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/day"di kind/; Ger. /day"deuh kint/, n. Julius Wilhelm Richard /joohl"yeuhs wil"helm rich"euhrd/; Ger. /yooh"lee oos' vil"helm rddikh"ahrddt/ 1831-1916, German mathematician. * * ...
Dedekind cut
Math. two nonempty subsets of an ordered field, as the rational numbers, such that one subset is the collection of upper bounds of the second and the second is the collection of ...
Dedekind, Richard
▪ German mathematician born Oct. 6, 1831, Braunschweig, duchy of Braunschweig [Germany] died Feb. 12, 1916, Braunschweig  German mathematician who developed a major ...
/di den"deuhm/, n., pl. dedenda /-deuh/. Mach. (on a gear or rack) the radial distance between the pitch circle or line and the root circle or line. Cf. addendum (def. ...
v.t., dedesignated, dedesignating. * * *
/ded"euhm/, n. a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston. 25,298. * * * ▪ Massachusetts, United States       town (township), Norfolk county, eastern Massachusetts, U.S., ...
—dedicator, n. v. /ded"i kayt'/; adj. /ded"i kit/, v., dedicated, dedicating, adj. v.t. 1. to set apart and consecrate to a deity or to a sacred purpose: The ancient Greeks ...
—dedicatedly, adv. /ded"i kay'tid/, adj. 1. wholly committed to something, as to an ideal, political cause, or personal goal: a dedicated artist. 2. set apart or reserved for a ...
See dedicated. * * *
/ded'i keuh tee"/, n. a person to whom something is dedicated. [1750-60; DEDICATE + -EE] * * *
—dedicational, adj. /ded'i kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of dedicating. 2. the state of being dedicated: Her dedication to medicine was so great that she had time for little ...
See dedication. * * *
See dedicate. * * *
—dedicatorily, adv. /ded"i keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. of or pertaining to dedication; serving as a dedication. Also, dedicative /ded"i kay'tiv/. [1555-65; DEDICATE + ...
/dee'dif euh ren"shee ayt'/, v.i., dedifferentiated, dedifferentiating. Biol. to undergo dedifferentiation. [1915-20; back formation from DEDIFFERENTIATION] * * *
/dee dif'euh ren'shee ay"sheuhn/, n. Biol. a process by which structures or behaviors that were specialized for a specific function lose their specialization and become ...
/dee doh'leuh muy'teuh zay"sheuhn, -mi-, -dol'euh-/, n. Geol., Petrol. a metamorphic process in which the magnesium in dolomitic rock forms new minerals, as brucite and ...
/dee doh"leuh muy tuyz', -mi-, -dol"euh-/, v.t., dedolomitized, dedolomitizing. to transform (dolomite or dolomitic limestone) by separating the dolomite into calcium carbonate ...
—deducible, adj. —deducibility, deducibleness, n. —deducibly, adv. /di doohs", -dyoohs"/, v.t., deduced, deducing. 1. to derive as a conclusion from something known or ...
See deduce. * * *
/di dukt"/, v.t. 1. to take away, as from a sum or amount: Once you deduct your expenses, there is nothing left. v.i. 2. detract; abate (usually fol. by from): The rocky soil ...
See deductible. * * *
—deductibility, n. /di duk"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being deducted. 2. allowable as a tax deduction: Charitable contributions are deductible expenses. n. 3. the amount ...
deductible clause
a clause in an insurance policy stipulating that the insured will be liable for a specified initial amount of each loss, injury, etc., and that the insurance company will be ...
/di duk"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of deducting; subtraction. 2. something that is or may be deducted: She took deductions for a home office and other business expenses ...
—deductively, adv. /di duk"tiv/, adj. based on deduction from accepted premises: deductive argument; deductive reasoning. [1640-50; < L deductivus derivative. See DEDUCT, ...
See deductive. * * *
▪ Malawi       town, central Malawi (Malaŵi), at the foot of Dedza Mountain (7,211 feet [2,198 metres]). Situated in an area with a cool, healthy climate and a ...
/dee/, n. 1. a metal loop attached to tack, for fastening gear: to hang wire cutters from a dee on a saddle. 2. Physics. a hollow electrode for accelerating particles in a ...
/dee/, n. 1. John, 1527-1608, English mathematician and astrologer. 2. a river in NE Scotland, flowing E into the North Sea at Aberdeen. 90 mi. (145 km) long. 3. a river in N ...
Dee, Frances
▪ 2005       American actress (b. Nov. 26, 1907, Los Angeles, Calif.—d. March 6, 2004, Norwalk, Conn.), was a movie star of the 1930s and '40s who was known for her ...
Dee, John
▪ English mathematician born July 13, 1527, London, England died December 1608, Mortlake, Surrey       English mathematician, natural philosopher, and student of the ...
Dee, River
▪ river, Scotland, United Kingdom       river in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, rising at an elevation above 4,000 feet (1,250 metres) in the Cairngorm Mountains and flowing ...
Dee, Ruby
▪ American actress byname of  Ruby Ann Wallace  born Oct. 27, 1924, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.    American actress and social activist who was known for her pioneering work in ...
Dee, Sandra
▪ 2006 Alexandra Cymboliak Zuck  American actress (b. April 23, 1942, Bayonne, N.J.—d. Feb. 20, 2005, Thousand Oaks, Calif.), worked as a model and appeared in television ...
—deedless, adj. /deed/, n. 1. something that is done, performed, or accomplished; an act: Do a good deed every day. 2. an exploit or achievement; feat: brave deeds. 3. Often, ...
deed of trust.
See trust deed. * * *
deed poll
/pohl/, pl. deeds poll. Law. a deed signed and executed only by the grantor. [1580-90] * * *
/dee"jay'/, n. Informal. See disc jockey. [1940-45; pron. of initials D.J.] * * *
/dee"lee/, n. Northwestern U.S. (chiefly Seattle). a thing whose name is unknown or forgotten; thingumbob. [DEAL1 + -IE] * * *
/deem/, v.i. 1. to form or have an opinion; judge; think: He did not deem lightly of the issue. v.t. 2. to hold as an opinion; think; regard: He deemed it wise to refuse the ...
—deemstership, n. /deem"steuhr/, n. a judge of the Isle of Man. Also, dempster. [1250-1300; ME demestre; see DEEM, -STER] * * *
—deepness, n. /deep/, adj. deeper, deepest, n., adv., deeper, deepest. adj. 1. extending far down from the top or surface: a deep well; a deep valley. 2. extending far in or ...
Deep Blue
the name of a computer program that plays chess. In one second, it can analyse 100 million possible positions on the board. It was invented in 1985 by two students at Carnegie ...
deep discount
a discount far larger than normally offered. * * *
deep fat
hot fat used for deep-frying food. [1950-55] * * *
deep floor
Naut. any of the floors toward the ends of a vessel, deeper than those of standard depth amidships. * * *
deep focus
Cinematog. 1. the focusing of a filmed scene so as to make near and distant objects equally clear. 2. a shot utilizing a large depth of field. * * *
deep freeze
1. a state or period of halted or suspended activity or progress: High interest rates created a deep freeze in housing construction. 2. suspended animation. 3. put in or into the ...
deep freezer
freezer (def. 1). [1945-50, Amer.] * * *
deep fryer
a deep pan or pot with a basket, usually of mesh, inside, for deep-frying. [1950-55] * * *
Deep Impact/EPOXI
▪ space probe  a U.S. space probe that in 2005 studied cometary structure by shooting a 370-kg (810-pound) mass into the nucleus of the comet Tempel 1 and then analyzing the ...
deep kiss.
See soul kiss. [1945-50] * * *
deep mourning
completely black mourning clothes made of a drab material: After her brother died, she was in deep mourning for a year. [1715-25] * * *
deep pocket
deep pocket n. [usually pl.] Informal extensive financial resources; great wealth deep-pocket adj. deep-pocketed * * *
deep pockets
an abundance of money or wealth. [1975-80] * * *
deep scattering layer
Oceanog. a zone of biological origin within the ocean, at a depth of 900-1200 ft. (270-360 m), which scatters sounding echoes. * * *
deep six
Slang. 1. burial or discarding at sea. 2. complete rejection or ruin. [1940-45] * * *
Deep South
the southeastern part of the U.S., including esp. South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. * * *
deep space
—deep-space, adj. space beyond the limits of the solar system. Also called outer space. [1950-55] * * *
deep structure
Ling. (in transformational-generative grammar) the underlying semantic or syntactic representation of a sentence, from which the surface structure may be derived. Cf. surface ...
deep throat
deep throat n. 〚after the name used by a journalist for the anonymous informant in the WATERGATE scandal < the particular kind of fellatio depicted in the pornographic film ...
/deep"ches"tid/, adj. 1. having a large, broad chest: a deep-chested man. 2. coming from deep in the chest: a deep-chested cough. [1830-40] * * *
/deep"dish'/, adj. Cookery. baked in a deep dish, often with a pastry top: a deep-dish peach pie. [1935-40] * * *
deep-dish pie
☆ deep-dish pie [dēp′dish′ ] n. a pie, usually of fruit, baked in a deep dish and having only a top crust * * *
/deep"draw"/, v.t., deep-drew, deep-drawn, deep-drawing. Metalworking. to form (tubing, containers, etc.) by pulling strip or sheet metal between suitably formed and spaced dies. ...
/deep"duyd"/, adj. thorough; unmitigated: a deep-dyed villain. [1810-20] * * *
deep-etch plate
/deep"ech'/ an offset printing plate with an intaglio image filled with a substance that attracts ink to make it planographic. Cf. albumen plate. * * *
/deep"freez"/, v.t., deep-freezed or deep-froze, deep-freezed or deep-frozen, deep-freezing. 1. to quick-freeze (food). 2. to store in a frozen state. [1945-50, Amer.; DEEP + ...
deep-froze (dēpʹfrōzʹ) v. Past tense of deep-freeze. * * *
deep-fro·zen (dēpʹfrōʹzən) v. Past participle of deep-freeze. * * *
/deep"fruy"/, v.t., deep-fried, deep-frying. to fry in a quantity of fat sufficient to cover the food being cooked. [1930-35] * * *
/deep"kis"/, v.t., v.i. to soul-kiss. [1945-50] * * *
/deep"layd"/, adj. carefully, cunningly, or secretly made: a deep-laid plot. [1760-70] * * *
—deeprootedness, n. /deep"rooh"tid, -root"id/, adj. deeply rooted; firmly implanted or established: a deep-rooted patriotism; deep-rooted suspicions. [1660-70] * * *
deep-scattering layer
▪ oceanography       horizontal zone of living organisms, usually schools of fish, occurring below the surface in many ocean areas, so called because the layer scatters ...
/deep"see"/, adj. of, pertaining to, in, or associated with the deeper parts of the sea: deep-sea fishing; deep-sea diver. [1620-30] * * *
deep-sea core
/deep"see'/, Oceanog. an intact sample of sediment extracted from the ocean floor by drilling with a long hollow tube. * * *
deep-sea fish
▪ marine biology       in general, any species of fishes (class Osteichthyes) that are found at extreme ocean depths, usually more than 600 m and even to as much as ...
deep-sea trench
or oceanic trench Any long, narrow, steep-sided depression in the ocean bottom in which maximum oceanic depths (24,000–36,000 ft, or 7,000–11,000 m) occur. The deepest ...
deep-sea vent
Hydrothermal (hot-water) vent formed on the ocean floor when seawater circulates through hot volcanic rocks, often located where new oceanic crust is being formed. Vents also ...
/deep"see"tid/, adj. firmly implanted or established: a deep-seated sense of loyalty. [1735-45] * * *
/deep"set"/, adj. placed far in: a face with deep-set eyes under bushy brows. [1830-35] * * *
/deep"siks"/, v.t. Slang. 1. to throw overboard. 2. to get rid of; abandon; discard. 3. to reject, negate, or ruin: The team deep-sixed the manager's attempt to call Sunday ...
/deep"voyst"/, adj. having a voice that is low in pitch: a deep-voiced young man. [1840-50] * * *
deep-wa·ter (dēpʹwô'tər, -wŏt'ər) adj. Of, relating to, or carried on in waters of a relatively great depth: a deep-water port; deep-water drilling for oil. * * *
See deep ecology. * * *
deep ecology n. A form of environmentalism that advocates radical measures to protect the natural environment regardless of their effect on the welfare of people.   deep ...
—deepener, n. —deepeningly, adv. /dee"peuhn/, v.t., v.i. 1. to make or become deep or deeper: Larger ships will be able to navigate the river after the main channel is ...
deep focus n. A camera technique that affords great depth of field, keeping both close and distant planes in focus at the same time. * * *
/deep"freez', -freez"/, Trademark. a brand of deep freezer. * * *
deep freezer n. A freezer for the quick-freezing and long-term storage of food. * * *
deep fryer n. An appliance used for deep-frying food. * * *
deep kiss n. A kiss in which the tongue is extended deep into the partner's mouth.   deepʹ-kissʹ (dēpʹkĭsʹ) v. * * *
/deep"lee/, adv. 1. at or to a considerable extent downward; well within or beneath a surface. 2. to a thorough extent or profound degree: deeply pained; deeply committed. 3. ...
See deeply. * * *
deep pocket n. A source of substantial wealth or financial support. Often used in the plural: “Japanese investors... have all but pulled out of the market—and there's no deep ...
Deep River (dēp) A river rising in north-central North Carolina and flowing about 201 km (125 mi) southeast and east to join the Haw River and form the Cape Fear River. * * *
deep six n. Slang 1. Burial at sea. 2. Disposal or rejection of something: gave all our plans the deep six.   [American slang, a grave, referring to the conventional depth of a ...
Deep South A region of the southeast United States, usually comprising the states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina. * * *
deep space n. The regions beyond the gravitational influence of Earth encompassing interplanetary, interstellar, and intergalactic space. * * *
deep structure n. In generative grammar, an abstract underlying structure from which the actual form of a sentence is derived. * * *
/deep"waw"teuhr, -wot"euhr/, adj. having, requiring, or operating in deep water: deepwater shipping; deepwater drilling for oil. [1785-95; DEEP + WATER] * * *
/dear/, n., pl. deer, (occasionally) deers. 1. any of several ruminants of the family Cervidae, most of the males of which have solid, deciduous antlers. 2. any of the smaller ...
deer fern
an evergreen fern, Blechnum spicant, of Eurasia and western North America, having densely clustered fronds. [so called because it is often cultivated for deer] * * *
deer fly
any of several tabanid flies of the genus Chrysops, the female of which is a vector of tularemia in deer, livestock, and humans. [1850-55, Amer.] * * *
deer fly fever
Med., Vet. Med. tularemia. [1935-40] * * *
deer grass.
See meadow beauty. [1775-85, Amer.] * * *
Deer Hunter
a US film (1978), directed by Michael Cimino, which received three Oscars, including the one for ‘Best Picture’. The story is about a group of friends who hunt deer together ...
deer lick
a spot of ground, naturally or artificially salty, where deer come to lick. [1735-45] * * *
deer mouse
☆ deer mouse n. a mostly North American, white-footed mouse (genus Peromyscus) * * * or white-footed mouse Any of about 60 species (genus Peromyscus, family Cricetidae) of ...
deer mouse.
See white-footed mouse. [1825-35, Amer.] * * *
Deer Park
1. a town on central Long Island, in SE New York. 30,394. 2. a town in S Texas. 22,648. * * *
deer tick
deer tick n. a tick that is parasitic on deer; esp., any of a genus (Ixodes) of ticks that transmit the spirochete causing Lyme disease * * *
/dearz"tung'/, n. See green gentian. [1860-65] * * *
Deer, The Book of
▪ Scottish Gaelic literature       illuminated manuscript written in Latin, probably in the 9th century, at a monastery founded by St. Columba at Deer Abbey (now in ...
/dear"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n., pl. deerberries. 1. either of two shrubs, Vaccinium stamineum or V. caesium, of the heath family, native to the eastern U.S., having clusters of ...
/dear/, n. John, 1804-86, U.S. inventor and manufacturer of farm implements. * * *
Deere & Company
▪ American company       major American manufacturer of farm machinery and industrial equipment. It is headquartered in Moline, Ill.       The company's origin ...
Deere, John
born Feb. 7, 1804, Rutland, Vt., U.S. died May 17, 1886, Moline, Ill. U.S. inventor and manufacturer of agricultural implements. He was apprenticed to a blacksmith and later ...
Deere (dîr), John. 1804-1886. American industrialist who pioneered the manufacture of plows especially suited to working prairie soil. * * *
/dear"feeld'/, n. a city in NE Illinois. 17,430. * * *
Deerfield Beach
a town in S Florida. 39,193. * * * ▪ Florida, United States       city, Broward county, southeastern Florida, U.S., on the Atlantic Ocean, just south of Boca Raton. ...
Deer·field Beach (dîrʹfēld') A city of southeast Florida on the Atlantic Ocean north of Fort Lauderdale. It is in a truck-farming area. Population: 46,325. * * *
☆ deerfly [dir′flī΄ ] n. pl. deerflies any of certain bloodsucking, dipterous flies, esp. any of a genus (Chrysops) of a family (Tabanidae) of insects that includes the ...
deer grass n. See meadow beauty. * * *
/dear"hownd'/, n. See Scottish deerhound. [1805-15; DEER + HOUND1] * * *
Deering, William
▪ American manufacturer born April 25, 1826, South Paris, Maine, U.S. died Dec. 9, 1913, Coconut Grove, Fla.       American businessman and philanthropist whose company ...
deer mouse n. A North American mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) having white feet and underparts, and a long, bicolored tail. * * *
/dear"skin'/, n. 1. the skin of a deer. 2. leather made from this. 3. a garment made of such leather. adj. 4. made of deerskin: a deerskin jacket. [1350-1400; ME dereskin, var. ...
—deerstalking, n. /dear"staw'keuhr/, n. 1. a person who stalks deer. 2. Also called fore-and-after. a close-fitting woolen cap having a visor in front and in back, with ...
deer tick n. Any of several ticks of the genus Ixodes that are parasitic on deer and other animals and transmit the infectious agents of febrile diseases, such as Lyme disease. * ...
/dear"weed'/, n. any of several shrubby Californian plants belonging to the genus Lotus, of the legume family, esp. L. scoparious, having pinnate leaves and clusters of yellow ...
/dear"yahrd'/, n. an area where deer gather in winter. [1840-50, Amer.; DEER + YARD2] * * *
/dees/, adj. Slang. dece. * * *
/dee ee"sis/, n., pl. deeses /-seez/. a representation in Byzantine art of Christ enthroned and flanked by the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist, often found on an ...
/deet/, Chem., Trademark. a brand of diethyltoluamide. * * *
def1 /def/, adv. Informal. definitely: Going to Europe this summer? But def! [by shortening] def2 /def/, adj. Slang. excellent: That hip-hop record is def! [1980-85, Amer.; of ...
def art
def art abbrev. definite article * * *
Def Jam
➡ Rubin * * *
Def Leppard
▪ British rock group       British rock band that was one of the prime movers of the new wave of British heavy metal. The original members were Pete Willis (b. Feb. 16, ...
1. defective. 2. defendant. 3. defense. 4. deferred. 5. defined. 6. definite. 7. definition. * * *
—defaceable, adj. —defacement, n. —defacer, n. /di fays"/, v.t., defaced, defacing. 1. to mar the surface or appearance of; disfigure: to deface a wall by writing on it. 2. ...
See deface. * * *
See defaceable. * * *
See defaceable. * * *
de fac·to (dĭ făkʹtō, dā) adv. In reality or fact; actually. adj. 1. Actual: de facto segregation. 2. Exercising power or serving a function without being legally or ...
—defalcator, n. /di fal"kayt, -fawl"-/, v.i., defalcated, defalcating. Law. to be guilty of defalcation. [1530-40; < ML defalcatus (ptp. of defalcare to cut off), equiv. to de- ...
/dee'fal kay"sheuhn, -fawl-/, n. Law. 1. misappropriation of money or funds held by an official, trustee, or other fiduciary. 2. the sum misappropriated. [1425-75; late ME: ...
See defalcation. * * *
/def'euh may"sheuhn/, n. the act of defaming; false or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another, as by slander or libel; calumny: She sued the magazine for defamation ...
/di fam"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. containing defamation; injurious to reputation; slanderous or libelous: She claimed that the article in the magazine was ...
—defamer, n. —defamingly, adv. /di faym"/, v.t., defamed, defaming. 1. to attack the good name or reputation of, as by uttering or publishing maliciously or falsely anything ...
See defame. * * *
defamiliarize [dē fə mil′yər īz΄, dē fəmil′ē ərīz΄] vt. defamiliarized, defamiliarizing to make (something well-known or well-established) seem unfamiliar, ...
/dee fang"/, v.t. 1. to remove the fangs of: to defang a snake. 2. to cause to become less powerful or threatening; render harmless. [1950-55; DE- + FANG] * * *
v.t., defatted, defatting. * * *
/di fawlt"/, n. 1. failure to act; inaction or neglect: They lost their best client by sheer default. 2. failure to meet financial obligations. 3. Law. failure to perform an act ...
/di fawl"teuhr/, n. 1. a person who defaults or fails to fulfill an obligation, esp. a legal or financial one. 2. Brit. a soldier convicted by court-martial. [1660-70; DEFAULT + ...
/def"kon/, n. any of several alert statuses for U.S. military forces, ranked numerically from normal, 5, to maximum readiness, 1. [def(ense readiness) con(dition)] * * *
/di fee"zeuhns/, n. Law. 1. a rendering null and void. 2. a condition on the performance of which a deed or other instrument is defeated or rendered void. 3. a collateral deed or ...
/di feez"/, v.t., defeased, defeasing. to defeat or annul (a contract, deed, etc.). [1470-80; back formation from DEFEASANCE] * * *
See defeasible. * * *
—defeasibleness, defeasibility, n. /di fee"zeuh beuhl/, adj. capable of being annulled or terminated. [1580-90; < AF defesible. See DEFEASANCE, -IBLE] * * *
See defeasibility. * * *
—defeater, n. /di feet"/, v.t. 1. to overcome in a contest, election, battle, etc.; prevail over; vanquish: They defeated the enemy. She defeated her brother at tennis. 2. to ...
See defeat. * * *
/di fee"tiz euhm/, n. the attitude, policy, or conduct of a person who admits, expects, or no longer resists defeat, as because of a conviction that further struggle or effort is ...
/di fee"tist/, n. 1. a person who surrenders easily or is subject to defeatism. 2. an advocate or follower of defeatism as a public policy. adj. 3. marked by defeatism. [1915-20; ...
defeature1 /di fee"cheuhr/, n. Archaic. disfigurement. [1580-90; DE- + FEATURE] defeature2 /di fee"cheuhr/, n. Obs. defeat; ruin. [1580-90; DEFEAT + -URE] * * *
—defecation, n. /def"i kayt'/, v., defecated, defecating. v.i. 1. to void excrement from the bowels through the anus; have a bowel movement. 2. to become clear of dregs, ...
See defecate. * * * or bowel movement Elimination of feces from the digestive tract. Peristalsis moves feces through the colon to the rectum, where they stimulate the urge to ...
See defecation. * * *
—defectible, adj. —defectibility, n. —defectless, adj. n. /dee"fekt, di fekt"/; v. /di fekt"/, n. 1. a shortcoming, fault, or imperfection: a defect in an argument; a ...
/di fek"sheuhn/, n. 1. desertion from allegiance, loyalty, duty, or the like; apostasy: His defection to East Germany was regarded as treasonable. 2. failure; lack; loss: He was ...
—defectively, adv. —defectiveness, n. /di fek"tiv/, adj. 1. having a defect or flaw; faulty; imperfect: a defective machine. 2. Psychol. characterized by subnormal ...
defective number
Math. See deficient number. * * *
defective year.
See under Jewish calendar. [1905-10] * * *
See defective. * * *
See defectively. * * *
/di fek"teuhr/, n. a person who defects from a cause, country, alliance, etc. [1655-65; < L defector renegade, rebel, equiv. to defec- (var. s. of deficere to become disaffected, ...
—defederalization, n. /dee fed"euhr euh luyz'/, v.t., defederalized, defederalizing. to shift the functions or powers of (an agency, service, etc.) from the jurisdiction of the ...
v.t., defeminized, defeminizing. * * *
—defenceable, adj. —defenceless, adj. —defencelessly, adv. —defencelessness, n. /di fens"/, n., v.t., defenced, defencing. Chiefly Brit. defense. * * *
Defence of India Act
▪ United Kingdom-India [1915]       (1915), legislation designed to give the government of British India special powers to deal with revolutionary and German-inspired ...
Defence of the Realm Act
(abbr DORA) a law introduced by the British government in 1914 to give special powers to the authorities in Ireland. At that time, after the beginning of the war between Britain ...
—defendable, adj. —defender, n. /di fend"/, v.t. 1. to ward off attack from; guard against assault or injury (usually fol. by from or against): The sentry defended the gate ...
See defend. * * *
/di fen"deuhnt/ or, esp. in court for 1, /-dant/, n. 1. Law. a person, company, etc., against whom a claim or charge is brought in a court (opposed to plaintiff). 2. Obs. ...
See defendable. * * *
defender of the bond
Rom. Cath. Ch. an official appointed in each diocese to uphold marriages of disputed validity. Also called defender of the marriage bond. * * *
Defender of the Faith
a title conferred on Henry VIII by Pope Leo X in 1521, later withdrawn but restored by Parliament and used ever since by English sovereigns. [trans. of NL Fidei defensor] * * ...
➡ hockey * * *
de·fen·es·trate (dē-fĕnʹĭ-strāt') tr.v. de·fen·es·trat·ed, de·fen·es·trat·ing, de·fen·es·trates To throw out of a window.   [Back-formation from ...
/dee fen'euh stray"sheuhn/, n. the act of throwing a thing or esp. a person out of a window: the defenestration of the commissioners at Prague. [1610-20; DE- + L fenestr(a) ...
—defenseless, adj. —defenselessly, adv. —defenselessness, n. /di fens"/ or, esp. for 7, 9, /dee"fens/, n., v., defensed, defensing. n. 1. resistance against attack; ...
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
▪ United States government Introduction , also called (1958–72 and 1993–96)  Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA)        U.S. government agency created in ...
defense attorney
➡ legal system * * *
defense economics
Field of national economic management concerned with peacetime and wartime military expenditures. It arose in response to the greater scale and sophistication of warfare in the ...
defense mechanism
1. Physiol. the defensive reaction of an organism, as against a pathogenic microorganism. 2. Psychol. an unconscious process, as denial, that protects an individual from ...
Defense of Rights, Associations for the
▪ Turkish history Turkish  Müdafaa-i Hukuk Cemiyetleri,         patriotic league formed in Anatolia and in Thrace in 1918, after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in ...
defenseless [dē fens′lis, di fens′lis, dē′fenslis] adj. lacking defense; unable to defend oneself; open to attack; helpless; ...
See defenseless. * * *
See defenseless. * * *
/di fens"meuhn, -man'/, n., pl. defensemen /-meuhn, -men'/. Sports. a player in certain games, as ice hockey or lacrosse, who lines up in a defensive zone or position. [1890-95; ...
defense mechanism n. 1. Biology. A physiological reaction of an organism used in self-protection, as against infection. 2. Psychology. Any of various usually unconscious mental ...
See defensible. * * *
—defensibility, defensibleness, n. —defensibly, adv. /di fen"seuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being defended against assault or injury: The troops were bivouacked in a ...
See defensibility. * * *
See defensibility. * * *
—defensively, adv. —defensiveness, n. /di fen"siv/, adj. 1. serving to defend; protective: defensive armament. 2. made or carried on for the purpose of resisting attack: ...
defensive back
Football. a defender positioned off the line of scrimmage for the purpose of covering pass receivers and tackling runners who elude linemen and linebackers. * * *
defensive medicine
the practice by a physician of ordering many tests or consultations as a means of self-protection against charges of malpractice in the event of an unfavorable outcome of ...
See defensive. * * *
See defensively. * * *
defer1 —deferrer, n. /di ferr"/, v., deferred, deferring. v.t. 1. to put off (action, consideration, etc.) to a future time: The decision has been deferred by the board until ...
/di ferr"euh beuhl/, adj., n. deferrable. * * *
/def"euhr euhns/, n. 1. respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another. 2. respectful or courteous regard: in deference to his ...
deferent1 /def"euhr euhnt/, adj. marked by or showing deference: She was always deferent to her elders. [1815-25; DEFER2 + -ENT] deferent2 /def"euhr euhnt/, adj. Anat. 1. ...
—deferentially, adv. /def'euh ren"sheuhl/, adj. showing deference; deferent; respectful. [1815-25; after DEFERENCE, by analogy with such pairs as residence: residential] Syn. ...
See deferential. * * *
/di ferr"meuhnt/, n. 1. the act of deferring or putting off; postponement. 2. a temporary exemption from induction into military service. [1605-15; DEFER1 + -MENT] * * *
/di ferr"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being deferred or postponed: a deferrable project. 2. qualified or eligible to receive a military deferment. n. 3. a person eligible for ...
/di ferr"euhl/, n. deferment. [DEFER1 + -AL2] * * *
/di ferrd"/, adj. 1. postponed or delayed. 2. suspended or withheld for or until a certain time or event: a deferred payment; deferred taxes. 3. classified as temporarily exempt ...
deferred annuity
an annuity that starts at the end of a specified period or after the annuitant reaches a certain age. Cf. immediate annuity. * * *
deferred charge
an expenditure shown as a cost of operation carried forward and written off in one or more future periods. * * *
deferred share
Chiefly Brit. a share of stock on which a dividend is not paid until some fixed date or until some conditional event. [1880-85] * * *
See defer1,2. * * *
/dee'feuhr ves", def'euhr-/, v.i., defervesced, defervescing. to undergo defervescence. [1855-60; back formation from DEFERVESCENCE] * * *
—defervescent, adj. /dee'feuhr ves"euhns, def'euhr-/, n. Med. abatement of fever. [1715-25; < G Deferveszenz < L defervesc(ent-) (s. of defervescens, prp. of defervescere, ...
See defervesce. * * *
v.t., defeudalized, defeudalizing. * * *
Deffand, Marie de Vichy-Chamrond, Marquise du
▪ French author born 1697, Château of Chamrond, Burgundy, Fr. died Sept. 23, 1780, Paris  woman of letters and a leading figure in French society.       She was born ...
Defferre, Gaston
▪ French politician born Sept. 14, 1910, Marsillargues, near Marseille, Fr. died May 7, 1986, Marseille       French politician, Socialist Party leader, and longtime ...
/di fuy"euhns/, n. 1. a daring or bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force. 2. open disregard; contempt (often fol. by of): defiance of danger; His refusal amounted ...
/di fuy"euhns/, n. a city in NW Ohio. 16,810. * * * ▪ Ohio, United States       city, seat (1845) of Defiance county, northwestern Ohio, U.S., where the Auglaize and ...
—defiantly, adv. —defiantness, n. /di fuy"euhnt/, adj. characterized by defiance; boldly resistant or challenging: a defiant attitude. [1830-40; < F défiant, OF, prp. of ...
See defiant. * * *
/dee fuy"beuhr/, v.t. defibrate. [DE- + FIBER] * * *
/dee fuy"beuhrd/, adj. (of food) having little or no natural fiber, typically as the result of commercial refining or processing. [DE- + FIBER + -ED2] * * *
/dee fuy"beuh ruyz'/, v.t., defiberized, defiberizing. defibrate. Also, esp. Brit., defiberise. [DE- + FIBER + -IZE] * * *
/dee fuy"brayt/, v.t., defibrated, defibrating. to break (wood, paper, garbage, etc.) into fibrous components; reduce to fibers. [DE- + FIBR- + -ATE1] * * *
—defibrillation, n. /dee fuy"breuh layt', -fib"reuh-/, v.t., defibrillated, defibrillating. Med. to arrest the fibrillation of (heart muscle) by applying electric shock across ...
See defibrillate. * * *
See defibrillation. * * *
/dee fuy"breuh lay'teuhr, -fib"reuh-/, n. Med. an agent or device for arresting fibrillation of the atrial or ventricular muscles of the heart. [1955-60; DE- + FIBRILL(ATION) + ...
See defibrillation. * * *
—defibrination, n. /dee fuy"breuh nayt'/, v.t., defibrinated, defibrinating. Med. to remove fibrin from (blood). [1835-45; DE- + FIBRIN + -ATE1] * * *
/di fish"euhns/, n. Obs. deficiency. * * *
/di fish"euhn see/, n., pl. deficiencies. 1. the state of being deficient; lack; incompleteness; insufficiency. 2. the amount lacked; a deficit. [1625-35; < LL deficientia, L ...
deficiency account
an account summarizing the financial condition of an individual or company in danger of bankruptcy. Also called deficiency statement. [1885-90] * * *
deficiency disease
Pathol. any illness associated with an insufficient supply of one or more essential dietary constituents. [1910-15] * * *
deficiency judgment
Law. a judgment in favor of a creditor who has not satisfied the full amount of a claim against a debtor. * * *
deficiency disease n. A disease, such as rickets or scurvy, that is caused by a dietary deficiency of specific nutrients, especially a vitamin or mineral. The disease may stem ...
deficient number
Math. a positive number that is greater than the sum of all positive integers that are submultiples of it, as 10, which is greater than the sum of 1, 2, and 5. Also called ...
See deficient. * * *
/def"euh sit/; Brit. also /di fis"it/, n. 1. the amount by which a sum of money falls short of the required amount. 2. the amount by which expenditures or liabilities exceed ...
deficit financing
(esp. of a government) expenditures in excess of public revenues, made possible typically by borrowing. * * * In government, the practice of spending more money than is received ...
deficit spending
the practice of spending funds in excess of income, esp. by a government. [1935-40] * * *
deficit spending n. The spending of public funds obtained by borrowing rather than by taxation. * * *
/di fuy"euhr/, n. a person who defies. [1575-85; DEFY + -ER1] * * *

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