[nik-uh l-kad-mee-uh m] /ˈnɪk əlˈkæd mi əm/
a storage battery, with an alkaline electrolyte, having nickel oxide as the positive element and cadmium as the negative.
networking Defense Data Network’s Network Information Center. (1996-02-13)
[nahys] /naɪs/ adjective, nicer, nicest. 1. pleasing; agreeable; delightful: a nice visit. 2. amiably pleasant; kind: They are always nice to strangers. 3. characterized by, showing, or requiring great accuracy, precision, skill, tact, care, or delicacy: nice workmanship; a nice shot; a nice handling of a crisis. 4. showing or indicating very small differences; minutely […]
- Nice cop tough cop
modifier Marked by alternations between friendliness and hostility, easiness and rigor, etc: Successful management requires a variation of the ”good cop, bad cop” routine/ In short, a ”nice cop” Rousseau and a ”tough cop” Rousseau/ I think that she’s the good cop and he’s the bad one, and I think it’s quite deliberate [fr the […]
- Nice guys finish last
Winning requires toughness, even ruthlessness; attributed to professional baseball manager Leo Durocher. sentence It is foolish to be fair and decent; look out only for yourself [late 1940s+; attributed to the baseball manager Leo Durocher]