a substance or material applied to a plant, as by spraying, to inhibit moisture loss during transplanting.
the act or process of ; growth; progress: child development; economic development. a significant consequence or event: recent developments in the field of science. a or advanced state or form: Drama reached its highest development in the plays of Shakespeare. Music. the part of a movement or composition in which a theme or themes are […]
an intestinal disorder characterized by abnormal frequency and fluidity of fecal evacuations. n. late 14c., from Old French diarrie, from Late Latin diarrhoea, from Greek diarrhoia “diarrhea” (coined by Hippocrates), literally “a flowing through,” from diarrhein “to flow through,” from dia- “through” (see dia-) + rhein “to flow” (see rheum). Respelled 16c. from diarria on […]
an act or instance of , or of making a distinction. treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit: racial and religious intolerance and discrimination. the power […]
character; unfounded positiveness in matters of opinion; arrogant assertion of opinions as truths. n. c.1600, but not in common use until 19c., from French dogmatisme (16c.), from Medieval Latin dogmatismus, from Latin dogma (see dogma).