adjective see on and off

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  • on and off — See: OFF AND ON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on and off — See: OFF AND ON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on and off — adverb Date: 1748 off and on • on and off adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • On and on — On On, adv. [See {On}, prep.] 1. Forward, in progression; onward; usually with a verb of motion; as, move on; go on; the beat goes on. Time glides on. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] The path is smooth that leadeth on to danger. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on-again, off-again — adjective Date: 1948 existing briefly and in an intermittent unpredictable way < on again, off again fads > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • On shell and off shell — In physics, particularly in quantum field theory, configurations of a physical system that satisfy classical equations of motion are called on shell, and those that do not are called off shell. For instance, in classical mechanics in the action… …   Wikipedia

  • Roll-on/roll-off — (RORO or ro ro) ships are ferries designed to carry wheeled cargo such as automobiles, trucks, semi trailer trucks, trailers or railroad cars. This is in contrast to lo lo (lift on lift off) vessels which use a crane to load and unload cargo.RORO …   Wikipedia

  • roll-on/roll-off discharge facility — Provides a means of disembarking vehicles from a roll on and roll off ship to lighterage. The roll on/roll off discharge facility consists of six causeway sections, nonpowered assembled into a platform that is two sections long and three sections …   Military dictionary

  • On Horsemanship (Xenophon) — On Horsemanship (Ἱππαρχικὸς ἢ περὶ ἱππικῆς) written c. 350 BC by Xenophon is one of the earliest extant treatises on horsemanship in the Western world (the oldest is the one written by Kikkuli of the Indo Aryan Mitanni Kingdom). In it, Xenophon… …   Wikipedia

  • off and on — also[on and off] {adv.} Not regularly; occasionally; sometimes. * /Joan wrote to a pen pal in England off and on for several years./ * /It rained off and on all day./ Sometimes used with hyphens like an adjective. * /A worn out cord may make a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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