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Results for: chief reason for action, main spring in a mechanism; chief impelling force, spring in a watch or clockTranslations: 1 - 30 of 1559
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chief reason for action, main spring in a mechanism; chief impelling force, spring in a watch or clockmainspring
(born 1945) Commander in Chief of the United States Central Command, four-star general in charge of American military troops carrying out Operation Iraqi FreedomGeneral Tommy R. Franks
(Botany) cluster of flowers; flat-topped or convex inflorescence in which the individual flower stalks grow upward from various points on the main stem to approximately the same height, flat flower headcorymb
(Botany) main axis of a plant (especially a trunk or stem), main plant stem, monopodemonopodium
(British Informal) boss, chief, person in charge; person with supreme skills or knowledge in a particular fieldsupremo
(British slang) dessert; course that comes after the main mealafters
(British) chief executive officerMD (managing director)
(British) highway, main road; easy wayhighroad
(British) noncommissioned officer in the Royal Air Forceaircraftman
(c540-470 BC) Greek philosopher who stated that reason is the only constant in an ever-changing worldHeraclitus
(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) motherboard, main circuit board in a computer (contains the processor, memory and expansion cards)backplane
(Computers) search for data on the Web using the search mechanism Google; search on the Internet for particulars relating to new or likely to be girlfriend or boyfriendgoogle
(Electricity) capability of a circuit to generate an electromotive force; inductor, circuit or device in which an electromotive force can be generated, `:L, property of electric circuitinductance
(French) part of the phrase "laissez faire" (freedom of action, policy of non-intervention)laissez
(Genetics) existing outside of the main chromosome (pertaining to DNA), not carried on chromosomesextrachromosomal
(Grammar) fundamental part of a sentence that contains a verb and provides details about the subject of a sentence (such as attributes, action, etc.), assert something about subject of statement, base on, found on; establish, set; ascribe, base somethi...predicate
(Grammar) imperfect tense, form which expresses an ongoing action; verb form in the imperfect tense, ending on 5th note of scale, expressing incomplete action, faulty, not able to reproduce, not complete, not perfect, not perfect; flawed, defective; of...imperfect
(Grammar) verb form used to show that the subject is being acted upon (rather than performing an action), expressing action done to the subject, influenced by something external, lacking a power source, not actively taking part, not managed by the inve...passive
(Greek Mythology) goddess of youth and spring who married Hercules and was the daughter of Zeus and HeraHebe
(in Journalism) framed story, story or news item that is related and complementary to a main news story, judge-lawyer discussion, supplementary news storysidebar
(Informal) turbine engine; turbocharger; automobile equipped with a turbocharger, mollusk with spiral shell, motored by a turbine; capable of performing an action quicker than normal (Informal)turbo
(interjunction) exclamation, because of, conj. for what reason; because of which, for what reason?; for what purpose?, interj. Oh! (cry of surprise), reason; for what reason?; for what purpose?why
(Jacques Etienne) inventor of the first practical hot-air balloon; name of a hot-air balloon using fire as a thrusting forceMontgolfier
(Nautical) any of the two late watch periods on a ship (first from 4 to 6 p.m., the second from 6 to 8 p.m.); any night shift (Informal), watch period on shipdogwatch
(Nautical) fasten with a rope, tie down with a rope; thread a rope through a block or pulley, Canadian town council president, district official, fasten something by reeving, female sandpiper, head of a city council, chief administrator of a town, repr...reeve
(new zealand) supernatural force or power, magical ability, supernatural powers (Polynesian, appears also in the game "Dungeons and Dragons")mana
(Physics) pertaining to hydrodynamics (study of force exerted by the motion of liquids)hydrodynamic
(symbol) muV, one millionth of volt, unit of electrical force equal to one millionth of a volt (Electricity)microvolt
(symbol) Rwanda franc, Radio Frequency; frequency of the radio waves on which a transmission is broadcast, reconnaissance fighter, regular forces, releasing factor, representative fraction, République française, Reserve Force, retention factor, right...RF
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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 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.

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