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photogrammetry Tweet Definition of photogrammetry Like Definition of photogrammetry on Facebook
noun 
  1. the making of precise measurements from photographs
  2. the making of maps from photographs, especially from aerial surveying
     
photomap Tweet Definition of photomap Like Definition of photomap on Facebook
noun 
  1. A map made by the superimposition of aerial photographs onto grid lines, contours and other normal map features
verb to photomap
  1. To produce such a map (from a photograph or existing map)
     
photomosaic Tweet Definition of photomosaic Like Definition of photomosaic on Facebook
noun 
  1. (photography) A composite image made of individual photographs, normally of the same shape and size, placed together - to show a panoramic view etc
     
phototopography Tweet Definition of phototopography Like Definition of phototopography on Facebook
noun 
  1. The surveying and mapping of a terrain based solely on terrestrial photographs
     
plunge Tweet Definition of plunge Like Definition of plunge on Facebook
noun (plural: plunges)
  1. The act of thrusting into or submerging; a dive, leap, rush, or pitch into, or as into, water; as, to take the water with a plunge.
  2. Hence, a desperate hazard or act; a state of being submerged or overwhelmed with difficulties.
  3. The act of pitching or throwing one's self headlong or violently forward, like an unruly horse.
  4. Heavy and reckless betting in horse racing; hazardous speculation.
verb (plung, ing)
  1. To thrust into water, or into any substance that is penetrable; to immerse; to cause to penetrate or enter quickly and forcibly; to thrust; as, to plunge the body into water; to plunge a dagger into the breast. Also used figuratively; as, to plunge a nation into war.
  2. To baptize by immersion.
  3. To entangle; to embarrass; to overcome.
  4. To thrust or cast one's self into water or other fluid; to submerge one's self; to dive, or to rush in; as, he plunged into the river. Also used figuratively; as, to plunge into debt.
  5. To pitch or throw one's self headlong or violently forward, as a horse does.
  6. To bet heavily and with seeming recklessness on a race, or other contest; in an extended sense, to risk large sums in hazardous speculations.
     
profile Tweet Definition of profile Like Definition of profile on Facebook
noun 
  1. (countable) the outermost shape, view, or edge of an object
    His fingers traced the of the handle.
  2. (countable} the shape, view, or shadow of a person's head from the side
    The brooch showed the of a Victorian woman.
  3. (countable) a summary or collection of information, especially about a person
    Law enforcement assembled a of the suspect.
  4. (uncountable) reputation
  5. (uncountable) the amount by which something protrudes
    Choose a handle with a low so it does not catch on things.
  6. (uncountable) prominence; noticeability
    Acting is, by nature, profession in which one must keep a high .
verb (profil, ing)
  1. to create a summary or collection of information, especially about a person
  2. to act based on such a summary; especially, to act on a stereotype. See profiling.
     
protract Tweet Definition of protract Like Definition of protract on Facebook
verb 
  1. To draw out; to extend, especially in duration.
No one wanted Nicolettte at the discussion, as she would the debate long beyond any reasonable limit with her tedious and tangential arguments.
  1. To use a protractor.
     

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