[raf-i-deez] /ˈræf ɪˌdiz/
plural noun, singular raphide [rey-fahyd] /ˈreɪ faɪd/ (Show IPA), raphis [rey-fis] /ˈreɪ fɪs/ (Show IPA). Botany.
acicular crystals, usually composed of calcium oxalate, that occur in bundles in the cells of many plants.
Plural raphides (rāf’ĭ-dēz’)
One of a bundle of needlelike crystals of calcium oxalate occurring in many plant cells. The crystals discourage animals from eating the plant by irritating their tissues.
[rap-id] /ˈræp ɪd/ adjective, sometimes, rapider, rapidest. 1. occurring within a short time; happening speedily: rapid growth. 2. moving or acting with great speed; swift: a rapid worker. 3. characterized by speed: rapid motion. noun 4. Usually, rapids. a part of a river where the current runs very swiftly. /ˈræpɪd/ adjective 1. (of an action […]
[rap-i-dan] /ˌræp ɪˈdæn/ noun 1. a river in N Virginia, flowing E from the Blue Ridge Mountains into the Rappahannock River: Civil War battle 1862.
- Rapid application development
programming (RAD) A loose term for any software life-cycle designed to give faster development and better results and to take maximum advantage of recent advances in development software. RAD is associated with a wide range of approaches to software development: from hacking away in a GUI builder with little in the way of analysis and […]
processor A specially packaged Intel 486DX and a dummy floating point unit (FPU) designed as pin-compatible replacements for an Intel 80386 processor and 80387 FPU. Since the DX variant has a working on-chip FPU, a dummy FPU package is supplied to go in the 387 FPU socket. (1995-05-10)