a spatial illusion in which parallel lines intersected by short oblique lines are perceived as converging or diverging.
(in the 19th century) a union of German states for the maintenance of a uniform tariff on imports from other countries, and of free trading among themselves. any similar union or arrangement between a number of states; customs union. Historical Examples The Zollverein was the only really German action to which she can point. The […]
a brand of . Contemporary Examples Prozac and Zoloft are close behind—research now shows that their usage among preschoolers has more than doubled in recent years. When Children Commit Suicide Sara Reistad-Long September 1, 2009 Instead of a traditional, individual-focused narrative, Coming of Age on Zoloft is a collective memoir, of sorts. America’s Zoloft Problem: […]
a sedative hypnotic drug, (C 19 H 21 N 3 O) 2 ·C 4 H 6 O 6, closely related in effect to the benzodiazepines, used in the treatment of insomnia.
Zoltán [zawl-tahn] /ˈzɔl tɑn/ (Show IPA), 1882–1967, Hungarian composer. Historical Examples Stravinsky is a new man not to be slighted, nor are kodaly and Bartok. Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker noun Zoltán (ˈzoltaːn). 1882–1967, Hungarian composer. His works were often inspired by native folk songs and include the comic opera Háry János (1926) and […]
Zoltán [zawl-tahn] /ˈzɔl tɑn/ (Show IPA), 1889–1961, Hungarian statesman: premier 1945–46; president 1946–48. Historical Examples And Tildy was content to be the unwooed drudge if Aileen could receive the flattery and the homage. The Four Million O. Henry Her spirits had been very low; but, somehow, Tildy had managed to revive them. The School Queens […]