Putting it differently, usually more simply or explicitly. For example, The weather was terrible, the plane took off several hours after the scheduled time, and then fog prevented their landing—in other words, they never got to the wedding at all. [ Mid-1800s ]
[ee-nuh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, ahy-nuh-] /ˌi nəˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌaɪ nə-/ adjective, Physiology. 1. influencing the contractility of muscular tissue. /ˌɪnəˈtrɒpɪk; ˌaɪnə-/ adjective 1. affecting or controlling the contraction of muscles, esp those of the heart: inotropic drugs inotropic in·o·trop·ic (ĭn’ə-trŏp’ĭk, -trō’pĭk, ī’nə-, ē’nə-) adj. Affecting the contraction of muscle, especially heart muscle.
programming A type or “mode” of function parameter that passes information in both directions – from the caller to the function and back to the caller, combining the in and out modes. An “inout” parameter might be used where the function needs to read and update some data belonging to the caller as a side […]
[in-ok-si-dahy-zuh-buh l] /ɪnˈɒk sɪˌdaɪ zə bəl/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. not susceptible to oxidation.
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