[ee-thos, ee-thohs, eth-os, -ohs] /ˈi θɒs, ˈi θoʊs, ˈɛθ ɒs, -oʊs/
Sociology. the fundamental character or spirit of a culture; the underlying sentiment that informs the beliefs, customs, or practices of a group or society; dominant assumptions of a people or period:
In the Greek ethos the individual was highly valued.
the character or disposition of a community, group, person, etc.
the moral element in dramatic literature that determines a character’s action rather than his or her thought or emotion.
the distinctive character, spirit, and attitudes of a people, culture, era, etc: the revolutionary ethos
revived by Palgrave in 1851 from Greek ethos “moral character, nature, disposition, habit, custom,” from suffixed form of PIE root *s(w)e- (see idiom). An important concept in Aristotle (e.g. “Rhetoric” II xii-xiv).
[eth-oh-suhk-suh-mahyd] /ˌɛθ oʊˈsʌk səˌmaɪd/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. an anticonvulsant, C 7 H 11 NO 2 , used in medicine to treat certain kinds of epilepsy, especially petit mal.
[eth-ok-sahyd] /ɛθˈɒk saɪd/ noun, Chemistry. 1. . /iːθˈɒksaɪd/ noun 1. any of a class of saltlike compounds with the formula MOC2H5, where M is a metal atom Also called ethylate
[e-thok-see] /ɛˈθɒk si/ noun, Chemistry. 1. the radical C 2 H 5 O−. ethoxy eth·ox·y (ě-thŏk’sē) n. The univalent radical C2H5O. adj. Relating to or containing the ethoxy radical.
/ɛˌθɒksɪˈiːθeɪn/ noun 1. the technical name for ether (sense 1)