gleam, gleaming, glimmer(noun)
a flash of light (especially reflected light)
inkling, intimation, glimmering, glimmer(verb)
a slight suggestion or vague understanding
"he had no inkling what was about to happen"
shine brightly, like a star or a light
A faint light; a dim glow.
The glimmer of the fireflies was pleasant to watch.
A flash of light.
A faint or remote possibility.
A glimmer of hope.
To shine with a faint light.
The fireflies glimmered in the dark.
to give feeble or scattered rays of light; to shine faintly; to show a faint, unsteady light; as, the glimmering dawn; a glimmering lamp
a faint, unsteady light; feeble, scattered rays of light; also, a gleam
mica. See Mica
In bioinformatics GLIMMER was the first system for finding genes that used the interpolated Markov model formalism. It is effective at finding genes in bacteria, archaea, and viruses, typically finding 98–99% of all protein-coding genes. The GLIMMER software is open source and can be found at the links below. It is maintained by Steven Salzberg, Art Delcher, and their colleagues at the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at Johns Hopkins University. Because of its high accuracy, Glimmer is the system of choice for genome annotation efforts on a wide range of bacteria, archaeal, and viral species. In a large-scale reannotation effort at the DNA Data Bank of Japan. Kosuge et al. examined the gene finding methods used for 183 genomes. They reported that of these projects, Glimmer was the gene finder for 49%, followed by GeneMark with 12%, with other algorithms used in 3% or fewer of the projects. Glimmer was used by the DNA Databank of Japan to re-annotate all bacterial genomes in the International Nucleotide Sequence Databases. It is also being used by this group to annotate viruses. Glimmer is part of the bacterial annotation pipeline at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, which also maintains a web server for Glimmer, as do sites in Germany, Canada, and elsewhere.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
glim′ėr, v.i. to burn or appear faintly.—n. a faint light: feeble rays of light: (min.) mica.—ns. Glimm′er-gowk (Tenn.), an owl; Glimm′ering, a glimmer: an inkling.—adv. Glimm′eringly. [M. E. glimeren; most prob. directly Scand.; Dan. glimre, to glimmer, Sw. prov. glim, a glance.]
The numerical value of glimmer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of glimmer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is a glimmer of hope, no more, no less.
Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind, But leave---oh leave the light of Hope behind.
Cease, every joy, to glimmer on my mind,
But leave---oh! leave the light of Hope behind.
This doesn't give hope, this is a moment I have been fearing, as long as there wasn't any evidence of a crash, of wounded, of dead or whatever, there was a little glimmer of hope for us.
A classic emerald cut like this one allows for a wide expanse of pure material to be viewed without the distraction of a more complex facet arrangement, it's almost like looking at the glimmer of a reflecting pool.
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- luz tenueSpanish
- väre, valonpilkahdus, kipinä, kajastaa, tuike, pilkahdus, tuikkia, pilkeFinnish
- [[émettre]] [[une]] [[lueur]], lueurFrench
- skimmer, blinke, glimte, anelse, skimre, glimtNorwegian
- мерцать, мерцаниеRussian
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