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inspirable
/in spuyeur"euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being inspired. [1650-60; INSPIRE + -ABLE] * * *
inspiration
/in'speuh ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration. 2. something inspired, as an idea. 3. a result of inspired ...
inspirational
—inspirationally, adv. /in'speuh ray"sheuh nl/, adj. 1. imparting inspiration. 2. under the influence of inspiration; inspired. 3. of or pertaining to inspiration. [1830-40; ...
inspirationally
See inspirational. * * *
inspirator
in·spi·ra·tor (ĭnʹspə-rā'tər) n. 1. A device, such as a respirator or inhaler, by which a gas, vapor, or air is drawn in. 2. One who inspires or motivates ...
inspiratory
/in spuyeur"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj. of or pertaining to inspiration or inhalation. [1765-75; < L inspirat(us) ptp. of inspirare (see INSPIRE, -ATE1) + -ORY1] * * *
inspire
—inspirative /in spuyeur"euh tiv, in"spi ray'tiv/, adj. —inspirer, n. —inspiringly, adv. /in spuyeur"/, v., inspired, inspiring. v.t. 1. to fill with an animating, ...
inspired
—inspiredly /in spuy"rid lee, -spuyeurd"-/, adv. /in spuyeurd"/, adj. 1. aroused, animated, or imbued with the spirit to do something, by or as if by supernatural or divine ...
inspiredly
See inspired. * * *
inspirer
See inspire. * * *
inspiring
in·spir·ing (ĭn-spīrʹĭng) adj. Tending to arouse or exalt: an inspiring eulogy.   in·spirʹing·ly adv. * * *
inspiringly
See inspiring. * * *
inspirit
—inspiriter, n. —inspiritingly, adv. —inspiritment, n. /in spir"it/, v.t. to infuse spirit or life into; enliven. Also, enspirit. [1600-10; IN-2 + SPIRIT] * * *
inspiritingly
See inspirit. * * *
inspissate
—inspissation, n. —inspissator, n. /in spis"ayt/, v.t., v.i., inspissated, inspissating. to thicken, as by evaporation; make or become dense. [1620-30; < LL inspissatus ptp. ...
inspissation
See inspissate. * * *
inspissator
See inspissation. * * *
inst
inst abbrev. 1. INSTANT (adv. 2) 2. institute 3. institution 4. instrumental * * *
inst.
1. instant (def. 11). 2. instantaneous. 3. (usually cap.) institute. 4. (usually cap.) institution. 5. instructor. 6. instrument. 7. instrumental. * * *
instability
/in'steuh bil"i tee/, n. 1. the quality or state of being unstable; lack of stability or firmness. 2. the tendency to behave in an unpredictable, changeable, or erratic manner: ...
instability line
Meteorol. a nonfrontal line of convective activity in the atmosphere, usually several hundred miles long but of relatively brief duration. * * *
instable
/in stay"beuhl/, adj. not stable; unstable. [1375-1425; late ME < L instabilis. See IN-3, STABLE2] * * *
instal
/in stawl"/, v.t., installed, installing. install. * * *
install
—installer, n. /in stawl"/, v.t. 1. to place in position or connect for service or use: to install a heating system. 2. to establish in an office, position, or place: to ...
installation
/in'steuh lay"sheuhn/, n. 1. something installed, as machinery or apparatus placed in position or connected for use. 2. the act of installing. 3. the fact of being installed. 4. ...
installationart
installation art n. Art that is created for a specific site, often incorporating materials or physical features of the site. * * *
installer
See install. * * *
installment
installment1 /in stawl"meuhnt/, n. 1. any of several parts into which a debt or other sum payable is divided for payment at successive fixed times: to pay for furniture in ...
installment credit
▪ finance also called  Installment Plan, or Hire-purchase Plan,         in business, credit that is granted on condition of its repayment at regular intervals, or ...
installment plan
a system for paying for an item in fixed amounts at specified intervals. [1875-80] * * *
installmentplan
installment plan n. A credit system by which payment for merchandise is made in installments over a fixed period of time. * * *
instalment
instalment [in stôl′mənt] n. 1. INSTALLMENT1 2. INSTALLMENT2 * * *
instalments
➡ soap operas * * *
Instamatic
/in'steuh mat"ik/, Trademark. a brand name for a pocket-size, fixed-focus, snapshot camera. * * *
instance
/in"steuhns/, n., v., instanced, instancing. n. 1. a case or occurrence of anything: fresh instances of oppression. 2. an example put forth in proof or illustration: to cite a ...
instancy
/in"steuhn see/, n. 1. quality of being instant; urgency; pressing nature. 2. immediateness. [1505-15; < L instantia. See INSTANCE, -ANCY] * * *
instant
/in"steuhnt/, n. 1. an infinitesimal or very short space of time; a moment: They arrived not an instant too soon. 2. the point of time now present or present with reference to ...
instant camera
a usually portable camera that produces a finished picture shortly after each exposure. Cf. Polaroid (def. 2). [1960-65] * * *
instant photography
photography using an instant camera. [1975-80] * * *
instant replay
1. Also called, Brit., action replay. Television. a. the recording and immediate rebroadcasting of a segment of a live television broadcast, esp. of a sports event: an instant ...
instantaneity
See instantaneous. * * *
instantaneous
—instantaneity /in stan'tn ee"i tee, in'steuhn teuh nee"-/, instantaneousness, n. —instantaneously, adv. /in'steuhn tay"nee euhs/, adj. 1. occurring, done, or completed in an ...
instantaneous sound pressure
Physics. See sound pressure (def. 1). * * *
instantaneously
See instantaneity. * * *
instantaneousness
See instantaneity. * * *
instanter
/in stan"teuhr/, adv. immediately; at once. [1680-90; < L: urgently, insistently, equiv. to instan(t-) INSTANT + -ter adv. suffix] * * *
instantiate
—instantiation, n. —instantiative, adj. /in stan"shee ayt'/, v.t., instantiated, instantiating. to provide an instance of or concrete evidence in support of (a theory, ...
instantiation
See instantiate. * * *
instantiative
See instantiation. * * *
instantize
/in"steuhn tuyz'/, v.t., instantized, instantizing. to make (foods or other products) available in instant or easily prepared form. Also, esp. Brit., instantise. [1960-65; ...
instantly
/in"steuhnt lee/, adv. 1. immediately; at once. 2. urgently. conj. 3. as soon as; directly: I recognized her instantly she entered the room. [1375-1425; late ME; see INSTANT, ...
instantness
See instant. * * *
instantreplay
instant replay n. 1. a. The recording and immediate playback of part of a live television broadcast, as of a sports play. b. The part so recorded and replayed. 2. Informal. ...
Instants
➡ lotteries * * *
instar
instar1 /in"stahr/, n. an insect in any one of its periods of postembryonic growth between molts. [1890-95; < NL, L instar equivalent, counterpart] instar2 /in stahr"/, v.t., ...
instate
—instatement, n. /in stayt"/, v.t., instated, instating. 1. to put or place in a certain state or position, as in an office; install. 2. Obs. to endow with ...
instauration
—instaurator /in"staw ray'teuhr/, n. /in'staw ray"sheuhn/, n. 1. renewal; restoration; renovation; repair. 2. Obs. an act of instituting something; establishment. [1595-1605; < ...
instead
/in sted"/, adv. 1. as a substitute or replacement; in the place or stead of someone or something: We ordered tea but were served coffee instead. 2. in preference; as a preferred ...
insteadof
instead of prep. In place of; rather than: ordered chicken instead of fish. * * *
instep
/in"step'/, n. 1. the arched upper surface of the human foot between the toes and the ankle. 2. the part of a shoe, stocking, etc., covering this surface. 3. the front of the ...
instigate
—instigatingly, adv. —instigative, adj. —instigator, instigant /in"sti geuhnt/, n. /in"sti gayt'/, v.t., instigated, instigating. 1. to cause by incitement; foment: to ...
instigation
/in'sti gay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of instigating; incitement. 2. an incentive. [1375-1425; late ME < L instigation- (s. of instigatio). See INSTIGATE, ION] * * *
instigative
See instigation. * * *
instigator
See instigation. * * *
instil
/in stil"/, v.t., instilled, instilling. instill. * * *
instill
—instiller, n. —instillment, n. /in stil"/, v.t. 1. to infuse slowly or gradually into the mind or feelings; insinuate; inject: to instill courtesy in a child. 2. to put in ...
instillation
/in'steuh lay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of instilling. 2. something instilled. [1530-40; < L instillation- (s. of instillatio), equiv. to instillat(us) ptp. of instillare to INSTILL ...
instillator
/in"steuh lay'teuhr/, n. Med. an apparatus for putting liquid drop by drop into a cavity. [1825-35; INSTILL + -ATOR] * * *
instiller
See instillation. * * *
instillment
See instillation. * * *
instinct
instinct1 /in"stingkt/, n. 1. an inborn pattern of activity or tendency to action common to a given biological species. 2. a natural or innate impulse, inclination, or ...
instinctive
—instinctively, instinctually, adv. /in stingk"tiv/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of instinct. 2. prompted by or resulting from or as if from instinct; natural; ...
instinctively
See instinctive. * * *
instinctual
in·stinc·tu·al (ĭn-stĭngkʹcho͞o-əl) adj. Of, relating to, or derived from instinct. See Synonyms at instinctive.   in·stincʹtu·al·ly adv. * * *
instinctually
See instinctual. * * *
Institut Canadien
Literary and scientific society that came into conflict with the Catholic Church in 19th-century French Canada. It was founded in Montreal in 1844 as a discussion forum and free ...
Institut Géographique National
▪ institution, France       one of the foremost centres of mapmaking and geographic research in France, specializing in aerial and ground surveys and maps; it is located ...
institute
/in"sti tooht', -tyooht'/, v., instituted, instituting, n. v.t. 1. to set up; establish; organize: to institute a government. 2. to inaugurate; initiate; start: to institute a ...
Institute for Advanced Study
a private US centre for research in Princeton, New Jersey. It was established in 1933 and has four departments: Historical Studies, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social ...
Institute of Directors
a British organization, like a club, for business people, especially company directors and senior people in industry. It was established in London in 1903. * * *
Institute of Medicine
➡ National Academy * * *
instituter
/in"sti tooh'teuhr, -tyooh'-/, n. institutor. * * *
Institutes of the Christian Religion
▪ work by Calvin Latin  Christianae Religionis Institutio,  French  Institution De La Religion Chrétienne,         John Calvin's (Calvin, John) masterpiece, a ...
institution
/in'sti tooh"sheuhn, -tyooh"-/, n. 1. an organization, establishment, foundation, society, or the like, devoted to the promotion of a particular cause or program, esp. one of a ...
institutional
—institutionally, adv. /in'sti tooh"sheuh nl, -tyooh"-/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or established by institution. 2. of or pertaining to organized establishments, foundations, ...
institutional economics
School of economics that flourished in the U.S. in the 1920s and '30s, which viewed the evolution of economic institutions as part of the broader process of cultural ...
Institutional Revolutionary Party
▪ political party, Mexico Spanish  Partido Revolucionario Institucional        Mexican political party that dominated the country's political institutions from its ...
Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)
Political party that dominated Mexico's political life for most of the time since its founding in 1929. It was established as a result of a shift of power from ...
institutionalism
—institutionalist, n. /in'sti tooh"sheuh nl iz'euhm, -tyooh"-/, n. 1. the system of institutions or organized societies devoted to public, charitable, or similar purposes. 2. ...
institutionalist
See institutionalism. * * *
institutionalization
See institutionalize. * * *
institutionalize
—institutionalization, n. /in'sti tooh"sheuh nl uyz', -tyooh"-/, v.t., institutionalized, institutionalizing. 1. to make institutional. 2. to make into or treat as an ...
institutionally
See institutional. * * *
institutionary
/in'sti tooh"sheuh ner'ee, -tyooh"-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to an institution or institutions; institutional. 2. of or pertaining to institution, esp. ecclesiastical ...
institutive
—institutively, adv. /in"sti tooh'tiv, -tyooh'-/, adj. tending or intended to institute or establish. [1620-30; INSTITUTE + -IVE] * * *
institutor
/in"sti tooh'teuhr, -tyooh'-/, n. 1. a person who institutes or founds. 2. Prot. Episc. Ch. a person who institutes a minister into a parish or church. Also, ...
instr
instr abbrev. 1. instructor 2. instrument 3. instrumental * * *
instr.
1. instructor. 2. instrument. 3. instrumental. * * *
instroke
/in"strohk'/, n. 1. a stroke in an inward direction. 2. (in an engine) the stroke during which the piston moves into the cylinder. [1885-90; IN + STROKE1] * * *
instruct
—instructedly, adv. —instructedness, n. —instructible, adj. /in strukt"/, v.t. 1. to furnish with knowledge, esp. by a systematic method; teach; train; educate. 2. to ...
instruction
—instructional, adj. /in struk"sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or practice of instructing or teaching; education. 2. knowledge or information imparted. 3. an item of such knowledge or ...
instructional
See instruction. * * *
instructive
—instructively, adv. —instructiveness, n. /in struk"tiv/, adj. 1. serving to instruct or inform; conveying instruction, knowledge, or information; enlightening. 2. Gram. ...
instructively
See instructive. * * *
instructiveness
See instructively. * * *
instructor
—instructorial /in'struk tawr"ee euhl, -tohr"-/, adj. —instructorship, n. /in struk"teuhr/, n. 1. a person who instructs; teacher. 2. a teacher in a college or university who ...
instructors
➡ higher education * * *
instructorship
See instructor. * * *
instructress
/in struk"tris/, n. a woman who instructs; teacher. [1620-30; INSTRUCT(O)R + -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
instrument
/in"streuh meuhnt/, n. 1. a mechanical tool or implement, esp. one used for delicate or precision work: surgical instruments. 2. a contrivance or apparatus for producing musical ...
instrument flying
the control and navigation of an aircraft by reference to its gauges, with no or only limited visual reference outside the cockpit. [1925-30] * * *
instrument landing
an aircraft landing accomplished by use of gauges on the instrument panel and ground-based radio equipment, with limited reference to outside visual signals. [1935-40] * * *
instrument landing system
▪ aviation       electronic guidance system designed to help airline pilots align their planes with the centre of a landing strip during final approach under conditions ...
instrument panel
1. Also called instrument board. a panel on which are mounted an array of dials, lights, and gauges that monitor the performance of a machine or device, as an airplane. 2. Auto. ...
instrument station
Survey. station (def. 14a). * * *
instrumental
—instrumentally, adv. /in'streuh men"tl/, adj. 1. serving or acting as an instrument or means; useful; helpful. 2. performed on or written for a musical instrument or ...
instrumental conditioning
Psychol. conditioning (def. 1). [1935-40] * * *
instrumentalism
/in'streuh men"tl iz'euhm/, n. Philos. the variety of pragmatism developed by John Dewey, maintaining that the truth of an idea is determined by its success in the active ...
instrumentalist
/in'streuh men"tl ist/, n. 1. a person who plays a musical instrument. 2. an advocate of instrumentalism. adj. 3. of, pertaining to, or advocating instrumentalism. [1815-25; ...
instrumentality
/in'streuh men tal"i tee/, n., pl. instrumentalities for 1, 3. 1. the quality or state of being instrumental. 2. the fact or function of serving some purpose. 3. a means or ...
instrumentally
See instrumental. * * *
instrumentals
▪ popular music  type of popular music performed without a vocalist, in any of several genres but especially prevalent in rock and roll in the late 1950s and early 1960s. ...
instrumentation
/in'streuh men tay"sheuhn/, n. 1. the arranging of music for instruments, esp. for an orchestra. 2. the list of instruments for which a composition is scored. 3. the use of, or ...
instrumentboard
instrument board n. See instrument panel. * * *
instrumented
/in"streuh men'tid/, adj. equipped with instruments to perform specified functions, as testing, measurement, or control: an instrumented railroad car. [1945-50; INSTRUMENT + ...
instrumentflying
instrument flying n. Aircraft navigation by reference to instruments only. * * *
instrumentlanding
instrument landing n. An aircraft landing made by means of instruments and ground-based radio equipment only. * * *
instrumentpanel
instrument panel n. A mounted array of instruments used to operate a machine, especially the dashboard of an automotive vehicle, aircraft, or motorboat. Also called instrument ...
InStyle
a US fashion magazine, started in 1994, which has articles and pictures about famous people, clothes and beauty. * * *
insubordinate
—insubordinately, adv. —insubordination, n. /in'seuh bawr"dn it/, adj. 1. not submitting to authority; disobedient: an insubordinate soldier. 2. not lower. n. 3. a person who ...
insubordinately
See insubordinate. * * *
insubordination
See insubordinately. * * *
Insubres
▪ people       the most powerful Celtic people of Gallia Cisalpina (Cisalpine Gaul), in northern Italy. Despite their defeat at Clastidium (modern Casteggio) by Roman ...
insubstantial
—insubstantiality, n. —insubstantially, adv. /in'seuhb stan"sheuhl/, adj. 1. not substantial or real; lacking substance: an insubstantial world of dreams. 2. not solid or ...
insubstantiality
See insubstantial. * * *
insufferable
—insufferableness, n. —insufferably, adv. /in suf"euhr euh beuhl/, adj. not to be endured; intolerable; unbearable: their insufferable insolence. [1525-35; IN-3 + ...
insufferably
See insufferable. * * *
insufficiency
/in'seuh fish"euhn see/, n., pl. insufficiencies for 2. 1. deficiency in amount, force, power, competence, or fitness; inadequacy: insufficiency of supplies. 2. an instance of ...
insufficient
—insufficiently, adv. /in'seuh fish"euhnt/, adj. 1. not sufficient; lacking in what is necessary or required: an insufficient answer. 2. deficient in force, quality, or amount; ...
insufficiently
See insufficient. * * *
insufflate
—insufflation, n. —insufflator, n. /in suf"layt, in"seuh flayt'/, v.t., insufflated, insufflating. 1. to blow or breathe (something) in. 2. Med. to blow (air or a medicinal ...
insufflation
in·suf·fla·tion (ĭn'sə-flāʹshən) n. 1. The act or an instance of insufflating. 2. Ecclesiastical. A ritual act of breathing on baptismal water or on the one being ...
insufflator
See insufflate. * * *
insula
/in"seuh leuh, ins"yeuh-/, n., pl. insulae /-lee'/. Anat. a group of convolutions situated at the base of the lateral fissure of the brain. Also called Island of Reil. [1825-35; ...
insulant
/in"seuh leuhnt, ins"yeuh-/, n. an insulating material, as used in building trades. [1930-35; INSUL(ATE) + -ANT] * * *
insular
—insularism, n. —insularity, n. —insularly, adv. /in"seuh leuhr, ins"yeuh-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to an island or islands: insular possessions. 2. dwelling or situated ...
Insular Celtic
a partly geographical, partly genetic grouping of Celtic languages that consists of those spoken in the British Isles in ancient times and those descended from them. Cf. ...
Insular script
▪ calligraphy  in calligraphy, any of several hands that developed in the British Isles after the Roman occupation of England and before the Norman Conquest. The foremost ...
InsularCeltic
In·su·lar Celtic (ĭnʹsə-lər, ĭnsʹyə-) n. A branch of the Celtic languages comprising those spoken or having originated in the British Isles and divided into the ...
insularism
See insular. * * *
insularity
See insularism. * * *
insularize
/in"seuh leuh ruyz', ins"yeuh-/, v.t., insularized, insularizing. to make into an island or represent as insular. Also, esp. Brit., insularise. [1890-95; INSULAR + -IZE] * * *
insularly
See insularism. * * *
insulate
/in"seuh layt', ins"yeuh-/, v.t., insulated, insulating. 1. to cover, line, or separate with a material that prevents or reduces the passage, transfer, or leakage of heat, ...
insulation
/in'seuh lay"sheuhn, ins'yeuh-/, n. 1. material used for insulating. 2. the act of insulating. 3. the state of being insulated. [1790-1800; INSULATE + -ION] * * *
insulative
/in"seuh lay'tiv, ins"yeuh-/, adj. serving to protect or insulate: glassware shipped in insulative packing. [1940-45; INSULATE + -IVE] * * *
insulator
/in"seuh lay'teuhr, ins"yeuh-/, n. 1. Elect. a. a material of such low conductivity that the flow of current through it is negligible. b. insulating material, often glass or ...
insulin
/in"seuh lin, ins"yeuh-/, n. 1. Biochem. a polypeptide hormone, produced by the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas, that regulates the metabolism of glucose ...
insulin pump
an external battery-powered device that injects insulin into the body at a programmed rate to control diabetes. * * *
insulin shock
Pathol. a state of collapse caused by a decrease in blood sugar resulting from the administration of excessive insulin. Also called insulin reaction. [1920-25] * * *
insulin-coma therapy
/in"seuh lin koh'meuh, ins"yeuh-/, Psychiatry. a former treatment for mental illness, esp. schizophrenia, employing insulin-induced hypoglycemia as a method for producing ...
insulin-dependent diabetes
/in"seuh lin di pen'deuhnt, in"syeuh-/, Pathol. See under diabetes. * * *
insulin-dependentdiabetes
in·su·lin-de·pen·dent diabetes (ĭn'sə-lĭn-dĭ-pĕnʹdənt) n. See diabetes mellitus. * * *
insulinize
—insulination, n. /in"seuh lin uyz', ins"yeuh-/, v.t., insulinized, insulinizing. to treat with insulin. Also, esp. Brit., insulinise. [1925-30; INSULIN + -IZE] * * *
insulinoma
/in'seuh leuh noh"meuh, ins'yeuh-/, n., pl. insulinomas, insulinomata /-meuh teuh/. Pathol. a benign tumor of the insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas that may produce signs ...
insulinpump
insulin pump n. A portable device for people with diabetes that injects insulin at programmed intervals in order to regulate blood sugar levels. * * *
insulinshock
insulin shock n. Acute hypoglycemia usually resulting from an overdose of insulin and characterized by sweating, trembling, dizziness, and, if left untreated, convulsions and ...
Insull
/in"seuhl/, n. Samuel, 1859-1938, U.S. public utilities magnate, born in England. * * *
Insull, Samuel
born Nov. 11, 1859, London, Eng. died July 19, 1938, Paris, France British-born U.S. public-utilities magnate. He moved to the U.S. in 1881 to become the private secretary of ...
insult
—insultable, adj. —insulter, n. v. /in sult"/; n. /in"sult/, v.t. 1. to treat or speak to insolently or with contemptuous rudeness; affront. 2. to affect as an affront; ...
insultation
/in'seuhl tay"sheuhn/, n. Archaic. insult. [1505-15; < L insultation- (s. of insultatio), equiv. to insultat(us) ptp. of insultare to INSULT + -ion- -ION] * * *
insulter
See insult. * * *
insulting
—insultingly, adv. /in sul"ting/, adj. giving or causing insult; characterized by affronting rudeness, insolence, etc. [1585-95; INSULT + -ING2] Syn. rude, discourteous, ...
insultingly
See insulter. * * *
insuperability
See insuperable. * * *
insuperable
—insuperability, insuperableness, n. —insuperably, adv. /in sooh"peuhr euh beuhl/, adj. incapable of being passed over, overcome, or surmounted: an insuperable ...
insuperableness
See insuperability. * * *
insuperably
See insuperability. * * *
insupportable
—insupportableness, insupportability, n. —insupportably, adv. /in'seuh pawr"teuh beuhl, -pohr"-/, adj. 1. not endurable; unbearable; insufferable: insupportable pain. 2. ...
insupportableness
See insupportable. * * *
insupportably
See insupportableness. * * *
insuppressible
—insuppressibly, adv. /in'seuh pres"euh beuhl/, adj. incapable of being suppressed; irrepressible: his insuppressible humor. [1600-10; IN-3 + SUPPRESSIBLE] * * *
insuppressibly
See insuppressible. * * *
insurability
See insure. * * *
insurable
—insurability, n. /in shoor"euh beuhl, -sherr"-/, adj. capable of being or proper to be insured, as against loss or harm. [1800-10; INSURE + -ABLE] * * *
insurance
/in shoor"euhns, -sherr"-/, n. 1. the act, system, or business of insuring property, life, one's person, etc., against loss or harm arising in specified contingencies, as fire, ...
insurant
/in shoor"euhnt, -sherr"-/, n. a person who takes out an insurance policy. [1850-55; INSURE + -ANT] * * *
insure
/in shoor", -sherr"/, v., insured, insuring. v.t. 1. to guarantee against loss or harm. 2. to secure indemnity to or on, in case of loss, damage, or death. 3. to issue or procure ...
insured
/in shoord", -sherrd"/, n. the person, group, or organization whose life or property is covered by an insurance policy. [1675-85; INSURE + -ED2] * * *
insurer
/in shoor"euhr, -sherr"-/, n. 1. a person or company that contracts to indemnify another in the event of loss or damage; underwriter. 2. a person or thing that insures. 3. a ...
insurgence
/in serr"jeuhns/, n. an act of rebellion; insurrection; revolt. [1840-50; INSURG(ENT) + -ENCE] * * *
insurgency
/in serr"jeuhn see/, n., pl., insurgencies for 4. 1. the state or condition of being insurgent. 2. insurrection against an existing government, usually one's own, by a group not ...
insurgent
/in serr"jeuhnt/, n. 1. a person who rises in forcible opposition to lawful authority, esp. a person who engages in armed resistance to a government or to the execution of its ...
insurgently
See insurgent. * * *
insuring clause
the clause in an insurance policy setting forth the kind and degree of coverage granted by the insurer. * * *
insurmountability
See insurmountable. * * *
insurmountable
—insurmountability, insurmountableness, n. —insurmountably, adv. /in'seuhr mown"teuh beuhl/, adj. incapable of being surmounted, passed over, or overcome; insuperable: an ...
insurmountableness
See insurmountability. * * *
insurmountably
See insurmountability. * * *
insurrection
—insurrectional, adj. —insurrectionally, adv. —insurrectionism, n. —insurrectionist, n. /in'seuh rek"sheuhn/, n. an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or ...
insurrectional
See insurrection. * * *
insurrectionary
/in'seuh rek"sheuh ner'ee/, adj., n., pl. insurrectionaries. adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of insurrection. 2. given to or causing insurrection. n. 3. a person who ...
insurrectionism
See insurrectional. * * *
insurrectionist
See insurrectional. * * *
insurrectionize
/in'seuh rek"sheuh nuyz'/, v.t., insurrectionized, insurrectionizing. 1. to cause insurrection in (a country or the like). 2. to rouse (a person, group, or people) to insurgent ...
insusceptibility
See insusceptible. * * *
insusceptible
—insusceptibility, n. —insusceptibly, adv. /in'seuh sep"teuh beuhl/, adj. not susceptible; incapable of being influenced or affected (usually fol. by of or to): insusceptible ...
insusceptibly
See insusceptibility. * * *
inswept
/in"swept'/, adj. tapering or narrowing at the front or tip, as an airplane wing. [1905-10; adj. use of v. phrase swept in] * * *
inswinger
/in"swing'euhr/, n. Cricket. a bowled ball that veers from off side to leg side. Cf. outswinger. [1915-20; IN + SWINGER] * * *
Int
Int abbrev. Football interception: sometimes written int or INT * * *
int
int abbrev. 1. interest 2. interim 3. interior 4. interjection 5. internal 6. international 7. intransitive * * *
Int Rev
Int Rev abbrev. Internal Revenue * * *
int.
1. interest. 2. interim. 3. interior. 4. interjection. 5. internal. 6. international. 7. interpreter. 8. interval. 9. intransitive. * * *
Int. Rev.
Internal Revenue. * * *
intact
—intactly, adv. —intactness, n. /in takt"/, adj. 1. not altered, broken, or impaired; remaining uninjured, sound, or whole; untouched; unblemished: The vase remained intact ...
intact dilatation and extraction
a method of abortion used in the second or third trimester of pregnancy. Abbr.: IDE * * *
intactly
See intact. * * *
intactness
See intactly. * * *
intaglio
/in tal"yoh, -tahl"-/; It. /een tah"lyaw/, n., pl. intaglios, It. intagli /-tah"lyee/, v. n. 1. incised carving, as opposed to carving in relief. 2. ornamentation with a figure ...
intake
/in"tayk'/, n. 1. the place or opening at which a fluid is taken into a channel, pipe, etc. 2. an act or instance of taking in: an intake of oxygen. 3. something that is taken ...
intake manifold
a collection of tubes through which the fuel-air mixture flows from the carburetor or fuel injector to the intake valves of the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine. * * *
intake valve
a valve in the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine that opens at the proper moment in the cycle to allow the fuel-air mixture to be drawn into the ...
intangibility
See intangible. * * *
intangible
—intangibility, intangibleness, n. —intangibly, adv. /in tan"jeuh beuhl/, adj. 1. not tangible; incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch, as incorporeal or ...
intangibleness
See intangibility. * * *
intangibly
See intangibility. * * *
intarsia
—intarsiate /in tahr"see ayt', -it/, adj. /in tahr"see euh/, n. an art or technique of decorating a surface with inlaid patterns, esp. of wood mosaic, developed during the ...
intarsist
/in tahr"sist/, n. a person who creates in or practices intarsia. [INTARS(IA) + -IST] * * *
Intef II
▪ king of Egypt also called  Wahankh Intef         third king of the 11th dynasty (Egypt, ancient) (2081–1938 BCE) in ancient Egypt (Egypt, ancient), who during his ...
integer
/in"ti jeuhr/, n. 1. Math. one of the positive or negative numbers 1, 2, 3, etc., or zero. Cf. whole number. 2. a complete entity. [1500-10; < L: untouched, hence, undivided, ...
integer vitae
/in"te gerdd wee"tuy/; Eng. /in"ti jeuhr vuy"tee, vee"tuy/, Latin. blameless in life; innocent. * * *
integrability
See integrable. * * *
integrable
—integrability, n. /in"ti greuh beuhl/, adj. Math. capable of being integrated, as a mathematical function or differential equation. [1720-30; INTEGR(ATE) + -ABLE] * * *
integral
—integrality, n. —integrally, adv. /in"ti greuhl, in teg"reuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or belonging as a part of the whole; constituent or component: integral parts. 2. ...
integral calculus
the branch of mathematics that deals with integrals, esp. the methods of ascertaining indefinite integrals and applying them to the solution of differential equations and the ...
integral curve
Math. a curve that is a geometric representation of a functional solution to a given differential equation. * * *
integral domain
Math. a commutative ring in which the cancellation law holds true. [1935-40] * * *
integral equation
Math. an equation in which an integral involving a dependent variable appears. [1795-1805] * * * In mathematics, an equation with an unknown function within an integral. An ...
integral function
Math. Chiefly Brit. an entire function. [1810-20] * * *
integral test
Math. the theorem that a given infinite series converges if the function whose value at each integer is the corresponding term in the series is decreasing, tends to zero, and ...
integral transform
In mathematics, a function that results when a given function is multiplied by a so-called kernel function, and the product is integrated (see integration) between suitable ...
integralcalculus
integral calculus n. The study of integration and its uses, such as in finding volumes, areas, and solutions of differential equations. * * *
integraldomain
integral domain n. A commutative ring with identity having no proper divisors of zero, that is, where the product of nonzero elements cannot be zero. * * *
integralism
/in"ti greuh liz'euhm/, n. the belief that one's religious convictions should dictate one's political and social actions. [1870-75; INTEGRAL + -ISM] * * *
integrality
See integral. * * *
integrally
See integrality. * * *
integrand
/in"ti grand'/, n. Math. the expression to be integrated. [1895-1900; < L integrandum, n. use of neut. of integrandus, ger. of integrare to INTEGRATE] * * *
integrant
/in"ti greuhnt/, adj. 1. making up or being a part of a whole; constituent. n. 2. an integrant part. 3. a solid, rigid sheet of building material composed of several layers of ...
integraph
/in"ti graf', -grahf'/, n. integrator (def. 2). [1880-85; b. INTEGRATE and -GRAPH] * * * ▪ instrument       mathematical instrument for plotting the integral of a ...
integrate
—integrative, adj. /in"ti grayt'/, v., integrated, integrating. v.t. 1. to bring together or incorporate (parts) into a whole. 2. to make up, combine, or complete to produce a ...
integrated
/in"ti gray'tid/, adj. 1. combining or coordinating separate elements so as to provide a harmonious, interrelated whole: an integrated plot; an integrated course of study. 2. ...
integrated bar
Law. (in some states) a system of bar associations to which all lawyers are required to belong. Also called incorporated bar. * * *
integrated circuit
Electronics. a circuit of transistors, resistors, and capacitors constructed on a single semiconductor wafer or chip, in which the components are interconnected to perform a ...
integrated circuit (IC)
or microcircuit or chip or microchip Assembly of microscopic electronic components (transistors, diodes, capacitors, and resistors) and their interconnections fabricated as a ...
integrated data processing.
See IDP. [1960-65] * * *
integrated fire control
Mil. an electronic system that locates and tracks a target, computes the data, and employs a weapon to destroy it. * * *
integrated optics
an assembly of miniature optical elements of a size comparable to those used in electronic integrated circuits. [1970-75] * * *
integrated pest management
Agric. an ecological approach to pest management that combines understanding the causes of pest outbreaks, manipulating the crop ecosystem for pest control, and monitoring pest ...
integratedcircuit
in·te·grat·ed circuit (ĭnʹtĭ-grā'tĭd) n. Abbr. IC A complex set of electronic components and their interconnections that are etched or imprinted on a chip.   integrated ...
integratedcircuitry
See integrated circuit. * * *
integrating factor
Math. a factor that upon multiplying a differential equation with the right-hand side equal to zero makes the equation integrable, usually by making the resulting expression an ...
integration
/in'ti gray"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or instance of combining into an integral whole. 2. an act or instance of integrating a racial, religious, or ethnic group. 3. an act or ...
integration by parts
Math. a method of evaluating an integral by use of the formula, Integral of udv = uv - Integral of vdu. * * *


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