Acumination A*cu`mi*na"tion, n. A sharpening; termination in a sharp point; a tapering point. --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster]

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  • acumination — ⇒ACUMINATION, subst. fém. BIOL., rare. Excroissance en forme de pointe : • La surface du placard est criblée de petites acuminations,... BRUMPT, Précis de parasitologie, 1910, p. 744. Étymol. ET HIST. 1910 biol. [parasitologie], sup. Dér. du rad …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • acumination — See acuminate. * * * …   Universalium

  • acumination — noun A sharpening; termination in a sharp point; a tapering point …   Wiktionary

  • acumination — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A sharp or tapered end: acicula, apex, cusp, mucro, mucronation, point, tip1. See SHARP …   English dictionary for students

  • acumination — n. sharpening; ending in a sharp point; point that gradually decreases in width or thickness; shape of a tip of a leaf (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acumination — acu·mi·na·tion …   English syllables

  • acumination — əˌkyüməˈnāshən, ˌa,k noun ( s) : a sharpening or giving point to; also : a tapering point …   Useful english dictionary

  • acuminate — acumination, n. adj. /euh kyooh meuh nit, nayt /; v. /euh kyooh meuh nayt /, adj., v., acuminated, acuminating. adj. 1. Bot., Zool. pointed; tapering to a point. v.t. 2. to make sharp or keen. [1595 1605; < L acuminatus (ptp. of acuminare), equiv …   Universalium

  • Idakka — The idakka (Malayalam: ഇടയ്ക്ക), also spelt edakka, is an hourglass shaped drum from Kerala in south India. This handy percussion instrument is very similar to the pan Indian damaru. While the damaru is played by rattling knotted cords against… …   Wikipedia

  • long-acuminate — adjective /ˌlɒŋ.əˈkjuː.mɪ.nət,lɒŋ.əˈkjuː.mɪˌneɪt/ Tapering to a characteristically long point at its apex. See Also: acuminate, acumination …   Wiktionary

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