nee/, n. a person held in confinement. [CONFINE + -EE] * * *
/keuhn fuyn"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of confining. 2. the state of being confined. 3. the lying-in of a woman in childbed; accouchement; childbirth. 4. Mil. incarceration in a ...
See confinable. * * *
—confirmable, adj. —confirmability, n. —confirmer; Law, confirmor /kon'feuhr mawr", keuhn ferr"meuhr/, n. —confirmingly, adv. /keuhn ferrm"/, v.t. 1. to establish the ...
See confirm. * * *
See confirmability. * * *
/kon'feuhr mand", kon"feuhr mand'/, n. a candidate for or recipient of religious confirmation. [1880-85; < L confirmandus to be confirmed, ger. of confirmare to CONFIRM] * * *
—confirmational, adj. /kon'feuhr may"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of confirming. 2. the state of being confirmed. 3. something that confirms, as a corroborative statement or piece of ...
/keuhn ferr"meuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. serving to confirm; corroborative. Also, confirmative. [1630-40; < ML confirmatorius, equiv. to L confirma(re) (see CONFIRM) + -torius ...
—confirmedly /keuhn fur"mid lee/, adv. —confirmedness /keuhn ferr"mid nis, -ferrmd"-/, n. /keuhn ferrmd"/, adj. 1. made certain as to truth, accuracy, validity, availability, ...
See confirmed. * * *
See confirmability. * * *
/keuhn fis"keuh beuhl, kon"feuh skeuh beuhl/, adj. liable to be confiscated. [1720-30; CONFISC(ATE) + -ABLE] * * *
—confiscatable, adj. —confiscation, n. —confiscator, n. /kon"feuh skayt', keuhn fis"kayt/, v., confiscated, confiscating, adj. v.t. 1. to seize as forfeited to the public ...
See confiscate. * * * In law, the act of seizing property without compensation and submitting it to the public treasury. Illegal items such as narcotics or firearms, or profits ...
Confiscation Acts
▪ United States history [1861-64]       (1861–64), in U.S. history, series of laws passed by the federal government during the American Civil War that were designed ...
See confiscation. * * *
/keuhn fis"keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. characterized by, effecting, or resulting in confiscation. [1790-1800; CONFISCATE + -ORY1] * * *
/kawonn fee"/, n. French Cookery. duck or goose cooked in its own fat and preserved. [ < F; see COMFIT] * * *
/keuhn fit"ee awr'/, n. Rom. Cath. Ch. a prayer in the form of a general confession said at the beginning of the Mass and on certain other occasions. [1150-1200; ME; after first ...
/kon"fi choor'/, n. a confection; a preserve, as of fruit. [1350-1400; ME < MF. See COMFIT, -URE] * * *
/keuhn flay"greuhnt/, adj. blazing; burning; on fire. [1650-60; < L conflagrant- (s. of conflagrans), prp. of conflagrare. See CONFLAGRATION, -ANT] * * *
—conflagrative, adj. /kon'fleuh gray"sheuhn/, n. a destructive fire, usually an extensive one. [1545-55; < L conflagration- (s. of conflagratio), equiv. to conflagrat(us) ptp. ...
/keuhn flayt"/, v.t., conflated, conflating. to fuse into one entity; merge: to conflate dissenting voices into one protest. [1600-10; < L conflatus, ptp. of conflare to fuse ...
/keuhn flay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the process or result of fusing items into one entity; fusion; amalgamation. 2. Bibliog. a. the combination of two variant texts into a new one. b. the ...
—confliction, n. —conflictive, conflictory /keuhn flik"teuh ree/, adj. v. /keuhn flikt"/; n. /kon"flikt/, v.i. 1. to come into collision or disagreement; be contradictory, at ...
conflict of interest
1. the circumstance of a public officeholder, business executive, or the like, whose personal interests might benefit from his or her official actions or influence: The senator ...
conflict of laws
1. dissimilarity or discrepancy between the laws of different legal orders, such as states or nations, with regard to the applicable legal rules and principles in a matter that ...
/keuhn flik"tid/, adj. full of conflicting emotions or impulses: a situation that makes one feel very conflicted. [CONFLICT + -ED2] * * *
—conflictingly, adv. /keuhn flik"ting/, adj. being in conflict or disagreement; not compatible: conflicting viewpoints. [1600-10; CONFLICT + -ING2] * * *
See conflict. * * *
See confliction. * * *
conflictof interest
conflict of interest n. pl. conflicts of interest A conflict between a person's private interests and public obligations. * * *
conflictual [kən flik′cho͞o əl] adj. characterized by or having to do with conflict * * * See confliction. * * *
/kon"flooh euhns/, n. 1. a flowing together of two or more streams, rivers, or the like: the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. 2. their place of junction: St. ...
/kon"flooh euhnt/, adj. 1. flowing or running together; blending into one: confluent rivers; confluent ideas. 2. Pathol. a. running together: confluent efflorescences. b. ...
conflux [kän′fluks΄] n. 〚< L confluxus, pp. of confluere: see CONFLUENCE〛 CONFLUENCE * * * con·flux (kŏnʹflŭks') n. A confluence.   [From Latin cōnfluxus, past ...
/kon foh"keuhl/, adj. Math. having the same focus or foci. [1865-70; CON- + FOCAL] * * *
See confocal. * * *
—conformer, n. —conformingly, adv. /keuhn fawrm"/, v.i. 1. to act in accordance or harmony; comply (usually fol. by to): to conform to rules. 2. to act in accord with the ...
See conformable. * * *
/keuhn fawr"meuh beuhl/, adj. 1. corresponding in form, nature, or character; similar. 2. compliant; obedient; submissive: a conformable disposition. 3. Geol. of or pertaining to ...

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