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  • 1 spiral — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ winding in a continuous curve around a central point or axis. ► NOUN 1) a spiral curve, shape, or pattern. 2) a progressive rise or fall of prices, wages, etc., each responding to an upward or downward stimulus provided by a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 2 spiral — spirality /spuy ral i tee/, n. spirally, adv. /spuy reuhl/, n., adj., v., spiraled, spiraling or (esp. Brit.) spiralled, spiralling. n. 1. Geom. a plane curve generated by a point moving around a fixed point while constantly receding from or… …

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  • 3 spiral — I. /ˈspaɪrəl / (say spuyruhl) noun 1. a plane curve traced by a point which runs continuously round and round a fixed point or centre while constantly receding from or approaching it. 2. a single circle or ring of a spiral or helical curve or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 4 spiral — spi•ral [[t]ˈspaɪ rəl[/t]] n. adj. v. raled, ral•ing (esp. brit.) ralled, ral•ling. 1) math. a plane curve generated by a point moving around a fixed point while constantly receding from or approaching it 2) math. a helix 3) math. a single circle …

    From formal English to slang

  • 5 spiral — adjective winding in a continuous and gradually widening (or tightening) curve around a central point or axis. ↘winding in a continuous curve of constant diameter about a central axis, as though along a cylinder; helical. ↘Astronomy denoting… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 6 Spiral Tribe — was a free party soundsystem which existed in the first half of the 1990s. The collective originated in west London and later travelled across Europe and North America. According to one member, the name came to him when he was at work, staring at …

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  • 7 double spiral —    by Richard G. Smith   Once upon a time there was a general consensus among the AngloAmerican Left that Baudrillard s writings could be separated into those that are Marxist and those that are postmodern. Reminiscent of Althusser s famous… …

    The Baudrillard dictionary

  • 8 To take horse — Horse Horse (h[^o]rs), n. [AS. hors; akin to OS. hros, D. & OHG. ros, G. ross, Icel. hross; and perh. to L. currere to run, E. course, current Cf. {Walrus}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A hoofed quadruped of the genus {Equus}; especially, the domestic horse… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 wind — I. n. 1. Air (in motion), draught, breeze, zephyr, puff of air, breath of air. 2. Breath, respiration. 3. Flatulence. II. v. a. 1. Coil, twine, twist, wreathe. 2. Turn in and out. III …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 10 spirally — spiral ► ADJECTIVE ▪ winding in a continuous curve around a central point or axis. ► NOUN 1) a spiral curve, shape, or pattern. 2) a progressive rise or fall of prices, wages, etc., each responding to an upward or downward stimulus provided by a… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 HISTORICAL SURVEY: THE STATE AND ITS ANTECEDENTS (1880–2006) — Introduction It took the new Jewish nation about 70 years to emerge as the State of Israel. The immediate stimulus that initiated the modern return to Zion was the disappointment, in the last quarter of the 19th century, of the expectation that… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 12 Health and Disease — ▪ 2009 Introduction Food and Drug Safety.       In 2008 the contamination of infant formula and related dairy products with melamine in China led to widespread health problems in children, including urinary problems and possible renal tube… …

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  • 13 twist — /twɪst / (say twist) verb (t) 1. to combine, as two or more strands or threads, by winding together; intertwine. 2. to combine or associate intimately. 3. to form by or as by winding strands together. 4. to entwine (one thing) with or in another; …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 twist — twistable, adj. twistability, n. twistedly, adv. twistingly, adv. /twist/, v.t. 1. to combine, as two or more strands or threads, by winding together; intertwine. 2. to form by or as if by winding strands together: Several fibers were used to… …

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  • 15 twist — [[t]twɪst[/t]] v. t. 1) to combine, as two or more strands or threads, by winding together; intertwine 2) to form by or as if by winding strands together 3) to entwine (one thing) with another 4) to wind or coil (something) about something else… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 ring — ring1 ringless, adj. ringlike, adj. /ring/, n., v., ringed, ringing. n. 1. a typically circular band of metal or other durable material, esp. one of gold or other precious metal, often set with gems, for wearing on the finger as an ornament, a… …

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  • 17 wind — I. /wɪnd / (say wind) noun 1. air in natural motion, as along the earth s surface. 2. a gale; storm; hurricane. 3. any stream of air, as that produced by a bellows, a fan, etc. 4. air impregnated with the scent of an animal or animals. 5. a hint… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 wind — wind1 n. /wind/, Literary /wuynd/; v. /wind/, n. 1. air in natural motion, as that moving horizontally at any velocity along the earth s surface: A gentle wind blew through the valley. High winds were forecast. 2. a gale; storm; hurricane. 3. any …

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  • 19 twist — v. & n. v. 1 a tr. change the form of by rotating one end and not the other or the two ends in opposite directions. b intr. undergo such a change; take a twisted position (twisted round in his seat). c tr. wrench or pull out of shape with a… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 ring — I [[t]rɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) jew a typically circular band of durable material, as gold, worn on the finger as an ornament, a token of betrothal or marriage, etc 2) anything having the form of such a band: a smoke ring[/ex] 3) a circular line or mark:… …

    From formal English to slang