practice of a ; robbery or illegal violence at sea.
the unauthorized reproduction or use of a copyrighted book, recording, television program, patented invention, trademarked product, etc.:
The record industry is beset with piracy.
Also called stream capture. Geology. diversion of the upper part of one stream by the headward growth of another.
noun (pl) -cies
(Brit) robbery on the seas within admiralty jurisdiction
a felony, such as robbery or hijacking, committed aboard a ship or aircraft
the unauthorized use or appropriation of patented or copyrighted material, ideas, etc
early 15c., from Medieval Latin piratia, from Greek peirateia “piracy,” from peirates (see pirate (n.)).
an epidemic disease that causes high mortality; pestilence. an infectious, epidemic disease caused by a bacterium, Yersinia pestis, characterized by fever, chills, and prostration, transmitted to humans from rats by means of the bites of fleas. Compare , , . any widespread affliction, calamity, or evil, especially one regarded as a direct punishment by God: […]
427–347 b.c, Greek philosopher. a walled plain in the second quadrant of the face of the moon, having a dark floor: about 60 miles (96 km) in diameter. Contemporary Examples Football “is what Plato calls a pharmakon, a poison and an elixir,” he writes. Has Football Jumped the Shark? Kevin Canfield August 31, 2014 The […]
of, relating to, or characteristic of or his doctrines: the Platonic philosophy of ideal forms. pertaining to, involving, or characterized by as a striving toward love of spiritual or ideal beauty. (usually lowercase) purely spiritual; free from sensual desire, especially in a relationship between two persons of the opposite sex. (usually lowercase) feeling or professing […]
- Anti platonism
the philosophy or doctrines of Plato or his followers. a Platonic doctrine or saying. the belief that physical objects are impermanent representations of unchanging Ideas, and that the Ideas alone give true knowledge as they are known by the mind. (sometimes lowercase) the doctrine or practice of platonic love. noun the teachings of Plato and […]