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expediently
See expedient. * * *
expeditate
—expeditation, n. /ek sped"i tayt'/, v.t., expeditated, expeditating. to cut off the pads or claws of (an animal, esp. a dog) in order to inhibit deer chasing. [1495-1505; < ML ...
expedite
/ek"spi duyt'/, v., expedited, expediting, adj. v.t. 1. to speed up the progress of; hasten: to expedite shipments. 2. to accomplish promptly, as a piece of business; dispatch: ...
expediter
/ek"spi duy'teuhr/, n. a person or thing that expedites something, esp. one employed to move shipments on schedule, as for a railroad. Also, expeditor. [1890-95; EXPEDITE + ...
expedition
/ek'spi dish"euhn/, n. 1. an excursion, journey, or voyage made for some specific purpose, as of war or exploration. 2. the group of persons, ships, etc., engaged in such an ...
expeditionary
/ek'spi dish"euh ner'ee/, adj. pertaining to or composing an expedition: an expeditionary force. [1700-10; EXPEDITION + -ARY] * * *
expeditious
—expeditiously, adv. —expeditiousness, n. /ek'spi dish"euhs/, adj. characterized by promptness; quick: an expeditious answer to an inquiry. [1590-1600; EXPED(ITION) + ...
expeditiously
See expeditious. * * *
expeditiousness
See expeditiously. * * *
expeditor
See expediter. * * *
expel
—expellable, adj. /ik spel"/, v.t., expelled, expelling. 1. to drive or force out or away; discharge or eject: to expel air from the lungs; to expel an invader from a ...
expellable
See expel. * * *
expellant
/ik spel"euhnt/, adj. expelling, or having the power to expel. Also, expellent. [1815-25; var. of expellent (see -ANT) < L expellent- (s. of expellens), prp. of expellere to ...
expellee
/ek'spe lee", -speuh-, ik spel"ee/, n. a person who has been expelled, esp. one deported from a native or adopted country and resettled in another. [1885-90; EXPEL + -EE] * * *
expellent
ex·pel·lent (ĭk-spĕlʹənt) adj. Variant of expellant. * * *
expeller
/ik spel"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that expels. 2. a press used to extract oil from corn, soybeans, etc. [1570-80; EXPEL + -ER1] * * *
expend
—expender, n. /ik spend"/, v.t. 1. to use up: She expended energy, time, and care on her work. 2. to pay out; disburse; spend. [1400-50; late ME < L expendere to weigh out, lay ...
expendable
—expendability, n. /ik spen"deuh beuhl/, adj. 1. capable of being expended. 2. (of an item of equipment or supply) consumed in use or not reusable. 3. considered to be not ...
expenditure
/ik spen"di cheuhr/, n. 1. the act of expending something, esp. funds; disbursement; consumption. 2. something that is expended; expense: Unnecessary expenditures include those ...
expense
—expenseless, adj. /ik spens"/, n., v., expensed, expensing. n. 1. cost or charge: the expense of a good meal. 2. a cause or occasion of spending: A car can be a great ...
expense account
an account of business expenditures, as travel, hotel room, meals, and entertainment connected with work, for which an employee will be reimbursed by an employer. [1870-75] * * *
expenseaccount
expense account n. An account of expenses for repayment to an employee. * * *
expensive
—expensively, adv. —expensiveness, n. /ik spen"siv/, adj. entailing great expense; very high-priced; costly: an expensive party. [1620-30; EXPENSE + -IVE] Syn. EXPENSIVE, ...
expensively
See expensive. * * *
expensiveness
See expensively. * * *
experience
—experienceable, adj. —experienceless, adj. /ik spear"ee euhns/, n., v., experienced, experiencing. n. 1. a particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing ...
experience meeting.
See testimony meeting. [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
experience table
Insurance. See mortality table. [1875-80] * * *
experienced
/ik spear"ee euhnst/, adj. 1. wise or skillful in a particular field through experience: an experienced teacher. 2. having learned through experience; taught by experience: ...
experiencer
/ik spear"ee euhn seuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that experiences. 2. (in case grammar) the semantic role of a noun phrase that indicates the perceiver of the action or state of ...
experiential
—experientially, adv. /ik spear'ee en"sheuhl/, adj. pertaining to or derived from experience. [1640-50; < ML experientialis. See EXPERIENCE, -AL1] * * *
experientialism
—experientialist, n. —experientialistic, adj. /ik spear'ee en"sheuh liz'euhm/, n. Epistemology. any doctrine or theory that maintains that personal experience is the only or ...
experientially
See experiential. * * *
experiment
—experimenter, experimentor, experimentator, n. n. /ik sper"euh meuhnt/; v. /ek sper"euh ment'/, n. 1. a test, trial, or tentative procedure; an act or operation for the ...
experiment station
an establishment in which experiments in a particular line of research or activity, as agriculture or mining, are systematically carried on. [1870-75, Amer.] * * *
experimental
—experimentally, adv. /ik sper'euh men"tl/, adj. 1. pertaining to, derived from, or founded on experiment: an experimental science. 2. of the nature of an experiment; ...
Experimental Aircraft Association
▪ aviation organization  organization dedicated to supporting and promoting recreational aviation around the world. The EAA has members from more than 100 countries and more ...
experimental psychology
the branch of psychology dealing with the study of emotional and mental activity, as learning, in humans and other animals by means of experimental methods. [1875-80] * * ...
experimental theater
the presentation of innovative works and the development of new concepts and techniques in stage production. [1925-30] * * *
experimentalism
—experimentalist, n. /ik sper'euh men"tl iz'euhm/, n. 1. doctrine or practice of relying on experimentation; empiricism. 2. fondness for experimenting or innovating: The ...
experimentalist
See experimentalism. * * *
experimentally
See experimental. * * *
experimentation
—experimentative /ik sper'euh men"teuh tiv/, adj. /ik sper'euh men tay"sheuhn, -meuhn-/, n. the act, process, practice, or an instance of making experiments. [1665-75; ...
experimenter
See experiment. * * *
experimentstation
experiment station n. An establishment in which scientific experiments are conducted in a specific field, such as agriculture, and practical uses are developed. * * *
expert
—expertly, adv. —expertness, n. n., v. /ek"sperrt/; adj. /ek"sperrt, ik sperrt"/, n. 1. a person who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field; specialist; ...
expert system
Computers. a program that gives answers, solutions, or diagnoses, based on available information, by following procedures that attempt to duplicate the thought processes and ...
expert witness
a person, as a physician, who provides testimony at a legal proceeding in the form of professional opinions. * * *
expertise
expertise1 /ek'speuhr teez"/, n. 1. expert skill or knowledge; expertness; know-how: business expertise. 2. a written opinion by an expert, as concerning the authenticity or ...
expertism
/ek"speuhr tiz'euhm/, n. expertness or skill, esp. in a specific field. [1885-90; EXPERT + -ISM] * * *
expertize
/ek"speuhr tuyz'/, v.t., v.i., expertized, expertizing. to study or investigate as an expert. Also, esp. Brit., expertise. [1885-90; EXPERT + -IZE] * * *
expertly
See expert. * * *
expertness
See expertly. * * *
expertsystem
expert system n. Computer Science A program that uses available information, heuristics, and inference to suggest solutions to problems in a particular discipline. * * *
expiable
/ek"spee euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being expiated: an expiable crime. [1560-70; < LL expiabilis, equiv. to expia(re) to EXPIATE + -bilis -BLE] * * *
expiate
—expiator, n. /ek"spee ayt'/, v.t., expiated, expiating. to atone for; make amends or reparation for: to expiate one's crimes. [1585-95; < L expiatus (ptp. of expiare to atone ...
expiation
—expiational, adj. /ek'spee ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of expiating. 2. the means by which atonement or reparation is made. [1375-1425; late ME expiacioun < L expiation- (s. of ...
expiator
See expiate. * * *
expiatory
/ek"spee euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. able to make atonement or expiation; offered by way of expiation: expiatory sacrifices. [1540-50; < LL expiatorius, equiv. to expia(re) (see ...
expiration
/ek'speuh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. a coming to an end; termination; close: the expiration of a contract. 2. the act of expiring, or breathing out; emission of air from the lungs. 3. ...
expiration date
the last date that a product, as food, should be used before it is considered spoiled or ineffective, usually specified on the label or package. * * *
expirationdate
expiration date n. 1. The date on which something, such as a warranty or license, is no longer valid or in effect. 2. The date past which a product, such as food or medicine, ...
expiratory
/ik spuyeur"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. pertaining to the expiration of air from the lungs. [1840-50; EXPIRAT(ION) + -ORY1] * * *
expire
—expirer, n. —expiringly, adv. /ik spuyeur"/, v., expired, expiring. v.i. 1. to come to an end; terminate, as a contract, guarantee, or offer. 2. to emit the last breath; ...
expiry
/ik spuyeur"ee, ek"speuh ree/, n., pl. expiries. 1. expiration of breath. 2. an end or termination, as of life or a contract. [1745-55; EXPIRE + -Y3] * * *
expiscate
—expiscation, n. —expiscatory /ek spis"keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /ek"speuh skayt', ek spis"kayt/, v.t., expiscated, expiscating. Chiefly Scot. to find out by thorough and ...
explain
—explainable, adj. —explainer, explanator /ek"spleuh nay'teuhr/, n. /ik splayn"/, v.t. 1. to make plain or clear; render understandable or intelligible: to explain an obscure ...
explainable
See explain. * * *
explanate
/eks"pleuh nayt', eks play"nayt/, adj. Bot., Zool. flattened; spread out. [1840-50; < L explanatus, ptp. of explanare to EXPLAIN; see -ATE1] * * *
explanation
/ek'spleuh nay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of explaining. 2. something that explains; a statement made to clarify something and make it understandable; exposition: an ...
explanative
ex·plan·a·tive (ĭk-splănʹə-tĭv) adj. Explanatory.   ex·planʹa·tive·ly adv. * * *
explanatively
See explanative. * * *
explanatorily
See explanatory. * * *
explanatory
—explanatorily, explanatively, adv. /ik splan"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. serving to explain: an explanatory footnote. Also, explanative. [1610-20; < LL explanatorius. See ...
explant
—explantation, n. v. /eks plant", -plahnt"/; n. /eks"plant', -plahnt'/, v.t. 1. to take living material from an animal or plant and place it in a culture medium. n. 2. a piece ...
explantation
See explant. * * *
explement
—explemental /ek'spleuh men"tl/, explementary /ek'spleuh men"teuh ree, -tree/, adj. /ek"spleuh meuhnt/, n. Math. the quantity by which an angle or an arc falls short of 360° ...
explementary angle
Math. either of two angles that added together produce an angle of 360°. * * *
expletive
—expletively, adv. /ek"spli tiv/, n. 1. an interjectory word or expression, frequently profane; an exclamatory oath. 2. a syllable, word, or phrase serving to fill out. 3. ...
expletory
ex·ple·to·ry (ĕkʹsplĭ-tôr'ē, -tōr'ē) adj. Expletive. * * *
explicable
/ek"spli keuh beuhl, ik splik"euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being explained. [1550-60; < L explicabilis, equiv. to explica(re) to EXPLICATE + -bilis -BLE] * * *
explicably
See explicable. * * *
explicandum
/ek'spli kan"deuhm/, n., pl. explicanda /-deuh/. a term or statement that is to be explained, as in a philosophical discussion. [1865-70; < L, neut. of ger. of explicare to ...
explicans
/ek"spli kanz'/, n., pl. explicantia /-kan'shee euh/. the meaning of a term or statement, as in a philosophical discussion. [1880-85; < L, prp. of explicare to EXPLICATE] * * *
explicate
—explicator, n. /ek"spli kayt'/, v.t., explicated, explicating. 1. to make plain or clear; explain; interpret. 2. to develop (a principle, theory, etc.). [1525-35; < L ...
explication
/ek'spli kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of explicating. 2. an explanation; interpretation: He gave a brilliant explication of James Joyce's book. [1520-30; < MF < L explication- (s. ...
explication de texte
/ek splee kah syawonn deuh tekst"/, pl. explications de texte /ek splee kah syawonn deuh tekst"/. French. an approach to literary criticism involving close examination, analysis, ...
explicationde texte
ex·pli·ca·tion de texte (ĕk-splē-kä-syôɴ də tĕkstʹ) n. pl. ex·pli·ca·tions de texte (ĕk-splē-kä-syôɴ də tĕkstʹ) A method of literary criticism in which the ...
explicative
—explicatively, adv. /ek"spli kay'tiv, ik splik"euh tiv/, adj. explanatory; interpretive. Also, explicatory /ek"spli keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, ik splik"euh-/. [1620-30; < L ...
explicatively
See explicative. * * *
explicator
See explication. * * *
explicit
—explicitly, adv. —explicitness, n. /ik splis"it/, adj. 1. fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated; leaving nothing merely implied; unequivocal: explicit instructions; an ...
explicit function
explicit function n. Math. a function whose values may be computed directly, as y = x2 + 1: compare IMPLICIT FUNCTION * * *
explicitfunction
explicit function n. A function, such as y = 4x + 3, whose value may be computed from the independent variable. * * *
explicitly
See explicit. * * *
explicitness
See explicitly. * * *
explode
—exploder, n. /ik splohd"/, v., exploded, exploding. v.i. 1. to expand with force and noise because of rapid chemical change or decomposition, as gunpowder or nitroglycerine ...
exploded view
a drawing, photograph, or the like, that shows the individual parts of a mechanism separately but indicates their proper relationship. [1960-65] * * *
explodedview
ex·plod·ed view (ĕk-splōʹdĭd) n. An illustration or diagram of a construction that shows its parts separately but in positions that indicate their proper relationships to ...
explodent
/ik splohd"nt/, n. an explosive. [1860-65; < L explodent- (s. of explodens), prp. of explodere to EXPLODE; see -ENT] * * *
exploder
See explode. * * *
exploit
exploit1 /ek"sployt, ik sployt"/, n. a striking or notable deed; feat; spirited or heroic act: the exploits of Alexander the Great. [1350-1400; ME exploit, espleit < OF exploit, ...
exploitability
See exploit. * * *
exploitable
See exploitability. * * *
exploitation
—exploitational, adj. —exploitationally, adv. /ek'sploy tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. use or utilization, esp. for profit: the exploitation of newly discovered oil fields. 2. selfish ...
exploitative
exploitative [eksploit′ivek sploit′ə tiv, iksploit′ə tiv] adj. 1. exploiting 2. of exploitation: Also exploitive [eksploit′iv] * * * See exploitability. * * *
exploitatively
See exploitability. * * *
exploiter
See exploitability. * * *
exploitive
See exploitability. * * *
exploitively
See exploitability. * * *
exploration
/ek'spleuh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of exploring or investigating; examination. 2. the investigation of unknown regions. [1535-45; < L exploration- (s. of ...
explorationist
/ek'spleuh ray"sheuh nist/, n. a person who searches for new sources of oil, natural gas, etc. [EXPLORATION + -IST] * * *
exploratory
—exploratively, adv. /ik splawr"euh tawr'ee, -splohr"euh tohr'ee/, adj. 1. pertaining to or concerned with exploration: an exploratory operation. 2. inclined to make ...
explore
—explorable, adj. —explorability, n. —exploringly, adv. /ik splawr", -splohr"/, v., explored, exploring. v.t. 1. to traverse or range over (a region, area, etc.) for the ...
explorer
/ik splawr"euhr, -splohr"-/, n. 1. a person or thing that explores. 2. a person who investigates unknown regions: the great explorers of the Renaissance. 3. any instrument used ...
Explorer I
the first US artificial satellite in space. It was sent up on 31 January 1958 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, by the US Army. Explorer I, which weighed 30 pounds (13.5 kilograms), ...
explorer tent
a low, wide tent having a ridgepole and affording considerable sleeping space but very little headroom. * * *
explosible
—explosibility, n. /ik sploh"zeuh beuhl, -seuh-/, adj. 1. capable of being exploded. 2. liable to explode. [1790-1800; EXPLOS(ION) + -IBLE] * * *
explosimeter
/ek'sploh zim"i teuhr, -sim"-/, n. a device for measuring the concentration of potentially explosive fumes. [EXPLOSI(BILITY) + -METER] * * *
explosion
/ik sploh"zheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of exploding; a violent expansion or bursting with noise, as of gunpowder or a boiler (opposed to implosion). 2. the noise itself: The ...
explosion seismology
      analysis of vibrations caused by man-made explosions to determine earth structures, generally on a large scale. See seismic survey. * * *
explosion shot
Golf. a shot for playing a golf ball out of a sand trap in which the club is swung down into the sand just under and behind the ball. [1925-30] * * *
explosive
—explosively, adv. —explosiveness, n. /ik sploh"siv/, adj. 1. tending or serving to explode: an explosive temper; Nitroglycerin is an explosive substance. 2. pertaining to or ...
explosive D
dunnite. * * *
explosive forming
the formation of objects from sheet metal in dies by the force of an explosive charge. * * *
explosive rivet
a rivet for driving into an inaccessible area, containing an explosive charge detonated after driving to expand the shank on the far side of the hole. [1945-50] * * *
explosive welding
welding by means of a controlled explosion that rapidly forces two pieces of metal together. * * *
explosively
See explosive. * * *
explosiveness
See explosively. * * *
expo
/ek"spoh/ n., pl. expos. (often cap.) 1. a world's fair or international exposition: Expo '67 in Montreal. 2. any exhibition or show: an annual computer expo. [1960-65; by ...
exponent
/ik spoh"neuhnt/ or, esp. for 3, /ek"spoh neuhnt/, n. 1. a person or thing that expounds, explains, or interprets: an exponent of modern theory in the arts. 2. a person or thing ...
exponential
—exponentially, adv. /ek'spoh nen"sheuhl, -speuh-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to an exponent or exponents. 2. Math. a. of or pertaining to the constant e. b. (of an equation) ...
exponential curve
the graph of an equation of the form y = bax, where a and b are positive constants. [1695-1705] * * *
exponential function
Math. 1. the function y = ex. 2. any function of the form y = bax, where a and b are positive constants. 3. any function in which a variable appears as an exponent and may also ...
exponential horn
a loudspeaker horn with a cross-sectional area varying as a constant raised to an exponent proportional to the distance from the vertex. [1925-30] * * *
exponentially
See exponential. * * *
exponentiation
/ek'spoh nen'shee ay"sheuhn, -speuh-/, n. Math. the raising of a number to any given power. [1900-05; EXPONENTI(AL) + -ATION, on model of SUBSTANTIATION, DIFFERENTIATION, etc.] * ...
exponible
/ik spoh"neuh beuhl/, Logic. adj. 1. (of a proposition) requiring an expanded and revised statement to remove some obscurity. n. 2. an exponible proposition. [1560-70; < ML ...
export
—exportable, adj. —exportability, n. —exporter, n. v. /ik spawrt", -spohrt", ek"spawrt, -spohrt/; n., adj. /ek"spawrt, -spohrt/, v.t. 1. to ship (commodities) to other ...
Export Credits Guarantee Department
(abbr ECGD) a British government department that provides insurance for British companies when they sell their goods abroad. The department pays companies for their goods, for ...
Export-Import Bank
/ek"spawrt im"pawrt, ek"spohrt im"pohrt/ a U.S. federal bank, established in 1934, that is authorized, in the interest of promoting foreign trade, to make loans to foreign ...
Export-Import Bank of Japan
▪ bank, Tokyo, Japan Japanese  Nihon Yushutsunyū Ginkō,  originally  Japan Export Bank,         one of the principal government-funded Japanese financial ...
Export-Import Bank of the United States
▪ United States government agency byname  Ex-Im Bank        one of the principal agencies of the U.S. government in international finance, originally incorporated as ...
Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank)
One of the principal U.S. government agencies in international finance. Originally incorporated as the Export-Import Bank of Washington in 1934, its goal is to help finance U.S. ...
exportability
See export. * * *
exportable
See exportability. * * *
exportation
/ek'spawr tay"sheuhn, -spohr-/, n. 1. the act of exporting; the sending of commodities out of a country, typically in trade. 2. something exported. [1600-10; < L exportation- (s. ...
exporter
See exportability. * * *
exposal
/ik spoh"zeuhl/, n. exposure. [1645-55; EXPOSE + -AL2] * * *
expose
—exposable, adj. —exposability, n. —exposer, n. /ik spohz"/, v.t., exposed, exposing. 1. to lay open to danger, attack, harm, etc.: to expose soldiers to gunfire; to expose ...
exposé
/ek'spoh zay"/, n. a public exposure or revelation, as of something discreditable: Certain cheap magazines make a fortune out of sensational exposés. [1795-1805; < F, n. use of ...
exposed
—exposedness /ik spoh"zid nis/, n. /ik spohzd"/, adj. 1. left or being without shelter or protection: The house stood on a windy, exposed cliff. 2. laid open to view; ...
exposer
See expose. * * *
exposit
/ik spoz"it/, v.t. to expound, as a theory, cause, or the like. [1880-85; < L expositus, ptp. of exponere; see EXPOSE, EXPOUND] * * *
exposition
—expositional, adj. /ek'speuh zish"euhn/, n. 1. a large-scale public exhibition or show, as of art or manufactured products: an exposition of 19th-century paintings; an ...
expositive
See exposition. * * *
expositor
—expositorial /ik spoz'i tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. —expositorially, adv. /ik spoz"i teuhr/, n. a person who expounds or gives an exposition. [1300-50; ME ( < AF) < LL ...
expository
—expositorily, expositively, adv. /ik spoz"i tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. of the nature of exposition; serving to expound, set forth, or explain: an expository essay; expository ...
expost facto
ex post fac·to (ĕks' pōst făkʹtō) adj. Formulated, enacted, or operating retroactively. Used especially of a law.   [Latin ex postfactō: ex, from + postfactō, ablative ...
expostulate
—expostulatingly, adv. —expostulator, n. /ik spos"cheuh layt'/, v.i., expostulated, expostulating. to reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to ...
expostulation
/ik spos'cheuh lay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of expostulating; remonstrance; earnest and kindly protest: In spite of my expostulations, he insisted on driving me home. 2. an ...
expostulative
See expostulation. * * *
expostulator
See expostulation. * * *
expostulatory
/ik spos"cheuh leuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. expostulating; conveying expostulation. Also, expostulative /ik spos"cheuh lay'tiv/. [1580-90; EXPOSTULATE + -ORY1] * * *
exposure
/ik spoh"zheuhr/, n. 1. the act of exposing. 2. the fact or state of being exposed. 3. disclosure, as of something private or secret: the exposure of their invasion plans. 4. an ...
exposure dose
Physics. a measure of radiation based on the ability to produce ionization: expressed in roentgens. Also called dose. * * *
exposure index
Photog. a figure indicating the proper exposure for a film of a certain speed in a certain light. * * *
exposure meter
Photog. an instrument for measuring the intensity of light in a certain place or upon a certain object, having an adjustable scale for determining the optimum relations of ...
exposuremeter
exposure meter © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. A photoelectric instrument that measures the light intensity in a given area and, in photographic use, indicates ...
expound
—expounder, n. /ik spownd"/, v.t. 1. to set forth or state in detail: to expound theories. 2. to explain; interpret. v.i. 3. to make a detailed statement (often fol. by ...
expounder
See expound. * * *
express
—expresser, expressor, n. —expressible, adj. —expressless, adj. /ik spres"/, v.t. 1. to put (thought) into words; utter or state: to express an idea clearly. 2. to show, ...
express delivery
Brit. See special delivery. [1890-1895] * * *
express lane.
See fast lane (def. 1). * * *
Express Mail
—express-mail, adj. Trademark. an expedited domestic mailing service of the U.S. Postal Service, usually guaranteeing delivery overnight or within 24 hours. * * *
express rifle
a rifle designed for firing at game at short range. [1880-85] * * *
express warranty
a warranty stated explicitly in writing by the seller of merchandise or real property who is legally liable for its defects (distinguished from implied warranty). * * *
expressage
/ik spres"ij/, n. 1. the business of transmitting parcels, money, etc., by express. 2. the charge for such transmission. [1855-60, Amer.; EXPRESS + -AGE] * * *
expressed almond oil.
See almond oil (def. 1). * * *
expresser
See express. * * *
expressible
See expresser. * * *
expressing feelings
➡ feelings * * *
expression
—expressional, adj. —expressionless, adj. —expressionlessly, adv. /ik spresh"euhn/, n. 1. the act of expressing or setting forth in words: the free expression of political ...
Expressionism
—Expressionist, n., adj. —Expressionistic, adj. —Expressionistically, adv. /ik spresh"euh niz'euhm/, n. 1. Fine Arts. a. (usually l.c.) a manner of painting, drawing, ...
expressionist
See expressionism. * * *
expressionistic
See expressionist. * * *
expressionistically
See expressionist. * * *
expressionless
expressionless [eks presh′ənlis, ik spresh′ənlis] adj. lacking expression; blank and impassive expressionlessly adv. * * * ex·pres·sion·less ...
expressive
—expressively, adv. —expressiveness, n. /ik spres"iv/, adj. 1. full of expression; meaningful: an expressive shrug. 2. serving to express; indicative of power to express: a ...
expressively
See expressive. * * *
expressiveness
See expressively. * * *
expressivity
/ek'spre siv"i tee/, n. 1. the quality or state of being expressive. 2. Genetics. the degree to which a particular gene produces its effect in an organism. Cf. ...
expressly
/ik spres"lee/, adv. 1. for the particular or specific purpose; specially: I came expressly to see you. 2. in an express manner; explicitly: I asked him expressly to stop ...
expressman
/ik spres"meuhn, -man'/, n., pl. expressmen /-meuhn, -men'/. a person who makes collections or deliveries for an express company. [1830-40, Amer.; EXPRESS + MAN1] * * *
expresso
/ik spres"oh/, n., pl. expressos. espresso. [by assoc. with EXPRESS] * * *
expressway
/ik spres"way'/, n. a highway especially planned for high-speed traffic, usually having few if any intersections, limited points of access or exit, and a divider between lanes ...
expressways
➡ roads and road signs * * *
expropriate
—expropriable /eks proh"pree euh beuhl/, adj. —expropriation, n. —expropriationist, adj., n. —expropriator, n. /eks proh"pree ayt'/, v.t., expropriated, expropriating. 1. ...
expropriation
See expropriate. * * *
expropriator
See expropriation. * * *
expropriatory
See expropriation. * * *
expt.
experiment. * * *
exptl.
experimental. * * *
expugnable
/ek spyooh"neuh beuhl, -spug"neuh-/, adj. able to be overcome, conquered, defeated, etc. [1560-70; < L expugnabilis, equiv. to expugna(re) to take by storm (ex- EX-1 + pugnare to ...
expulse
/ik spuls"/, v.t., expulsed, expulsing. Obs. to expel. [ < L expulsus; see EXPULSION] * * *
expulsion
/ik spul"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of driving out or expelling: expulsion of air. 2. the state of being expelled: The prisoner's expulsion from society embittered him. [1350-1400; ...
expulsive
/ik spul"siv/, adj. tending or serving to expel. [1350-1400; ME < MF expulsive (fem.) < ML expulsivus. See EXPULSION, -IVE] * * *
expunction
/ik spungk"sheuhn/, n. the act of expunging; erasure. [1600-10; < LL expunction- (s. of expunctio) a blotting out, equiv. to L expunct(us) blotted out (ptp. of expungere to ...
expunge
—expunger, n. /ik spunj"/, v.t., expunged, expunging. 1. to strike or blot out; erase; obliterate. 2. to efface; wipe out or destroy. [1595-1605; < L expungere to blot out, ...
expunger
See expunge. * * *
expurgate
—expurgation, n. —expurgator, n. /ek"speuhr gayt'/, v.t., expurgated, expurgating. 1. to amend by removing words, passages, etc., deemed offensive or objectionable: Most ...
expurgation
See expurgate. * * *
expurgator
See expurgation. * * *
expurgatorial
/ik sperr'geuh tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. pertaining to an expurgator or to expurgation. [1800-10; EXPURGATOR(Y) + -IAL] * * *
expurgatory
/ik sperr"geuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. 1. serving to expurgate. 2. of or pertaining to expurgation. [1615-25; EXPURGATE + -ORY1] * * *
expwy
expwy or expy abbr. expressway. * * *
exquisite
—exquisitely, adv. —exquisiteness, n. /ik skwiz"it, ek"skwi zit/, adj. 1. of special beauty or charm, or rare and appealing excellence, as a face, a flower, coloring, music, ...
exquisitely
See exquisite. * * *
exquisiteness
See exquisitely. * * *
exr
exr abbrev. executor * * *
exr.
executor. * * *
exrx.
exrx. abbr. executrix. * * *
exsanguinate
—exsanguination, n. /eks sang"gweuh nayt'/, v., exsanguinated, exsanguinating. v.t. 1. to drain of blood; make bloodless. v.i. 2. to bleed to death. [1790-1800; < LL ...
exsanguination
See exsanguinate. * * *
exsanguine
—exsanguinity, n. /eks sang"gwin/, adj. anemic; bloodless. [1640-50; < L exsangu(is) bloodless (see EX-1, SANGUINE) + -INE1] * * *
exscind
/ek sind"/, v.t. to cut out or off. [1655-65; < L exscindere to destroy, tear away, equiv. to ex- EX-1 + scindere to cut, tear; see SCISSION] * * *
exsect
—exsectile /ek sek"tl, -tuyl, -til/, adj. —exsection, n. /ek sekt"/, v.t. to cut out. [1635-45; < L exsectus cut out, cut away, ptp. of ex(s)ecare, equiv. to ex- EX-1 + ...
exsert
—exsertion, n. /ek serrt"/, v.t. 1. to thrust out. adj. 2. thrust out; exserted. [1655-65; < L exsertus stretched out, put forth, var. of exertus; see EXERT] * * *
exserted
/ek serr"tid/, adj. Biol. projecting beyond the surrounding parts, as a stamen. [1810-20; EXSERT + -ED2] * * *
exsertile
/ek serr"tl, -tuyl, -til/, adj. Biol. capable of being exserted or protruded. [1820-30; < F exertile. See EXSERT, -ILE] * * *
exsertion
See exsert. * * *
exsiccate
—exsiccation, n. —exsiccative, adj. —exsiccator, n. /ek"si kayt'/, v., exsiccated, exsiccating. v.t. 1. to dry or remove the moisture from, as a substance. 2. to dry up, as ...
exsiccation
See exsiccate. * * *
exsiccative
See exsiccation. * * *
exsiccator
See exsiccation. * * *
exsiccatum
/ek'si kay"teuhm/, n., pl. exsiccatums, exsiccata /-teuh/. Bot., Mycol. a specimen intentionally dried, esp. for herbarium display. [ < NL, L exsiccatum something dried, neut. of ...
exsolution
/eks'seuh looh"sheuhn/, n. Mineral. the process of exsolving. [ < L exsolution- (s. of exsolutio). See EX-1, SOLUTION] * * * ▪ chemistry       in mineralogy, process ...
exsolve
/eks solv"/, v.i., exsolved, exsolving. Mineral. (of two minerals in solid solution) to separate from one another at a critical point in temperature. [ < L exsolvere. See EX-1, ...
exstipulate
/eks stip"yoo lit, -layt'/, adj. Bot. having no stipules. Also, estipulate. [1785-95; EX-1 + STIPULE + -ATE1] * * *
exstrophy
/ek"streuh fee/, n., pl. exstrophies. Pathol. a birth defect resulting in the eversion of an organ: exstrophy of the bladder. [1830-40; < Gk ekstroph(é) inversion of the uterus, ...
ext
ext abbrev. 1. extension 2. exterior 3. external 4. extra 5. extract * * *
ext.
1. extension. 2. exterior. 3. external. 4. extinct. 5. extra. 6. extract. * * *
extant
/ek"steuhnt, ik stant"/, adj. 1. in existence; still existing; not destroyed or lost: There are only three extant copies of the document. 2. Archaic. standing out; ...
extd.
extended. * * *
extemporal
—extemporally, adv. /ik stem"peuhr euhl/, adj. Archaic. extemporaneous; extempore. [1560-70; < L extemporalis on the spur of the moment. See EXTEMPORE, -AL1] * * *
extemporaneity
See extemporaneous. * * *
extemporaneous
—extemporaneously, adv. —extemporaneousness, extemporaneity /ik stem'peuh reuh nee"i tee/, n. /ik stem'peuh ray"nee euhs/, adj. 1. done, spoken, performed, etc., without ...
extemporaneously
See extemporaneity. * * *
extemporaneousness
See extemporaneity. * * *
extemporarily
See extemporary. * * *
extemporary
—extemporarily /ik stem'peuh rair"euh lee, -rer"-/, adv. —extemporariness, n. /ik stem"peuh rer'ee/, adj. 1. extemporaneous; extempore. 2. Obs. sudden; unexpected. [1600-10; ...
extempore
/ik stem"peuh ree/, adv. 1. on the spur of the moment; without premeditation or preparation; offhand: Questions were asked extempore from the floor. 2. without notes: to speak ...
extemporization
See extemporize. * * *
extemporize
—extemporization, n. —extemporizer, n. /ik stem"peuh ruyz'/, v., extemporized, extemporizing. v.i. 1. to speak extemporaneously: He can extemporize on any of a number of ...
extemporizer
See extemporization. * * *
extend
—extendible, extendable, adj. —extendibility, extendability, n. /ik stend"/, v.t. 1. to stretch out; draw out to the full length: He extended the measuring tape as far as it ...
extendable
See extendibility. * * *
extended
—extendedly, adv. —extendedness, n. /ik sten"did/, adj. 1. stretched out: extended wires. 2. continued or prolonged: extended efforts. 3. spread out: extended flags. 4. ...
extended care
generalized health or nursing care for convalescents or the disabled, when hospitalization is not required. * * *
extended complex plane
Math. the complex plane with a point at infinity added. * * *
extended coverage
Insurance. an extension of a casualty-insurance policy to provide insurance against risks not covered under the basic policy. * * *
extended family
1. a kinship group consisting of a family nucleus and various relatives, as grandparents, usually living in one household and functioning as a larger unit. Cf. nuclear family. 2. ...
extended forecast
Meteorol. a forecast of weather conditions beyond the normal two-day forecast period. * * *
extended order
1. an irregular formation of troops to suit the tactical requirements and the terrain. 2. See open order. * * *
extended play
—extended-play, adj. a phonograph record of 45 r.p.m. that plays a longer time than the standard 45 r.p.m. record. Abbr.: EP [1950-55] * * *

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