noun, plural tali
[tey-lahy] /ˈteɪ laɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
the uppermost bone of the proximal row of bones of the tarsus; anklebone.
noun, plural taluses.
Geology. a sloping mass of rocky fragments at the base of a cliff.
Fortification. the slope of the face of a work.
a combining form meaning “ankle,” used in the formation of compound words:
noun (pl) -li (-laɪ)
the bone of the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint Nontechnical name anklebone
noun (pl) -luses
(geology) another name for scree
(fortifications) the sloping side of a wall
talus ta·lus (tā’ləs)
n. pl. ta·li (-lī’)
The bone of the ankle that articulates with the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint. Also called anklebone, astragalus.
ta’ler (-lər) adj.
Plural tali (tā’lī’)
The bone of the ankle that articulates with the tibia and fibula to form the ankle joint.
Rock fragments that have accumulated at the base of a cliff or slope. ◇ The concave slope formed by such an accumulation of rock fragments is called a talus slope.
noun 1. a Muslim fundamentalist group in Afghanistan. noun 1. (in Afghanistan) a fundamentalist Islamic army: in 1996 it defeated the ruling mujaheddin factions and seized control of the country; overthrown in 2001 by US-led forces, although reistance continues, esp in the south
verb 1. (transitive) to make (an organization) resemble the Taliban or portray (an organization) as being like the Taliban, in that it is seen to restrict personal freedom and punish opposition ruthlessly
- Taliban movement
Taliban movement definition A body of Islamic fundamentalist students who rose to power in 1996 in Afghanistan. By 1998, the Taliban controlled about ninety percent of the country and imposed harsh Islamic law, including strict codes of behavior. In the wake of the September 11 attacks, the United States attacked the Taliban, which was believed […]
noun 1. Wade-Giles. Dalian.