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constructional homonymity
Gram. the property of a string of morphemes that is susceptible of two or more syntactic analyses, as in Flying planes can be dangerous, planes may be either the object of flying ...
constructionally
See constructional. * * *
constructionist
—constructionism, n. /keuhn struk"sheuh nist/, n. a person who construes or interprets, esp. laws or the like, in a specific manner: a strict constructionist. [1835-45; ...
constructionpaper
construction paper n. A heavy paper produced in a variety of colors and used in artwork especially for making folded or cutout designs. * * *
constructive
—constructively, adv. —constructiveness, n. /keuhn struk"tiv/, adj. 1. constructing or tending to construct; helping to improve; promoting further development or advancement ...
constructive interference
Physics. the interference of two or more waves of equal frequency and phase, resulting in their mutual reinforcement and producing a single amplitude equal to the sum of the ...
constructively
See constructive. * * *
constructiveness
See constructively. * * *
constructivism
—constructivist, n., adj. /keuhn struk"teuh viz'euhm/, n. (sometimes cap.) 1. Fine Arts. a nonrepresentational style of art developed by a group of Russian artists principally ...
constructivist
See constructivism. * * *
constructor
/keuhn struk"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that builds. 2. a person or company engaged in the construction business. 3. a person who devises crossword puzzles. Also, ...
construe
—construer, n. v. /keuhn strooh"/ or, esp. Brit., /kon"strooh/; n. /kon"strooh/, v., construed, construing, n. v.t. 1. to give the meaning or intention of; explain; ...
consubstantial
—consubstantialism, n. —consubstantialist, n. —consubstantiality, n. —consubstantially, adv. /kon'seuhb stan"sheuhl/, adj. of one and the same substance, essence, or ...
consubstantiate
/kon'seuhb stan"shee ayt'/, v., consubstantiated, consubstantiating. v.i. 1. to profess the doctrine of consubstantiation. 2. to become united in one common substance or ...
consubstantiation
/kon'seuhb stan'shee ay"sheuhn/, n. Theol. the doctrine that the substance of the body and blood of Christ coexist in and with the substance of the bread and wine of the ...
Consuela
/kon sway"leuh/; It., Sp. /kawn swe"lah/, n. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning "consolation." * * *
consuetude
/kon"swi toohd', -tyoohd'/, n. custom, esp. as having legal force. [1350-1400; ME < L consuetudo, equiv. to con- CON- + sue- (short s. of suescere to become accustomed, akin to ...
consuetudinary
/kon'swi toohd"n er'ee, -tyoohd"-/, adj. customary or traditional. [1375-1425; late ME < LL consuetudinarius, equiv. to consuetudin- (s. of consuetudo) CONSUETUDE + -arius ...
consul
—consular, adj. —consulship, n. /kon"seuhl/, n. 1. an official appointed by the government of one country to look after its commercial interests and the welfare of its ...
consul general
pl. consuls general. a consular officer of the highest rank, as a person who is stationed at a place of considerable commercial importance or supervises other ...
consular
See consul. * * *
consular agent
a consular officer of the lowest rank, often a designated foreign national, stationed at a place where no full consular service is established. * * *
consulate
/kon"seuh lit/, n. 1. the premises officially occupied by a consul. 2. the position, work, authority, or term of service of a consul. 3. (often cap.) a government by consuls, as ...
consulate general
pl. consulates general. the office or establishment of a consul general. [1880-85] * * *
Consulate of the Sea, Book of the
▪ Catalan law book Catalan  Llibre del Consolat de Mar        a celebrated collection of Mediterranean maritime customs and ordinances in the Catalan language, ...
consulategeneral
consulate general n. pl. consulates general The consulate occupied by a consul general. * * *
consulgeneral
consul general n. pl. consuls general Abbr. CG A consul of the highest rank serving at a principal location and usually responsible for other consular offices within a ...
consulship
See consular. * * *
consult
v. /keuhn sult"/; n. /kon"sult, keuhn sult"/, v.t. 1. to seek advice or information from; ask guidance from: Consult your lawyer before signing the contract. 2. to refer to for ...
consultancy
/keuhn sul"tn see/, n., pl. consultancies. 1. the state of being a consultant; the position of a consultant: a consultancy with a government agency. 2. a person or firm that ...
consultant
/keuhn sul"tnt/, n. 1. a person who gives professional or expert advice: a consultant on business methods. 2. a person who consults someone or something. [1690-1700; ( < F) < L ...
consultants
➡ lobbying * * *
consultantship
/keuhn sul"tnt ship'/, n. the state or office of being a consultant; consultancy. [CONSULTANT + -SHIP] * * *
consultation
/kon'seuhl tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of consulting; conference. 2. a meeting for deliberation, discussion, or decision. 3. a meeting of physicians to evaluate a patient's case ...
consultative
—consultatively, adv. /keuhn sul"teuh tiv, kon"seuhl tay'tiv/, adj. of or pertaining to consultation; advisory. Also, consultatory /keuhn sul"teuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, ...
consulter
See consult. * * *
consulting
/keuhn sul"ting/, adj. 1. employed or involved in giving professional advice to the public or to those practicing the profession: a consulting physician. 2. of, pertaining to, or ...
consultor
/keuhn sul"teuhr/, n. 1. a member of a secular clergy who advises a bishop. 2. a specialist who advises the Roman Curia. [1620-30; < L, equiv. to consul(ere) to CONSULT + -tor ...
consumable
—consumability, n. /keuhn sooh"meuh beuhl/, adj. 1. able or meant to be consumed, as by eating, drinking, or using: consumable goods. 2. liable to be used up or depleted: ...
consume
/keuhn soohm"/, v., consumed, consuming. v.t. 1. to destroy or expend by use; use up. 2. to eat or drink up; devour. 3. to destroy, as by decomposition or burning: Fire consumed ...
consumedly
/keuhn sooh"mid lee/, adv. excessively; extremely: a consumedly profound wish. [1700-10; CONSUMED + -LY] * * *
consumer
—consumership, n. /keuhn sooh"meuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that consumes. 2. Econ. a person or organization that uses a commodity or service. 3. Ecol. an organism, usually ...
consumer advocacy
Introduction also called  consumerism        movement or policies aimed at regulating the products, services, methods, and standards of manufacturers, sellers, and ...
consumer advocate
consumerist (def. 1). * * *
Consumer Affairs
▪ 1995       The signing of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade on April 15, 1994, was one of the year's most significant events for consumers everywhere. In ...
consumer credit
credit extended by a retail store, bank, finance company, or other lender, chiefly for the purchase of consumer goods. [1925-30] * * * Short-and intermediate-term loans used to ...
consumer good
▪ economics       in economics, any tangible commodity produced and subsequently purchased to satisfy the current wants and perceived needs of the buyer (consumption). ...
consumer goods
Econ. goods that are ready for consumption in satisfaction of human wants, as clothing or food, and are not utilized in any further production (contrasted with capital goods). ...
consumer price index
an index of the changes in the cost of goods and services to a typical consumer, based on the costs of the same goods and services at a base period. Abbr.: CPI Also called ...
consumer price index (CPI)
Measure of living costs based on changes in retail prices. Consumer price indexes are widely used to measure changes in the cost of maintaining a given standard of living. The ...
Consumer Prices in OECD Countries, Table
▪ 1999 Table II. Consumer Prices in OECD Countries % change from preceding year Country 1994 1995 1996 1997 19981 United States     2.6   2.8   2.9   2.3   ...
Consumer Prices in OECD Countries, Table 1
▪ Table % change in preceding year Country 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993* United States 4.8 5.4 4.2 3.0 ...
Consumer Prices in OECD Countries, Table 2
▪ Table % change from preceding year Country 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994{1} United States ...
Consumer Prices in OECD Countries, Table 3
▪ Table Table II. Consumer Prices in OECD Countries % change from preceding year   Country 1993 1994 1995 1996 19971 United States   3.0     2.6   2.8   2.9   ...
Consumer Prices in OECD Countries, Table 4
▪ Table Table II. Consumer Prices in OECD Countries                                  % change from preceding year ...
Consumer Product Safety Commission
U.S. Govt. an independent regulatory agency, created in 1972, that protects the public against risk of injury from consumer products. Abbr.: CPSC * * *
consumer protection
Legal framework promoting customer safety and education and providing protection from hazardous or substandard products and from fraud. In the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission ...
consumer psychology
Branch of social psychology concerned with the market behaviour of consumers. Consumer psychologists examine the preferences, customs, and habits of various consumer groups; ...
Consumer Reports
a US magazine, published each month, which tests products and writes about their quality and value. It is published by the independent Consumers Union that does not make a ...
consumer society
➡ standards of living * * *
consumer strike
a boycott of a product by consumers, often in protest over a raise in its price. * * *
consumer surplus
▪ economics also called  social surplus  and  consumer's surplus        in economics, the difference between the price a consumer pays for an item and the price he ...
consumer's surplus
In economics, the difference between the total amount consumers would be willing to pay to consume the quantity of goods transacted on the market and the amount they actually ...
consumercredit
consumer credit n. Credit granted to a consumer permitting the use or ownership of goods or services during a term of payment. * * *
consumergoods
consumer goods pl.n. Goods, such as food and clothing, that satisfy human wants through their direct consumption or use. * * *
consumerism
/keuhn sooh"meuh riz'euhm/, n. 1. a modern movement for the protection of the consumer against useless, inferior, or dangerous products, misleading advertising, unfair pricing, ...
consumerist
/keuhn sooh"meuhr ist/, n. 1. Also called consumer advocate. a person who is dedicated to protecting and promoting the welfare and rights of consumers. adj. 2. of or pertaining ...
consumeristic
See consumerist. * * *
consumerize
—consumerization, n. /keuhn sooh"meuh ruyz'/, v.t., consumerized, consumerizing. 1. to make (goods or a product) suitable or available for mass consumption: to consumerize ...
consumerprice index
consumer price index n. Abbr. CPI An index of prices used to measure the change in the cost of basic goods and services in comparison with a fixed base period. Also called ...
consumership
See consumer. * * *
Consumers’ Association
a British organization that tests the quality of products and publishes the results each month in its magazine called Which?. This helps people to choose the best products and ...
consuming
—consumingly, adv. —consumingness, n. /keuhn sooh"ming/, adj. strongly and urgently felt: a consuming need to be successful. [CONSUME + -ING2] * * *
consummate
—consummately, adv. —consummative, consummatory /keuhn sum"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —consummator, n. v. /kon"seuh mayt'/; adj. /keuhn sum"it, kon"seuh mit/, v., ...
consummately
See consummate. * * *
consummation
/kon'seuh may"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of consummating; completion. 2. the state of being consummated; perfection; fulfillment. [1350-1400; ME consummacioun ( < MF) < L ...
consummative
See consummately. * * *
consummator
See consummately. * * *
consummatory
See consummately. * * *
consummatory behavior
Ethology. a behavior pattern that occurs in response to a stimulus and that achieves the satisfaction of a specific drive, as the eating of captured prey by a hungry predator ...
consumption
/keuhn sump"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of consuming, as by use, decay, or destruction. 2. the amount consumed: the high consumption of gasoline. 3. Econ. the using up of goods and ...
consumption function
▪ economics       in economics, the relationship between consumer spending and the various factors determining it. At the household or family level, these factors may ...
consumption goods.
See consumer goods. [1890-95] * * *
Consumption of beer, wine, and distilled spirits in select countries, 2003
▪ Table Consumption of beer, wine, and distilled spirits in select countries, 2003 (in litres per capita of drinking-age ...
consumption tax
a tax, as a sales tax, levied on consumer goods or services at the time of sale. [1900-05] * * * Levy such as an excise tax, a sales tax, or a tariff paid directly or indirectly ...
consumption weed.
See groundsel tree. [1820-30, Amer.] * * *
consumptive
—consumptively, adv. —consumptiveness, n. /keuhn sump"tiv/, adj. 1. tending to consume; destructive; wasteful. 2. pertaining to consumption by use. 3. Pathol. a. pertaining ...
consumptively
See consumptive. * * *
Consus
▪ ancient Italian deity       ancient Italian deity, cult partner of the goddess of abundance, Ops. His name was derived from condere (“to store away”), and he was ...
Cont
Cont abbrev. Continental * * *
cont
cont abbrev. 1. containing 2. contents 3. continent 4. continue 5. continued 6. contract 7. control * * *
Cont.
Continental. * * *
cont.
1. containing. 2. contents. 3. continent. 4. continental. 5. continue. 6. continued. 7. contra. 8. contract. 9. contraction. 10. control. 11. (in prescriptions) bruised. [def. 11 ...
cont. rem.
(in prescriptions) let the medicines be continued. [ < L continuantur remedia] * * *
contact
—contactual /kon tak"chooh euhl/, adj. —contactually, adv. /kon"takt/, n. 1. the act or state of touching; a touching or meeting, as of two things or people. 2. immediate ...
contact binary
Astron. a binary system in which the envelopes of gas surrounding each star are in contact. * * *
contact cement
synthetic adhesive that is applied separately to the surfaces to be joined and is allowed to dry, with the surfaces then being brought into contact: often used to join veneers. * ...
contact dermatitis
Pathol. inflammation of the skin caused by an allergic reaction to contact with an animal, vegetable, or chemical substance. * * * ▪ dermatology       localized redness ...
contact flying
aircraft piloting in which visual reference is made to the horizon and its landmarks. [1935-40, Amer.] * * *
contact inhibition
Biol. the cessation of movement, growth, and division in cells that touch each other. [1960-65] * * *
contact lens
one of a pair of small plastic disks that are held in place over the cornea by surface tension and correct vision defects inconspicuously. Cf. hard lens, intraocular lens, soft ...
contact metamorphism
Geol. localized metamorphism resulting from the heat of an igneous intrusion. [1875-80] * * *
contact mine
a naval mine designed to explode on contact with the hull of a ship. Cf. acoustic mine, magnetic mine. [1880-85] * * *
contact paper
1. Photog. sensitized paper on which a contact print is made. 2. an adhesive-backed paper or paperlike product, used to line shelves, decorate surfaces, etc. * * *
contact patch
the area of contact between a tire on an automotive vehicle and the road surface. * * *
contact potential
Elect. the potential generated by the contact of two dissimilar materials in air or in a vacuum. Also called Volta effect. [1880-85] * * *
contact print
Photog. a photographic print made by placing a negative directly in contact with sensitized paper, with their emulsion surfaces facing, and exposing them to light. Cf. projection ...
contact printer
an apparatus used for making contact prints, having a frame for holding printing paper and negatives together and a light source for making an exposure. Cf. enlarger. * * *
contact printing
the process of making contact prints. Cf. projection printing. [1875-80] * * *
contact process
Chem. a catalytic method for producing sulfuric acid from sulfur dioxide and oxygen. [1900-05] * * * ▪ chemistry       modern industrial method of producing sulfuric ...
contact sheet
Photog. a contact print, usually of all frames of a developed roll of negative print film, used as a proof print. * * *
contact sport
any sport in which physical contact between players is an accepted part of play, as football, boxing, or hockey. * * *
contactant
/keuhn tak"teuhnt/, n. Med. any substance that might induce an allergy by coming in contact with the skin or a mucous membrane. [CONTACT + -ANT] * * *
contactdermatitis
contact dermatitis n. An acute or chronic skin inflammation resulting from contact with an irritating substance or allergen. * * *
contactee
/kon'tak tee"/, n. 1. a person or thing that is contacted. 2. a person who claims to have communicated with or been contacted by visitors arriving from outer space. [CONTACT + ...
contactflight
contact flight n. Aircraft navigation by visual observation of the horizon or of landmarks. Also called contact flying. * * *
contactinhibition
contact inhibition n. The cessation of cellular growth and division due to physical contact with other cells. * * *
contactlanguage
contact language n. See pidgin. * * *
contactlens
contact lens n. A thin plastic or glass lens that is fitted over the cornea of the eye to correct various vision defects. * * *
contactor
/kon"tak teuhr, keuhn tak"teuhr/, n. Elect. a mechanically operated switch for continuously establishing and interrupting an electric power circuit. [1905-10; CONTACT + -OR2] * * ...
contactprint
contact print n. A print made by exposing a photosensitive surface in direct contact with a photographic negative. * * *
contactsport
contact sport n. A sport, such as football, hockey, or boxing, that involves physical contact between players as part of normal play. * * *
contactual
See contact. * * *
contactually
See contactual. * * *
Contadora
/kon'teuh dawr"euh/, n. 1. See Contadora Group. adj. 2. Also, Contadoran. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Contadora Group. * * *
Contadora Group
a group of four Latin American nations, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, and Venezuela, formed in January, 1983, to help solve the problems of the region. [after Contadora Island, off ...
Contadoran
/kon'teuh dawr"euhn/, n. 1. a member nation of the Contadora Group: action taken by the Contadorans. adj. 2. Contadora. [CONTADOR(A) + -AN] * * *
contagia
con·ta·gia (kən-tāʹjə) n. Plural of contagium. * * *
contagion
—contagioned, adj. /keuhn tay"jeuhn/, n. 1. the communication of disease by direct or indirect contact. 2. a disease so communicated. 3. the medium by which a contagious ...
contagious
—contagiously, adv. —contagiousness, contagiosity /keuhn tay'jee os"i tee/, n. /keuhn tay"jeuhs/, adj. 1. capable of being transmitted by bodily contact with an infected ...
contagious abortion
Vet. Pathol. 1. brucellosis of domestic cattle, an infectious disease characterized by spontaneous abortion and caused by the bacterium Brucella abortus; Bang's disease. 2. any ...
contagious ecthyma
Vet. Pathol. ecthyma. * * *
contagious magic
magic that attempts to affect a person through something once connected with him or her, as a shirt once worn by the person or a footprint left in the sand; a branch of ...
contagiousabortion
contagious abortion n. Brucellosis, especially in cattle. * * *
contagiously
See contagious. * * *
contagiousness
See contagiously. * * *
contagium
/keuhn tay"jeuhm, -jee euhm/, n., pl. contagia /-jeuh, -jee euh/. Pathol. the causative agent of a contagious or infectious disease, as a virus. [1645-55; < L, equiv. to contag- ...
contain
—containable, adj. /keuhn tayn"/, v.t. 1. to hold or include within its volume or area: This glass contains water. This paddock contains our best horses. 2. to be capable of ...
containable
See contain. * * *
contained
—containedly /keuhn tay"nid lee/, adv. /keuhn taynd"/, adj. showing restraint or calmness; controlled; poised: She was contained throughout the ordeal. [1400-50; late ME ...
container
/keuhn tay"neuhr/, n. 1. anything that contains or can contain something, as a carton, box, crate, or can. 2. a large, vanlike, reuseable box for consolidating smaller crates or ...
container car
a flatcar or gondola car for carrying a number of standard, separate, removable containers. [1925-30] * * *
containerboard
/keuhn tay"neuhr bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. any paperboard used in making containers, as corrugated paper or cardboard. Also, container board. [1920-25; CONTAINER + BOARD] * * *
containerization
/keuhn tay'neuhr euh zay"sheuhn/, n. Transp. a method of shipping freight in relatively uniform, sealed, movable containers whose contents do not have to be unloaded at each ...
containerize
/keuhn tay"neuh ruyz'/, v.t., containerized, containerizing. 1. to package (freight) in uniform, sealed containers for shipment. 2. to perform (a materials-handling operation) ...
containerport
/keuhn tay"neuhr pawrt', -pohrt'/, n. a seaport equipped with special facilities for loading and unloading containerships. [1965-70; CONTAINER + PORT1] * * *
containership
/keuhn tay"neuhr ship'/, n. a usually large ship built to transport containerized cargo. Also, container ship. Cf. break-bulk (def. 2). [CONTAINER + SHIP] * * * Oceangoing ...
containment
/keuhn tayn"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or condition of containing. 2. an act or policy of restricting the territorial growth or ideological influence of another, esp. a hostile ...
contakion
/kawn tah"kee awn/; Eng. /keuhn tay"kee on'/, n., pl. contakia /-kee ah/; Eng. /-kee euh/. Gk. Orth. Ch. kontakion. * * *
contaminant
/keuhn tam"euh neuhnt/, n. something that contaminates. [1920-25; < L contaminant- (s. of contaminans), prp. of contaminare. See CONTAMINATE, -ANT] * * *
contaminate
—contaminable, adj. —contaminative, adj. —contaminator, n. —contaminous, adj. v. /keuhn tam"euh nayt'/; n., adj. /keuhn tam"euh nit, -nayt'/, v., contaminated, ...
contamination
/keuhn tam'euh nay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of contaminating. 2. the state of being contaminated. 3. something that contaminates. 4. Ling. a. an alternation in a linguistic form ...
contaminative
See contaminate. * * *
contaminator
See contaminative. * * *
contango
/keuhn tang"goh/, n., pl. contangos, contangoes. (on the London stock exchange) a fee paid by a buyer of securities to the seller for the privilege of deferring payment. Also ...
Contarini family
▪ Venetian family       distinguished Venetian family, one of the 12 that elected the first doge in 697 and later gave Venice eight doges (doge) and many other eminent ...
Contarini, Gasparo
▪ Venetian scholar, theologian, diplomat, and Roman Catholic cardinal born Oct. 16, 1483, Venice died Aug. 24, 1542, Bologna       Venetian Humanist scholar, ...
contd
contd abbrev. continued * * *
contd.
continued. * * *
conte
/kawn"te/, n., pl. conti /-tee/. Italian. count. * * * ▪ literature plural  contes        a short tale, often recounting an adventure. The term may also refer to a ...
Conté
/kohn tay", kon"tee/; Fr. /kawonn tay"/, pl. Contés /-tayz", -teez/; Fr. /-tay"/. Trademark. a brand of crayon made of graphite and clay, usually in black, red, or brown. Also ...
conté crayon
▪ art French  crayon conté        drawing pencil named after Nicolas-Jacques Conté (Conté, Nicolas-Jacques), the French scientist who invented it late in the 18th ...
Conte, Lansana
▪ 2009       Guinean strongman born c. 1934, Loumbaya-Moussaya, Dubréka prefecture, French Guinea died Dec. 22, 2008, Conakry, Guinea was the autocratic ruler of his ...
Conté, Nicolas-Jacques
▪ French inventor born Aug. 4, 1755, Aunou-sur-Orne, near Sées, Fr. died Dec. 6, 1805, Paris  French mechanical genius who developed the method on which the manufacture of ...
contemn
—contemner /keuhn tem"euhr, -tem"neuhr/, contemnor /keuhn tem"neuhr/, n. —contemnible /keuhn tem"neuh beuhl/, adj. —contemnibly, adv. —contemningly, adv. /keuhn tem"/, ...
contemner
See contemn. * * *
contemp.
contemporary. * * *
contemplable
/keuhn tem"pleuh beuhl/, adj. fit to be or capable of being contemplated. [1400-50; late ME < LL contemplabilis, equiv. to L contempla(re), contempla(ri) (see CONTEMPLATE) + ...
contemplate
—contemplatingly, adv. —contemplator, n. /kon"teuhm playt', -tem-/, v., contemplated, contemplating. v.t. 1. to look at or view with continued attention; observe or study ...
contemplation
/kon'teuhm play"sheuhn, -tem-/, n. 1. the act of contemplating; thoughtful observation. 2. full or deep consideration; reflection: religious contemplation. 3. purpose or ...
contemplative
—contemplatively, adv. —contemplativeness, n. /keuhn tem"pleuh tiv, kon"teuhm play'-, -tem-/, adj. 1. given to or characterized by contemplation: a contemplative mind. n. 2. ...
contemplative order
a religious order whose members are devoted to prayer rather than works. [1880-85] * * *
contemplatively
See contemplative. * * *
contemplativeness
See contemplatively. * * *
contemplator
See contemplate. * * *
contempo
/keuhn tem"poh/, adj. Informal. following or showing the latest style or fad: contempo furniture. [by shortening; see -O] * * *
contemporaneity
See contemporaneous. * * *
contemporaneous
—contemporaneity /keuhn tem'peuhr euh nee"i tee/, contemporaneousness, n. —contemporaneously, adv. /keuhn tem'peuh ray"nee euhs/, adj. living or occurring during the same ...
contemporaneously
See contemporaneity. * * *
contemporaneousness
See contemporaneity. * * *
contemporarily
See contemporary. * * *
contemporary
—contemporarily, adv. —contemporariness, n. /keuhn tem"peuh rer'ee/, adj., n., pl. contemporaries. adj. 1. existing, occurring, or living at the same time; belonging to the ...
contemporization
See contemporize. * * *
contemporize
/keuhn tem"peuh ruyz'/, v., contemporized, contemporizing. v.t. 1. to place in or regard as belonging to the same age or time. 2. to give a modern or contemporary character or ...
contempt
/keuhn tempt"/, n. 1. the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn. 2. the state of being despised; dishonor; disgrace. 3. ...
contempt of Congress
contempt of a U.S. Congressional body, as of an investigating committee, shown by a witness summoned or appearing before it. * * *
contemptibility
See contemptible. * * *
contemptible
—contemptibility, contemptibleness, n. —contemptibly, adv. /keuhn temp"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. deserving of or held in contempt; despicable. 2. Obs. contemptuous. [1350-1400; ME ...
contemptibleness
See contemptibility. * * *
contemptibly
See contemptibility. * * *
contemptuous
—contemptuously, adv. —contemptuousness, n. /keuhn temp"chooh euhs/, adj. showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful. [1520-30; < L contemptu-, s. of contemptus ...
contemptuously
See contemptuous. * * *
contemptuousness
See contemptuously. * * *
contend
—contender, n. —contendingly, adv. /keuhn tend"/, v.i. 1. to struggle in opposition: to contend with the enemy for control of the port. 2. to strive in rivalry; compete; vie: ...
contender
contender [kən ten′dər] n. 1. one who contends 2. a person, team, etc. having or regarded as having a good chance to win a contest or competition [their team is just not a ...
content
content1 /kon"tent/, n. 1. Usually, contents. a. something that is contained: the contents of a box. b. the subjects or topics covered in a book or document. c. the chapters or ...
content analysis
analysis to determine the meaning, purpose, or effect of any type of communication, as literature, newspapers, or broadcasts, by studying and evaluating the details, innuendoes, ...
content word
a word, typically a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb, that carries semantic content, bearing reference to the world independently of its use within a particular sentence ...
contentanalysis
con·tent analysis (kŏnʹtĕnt') n. A systematic analysis of the content rather than the structure of a communication, such as a written work, speech, or film, including the ...
contented
—contentedly, adv. —contentedness, n. /keuhn ten"tid/, adj. content. [1515-25; CONTENT2 + -ED2] Syn. gratified, pleased, happy. * * *
contentedly
See contented. * * *
contentedness
See contentedly. * * *
contention
—contentional, adj. /keuhn ten"sheuhn/, n. 1. a struggling together in opposition; strife. 2. a striving in rivalry; competition; contest. 3. strife in debate; dispute; ...
contentious
—contentiously, adv. —contentiousness, n. /keuhn ten"sheuhs/, adj. 1. tending to argument or strife; quarrelsome: a contentious crew. 2. causing, involving, or characterized ...
contentiously
See contentious. * * *
contentiousness
See contentiously. * * *
contentive
/keuhn ten"tiv/, n. Ling. a content word or a morpheme that is the root of a content word. Cf. functor (def. 2). [CONTENT1 + -IVE] * * *
contentment
/keuhn tent"meuhnt/, n. 1. the state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind. 2. Archaic. the act of making contentedly satisfied. [1400-50; late ME contentement < MF. See ...
contentword
con·tent word (kŏnʹtĕnt') n. A word, such as a noun, verb, or adjective, that has a statable lexical meaning, rather than indicating a syntactic function, as a function word ...
conterminous
—conterminally, conterminously, adv. —conterminality, conterminousness, n. /keuhn terr"meuh neuhs/, adj. 1. having a common boundary; bordering; contiguous. 2. meeting at the ...
conterminously
See conterminous. * * *
conterminousness
See conterminously. * * *
contes
contes (kôɴt) n. Plural of conte. * * *
contessa
/kawn tes"sah/; Eng. /keuhn tes"euh/, n., pl. contesse /-tes"e/, Eng. contessas. n. Italian. countess. * * *
contest
—contestable, adj. —contestableness, n. —contestably, adv. —contester, n. —contestingly, adv. n. /kon"test/; v. /keuhn test"/, n. 1. a race, conflict, or other ...
contestable
See contest. * * *
contestant
/keuhn tes"teuhnt/, n. 1. a person who takes part in a contest or competition. 2. a person who contests the results of an election. 3. Law. the party who, in proceedings in the ...
contestation
/kon'te stay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of contesting; controversy; dispute. 2. an assertion contended for. [1540-50; ( < MF) < L contestation- (s. of contestatio). See CONTEST, ...
contester
See contestable. * * *
context
—contextless, adj. /kon"tekst/, n. 1. the parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect: ...
context of situation
Ling. the totality of extralinguistic features having relevance to a communicative act. * * *
contextual
—contextually, adv. /keuhn teks"chooh euhl/, adj. of, pertaining to, or depending on the context. [1805-15; < L contextu-, s. of contextus CONTEXT + -AL1] * * *
contextual definition
Logic, Philos. definition of a word or symbol by explaining the meaning of the phrase or statement in which it occurs. [1930-35] * * *
contextualism
—contextualist, n., adj. /keuhn teks"chooh euh liz'euhm/, n. 1. (in motion-picture criticism) the theory that all incidents in a film must be viewed in the social, political, ...
contextualization
See contextualize. * * *
contextualize
—contextualization, n. /keuhn teks"chooh euh luyz'/, v.t., contextualized, contextualizing. to put (a linguistic element, an action, etc.) in a context, esp. one that is ...
contextually
See contextual. * * *
contextural
See contexture. * * *
contexture
—contextural, adj. —contextured, adj. /keuhn teks"cheuhr/, n. 1. the arrangement and union of the constituent parts of anything; constitution; structure. 2. an interwoven ...
contg
contg abbrev. containing * * *
contg.
containing. * * *
Conti family
French branch of the House of Bourbon. The title of prince of Conti, created in the 16th century, was revived in favor of Armand de Bourbon, prince de Conti (1629–1666), who ...
Conti, Armand I de Bourbon, prince de
▪ French prince born Oct. 11, 1629, Paris died Feb. 21, 1666, Pézénas, Fr.       second son of Henry II de Bourbon, 3rd prince of Condé, and younger brother of Louis ...
Conti, François de Bourbon, prince de
▪ French prince born 1558 died Aug. 13, 1614, Paris       third son of Louis I de Bourbon, 1st prince of Condé; he was given the title of marquis de Conti and between ...
Conti, François-Louis de Bourbon, prince de
▪ French noble also called  (until 1685) Prince De La Roche-sur-yon,  byname  The Great Conti,  French  Le Grand Conti  born April 30, 1664, Paris died Feb. 22, 1709, ...
Conti, Louis-Armand I de Bourbon, prince de
▪ French prince born April 4, 1661, Paris died Nov. 9, 1685, Fontainebleau, Fr.       eldest surviving son of Armand I de Bourbon, prince of Conti; he succeeded his ...
Conti, Louis-Armand II de Bourbon, prince de
▪ French prince born Nov. 10, 1695, Paris died May 4, 1727, Paris       only surviving son of François-Louis, the Great Conti. He was treated with great liberality by ...
Conti, Louis-François de Bourbon, prince de
▪ French prince born Aug. 13, 1717, Paris died Aug. 2, 1776, Paris       Louis-Armand II's second son.       He adopted a military career and, when the War of ...
Conti, Louis-François-Joseph de Bourbon, prince de
▪ French prince born Sept. 1, 1734, Paris died March 10, 1814, Barcelona       last of the princes of Conti, the only legitimate son of Louis-François de Bourbon, the ...
Conti, Niccolò dei
▪ Italian merchant born c. 1395, Chioggia?, near Venice died 1469, Venice?       Venetian merchant who brought back a vivid account of his 25 years of travels in ...
contiguity
/kon'ti gyooh"i tee/, n., pl. contiguities. 1. the state of being contiguous; contact or proximity. 2. a series of things in continuous connection; a continuous mass or ...
contiguity, theory of
▪ psychology       psychological theory of learning which emphasizes that the only condition necessary for the association of stimuli and responses is that there be a ...
contiguous
—contiguously, adv. —contiguousness, n. /keuhn tig"yooh euhs/, adj. 1. touching; in contact. 2. in close proximity without actually touching; near. 3. adjacent in time: ...
contiguously
See contiguous. * * *
contiguousness
See contiguously. * * *
contin.
continued. * * *
continence
/kon"tn euhns/, n. 1. self-restraint or abstinence, esp. in regard to sexual activity; temperance; moderation. 2. Physiol. the ability to voluntarily control urinary and fecal ...
continent
/kon"tn euhnt/, n. 1. one of the main landmasses of the globe, usually reckoned as seven in number (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and ...
continental
—continentally, adv. /kon'tn en"tl/, adj. 1. of or of the nature of a continent. 2. (usually cap.) of or pertaining to the mainland of Europe, to Europeans, or to European ...
continental air mass
      vast body of air that forms over the interior of a continent, excluding mountainous areas. See air mass. * * *
Continental Airlines, Inc.
▪ American company       American-based airline dating from 1934 and serving both North American and overseas destinations, with hubs mainly in Newark, N.J.; Cleveland, ...
Continental Army
Amer. Hist. the Revolutionary War Army, authorized by the Continental Congress in 1775 and led by George Washington. * * *
continental breakfast
a light breakfast consisting typically of coffee and rolls. Abbr.: CB [1910-15] * * *
Continental Celtic
Celtic as spoken and written in ancient times on the mainland of Europe. Cf. Insular Celtic. * * *
continental code
continental code n. MORSE1 * * *
continental code.
See international Morse code. [1920-25] * * *
Continental Congress
Amer. Hist. either of two legislative congresses during and after the Revolutionary War. The first was in session from September 5 to October 26, 1774, to petition the British ...
continental cuisine
a style of cooking that includes the better-known dishes of various western European countries. * * *
continental divide
1. a divide separating river systems that flow to opposite sides of a continent. 2. (caps.) (in North America) the line of summits of the Rocky Mountains, separating streams ...
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail
▪ path, United States  primitive mountain footpath and equestrian trail in the western United States that, when complete, will extend from north to south some 3,100 miles ...
continental drift
Geol. the lateral movement of continents resulting from the motion of crustal plates. Cf. plate tectonics. [1925-30] * * * Large-scale movements of continents over the course of ...
Continental Group, Inc.
▪ American manufacturing company formerly  (until 1976) Continental Can Company,         American manufacturer and distributor of metal, paper, and plastic packaging ...
continental landform
▪ geology Introduction       any conspicuous topographic feature on the largest land areas of the Earth. Familiar examples are mountains (including volcanic (volcanism) ...
continental margin
Physical Geog. the offshore zone, consisting of the continental shelf, slope, and rise, that separates the dry-land portion of a continent from the deep ocean floor. * * *
Continental philosophy
Collective term for the many distinct philospohical traditions, methods, and styles that predominated on the European continent (particularly in France and Germany) from the time ...


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