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{adj: dividable} can be divided usually without leaving a remainder
"15 is dividable by 3"

{adj: due} scheduled to arrive
"the train is due in 15 minutes"

{adj: fifteen, 15, xv} being one more than fourteen

{adj: long-dated} of a gilt-edged security; having more than 15 years to run before redemption

{adj: median, average} relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values)
"the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"
"the median income for the year was $15,000"

{adj: new} other than the former one(s); different
"they now have a new leaders"
"my new car is four years old but has only 15,000 miles on it"
"ready to take a new direction"

{adv: downfield} toward or in the defending team's end of the playing field
"he caught the ball and ran downfield 15 yards"

{adv: slam-bang} with heedless speed
"yachts ran slap-bang into the convoy at 15 knots an hour"

{adv: through} in diameter
"this cylinder measures 15 inches through"

{n: 15 May Organization} a terrorist organization formed in 1979 by a faction of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine but disbanded in the 1980s when key members left to join a faction of al-Fatah

{n: Altair} double star 15.7 light years from Earth; the brightest star in the Aquila constellation

{n: Assumption, Assumption of Mary, August 15} celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox church

{n: Astreus pteridis} the largest earthstar; the fruiting body can measure 15 cm across when the rays are expanded

{n: Big Blue, BLU-82} a reliable and deadly 15,000-pound fragmentation bomb that explodes just above ground with a large radius; the largest conventional bomb in existence; used in Afghanistan

{n: British Virgin Islands} more than 40 northeastern Virgin Islands (15 inhabited); a dependent territory of the United Kingdom

{n: Gregorian calendar, New Style calendar} the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752

{n: Louisiana Purchase} territory in the western United States purchased from France in 1803 for $15 million; extends from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada

{n: Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday, Martin Luther King Day} observed on the Monday closest to January 15

{n: Mesolithic Age, Mesolithic, Epipaleolithic} middle part of the Stone Age beginning about 15,000 years ago

{n: Mexican War} after disputes over Texas lands that were settled by Mexicans the United States declared war on Mexico in 1846 and by treaty in 1848 took Texas and California and Arizona and New Mexico and Nevada and Utah and part of Colorado and paid Mexico $15,000,000

{n: Mont Blanc, Monte Bianco} the highest mountain peak in the Alps; on the border between France and Italy south of Geneva (15,781 feet high)

{n: Neolentinus ponderosus} a gilled polypore with a large cap (up to 15 inches in diameter) and a broad stalk; edible when young and tender

{n: Passover, Pesach, Pesah, Feast of the Unleavened Bread} (Judaism) a Jewish festival (traditionally 8 days from Nissan 15) celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt

{n: Tremella foliacea} a jelly fungus with a fruiting body 5-15 cm broad and gelatinous in consistency; resembles a bunch of leaf lettuce; mostly water and brownish in color

{n: V-J Day, 15 August 1945} the date of Allied victory over Japan, World War II

{n: absolute zero} (cryogenics) the lowest temperature theoretically attainable (at which the kinetic energy of atoms and molecules is minimal); 0 Kelvin or -273.15 centigrade or -459.67 Fahrenheit

{n: actinide series} (chemistry) a series of 15 radioactive elements with increasing atomic numbers from actinium to lawrencium

{n: ampere, amp, A} the basic unit of electric current adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
"a typical household circuit carries 15 to 50 amps"

{n: casque} (15-16th century) any armor for the head; usually ornate without a visor

{n: centipede} chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs the foremost being modified into poison fangs

{n: chebab} a Palestinian juvenile 10-15 years old who fights against the Israelis

{n: extracellular fluid, ECF} liquid containing proteins and electrolytes including the liquid in blood plasma and interstitial fluid
"the body normally has about 15 quarts of extracellular fluid"

{n: femtosecond} one quadrillionth (10^-15) of a second; one thousandth of a picosecond

{n: fifteen, 15, XV} the cardinal number that is the sum of fourteen and one

{n: fifteenth} position 15 in a countable series of things

{n: free throw lane} a lane on a basketball court extending from the end line to 15 feet in front of the backboard; players may not enter this lane during a free throw

{n: gunpowder, powder} a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks

{n: hexadecimal digit} a digit from 0 to 15 in hexadecimal notation

{n: hurling} a traditional Irish game resembling hockey; played by two teams of 15 players each

{n: increase, increment} the amount by which something increases
"they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
<-> decrease

{n: indiction} a 15-year cycle used as a chronological unit in ancient Rome and adopted in some medieval kingdoms

{n: ionic charge} the charge on an ion is equal to a constant charge e multiplied by an integer from 1 to 15

{n: medium steel} steel with 0.15-0.3% carbon

{n: mild steel, low-carbon steel, soft-cast steel} steel with less than 0.15% carbon

{n: molybdenum steel} steel containing 10-15% molybdenum; properties are similar to tungsten steel

{n: nautical chain} a nautical unit of length (15 ft)

{n: phosphorus, P, atomic number 15} a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms

{n: prison term, sentence, time} the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned
"he served a prison term of 15 months"
"his sentence was 5 to 10 years"
"he is doing time in the county jail"

{n: putout} an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout)
"the first baseman made 15 putouts"

{n: quadrillion} the number that is represented as a one followed by 15 zeros

{n: quarter-hour, 15 minutes} a quarter of an hour

{n: quarter} a unit of time equal to 15 minutes or a quarter of an hour
"it's a quarter til 4"
"a quarter after 4 o'clock"

{n: snooker} a form of pool played with 15 red balls and six balls of other colors and a cue ball

{n: splitsville} separation or breakup or divorce
"after 15 years together they are headed for splitsville"

{n: tax-increase, tax boost, tax hike} the amount by which taxes are increased
"a tax increase of 15 percent"

{n: turnoff} a side road where you can turn off
"I missed the turnoff and went 15 miles out of my way"

{n: utahraptor, superslasher} large (20-ft) and swift carnivorous dinosaur having an upright slashing claw 15 inches long on each hind foot; early Cretaceous

{v: attend} to accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result
"Menuhin's playing was attended by a 15-minute standing ovation"

{v: charge} enter a certain amount as a charge
"he charged me $15"

{v: factor, factor in, factor out} resolve into factors
"a quantum computer can factor the number 15"

{v: multiply} combine by multiplication
"multiply 10 by 15"
<-> divide

{v: ping} contact, usually in order to remind of something
"I'll ping my accountant--April 15 is nearing"

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