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Results for: absurd misuse of words (especially the confusion of words which have a similar sound but a different meaning), example of malapropism, unintentional use of wrong wordTranslations: 130 / 2072
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absurd misuse of words (especially the confusion of words which have a similar sound but a different meaning), example of malapropism, unintentional use of wrong wordmalapropism
(about a sound) grating, harsh, irritatingrasping
(about a voice or sound) heavy and deep, produced low in the throat, deep or rough in tone, husky-soundingthroaty
(about a word) alike in spelling and pronunciation but different in meaning, having same name, of homonymshomonymous
(about a word) having the same pronunciation as another word but a different meaning, relating to homophony, sounding the samehomophonic
(about an organ or tissue) located in the wrong placeheterotopic
(about inherited traits) not expressed due to a dominant trait inherited from the other parent (Genetics), controlled by recessive gene, falling at beginning of word, organism with recessive gene or trait, producing effect in certain conditions only, r...recessive
(Astronomy) device for finding the height of the Sun by measuring noontime shadows; vertical shaft of a sundial; (Geometry) what remains of a parallelogram after removing a similar parallelogram from one of its corners, arm of sundial, part of a parall...gnomon
(British spelling for inflection) curve, bend; change in pitch or tone of the voice; addition of a suffix or other element to the basic form of a word to change its meaning or function (Grammar)inflexion
(British) award ceremony similar to the American Grammys, British personBrit
(Chemistry) able to crystallize into a form similar to that of a different compound or mineral (of a compound or mineral), able to crystallize like another chemicalisomorphous
(combination of the words campus and police) police force that patrols and guards the campus of Rice University (founded as William Marsh Rice Institute opened 1912 in Houston, Texas)campos
(Computers) extension for VOC files (type of sound file of the Creative company), volatile organic compoundVOC
(Computers) extension of a file which was edited in the word processing program Microsoft Word; extension of a documentation file of a programDOC
(Computers) implementation, utilization; program that performs a defined task (like word processors, electronic spreadsheets, graphics programs, etc.)app (application program)
(Computers) interface which enables an application program to communicate with the operating system and other services provided by the operating system (also helps create similar user interfaces within computer programs)API (Application Program Interface)
(Computers) large software company that manufactures many popular computer programs (such as the operating systems DOS and Windows, Excel, Word, and others)MS (Microsoft)
(Computers) method of character coding which is similar to ASCII and is used in large computers, computer code, Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange CodeEBCDIC
(Computers) technology used to compress and decompress computer data (such as sound or video files, etc.)CODEC (compressor/decompressor)
(from Latin meaning "in the work cited") refers back to a source previously indicatedop.cit (opere citato)
(Grammar) conjunction that expresses an oppositional relationship between two items (i.e. "or" in the phrase "one or the other"), containing or related to a disjunction, contrast word, dividing, showing contrast, tending to separate; expressing an oppo...disjunctive
(Grammar) female gender; word which marks the female gender, attributed to women, classified grammatically as female in gender, conventionally characteristic of women, effeminate, feminine word or form, of the female sex; characteristic of a woman or w...feminine
(Grammar) masculine gender, masculine form (he, his, himself, etc.), concluding on an accented beat, male; manly, manlike, of or characteristic of men; strong, virile; (about objects or words) having the designation of masculine, of certain grammatical...masculine
(Grammar) noun; word or phrase functioning as a noun, directly attaching as dye color, essential, existing independently; real, tangible; substantial; of or pertaining to the essence of something; functioning as a noun (Grammar); expressing existence (...substantive
(Grammar) of or pertaining to the ablative case (used to indicate direction, location, or agency), ablative case or word, grammatical case, grammatical case that indicates direction or location or agency (Grammar)ablative
(Grammar) variation of the form (of a noun, verb, etc.); decline, descent, slope, downward slope, process of ending words, set of words that behave similarly, worsening or falling awaydeclension
(Grammar) verb used in combination with one or more other words to create an idiomatic expression (ex: take on, take off), forming a phrase, dialectical; containing phrases, containing a group of words that functions as a single unit (Grammar)phrasal
(Grammar) word that denotes a part of a whole (i.e. some, half), expressing part of something, partitive construction, separating, dividing into parts; of part of the whole (Grammar)partitive
(Grammar) word used to modify adjectives and adverbs and show relation between two conditions (i.e. The more I study, the more I learn), all people of a particular type, by how much or by that much, definite article used to specify one person or item i...the
(Grammar) word used to replace nouns and noun phrases (she, we, this, etc.)pron. (pronoun)
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