a city in E Turkmenistan, on the Amu Darya.
a department in W France. 2792 sq. mi. (7230 sq. km). Capital: La Rochelle. noun a department of W France, in Poitou-Charentes region. Capital: La Rochelle. Pop: 576 855 (2003 est). Area: 7232 sq km (2820 sq miles)
a department in W France. 2306 sq. mi. (5975 sq. km). Capital: Angoulême. noun a department of W central France, in Poitou-Charentes region. Capital: Angoulême. Pop: 341 275 (2003 est). Area: 5972 sq km (2329 sq miles) a river in W France, rising in the Massif Central and flowing west to the Bay of Biscay. […]
Mathematics. the characteristic polynomial of a given matrix, equated to zero. Also called auxiliary equation. an equation with one variable and equated to zero, which is derived from a given linear differential equation and in which the coefficient and power of the variable in each term correspond to the coefficient and order of a derivative […]
charrette. a final, intensive effort to finish a project, especially an architectural design project, before a deadline. n. also charrette, c.1400, “a chariot, a cart,” from Old French charrete “wagon, small cart” (12c.), diminutive of charre (see car). Meaning “collaborative session” is by 1982.