Definitions containing n-ways

We've found 250 definitions:

idiocentric

idiocentric

characterized by or denoting interest centered upon oneself or one's own ways, rather than upon others or the ways of others; self-centered

— Wiktionary

feelefold

feelefold

Manifold; multiple, various; varied, diverse adv: many times over; in many ways; in various ways or places

— Wiktionary

Multivious

Multivious

having many ways or roads; by many ways

— Webster Dictionary

WAYS

WAYS

WAYS AM 1500, known as 1500 The Fan, is a radio station serving the Macon, Georgia area with an sports radio format. This station is under ownership of Cumulus Media. Until September 4, 2009, it was an affiliate of ABC Radio's True Oldies Channel when it was Oldies Radio 1500, with the slogan "Macon's True Oldies Channel". Because it shares the same frequency as clear-channel station WFED in Washington, D.C., it broadcasts only during the daytime hours. However, their online webcast is available 24 hours a day. For many years, WAYS operated on the FM dial at 99.1, with a top-40 format. The station flipped to an oldies format in 1992, which was eventually "moved" to 105.5, before leaving the FM band all together. The WAYS call letters, originally assigned to a legendary Charlotte, North Carolina radio station, were assigned to then-Multimedia-owned WMAZ-FM, in the mid-1980s. Prior to becoming 99 WAYS, WMAZ-FM was known as FM 99. WDEN-FM, a top-rated country station, now broadcasts on 99.1 in central Georgia.

— Freebase

Habakkuk

Habakkuk

a book of the Old Testament by a Levite, whose name it bears, and who appears to have flourished in the 7th century B.C., containing a prophecy which belongs, both in substance and form, to the classic period of Hebrew literature, and is written in a style which has been described as being "for grandeur and sublimity of conception, for gorgeousness of imagery, and for melody of language, among the foremost productions of that literature." The spirit of it is one: faith, namely, in the righteous ways of the Lord; but the burden is twofold; to denounce the judgment of God on the land for the violence and wrong that prevailed in it, as about to be executed on it by a power still more violent and unjust in its ways; and to comfort the generation of the righteous with the assurance of a time when this very rod of God's wrath shall in the pride of its power be broken in pieces, and the Lord be revealed as seated in His Holy Temple.

— The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cultigen

Cultigen

A cultigen is a plant that has been deliberately altered or selected by humans; it is the result of artificial selection. These "man-made" or anthropogenic plants are, for the most part, plants of commerce that are used in horticulture, agriculture and forestry. Because cultigens are defined by their mode of origin and not by where they are growing, plants meeting this definition remain cultigens whether they are naturalised in the wild, deliberately planted in the wild, or growing in cultivation. Cultigens arise in the following ways: selections of variants from the wild or cultivation including vegetative sports; plants that are the result of plant breeding and selection programs; genetically modified plants; and graft-chimaeras. Cultigens may be named in any of a number of ways. The traditional method of scientific naming is under the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, and many of the most important cultigens, like maize and banana, are so named. Although it is perfectly in order to give a cultigen a botanical name, in any rank desired, now or at any other time, these days it is more common for cultigens to be given names in accordance with the principles, rules and recommendations laid down in the Cultivated Plant Code which provides for the names of cultigens in three classification categories, the cultivar, the Group, and the grex. From that viewpoint it may be said that there is a separate discipline of cultivated plant taxonomy, which forms one of the ways to look at cultigens. The Cultivated Plant Code does not recognize the use of trade designations and other marketing devices as scientifically acceptable names.

— Freebase

Slipway

Slipway

A slipway, also known as boat ramp or launch, is a ramp on the shore by which ships or boats can be moved to and from the water. They are used for building and repairing ships and boats. They are also used for launching and retrieving small boats on trailers towed by automobiles and flying boats on their undercarriage. The nautical term ways is an alternative name for slipway. A ship undergoing construction in a shipyard is said to be on the ways. If a ship were scrapped there, she is said to be broken up in the ways. As the word "slip" implies, the ships or boats are moved over the ramp, by way of crane or fork lift, prior to the move the vessel's hull is coated with grease, which then allows the ship or boat to "slip" off of the ramp and progress safely into the water. Slipways are used to launch large ships, but can only dry-dock or repair smaller ships. Pulling large ships against the greased ramp would require too much force. For dry-docking large ships, one must use carriages supported by wheels or by roller-pallets. These types of dry-docking installations are called "marine railways". Nevertheless the words "slip" and "slipway" are also used for all dry-docking installations that use a ramp.

— Freebase

Edward Sapir

Edward Sapir

Edward Sapir was an American anthropologist-linguist, widely considered to be one of the most important figures in the early development of the discipline of linguistics. Born in German Pomerania, Sapir's parents emigrated to America when he was a child. He studied Germanic linguistics at Columbia, where he came under the influence of Franz Boas who inspired him to work on Native American languages. While finishing his PhD he went to California to work with Alfred Kroeber documenting the indigenous languages there. He was employed by the Geological Survey of Canada for fifteen years, where he came into his own as one of the most significant linguists in North America, the other being Leonard Bloomfield. He was offered a professorship at the University of Chicago, and stayed for several years continuing to work for the professionalization of the discipline of linguistics. By the end of his life he was Professor of Anthropology at Yale, where he never really fit in. Among his many students were the linguists Mary Haas and Morris Swadesh, and anthropologists such as Fred Eggan and Hortense Powdermaker. With his solid linguistic background, Sapir became the one student of Boas to develop most completely the relationship between linguistics and anthropology. Sapir studied the ways in which language and culture influence each other, and he was interested in the relation between linguistic differences, and differences in cultural world views. This part of his thinking was developed by his student Benjamin Lee Whorf into the principle of linguistic relativity or the "Sapir-Whorf" hypothesis. In anthropology Sapir is known as an early proponent of the importance of psychology to anthropology, maintaining that studying the nature of relationships between different individual personalities is important for the ways in ways in which culture and society develop.

— Freebase

comma

comma

a small or very small interval between two enharmonic notes tuned in different ways.

— Wiktionary

usage

usage

The ways and contexts in which spoken and written words are used, determined by a lexicographer's intuition or from corpus analysis.

— Wiktionary

plasma

plasma

A visual effect in which cycles of changing colours are warped in various ways to give the illusion of liquid organic movement.

— Wiktionary

seam

seam

(Construction) A joint formed by mating two separate sections of materials. Seams can be made or sealed in a varity of ways, including adhesive bonding, hot-air welding, solvent welding, using adhesive tapes, sealant, etc.

— Wiktionary

Wikipedian

Wikipedian

A person who contributes to Wikipedia, especially a regular contributor versed in the ways of the site.

— Wiktionary

worldly

worldly

Sophisticated, especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world.

— Wiktionary

equal sign

equal sign

A symbol ( = ) used in mathematics to indicate that two values are the same, and elsewhere in various other ways, such as (formerly) to separate the signature from the content of a telegram.

— Wiktionary

monastic

monastic

A person with monastic ways, e.g. monks.

— Wiktionary

shared

shared

Used by multiple entities or for multiple purposes or in multiple ways.

— Wiktionary

world-weary

world-weary

Tired of the ways of the world; fashionably despaired.

— Wiktionary

transformational rules

transformational rules

Rules that modify a well-formed structure (in limited ways).

— Wiktionary

theodicy

theodicy

A justification of a deity, or the attributes of a deity, especially in regard to the existence of evil and suffering in the world; a work or discourse justifying the ways of God.

— Wiktionary

engineering

engineering

the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to use economically the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind

— Wiktionary

ambigram

ambigram

A design that may be read as the same word or phrase (or sometimes two different words or phrases) when oriented in two different ways, usually when reflected in a vertical axis or when rotated through 180 degrees.

— Wiktionary

gait

gait

One of the different ways in which a horse can move, either naturally or as a result of training.

— Wiktionary

jigger

jigger

To alter or adjust, particularly in ways not originally intended.

— Wiktionary

macho

macho

tending to display manly characteristics, such as domineering, fierceness, bravado, etc., in ways that are showily and histrionically tough

— Wiktionary

cradle

cradle

A framework of timbers, or iron bars, moving upon ways or rollers, used to support, lift, or carry ships or other vessels, heavy guns, etc., as up an inclined plane, or across a strip of land, or in launching a ship.

— Wiktionary

optimistic

optimistic

Expecting the best in all possible ways.

— Wiktionary

chigger

chigger

derogatory term for an East Asian person who behaves in ways similar to a stereotypical urban African American.

— Wiktionary

possessive case

possessive case

: case used to express direct possession, ownership, origin, etc. Though similar in many ways to the genitive case, it is not the same. Languages that have the possessive case include English and Quenya.

— Wiktionary

connectivity

connectivity

In a graph, a measure of concatenated adjacency (the number of ways that points are connected to each other)

— Wiktionary

crank

crank

A person who is considered strange or odd by others. They may behave in unconventional ways.

— Wiktionary

mad scientist

mad scientist

A stock character in popular fiction; a bumbling scientist working on unlikely ways to save the world, or a villainous one bent on destroying it.

— Wiktionary

deceitful

deceitful

deceptive in multiple ways

— Wiktionary

slice and dice

slice and dice

To rearrange or analyze in a number of different ways, often arbitrarily.

— Wiktionary

provincial

provincial

Exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province.

— Wiktionary

pop feminism

pop feminism

the belief that women are in all ways superior to men

— Wiktionary

partitive case

partitive case

A noun case used to indicate that an object is affected only partially by the verb, or that the effect is not real. It often corresponds roughly to the English words "some" or "any." It is similar in many ways to the genitive case. Some languages that make use of the partitive case include Finnish, Estonian, and Russian.

— Wiktionary

pedagogue

pedagogue

A pedant; one who by teaching has become overly formal or pedantic in his or her ways; one who has the manner of a teacher.

— Wiktionary

ingenuity

ingenuity

The ability to solve difficult problems, often in original and creative ways

— Wiktionary

togo

togo

To go different ways; go asunder; diverge; split; part; differ.

— Wiktionary

latus rectum

latus rectum

The line drawn through a focus of a conic section parallel to the directrix and terminated both ways by the curve. It is the parameter of the principal axis.

— Wiktionary

squint like a bag of nails

squint like a bag of nails

To squint very much, as though one's eyes were directed as many ways as the points of a bag of nails.

— Wiktionary

every which way

every which way

In all sorts of ways or manners.

— Wiktionary

druthers

druthers

Wishes, preferences, or ways.

— Wiktionary

doubly

doubly

in two ways

— Wiktionary

modernize

modernize

To become modern in appearance, or adopt modern ways

— Wiktionary

worldliness

worldliness

The quality of being worldly; familiarity with the ways of the world.

— Wiktionary

mumpsimus

mumpsimus

A person who obstinately adheres to old ways in spite of clear evidence that they are wrong; an ignorant and bigoted opponent of reform.

— Wiktionary

ambages

ambages

Indirect or roundabout ways of talking; circumlocution.

— Wiktionary

Jing

Jing

A relatively uncommon Chinese family name. In Chinese, there are several possible ways to write it, each with a different meaning: u4E95 (water well), u666F (scenery), u4EAC (capital), u834A (thorns), u7D93/u7ECF (passing through), u66F4 (more), u656C (respect), u9756 (peaceful).

— Wiktionary

anticlastic

anticlastic

curved in opposite ways in two directions; saddle-shaped

— Wiktionary

memetic engineering

memetic engineering

The process of creating and developing theories or ideologies based on an analytical study of societies, cultures, their ways of thinking and the evolution of their minds.

— Wiktionary

tignon

tignon

an article of woman's headgear consisting of a piece of material tied in individual ways

— Wiktionary

lubberly

lubberly

Lacking in seamanship; of or suitable to a landlubber who is new to being at sea and unfamiliar with the ways of a sailor.

— Wiktionary

wrecker

wrecker

In the Soviet Union, someone accused of the formal charge of wrecking, that is, undermining the state in intangible ways.

— Wiktionary

cultured

cultured

Learned in the ways of civilized society; civilized; refined.

— Wiktionary

you cant run with the hare and hunt with the hounds

you cant run with the hare and hunt with the hounds

You can't have it both ways.

— Wiktionary

Presbyterian

Presbyterian

A person set in their ways, or who doesn't drink, smoke or have sex.

— Wiktionary

Presbyterian

Presbyterian

(also with lower case p) Describing a person set in their ways or doesn't smoke, drink or have sex, particularly one religious and/or Scottish; a Puritan.

— Wiktionary

MacGyver

MacGyver

To assemble, or cause to be repaired or completed, an object, device, machine, or project from duct tape as the preferred repair tool, but in its absence, other items, (normally common, ordinary and mundane such as a rubber band or paper clip), not normally used for that purpose, where others would assume one needs a manufactured part, as per the design. Especially: if the items are used in ways significantly different than their intended use.

— Wiktionary

irritability

irritability

A natural susceptibility, characteristic of all living organisms, tissues, and cells, to the influence of certain stimuli, response being manifested in a variety of ways.

— Wiktionary

she-devil

she-devil

A woman whose bad temper, cruelty or wicked ways are so extreme as to evoke an image of the devil.

— Wiktionary

whipsaw

whipsaw

to defeat someone in two different ways at once

— Wiktionary

hyperrealism

hyperrealism

A compositional style defined by Noah Creshevsky as "an electroacoustic musical language constructed from sounds that are found in our shared environment (realism), handled in ways that are somehow exaggerated or excessive (hyper)."

— Wiktionary

ossification

ossification

the process of becoming set in one's ways or beliefs; rigid conventionality

— Wiktionary

variously

variously

In various ways; diversely.

— Wiktionary

prettification

prettification

The act of improve an interface in positive ways.

— Wiktionary

polyphone

polyphone

A letter, or combination of letters, that can be pronounced in two or more different ways

— Wiktionary

belemnite

belemnite

An extinct group of Mesozoic marine cephalopod, very similar in many ways to the modern squid and closely related to the modern cuttlefish.

— Wiktionary

worldly-wise

worldly-wise

experienced in the ways of the world; sophisticated and cosmopolitan

— Wiktionary

dopiaza

dopiaza

A style of curry, usually of medium strength (heat) prepared with onions that have been cooked in two different ways.

— Wiktionary

papadom

papadom

A thin, crisp Indian bread made from lentil flour, optionally spiced or flavoured in various ways and eaten with chutneys as a starter or as an accompaniment to a meal. Papadoms can be grilled or deep-fried.

— Wiktionary

habitude

habitude

A chemical term used in the plural to denote the various ways in which one substance reacts with another; chemical reaction.

— Wiktionary

contrarily

contrarily

In a contrary manner; in opposite ways or directions

— Wiktionary

countrywoman

countrywoman

A woman who lives in the country or has retained country ways

— Wiktionary

carboard

carboard

A sport where a rider is towed behind a vehicle. In many ways it encompasses a lot of the aspects of winching in that it has a 'go anywhere' approach. It can in essence occur behind any vehicle assuming that it has sufficient horse power, torque and traction, but the most popular vehicles remain four wheel drives and tractors.

— Wiktionary

dyed in the wool

dyed in the wool

(Set in one's ways, steadfast.)

— Wiktionary

lagerphone

lagerphone

A generally homemade percussion instrument consisting of crown cap beer bottle tops loosely nailed to a pole (often a broom handle) and a board mounted cross-ways on the pole (the head of the broom), and played by striking the pole on the ground or with a stick, by drawing the serrated stick across the pole, or by shaking the instrument.

— Wiktionary

xeriscaping

xeriscaping

Landscaping in ways that do not require supplemental irrigation.

— Wiktionary

reciprocal altruism

reciprocal altruism

Used in biology to describe the phenomenon of two animals acting in ways which mutually benefit one another.

— Wiktionary

entrained thinking

entrained thinking

A conditioned response that occurs when people are blocked from understanding and using new ways of thinking by the perspectives they acquired through past experience.

— Wiktionary

mineral water

mineral water

Water, containing dissolved minerals, which has been treated in any of several ways (filtering, aerating etc) before being bottled; used either therapeutically or out of preference.

— Wiktionary

quadruply

quadruply

in four (often different) ways

— Wiktionary

its never too late to mend

its never too late to mend

You're never too old to change your ways. Learning is always possible.

— Wiktionary

hemicryptophyte

hemicryptophyte

Any plant whose buds rest on the surface, being protected in various ways

— Wiktionary

Vendidad

Vendidad

A collection of texts within the greater compendium of the Avesta. By content, an enumeration of various manifestations of evil spirits, and ways to confound them.

— Wiktionary

tin god

tin god

An individual that abuses or exceeds his authority over others, frequently in petty ways; for example a low-level manager in situational comedies and other entertainment.

— Wiktionary

bipotentiality

bipotentiality

The capacity to develop in either of two different ways, especially to become either male or female

— Wiktionary

polyergic

polyergic

Having multiple functions, or functioning in multiple ways

— Wiktionary

bivious

bivious

Having, or leading, two ways.

— Wiktionary

teleogenesis

teleogenesis

The preferential evolution of features and organs in certain ways

— Wiktionary

multipotentiality

multipotentiality

The capacity to develop in multiple ways; the state of having multiple potentialities

— Wiktionary

basepath

basepath

The grassless ways around the baseball diamond on which runners advance.

— Wiktionary

rhetorical mode

rhetorical mode

One of the several ways of writing that include variety, conventions, and purposes of writing, such as exposition, argumentation, description, and narration.

— Wiktionary

Fourth World

Fourth World

Collectively, peoples living nomadic, pastoral, hunter-gatherer or other ways of life outside the modern industrial norm.

— Wiktionary

standing seam

standing seam

A type of seam between adjacent sheets of metal roofing material made by turning up the edges of two adjacent panels and then folding or interlocking them in a variety of ways.

— Wiktionary

house of correction

house of correction

A residential penitentiary facility, an institution where criminals or wayward people (notably youth) are sent to have their ways 'corrected' trough a penal regime officially intended to reeducate them

— Wiktionary

multifractal

multifractal

Describing a system that is fractal in multiple ways

— Wiktionary

multicritical

multicritical

Describing systems, points etc., that are critical in multiple ways

— Wiktionary

superseparable

superseparable

separable in many different ways

— Wiktionary

dicomplemented

dicomplemented

complemented in two different ways

— Wiktionary

biconjugate

biconjugate

conjugate in two ways

— Wiktionary

composability

composability

The condition of being modular in a variety of ways

— Wiktionary

biorientable

biorientable

orientable in two different ways

— Wiktionary

tune in, turn on, drop out

tune in, turn on, drop out

Pay attention to the new way of living; take drugs; abandon the established ways.

— Wiktionary

Tristan chord

Tristan chord

A chord in musical composition consisting originally of the notes F, B, D# and G# which can be translated more generally in intervalic terms as: augmented fourth, augmented sixth and augmented ninth above a root. Enharmonically it sounds like a half-diminished seventh chord (e.g. F-Au266D-Cu266D-Eu266D), though in terms of musical analysis it can be interpreted in several ways.

— Wiktionary

Martianism

Martianism

A minor movement in British poetry in the late 1970s and early 1980s, a kind of surrealism in which familiar things are described in unfamiliar ways.

— Wiktionary

multiadaptive

multiadaptive

adaptive in multiple ways

— Wiktionary

flair bartending

flair bartending

Practice of bartenders entertaining guests, clientele or audiences with the manipulation of bar tools (e.g. cocktail shakers) and liquor bottles in tricky, dazzling ways.

— Wiktionary

swing door

swing door

A door that is opened by either pushing or pulling from either side (i.e. opens both ways) and is not normally capable of being locked.

— Wiktionary

cosmodicy

cosmodicy

A justification of the fundamental goodness of the universe, especially in regard to the existence of evil and suffering in the world; a work or discourse justifying the ways of the universe.

— Wiktionary

multilinked

multilinked

Linked in multiple ways.

— Wiktionary

trifarious

trifarious

Facing three ways; arranged in three vertical ranks, like the leaves of veratrum.

— Wiktionary

Acetylene

Acetylene

a gaseous compound of carbon and hydrogen, in the proportion of two atoms of the former to two of the latter. It is a colorless gas, with a peculiar, unpleasant odor, and is produced for use as an illuminating gas in a number of ways, but chiefly by the action of water on calcium carbide. Its light is very brilliant

— Webster Dictionary

Bifarious

Bifarious

pointing two ways, as leaves that grow only on opposite sides of a branch; in two vertical rows

— Webster Dictionary

Bivious

Bivious

having, or leading, two ways

— Webster Dictionary

Bond

Bond

the union or tie of the several stones or bricks forming a wall. The bricks may be arranged for this purpose in several different ways, as in English or block bond (Fig. 1), where one course consists of bricks with their ends toward the face of the wall, called headers, and the next course of bricks with their lengths parallel to the face of the wall, called stretchers; Flemish bond (Fig.2), where each course consists of headers and stretchers alternately, so laid as always to break joints; Cross bond, which differs from the English by the change of the second stretcher line so that its joints come in the middle of the first, and the same position of stretchers comes back every fifth line; Combined cross and English bond, where the inner part of the wall is laid in the one method, the outer in the other

— Webster Dictionary

Contrarily

Contrarily

in a contrary manner; in opposition; on the other side; in opposite ways

— Webster Dictionary

Controversal

Controversal

turning or looking opposite ways

— Webster Dictionary

Coup

Coup

a sudden stroke; an unexpected device or stratagem; -- a term used in various ways to convey the idea of promptness and force

— Webster Dictionary

Cradle

Cradle

a framework of timbers, or iron bars, moving upon ways or rollers, used to support, lift, or carry ships or other vessels, heavy guns, etc., as up an inclined plane, or across a strip of land, or in launching a ship

— Webster Dictionary

Crisscross

Crisscross

in opposite directions; in a way to cross something else; crossing one another at various angles and in various ways

— Webster Dictionary

Digenesis

Digenesis

the faculty of multiplying in two ways; -- by ova fecundated by spermatic fluid, and asexually, as by buds. See Parthenogenesis

— Webster Dictionary

Direct

Direct

straightforward; not of crooked ways, or swerving from truth and openness; sincere; outspoken

— Webster Dictionary

Dispread

Dispread

to spread abroad, or different ways; to spread apart; to open; as, the sun dispreads his beams

— Webster Dictionary

Distraction

Distraction

state in which the attention is called in different ways; confusion; perplexity

— Webster Dictionary

Disturbance

Disturbance

the hindering or disquieting of a person in the lawful and peaceable enjoyment of his right; the interruption of a right; as, the disturbance of a franchise, of common, of ways, and the like

— Webster Dictionary

Diversely

Diversely

in different ways; differently; variously

— Webster Dictionary

Diversiloquent

Diversiloquent

speaking in different ways

— Webster Dictionary

Enamel

Enamel

the intensely hard calcified tissue entering into the composition of teeth. It merely covers the exposed parts of the teeth of man, but in many animals is intermixed in various ways with the dentine and cement

— Webster Dictionary

Force

Force

strength or power for war; hence, a body of land or naval combatants, with their appurtenances, ready for action; -- an armament; troops; warlike array; -- often in the plural; hence, a body of men prepared for action in other ways; as, the laboring force of a plantation

— Webster Dictionary

Girlish

Girlish

like, or characteristic of, a girl; of or pertaining to girlhood; innocent; artless; immature; weak; as, girlish ways; girlish grief

— Webster Dictionary

Going

Going

course of life; behavior; doings; ways

— Webster Dictionary

Goudron

Goudron

a small fascine or fagot, steeped in wax, pitch, and glue, used in various ways, as for igniting buildings or works, or to light ditches and ramparts

— Webster Dictionary

Habit

Habit

fixed or established custom; ordinary course of conduct; practice; usage; hence, prominently, the involuntary tendency or aptitude to perform certain actions which is acquired by their frequent repetition; as, habit is second nature; also, peculiar ways of acting; characteristic forms of behavior

— Webster Dictionary

Hectocotylus

Hectocotylus

one of the arms of the male of most kinds of cephalopods, which is specially modified in various ways to effect the fertilization of the eggs. In a special sense, the greatly modified arm of Argonauta and allied genera, which, after receiving the spermatophores, becomes detached from the male, and attaches itself to the female for reproductive purposes

— Webster Dictionary

Humorist

Humorist

one who has some peculiarity or eccentricity of character, which he indulges in odd or whimsical ways

— Webster Dictionary

Hydrogen

Hydrogen

a gaseous element, colorless, tasteless, and odorless, the lightest known substance, being fourteen and a half times lighter than air (hence its use in filling balloons), and over eleven thousand times lighter than water. It is very abundant, being an ingredient of water and of many other substances, especially those of animal or vegetable origin. It may by produced in many ways, but is chiefly obtained by the action of acids (as sulphuric) on metals, as zinc, iron, etc. It is very inflammable, and is an ingredient of coal gas and water gas. It is standard of chemical equivalents or combining weights, and also of valence, being the typical monad. Symbol H. Atomic weight 1

— Webster Dictionary

Irritability

Irritability

a natural susceptibility, characteristic of all living organisms, tissues, and cells, to the influence of certain stimuli, response being manifested in a variety of ways, -- as that quality in plants by which they exhibit motion under suitable stimulation; esp., the property which living muscle processes, of responding either to a direct stimulus of its substance, or to the stimulating influence of its nerve fibers, the response being indicated by a change of form, or contraction; contractility

— Webster Dictionary

Jim-crow

Jim-crow

a planing machine with a reversing tool, to plane both ways

— Webster Dictionary

Knot

Knot

a fastening together of the pars or ends of one or more threads, cords, ropes, etc., by any one of various ways of tying or entangling

— Webster Dictionary

Latus rectum

Latus rectum

the line drawn through a focus of a conic section parallel to the directrix and terminated both ways by the curve. It is the parameter of the principal axis. See Focus, and Parameter

— Webster Dictionary

Launch

Launch

the movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built

— Webster Dictionary

Manifold

Manifold

exhibited at divers times or in various ways; -- used to qualify nouns in the singular number

— Webster Dictionary

Manywise

Manywise

in many different ways; variously

— Webster Dictionary

Modernist

Modernist

one who admires the moderns, or their ways and fashions

— Webster Dictionary

Mortar

Mortar

a building material made by mixing lime, cement, or plaster of Paris, with sand, water, and sometimes other materials; -- used in masonry for joining stones, bricks, etc., also for plastering, and in other ways

— Webster Dictionary

Myriorama

Myriorama

a picture made up of several smaller pictures, drawn upon separate pieces in such a manner as to admit of combination in many different ways, thus producing a great variety of scenes or landscapes

— Webster Dictionary

Palter

Palter

to trifle with; to waste; to squander in paltry ways or on worthless things

— Webster Dictionary

Pedagogue

Pedagogue

one who by teaching has become formal, positive, or pedantic in his ways; one who has the manner of a schoolmaster; a pedant

— Webster Dictionary

Phallus

Phallus

the emblem of the generative power in nature, carried in procession in the Bacchic orgies, or worshiped in various ways

— Webster Dictionary

Philopena

Philopena

a present or gift which is made as a forfeit in a social game that is played in various ways; also, the game itself

— Webster Dictionary

Poppet

Poppet

one of certain upright timbers on the bilge ways, used to support a vessel in launching

— Webster Dictionary

Propylene

Propylene

a colorless gaseous hydrocarbon (C3H6) of the ethylene series, having a garlic odor. It occurs in coal gas, and is produced artificially in various ways. Called also propene

— Webster Dictionary

Provincial

Provincial

exhibiting the ways or manners of a province; characteristic of the inhabitants of a province; not cosmopolitan; countrified; not polished; rude; hence, narrow; illiberal

— Webster Dictionary

Quadrivial

Quadrivial

having four ways meeting in a point

— Webster Dictionary

Range

Range

an extended cooking apparatus of cast iron, set in brickwork, and affording conveniences for various ways of cooking; also, a kind of cooking stove

— Webster Dictionary

Septifarious

Septifarious

turned in seven different ways

— Webster Dictionary

Sherbet

Sherbet

a refreshing drink, common in the East, made of the juice of some fruit, diluted, sweetened, and flavored in various ways; as, orange sherbet; lemon sherbet; raspberry sherbet, etc

— Webster Dictionary

Soever

Soever

a word compounded of so and ever, used in composition with who, what, where, when, how, etc., and indicating any out of all possible or supposable persons, things, places, times, ways, etc. It is sometimes used separate from the pronoun or adverb

— Webster Dictionary

Spur

Spur

a piece of timber fixed on the bilge ways before launching, having the upper ends bolted to the vessel's side

— Webster Dictionary

Sundrily

Sundrily

in sundry ways; variously

— Webster Dictionary

Tangram

Tangram

a Chinese toy made by cutting a square of thin wood, or other suitable material, into seven pieces, as shown in the cut, these pieces being capable of combination in various ways, so as to form a great number of different figures. It is now often used in primary schools as a means of instruction

— Webster Dictionary

Tobacco

Tobacco

the leaves of the plant prepared for smoking, chewing, etc., by being dried, cured, and manufactured in various ways

— Webster Dictionary

Trifarious

Trifarious

facing three ways; arranged in three vertical ranks, as the leaves of veratrum

— Webster Dictionary

Truss

Truss

an assemblage of members of wood or metal, supported at two points, and arranged to transmit pressure vertically to those points, with the least possible strain across the length of any member. Architectural trusses when left visible, as in open timber roofs, often contain members not needed for construction, or are built with greater massiveness than is requisite, or are composed in unscientific ways in accordance with the exigencies of style

— Webster Dictionary

Unwayed

Unwayed

having no ways or roads; pathless

— Webster Dictionary

Upright

Upright

morally erect; having rectitude; honest; just; as, a man upright in all his ways

— Webster Dictionary

Variously

Variously

in various or different ways

— Webster Dictionary

Viatecture

Viatecture

the art of making roads or ways for traveling, including the construction of bridges, canals, viaducts, etc

— Webster Dictionary

albert edward

Edward, Edward VII, Albert Edward

King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841-1910)

— Princeton's WordNet

aleksandr mikjailovich prokhorov

Prokhorov, Aleksandr Prokhorov, Aleksandr Mikjailovich Prokhorov

Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002)

— Princeton's WordNet

aleksandr prokhorov

Prokhorov, Aleksandr Prokhorov, Aleksandr Mikjailovich Prokhorov

Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002)

— Princeton's WordNet

ambage

circumlocution, periphrasis, ambage

a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things

— Princeton's WordNet

ambages

ambages

(archaic) roundabout or mysterious ways of action

— Princeton's WordNet

attitude

attitude, mental attitude

a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

— Princeton's WordNet

bag of tricks

bag of tricks

a supply of ways of accomplishing something

— Princeton's WordNet

blase

blase, worldly

very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world

— Princeton's WordNet

break

separate, part, split up, split, break, break up

discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

— Princeton's WordNet

break up

separate, part, split up, split, break, break up

discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

— Princeton's WordNet

card

card

one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes

— Princeton's WordNet

circumlocution

circumlocution, periphrasis, ambage

a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things

— Princeton's WordNet

citify

citify

accustom to urban ways

— Princeton's WordNet

cordaites

Cordaites, genus Cordaites

tall Paleozoic trees superficially resembling modern screw pines; structurally intermediate in some ways between cycads and conifers

— Princeton's WordNet

cost ledger

cost ledger

ledger showing the accumulated costs classified in various ways

— Princeton's WordNet

countryman

countryman, ruralist

a man who lives in the country and has country ways

— Princeton's WordNet

countrywoman

countrywoman

a woman who lives in the country and has country ways

— Princeton's WordNet

cross-fertilisation

cross-fertilization, cross-fertilisation

interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial

— Princeton's WordNet

cross-fertilization

cross-fertilization, cross-fertilisation

interchange between different cultures or different ways of thinking that is mutually productive and beneficial

— Princeton's WordNet

cultural

cultural, ethnic, ethnical

denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people

— Princeton's WordNet

day return

day return

a return ticket (at reduced fare) for traveling both ways in the same day

— Princeton's WordNet

detribalisation

detribalization, detribalisation

the act of causing tribal people to abandon their customs and adopt urban ways of living

— Princeton's WordNet

detribalization

detribalization, detribalisation

the act of causing tribal people to abandon their customs and adopt urban ways of living

— Princeton's WordNet

develop

develop, make grow

cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

— Princeton's WordNet

diversely

variously, diversely, multifariously

in diverse ways

— Princeton's WordNet

double-edged

double-edged

capable of being interpreted in two usually contradictory ways

— Princeton's WordNet

edward

Edward, Edward VII, Albert Edward

King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841-1910)

— Princeton's WordNet

edward vii

Edward, Edward VII, Albert Edward

King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841-1910)

— Princeton's WordNet

ethnical

cultural, ethnic, ethnical

denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people

— Princeton's WordNet

ethnic

cultural, ethnic, ethnical

denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people

— Princeton's WordNet

exercise

exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout

the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit

— Princeton's WordNet

exercising

exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout

the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit

— Princeton's WordNet

femininity

femininity, muliebrity

the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women

— Princeton's WordNet

form

form, variant, strain, var.

(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

— Princeton's WordNet

genus cordaites

Cordaites, genus Cordaites

tall Paleozoic trees superficially resembling modern screw pines; structurally intermediate in some ways between cycads and conifers

— Princeton's WordNet

giro account

giro account

an account at a post office that can be used in similar ways to an account at a bank

— Princeton's WordNet

hand and foot

hand and foot

in all ways possible

— Princeton's WordNet

industrial engineering

industrial engineering, industrial management

the branch of engineering that deals with the creation and management of systems that integrate people and materials and energy in productive ways

— Princeton's WordNet

industrial management

industrial engineering, industrial management

the branch of engineering that deals with the creation and management of systems that integrate people and materials and energy in productive ways

— Princeton's WordNet

leading astray

leading astray, leading off

the act of enticing others into sinful ways

— Princeton's WordNet

leading off

leading astray, leading off

the act of enticing others into sinful ways

— Princeton's WordNet

make grow

develop, make grow

cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

— Princeton's WordNet

masculinity

masculinity

the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for men

— Princeton's WordNet

mental attitude

attitude, mental attitude

a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways

— Princeton's WordNet

mineralogy

mineralogy

the branch of geology that studies minerals: their structure and properties and the ways of distinguishing them

— Princeton's WordNet

muliebrity

femininity, muliebrity

the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women

— Princeton's WordNet

multifariously

variously, diversely, multifariously

in diverse ways

— Princeton's WordNet

multiply

multiply

in several ways; in a multiple manner

— Princeton's WordNet

mumble-the-peg

mumblety-peg, mumble-the-peg

a game in which players throw or flip a jackknife in various ways so that the knife sticks in the ground

— Princeton's WordNet

mumblety-peg

mumblety-peg, mumble-the-peg

a game in which players throw or flip a jackknife in various ways so that the knife sticks in the ground

— Princeton's WordNet

otherwise

otherwise

in other respects or ways

— Princeton's WordNet

oyster bar

oyster bar

a bar (as in a restaurant) that specializes in oysters prepared in different ways

— Princeton's WordNet

part

separate, part, split up, split, break, break up

discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

— Princeton's WordNet

periphrasis

circumlocution, periphrasis, ambage

a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things

— Princeton's WordNet

physical exercise

exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout

the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit

— Princeton's WordNet

physical exertion

exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout

the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit

— Princeton's WordNet

politician

politician

a schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways

— Princeton's WordNet

prokhorov

Prokhorov, Aleksandr Prokhorov, Aleksandr Mikjailovich Prokhorov

Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002)

— Princeton's WordNet

revolution

revolution

a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving

— Princeton's WordNet

ruralist

countryman, ruralist

a man who lives in the country and has country ways

— Princeton's WordNet

separate

separate, part, split up, split, break, break up

discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

— Princeton's WordNet

shark

shark

a person who is unusually skilled in certain ways

— Princeton's WordNet

split

separate, part, split up, split, break, break up

discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

— Princeton's WordNet

split up

separate, part, split up, split, break, break up

discontinue an association or relation; go different ways

— Princeton's WordNet

strain

form, variant, strain, var.

(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

— Princeton's WordNet

systems analysis

systems analysis

analysis of all aspects of a project along with ways to collect information about the operation of its parts

— Princeton's WordNet

timeserver

timeserver

one who conforms to current ways and opinions for personal advantage

— Princeton's WordNet

unsophisticated

unsophisticated, unworldly

not wise in the ways of the world

— Princeton's WordNet

unworldly

unsophisticated, unworldly

not wise in the ways of the world

— Princeton's WordNet

urbanise

urbanize, urbanise

impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon

— Princeton's WordNet

urbanize

urbanize, urbanise

impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon

— Princeton's WordNet

var.

form, variant, strain, var.

(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

— Princeton's WordNet

variant

form, variant, strain, var.

(biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

— Princeton's WordNet

variously

variously, diversely, multifariously

in diverse ways

— Princeton's WordNet

workout

exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout

the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit

— Princeton's WordNet

worldly

blase, worldly

very sophisticated especially because of surfeit; versed in the ways of the world

— Princeton's WordNet

worldly-wise

worldly-wise

experienced in and wise to the ways of the world

— Princeton's WordNet

written

written

set down in writing in any of various ways

— Princeton's WordNet

Regulation of Dynamos

Regulation of Dynamos

The regulation of dynamos so that they shall maintain a constant potential difference in the leads of their circuit for multiple arc systems or shall deliver a constant current in series systems. Hence two different systems of regulation are required, (a) constant potential regulation--(b) constant current regulation. The first named is by far the more important, as it concerns multiple arc lighting, which is the system universally used for incandescent lighting.

S. P. Thompson thus summarizes the methods of governing or regulating dynamos. Premising that alteration of the magnetic flux is the almost universal way of control, it can be done in two ways; first, by varying the excitation or ampere turns of the field, and second by varying the reluctance of the magnetic circuit. The excitation or magnetic flux may be varied

(a) by hand, with the aid of rheostats and commutators in the exciting circuit;

(b) automatically, by governors, taking the place of the hand;

(c) by compound windings. The magnetic circuit may have its reluctance caused to vary in several ways;

(d) by moving the pole pieces nearer to or further from the armature;

(e) by opening or closing some gap in the magnetic circuit (field-magnet core);

(f) by drawing the armature endways from between the pole pieces;

(g) by shunting some of the magnetic lines away from the armature by a magnetic shunt.

The latter magnetic circuit methods d, e, f, and g, have never met with much success except on small machines or motors. Method e is adopted in the Edison motor, the yoke being withdrawn or brought nearer the cores of the coils. (See Regulation, Constant Current-Regulation, constant Potential.)

— The Standard Electrical Dictionary

Murphys Law

Murphys Law

The correct, original Murphy's Law reads: “If there are two or more ways to do something, and one of those ways can result in a catastrophe, then someone will do it.” This is a principle of defensive design, cited here because it is usually given in mutant forms less descriptive of the challenges of design for lusers. For example, you don't make a two-pin plug symmetrical and then label it “THIS WAY UP”; if it matters which way it is plugged in, then you make the design asymmetrical (see also the anecdote under magic smoke).Edward A. Murphy, Jr. was one of McDonnell-Douglas's test engineers on the rocket-sled experiments that were done by the U.S. Air Force in 1949 to test human acceleration tolerances (USAF project MX981). One experiment involved a set of 16 accelerometers mounted to different parts of the subject's body. There were two ways each sensor could be glued to its mount, and somebody methodically installed all 16 in a replacement set the wrong way around. Murphy then made the original form of his pronouncement, which the test subject (Major John Paul Stapp) mis-quoted (apparently in the more general form “Whatever can go wrong, will go wrong)” at a news conference a few days later.Within months ‘Murphy's Law’ had spread to various technical cultures connected to aerospace engineering. Before too many years had gone by variants had passed into the popular imagination, changing as they went. Most of these are variants on “Anything that can go wrong, will”; this is more correctly referred to as Finagle's Law. The memetic drift apparent in these mutants clearly demonstrates Murphy's Law acting on itself!

— The New Hacker's Dictionary


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network