a combining form meaning “dense,” “close,” “thick,” used in the formation of compound words:
indicating thickness or density: pycnometer
before vowels pycn-, word-forming element meaning “close, thick, dense,” from comb. form of Greek pyknos “thick, dense.” Sometimes via German as pykno-.
[pik-nom-i-ter] /pɪkˈnɒm ɪ tər/ noun 1. a container used for determining the density of a liquid or powder, having a specific volume and often provided with a thermometer to indicate the temperature of the contained substance. /pɪkˈnɒmɪtə/ noun 1. a small glass bottle of known volume for determining the relative density of liquids and solids […]
[pik-nuh-stahyl] /ˈpɪk nəˌstaɪl/ adjective, Architecture. 1. having an intercolumniation of 1½ diameters.
[pid-nuh] /ˈpɪd nə/ noun 1. a town in ancient Macedonia, W of the Gulf of Salonika: decisive Roman victory over the Macedonians 186 b.c. /ˈpɪdnə/ noun 1. a town in ancient Macedonia: site of a major Roman victory over the Macedonians, resulting in the downfall of their kingdom (168 bc)
[pahy] /paɪ/ noun, Ecclesiastical. 1. 4 . [pahy] /paɪ/ noun 1. (in England before the Reformation) a book of ecclesiastical rules for finding the particulars of the service for the day. /paɪ/ noun 1. a variant spelling of pie5 /paɪ/ noun 1. a baked food consisting of a sweet or savoury filling in a pastry-lined […]