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Results for: ball used instead of computer mouse, input device which includes a ball which may be spun in order to move the cursor (Computers)Translations: 1 - 30 of 3507
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ball used instead of computer mouse, input device which includes a ball which may be spun in order to move the cursor (Computers)trackball
(about an airplane) move slowly along a runway before takeoff of after landing, cab, taxicab, car taking paying passengers, move aircraft on ground, transport somebody or be transported, travel in taxitaxi
(about animals) requiring little parental care, able to move about and function almost entirely independently upon birth (Zoology), independent at birthprecocial
(about billiards) slanted stroke made with the cue held perpendicular to the billiard table (especially to make the cue ball go around another ball that is in the way)masse
(about clothing or fabric) unshrinkable, shrunk beforehand in order to prevent later shrinkage in the laundry, already shrunkpreshrunk
(about program code) able to handle several simultaneous or interleaved requests (Computers)reentrant
(Architecture) ornamental bracket under a Corinthian column, a bracket in Corinthian ordermodillion
(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
(Astronomy) device used to measure altitude and azimuth of any of the objects in the sky (stars, planets, the moon, etc.), surveying instrument, telescopealtazimuth
(Biology) group of related families within an order or suborder; category of classification ranked below order and above family, taxonomic ranking between order and familysuperfamily
(Biology) kingdom of primitive single-celled organisms (includes slime molds, some algae, and some bacteria)Protista
(Botany) an order of plants; moss which has leafy gametophytesMusci
(Botany) genus of fragrant herbs that includes the mint family (peppermint, spearmint, etc.)mentha
(British Slang) criminal, prisoner, ex-convict; prison time, decide the order of play, fall behind compared with others, fail to keep up with the established pace, straggle; develop slowly; linger, tarry; slacken, flag, weaken; imprison (British Slang)...lag
(British slang) rugby, type of ball game, variety of football in which players must advance to the goal without passing the ball forward (kicking and backwards or lateral passes are permitted)rugger
(British trademark) brand name of a ball point pen (comparable to Bic in American English)Biro
(British) fender, device which protects a car against mud and dirt, splashguardmudguard
(British) odometer, device for measuring distance traversed (as by an automobile)milometer
(British) portable device for welding, blowtorchblowlamp
(British) scamper, run or move quickly, scuttle, scurry, (British) scurry, quick run or movementscutter
(Chemistry) illinium (former name of the metallic element promethium); extension for an Internet address of a person or site located in Israel (Computers)Il
(Colloquial) journey across the snow (esp. with dogs); command a team of dogs to set out or move faster (in Northwestern USA and Alaska); mash, make into mush, command to sled dogs, cooked cereal, dogsled trip, mash something, porridge, gruel; sentimen...mush
(Computer Communications) "Information Superhighway", Internet, information superhighwayinfobahn
(Computer Slang) expression for the act of changing a piece of software or hardware to do a function that was not designed or authorized by the original manufacturermods
(Computers and Communications) nickname for people who live on the edge of modern society (controlled by media and technology) who fight and defeat the establishment, futuristic science fictioncyberpunk
(Computers) ability to carry out more than one process simultaneously; parallel processing, simultaneous use of several computers for processing tasks, use of multiple computer programming unitsmultiprocessing
(Computers) Alt key (keyboard key pressed in combination with other keys to execute commands)Alt
(Computers) American standard for encoding data that uses a private key algorithm (encodes data in a manner that is extremely difficult to crack)Data Encryption Standard
(Computers) any type of storage medium that can only be written to once but can be read an unlimited number of times (such as a CD-ROM)Write Once Read Many
(Computers) audio player developed by Mediascience, Inc. for listening to various types of computer audio files (such as Windows media files, MP3, WAV, MOD, audio CDs, etc.)Sonique
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About EUdict

EUdict (European dictionary) is a collection of online dictionaries for the languages spoken mostly in Europe. These dictionaries are the result of the work of many authors who worked very hard and finally offered their product free of charge on the internet thus making it easier to all of us to communicate with each other. For more information about the authors see Credits.

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Some of the dictionaries have only a few thousand words, others have more than 250,000.

Total number of language pairs: 412
Total number of translations (in millions): 11.6

Some of the words may be incorrectly translated or mistyped. Look at the list: Available language pairs. EUdict is online since May 9, 2005 and English<>Croatian dictionary on tkuzmic.com since June 16, 2003.

Options

There are several ways to use this dictionary. The most common way is by word input (you must know which language the word is in) but you can also use your browser's search box and bookmarklets (or favelets). There are two Japanese-English (and Japanese-French) dictionaries and one contains Kanji and Kana (Kana in English and French pair due to improved searching). For the same reason the Chinese dictionary contains traditional and simplified Chinese terms on one side and Pinyin and English terms on the other.

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Mobile version

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Browser integration (Search plugins)

Perhaps the best way to enable dictionary search is through integration into the search field of your browser. To add EUdict alongside Google, Yahoo!, Amazon and other search engines in Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, simply click on link after the title Browser integration, select appropriate language pair and confirm your decision. And you're ready to go; select EUdict from the drop-down list in search field (Firefox) or address bar (IE), input a word and press Enter. In Chrome, after clicking on a language pair, go to Settings->Search->Manage Search Engines.... Find EUdict in Other search engines and click Make default. Later you can change default search engine and EUdict will still be accessible in drop-down list in address bar if you type: eudict word. Internet Explorer 8+ users can also use something else: Accelerators.

Bookmarklets

There is a way to enable word translation from any page - Bookmarklets. A bookmarklet is a small JavaScript code stored as a bookmark in you browser.

Tips and tricks

If you want to type a character which isn't on your keyboard, simply pick it from a list of special characters. For this option – and also bookmarklets – to work, JavaScript must be enabled in your browser. If you are unable to add a bookmarklet in Mozilla Firefox according to the instructions above, there is another way; right click on a link and select Bookmark this link.... Now you can drag this link from Bookmarks to the Bookmarks Toolbar.
If no word is submitted an alphabetical list will choose a random word from English-Croatian dictionary. Instead of clicking the Search button, just press Enter. Although EUdict can't translate complete sentences, it can translate several words at once if you separate them with spaces or commas. Sometimes you can find translation results directly from Google by typing: eudict word. If you are searching for a word in Japanese (Kanji) dictionary and not receiving any results, try without Kana (term in brackets). If you are searching for a word in the Chinese dictionary and not receiving any results, try without Pinyin (term in brackets). Disable spellchecking in Firefox by going to Tools->Options->Advanced->Check my spelling as I type. Switch languages with click on the button between language pairs. Why not add a EUdict search form to your web site? Form

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