Latin Litterarum Magister (Master of Letters, Master of Literature)
[lit-muh s] /ˈlɪt məs/ noun 1. a blue coloring matter obtained from certain lichens, especially Roccella tinctoria. In alkaline solution litmus turns blue, in acid solution, red: widely used as a chemical indicator. /ˈlɪtməs/ noun 1. a soluble powder obtained from certain lichens. It turns red under acid conditions and blue under basic conditions and […]
noun 1. a strip of paper impregnated with litmus, used as a chemical indicator. litmus paper n. An unsized white paper impregnated with litmus and used as a pH or acid-base indicator.
noun 1. Chemistry. the use of litmus paper or solution to test the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. 2. a crucial and revealing test in which there is one decisive factor. noun 1. a test to establish the acidity or alkalinity of a mixture 2. a critical indication of future success or failure litmus […]
[lahy-tuh-teez, lit-uh-, lahy-toh-teez] /ˈlaɪ təˌtiz, ˈlɪt ə-, laɪˈtoʊ tiz/ noun, plural litotes. Rhetoric. 1. understatement, especially that in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary, as in “not bad at all.”. /ˈlaɪtəʊˌtiːz/ noun (pl) -tes 1. understatement for rhetorical effect, esp when achieved by using negation with a term in place […]