adv.; fugaciousness n.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • fugaciously — adverb In a fugacious way …   Wiktionary

  • fugacious — fugaciously, adv. fugaciousness, fugacity /fyooh gas i tee/, n. /fyooh gay sheuhs/, adj. 1. fleeting; transitory: a sensational story with but a fugacious claim on the public s attention. 2. Bot. falling or fading early. [1625 35; < L fugaci (s.… …   Universalium

  • fugacity — See fugaciously. * * * ▪ physical science       a measure of the tendency of a component of a liquid mixture to escape, or vaporize, from the mixture. The composition of the vapour form of the mixture, above the liquid, is not the same as that of …   Universalium

  • fugaciousness — See fugaciously. * * * …   Universalium

  • fugacious — (adj.) fleeing, likely to flee, 1630s, from L. fugaci , stem of fugax apt to flee, timid, figuratively transitory, fleeting, from fugere to flee (see FUGITIVE (Cf. fugitive)) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Fugaciously; fugaciousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • fugacious — [fjʊ geɪʃəs] adjective literary tending to disappear; fleeting. Derivatives fugaciously adverb fugaciousness noun fugacity noun Origin C17: from L. fugax, fugac (from fugere flee ) + ious …   English new terms dictionary

  • fugacious — /fjuˈgeɪʃəs/ (say fyooh gayshuhs) adjective 1. Botany falling or fading early. 2. fleeting; transitory. {obsolete fugacy flight (from Latin fugāx apt to flee) + ous} –fugaciously, adverb –fugacity /fjuˈgæsəti/ (say fyooh gasuhtee), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • fugacious — adj. literary fleeting, evanescent, hard to capture or keep. Derivatives: fugaciously adv. fugaciousness n. fugacity n. Etymology: L fugax fugacis f. fugere flee …   Useful english dictionary

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