a part of something used to refer to the whole, such as faces meaning people, as in they’ve seen a lot of faces come and go
language An object-oriented system built on Scheme. [What kind of system?] (ftp://nexus.yorku.ca/pub/scheme/new/). (1997-05-05)
[muh-roh-pee-uh] /məˈroʊ pi ə/ noun, Ophthalmology. 1. partial blindness. meropia me·ro·pi·a (mə-rō’pē-ə) n. Partial blindness.
[mer-uh-pee] /ˈmɛr ə pi/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a queen of Corinth and the foster mother of Oedipus. 2. a queen of Messenia, the wife of Cresphontes and mother of Aepytus, who with Aepytus sought revenge upon Polyphontes, the brother and murderer of Cresphontes. 3. one of the six visible stars in the Pleiades.
[mer-uh-plangk-tuh n] /ˌmɛr əˈplæŋk tən/ noun 1. a floating mass of eggs and larvae of organisms that are nektonic or benthic in their adult stage; temporary plankton. /ˌmɛrəʊˈplæŋktən/ noun 1. plankton consisting of organisms at a certain stage of their life cycles, esp larvae, the other stages not being spent as part of the plankton […]