(of a surface) having principal curvatures of opposite sign at a given point.
(maths) (of a surface) having a curvature, at a given point and in a particular direction, that is of the opposite sign to the curvature at that point in a perpendicular direction Compare synclastic
the group or body of ordained persons in a religion, as distinguished from the laity. Contemporary Examples After the initial shock, a lightbulb came on among the clergy. The Neighboring Movement: A Simple, Radical Idea Joshua DuBois May 4, 2013 Friday speech by different government organizations and some members of the clergy. Memo from the […]
opposed to the influence and activities of the clergy or the church in secular or public affairs. Contemporary Examples The Vatican has also defended the pontiff, calling the charges a fantasy of “the anticlerical left.” Siete Things to Know About Pope Francis & Argentina’s Dirty War Rob Verger March 14, 2013 How did it become […]
of, like, pertaining to, or expressing . Contemporary Examples And the report is anticlimactic in political terms because the damage has been done. Christie, Not Quite Dead Yet Michael Tomasky March 26, 2014 Keeping the name in the headlines for the next few years would feel sort of anticlimactic. The Last Dick Michael Schaffer December […]
an event, conclusion, statement, etc., that is far less important, powerful, or striking than expected. a descent in power, quality, dignity, etc.; a disappointing, weak, or inglorious conclusion: After serving as president, he may find life in retirement an anticlimax. a noticeable or ludicrous descent from lofty ideas or expressions to banalities or commonplace remarks: […]