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canopy Tweet Definition of canopy Like Definition of canopy on Facebook
noun (canopies)
  1. A high cover providing shelter, such as a cloth supported above an object, particularly over a bed.
  2. The zone of the highest foliage and branches of a forest.
  3. In an airplane, the transparent cockpit cover.
  4. In a parachute, the cloth that fills with air and thus limits the speed.
carbon cycle Tweet Definition of carbon cycle Like Definition of carbon cycle on Facebook
noun
  1. the cycle of carbon through the Earth"s biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere that includes such processes as photosynthesis, decomposition, and respiration
carrying capacity Tweet Definition of carrying capacity Like Definition of carrying capacity on Facebook
noun
  1. The number of people or things that a vehicle is designed to carry
  2. The number of individuals of a particular species that an environment can support
chemotaxis Tweet Definition of chemotaxis Like Definition of chemotaxis on Facebook
noun
  1. (biology) (biochemistry) the movement of a cell or an organism in response to a chemical stimulant
climax Tweet Definition of climax Like Definition of climax on Facebook
noun (pl=climaxes)
  1. The point of greatest intensity or force in an ascending series; a culmination
  2. The turning point in a plot or dramatic action, especially one marking a change in the protagonist's affairs.
  3. A stage of ecological development where a community of organisms, is stable and capable of perpetuating itself.
  1. (slang) An orgasm.
verb (climax, es)
  1. To reach or bring to a climax
colony Tweet Definition of colony Like Definition of colony on Facebook
noun (colonies)
  1. Region or governmental unit created by another country and generally ruled by another country.
    • Bermuda is a crown of Great Britain.
      1. A group of organisms of same or different species living together in close association.
    • ant
    • The Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis), also known as the bluebubble, bluebottle or the man-of-war, is commonly thought of as a jellyfish but is actually a siphonophore " a of specialized polyps and medusoids. Wikipedia article on (w, Portuguese Man o' War)
commensal Tweet Definition of commensal Like Definition of commensal on Facebook
noun
  1. an organism partaking in such a relationship
adjective
  1. (biology) of a form of symbiosis in which one organism derives a benefit while the other is unaffected
community Tweet Definition of community Like Definition of community on Facebook
noun (communit, ies)
  1. Group of people sharing a common understanding who reveal themselves by using the same language, manners, tradition and law. (see civilization).
  2. Commune or residential/religious collective.
  3. The condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common.
  4. (Ecology) A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.
competition Tweet Definition of competition Like Definition of competition on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) the action of competing
The competition for this job is strong.
  1. (countable) a contest for a prize or award
The newspaper is featuring a competition to win a car.
conserve Tweet Definition of conserve Like Definition of conserve on Facebook
noun
  1. Wilderness where human development is prohibited.
  2. a jam or thick syrup made from fruit
verb (conserv, ing)
  1. To save for later use.
  2. To protect an environment.
consociation Tweet Definition of consociation Like Definition of consociation on Facebook
noun
  1. Intimate union; fellowship; alliance; companionship; confederation; association; intimacy.
Friendly with your kindred elements.
  1. A voluntary and permanent council or union of neighboring Congregational churches, for mutual advice and cooperation in ecclesiastical matters; a meeting of pasters and delegates from churches thus united.
In Connecticut some of the Congregational churhes are associated in consociations and the others in conferences.
consumer Tweet Definition of consumer Like Definition of consumer on Facebook
noun
  1. (economics) someone who trades money for goods as an individual.
  2. (biology) an organism that uses other organisms for food in order to gain energy.
cooperation Tweet Definition of cooperation Like Definition of cooperation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of cooperate, cooperating or being cooperative.
  2. Active help from a person, organization, et cetera.
  3. (economics) An association for mutual benefit, such as for purposes of production or purchase.
  4. (sociology) An activity shared for mutual benefit.
  5. (context, ecology) A mutually beneficial interaction among organisms living in a limited area.
coprophagous Tweet Definition of coprophagous Like Definition of coprophagous on Facebook
adjective
  1. Feeding on excrement
The coprophagous dog was always hungry.
cosmopolite Tweet Definition of cosmopolite Like Definition of cosmopolite on Facebook
noun
  1. One who is at home in every place; a citizen of the world; a cosmopolitan person
  2. the butterfly, painted lady
cover Tweet Definition of cover Like Definition of cover on Facebook
noun
  1. A lid.
  2. The hiding from view.
  3. The front and back of a book or magazine.
  4. The top sheet of a bed.
  5. (music) A cover version; a cover song.
  6. (cricket) A fielding position on the off side, between point and mid off, about 30° forward of square; a fielder in this position.
  7. A setting at a restaurant table.
We need to set another for the Smith party.
  1. (topology) A set (more often known as a family) of sets, whose union contains the given set.
The open intervals are a for the real numbers.
  1. A cover charge.
There's a $15 tonight.
  1. (philately) An envelope complete with stamps and postmarks etc.
  2. (military) A solid object, including terrain, that provides protection from enemy fire.
  3. (legal) In commercial law, refers to a buyer"s purchase on the open market of goods similar or identical to the goods contracted for after a seller has breached a contract of sale by failure to deliver the goods contracted for.
verb
  1. To place something over or upon to conceal or protect.
  2. To feature, discuss, or mention.
  3. To provide enough money for.
We've earned enough money to cover most of our costs.
  1. (music) To make a cover version of (a song that was originally recorded by another artist).
  2. (context, military, police) To protect using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing; or to protect using continuous, heaving fire at or in the direction of the enemy so as to force the enemy to remain in cover; or to threaten using an aimed firearm and the threat of firing.
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the front cover of a book or magazine.
  2. (music) Originally recorded by one artist, but later rerecorded by another artist.
  3. Of, pertaining to, or consisting of cover versions.

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