a Celsius scale for use in measuring temperatures above −183°C in which specified values are assigned to the ice point, steam point, and melting point of gold, silver, and antimony and the boiling point of sulfur and of oxygen.
noun, Pharmacology. 1. an internationally agreed upon standard, as measured by bioassay, to which samples of a substance, as a drug or hormone, are compared to ascertain their relative potency. 2. the particular quantity of such a substance, which causes a specific biological effect. Abbreviation: IU. international unit n. Abbr. IU international unit A unit […]
noun any person well-trained in navigating and using the Internet Word Origin Inter(net) + (astro)naut Usage Note computing slang jargon, World-Wide Web (From “Internet” + “astronaut”) A person who explores the Internet (or “cyberspace”), normally searching for information. (2002-06-30)
[in-turn] /ˈɪn tɜrn/ noun, verb (used without object), interned, interning. 1. 2 . /ˈɪntɜːn/ noun 1. a variant spelling of intern (sense 4) interne in·terne (ĭn’tûrn’) n. Variant of intern.
[in-ter-nee-seen, -sahyn, -nes-een, -nes-ahyn] /ˌɪn tərˈni sin, -saɪn, -ˈnɛs in, -ˈnɛs aɪn/ adjective 1. of or relating to conflict or struggle within a group: an internecine feud among proxy holders. 2. mutually destructive. 3. characterized by great slaughter; deadly. /ˌɪntəˈniːsaɪn/ adjective 1. mutually destructive or ruinous; maiming both or all sides: internecine war 2. of […]