noun, Linguistics. (in transformational-generative grammar)
a structural representation of the final syntactic form of a sentence, as it exists after the transformational component has modified a deep structure.
Compare deep structure.
the string of words that is actually produced.
(generative grammar) a representation of a string of words or morphemes as they occur in a sentence, together with labels and brackets that represent syntactic structure Compare deep structure
noun, Physics. 1. the elasticlike force existing in the surface of a body, especially a liquid, tending to minimize the area of the surface, caused by asymmetries in the intermolecular forces between surface molecules. surface tension noun 1. a property of liquids caused by intermolecular forces near the surface leading to the apparent presence of […]
- Surface-tension theory of narcosis
surface-tension theory of narcosis n. The theory that substances that lower the surface tension of water pass more readily into a cell and cause narcosis by decreasing metabolism.
noun 1. a person who believes in or advocates the supremacy of a particular group, especially a racial group: a white supremacist. noun 1. a person who promotes or advocates the supremacy of any particular group adjective 2. characterized by belief in the supremacy of any particular group noun See supremist
- Supravital stain
supravital stain n. A procedure in which living tissue is removed from the body and cells are placed in a nontoxic dye solution so that their vital processes may be studied.