, pl -nia
) or -niums
1. (Theatre) the arch or opening separating the stage from the auditorium together with the area immediately in front of the arch
2. (Historical Terms) (in ancient theatres) the stage itself
[C17: via Latin from Greek proskēnion, from pro- before + skēnē scene]
(duˈplɪs ɪ təs, dyu-)
marked or characterized by duplicity.
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A gore (British English: nose), refers to a triangular piece of land. Etymologically it is derived from gār, meaning spear. Gores on highways are categorized as two types: the theoretical gore and the physical gore. The physical gore is the unpaved area created between the highway mainline and a ramp that merges into or diverges from the mainline. The theoretical gore is the marked area of pavement resulting from the convergence or divergence of the edge lines of the mainline and ramp. theoretical gores are commonly marked with transverse lines or chevrons at both entrance and exit ramps. These help drivers entering the highway to estimate how much time they have to match the speed of through traffic, and warn drivers improperly exiting the highway right down the middle of a gore that they are about to run out of road. Gores at exit ramps occasionally feature impact attenuators, especially when there is something solid at the other end of the gore.
n. pl. per·pe·tu·i·ties
1. The quality or condition of being perpetual: “The perpetuity of the Church was an article of faith” (Morris L. West).
2. Time without end; eternity.
a. The condition of an estate that is limited so as to be inalienable either perpetually or longer than the period determined by law.
b. An estate so limited.
4. An annuity payable indefinitely.
For an indefinite period of time; forever.
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1. (Civil Engineering) another name for bank27
2. (Civil Engineering) the difference between the heights of the sides of a road or railway track on a bend
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(of sounds or utterances) smooth or honeyed; sweet
[C15: from Late Latin mellifluus flowing with honey, from Latin mel honey + fluere to flow]
melˈlifluously, melˈlifluently adv
melˈlifluousness, melˈlifluence n
To swallow greedily or in excessive amounts; gulp.
[Latin ingurgitāre, ingurgitāt- : in-, in; see in-2 + gurges, gurgit-, throat, whirlpool.]
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Related to anoxic: anoxic zone
1. Absence of oxygen.
2. A pathological deficiency of oxygen, especially hypoxia.