illogical

31 10 2015

Adjectives
1. (adj.) illogical, unlogical;
  – lacking in correct logical relation;

2. (adj.) confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected;
  – lacking orderly continuity;
  – “a confused set of instructions”; “a confused dream about the end of the world”; “disconnected fragments of a story”; “scattered thoughts”;

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derivative

31 10 2015

Nouns
1. (n.) derivative, derived function, differential, differential coefficient, first derivative;
  – the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx;

2. (n.) derivative;
  – a compound obtained from, or regarded as derived from, another compound;

3. (n.) derivative, derivative instrument;
  – a financial instrument whose value is based on another security;

4. (n.) derivative;
  – (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word;
  – “`electricity’ is a derivative of `electric'”;

Adjectives
1. (adj.) derivative;
  – resulting from or employing derivation;
  – “a derivative process”; “a highly derivative prose style”;


   


dissuasion

31 10 2015

Nouns
1. (n.) dissuasion;
  – a communication that dissuades you;

2. (n.) dissuasion;
  – persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action;

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callosity

31 10 2015

Nouns
1. (n.) callosity, callus;
  – an area of skin that is thick or hard from continual pressure or friction (as the sole of the foot);

2. (n.) callosity, callousness, hardness, insensibility, unfeelingness;
  – devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness;

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batter

30 10 2015

Nouns
1. (n.) batsman, batter, hitter, slugger;
  – (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting;

2. (n.) batter;
  – a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour, eggs, and milk, used in cooking;

Verbs
1. (verb) batter, buffet, knock about;
  – strike against forcefully;
  – “Winds buffeted the tent”;

2. (verb) baste, batter, clobber;
  – strike violently and repeatedly;
  – “She clobbered the man who tried to attack her”;

3. (verb) batter, dinge;
  – make a dent or impression in;
  – “dinge a soft hat”;

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