[pe-truh-fahy] /ˈpɛ trəˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), petrified, petrifying.
to convert into stone or a stony substance.
to benumb or paralyze with astonishment, horror, or other strong emotion:
I was petrified with fear.
to make rigid or inert; harden; deaden:
The tragedy in his life petrified his emotions.
verb (used without object), petrified, petrifying.
to become petrified.
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(transitive; often passive) to convert (organic material, esp plant material) into a fossilized form by impregnation with dissolved minerals so that the original appearance is preserved
to make or become dull, unresponsive, insensitive, etc; deaden
(transitive; often passive) to stun or daze with horror, fear, etc
1590s, from Middle French pétrifier “to make or become stone” (16c.), from Latin petra “rock, crag” (see petrous) + -ficare, from facere “to make, do” (see factitious). Metaphoric sense of “paralyze with fear or shock” first recorded 1771. Related: Petrified; petrifying.
[pi-tril-oh] /pɪˈtrɪl oʊ/ noun 1. James Caesar, 1892–1984, U.S. labor leader: president of the American Federation of Musicians 1940–58.
[pee-trahyn, -trin] /ˈpi traɪn, -trɪn/ adjective 1. of or relating to the apostle Peter or the Epistles bearing his name. /ˈpiːtraɪn/ adjective 1. (New Testament) of or relating to St Peter, his position of leadership, or the epistles, etc, attributed to him 2. (RC Church) of or relating to the supremacy in the Church that […]
- Petri net
parallel, simulation A directed, bipartite graph in which nodes are either “places” (represented by circles) or “transitions” (represented by rectangles), invented by Carl Adam Petri. A Petri net is marked by placing “tokens” on places. When all the places with arcs to a transition (its input places) have a token, the transition “fires”, removing a […]
[pee-truh-niz-uh m] /ˈpi trəˌnɪz əm/ noun 1. the body of theological doctrine taught by, or attributed to, the apostle Peter.