[lem-nis-kit, lem-nis-keyt, -kit] /lɛmˈnɪs kɪt, ˈlɛm nɪsˌkeɪt, -kɪt/
noun, Analytic Geometry.
a plane curve generated by the locus of the point at which a variable tangent to a rectangular hyperbola intersects a perpendicular from the center to the tangent. Equation: r 2 = 2 a 2 cosθ.
a closed plane curve consisting of two symmetrical loops meeting at a node. Equation: (x² + y²)² = a²(x² – y²), where a is the greatest distance from the curve to the origin. The symbol for infinity (∞) is an example
[lem-nis-kuh s] /lɛmˈnɪs kəs/ noun, plural lemnisci [lem-nis-ahy, -nis-kee] /lɛmˈnɪs aɪ, -ˈnɪs ki/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. a band of fibers, especially of white nerve fibers in the brain. /lɛmˈnɪskəs/ noun (pl) -nisci (-ˈnɪsaɪ; -ˈnɪskiː) 1. (anatomy) a technical name for fillet (sense 9) n. 1811, from Late Latin lemniscus “a pendent ribbon.” from Greek […]
[lem-nit-ser] /ˈlɛm nɪt sər/ noun 1. Lyman Louis [lahy-muh n] /ˈlaɪ mən/ (Show IPA), 1899–1988, U.S. army officer; chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff 1960–63; supreme allied commander NATO 1963–69.
[lem-nos, -nohs; Greek leem-naws] /ˈlɛm nɒs, -noʊs; Greek ˈlim nɔs/ noun 1. a Greek island in the NE Aegean. 186 sq. mi. (480 sq. km). Capital: Myrina. /ˈlɛmnɒs/ noun 1. a Greek island in the N Aegean Sea: famous for its medicinal earth (Lemnian seal). Chief town: Kastron. Pop: 18 104 (2001). Area: 477 sq […]
[lem-uh n] /ˈlɛm ən/ noun 1. the yellowish, acid fruit of a subtropical citrus tree, Citrus limon. 2. the tree itself. 3. . 4. Informal. a person or thing that proves to be defective, imperfect, or unsatisfactory; dud: His car turned out to be a lemon. adjective 5. made of or with lemon. 6. having […]