[on-tik] /ˈɒn tɪk/
possessing the character of real rather than phenomenal existence; noumenal.
1949, from onto- + -ic.
Object-oriented language for an inference system with a Lisp-like appearance, but based on set theory.
[“Ontic: A Knowledge Representation System for Mathematics”, D.A. McAllester, MIT Press 1989].
- On the wrong foot
see: on the right foot
- On the way out
1. About to go out, as in We were on our way out when the phone rang. 2. Going out of fashion, becoming obsolete, as in Full-size cars are on their way out.
oolemma o·o·lem·ma (ō’ə-lěm’ə) n. See zona pellucida.
[oh-uh-lahyt] /ˈoʊ əˌlaɪt/ noun, Geology. 1. a limestone composed of minute rounded concretions resembling fish roe, in some places altered to ironstone by replacement with iron oxide. /ˈəʊəˌlaɪt/ noun 1. any sedimentary rock, esp limestone, consisting of tiny spherical concentric grains within a fine matrix n. “rock consisting of fine grains of carbonate of lime,” […]