Found 2 items, similar to e.
English → English
n 1: a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal
reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes
free radicals in the body [syn: vitamin E
2: a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding
plutonium with neutrons [syn: einsteinium
, atomic number 99
3: the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees [syn: east
4: the base of the natural system of logarithms [syn: 2.718282...
5: the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet
English → English
, n.; pl. L. Notopodia
. [NL., fr. Gr. nw^ton the back + poy`s, podo`s,
the foot.] (Zo["o]l.)
The dorsal lobe or branch of a parapodium. See Parapodium
, n.; pl. L. Media
medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See Mid
, and cf.
1. That which lies in the middle, or between other things;
intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically:
(a) Middle place or degree; mean.
The just medium . . . lies between pride and
(b) (Math.) See Mean
(c) (Logic) The mean or middle term of a syllogism; that
by which the extremes are brought into connection.
2. A substance through which an effect is transmitted from
one thing to another; as, air is the common medium of
sound. Hence: The condition upon which any event or action
occurs; necessary means of motion or action; that through
or by which anything is accomplished, conveyed, or carried
on; specifically, in animal magnetism, spiritualism, etc.,
a person through whom the action of another being is said
to be manifested and transmitted.
Whether any other liquors, being made mediums, cause
a diversity of sound from water, it may be tried.
I must bring together
All these extremes; and must remove all mediums.
3. An average. [R.]
A medium of six years of war, and six years of
4. A trade name for printing and writing paper of certain
sizes. See Paper
5. (Paint.) The liquid vehicle with which dry colors are
ground and prepared for application.
6. (Microbiology) A source of nutrients in which a
microorganism is placed to permit its growth, cause it to
produce substances, or observe its activity under defined
conditions; also called culture medium
or growth medium
. The medium is usually a solution of nutrients in
water, or a similar solution solidified with gelatin or
7. A means of transmission of news, advertising, or other
messages from an information source to the public, also
called a news medium
, such as a newspaper or radio; used
mostly in the plural form, i. e. news media
See 1st media
, a current medium of exchange, whether
coin, bank notes, or government notes.
(Physics), the ether.
Medium of exchange
, that which is used for effecting an
exchange of commodities -- money or current
representatives of money.
, n.; pl. Amter
. [Dan. & Norw., fr. G.]
An administrative territorial division in Denmark and Norway.
Each of the provinces [of Denmark] is divided into
several amts, answering . . . to the English hundreds.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
1. The fifth letter of the English alphabet.
Note: It derives its form, name, and value from the Latin,
the form and value being further derived from the
Greek, into which it came from the Ph[oe]nician, and
ultimately, probably, from the Egyptian. Its
etymological relations are closest with the vowels i,
a, and o, as illustrated by to fall, to fell; man, pl.
men; drink, drank, drench; dint, dent; doom, deem;
goose, pl. geese; beef, OF. boef, L. bos; and E. cheer,
OF. chiere, LL. cara.
Note: The letter e has in English several vowel sounds, the
two principal being its long or name sound, as in eve,
me, and the short, as in end, best. Usually at the end
of words it is silent, but serves to indicate that the
preceding vowel has its long sound, where otherwise it
would be short, as in m[=a]ne, c[=a]ne, m[=e]te, which
without the final e would be pronounced m[a^]n, c[a^]n,
m[e^]t. After c and g, the final e indicates that these
letters are to be pronounced as s and j; respectively,
as in lace, rage. See Guide to Pronunciation,
2. (Mus.) E is the third tone of the model diatonic scale.
E[flat] (E flat) is a tone which is intermediate between D