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catcher Tweet Definition of catcher Like Definition of catcher on Facebook
noun
  1. (baseball) The player that squats behind home plate and receives the pitches from the pitcher
  2. Someone or something that catches.
cathode-ray tube Tweet Definition of cathode-ray tube Like Definition of cathode-ray tube on Facebook
noun (abbreviated as CRT)
  1. a vacuum tube in which electrons from a heated cathode are focused and deflected onto a phosphorescent screen; used in television sets etc
CCD Tweet Definition of CCD Like Definition of CCD on Facebook
initialism
  1. Charge Coupled Device. (digital camera cell technics)
  2. Colony Collapse Disorder
Chip Tweet Definition of Chip Like Definition of Chip on Facebook
nounSeechipproper noun
  1. A male given name.
verbSeechip
clipper Tweet Definition of clipper Like Definition of clipper on Facebook
noun
  1. anything that clips
  2. (especially, in plural) a tool used for clipping something
  3. (nautical) any of several forms of very fast sailing ships having a long, low hull and a sharply raked stem
  4. (electronics) a circuit which prevents the amplitude of a wave from exceeding a set value
collector Tweet Definition of collector Like Definition of collector on Facebook
noun
  1. A person or thing which collects, or which creates or manages a collection.
He is an avid of nineteenth-century postage stamps.
That old piano is just a big dust .
  1. A person who is employed to collect payments.
She works for the government as a tax .
  1. (context, electronics) The amplified terminal on a bipolar junction transistor.
comparator Tweet Definition of comparator Like Definition of comparator on Facebook
noun
  1. any device for comparing a physical property of two objects, or an object with a standard
  2. an electronic device that compares two voltages, currents or streams of data
compatible Tweet Definition of compatible Like Definition of compatible on Facebook
adjective
  1. capable of easy interaction.
  2. able to get along well.
compressor Tweet Definition of compressor Like Definition of compressor on Facebook
noun
  1. A device that produces pressure, such as a gas compressor that produces pressurized gas.
  2. A devices that squeezes (compresses).
  3. (audio) A device that reduces the dynamic range of an audio signal
counter Tweet Definition of counter Like Definition of counter on Facebook
noun
  1. An object (now especially a small disc) used in counting or keeping count, or as a marker in games, etc.
He rolled a six on the dice, so moved his forward six spaces.
  1. (curling) Any stone lying closer to the center than any of the opponent's stones.
  2. A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a shop tabletop on which goods are examined, weighed or measured.
He put his money on the , and the shopkeeper put it in the till.
  1. One who counts, or reckons up; a reckoner.
He's only 16 months, but is already a good - he can count to 100.
  1. A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.
  2. (historical) The prison attached to a city court; a Counter.
  3. (context, grammar) a class of word used along with numbers to count objects and events, typically mass nouns. Although rare and optional in English (e.g. "20 head of cattle"), they are numerous and required in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
  4. In a kitchen, a surface, often built into the wall and above a cabinet, whereon various food preparations take place.
verb
  1. To contradict, oppose.
  2. (context, boxing) To return a blow while receiving one, as in boxing.
    • "His left hand countered provokingly." -C. Kingsley.
      1. To take action in response to; to respond.
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adjective
  1. contrary, Contrary; opposite; contrasted; opposed; adverse; antagonistic.
His carrying a knife was to my plan.
adverb
  1. Contrary, in opposition; in an opposite direction.
"Running to all the rules of virtue." -Locks.
CPS Tweet Definition of CPS Like Definition of CPS on Facebook
initialism
  1. Child Protective Services
  2. Current Population Survey
  3. Clean Plate Syndrome
  4. Crown Prosecution Service
Crystal Tweet Definition of Crystal Like Definition of Crystal on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, female).
  2. (slang) The drug Crystal Meth (methamphetamine hydrochloride)

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