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direct labor
labor performed, as by workers on a production line, and considered in computing costs per unit of production. Cf. indirect labor. * * *
direct lighting
lighting in which most of the light is cast directly from the fixture or source to the illumined area. [1925-30] * * *
direct mail
—direct-mail, adj. mail, usually consisting of advertising matter, appeals for donations, or the like, sent simultaneously to large numbers of possible individual customers or ...
direct mailer
See direct-mail. * * *
direct marketing
marketing direct to the consumer, as by direct mail or coupon advertising. * * *
direct method
a technique of foreign-language teaching in which only the target language is used, little instruction is given concerning formal rules of grammar, and language use is often ...
direct object
a word or group of words representing the person or thing upon which the action of a verb is performed or toward which it is directed: in English, generally coming after the ...
direct positive
Photog. a positive obtained from another positive without an intermediate step. * * *
direct primary
U.S. Politics. a primary in which members of a party nominate its candidates by direct vote. Cf. indirect primary. [1895-1900] * * *
direct primary election
☆ direct primary election n. a preliminary election at which candidates for public office are chosen by direct vote of the people instead of by delegates at a convention: in ...
direct product
Math. a group, or other such system, every element of which can be written uniquely as the product of elements of disjoint groups, with each group contributing one element to the ...
direct rule
n [U] the government of Northern Ireland by the British Parliament instead of by Stormont, the Northern Irish Parliament in Belfast. Direct rule began in 1972 and ended in 1999 ...
direct sum
Math. a composition of two disjoint sets, as vector spaces, such that every element in the composition can be written uniquely as the sum of two elements, one from each of the ...
direct tax
Govt. a tax exacted directly from the persons who will bear the burden of it (without reimbursement to them at the expense of others), as a poll tax, a general property tax, or ...
/di rekt"ak"ses, -ak'-, duy-/, adj. Computers. pertaining to the ability to obtain data from, or place data in, external storage without the need to sequentially scan other data ...
direct-access storage device
Computers. See DASD. * * *
/di rekt"ak'ting, duy-/, adj. (of a steam pump) having the steam pistons connected directly to the pump pistons without a crankshaft or flywheel. [1855-60] * * *
di·rect-ac·tion (dĭ-rĕktʹăkʹshən, dī-) adj. Operating without intermediate ingredients, components, stages, or processes. * * *
/di rekt"duy"euhl, -duyl", duy-/, v.i., v.t. 1. to make a telephone call outside the local area without the assistance of an operator. adj. 2. being a telephone or telephone ...
/di rekt"ig zam"in, duy-/, v.t., direct-examined, direct-examining. Law. to subject to direct examination. Cf. cross-examine (def. 2). * * *
See direct mail. * * *
direct-mail marketing
Method of merchandising in which the seller's offer is made through mass mailing of a circular or catalog or through a newspaper or magazine advertisement, and in which the buyer ...
/di rekt"may"leuhr, duy-/, n. 1. a person or firm engaged in direct-mail advertising. 2. a letter, advertisement, or other item sent out in direct mail. * * *
direct-vision prism
/di rekt"vizh"euhn, duy-/, Optics. See Amici prism. [‡1960-65] * * *
direct-vision spectroscope
Optics. a simple spectroscope consisting of a collimating lens and an Amici prism. [1875-80] * * *
directaccess storage device
direct access storage device n. Abbr. DASD A type of storage device, such as a magnetic disk, in which bits of data are stored at precise locations, enabling the computer to ...
direct action n. The strategic use of immediately effective acts, such as strikes, demonstrations, or sabotage, to achieve a political or social end. * * *
direct current n. Abbr. DC An electric current flowing in one direction only. * * *
direct deposit n. The electronic transfer of a payment directly from the account of the payer to that of the party being paid. * * *
—directedness, n. /di rek"tid, duy-/, adj. 1. guided, regulated, or managed: a carefully directed program. 2. subject to direction, guidance, regulation, etc. 3. Math. having ...
directed verdict
an order by a judge to a jury to find a verdict because the facts proved are indisputable. * * *
directed-energy device
/di rek"tid en"euhr jee, duy-/. See beam weapon. * * *
di·rect·ed angle (dĭ-rĕkʹtĭd, dī-) n. An angle having an indicated positive sense. * * *
directed distance n. A segment of a line having an indicated positive sense. * * *
Art of coordinating and controlling all elements in the staging of a play or making of a film. Until the late 19th century, a theatrical director was usually the play's leading ...
—directionless, adj. /di rek"sheuhn, duy"-/, n. 1. the act or an instance of directing. 2. the line along which anything lies, faces, moves, etc., with reference to the point ...
direction angle
Math. an angle made by a given vector and a coordinate axis. Cf. direction cosine. [1930-35] * * *
direction cosine
Math. the cosine of the angle made by a given vector and a coordinate axis. Cf. direction angle. [1890-95] * * *
direction field
▪ mathematics  way of graphically representing the solutions of a first-order differential equation without actually solving the equation. The equation y′ = f (x,y) gives a ...
direction finder
—direction finding. Radio. a receiver with a loop antenna rotating on a vertical axis, used to ascertain the direction of incoming radio waves. [1910-15] * * * ▪ ...
direction number
Math. the component of a vector along a given line; any number proportional to the direction cosines of a given line. * * *
—directionality, n. —directionally, adv. /di rek"sheuh nl, duy-/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or indicating direction in space. 2. Radio. adapted for determining the direction ...
directional derivative
Math. the limit, as a function of several variables moving along a given line from one specified point to another on the line, of the difference in the functional values at the ...
directional microphone
a microphone that has a greater sensitivity to sounds coming from a particular area in front of it: used to eliminate unwanted sounds. * * *
directional signal.
See turn signal. * * *
directional antenna n. An antenna that receives or sends signals most effectively in a particular direction. * * *
See directional. * * *
directional signal n. One of two lights on the front and rear of an automotive vehicle that flash to indicate the direction of a turn. Also called turn signal. * * *
direction finder n. Abbr. DF A device for determining the source of a transmitted signal, consisting mainly of a radio receiver and a coiled rotating antenna. * * *
See direction. * * *
/di rek"tiv, duy-/, adj. 1. serving to direct; directing: a directive board. 2. Psychol. pertaining to a type of psychotherapy in which the therapist actively offers advice and ...
Directive to Supreme Commander Allied Expeditionary Force
▪ Primary Source       This directive, issued February 12, 1944, by the Anglo-American Combined Chiefs of Staff, formally authorized General Dwight D. Eisenhower to ...
/di rekt"lee, duy-/, adv. 1. in a direct line, way, or manner; straight: The path leads directly to the lake. 2. at once; without delay; immediately: Do that directly. 3. ...
directly elected
➡ president * * *
directly-elected mayor
➡ local government * * *
direct mail n. Advertising circulars or other printed matter sent directly through the mail to prospective customers or contributors.   di·rectʹ-mailʹ (dĭ-rĕktʹmālʹ, ...
direct object n. A word or phrase in a sentence referring to the person or thing receiving the action of a transitive verb. For example, in English, in mail the letter and call ...
/dee rddek twannrdd"/, adj. 1. noting or pertaining to the style of French furnishings and decoration of the mid-1790s, characterized by an increasing use of Greco-Roman forms ...
Directoire style
Style of dress, furniture, and ornament popular in France during the Directory, 1795–99. Dress for men mixed the ancient and contemporary: high boots, vests, open coats, top ...
—directorship, n. /di rek"teuhr, duy-/, n. 1. a person or thing that directs. 2. one of a group of persons chosen to control or govern the affairs of a company or corporation: ...
director general
pl. directors general. the executive head of an organization or of a major subdivision, as a branch or agency, of government. [1875-80] * * *
director of photography
Motion Pictures. the person who is responsible for all operations concerning camera work and lighting during the production of a film. Also called cinematographer. * * *
Director of Public Prosecutions
(abbr the DPP) the head of the Crown Prosecution Service, which is responsible in England and Wales for deciding whether a case should be tried in a court of law. He or she is ...
director's chair
a lightweight folding armchair with transversely crossed legs and having a canvas seat and back panel, as traditionally used by motion-picture directors. [1950-55] * * *
di·rec·tor's chair (dĭ-rĕkʹtərz, dī-) © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. A light folding armchair having a plastic, wooden, or metal frame and a back and ...
director's cut n. The version of a film in which the editing process is overseen, executed, or approved by the director, usually including footage not included in the standard ...
/di rek"teuhr it, duy-/, n. 1. the office of a director. 2. a body of directors. [1830-40; < F directorat < LL director DIRECTOR + F -at -ATE3] * * *
/di rek tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-, duy'rek-/, adj. pertaining to a director or directorate. [1760-70; < LL directori(us) (see DIRECT, -TORY1) + -AL1] * * *
See directorial. * * *
See director. * * *
/di rek"teuh ree, -tree, duy-/, n., pl. directories, adj. n. 1. a book containing an alphabetical index of the names and addresses of persons in a city, district, organization, ...
Directory Assistance
a telephone company service that furnishes telephone directory information over the telephone. Also called information. * * *
direct primary n. A preliminary election in which a party's candidates for public office are nominated by direct vote of the people. * * *
/di rek"tris, duy-/, n. a woman who is a director. [1570-80; DIRECT(O)R + -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
directrice [dē rek trēs′; ] E [ di rek′tris] n. 〚Fr〛 [also in roman type] a woman who directs or controls; specif., the female head of a business, school, etc. * * *
/di rek"triks, duy-/, n., pl. directrixes, directrices /di rek"tri seez', duy-, duy'rek truy"seez/. 1. Geom. a fixed line used in the description of a curve or surface. See diag. ...
direct tax n. A tax, such as an income or property tax, levied directly on the taxpayer. * * *
a satellite television service started in 1994 which broadcasts digital satellite television in the US. * * *
▪ computer programming       a set of APIs (application programming interfaces) designed to handle multimedia tasks on Microsoft Corporation's Windows OS ( operating ...
/dee"ray deuh wah"/, n. a city in E Ethiopia. 76,800. Also, Dire Dawa. * * *
—direfully, adv. —direfulness, n. /duyeur"feuhl/, adj. 1. dreadful; awful; terrible. 2. indicating trouble: direful forecasts. [1575-85; DIRE + -FUL] * * *
See direful. * * *
See direfully. * * *
See dire. * * *
/di remp"sheuhn/, n. a sharp division into two parts; disjunction; separation. [1615-25; < L diremption- (s. of diremptio), equiv. to dirempt(us) (ptp. of dirimere to separate, ...
See direly. * * *
dire wolf n. A large wolflike mammal (Canis dirus) that inhabited North America during the Pleistocene Epoch. * * *
/dee rddek"sit/; Eng. /duy rek"sit/, Latin. he supervised (this); she supervised (this). Abbr.: dir., direx. * * *
/derrj/, n. 1. a funeral song or tune, or one expressing mourning in commemoration of the dead. 2. any composition resembling such a song or tune in character, as a poem of ...
See dirge. * * *
/dir ham", di ram", dir"euhm/, n. 1. a money of account of Iraq, the 20th part of a dinar, equal to 50 fils. 2. a money of account of Kuwait, the 10th part of a dinar, equal to ...
/dir hem", di rem", dir"euhm/, n. any of various fractional silver coins issued in Islamic countries at different periods. [1780-90; var. of DIRHAM] * * *
/duy ruy"neuhs/, adj. Zool. having paired nostrils. [DI-1 + RHIN- + -OUS] * * *
▪ Nicaragua       city, southwestern Nicaragua. It lies in the Diriamba Highlands at an elevation of 1,891 feet (576 m). Diriamba is a major commercial and ...
/dir'i klay"/; Ger. /dee'rddee klay"/, n. Peter Gustav Lejeune /pay"teuhrdd goos"tahf leuh zhuen"/, 1805-59, German mathematician. * * *
Dirichlet problem
▪ mathematics       in mathematics, the problem of formulating and solving certain partial differential equations (partial differential equation) that arise in studies ...
Dirichlet's theorem
▪ mathematics       statement that there are infinitely many prime numbers (prime) contained in the collection of all numbers of the form na + b, in which the constants ...
Dirichlet, Peter Gustav Lejeune
▪ German mathematician born Feb. 13, 1805, Düren, French Empire [now in Germany] died May 5, 1859, Göttingen, Hanover       German mathematician who made valuable ...
Dirie, Waris
▪ 2001       Having in her lifetime gone from Somalian nomad to international supermodel, Waris Dirie continued in 2000 to exert her influence as an activist in the ...
—dirigibility, n. /dir"i jeuh beuhl, di rij"euh-/, n. 1. an airship. adj. 2. designed for or capable of being directed, controlled, or steered. [1575-85; 1905-10 for n.; < L ...
dirigisme [dē rē zhēs′m'] n. 〚Fr〛 government control or intervention, esp. in business activity or the economy dirigiste [dē rēzhēst′] adj. * * *
/dee"rddi goh'/; Eng. /dir"i goh'/, Latin. I direct: motto of Maine. * * *
/dir"euh meuhnt/, adj. causing to become wholly void; nullifying. [1840-50; < L diriment-, s. of dirimens, prp. of dirimere; see DIREMPTION] * * *
diriment impediment
Law. a fact or circumstance that renders a marriage void from the beginning. * * *
/derrk/, n. 1. a dagger, esp. of the Scottish Highlands. v.t. 2. to stab with a dirk. [1595-1605; orig. Scots; of obscure etym.] * * *
/derrk/, n. a male given name, form of Derek. * * *
Dirk Bogarde
➡ Bogarde * * *
Dirk Hartog Island
▪ island, Western Australia, Australia       Australian island in the Indian Ocean, just north of Edel Land Peninsula, Western Australia. Naturaliste Channel passes ...
Dirks, Rudolph
▪ American cartoonist born Feb. 26, 1877, Heide, Ger. died April 20, 1968, New York City       U.S. cartoonist who created the comic strip “Katzenjammer ...
Dirksen, Everett McKinley
born Jan. 4, 1896, Pekin, Ill., U.S. died Sept. 7, 1969, Washington, D.C. U.S. politician. After serving in World War I, he returned to Illinois to pursue business interests. ...
Dirksen,Everett McKinley
Dirk·sen (dûrkʹsən), Everett McKinley. 1896-1969. American politician who represented Illinois in the U.S. Congress (1933-1969) and was known for his flamboyant oratory. * * ...
/dirl, derrl/, v.i. Scot. to vibrate; shake. [1505-15; akin to DRILL] * * *
/derrn"dl/, n. 1. a woman's dress with a close-fitting bodice and full skirt, commonly of colorful and strikingly patterned material, fashioned after Tyrolean peasant wear. 2. a ...
/derrt/, n. 1. any foul or filthy substance, as mud, grime, dust, or excrement. 2. earth or soil, esp. when loose. 3. something or someone vile, mean, or worthless: After that ...
dirt bag
Slang. a filthy or contemptible person. * * *
dirt bike
☆ dirt bike n. an off-road motorbike with special tires, large fenders, etc. * * *
dirt bike.
Informal. See trail bike. * * *
dirt dauber
South Midland and Southern U.S. mud dauber. * * *
dirt farm
a tract of land on which a dirt farmer works. * * *
dirt farmer
—dirt farming. a farmer who works on the soil, distinguished from one who operates a farm with hired hands or tenants. [1920-25, Amer.] * * *
dirt poor
lacking nearly all material means or resources for living. [1935-40, Amer.] * * *
dirt road
an unpaved road. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
/derrt"cheep"/, adj. 1. very inexpensive: The house may need a lot of work, but it was dirt-cheap. adv. 2. cheaply: They got it dirt-cheap. [1815-25] * * *
☆ dirt-poor [dʉrt′poor′ ] adj. extremely poor; destitute * * * dirt-poor (dûrtʹpo͝orʹ) adj. Lacking most of the necessities of life. * * *
☆ dirtbag [dʉrt′bag΄] n. Slang SCUMBAG * * * dirt·bag (dûrtʹbăg') n. Slang A filthy or vile person. * * *
dirt bike n. 1. A lightweight motorcycle designed for use on rough surfaces, such as dirt roads or trails. Also called trail bike. 2. See mountain bike. * * *
dirt dauber n. Chiefly Southern U.S. See mud dauber. See Regional Note at mud dauber. * * *
dirt farmer n. Informal A farmer who does all the work on his or her property.   dirt farming n. * * *
See dirt farmer. * * *
See dirty. * * *
See dirtily. * * *
—dirtily, adv. —dirtiness, n. /derr"tee/, adj., dirtier, dirtiest, v., dirtied, dirtying, adv. adj. 1. soiled with dirt; foul; unclean: dirty laundry. 2. spreading or ...
dirty bomb
a nuclear warhead designed to produce a great amount of radioactive debris by use of a fusion core, fission trigger, and casing of uranium-238. * * *
Dirty Den
the nickname of Dennis Watts, a sometimes dishonest character in the British television soap opera Eastenders. * * *
Dirty Harry
a US film (1971), directed by Don Siegel, about a tough San Francisco police detective called Harry Callahan. The film was very popular because people felt threatened by the ...
dirty language
➡ swear words * * *
dirty linen
personal or private matters that could cause embarrassment if made public: You didn't have to air our dirty linen to all your friends! Also called dirty laundry. [1945-50] * * *
dirty old man
Informal. a mature or elderly man with lewd or obscene preoccupations. [1930-35] * * *
dirty pool
Informal. unethical, unfair, or unsportsmanlike conduct. * * *
dirty rice
a Cajun dish of rice cooked with herbs and often chicken livers. * * *
dirty tricks
—dirty-trickery /derr"tee trik"euh ree/, n. —dirty-tricks, adj. —dirty-trickster /derr"tee trik"steuhr/, n. Informal. 1. Politics. unethical or illegal campaign practices ...
dirty war
a war conducted by the military or secret police of a regime against revolutionary and terrorist insurgents and marked by the regime's use of kidnapping, torture, and murder, ...
dirty word
1. a vulgar or taboo word; obscenity. 2. any word, name, or concept considered reprehensible or unmentionable; anathema: "Lose" is a dirty word to this team. [1835-45] * * *
dirty work
1. disagreeable, often tedious tasks. 2. any illegal or dishonest dealing. * * *
/derr"tee muyn"did/, adj. tending to have vulgar, obscene, or lewd thoughts, interpretations, etc. [1885-90] * * *
dirty laundry n. Informal Personal affairs that could cause embarrassment or distress if made public: Let's not air our dirty laundry in front of our guests. Also called dirty ...
dirtyold man
dirty old man n. Informal A middle-aged or elderly man with lewd or lecherous inclinations. * * *
dirty pool n. Slang Unjust or dishonest conduct.   [From pool2.] * * *
dirty rice n. Southern Louisiana A dish of white rice cooked with chicken livers and gizzards, onions, peppers, and seasonings. * * *
dirty tricks pl.n. Informal 1. Covert intelligence operations designed to disrupt the economy or upset the political situation in another country. 2. Unethical behavior, ...
See dirty tricks. * * *
dirty word n. 1. An obscene or vulgar word. 2. A word, expression, or concept viewed as odious or intolerable: a feisty campaigner to whom “give up” was a dirty word. * * *
Dirʿīyah, Battle of ad-
▪ Arabia [1818]       (1818), major defeat dealt the Wahhābīs (Wahhābī), fanatical and puritanical Muslim reformers of Najd, central Arabia, by the forces of the ...
dis1 /dees/, n., pl. disir /dee"sir/. Scand. Myth. 1. lady; woman. 2. female deity, esp. one promoting fertility: often used as a suffix on names: Freydis; Hjordis; Thordis. [ < ...
/dis/, n. Class. Myth. a god of the underworld. Also called Dis Pater. Cf. Pluto. * * *
The Disney Channel (a cable television channel). * * *
dis aliter visum
/dees ah"li terdd' wee"soom/; Eng. /dis al"i teuhr vuy"seuhm/, Latin. the gods have deemed otherwise. * * *
Dis Pater
/dis pay"teuhr/, Class. Myth. Dis. * * * ▪ Roman god       (Latin: Rich Father), in Roman religion, god of the infernal regions, the equivalent of the Greek Hades ...
dis-1 a Latin prefix meaning "apart," "asunder," "away," "utterly," or having a privative, negative, or reversing force (see de-, un-2); used freely, esp. with these latter ...
1. distance. 2. distant. 3. distribute. * * *
▪ plant genus       genus of orchids, family Orchidaceae, containing about 175 species of plants. They grow in marshes and grasslands in southeastern Africa, Madagascar, ...
/dis'euh bil"i tee/, n., pl. disabilities for 2. 1. lack of adequate power, strength, or physical or mental ability; incapacity. 2. a physical or mental handicap, esp. one that ...
disability clause
Insurance. a clause in a life-insurance policy providing for waiver of premium and sometimes payment of monthly income if the policyholder becomes totally and permanently ...
disability insurance
insurance providing income to a policyholder who is disabled and cannot work. * * *
—disablement, n. —disabler, n. /dis ay"beuhl/, v.t., disabled, disabling. 1. to make unable or unfit; weaken or destroy the capability of; cripple; incapacitate: He was ...
/dis ay"beuhld/, adj. 1. crippled; injured; incapacitated. n. 2. (used with a pl. v.) persons who are crippled, injured, or incapacitated (usually prec. by the): Ramps have been ...
See disable. * * *
See disablement. * * *
See disablement. * * *
—disabusal, n. /dis'euh byoohz"/, v.t., disabused, disabusing. to free (a person) from deception or error. [1605-15; < F désabuser. See DIS-1, ABUSE] * * *
/duy sak"euhr i days', -dayz'/, n. Biochem. an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of disaccharides, as sucrose or lactose, to produce monosaccharides, as fructose or ...
/duy sak"euh ruyd', -rid/, n. Chem. any of a group of carbohydrates, as sucrose or lactose, that yield monosaccharides on hydrolysis. Also called double sugar. [1890-95; DI-1 + ...
/dis'euh kawrd"/, v.i. 1. to be out of accord; disagree. n. 2. disagreement: grave disaccords among nations. [1350-1400; ME < AF, OF desac(c)order, deriv. of desacort. See DIS-1, ...
—disaccreditation, n. /dis'euh kred"it/, v.t. to take away the accreditation or authorization of: to disaccredit a diplomat. [DIS-1 + ACCREDIT] * * *
/dis'euh kus"teuhm/, v.t. to cause to lose a habit: In the country I was quickly disaccustomed of sleeping late. [1475-85; < AF desacustumer; MF, OF. See DIS-1, ACCUSTOM] * * *
/dis'euhd van"tij, -vahn"-/, n., v., disadvantaged, disadvantaging. n. 1. absence or deprivation of advantage or equality. 2. the state or an instance of being in an unfavorable ...
—disadvantagedness, n. /dis'euhd van"tijd, -vahn"-/, adj. 1. lacking the normal or usual necessities and comforts of life, as proper housing, educational opportunities, job ...
See disadvantaged. * * *
—disadvantageously, adv. —disadvantageousness, n. /dis ad'veuhn tay"jeuhs, dis'ad-/, adj. characterized by or involving disadvantage; unfavorable; detrimental. [1595-1605; ...
See disadvantageous. * * *
/dis'euh fekt"/, v.t. to alienate the affection, sympathy, or support of; make discontented or disloyal: The dictator's policies had soon disaffected the people. [1615-25; DIS-1 ...
—disaffectedly, adv. —disaffectedness, n. /dis'euh fek"tid/, adj. discontented and disloyal, as toward the government or toward authority. [1625-35; DISAFFECT + -ED2] * * *
See disaffected. * * *
/dis'euh fek"sheuhn/, n. the absence or alienation of affection or goodwill; estrangement; disloyalty: Disaffection often leads to outright treason. [1595-1605; DIS-1 + ...
—disaffiliation, n. /dis'euh fil"ee ayt'/, v., disaffiliated, disaffiliating. v.t. 1. to sever affiliation with; disassociate: He disaffiliated himself from the political group ...
See disaffiliate. * * *
—disaffirmation /dis'af euhr may"sheuhn/, disaffirmance, n. /dis'euh ferrm"/, v.t. 1. to deny; contradict. 2. Law. to annul; reverse; repudiate. [1525-35; DIS-1 + AFFIRM] * * *
See disaffirm. * * *
See disaffirmance. * * *
disafforest [dis΄ə fôr′ist, dis′e fôr΄ist] vt. 〚ML disafforestare: see DIS- & AFFOREST〛 Eng. Law to reduce from the legal status of a forest to that of ordinary ...
—disaggregation, n. —disaggregative, adj. /dis ag"ri gayt'/, v., disaggregated, disaggregating. v.t. 1. to separate (an aggregate or mass) into its component parts. v.i. 2. ...
See disaggregate. * * *
See disaggregation. * * *
/dis'euh gree"/, v.i., disagreed, disagreeing. 1. to fail to agree; differ: The conclusions disagree with the facts. The theories disagree in their basic premises. 2. to differ ...
—disagreeableness, disagreeability, n. —disagreeably, adv. /dis'euh gree"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. contrary to one's taste or liking; unpleasant; offensive; repugnant. 2. ...
See disagreeable. * * *
See disagreeableness. * * *
/dis'euh gree"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act, state, or fact of disagreeing. 2. lack of agreement; diversity; unlikeness: a disagreement of colors. 3. difference of opinion; dissent. 4. ...
—disallowable, adj. —disallowableness, n. —disallowance, n. /dis'euh low"/, v.t. 1. to refuse to allow; reject; veto: to disallow a claim for compensation. 2. to refuse to ...
See disallow. * * *
See disallowable. * * *
—disambiguation, n. /dis'am big"yooh ayt'/, v.t., disambiguated, disambiguating. to remove the ambiguity from; make unambiguous: In order to disambiguate the sentence "She ...
See disambiguate. * * *
—disannuller, n. —disannulment, n. /dis'euh nul"/, v.t., disannulled, disannulling. to annul utterly; make void: to disannul a contract. [1485-95; DIS-1 + ANNUL] * * *
See disannul. * * *
/dis'euh pear"/, v.i. 1. to cease to be seen; vanish from sight. 2. to cease to exist or be known; pass away; end gradually: One by one the symptoms disappeared. [1520-30; DIS-1 ...
/dis'euh pear"euhns/, n. the act or an instance of disappearing; a ceasing to be seen or to exist. [1705-15; DISAPPEAR + -ANCE] * * *
—disappointer, n. /dis'euh poynt"/, v.t. 1. to fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes of: His gross ingratitude disappointed us. 2. to defeat the fulfillment of (hopes, ...
—disappointedly, adv. /dis'euh poyn"tid/, adj. 1. depressed or discouraged by the failure of one's hopes or expectations: a disappointed suitor. 2. Obs. inadequately appointed; ...
See disappointed. * * *
—disappointingly, adv. /dis'euh poyn"ting/, adj. failing to fulfill one's hopes or expectations: a disappointing movie; a disappointing marriage. [1520-30; DISAPPOINT + ...
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/dis'euh poynt"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or fact of disappointing: All of his efforts only led to the disappointment of his supporters. 2. the state or feeling of being ...
Dis·ap·point·ment (dĭs'ə-pointʹmənt), Cape A cape of southwest Washington on the northern side of the mouth of the Columbia River. It was named in 1788 by a British sea ...
/dis'ap reuh bay"sheuhn/, n. disapproval; condemnation. [1640-50; DIS-1 + APPROBATION] * * *
/dis'euh prooh"veuhl/, n. the act or state of disapproving; a condemnatory feeling, look, or utterance; censure: stern disapproval. [1655-65; DIS-1 + APPROVAL] Syn. ...
—disapprover, n. —disapprovingly, adv. /dis'euh proohv"/, v., disapproved, disapproving. v.t. 1. to think (something) wrong or reprehensible; censure or condemn in ...
See disapprove. * * *
See disapprover. * * *
—disarmer, n. /dis ahrm"/, v.t. 1. to deprive of a weapon or weapons. 2. to remove the fuze or other actuating device from: to disarm a bomb. 3. to deprive of the means of ...
/dis ahr"meuh meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or an instance of disarming. 2. the reduction or limitation of the size, equipment, armament, etc., of the army, navy, or air force of a ...
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—disarmingly, adv. /dis ahr"ming/, adj. removing or capable of removing hostility, suspicion, etc., as by being charming: a disarming smile. [1540-50; DISARM + -ING2] Syn. ...
See disarming. * * *
—disarrangement, n. —disarranger, n. /dis'euh raynj"/, v.t., disarranged, disarranging. to disturb the arrangement of; disorder; unsettle. [1735-45; DIS-1 + ARRANGE] * * *
See disarrange. * * *
/dis'euh ray"/, v.t. 1. to put out of array or order; throw into disorder. 2. to undress. n. 3. disorder; confusion: The army retreated in disarray. 4. disorder of ...
—disarticulation, n. —disarticulator, n. /dis'ahr tik"yeuh layt'/, v.t., v.i., disarticulated, disarticulating. to make or become disjointed, as the bones of a body or stems ...
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See disarticulation. * * *
—disassembly, n. /dis'euh sem"beuhl/, v., disassembled, disassembling. v.t. 1. to take apart. v.i. 2. to come apart: These shelves disassemble quickly for easy ...
See disassemble. * * *
—disassociation, n. /dis'euh soh"shee ayt', -see-/, v.t., disassociated, disassociating. to dissociate. [1595-1605; DIS-1 + ASSOCIATE] * * *
See disassociate. * * *
disassortative mating
/dis'euh sawr"teuh tiv/, Animal Behav., Psychol. the reproductive pairing of individuals that have traits more dissimilar than would likely be the case if mating were random ...
/di zas"teuhr, -zah"steuhr/, n. 1. a calamitous event, esp. one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, as a flood, airplane crash, or business ...
disaster area
1. a region or locality in which the population is generally affected by the occurrence of a major disaster, as a widespread flood, an explosion causing extensive damage, or the ...
disaster area n. An area that officially qualifies for emergency governmental aid as a result of a catastrophe, such as an earthquake or flood. * * *
▪ 2009 Introduction Aviation       January 23, Poland. A Spanish-built CASA transport plane carrying members of the Polish air force home from a conference on flight ...
—disastrously, adv. —disastrousness, n. /di zas"treuhs, -zah"streuhs/, adj. 1. causing great distress or injury; ruinous; very unfortunate; calamitous: The rain and cold ...
See disastrous. * * *
See disastrously. * * *
—disavowedly, adv. —disavower, n. /dis'euh vow"/, v.t. to disclaim knowledge of, connection with, or responsibility for; disown; repudiate: He disavowed the remark that had ...
See disavow. * * *
/dis'euh vow"euhl/, n. a disowning; repudiation; denial. [1740-50; DISAVOW + -AL2] * * *
—disbandment, n. /dis band"/, v.t. 1. to break up or dissolve (an organization): They disbanded the corporation. v.i. 2. to disperse. [1585-95; < MF desbander, equiv. to des- ...
See disband. * * *
—disbarment, n. /dis bahr"/, v.t., disbarred, disbarring. to expel from the legal profession or from the bar of a particular court. [1625-35; DIS-1 + BAR1] Syn. debar, suspend, ...
See disbar. * * * ▪ law       the process whereby an attorney is deprived of his license or privileges for failure to carry out his practice in accordance with ...
/dis'bi leef"/, n. 1. the inability or refusal to believe or to accept something as true. 2. amazement; astonishment: We stared at the Taj Mahal in disbelief. [1665-75; DIS-1 + ...
—disbeliever, n. —disbelievingly, adv. /dis'bi leev"/, v., disbelieved, disbelieving. v.t. 1. to have no belief in; refuse or reject belief in: to disbelieve reports of UFO ...
See disbelieve. * * *
See disbeliever. * * *
/dis booz"euhm, -booh"zeuhm/, v.t. to reveal; confess. [1835-45; DIS-1 + BOSOM] * * *
/dis bownd"/, adj. (of a book) having the binding torn or loose. [1965-70; DIS- + BOUND1] * * *
dis·branch (dĭs-brănchʹ) tr.v. dis·branched, dis·branch·ing, dis·branch·es 1. To cut or break a branch from (a tree). 2. To remove (a limb or branch) from a tree. * * *
/dis bud"/, v.t., disbudded, disbudding. Hort. 1. to remove leaf buds or shoots from (a plant) to produce a certain shape or effect. 2. to remove certain flower buds from (a ...
—disburdenment, n. /dis berr"dn/, v.t. 1. to remove a burden from; rid of a burden. 2. to relieve of anything oppressive or annoying: Confession disburdened his mind of ...
See disburden. * * *
See disburse. * * *
dis·bur·sal (dĭs-bûrʹsəl) n. Disbursement. * * *
—disbursable, adj. —disburser, n. /dis berrs"/, v.t., disbursed, disbursing. 1. to pay out (money), esp. for expenses; expend. 2. to distribute or scatter: Our troops were ...
/dis berrs"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or an instance of disbursing. 2. money paid out or spent. [1590-1600; < MF desboursement. See DISBURSE, -MENT] * * *
See disbursable. * * *
/disk/, n. 1. a phonograph record. 2. disk (defs. 1, 2, 4-9). v.t. 3. Informal. to make (a recording) on a phonograph disc. 4. disk (defs. 11, 12). Also, disk (for defs. 1, ...

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