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identify Tweet Definition of identify Like Definition of identify on Facebook
verb (identifies, identifying, identified)
  1. to establish the identity of someone or something
  2. (biology) to establish the taxonomic classification of an organism
  3. to equate two or more things
  4. to associate oneself with some group
     
imbricate Tweet Definition of imbricate Like Definition of imbricate on Facebook
verb (imbricat, ing) (transitive and intransitive)
  1. to overlap in a regular pattern
adjective 
  1. having regular overlapping edges; intertwined
     
immaculate Tweet Definition of immaculate Like Definition of immaculate on Facebook
adjective 
  1. having no stain or blemish, spotless, undefiled, clear, pure.
Were but my soul as pure From other guilt as that, Heaven did not hold One more . — Jordan Denham?
Thou sheer, immaculate and silver fountain. — Shakespeare, Richard II, V-iii.
     
immersed Tweet Definition of immersed Like Definition of immersed on Facebook
verb 
  1. (past of, immerse)
     
intergradation Tweet Definition of intergradation Like Definition of intergradation on Facebook
noun 
  1. a gradual merging of two things
     
investment Tweet Definition of investment Like Definition of investment on Facebook
noun 
  1. A temporary donation of money to a cause in expectation of making a profit.
     
involucre Tweet Definition of involucre Like Definition of involucre on Facebook
noun 
  1. (botany) Conspicuous bract, bract pair or ring of bracts at the base of an inflorescence.
     
involute Tweet Definition of involute Like Definition of involute on Facebook
noun 
  1. (mathematics) A curve that cuts all tangents of another curve at right angles; traced by a point on a string that unwinds from a curved object.
adjective 
  1. difficult to understand, or complicated
  2. (context, botany, of a leaf or petal) having the edges rolled inwards
  3. (context, biology, of some shells) having a complex pattern of coils
     
isomorphic Tweet Definition of isomorphic Like Definition of isomorphic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. (biology) having a similar structure to something that is not related genetically
  2. (mathematics) related by an isomorphism
     

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