noun, Historical Linguistics.
the hypothetical reconstruction of an earlier stage of a language or of some part of it, as its phonology, by deductions from irregularities in its present structure, as the reconstruction of a stage in English when certain instances of r were related to s in a systematic way by comparing the pair was:were to other pairs, as lose:forlorn.
noun, Philosophy. 1. a relation between two entities such that if they had not been in this relation the nature of each would necessarily have been different.
noun, Electricity. 1. the resistance within a battery, or other voltage source, that causes a drop in the source voltage when there is a current. noun 1. (physics) the resistance of a cell, accumulator, etc, usually given as (E-V)/I, where E is the emf of the cell, and V the potential difference between terminals when […]
- Internal respiration
internal respiration n. See tissue respiration.
noun 1. the revenue of a government from any domestic source, usually considered to be any source other than customs. noun 1. (US) government income derived from taxes, etc, within the country