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sectary

  • noun a member of a sect
    sectarist; sectarian.
    • most sectarians are intolerant of the views of any other sect

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observatory

  • noun a building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena
  • noun a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
    lookout; lookout station; observation tower.

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orbit

  • noun the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
    celestial orbit.
    • he plotted the orbit of the moon
  • noun a particular environment or walk of life
    arena; domain; sphere; area; field.
    • his social sphere is limited
    • it was a closed area of employment
    • he's out of my orbit

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sternberg

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ephemeris

  • noun an annual publication containing astronomical tables that give the positions of the celestial bodies throughout the year
    • today computers calculate the ephemerides

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copernicus

  • noun Polish astronomer who produced a workable model of the solar system with the sun in the center (1473-1543)
    Mikolaj Kopernik; Nicolaus Copernicus.
  • noun a conspicuous crater on the Moon

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polarimetry

(Opt.) The art or process of measuring the polarization of light.

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infrared

  • noun the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum; electromagnetic wave frequencies below the visible range
    infrared frequency.
    • they could sense radiation in the infrared
  • noun electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths longer than visible light but shorter than radio waves
    infrared light; infrared radiation; infrared emission.

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maser

  • noun an acronym for microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; an amplifier that works on the same principle as a laser and emits coherent microwave radiation

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ptolemaic

Of or pertaining to Ptolemy, the geographer and astronomer.

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spectroscopist

One who investigates by means of a spectroscope; one skilled in the use of the spectroscope.

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babylonian

Of or pertaining to the real or to the mystical Babylon, or to the ancient kingdom of Babylonia; Chaldean.

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observatory

  • noun a building designed and equipped to observe astronomical phenomena
  • noun a structure commanding a wide view of its surroundings
    lookout; lookout station; observation tower.

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vague

  • adjective satellite not clearly understood or expressed
    obscure.
    • an obscure turn of phrase
    • an impulse to go off and fight certain obscure battles of his own spirit"-Anatole Broyard
    • their descriptions of human behavior become vague, dull, and unclear"- P.A.Sorokin
    • vague...forms of speech...have so long passed for mysteries of science"- John Locke
  • adjective not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished
    undefined.
    • an undefined term
    • undefined authority
    • some undefined sense of excitement
    • vague feelings of sadness
    • a vague uneasiness

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alignment

  • noun an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
    alinement; alliance; coalition.
  • noun the spatial property possessed by an arrangement or position of things in a straight line or in parallel lines

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copernican

Pertaining to Copernicus, a Prussian by birth (b. 1473, d. 1543), who taught the world the solar system now received, called the Copernican system.

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timekeeping

  • noun the act or process of determining the time

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rittenhouse

  • noun United States astronomer said to have built the first telescope made in America; also the first director of the United States Mint (1732-1796)
    David Rittenhouse.

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telescope

  • noun a magnifier of images of distant objects
    scope.
  • verb crush together or collapse
    • In the accident, the cars telescoped
    • my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack

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royal

  • noun a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
  • noun stag with antlers of 12 or more branches
    royal stag.

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photometry

  • noun measurement of the properties of light (especially luminous intensity)

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refractor

Anything that refracts; specifically: (Opt.) A refracting telescope, in which the image to be viewed is formed by the refraction of light in passing through a convex lens.

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spectroscope

  • noun an optical instrument for spectrographic analysis
    prism spectroscope.

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strasbourg

  • noun city on the Rhine in eastern France near the German border; an inland port
    Strassburg.

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spectrograph

  • noun a spectroscope by which spectra can be photographed
  • noun a photographic record of a spectrum
    spectrogram.

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teneriffe

A white wine resembling Madeira in taste, but more tart, produced in Teneriffe, one of the Canary Islands; -- called also Vidonia.

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azimuth

  • noun the azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian
    AZ.

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refract

  • verb subject to refraction
    • refract a light beam
  • verb determine the refracting power of (a lens)

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spectroscopist

One who investigates by means of a spectroscope; one skilled in the use of the spectroscope.

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trieste

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interferometry

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mayan

  • noun a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy
    Maya.
    • Mayans had a system of writing and an accurate calendar
  • noun a family of American Indian languages spoken by Maya
    Maya; Mayan language.

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almanac

  • noun an annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year
    farmer's calendar.
  • noun an annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields arranged according to the calendar of a given year

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uppsala

  • noun a city in east central Sweden to the northwest of Stockholm
    Upsala.

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almanac

  • noun an annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year
    farmer's calendar.
  • noun an annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields arranged according to the calendar of a given year

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chaldean

Of or pertaining to Chaldea. -- n. (a) A native or inhabitant of Chaldea. (b) A learned man, esp. an astrologer; -- so called among the Eastern nations, because astrology and the kindred arts were much cultivated by the Chaldeans. (c) Nestorian.

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refractor

Anything that refracts; specifically: (Opt.) A refracting telescope, in which the image to be viewed is formed by the refraction of light in passing through a convex lens.

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megalithic

  • adjective of or relating to megaliths or the people who erected megaliths
    • megalithic monuments like Stonehenge

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telescope

  • noun a magnifier of images of distant objects
    scope.
  • verb crush together or collapse
    • In the accident, the cars telescoped
    • my hiking sticks telescope and can be put into the backpack

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mesopotamian

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refraction

  • noun the change in direction of a propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another
  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    deflexion; deflection.

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tokyo

  • noun the capital and largest city of Japan; the economic and cultural center of Japan
    Yeddo; Yedo; Edo; Japanese capital; Tokio; capital of Japan.

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mythos

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amateur

  • noun someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
  • noun an athlete who does not play for pay

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timescales

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beijing

  • noun capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
    capital of Red China; Peking; Peiping.

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timescale

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yerk

To throw or thrust with a sudden, smart movement; to kick or strike suddenly; to jerk.
Their wounded steeds . . . Yerk out their armed heels at their dead masters. Shak.

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interferometer

  • noun any measuring instrument that uses interference patterns to make accurate measurements of waves

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tashkent

  • noun the capital of Uzbekistan
    capital of Uzbek; Taskent.

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sighting

  • noun the act of observing
    • several sightings of enemy troops were reported
  • verb catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
    spy; sight.
    • he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge

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islamic

  • adjective of or relating to or supporting Islamism
    Muslim; Moslem.
    • Islamic art

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reckoning

  • noun problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
    calculation; figuring; computation.
  • noun a bill for an amount due
    tally.

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revolutionize

  • verb change radically
    overturn; revolutionise.
    • E-mail revolutionized communication in academe
  • verb overthrow by a revolution, of governments

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eyepiece

  • noun combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
    ocular.

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clocks

  • noun European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage
    pin grass; filaria; alfileria; pin clover; redstem storksbill; Erodium cicutarium; alfilaria; filaree.
  • noun a timepiece that shows the time of day
    clock.

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international

  • adjective concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations
    • international affairs
    • an international agreement
    • international waters
  • noun any of several international socialist organizations

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telegram

  • noun a message transmitted by telegraph
    wire.

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sophisticated

  • adjective having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and refinement and savoir-faire
    • sophisticated young socialites
    • a sophisticated audience
    • a sophisticated lifestyle
    • a sophisticated book
  • verb make less natural or innocent
    sophisticate.
    • Their manners had sophisticated the young girls

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cuneiform

  • noun an ancient wedge-shaped script used in Mesopotamia and Persia
  • adjective shaped like a wedge
    cuneal; wedge-shaped.

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precise

  • adjective sharply exact or accurate or delimited
    • a precise mind
    • specified a precise amount
    • arrived at the precise moment
  • adjective satellite (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct
    accurate; exact.
    • a precise image
    • a precise measurement

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prevision

  • noun a prophetic vision (as in a dream)
  • noun the power to foresee the future
    prescience.

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telescopic

  • adjective satellite visible only with a telescope
    • a bright star with a telescopic companion
  • adjective satellite capable of discerning distant objects
    • a telescopic eye
    • telescopic vision

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observation

  • noun the act of making and recording a measurement
  • noun the act of observing; taking a patient look
    observance; watching.

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periphrasis

  • noun a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
    circumlocution; ambage.

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accurate

  • adjective conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
    • an accurate reproduction
    • the accounting was accurate
    • accurate measurements
    • an accurate scale
  • adjective satellite (of ideas, images, representations, expressions) characterized by perfect conformity to fact or truth; strictly correct
    precise; exact.
    • a precise image
    • a precise measurement

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discovery

  • noun the act of discovering something
    uncovering; find.
  • noun something that is discovered

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maya

(Hindoo Philos.) The name for the doctrine of the unreality of matter, called, in English, idealism; hence, nothingness; vanity; illusion.

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instrumentation

  • noun an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
    instrumentality.
  • noun the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation

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calendar

  • noun a system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year
  • noun a list or register of events (appointments or social events or court cases etc)
    • I have you on my calendar for next Monday

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purely

  • adverb restricted to something
    strictly.
    • we talked strictly business

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timepiece

  • noun a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
    horologe; timekeeper.

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shanghai

  • verb take (someone) against his will for compulsory service, especially on board a ship
    impress.
    • The men were shanghaied after being drugged
  • noun the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world

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immensity

  • noun unusual largeness in size or extent or number
    grandness; immenseness; vastness; greatness; wideness; enormousness; sizeableness.

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radio

  • noun medium for communication
    wireless; radiocommunication.
  • noun an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    receiving set; wireless; radio receiver; tuner; radio set.

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diary

  • noun a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
    journal.
  • noun a personal journal (as a physical object)

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lowest

  • adjective satellite lowest in rank or importance
    last-place; last.
    • last prize
    • in last place
  • adjective less than normal in degree or intensity or amount
    low.
    • low prices
    • the reservoir is low

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spectroscopy

  • noun the use of spectroscopes to analyze spectra
    spectroscopic analysis; spectrometry; spectrographic analysis; spectrum analysis.

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odessa

  • noun a port city of south central Ukraine on an arm of the Black Sea
    Odesa.
  • noun a city in western Texas

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calculation

  • noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
    computation; computing.
  • noun problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
    figuring; reckoning; computation.

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abstruse

  • adjective satellite difficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge
    recondite; deep.
    • the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them
    • a deep metaphysical theory
    • some recondite problem in historiography

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allegory

  • noun a short moral story (often with animal characters)
    parable; apologue; fable.
  • noun a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
    emblem.

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fetching

  • adjective satellite very attractive; capturing interest
    taking; winning.
    • a fetching new hairstyle
    • something inexpressibly taking in his manner
    • a winning personality
  • verb go or come after and bring or take back
    bring; fetch; convey; get.
    • Get me those books over there, please
    • Could you bring the wine?
    • The dog fetched the hat

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azimuth

  • noun the azimuth of a celestial body is the angle between the vertical plane containing it and the plane of the meridian
    AZ.

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vedic

  • adjective of or relating to the Vedas or to the ancient Sanskrit in which they were written
    • the Vedic literature

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clock

  • noun a timepiece that shows the time of day
  • verb measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
    time.
    • he clocked the runners

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sanskrit

The ancient language of the Hindoos, long since obsolete in vernacular use, but preserved to the present day as the literary and sacred dialect of India. It is nearly allied to the Persian, and to the principal languages of Europe, classical and modern, and by its more perfect preservation of the roots and forms of the primitive language from which they are all descended, is a most important assistance in determining their history and relations. Cf. Prakrit, and Veda.

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instrument

  • noun a device that requires skill for proper use
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    tool.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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greenwich

  • noun a borough of Greater London on the Thames; zero degrees of longitude runs through Greenwich; time is measured relative to Greenwich Mean Time

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improbability

  • noun the quality of being improbable
    improbableness.
    • impossibility should never be confused with improbability
    • the improbability of such rare coincidences

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lick

  • noun a salt deposit that animals regularly lick
    salt lick.
  • noun touching with the tongue
    lap.
    • the dog's laps were warm and wet

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computation

  • noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
    calculation; computing.
  • noun problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
    calculation; figuring; reckoning.

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latest

  • noun the most recent news or development
    • have you heard the latest?
  • adjective satellite up to the immediate present; most recent or most up-to-date
    up-to-the-minute.
    • the news is up-to-the-minute
    • the very latest scientific discoveries

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scrapbook

  • noun an album into which clippings or notes or pictures can be pasted

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american

Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.

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refraction

  • noun the change in direction of a propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another
  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    deflexion; deflection.

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spectacular

  • noun a lavishly produced performance
    • they put on a Christmas spectacular
  • adjective satellite sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
    dramatic; striking.
    • a dramatic sunset
    • a dramatic pause
    • a spectacular display of northern lights
    • it was a spectacular play
    • his striking good looks always created a sensation

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tide

  • noun the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
  • noun something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea)
    • a rising tide of popular interest

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ancient

  • noun a very old person
    antediluvian.
  • noun a person who lived in ancient times

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mythology

  • noun myths collectively; the body of stories associated with a culture or institution or person
  • noun the study of myths

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british

Of or pertaining to Great Britain or to its inhabitants; -- sometimes restrict to the original inhabitants.

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papyrus

  • noun paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans
  • noun tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times
    Egyptian paper rush; Cyperus papyrus; Egyptian paper reed; paper plant; paper rush.

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chaldaean

  • noun a wise man skilled in occult learning
    Chaldee; Chaldean.
  • noun an inhabitant of ancient Chaldea
    Chaldee; Chaldean.

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compendium

  • noun a publication containing a variety of works
    collection.
  • noun a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work

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photography

  • noun the act of taking and printing photographs
    picture taking.
  • noun the process of producing images of objects on photosensitive surfaces

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compiling

  • noun the act of compiling (as into a single book or file or list)
    compilation.
    • the job of compiling the inventory took several hours
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; roll up; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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quadrant

  • noun a quarter of the circumference of a circle
    quarter-circle.
  • noun any of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes

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optical

  • adjective of or relating to or involving light or optics
    • optical supplies
  • adjective relating to or using sight
    ocular; visual; optic.
    • ocular inspection
    • an optical illusion
    • visual powers
    • visual navigation

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satellite

  • noun man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
    orbiter; artificial satellite.
  • noun a person who follows or serves another
    planet.

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observable

  • adjective satellite capable of being seen or noticed
    discernible; evident.
    • a discernible change in attitude
    • a clearly evident erasure in the manuscript
    • an observable change in behavior

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