moiety
noun (plural -ties) Etymology: Middle English moite, from Anglo-French meité, moité, from Late Latin medietat-, medietas, from Latin medius middle — more at mid Date: 15th century 1. a. one of two equal parts ; half b. one of two approximately equal parts 2. one of the portions into which something is divided ; component, part <
an ether molecule with a benzene moiety
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3. one of two basic complementary tribal subdivisions

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  • moiety — moi·e·ty / mȯi ə tē/ n pl ties: half of something (as an estate) an interest exceeding a moiety compare entirety 2 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Moiety — Moi e*ty (moi [ e]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Moieties} (moi [ e]*t[i^]z). [F. moiti[ e], L. medietas, fr. medius middle, half. See {Mid}, a., and cf. {Mediate}, {Mediety}.] 1. One of two equal parts; a half; as, a moiety of an estate, of goods, or of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moiety — may refer to: Moiety (chemistry), a part or functional group of a molecule Moiety (kinship), either of two groups into which a society is divided An Australian Aboriginal kinship group Native Hawaiian realm ruled by a Mo i or Ali i Moiety title,… …   Wikipedia

  • moiety — [moi′ə tē] n. pl. moieties [ME moite < OFr < L medietas, the middle (in LL, half, moiety) < medius: see MID1] 1. a half; either of two equal, or more or less equal, parts 2. an indefinite share or part 3. Anthrop. either of two primary… …   English World dictionary

  • Moiety —   [ mɔɪətɪ, englisch] die, /...ties, Ethnosoziologie: in Gesellschaften mit Zweiklassensystem (Dualorganisation) Bezeichnung für jeweils eine Hälfte …   Universal-Lexikon

  • moiety — (n.) an equal half, mid 15c., from O.Fr. moite, earlier meitiet (12c., Mod.Fr. moitié) half; middle; portion, piece, from L. meditatem (nom. medietas) half, originally middle point, from medius middle (see MEDIAL (Cf. medial) (adj.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • moiety —  Moiety  Часть молекулярной структуры, обладающая определенным полезным свойством.  См. функциональная группа …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • moiety — ► NOUN (pl. moieties) 1) formal a half. 2) technical each of two parts into which a thing is or can be divided. ORIGIN Old French moite, from Latin medius mid, middle …   English terms dictionary

  • Moiety — Als Moiety (engl.; von altfranz. moité, dies wiederum von lat. medietas Mitte, Hälfte ) wird bei Gemeinschaften mit Dualorganisation oder Zweiklassensystem jede der beiden Hälften eines Dorfes oder Stammes bezeichnet. Jedes Mitglied einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • moiety — Residue Res i*due (r?z ? d?), n. [F. r[ e]sidu, L. residuum, fr. residuus that is left behind, remaining, fr. residere to remain behind. See {Reside}, and cf. {Residuum}.] 1. That which remains after a part is taken, separated, removed, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moiety — Residue Res i*due (r?z ? d?), n. [F. r[ e]sidu, L. residuum, fr. residuus that is left behind, remaining, fr. residere to remain behind. See {Reside}, and cf. {Residuum}.] 1. That which remains after a part is taken, separated, removed, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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