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A point, line, or superficies, that limits; as, a line is the term of a superficies, and a superficies is the term of a solid. (more info) limit, end; akin to Gr. Thrum a tuft, and cf. Terminus, Determine, 1. That which limits the extent

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A point, line, or superficies, that limits; as, a line is the term of a superficies, and a superficies is the term of a solid. (more info) limit, end; akin to Gr. Thrum a tuft, and cf. Terminus, Determine, 1. That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary. Corruption is a reciprocal to generation, and they two are as nature's two terms, or boundaries. Bacon. 2. The time for which anything lasts; any limited time; as, a term of five years; the term of life. 3. In universities, schools, etc., a definite continuous period during which instruction is regularly given to students; as, the school year is divided into three terms.

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  • TITLELESS
    Not having a title or name; without legitimate title. "A titleless tyrant." Chaucer.
  • PERIODIC; PERIODICAL
    Of or pertaining to a period; constituting a complete sentence. Periodic comet , a comet that moves about the sun in an elliptic orbit; a comet that has been seen at two of its approaches to the sun. -- Periodic function , a function whose values
  • INTERVALLUM
    An interval. And a' shall laugh without intervallums. Shak. In one of these intervalla. Chillingworth.
  • STATESMANLIKE
    Having the manner or wisdom of statesmen; becoming a statesman.
  • COGNOMEN
    A surname. (more info) 1. The last of the three names of a person among the ancient Romans, denoting his house or family.
  • IMPLY
    1. To infold or involve; to wrap up. "His head in curls implied." Chapman. 2. To involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as, war implies fighting. Where a mulicious act is
  • CONTRADICTABLE
    Capable of being contradicting.
  • STATEHOOD
    The condition of being a State; as, a territory seeking Statehood.
  • SUGGESTER
    One who suggests. Beau. & Fl.
  • TITLED
    Having or bearing a title.
  • SUGGEST
    1. To introduce indirectly to the thoughts; to cause to be thought of, usually by the agency of other objects. Some ideas . . . are suggested to the mind by all the ways of sensation and reflection. Locke. 2. To propose with difference or modesty;
  • SHADOWY
    1. Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow. "Shadowy verdure." Fenton. This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods. Shak. 2. Hence, dark; obscure; gloomy; dim. "The shadowy past." Longfellow. 3. Not brightly luminous; faintly light. The moon
  • QUALIFICATION
    1. The act of qualifying, or the condition of being qualified. 2. That which qualifies; any natural endowment, or any acquirement, which fits a person for a place, office, or employment, or which enables him to sustian any character with success;
  • RETRACTOR
    One who, or that which, retracts. Specifically: In breech-loading firearms, a device for withdrawing a cartridge shell from the barrel.
  • TITLER
    A large truncated cone of refined sugar.
  • OCCASIONALISM
    The system of occasional causes; -- a name given to certain theories of the Cartesian school of philosophers, as to the intervention of the First Cause, by which they account for the apparent reciprocal action of the soul and the body.
  • PATRONYMIC
    Derived from ancestors; as, a patronymic denomination.
  • CONTRADICTIVE
    Contradictory; inconsistent. -- Con`tra*dict"ive*ly, adv..
  • SUPPRESSOR
    One who suppresses.
  • STYLET
    A small poniard; a stiletto. An instrument for examining wounds and fistulas, and for passing setons, and the like; a probe, -- called also specillum. A stiff wire, inserted in catheters or other tubular instruments to maintain their shape
  • FORESHADOW
    To shadow or typi Dryden.
  • CREBRICOSTATE
    Marked with closely set ribs or ridges.
  • PREREQUISITE
    Previously required; necessary as a preliminary to any proposed effect or end; as, prerequisite conditions of success.
  • RECONTINUANCE
    The act or state of recontinuing.
  • SAGEBRUSH STATE
    Nevada; -- a nickname.
  • OLD LINE STATE
    Maryland; a nickname, alluding to the fact that its northern boundary in Mason and Dixon's line.
  • ARAEOSTYLE
    See INTERCOLUMNIATION
  • CYCLOSTYLE
    A contrivance for producing manifold copies of writing or drawing. The writing or drawing is done with a style carrying a small wheel at the end which makes minute punctures in the paper, thus converting it into a stencil. Copies are transferred
  • ENSTATE
    See INSTATE

 

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