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THE GUTENBERG WEBSTER'S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY BY PROJECT GUTENBERG

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ARGENTATE

ARGENTATE Argen*tate, a. Etym: [L. argentatus silvered.] (Bot.) Defn: Silvery white. Gray.

ARGENTATION

ARGENTATION Ar`gen*tation, n. Etym: [L. argentare to silver, fr. argentum silver. See Argent.] Defn: A coating or overlaying with silver. [R.] Johnson.

ARGENTIC

ARGENTIC Ar*gentic, a. (Chem.) Defn: Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, silver; -- said of certain compounds of silver in which this metal has its lowest proportion; as, argentic chloride.

ARGENTIFEROUS

ARGENTIFEROUS Ar`gen*tifer*ous, a. Etym: [L. argentum silver + -ferous: cf. F. argentif?re.] Defn: Producing or containing silver; as, argentiferous lead ore or veins.

ARGENTINE

ARGENTINE Argen*tine (; in the 2d sense, commonly ), a. 1. Pertaining to, or resembling, silver; made of, or sounding like, silver; silvery. Celestial Dian, goddess argentine. Shak. 2. Of or pertaining to the Argentine Republic in South America.

ARGENTINE

ARGENTINE Argen*tine, n. Etym: [Cf. F. argentin, fr. L. argentum silver.] 1. (Min.) Defn: A siliceous variety of calcite, or carbonate of lime, having a silvery-white, pearly luster, and a waving or curved lamellar structure. 2. White metal coated with silver. Simmonds. 3. (Zo?l.) Defn: A fish of Europe (Maurolicus Pennantii) with silvery scales. The name is also applied to various fishes of the genus Argentina. 4. A citizen of the Argentine Republic.

ARGENTITE

ARGENTITE Argen*tite, n. Etym: [L. argentum silver.] (Min.) Defn: Sulphide of silver; -- also called vitreous silver, or silver glance. It has a metallic luster, a lead-gray color, and is sectile like lead.

ARGENTOUS

ARGENTOUS Ar*gentous, a. (Chem.) Defn: Of, pertaining to, or containing, silver; -- said of certain silver compounds in which silver has a higher proportion than in argentic compounds; as, argentous chloride.

ARGENTRY

ARGENTRY Argent*ry, n. Etym: [F. argenterie, fr. argent silver, L. argentum.] Defn: Silver plate or vessels. [Obs.] Bowls of frosted argentry. Howell.

ARGIL

ARGIL Argil, n. Etym: [F. argile, L. argilla white clay, akin to Gr. Argent.] (Min.) Defn: Clay, or potter's earth; sometimes pure clay, or alumina. See Clay.

ARGILLACEOUS

ARGILLACEOUS Ar`gil*laceous, a. Etym: [L. argillaceus, fr. argilla.] Defn: Of the nature of clay; consisting of, or containing, argil or clay; clayey. Argillaceous sandstone (Geol.), a sandstone containing much clay. -- Argillaceous iron ore, the clay ironstone. -- Argillaceous schist or state. See Argillite.

ARGILLIFEROUS

ARGILLIFEROUS Ar`gil*lifer*ous, a. Etym: [L. argilla white clay + -ferous.] Defn: Producing clay; -- applied to such earths as abound with argil. Kirwan.

ARGILLITE

ARGILLITE Argil*lite, n. Etym: [Gr. -lite.] (Min.) Defn: Argillaceous schist or slate; clay slate. Its colors is bluish or blackish gray, sometimes greenish gray, brownish red, etc. -- Ar`gil*litic, a.

ARGILLO-AREENACEOUS

ARGILLO-AREENACEOUS Ar*gil`lo-are`e*naceous, a. Defn: Consisting of, or containing, clay and sand, as a soil.

ARGILLO-CALCAREOUS

ARGILLO-CALCAREOUS Ar*gil`lo-cal*care*ous, a. Defn: Consisting of, or containing, clay and calcareous earth.

ARGILLO-FERRUGINOUS

ARGILLO-FERRUGINOUS Ar*gil`lo-fer*rugi*nous, a. Defn: Containing clay and iron.

ARGILLOUS

ARGILLOUS Ar*gillous, a. Etym: [L. argillosus, fr. argilla. See Argil.] Defn: Argillaceous; clayey. Sir T. Browne.

ARGIVE

ARGIVE Argive, a. Etym: [L. Argivus, fr. Argos, Argi.] Defn: Of or performance to Argos, the capital of Argolis in Greece. -- n. Defn: A native of Argos. Often used as a generic term, equivalent to Grecian or Greek.

ARGO

ARGO Argo, n. Etym: [L. Argo, Gr. 1. (Myth.) Defn: The name of the ship which carried Jason and his fifty-four companions to Colchis, in quest of the Golden Fleece. 2. (Astron.) Defn: A large constellation in the southern hemisphere, called also Argo Navis. In modern astronomy it is replaced by its three divisions, Carina, Puppis, and Vela.

ARGOAN

ARGOAN Ar*goan, a. Defn: Pertaining to the ship Argo.

ARGOILE

ARGOILE Argoile, n. Defn: Potter's clay. [Obs.] Chaucer.

ARGOL

ARGOL Argol, n. Etym: [Cf. Argal, Orgal. Of unknown origin.] Defn: Crude tartar; an acidulous salt from which cream of tartar is prepared. It exists in the juice of grapes, and is deposited from wines on the sides of the casks. Ure.

ARGOLIC

ARGOLIC Ar*golic, a. Etym: [L. Argolicus, Gr. Defn: Pertaining to Argolis, a district in the Peloponnesus.

ARGON

ARGON Argon, n. Etym: [Gr. (Chem.) Defn: A substance regarded as an element, contained in the atmosphere and remarkable for its chemical inertness. Rayleigh and Ramsay.

ARGONAUT

ARGONAUT Argo*naut, n. Etym: [L. Argonauta, Gr. Argo.] 1. Any one of the legendary Greek heroes who sailed with Jason, in the Argo, in quest of the Golden Fleece. 2. (Zo?l.) Defn: A cephalopod of the genus Argonauta.

ARGONAUTA

ARGONAUTA Ar`go*nauta, n. (Zo?l.) Defn: A genus of Cephalopoda. The shell is called paper nautilus or paper sailor. Note: The animal has much resemblance to an Octopus. It has eight arms, two of which are expanded at the end and clasp the shell, but are never elevated in the air for sails as was formerly supposed. The creature swims beneath the surface by means of a jet of water, like other cephalopods. The male has no shell, and is much smaller than the female. See Hectocotylus.

ARGONAUTIC

ARGONAUTIC Argo*nautic, a. Etym: [L. Argonauticus.] Defn: Of or pertaining to the Argonauts.

ARGOSY

ARGOSY Argo*sy, n.; pl. Argosies. Etym: [Earlier ragusy, fr. ragusa meaning orig. a vessel of Ragusa.] Defn: A large ship, esp. a merchant vessel of the largest size. Where your argosies with portly sail . . . Do overpeer the petty traffickers. Shak.

ARGOT

ARGOT Ar`got, n. Etym: [F. Of unknown origin.] Defn: A secret language or conventional slang peculiar to thieves, tramps, and vagabonds; flash.

ARGUABLE

ARGUABLE Argu*a*ble, a. Defn: Capable of being argued; admitting of debate.

ARGUE

ARGUE Argue, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Argued; p. pr. & vb. n. Arguing.] Etym: [OE. arguen, F. arguer, fr. L. argutare, freq. of arguere to make clear; from the same root as E. argent.] 1. To invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow a proposition, opinion, or measure; to use arguments; to reason. I argue not Against Heaven's hand or will. Milton. 2. To contend in argument; to dispute; to reason; -- followed by with; as, you may argue with your friend without convincing him.

ARGUE

ARGUE Argue, v. t. 1. To debate or discuss; to treat by reasoning; as, the counsel argued the cause before a full court; the cause was well argued. 2. To prove or evince; too manifest or exhibit by inference, deduction, or reasoning. So many laws argue so many sins. Milton. 3. To persuade by reasons; as, to argue a man into a different opinion. 4. To blame; to accuse; to charge with. [Obs.] Thoughts and expressions . . . which can be truly argued of obscenity, profaneness, or immorality. Dryden. Syn. -- to reason; evince; discuss; debate; expostulate; remonstrate; controvert. -- To Argue, Dispute, Debate. These words, as here compared, suppose a contest between two parties in respect to some point at issue. To argue is to adduce arguments or reasons in support of one's cause or position. To dispute is to call in question or deny the statements or arguments of the opposing party. To debate is to strive for or against in a somewhat formal manner by arguments. Men of many words sometimes argue for the sake of talking; men of ready tongues frequently dispute for the sake of victory; men in public life often debate for the sake of opposing the ruling party, or from any other motive than the love of truth. Crabb. Unskilled to argue, in dispute yet loud, Bold without caution, without honors proud. Falconer. Betwixt the dearest friends to raise debate. Dryden.

ARGUER

ARGUER Argu*er, n. Defn: One who argues; a reasoner; a disputant.

ARGUFY

ARGUFY Argu*fy, v. t. & i. Etym: [Argue + -fy.] 1. To argue pertinaciously. [Colloq.] Halliwell. 2. To signify. [Colloq.]

ARGULUS

ARGULUS Argu*lus, n. Etym: [NL., dim of Argus.] (Zo?l.) Defn: A genus of copepod Crustacea, parasitic of fishes; a fish louse. See Branchiura.

ARGUMENT

ARGUMENT Argu*ment, n. Etym: [F. argument, L. argumentum, fr. arguere to argue.] 1. Proof; evidence. [Obs.] There is.. no more palpable and convincing argument of the existence of a Deity. Ray. Why, then, is it made a badge of wit and an argument of parts for a man to commence atheist, and to cast off all belief of providence, all awe and reverence for religion South. 2. A reason or reasons offered in proof, to induce belief, or convince the mind; reasoning expressed in words; as, an argument about, concerning, or regarding a proposition, for or in favor of it, or against it. 3. A process of reasoning, or a controversy made up of rational proofs; argumentation; discussion; disputation. The argument is about things, but names. Locke. 4. The subject matter of a discourse, writing, or artistic representation; theme or topic; also, an abstract or summary, as of the contents of a book, chapter, poem. You and love are still my argument. Shak. The abstract or argument of the piece. Jeffrey. [Shields] with boastful argument portrayed. Milton. 5. Matter for question; business in hand. [Obs.] Sheathed their swords for lack of argument. Shak. 6. (Astron.) Defn: The quantity on which another quantity in a table depends; as, the altitude is the argument of the refraction. 7. (Math.) Defn: The independent variable upon whose value that of a function depends. Brande & C.

ARGUMENT

ARGUMENT Argu*ment, v. i. Etym: [L. argumentari.] Defn: To make an argument; to argue. [Obs.] Gower.

ARGUMENTABLE

ARGUMENTABLE Ar`gu*menta*ble, a. Etym: [L. argumentabilis.] Defn: Admitting of argument. [R.] Chalmers.

ARGUMENTAL

ARGUMENTAL Ar`gu*mental, a. Etym: [L. argumentalis.] Defn: Of, pertaining to, or containing, argument; argumentative.

ARGUMENTATION

ARGUMENTATION Ar`gu*men*tation, n. Etym: [L. argumentatio, from argumentari: cf. F. argumentation.] 1. The act of forming reasons, making inductions, drawing conclusions, and applying them to the case in discussion; the operation of inferring propositions, not known or admitted as true, from facts or principles known, admitted, or proved to be true. Which manner of argumentation, how false and naught it is, . . . every man that hath with perceiveth. Tyndale. 2. Debate; discussion. Syn. -- Reasoning; discussion; controversy. See Reasoning.

ARGUMENTATIVE

ARGUMENTATIVE Ar`gu*menta*tive, a. 1. Consisting of, or characterized by, argument; containing a process of reasoning; as, an argumentative discourse. 2. Adductive as proof; indicative; as, the adaptation of things to their uses is argumentative of infinite wisdom in the Creator. [Obs.] 3. Given to argument; characterized by argument; disputatious; as, an argumentative writer. --Ar`gu*menta*tive*ly, adv. -- Ar`gu*menta*tive*ness, n.

ARGUMENTIZE

ARGUMENTIZE Argu*men*tize, v. i. Defn: To argue or discuss. [Obs.] Wood.

ARGUS

ARGUS Argus, n. Etym: [L. Argus, Gr. 1. (Myth.) Defn: A fabulous being of antiquity, said to have had a hundred eyes, who has placed by Juno to guard Io. His eyes were transplanted to the peacock's tail. 2. One very vigilant; a guardian always watchful. 3. (Zo?l.) Defn: A genus of East Indian pheasants. The common species (A. giganteus) is remarkable for the great length and beauty of the wing and tail feathers of the male. The species A. Grayi inhabits Borneo.

ARGUS SHELL

ARGUS SHELL Argus shell` . (Zo?l.) Defn: A species of shell (Cypr?a argus), beautifully variegated with spots resembling those in a peacock's tail.

ARGUS-EYED

ARGUS-EYED Argus-eyed, a. Defn: Extremely observant; watchful; sharp-sighted.

ARGUTATION

ARGUTATION Ar`gu*tation, n. Etym: [L. argutatio. See Argue.] Defn: Caviling; subtle disputation. [Obs.]

ARGUTE

ARGUTE Ar*gute, a. Etym: [L. argutus, p. p. of arguere. See Argue.] 1. Sharp; shrill. [Obs.] Johnson. 2. Sagacious; acute; subtle; shrewd. The active preacher . . . the argue schoolman. Milman.

ARGUTELY

ARGUTELY Ar*gutely, adv. Defn: In a subtle; shrewdly.

ARGUTENESS

ARGUTENESS Ar*guteness, n. Defn: Acuteness. Dryden.

ARHIZAL; ARHIZOUS

ARHIZAL; ARHIZOUS; ARHYTHMIC; ARHYTHMOUS A*rhizal, A*rhizous, A*rhyth*mic, A*rhythmous, a. Defn: See Arrhizal, Arrhizous, Arrhythmic, Arrhythmous.

ARIA

ARIA Ari*a, n. Etym: [It., fr. L. a?r. See Air.] (Mus.) Defn: An air or song; a melody; a tune. Note: The Italian term is now mostly used for the more elaborate accompanied melodies sung by a single voice, in operas, oratorios, cantatas, anthems, etc., and not so much for simple airs or tunes.

ARIAN

ARIAN Arian, a. & n. (Ethnol.) Defn: See Aryan.

ARIAN

ARIAN Ari*an, a. Etym: [L. Arianus.] Defn: Pertaining to Arius, a presbyter of the church of Alexandria, in the fourth century, or to the doctrines of Arius, who held Christ to be inferior to God the Father in nature and dignity, though the first and noblest of all created beings. -- n. Defn: One who adheres to or believes the doctrines of Arius. Mosheim.

ARIANISM

ARIANISM Ari*an*ism, n. Defn: The doctrines of the Arians.

ARIANIZE

ARIANIZE Ari*an*ize, v. i. Defn: To admit or accept the tenets of the Arians; to become an Arian.

ARIANIZE

ARIANIZE Ari*an*ize, v. t. Defn: To convert to Arianism.

ARICINE

ARICINE Ari*cine, n. Etym: [From Arica, in Chile.] (Chem.) Defn: An alkaloid, first found in white cinchona bark.

ARID

ARID Arid, a. Etym: [L. aridus, fr. arere to be dry: cf. F. aride.] Defn: Exhausted of moisture; parched with heat; dry; barren. An arid waste. Thomson.

ARIDITY

ARIDITY A*ridi*ty, n.; pl. Aridities. Etym: [L. ariditas, fr. aridus.] 1. The state or quality of being arid or without moisture; dryness. 2. Fig.: Want of interest of feeling; insensibility; dryness of style or feeling; spiritual drought. Norris.

ARIDNESS

ARIDNESS Arid*ness, n. Defn: Aridity; dryness.

ARIEL; ARIEL

ARIEL; ARIEL GAZELLE Ari*el, n., or; Ari*el ga*zelle. Etym: [Ar. aryil, ayyil, stag.] (Zo?l.) A) Defn: A variety of the gazelle (Antilope, or Gazella, dorcas), found in Arabia and adjacent countries. (b) A squirrel-like Australian marsupial, a species of Petaurus. (c) A beautiful Brazilian toucan Ramphastos ariel).

ARIES

ARIES Ari*es, n. Etym: [L.] 1. (Astron.) (a) The Ram; the first of the twelve signs in the zodiac, which the sun enters at the vernal equinox, about the 21st of March. (b) A constellation west of Taurus, drawn on the celestial globe in the figure of a ram. 2. (Rom. Antiq.) Defn: A battering-ram.

ARIETATE

ARIETATE Ari*e*tate, v. i. Etym: [L. arietatus, p. p. of arietare, fr. aries ram.] Defn: To butt, as a ram. [Obs.]

ARIETATION

ARIETATION Ar`i*e*tation, n. Etym: [L. arietatio.] 1. The act of butting like a ram; act of using a battering-ram. [Obs.] Bacon. 2. Act of striking or conflicting. [R.] Glanvill.

ARIETTA; ARIETTE

ARIETTA; ARIETTE A`ri*etta, Ar`i*ette, n. Etym: [It. arietta, dim. of aria; F. ariette.] (Mus.) Defn: A short aria, or air. A military ariette. Sir W. Scott.

ARIGHT

ARIGHT A*right, adv. Etym: [Pref. a- + right.] Defn: Rightly; correctly; in a right way or form; without mistake or crime; as, to worship God aright.

ARIL; ARILLUS

ARIL; ARILLUS Aril, A*rillus, n. Etym: [From LL. arilli dry grapes, perh. fr. L. aridus dry: cf. F,. arille.] (Bot.) Defn: A exterior covering, forming a false coat or appendage to a seed, as the loose, transparent bag inclosing the seed or the white water lily. The mace of the nutmeg is also an aril. Gray.

ARILLATE; ARILLATED

ARILLATE; ARILLATED; ARILED Aril*late. Aril*la`ted, Ariled, a. Etym: [Cf. NL. arillatus, F. arill?.] Defn: Having an aril.

ARILLODE

ARILLODE Aril*lode, n. [Arillus + Gr. form.] (Bot.) Defn: A false aril; an aril originating from the micropyle instead of from the funicle or chalaza of the ovule. The mace of the nutmeg is an arillode.

ARIMAN

ARIMAN Ari*man, n. Defn: See Ahriman.

ARIOLATION

ARIOLATION Ar`i*o*lation, n. Etym: [L. ariolatio, hariolatio, fr. hariolari to prophesy, fr. hariolus soothsayer.] Defn: A soothsaying; a foretelling. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

ARIOSE

ARIOSE Ari*ose, a. Etym: [It. arioso, fr. aria.] Defn: Characterized by melody, as distinguished from harmony. Mendelssohn wants the ariose beauty of Handel; vocal melody is not his forte; the interest of his airs harmonic. Foreign Quart. Rev.

ARIOSO

ARIOSO A`ri*oso, adv. & a. Etym: [It.] (Mus.) Defn: In the smooth and melodious style of an air; ariose.

ARISE

ARISE A*rise, v. i. [imp. Arose; p. pr. & vb. n. Arising; p. p. Arisen.]. Etym: [AS. arisan; a (equiv. to Goth. us-, ur-, G. er-, orig. meaning out) + risan to rise; cf. Goth. urreisan to arise. See Rise.] 1. To come up from a lower to a higher position; to come above the horizon; to come up from one's bed or place of repose; to mount; to ascend; to rise; as, to arise from a kneeling posture; a cloud arose; the sun ariseth; he arose early in the morning. 2. To spring up; to come into action, being, or notice; to become operative, sensible, or visible; to begin to act a part; to present itself; as, the waves of the sea arose; a persecution arose; the wrath of the king shall arise. There arose up a new king . . . which knew not Joseph. Ex. i. 8. The doubts that in his heart arose. Milton. 3. To proceed; to issue; to spring. Whence haply mention may arise Of something not unseasonable to ask. Milton.

ARISE

ARISE A*rise, n. Defn: Rising. [Obs.] Drayton.

ARIST

ARIST A*rist, 3d sing. pres. Defn: of Arise, for ariseth. [Obs.] Chaucer.

ARISTA

ARISTA A*rista, n. Etym: [L.] (Bot.) Defn: An awn. Gray.

ARISTARCH

ARISTARCH Aris*tarch, n. Etym: [From Aristarchus, a Greek grammarian and critic, of Alexandria, about 200 b. c.] Defn: A severe critic. Knowles.

ARISTARCHIAN

ARISTARCHIAN Ar`is*tarchi*an, a. Defn: Severely critical.

ARISTARCHY

ARISTARCHY Aris*tar`chy, n. Defn: Severely criticism.

ARISTARCHY

ARISTARCHY Aris*tar`chy, n. Defn: Severe criticism. [Obs.] Sir J. Harrington.

ARISTATE

ARISTATE A*ristate, a. Etym: [L. aristatus, fr. arista. See Arista.] 1. (Bot.) Defn: Having a pointed, beardlike process, as the glumes of wheat; awned. Gray. 2. (Zo?l.) Defn: Having a slender, sharp, or spinelike tip.

ARISTOCRACY

ARISTOCRACY Ar`is*tocra*cy, n.; pl. Aristocracies. Etym: [Gr. arm, and orig. meant fitting: cf. F. aristocratie. See Arm, and Create, which is related to Gr. 1. Government by the best citizens. 2. A ruling body composed of the best citizens. [Obs.] In the Senate Right not our quest in this, I will protest them To all the world, no aristocracy. B. Jonson. 3. A form a government, in which the supreme power is vested in the principal persons of a state, or in a privileged order; an oligarchy. The aristocracy of Venice hath admitted so many abuses, trough the degeneracy of the nobles, that the period of its duration seems approach. Swift. 4. The nobles or chief persons in a state; a privileged class or patrician order; (in a popular use) those who are regarded as superior to the rest of the community, as in rank, fortune, or intellect.

ARISTOCRAT

ARISTOCRAT A*risto*crat, n. Etym: [F. aristocrate. See Aristocracy.] 1. One of the aristocracy or people of rank in a community; one of a ruling class; a noble. 2. One who is overbearing in his temper or habits; a proud or haughty person. A born aristocrat, bred radical. Mrs. Browning. 3. One who favors an aristocracy as a form of government, or believes the aristocracy should govern. His whole family are accused of being aristocrats. Romilly.

ARISTOCRATIC; ARISTOCRATICAL

ARISTOCRATIC; ARISTOCRATICAL Ar`is*to*cratic, Ar`is*to*cratic*al, a. Etym: [Gr. aristocratique.] 1. Of or pertaining to an aristocracy; consisting in, or favoring, a government of nobles, or principal men; as, an aristocratic constitution. 2. Partaking of aristocracy; befitting aristocracy; characteristic of, or originating with, the aristocracy; as, an aristocratic measure; aristocratic pride or manners. -- Ar`is*to*cratic*al*ly, adv. -- Ar`is*to*cratic*al*ness, n.

ARISTOCRATISM

ARISTOCRATISM Aris*to*crat`ism, n. 1. The principles of aristocrats. Romilly. 2. Aristocrats, collectively. [R.]

ARISTOLOGY

ARISTOLOGY Ar`is*tolo*gy, n. Etym: [Gr. -logy.] Defn: The science of dining. Quart. Rev.

ARISTOPHANIC

ARISTOPHANIC Ar`is*to*phanic, a. Defn: Of or pertaining to Aristophanes, the Athenian comic poet.

ARISTOTELIAN

ARISTOTELIAN Ar`is*to*teli*an, a. Defn: Of or pertaining to Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher (384-322 b. c.). -- n. Defn: A follower of Aristotle; a Peripatetic. See Peripatetic.

ARISTOTELIANISM

ARISTOTELIANISM Ar`is*to*teli*an*ism. Defn: The philosophy of Aristotle, otherwise called the Peripatetic philosophy.

ARISTOTELIC

ARISTOTELIC Ar`is*to*telic, a. Defn: Pertaining to Aristotle or to his philosophy. Aristotelic usage. Sir W. Hamilton.

ARISTOTLE

ARISTOTLE'S LANTERN Aris*to`tle's lantern. (Zo?l.) Defn: The five united jaws and accessory ossicles of certain sea urchins.

ARISTOTYPE

ARISTOTYPE A*risto*type`, n. [Gr. best + -type.] (Photog.) Defn: Orig., a printing-out process using paper coated with silver chloride in gelatin; now, any such process using silver salts in either collodion or gelatin; also, a print so made.

ARISTULATE

ARISTULATE A*ristu*late, a. Etym: [Dim. fr. arista.] (Bot.) Defn: Pertaining a short beard or awn. Gray.

ARITHMANCY

ARITHMANCY Arith*man`cy, n. Etym: [Gr. -mancy.] Defn: Divination by means of numbers.

ARITHMETIC

ARITHMETIC A*rithme*tic, n. Etym: [OE. arsmetike, OF. arismetique, L. arithmetica, fr. Gr. arm, the idea of counting coming from that of fitting, attaching. See Arm. The modern Eng. and French forms are accommodated to the Greek.] 1. The science of numbers; the art of computation by figures. 2. A book containing the principles of this science. Arithmetic of sines, trigonometry. -- Political arithmetic, the application of the science of numbers to problems in civil government, political economy, and social science. -- Universal arithmetic, the name given by Sir Isaac Newton to algebra.

ARITHMETICAL

ARITHMETICAL Ar`ith*metic*al, a. Defn: Of or pertaining to arithmetic; according to the rules or method of arithmetic. Arithmetical complement of a logarithm. See Logarithm. -- Arithmetical mean. See Mean. -- Arithmetical progression. See Progression. -- Arithmetical proportion. See Proportion.

ARITHMETICALLY

ARITHMETICALLY Ar`ith*metic*al*ly, adv. Defn: Conformably to the principles or methods of arithmetic.

ARITHMETICIAN

ARITHMETICIAN A*rith`me*tician, n. Etym: [Cf. F. arithm?ticien.] Defn: One skilled in arithmetic.

ARITHMOMANCY

ARITHMOMANCY A*rithmo*mancy, n. Defn: Arithmancy.

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