[fuh-roh-shuh s] /fəˈroʊ ʃəs/
savagely fierce, as a wild beast, person, action, or aspect; violently cruel:
a ferocious beating.
extreme or intense:
a ferocious thirst.
savagely fierce or cruel: a ferocious tiger, a ferocious argument
1640s, from Latin ferocis, oblique case of ferox “fierce, wild-looking” (see ferocity). Related: Ferociously; ferociousness.
[fuh-ros-i-tee] /fəˈrɒs ɪ ti/ noun 1. a quality or state; savage fierceness. n. c.1600, from French férocité, from Latin ferocitatem (nominative ferocitas) “fierceness,” from ferocis, oblique case of ferox “wild, bold, courageous, warlike, fierce,” literally “wild-looking,” a derivative of ferus “wild” (see fierce) + -ox, -ocem (genitive -ocis), a suffix meaning “looking or appearing” (cognate […]
1. variant of and before a vowel. 1. a combining form with the meanings “iron,” “ferric,” used in the formation of compound words: ferriferous; ferricyanide. combining form 1. indicating the presence of iron, esp in the trivalent state: ferricyanide, ferriferous Compare ferro- ferri- pref. Iron, especially ferric ion: ferritin.
- Ferranti f100-l
processor A processor, with 16-bit addressing, registers and data paths and a 1-bit serial ALU. The F100-L could only access 32K of memory (one address bit was used for indirection). It was designed by a British company for the British Military. The unique feature of the F100-L was that it had a complete control bus […]
/ˈfɛrə/ noun 1. Nicholas. 1592–1637, English mystic. He founded (1625) an Anglican religious community at Little Gidding, Huntingdonshire