a scale shaped like the figure 8, showing the declination of the sun and the equation of time for each day of the year.
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
a graduated scale shaped like a figure eight that indicates the daily declination of the sun
1650s, from Latin analemma “the pedestal of a sundial,” hence the sundial itself, from Greek analemma “prop, support,” from analambanein “to receive, take up, restore,” from ana- “up” (see ana-) + lambanein “to take,” from PIE root *(s)lagw- “to seize, take” (cf. Sanskrit labhate, rabhate “seizes;” Old English læccan “to seize, grasp;” Greek lazomai “I take, grasp;” Old Church Slavonic leca “to catch, snare;” Lithuanian lobis “possession, riches”).
a spiritual interpretation or application of words, as of Scriptures. a form of allegorical interpretation of Scripture that seeks hidden meanings regarding the future life. Historical Examples anagoge is so called from ana, which is upwards, and goge, a leading: as it were an upward leading. Churches and Church Ornaments William Durandus noun allegorical or […]
restoring; invigorating; giving strength after disease. awakening, especially from drug stupor. a pharmacological substance that stimulates the central nervous system and also acts as an anticonvulsant. adjective (of a drug, etc) stimulating the central nervous system noun any drug, such as doxapram, that stimulates the central nervous system (formerly) a restorative remedy or drug adj. […]
- Analgesia algera
analgesia algera analgesia algera analgesia al·ger·a (āl’jər-ə) n. Spontaneous pain in a portion of the body that is not sensitive to painful stimuli. Also called analgesia dolorosa.
absence of sense of pain. noun inability to feel pain the relief of pain n. “absence of pain,” 1706, medical Latin, from Greek analgesia “painlessness, insensibility,” from analgetos “without pain, insensible to pain” (also “unfeeling, ruthless”), from an- “not” (see an- (1)) + algein “to feel pain” (see -algia). analgesia an·al·ge·si·a (ān’əl-jē’zē-ə, -zhə) n. A […]