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agate Tweet Definition of agate Like Definition of agate on Facebook
noun
  1. (mineralogy) A semipellucid, uncrystallized variety of quartz, presenting various tints in the same specimen. Its colors are delicately arranged in stripes or bands, or blended in clouds.
Note: The fortification agate, or Scotch pebble, the moss agate, the clouded agate, etc., are familiar varieties.
  1. (printing): A kind of type, larger than pearl and smaller than nonpareil; in England called ruby.
  2. (obsolete): A diminutive person; so called in allusion to the small figures cut in agate for rings and seals.
  3. A tool used by gold-wire drawers, bookbinders, etc.;—so called from the agate fixed in it for burnishing.
adverb
  1. (obsolete): On the way; agoing; as, to be agate; to set the bells agate.
algraphy Tweet Definition of algraphy Like Definition of algraphy on Facebook
noun
  1. an early photographic technique, similar to zincography or lithography, using paper impregnated with an aluminium salt
antiquarian Tweet Definition of antiquarian Like Definition of antiquarian on Facebook
adjective
  1. Pertaining to antiquaries, or to antiquity; as, antiquarian literature.
arbitrary Tweet Definition of arbitrary Like Definition of arbitrary on Facebook
adjective
  1. Determined by impulse rather than reason.
  2. Chosen for no reason, somewhat random.
  3. Outcome usually technically logical.
The equation is true for an value of x.
ARM Tweet Definition of ARM Like Definition of ARM on Facebook
initialism
  1. accelerated reply mail: a service of the United States Postal Service
  2. adjustable rate mortgage

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