philosophy embodying beliefs insusceptible of proof and attempting to gain insight into the nature of the ultimate by intuitive or a priori means.
noun 1. a person who is engaged in commercial or financial speculation. 2. a person who makes advance purchases of tickets, as to games or theatrical performances, that are likely to be in demand, for resale later at a higher price. 3. a person who is devoted to mental speculation. noun 1. a person who […]
noun, plural specula [spek-yuh-luh] /ˈspɛk yə lə/ (Show IPA), speculums. 1. a mirror or reflector, especially one of polished metal, as on a reflecting telescope. 2. speculum metal. 3. Surgery. an instrument for rendering a part accessible to observation, as by enlarging an orifice. 4. Ornithology. a lustrous or specially colored area on the wings […]
- Speculum forceps
speculum forceps n. A type of tubular forceps for use through a speculum.
noun 1. any of several bronze alloys with a high tin content, often containing other materials, as silver, brass, lead, zinc, or arsenic, used for making mirrors and reflectors. speculum metal noun 1. a white hard brittle corrosion-resistant alloy of copper (55–70 per cent) and tin with smaller amounts of other metals. It takes a […]