noun, plural immunities.
the state of being immune from or insusceptible to a particular disease or the like.
the condition that permits either natural or acquired resistance to disease.
the ability of a cell to react immunologically in the presence of an antigen.
exemption from any natural or usual liability.
exemption from obligation, service, duty, or liability to taxation, jurisdiction, etc.:
The ambassador claimed diplomatic immunity when they arrested him for reckless driving.
Law. exemption from criminal prosecution or legal liability or punishment on certain conditions.
the exemption of ecclesiastical persons and things from secular or civil liabilities, duties, and burdens.
a particular exemption of this kind.
noun (pl) -ties
the ability of an organism to resist disease, either through the activities of specialized blood cells or antibodies produced by them in response to natural exposure or inoculation (active immunity) or by the injection of antiserum or the transfer of antibodies from a mother to her baby via the placenta or breast milk (passive immunity) See also acquired immunity, natural immunity
freedom from obligation or duty, esp exemption from tax, duty, legal liability, etc
any special privilege granting immunity
the exemption of ecclesiastical persons or property from various civil obligations or liabilities
immunity im·mu·ni·ty (ĭ-myōō’nĭ-tē)
The quality or condition of being immune.
Inherited, acquired, or induced resistance to infection by a specific pathogen.
The protection of the body from a disease caused by an infectious agent, such as a bacterium or virus. Immunity may be natural (that is, inherited) or acquired. See also acquired immunity.
The ability of the body to resist or fight off infection and disease.
noun 1. Electricity. the total opposition to alternating current by an electric circuit, equal to the square root of the sum of the squares of the resistance and reactance of the circuit and usually expressed in ohms. Symbol: Z. 2. Also called mechanical impedance. Physics. the ratio of the force on a system undergoing simple […]
[self-im-pawr-tnt, self-] /ˈsɛlf ɪmˈpɔr tnt, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one’s own importance; pompously conceited or haughty. self-important adjective 1. having or showing an unduly high opinion of one’s own abilities, importance, etc
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