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uncial Tweet Definition of uncial Like Definition of uncial on Facebook
noun 
  1. a style of writing using uncial letters
  2. a capital letter in this style
adjective 
  1. of, or relating to an ounce, or an inch, especially to letters printed an inch high
  2. of, or relating to majuscule letters
     
underlying Tweet Definition of underlying Like Definition of underlying on Facebook
adjective 
  1. lying underneath
We dug down to the rock.
  1. basic or fundamental
Points and straight lines are elements of geometry.
  1. implicit
Many nursery rhymes have an meaning.
     
universal Tweet Definition of universal Like Definition of universal on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Of or pertaining to the universe.
  2. Common to all members of a group or class.
  3. Useful for many purposes, e.g., universal wrench.
     
univocal Tweet Definition of univocal Like Definition of univocal on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Having only one possible meaning.
There was really little room for debate, with a statement as univocal as that.
  1. (rfv-sense) Containing only one vowel.
"A man, a plan, a canal, Panama." contains only the letter 'a', making it univocal.
     
Ursprache Tweet Definition of Ursprache Like Definition of Ursprache on Facebook
noun (Ursprach, en)
  1. A proto-language.
  • 1993, I had lost him. He might have been speaking , for all that I understood. " Will Self, My Idea of Fun
     
utterance Tweet Definition of utterance Like Definition of utterance on Facebook
noun 
  1. an act of uttering
  2. something spoken
    • 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 237a.
    • : To know how one should express oneself in saying or judging that there really are falsehoods without getting caught up in conradiction by such an : that's extremely difficult, Theaetetus.
      1. The ability to speak.
      2. manner of speaking
     

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