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conjunctive
—conjunctively, adv. /keuhn jungk"tiv/, adj. 1. serving to connect; connective: conjunctive tissue. 2. conjoined; joint: a conjunctive action. 3. Gram. a. (of a mode) ...
conjunctiveadverb
conjunctive adverb n. A function word that connects two sentences and provides adverbial emphasis, as therefore in This intersection is dangerous; therefore motorists should ...
conjunctively
See conjunctive. * * *
conjunctivitis
/keuhn jungk'teuh vuy"tis/, n. Ophthalm. inflammation of the conjunctiva. [1825-35; CONJUNCTIV(A) + -ITIS] * * * Inflammation of the conjunctiva, the delicate lining of the ...
conjunctly
See conjunct. * * *
conjuncture
—conjunctural, adj. /keuhn jungk"cheuhr/, n. 1. a combination of circumstances; a particular state of affairs. 2. a critical state of affairs; crisis. 3. conjunction; ...
conjunto
conjunto [kän kho͞on′tō] n. 〚Sp〛 1. a lively Latin American dance music of Cuban and Mexican origin, influenced by European polkas, Mexican ballads, etc. 2. a band, ...
conjuration
/kon'jeuh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of calling on or invoking a sacred name. 2. an incantation; magical charm. 3. supernatural accomplishment by invocation or spell. 4. the ...
conjurator
/kon"jeuh ray'teuhr/, n. 1. a person who practices conjuration. 2. Law. a conspirator. [1400-50; late ME ( < AF) < ML, equiv. to L conjura(re) to CONJURE + -tor -TOR] * * *
conjure
/kon"jeuhr, kun"-/ for 1-5, 8-10, 12; /keuhn joor"/ for 6, 7, 11, v., conjured, conjuring, n. v.t. 1. to affect or influence by or as if by invocation or spell. 2. to effect, ...
conjure man
/kon"jeuhr, kun"-/ (in the southern U.S. and the West Indies) a conjurer; witch doctor. [1905-10, Amer.] * * *
conjurer
/kon"jeuhr euhr, kun"-/ for 1, 2; /keuhn joor"euhr/ for 3, n. 1. a person who conjures spirits or practices magic; magician. 2. a person who practices legerdemain; juggler. 3. a ...
conjuring
Art of entertaining by giving the illusion of performing impossible feats. The conjurer is an actor who combines psychology, manual dexterity, and mechanical aids to effect the ...
conjuror
con·jur·or (kŏnʹjər-ər, kŭnʹ-) n. Variant of conjurer. * * *
conk
conk1 /kongk, kawngk/, Slang. n. 1. the head. 2. a blow on the head. 3. Brit. the nose. v.t. 4. to hit or strike on the head. [1805-15; of obscure orig.] conk2 /kongk, kawngk/, ...
conker
/kong"keuhr, kawng"-/, n. Brit. Informal. 1. a horse chestnut. 2. the hollowed-out shell of a horse chestnut. 3. conkers, a game in which a child swings a horse chestnut on a ...
Conklin, Edwin Grant
▪ American biologist born Nov. 24, 1863, Waldo, Ohio, U.S. died Nov. 21, 1952, Princeton, N.J.       American biologist noted for his studies of human evolution, who ...
Conkling
/kong"kling/, n. Roscoe, 1829-88, U.S. lawyer and politician: senator 1867-81. * * *
Conkling, Roscoe
(b. Oct. 30, 1829, Albany, N.Y., U.S. d. April 18, 1888, New York, N.Y.) U.S. politician. He was a lawyer, orator, and leader of the Whig Party. He served in the U.S. House of ...
Conkling,Roscoe
Conk·ling (kŏngkʹlĭng), Roscoe. 1829-1888. American politician who resigned from the U.S. Senate (1881) as a protest against President James A. Garfield's interference in ...
conman
con man n. Slang A confidence man. * * *
conn
/kon/, v.t. 1. con3 (def. 1). n. 2. responsibility for the steering of a ship. 3. con3 (defs. 2, 3). [1800-10] * * *
Conn Cétchathach
▪ Irish king (Irish), English  Conn of the Hundred Battles  flourished 2nd century AD       in Irish tradition, the first of a line of Irish kings that survived into ...
Conn, William David, Jr.
▪ 1994       ("BILLY"; "THE PITTSBURGH KID"), U.S. boxer (b. Oct. 8, 1917, East Liberty, Pa.—d. May 29, 1993, Pittsburgh, Pa.), was on the brink of defeating Joe Louis ...
Conn.
Connecticut (def. 1). * * *
Connacht
Irish. /kon"euhkht, -euht/, n. Irish name of Connaught. * * * or Connaught Province (pop., 2002 prelim.: 464,050), northwestern Ireland. It is composed of the counties of ...
Connally, John Bowden, Jr.
▪ 1994       U.S. politician (b. Feb. 27, 1917, Floresville, Texas—d. June 15, 1993, Houston, Texas), was an ambitious political figure who, besides helping elect ...
Connaraceae
▪ plant family       family of dicotyledonous flowering plants within the order Oxalidales, and containing 25 genera of trees, shrubs, and shrubby, twining climbers ...
connate
—connately, adv. —connateness, n. —connation /keuh nay"sheuhn/, n. /kon"ayt/, adj. 1. existing in a person or thing from birth or origin; inborn: a connate sense of right ...
connately
See connate. * * *
connateness
See connately. * * *
connatural
—connaturally, adv. —connaturality, connaturalness, n. /keuh nach"euhr euhl, -nach"reuhl/, adj. 1. belonging to a person or thing by nature or from birth or origin; ...
connaturality
See connatural. * * *
connaturally
See connaturality. * * *
connaturalness
See connaturality. * * *
Connaught
/kon"awt/, n. a province in the NW Republic of Ireland. 423,915; 6610 sq. mi. (17,120 sq. km). Irish, Connacht. * * * ▪ ancient kingdom, Ireland also spelled  Connacht ...
Connaught and Strathearn, Arthur William Patrick Albert, duke of
▪ British military officer born May 1, 1850, Buckingham Palace, London, Eng. died Jan. 16, 1942, Bagshot Park, Surrey  third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Consort Albert; ...
Conneaut
/kon"ee ot'/, n. a city in NE Ohio. 13,835. * * * ▪ Ohio, United States       city, Ashtabula county, extreme northeastern Ohio, U.S., about 70 miles (115 km) ...
connect
—connectible, connectable, adj. —connectibility, connectability, n. /keuh nekt"/, v.t. 1. to join, link, or fasten together; unite or bind: to connect the two cities by a ...
connectable
See connectible. * * *
connected
—connectedly, adv. —connectedness, n. /keuh nek"tid/, adj. 1. united, joined, or linked. 2. having a connection. 3. joined together in sequence; linked coherently: connected ...
connectedly
See connected. * * *
connectedness
See connectedly. * * * ▪ mathematics       in mathematics, fundamental topological property of sets that corresponds with the usual intuitive idea of having no breaks. ...
connecter
/keuh nek"teuhr/, n. connector. [CONNECT + -ER1] * * *
connectible
See connect. * * *
Connecticut
/keuh net"i keuht/, n. 1. a state in the NE United States. 3,107,576; 5009 sq. mi. (12,975 sq. km). Cap.: Hartford. Abbr.: Conn., Ct., CT (for use with zip code). 2. a river ...
Connecticut chest
Furniture. a chest made in Connecticut in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, having three front panels of which the center panel has a conventional sunflower design in low ...
Connecticut Compromise
Amer. Hist. a compromise adopted at the Constitutional Convention, providing the states with equal representation in the Senate and proportional representation in the House of ...
Connecticut River
River, New England, northeastern U.S. Rising in the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, it flows south for a course of 407 mi (655 km) to empty into Long Island ...
Connecticut warbler
a North American wood warbler, Oporornis agilis, olive-green above with a gray head and throat and yellow below. [1805-15, Amer.] * * *
Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, A
a novel (1889) by Mark Twain. * * *
Connecticut, flag of
▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a blue field (background) with a central coat of arms (arms, coat of) incorporating three grapevines; a ribbon below ...
Connecticut, University of
▪ university system, Connecticut, United States       state system of universities composed of a main campus in Storrs and branches in Groton (called Avery Point), ...
ConnecticutRiver
Connecticut River A river of the northeast United States flowing about 655 km (407 mi) from northern New Hampshire southward along the Vermont-New Hampshire border and through ...
connecting rod
Mach. a rod or link for transmitting motion and force between a rotating and a reciprocating part, as between a piston and a crankshaft. See diag. under piston. [1830-40] * * *
connectingrod
con·nect·ing rod (kə-nĕkʹtĭng) n. A rod that transmits motion or power from one moving part to another, especially the rod connecting the crankshaft of a motor vehicle to a ...
connection
—connectional, adj. /keuh nek"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or state of connecting. 2. the state of being connected: the connection between cause and effect. 3. anything that ...
connectional
See connection. * * *
connectionism
/keuh nek"sheuh niz'euhm/, n. Psychol. the theory that all mental processes can be described as the operation of inherited or acquired bonds between stimulus and ...
connective
—connectively, adv. —connectivity /kon'ek tiv"i tee/, n. /keuh nek"tiv/, adj. 1. serving or tending to connect: connective remarks between chapters. n. 2. something that ...
connective tissue
Anat. a tissue, usually of mesoblastic origin, that connects, supports, or surrounds other tissues, organs, etc. [1880-85] * * * Tissue in the body that maintains the form of ...
connective tissue disease
Introduction       any of the diseases that affect human connective tissue. Diseases of the connective tissue can be divided into (1) a group of relatively uncommon ...
connective tissue disease.
See collagen disease. * * *
connectively
See connective. * * *
connectivetissue
connective tissue n. Tissue arising chiefly from the embryonic mesoderm that is characterized by a highly vascular matrix and includes collagenous, elastic, and reticular fibers, ...
connectivity
con·nec·tiv·i·ty (kŏn'ĕk-tĭvʹĭ-tē) n. pl. con·nec·tiv·i·ties 1. The quality or condition of being connected or connective. 2. The ability to make and maintain a ...
connector
/keuh nek"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that connects. 2. any of various devices for connecting one object to another. 3. (formerly) a person who couples railroad cars. Also, ...
connecttime
connect time n. Computer Science 1. The elapsed time during which a user of a remote terminal is connected with a time-sharing system. 2. The length of a modem session. * * *
Connell, Evan S.
▪ American author in full  Evan Shelby Connell, Jr.  born Aug. 17, 1924, Kansas City, Mo., U.S.       American writer whose works explore philosophical and cultural ...
Connellsville
/kon"lz vil'/, n. a town in SW Pennsylvania. 10,319. * * *
Connelly
/kon"l ee/, n. Marc (us Cook), 1890-1980, U.S. dramatist. * * *
Connelly, Cornelia
▪ Roman Catholic abbess née  Cornelia Augusta Peacock  born Jan. 15, 1809, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died April 18, 1879, St. Leonards, Sussex, Eng.       Roman ...
Connelly, Marc
▪ American playwright byname of  Marcus Cook Connelly   born Dec. 13, 1890, McKeesport, Pa., U.S. died Dec. 21, 1980, New York City       American playwright, ...
Connelly, Marc(us Cook)
born Dec. 13, 1890, McKeesport, Pa., U.S. died Dec. 21, 1980, New York, N.Y. U.S. playwright, screenwriter, and director. He covered theatrical news as a journalist in ...
Connelly,Marcus Cook
Con·nel·ly (kŏnʹə-lē), Marcus Cook. Known as “Marc.” 1890-1980. American playwright, producer, and director who won a Pulitzer Prize for The Green Pastures (1930), a ...
Connemara
Con·ne·ma·ra (kŏn'ə-märʹə) A region of western Ireland on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. The area is noted for its peat bogs and mountainous terrain. * * * ▪ ...
conner
See con2. * * *
Conner, Bruce
▪ 2009       American artist born Nov. 18, 1933, McPherson, Kan. died July 7, 2008, San Francisco, Calif. explored themes of light and dark in a wide variety of media, ...
Conner, Mount
▪ tor, Northern Territory, Australia       most easterly of central Australia's giant tors, or monoliths, which include Ayers Rock (called Uluru by the region's ...
Connersville
/kon"euhrz vil'/, n. a city in E Indiana. 17,023. * * * ▪ Indiana, United States       city, seat (1819) of Fayette county, east-central Indiana, U.S., on the ...
Connery
/kon"euh ree/, n. Sean, born 1930, Scottish actor. * * *
Connery, Sean
▪ 2000       In April 1999 Scottish motion picture star Sean Connery cemented his legendary status as an actor when he placed his hand- and footprints in the sidewalk ...
Connery, Sir Sean
orig. Thomas Connery born Aug. 25, 1930, Edinburgh, Scot. Scottish actor. He worked at odd jobs and entered bodybuilding competitions before making his London stage debut in ...
Connes, Alain
▪ French mathematician born April 1, 1947, Darguignan, France       French mathematician who won the Fields Medal in 1983 for his work in operator ...
connex
/kon"eks/, n. a large metal cargo container used by the U.S. Army for shipping supplies, as to overseas bases. Also called connex box. [appar. resp. of conex, from con(tainer ...
connexion
—connexional, adj. /keuh nek"sheuhn/, n. Brit. connection. * * *
Connick
(1967– ) a US singer and actor. His best-known song is It Had to Be You and his albums have included When Harry Met Sally (1989) and To See You (1997). His films include ...
Connie
/kon"ee/, n. 1. a female given name, form of Constance. 2. a male given name, form of Conrad or Cornelius. * * *
Conniff, Ray
▪ 2003       American arranger, composer, and bandleader (b. Nov. 6, 1916, Attleboro, Mass.—d. Oct. 12, 2002, Escondido, Calif.), became identified with easy listening ...
conning tower
/kon"ing/ 1. the low observation tower of a submarine, constituting the main entrance to the interior. 2. the low, dome-shaped, armored pilothouse of a warship. [1865-70; CON3 + ...
conningtower
con·ning tower (kŏnʹĭng) n. 1. A raised, enclosed observation post in a submarine, often being a means of entrance to the interior. 2. The armored pilothouse of a ...
conniption
/keuh nip"sheuhn/, n. Often, conniptions. Informal. a fit of hysterical excitement or anger. Also called conniption fit. [1825-35, Amer.; orig. uncert.] * * *
connivance
/keuh nuy"veuhns/, n. 1. the act of conniving. 2. Law. a. tacit encouragement or assent (without participation) to wrongdoing by another. b. the consent by a person to a spouse's ...
connive
—conniver, n. —connivingly, adv. /keuh nuyv"/, v.i., connived, conniving. 1. to cooperate secretly; conspire (often fol. by with): They connived to take over the business. 2. ...
connivence
con·niv·ence (kə-nīʹvəns) n. Variant of connivance. * * *
connivent
/keuh nuy"veuhnt/, adj. Bot., Zool. converging, as petals. [1635-45; < L connivent- (s. of connivens, prp. of connivere). See CONNIVE, -ENT] * * *
conniver
See connive. * * *
connivery
/keuh nuy"veuh ree/, n. the practice of conniving. [CONNIVE + -ERY] * * *
connoisseur
—connoisseurship, n. /kon'euh serr", -soor"/, n. 1. a person who is especially competent to pass critical judgments in an art, particularly one of the fine arts, or in matters ...
connoisseurship
See connoisseur. * * *
Connolly
/kon"l ee/, n. Maureen (Maureen Catherine Connolly Brinker) ("Little Mo"), 1934-69, U.S. tennis player. * * *
Connolly, Cyril
▪ British writer and editor born Sept. 10, 1903, Coventry, Warwickshire, Eng. died Nov. 26, 1974, London       English critic, novelist, and man of letters, founder and ...
Connolly, James
▪ Irish labour leader born June 5, 1868, Edinburgh died May 12, 1916, Dublin       first major Marxist union leader in Ireland, who was decisive in bringing about the ...
Connolly, Maureen (Catherine)
born Sept. 17, 1934, San Diego, Calif., U.S. died June 21, 1969, Dallas, Texas U.S. tennis player. She became the youngest winner of the National Girl's Tournament at age 14. ...
Connolly, Maureen Catherine
▪ American athlete byname  Little Mo  born Sept. 17, 1934, San Diego, Calif., U.S. died June 21, 1969, Dallas, Texas  American tennis player who in 1953 became the first ...
Connolly,Maureen Catherine
Con·nol·ly (kŏnʹə-lē), Maureen Catherine. Known as “Little Mo.” 1934-1969. American tennis player who was the first to win the grand slam of U.S., British, French, and ...
Connor
/kon"euhr/, n. Ralph (Charles William Gordon), 1860-1937, Canadian novelist and clergyman. * * *
Connor, George Leo
▪ 2004       American football player (b. Jan. 21, 1925, Chicago, Ill.—d. March 31, 2003, Evanston, Ill.), played outstandingly at offensive and defensive tackle as ...
Connor, Ralph
orig. Charles William Gordon born Sept. 13, 1860, Indian Lands, Glengarry county, Ont., Can. died Oct. 31, 1937, Winnipeg, Man. Canadian novelist. Ordained a Presbyterian ...
Connors
/kon"euhrz/, n. James Scott (Jimmy), born 1952, U.S. tennis player. * * *
Connors, Jimmy
in full James Scott Connors born Sept. 2, 1952, East St. Louis, Ill., U.S. U.S. tennis player. In 1974 he won three grand-slam tournaments (U.S. Open, Australian Open, and ...
Connors,James Scott
Con·nors (kŏnʹərz), James Scott. Known as “Jimmy.” Born 1952. American tennis player who twice won both the U.S. and Wimbledon men's singles titles (1974 and 1982) and ...
connotation
—connotative /kon"euh tay'tiv, keuh noh"teuh-/, connotive, adj. —connotatively, connotively, adv. /kon'euh tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of connoting. 2. the ...
connotative
See connotation. * * *
connotatively
See connotative. * * *
connote
/keuh noht"/, v., connoted, connoting. v.t. 1. to signify or suggest (certain meanings, ideas, etc.) in addition to the explicit or primary meaning: The word "fireplace" often ...
connubial
—connubiality, n. —connubially, adv. /keuh nooh"bee euhl, -nyooh"-/, adj. of marriage or wedlock; matrimonial; conjugal: connubial love. [1650-60; < ML connubialis, L ...
connubialism
See connubial. * * *
connubiality
See connubialism. * * *
connubially
See connubialism. * * *
Conoco
▪ American company in full  Continental Oil Company        former American petroleum company founded in 1875 as the Continental Oil and Transportation Company in ...
ConocoPhillips
▪ American company       U.S. oil and gas company created in 2002 through the merger of Phillips Petroleum (Phillips Petroleum Company) and Conoco. * * *
conodont
/koh"neuh dont', kon"euh-/, n. a Paleozoic microfossil occurring in various jagged or toothlike shapes and constituting the hard remains of an extinct marine animal of the order ...
conoid
—conoidally, adv. /koh"noyd/, adj. 1. Also, conoidal. resembling a cone in shape; cone-shaped. n. 2. a geometrical solid formed by the revolution of a conic section about one ...
Conon
/koh"non/, n. died A.D. 687, pope 686-687. * * * ▪ Greek admiral died c. 390 BC       Athenian admiral notable for his overwhelming victory over the Spartan fleet off ...
Conon Of Samos
▪ Greek mathematician flourished c. 245 BC, , Alexandria       mathematician and astronomer whose work on conic sections (curves of the intersections of a right ...
Conopophagidae
▪ bird family       gnateater (or antpipit) family of small, plump-bodied birds of Central and South America. The two genera (Conopophaga and Corythopsis) were separated ...
conoscenti
/koh'neuh shen"tee, kon'euh-/; It. /kaw'naw shen"tee/, n.pl., sing. conoscente /-tee/; It. /-te/. cognoscenti. [1760-70] * * *
conoscope
—conoscopic /koh'neuh skop"ik, kon'euh-/, adj. /koh"neuh skohp', kon"euh-/, n. Optics. a polarizing microscope for giving interference figures and for determining the principal ...
Conover, Willis
▪ 1997       U.S. radio broadcaster and jazz promoter (b. Dec. 18, 1920, Buffalo, N.Y.—d. May 17, 1996, Alexandria, Va.), was the longtime host of the "Music USA" ...
Conoy
▪ people also called  Piscataway        an Algonquian (Algonquian languages)-speaking North American Indian tribe related to the Delaware and the Nanticoke; before ...
conquer
—conquerable, adj. —conquerableness, n. —conqueringly, adv. /kong"keuhr/, v.t. 1. to acquire by force of arms; win in war: to conquer a foreign land. 2. to overcome by ...
conquerable
See conquer. * * *
conquerer
See conquerable. * * *
conqueror
/kong"keuhr euhr/, n. a person who conquers or vanquishes; victor. [1250-1300; ME conquerour < AF; OF conquereor, equiv. to conquer- CONQUER + -eor < L -or- -OR1 or -ator- ...
conquest
/kon"kwest, kong"-/, n. 1. the act or state of conquering or the state of being conquered; vanquishment. 2. the winning of favor, affection, love, etc.: the conquest of Antony by ...
conquian
/kong"kee euhn/, n. Cards. a variety of rummy for two players. [1885-90; < Sp con quién? with whom?] * * *
conquistador
/kon kwis"teuh dawr', kong-/; Sp. /kawng kees'tah dhawrdd"/, n., pl. conquistadors, Sp. conquistadores /-dhaw"rddes/. one of the Spanish conquerors of Mexico and Peru in the 16th ...
Conrad
/kon"rad/, n. 1. Charles, Jr., born 1930, U.S. astronaut. 2. Joseph (Teodor Jozef Konrad Korzeniowski), 1857-1924, English novelist and short-story writer, born in Poland. 3. a ...
Conrad I
died A.D. 918, king of Germany 911-918. * * * died Dec. 23, 918 German king (911–918). The duke of Franconia and a member of the powerful Franconian dynasty known as the ...
Conrad II
c990-1039, king of Germany 1024-39 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1027-39. * * * born с 990 died June 4, 1039, Utrecht, Ger. German king (1024–39) and emperor ...
Conrad III
1093-1152, king of Germany 1138-52; uncrowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire: founder of the Hohenstaufen dynasty. * * * born 1093 died Feb. 15, 1152, Bamberg, Ger. German ...
Conrad IV
1228-54, king of Germany 1237-54 and Sicily 1251-54; uncrowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (son of Frederick II). * * * ▪ king of Germany born April 25, 1228, Andria, ...
Conrad von Hötzendorf, Franz (Xaver Josef), Count
born Nov. 11, 1852, Penzing, Austria died Aug. 25, 1925, Mergentheim, Ger. Austrian soldier. A career officer in the Austro-Hungarian army, he became chief of staff in 1906. A ...
Conrad von Hötzendorf, Franz, Graf (count)
▪ Austrian military strategist born November 11, 1852, Penzing, Austria died August 25, 1925, Mergentheim, Germany       a controversial military strategist and one of ...
Conrad, Charles, Jr.
▪ 2000 “Pete”        American astronaut who, as commander of the Apollo 12 lunar mission in 1969, became the third man to walk on the Moon; after graduating (1953) ...
Conrad, Frank
▪ American electrical engineer and inventor born May 4, 1874, Pittsburgh died Dec. 11, 1941, Miami       American electrical engineer whose interest in radiotelephony ...
Conrad, Joseph
orig. Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski born Dec. 3, 1857, Berdichev, Ukraine, Russian Empire died Aug. 3, 1924, Canterbury, Kent, Eng. Polish-British novelist and short-story ...
Conrad,Joseph
Con·rad (kŏnʹrăd'), Joseph. 1857-1924. Polish-born British novelist noted as a master of atmosphere and narrative technique. His works include Lord Jim (1900), Heart of ...
Conradin
▪ duke of Swabia also called  Conrad V , or  Conrad The Younger , German  Konradin , or  Konrad V , or  Konrad Der Jüngere  born March 25, 1252, Wolfstein, Swabia ...
Conrail
/kon"rayl'/, n. a government-supported corporation that combined six bankrupt railroads to provide freight and commuter service in 17 states from Boston to St. ...
Conran
I. Shirley Conran (1932– ) an English designer, journalist and author, formerly married to Terence Conran. Her books include Superwoman (1982) and Action Woman (1979). She is ...
Conrart, Valentin
▪ French scholar born 1603, Paris, Fr. died Sept. 23, 1675, Paris       man of letters and authority on grammar and style, known as the practical inaugurator of ...
Conroe
/kon"roh/, n. a town in E Texas. 18,034. * * *
Conroy, Frank
▪ 2006       American author (b. Jan. 15, 1936, New York, N.Y.—d. April 6, 2005, Iowa City, Iowa), was revered as both a sensitive writer of nonfiction and a demanding ...
Conroy, Jack
▪ American author byname of  John Wesley Conroy,  pseudonym  Tim Brennan, or John Norcross  born Dec. 5, 1899, near Moberly, Mo., U.S. died Feb. 28, 1990, Moberly, ...
Cons
Cons abbrev. 1. constable 2. Constitution 3. consul * * *
cons
cons abbrev. 1. consecrated 2. consolidated 3. consonant 4. constable 5. constitutional 6. construction 7. consul * * *
Cons
Cons abbrev. 1. constable 2. Constitution 3. consul * * *
cons
cons abbrev. 1. consecrated 2. consolidated 3. consonant 4. constable 5. constitutional 6. construction 7. consul * * *
Cons.
1. Conservative. 2. Constable. 3. Constitution. 4. Consul. 5. Consulting. * * *
cons.
1. consecrated. 2. conservative. 3. (in prescriptions) conserve; keep. [ < L conserva] 4. consolidated. 5. consonant. 6. constable. 7. constitution. 8. constitutional. 9. ...
Consalvi, Ercole
▪ Italian cardinal born June 8, 1757, Rome died Jan. 24, 1824, Anzio, Papal States       Italian cardinal and statesman, who played the leading role in Vatican politics ...
consanguineous
—consanguineously, adv. /kon'sang gwin"ee euhs/, adj. having the same ancestry or descent; related by blood. Also, consanguine /kon sang"gwin/, consanguineal. [1595-1605; < L ...
consanguineously
See consanguineous. * * *
consanguinity
/kon'sang gwin"i tee/, n. 1. relationship by descent from a common ancestor; kinship (distinguished from affinity). 2. close relationship or connection. [1350-1400; ME ...
consarned
/kon"sahrnd", keuhn-/, adj. Older Use. confounded; damned. [1835-45, Amer.; alter. of CONCERNED, used as a euphemism for CONFOUNDED] * * *
conscience
—conscienceless, adj. —consciencelessly, adv. —consciencelessness, n. /kon"sheuhns/, n. 1. the inner sense of what is right or wrong in one's conduct or motives, impelling ...
conscience clause
a clause or article in an act or law that exempts persons whose conscientious or religious scruples forbid their compliance. [1865-70] * * *
conscience money
money paid, often anonymously, to relieve one's conscience, as for an obligation previously evaded or a wrong done. [1840-50] * * *
Conscience, Hendrik
▪ Belgian novelist born Dec. 3, 1812, Antwerp, Belg. died Sept. 10, 1883, Elsene  Belgian romantic novelist who so dominated the birth and development of the Flemish novel ...
conscience-stricken
/kon"sheuhns strik'euhn/, adj. greatly troubled or disturbed by the knowledge of having acted wrongfully. [1810-20] * * *
conscienceclause
conscience clause n. A clause in a law that relieves persons whose conscientious or religious scruples forbid compliance. * * *
conscienceless
See conscience. * * *
consciencemoney
conscience money n. Money paid in compensation or atonement, as for a dishonest or morally objectionable act. * * *
conscientious
—conscientiously, adv. —conscientiousness, n. /kon'shee en"sheuhs, kon'see-/, adj. 1. controlled by or done according to conscience; scrupulous: a conscientious judge. 2. ...
conscientious objection
—conscientious objector. refusal on moral or religious grounds to bear arms in a military conflict or to serve in the armed forces. [1895-1900] * * *
conscientious objector
☆ conscientious objector n. a person who for reasons of conscience refuses to take part in warfare * * * One who opposes participation in military service, on the basis of ...
Conscientious objectors
➡ national service * * *
conscientious objectors
➡ Vietnam War * * *
conscientiously
See conscientious. * * *
conscientiousness
See conscientiously. * * *
conscientiousobjection
See conscientious objector. * * *
conscientiousobjector
conscientious objector n. Abbr. CO One who on the basis of religious or moral principles refuses to bear arms or participate in military service.   conscientious objection n. * ...
conscionable
—conscionableness, n. —conscionably, adv. /kon"sheuh neuh beuhl/, adj. being in conformity with one's conscience; just. [1540-50; conscion- (back formation from conscions, ...
conscious
—consciously, adv. /kon"sheuhs/, adj. 1. aware of one's own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc. 2. fully aware of or sensitive to something (often fol. by of): ...
consciously
See conscious. * * *
consciousness
/kon"sheuhs nis/, n. 1. the state of being conscious; awareness of one's own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc. 2. the thoughts and feelings, collectively, of an ...
consciousness-expanding
/kon"sheuhs nis ik span'ding/, adj. mind-expanding. [1965-70] * * *
consciousness-raiser
See consciousness-raising. * * *
consciousness-raising
/kon"sheuhs nis ray'zing/, n. 1. Psychol. a group-therapy technique in which the aim is to enhance the participants' awareness of their particular needs and goals as individuals ...
conscribe
/keuhn skruyb"/, v.t., conscribed, conscribing. 1. to constrict or limit; circumscribe. 2. to force into military service; conscript. [1540-50; < L conscribere to enroll, enlist, ...
conscript
—conscriptable, adj. v. /keuhn skript"/; n., adj. /kon"skript/, v.t. 1. to draft for military or naval service. 2. to compel into service. n. 3. a recruit obtained by ...
conscript fathers
1. the senators of ancient Rome. 2. any legislators. [1525-35] * * *
conscriptee
/keuhn skrip tee", kon'skrip-/, n. a person who has been drafted for military service; conscript. [CONSCRIPT + -EE] * * *
conscription
—conscriptional, adj. /keuhn skrip"sheuhn/, n. 1. compulsory enrollment of persons for military or naval service; draft. 2. a compulsory contribution of money to a government ...
conscriptionist
/keuhn skrip"sheuh nist/, n. an advocate or supporter of conscription. [1900-05; CONSCRIPTION + -IST] * * *
consecrate
—consecratedness, n. —consecrator, consecrater, n. —consecratory /kon"si kreuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, consecrative, adj. /kon"si krayt'/, v., consecrated, consecrating, ...
consecration
/kon'si kray"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of consecrating; dedication to the service and worship of a deity. 2. the act of giving the sacramental character to the Eucharistic elements ...
consecrative
See consecrate. * * *
consecrator
See consecrative. * * *
consecratory
See consecrative. * * *
consecution
/kon'si kyooh"sheuhn/, n. 1. succession; sequence. 2. logical sequence; chain of reasoning. [1525-35; < L consecution- (s. of consecutio), equiv. to con- CON- + secut(us), ptp. ...
consecutive
—consecutively, adv. —consecutiveness, n. /keuhn sek"yeuh tiv/, adj. 1. following one another in uninterrupted succession or order; successive: six consecutive numbers, such ...
consecutively
See consecutive. * * *
consecutiveness
See consecutively. * * *
Conseil d'État
▪ highest court in France       (French: “Council of State”), highest court in France for issues and cases involving public administration. Its origin dates back to ...
Conseil de l'Entente
▪ French-West African organization       (French: “Entente Council”), French West African organization founded in 1959 and designed to promote the economic ...
consejo real
▪ Spanish advisory council Spanish  royal council        medieval Spanish advisory council consisting of nobles and church prelates. Initially created at the request ...
Conselheiro Lafaiete
▪ Brazil       city, southeastern Minas Gerais estado (state), southern Brazil. It lies in the highlands at 3,054 feet (931 metres) above sea level. Formerly known as ...
consensual
—consensually, adv. /keuhn sen"shooh euhl/, adj. 1. formed or existing merely by consent: a consensual transaction. 2. Physiol. (of an action) involuntarily correlative with a ...
consensually
See consensual. * * *
consensus
/keuhn sen"seuhs/, n., pl. consensuses. 1. majority of opinion: The consensus of the group was that they should meet twice a month. 2. general agreement or concord; ...
consensus gentium
/kohn sen"soos gen"tee oom'/; Eng. /keuhn sen"seuhs jen"shee euhm/, Latin. agreement of the people. * * *
consent
—consenter, n. —consentingly, adv. /keuhn sent"/, v.i. 1. to permit, approve, or agree; comply or yield (often fol. by to or an infinitive): He consented to the proposal. We ...
consent decree
Law. 1. an agreement, approved by the court, pursuant to which the defendant ceases activities alleged by the government to be illegal and the government's action is dropped, ...
consent judgment
Law. a judgment settled and agreed to by the parties to the action. Cf. consent decree (def. 2). * * *
consentaneity
See consentaneous. * * *
consentaneous
—consentaneously, adv. —consentaneity /keuhn sen'teuh nee"i tee/, consentaneousness, n. /kon'sen tay"nee euhs/, adj. 1. agreeing; accordant. 2. done by common consent; ...
consentaneously
See consentaneity. * * *
consentaneousness
See consentaneity. * * *
consentdecree
consent decree n. A judicial decree expressing a voluntary agreement between parties to a suit, especially an agreement by a defendant to cease activities alleged by the ...
consenter
See consent. * * *
consentience
/keuhn sen"sheuhns/, n. 1. agreement or unity of opinion; concurrence. 2. the faculty of synthesizing sensations, without the use of the intellect or without consciousness, in ...
consentient
—consentiently, adv. /keuhn sen"sheuhnt/, adj. 1. agreeing; accordant. 2. acting in harmonious agreement. 3. unanimous, as an opinion. 4. characterized by or having ...
consentual
/keuhn sen"chooh euhl/, adj. Law. involving or carried out by mutual consent: a consentual divorce. [CONSENT + -AL1, with -u- after CONSENSUAL, or by assoc. with phonetically ...
consequence
/kon"si kwens', -kweuhns/, n. 1. the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier: The accident was the consequence of reckless driving. 2. an act or instance of ...
Consequences
n [U] (BrE) a game in which each player writes the first line of a story on a piece of paper and then passes it to the next player who writes the second line, and so on. Each ...
consequent
/kon"si kwent', -kweuhnt/, adj. 1. following as an effect or result; resulting (often fol. by on, upon, or to): a fall in price consequent to a rise in production. 2. following ...
consequent stream
Geol. a stream the course of which was determined by the original slope of the land. Cf. obsequent stream. [1955-60] * * *
consequential
—consequentiality, consequentialness, n. —consequentially, adv. /kon'si kwen"sheuhl/, adj. 1. following as an effect, result, or outcome; resultant; consequent. 2. following ...
consequentialism
con·se·quen·tial·ism (kŏn'sĭ-kwĕnʹshə-lĭz'əm) n. The view that the value of an action derives solely from the value of its consequences.   con'se·quenʹtial·ist ...
consequentialist
See consequentialism. * * *
consequentiality
See consequential. * * *
consequentially
See consequentiality. * * *
consequentialness
See consequentiality. * * *
consequently
/kon"si kwent'lee, -kweuhnt-/, adv. as a result, effect, or outcome; therefore: There has been a great deal of rain and consequently the reservoirs are full. [1375-1425; late ME; ...
conservable
/keuhn serr"veuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being conserved: conservable fruits. [1615-25; < LL conservabilis. See CONSERVE, -ABLE] * * *
conservancy
—conservant, adj. /keuhn serr"veuhn see/, n., pl. conservancies. 1. conservation of natural resources. 2. an association dedicated to the protection of the environment and its ...
conservation
—conservational, adj. /kon'seuhr vay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of conserving; prevention of injury, decay, waste, or loss; preservation: conservation of wildlife; conservation of ...
conservation area
n (in Britain) an area of special natural or historical value which is protected by law from any new building or other changes that would damage its character. * * *
conservation areas
➡ nature reserves * * *
conservation law
Physics, Chem. any law stating that some quantity or property remains constant during and after an interaction or process, as conservation of charge or conservation of linear ...
conservation of angular momentum
Physics. the principle that the total angular momentum of a system has constant magnitude and direction if the system is subjected to no external force. Also called law of ...
conservation of baryon number
Physics. the principle that the total baryon number remains constant in all processes involving the interaction of elementary particles. * * *
conservation of charge
Physics. the principle that the total electric charge of a system is constant. Also called law of conservation of charge. [1945-50] * * *
conservation of energy
Physics. the principle that in a system that does not undergo any force from outside the system, the amount of energy is constant, irrespective of its changes in form. Also ...
conservation of lepton number
Physics. the principle that the total lepton number remains constant in any process involving elementary particles. * * *
conservation of linear momentum
Physics. the principle that the linear momentum of a system has constant magnitude and direction if the system is subjected to no external force. Also called law of conservation ...
conservation of mass
Physics. the principle that in any closed system subjected to no external forces, the mass is constant irrespective of its changes in form; the principle that matter cannot be ...
conservation of matter
conservation of matter n. the principle that matter is neither created nor destroyed during any physical or chemical change: also conservation of mass * * *
conservational
See conservation. * * *
conservationof charge
conservation of charge n. A principle stating that the total electric charge of an isolated system remains constant regardless of changes within the system. * * *
conservationof energy
conservation of energy n. A principle stating that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant regardless of changes within the system. * * *
conservationof mass
conservation of mass n. A principle in classical physics stating that the total mass of an isolated system is unchanged by interaction of its parts. * * *
conservationof momentum
conservation of momentum n. A principle stating that the total linear momentum of an isolated system remains constant regardless of changes within the system. * * *
conservatism
/keuhn serr"veuh tiz'euhm/, n. 1. the disposition to preserve or restore what is established and traditional and to limit change. 2. the principles and practices of political ...
conservative
—conservatively, adv. —conservativeness, n. /keuhn serr"veuh tiv/, adj. 1. disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and ...
Conservative Baptist
a member of a Protestant denomination (Conservative Baptist Association of America) organized in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1948. * * *
Conservative Baptist Association of America
▪ American religious organization       association of independent, autonomous Baptist churches in the United States, organized May 17, 1947, in Atlantic City, New ...
conservative force
▪ physics       in physics, any force, such as the gravitational force between the Earth and another mass, whose work is determined only by the final displacement of the ...
Conservative Jew
a Jew who adheres for the most part to the principles and practices of traditional Judaism with the reservation that, taking into account contemporary conditions, certain ...
Conservative Judaism
Judaism as observed by Conservative Jews. [1945-50] * * * Form of Judaism that mediates between Reform Judaism and Orthodox Judaism. Founded in 19th-century Germany as the ...


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