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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Back aperture

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


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


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

Compound microscope

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