free nerve endings pl.n.
Peripheral endings of sensory nerve fibers in which the terminal filaments end freely in the tissue.
[free] /fri/ adjective, freer, freest. 1. enjoying personal rights or liberty, as a person who is not in slavery: a land of free people. 2. pertaining to or reserved for those who enjoy personal liberty: They were thankful to be living on free soil. 3. existing under, characterized by, or possessing civil and political liberties […]
Community-based bulletin board system with e-mail, information services, interactive communications, and conferencing. Freenets are funded and operated by individuals and volunteers – in one sense, like public television. They are part of the National Public Telecomputing Network (NPTN), an organisation based in Cleveland, Ohio, devoted to making computer telecommunication and networking services as freely available […]
noun Something received without charge; freebie: So he picks up a few free-o’s here and there (1980s+)
adverb, adjective 1. . Commerce. 1. free on board: without charge to the buyer for goods placed on board a carrier at the point of shipment: automobiles shipped f.o.b. Detroit. abbreviation 1. free on board adjective 1. (of a shipment of goods) delivered on board ship or other carrier without charge to the buyer Abbreviation […]