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  • 1 blow — I. n. 1. Stroke, knock, rap, pat, thump, dab, beat, lick, thwack, bang. 2. Calamity, disaster, misfortune, affliction. 3. Bloom, blossom, flower, efflorescence. 4. Gale, blast, gust. II. v. n. 1. Move or flow in currents (as the wind) …

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  • 2 Action potential — In physiology, an action potential is a short lasting event in which the electrical membrane potential of a cell rapidly rises and falls, following a consistent trajectory. Action potentials occur in several types of animal cells, called… …

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  • 3 Oceanic physical-biological process — Sea water is 827 times denser than air Due to the higher density of sea water (1,030 kg m 3) than air (1.2 kg m 3), the force exerted by the same velocity on an organism is 827 times stronger in the ocean. When waves crash on the shore …

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  • 4 Glacier — This article is about the geological formation. For other uses, see Glacier (disambiguation). The Baltoro Glacier in the Karakoram, Kashmir, Northern Pakistan. At 62 kilometres (39 mi) in length, it is one of the longest alpine glaciers on… …

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  • 5 drug — drug1 /drug/, n., v., drugged, drugging. n. 1. Pharm. a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well being. 2. (in federal law) a. any substance… …

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  • 6 Drug — /droog/, n. Zoroastrianism. the cosmic principle of disorder and falsehood. Cf. Asha. [ < Avestan drauga] * * * I Any chemical agent that affects the function of living things. Some, including antibiotics, stimulants, tranquilizers,… …

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  • 7 Electrical conduction — is the movement of electrically charged particles through a transmission medium (electrical conductor). The movement of charge constitutes an electric current. The charge transport may result as a response to an electric field, or as a result of… …

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  • 8 Belladonna (novel) — Infobox Book | name = Belladonna title orig = translator = image caption = author = Anne Bishop illustrator = cover artist = Larry Rostant country = USA language = English series = Landscapes of Ephemera genre = Fantasy novel publisher = Roc… …

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  • 9 Plasma (physics) — For other uses, see Plasma. Plasma lamp, illustrating some of the more complex phenomena of a plasma, including filamentation. The colors are a result of relaxation of electrons in excited states to lower energy states after they have recombined… …

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  • 10 climate — /kluy mit/, n. 1. the composite or generally prevailing weather conditions of a region, as temperature, air pressure, humidity, precipitation, sunshine, cloudiness, and winds, throughout the year, averaged over a series of years. 2. a region or… …

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  • 11 electricity — /i lek tris i tee, ee lek /, n. 1. See electric charge. 2. See electric current. 3. the science dealing with electric charges and currents. 4. a state or feeling of excitement, anticipation, tension, etc. [1640 50; ELECTRIC + ITY] * * *… …

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  • 12 electromagnetism — /i lek troh mag ni tiz euhm/, n. 1. the phenomena associated with electric and magnetic fields and their interactions with each other and with electric charges and currents. 2. Also, electromagnetics. the science that deals with these phenomena.… …

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  • 13 Earth Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Geology and Geochemistry       The theme of the 33rd International Geological Congress, which was held in Norway in August 2008, was “Earth System Science: Foundation for Sustainable Development.” It was attended by nearly… …

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  • 14 geomagnetic field — Magnetic field associated with the Earth. It is essentially dipolar (i.e., it has two poles, the northern and southern magnetic poles) on the Earth s surface. Away from the surface, the field becomes distorted. Most geomagnetists explain the… …

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  • 15 lake — lake1 /layk/, n. 1. a body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surrounded by land. 2. any similar body or pool of other liquid, as oil. 3. (go) jump in the lake, (used as an exclamation of dismissal or impatience.) [bef. 1000; ME lak(e) …

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  • 16 Lake — /layk/, n. Simon, 1866 1945, U.S. engineer and naval architect. * * * I Relatively large body of slow moving or standing water that occupies an inland basin. Lakes are most abundant in high northern latitudes and in mountain regions, particularly …

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  • 17 locomotion — /loh keuh moh sheuhn/, n. the act or power of moving from place to place. [1640 50; see LOCOMOTIVE, MOTION] * * * Any of various animal movements that result in progression from one place to another. Locomotion is classified as either… …

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  • 18 Electric current — Electromagnetism …

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  • 19 Constructal theory — Design in nature is flow. The two sides of the constructal law: we predict the occurrence of design in nature, and we design devices for human use. The constructal law puts forth the idea that the generation of design (configuration, pattern,… …

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  • 20 river — river1 riverless, adj. riverlike, adj. /riv euhr/, n. 1. a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels. 2. a similar stream of something other than water: a… …

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