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ACID Tweet Definition of ACID Like Definition of ACID on Facebook
initialism 
  1. analysis console for intrusion databases
  2. (databases) Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, and Durability (see Wikipedia:ACID, Wikipedia article on this topic)
     
afterglow Tweet Definition of afterglow Like Definition of afterglow on Facebook
noun 
  1. the glow seen in the sky after sunset
  2. the light emitted by an incandescent object while cooling
  3. the light emitted by a phosphor after excitation
  4. the mildly euphoric feeling experienced after a pleasurable experience, especially after an orgasm or drug-induced high.
     
alligator Tweet Definition of alligator Like Definition of alligator on Facebook
noun 
  1. a large amphibious reptile with sharp teeth and very strong jaws related to the crocodile and native to the Americas and China. Informal short form: gator
All you could see of the were its two eyes above the water, and suddenly it snatched up and caught the poor bird with its strong jaws full of sharp teeth.
     
alloy Tweet Definition of alloy Like Definition of alloy on Facebook
noun 
  1. a metal that is a combination of two or more elements, at least one of which is a metal.
verb 
  1. mix or combine; often used of metals
     
aluminothermy Tweet Definition of aluminothermy Like Definition of aluminothermy on Facebook
noun 
  1. (chemistry) the production of a metal from its oxide by heating it with aluminium
     
amalgam Tweet Definition of amalgam Like Definition of amalgam on Facebook
noun (pl=amalgams)
  1. A combination of different things
  2. An alloy containing mercury
     
amalgamate Tweet Definition of amalgamate Like Definition of amalgamate on Facebook
verb (amalgamates, amalgamating, amalgamated)
  1. To merge, to combine, to blend, to join.
  2. To make an alloy of a metal and mercury.
     
amalgamation Tweet Definition of amalgamation Like Definition of amalgamation on Facebook
noun 
  1. the process, or the result of amalgamating
  2. a mixture, merger or consolidation
  3. the production of an alloy of mercury and another metal
     
anvil Tweet Definition of anvil Like Definition of anvil on Facebook
noun 
  1. A heavy iron block used in the blacksmithing trade as a surface upon which metal can be struck and shaped.
  2. (anatomy) An incus bone in the inner ear.
     
assay Tweet Definition of assay Like Definition of assay on Facebook
noun 
  1. trial, attempt, essay.
  2. the qualitative or quantitative chemical analysis of something
     
autogenous Tweet Definition of autogenous Like Definition of autogenous on Facebook
adjective 
  1. produced independent from an external cause or influence, cf. exogenous ::The factors that affect mergers require further study.
     

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