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implantation Tweet Definition of implantation Like Definition of implantation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act or process of implanting.
impregnable Tweet Definition of impregnable Like Definition of impregnable on Facebook
adjective
  1. (Of a fortress, wall, etc.) Too strong to be penetrated.
increase Tweet Definition of increase Like Definition of increase on Facebook
noun
  1. An amount by which a quantity is increased.
  2. For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger
verb (increas, ing)
  1. (intransitive, of a quantity) to become larger.
  2. (transitive) To make (a quantity) larger.
indifferent Tweet Definition of indifferent Like Definition of indifferent on Facebook
adjective
  1. Not caring; apathetic.
He was to the proposal, since it didn't affect him, either way.
  1. mediocre, Mediocre, usually used negatively in modern usage.
The long distance and the roads made the journey impossible.
induction Tweet Definition of induction Like Definition of induction on Facebook
noun
  1. the act of inducting
  2. a formal ceremony in which a person is inducted into an office or into military service
  3. (physics) the generation of an electric current by a varying magnetic field
  4. (logic) the derivation of general principles from specific instances
  5. (mathematics) a general proof of a theorem by first proving it for a specific integer (for example) and showing that, if it is true for one integer then it must be true for the next
  6. the act of inducing childbirth
  7. In theatre, induction is the use of rumors to twist and complicate the plot of a play or to narrate in a way that does not have to state truth nor fact within the play.
  8. (biology) In developmental biology, the development of a feature from part of a formerly homogenous field of cells in response to a morphogen whose source determines the feature's position and extent.
  9. (obsolete) an introduction
inductive Tweet Definition of inductive Like Definition of inductive on Facebook
adjective
  1. (logic) of, or relating to logical induction
  2. (physics) of, relating to, or arising from induction or inductance
  3. introductory or preparatory
  4. influencing
invagination Tweet Definition of invagination Like Definition of invagination on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) The process where an anatomical part invaginates upon itself or into another structure.
  2. One of the methods by which the various germinal layers of the ovum are differentiated.
involution Tweet Definition of involution Like Definition of involution on Facebook
noun
  1. entanglement; a spiralling inwards; intricacy
  • 1968: "Gomez," said the mortician, "is an expert only on the involutions of his own rectum." " Anthony Burgess, Enderby Outside
    1. (mathematics) An endofunction whose square is equal to the identity function; a function equal to its inverse.
isometry Tweet Definition of isometry Like Definition of isometry on Facebook
noun (isometries)
  1. (mathematics) A function between metric spaces (or on a single metric space) having the property that the distance between two images is equal to the distance between their pre-images.

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