a passion or compulsion for certain words or names and their supposed significance; also, a need to recall a certain word
onomatomania on·o·mat·o·ma·ni·a (ŏn’ə-māt’ə-mā’nē-ə, -mān’yə)
An abnormal concentration on certain words and their supposed significance or on the effort to recall a particular word.
[tik] /tɪk/ noun, Chiefly British Informal. 1. a score or account. Idioms 2. on tick, on credit or trust: We bought our telly on tick. /tɪk/ noun 1. a recurrent metallic tapping or clicking sound, such as that made by a clock or watch 2. (Brit, informal) a moment or instant 3. a mark (✓) […]
[on-too, awn-; unstressed on-tuh, awn-] /ˈɒn tu, ˈɔn-; unstressed ˈɒn tə, ˈɔn-/ preposition 1. a place or position ; upon; on: to get onto a horse. 2. Informal. in or into a state of awareness about: I’m onto your scheme. adjective 3. Also, surjective. Mathematics. pertaining to a function or map from one set to […]
noun 1. Mathematics. a function from one set to a second set, the range of which is the entire second set.
[on-toj-uh-nee] /ɒnˈtɒdʒ ə ni/ noun, Biology. 1. the development or developmental history of an individual organism. /ɒnˈtɒdʒənɪ/ noun 1. the entire sequence of events involved in the development of an individual organism Compare phylogeny n. “development of an individual,” 1872, from onto- + -geny. Related: Ontogenic; ontogenesis. ontogenesis on·to·gen·e·sis (ŏn’tō-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. See ontogeny. ontogeny on·tog·e·ny […]