a fear of imperfection, defects
Greek atelos ‘imperfect’
a tropical tree of the Philippines that is a hybrid of the cherimoya and sweetsop. the pinecone- or heart-shaped fruit of this tree, having a sweet, edible, white pulp.
free from limitations of time. adj. 1870, from a- “not” + temporal. Related: Atemporally.
. a solar deity declared by Amenhotep IV to be the only god, represented as a solar disk with rays ending in human hands. Historical Examples He paced up and down, then halted and began to spout at Aten and the Keeper of Foodstuffs. The Fifth-Dimension Tube William Fitzgerald Jenkins “I—I ha’ not ‘Aten much […]
- Aten asteroid
one of a small group of asteroids whose orbits cross that of the earth and whose semimajor axes are smaller than that of the earth.