[nahn shahn] /ˈnɑn ˈʃɑn/
Pinyin, Wade-Giles. former name of .
a mountain range in N central China, mainly in Qinghai province, with peaks over 6000 m (20 000 ft)
noun, Oceanography. 1. a waterproof container for taking samples of ocean water, several usually being lowered open on a line and each being closed at the desired depth by the action of a falling weight. noun 1. an instrument used by oceanographers for obtaining samples of sea water from a desired depth Nansen bottle (nān’sən, […]
[nahr-see-een, -in] /ˈnɑr siˌin, -ɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a narcotic alkaloid, C 2 3 H 2 7 NO 8 , occurring in opium and acting as a mild relaxant on smooth muscle. /ˈnɑːsiːn/ noun 1. a narcotic alkaloid that occurs in opium. Formula: C23H27O8N
[nahr-suh-siz-em] /ˈnɑr səˌsɪz ɛm/ noun 1. inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity. Synonyms: self-centeredness, smugness, egocentrism. 2. Psychoanalysis. erotic gratification derived from admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes, being a normal condition at the infantile level of personality development. /ˈnɑːsɪˌsɪzəm/ noun 1. an exceptional interest in or admiration for oneself, esp one’s […]
[nahr-suh-sis-tik] /ˌnɑr səˈsɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. having an undue fascination with oneself; vain. 2. Psychoanalysis. tending to derive erotic gratification from admiration of one’s own physical or mental attributes. adj. 1912, see narcissism + -istic. Sometimes erroneously as narcistic. Related: Narcissistically.