Nodding Nod"ding, a. Curved so that the apex hangs down; having the top bent downward. [1913 Webster]

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  • nodding — adjective Date: 1565 1. bending downward or forward ; pendulous, drooping < a plant with nodding flowers > 2. slight, superficial < a nodding acquaintance > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Nodding — Nod Nod, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Nodded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Nodding}.] 1. To incline or bend, as the head or top; to make a motion of assent, of salutation, or of drowsiness with; as, to nod the head. [1913 Webster] 2. To signify by a nod; as, to nod …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nodding — En astronomie, le nodding, que l on appelle également le balancement de faisceaux, est une opération destinée à se débarrasser du fond thermique. Cette opération est plus longue que le chopping ou modulation, car il faut prendre le temps de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • nodding — adj. Nodding is used with these nouns: ↑acquaintance …   Collocations dictionary

  • nodding — /ˈnɒdɪŋ/ (say noding) verb 1. present participle of nod. –adjective 2. slight; such as to give rise to no more than a brief salutation: a nodding acquaintance. {nod + d + ing2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • nodding — nutacija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. nodding; nutation vok. Nutation, f rus. нутация, f pranc. nutation, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • nodding — adjective having branches or flower heads that bend downward nodding daffodils the pendulous branches of a weeping willow lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers • Syn: ↑cernuous, ↑drooping, ↑pendulous, ↑weeping …   Useful english dictionary

  • nodding — Synonyms and related words: absent, absentminded, absorbed, abstracted, anesthetized, asleep, bagging, baggy, ballooning, bemused, castle building, casual, cataleptic, comatose, daydreaming, daydreamy, distant, doped, dozy, dreaming, dreamy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • nodding — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Ready for or needing sleep: dozy, drowsy, sleepy, slumberous, slumbery, somnolent, soporific. See AWARENESS …   English dictionary for students

  • nodding — nÉ‘d /nÉ’d n. moving the head up and down (usually indicating agreement or assent); falling asleep briefly, dropping the head forward while dozing off; losing concentration momentarily v. move the head up and down (usually indicating agreement or …   English contemporary dictionary

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