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—increasable, adj. —increasedly /in kree"sid lee/, adv. v. /in krees"/; n. /in"krees/, v., increased, increasing, n. v.t. 1. to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or ...
/in kree"seuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that increases. 2. (in plumbing) a coupling increasing in diameter at one end. Cf. reducer (def. 3). [1520-30; INCREASE + -ER1] * * *
—increasingly, adv. /in kree"sing/, adj. 1. growing larger or greater; enlarging; augmenting. 2. Math. (of a function) having the property that for any two points in the domain ...
Increasing Safety in Auto Racing: A Winning Formula?
▪ 2002       Automobile racing aficionados had never denied that part of the attraction of their favourite sport was the element of perceived danger. The skill of the ...
increasingly [in krēs′iŋ lē] adv. more and more; to an ever-increasing degree * * * See increasable. * * *
—increately, adv. /in'kree ayt", in kree"it/, adj. 1. not created; uncreated. 2. existing without having been created. [1375-1425; late ME increat < LL increatus not made. See ...
See increate. * * *
See incredible. * * *
—incredibility, incredibleness, n. —incredibly, adv. /in kred"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. so extraordinary as to seem impossible: incredible speed. 2. not credible; hard to believe; ...
Incredible Hulk
a US television series (1978–81) on CBS about a man who sometimes turns into a very powerful creature like a man but with green skin. The character originally appeared in comic ...
See incredibility. * * *
See incredibility. * * *
/in'kri dooh"li tee, -dyooh"-/, n. the quality or state of being incredulous; inability or unwillingness to believe. [1400-50; late ME incredulite < L incredulitas. See ...
—incredulously, adv. —incredulousness, n. /in krej"euh leuhs/, adj. 1. not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical. 2. indicating or showing unbelief: an ...
See incredulous. * * *
See incredulously. * * *
—incremental /in'kreuh men"tl, ing'-/, adj. —incrementally, adv. /in"kreuh meuhnt, ing"-/, n. 1. something added or gained; addition; increase. 2. profit; gain. 3. the act or ...
Increment Rates of Overbank Deposition in Major Floods, Table
▪ Table river basin flood average thickness of deposition (metres) Ohio River ...
See increment. * * *
incremental repetition
Pros. repetition, with variation, of a refrain or other part of a poem, esp. a ballad. [1915-20] * * * ▪ verse       a device used in poetry of the oral tradition, ...
—incrementalist, n., adj. /in'kreuh men"tl iz'euhm, ing'-/, n. a policy of making changes, esp. social changes, by degrees; gradualism. [1965-70; INCREMENTAL + -ISM] * * *
See incrementalism. * * *
See incremental. * * *
—increscence, n. /in kres"euhnt/, adj. increasing or waxing, as the moon. [1565-75; < L increscent- (s. of increscens prp. of increscere to grow), equiv. to in- IN-2 + cresc- ...
—incretionary, incretory /in"kri tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /in kree"sheuhn/, n. Physiol. 1. a substance, as a hormone, that is secreted internally. 2. the process of such ...
—incrimination, n. —incriminator, n. —incriminatory /in krim"euh neuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /in krim"euh nayt'/, v.t., incriminated, incriminating. 1. to accuse of or ...
See incriminate. * * *
See incrimination. * * *
/in"kraws', -kros'/, n. Genetics. a mating between organisms that are both homozygous for the same allele. [IN-1 + CROSS] * * *
/in"kraws"bred', -kros"-/, adj. Genetics. of or pertaining to the progeny that result from crossing inbred lines or varieties. [IN-1 + CROSSBRED] * * *
—incrustant, adj., n. /in krust"/, v.t. 1. to cover or line with a crust or hard coating. 2. to form into a crust. 3. to deposit as a crust. v.i. 4. to form a crust: They ...
/in'kru stay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an incrusting or being incrusted. 2. a crust or coat of anything on the surface of a body; covering, coating, or scale. 3. the inlaying or addition of ...
—incubative, adj. /in"kyeuh bayt', ing"-/, v., incubated, incubating. v.t. 1. to sit upon (eggs) for the purpose of hatching. 2. to hatch (eggs), as by sitting upon them or by ...
—incubational, incubatory /in"kyeuh beuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee, ing"-/, adj. /in'kyeuh bay"sheuhn, ing'-/, n. 1. the act or process of incubating. 2. the state of being ...
incubation patch
a highly vascular, featherless area developed on the abdomen of certain brooding birds that is in direct contact with eggs during incubation and provides additional warmth. Also ...
incubation period
Pathol. the period between infection and the appearance of signs of a disease. [1875-80] * * *
See incubation. * * *
See incubate. * * *
/in"kyeuh bay'teuhr, ing"-/, n. 1. an apparatus in which eggs are hatched artificially. 2. an enclosed apparatus in which prematurely born infants are kept in controlled ...
/in"kyeuh beuhs, ing"-/, adj. (of leaves) overlapping, with the upper part of each leaf covering the base of the leaf above it. Cf. succubous. [1855-60; < L incub(are) to lie ...
/in"kyeuh beuhs, ing"-/, n., pl. incubi /-buy'/, incubuses. 1. an imaginary demon or evil spirit supposed to descend upon sleeping persons, esp. one fabled to have sexual ...
incubus and succubus
Demons (male and female, respectively) who seek to have sexual intercourse with sleeping humans. In medieval Europe some believed that union with an incubus resulted in the ...
/in kyooh"deez/, n. a pl. of incus. * * *
—inculcation, n. —inculcative /in kul"keuh tiv/, inculcatory, adj. —inculcator, n. /in kul"kayt, in"kul kayt'/, v.t., inculcated, inculcating. 1. to implant by repeated ...
See inculcate. * * *
See inculcation. * * *
—inculpability, inculpableness, n. —inculpably, adv. /in kul"peuh beuhl/, adj. not culpable; blameless; guiltless. [1485-95; < LL inculpabilis. See IN-3, CULPABLE] * * *
—inculpation, n. —inculpatory /in kul"peuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /in kul"payt, in"kul payt/, v.t., inculpated, inculpating. 1. to charge with fault; blame; accuse. 2. to ...
See inculpate. * * *
See inculpation. * * *
/in kult"/, adj. wild; rude; unrefined. [1590-1600; < L incultus, equiv. to in- IN-3 + cultus ptp. of colere to till, CULTIVATE] * * *
/in kul'cheuh ray"sheuhn/, n. enculturation. * * *
/in kum"beuhn see/, n., pl. incumbencies for 2-5. 1. the quality or state of being incumbent. 2. the position or term of an incumbent. 3. something that is incumbent. 4. a duty ...
—incumbently, adv. /in kum"beuhnt/, adj. 1. holding an indicated position, role, office, etc., currently: the incumbent officers of the club. 2. obligatory (often fol. by on or ...
See incumbent. * * *
/in kum"beuhr/, v.t. encumber. * * *
/in kum"breuhns/, n. encumbrance. * * *
/in kyooh"neuh beuhl/, n. a book constituting part of a collection of incunabula. [1885-90; < F < L incunabulum. See INCUNABULA] * * *
—incunabular, adj. /in'kyoo nab"yeuh leuh, ing'-/, n.pl., sing. incunabulum /-leuhm/. 1. extant copies of books produced in the earliest stages (before 1501) of printing from ...
See incunabulum. * * *
in·cu·nab·u·lum (ĭn'kyə-năbʹyə-ləm, ĭng'-) n. pl. in·cu·nab·u·la (-lə) 1. A book printed before 1501; an incunable. 2. An artifact of an early period.   [New ...
—incurrable, adj. /in kerr"/, v.t., incurred, incurring. 1. to come into or acquire (some consequence, usually undesirable or injurious): to incur a huge number of debts. 2. to ...
See incurable. * * *
—incurability, incurableness, n. —incurably, adv. /in kyoor"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. not curable; that cannot be cured, remedied, or corrected: an incurable disease. 2. not ...
See incurability. * * *
See incurability. * * *
See incurious. * * *
—incuriosity /in'kyoor ee os"i tee/, incuriousness, n. —incuriously, adv. /in kyoor"ee euhs/, adj. 1. not curious; not inquisitive or observant; inattentive; indifferent. 2. ...
See incuriosity. * * *
See incuriosity. * * *
/in kerr"euhns, -kur"-/, n. the act of incurring, bringing on, or subjecting oneself to something. [1650-60; INCURR(ENT) + -ENCE] * * *
/in kerr"euhnt, -kur"-/, adj. carrying or relating to an inward current. [1555-65; < L incurrent- (s. of incurrens), prp. of incurrere. See INCUR, -ENT] * * *
/in kerr"zheuhn, -sheuhn/, n. 1. a hostile entrance into or invasion of a place or territory, esp. a sudden one; raid: The bandits made brief incursions on the village. 2. a ...
/in kerr"siv/, adj. making incursions. [1585-95; INCURS(ION) + -IVE] * * *
—incurvature /in kerr"veuh cheuhr/, incurvation, n. adj. /in"kerr vayt', in kerr"vit/; v. /in"kerr vayt', in kerr"vayt/, adj., v., incurvated, incurvating. adj. 1. curved, esp. ...
See incurvate. * * *
See incurvation. * * *
/in kerrv"/, v.i., v.t., incurved, incurving. to curve or cause to curve inward. [1600-10; < L incurvare to bend in, curve. See IN-2, CURVE] * * *
—incudate /ing"kyeuh dayt', -dit, in"-/, incudal /ing"kyeuh dl, in"-/, adj. /ing"keuhs/, n., pl. incudes /in kyooh"deez/ for 1; incus for 2. 1. Anat. the middle one of a chain ...
/in kyoohz", -kyoohs"/, adj., n., v., incused, incusing. adj. 1. hammered or stamped in, as a figure on a coin. n. 2. an incuse figure or impression. v.t. 3. to stamp or hammer ...
/ind/, n. 1. Literary. India. 2. Obs. the Indies. [1175-1225; ME Inde < OF Inde < L India INDIA] * * *
Pharm. See investigative new drug. * * *
var. of indo- before a vowel: indamine. * * *
1. India. 2. Also, Ind Indian (def. 2). 3. Indiana. 4. Indies. * * *
1. independence. 2. independent. 3. index. 4. indicated. 5. indicative. 6. indigo. 7. indirect. 8. industrial. 9. industry. * * *
Industrial Engineer. * * *
/in dah"bah/, n. a conference or consultation between or with native peoples of South Africa. [1890-95; < Zulu indaba, izindaba (with implosive b) matter for discussion, affair, ...
—indagation, n. —indagative, adj. —indagator, n. /in"deuh gayt'/, v.t., indagated, indagating. Archaic. to investigate; research. [1615-25; < L indagatus, ptp. of indagare ...
/in"deuh meen', -min/, n. Chem. any of a series of basic organic compounds, the simplest having the formula C12H11N3, which form bluish and greenish salts, used in the ...
/in dan"threen/, Trademark. a blue, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C28H14H2O4, used as a dye for cotton and as a pigment in paints and enamels. * * *
/in dap"euh muyd'/, n. Pharm. a thiazide-related compound, C16H16ClN3O3S, used in the treatment of hypertension and edema. [ind(oline) (see INDOLE, -INE2) + -ap- of uncert. ...
/in det"id/, adj. 1. committed or obligated to repay a monetary loan: He was indebted to his friend for a large sum. 2. obligated for favors or kindness received: He was indebted ...
/in det"id nis/, n. 1. the state of being indebted. 2. an amount owed. 3. debts collectively. [1640-50; INDEBTED + -NESS] * * *
/in dee"seuhn see/, n., pl. indecencies for 4. 1. the quality or condition of being indecent. 2. impropriety or immodesty. 3. obscenity or indelicacy. 4. an indecent act, remark, ...
—indecently, adv. /in dee"seuhnt/, adj. 1. offending against generally accepted standards of propriety or good taste; improper; vulgar: indecent jokes; indecent language; ...
indecent assault
a sexual offense, other than rape, committed by one person against another. [1860-65] * * *
indecent exposure
Law. the intentional exposure of one's body's privates in a manner that gives offense against accepted or prescribed behavior. [1850-55] * * *
indecent assault n. Sexual assualt. * * *
indecent exposure n. The exposure of one's body, especially one's genitals, in a public place and in a way considered offensive to established standards of decency. * * *
See indecent. * * *
/in'di sij"ooh it, -ayt'/, adj. 1. Zool. not deciduate. 2. Bot. having permanent leaves. [1875-80; IN-3 + DECIDUATE] * * *
/in'di sij"ooh euhs/, adj. Bot. 1. not deciduous, as leaves. 2. (of trees) evergreen. [1640-50; IN-3 + DECIDUOUS] * * *
See indecipherable. * * *
—indecipherability, indecipherableness, n. —indecipherably, adv. /in'di suy"feuhr euh beuhl/, adj. 1. not decipherable; illegible. 2. not understandable; ...
See indecipherability. * * *
See indecipherability. * * *
/in'di sizh"euhn/, n. inability to decide. [1755-65; IN-3 + DECISION] * * *
—indecisively, adv. —indecisiveness, n. /in'di suy"siv/, adj. 1. characterized by indecision, as persons; irresolute; undecided. 2. not decisive or conclusive: a severe but ...
See indecisive. * * *
See indecisively. * * *
indeclinable. * * *
—indeclinableness, n. —indeclinably, adv. /in'di kluy"neuh beuhl/, adj. Gram. not capable of being declined; having no inflected forms: used esp. of a word belonging to a ...
—indecomposableness, n. /in'dee keuhm poh"zeuh beuhl/, adj. incapable of being decomposed. [1805-15; IN-3 + DECOMPOSABLE] * * *
—indecorously, adv. —indecorousness, n. /in dek"euhr euhs, in'di kawr"euhs, -kohr"-/, adj. not decorous; violating generally accepted standards of good taste or propriety; ...
See indecorous. * * *
See indecorously. * * *
/in'di kawr"euhm, -kohr"-/, n. 1. indecorous behavior or character. 2. something indecorous. [1565-75; < L, n. use of neut. of indecorus INDECOROUS] * * *
/in deed"/, adv. 1. in fact; in reality; in truth; truly (used for emphasis, to confirm and amplify a previous statement, to indicate a concession or admission, or, ...
indef abbrev. indefinite * * *
indefinite. * * *
See indefatigable. * * *
—indefatigability, indefatigableness, n. —indefatigably, adv. /in'di fat"i geuh beuhl/, adj. incapable of being tired out; not yielding to fatigue; untiring. [1580-90; < L ...
See indefatigability. * * *
See indefatigability. * * *
See indefeasible. * * *
—indefeasibility, indefeasibleness, n. —indefeasibly, adv. /in'di fee"zeuh beuhl/, adj. not defeasible; not to be annulled or made void; not forfeitable. [1540-50; IN-3 + ...
See indefeasibility. * * *
See indefectible. * * *
—indefectibility, n. —indefectibly, adv. /in'di fek"teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not defectible; not liable to defect or failure. 2. not liable to fault or imperfection; ...
See indefectibility. * * *
See indefensible. * * *
—indefensibility, indefensibleness, n. —indefensibly, adv. /in'di fen"seuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not justifiable; inexcusable: indefensible behavior. 2. incapable of being ...
See indefensibility. * * *
See indefensibility. * * *
See indefinable. * * *
—indefinableness, n. —indefinably, adv. /in'di fuy"neuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not definable; not readily identified, described, analyzed, or determined. n. 2. something that cannot ...
See indefinability. * * *
See indefinability. * * *
—indefinitely, adv. —indefiniteness, n. /in def"euh nit/, adj. 1. not definite; without fixed or specified limit; unlimited: an indefinite number. 2. not clearly defined or ...
indefinite article
Gram. an article, as English a, an, that denotes class membership of the noun it modifies without particularizing it. [1720-30] * * *
indefinite integral
Math. a representation, usually in symbolic form, of any function whose derivative is a given function. Also called antiderivative. [1875-80] * * *
indefinite pronoun
Gram. a pronoun, as English some, any, somebody, that leaves unspecified the identity of its referent. [1720-30] * * *
indefinite relative clause
a relative clause with an indefinite relative pronoun as subordinating word, as what they said in We heard what they said. * * *
indefinite relative pronoun
a relative pronoun without an antecedent, as whoever in They gave tickets to whoever wanted them. * * *
indefinite article n. An article, such as English a or an, that does not fix the identity of the noun modified. * * *
indefinite integral n. A function whose derivative is a given function. Also called antiderivative. * * *
See indefinite. * * *
See indefinitely. * * *
indefinite number n. A variable number. * * *
indefinite pronoun n. A pronoun, such as English any or some, that does not specify the identity of its object. * * *
See indehiscent. * * *
—indehiscence, n. /in'di his"euhnt/, adj. Bot., Mycol. not dehiscent; not opening at maturity. [1825-35; IN-3 + DEHISCENT] * * *
—indeliberately, adv. —indeliberateness, indeliberation, n. /in'di lib"euhr it/, adj. done without care; special planning or deliberation; unintentional. [1610-20; IN-3 + ...
See indelible. * * *
—indelibility, indelibleness, n. —indelibly, adv. /in del"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. making marks that cannot be erased, removed, or the like: indelible ink. 2. that cannot be ...
See indelibility. * * *
See indelibility. * * *
/in del"i keuh see/, n., pl. indelicacies for 2. 1. the quality or condition of being indelicate. 2. something indelicate, as language or behavior. [1705-15; IN-3 + DELICACY] * * ...
—indelicately, adv. —indelicateness, n. /in del"i kit/, adj. 1. offensive to a sense of generally accepted propriety, modesty, or decency; improper, unrefined, or coarse: ...
See indelicate. * * *
See indelicately. * * *
—indemnificatory /in'dem nif"euh keuh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. /in dem'neuh fi kay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of indemnifying; state of being indemnified. 2. something that serves ...
See indemnify. * * *
—indemnifier, n. /in dem"neuh fuy'/, v.t., indemnified, indemnifying. 1. to compensate for damage or loss sustained, expense incurred, etc. 2. to guard or secure against ...
/in dem'ni tee"/, n. a person or company that receives indemnity. [INDEMNIT(Y) + -EE] * * *
/in dem"ni teuhr/, n. a person or company that gives indemnity. [INDEMNIT(Y) + -OR2] * * *
/in dem"ni tee/, n., pl. indemnities. 1. protection or security against damage or loss. 2. compensation for damage or loss sustained. 3. something paid by way of such ...
See indemonstrableness. * * *
—indemonstrability, indemonstrableness, n. —indemonstrably, adv. /in'di mon"streuh beuhl, in dem"euhn-/, adj. not demonstrable; incapable of being demonstrated or ...
See indemonstrable. * * *
See indemonstrableness. * * *
/in"deen/, n. Chem. a colorless, liquid hydrocarbon, C9H8, obtained from coal tar by fractional distillation: used in synthesizing resins. [1885-90; IND- + -ENE] * * *
indent1 —indenter, indentor, n. v. /in dent"/; n. /in"dent, in dent"/, v.t. 1. to form deep recesses in: The sea indents the coast. 2. to set in or back from the margin, as the ...
/in'den tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. a cut, notch, or deep recess: various bays and indentations. 2. a series of incisions or notches: the indentation of a maple leaf. 3. a notching or ...
/in den"sheuhn/, n. 1. the indenting of a line or lines in writing or printing. 2. the blank space left by indenting. 3. the act of indenting; state of being indented. 4. ...
—indentureship, n. /in den"cheuhr/, n., v., indentured, indenturing. n. 1. a deed or agreement executed in two or more copies with edges correspondingly indented as a means of ...
indentured servant
Amer. Hist. a person who came to America and was placed under contract to work for another over a period of time, usually seven years, esp. during the 17th to 19th centuries. ...
/in'di pen"deuhns/, n. 1. Also, independency. the state or quality of being independent. 2. freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others. 3. Archaic. ...
/in'di pen"deuhns/, n. 1. a city in W Missouri: starting point of the Santa Fe and Oregon trails. 111,806. 2. a town in SE Kansas. 10,598. * * * I City (pop., 2000: 113,288), ...
Independence Day
July 4, a U.S. holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Also called Fourth of July. * * * or Fourth of July Anniversary of the ...
Independence Hall
the building in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence was signed. * * *
Independence National Historic Park
➡ Independence Hall * * *
Independence National Historical Park
▪ park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States       area of downtown Philadelphia, partially owned by the city but operated by the U.S. National Park Service. It ...
independence of path
Math. the property of a function for which the line integral has the same value along all curves between two specified points. * * *
Independence Day n. July 4, celebrated in the United States to commemorate the adoption in 1776 of the Declaration of Independence. Also called Fourth of July. * * *
/in'di pen"deuhn see/, n., pl. independencies. 1. independence (def. 1). 2. a territory not under the control of any other power. 3. (cap.) Eccles. a. the principle that the ...
—independently, adv. /in'di pen"deuhnt/, adj. 1. not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself: an independent ...
independent assortment
Genetics. See law of independent assortment. [1945-50] * * *
independent audit
an audit of a company conducted by accountants from an outside accounting firm (distinguished from internal audit). * * *
independent axiom
Logic, Math. in a set of axioms, one that cannot be proved by using the others in the set. [1900-05] * * *
Independent candidates
➡ elections * * *
independent clause
independent clause n. Gram. a clause that can function syntactically as a complete sentence by itself and that conveys a complete meaning; main clause (Ex.: She will visit us if ...
independent counsel
formerly special prosecutor Official appointed by the court at the request of the U.S. attorney general to investigate and prosecute criminal violations by high government ...
Independent Fundamental Churches of America
▪ American organization       fellowship of conservative, independent Christian churches stressing biblical truth. It was organized in Cicero, Illinois, U.S., in June ...
Independent Labour Party
(abbr the ILP) an early British socialist party formed in 1893 by Keir Hardie. The British Labour Party later developed from it. * * *
independent school
independent school n. a private school, not open to or controlled by the public, esp., one that is nonreligious and supported mainly by tuition and private funds * * * n (in ...
independent schools
➡ public schools * * *
independent suspension
an automotive suspension system in which each wheel is attached to the frame independently, so that a road bump affecting one wheel has no effect on the others. [1925-30] * * *
Independent Television
➡ ITV * * * ▪ British organization       in the United Kingdom, television network consisting of a consortium of private companies in competition with the British ...
independent variable
Math. a variable in a functional relation whose value determines the value or values of other variables, as x in the relation y = 3x2. Cf. dependent variable. [1850-55] * * *
independent clause n. See main clause. * * *
/een'de pen'den tees"tah/, n., pl. independentistas /-tahs/. Spanish. (esp. in Latin America) a person who supports or works toward political independence, esp. one supporting ...
independent living n. 1. A living arrangement that maximizes independence and self-determination, especially of disabled persons living in a community instead of in a medical ...
See independent. * * *
independent variable n. 1. Mathematics. A variable whose value determines the value of other variables. 2. Statistics. A manipulated variable in an experiment or study whose ...
/in"deuh rawl', -rol'/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of propranolol. * * *
Indes Orientales, Compagnie Française des
      (French: “French Company of the East Indies”), one of the companies known as the French East India Company (q.v.). * * *
Indes, Compagnie Française des
      (French: “French Company of the Indies”), one of the companies known as the French East India Company (q.v.). * * *
See indescribable. * * *
—indescribability, indescribableness, n. —indescribably, adv. /in'di skruy"beuh beuhl/, adj. not describable; too extraordinary for description: a scene of indescribable ...
See indescribability. * * *
See indescribability. * * *
See indestructible. * * *
—indestructibility, indestructibleness, n. —indestructibly, adv. /in'di struk"teuh beuhl/, adj. not destructible; that cannot be destroyed. [1665-75; < LL indestructibilis. ...
See indestructibility. * * *
See indestructibility. * * *
—indeterminableness, n. —indeterminably, adv. /in'di terr"meuh neuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not determinable; incapable of being ascertained. 2. incapable of being decided or ...
See indeterminable. * * *
/in'di terr"meuh neuh see/, n. the condition or quality of being indeterminate; indetermination. [1640-50; INDETERMIN(ATE) + -ACY] * * * ▪ literature       in ...
indeterminacy principle
Physics. See uncertainty principle. [1925-30] * * *
—indeterminately, adv. —indeterminateness, n. /in'di terr"meuh nit/, adj. 1. not determinate; not precisely fixed in extent; indefinite; uncertain. 2. not clear; vague. 3. ...
indeterminate cleavage
indeterminate cleavage n. Zool. the division of an egg into cells, each of which has the potential of developing into a complete organism: cf. TWINNING (sense 1) * * *
indeterminate sentence
Criminal Law. a penalty, imposed by a court, that has relatively wide limits or no limits, as one of imprisonment for one to ten years. [1870-75] * * * ▪ law       in ...
See indeterminate. * * *
See indeterminately. * * *
indeterminate vowel n. A mid-central neutral vowel; schwa. * * *
/in'di terr'meuh nay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the quality or condition of being indeterminate. 2. an unsettled state, as of the mind. [1610-20; INDETERMINATE + -ION] * * *
—indeterminist, n., adj. —indeterministic, adj. /in'di terr"meuh niz'euhm/, n. Philos. 1. the doctrine that human actions, though influenced somewhat by preexisting ...
See indeterminism. * * *
See indeterminist. * * *
—indexable, adj. —indexer, n. —indexical, adj. —indexically, adv. —indexless, adj. /in"deks/, n., pl. indexes, indices /-deuh seez'/, v. n. 1. (in a nonfiction book, ...
index card
a card, often relatively small, as 3 × 5 in. (7.6 × 12.7 cm), used in noting or recording information and usually filed in an index. [1925-30] * * *
index crime
a crime included in the yearly crime statistics of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. [1965-70; so called because it provides an index of the general level of criminal ...
Index Expurgatorius
/in"deks ik sperr'geuh tawr"ee-euhs, -tohr"-/, pl. Indices Expurgatorii /in"deuh seez'iksperr'geuh tawr"ee uy', -tohr"-/. Rom. Cath. Ch. a list of books now included in the Index ...
index finger
forefinger. [1840-50] * * *
index fossil
Geol., Paleontol. a widely distributed fossil, of narrow range in time, regarded as characteristic of a given geological formation, used esp. in determining the age of related ...
index fund
a fund, as a mutual fund or pension fund, with a portfolio that contains many of the securities listed in a major stock index in order to match the performance of the stock ...
Index Librorum Prohibitorum
/in"deks luy brawr"euhm proh hib'i tawr"euhm, -brohr"euhm proh hib'i tohr"-, lee-/, pl. Indices Librorum Prohibitorum /in"deuh seez' luy brawr"euhm proh hib'i tawr"euhm, ...
index number
Statistics. a quantity whose variation over a period of time measures the change in some phenomenon. Also called index. [1870-75] * * *
Index Numbers of Production, Employment, and Productivity in Manufacturing Industries, Table
▪ 1999 Table IV. Index Numbers of Production, Employment, and Productivity1 in Manufacturing Industries 1990 = 100   Production Employment Productivity   ...
Index Numbers of Production, Employment, and Productivity in Manufacturing Industries, Table 2
▪ Table Table IV. Index Numbers of Production, Employment, and Productivity1 in Manufacturing Industries 1990 = 100     Production Employment Productivity   ...
Index Numbers of Production, Employment, and Productivity in Manufacturing Industries, Table 3
▪ Table 1980 = 100 Relative importance{1} Production Employment ...
index of leading indicators
Econ. See leading indicators. * * *
index of refraction
Optics. a number indicating the speed of light in a given medium as either the ratio of the speed of light in a vacuum to that in the given medium (absolute index of refraction) ...
index plate
Mach. a plate perforated with rows of different numbers of equally spaced holes as a guide for indexing work. [1815-25] * * *
index set
Math. a set whose elements are used to indicate the order of the elements of a sequence, series, etc. * * *
/in"deks lingk"/, v.t. Chiefly Brit. Econ. index (def. 25). [1965-70] * * *
/in'dek say"sheuhn/, n. Econ. the automatic adjustment of wages, taxes, pension benefits, interest rates, etc., according to changes in the cost of living or another economic ...
index case n. The earliest documented case of a disease included in an epidemiologic study. * * *
See index. * * *
Indexes of Production, Mining and Mineral Commodities
▪ 1999 Indexes of Production, Mining and Mineral Commodities (1990 = 100)   1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998  1st qtr. Mining (total)      ...
Indexes of Production, Mining and Mineral Commodities 1
▪ Table Indexes of Production, Mining and Mineral ...
Indexes of Production, Mining and Mineral Commodities 2
▪ Table (1980 = 100) 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 Mining (total) World{1} ...
Indexes of Production, Mining and Mineral Commodities 3
▪ Table (1980 = 100) 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 Mining (total) ...
index finger n. In both senses also called first finger, forefinger. 1. The finger next to the thumb. 2. The part of a glove that covers this finger. * * *
index fossil n. The fossil remains of an organism that lived in a particular geologic age, used to identify or date the rock or rock layer in which it is found. Also called guide ...
index fund n. A mutual fund that keeps a portfolio of stocks designed to match the performance of a stock market or one of its sectors as measured by an index of selected stocks. ...
indexical [in dek′si kəl] Logic Linguis. n. a word or expression whose reference may vary from speaker to speaker: some indexicals are “I,” “this,” “now,” and ...
indexing service
a service that indexes the contents of a number of publications for use in printed or machine-readable form. [INDEX + -ING2] * * *
index number n. A number indicating change in magnitude, as of price, wage, employment, or production shifts, relative to the magnitude at a specified point usually taken as ...
indexof refraction
index of refraction n. The ratio of the speed of light in a vacuum to the speed of light in a medium under consideration. Also called refractive index. * * *
/in"dee euh/, n. 1. Hindi, Bharat. a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; ...
India chintz
a sturdy, heavyweight fabric constructed in a figured weave, used esp. in upholstery. Also called India cotton. * * *
India drugget
drugget (def. 1). * * *

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