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differential coefficient
Chiefly Brit. derivative (def. 6). [1810-20] * * *
differential compaction
Geol. differences in the extent to which sediment is compacted owing to topographic irregularities of the surface on which it is deposited. * * *
differential equation
Math. an equation involving differentials or derivatives. [1755-65] * * * Mathematical statement that contains one or more derivatives. It states a relationship involving the ...
differential gear
Mach. 1. differential (def. 7). 2. any of various comparable arrangements of gears, as an epicyclic train. [1885-90] * * * In automotive mechanics, a gear arrangement that ...
differential geometry
Math. the branch of mathematics that deals with the application of the principles of differential and integral calculus to the study of curves and surfaces. * * * Field of ...
differential operator
Math. a function, usually expressed as a polynomial, that indicates linear combinations of the derivatives of the expression on which it operates. * * * In mathematics, any ...
differential psychology
the branch of psychology dealing with the study of characteristic differences or variations of groups or individuals, esp. through the use of analytic techniques and statistical ...
differential quotient
derivative (def. 6). * * *
differential rate
a special lower rate, as one charged by one of two or more competing businesses. * * *
differential thermal analysis
▪ chemistry       in analytical chemistry, a technique for identifying and quantitatively analyzing the chemical composition of substances by observing the thermal ...
differential topology
Math. the branch of topology that studies the properties of differentiable manifolds that remain invariant under diffeomorphisms. * * *
differential weathering
Geol. the difference in degree of discoloration, disintegration, etc., of rocks of different kinds exposed to the same environment. * * *
differential windlass
a pair of hoisting drums of different diameter turning at the same rate, such that a pulley suspended below them on a line wound on the larger drum and unwound from the smaller ...
differential analyzer n. A mechanical or electronic analog computer used to solve especially complicated differential equations. * * *
differential calculus n. 1. The mathematics of the variation of a function with respect to changes in independent variables. 2. The study of slopes of curves, accelerations, ...
differential coefficient n. See derivative. * * *
differential equation n. An equation that expresses a relationship between functions and their derivatives. * * *
differential gear n. An arrangement of gears in an epicyclic train permitting the rotation of two shafts at different speeds, used on the rear axle of automotive vehicles to ...
See differential. * * *
differential rate n. 1. A difference in wage rate paid for the same work performed under differing conditions. 2. a. A difference in the transportation rate or the number of ...
differential windlass A differential windlass requires minimum effort to lift considerable weight. Clarinda/Academy Artworks n. A hoisting device that has two drums of different ...
/dif'euh ren"shee ayt'/, v., differentiated, differentiating. v.t. 1. to form or mark differently from other such things; distinguish. 2. to change; alter. 3. to perceive the ...
differentiation [dif΄əren΄shē ā′shən] n. 1. a differentiating or being differentiated 2. Biol. the modification of an organ, tissue, etc. in structure or function during ...
/dif'euh ren"shee ay'teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that differentiates. 2. Computers. an electronic device whose output signal is proportional to the derivative of its input ...
See different. * * *
See differently. * * *
/dif'i seel"/; Fr. /dee fee seel"/, adj. 1. hard to deal with, satisfy, or please. 2. hard to do; difficult. [1470-80; < F < L difficilis difficult; see DIF-, FACILE] * * *
—difficultly, adv. /dif"i kult', -keuhlt/, adj. 1. not easily or readily done; requiring much labor, skill, or planning to be performed successfully; hard: a difficult job. 2. ...
See difficult. * * *
/dif"i kul'tee, -keuhl tee/, n., pl. difficulties. 1. the fact or condition of being difficult. 2. Often, difficulties. an embarrassing situation, esp. of financial affairs. 3. a ...
/dif"i deuhns/, n. the quality or state of being diffident. [1350-1400; ME < L diffidentia mistrust, want of confidence. See DIFFIDENT, -ENCE] * * *
—diffidently, adv. —diffidentness, n. /dif"i deuhnt/, adj. 1. lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy. 2. restrained or reserved in manner, ...
See diffident. * * *
/dif"looh euhns/, n. 1. the act of flowing off or away. 2. the act or process of dissolving into a liquid; liquefaction; deliquescence. 3. the rate at which fluid flow diverges ...
/dif"looh euhnt/, adj. 1. tending to flow off or away. 2. easily dissolving. [1610-20; < L diffluent- (s. of diffluens, prp. of diffluere), equiv. to dif- DIF- + fluent- flowing; ...
/di flooh"jee euh/, n. a genus of ameboid protozoans that construct a shell of cemented sand grains. [ < NL (1816), equiv. to L difflu(ere) to flow away (see DIFFLUENT) + -g- ...
/di frakt"/, v.t. to break up or bend by diffraction. [1795-1805; back formation from DIFFRACTION] * * *
/di frak"sheuhn/, n. Physics. 1. the phenomenon exhibited by wave fronts that, passing the edge of an opaque body, are modulated, thereby causing a redistribution of energy ...
diffraction grating
Physics. a band of equidistant, parallel lines, usually more than 5000 per inch (2000 per centimeter), ruled on a glass or polished metal surface for diffracting light to produce ...
diffraction grating n. A usually glass or polished metal surface having a large number of very fine parallel grooves or slits and used to produce optical spectra by diffraction ...
—diffractively, adv. —diffractiveness, n. /di frak"tiv/, adj. causing or pertaining to diffraction. [1820-30; DIFFRACT + -IVE] * * *
See diffractive. * * *
See diffractive. * * *
/di frak tom"i teuhr, dif'rak-/, n. Physics. an instrument that is used to study atomic crystal structure by measuring the angles at which x-rays, neutrons, or electrons are ...
/di fyooh"zayt/, n. Physical Chem. (in dialysis) the solution or the crystalline material that passes into it through the semipermeable membrane; dialyzate. [1840-50; DIFFUS(ION) ...
—diffusely /di fyoohs"lee/, adv. —diffuseness, n. v. /di fyoohz"/; adj. /di fyoohs"/, v., diffused, diffusing, adj. v.t. 1. to pour out and spread, as a fluid. 2. to spread ...
diffuse nebula
Astron. nebula (def. 1a). * * *
/di fyoohs'pawr"euhs, -pohr"-/, adj. Bot. having annual rings in which the size of pores is approximately the same in wood formed in spring and summer. Cf. ...
See diffuse. * * *
See diffusely. * * *
/di fyooh"zeuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that diffuses. 2. (in various machines or mechanical systems, as centrifugal pumps or compressors) a device for utilizing part of the ...
—diffusibility, diffusibleness, n. —diffusibly, adv. /di fyooh"zeuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being diffused. [1775-85; DIFFUSE + -IBLE] * * *
See diffusible. * * *
/di fyooh"zheuhn/, n. 1. act of diffusing; state of being diffused. 2. prolixity of speech or writing; discursiveness. 3. Physics. a. Also called migration. an intermingling of ...
diffusion chamber
      simple form of cloud chamber, a device used for radiation detection (see cloud chamber). * * *
See diffusion. * * *
—diffusionist, n., adj. /di fyooh"zheuh niz'euhm/, n. Anthropol. the theory or principle that diffusion is the main force in cultural innovation and change. [1935-40; DIFFUSION ...
—diffusively, adv. —diffusiveness, n. /di fyooh"siv/, adj. tending to diffuse; characterized by diffusion. [1605-15; DIFFUSE + -IVE] * * *
See diffusive. * * *
See diffusively. * * *
/dif'yoo siv"i tee/, n. Physics. the property of a substance indicative of the rate at which a thermal disturbance, as a rise in temperature, will be transmitted through the ...
/di fyooh"zeuhr/, n. diffuser. * * *
Di·flu·can (dī'flo͞oʹkən) A trademark used for the drug fluconazole. * * *
/dif"looh euhns/, n. diffluence. [DI-2 + -fluence (as in confluence). See DIFFLUENT] * * *
/di flooh"neuh sal'/, n. Pharm. a substance, C13H8F2O3, used as an analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory drug in the treatment of rheumatoid diseases and other ...
dig1 /dig/, v., dug or (Archaic) digged, digging, n. v.i. 1. to break up, turn over, or remove earth, sand, etc., as with a shovel, spade, bulldozer, or claw; make an ...
digest. * * *
/di gum"beuhr euh/, n. the earlier of the two principal Jain sects, whose members went naked. Cf. Svetambara. [ < Skt: naked] * * * ▪ Jainist sect Sanskrit“Sky-clad,” ...
—digammated /duy gam"ay tid/, adj. /duy gam"euh/, n. a letter of the early Greek alphabet that generally fell into disuse in Attic Greek before the classical period and that ...
See digamy. * * *
—digamous, adj. /dig"euh mee/, n. a second marriage, after the death or divorce of the first husband or wife; deuterogamy. Cf. monogamy (def. 3). [1625-35; < LL digamia < Gk ...
/duy gas"trik/, Anat. adj. 1. (of a muscle) having two bellies with an intermediate tendon. n. 2. a muscle of the lower jaw, the action of which assists in lowering the ...
/dig"bee/, n. Sir Kenelm, 1603-65, English writer, naval commander, and diplomat. * * * ▪ Nova Scotia, Canada       town, seat of Digby county, western Nova Scotia, ...
Digby chicken
Canadian (chiefly the Maritime Provinces). a smoked herring. [1915-20; after Digby, a port in Nova Scotia] * * *
Digby, Sir Kenelm
▪ English philosopher and diplomat born July 11, 1603, Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire, Eng. died June 11, 1665, London       English courtier, philosopher, diplomat, and ...
—digenetic /duy'jeuh net"ik/, adj. /duy jen"euh sis/, n. Zool. See alternation of generations. [1875-80; < NL; see DI-1, GENESIS] * * *
Digenis Akritas
▪ Byzantine epic hero also called  Digenis Akritas Basileios        Byzantine epic hero celebrated in folk ballads (Akritic ballads) and in an epic relating his ...
/dij'euh rah"tee, -ray"-/, n.pl. people skilled with or knowledgeable about computers. [1990-95; DIG(ITAL) + (LIT)ERATI] * * *
—digestedly, adv. —digestedness, n. v. /di jest", duy-/; n. /duy"jest/, v.t. 1. to convert (food) in the alimentary canal into absorbable form for assimilation into the ...
Digest of Operation Overlord
▪ Primary Source This document, the first comprehensive outline of what was to become the Normandy Invasion, was prepared in the summer of 1943 under the supervision of ...
/di jes"teuhnt, duy-/, n. Pharm. a substance that promotes digestion. [1870-75; DIGEST + -ANT] * * *
/di jes"teuhr, duy-/, n. 1. a person or thing that digests. 2. Also, digestor. Chem. an apparatus in which substances are softened or disintegrated by moisture, heat, chemical ...
See digestible. * * *
—digestibility, n. —digestibly, adv. /di jes"teuh beuhl, duy-/, adj. capable of being digested; readily digested. [1350-1400; ME < LL digestibilis < L digest(us) (see DIGEST) ...
See digestibility. * * *
See digestibility. * * *
/dee zhe steef"/, n. French. a drink of brandy, liqueur, etc., taken after a meal to aid the digestion. * * *
—digestional, adj. /di jes"cheuhn, duy-/, n. 1. the process in the alimentary canal by which food is broken up physically, as by the action of the teeth, and chemically, as by ...
—digestively, adv. /di jes"tiv, duy-/, adj. 1. serving for or pertaining to digestion; having the function of digesting food: the digestive tract. 2. promoting digestion. n. 3. ...
digestive gland
any gland having ducts that pour secretions into the digestive tract, as the salivary glands, liver, and pancreas. [1935-40] * * *
digestive nerve plexus
▪ physiology       intricate layers of nervous tissue that control movements in the esophagus, stomach, and intestines. The mechanics of the nervous system's regulation ...
digestive system
the system by which ingested food is acted upon by physical and chemical means to provide the body with absorbable nutrients and to excrete waste products; in mammals the system ...
digestive system disease
Introduction       any of the diseases that affect the human digestive tract. Such disorders may affect the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), ...
digestive system, human
Introduction  the system used in the human body for the process of digestion. The human digestive system consists primarily of the digestive tract (alimentary canal), or the ...
digestive system, invertebrate
▪ anatomy Introduction       any of the systems used by invertebrates for the process of digestion. Included are vacuolar and channel-network systems, as well as more ...
digestive gland n. A gland, such as the liver or pancreas, that secretes into the alimentary canal substances necessary for digestion. * * *
See digestive. * * *
See digestively. * * *
digestive system A. mouth B. esophagus C. stomach D. large intestine E. small intestine F. rectum G. anus Carlyn Iverson n. The alimentary canal and digestive glands regarded as ...
digestive tract n. See alimentary canal. * * *
/di jes"teuhr, duy-/, n. Chem. digester (def. 2). * * *
/digd/, v. Archaic. a pt. of dig1. * * *
/dig"euhr/, n. 1. a person or an animal that digs. 2. a tool, part of a machine, etc., for digging. 3. (cap.) Also called Digger Indian. a member of any of several Indian peoples ...
Digger pine
a pine, Pinus sabiniana, of California, having drooping, grayish-green needles and large, heavy cones with edible seeds. [1880-85, Amer.; after the DIGGER Indians, who used the ...
digger wasp
any of numerous solitary wasps of the family Sphecidae, which excavate nests in soil, wood, etc., and provision them with prey paralyzed by stinging. [1840-50] * * *
digger pine n. A medium-sized, crooked-branched pine, Pinus sabiniana, of California, having drooping grayish-green needles, large cones with long stalks and sharp-tipped scales, ...
digger wasp n. Any of several burrowing, usually solitary wasps of the family Sphecidae that excavate nests in soil which they provision with prey paralyzed by stinging for their ...
digging stick
a pointed or spatulate wooden stick, sometimes having a stone weight or crossbar attached and used in primitive societies for loosening the ground to extract buried wild plant ...
/dig"ingz/ for 1-3; /dig"euhnz/ for 4, n. 1. (usually used with a sing. v.) a place where digging is carried on. 2. (used with a pl. v.) a mining operation or locality. 3. (used ...
dig·ging stick (dĭgʹĭng) n. Anthropology A rudimentary digging implement consisting of a pointed stick, sometimes with an attached stone or crossbar, used to loosen and till ...
Diggs, Annie LePorte
▪ American reformer née  Annie LePorte  born Feb. 22, 1848, London, Ont., Can. died Sept. 7, 1916, Detroit, Mich., U.S.       Canadian-born American reformer and ...
Diggs, Charles, Jr.
▪ 1999       American politician whose service (1954-80) as a Democratic representative from Michigan helped pave the way for future African-American lawmakers but ended ...
/duyt/, v.t., dight or dighted, dighting. Archaic. to dress; adorn. [bef. 1000; ME dighten, OE dihtan to arrange, compose < L dictare (see DICTATE); c. G dichten] * * *
/dij"it/, n. 1. a finger or toe. 2. the breadth of a finger used as a unit of linear measure, usually equal to ¾ in. (2 cm). 3. any of the Arabic figures of 1 through 9 and ...
digit malformation
▪ physiology       in human physiology, any of the isolated anomalies of the digits (fingers or toes) in an otherwise normal individual or as one symptom of a more ...
—digitally, adv. /dij"i tl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a digit or finger. 2. resembling a digit or finger. 3. manipulated with a finger or the fingertips: a digital ...
digital audio tape
digital audio tape n. an audio cassette tape recorded using digital techniques, resulting in sound that is virtually free of distortion * * *
digital audiodisk
a compact disk containing an audio program. * * *
digital audiotape
magnetic tape on which sound is digitally recorded with high fidelity for playback. * * *
digital camera
digital camera n. a light-sensitive electronic device for capturing images as digital files to be viewed as pictures * * * Camera that captures images electronically rather than ...
digital certificate
Electronic credit card intended for on-line business transactions and authentications on the Internet. Digital certificates are issued by certification authorities (e.g., ...
digital clock
a clock that displays the time in numerical digits rather than by hands on a dial. Cf. analog clock. [1975-80] * * *
digital computer
a computer that processes information in digital form. Cf. analog computer. [1940-45] * * * Computer capable of solving problems by processing information expressed in discrete ...
Digital Consumer Electronics Boom
▪ 2007 by Steve Alexander       The proliferation of consumer electronics gadgets continued in 2006 as it became routine to encounter people speaking on cellular ...
Digital Equipment Corporation
▪ American company       American manufacturer that created a new line of low-cost computers, known as minicomputers, especially for use in laboratories and research ...
digital photography
the manipulation of photographs by computer. * * *
digital recording
1. a method of sound recording in which an input audio waveform is sampled at regular intervals, usually between 40,000 and 50,000 times per second, and each sample is assigned a ...
digital sound recording
      method of preserving sound in which audio signals are transformed into a series of pulses that correspond to patterns of binary digits (i.e., 0's and 1's) and are ...
digital subtraction angiography
a computerized x-ray technique in which arteries are visualized following injection of dye into a vein. Abbr.: DSA * * *
digital watch
a watch that displays the time in numerical digits rather than by hands on a dial. Cf. analog watch. [1970-75] * * *
digital-to-analog conversion (DAC)
Process by which digital signals (which have a binary state) are converted to analog signals (which theoretically have an infinite number of states). For example, a modem ...
digital computer n. A computer that performs calculations and logical operations with quantities represented as digits, usually in the binary number system. * * *
/dij'i tal"in, -tay"lin/, n. Pharm. 1. a glucoside obtained from digitalis. 2. any of several extracts of mixtures of glucosides obtained from digitalis. [1830-40; DIGITAL(IS) + ...
/dij'i tal"is, -tay"lis/, n. 1. any plant belonging to the genus Digitalis, of the figwort family, esp. the common foxglove, D. purpurea. 2. the dried leaves of the foxglove, ...
/dij"i tl iz'euhm/, n. Pathol. the abnormal condition resulting from an overconsumption of digitalis. [DIGITAL(IS) + -ISM] * * *
/dij'i tl euh zay"sheuhn/, n. Med. 1. (in the treatment of heart disease) the administration of digitalis, usually in a regimen, to produce a desired physiological effect. 2. the ...
/dij"i tl uyz', dij'i tal"uyz/, v.t., digitalized, digitalizing. 1. Med. to treat (a person) with a regimen of digitalis. 2. Computers. to digitize. Also, esp. Brit., ...
See digital. * * *
digital photography n. A method of photography in which an image is digitally encoded and stored for later reproduction. * * *
digital recording n. 1. A method of recording in which portions of sound waves are converted into numbers and stored for later reproduction. 2. A record, tape, or disk that is ...
digitalsatellite system
digital satellite system n. Abbr. DSS A system in which a satellite dish receives a digital signal, decodes the signal, and passes it to a television, radio receiver, or ...
—digitately, adv. /dij"i tayt'/, adj. 1. Zool. having digits or digitlike processes. 2. Bot. having radiating divisions or leaflets resembling the fingers of a hand. See illus. ...
See digitate. * * *
/dij'i tay"sheuhn/, n. Biol. 1. digitate formation. 2. a digitlike process or division. [1650-60; DIGITATE + -ION] * * *
a combining form meaning "finger," used in the formation of compound words: digitinervate. [comb. form repr. L digitus] * * *
/dij"i teuh fawrm'/, adj. like a finger. [1840-50; DIGITI- + -FORM] * * *
/dij"i ti grayd'/, adj. 1. walking on the toes, as most quadruped mammals. n. 2. a digitigrade animal. [1825-35; < F; see DIGITI-, -GRADE] * * *
/dij'i teuh nerr"vayt/, adj. Bot. (of a leaf) having veins that radiate from the petiole like the fingers of a hand. Also, digitinerved /dij"i teuh nerrvd'/. [1880-85; DIGITI- + ...
/dij'i teuh pin"ayt/, adj. Bot. (of a compound leaf) digitate with pinnate leaflets. [1880-85; DIGITI- + PINNATE] * * *
See digitize. * * *
—digitization, n. —digitizer, n. /dij"i tuyz'/, v.t., digitized, digitizing. Computers. 1. to convert (data) to digital form for use in a computer. 2. to convert (analogous ...
See digitization. * * *
/dij'i tok"sin/, n. Pharm. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble cardiac glycoside, C41H64O13, or a mixture of cardiac glycosides of which this is the chief constituent, obtained ...
—diglossic /duy glos"ik/, adj. /duy glos"ee euh, -glaw"see euh/, n. 1. the widespread existence within a society of sharply divergent formal and informal varieties of a ...
See diglossia. * * *
—diglottic, adj. /duy"glot/, adj. 1. bilingual. n. 2. a bilingual book or edition. [1860-65; < Gk díglottos, equiv. to di- DI-1 + -glottos, adj. deriv. of glôssa, glôtta ...
/duy glis"euh ruyd', -euhr id/, n. Chem. an ester obtained from glycerol by the esterification of two hydroxyl groups with fatty acids. Cf. glyceride. [DI-1 + GLYCERIDE] * * *
/duy gluy"kawl, -kol/, n. Chem. See diethylene glycol. * * *
diglycolic acid
/duy"gluy kol"ik, duy'-/, Chem. a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, C4H6O5, used chiefly in the manufacture of resins and plasticizers. Also, diglycollic acid. [1870-75; ...
▪ France       town, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence département, Provence-Alpes-Côtes-d'Azur (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) région, southeastern France. It lies 83 miles (134 ...
—dignifiedly /dig"neuh fuyd'lee, -fuy'id-/, adv. —dignifiedness, n. /dig"neuh fuyd'/, adj. characterized or marked by dignity of aspect or manner; stately; decorous: ...
See dignified. * * *
/dig"neuh fuy'/, v.t., dignified, dignifying. 1. to confer honor or dignity upon; honor; ennoble. 2. to give a high-sounding title or name to; confer unmerited distinction upon: ...
—dignitarial /dig'ni tair"ee euhl/, adj. /dig"ni ter'ee/, n., pl. dignitaries. a person who holds a high rank or office, as in the government or church. [1665-75; DIGNIT(Y) + ...
/dig"ni tee/, n., pl. dignities. 1. bearing, conduct, or speech indicative of self-respect or appreciation of the formality or gravity of an occasion or situation. 2. nobility or ...
/dij ok"sin/, n. Pharm. a cardiac glycoside of purified digitalis, C41H64O14, derived from the plant leaves of Digitalis lanata and widely used in the treatment of congestive ...
/duy"gram/, n. a sequence of two adjacent letters or symbols. [1860-65; DI-1 + -GRAM1] * * *
—digraphic /duy graf"ik/, adj. —digraphically, adv. /duy"graf, -grahf/, n. a pair of letters representing a single speech sound, as ea in meat or th in path. [1780-90; DI-1 + ...
See digraph. * * *
—digresser, n. —digressingly, adv. /di gres", duy-/, v.i. 1. to deviate or wander away from the main topic or purpose in speaking or writing; depart from the principal line ...
—digressional, digressionary, adj. /di gresh"euhn, duy-/, n. 1. the act of digressing. 2. a passage or section that deviates from the central theme in speech or ...
See digression. * * *
—digressively, adv. —digressiveness, n. /di gres"iv, duy-/, adj. tending to digress; departing from the main subject. [1605-15; < L digressivus. See DIGRESS, -IVE] * * *
See digressive. * * *
See digressively. * * *
➡ student life * * *
Digul River
▪ river, Indonesia Dutch  Digoel Rivier,         river rising on the southern slopes of the Sterren Mountains in east-central Irian Jaya, Indonesia, on the island of ...
/duy hee"dreuhl/, adj. 1. having or formed by two planes. 2. of or pertaining to a dihedron. n. 3. dihedron. 4. Aeron. the angle at which the right and left wings or the halves ...
dihedral angle
Geom. 1. the angle between two planes in a dihedron. 2. dihedron. [1820-30] * * *
dihedral angle Clarinda/Academy Artworks n. 1. Mathematics. The angle formed by two intersecting planes. 2. Aeronautics. The dihedral of an aircraft wing. * * *
dihedral group n. The group of rotations and reflections of a regular polygon. * * *
/duy hee"dreuhn/, n. Geom. a figure formed by two intersecting planes. Also called dihedral, dihedral angle. [1820-30; DI-1 + -HEDRON] * * *
Dihigo, Martín
▪ Cuban baseball player bynames  El Inmortal (“The Immortal”)  and  El Maestro (“The Teacher”)  born May 25, 1906, Cidra [Matanzas], Cuba died May 20, 1971, ...
Chin. /dee"hwah"/, n. Pinyin. former name of Ürümqi. Also, Tihua. * * *
—dihybridism, n. /duy huy"brid/, Biol. n. 1. the offspring of parents differing in two specific pairs of genes. adj. 2. of or pertaining to such an offspring. [1905-10; DI-1 + ...
—dihydrated, adj. /duy huy"drayt/, n. Chem. a hydrate that contains two molecules of water, as potassium sulfite, K2SO3·2H2O. [DI-1 + HYDRATE] * * *
/duy huy"drik/, adj. Chem. (esp. of alcohols and phenols) dihydroxy. [1875-80; DI-1 + -HYDRIC] * * *
/duy huy'droh err got"euh meen', -min, -err'geuh tam"een, -in/, n. Pharm. an ergot alkaloid, C33H37N5O5, used in the treatment of various types of migraine headache. [1940-45; ...
/duy huy'droh mawr"feuh nohn'/, n. Pharm. a narcotic compound, C17H19O3N, prepared from morphine and used chiefly as an analgesic. [DI-1 HYDRO-2 + MORPHINE + -ONE] * * *
/duy huy'droh strep'teuh muy"sin/, n. Pharm. an antibiotic, C21H41N7O12, derived by organic synthesis from and believed to be less toxic than streptomycin: used in the form of ...
/duy huy'droh teuh kis"teuh rawl', -rol'/, n. Pharm. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble sterol, C28H46O, derived from ergosterol: used chiefly in the treatment of ...
di·hy·dro·tes·tos·ter·one (dī-hī'drō-tĕs-tŏsʹtə-rōn') n. Abbr. DHT An androgen derived from testosterone and having tumor-suppressing capabilities useful in the ...
/duy'huy drok"see/, adj. Chem. (of a molecule) containing two hydroxyl groups. [DI-1 + HYDROXY] * * *
/duy'huy drok"si fen'l al"euh neen', -nin, -feen'l-/, n. Biochem. dopa. [DIHYDROXY + PHENYLALANINE] * * *
/duy uy'euh doh meth"ayn/, n. Chem. See methylene iodide. [DI-1 + IODO- + METHANE] * * *
diisobutyl phthalate
/duy uy"soh byooht"l thal"ayt, fthal"-, -uy'soh-/, Chem. a clear, colorless liquid, C14H26O4, used chiefly as a plasticizer for nitrocellulose. [DI-1 + ISO- + BUTYL; PHTHAL(IC ...
Dijkstra, Edsger Wybe
▪ 2003       Dutch computer scientist (b. May 11, 1930, Rotterdam, Neth.—d. Aug. 6, 2002, Nuenen, Neth.), provided the mathematical foundation for “structured ...
/dee zhawonn"/, n. a city in and the capital of Côte d'Or, in E central France. 156,787. * * * City (pop., 1999: 149,867), east-central France. The site has been occupied from ...
Dijon mustard
/dee"zhon/; Fr. /dee zhawonn"/ a medium-hot mustard, originally made in Dijon. * * *
/dik"dik'/, n. any antelope of the genus Madoqua or Rhynchotragus, of eastern and southwestern Africa, growing only to 14 in. (36 cm) high at the shoulder. [1880-85; said to be a ...
dika nut
▪ plant       edible nut of the dika tree, which is also called the dika bread, or Gabon chocolate, tree (species Irvingia barteri), and is native to western Africa. The ...
di·kar·y·on (dī-kărʹē-ŏn', -ən) n. The state in certain fungi in which each compartment of a hypha contains two nuclei, each derived from a different parent.   [di-1 + ...
dike1 —diker, n. /duyk/, n., v., diked, diking. n. 1. an embankment for controlling or holding back the waters of the sea or a river: They built a temporary dike of sandbags to ...
▪ trilobite genus       genus of trilobites (extinct arthropods) that is a useful guide fossil for the Late Cambrian rocks (512 to 505 million years ago) of Europe and ...
See dike1. * * *
/duy kee"tohn/, n. Chem. a compound containing two C=O groups, as CH3COCOCH3. [1895-1900; DI-1 + KETONE] * * *
▪ Hindu rite       rite of consecration that preceded the Vedic sacrifice in ancient India; in later and modern Hinduism, the initiation of a layman by his guru ...
/dik taht"/, n. 1. a harsh, punitive settlement or decree imposed unilaterally on a defeated nation, political party, etc. 2. any decree or authoritative statement: The Board of ...
▪ Nigeria also called  Dikoa        town and traditional emirate, Borno state, Nigeria. The town lies near the Yedseram River, which flows into Lake Chad, and has ...
1. dilute. 2. diluted. * * *
dil. abbrev. 〚L dilue〛 Pharmacy dilute; dissolve * * *
/di las"euh rayt', duy-/, v.t., dilacerated, dilacerating. to tear apart or to pieces. [1375-1425; late ME (adj.) < L dilaceratus torn to pieces (ptp. of dilacerare), equiv. to ...
/di las'euh ray"sheuhn, duy-/, n. 1. the act of dilacerating. 2. the state of being dilacerated. 3. Dentistry. displacement in the position of a developing tooth, resulting in ...
/duy lan"tn, -tin, di-/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of diphenylhydantoin. * * *
—dilapidation, n. —dilapidator, n. /di lap"i dayt'/, v. dilapidated, dilapidating. v.t. 1. to cause or allow (a building, automobile, etc.) to fall into a state of disrepair, ...
/di lap"i day'tid/, adj. reduced to or fallen into partial ruin or decay, as from age, wear, or neglect. [1800-10; DILAPIDATE + -ED2] Syn. run-down, tumbledown, ramshackle, ...
dilapidation [də lap΄ə dā′shən] n. 〚ME dilapidacioun < LL dilapidatio〛 1. a dilapidating or becoming dilapidated 2. a dilapidated condition SYN.- RUIN * * * See ...
See dilate. * * *
See dilatability. * * *
See dilatability. * * *
di·la·tan·cy (dī-lātʹn-sē, dĭ-) n. pl. di·la·tan·cies 1. The increase in volume of a granular substance when its shape is changed, because of greater distance between ...
—dilatancy, n. /di layt"nt, duy-/, adj. 1. dilating; expanding. 2. Physical Chem. exhibiting an increase in volume on being changed in shape, owing to a wider spacing between ...
/di lay"tayt, dil"euh tayt'/, adj. dilated; broadened. [1375-1425; late ME < L dilatatus, ptp. of dilatare to DILATE; see -ATE1] * * *
—dilatational, adj. /dil'euh tay"sheuhn, duy'leuh-/, n. 1. a dilated formation or part. 2. Pathol. an abnormal enlargement of an aperture or a canal of the body. 3. Surg. a. an ...
See dilatation. * * *
dilatationand curettage
dilatation and curettage n. Dilation and curettage. * * *
dil·a·ta·tor (dĭlʹə-tā'tər, dīʹlə-) n. A dilator. * * *
—dilatability, n. —dilatable, adj. /duy layt", di-, duy"layt/, v., dilated, dilating. v.t. 1. to make wider or larger; cause to expand. 2. Archaic. to describe or develop at ...
di·lat·ed (dī-lāʹtĭd, dīʹlā'-) adj. 1. Having been widened; expanded. 2. Distended.   di·latʹed·ness n. * * *
See dilated. * * *
/duy lay"sheuhn, di-/, n. 1. the act of dilating; state of being dilated. 2. dilatation. [1590-1600; DILATE + -ION] * * *
dilationand curettage
dilation and curettage n. Abbr. D & C A surgical procedure in which the cervix is expanded using a dilator and the uterine lining scraped with a curette, performed for the ...
dilationand evacuation
dilation and evacuation n. Abbr. D & E Any of several surgical procedures, performed during the second trimester, that terminate a pregnancy by dilation of the cervix and removal ...
dilationand extraction
dilation and extraction n. Abbr. D & E or D & X A surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated and the early products of conception are removed from the uterus. * * *
/duy lay"tiv, di-, duy"lay-/, adj. serving or tending to dilate. [1520-30; DILATE + -IVE] * * *
—dilatometric /dil'euh teuh me"trik/, adj. —dilatometrically, adv. —dilatometry, n. /dil'euh tom"i teuhr/, n. Physics. a device for measuring expansion caused by changes in ...
See dilatometer. * * *
See dilatometric. * * *
/duy lay"teuhr, di-, duy"lay-/, n. 1. Anat. a muscle that dilates some cavity of the body. 2. Surg. an instrument for dilating body canals, orifices, or cavities. Also, ...
dilator muscle
▪ anatomy       any of the muscles (muscle) that widen a body part. In humans, the dilator muscle of the iris contains fibres that extend radially through the iris of ...
See dilatory. * * *
See dilatorily. * * *
—dilatorily, adv. —dilatoriness, n. /dil"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. 1. tending to delay or procrastinate; slow; tardy. 2. intended to cause delay, gain time, or defer ...
/duy law"did, di-/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand name for the hydrochloride salt of dihydromorphinone. * * *
▪ comic strip by Adams       American newspaper comic strip that treated workday life in a large corporation. Dilbert became a cultural touchstone for many frustrated ...
a US cartoon character created in 1989 by Scott Adams. Dilbert is an electrical engineer who works with computers in an office. He is polite and honest but often confused by the ...
/dil"doh/, n., pl. dildos. Slang. an artificial erect penis, used as a sexual aid. [1585-95; of obscure orig.] * * *
—dilemmatic /dil'euh mat"ik/, dilemmatical, dilemmic, adj. —dilemmatically, adv. /di lem"euh/, n. 1. a situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable ...
dilemma tale
or judgment tale Typical African form of short story. Its ending is open to conjecture or is morally ambiguous, allowing the audience to comment or speculate on the correct ...
See dilemma. * * *
—dilettantish, dilettanteish, adj. /dil"i tahnt', dil'i tahnt", -tahn"tay, -tan"tee/, n., pl. dilettantes, dilettanti /-tahn"tee/, adj. n. 1. a person who takes up an art, ...
See dilettante. * * *
/dil"i tahn tiz'euhm, -tan-/, n. the practices or characteristics of a dilettante. Also, dilettanteism /dil'i tahn"tee iz'euhm, -tan"-/. [1800-10; DILETTANTE + -ISM] * * *
/dil"ee/, n. a city on NE Timor, in S Indonesia. 52,158. Also, Dilli, Dilly. * * * City (pop., 1999 est: 65,000), capital of East Timor. It lies on the northern coast of Timor ...
diligence1 /dil"i jeuhns/, n. 1. constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind. 2. Law. the degree of care and caution ...
—diligently, adv. —diligentness, n. /dil"i jeuhnt/, adj. 1. constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything: a diligent student. 2. ...
See diligent. * * *
Dilke, Sir Charles Wentworth, 2nd Baronet
born Sept. 4, 1843, London, Eng. died Jan. 26, 1911, London British politician. He was elected to Parliament in 1868, first as an extremist then as a moderate. In 1882 he ...
—dilled, adj. /dil/, n. 1. a plant, Anethum graveolens, of the parsley family, having aromatic seeds and finely divided leaves, both of which are used for flavoring food. 2. ...
dill pickle
a cucumber pickle flavored with dill. [1900-05] * * *
Dill, Sir John Greer
▪ British field marshal born Dec. 25, 1881, Lurgan, County Armagh, Ire. died Nov. 4, 1944, Washington, D.C., U.S.  British field marshal who became the British chief of ...
/dil"euhrd/, n. Annie, born 1945, U.S. writer. * * *
Dillard, Annie
▪ American writer original name  Annie Doak  born April 30, 1945, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S.       American writer best known for her meditative essays on the natural ...
Dillard, William T., Sr.
▪ 2003       American businessman (b. Sept. 2, 1914, Mineral Springs, Ark.—d. Feb. 8, 2002, Little Rock, Ark.), was the founding chairman in 1938 of his first ...
Dillards, the
▪ American bluegrass group       American bluegrass musicians who took their Ozark Mountain style to California and helped lay the groundwork for country rock as well ...

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