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See conformability. * * *
See conformability. * * *
/keuhn fawr"meuhl/, adj. of, pertaining to, or noting a map or transformation in which angles and scale are preserved. [1640-50; < LL conformalis of the same shape. See CON-, ...
conformal map
In mathematics, a transformation of one graph into another in such a way that the angle of intersection of any two lines or curves remains unchanged. The most common example is ...
conformal projection
Cartog. a map projection in which angles formed by lines are preserved: a map made using this projection preserves the shape of any small area. Also called orthomorphic ...
/keuhn fawr"meuhns/, n. the act of conforming; conformity. [1600-10; CONFORM + -ANCE] * * *
—conformational, adj. /kon'fawr may"sheuhn/, n. 1. manner of formation; structure; form, as of a physical entity. 2. symmetrical disposition or arrangement of parts. 3. the act ...
See conformation. * * *
See conformational. * * *
See conform. * * *
See conformist. * * *
—conformism, n. /keuhn fawr"mist/, n. 1. a person who conforms, esp. unquestioningly, to the usual practices or standards of a group, society, etc. 2. (often cap.) a person who ...
/keuhn fawr"mi tee/, n., pl. conformities. 1. action in accord with prevailing social standards, attitudes, practices, etc. 2. correspondence in form, nature, or character; ...
—confoundable, adj. —confounder, n. —confoundingly, adv. /kon fownd", keuhn-/; for 6 usually /kon"fownd"/, v.t. 1. to perplex or amaze, esp. by a sudden disturbance or ...
—confoundedly, adv. —confoundedness, n. /kon fown"did, keuhn-/, adj. 1. bewildered; confused; perplexed. 2. damned (used euphemistically): That is a confounded lie. [1325-75; ...
See confounded. * * *
See confoundedly. * * *
See confound. * * *
See confounder. * * *
—confraternal, adj. /kon'freuh terr"ni tee/, n., pl. confraternities. 1. a lay brotherhood devoted to some purpose, esp. to religious or charitable service. 2. a society or ...
/kon"frair/, n. a fellow member of a fraternity, profession, etc.; colleague: my confreres in the medical profession. [1425-75; late ME < MF < ML confrater colleague, equiv. to L ...
Confrérie de la Passion
▪ French theatre English  Confraternity of the Passion        association of amateur actors drawn from the merchants and craftsmen of Paris, for the presentation of ...
—confrontal, confrontment, n. —confronter, n. /keuhn frunt"/, v.t. 1. to face in hostility or defiance; oppose: The feuding factions confronted one another. 2. to present for ...
/kon'freuhn tay"sheuhn, -frun-/, n. 1. an act of confronting. 2. the state of being confronted. 3. a meeting of persons face to face. 4. an open conflict of opposing ideas, ...
/kon'freuhn tay"sheuh nl, -frun-/, adj. tending toward or ready for confrontation: They came to the meeting with a confrontational attitude. Also, confrontative /kon"freuhn ...
—confrontationism, n. /kon'freuhn tay"sheuh nist, -frun-/, n. 1. a person who confronts opposition, esp. aggressively. adj. 2. characteristic of confrontation or ...
See confronter. * * *
See confront. * * *
Confronting Childhood Obesity
▪ 2006       The beloved blue Muppet Cookie Monster debuted his hit song, “C Is for Cookie,” on the Public Broadcasting Service television program Sesame Street in ...
See confronter. * * *
/keuhn fyooh"sheuhn/, n. 1. an adherent of the teachings of Confucius. 2. Also called Ju. a member of the school of philosophers, founded by Confucius, who codified in their ...
—Confucianist, n., adj. /keuhn fyooh"sheuh niz'euhm/, n. the system of ethics, education, and statesmanship taught by Confucius and his disciples, stressing love for humanity, ...
See Confucianism. * * *
/keuhn fyooh"sheuhs/, n. (K'ung Ch'iu) 551? B.C.-478? B.C., Chinese philosopher and teacher. Chinese, K'ung Fu-tzu. * * * Chinese Kongfuzi or K'ung-fu-tzu born 551 BC, ...
See confuse. * * *
—confusable, adj. —confusability, n. —confusably, adv. —confusedly /keuhn fyooh"zid lee, -fyoohzd"-/, adv. —confusedness, n. /keuhn fyoohz"/, v.t., confused, ...
con·fused (kən-fyo͞ozdʹ) adj. 1. Being unable to think with clarity or act with understanding and intelligence. 2. a. Lacking logical order or sense: a confused set of ...
confused flour beetle
a brown flour beetle, Tribolium confusum, that feeds on stored grain and grain products. [appar. so called because it is confused with similar beetles] * * *
See confused. * * *
See confusedly. * * *
—confusingly, adv. —confusingness, n. /keuhn fyooh"zing/, adj. causing or tending to cause confusion: a confusing attempt at explanation. [1840-50; CONFUSE + -ING2] * * *
See confusable. * * *
—confusional, adj. /keuhn fyooh"zheuhn/, n. 1. the act of confusing. 2. the state of being confused. 3. disorder; upheaval; tumult; chaos: The army retreated in confusion. 4. ...
See confusion. * * *
See confute. * * *
—confutative /keuhn fyooh"teuh tiv/, adj. /kon'fyoo tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of confuting. 2. something that confutes. 3. Class. Oratory. the fourth section of a speech, ...
See confutable. * * *
—confutable, adj. —confuter, n. /keuhn fyooht"/, v.t., confuted, confuting. 1. to prove to be false, invalid, or defective; disprove: to confute an argument. 2. to prove (a ...
See confutable. * * *
/kong/, n. Informal. Vietcong. [by shortening] * * * ▪ Chinese art Wade-Giles romanization  ts'ung         Chinese jade form begun in the late Neolithic Period, it ...
1. Congregational. 2. Congregationalist. 3. Congress. 4. Congressional. * * *
gallon. [ < L congius] * * *
/kong"geuh/, n., pl. congas, v., congaed, congaing. n. 1. a Cuban ballroom dance that consists of three steps forward followed by a kick, characteristically performed by a group ...
conga drum n. A tall, usually tapering single-headed drum typically played by beating with the hands. * * *
con game n. Slang A confidence game. * * *
Congar, Yves
▪ French priest Introduction in full  Yves-Marie-Joseph Cardinal Congar  born April 13, 1904, Sedan, France died June 22, 1995, Paris       French Dominican priest ...
/kong"geuh ree'/, n. a river flowing E in central South Carolina, joining with the Wateree River to form the Santee River. ab. 60 mi. (97 km) long. * * *
Congaree National Park
▪ national park, South Carolina, United States  natural area in central South Carolina, U.S., about 20 miles (30 km) southeast of Columbia. Authorized in 1976 as Congaree ...
Congaree River
▪ river, South Carolina, United States       river, central South Carolina, U.S., formed by the confluence of the Broad (Broad River) and Saluda (Saluda River) rivers ...
Congaree Swamp National Monument
National preserve, central South Carolina, U.S. Authorized in 1976, it covers 15,138 acres (6,126 hectares) of alluvial floodplain on the Congaree River. It contains the last ...
/kon"zhay, -jay/; Fr. /kawonn zhay"/, n., pl. congés /-zhayz, -jayz/; Fr. /-zhay"/. 1. leave-taking; farewell. 2. permission to depart. 3. sudden dismissal. 4. a bow or ...
congé d'élire
▪ religion English  permission to elect        formal message conveying the English sovereign's permission for the dean and chapter of the cathedral of a vacant ...
—congealable, adj. —congealability, congealableness, n. —congealedness, n. —congealer, n. —congealment, n. /keuhn jeel"/, v.t., v.i. 1. to change from a soft or fluid ...
See congeal. * * *
con·gealed salad (kən-jēldʹ) n. Chiefly Southern U.S. A molded salad made of flavored gelatin and other ingredients such as chopped fruits or vegetables, cottage cheese, or ...
See congealable. * * *
See congealable. * * *
/kon"jee/, n., v., congeed, congeeing. n. 1. congé. v.i. Obs. 2. to take one's leave. 3. to bow ceremoniously. [1350-1400; (n.) late ME conge, c(o)unge < AF cung(i)é, OF ...
/kon'jeuh lay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of congealing; the state of being congealed. 2. the product of congealing; a concretion; coagulation. [1375-1425; late ME ( < MF) ...
/keuhn jel'euh frak"sheuhn/, n. Geol. the shattering or splitting of rock or frozen soil due to the action of frost. [congelifract ( < L congel(are) (see CONGEAL) + -I- + L ...
/keuhn jel'i terr bay"sheuhn/, n. Geol. the churning, heaving, and thrusting of soil material due to the action of frost. [ < L congel(are) to cause to freeze up (see CONGEAL) + ...
/kon"jeuh neuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing of the same kind or class as another. 2. a plant, animal, fungus, etc., belonging to the same genus as another. 3. Also, congeneric. a ...
/kon'jeuh ner"ik/, adj. 1. Also, congenerous /keuhn jen"euhr euhs/. of the same kind or genus. 2. offering a group of closely related services: a congeneric investment ...
See congeneric. * * *
/kon'jeuh net"ik/, adj. alike in origin. [1825-35; CON- + GENETIC] * * *
—congeniality /keuhn jee'nee al"i tee/, congenialness, n. —congenially, adv. /keuhn jeen"yeuhl/, adj. 1. agreeable, suitable, or pleasing in nature or character: congenial ...
See congenial. * * *
See congeniality. * * *
See congeniality. * * *
—congenitally, adv. —congenitalness, n. /keuhn jen"i tl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a condition present at birth, whether inherited or caused by the environment, esp. the ...
congenital adrenal hyperplasia
▪ pathology also called  adrenogenital syndrome        enlargement of the adrenal glands (adrenal gland) resulting primarily from excessive secretion of androgenic ...
congenital defect.
See birth defect. * * *
congenital disorder
Structural abnormality (e.g., atresia, agenesis), functional problem (e.g., cystic fibrosis, phenylketonuria), or disease present at birth. Almost all are due to genetic factors ...
congenital heart disease
Deformity of the heart. Examples include septal defect (opening in the septum between the sides of the heart), atresia (absence) or stenosis (narrowing) of one or more valves, ...
congenital hip dislocation
▪ pathology       disorder of unknown cause in which the head of the thighbone ( femur) is displaced from its socket in the pelvic girdle. It is generally recognized at ...
congenital anomaly n. See birth defect. * * *
See congenital. * * *
congenital myxedema n. See cretinism. * * *
/kong"geuhr/, n. 1. a large marine eel, Conger conger, sometimes reaching a length of 10 ft. (3 m), used for food. 2. any other eel of the family Congridae. Also called conger ...
conger (eel)
conger (eel) or conger [kən jen′ər əskäŋ′gər] n. 〚ME < OFr congre < LL congrus, for L conger < Gr gongros, conger, prob. < IE base * geng-, *gong-, a lump, rounded ...
conger eel
Any of about 100 species of marine eels (family Congridae) with no scales, a large head, large gill slits, a wide mouth, and strong teeth. Conger eels are usually grayish to ...
/kon jear"eez, kon"jeuh reez/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a collection of items or parts in one mass; assemblage; aggregation; heap: From the airplane the town resembled a ...
—congestible, adj. —congestive, adj. /keuhn jest"/, v.t. 1. to fill to excess; overcrowd or overburden; clog: The subway entrance was so congested that no one could move. 2. ...
/keuhn jes"cheuhn/, n. 1. overcrowding; clogging: severe traffic congestion. 2. an excessive or abnormal accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body part or blood vessel: ...
congestion charge
➡ commuting * * *
See congestion. * * *
congestive heart failure
congestive heart failure n. heart failure characterized by weakness, breathlessness, and abnormal congestion in the circulatory system, esp. in the lungs or lower legs * * ...
congestive heart failure.
See heart failure (def. 2). [1930-35] * * *
congestiveheart failure
congestive heart failure n. A condition marked by weakness, edema, and shortness of breath that is caused by the inability of the heart to maintain adequate blood circulation in ...
/kon"jee euhs/, n., pl. congii /-jee uy'/. 1. (in prescriptions) a gallon (3.7853 liters). 2. an ancient Roman unit of liquid measure equal to about 0.8 U.S. gallon (3.2 ...
▪ England, United Kingdom       town and borough (district), in the southeastern part of the administrative and historic county of Cheshire, England. Most of the ...
—conglobately, adv. —conglobation, n. /kon gloh"bayt, kong-, kong"gloh bayt'/, adj., v., conglobated, conglobating. adj. 1. formed into a ball. v.t., v.i. 2. to collect or ...
See conglobate. * * *
/kon glohb", kong-/, v.t., v.i., conglobed, conglobing. to conglobate. [1525-35; < L conglobare, equiv. to con- CON- + glob(us) ball, sphere + -are inf. ending] * * *
—conglomeratic /keuhn glom'euh rat"ik, keuhng-/, conglomeritic /keuhn glom'euh rit"ik, keuhng-/, adj. n., adj. /keuhn glom"euhr it, keuhng-/; v. /keuhn glom"euh rayt', ...
/keuhn glom'euhr euh terr", keuhng-/, n. a person who forms a corporate conglomerate by acquiring a group of companies, services, etc. Also, conglomerator /keuhn glom"euh ...
See conglomerate. * * *
—conglomerative /keuhn glom"euhr euh tiv, -euh ray'tiv, keuhng-/, adj. /keuhn glom'euh ray"sheuhn, keuhng-/, n. 1. the act of conglomerating; the state of being ...
—conglomeratization, n. /keuhn glom"euhr euh tuyz', keuhng-/, v.t., v.i., conglomeratized, conglomeratizing. to form into or become a conglomerate. Also, esp. Brit., ...
conglomerator [kən gläm′ər āt΄ər] n. CONGLOMERATEUR * * * See conglomeratic. * * *
See conglomeratic. * * *
/keuhn glooht"n euhnt, keuhng-/, adj. Med. promoting the union of a wound's edges. [1820-30; < L conglutinant-, s. of conglutinans, prp. of conglutinare to make cohere; see ...
—conglutination, n. —conglutinative, adj. /keuhn glooht"n ayt', keuhng-/, v., conglutinated, conglutinating, adj. v.t., v.i. 1. to join or become joined with or as if with ...
See conglutinate. * * *
/kong"goh/, n. congou. * * * Congo Congo:Geography Location: Western Africa, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Angola and Gabon Map references: Africa Area: ...
/kong"goh/, n. 1. People's Republic of the, a republic in central Africa, W of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: formerly an overseas territory in French Equatorial Africa; ...
Congo Canyon
▪ submarine canyon, Atlantic Ocean       large submarine canyon incised into the South Atlantic continental shelf and slope of western equatorial Africa. The head of the ...
Congo color
Chem. any of a group of azo dyes derived from benzidine that will dye cotton and other vegetable fibers without the aid of a mordant. Also called Congo dye. * * *
Congo dye
Congo dye or Congo color n. any of certain azo dyes, derived mainly from benzidine * * *
congo eel
☆ congo eel n. an eel-like salamander (Amphiuma means) with two pairs of very small, weak legs, found in the swamps of the SE U.S.: also called congo snake * * *
Congo Free State
a former name of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. * * * ▪ historical state, Africa French  État Indépendant du Congo,         former state in Africa that ...
Congo red
Chem. a water-soluble powder, C32H22O6N6S2Na2, one of the Congo colors that is not acid-fast or lightfast: used chiefly as a dye, biological stain, and chemical ...
Congo River
or Zaire River River, west-central Africa. Rising in Zambia as the Chambeshi and flowing 2,900 mi (4,700 km) through the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the Atlantic Ocean, ...
congo snake
any of several eel-shaped salamanders, as the amphiuma or siren. Also called congo eel. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
known as Congo (Kinshasa) formerly (1971–97) Republic of Zaire (1960–71) Congo (1908–60) Belgian Congo (1885–1908) Congo Free State Country, central Africa. Area: ...
Congo, flag of the Democratic Republic of the
▪ Flag History also called  flag of Congo-Kinshasa        national flag consisting of a blue field (background) with a yellow-bordered red diagonal stripe running ...
Congo, flag of the Republic of the
▪ Flag History also called  flag of Congo-Brazzaville        national flag consisting of a diagonal yellow stripe separating a green triangle at the hoist from a red ...
Congo, Republic of the
known as Congo (Brazzaville) formerly Middle Congo Republic, west-central Africa. Area: 132,047 sq mi (342,000 sq km). Population (2002 est.): 2,899,000. Capital: ...
Congo-Kordofanian [käŋ′gō΄kôr΄də fan′ē ən] adj. NIGER-KORDOFANIAN * * *
con·go dye (kŏngʹgō) n. A nitrogen-containing dye that is usually derived from benzidine. * * *
Congo eel n. An eellike amphibian (Amphiuma means) of the southeast United States, having two pairs of tiny nonfunctioning legs. Although it is almost completely aquatic, it can ...
CongoFree State
Congo Free State See Congo. * * *
/kong'geuh leez", -lees"/, adj., n., pl. Congolese. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the People's Republic of the Congo or the Congo region, its inhabitants, or their languages. n. 2. ...
▪ Brazil       town, east-central Minas Gerais estado (state), Brazil, in the Brazilian Highlands, at 2,854 feet (870 metres) above sea level. The settlement was made ...
Congo red n. A brownish-red powder, C32H22N6Na2O6S2, used in medicine and as a dye, indicator, and biological stain. * * *
Congo River Formerly also Zaire River. A river of central Africa flowing about 4,666 km (2,900 mi) north, west, and southwest through the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...
Congo snake n. See Congo eel. * * *
/kong"gooh/, n. a black tea from China. Also, congo. [1715-25; < dial. Chin (Xiamen), equiv. to Chin gongfu(-chá) lit., effort (tea)] * * *
/keuhn grats", keuhng-/, n., interj. Informal. congratulations. [1880-85; by shortening] * * *
/keuhn grach"euh leuhnt/ or, often, /-graj"-, keuhng-/, adj. 1. expressing or conveying congratulation. n. 2. a person who congratulates. [1660-70; < L congratulant- (s. of ...
—congratulator, n. /keuhn grach"euh layt'/ or, often, /-graj"-, keuhng-/, v.t., congratulated, congratulating. 1. to express pleasure to (a person), as on a happy occasion: ...
—congratulational, adj. /keuhn grach'euh lay"sheuhn/ or, often, /-graj'-, keuhng-/, n. 1. the act of congratulating. 2. congratulations, an expression of joy in the success or ...
See congratulate. * * *
/keuhn grach"euh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/ or, often, /-graj"-, keuhng-/, adj. expressing or conveying congratulations: a congratulatory telegram. [1515-25; < ML congratulatorius, ...
/kong"gri geuhnt/, n. a person who is part of a congregation: The voices of the congregants were raised in prayer. [1885-90; CONGREG(ATE) + -ANT] * * *
—congregative, adj. —congregativeness, n. —congregator, n. v. /kong"gri gayt'/; adj. /kong"gri git, -gayt'/, v., congregated, congregating, adj. v.i. 1. to come together; ...
congregate housing
a type of housing in which each individual or family has a private bedroom or living quarters but shares with other residents a common dining room, recreational room, or other ...
/kong'gri gay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an assembly of persons brought together for common religious worship. 2. the act of congregating or the state of being congregated. 3. a gathered or ...
—congregationally, adv. /kong'gri gay"sheuh nl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a congregation: congregational singing. 2. (cap.) pertaining or adhering to a form of Protestant ...
Congregational Church
➡ Congregationalist * * *
Congregational Church of England and Wales
▪ religion       national organization of Congregational churches, established in 1832 and known until 1965 as the Congregational Union of England and Wales. It ...
—congregationalist, n., adj. /kong'gri gay"sheuh nl iz'euhm/, n. 1. a form of Protestant church government in which each local religious society is independent and ...
See congregationalism. * * * n a member of the Congregational Church, which is one of the Protestant branches of the Christian Church and has its origins in 16th–century ...
See congregate. * * *
See congregative. * * *
See congregative. * * *
n. /kong"gris/; v. /keuhn gres", keuhng-/, n. 1. (cap.) a. the national legislative body of the U.S., consisting of the Senate, or upper house, and the House of Representatives, ...
congress boot
a high shoe with elastic sides, worn by men in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [1840-50, Amer.] * * *
Congress House
the headquarters of the British Trades Union Congress in London, England. * * *
Congress Kingdom of Poland
▪ historical state, Poland also called  Congress Poland , Polish  Królestwo Polskie , Królestwo Kongresowe , or  Kongresówka        Polish state created (May ...
Congress of Industrial Organizations
a federation of affiliated industrial labor unions, founded 1935 within the American Federation of Labor but independent of it 1938-55. Abbr.: C.I.O., CIO * * *
Congress of Racial Equality
(abbr CORE) a US organization that supports equal rights for African Americans by peaceful actions. It was established in 1942 in Chicago by James Farmer. It became well known in ...
Congress of the People
▪ political party, South Africa       South African political party founded in 2008 by Mbhazima Shilowa, Mluleki George, and Mosiuoa Lekota, former high-ranking members ...
Congress of the United States
Legislature of the U.S., separated structurally from the executive and judicial (see judiciary) branches of government. Established by the Constitution of the United States, it ...
Congress of Vienna
an international conference (1814-15) held at Vienna after Napoleon's banishment to Elba, with Metternich as the dominant figure, aimed at territorial resettlement and ...
Congress, Library of
▪ library, Washington, District of Columbia, United States Introduction  the de facto national library of the United States and the largest library in the world. In 2007 it ...
Congress boot n. An ankle-high shoe with elastic material in the sides. Also called Congress gaiter.   [From its former popularity among members of the U.S. Congress.] * * *
—congressionalist, n. —congressionally, adv. /keuhn gresh"euh nl, keuhng-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a congress. 2. (usually cap.) of or pertaining to the Congress of the ...
Congressional Award
➡ Duke of Edinburgh’s Award * * *
Congressional district
U.S. Govt. one of a fixed number of districts into which a state is divided, each district electing one member to the national House of Representatives. Cf. assembly district, ...
Congressional Gold Medal
the highest award given by Congress to US civilians. It is presented to men and women who have done something special for the nation. The first was given to George Washington in ...
Congressional Medal
Congressional Medal n. see MEDAL OF HONOR * * *
Congressional Medal of Honor
(also the Medal of Honor) the highest military award in the US. It was established in 1862 and is given by the US Congress for special personal courage. A total of 125 were given ...
Congressional Medal of Honor.
See Medal of Honor. * * *
Congressional Quarterly
▪ United States periodical in full  Congressional Quarterly Service        group of periodicals published in Washington, D.C., reporting the activities and politics ...
Congressional Record
the record of the proceedings of the U.S. Congress, with a transcript of the discussion, published daily by the government while Congress is in session. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
See congressional. * * *
CongressionalMedal of Honor
Congressional Medal of Honor n. The highest U.S. military decoration, awarded in the name of Congress to members of the armed forces for gallantry and bravery beyond the call of ...
/kong"gris meuhn/, n., pl. congressmen. (often cap.) a member of a congress, esp. of the U.S. House of Representatives. [1770-80, Amer.; CONGRESS + -MAN] Usage. See -man. * * *
/kong"gris meuhn euht lahrj"/, n., pl. congressmen-at-large /kong"gris meuhn euht lahrj"/. a U.S. congressman who is elected from a state as a whole and not from a ...
/kong"gris mem'beuhr/, n. (often cap.) a member of a congress, esp. of the U.S. House of Representatives. [CONGRESS + MEMBER] * * *
/kong"gris perr'seuhn/, n. (often cap.) congressmember. [1970-75; CONGRESS(MAN) + -PERSON] Usage. See -person. * * *
/kong"gris woom'euhn/, n., pl. congresswomen. (often cap.) a female member of a congress, esp. of the U.S. House of Representatives. [1915-20; CONGRESS + -WOMAN] Usage. See ...
/kon"greev, kong"-/, n. 1. William, 1670-1729, English dramatist. 2. Sir William, 1772-1828, English engineer and inventor. * * *
Congreve, Richard
▪ British philosopher born Sept. 4, 1818, Leamington, Warwickshire, Eng. died July 5, 1899, London       Positivist philosopher, a disciple of Auguste Comte and founder ...
Congreve, Sir William, 2nd Baronet
▪ British inventor born May 20, 1772, London, Eng. died May 16, 1828, Toulouse, France       English artillery officer and inventor, best known for his military ...
Congreve, William
born Jan. 24, 1670, Bardsey, near Leeds, Yorkshire, Eng. died Jan. 19, 1729, London English dramatist. He was a young protégé of John Dryden when his first major play, The ...
Con·greve (kŏnʹgrēv', kŏngʹ-), William. 1670-1729. English playwright known for his comedies, including Love for Love (1695) and The Way of the World (1700). * * *
/kong"grooh euhns, keuhn grooh"-, keuhng-/, n. 1. the quality or state of agreeing or corresponding. 2. Math. a relation between two numbers indicating that the numbers give the ...
/kong"grooh euhn see, keuhn grooh"-, keuhng-/, n., pl. congruencies. congruence. [1485-95; < L congruentia. See CONGRUENCE, -CY] * * *
—congruently, adv. /kong"grooh euhnt, keuhn grooh"-, keuhng-/, adj. 1. agreeing; accordant; congruous. 2. Math. of or pertaining to two numbers related by a congruence. 3. ...
See congruent. * * *
/keuhn grooh"i tee, kon-, keuhng-, kong-/, n., pl. congruities. 1. the state or quality of being congruous; harmony; appropriateness: a congruity of ideas. 2. the state or ...
—congruously, adv. —congruousness, n. /kong"grooh euhs/, adj. 1. exhibiting harmony of parts. 2. appropriate or fitting. [1590-1600; < L congruus, equiv. to con- CON- + gru- ...
See congruous. * * *
See congruously. * * *
Coniacian Stage
▪ geology       third of six main divisions (in ascending order) in the Upper Cretaceous Series, representing rocks deposited worldwide during the Coniacian Age, which ...
co·ni ar·te·ri·o·si (kō'nī är-tîr'ē-ōʹsī, kō'nē är-tîr'ē-ōʹsē) n. Plural of conus arteriosus. * * *
Conibear, Hiram Boardman
▪ American coach born Sept. 5, 1871, Mineral, Ill., U.S. died Sept. 9, 1917, Seattle, Wash.       American trainer and rowing coach at the University of Washington ...
—conically, adv. —conicity /ko nis"i tee/, conicalness, n. /kon"ik/, adj. 1. Also, conical. having the form of, resembling, or pertaining to a cone. n. 2. Geom. See conic ...
conic projection
Cartog. a map projection based on the concept of projecting the earth's surface on a conical surface, which is then unrolled to a plane surface. * * *
conic section
Geom. a curve formed by the intersection of a plane with a right circular cone; an ellipse, a circle, a parabola, or a hyperbola. Also called conic. [1655-65] * * * Any ...
conical [kän′i kəl] adj. 1. of a cone 2. resembling or shaped like a cone conically adv. * * * con·i·cal (kŏnʹĭ-kəl) adj. Of, relating to, or shaped like a ...
conical pendulum
Horol. a clock pendulum oscillating in a circle rather than in a straight line. * * *
See conical. * * *
See conic. * * *
/kon"i koyd', koh"ni-/, n. Geom. a quadric, esp. a hyperboloid, paraboloid, or ellipsoid. [1860-65; CONIC + -OID] * * *
conic projection or conical projection Clarinda/Academy Artworks n. A method of projecting maps of parts of the earth's spherical surface on a surrounding cone, which is then ...
/kon"iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of geometry that deals with conic sections. [see CONIC, -ICS] * * *
conic section conic sections created by the intersection of various planes of a right circular cone Clarinda/Academy Artworks n. 1. The intersection of a right circular cone and ...
co·nid·i·a (kə-nĭdʹē-ə) n. Plural of conidium. * * *
conidial [kō nid′ē əl, kənid′ē əl] adj. 1. of or like conidia 2. producing conidia: Also conidian * * * See conidium. * * *
—conidiophorous /keuh nid'ee of"euhr euhs/, adj. /koh nid"ee euh fawr', -fohr', keuh-/, n. Bot. (in fungi) a special stalk or branch of the mycelium, bearing conidia. [1880-85; ...
See conidiophore. * * *
—conidial, conidian, adj. /koh nid"ee euhm, keuh-/, n., pl. conidia /-nid"ee euh/. Bot. (in fungi) an asexual spore formed by abstriction at the top of a hyphal ...
/koh"neuh feuhr, kon"euh-/, n. 1. any of numerous, chiefly evergreen trees or shrubs of the class Coniferinae (or group Coniferales), including the pine, fir, spruce, and other ...
/koh nif"euhr in, keuh-/, n. Chem. a grayish-white, water-soluble powder, C16H22O8·2H2O, obtained from the cambium of coniferous trees and from asparagus: used chiefly in the ...
/koh nif"euhr euhs, keuh-/, adj. Bot. belonging or pertaining to the conifers. Cf. conifer (def. 1). [1655-65; see CONIFER, -OUS] * * *
coniferous forest
 vegetation composed primarily of cone-bearing, needle-leaved, or scale-leaved evergreen trees, found in regions of the world that have long winters and moderate to high annual ...
/koh"nee een', -in, -neen/, n. a volatile, highly poisonous alkaloid, C8H17N, constituting the active principle of the poison hemlock. Also, conin /koh"nin/, conine /koh"neen, ...
Coninxloo, Gillis van
▪ Flemish painter born Jan. 24, 1544, probably Antwerp, Flanders [now in Belgium]—buried Jan. 4, 1607, Amsterdam, Neth.       Flemish landscape painter whose works ...
—coniroster /koh'ni ros"teuhr, kon'i-/, n. /koh'ni ros"treuhl, kon'i-/, adj. Ornith. having a conical bill, as a finch. [1830-40; coni- (comb. form of L conus CONE) + ...
Coniston Water
a long, narrow lake in the English Lake District, famous as the place where Malcolm Campbell and Donald Campbell achieved the highest speeds on water in their boat Bluebird. At ...
/koh"nee euhm/, n. the poison hemlock, Conium maculatum. [1860-65; < NL; LL < Gk kóneion] * * *
conj abbrev. 1. conjugation 2. conjunction * * *
1. conjugation. 2. conjunction. 3. conjunctive. * * *
See conjecture. * * *
See conjecturable. * * *
—conjecturally, adv. /keuhn jek"cheuhr euhl/, adj. 1. of, of the nature of, or involving conjecture; problematical: Theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are highly ...
See conjectural. * * *
—conjecturable, adj. —conjecturably, adv. —conjecturer, n. /keuhn jek"cheuhr/, n., v., conjectured, conjecturing. n. 1. the formation or expression of an opinion or theory ...
See conjecturable. * * *
—conjoiner, n. /keuhn joyn"/, v.t., v.i. 1. to join together; unite; combine; associate. 2. Gram. to join as coordinate elements, esp. as coordinate clauses. [1325-75; ME ...
—conjoinedly /keuhn joy"nid lee, -joynd"lee/, adv. /keuhn joynd"/, adj. 1. joined together, united, or linked. 2. Numis. accolated. [1560-70; CONJOIN + -ED2] * * *
conjoined twin
formerly called  Siamese twin        one of a pair of twins who are physically joined and often share some organs. Fusion is typically along the trunk of the body or at ...
conjoined twins
or Siamese twins Identical twins (see multiple birth) whose embryos did not separate completely. Conjoined twins are physically joined (typically along the trunk or at the ...
See conjoin. * * *
—conjointly, adv. —conjointness, n. /keuhn joynt"/, adj. 1. joined together; united; combined; associated. 2. pertaining to or formed by two or more in combination; ...
See conjoint. * * *
—conjugality, n. —conjugally, adv. /kon"jeuh geuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of marriage: conjugal vows. 2. pertaining to the relation of husband and ...
conjugal rights
the sexual rights and privileges conferred on husband and wife by the marriage bond. [1890-95] * * *
See conjugal. * * *
See conjugality. * * *
conjugal rights pl.n. The rights and privileges arising from the marriage relationship, especially the mutual rights of companionship, aid, and sexual relations. * * *
/kon"jeuh geuhnt/, n. Biol. either of two organisms participating in the process of conjugation. [1905-10; CONJUG(ATE) + -ANT] * * *
—conjugable /kon"jeuh geuh beuhl/, adj. —conjugably, adv. —conjugative, adj. —conjugator, n. v. /kon"jeuh gayt'/; adj., n. /kon"jeuh git, -gayt'/, v., conjugated, ...
conjugate axis
Geom. 1. the axis of a hyperbola perpendicular to the transverse axis at a point equidistant from the foci. 2. the segment of this axis equal to one side of a rectangle that has ...
conjugate numbers
Math. the set of roots of an algebraic equation that cannot be factored. [1905-10] * * *
conjugate solution
Chem. a system of liquids, each partially miscible in the other, existing with a common interface, consisting of a saturated solution of one in the other. [1905-10] * * *
conjugated protein
Biochem. a complex protein, as a lipoprotein or metalloprotein, combining amino acids with other substances (contrasted with simple protein). [1920-25] * * *
conjugated system
▪ chemistry       in a covalent chemical compound, a group or chain of atoms bearing valence electrons that are not engaged in single-bond formation and that modify the ...
con·ju·gat·ed protein (kŏnʹjə-gā'tĭd) n. A compound, such as hemoglobin, made up of a protein molecule and a nonprotein prosthetic group. * * *
See conjugate. * * *
—conjugational, adj. —conjugationally, adv. /kon'jeuh gay"sheuhn/, n. 1. Gram. a. the inflection of verbs. b. the whole set of inflected forms of a verb or the recital or ...
See conjugation. * * *
See conjugational. * * *
conjugation tube n. A slender tube in certain bacteria and algae that connects two individuals during conjugation and through which the transfer of genetic material occurs. * * *
See conjugately. * * *
See conjugately. * * *
—conjunctly, adv. adj. /keuhn jungkt", kon"jungkt/; n. /kon"jungkt/, adj. 1. bound in close association; conjoined; combined; united: conjunct ideas; conjunct influences. 2. ...
—conjunctional, adj. —conjunctionally, adv. /keuhn jungk"sheuhn/, n. 1. Gram. a. any member of a small class of words distinguished in many languages by their function as ...
See conjunction. * * *
See conjunctional. * * *
—conjunctival, adj. /kon'jungk tuy"veuh/, n., pl. conjunctivas, conjunctivae /-vee/. Anat. the mucous membrane that lines the exposed portion of the eyeball and inner surface ...
See conjunctiva. * * *

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