ETYM Old Eng. autorite, auctorite, French autorité, from Latin auctoritas, from auctor. Related to Author.
(politics) In a political system, the capacity to take and enforce decisions. The nature, sources, and limitations of political authority have been much debated questions since the time of the ancient Greeks.1. (Usually plural) Persons who exercise (administrative) control over others.
2. A grant of authority to the executive branch of government to spend money for specified purposes; SYN. authorization.
3. An authoritative written work.
4. An expert whose views are taken as definitive.
5. The power to exercise authoritative or dominating control or influence over; SYN. dominance, say-so.
1. The act of starting something; SYN. start, commencement.
2. The event consisting of the start of something.
3. The first part or section of something.
4. The place where something begins, where it springs into being; SYN. origin, root, source.
5. The time at which something begins; SYN. commencement, first, outset, start, kickoff, starting time, offset.
ETYM French cause, from Latin causa. Related to Cause, Kickshaw.
1. A justification for something existing or happening; SYN. reason, grounds.
2. Events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something.
ETYM Latin derivatio: cf. French dérivation. Related to Derive.
The source of a word or expression. English words are derived from a variety of other languages (see borrowing), especially Greek, Latin, Anglo-Saxon, and, after the Norman Conquest, French.
Many current expressions have survived the practices that gave rise to them; they are dead metaphors. “Getting the sack”, for instance, is derived from the time when workers brought their own tools in a sack. “Get your sack” meant you had lost your job.
1. (Descriptive linguistics) The process whereby new words are formed from existing words or bases by affixation: 'singer' from 'sing'; 'undo' from 'do'.
2. A line of reasoning that shows how a conclusion follows logically from accepted propositions.
3. Drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body.
4. Drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation.
5. The source from which something derives (i.e. comes or issues).
ETYM French fontaine, Late Lat. fontana, from Latin fons, fontis. Related to Fount.
1. A plumbing fixture that provides a flow of water; SYN. fount.
2. A structure from which an artificially produced jet of water arises.
3. An artificially produced jet of water; SYN. jet.
The source of water from which a stream arises; SYN. headspring, head, fountain-head.
1. A pit or excavation in the earth from which mineral substances are taken; an ore deposit
2. A excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted.
3. A rich source of supply
Sinonimi: mint candy
1. The governmental establishment where money is printed or struck.
2. A candy that is flavored with a mint oil; SYN. mint candy.
3. Any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers.
4. The leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied.
ETYM French origine, Latin origo, -iginis, from oriri to rise, become visible; akin to Greek ornynai to stir up, rouse, Skr. or, and perh. to Eng. run.
1. An event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events; SYN. origination, genesis, inception.
2. Properties attributable to one's ancestry; SYN. descent, extraction.
3. The point of intersection of coordinate axes; where the values of the coordinates are all zero.
In mathematics, the point where the x axis meets the y axis. The coordinates of the origin are (0,0).
ETYM Latin parens, -entis; akin to parere to bring forth; cf. French parent. Related to Part.
A father or mother; one who begets or one who gives birth to or nurtures and raises a child; a relative who plays the role of guardian.
ETYM Old Eng. sours, Old Fren. sourse, surse, sorse, French source, from Old Fren. sors, p. p. of Old Fren. sordre, surdre, sourdre.
1. A document (or organization) from which information is obtained.
2. A facility where something is available; SYN. channel.
3. Anything that provides inspiration for later work; SYN. seed, germ.
ETYM as. spring a fountain, a leap. Related to Spring.
1. In geology, a natural flow of water from the ground, formed at the point of intersection of the water table and the ground's surface. The source of water is rain that has percolated through the overlying rocks. During its underground passage, the water may have dissolved mineral substances that may then be precipitated at the spring (hence, a mineral spring). A spring may be continuous or intermittent, and depends on the position of the water table and the topography (surface features).
2. A natural flow of ground water; SYN. fountain, outflow, outpouring, natural spring.
3. A point at which water issues forth.
4. The season of growth; SYN. springtime.
ETYM Old Eng. welle, AS. wella, wylla, from weallan to well up, surge, boil; akin to Dutch wel a spring or fountain. Related to Well.
1. A deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine.
2. An abundant source; SYN. wellspring, fountainhead.
3. An open shaft through the floors of a building (as for a stairway).
4. An enclosed compartment in a ship or plane for holding something as e.g. fish or a plane's landing gear or for protecting something as e.g. a ship's pumps.
1. A structure built over a well.
2. The source of water for a well; SYN. wellspring.
A source of continual supply SYN. well-spring
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1. Datoteka koja se kopira.
2. Mesto na kome se nalazi datoteka koja se kopira. Odredište kopije zove se cilj.
1. In information processing, a disk, file, document, or other collection of information from which data is taken or moved. Compare destination.
2. In a FET, the electrode toward which charge carriers (electrons or holes) move from the source under control of the gate. See also CMOS (definition 1), drain (definition 1), FET, gate (definition 2), MOSFET, NMOS, PMOS.