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member

[mem-ber]
noun
1.
a person, animal, plant, group, etc., that is part of a society, party, community, taxon, or other body.
2.
Government.
a.
a member of Congress, especially of the House of Representatives.
b.
a member of the British Parliament, especially of the House of Commons.
c.
any member of a legislative body.
3.
a part or organ of an animal body; a limb, as a leg, arm, or wing.
4.
Botany. a structural entity of a plant body.
5.
the penis.
6.
a constituent part of any structural or composite whole, as a subordinate architectural feature of a building.
7.
Mathematics.
a.
either side of an equation.
b.
an element of a set.
8.
Geology. a stratigraphic unit recognized within a formation, and mapped as such.
adjective
9.
being a member of or having membership in an association, organization, etc.: member countries of the United Nations.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English membre < Old French < Latin membrum

memberless, adjective
submember, noun


6. element, portion.
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member (ˈmɛmbə)
 
n
1.  a person who belongs to a club, political party, etc
2.  any individual plant or animal in a taxonomic group: a member of the species
3.  any part of an animal body, such as a limb
4.  another word for penis
5.  any part of a plant, such as a petal, root, etc
6.  maths any individual object belonging to a set or logical class
7.  a distinct part of a whole, such as a proposition in a syllogism
8.  a component part of a building or construction
 
[C13: from Latin membrum limb, part]
 
'memberless
 
adj

Member (ˈmɛmbə)
 
n
1.  short for Member of Parliament
2.  short for Member of Congress
3.  a member of some other legislative body

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Word Origin & History

member
early 13c., from O.Fr. membre (11c.), from L. membrum "limb, member of the body, part," ptobably from PIE *mems-ro (cf. Goth. mimz "flesh"). Specific sense of "penis" is first recorded mid-14c., from L. membrum virile. In English, "member of the body" is the original sense; that of "person belonging
to a group" is first attested early 14c., from notion of "constituent part of a complex structure." Meaning "one who has been elected to parliament" is from mid-15c.
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Medical Dictionary

member mem·ber (měm'bər)
n.

  1. A distinct part of a whole.

  2. A part or an organ of a human or animal body, especially a limb.

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member   (měm'bər)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Mathematics

  2. A quantity that belongs to a set.

  3. The expression on either side of an equal sign.


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