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expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor allegory
(physics) a point in the ideal multidimensional phase space that is used to describe a system toward which the system tends to evolve regardless of the starting conditions of the system attracter , attractor
United States physician who specialized in diseases of the intestines; he was the first to describe regional ileitis which is now known as Crohn's disease (1884-1983) Burrill Bernard Crohn , Crohn
United States writer whose novels describe the lives of African-Americans (born in 1931) Chloe Anthony Wofford , Morrison , Toni Morrison
one of the minimum number of parameters needed to describe the state of a physical system degree of freedom
phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something descriptor , form , signifier , word form
difficult to define or describe elusive
interpret or describe explain
spectator who can describe what happened eyewitness
perfective tense used to describe action that will be completed in the future future perfect , future perfect tense
Greek poet whose existing works describe rural life and the genealogies of the gods and the beginning of the world (eighth century BC) Hesiod
use of the present tense to describe past actions or states historical present
impenetrable barrier to communication or information especially as imposed by rigid censorship and secrecy; used by Winston Churchill in 1946 to describe the demarcation between democratic and communist countries iron curtain
problem-oriented language used to describe job requirements to an operating system job-control language
describe or name label
describe and draw limn
language that can be used to describe languages metalanguage
self-report personality inventory consisting of 550 items that describe feelings or actions which the person is asked to agree with or disagree with; many scales estimating traits and qualities of personality have been developed using MMPI items Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory , MMPI
describe, hard to nondescript
describe grammatically parse
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