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cadastral Tweet Definition of cadastral Like Definition of cadastral on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, or relating to a cadastre
ch Tweet Definition of ch Like Definition of ch on Facebook
pronoun (infl, en, pronoun)
  1. (context, obsolete, dialectal) I.
chain Tweet Definition of chain Like Definition of chain on Facebook
noun
  1. A series of interconnected rings or links usually made of metal.
He wore a gold around the neck.
  1. A series of interconnected things.
This led to an unfortunate of events.
  1. A series of stores or businesses with the same brand name.
That of restaurants is expanding into our town.
  1. A number of atoms in a series, which combine to form a molecule.
When examined, the molecular included oxygen and hydrogen.
  1. (surveying) A series of interconnected links of known length, used as a measuring device.
  2. (surveying) A long measuring tape.
  3. A unit of length equal to 22 yards. The length of a commonly used surveying chain. The length of a cricket pitch. Equal to 17.85 metres. Equal to 4 rods.
verb
  1. (transitive) To fasten something with a chain
  2. (intransitive) To link multiple items together
  3. (transitive) To secure someone with fetters
  4. (transitive) To obstruct the mouth of a river etc with a chain
  5. (computing) To relate data items with a chain of pointers; to be chained to another data item
  6. (transitive) To measure a distance using a 66-foot long chain, as in land surveying
circle Tweet Definition of circle Like Definition of circle on Facebook
noun
  1. (geometry): A two-dimensional geometric figure, a line, consisting of the set of all those points in a plane that are equally distant from another point.
The set of all points (x, y) such that <math>(x-1)^2 + y^2 = r^2 </math> is a of radius r around the point (1, 0).
  1. A two-dimensional geometric figure, a disk, consisting of the set of all those points of a plane at a distance less than or equal to a fixed distance from another point.
  2. Any thin three-dimensional equivalent of the geometric figures.
Put on your dunce-cap and sit down on that .
  1. A curve that more or less forms part or all of a circle.
move in a
  1. Orbit.
  2. A specific group of persons.
inner
of friends
  1. (cricket) A line comprising two semicircles of 30 yds radius centred on the wickets joined by straight lines parallel to the pitch used to enforce field restrictions in a one-day match.
verb (circl, ing)
  1. (transitive) To travel around along a curved path.
  2. (transitive) To surround.
  3. (transitive) To place or mark a circle around.
Circle the jobs that you are interested in applying for.
  1. (intransitive) To travel in circles.
Vultures circled overhead.
circumferentor Tweet Definition of circumferentor Like Definition of circumferentor on Facebook
noun
  1. An instrument used in surveying to measure horizontal angles, consisting of a brass circle and an index, all of one piece.
closure Tweet Definition of closure Like Definition of closure on Facebook
noun
  1. an event or occurence that signifies an ending
  2. a feeling of completeness; the experience of an emotional conclusion, usually to a difficult period
  3. (computing): an abstraction that represents a function within an environment, a context consisting of the variables that are both bound variable, bound at a particular time during the execution of the program and that are within the function's scope
  4. (mathematics): the smallest object that both includes the object as a subset and possesses some given property
cross section Tweet Definition of cross section Like Definition of cross section on Facebook
noun
  1. A section formed by a plane cutting through an object, usually at right angles to an axis
  2. (statistics) A sample meant to be representative of a whole population
  3. (physics) The probability that a particular nuclear reaction will take place.
(trans-top, section formed by a plane cutting through an object)
  • Finnish: poikkileikkaus
  • Spanish: sección transversal
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, representative sample)
  • Finnish: lí¤pileikkaus
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, probability of a particular nuclear reaction)
    (trans-bottom)

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