appositional growth n.
Growth by the addition of new layers on those previously formed, characteristic of tissues formed of rigid materials.
a word or phrase in . placed in . (of an adjective or adjectival phrase) directly following the noun it modifies. Historical Examples An appositive is in the same case as the substantive which it limits (p. 42). An Advanced English Grammar with Exercises George Lyman Kittredge An appositive is in the same case as […]
appr. approximate approximately Historical Examples The inner husk or proper coat of the cereal grains, sifted from the flour; appr., that of wheat. Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley A name applied to several minerals; appr., zinc-blend, or native sulphuret […]
to estimate the monetary value of; determine the worth of; assess: We had an expert appraise the house before we bought it. to estimate the nature, quality, importance, etc.: He tried to appraise the poetry of John Updike. Historical Examples So far as these reforms were appraisable, they were reckoned to be equivalent to a […]
the act of estimating or judging the nature or value of something or someone. an estimate of value, as for sale, assessment, or taxation; valuation. an estimate or considered opinion of the nature, quality, importance, etc: the critics’ appraisal of pop art; an incorrect appraisal of public opinion. Contemporary Examples Rentoul’s appraisal goes too easy, […]