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MAGNETIC FLUX

  1. the component of a magnetic field perpendicular to an area multiplied by the size of that area; a measure of the number magnetic field lines passing through the area: it is measured in maxwells or webers: symbol




MALADJUSTMENT

  1. poorly adjusted, esp to the environment; specif., unable to adjust properly to the stresses, etc. of daily life




MARS

  1. Rom. Myth. the god of war; identified with the Greek Ares
  2. a personification of war
  3. the seventh largest planet of the solar system and the fourth in distance from the sun; diameter, c. 6,790 km (c. 4,220 mi); period of revolution, 1.88 earth years; period of rotation, 24.62 hours; has two satellites: symbol







MASS

  1. a quantity of matter forming a body of indefinite shape and size, usually of relatively large size; lump
  2. a large quantity or number [a mass of bruises]
  3. bulk; size; magnitude
  4. the main or larger part; majority
  5. painting a large area or form of one color, shade, intensity, etc.
  6. Pharmacy the paste or plastic combination of drugs from which pills are made
  7. Physics the quantity of matter in a body as measured by its inertia; the ratio of force to the acceleration produced by that force: experimentally it is found that the gravitational force on an object is proportional to its mass: a) of a large number of things; large-scale [mass production] b) of a large number of persons [a mass demonstration]
  8. of, characteristic of, or for the masses [mass education] to gather or form into a mass


MASS

  1. dismissal, to dismiss the words said by the priest
  2. the Roman Catholic Eucharistic rite consisting of prayers and ceremonies centered on the consecration of bread and wine as a real though mystical reenactment of the sacrifice of Christ on the cross: with differing doctrinal interpretations, the term has sometimes been used of the Eucharistic rite of other churches
  3. a musical setting for certain parts of this rite








MATERIA MEDICA

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  1. (English: medical material/substance) is Latin Medical term for the body of collected knowledge about the therapeutic properties of any substance used for healing (I.e., medicine)








MATRIX

  1. [Archaic] the womb; uterus
  2. that within which, or within and from which, something originates, takes form, or develops; specif., a) a die or mold for casting or shaping b) an impression from which a large number of phonograph records can be duplicated
  3. Anat. a) any nonliving, intercellular substance in which living cells are embedded, as in bone, cartilage, etc. b) the formative cells from which a nail, tooth, etc. grows
  4. Electronics a process in which several signals are combined for transmission or recording and then separated for reception or playback
  5. Geol. the rock or earthy material in which a crystal, pebble, fossil, etc. is enclosed or embedded
  6. Linguis. a main or independent clause
  7. Math. a set of numbers or terms arranged in rows and columns between parentheses or double lines
  8. Printing a) a metal mold for casting the face of type b) a papier-mâché, plaster, or similar impression of type, etc., from which a plate can be made, as in stereotype






METAMORPHOSES

  1. a change of form, shape, structure, or substance; transformation, as, in myths, by magic or sorcery b) the form resulting from such change
  2. a marked or complete change of character, appearance, condition, etc.
  3. Biol. a change in form structure, or function as a result of development; specif., the physical transformation, more or less sudden, undergone by various animals during development after the embryonic state, as of the larva of an insect to the pupa and the pupa to the adult, or of the tadpole to the frog
  4. Med. a pathological change of form of some tissues






MILLENNIUM

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  1. any period of 1,000 years / 2000 B.C. through 1001 B.C. is the 2d millennium B.C /
  2. a period of 1,000 years reckoned from a certain time, esp. from the beginning of the Christian Era (A.D.1) / the year A.D. 2001 marks the beginning of the third millennium /
  3. a 1,000th anniversary or its commemoration
  4. any period of great happiness, peace, prosperity, etc.; imagined golden age - the millennium Christian Theol. The period of 1,000 years during which Christ will reign on earth: Rev. 20:1-5









MINARETS

  1. lighthouse, minaret < base of nar, fire]] a high slender tower attached to a mosque, with one or more projecting balconies from which a muezzin, or crier, calls the people to prayer

MODERATOR

  1. a person or thing that moderates; specif., a) a person who presides at a town meeting, debate, assembly, etc. b) the presiding officer of a governing body, as of the Presbyterian Church c) a substance, as graphite or heavy water, used to slow down high-energy neutrons in a nuclear reactor



MOLECULES

  1. the smallest particle of an element or compound that can exist in the free state and still retain the characteristics of the element or compound: the molecules of elements consist of one atom or two or more similar atoms; those of compounds consist of two or more different atoms
  2. a small particle


MONARCHS

  1. the single or sole ruler of a state
  2. the hereditary (often constitutional) head of a state; king, queen, etc.
  3. a person or thing that surpasses others of the same kind
  4. a large migratory butterfly (Danaus plexippus) native to North America, having orange, black edged wings: the larva feed on milkweed

MONOTHEISTIC

  1. the belief or doctrine that there is only one God









MOSAIC

  1. the process of making pictures or designs by inlaying small bits of colored stone, glass, tile, etc. in mortar
  2. inlaid work made by this process
  3. a picture or design so made
  4. anything resembling this, as a number of aerial photographs pieced together to show a continuous area
  5. Biol. CHIMERA (n.4.)
  6. Bot. any of the viral diseases that cause wrinkling or mottling of leaves
  7. TV: the photosensitive plate in an iconoscope or other television camera tube - of or resembling mosaic or a mosaic
  8. to make by or as by mosaic
  9. to decorate with mosaics

MOSAIC

  1. of Moses or the writings, principles, etc. attributed to him





MOTHER OF PEARL

  1. the hard, pearly internal layer of certain marine shells, as of the pearl oyster or abalone, which is used in arts, in making pearl buttons, etc.

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