an asbestine variety of anthophyllite, rich in iron, formerly used as a heat-resistant material.
- Amoss’ sign
amoss’ sign Amoss’ sign A·moss’ sign (ā’məs) n. An indication of painful flexion of the spine in which it is necessary to support a sitting position by extending the arms behind the torso and placing its weight on the hands.
the sum total of two or more quantities or sums; aggregate. the sum of the principal and interest of a loan. quantity; measure: a great amount of resistance. the full effect, value, or significance. to total; add (usually followed by to): The repair bill amounts to $300. to reach, extend, or be equal in number, […]
- Amount at risk
the difference between the reserve of a life-insurance policy and its face amount.
- Amount of substance
noun a measure of the number of entities (atoms, molecules, ions, electrons, etc) present in a substance, expressed in moles