a Cartesian coordinate system consisting of two perpendicular axes for graphing complex numbers, the real part of a number being plotted along the horizontal axis and the imaginary part along the vertical axis.
(maths) a diagram in which complex numbers are represented by the points in the plane the coordinates of which are respectively the real and imaginary parts of the number, so that the number x + iy is represented by the point (x, y), or by the corresponding vector
- Argand lamp
an oil lamp with a chimney, having a tubular wick that permits air to reach the center of the flame. Historical Examples The parlor was beautifully though not brilliantly lighted by an Argand lamp. Phaeton Rogers Rossiter Johnson Then comes the Argand lamp; and down with the Encyclopedistic volumes. Bibliomania; or Book-Madness Thomas Frognall Dibdin […]
argas Argas Ar·gas (är’gəs, -gās’) n. A genus of ticks that includes some species that usually infest birds but that may infect humans. Historical Examples About six other species of argas from various parts of the world, parasitic on birds and mammals. Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley The argas reflexus lives on pigeons, […]
any of the numerous ticks of the family Argasidae, comprising the soft ticks. belonging or pertaining to the family Argasidae. Historical Examples In habits and life history the typical Ixodid differ greatly from the argasid. Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley Of the argasid, we have in the United States, several species which have […]
argasidae Argasidae Ar·gas·i·dae (är-gās’ĭ-dē) n. A family of soft-bodied ticks.