[fuh-ros-i-tee] /fəˈrɒs ɪ ti/
a quality or state; savage fierceness.
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 with Greek ops “eye, sight”).
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
[fuh-rahr-uh; Italian fer-rah-rah] /fəˈrɑr ə; Italian fɛrˈrɑ rɑ/ noun 1. a city in N Italy, near the Po River: medieval university and cathedral. /fəˈrɑːrə; Italian ferˈrara/ noun 1. a city in N Italy, in Emilia–Romagna: a centre of the Renaissance under the House of Este; university (1391). Pop: 130 992 (2001)