a Jew who adheres faithfully to the principles and practices of traditional Judaism as evidenced chiefly by a devotion to and study of the Torah, daily synagogue attendance if possible, and strict observance of the Sabbath, religious festivals, holy days, and the dietary laws.
noun 1. Judaism as observed by Orthodox Jews. noun 1. the form of Judaism characterized by allegiance to the traditional interpretation and to strict observance of the Mosaic Law as interpreted in the Talmud, etc, and regarded as divinely revealed Compare Conservative Judaism, Reform Judaism The branch of Judaism that insists on the keeping of […]
noun, Physiology. 1. dreamless sleep, characterized by a slow alpha rhythm of brain waves and no marked physiological changes. orthodox sleep or·tho·dox sleep (ôr’thə-dŏks’) n. Sleep characterized by a slow alpha rhythm and the absence of REM.
noun 1. See under . noun, Eastern Church. 1. a solemn festival held on the first Sunday of Lent (Orthodoxy Sunday) commemorating the restoration of the use of icons in the church (a.d. 842) and the triumph over all heresies.
orthodromic or·tho·drom·ic (ôr’thə-drŏm’ĭk) adj. Conducting impulses in the normal direction. Used of a nerve cell.