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{adj: a la carte} (of a restaurant meal) having unlimited choices with a separate price for each item
<-> table d'hote



{adj: accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary, subsidiary} furnishing added support
"an ancillary pump"
"an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"
"The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"

{adj: agglutinative, polysynthetic} forming derivative or compound words by putting together constituents each of which expresses a single definite meaning

{adj: alliterative} having the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable
"alliterative verse"

{adj: ambidextrous, two-handed} equally skillful with each hand
"an ambidextrous surgeon"
<-> right-handed, left-handed

{adj: antagonistic, incompatible} used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
<-> synergistic

{adj: astir, up} out of bed
"are they astir yet?"
"up by seven each morning"

{adj: bibulous, boozy, drunken, sottish} given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
"a bibulous fellow"
"a bibulous evening"
"his boozy drinking companions"
"thick boozy singing"
"a drunken binge"
"two drunken gentlemen holding each other up"
"sottish behavior"

{adj: bilateral, isobilateral, bilaterally symmetrical, bilaterally symmetric} having identical parts on each side of an axis

{adj: bilinear} linear with respect to each of two variables or positions

{adj: binary} consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms) or based on two
"a binary star is a system in which two stars revolve around each other"
"a binary compound"
"the binary number system has two as its base"

{adj: botonee, botonnee} (of a heraldic cross) having a cluster of three buttons or knobs at the end of each arm

{adj: broken-backed, hogged} (of a ship) so weakened as to sag at each end

{adj: certain} definite but not specified or identified
"set aside a certain sum each week"
"to a certain degree"
"certain breeds do not make good pets"
"certain members have not paid their dues"
"a certain popular teacher"
"a certain Mrs. Jones"

{adj: close} at or within a short distance in space or time or having elements near each other
"close to noon"
"how close are we to town?"
"a close formation of ships"
<-> distant

{adj: communal} for or by a group rather than individuals
"dipping each his bread into a communal dish of stew"- Paul Roche
"a communal settlement in which all earnings and food were shared"
"a group effort"

{adj: comparable with} similar in some respect and so able to be compared in order to show differences and similarities
"pianists of comparable ability"
"cars comparable with each other in terms of fuel consumption"

{adj: complementary} of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other
"`male' and `female' are complementary terms"

{adj: conjugate, conjugated} of an organic compound; containing two or more double bonds each separated from the other by a single bond

{adj: cymose} having a usually flat-topped flower cluster in which the main and branch stems each end in a flower that opens before those below it or to its side

{adj: daily, day-to-day, day-after-day, every day} occurring or done each day
"a daily record"
"day-by-day labors of thousands of men and women"- H.S.Truman
"her day-after-day behavior"
"an every day occurrence"

{adj: defined} clearly characterized or delimited
"lost in a maze of words both defined and undefined"
"each child has clearly defined duties"
<-> undefined

{adj: developed} being changed over time so as to be e.g. stronger or more complete or more useful
"the developed qualities of the Hellenic outlook"
"they have very small limbs with only two fully developed toes on each"
<-> undeveloped

{adj: different} distinct or separate
"each interviewed different members of the community"

{adj: discombobulated, disconcerted} having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion
"the hecklers pelted the discombobulated speaker with anything that came to hand"
"looked at each other dumbly, quite disconcerted"- G.B.Shaw

{adj: each} (used of count nouns) every one considered individually
"each person is mortal"
"each party is welcome"

{adj: elusive, evasive} skillful at eluding capture
"a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline

{adj: end-stopped} (verse) having a rhetorical pause at the end of each line
<-> run-on

{adj: every} (used of count nouns) each and all of the members of a group considered singly and without exception
"every person is mortal"
"every party is welcome"
"had every hope of success"
"every chance of winning"

{adj: every} each and all of a series of entities or intervals as specified
"every third seat"
"every two hours"

{adj: face-to-face} in each other's presence
"a face-to-face encounter"

{adj: four-lane} having two lanes for traffic in each direction

{adj: fusiform, spindle-shaped, cigar-shaped} tapering at each end

{adj: gabled} (of a roof) constructed with a single slope on each side of the ridge supported at the end by a gable or vertical triangular portion of an end wall
"a gabled roof"
<-> hipped

{adj: hollow} not solid; having a space or gap or cavity
"a hollow wall"
"a hollow tree"
"hollow cheeks"
"his face became gaunter and more hollow with each year"
<-> solid

{adj: indistinguishable, undistinguishable} not capable of being distinguished or differentiated
"the two specimens are actually different from each other but the differences are almost indistinguishable"
"the twins were indistinguishable"
"a colorless person quite indistinguishable from the colorless mass of humanity"
<-> distinguishable

{adj: individual, private} concerning one person exclusively
"we all have individual cars"
"each room has a private bath"

{adj: interactional, interactive} capable of acting on or influencing each other

{adj: isolating} relating to or being a language in which each word typically expresses a distinct idea and part of speech and syntactical relations are determined almost exclusively by word order and particles

{adj: joined, united} of or relating to two people who are married to each other

{adj: leptosporangiate} (of ferns) having each sporangium formed from a single epidermal cell
"leptosporangiate ferns"
<-> eusporangiate

{adj: limiting} strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase
"the restrictive clause in `Each made a list of the books that had influenced him' limits the books on the list to only those particular ones defined by the clause"

{adj: lobed, lobate} having deeply indented margins but with lobes not entirely separate from each other

{adj: many a, many an, many another} each of a large indefinite number
"many a man"
"many another day will come"

{adj: most-favored-nation} of or relating to a commercial treaty where two nations agree to accord each other the same favorable terms that would be offered in treaties with any other nation

{adj: one-to-one} used of relations such that each member of one set is associated with one member of a second set

{adj: opposite} being directly across from each other; facing
"And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"- Longfellow
"we lived on opposite sides of the street"
"at opposite poles"

{adj: opposite} moving or facing away from each other
"looking in opposite directions"
"they went in opposite directions"

{adj: panicky, panicked, panic-stricken, panic-struck, terrified, frightened} thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation
"became panicky as the snow deepened"
"felt panicked before each exam"
"trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd"
"the terrified horse bolted"

{adj: pedate} of a leaf shape; having radiating lobes, each deeply cleft or divided

{adj: pentamerous} divided into five parts; specifically, having each floral whorl consist of five (or a multiple of five) members
"pentamerous flowers"

{adj: perpendicular} intersecting at or forming right angles
"the axes are perpendicular to each other"
<-> oblique, parallel

{adj: pinnate, pinnated} of a leaf shape; featherlike; having leaflets on each side of a common axis

{adj: polyvalent} containing several antibodies each capable of counteracting a specific antigen
"a polyvalent vaccine"
<-> monovalent

{adj: reciprocal, mutual} concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return
"reciprocal aid"
"reciprocal trade"
"mutual respect"
"reciprocal privileges at other clubs"
<-> nonreciprocal

{adj: reciprocative} given or done or owed to each other

{adj: registered} listed or recorded officially
"record is made of `registered mail' at each point on its route to assure safe delivery"
"registered bonds"
<-> unregistered

{adj: seeded} (of the more skilled contestants) selectively arranged in the draw for position in a tournament so that they meet each other in later rounds
<-> unseeded

{adj: semiannual, biannual, biyearly} occurring or payable twice each year

{adj: separative} (of a word) referring singly and without exception to the members of a group
"whereas `each,' `every,' `either,' `neither,' and `none' are distributive or referring to a single member of a group, `which' in `which of the men' is separative"

{adj: suffrutescent} of a plant; having a woody base that does not die down each year

{adj: syllabic} of or relating to syllables
"syllabic accent"
"syllabic characters each represent a syllable"

{adj: symbiotic} used of organisms (especially of different species) living together but not necessarily in a relation beneficial to each

{adj: synclinal} sloping downward toward each other to create a trough
<-> anticlinal

{adj: three-lane} having a lane for traffic in each direction and a center lane for passing

{adj: true-false} offering a series of statements each of which is to be judged as true or false
"a true-false test"
<-> multiple-choice

{adj: two-lane} having a lane for traffic in each direction

{adj: unaffected} undergoing no change when acted upon
"entirely unaffected by each other's writings"
"fibers remained apparently unaffected by the treatment"
<-> affected

{adj: uninominal, one-member} based on the system of having only one member from each district (as of a legislature)
"a uninominal electoral system"

{adv: abreast} alongside each other, facing on the same direction

{adv: annually, yearly, every year, each year} without missing a year
"they travel to China annually"

{adv: astride, astraddle} with one leg on each side
"she sat astride the chair"

{adv: daily, every day, each day} without missing a day
"he stops by daily"

{adv: each, to each one, for each one, from each one, apiece} to or from every one of two or more (considered individually)
"they received $10 each"

{adv: face to face} involving close contact; confronting each other
"the boy and the policeman suddenly came face-to-face at the corner"
"they spoke face to face"

{adv: face-to-face, opposite} directly facing each other
"the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"
"lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"
"they sat opposite at the table"

{adv: face-to-face} within each other's presence
"she met the president face-to-face"

{adv: far} at or to or from a great distance in space
"he traveled far"
"strayed far from home"
"sat far away from each other"

{adv: hand in hand} clasping each other's hands
"they walked hand in hand"

{adv: hebdomadally, weekly, every week, each week} without missing a week
"she visited her aunt weekly"

{adv: however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding} despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
"although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"
"while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"
"he was a stern yet fair master"
"granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"

{adv: hydraulically, hydraulicly} in a hydraulic manner
"the block is then tested hydraulically to its full design test pressure on each stream separately"

{adv: illegitimately, out of wedlock} of biological parents not married to each other
"this child was born illegitimately"
<-> legitimately

{adv: monthly, every month, each month} without missing a month
"we get paid monthly"

{adv: nay} not this merely but also; not only so but
"each of us is peculiar, nay, in a sense unique"

{adv: nightly, every night} at the end of each day
"she checks on her roses nightly"

{adv: off and on, on and off} not regularly
"they phone each other off and on"

{adv: per annum, p.a., per year, each year, annually} by the year; every year (usually with reference to a sum of money paid or received)
"he earned $100,000 per annum"
"we issue six volumes per annum"

{adv: per capita, for each person, of each person} per person
"we are spending $5,000 per capita annually for education in this district"

{adv: successively, in turn} in proper order or sequence
"talked to each child in turn"
"the stable became in turn a chapel and then a movie theater"

{adv: sweetly, sweet} in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly')
"Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly"
"how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare
"talking sweet to each other"

{adv: telescopically} in a telescopic manner
"each of the four legs contains a simple screw jack with a thrust bearing that is operated telescopically inside of two tubes"

{adv: temperamentally} by temperament
"temperamentally suited to each other"

{adv: together} in contact with each other
"the leaves stuck together"

{adv: together} in each other's company
"we went to the movies together"
"the family that prays together stays together"

{n: Abraham, Ibrahim} the first of the Old Testament patriarchs and the father of Isaac; according to Genesis, God promised to give Abraham's family (the Hebrews) the land of Canaan (the Promised Land); God tested Abraham by asking him to sacrifice his son
"Judaism, Christianity, and Islam each has a special claim on Abraham"

{n: American Standard Code for Information Interchange, ASCII} (computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers

{n: Bayes' theorem} (statistics) a theorem describing how the conditional probability of a set of possible causes for a given observed event can be computed from knowledge of the probability of each cause and the conditional probability of the outcome of each cause

{n: Beatitude} one of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with `beatus' (blessed)
"her favorite Beatitude is `Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth'"

{n: Boletaceae, family Boletaceae} family of fleshy fungi having the germ pores easily separating from the cup and often from each other

{n: Chilopoda, class Chilopoda} arthropods having the trunk composed of numerous somites each bearing one pair of legs: centipedes

{n: Chinese checkers, Chinese chequers} a board game in which each player tries to move a set of marbles through a set of holes from one point of a six-pointed star to the opposite point

{n: Cincinnatus, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus} Roman statesman regarded as a model of simple virtue; he twice was called to assume dictatorship of Rome and each time retired to his farm (519-438 BC)

{n: Civil List} a sum of money voted by British Parliament each year for the expenses of the British royal family

{n: Congregational Church} a Protestant denomination holding that each individual congregation should be self-governing

{n: Congregationalism} system of beliefs and church government of a Protestant denomination in which each member church is self-governing

{n: Cycliophora, phylum Cycliophora} tiny marine organisms each the size of a period found in great numbers on lobsters' lips; identified tentatively in 1995 as a new phylum or as possible link between Entoprocta and Ectoprocta

{n: Diplopoda, class Diplopoda, Myriapoda, class Myriapoda} arthropods having the body composed of numerous double somites each with two pairs of legs: millipedes

{n: Dipus, genus Dipus} type genus of the Dipodidae; typical jerboas having three toes on each hind food

{n: Doppler effect, Doppler shift} change in the apparent frequency of a wave as observer and source move toward or away from each other

{n: Dutch treat} a dinner where each person pays for his own

{n: Fibonacci sequence} a sequence of numbers in which each number equals the sum of the two preceding numbers

{n: Fistulina, genus Fistulina} fungi having each pore separate though crowded

{n: Fistulinaceae, family Fistulinaceae} a family of fungi closely related to the family Polyporaceae except that the tubes on the undersurface of the cap are separate from each other

{n: Gallicanism} a religious movement originating among the French Roman Catholic clergy that favored the restriction of papal control and the achievement by each nation of individual administrative autonomy of the church

{n: Gemini program} a program of space flights undertaken by US in 1965 and 1966
"under the Gemini program each crew had two astronauts"

{n: Greek cross} a cross with each of the four arms the same length

{n: Guru} each of the first ten leaders of the Sikh religion

{n: Helios} (Greek mythology) ancient god of the sun; drove his chariot across the sky each day; identified with Roman Sol

{n: Hydra} (Greek mythology) monster with nine heads; when struck off each head was replaced by two new ones
"Hydra was slain by Hercules"

{n: Iseult, Isolde} (Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other

{n: Isthmian Games} the ancient Panhellenic games held biennially on the Isthmus of Corinth in the first and third years of each Olympiad

{n: Jerusalem cross} a cross with equal arms, each terminating in a small crossbar

{n: Julian calendar, Old Style calendar} the solar calendar introduced in Rome in 46 b.c. by Julius Caesar and slightly modified by Augustus, establishing the 12-month year of 365 days with each 4th year having 366 days and the months having 31 or 30 days except for February

{n: Kepler's first law} a law stating that the orbit of each planet is an ellipse with the sun at one focus of the ellipse

{n: Mercury program} a program of rocket-powered flights undertaken by US between 1961 and 1963 with the goal of putting a man in orbit around the earth
"under the Mercury program each flight had one astronaut"

{n: Nemean Games} the ancient Panhellenic games held biennially at Nemea in the second and fourth years of each Olympiad

{n: New Orleans} a port and largest city in Louisiana; located in southeastern Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river; a major center for offshore drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico; jazz originated here among black musicians in the late 19th century; Mardi Gras is celebrated here each year

{n: Oxytropis, genus Oxytropis} large widely-distributed genus of evergreen shrubs or subshrubs having odd-pinnate leaves and racemose or spicate flowers each having a pea-like corolla with a clawed petal

{n: Prix de Rome} an annual prize awarded by the French government in a competition of painters and artists and sculptors and musicians and architects; the winner in each category receives support for a period of study in Rome

{n: Rosh Hodesh, Rosh Chodesh} (Judaism) the beginning of each month in the Jewish calendar; marked by a special liturgy

{n: Scrabble} a board game in which words are formed from letters in patterns similar to a crossword puzzle; each letter has a value and those values are used to score the game

{n: Sisyphus} (Greek legend) a king in ancient Greece who offended Zeus and whose punishment was to roll a huge boulder to the top of a steep hill; each time the boulder neared the top it rolled back down and Sisyphus was forced to start again

{n: Squalidae, family Squalidae} dogfishes having a spine in each dorsal fin

{n: Thematic Apperception Test, TAT} a projective technique using black-and-white pictures; subjects tell a story about each picture

{n: Tribes of Israel, Twelve Tribes of Israel} twelve kin groups of ancient Israel each traditionally descended from one of the twelve sons of Jacob

{n: Tristan, Tristram} (Middle Ages) the nephew of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with his uncle's bride (Iseult) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other

{n: Vatican Council} each of two councils of the Roman Catholic Church

{n: Virginia reel, reel} an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines

{n: Yosemite, Yosemite Falls} a series of waterfalls in Yosemite National Park in California; is reduced to a trickle for part of each year

{n: abasement, degradation, abjection} a low or downcast state
"each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken

{n: accrual basis} a method of accounting in which each item is entered as it is earned or incurred regardless of when actual payments are received or made
<-> cash basis

{n: acrostic} verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message

{n: active matrix screen} a type of LCD screen used for some portable computers; there is a separate circuit for each pixel

{n: affinity, chemical attraction} the force attracting atoms to each other and binding them together in a molecule
"basic dyes have an affinity for wool and silk"

{n: agreement, understanding} the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises
"they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"
"there was an understanding between management and the workers"

{n: alignment} the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other

{n: alligator lizard} slim short-limbed lizard having a distinctive fold on each side that permits expansion; of western North America

{n: alliteration, initial rhyme, beginning rhyme, head rhyme} use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
"around the rock the ragged rascal ran"

{n: allotment, apportionment, apportioning, allocation, parceling, parcelling, assignation} the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
"the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is based on the relative population of each state"

{n: alloy, metal} a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
"brass is an alloy of zinc and copper"

{n: alpine gold, alpine hulsea, Hulsea algida} low tufted plant having hairy stems each topped by a flower head with short narrow yellow rays; northwestern United States

{n: ambidexterity, ambidextrousness} the property of being equally skillful with each hand

{n: amphidiploid} (genetics) an organism or cell having a diploid set of chromosomes from each parent

{n: amphisbaena} (classical mythology) a serpent with a head at each end of its body

{n: anabolic steroid} any of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth; more than 100 have been developed and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States; sometimes used illicitly by athletes to increase their strength

{n: ante} (poker) the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot

{n: anticipation, expectancy} something expected (as on the basis of a norm)
"each of them had their own anticipations"
"an indicator of expectancy in development"

{n: antonym, opposite word, opposite} a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
"to him the antonym of `gay' was `depressed'"
<-> synonym

{n: archaeornis} extinct primitive toothed bird with a long feathered tail and three free clawed digits on each wing

{n: arithmetic progression} (mathematics) a progression in which a constant is added to each term in order to obtain the next term
"1-4-7-10-13- is the start of an arithmetic progression"

{n: armchair} chair with a support on each side for arms

{n: arrowworm, chaetognath} any worm of the Chaetognatha; transparent marine worm with horizontal lateral and caudal fins and a row of movable curved spines at each side of the mouth

{n: assignment, assigning} the act of distributing something to designated places or persons
"the first task is the assignment of an address to each datum"

{n: atrium cordis, atrium of the heart} the upper chamber of each half of the heart

{n: auricle, atrial auricle, auricula atrii} a small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heart

{n: auricula, auricular appendage, auricular appendix} a pouch projecting from the top front of each atrium of the heart

{n: bank statement} a periodic statement prepared by a bank for each client
"I wish my bank statement arrived earlier in the month"

{n: bar magnet} a magnet in the form of a bar with magnetic poles at each end

{n: barbell} a bar to which heavy discs are attached at each end; used in weightlifting

{n: bargain, deal} an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
"he made a bargain with the devil"
"he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals"

{n: barrel knot, blood knot} a knot used for tying fishing leaders together; the ends of the two leaders are wrapped around each other two or three times

{n: basal ganglion} any of several masses of subcortical grey matter at the base of each cerebral hemisphere that seem to be involved in the regulation of voluntary movement

{n: baseball club, ball club, club, nine} a team of professional baseball players who play and travel together
"each club played six home games with teams in its own division"

{n: battlefront, front, front line} the line along which opposing armies face each other

{n: beam balance} a balance consisting of a lever with two equal arms and a pan suspended from each arm

{n: bearded seal, squareflipper square flipper, Erignathus barbatus} medium-sized greyish to yellow seal with bristles each side of muzzle; of Arctic Ocean

{n: bell, ship's bell} (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.

{n: bilateral contract} a contract involving mutual promises (each part is both promisor and promisee)

{n: bilges} in a vessel with two hulls, an enclosed area between the frames at each side

{n: binary file} (computer science) a computer file containing machine-readable information that must be read by an application; characters use all 8 bits of each byte

{n: binary star, binary, double star} a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation

{n: boolean operation, binary operation, binary arithmetic operation} an operation that follows the rules of Boolean algebra; each operand and the result take one of two values

{n: bristlegrass, bristle grass} grasses of grasslands and woodlands having large gracefully arching spikes with long bristles beneath each spikelet

{n: bryozoan, polyzoan, sea mat, sea moss, moss animal} sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding

{n: by-catch, bycatch} unwanted marine creatures that are caught in the nets while fishing for another species
"thousands of dolphins and porpoises and whales are killed as part of the by-catch each year"

{n: cabbage tree, grass tree, Cordyline australis} elegant tree having either a single trunk or a branching trunk each with terminal clusters of long narrow leaves and large panicles of fragrant white, yellow or red flowers; New Zealand

{n: call} a brief social visit
"senior professors' wives no longer make afternoon calls on newcomers"
"the characters in Henry James' novels are forever paying calls on each other, usually in the parlor of some residence"

{n: canine, canine tooth, eyetooth, eye tooth, dogtooth, cuspid} one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars

{n: card catalog, card catalogue} a library catalog in which each publication is described on a separate file card

{n: card index, card catalog, card catalogue} an alphabetical listing of items (e.g., books in a library) with a separate card for each item

{n: carnivore} a terrestrial or aquatic flesh-eating mammal
"terrestrial carnivores have four or five clawed digits on each limb"

{n: cash basis} a method of accounting in which each item is entered as payments are received or made
<-> accrual basis

{n: catena} a chain of connected ideas or passages or objects so arranged that each member is closely related to the preceding and following members (especially a series of patristic comments elucidating Christian dogma)

{n: cellular telephone, cellular phone, cellphone, cell, mobile phone} a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver

{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: centromere, kinetochore} a specialized condensed region of each chromosome that appears during mitosis where the chromatids are held together to form an X shape
"the centromere is difficult to sequence"

{n: chain, concatenation} a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
"the chain of command"
"a complicated concatenation of circumstances"

{n: charge, billing} request for payment of a debt
"they submitted their charges at the end of each month"

{n: check mark, check, tick} a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
"as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"

{n: checkers, draughts} a checkerboard game for two players who each have 12 pieces; the object is to jump over and so capture the opponent's pieces

{n: chemistry, interpersonal chemistry, alchemy} the way two individuals relate to each other
"their chemistry was wrong from the beginning -- they hated each other"
"a mysterious alchemy brought them together"

{n: circumstances} the state (usually personal) with regard to wealth
"each person was helped according to his circumstances"

{n: claiming race} a horse race in which each owner declares before the race at what price his horse will be offered for sale after the race

{n: clevis} a coupler shaped like the letter U with holes through each end so a bolt or pin can pass through the holes to complete the coupling; used to attach a drawbar to a plow or wagon or trailer etc.

{n: client-centered therapy} a method of psychotherapy developed by Carl Rogers in which the client determines the focus and pace of each session

{n: cloud chamber, Wilson cloud chamber} apparatus that detects high-energy particles passing through a supersaturated vapor; each particle ionizes molecules along its path and small droplets condense on them to produce a visible track

{n: clover-leaf roll} yeast-raised dinner roll made by baking three small balls of dough in each cup of a muffin pan

{n: clustered lady's slipper, Cypripedium fasciculatum} clusters of several short stems each having 2 broad leaves and 2-4 drooping brownish to greenish flowers with pouches mottled with purple; British Columbia to central California and northern Colorado

{n: colloquium} an academic meeting or seminar usually led by a different lecturer and on a different topic at each meeting

{n: color, colour} (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors

{n: comb-footed spider, theridiid} spider having a comb-like row of bristles on each hind foot

{n: comma, comma butterfly, Polygonia comma} anglewing butterfly with a comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing

{n: community, biotic community} (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other

{n: complement} either of two parts that mutually complete each other

{n: composition, composing} the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole
"harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art"

{n: compound eye} in insects and some crustaceans: composed of many light-sensitive elements each forming a portion of an image

{n: condominium} housing consisting of a complex of dwelling units (as an apartment house) in which each unit is individually owned

{n: confrontation, opposition} the act of hostile groups opposing each other
"the government was not ready for a confrontation with the unions"
"the invaders encountered stiff opposition"

{n: contingent} a gathering of persons representative of some larger group
"each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics"

{n: corpus striatum, striatum, striate body} a striped mass of white and grey matter located in front of the thalamus in each cerebral hemisphere; consists of the caudate nucleus and the lenticular nucleus

{n: cost analysis} breaking down the costs of some operation and reporting on each factor separately

{n: cribbage, crib} a card game (usually for two players) in which each player is dealt six cards and discards one or two

{n: crisscross, cross, mark} a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

{n: cross-stitch} embroidery done with pairs of stitches that cross each other

{n: cubic foot, cu ft} the volume equal to a cube one foot on each side

{n: cubic inch, cu in} the volume equal to a cube one inch on each side

{n: cubic kilometer, cubic kilometre} a unit of capacity equal to the volume of a cube one kilometer on each edge

{n: cubic millimeter, cubic millimetre} a metric measure of volume or capacity equal to a cube 1 millimeter on each edge

{n: cumulative vote} an election in which each person has as many votes as there are positions to be filled and they can all be cast for one candidate or can be distributed in any manner

{n: curb roof} a roof with two or more slopes on each side of the ridge

{n: cyclic redundancy check} an error correction code that is recorded in each sector of a magnetic disk and used to catch errors in the data

{n: decapod crustacean, decapod} crustaceans characteristically having five pairs of locomotor appendages each joined to a segment of the thorax

{n: decile} (statistics) any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores

{n: decision table} a table or matrix of all contingencies and the actions to be taken for each

{n: decomposition, decomposition reaction, chemical decomposition reaction} (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance

{n: deinonychus} swift agile wolf-sized bipedal dinosaur having a large curved claw on each hind foot; of the Cretaceous

{n: dentate nucleus} a large laminar nucleus of grey matter within the white matter of each cerebral hemisphere

{n: devotion, devotedness} feelings of ardent love
"their devotion to each other was beautiful"

{n: dial, telephone dial} a disc on a telephone that is rotated a fixed distance for each number called

{n: diapsid, diapsid reptile} reptile having a pair of openings in the skull behind each eye
<-> anapsid

{n: dihybrid cross} hybridization using two traits with two alleles each

{n: dihybrid} a hybrid produced by parents that differ only at two gene loci that have two alleles each

{n: diol, glycol, dihydric alcohol} any of a class of alcohols having 2 hydroxyl groups in each molecule

{n: direct sum} a union of two disjoint sets in which every element is the sum of an element from each of the disjoint sets

{n: diurnal variation} fluctuations that occur during each day

{n: do-si-do} a square-dance figure; two dancers approach each other and circle back to back before returning to their original places

{n: doctor} children take the roles of physician or patient or nurse and pretend they are at the physician's office
"the children explored each other's bodies by playing the game of doctor"

{n: domino} a small rectangular block used in playing the game of dominoes; the face of each block has two equal areas that can bear 0 to 6 dots

{n: dot matrix printer, matrix printer, dot printer} a printer that represents each character as a pattern of dots from a dot matrix

{n: double decomposition, double decomposition reaction, metathesis} a chemical reaction between two compounds in which parts of each are interchanged to form two new compounds (AB+CD=AD+CB)

{n: doubles} badminton played with two players on each side

{n: doubles} tennis played with two players on each side

{n: dragon, flying dragon, flying lizard} any of several small tropical Asian lizards capable of gliding by spreading winglike membranes on each side of the body

{n: drop, drib, driblet} a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
"he had a drop too much to drink"
"a drop of each sample was analyzed"
"there is not a drop of pity in that man"
"years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

{n: drum printer} a line printer in which the type is mounted on a rotating drum that contains a full character set for each printing position

{n: drum, membranophone, tympan} a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end

{n: duple time} musical time with two beats in each bar

{n: earning per share} the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock

{n: electric ray, crampfish, numbfish, torpedo} any sluggish bottom-dwelling ray of the order Torpediniformes having a rounded body and electric organs on each side of the head capable of emitting strong electric discharges

{n: enantiomorph, enantiomer} either one of a pair of compounds (crystals or molecules) that are mirror images on each other but are not identical

{n: end} one of two places from which people are communicating to each other
"the phone rang at the other end"
"both ends wrote at the same time"

{n: entoproct} any of various mosslike aquatic animals usually forming branching colonies; each polyp having a both mouth and anus within a closed ring of tentacles

{n: envelope} a curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves

{n: epididymis} a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens

{n: etymological dictionary} a dictionary giving the historical origins of each word

{n: euchre, five hundred} a card game similar to ecarte; each player is dealt 5 cards and the player making trump must take 3 tricks to win a hand

{n: even-toed ungulate, artiodactyl, artiodactyl mammal} placental mammal having hooves with an even number of functional toes on each foot
<-> odd-toed ungulate

{n: exemption} a deduction allowed to a taxpayer because of his status (having certain dependents or being blind or being over 65 etc.)
"additional exemptions are allowed for each dependent"

{n: exercise, example} a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding
"you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook"

{n: eye contact} contact that occurs when two people look directly at each other
"a teacher should make eye contact with the students"

{n: eyebrow, brow, supercilium} the arch of hair above each eye

{n: farad, F} the capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates

{n: federation} the act of constituting a political unity out of a number of separate states or colonies or provinces so that each member retains the management of its internal affairs

{n: file allocation table} the part of a floppy disk or hard disk where information is stored about the location of each piece of information on the disk (and about the location of unusable areas of the disk)

{n: five-spot, Nemophila maculata} California annual having white flowers with a deep purple blotch on each petal

{n: fixed intonation} the intonation of keyboard instruments where the pitch of each note is fixed and cannot be varied by the performer

{n: flame flower, flame-flower, flameflower, Talinum aurantiacum} plant with fleshy roots and erect stems with narrow succulent leaves and one reddish-orange flower in each upper leaf axil; southwestern United States; Indians once cooked the fleshy roots

{n: flashlight fish, Photoblepharon palpebratus} fish of deep dark waters having a light organ below each eye

{n: flying lemur, flying cat, colugo} arboreal nocturnal mammal of southeast Asia and the Philippines resembling a lemur and having a fold of skin on each side from neck to tail that is used for long gliding leaps

{n: food chain} (ecology) a community of organisms where each member is eaten in turn by another member

{n: food pyramid} (ecology) a hierarchy of food chains with the principal predator at the top; each level preys on the level below

{n: football, football game} any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal

{n: fornication} voluntary sexual intercourse between persons not married to each other

{n: fornix, trigonum cerebrale} an arched bundle of white fibers at the base of the brain by which the hippocampus of each hemisphere projects to the contralateral hippocampus and to the thalamus and mamillary bodies

{n: four-part harmony} harmony in which each chord has four notes that create four melodic lines

{n: fowl pest} an acute viral disease of domestic fowl; characterized by refusal to each and high temperature and discoloration of the comb

{n: freestyle} a race (as in swimming) in which each contestant has a free choice of the style to use

{n: frontal eminence} either prominence of the frontal bone above each orbit

{n: function, mathematical function} a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set

{n: gable roof, saddle roof, saddleback, saddleback roof} a double sloping roof with a ridge and gables at each end

{n: galaxy, extragalactic nebula} (astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust
"`extragalactic nebula' is a former name for `galaxy'"

{n: gambrel, gambrel roof} a gable roof with two slopes on each side and the lower slope being steeper

{n: gauntlet, gantlet} a form of punishment in which a person is forced to run between two lines of men facing each other and armed with clubs or whips to beat the victim

{n: genlisea} rootless carnivorous swamp plants having at the base of the stem a rosette of foliage and leaves consisting of slender tubes swollen in the middle to form traps; each tube passes into two long spirally twisted arms with stiff hairs

{n: geometric progression} (mathematics) a progression in which each term is multiplied by a constant in order to obtain the next term
"1-4-16-64-256- is the start of a geometric progression"

{n: gill arch, branchial arch, gill bar} one of the bony or cartilaginous arches on each side of the pharynx that support the gills of fishes and aquatic amphibians

{n: goal line} a line marking each end of the playing field or pitch; where the goals stand

{n: goalpost} one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field

{n: hair} a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss
"he combed his hair"
"each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"

{n: hedge, hedging} any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change

{n: helping, portion, serving} an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal
"the helpings were all small"
"his portion was larger than hers"
"there's enough for two servings each"

{n: heterodactyl foot} having the first and second toes of each foot directed backward and the third and fourth forward
<-> zygodactyl foot

{n: hexagram} a regular polygon formed by extending each of the sides of a regular hexagon to form two equilateral triangles

{n: hippocampus} a complex neural structure (shaped like a sea horse) consisting of grey matter and located on the floor of each lateral ventricle; intimately involved in motivation and emotion as part of the limbic system; has a central role in the formation of memories

{n: horned viper, cerastes, sand viper, horned asp, Cerastes cornutus} highly venomous viper of northern Africa and southwestern Asia having a horny spine above each eye

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

{n: ice hockey, hockey, hockey game} a game played on an ice rink by two opposing teams of six skaters each who try to knock a flat round puck into the opponents' goal with angled sticks

{n: industry} the people or companies engaged in a particular kind of commercial enterprise
"each industry has its own trade publications"

{n: inferior thyroid vein} any of several veins on each side that drain the thyroid gland and empty into the innominate vein

{n: inning, frame} a period of play in baseball during which each team has a turn at bat

{n: intake manifold} a manifold consisting of a pipe to carry fuel to each cylinder in an internal-combustion engine

{n: intercommunication} mutual communication; communication with each other
"they intercepted intercommunication between enemy ships"

{n: interface} the overlap where two theories or phenomena affect each other or have links with each other
"the interface between chemistry and biology"

{n: interpenetration, permeation} mutual penetration; diffusion of each through the other

{n: io moth, Automeris io} large yellow American moth having a large eyelike spot on each hind wing; the larvae have stinging spines

{n: isometry} a one-to-one mapping of one metric space into another metric space that preserves the distances between each pair of points
"the isometries of the cube"

{n: jackstraws, spillikins} a game in which players try to pick each jackstraw (or spillikin) off of a pile without moving any of the others

{n: job control} a program that is called to prepare each job to be run

{n: joust, tilt} a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances

{n: jump rope, skip rope, skipping rope} a length of rope (usually with handles on each end) that is swung around while someone jumps over it

{n: ketone} any of a class of organic compounds having a carbonyl group linked to a carbon atom in each of two hydrocarbon radicals

{n: key, paint} (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court
"he hit a jump shot from the top of the key"
"he dominates play in the paint"

{n: knobcone pine, Pinus attenuata} medium-sized three-needled pine of the Pacific coast of the United States having a prominent knob on each scale of the cone

{n: lacrimal bone} small fragile bone making up part of the front inner walls of each eye socket and providing room for the passage of the lacrimal ducts

{n: lanceolate leaf} a leaf shaped like a lance head; tapering to a point at each end

{n: lanternfish} small fish having rows of luminous organs along each side; some surface at night

{n: lateral ventricle} either of two horseshoe-shaped ventricles one in each cerebral hemisphere; they communicate with the third ventricle via the foramen of Monro

{n: law of gravitation, Newton's law of gravitation} (physics) the law that states any two bodies attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them

{n: law of independent assortment} each member of a pair of homologous chromosomes separates independently of the members of other pairs so the results are random

{n: lead-acid battery, lead-acid accumulator} a battery with lead electrodes with dilute sulphuric acid as the electrolyte; each cell generates about 2 volts

{n: leatherleaf saxifrage, Leptarrhena pyrolifolia} plant with basal leathery elliptic leaves and erect leafless flower stalks each bearing a dense roundish cluster of tiny white flowers; moist places of northwestern North America to Oregon and Idaho

{n: leech, bloodsucker, hirudinean} carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end

{n: list system, scrutin de liste, scrutin de liste system} based on the principle of proportional representation; voters choose between party lists, the number elected from each list being determined by the percentage cast for each list out of the total vote

{n: lobate foot} a foot having separate toes each with membranous flaps along the sides

{n: lockstep} a manner of marching in file in which each person's leg moves with and behind the corresponding leg of the person ahead
"the prisoner's ankles were so chained together that they could only march in lockstep"

{n: long time, age, years} a prolonged period of time
"we've known each other for ages"
"I haven't been there for years and years"

{n: longways, longways dance} country dancing performed with couples in two long lines facing each other

{n: luck, fortune, chance, hazard} an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
"bad luck caused his downfall"
"we ran into each other by pure chance"

{n: lugworm, lug, lobworm} marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait

{n: luna moth, Actias luna} large pale-green American moth with long-tailed hind wings and a yellow crescent-shaped mark on each forewing

{n: majority operation} a threshold operation in which each operand is 0 or 1; output is 1 if and only if more than half the operands have the value 1

{n: mansard, mansard roof} a hip roof having two slopes on each side

{n: marriage, married couple, man and wife} two people who are married to each other
"his second marriage was happier than the first"
"a married couple without love"

{n: matrix transposition} the interchange of each row of a square matrix with the corresponding column

{n: meiosis, miosis, reduction division} (genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms; the nucleus divides into four nuclei each containing half the chromosome number (leading to gametes in animals and spores in plants)

{n: middle thyroid vein} a vein on each side that drains the lateral part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein

{n: missionary position} a position for sexual intercourse; a man and woman lie facing each other with the man on top; so-called because missionaries thought it the proper position for primitive peoples

{n: mountain lady's slipper, Cypripedium montanum} leafy plant having a few stems in a clump with 1 white and dull purple flower in each upper leaf axil; Alaska to northern California and Wyoming

{n: multistage rocket, step rocket} a rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted

{n: mutual aid, international logistic support} arrangements made between nations to assist each other

{n: mutual induction} generation of electromotive forces in each other by two adjacent circuits

{n: mutual understanding, mutual affection} sympathy of each person for the other

{n: nanomia} small creatures resembling pieces of fuzzy rope; each with a cluster of swimming bells serving as the head and long elastic tentacles for drawing in prey

{n: nationality} people having common origins or traditions and often comprising a nation
"immigrants of the same nationality often seek each other out"
"such images define their sense of nationality"

{n: nickel-iron battery, nickel-iron accumulator} a storage battery having a nickel oxide cathode and an iron anode with an electrolyte of potassium hydroxide; each cell gives about 1.2 volts

{n: object-oriented programming language, object-oriented programing language} (computer science) a programming language that enables the programmer to associate a set of procedures with each type of data structure
"C++ is an object-oriented programming language that is an extension of C"

{n: oblong leaf} a simple leaf that is rounded at each end with parallel sides

{n: odd-toed ungulate, perissodactyl, perissodactyl mammal} placental mammals having hooves with an odd number of toes on each foot
<-> even-toed ungulate

{n: old man of the mountain, alpine sunflower, Tetraneuris grandiflora, Hymenoxys grandiflora} whitish hairy plant with featherlike leaves and a few stout stems each bearing an especially handsome solitary large yellow flower head; mountainous regions north central United States

{n: oligopoly} (economics) a market in which control over the supply of a commodity is in the hands of a small number of producers and each one can influence prices and affect competitors

{n: open marriage} a marriage in which each partner is free to enter into extraneous sexual relationships without guilt or jealousy from the other

{n: operation, functioning, performance} process or manner of functioning or operating
"the power of its engine determine its operation"
"the plane's operation in high winds"
"they compared the cooking performance of each oven"
"the jet's performance conformed to high standards"

{n: oyster} a small muscle on each side of the back of a fowl

{n: paracervical block} regional anesthesia resulting from the injection of a local anesthetic on each side of the cervix; used during labor and childbirth

{n: parieto-occipital sulcus, parieto-occipital fissure} a sulcus near the posterior end of each hemisphere that separates the parietal lobes and the occipital lobes in both hemispheres

{n: parity bit, parity, check bit} (computer science) a bit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an error

{n: parotid gland} a large salivary gland that produces 50% of daytime saliva; in human beings it is located in front of and below each ear

{n: par} (golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course
"a par-5 hole"
"par for this course is 72"

{n: patchcord} a length of wire that has a plug at each end; used to make connections at a patchboard

{n: paternoster} a type of lift having a chain of open compartments that move continually in a loop so that (agile) passengers can step on or off at each floor

{n: payroll, payroll department} the department that determines the amounts of wage or salary due to each employee

{n: peacock, peacock butterfly, Inachis io} European butterfly having reddish-brown wings each marked with a purple eyespot

{n: pedate leaf} a leaf having the radiating lobes each deeply cleft or divided

{n: percentile, centile} (statistics) any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one-hundredth of the total

{n: periodic motion, periodic movement} motion that recurs over and over and the period of time required for each recurrence remains the same

{n: phonetic transcription} a transcription intended to represent each distinct speech sound with a separate symbol

{n: pile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus} a collection of objects laid on top of each other

{n: pinnate leaf} a leaf resembling a feather; having the leaflets on each side of a common axis

{n: pinochle, pinocle, penuchle, bezique} a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards); play resembles whist

{n: pit viper} New World vipers with hollow fangs and a heat-sensitive pit on each side of the head

{n: pommel horse, side horse} a gymnastic horse with a cylindrical body covered with leather and two upright handles (pommels) near the center; held upright by two steel supports, one at each end

{n: postfix notation, suffix notation, reverse Polish notation} a parenthesis-free notation for forming mathematical expressions in which each operator follows its operands

{n: pound cake} rich loaf cake made of a pound each of butter and sugar and flour

{n: prayer shawl, tallith, tallis} (Judaism) a shawl with a ritually knotted fringe at each corner; worn by Jews at morning prayer

{n: prayer wheel} a cylinder with prayers written on it; each revolution counts as uttering the prayers; used especially by Buddhists in Tibet

{n: prefix notation, Lukasiewicz notation, Polish notation} a parenthesis-free notation for forming mathematical expressions in which each operator precedes its operands

{n: proration} the proportional limitation of production or distribution of something (e.g. crude oil or natural gas) to some fractional part of the total capacity of each producer

{n: pterosaur, flying reptile} an extinct reptile of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a birdlike beak and membranous wings supported by the very long fourth digit of each forelimb

{n: pub crawl} a tour of bars or public houses (usually taking one drink at each stop)

{n: pulmonary plexis, plexus pulmonalis} one of two autonomic nerve plexuses in each lung

{n: pulse, pulsation, heartbeat, beat} the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
"he could feel the beat of her heart"

{n: punchboard} a small board full of holes; each hole contains a slip of paper with symbols printed on it; a gambler pays a small sum for the privilege of pushing out a slip in the hope of obtaining one that entitles him to a prize

{n: pyramidal tract, pyramidal motor system, corticospinal tract} any of the important motor nerves on each side of the central nervous system that run from the sensorimotor areas of the cortex through the brainstem to motor neurons of the cranial nerve nuclei and the ventral horn of the spinal cord

{n: quadripara} (obstetrics) woman who has given birth to a viable infant in each of four pregnancies

{n: quality, character, lineament} a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
"each town has a quality all its own"
"the radical character of our demands"

{n: quantitative analysis, quantitative chemical analysis} chemical analysis to determine the amounts of each element in the substance

{n: quark} (physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons; there are supposed to be six flavors of quarks (and their antiquarks), which come in pairs; each has an electric charge of +2/3 or -1/3
"quarks have not been observed directly but theoretical predictions based on their existence have been confirmed experimentally"

{n: quartile} (statistics) any of three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts each containing one quarter of the scores

{n: quintipara} (obstetrics) woman who has given birth to a viable infant in each of five pregnancies

{n: quota} a proportional share assigned to each participant

{n: rack, single-foot} a rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately

{n: rail fence} a fence (usually made of split logs laid across each other at an angle)

{n: random sampling} the selection of a random sample; each element of the population has an equal chance of been selected

{n: random walk} a stochastic process consisting of a sequence of changes each of whose characteristics (as magnitude or direction) is determined by chance

{n: range pole, ranging pole, flagpole} surveying instrument consisting of a straight rod painted in bands of alternate red and white each one foot wide; used for sightings by surveyors

{n: rebellion} refusal to accept some authority or code or convention
"each generation must have its own rebellion"
"his body was in rebellion against fatigue"

{n: reciprocal cross, reciprocal} hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype

{n: reciprocal pronoun} a pronoun or pronominal phrase (as `each other') that expresses a mutual action or relationship between the individuals indicated in the plural subject
"The sentence `They cared for each other' contains a reciprocal pronoun"

{n: recursion} (mathematics) an expression such that each term is generated by repeating a particular mathematical operation

{n: red oak} any of numerous American oaks having 4 stamens in each floret, acorns requiring two years to mature and leaf veins usually extending beyond the leaf margin to form points or bristles

{n: relays, relay race} a race between teams; each member runs or swims part of the distance

{n: releasing hormone, RH, releasing factor, hypothalamic releasing hormone, hypothalamic releasing factor} any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone

{n: returning officer} the official in each electorate who holds the election and returns the results

{n: rolling pin} utensil consisting of a cylinder (usually of wood) with a handle at each end; used to roll out dough

{n: round, round of drinks} a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)
"he ordered a second round"

{n: round, troll} a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time
"they enjoyed singing rounds"

{n: row of bricks} a course of bricks place next to each other (usually in a straight line)

{n: rune, runic letter} any character from an ancient Germanic alphabet used in Scandinavia from the 3rd century to the Middle Ages
"each rune had its own magical significance"

{n: rydberg, rydberg constant, rydberg unit} a wave number characteristic of the wave spectrum of each element

{n: salp, salpa} minute floating marine tunicate having a transparent body with an opening at each end

{n: sashay} a square dance figure; partners circle each other taking sideways steps

{n: saw set} a tool used to bend each alternate sawtooth at a slight angle outward

{n: sawfish} primitive ray with sharp teeth on each edge of a long flattened snout

{n: scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone} either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings

{n: schizocarp} a dry dehiscent fruit that at maturity splits into two or more parts each with a single seed

{n: school year, academic year} the period of time each year when the school is open and people are studying

{n: scrimmage line, line of scrimmage} line parallel to the goal lines where football linesmen line up at the start of each play in American football
"the runner was tackled at the line of scrimmage"

{n: scrum, scrummage} (rugby) the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked arms; play starts when the ball thrown in between them and the two sides compete for possession

{n: scull} each of a pair of short oars that are used by a single oarsman

{n: seaside daisy, beach aster, Erigeron glaucous} slightly succulent perennial with basal leaves and hairy sticky stems each bearing a solitary flower head with narrow pink or lavender rays; coastal bluffs Oregon to southern California

{n: secret ballot} a vote in which each person's choice is secret but the totaled votes are public

{n: segregation} (genetics) the separation of paired alleles during meiosis so that members of each pair of alleles appear in different gametes

{n: semiautomatic firearm} an autoloader that fires only one shot at each pull of the trigger

{n: semimonthly} a periodical that is published twice each month (or 24 issues per year)

{n: semiweekly} a periodical that is published twice each week (or 104 issues per year)

{n: sense of the meeting} general agreement reached by an assembled group
"no vote was taken, but after each discussion the chair summed up the sense of the meeting"

{n: service line, baseline} the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line

{n: shag} a lively dance step consisting of hopping on each foot in turn

{n: shogi} a form of chess played on a board of 81 squares; each player has 20 pieces

{n: shouldered arch} an arch consisting of a horizontal lintel supported at each end by corbels that project into the aperture

{n: showy daisy, Erigeron speciosus} plant having branching leafy stems each branch with an especially showy solitary flower head with many narrow pink or lavender or white rays; northwestern United States mountains

{n: side-wheeler} a paddle steamer having a paddle wheel on each side

{n: signage} signs collectively (especially commercial signs or posters)
"there will be signage displayed at each post"

{n: silversides, silverside} small fishes having a silver stripe along each side; abundant along the Atlantic coast of the United States

{n: similarity, law of similarity} a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) parts of a stimulus field that are similar to each other tend to be perceived as belonging together as a unit

{n: singles} badminton played with one person on each side

{n: singles} tennis played with one person on each side

{n: snowshoe} a device to help you walk on deep snow; a lightweight frame shaped like a racquet is strengthened with cross pieces and contains a network of thongs; one is worn on each foot

{n: spadefoot, spadefoot toad} a burrowing toad of the northern hemisphere with a horny spade-like projection on each hind foot

{n: spinal nerve, nervus spinalis} any of the 31 pairs of nerves emerging from each side of the spinal cord (each attached to the cord by two roots: ventral and dorsal)

{n: spokeshave} a small plane that has a handle on each side of its blade; used for shaping or smoothing cylindrical wooden surfaces (originally wheel spokes)

{n: spot weld, spot-weld} each of the welds made by welding at a separate point

{n: spreading fleabane, Erigeron divergens} well-branched plant with hairy leaves and stems each with a solitary flower head with narrow white or pink or lavender rays; western North America

{n: staggered board of directors} a board of directors a portion of whose members are elected each year instead of all members being elected annually

{n: stemless hymenoxys, Tetraneuris acaulis, Hymenoxys acaulis} perennial having tufted basal leaves and short leafless stalks each bearing a solitary yellow flower head; dry hillsides and plains of west central North America

{n: stereoscopic vision, stereoscopy} three-dimensional vision produced by the fusion of two slightly different views of a scene on each retina

{n: stopping point, finale, finis, finish, last, conclusion, close} the temporal end; the concluding time
"the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell"
"the market was up at the finish"
"they were playing better at the close of the season"

{n: straight poker} poker in which each player gets 5 cards face down and bets are made without drawing any further cards

{n: straight-line method, straight-line method of depreciation} (accounting) a method of calculating depreciation by taking an equal amount of the asset's cost as an expense for each year of the asset's useful life

{n: stratified sample, representative sample, proportional sample} the population is divided into strata and a random sample is taken from each stratum

{n: stratified sampling, representative sampling, proportional sampling} the population is divided into subpopulations (strata) and random samples are taken of each stratum

{n: stream orchid, chatterbox, giant helleborine, Epipactis gigantea} orchid growing along streams or ponds of western North America having leafy stems and 1 greenish-brown and pinkish flower in the axil of each upper leaf

{n: string, train} a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
"a string of islands"
"train of mourners"
"a train of thought"

{n: stud, stud poker} poker in which each player receives hole cards and the remainder are dealt face up; bets are placed after each card is dealt

{n: suit} playing card in any of four sets of 13 cards in a pack; each set has its own symbol and color
"a flush is five cards in the same suit"
"in bridge you must follow suit"
"what suit is trumps?"

{n: sunray, Enceliopsis nudicaulis} herb having a basal cluster of grey-green leaves and leafless stalks each with a solitary broad yellow flower head; desert areas Idaho to Arizona

{n: superior thyroid vein} a vein on each side that drains the upper part of the thyroid and empties into the internal jugular vein

{n: supersymmetry} (physics) a theory that tries to link the four fundamental forces
"according to supersymmetry each force emerged separately during the big bang"

{n: support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, sustenance} the financial means whereby one lives
"each child was expected to pay for their keep"
"he applied to the state for support"
"he could no longer earn his own livelihood"

{n: surname, family name, cognomen, last name} the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)

{n: switch} a basketball maneuver; two defensive players shift assignments so that each guards the player usually guarded by the other

{n: symbiosis, mutualism} the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other

{n: taxi dancer} a woman employed to dance with patrons who pay a fee for each dance

{n: tee, teeing ground} the starting place for each hole on a golf course
"they were waiting on the first tee"

{n: teeoff} the act of hitting a golf ball from the teeing ground at the start of each hole

{n: tenderloin, undercut} the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column

{n: terrorist cell, radical cell} a cell of terrorists (usually 3 to 5 members)
"to insure operational security the members of adjacent terrorist cells usually don't know each other or the identity of their leadership"

{n: test, trial, run} the act of testing something
"in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"
"he called each flip of the coin a new trial"

{n: three-toed sloth, ai, Bradypus tridactylus} a sloth that has three long claws on each forefoot and each hindfoot

{n: tibialis, tibialis muscle, musculus tibialis} either of two skeletal muscle in each leg arising from the tibia; provides for movement of the foot

{n: tide, lunar time period} there are usually two high and two low tides each day

{n: time-out} a brief suspension of play
"each team has two time-outs left"

{n: timecard} a card recording an employee's starting and quitting times each work day

{n: timecard} a card used with a time clock to record an employee's starting and quitting times each day

{n: tonsil, palatine tonsil, faucial tonsil, tonsilla} either of two masses of lymphatic tissue one on each side of the oral pharynx

{n: tooth shell, tusk shell} any of various seashore mollusks having a tapering tubular shell open at each end and a foot pointed like a spade for burrowing

{n: tormenter, tormentor, teaser} a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings

{n: transfer RNA, tRNA, acceptor RNA, soluble RNA} RNA molecules present in the cell (in at least 20 varieties, each variety capable of combining with a specific amino acid) that attach the correct amino acid to the protein chain that is being synthesized at the ribosome of the cell (according to directions coded in the mRNA)

{n: translation} (mathematics) a transformation in which the origin of the coordinate system is moved to another position but the direction of each axis remains the same

{n: transverse process} one of two processes that extend from each vertebra and provide the point of articulation for the ribs

{n: tree toad, tree frog, tree-frog} arboreal amphibians usually having adhesive disks at the tip of each toe; of southeast Asia and Australia and America

{n: trench warfare} a type of armed combat in which the opposing troops fight from trenches that face each other
"instead of the war ending quickly, it became bogged down in trench warfare"

{n: trichloride} any compound containing three chlorine atoms in each molecule

{n: triple time} musical time with three beats in each bar

{n: triplicity, trigon} (astrology) one of four groups of the zodiac where each group consists of three signs separated from each other by 120 degrees

{n: trireme} ancient Greek or Roman galley or warship having three tiers of oars on each side

{n: trouser, pant} (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately
"he had a sharp crease in his trousers"

{n: tufted puffin, Lunda cirrhata} northern Pacific puffin having a large yellow plume over each eye

{n: twins} (mineralogy) two interwoven crystals that are mirror images on each other

{n: two-spotted ladybug, Adalia bipunctata} red ladybug with a black spot on each wing

{n: two-toed sloth, unau, unai, Choloepus didactylus} relatively small fast-moving sloth with two long claws on each front foot

{n: two-toed sloth, unau, unai, Choloepus hoffmanni} a sloth of Central America that has two long claws on each forefoot and three long claws on each hindfoot

{n: typewriter font, constant-width font, fixed-width font, monospaced font} a typeface is which each character is given the same width (as by a typewriter)
<-> proportional font

{n: undivided interest, undivided right} the interest in property owned by tenants whereby each tenant has an equal right to enjoy the entire property

{n: uninominal system, uninominal voting system, single-member system, scrutin uninomial system, scrutin uninominal voting system} based on the principle of having only one member (as of a legislature) selected from each electoral district

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

{n: uterine vein} one of two veins on each side that arise from the uterine plexus and empty into the internal iliac vein

{n: vagueness} unclearness by virtue of being poorly expressed or not coherent in meaning
"the Conservative manifesto is a model of vagueness"
"these terms were used with a vagueness that suggested little or no thought about what each might convey"

{n: van der Waal's forces} relatively weak attraction between neutral atoms and molecules arising from polarization induced in each particle by the presence of other particles

{n: venae dorsales penis superficiales} superficial dorsal veins of the penis; paired tributaries of the external pudendal veins on each side

{n: vendetta, blood feud} a feud in which members of the opposing parties murder each other

{n: vote, ballot, voting, balloting} a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
"there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"

{n: voting precinct, election district} one of several districts into which a city or town is divided for voting; each contains one polling place

{n: walk-through} a thorough explanation (usually accompanied by a demonstration) of each step in a procedure or process
"she gave me a walk-through of my new duties"

{n: weka, maori hen, wood hen} flightless New Zealand rail of thievish disposition having short wings each with a spur used in fighting

{n: whist, long whist, short whist} a card game for four players who form two partnerships; a pack of 52 cards is dealt and each side scores one point for each trick it takes in excess of six

{n: white oak} any of numerous Old World and American oaks having 6 to 8 stamens in each floret, acorns that mature in one year and leaf veins that never extend beyond the margin of the leaf

{n: whole life insurance, ordinary life insurance, straight life insurance} insurance on the life of the insured for a fixed amount at a definite premium that is paid each year in the same amount during the entire lifetime of the insured

{n: wing chair} easy chair having wings on each side of a high back

{n: wire matrix printer, wire printer, stylus printer} an impact printer in which each character is represented by a pattern of dots made by wires or styli

{n: wisdom tooth} any of the last 4 teeth on each side of the upper and lower jaw; the last of the permanent teeth to erupt (between ages 16 and 21)

{n: wrestling, rassling, grappling} the sport of hand-to-hand struggle between unarmed contestants who try to throw each other down

{n: yellow salsify, Tragopogon dubius} European perennial naturalized throughout United States having hollow stems with a few long narrow tapered leaves and each bearing a solitary pale yellow flower

{n: yoke} support consisting of a wooden frame across the shoulders that enables a person to carry buckets hanging from each end

{n: zeroth law of thermodynamics} the law that if two bodies are in thermal equilibrium with a third body then the first two bodies are in thermal equilibrium with each other

{n: zygodactyl foot} having the first and fourth toes of each foot directed backward and the second and third forward
<-> heterodactyl foot

{v: anastomose, inosculate} cause to join or open into each other by anastomosis
"anastomose blood vessels"

{v: anastomose, inosculate} come together or open into each other
"the blood vessels anastomose"

{v: cascade} arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible

{v: change} remove or replace the coverings of
"Father had to learn how to change the baby"
"After each guest we changed the bed linens"

{v: check, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick} put a check mark on or next to
"Please check each name on the list"
"tick off the items"

{v: commutate} reverse the direction of (an alternating electric current) each half cycle so as to produce a unidirectional current

{v: commute, transpose} transpose and remain equal in value
"These operators commute with each other"

{v: confront, face} oppose, as in hostility or a competition
"You must confront your opponent"
"Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"
"The two enemies finally confronted each other"

{v: cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw close} move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
"We cuddled against each other to keep warm"
"The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"

{v: debut} present for the first time to the public
"The and debuts a new song or two each month"

{v: disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread out} move away from each other
"The crowds dispersed"
"The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached"

{v: drink, imbibe} take in liquids
"The patient must drink several liters each day"
"The children like to drink soda"

{v: face} be opposite
"the facing page"
"the two sofas face each other"

{v: fasten} attach to
"They fastened various nicknames to each other"

{v: fight, struggle} be engaged in a fight ; carry on a fight
"the tribesmen fought each other"
"Siblings are always fighting"

{v: frogmarch} carry someone against his will upside down such that each limb is held by one person

{v: gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in} earn on some commercial or business transaction ; earn as salary or wages
"How much do you make a month in your new job?"
"She earns a lot in her new job"
"this merger brought in lots of money"
"He clears $5,000 each month"

{v: graduate} confer an academic degree upon
"This school graduates 2,000 students each year"

{v: grapple, grip} to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
"the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"

{v: gravitate} move due to the pull of gravitation
"The stars gravitate towards each other"

{v: hopple, hobble} strap the foreleg and hind leg together on each side (of a horse) in order to keep the like-sided legs moving in unison
"hobble race horses"

{v: jostle, shove} come into rough contact with while moving
"The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"

{v: manifest} record in a ship's manifest
"each passenger must be manifested"

{v: manifest} reveal its presence or make an appearance
"the ghost manifests each year on the same day"

{v: pelt, bombard} cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
"They pelted each other with snowballs"

{v: pit, oppose, match, play off} set into opposition or rivalry
"let them match their best athletes against ours"
"pit a chess player against the Russian champion"
"He plays his two children off against each other"

{v: provide} determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation
"The will provides that each child should receive half of the money"
"The Constitution provides for the right to free speech"

{v: retail} be sold at the retail level
"These gems retail at thousands of dollars each"

{v: roughen} make rough or rougher
"rough the surfaces so they will stick to each other"
<-> smooth

{v: smock} embellish by sewing in lines crossing each other diagonally
"The folk dancers wore smocked shirts"

{v: squint, squinch, cross one's eyes} partly close one's eyes
"The children squinted to frighten each other"

{v: stress, accent, accentuate} put stress on ; utter with an accent
"In Farsi, you accent the last syllable of each word"

{v: syllabize, syllabise} utter with distinct articulation of each syllable
"The poet syllabized the verses he read"

{v: tell on} produce an affect or strain on somebody
"Each step told on his tired legs"

{v: traverse, track, cover, cross, pass over, get over, get across, cut through, cut across} travel across or pass over
"The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

{v: tug} pull or strain hard at
"Each oar was tugged by several men"


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