Words containing forma

Meaning of Affine transformation

affine transformation means: (mathematics) a transformation that is a combination of single transformations such as translation or rotation or reflection on an axis

Meaning of American standard code for information interchange

american standard code for information interchange means: (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

Meaning of Army high performance computing research center

army high performance computing research center means: a United States defense laboratory to conduct research in high-performance computing for defense technology applications; a partnership of government and university and industry

Meaning of Back-formation

back-formation means: a word invented (usually unwittingly by subtracting an affix) on the assumption that a familiar word derives from it

Meaning of Calque formation

calque formation means: an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language

Meaning of Confidential information

confidential information means: an indication of potential opportunity

Meaning of Conformable

conformable means: in keeping

Meaning of Conformable

conformable means: disposed or willing to conform

Meaning of Conformable

conformable means: quick to comply

Meaning of Conformably

conformably means: in a conformable manner

Meaning of Achilles

achilles means: a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'

Meaning of Aphid

aphid means: any of various small plant-sucking insects

Meaning of Blood fluke

blood fluke means: flatworms parasitic in the blood vessels of mammals

Meaning of Breeches buoy

breeches buoy means: a life buoy in the form of a ring with short breeches for support; used to transfer people from a ship

Meaning of Diclofenac sodium

diclofenac sodium means: a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Voltaren) that is administered only orally

Meaning of Flat-hat

flat-hat means: fly very close to the ground

Meaning of Genus casuarina

genus casuarina means: genus of trees and shrubs widely naturalized in southern United States and West Indies; coextensive with the family Casuarinaceae and order Casuarinales

Meaning of Geographer

geographer means: an expert on geography

Meaning of Hauteur

hauteur means: overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

Meaning of Hemlock tree

hemlock tree means: an evergreen tree

Meaning of High gear

high gear means: a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed

Meaning of Knish

knish means: (Yiddish) a baked or fried turnover filled with potato or meat or cheese; often eaten as a snack

Meaning of Lard oil

lard oil means: oil consisting chiefly of olein that is expressed from lard and used especially as a lubricant, cutting oil or illuminant

Meaning of Military greeting

military greeting means: a formal military gesture of respect

Meaning of Pegleg

pegleg means: a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg

Meaning of Remorseless

remorseless means: without mercy or pity

Meaning of Snake feeder

snake feeder means: slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc.

Meaning of Spike arrester

spike arrester means: electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in current

Meaning of String line

string line means: line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game

Meaning of Subfamily petauristidae

subfamily petauristidae means: Old World flying squirrels

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