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mannerism Tweet Definition of mannerism Like Definition of mannerism on Facebook
noun
  1. In the artistic literature, a term coined by w:L. Lanzi, L. Lanzi at the end of the XVIII century to designate the ostentatious but innatural style of a pictorial current of the second half of the sixteenth century. In the contemporary criticism, the same current, understood as negation of the classicistic equilibrium and as search of a prebaroque, deforming expressivity; the analogue tendency present in the literature of the same age.
  2. In the field of figurative arts and of literature, every tendency that is inspired by previous models, aiming to the artificially varied reproduction of their expressive language.
  3. A group of dissociated, innatural, affected verbal and mimic behaviours that, in heavy form, are characteristic symptoms of schizophrenic states.
Mars Tweet Definition of Mars Like Definition of Mars on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The Roman god of war.
  2. The fourth planet in the solar system. Symbol:
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middle ground Tweet Definition of middle ground Like Definition of middle ground on Facebook
noun
  1. (idiom) a compromise position between extremes
You need to find the between the two extremes.
Politicians seek "middle ground" in debate on imigration.
  1. (photography) the middle distance
miniature Tweet Definition of miniature Like Definition of miniature on Facebook
noun
  1. A musical composition which is short in duration.
Sacha composed a for strings as a final project at the conservatory.
  1. A small, highly detailed painting; a portrait miniature.
  2. The art of painting such highly detailed miniature works.
  3. A model of reduced scale.
There was a of a whaling ship in a glass bottle over the mantlepiece.
  1. (context, gaming) A token in a game representing a unit or character.
Jack had dozens of miniatures of Napoleanic footsoldiers painted in detailed period regalia for his wargames.
adjective
  1. small, Smaller than normal.
I find dogs annoying; they seem to yap more than full-size dogs.
Mobile Tweet Definition of Mobile Like Definition of Mobile on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A city in southwest Alabama.
model Tweet Definition of model Like Definition of model on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who serves as a subject for artwork or fashion, usually in the medium of photography but also for painting or drawing.
    • The beautiful had her face on the cover of almost every fashion magazine imaginable.
      1. A miniature representation of.
    • The boy played with a of a World War II fighter plane.
      1. A simplify, simplified representation (usually mathematical) used to explain the workings of a real world system or event.
    • The computer weather did not correctly predict the path of the hurricane.
      1. A style, type, or design.
    • He decided to buy the turbo engine of the sports car.
      1. The structural design of a complex system.
    • The team developed a sound business .
      1. A praiseworthy example to be copied, with or without modifications
    • British parliamentary democracy was seen as a for other countries to follow
verb (model, l, ed)
  1. To display an object for others to see, especially in regard to wearing clothing while performing the role of a fashion model.
    • She modelled the shoes for her friends to see.
      1. To use as an object in the creation of a forecast or model.
    • They modelled the data with a computer to analyze the experiment"s results.
      1. To make a miniature model of.
    • He takes great pride in his skill at modeling airplanes.
      1. To create from a substance such as clay.
    • The sculptor modelled the clay into the form of a dolphin.
      1. To be a model.
    • The actress used to before being discovered by Hollywood.
adjective
  1. Serving as an example of something.
    • The couple inspected the home with a real estate agent.
      1. Worthy of being a model; exemplary.
    • He was a student.
      1. Being a small copy of something.
    • A airplane.
modeling Tweet Definition of modeling Like Definition of modeling on Facebook
noun
  1. The art of sculpting models from clay etc. to create a representation of something.
  2. The representation of depth in a two-dimensional image.
  3. The profession of someone who models clothes.
  4. (mathematics) The construction and use of a computer model of a physical system.
  5. The learning of a new skill by copying other people.
<!-- verb
  1. (present participle of, model)
monochrome Tweet Definition of monochrome Like Definition of monochrome on Facebook
noun
  1. a black and white image, especially such a photograph
  2. (dated) a painting executed in shades of a single colour
  3. a ceramic glaze of a single colour; an object so glazed
adjective
  1. having only one colour
  2. (photography) representing colours with shades of gray
monumental Tweet Definition of monumental Like Definition of monumental on Facebook
adjective
  1. in the manner of a monument.
  2. large, grand and imposing. Fitting to be a monument to someone or something.
  3. Taking a great amount of time and effort to complete
"a task"
Mosaic Tweet Definition of Mosaic Like Definition of Mosaic on Facebook
proper noun (wikipedia, Mosaic (web browser))
  1. (computing) an early web browser
adjective
  1. of or relating to Moses, his laws and writings
mural Tweet Definition of mural Like Definition of mural on Facebook
noun
  1. A large painting, usually drawn on a wall.

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