noun see coil II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • coil — I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1567 1. turmoil 2. trouble; also everyday cares and worries < when we have shuffled off this mortal coil Shakespeare > II. verb Etymology: French …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coil — coil1 coilable, adj. coilability, n. /koyl/, v.t. 1. to wind into continuous, regularly spaced rings one above the other: to coil a wire around a pencil. 2. to wind on a flat surface into rings one around the other: He coiled the rope on the deck …   Universalium

  • Mathematics and Physical Sciences — ▪ 2003 Introduction Mathematics       Mathematics in 2002 was marked by two discoveries in number theory. The first may have practical implications; the second satisfied a 150 year old curiosity.       Computer scientist Manindra Agrawal of the… …   Universalium

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