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implicit function theorem
Math. a theorem that gives conditions under which a function written in implicit form can be written in explicit form. * * *
implicit differentiation n. The process of computing the derivative of an implicit function. * * *
implicit function n. A function whose relation to the variable is given by an equation for which the function has not been solved explicitly. For example, in the equation x2 + y2 ...
See implicit. * * *
See implicitly. * * *
—impliedly /im pluy"id lee/, adv. /im pluyd"/, adj. involved, indicated, or suggested without being directly or explicitly stated; tacitly understood: an implied rebuke; an ...
implied consent
Law. a manifestation of consent to something through conduct, including inaction or silence. [1965-70] * * *
implied warranty
a warranty not stated explicitly by the seller of merchandise or real property but presumed for reasons of commercial or legal custom (distinguished from express ...
/im plohd"/, v., imploded, imploding. v.i. 1. to burst inward (opposed to explode). v.t. 2. Phonet. to pronounce by implosion. [1880-85; IM-1 + (EX)PLODE] * * *
See implore. * * *
—implorable, adj. —imploration, n. —imploratory /im plawr"euh tawr'ee, -plohr"euh tohr'ee/, adj. —implorer, n. —imploringly, adv. —imploringness, n. /im plawr", ...
See imploration. * * *
See imploration. * * *
/im ploh"zheuhn/, n. 1. the act of imploding; a bursting inward (opposed to explosion). 2. Phonet. a. the occlusive phase of stop consonants. b. (of a stop consonant) the nasal ...
implosion therapy
Psychiatry. a form of behavior therapy involving intensive recollection and review of anxiety-producing situations or events in a patient's life in an attempt to develop more ...
—implosively, adv. /im ploh"siv/, Phonet. adj. 1. characterized by a partial vacuum behind the point of closure. n. 2. an implosive stop. [1875-80; IM-1 + (EX)PLOSIVE] * * *
/im plooh"vee euhm/, n., pl. impluvia /-vee euh/. a basin or tank within a compluvium. [1805-15; < L, equiv. to impluv-, base of impluere to rain (upon, into) (im- IM-1 + pluere ...
/im pluy"/, v.t., implied, implying. 1. to indicate or suggest without being explicitly stated: His words implied a lack of faith. 2. (of words) to signify or mean. 3. to involve ...
impolicy [im päl′ə sē] n. pl. impolicies 〚
—impolitely, adv. —impoliteness, n. /im'peuh luyt"/, adj. not polite or courteous; discourteous; rude: an impolite reply. [1605-15; < L impolitus rough, unpolished. See IM-2 ...
See impolite. * * *
See impolitely. * * *
—impoliticly, adv. —impoliticness, n. /im pol"i tik/, adj. not politic, expedient, or judicious. [1590-1600; IM-2 + POLITIC] * * *
See impolitic. * * *
/im pon'deuhr euh bil"ee euh, -bil"yeuh/, n.pl. imponderables: the imponderabilia surrounding human life. [1920-25; < NL, neut. pl. of ML imponderabilis IMPONDERABLE] * * *
See imponderable. * * *
—imponderability, imponderableness, n. —imponderably, adv. /im pon"deuhr euh beuhl/, adj. 1. not ponderable; that cannot be precisely determined, measured, or ...
See imponderability. * * *
See imponderability. * * *
/im pohn"/, v.t., imponed, imponing. Obs. to wager; stake. [1520-30; < L imponere to put in or upon, impose, equiv. to im- IM-1 + ponere to put, place; see POSE1] * * *
—importable, adj. —importability, n. —importer, n. v. /im pawrt", -pohrt"/; n. /im"pawrt, -pohrt/, v.t. 1. to bring in (merchandise, commodities, workers, etc.) from a ...
See import. * * *
See importability. * * *
/im pawr"tns/, n. 1. the quality or state of being important; consequence; significance. 2. important position or standing; personal or social consequence. 3. consequential air ...
Importance of Being Earnest
a comedy play by Oscar Wilde, first performed in 1895. A young man, Jack Worthing, wants to marry the daughter of Lady Bracknell, but Lady Bracknell disapproves of him because he ...
Importance of Being Earnest, The
a comedy (1895) by Oscar Wilde. * * *
—importantly, adv. /im pawr"tnt/, adj. 1. of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history. 2. mattering much (usually fol. by to): details ...
Important gemstones
▪ Table Important gemstones mineral gem name colour Mohs hardness* specific gravity* beryl aquamarine sky blue to greenish ...
importantly [im pôrt′'ntlē] adv. 1. in an important or, often, self-important way or manner 2. it is important to note (that) [he left and, more importantly, never came ...
/im'pawr tay"sheuhn, -pohr-/, n. 1. the act of importing. 2. something imported. [1595-1605; IMPORT + -ATION] * * *
imported currantworm.
See under currantworm. [1890-95] * * *
/im'pawr tee", -pohr-/, n. an imported person or thing. [1855-60; IMPORT + -EE] * * *
See importability. * * *
/im pawr"cheuh neuh see/, n. the quality or condition of being importunate; importunateness. [1540-50; IMPORTUN(ATE) + -ACY] * * *
—importunately, adv. —importunateness, n. /im pawr"cheuh nit/, adj. 1. urgent or persistent in solicitation, sometimes annoyingly so. 2. pertinacious, as solicitations or ...
See importunate. * * *
See importunately. * * *
—importunely, adv. —importuner, n. /im'pawr toohn", -tyoohn", im pawr"cheuhn/, v., importuned, importuning, adj. v.t. 1. to press or beset with solicitations; demand with ...
See importune. * * *
See importunely. * * *
/im'pawr tooh"ni tee, -tyooh"-/, n., pl. importunities for 2. 1. the state or quality of being importunate; persistence in solicitation. 2. importunities, importunate ...
—imposable, adj. —imposer, n. /im pohz"/, v., imposed, imposing. v.t. 1. to lay on or set as something to be borne, endured, obeyed, fulfilled, paid, etc.: to impose ...
➡ punishment * * *
See impose. * * *
—imposingly, adv. —imposingness, n. /im poh"zing/, adj. very impressive because of great size, stately appearance, dignity, elegance, etc.: Notre Dame, Rheims, and other ...
imposing stone
Print. a slab, formerly of stone but now usually of metal, on which pages of type or plates are imposed and on which type correcting in the page is done. Also called imposing ...
See imposing. * * *
imposing stone n. A stone or metal slab on which material to be printed is arranged. Also called imposing table. * * *
/im'peuh zish"euhn/, n. 1. the laying on of something as a burden or obligation. 2. something imposed, as a burden or duty; an unusual or extraordinarily burdensome requirement ...
/im pos'euh bil"i tee, im'pos-/, n., pl. impossibilities for 2. 1. condition or quality of being impossible. 2. something impossible. [1350-1400; ME impossibilite < LL ...
—impossibleness, n. —impossibly, adv. /im pos"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. not possible; unable to be, exist, happen, etc. 2. unable to be done, performed, effected, etc.: an ...
See impossible. * * *
impost1 —imposter, n. /im"pohst/, n. 1. a tax; tribute; duty. 2. a customs duty. 3. Horse Racing. the weight assigned to a horse in a race. v.t. 4. to determine customs duties ...
impost block
dosseret. [1900-05] * * *
/im pos"teuhr/, n. a person who practices deception under an assumed character, identity, or name. Also, imposter. [1580-90; < LL, equiv. to L impos(i)-, var. s. of imponere to ...
—impostrous /im pos"treuhs/, imposturous, adj. /im pos"cheuhr/, n. 1. the action or practice of imposing fraudulently upon others. 2. deception using an assumed character, ...
/im poh"zheuhr/, n. the act of imposing: the imposure of a decree. [1675-85; IMPOSE + -URE] * * *
/im"peuh teuhns/, n. 1. the condition or quality of being impotent; weakness. 2. chronic inability to attain or sustain an erection for the performance of a sexual act. 3. ...
—impotently, adv. /im"peuh teuhnt/, adj. 1. not potent; lacking power or ability. 2. utterly unable (to do something). 3. without force or effectiveness. 4. lacking bodily ...
See impotent. * * *
—impoundable, adj. —impounder, n. v. /im pownd"/; n. /im"pownd/, v.t. 1. to shut up in a pound or other enclosure, as a stray animal. 2. to confine within an enclosure or ...
See impound. * * *
/im pownd"meuhnt/, n. 1. a body of water confined within an enclosure, as a reservoir. 2. the act of impounding: the impoundment of alien property. 3. the condition of being ...
—impoverisher, n. —impoverishment, n. /im pov"euhr ish, -pov"rish/, v.t. 1. to reduce to poverty: a country impoverished by war. 2. to make poor in quality, productiveness, ...
/im pov"euhr isht, -pov"risht/, adj. 1. reduced to poverty. 2. (of a country, area, etc.) having few trees, flowers, birds, wild animals, etc. 3. deprived of strength, vitality, ...
See impoverish. * * *
impower [im pou′ər] vt. obs. var. of EMPOWER * * *
See impracticable. * * *
—impracticability, impracticableness, n. —impracticably, adv. /im prak"ti keuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not practicable; incapable of being put into practice with the available means: ...
See impracticability. * * *
See impracticability. * * *
—impracticality, impracticalness, n. /im prak"ti keuhl/, adj. 1. not practical or useful. 2. not capable of dealing with practical matters; lacking sense. 3. idealistic. 4. ...
See impractical. * * *
See impracticality. * * *
—imprecator, n. —imprecatory, adj. /im"pri kayt'/, v.t., imprecated, imprecating. to invoke or call down (evil or curses), as upon a person. [1605-15; < L imprecatus ptp. of ...
/im'pri kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of imprecating; cursing. 2. a curse; malediction. [1575-85; < L imprecation- (s. of imprecatio), equiv. to imprecat(us) (see IMPRECATE) + -ion- ...
See imprecate. * * *
See imprecator. * * *
—imprecisely, adv. —imprecision /im'preuh sizh"euhn/, impreciseness, n. /im'preuh suys"/, adj. not precise; not exact; vague or ill-defined. [1795-1805; IM-2 + PRECISE] * * *
See imprecise. * * *
See imprecisely. * * *
impregnable1 —impregnability, impregnableness, n. —impregnably, adv. /im preg"neuh beuhl/, adj. 1. strong enough to resist or withstand attack; not to be taken by force, ...
See impregnable1. * * *
—impregnation, n. —impregnator, n. —impregnatory /im preg"neuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. v. /im preg"nayt, im"preg nayt'/; adj. /im preg"nit, -nayt/, v., impregnated, ...
See impregnate. * * *
See impregnation. * * *
/im pray"zeuh/, n., pl. impresas, imprese /-zay/. Obs. 1. a device or emblem. 2. a motto. Also, imprese /im preez"/. [1580-90; < It: lit., undertaking, n. use of fem. of impreso, ...
—imprescriptibility, n. —imprescriptibly, adv. /im'pri skrip"teuh beuhl/, adj. Law. not subject to prescription. [1555-65; < ML imprescriptibilis. See IM-2, PRESCRIPTIBLE] * ...
impress1 —impresser, n. v. /im pres"/; n. /im"pres/, v., impressed or (Archaic) imprest; impressing; n. v.t. 1. to affect deeply or strongly in mind or feelings; influence in ...
See impressible. * * *
—impressibility, impressibleness, n. —impressibly, adv. /im pres"euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being impressed; impressionable. [1620-30; IMPRESS1 + -IBLE] * * *
See impressibility. * * *
—impressional, adj. —impressionally, adv. —impressionless, adj. /im presh"euhn/, n. 1. a strong effect produced on the intellect, feelings, conscience, etc. 2. the first ...
See impressionable. * * *
—impressionability, impressionableness, n. —impressionably, adv. /im presh"euh neuh beuhl, -presh"neuh-/, adj. 1. easily impressed or influenced; susceptible: an ...
/im presh"euh niz'euhm/, n. 1. Fine Arts. a. (usually cap.) a style of painting developed in the last third of the 19th century, characterized chiefly by short brush strokes of ...
—impressionistic, adj. —impressionistically, adv. /im presh"euh nist/, n. 1. a person who follows or adheres to the theories, methods, and practices of impressionism, esp. in ...
impressionistic [im presh΄ən is′tik] adj. 1. IMPRESSIONIST 2. conveying a quick or overall impression impressionistically adv. * * * im·pres·sion·is·tic ...
See impressionistic. * * *
—impressively, adv. —impressiveness, n. /im pres"iv/, adj. having the ability to impress the mind; arousing admiration, awe, respect, etc.; moving; admirable: an impressive ...
See impressive. * * *
See impressively. * * *
/im pres"meuhnt/, n. the act of impressing people or property into public service or use. [1780-90; IMPRESS2 + -MENT] * * * Enforcement of military or naval service on unwilling ...
/im presh"euhr/, n. Archaic. impression. [1590-1600; IMPRESS1 + -URE, modeled on PRESSURE] * * *
imprest1 /im"prest/, n. an advance of money; loan. [1560-70; prob. n. use of obs. v. imprest to advance money to < It imprestare < L im- IM-1 + praestare to be responsible for ...
imprest fund
a fund of petty cash. * * *
/im'pri mah"teuhr, -may"-, -pruy-/, n. 1. an official license to print or publish a book, pamphlet, etc., esp. a license issued by a censor of the Roman Catholic Church. Cf. ...
/im pruy"mis, -pree"-/, adv. in the first place. [1425-75; late ME < L, contr. of phrase in primis in the first place, above all] * * *
n. /im"print/; v. /im print"/, n. 1. a mark made by pressure; a mark or figure impressed or printed on something. 2. any impression or impressed effect: He left the imprint of ...
/im prin"teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that imprints. 2. a machine or device that imprints something onto another surface: an imprinter for writing the amounts on payroll ...
/im prin"ting/, n. Animal Behav., Psychol. rapid learning that occurs during a brief receptive period, typically soon after birth or hatching, and establishes a long-lasting ...
—imprisonable, adj. —imprisoner, n. —imprisonment, n. /im priz"euhn/, v.t. to confine in or as if in a prison. [1250-1300; ME enprisonen < OF enprisoner, equiv. to en- EN-1 ...
See imprison. * * *
See imprisonable. * * * ➡ prisons * * *
/im prob'euh bil"i tee, im'prob-/, n., pl. improbabilities for 2. 1. the quality or condition of being improbable; unlikelihood. 2. something improbable or unlikely. [1590-1600; ...
—improbably, adv. —improbableness, n. /im prob"euh beuhl/, adj. not probable; unlikely to be true or to happen: Rain is improbable tonight. [1590-1600; < L improbabilis. See ...
See improbable. * * *
See improbableness. * * *
improbity [im prō′bi tē] n. pl. improbities 〚ME improbite < L improbitas〛 lack of probity; dishonesty * * * im·pro·bi·ty (ĭm-prōʹbĭ-tē) n. Lack of probity; ...
/im promp"tooh, -tyooh/, adj. 1. made or done without previous preparation: an impromptu address to the unexpected crowds. 2. suddenly or hastily prepared, made, etc.: an ...
—improperly, adv. —improperness, n. /im prop"euhr/, adj. 1. not proper; not strictly belonging, applicable, correct, etc.; erroneous: He drew improper conclusions from the ...
improper fraction
Math. a fraction having the numerator greater than the denominator. [1535-45] * * *
improper integral
Math. 1. Also called infinite integral. a definite integral in which one or both of the limits of integration is infinite. 2. a definite integral in which the integrand becomes ...
improper fraction n. A fraction in which the numerator is larger than or equal to the denominator. * * *
/im'pro pear"ee euh/, n. (used with a pl. v.) reproach (def. 8). [1875-80; < LL, pl. of IMPROPERIUM, equiv. to L improper(are) to blame (appar. an unlearned conflation of ...
improper integral n. An integral having at least one nonfinite limit or an integrand that becomes infinite between the limits of integration. * * *
See improper. * * *
See improperly. * * *
impropriate [im prō′prē āt΄; ] for adj., usually [, im prō′prēit] vt. impropriated, impropriating 〚< ML(Ec) impropriatus, pp. of ML impropriare, to take as one's own ...
/im'preuh pruy"i tee/, n., pl. improprieties for 4, 5. 1. the quality or condition of being improper; incorrectness. 2. inappropriateness; unsuitableness. 3. unseemliness; ...
/im"prov/, n. Informal. improvisation. [by shortening] * * *
See improve. * * *
See improvable. * * *
—improvable, adj. —improvability, improvableness, n. —improvably, adv. —improvingly, adv. /im proohv"/, v., improved, improving. v.t. 1. to bring into a more desirable or ...
/im proohv"meuhnt/, n. 1. an act of improving or the state of being improved. 2. a change or addition by which a thing is improved. 3. a person or thing that represents an ...
/im prooh"veuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that improves. 2. a substance or agent added to improve a food, esp. as a preservative. [1640-50; IMPROVE + -ER1] * * *
See improvident. * * *
—improvidence, n. —improvidently, adv. /im prov"i deuhnt/, adj. 1. not provident; lacking foresight; incautious; unwary. 2. neglecting to provide for future needs. [1505-15; ...
See improvidence. * * *
—improvisational, adj. /im prov'euh zay"sheuhn, im'preuh veuh-/, n. 1. an act of improvising. 2. something improvised. [1780-90; IMPROVISE + -ATION] * * * Creation of music in ...
See improvisation. * * *
See improvisational. * * *
/im prov"euh zay'teuhr, im"preuh veuh-/, n. a person who improvises; improviser. [1785-95; IMPROVISE + -ATOR; cf. It improvvisatore] * * *
improvisatorial [im΄prə vī′zə tôr΄ēim präv΄i zə tôr′ē əl] adj. of, or having the nature of, an improviser or improvisation: also improvisatory [im΄prə ...
—improvisatorially, adv. /im'preuh vuy"zeuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, -viz"euh-/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an improvisation or improvisator. Also, improvisatorial ...
—improviser, improvisor, n. /im"preuh vuyz'/, v., improvised, improvising. v.t. 1. to compose and perform or deliver without previous preparation; extemporize: to improvise an ...
—improvisedly /im'preuh vuy"zid lee/, adv. /im"preuh vuyzd'/, adj. made or said without previous preparation: an improvised skit. [1830-40; IMPROVISE + -ED2] Syn. ...
See improvise. * * *
See improviser. * * *
/eem'prddawv vee'zah taw"rdde/, n., pl. improvvisatori /-rddee/. Italian. an improvisator, esp. a person who extemporizes verse. * * *
im·pru·dence (ĭm-pro͞odʹns) n. 1. The quality or condition of being unwise or indiscreet. 2. An unwise or indiscreet act. * * *
—imprudence, imprudentness, imprudency, n. —imprudently, adv. /im proohd"nt/, adj. not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash. [1350-1400; ME < L imprudent- (s. of ...
See imprudent. * * *
/imp"seuh nuyt'/, n. a black variety of asphaltite with a jagged fracture. [1900-05; named after Impson, valley in Oklahoma; see -ITE1] * * *
/im"pyeuh deuhns/, n. 1. the quality or state of being impudent; effrontery; insolence. 2. impudent conduct or language. 3. Obs. lack of modesty; shamelessness. Also, ...
—impudently, adv. —impudentness, n. /im"pyeuh deuhnt/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by impertinence or effrontery: The student was kept late for impudent ...
See impudent. * * *
/im'pyoo dis"i tee/, n. immodesty. [1520-30; < MF impudicité < L impudic(us) immodest (im- IM-2 + pudicus modest; see IMPUDENT) + MF -ité -ITY] * * *
—impugnable, adj. —impugnability, n. —impugner, n. —impugnment, n. /im pyoohn"/, v.t. 1. to challenge as false (another's statements, motives, etc.); cast doubt upon. 2. ...
See impugn. * * *
See impugnable. * * *
impuissance [im pyo͞o′i səns, impwis′əns; im΄pyo͞o is′əns] n. 〚Fr: see IN-2 & PUISSANCE〛 lack of power; weakness impuissant adj. * * * im·pu·is·sance ...
—impuissance, n. /im pyooh"euh seuhnt, im'pyooh is"euhnt, im pwis"euhnt/, adj. lacking strength; feeble; weak. [1620-30; < MF; see IM-2, PUISSANT] * * *
/im"puls/, n. 1. the influence of a particular feeling, mental state, etc.: to act under a generous impulse; to strike out at someone from an angry impulse. 2. sudden, ...
impulse turbine
a turbine moved by free jets of fluid striking the blades of the rotor together with the axial flow of fluid through the rotor. Cf. reaction turbine. [1880-85] * * *
/im pul"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of impelling, driving onward, or pushing. 2. the resulting state or effect; impulse; impetus. 3. the inciting influence of some feeling or motive; ...
—impulsively, adv. —impulsiveness, impulsivity, n. /im pul"siv/, adj. 1. actuated or swayed by emotional or involuntary impulses: an impulsive child. 2. having the power or ...
See impulsive. * * *
See impulsively. * * *
See impulsively. * * *
/im pyooh"ni tee/, n. 1. exemption from punishment. 2. immunity from detrimental effects, as of an action. [1525-35; < L impunitas, equiv. to im- IM-2 + punitas punishment (pun- ...
—impurely, adv. —impureness, n. /im pyoor"/, adj. 1. not pure; mixed with extraneous matter, esp. of an inferior or contaminating nature: impure water and air. 2. modified by ...
See impure. * * *
See impurely. * * *
/im pyoor"i tee/, n., pl. impurities for 2. 1. the quality or state of being impure. 2. Often, impurities. something that is or makes impure: After the flood the authorities ...
imputable [im pyo͞ot′ə bəl] adj. 〚ML imputabilis〛 that can be imputed; ascribable imputability n. imputably adv. * * * im·put·a·ble ...
See imputable. * * *
/im'pyoo tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of imputing. 2. an attribution, as of fault or crime; accusation. [1535-45; < LL imputation- (s. of imputatio), equiv. to L imputat(us) ptp. ...
See imputation. * * *
See imputative. * * *
—imputable, adj. —imputative /im pyooh"teuh tiv/, adj. —imputatively, adv. —imputativeness, n. —imputedly, adv. —imputer, n. /im pyooht"/, v.t., imputed, imputing. 1. ...
/im pyooh"tid/, adj. estimated to have a certain cash value, although no money has been received or credited. [1905-10; IMPUTE + -ED2] * * *
/im'pyooh tres"euh beuhl/, adj. not liable to decomposition or putrefaction; incorruptible: a tanning process to make skins imputrescible. [1650-60; < LL imputrescibilis. See ...
impv abbrev. imperative * * *
imperative. * * *
▪ Irish literary genre (Old Irish: “rowing about” or “voyaging”),plural  imramha        in early Irish literature, a story about an adventurous voyage. This ...
Imrédy, Béla
▪ premier of Hungary born Dec. 29, 1891, Budapest, Hung. died Feb. 28, 1946, Budapest       right-wing politician and premier of Hungary (1938–39), whose close ...
Imruʾ al-Qays
▪ Arab poet in full  Imruʾ al-Qays ibn Ḥujr   died c. 550       Arab poet, acknowledged as the most distinguished poet of pre-Islamic times by the Prophet ...
/ee"mooh/, n. Hawaii. a usually large, covered cooking pit in which food is cooked by means of heated stones. [ < Hawaiian] * * *
/im"yeuh ran'/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of azathioprine. * * *
/in/, prep., adv., adj., n., v., inned, inning. prep. 1. (used to indicate inclusion within space, a place, or limits): walking in the park. 2. (used to indicate inclusion within ...
Indiana (approved esp. for use with zip code). * * *
Symbol, Chem. indium. * * *
in absentia
/in ab sen"sheuh, -shee euh, -tee euh/, Latin. in absence. * * *
in aeternum
/in uy terdd"noom/; Eng. /in ee terr"neuhm/, Latin. forever. * * *
in camera
Law. See camera (def. 4). [1870-75; < NL: lit., in a chamber; see CAMERA] * * *
In Celebration of the World's First Novel
▪ 2002       One thousand years ago in Heian Japan, a woman of whom little is known was widowed. But for her personal loss, that woman, known as Murasaki Shikibu, might ...
In Cold Blood
a US novel (1966) based on fact, written by Truman Capote. It is about the murder in 1959 of four members of a farming family in Kansas. Capote talked in prison to the men who ...
in corpore
/in kohrdd"poh rdde'/; Eng. /in kawr"peuh ree/, Latin. in body; in substance. * * *
in d.
(in prescriptions) daily. [ < L in dies] * * *
in esse
/in es"e/; Eng. /in es"ee/, Latin. in being; in actuality; in actual existence (contrasted with in posse). * * *
in extenso
/in eks ten"soh/; Eng. /in ik sten"soh/, Latin. at full length. * * *
in extremis
/in eks trdde"mees/; Eng. /in ik stree"mis/, Latin. 1. in extremity. 2. near death. * * *
in f.
in the end; finally. [ < L in fine] * * *
in flagrante delicto
/in fleuh gran"tee di lik"toh/ See flagrante delicto. * * *
in forma pauperis
/in fawr"meuh paw"peuh ris/, Law. without liability for court costs and court fees: permission to sue in forma pauperis. [1585-95; < L: as a pauper] * * *
in futuro
/in foo tooh"rddoh/; Eng. /in fyoo toor"oh, -tyoor"oh/, Latin. in the future. * * *
In God We Trust
1. a motto appearing on U.S. currency. 2. motto of Florida. [1860-65] * * *
in hoc signo vinces
/in hohk" sig"noh wing"kays/; Eng. /in hok" sig"noh vin"seez/, Latin. in this sign shalt thou conquer: motto used by Constantine the Great, from his vision, before battle, of a ...
in limine
/in lee"mi ne/; Eng. /in lim"euh nee/, Latin. on the threshold; at the outset. * * *
in loc. cit.
in the place cited. [ < L in loco citato] * * *
in loco
/in loh"koh/, Latin. in place; in the proper place. [1700-10] * * *
in loco parentis
/in loh"koh pah rdden"tees/; Eng. /in loh"koh peuh ren"tis/, Latin. in the place or role of a parent. * * *
in medias res
/in me"di ahs' rddes"/; Eng. /in mee"dee euhs' reez", in may"dee ahs' rays"/, Latin. in the middle of things. * * * ▪ literature Latin“in the midst of ...
in mem.
in memoriam. * * *
in memoriam
/in meuh mawr"ee euhm, -mohr"-/ in memory (of); to the memory (of); as a memorial (to). [1840-50; < L] * * *
In Memoriam stanza
▪ prosody       a quatrain in iambic tetrameter (tetrameter) with a rhyme scheme of abba. The form was named for the pattern used by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Tennyson, ...
In nomine
▪ religious music       style of 16th- and 17th-century English instrumental ensemble music based on the plainsong melody of the antiphon (a verse originally sung ...
in omnia paratus
/in ohm"nee ah' pah rddah"toos/; Eng. /in om"nee euh peuh ray"teuhs/, Latin. prepared for all things. * * *
in pais
/in pay"/, Law. outside of court; without legal proceedings. [ < AF: in (the) country] * * *
in pari delicto
/in par"uy di lik"toh/, Law. in equal fault; equally culpable or blameworthy. [ < L] * * *
in perpetuum
in perpetuum [in΄ per pet′o͞o oom΄] 〚L〛 forever * * *
in personam
/in peuhr soh"nam/, Law. (of a legal proceeding or judgment) directed against a party or parties, rather than against property. Cf. in rem. [1880-85; < L] * * *
in petto
/een pet"taw/; Eng. /in pet"oh/, Italian. (of cardinals whom the pope appoints but does not disclose in consistory) not disclosed. [lit., in (the) breast] * * *
in posse
in posse [in pä′sē] adj. 〚L〛 in possibility; only potentially: opposed to IN ESSE * * *
in praesenti
/in prdduy sen"tee/; Eng. /in pree zen"tuy, -tee/, Latin. at the present time. * * *
In Praise of Folly
(Latin, Moriae Encomium), a prose satire (1509) by Erasmus, written in Latin and directed against theologians and church dignitaries. * * *
in principio
/in prddin ki"pi aw/; Eng. /in prin sip"ee oh'/, Latin. at or in the beginning; at first. * * *
in propria persona
/in proh"pree euh peuhr soh"neuh/, Law. represented by oneself and not by an attorney. Abbr.: in pro. per. [1645-55; < L: in one's own person] * * *
in re
/in ree", ray"/ in the matter of. [1875-80; < L] * * *
in rem
/in rem"/, Law. (of a legal proceeding or judgment) directed against a thing, rather than against a person, as a legal proceeding for the recovery of property. Cf. in ...
in saecula saeculorum
/in suy"koo lah' suy'koo loh"rddoom/; Eng. /in sek"yeuh leuh sek'yeuh lawr"euhm, -lohr"-/, Latin. for ever and ever. [lit., for ages of ages] * * *
In Sight: A World Without Polio
▪ 2005       Reinvigorated immunization efforts to eradicate poliomyelitis (polio) from the world led a UNICEF official in Nigeria, where an outbreak had left more ...
in situ
/in suy"tooh, -tyooh, see"-/; Latin. /in sit"ooh/ 1. situated in the original, natural, or existing place or position: The archaeologists were able to date the vase because it ...
in statu quo
/in stah"tooh kwoh"/; Eng. /in stay"tyooh kwoh", stach"ooh/, Latin. in the state in which (anything was or is). * * *
in terrorem clause
/in te rawr"em, -rohr"-/, Law. a clause in a will stating that a beneficiary who contests the will shall lose his or her legacy. [ < L in terrorem into terror, i.e., by ...
In the Bleak Midwinter
the title and first line of a popular Christmas carol (= religious song). The words are by Christina Rossetti. * * *
in toto
/in toh"toh/, Latin. in all; completely; entirely; wholly. * * *
in trans.
in transit; en route. [ < L in transitu] * * *
in transitu
/in trddahn"si tooh'/; Eng. /in tran"si tooh', -tyooh'/, Latin. in transit; on the way. * * *
in utero
/in yooh"teuh roh'/ in the uterus; unborn. [1705-15; < L in utero] * * *
in utero surgery
surgery performed on a fetus while it is in the womb. * * *
in vacuo
/in wah"koo oh'/; Eng. /in vak"yooh oh'/, Latin. 1. in a vacuum. 2. in isolation. * * *
in vino veritas
/in wee"noh we"rddi tahs'/; Eng. /in vuy"noh ver"i tas', -tahs, vee"noh/, Latin. in wine there is truth. * * *
in vitro
/in vee"troh/ (of a biological process) made to occur in a laboratory vessel or other controlled experimental environment rather than within a living organism or natural setting. ...
in vitro fertilization
a specialized technique by which an ovum, esp. a human one, is fertilized by sperm outside the body, with the resulting embryo later implanted in the uterus for ...
in vitro fertilization (IVF)
or test-tube conception Procedure, used to overcome infertility, in which eggs are removed from a woman, fertilized with sperm outside the body, and inserted into the uterus of ...
in vivo
/in vee"voh/ (of a biological process) occurring or made to occur within a living organism or natural setting. Cf. in vitro. [1900-05; < L in vivo in (something) alive] * * *
formerly Jinsen or Chemulpo Seaport city (pop., 2000 prelim.: 2,476,000), South Korea, near Seoul. A fishing port since the 14th century, it was a Korean treaty port in 1883 ...
in-1 a prefix representing English in (income; indwelling; inland, etc.), but used also as a verb-formative with transitive, intensive, or sometimes little apparent force ...
/in"euhnd in", -euhn-/, adv. repeatedly within the same family, strain, etc.: to breed stock in-and-in. [1620-30] * * *
/in"euhnd owt", -euhn-/, adj. 1. in or participating in a particular job, investment, etc., for a short time and then out, esp. after realizing a quick profit. n. 2. Manège. an ...
in-and-out bond
Masonry. a stonework or brickwork bond having headers and stretchers alternating vertically. * * *
/in"euhnd ow"teuhr, -euhn-/, n. a person who is by turns in and out of a particular situation, condition, venture, investment, etc. [1900-05; in and out + -ER1] * * *

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