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—indissolubility, indissolubleness, n. —indissolubly, adv. /in'di sol"yeuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not dissoluble; incapable of being dissolved, decomposed, undone, or destroyed. 2. ...
See indissolubility. * * *
See indissolubility. * * *
—indistinctly, adv. —indistinctness, n. /in'di stingkt"/, adj. 1. not distinct; not clearly marked or defined: indistinct markings. 2. not clearly distinguishable or ...
—indistinctively, adv. —indistinctiveness, n. /in'di stingk"tiv/, adj. 1. without distinctive characteristics. 2. incapable of or not making a distinction; ...
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See indistinctively. * * *
See indistinct. * * *
See indistinctly. * * *
See indistinguishableness. * * *
—indistinguishableness, indistinguishability, n. —indistinguishably, adv. /in'di sting"gwi sheuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not distinguishable. 2. indiscernible; ...
See indistinguishable. * * *
See indistinguishableness. * * *
—inditement, n. —inditer, n. /in duyt"/, v.t., indited, inditing. 1. to compose or write, as a poem. 2. to treat in a literary composition. 3. Obs. to dictate. 4. Obs. to ...
See indite. * * *
See inditement. * * *
/in"dee euhm/, n. Chem. a rare metallic element, soft, white, malleable, and easily fusible, found combined in various ore minerals, esp. sphalerite: so called from the two ...
indivertible [in΄də vʉrt′ə bəl] adj. that cannot be diverted or turned aside indivertibly adv. * * *
individual. Also, indiv. * * *
/in'deuh vij"ooh euhl/, n. 1. a single human being, as distinguished from a group. 2. a person: a strange individual. 3. a distinct, indivisible entity; a single thing, being, ...
individual liberty
the liberty of an individual to exercise freely those rights generally accepted as being outside of governmental control. * * *
individual medley
Swimming. a race in which the total distance is either divided into three equal portions, in which each swimmer uses the backstroke for the first portion, the breaststroke for ...
individual psychology
 body of theories of the Austrian psychiatrist Alfred Adler (Adler, Alfred), who held that the main motives of human thought and behaviour are individual man's striving for ...
individual retirement account
a savings plan that offers tax advantages to an individual depositor to set aside money for retirement. Abbr.: IRA Cf. Keogh plan. * * *
/in'deuh vij"ooh euh liz'euhm/, n. 1. a social theory advocating the liberty, rights, or independent action of the individual. 2. the principle or habit of or belief in ...
—individualistic, adj. —individualistically, adv. /in'deuh vij"ooh euh list/, n. 1. a person who shows great independence or individuality in thought or action. 2. an ...
See individualist. * * *
See individualistic. * * *
/in'deuh vij'ooh al"i tee/, n., pl. individualities. 1. the particular character, or aggregate of qualities, that distinguishes one person or thing from others; sole and personal ...
See individualize. * * *
—individualization, n. —individualizer, n. /in'deuh vij"ooh euh luyz'/, v.t., individualized, individualizing. 1. to make individual or distinctive; give an individual or ...
/in'deuh vij"ooh euh lee/, adv. 1. one at a time; separately: The delegates were introduced individually. 2. personally: Each of us is individually responsible. 3. in an ...
individualretirement account
individual retirement account n. Abbr. IRA An investment account in which a person can set aside income up to a specified amount each year and usually deduct the contributions ...
—individuator, n. /in'deuh vij"ooh ayt'/, v., individuated, individuating. v.t. 1. to form into an individual or distinct entity. 2. to give an individual or distinctive ...
/in'deuh vij'ooh ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of individuating. 2. state of being individuated; individual existence; individuality. 3. Philos. the determination or contraction of a ...
See indivisibleness. * * *
—indivisibility, indivisibleness, n. —indivisibly, adv. /in'deuh viz"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. not divisible; not separable into parts; incapable of being divided: one nation ...
See indivisible. * * *
See indivisibleness. * * *
(as used in expressions) Indo Gangetic Plain Indo Aryan languages Indo European languages * * *
a combining form representing indigo in compound words: indophenol. Also, esp. before a vowel, ind-. * * *
a combining form representing India in compound words: Indo-European. [ < L Ind(us) or Gk Ind(ós) + -O-] * * *
/in"doh air"ee euhn, -yeuhn, -ar"-; -ahr"yeuhn/, n. 1. a member of a people of India who are Indo-European in speech and Caucasoid in physical characteristics. 2. Indic (def. ...
Indo-Aryan languages
or Indic languages Major subgroup of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. Indo-Aryan languages are spoken by more than 800 million people, principally ...
Indo-Australian Plate
/in"doh aw strayl"yeuhn/, Geol. a major tectonic division of the earth's crust, comprising India and the Australian continent and adjacent suboceanic basins (the Tasman, South ...
Indo-Eṣfahān carpet
also spelled  Indo-Isfahan        type of floor covering ranging from small to extremely large, handmade in India, primarily in the 17th century, as free imitations of ...
/in"doh yoor'euh pee"euhn/, n. 1. a large, widespread family of languages, the surviving branches of which include Italic, Slavic, Baltic, Hellenic, Celtic, Germanic, and ...
Indo-European languages
Family of languages with the greatest number of speakers, spoken in most of Europe and areas of European settlement and in much of southwestern and southern Asia. They are ...
/in"doh yoor'euh pee"euh nist/, n. a linguist specializing in the study, esp. the comparative study, of the Indo-European languages. [1925-30; INDO-EUROPEAN + -IST] * * *
Indo-Gangetic Plain
▪ plain, Asia also called  North Indian Plain        extensive north-central section of the Indian subcontinent, stretching westward from (and including) the combined ...
/in"doh jeuhr man"ik/, adj., n. Indo-European (no longer current). [1825-35] * * *
/in"doh hit"uyt/, n. a language family in which Proto-Anatolian and Proto-Indo-European are considered coordinate. Cf. Hittite (def. 2). [1925-30] * * *
Indo-Hittite languages
      hypothetical family of languages composed of the Indo-European (Indo-European languages) and Anatolian languages. The term Indo-Hittite was proposed by scholars who ...
/in"doh i ray"nee euhn, -i rah"-, -uy ray"-/, n. 1. a branch of the Indo-European family of languages, including the Indic and Iranian subgroups. adj. 2. of or belonging to ...
Indo-Iranian languages
      group of languages constituting the easternmost major branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Indo-Aryan (Indic) languages (Indo-Aryan languages) are spoken ...
/in"doh meuh lay"euhn/, adj. of Indian and Malayan origin, sponsorship, etc. [1865-70] * * *
/in"doh peuh sif"ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the areas of the Indian and Pacific oceans off the coast of SE Asia. n. 2. a proposed linguistic family including all the ...
/in"doh chuy"neuh/, n. a peninsula in SE Asia, between the Bay of Bengal and the South China Sea, comprising Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, W Malaysia, and Burma (Myanmar). ...
Indochina wars
20th-century conflicts in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. The first conflict (1946–54; often called the French Indochina War) involved France, which had ruled Vietnam as its ...
/in"doh chuy neez", -nees"/, adj., n., pl. Indochinese. adj. 1. of or pertaining to Indochina or its inhabitants. 2. Sino-Tibetan (no longer current). n. 3. an inhabitant of ...
/in dos"il/, adj. not willing to receive teaching, training, or discipline; fractious; unruly. [1595-1605; < L indocilis. See IN-3, DOCILE] * * *
See indocile. * * *
/in"deuh sin/, Pharm., Trademark. a brand of indomethacin. * * *
—indoctrination, n. —indoctrinator, n. /in dok"treuh nayt'/, v.t., indoctrinated, indoctrinating. 1. to instruct in a doctrine, principle, ideology, etc., esp. to imbue with ...
See indoctrinate. * * *
/in"dohl/, n. Chem. a colorless to yellowish solid, C8H7N, having a low melting point and a fecal odor, found in the oil of jasmine and clove and as a putrefaction product from ...
indoleacetic acid
/in"dohl euh see"tik, -set"ik, in'-/, Biochem. a crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C10H9NO2, a natural plant hormone, used esp. for stimulating growth and root formation in ...
in·dole·a·ce·tic acid (ĭnʹdō-lə-sē'tĭk) n. Abbr. IAA A plant hormone, C10H9NO2, that stimulates growth. * * *
in·dole·am·ine (ĭn'dō-lămʹēn, ĭnʹdō-lə-mēn') n. Any of various derivatives of indole, such as serotonin, containing an amine group. * * *
indolebutyric acid
/in"dohl byooh tir"ik, in'-/, Biochem. a white or yellowish, crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C12H13O2N, a plant hormone similar to indoleacetic acid and used for the same ...
in·dole·bu·tyr·ic acid (ĭn'dōl-byo͞o-tîrʹĭk) n. A synthetic compound, C12H13NO2, used to regulate plant growth and development. * * *
/in"dl euhns/, n. the quality or state of being indolent. [1595-1605; < L indolentia freedom from pain; see INDOLENT, -ENCE] * * *
—indolently, adv. /in"dl euhnt/, adj. 1. having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful: an indolent person. 2. Pathol. causing little or no pain; inactive or ...
See indolent. * * *
/in'dl oj"euh neuhs/, adj. Biochem. producing or causing the production of indole. [INDOLE + -O- + -GENOUS] * * *
/in'doh meth"euh sin/, n. Pharm. a substance, C19H16ClNO4, with anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, and analgesic properties: used in the treatment of certain kinds of arthritis and ...
See indomitable. * * *
—indomitability, indomitableness, n. —indomitably, adv. /in dom"i teuh beuhl/, adj. that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage; unconquerable: an ...
See indomitability. * * *
See indomitability. * * *
/in'deuh nee"zheuh, -sheuh, -zee euh, -doh-/, n. 1. See East Indies (def. 1). 2. Republic of. Formerly, Netherlands East Indies, Dutch East Indies. a republic in the Malay ...
Indonesia Botanical Gardens
▪ garden, Bogor, Indonesia Indonesian  Kebun Raya Indonesia , byname  Bogor Botanical Gardens        tropical garden in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. It is renowned ...
Indonesia, flag of
▪ Flag History Indonesian  Sang Saka Merah Putih (“Exalted Red-and-White Flag”),  Sang Dwiwarma (“Exalted Bicolour”),  or  Merah Putih (“Red and ...
/in'deuh nee"zheuhn, -sheuhn, -zee euhn, -doh-/, n. 1. a member of the ethnic group consisting of the natives of Indonesia, the Filipinos, and the Malays of Malaysia. 2. a member ...
Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle
▪ political party, Indonesia Indonesian  Partai Demokrasi Indonesia Perjuangan        Indonesian political party formed in 1973 through the forced merger of five ...
Indonesian languages
      broadly, the Austronesian languages of island Southeast Asia as a whole, including the languages of Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines, and Taiwan, and the ...
Indonesian literatures
      the poetry and prose writings in Javanese, Malay, Sundanese, and other languages of the peoples of Indonesia. They include works orally transmitted and then ...
/in"dawr', -dohr'/, adj. occurring, used, etc., in a house or building, rather than out of doors: indoor games. [1705-15; aph. var. of WITHIN-DOOR, orig. phrase within (the) ...
indoor baseball
softball played indoors. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
indoor soccer
a form of soccer played indoors by two teams of six players each, usually on a hockey rink covered with a temporary floor with walls to keep the ball in play, in which a player ...
/in"dawr'owt"dawr', in"dohr'owt"dohr'/, adj. designed or constructed to be used either indoors or outdoors: indoor-outdoor carpeting. * * *
/in dawrz", -dohrz"/, adv. in or into a house or building: We stayed indoors during the storm. [1780-90; INDOOR + -s1] * * *
/in'doh fee"nawl, -nol/, n. Chem. 1. a quinonimine derivative that is the parent substance of the blue and green indophenol dyes. 2. any derivative of this compound. 3. any of ...
/in dawr"/, n. 1. a former state in central India: now part of Madhya Pradesh. 2. a city in W Madhya Pradesh, in central India. 572,622. * * * City (pop., 2001 prelim.: metro. ...
/in dawrs"/, v.t., indorsed, indorsing. endorse. * * *
/in dok"sil/, n. Chem. a crystalline compound, C8H7NO, that is obtained by the hydrolysis of indican and is readily oxidized to furnish indigo. [1885-90; IND- + (HYDR)OXYL] * * *
/in"dreuh/, n. 1. Hinduism. the chief of the Vedic gods, the god of rain and thunder. 2. a male given name. * * * In the ancient Vedic religion of India, chief of the gods and ...
/in"draft', -drahft'/, n. 1. an inward flow or current, as of air or water. 2. Archaic. an instance of being drawn in; inward attraction. Also, esp. Brit., indraught. [1560-70; ...
▪ 2000 Indrani Rahman [or Rehman]        Indian-born dancer who performed and taught a number of the classical dances of India; she was the first professional to perform ...
Indravarman I
▪ king of Angkor flourished 9th century, Cambodia       ruler of the Khmer kingdom of Angkor (Cambodia) from 877 to about 890.       Indravarman probably ...
/in"drawn'/, adj. 1. reserved; introspective: a quiet, indrawn man. 2. made with the breath drawn in: an indrawn sigh. [1745-55; IN1- + DRAWN] * * *
/aonn"drddeu/, n. a department in central France. 248,523; 2667 sq. mi. (6910 sq. km). Cap.: Châteauroux. * * *
Indre River
River, central France. It is a tributary of the Loire River. Rising on the northern flanks of the plateau region known as the Massif Central, it flows northwest through ...
/aonn drdday lwannrdd"/, n. a department in W central France. 478,601; 2378 sq. mi. (6160 sq. km). Cap.: Tours. * * *
/in"dree/, n., pl. indris. a short-tailed lemur, Indri indri, of Madagascar, about 2 ft. (60 cm) in length: an endangered species. [1830-40; < F indri < Malagasy indry look!, ...
in·dri·co·there (ĭnʹdrə-kō-thîr') n. A very large extinct land mammal (Indricotherium transouralicum) of the Oligocene and Miocene epochs, related to the rhinoceros and ...
▪ extinct mammal also called  Paraceratherium , formerly  Baluchitherium,    genus of giant browsing perissodactyls found as fossils in Asian deposits of the Late ...
also spelled  Indriidae        family of arboreal Madagascan primates. See avahi; indri; sifaka. * * *
▪ Indian philosophy       (Sanskrit: “faculty”), according to Indian philosophy, the instruments of a person's direct perception of the outside world. They are of ...
Induan Stage
▪ geochronology       lowermost of two divisions of the Lower Triassic Series, representing those rocks deposited worldwide during Induan time (from 251 million to 249.7 ...
—indubitability, indubitableness, n. —indubitably, adv. /in dooh"bi teuh beuhl, -dyooh"-/, adj. that cannot be doubted; patently evident or certain; unquestionable. [1615-25; ...
See indubitable. * * *
induction. * * *
—inducible, adj. /in doohs", -dyoohs"/, v.t., induced, inducing. 1. to lead or move by persuasion or influence, as to some action or state of mind: to induce a person to buy a ...
induced drag
Aeron. the drag force generated in the production of lift. [1925-30] * * *
induced radioactivity
Physics. See artificial radioactivity. [1895-1900] * * *
induced topology
Math. See relative topology. * * *
in·duced abortion (ĭn-do͞ostʹ, -dyo͞ostʹ) n. See abortion. * * *
/in doohs"meuhnt, -dyoohs"-/, n. 1. the act of inducing. 2. the state of being induced. 3. something that induces, motivates, or persuades; incentive. [1585-95; INDUCE + ...
/in dooh"seuhr, -dyooh"-/, n. 1. Biochem. a substance that has the capability of activating genes within a cell. 2. Embryol. a part that influences differentiation of another ...
See induce. * * *
/in dukt"/, v.t. 1. to install in an office, benefice, position, etc., esp. with formal ceremonies: The committee inducted her as president. 2. to introduce, esp. to something ...
/in duk"teuhns/, n. Elect. 1. that property of a circuit by which a change in current induces, by electromagnetic induction, an electromotive force. Symbol: L Cf. inductive ...
/in'duk tee", in duk-/, n. 1. a person inducted into military service. 2. a person inducted into an organization. [1940-45, Amer.; INDUCT + -EE] * * *
—inductility, n. /in duk"til/, adj. not ductile; not pliable or yielding. [1730-40; IN-3 + DUCTILE] * * *
—inductionless, adj. /in duk"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of inducing, bringing about, or causing: induction of the hypnotic state. 2. the act of inducting; introduction; ...
induction coil
Elect. a transformer for producing high-voltage alternating current from a low-voltage direct current, consisting essentially of two concentric coils with a common soft-iron ...
induction furnace
Metall. a type of electric furnace used for melting a charge of scrap by the heat produced by its own electrical resistance. [1905-10] * * *
induction heating
a method of heating a conducting material, as metal in a furnace, by using electromagnetic induction to establish a current in the material. [1915-20] * * * Method of raising ...
induction motor
a type of electric motor in which alternating current from a power source is fed through a primary winding and induces a current in a secondary winding, with the parts arranged ...
induction, electromagnetic
      in physics, the induction of an electromotive force in a circuit by varying the magnetic flux linked with the circuit. See Faraday's law of induction. * * *
induction, problem of
Problem of justifying the inductive inference from the observed to the unobserved. It was given its classic formulation by David Hume, who noted that such inferences typically ...
induction coil n. A transformer, often used in automotive ignition systems, in which an interrupted, low-voltage direct current in the primary is converted into an intermittent, ...
—inductively, adv. —inductiveness, n. /in duk"tiv/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or involving electrical or magnetic induction. 2. operating by induction: an inductive ...
inductive coupling
Elect. the coupling between two electric circuits through inductances linked by a common changing magnetic field. Cf. inductance, mutual inductance. * * *
inductive reactance
Elect. the opposition of inductance to alternating current, equal to the product of the angular frequency of the current times the self-inductance. Symbol: XL Cf. capacitive ...
See inductive. * * *
See inductively. * * *
inductive statistics n. (used with a sing. verb) The branch of statistics that deals with generalizations, predictions, estimations, and decisions from data initially ...
/in duk"teuhr/, n. 1. Also called inductance. Elect. a coil used to introduce inductance into an electric circuit. 2. a person who inducts, as into office. [1645-55; < ML: ...
/in duk"teuh therr'mee/, n. Med. the production of fever by means of electromagnetic induction. [formerly trademark] * * *
/in dooh", -dyooh"/, v.t., indued, induing. endue. * * *
—indulger, n. —indulgingly, adv. /in dulj"/, v., indulged, indulging. v.i. 1. to yield to an inclination or desire; allow oneself to follow one's will (often fol. by in): ...
/in dul"jeuhns/, n., v., indulgenced, indulgencing. n. 1. the act or practice of indulging; gratification of desire. 2. the state of being indulgent. 3. indulgent allowance or ...
/in dul"jeuhn see/, n., pl. indulgencies. indulgence. [1540-50; < L indulgentia; see INDULGE, -ENCY] * * *
—indulgently, adv. /in dul"jeuhnt/, adj. characterized by or showing indulgence; benignly lenient or permissive: an indulgent parent. [1500-10; < L indulgent- (s. of ...
See indulgent. * * *
See indulge. * * *
/in"dyeuh leen', -lin, in"dl een'/, n. any of a large class of dyes yielding colors similar to indigo. [1880-85; IND- + -ULE + -INE2] * * *
/in dult"/, n. Rom. Cath. Ch. a dispensation granted often temporarily by the pope, permitting a deviation from church law. [1525-35; < ML indultum n. use of neut. of indultus, ...
in·du·ment (ĭnʹdə-mənt, -dyə-) also in·du·men·tum (ĭn'do͞o-mĕnʹtəm, -dyo͞o-) n. pl. in·du·ments, also in·du·men·ta (-mĕnʹtə) A covering of fine hairs or ...
/in'doo men"teuhm, -dyoo-/, n., pl. indumenta /-teuh/, indumentums. Bot., Zool. a dense, hairy covering. [1840-50; < NL; L: garment, covering, equiv. to L indu(ere) to put on, ...
/in dooh"neuh/, n. an official functionary of a king or chief in South African Bantu societies. [1870-75; < Zulu] * * *
—induplication, n. /in dooh"pleuh kit, -kayt', -dyooh"-/, adj. Bot. folded or rolled inward: said of the parts of the calyx or corolla when the edges are bent abruptly toward ...
In·du·rá·in (ēn'do͞o-räʹēn), Miguel. Born 1964. Spanish cyclist who is the only person to have won the Tour de France five times in succession (1991-1995). * * *
v. /in"doo rayt', -dyoo-/; adj. /in"doo rit, -dyoo-; in door"it, -dyoor"-/, v., indurated, indurating, adj. v.t. 1. to make hard; harden, as rock, tissue, etc.: Cold indurates ...
—indurative, adj. /in'doo ray"sheuhn, -dyoo-/, n. 1. the act of indurating. 2. the state of being indurated. 3. Geol. a. lithification. b. hardening of rock by heat or ...
See indurate. * * *
/in"deuhs/, n. a river in S Asia, flowing from W Tibet through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. 1900 mi. (3060 km) long. /in"deuhs/, n., gen. Indi /-duy/. Astron. the ...
Indus civilization
(с 2500–с 1700 BC) Earliest known urban culture of the Indian subcontinent and the most extensive of the world's three earliest civilizations. It stretched from near the ...
Indus civilization.
See Indus valley civilization. * * *
Indus River
Trans-Himalayan river of southern Asia. It is one of the world's longest rivers, with a length of 1,800 mi (2,900 km). Its annual flow of 272 billion cu yd (207 billion cu m) is ...
Indus valley civilization
an ancient civilization that flourished in the Indus River valley, from about 2500 to 1500 B.C.: extensive archaeological excavations at the main sites of Mohenjo-Daro and ...
1. industrial. 2. industry. * * *
/in dooh"zee it, -zhee-, -dyooh"-/, adj. having an indusium. [1820-30; < L indusiatus, equiv. to indusi(um) INDUSIUM + -atus -ATE1] * * *
—indusial, adj. /in dooh"zee euhm, -zhee euhm, -dyooh"-/, n., pl. indusia /-zee euh, -zhee euh/. 1. Bot., Mycol. any of several structures having a netlike or skirtlike shape, ...
—industrially, adv. —industrialness, n. /in dus"tree euhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, of the nature of, or resulting from industry: industrial production; industrial ...
industrial and organizational relations
or organizational relations Study of human behaviour in the workplace, focusing especially on the influence such relations have on an organization's productivity. Classical ...
industrial archaeology
industrial archaeology n. the study of the history of technology based on the discovery, examination, and sometimes preservation, of the buildings, machinery, etc. of earlier ...
industrial arts
the methods of using tools and machinery, as taught in secondary and technical schools. [1840-50] * * *
Industrial Bank of Japan
▪ Japanese bank Japanese  Nippon Kōgyō Ginkō        former Japanese commercial bank that operated a general-banking and foreign-exchange business with branches in ...
industrial ceramics
      Ceramics are broadly defined as inorganic, nonmetallic materials that exhibit such useful properties as high strength and hardness, high melting temperatures, ...
Industrial chemicals
▪ Table Industrial chemicals chemicals toxicity, symptoms, and signs Hydrocarbons gasoline, toluene, xylene, hexanes, n-hexane, heptanes CNS depression, headache, nausea, ...
industrial design
—industrial designer. the art that deals with the design problems of manufactured objects, including problems of designing such objects with consideration for available ...
industrial diamond
▪ mineral       any diamond that is designated for industrial use, principally as a cutting tool or abrasive. In general, industrial diamonds are too badly flawed, ...
industrial disease
industrial disease n. OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE * * *
industrial disease.
See occupational disease (def. 1). [1905-10] * * *
industrial ecology
Discipline that traces the flow of energy and materials from their natural resources through manufacture, the use of products, and their final recycling or disposal. Research in ...
industrial engineering
—industrial engineer. engineering applied to the planning, design, and control of industrial operations. [1970-75] * * * Application of engineering principles and techniques ...
industrial espionage
the stealing of technological or commercial research data, blueprints, plans, etc., as by a person in the hire of a competing company. [1960-65] * * * Acquisition of trade ...
industrial estate
Brit. industrial park. [1950-55] * * *
industrial glass
Introduction       solid material that is normally lustrous and transparent in appearance and that shows great durability under exposure to the natural elements. These ...
industrial insurance.
See industrial life insurance. [1910-15] * * *
industrial life insurance
life insurance having a relatively low face value in which premiums are paid weekly or monthly to an agent. * * *
industrial medicine
or occupational medicine Branch of medicine dealing with workers' health and the prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries in the workplace. Workplace hazards include ...
industrial melanism
Darkness of the skin, feathers, or fur developed by a population of animals living in an industrial region where the environment is soot-darkened. The melanization of a ...
industrial music
▪ music Introduction       dissonant electronic music that arose in the late 1970s in response to punk rock. Coined by British postpunk experimentalists Throbbing ...
industrial park
an industrial complex, typically in a suburban or rural area and set in parklike surroundings with such facilities as parking lots, restaurants, and recreation areas. Also called ...
industrial polymers, chemistry of
Introduction       structure and composition of chemical compounds made up of long, chainlike molecules (molecule).       What distinguishes polymers from other ...
industrial polymers, major
Introduction       chemical compounds used in the manufacture of synthetic industrial materials.       In the commercial production of plastics, elastomers, ...
Industrial Production in Eastern Europe, Table
▪ 1999 Table II. Industrial Production in Eastern Europe1 1990 = 100 Country 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 %2 Bulgaria   58   63   60   61   48 -22 Croatia   59   57   ...
industrial psychology
the application of psychological principles and techniques to business and industrial problems, as in the selection of personnel or development of training programs. [1915-20] * ...
industrial relations
1. the dealings or relations of an industrial concern with its employees, with labor in general, with the public, etc. 2. the administration of such relations, esp. to maintain ...
Industrial Review
▪ 1994 Introduction       The period since 1990 was proving a difficult time for the older industrialized economies, which had suffered from prolonged recession at home, ...
industrial revolution
(sometimes caps.) the totality of the changes in economic and social organization that began about 1760 in England and later in other countries, characterized chiefly by the ...
industrial school
1. a school for teaching one or more branches of industry; trade or vocational school. 2. a school for educating neglected children or juvenile delinquents committed to its care ...
industrial sociology
the sociological study of social relationships and social structures in business settings. [1945-50] * * *
industrial store.
See company store. * * *
industrial tribunal
n (in Britain) a type of court that makes decisions about disputes between employees and employers, particularly when an individual believes they have been unfairly or illegally ...
industrial truck
      carrier designed to transport materials within a factory area with maximum flexibility in making moves. Most industrial trucks permit mechanized pickup and deposit ...
industrial union
a labor union composed of workers in various trades and crafts within one industry. [1920-25] * * * ▪ trade union        trade union that combines all workers, both ...
Industrial Workers of the World
an international industrial labor union, considered radical by many, that was organized in Chicago in 1905 and that disintegrated after 1920. Abbr.: I.W.W., IWW Cf. Wobbly. * * ...
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
known as the Wobblies Radical labour organization founded in Chicago in 1905. The founders, who opposed the moderate policies of the AFL (see AFL-CIO), included William Haywood ...
industrial-organizational psychology
or I-O psychology Application of the concepts and methods of experimental, clinical, and social psychology to the workplace. I-O psychologists are concerned with such matters ...
/in dus"tree euhl strengkth", -strength", -strenth"/, adj. unusually strong, potent, or the like: heavy-duty: an industrial-strength soap. * * *
industrial action n. Chiefly British A job action. * * *
industrial arts n. (used with a sing. verb) A subject of study aimed at developing the manual and technical skills required to work with tools and machinery. * * *
industrial disease n. Occupational disease. * * *
See industrial engineering. * * *
industrial engineering n. The branch of engineering that is concerned with the efficient production of industrial goods as affected by elements such as plant and procedural ...
/in dus"tree euh liz'euhm/, n. an economic organization of society built largely on mechanized industry rather than agriculture, craftsmanship, or commerce. [1825-35; INDUSTRIAL ...
/in dus"tree euh list/, n. 1. a person who owns or is involved in the management of an industrial enterprise. adj. 2. of, pertaining to, or characterized by ...
See industrialize. * * * Process of converting to a socioeconomic order in which industry is dominant. The changes that took place in Britain during the Industrial Revolution ...
—industrialization, n. /in dus"tree euh luyz'/, v., industrialized, industrializing. v.t. 1. to introduce industry into (an area) on a large scale. 2. to convert to the ideals, ...
See industrial. * * *
industrial park n. An area usually located on the outskirts of a city and zoned for a group of industries and businesses. * * *
See industrial psychology. * * *
industrial psychology n. The branch of applied psychology that is concerned with efficient management of an industrial labor force and especially with problems encountered by ...
industrial relations pl.n. Relations between the management of an industrial enterprise and its employees. * * *
industrial revolution also Industrial Revolution n. The complex of radical socioeconomic changes, such as the ones that took place in England in the late 18th century, that are ...
industrial union n. A labor union to which all the workers of a particular industry can belong regardless of their occupation or trade. * * *
industrio- [in dus′trē ō΄] combining form industrial, industrial and [industrio-economic] * * *
—industriously, adv. —industriousness, n. /in dus"tree euhs/, adj. 1. working energetically and devotedly; hard-working; diligent: an industrious person. 2. Obs. ...
See industrious. * * *
See industriously. * * *
/in"deuh stree/, n., pl. industries for 1, 2, 7. 1. the aggregate of manufacturing or technically productive enterprises in a particular field, often named after its principal ...
adj. /in"deuh stree wuyd'/; adv. /in"deuh stree wuyd"/, adj. 1. from, covering, or affecting an entire industry: industrywide profits. adv. 2. throughout an industry. [1945-50; ...
—indweller, n. /in dwel"/, v., indwelt, indwelling. v.t. 1. to inhabit. 2. to possess (a person), as a moral principle or motivating force: compassion that indwells the ...
See indwell. * * *
in·dwell·ing (ĭnʹdwĕl'ĭng) adj. 1. Dwelling or residing within. 2. Placed or implanted within the body, as a catheter or electrode. n. An inner presence, as of a spirit or ...
indwelling catheter
a hollow tube left implanted in a body canal or organ, esp. the bladder, to promote drainage. [1930-35] * * *
/in"dee/, Informal. n. 1. Indianapolis, Ind. 2. the Indianapolis 500. adj. 3. of or pertaining to the Indianapolis 500: an Indy race car. [IND(IANAPOLIS) + -Y2] * * *
Indy 500
Informal. See Indianapolis 500. * * *
Indy, (Paul-Marie-Theodore-) Vincent d'
born March 27, 1851, Paris, France died Dec. 1, 1931, Paris French composer and teacher. Trained in organ and composition, he rejected the prevailing French style as frivolous ...
Indy, d'
/daonn dee"/ Vincent /vaonn sahonn"/, 1851-1931, French composer. * * *
Indy, Vincent d'
▪ French composer in full  Paul-Marie-Théodore-Vincent d'Indy  born March 27, 1851, Paris, France died Dec. 1, 1931, Paris       French composer and teacher, ...
IndyCar champion
▪ Table IndyCar champion CART*/Champ Car year driver** 1979 R. Mears 1980 J. Rutherford 1981 R. Mears 1982 R. Mears 1983 A. Unser 1984 M. Andretti 1985 A. ...
IndyCar racing
n [U] a popular type of car racing in the US. The cars are like those used for the Indianapolis 500. They are very powerful and can go at more than 230 miles/370 kilometres per ...
▪ king of Wessex also spelled Ini died 726 or after       Anglo-Saxon king of the West Saxons, or Wessex, from 688 to 726. One of the most powerful West Saxon rulers ...
inearth [in ʉrth′] vt. Archaic to put into the earth; bury; inter * * *
/in ee"bree euhnt, i nee"-/, n. 1. an intoxicant. adj. 2. inebriating; intoxicating. [1810-20; < L inebriant- (s. of inebrians, prp. of inebriare to make drunk), equiv. to in- ...
—inebriation, n. v. /in ee"bree ayt', i nee"-/; n., adj. /in ee"bree it, i nee"-/, v., inebriated, inebriating, n., adj. v.t. 1. to make drunk; intoxicate. 2. to exhilarate, ...
inebriated [in ē′brēāt΄id] adj. drunk; intoxicated SYN.- DRUNK * * * in·e·bri·at·ed (ĭn-ēʹbrē-ā'tĭd) adj. Exhilarated or stupefied by or as if by alcohol; ...
See inebriate. * * *
/in'i bruy"i tee/, n. drunkenness; intoxication. [1780-90; IN-2 + obs. ebriety < L ebrietas, equiv. to ebri(us) drunk + -etas, var. of -ITAS -ITY] * * *
See inedible. * * *
—inedibility, n. /in ed"euh beuhl/, adj. not edible; unfit to be eaten. [1815-25; IN-3 + EDIBLE] * * *
See inedibility. * * *
inédit [ēn ā dē′] n. pl. inédits [ēn ādē′] 〚Fr〛 unpublished writing usually used in pl. * * *
/in ed"i teuh/, n.pl. unpublished literary works. [1885-90; < L, neut. pl. of INEDITUS not made known, equiv. to in- IN-3 + editus (ptp. of edere to publish, lit., put or give ...
/in ed"i tid/, adj. 1. unpublished. 2. not edited. [1750-60; IN-3 + EDIT + -ED2] * * *
See ineducable. * * *
—ineducability, n. /in ej"oo keuh beuhl/, adj. incapable of being educated, esp. because of some condition, as mental retardation or emotional disturbance. [1880-85; IN-3 + ...
/in ej'oo kay"sheuhn/, n. lack of education. [1795-1805; IN-3 + EDUCATION] * * *
See ineffable. * * *
—ineffability, ineffableness, n. —ineffably, adv. /in ef"euh beuhl/, adj. 1. incapable of being expressed or described in words; inexpressible: ineffable joy. 2. not to be ...
See ineffability. * * *
See ineffability. * * *
See ineffaceable. * * *
—ineffaceability, n. —ineffaceably, adv. /in'i fay"seuh beuhl/, adj. not effaceable or eradicable; indelible: an ineffaceable impression. [1795-1805; IN-3 + EFFACEABLE] * * *
See ineffaceability. * * *

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