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Abbeville Tweet Definition of Abbeville Like Definition of Abbeville on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A town in Picardy, France.
Abbevillian Tweet Definition of Abbevillian Like Definition of Abbevillian on Facebook
adjective
  1. (archaeology) of, or relating to any of various early Paleolithic sites in France that are characterized by the presence of bifacial stone axes
Acheulean Tweet Definition of Acheulean Like Definition of Acheulean on Facebook
adjective
  1. (archaeology) Of or pertaining to a lower Paleolithic period characterized by the presence of flaked bifacial hand axes
alignment Tweet Definition of alignment Like Definition of alignment on Facebook
noun
  1. An arrangement of items in a line.
  2. The process of adjusting a mechanism such that its parts are aligned; the condition of having its parts so adjusted.
  3. An alliance of factions.
  1. (astronomy) The conjunction of two celestial objects.
Anasazi Tweet Definition of Anasazi Like Definition of Anasazi on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a Native American people who once lived in cliff-dwellings in Utah and Colorado
  2. the language once spoken by these people
Angkor Wat Tweet Definition of Angkor Wat Like Definition of Angkor Wat on Facebook
proper noun
  1. a complex of temples in Cambodia
ansa Tweet Definition of ansa Like Definition of ansa on Facebook
noun (ans, ae)
  1. (astronomy) the most protruding part of planetary rings as seen from distance
archaeological Tweet Definition of archaeological Like Definition of archaeological on Facebook
adjective
  1. Relating to the science or research of archaeology.
archaeology Tweet Definition of archaeology Like Definition of archaeology on Facebook
noun
  1. The scientific study of the material remains of the past and of the life and culture of ancient peoples. One of the four sub-disciplines of anthropology.
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initialism
  1. Active Server Pages
  2. Application Service Provider
  3. An extensible baton, used by police and security officers. From the name of the manufacturer: Amalgamated Security Products.
assemblage Tweet Definition of assemblage Like Definition of assemblage on Facebook
noun
  1. A collection of things which have been gathered together or assembled.
1749 But scarce was supper well over, before a change so incredible was wrought in me, such violent, yet pleasingly irksome sensations took possession of me that I scarce knew how to contain myself; the smart of the lashes was now converted into such a prickly heat, such fiery tinglings, as made me sigh, squeeze my thighs together, shift and wriggle about my seat, with a furious restlessness; whilst these itching ardours, thus excited in those parts on which the storm of discipline had principally fallen, detached legions of burning, subtile, stimulating spirits, to their opposite spot and centre of , where their titillation raged so furiously, that I was even stinging mad with them. " John Cleland, http://etext.virginia.edu/etcbin/ot2www-pubeng?specfile=/texts/english/modeng/publicsearch/modengpub.o2w&act=surround&offset=167947003&tag=Cleland,+John,+1709-1789.:+Memoirs+of+Fanny+Hill,+1749&query=assemblage&id=CleMemo Memoirs of Fanny Hill''
Aterian Tweet Definition of Aterian Like Definition of Aterian on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the Atlas mountains; especially to a style of Paleolithic stone tool from this region

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