adamantinoma ad·a·man·ti·no·ma (ād’ə-mān’tə-nō’mə)
n. pl. ad·a·man·ti·no·mas or ad·a·man·ti·no·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings, etc. too hard to cut, break, or pierce. any impenetrably or unyieldingly hard substance. a legendary stone of impenetrable hardness, formerly sometimes identified with the diamond. Contemporary Examples Though the Obama administration has dethroned them, noecons continue to argue their views as adamantly […]
. Historical Examples This is expressly said by Hesychius, and many epithets derived from adamas are applied to articles made of steel or of iron. A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins, Volume II (of 2) Johann Beckman The Greeks name it adamas,—which signifieth, the invincible. Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity Alexandre Kuprin This was […]
a branch of the Niger-Congo family of languages, centered in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and the Central African Republic, including Sango and Zande.
noun a state of Nigeria, in the E on the border with Cameroon. Capital: Yola. Pop: 3 168 101 (2006). Area: 36 917 sq km (14 254 sq miles) a small group of languages of W Africa, spoken chiefly in E Nigeria, N Cameroon, the Central African Republic, and N Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly […]
- Adamawa massif
a plateau in W central Africa, in central Cameroon and E Nigeria.