a light-transmitting device having transmissions that vary in accordance with an electric input, as voltage, current, or an electron beam, used chiefly for recording sound on motion-picture film.
noun 1. verse that is written to entertain, amuse, or please, often by the subtlety of its form rather than by its literary quality.
noun 1. ordinary water, as opposed to heavy water; water containing the normal proportion of deuterium oxide. noun 1. a name for water (H2O), as distinct from heavy water light water Ordinary water, H2O. Compare heavy water.
[lahyt-weyt] /ˈlaɪtˌweɪt/ adjective 1. in . 2. being in , texture, etc., than another item or object of identical use, quality, or function: a lightweight topcoat; a lightweight alloy for ship construction. 3. without seriousness of purpose; trivial or trifling: lightweight reading. 4. of or relating to a lightweight: He’s the new lightweight contender. 5. […]
noun, Nautical. 1. . jargon Opposite of heavy-weight; usually found in combining forms such as “light-weight process”. [Jargon File] (1996-02-22)