[ep-i-taf, -tahf] /ˈɛp ɪˌtæf, -ˌtɑf/
a commemorative inscription on a tomb or mortuary monument about the person buried at that site.
a brief poem or other writing in praise of a deceased person.
verb (used with object)
to commemorate in or with an epitaph.
a commemorative inscription on a tombstone or monument
a speech or written passage composed in commemoration of a dead person
a final judgment on a person or thing
mid-14c., from Old French epitaphe (12c.) and directly from Medieval Latin epitaphium “funeral oration, eulogy,” from Greek epitaphion “a funeral oration,” noun use of neuter of epitaphos “of a funeral,” from epi “at, over” (see epi-) + taphos “tomb, funeral rites,” from PIE root *dhembh- “to bury.” Among the Old English equivalents was byrgelsleoð.
[ih-pit-uh-sis] /ɪˈpɪt ə sɪs/ noun, plural epitases [ih-pit-uh-seez] /ɪˈpɪt əˌsiz/ (Show IPA) 1. the part of an ancient drama, following the protasis, in which the main action is developed. Compare , (def 4), . /ɪˈpɪtəsɪs/ noun 1. (in classical drama) the part of a play in which the main action develops Compare protasis (sense 2), […]
- Epitaxial transistor
/ˌɛpɪˈtæksɪəl/ noun 1. a transistor made by depositing a thin pure layer of semiconductor material (epitaxial layer) onto a crystalline support by epitaxy. The layer acts as one of the electrode regions, usually the collector
[ep-i-tak-sis] /ˌɛp ɪˈtæk sɪs/ noun, plural epitaxes [ep-i-tak-seez] /ˌɛp ɪˈtæk siz/ (Show IPA). Crystallography. 1. an oriented overgrowth of crystalline material upon the surface of another crystal of different chemical composition but similar structure.
[ep-i-tak-see] /ˈɛp ɪˌtæk si/ noun, plural epitaxies. Crystallography. 1. . /ˈɛpɪˌtæksɪ/ noun 1. the growth of a thin layer on the surface of a crystal so that the layer has the same structure as the underlying crystal