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character Tweet Definition of character Like Definition of character on Facebook
noun
  1. A being involved in the action of a story.
  2. A symbol used to represent a sound or a word.
  3. A distinguishing feature; characteristic; A complex of mental and ethical traits marking a person or a group.
  4. A moral strength.
"You may not like to eat liver," said Calvin's father, "but it builds ."
  1. A person with many notable or eccentric features.
  2. (mathematics) A complex number representing an element of a finite Abelian group.
  3. (computing) One of the basic elements making up a text file or string: a code representing a printing character or a control character. Synonymous with byte in some environments.
chimera Tweet Definition of chimera Like Definition of chimera on Facebook
noun
  1. (greekmyth) A mythical monster represented as vomiting flames, and as having the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a dragon.
  2. (genetics) An organism with genetically distinct cells originating from two zygotes.
  3. A vain, foolish, or incongruous fancy, or creature of the imagination; as, the chimera of an author.
  4. (architecture) A gargoyle that does not work as a waterspout.
chromatid Tweet Definition of chromatid Like Definition of chromatid on Facebook
noun
  1. (genetics) Either of the two strands of a chromosome that separate during mitosis.
chromosome Tweet Definition of chromosome Like Definition of chromosome on Facebook
noun (plural:chromosomes)
  1. (cytology) A structure in the cell nucleus that contains DNA, histone protein, and other structural proteins.
clone Tweet Definition of clone Like Definition of clone on Facebook
noun
  1. A living organism (originally a plant) produced asexually from a single ancestor, to which it is genetically identical.
  2. A copy or imitation of something already existing, especially when designed to simulate it.
verb (clon, ing)
  1. To create a clone
code Tweet Definition of code Like Definition of code on Facebook
noun
  1. A very short abbreviation, often with little correlation to the item it represents
You assigned the same "unique" to two intake-categories, causing a database error!
  1. A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by public authority; a digest.
"The collection of laws made by the order of Justinian is sometimes called, by way of eminence, "The Code"." -Wharton
  1. Any system of rules or regulations relating to one subject; as, the medical code, a system of rules for the regulation of the professional conduct of physicians; the naval code, a system of rules for making communications at sea means of signals.
    1. A set of rules for converting information into another form or representation.
  2. (crypto) A cryptographic system using a codebook that converts word, words or phrase, phrases into codeword, codewords.
  3. source code, Source code.
verb (codes, coding, coded)
  1. (computing) To write software programs.
  2. To categorise by assigning identifiers from a schedule, for example CPT coding for medical insurance purposes.
  3. (crypto) To encode.
We should the messages we sent out on usenet.
copy Tweet Definition of copy Like Definition of copy on Facebook
noun (copies)
  1. The result of copying (confer original); an identical duplication.
Please bring me the copies of those reports.
  1. An imitation of inferior quality.
That handbag is a . You can tell because the buckle is different.
  1. (journalism) The text that is to be typeset.
  2. (uncountable) The text of newspaper articles.
Submit all to the appropriate editor.
  1. A school work pad.
Tim got in trouble for forgetting his maths .
  1. A printed edition of a book or magazine.
Have you seen the latest of "Newsweek" yet?
verb (cop, i, ed)
  1. (transitive) To produce an object identical to a given object.
Please these reports for me
  1. (transitive) To imitate.
Don't my dance moves.
Mom, he's copying me!
  1. (transitive) (context, radio) Receive a transmission successfully.
Do you ?
Cross Tweet Definition of Cross Like Definition of Cross on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An English topographic surname for someone who lived near a stone cross on a road
crossbred Tweet Definition of crossbred Like Definition of crossbred on Facebook
adjective
  1. produced by breeding from two breeds, varieties or species
crossbreed Tweet Definition of crossbreed Like Definition of crossbreed on Facebook
noun
  1. An organism produced by mate, mating of individuals of different variety, varieties or breeds.
verb (crossbreeds, crossbreeding, crossbred)
  1. (transitive) To produce (an organism) by the mate, mating of individuals of different breeds, variety, varieties, or species; hybridize.
  2. (intransitive) To mate so as to produce a hybrid; interbreed.
cross-fertilization Tweet Definition of cross-fertilization Like Definition of cross-fertilization on Facebook
noun
  1. fertilization by the union of gametes of different plants (sometimes of different species)
  2. (context, by extension) the mutual exchange of ideas or concepts from different fields for mutual benefit

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