an intermittent river in E central Australia, in the Channel Country: rises in central Queensland and flows generally southwest, reaching Lake Eyre only during wet-year floods; scene of the death of the explorers Burke and Wills in 1861; the surrounding basin provides cattle pastures after the floods subside. Total length: 1420 km (880 miles)
noun, Joinery. 1. a joint made between pieces in a polygonal or curved construction, using either splines or dowels.
[koo-puh-rahyt] /ˈku pəˌraɪt/ noun 1. a mineral, sulfide and arsenide of platinum, occurring in igneous rocks in the form of steel-gray crystals.
- Cooper pair
noun 1. (physics) a pair of weakly bound electrons responsible for the transfer of charge in a superconducting material Cooper pair (k’pər) A pair of weakly bound electrons in a superconductor. Cooper pairs have the property of bosons and can thus reside together in a ground state. They are named after their discoverer, American physicist […]
[koo-per, koo p-er] /ˈku pər, ˈkʊp ər/ noun 1. a person who makes or repairs casks, barrels, etc. verb (used with object) 2. to make or repair (casks, barrels, etc.). 3. to furnish or fix (usually followed by up). verb (used without object) 4. to work as a cooper. [noun, adverb koh-op; verb koh-op, koh-op] […]