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Micrometer

micrometer An instrument, used with a telescope or microscope, for measuring minute distances, or the apparent diameters of... Read More

Stadium

stadium 1. A greek measure of length, being the chief one used for itinerary distances, also adopted by the romans for... Read More

Goldfish

Goldfish (Science: zoology) a small domesticated cyprinoid fish (Carassius auratus); so named from its colour. It is native... Read More

Power

power 1. Ability, regarded as put forth or exerted; strength, force, or energy in action; as, the power of steam in moving... Read More

Terrestrial

Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, or corresponding to land (on earth), as opposed to water and air Supplement The term... Read More

Theodolite

theodolite An instrument used, especially in trigonometrical surveying, for the accurate measurement of horizontal angles,... Read More

Reflectors

reflector 1. One who, or that which, reflects. 2. (Science: physics) Something having a polished surface for reflecting... Read More

Nebula

nebula Origin: L, mist, cloud; akin to Gr, cloud, mist, G. Nebel mist, OHG. Nebul, D. Nevel, Skr. Nabhas cloud, mist. Cf.... Read More

Trombone

trombone 1. A powerful brass instrument of the trumpet kind, thought by some to be the ancient sackbut, consisting of a tube... Read More

Back aperture

Back aperture (Science: microscopy) The exit pupil of a microscope objective lens. The objective lens back aperture, which... Read More

Prime

prime 1. First in order of time; original; primeval; primitive; primary. Prime forests. She was not the prime cause, but I... Read More

Object

object 1. That which is put, or which may be regarded as put, in the way of some of the senses; something visible or... Read More

Adjustment

Adjustment 1. The act of adjusting, or condition of being adjusted; act of bringing into proper relations; regulation.... Read More

Opera

1. (Science: botany) Opera girl, an East indian plant (Mantisia saltatoria) of the ginger family, sometimes seen in... Read More

Zenith

Zenith 1. That point in the visible celestial hemisphere which is vertical to the spectator; the point of the heavens... Read More

Naked

naked 1. Having no clothes on; uncovered; nude; bare; as, a naked body; a naked limb; a naked sword. 2. Having no means of... Read More

Adjust

Adjust 1. To make exact; to fit; to make correspondent or conformable; to bring into proper relations; as, to adjust a... Read More

Objective

objective 1. (Science: psychology) Perceptible to the external senses. 2. (Science: ophthalmology) The lens or system of... Read More

Meridian

meridian 1. Midday; noon. 2. Hence: The highest point, as of success, prosperity, or the like; culmination. I have touched... Read More

Compound microscope

Compound microscope (Science: instrument) a microscope (an optical instrument that augments the power of the eye to see... Read More