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facultative Tweet Definition of facultative Like Definition of facultative on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or relating to faculty, especially to mental faculty
  2. Not compulsory; optional, discretionary or elective
  3. That grants permission or power to do something
  1. (biology) (of an organism) Able to live under widely different environmental conditions (especially either aerobically or anaerobically)
fauna Tweet Definition of fauna Like Definition of fauna on Facebook
noun (plural: faunae or faunas)
  1. animals considered as a group; especially those of a particular country, region, time, etc.
  2. a book, cataloguing the animals of a country etc.
fecundity Tweet Definition of fecundity Like Definition of fecundity on Facebook
noun
  1. the ability to produce offspring
  2. the ability to cause growth
  3. the number, rate, or capacity of offspring production
feral Tweet Definition of feral Like Definition of feral on Facebook
noun
  1. (Australia) (colloquial) a contemptible young person, a lout.
adjective
  1. wild, untamed, especially of domesticated animals having returned to the wild
ferine Tweet Definition of ferine Like Definition of ferine on Facebook
adjective
  1. feral
ferment Tweet Definition of ferment Like Definition of ferment on Facebook
noun
  1. Something, such as a yeast that causes fermentation.
  2. A state of agitation or of turbulent change.
  3. A catalyst.
verb
  1. To produce alcohol by allowing yeast to act on sugars in a mixture, to brew.
  2. To stir up, agitate, cause unrest.
Flora Tweet Definition of Flora Like Definition of Flora on Facebook
noun
  1. (proper noun) (Roman mythology) The goddess of flowers, guardian of the flora
  2. (given name, female).
food chain Tweet Definition of food chain Like Definition of food chain on Facebook
noun
  1. The feeding relationships between species in a biotic community.
  2. (idiom) a hierarchy
With my promotion this month I will continue my steady journey to the top of the food chain.
food web Tweet Definition of food web Like Definition of food web on Facebook
noun
  1. (biology) a diagram showing the organisms that eat other organisms in a particular ecosystem, predators being higher in the web than their prey
footprint Tweet Definition of footprint Like Definition of footprint on Facebook
noun
  1. The impression of the foot; a trace or footmark; as, "Footprints of the Creator."
  2. Space required by a piece of equipment. Eg: This computer has a smaller footprint.
  3. (computer) Amount of hard drive space required for a program.
  4. (computer) The audit trail left by a crashed program
  5. Profession or lifestyle, as in...
He is following in his father's footprints.
  1. The surface space occupied by a structure
the footprint of a building.
  1. A company's geographic market presence. Eg. The store, which is slated to open next month, increases the company's footprint in the market to 14 locations.

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