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(astronomy) the magnitude that a star would have if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.62 light years) from the earth absolute magnitude
volume of water that would cover 1 acre to a depth of 1 foot; 43,560 cubic feet or 1233.5 cubic meters acre-foot
someone who hates and would persecute Jews anti-Semite , Jew-baiter
protagonist who lacks the characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine) antihero
omission of conjunctions where they would normally be used asyndeton
electromagnetic radiation that would be radiated from an ideal black body; the distribution of energy in the radiated spectrum of a black body depends only on temperature and is determined by Planck's radiation law black-body radiation , blackbody radiation
wound that would cause an English soldier to be sent home from service abroad blighty wound
statute that would require merchants to reclaim used bottles bottle bill
natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle) calendar method , calendar method of birth control , rhythm , rhythm method , rhythm method of birth control
failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances carelessness , neglect , negligence , nonperformance
unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client's suit in return for a portion of the damages awarded champerty
blood thinner (trade name Plavix) approved for the treatment of mild heart attacks; works by preventing blood platelets from sticking together to form clots that would restrict blood flow clopidogrel bisulfate , Plavix
property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold) cost , monetary value , price
(chemistry and physics) law stating that the pressure exerted by a mixture of gases equals the sum of the partial pressures of the gases in the mixture; the pressure of a gas in a mixture equals the pressure it would exert if it occupied the same volume a Dalton's law , Dalton's law of partial pressures , law of partial pressures
friend of Phintias who pledged his life that Phintias would return (4th century BC) Damon
twice the amount that a court would normally find the injured party entitled to double damages
Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes doubting Thomas , Saint Thomas , St. Thomas , Thomas , Thomas the doubting Apostle
United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slavery; he engaged in a famous series of debates with Abraham Lincoln (1813-1861) Douglas , Little Giant , Stephen A. Douglas , Stephen Arnold Douglas
care that a reasonable man would exercise under the circumstances; the standard for determining legal duty due care , ordinary care , reasonable care
cell containing an electrolyte in which an applied voltage causes a reaction to occur that would not occur otherwise (such as the breakdown of water into hydrogen and oxygen) electrolytic cell
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