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in-basket
/in"bas'kit, -bah'skit/, n. in-box. [1935-40] * * *
in-between
—in-betweenness, n. /in'bi tween"/, n. Also, in-betweener. 1. a person or thing that is between two extremes, two contrasting conditions, etc.: yeses, noes, and in-betweens; a ...
in-box
/in"boks'/, n. a boxlike tray, basket, or the like, as on a desk, for holding incoming mail, messages, or work. * * *
in-crowd
/in"krowd'/, n. in-group (def. 1). [1965-70] * * *
in-depth
/in"depth"/, adj. 1. extensive, thorough, or profound: an in-depth analysis of the problem. 2. well-balanced or fully developed. [1960-65] * * *
in-flight
/in"fluyt'/, adj. done, served, or shown during an air voyage: an in-flight movie. Also, inflight. [1940-45] * * *
in-goal
/in"gohl'/, n. Rugby. the area at either end of the field between the goal line and the dead-ball line. [1895-1900] * * *
in-group
/in"groohp'/, n. 1. a narrow exclusive group; clique. 2. Sociol. a group of people sharing similar interests and attitudes, producing feelings of solidarity, community, and ...
in-home
in-home (ĭnʹhōm') adj. Operating in or provided at the home of the customer or patient: in-home shopping; an in-home nursing program. * * *
in-house
adj. /in"hows'/; adv. /in"hows"/, adj., adv. within, conducted within, or utilizing an organization's own staff or resources rather than external or nonstaff facilities: in-house ...
in-joke
/in"johk'/, n. a joke that can be understood or appreciated only by the members of a limited group of people. [1960-65] * * *
in-kind
/in"kuynd'/, adj. 1. paid or given in goods, commodities, or services instead of money: in-kind welfare programs. 2. paying or returning something of the same kind as that ...
in-law
/in"law'/, n. a relative by marriage. [1890-95; back formation from MOTHER-IN-LAW, BROTHER-IN-LAW, etc.] * * *
in-lawapartment
in-law apartment n. See accessory apartment. * * *
in-lb
inch-pound. * * *
in-line
/in'luyn", in"luyn'/, adj. (of an internal-combustion engine) having the cylinders ranged side by side in one or more rows along the crankshaft. [1925-30] * * *
in-line skate
—in-line skater. —in-line skating. /in"luyn'/ a roller skate with typically four hard-rubber wheels in a straight line resembling the blade of an ice skate. [1985-90] * * *
in-lineskate
in-line skate (ĭnʹlīn') pair of in-line skates PhotoDisc, Inc. n. A roller skate whose wheels are arranged in a straight line.   in-line skating n. * * *
in-lineskating
See in-line skate. * * *
in-migrant
/in"muy'greuhnt/, n. 1. a person who in-migrates. adj. 2. entering from another part of one's country or home territory. [1940-45, Amer.] * * *
in-migrate
—in-migration, n. /in"muy'grayt/, v.i., in-migrated, in-migrating. to move or settle into a different part of one's country or home territory. [1940-45] * * *
in-migration
See in-migrant. * * *
in-ness
/in"nis/, n. Informal. 1. the state or quality of being fashionable: the in-ness of his new wardrobe. 2. the state or quality of being part of a select or exclusive group: her ...
in-phase
in-phase [in′fāz′] adj. Elec. being of the same phase * * *
in-residence
/in rez"i deuhns/, adj. assigned to a staff position in an institution such as a college or university, while allowed sufficient time to pursue one's own professional work, ...
in-service
/in serr"vis, in"serr'-/, adj. taking place while one is employed: an in-service training program. [1925-30] * * *
in-your-face
/in"yoor'fays"/, Informal. adj. involving confrontation; defiant; provocative. [1985-90] * * *
in.
inch; inches. * * *
in. Hg
Meteorol. inch of mercury. * * *
Ina
/uy"neuh/, n. a female given name. * * *
inability
/in'euh bil"i tee/, n. lack of ability; lack of power, capacity, or means: his inability to make decisions. [1400-50; late ME inabilite < ML inhabilitas. See IN-3, ABILITY] Syn. ...
inabsentia
in ab·sen·tia (ĭn ăb-sĕnʹshə, -shē-ə) adv. Abbr. i.a. While or although not present; in absence: was tried and convicted in absentia.   [Latin in absentiā: in, in + ...
inaccessibility
See inaccessible. * * *
inaccessible
—inaccessibility, inaccessibleness, n. —inaccessibly, adv. /in'euhk ses"euh beuhl/, adj. not accessible; unapproachable. [1545-55; < LL inaccessibilis. See IN-3, ...
inaccessibly
See inaccessibility. * * *
inaccuracy
/in ak"yeuhr euh see/, n., pl. inaccuracies for 1. 1. something inaccurate; error. 2. the quality or state of being inaccurate. [1750-60; IN-3 + ACCURACY] Syn. 1. mistake, ...
inaccurate
—inaccurately, adv. —inaccurateness, n. /in ak"yeuhr it/, adj. not accurate; incorrect or untrue. [1730-40; IN-3 + ACCURATE] Syn. inexact, loose; erroneous, wrong, faulty. * ...
inaccurately
See inaccurate. * * *
inaccurateness
See inaccurately. * * *
inaction
/in ak"sheuhn/, n. absence of action; idleness. [1700-10; IN-3 + ACTION] * * *
inactivate
—inactivation, n. /in ak"teuh vayt'/, v.t., inactivated, inactivating. 1. to make inactive: The bomb was inactivated. 2. Immunol. to stop the activity of (certain biological ...
inactivation
See inactivate. * * *
inactive
—inactively, adv. —inactivity, inactiveness, n. /in ak"tiv/, adj. 1. not active: an inactive volcano. 2. sedentary or passive: an inactive life. 3. sluggish; indolent. 4. ...
inactively
See inactive. * * *
inactiveness
See inactively. * * *
inactivity
See inactively. * * *
inadequacy
/in ad"i kweuh see/, n., pl. inadequacies for 2. 1. Also, inadequateness /in ad"i kwit nis/. the state or condition of being inadequate; insufficiency. 2. something inadequate; ...
inadequate
—inadequately, adv. /in ad"i kwit/, adj. 1. not adequate or sufficient; inept or unsuitable. 2. Psychiatry. ineffectual in response to emotional, social, intellectual, and ...
inadequately
See inadequate. * * *
inadmissibility
See inadmissible. * * *
inadmissible
—inadmissibility, n. —inadmissibly, adv. /in'euhd mis"euh beuhl/, adj. not admissible; not allowable: Such evidence would be inadmissible in any court. [1770-80; IN-3 + ...
inadmissibly
See inadmissibility. * * *
inadvertence
/in'euhd verr"tns/, n. 1. the quality or condition of being inadvertent; heedlessness. 2. the act or effect of inattention; an oversight. [1560-70; < ML inadvertentia. See ...
inadvertency
/in'euhd verr"tn see/, n., pl. inadvertencies. inadvertence. [1585-95; < ML inadvertentia, equiv. to L in- IN-3 + advert- turn to (see ADVERT1) + -entia -ENCY] * * *
inadvertent
—inadvertently, adv. /in'euhd verr"tnt/, adj. 1. unintentional: an inadvertent insult. 2. not attentive; heedless. 3. of, pertaining to, or characterized by lack of ...
inadvertently
See inadvertent. * * *
inadvisability
See inadvisable. * * *
inadvisable
—inadvisability, inadvisableness, n. —inadvisably, adv. /in'euhd vuy"zeuh beuhl/, adj. not advisable; inexpedient; unwise. [1865-70; IN-3 + ADVISABLE] Syn. imprudent, ...
inaeternum
in ae·ter·num (ē-tûrʹnəm) adv. To eternity; forever.   [Latin : in, in, for + aeternum, all the time to come from neuter accusative of aeternus, eternal.] * * *
inalienability
See inalienable. * * *
inalienable
—inalienability, inalienableness, n. —inalienably, adv. /in ayl"yeuh neuh beuhl, -ay"lee euh-/, adj. not alienable; not transferable to another or capable of being ...
inalienably
See inalienability. * * *
inalterability
See inalterable. * * *
inalterable
—inalterability, inalterableness, n. —inalterably, adv. /in awl"teuhr euh beuhl/, adj. unalterable. [1535-45; IN-3 + ALTERABLE] * * *
inalterably
See inalterability. * * *
inamorata
/in am'euh rah"teuh, in'am-/, n., pl. inamoratas. a woman who loves or is loved; female sweetheart or lover. [1645-55; < It innamorata (fem.); see INAMORATO] * * *
inamorato
/in am'euh rah"toh, in'am-/, n., pl. inamoratos. a man who loves or is loved; male sweetheart or lover. [1585-95; < It innamorato, masc. ptp. of innamorare to inflame with love. ...
inane
—inanely, adv. /i nayn"/, adj. 1. lacking sense, significance, or ideas; silly: inane questions. 2. empty; void. n. 3. something that is empty or void, esp. the void of ...
inanely
See inane. * * *
inanimate
—inanimately, adv. —inanimateness, inanimation /in an'euh may"sheuhn/, n. /in an"euh mit/, adj. 1. not animate; lifeless. 2. spiritless; sluggish; dull. 3. Ling. belonging to ...
inanimately
See inanimate. * * *
inanimateness
See inanimately. * * *
inanition
/in'euh nish"euhn/, n. 1. exhaustion from lack of nourishment; starvation. 2. lack of vigor; lethargy. [1350-1400; ME < LL inanition- (s. of inanitio). See INANE, -ITION] * * *
inanity
/i nan"i tee/, n., pl. inanities for 2. 1. lack of sense, significance, or ideas; silliness. 2. something inane. 3. shallowness; superficiality. [1595-1605; < L inanitas. See ...
Inanna
I·nan·na (ĭ-näʹnä) n. Mythology The chief Sumerian goddess, associated with fertility, the natural world, and war, and later equated with the Babylonian ...
inantis
in an·tis (ănʹtĭs) adj. 1. Having a recessed portico with a row of columns between the antae, as in some Greek temples. 2. Of or being the portico or columns in such an ...
inapparent
—inapparently, adv. /in'euh par"euhnt, -pair"-/, adj. not apparent. [1620-30; IN-3 + APPARENT] * * *
inappeasable
/in'euh pee"zeuh beuhl/, adj. not appeasable; that cannot be appeased: inappeasable anger. [1830-40; IN-3 + APPEASABLE] * * *
inappetence
—inappetent, adj. /in ap"i teuhns/, n. lack of appetite. Also, inappetency. [1685-95; IN-3 + APPETENCE] * * *
inappetent
See inappetence. * * *
inapplicability
See inapplicable. * * *
inapplicable
—inapplicability, inapplicableness, n. —inapplicably, adv. /in ap"li keuh beuhl/, adj. not applicable; unsuitable. [1650-60; IN-3 + APPLICABLE] Syn. irrelevant, inapposite. * ...
inapplicably
See inapplicability. * * *
inapposite
—inappositely, adv. —inappositeness, n. /in ap"euh zit/, adj. not apposite; not pertinent. [1655-65; IN-3 + APPOSITE] * * *
inappositely
See inapposite. * * *
inappositeness
See inappositely. * * *
inappreciable
—inappreciably, adv. /in'euh pree"shee euh beuhl, -sheuh beuhl/, adj. imperceptible; insignificant: an inappreciable difference. [1780-90; IN-3 + APPRECIABLE] * * *
inappreciably
See inappreciable. * * *
inappreciative
—inappreciatively, adv. —inappreciativeness, n. /in'euh pree"shee euh tiv, -ay'tiv, -sheuh tiv/, adj. not appreciative; lacking in appreciation. [1895-1900; IN-3 + ...
inappreciatively
See inappreciative. * * *
inappreciativeness
See inappreciatively. * * *
inapprehensible
inapprehensible [in ap΄rē hen′sə bəl] adj. that cannot be apprehended, or understood * * *
inapprehension
/in'ap ri hen"sheuhn/, n. lack of apprehension. [1735-45; IN-3 + APPREHENSION] * * *
inapprehensive
—inapprehensively, adv. —inapprehensiveness, n. /in'ap ri hen"siv/, adj. 1. not apprehensive (often fol. by of). 2. without apprehension. [1645-55; IN-3 + APPREHENSIVE] * * *
inapproachability
See inapproachable. * * *
inapproachable
—inapproachability, n. —inapproachably, adv. /in'euh proh"cheuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not approachable. 2. without rival. [1820-30; IN-3 + APPROACHABLE] * * *
inapproachably
See inapproachability. * * *
inappropriate
—inappropriately, adv. —inappropriateness, n. /in'euh proh"pree it/, adj. not appropriate; not proper or suitable: an inappropriate dress for the occasion. [1795-1805; IN-3 + ...
inappropriately
See inappropriate. * * *
inappropriateness
See inappropriately. * * *
inapt
—inaptly, adv. —inaptness, n. /in apt"/, adj. 1. not apt or fitting. 2. without aptitude or capacity. [1735-45; IN-3 + APT] Syn. 1. unsuited, unsuitable, inappropriate, ...
inaptitude
/in ap"ti toohd', -tyoohd'/, n. 1. lack of aptitude; unfitness. 2. unskillfulness; lack of dexterity. [1610-20; IN-3 + APTITUDE] * * *
inaptly
See inapt. * * *
inaptness
See inaptly. * * *
inarch
/in ahrch"/, v.t. Hort. to graft by uniting a growing branch to a stock without separating the branch from its parent stock. [1620-30; IN-2 + ARCH1] * * *
inarguable
—inarguably, adv. /in ahr"gyooh euh beuhl/, adj. not arguable: Her conclusion is so obvious as to be inarguable. [1870-75; IN-3 + ARGUABLE] * * *
inarguably
See inarguable. * * *
Inari
/in"euh ree, -ahr ee/; Fin. /i"nah rddi/, n. Lake, a lake in NE Finland. ab. 500 sq. mi. (1295 sq. km). * * * In Japanese mythology, the patron god of rice cultivation and ...
Inari, Lake
▪ lake, Finland       largest lake in northern Finland, lying near the Russian border. At an elevation of 389 ft (119 m), it is approximately 50 mi (80 km) long and 25 ...
Inari,Lake
I·na·ri (ĭnʹə-rē, ēʹnär'ē), Lake A lake of northern Finland with an outlet to the Arctic Ocean. The island-studded lake is a tourist attraction. * * *
Inarritu, Alejandro Gonzalez
▪ 2008 born Aug. 15, 1963, Mexico City, Mex.       Acclaimed Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu finally received mainstream recognition in 2007 with ...
inarticulacy
See inarticulately. * * *
inarticulate
—inarticulately, adv. —inarticulateness, n. /in'ahr tik"yeuh lit/, adj. 1. lacking the ability to express oneself, esp. in clear and effective speech: an inarticulate public ...
inarticulately
See inarticulate. * * *
inarticulateness
See inarticulately. * * *
inartificial
inartificial [in΄är tə fish′əl] adj. Now Rare 1. not artificial; natural 2. inartistic; unskillful 3. unaffected; simple * * *
inartistic
—inartistically, adv. /in'ahr tis"tik/, adj. 1. not artistic; unaesthetic. 2. lacking in artistic sense or appreciation. Also, inartistical. [1855-60; IN-3 + ARTISTIC] * * *
inartistically
See inartistic. * * *
inasmuch as
/in'euhz much" euhz, az'/ 1. in view of the fact that; seeing that; since. 2. insofar as; to such a degree as. [1250-1300; ME in as much(e) as] Syn. 1. See because. * * *
inasmuchas
in·as·much as (ĭn'əz-mŭchʹ) conj. 1. Because of the fact that; since. 2. To the extent that; insofar as. * * *
inattention
/in'euh ten"sheuhn/, n. 1. lack of attention; negligence. 2. an act of neglect. [1700-10; IN-3 + ATTENTION] * * *
inattentive
—inattentively, adv. —inattentiveness, n. /in'euh ten"tiv/, adj. not attentive; negligent. [1735-45; IN-3 + ATTENTIVE] Syn. heedless, oblivious, unmindful, preoccupied. * * *
inattentively
See inattentive. * * *
inattentiveness
See inattentively. * * *
inaudibility
See inaudible. * * *
inaudible
—inaudibility, inaudibleness, n. —inaudibly, adv. /in aw"deuh beuhl/, adj. not audible; incapable of being heard. [1595-1605; IN-3 + AUDIBLE] * * *
inaudibly
See inaudibility. * * *
inaugural
/in aw"gyeuhr euhl, -geuhr euhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to an inauguration: Harding's inaugural address. 2. marking the beginning of a new venture, series, etc.: the inaugural ...
Inaugural Address
➡ Inauguration Day * * *
inaugurate
—inaugurator, n. /in aw"gyeuh rayt', -geuh-/, v.t., inaugurated, inaugurating. 1. to make a formal beginning of; initiate; commence; begin: The end of World War II inaugurated ...
inauguration
/in aw'gyeuh ray"sheuhn, -geuh-/, n. an act or ceremony of inaugurating. [1560-70; < LL inauguration- (s. of inauguratio). See INAUGURATE, -ION.] * * *
Inauguration Day
the day on which the President of the United States is inaugurated, being January 20 of every year following a year whose number is divisible by four. Prior to the Twentieth ...
inaugurator
See inaugurate. * * *
inauspicious
—inauspiciously, adv. —inauspiciousness, n. /in'aw spish"euhs/, adj. not auspicious; boding ill; ill-omened; unfavorable. [1585-95; IN-3 + AUSPICIOUS] Syn. unpropitious, ...
inauspiciously
See inauspicious. * * *
inauspiciousness
See inauspiciously. * * *
inauthentic
—inauthentically, adv. —inauthenticity /in'aw then tis"i tee, -theuhn-/, n. /in'aw then"tik/, adj. not authentic: inauthentic Indian jewelry mass-produced in a ...
inauthenticity
See inauthentic. * * *
Inazawa
▪ Japan       city, Aichi ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, in the Owari plain. It was a small rural town during the Tokugawa period (1603–1867), producing vegetables ...
inbetween
in between prep. & adv. Between: Mortar in between the bricks; two crackers with a filling in between. * * *
InBev
▪ international company       international brewing company founded in 2004 through the merger of the Brazilian Companhia de Bebidas das Américas (AmBev) and the ...
inboard
/in"bawrd', -bohrd'/, adj. 1. located nearer the longitudinal axis or center, as of an airplane: the inboard section of a wing. 2. located inside a hull or aircraft: a motorboat ...
inboard-outboard
/in"bawrd'owt"bawrd', in"bohrd'owt"bohrd'/, adj. 1. Also, outdrive, stern-drive. (of a motorboat) having an inboard engine connected to a maneuverable outboard drive-shaft ...
inbond
/in"bond'/, adj. Masonry. composed mainly or entirely of headers (opposed to outbond). [1835-45; IN-1 + BOND1] * * *
inborn
/in"bawrn"/, adj. naturally present at birth; innate. [bef. 1000; ME; OE inboren native, indigenous; see IN-1, BORN] Syn. inbred, inherent, natural, native, congenital, ...
inbound
/in"bownd"/, adj. inward bound: inbound ships. [1890-95; IN-1 + -BOUND2] * * *
inbounds
/in"bowndz"/, adj. 1. Sports. being within the boundaries of a court or field. 2. Basketball. of or pertaining to passing the ball onto the court from out of bounds. [1960-65; ...
inbounds line
Football. one of two broken lines, parallel to the sidelines and running the length of the field, to which the ball is brought when it goes beyond the sidelines. * * *
inbox
in box n. A container for incoming documents, located in or near one's office or work area. * * *
inbreathe
/in"breedh', in breedh"/, v.t., inbreathed, inbreathing. 1. to breathe in; inhale. 2. to inspire; infuse with. [1350-1400; ME; see IN-1, BREATHE] * * *
inbred
/in"bred"/, adj. 1. naturally inherent; innate; native: her inbred grace. 2. resulting from or involved in inbreeding. [1585-95; ptp. of INBREED] Syn. 1. inborn, constitutional, ...
inbreed
/in"breed', in breed"/, v., inbred, inbreeding. v.t. 1. to breed (individuals of a closely related group) repeatedly. 2. to breed within; engender. v.i. 3. to engage in or ...
inbreeder
See inbreed. * * *
inbreeding
/in"bree'ding/, n. Biol. the mating of closely related individuals, as cousins, sire-daughter, brother-sister, or self-fertilized plants, which tends to increase the number of ...
inbuilt
/in"bilt"/, adj. built-in (def. 2). [1920-25; IN-1 + BUILT] * * *
inc
☆ inc for 5, now often [ iŋk] abbrev. 1. inclosure 2. including 3. inclusive 4. income 5. incorporated: also ☆ Inc. 6. increase * * * (as used in expressions) Metro Goldwyn ...
Inc.
incorporated. * * *
inc.
1. engraved. [ < L incisus] 2. inclosure. 3. included. 4. including. 5. inclusive. 6. income. 7. incorporated. 8. increase. 9. incumbent. * * *
Inca
—Incaic /ing kay"ik, in-/, adj. —Incan, n., adj. /ing"keuh/, n. 1. a member of any of the dominant groups of South American Indian peoples who established an empire in Peru ...
Inca rulers and royal corporations
▪ Table Inca rulers and royal corporations Inca name Spanish spelling panaca (royal corporation) Manqo Qhapaq Manco Capac Chima Zinchi Roq'a Sinchi Roca Rawra Lloq'e ...
Incabloc
/ing"keuh blok'/, Horol., Trademark. a brand of shockproof mounting in a watch that allows for slight longitudinal and lateral play of either end of the balance staff. * * *
incage
/in kayj"/, v.t., incaged, incaging. encage. * * *
Incaic
In·ca·ic (ĭn-kāʹĭk) adj. Incan. * * *
incalculability
See incalculable. * * *
incalculable
—incalculability, incalculableness, n. —incalculably, adv. /in kal"kyeuh leuh beuhl/, adj. 1. very numerous or great. 2. unable to be calculated; beyond calculation. 3. ...
incalculableness
See incalculability. * * *
incalculably
See incalculability. * * *
incalescence
See incalescent. * * *
incalescent
—incalescence, n. /in'keuh les"euhnt/, adj. increasing in heat or ardor. [1670-80; < L incalescent- (s. of incalescens) prp. of incalescere to become warm, glow. See IN-2, ...
incamera
in cam·er·a (kămʹər-ə) adv. 1. In secret; privately. 2. Law. In private with a judge rather than in open court.   [New Latin in camerā: Latin in, in + Late Latin ...
Incan
In·can also In·kan (ĭngʹkən) adj. Of or relating to the Inca, their civilization, or their language. n. 1. An Inca. 2. Quechua. * * *
incandesce
/in'keuhn des"/, v.i., v.t., incandesced, incandescing. to glow or cause to glow with heat. [1870-75; back formation from INCANDESCENT] * * *
incandescence
/in'keuhn des"euhns/, n. 1. the emission of visible light by a body, caused by its high temperature. Cf. luminescence. 2. the light produced by such an emission. 3. the quality ...
incandescent
—incandescently, adv. /in'keuhn des"euhnt/, adj. 1. (of light) produced by incandescence. 2. glowing or white with heat. 3. intensely bright; brilliant. 4. brilliant; masterly; ...
incandescent lamp
a lamp that emits light due to the glowing of a heated material, esp. the common device in which a tungsten filament enclosed within an evacuated glass bulb is rendered luminous ...
incandescentlamp
incandescent lamp Precision Graphics n. An electric lamp in which a filament is heated to incandescence by an electric current. * * *
incandescently
See incandescent. * * *
incantation
—incantational, incantatory /in kan"teuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. —incantator, n. /in'kan tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the chanting or uttering of words purporting to have magical ...
incantational
See incantation. * * *
incantatory
See incantational. * * *
incapability
See incapable. * * *
incapable
—incapability, incapableness, n. —incapably, adv. /in kay"peuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not capable. 2. not having the necessary ability, qualification, or strength to perform some ...
incapableness
See incapability. * * *
incapably
See incapability. * * *
incapacious
incapacious [in΄kə pā′shəs] adj. 〚< LL incapax, incapable + -IOUS〛 1. Rare not capacious or able to hold much 2. Archaic mentally deficient * * *
incapacitant
/in'keuh pas"i teuhnt/, n. something, as a chemical spray, that incapacitates an individual: to use incapacitants for riot control. [1960-65; INCAPACIT(ATE) + -ANT] * * *
incapacitate
—incapacitation, n. /in'keuh pas"i tayt'/, v.t., incapacitated, incapacitating. 1. to deprive of ability, qualification, or strength; make incapable or unfit; disable. 2. Law. ...
incapacitated
/in'keuh pas"i tay'tid/, adj. unable to act, respond, or the like (often used euphemistically when one is busy or otherwise occupied): He can't come to the phone now - he's ...
incapacitation
See incapacitate. * * *
incapacity
/in'keuh pas"i tee/, n. 1. lack of ability, qualification, or strength; incapability. 2. Law. lack of the legal power to act in a specified way or ways. [1605-15; < LL ...
Incaparina
Incaparina [in kap΄ə rē′nə] n. 〚INCAP (acronym for Institute of Nutrition in Central America and Panama) + (F)ARINA〛 a low-cost protein food made of cottonseed, corn, ...
incapsulate
—incapsulation, n. /in kap"seuh layt', -syoo-/, v.t., v.i., incapsulated, incapsulating. encapsulate. * * *
incarcerate
—incarceration, n. —incarcerative, adj. —incarcerator, n. v. /in kahr"seuh rayt'/; adj. /in kahr"seuhr it, -seuh rayt'/, v., incarcerated, incarcerating, adj. v.t. 1. to ...
incarceration
See incarcerate. * * *
incarcerator
See incarceration. * * *
incardinate
—incardination, n. /in kahr"dn ayt'/, v.t., incardinated, incardinating. 1. to institute as a cardinal. 2. to institute as chief presbyter or priest in a particular church or ...
incarnadine
/in kahr"neuh duyn', -din, -deen'/, adj., n., v., incarnadined, incarnadining. adj. 1. blood-red; crimson. 2. flesh-colored; pale pink. n. 3. an incarnadine color. v.t. 4. to ...
incarnate
adj. /in kahr"nit, -nayt/; v. /in kahr"nayt/, adj., v., incarnated, incarnating. adj. 1. embodied in flesh; given a bodily, esp. a human, form: a devil incarnate. 2. personified ...
incarnation
—incarnational, adj. /in'kahr nay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an incarnate being or form. 2. a living being embodying a deity or spirit. 3. assumption of human form or nature. 4. the ...
incarnator
See incarnate. * * *
incase
—incasement, n. /in kays"/, v.t., incased, incasing. encase. * * *
incaution
/in kaw"sheuhn/, n. lack of caution; heedlessness; carelessness. [1705-15; IN-3 + CAUTION] * * *
incautious
—incautiously, adv. —incautiousness, n. /in kaw"sheuhs/, adj. not cautious; careless; reckless; heedless. [1695-1705; IN-3 + CAUTIOUS; cf. L incautus in same sense] Syn. ...
incautiously
See incautious. * * *
incautiousness
See incautiously. * * *
Ince, Thomas H
▪ American film director born Nov. 16, 1882, Newport, R.I., U.S. died Nov. 19, 1924, Hollywood, Calif.       pioneer American motion-picture director, who was the first ...
Ince,Thomas Harper
Ince (ĭns), Thomas Harper. 1882-1924. American film director, producer, and screenwriter who teamed up with D.W. Griffith and Mack Sennett in 1915 to form Triangle Pictures. ...
incendiarism
/in sen"dee euh riz'euhm/, n. 1. the act or practice of an arsonist; malicious burning. 2. inflammatory behavior; agitation. [1665-75; INCENDIAR(Y) + -ISM] * * *
incendiary
/in sen"dee er'ee/, adj., n., pl. incendiaries. adj. 1. used or adapted for setting property on fire: incendiary bombs. 2. of or pertaining to the criminal setting on fire of ...
incense
incense1 /in"sens/, n., v., incensed, incensing. n. 1. an aromatic gum or other substance producing a sweet odor when burned, used in religious ceremonies, to enhance a mood, ...
incense burner
      container generally of bronze or pottery, fitted with a perforated lid, in which incense is burnt. Although incense burners were used in Europe, they were far more ...
incense cedar
1. any of several coniferous trees of the genus Libocedrus (or Calocedrus), esp. L. decurrens, of the western U.S., growing to a height of 150 ft. (50 m). 2. the aromatic, ...
incense tree
any of various trees, as Boswellia carteri or those of the genus Protium, yielding an aromatic gum resin that is burned as incense. [1580-90] * * *
incensecedar
incense cedar n. Any of several coniferous evergreen trees of the genera Calocedrus and Libocedrus, having flattened branches with scalelike leaves. * * *
incent
in·cent (ĭn-sĕntʹ) tr.v. in·cent·ed, in·cent·ing, in·cents To incentivize: “would use tax breaks to incent corporations to invest in their future” (Scott Canon). ...
incenter
/in"sen'teuhr/, n. Geom. the center of an inscribed circle; that point where the bisectors of the angles of a triangle or of a regular polygon intersect. [1900-05; IN-1 + ...
incentive
—incentively, adv. /in sen"tiv/, n. 1. something that incites or tends to incite to action or greater effort, as a reward offered for increased productivity. adj. 2. inciting, ...
incentive pay
additional pay, a higher wage, or a bonus paid to promote the productivity of an employee. Also called incentive wage. [1955-60] * * *
incentivetravel
incentive travel n. Vacation travel arranged by or through an employer and awarded as a motivational bonus to qualifying employees or salespeople. * * *
incentivize
/in sen"ti vuyz'/, v.t., incentivized, incentivizing. to give incentives to: The Government should incentivize the private sector to create jobs. [1965-70, Amer.] * * *
incept
—inceptor, n. /in sept"/, v.t. to take in; ingest. [1560-70; < L inceptus ptp. of incipere to begin, undertake, equiv. to in- IN-2 + cep- (comb. form of cap- take; see CAPTIVE) ...
inception
/in sep"sheuhn/, n. 1. beginning; start; commencement. 2. Brit. a. the act of graduating or earning a university degree, usually a master's or doctor's degree, esp. at Cambridge ...
inceptisol
/in sep"teuh sawl', -sol'/, n. a soil so young that horizons have just begun to form: esp. prevalent in tundra areas. [1970-75; INCEPT(ION) + -I- + -SOL] * * * ▪ soil  one ...
inceptive
—inceptively, adv. /in sep"tiv/, adj. 1. beginning; initial. 2. Gram. (of a derived verb, or of an aspect in verb inflection) expressing the beginning of the action indicated ...
inceptor
See incept. * * *
incertitude
/in serr"ti toohd', -tyoohd'/, n. 1. uncertainty or doubtfulness. 2. instability or insecurity: The incertitude of his position in life caused him to postpone ...
incessancy
See incessant. * * *
incessant
—incessancy, incessantness, n. —incessantly, adv. /in ses"euhnt/, adj. continuing without interruption; ceaseless; unending: an incessant noise. [1425-75; late ME incessaunte ...
incessantly
See incessancy. * * *
incest
/in"sest/, n. 1. sexual intercourse between closely related persons. 2. the crime of sexual intercourse, cohabitation, or marriage between persons within the degrees of ...
incestuous
—incestuously, adv. —incestuousness, n. /in ses"chooh euhs/, adj. 1. involving incest. 2. guilty of incest. 3. being so close or intimate as to prevent proper functioning: an ...
incestuously
See incestuous. * * *
incestuousness
See incestuously. * * *
inch
inch1 /inch/, n. 1. a unit of length, 1/12 foot, equivalent to 2.54 centimeters. 2. a very small amount of anything; narrow margin: to win by an inch; to avert disaster by an ...
inch of mercury
a unit of atmospheric pressure, being the pressure equal to that exerted by a column of mercury one inch high under standard conditions of temperature and gravity: 33.864 ...
inch plant
1. any of several creeping or sprawling tropical American plants of the genus Callisia, having sometimes fragrant flowers in a variety of colors. 2. See wandering Jew (def. ...
Inch'ŏn
▪ South Korea       port city, Kyŏnggi do (province), northwestern South Korea. It lies near the mouth of the Han River, 25 miles (40 km) west-southwest of Seoul, with ...
inch-pound
/inch"pownd"/, n. one-twelfth of a foot-pound. Abbr.: in-lb * * *
Inchbald, Elizabeth
▪ English author and actress née Simpson born Oct. 16, 1753, Suffolk, Eng. died Aug. 1, 1821, London       English novelist, playwright, and actress whose successful ...
incher
inch·er (ĭnʹchər) n. Something measuring a specified number of inches, as in length or height. Often used in combination: an 18-incher. * * *
inches
➡ imperial system * * *
inchmeal
/inch"meel/, adv. by inches; inch by inch; little by little. [1520-30; INCH1 + -MEAL] * * *
inchoate
—inchoately, adv. —inchoateness, n. /in koh"it, -ayt/ or, esp. Brit., /in"koh ayt'/, adj. 1. not yet completed or fully developed; rudimentary. 2. just begun; incipient. 3. ...
inchoately
See inchoate. * * *
inchoateness
See inchoately. * * *
inchoation
/in'koh ay"sheuhn/, n. a beginning; origin. [1520-30; < LL inchoation- (s. of inchoatio). See INCHOATE, -ION] * * *
inchoative
/in koh"euh tiv/, Gram. adj. 1. inceptive. n. 2. an inceptive. [1520-30; < LL inchoativum (verbum) inceptive (verb). See INCHOATE, -IVE] * * *
inchoatively
See inchoative. * * *
Inchon
/in"chon"/, n. a seaport in W South Korea. 799,982. Formerly, Chemulpo. * * *
inchworm
/inch"werrm'/, n. measuringworm. [1860-65; INCH1 + WORM] * * *
incidence
/in"si deuhns/, n. 1. the rate or range of occurrence or influence of something, esp. of something unwanted: the high incidence of heart disease in men over 40. 2. a falling ...
incident
—incidentless, adj. /in"si deuhnt/, n. 1. an individual occurrence or event. 2. a distinct piece of action, or an episode, as in a story or play. 3. something that occurs ...
incidental
—incidentalness, n. /in'si den"tl/, adj. 1. happening or likely to happen in an unplanned or subordinate conjunction with something else. 2. incurred casually and in addition ...
incidental music
music intended primarily to point up or accompany parts of the action of a play or to serve as transitional material between scenes. [1860-65] * * * Music composed to accompany ...
incidentally
/in'si den"tl ee/ or, for 1, /-dent"lee/, adv. 1. apart or aside from the main subject of attention, discussion, etc.; by the way; parenthetically. 2. in an incidental ...
incidentalmusic
incidental music n. Music composed to accompany the action or dialogue of a drama or to fill intervals between scenes or acts. * * *
incienso
/in'see en"soh/, n. a shrubby, composite desert plant, Encelia farinosa, of the southwestern U.S., having silvery leaves and clusters of yellow flowers. [1920-25, Amer.; < Sp: ...
incinerate
—incineration, n. /in sin"euh rayt'/, v.t., incinerated, incinerating. to burn or reduce to ashes; cremate. [1545-55; < ML incineratus (ptp. of incinerare) < L in- IN-2 + ...
incineration
See incinerate. * * *
incinerator
/in sin"euh ray'teuhr/, n. a furnace or apparatus for burning trash, garbage, etc., to ashes. [1880-85; INCINERATE + -OR2] * * *       container for burning refuse ...
incipience
See incipiency. * * *
incipiency
/in sip"ee euhn see/, n. the state or condition of being incipient. Also, incipience. [1810-20; INCIPI(ENT) + -ENCY] * * *
incipient
—incipiently, adv. /in sip"ee euhnt/, adj. beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage: an incipient cold. [1580-90; < L incipient- (s. of incipiens, prp. of incipere to ...
incipiently
See incipiency. * * *
incipit
/in"si pit/; Lat. /ing"ki pit/, n. 1. the introductory words or opening phrases in the text of a medieval manuscript or an early printed book. 2. Music. the first words of a ...


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