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magnetic Tweet Definition of magnetic Like Definition of magnetic on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, relating to, operating by, or caused by magnetism
a recorder
  1. having the properties of a magnet, especially the ability to draw or pull
  2. determined by earth's magnetic fields
north
  1. having an extraordinary ability to attract
He has a personality.
magnetic compass Tweet Definition of magnetic compass Like Definition of magnetic compass on Facebook
noun
  1. (military)(nautical) An instrument containing a freely suspended magnetic element which displays the direction of the horizontal component of the Earth"s magnetic field at the point of observation.
Magnetic North Tweet Definition of Magnetic North Like Definition of Magnetic North on Facebook
noun — spelled magnetic north in non-geographical use
  1. (geography) At a given point, the direction in which the Magnetic North Pole of the earth lies.
mesa Tweet Definition of mesa Like Definition of mesa on Facebook
noun 
  1. Flat area of land or plateau higher than other land, with one or more clifflike edges
    " A few more miles of hot sand and gravel and red stone brought us around a low mesa to the Little Colorado."
  2. A city in Maricopa County, Arizona; the second largest city in the metropolitan area of Phoenix and the third largest city in Arizona.
Moor Tweet Definition of Moor Like Definition of Moor on Facebook
noun
  1. One of a mixed race of Arab and Berber people inhabiting north-west Africa who follow Islam.
  2. A member of this race that occupied Spain from the 8th to the 15th centuries.
morphology Tweet Definition of morphology Like Definition of morphology on Facebook
noun (morphologi, es, -)
  1. (countable) The form and structure of something.
  2. (countable) A description of the form and structure of something.
  3. (uncountable) A scientific study of form and structure, usually without regard to function.
  4. (geology) The study of the structure of rocks and landforms.
  5. (biology) The study of the form and structure of animals and plants.
  6. (linguistics) The study of the internal structure of words.
mountain Tweet Definition of mountain Like Definition of mountain on Facebook
noun
  1. A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land.
  2. A large amount.
There's still a of work to do.
mountain range Tweet Definition of mountain range Like Definition of mountain range on Facebook
noun
  1. A series of adjoin, adjoining mountains, often in a line.
  2. A series of lines of mountains.
We hiked through the Andes .
mouth Tweet Definition of mouth Like Definition of mouth on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) The opening of a creature through which food is ingested.
"Open your and say 'aah'," directed the doctor.
  1. The end of a river out of which water flows.
  2. An outlet, aperture or orifice.
The of a cave
  1. (slang) A loud or overly talkative person.
My kid sister is a real ; she never shuts up.
verb
  1. (transitive) To speak about something.
He mouthed his opinions on the subject at the meeting.
  1. (transitive) To make the actions of speech, without producing sound.
The prompter mouthed the words to the actor, who had forgotten them.
  1. (transitive) To pick up or handle with the lips or mouth, but not chew or swallow.
The fish mouthed the lure, but didn't bite.
multiplex Tweet Definition of multiplex Like Definition of multiplex on Facebook
noun (multiplex, es)
  1. a building where several activities occur in multiple units concurrently
  2. hence, a large cinema complex comprising of many (e.g. more than five, and often over ten) movie theatres.
verb (multipexes, multiplexing, multiplexed)
  1. interleave several activities
  2. (computing) a device that combines several electrical signals into a single signal
adjective
  1. comprising several interleaved parts

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