alienia a·li·e·ni·a (ā’lī-ē’nē-ə)
Absence of the spleen.
. Historical Examples In spite of her friendly sympathy, he never felt so keenly his alienism as in her presence. Tales From Two Hemispheres Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen noun (obsolete) the study and treatment of mental illness
(formerly) a doctor specializing in the treatment of mental illness. an expert witness in a sanity trial. Historical Examples The case of Germany is a hospital case, a case for the alienist; the mania of grandeur, complemented by the mania of persecution. The Pentecost of Calamity Owen Wister The English poet’s plays are a perfect […]
the first letter of the Arabic alphabet. the glottal stop consonant represented by this letter. Historical Examples The Irish title of the letter a or haw is alif, as also is the Arabian: the Greek alpha is either alpa or alfa. Archaic England Harold Bayley The wheel turns ever, and no pleasure of ours but […]
. the simulation of any aspect of life, as through computers, robotics, or biochemistry. Historical Examples Haf you not got a echukated vooly pig und a feller vot ‘eats ’em alife’? Ted Strong’s Motor Car Edward C. Taylor artificial life The simulation of biological phenomena through the use of computer models and robotics. artificial life […]