ETYM Old Eng. calle, kelle, prob. from French cale; cf. Irish calla a veil.
(Homonym: call, col).
Net or similar covering for the head; afterbirth.
Membrane sometimes covering head of new-born infant, and regarded as lucky.
The inner embryonic membrane of higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth); SYN. veil, fetal membrane, embryonic membrane.
1. The large fatty omentum covering the intestines (as of a cow, sheep, or pig).
2. The inner fetal membrane of higher vertebrates especially when covering the head at birth.
Sinonimi: retarding force
1. The act of dragging (pulling with force).
2. The phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid; SYN. retarding force.
Resistance to motion a body experiences when passing through a fluid—gas or liquid. The aerodynamic drag aircraft experience when traveling through the air represents a great waste of power, so they must be carefully shaped, or streamlined, to reduce drag to a minimum. Automobiles benefit from streamlining, and aerodynamic drag is used to slow down spacecraft returning from space. Boats traveling through water experience hydrodynamic drag on their hulls, and the fastest vessels are hydrofoils, whose hulls lift out of the water while cruising.
ETYM Cf. as. draegnet.
1. A net drawn along the bottom of a body of water; a net used on the ground (as to capture small game).
2. A network of measures for apprehension (as of criminals), drag-net.
3. A net to be drawn along the bottom of a body of water, as in fishing.
The act of entangling; a difficulty or series of difficulties.
1. A network of horizontal and vertical lines that provide coordinates for locating points on an image; SYN. reference grid.
2. A utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat; SYN. gridiron.
3. An electrode placed between the cathode and anode of a vacuum tube to control the flow of electrons through the tube; SYN. control grid.
ETYM Old Eng. latis, French lattis lathwork, from latte lath. Related to Latten, Lath.
1. An arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions.
2. An ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal; SYN. latticework, fretwork.
A network of straight lines.
ETYM as. masc, max, maescre; akin to Dutch maas, masche, Old High Germ. masca, Icel. möskvi; cf. Lith. mazgas a knot, megsti to weave nets, to knot.
1. The act of interlocking or meshing; SYN. meshing, interlock, interlocking.
2. The number of opening per inch of a screen; measures size of particles; or.
ETYM as. net; akin to Dutch net, os. net, netti, Old High Germ. nezzi, German netz, Icel. and Dan. net, Swed. nät, Goth. nati; of uncertain origin.
1. An open fabric woven together at regular intervals; SYN. mesh.
2. A trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects.
3. A strip of netting dividing the playing area in tennis or badminton.
4. A goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey).
5. Any reticular (web-like) construction, especially for communication.
1. A group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same program simultaneously; SYN. communications network.
2. An interconnected or intersecting configuration or system of components; SYN. net, mesh, meshwork, reticulation.
3. An intricately connected system of things or people; or; SYN. web.
1. A support for displaying various articles; SYN. stand.
2. Framework for holding objects.
3. An instrument of torture that stretches, disjoints or mutilates victims; SYN. wheel.
4. Rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton.
5. A rapid gait of a horse in which each foot strikes the ground separately; SYN. single-foot.
ETYM French tramail, trémail, a net, Late Lat. tremaculum, tremacle, a kind of net for taking fish; Latin tres three + macula a mesh. Related to Three, and Mail armor.
1. A kind of net for catching birds, fishes, or other prey.
2. A net for confining a woman's hair.
3. A kind of shackle used for regulating the motions of a horse and making it amble.
4. (Figurative) Whatever impedes activity, progress, or freedom, such as a net or shackle.
5. An iron hook of various forms and sizes, used for handing kettles and other vessels over the fire.
6. An instrument for drawing ellipses, one part of which consists of a cross with two grooves at right angles to each other, the other being a beam carrying two pins (which slide in those grooves), and also the describing pencil.
Device used to hold pots and pans over a fireto hamper or restrainnet used to catch fish or birdstool used for drawing ellipses.
Net to catch fish, birds, etc.; shackle on horse's leg; check; obstacle; instrument for drawing ellipses.
Sinonimi: dragnet | trawl net
ETYM U. S. and Canada.
A conical net dragged through the water at great depths; SYN. dragnet, trawl net.
1. A network of sticky strands, such as those woven by spiders.
2. An intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving.
3. An intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim; SYN. entanglement.
4. Membrane connecting the toes of some aquatic birds and mammals.
1. Sistem računara koji su međusobno povezani radi prenosa podataka i komunikacije. Za mrežu su potrebna najmanje dva računara, a softver za rad u mreži (zove se i mrežhi operativni sistem), mrežni adapteri i kablovi.
Mreže su korisne kada nekoliko korisnika mora da deli resurse, kao što su podaci ili štampači.
2. Skup tačaka ili unakrsnih linija koji korisniku pomaže da precinzno poravna elemente crteža na ekranu. Mreže se često korsite za crtanje pravih linija i tačno poravnatih uglova u programima za pripremu štampe i u programima za crtanje i slikanje.
1. Two sets of lines or linear elements at right angles to each other.
2. A spreadsheet is a grid of rows and columns; a graphics screen is a grid of horizontal and vertical lines of pixels.
3. In optical character recognition, a grid is used for measuring or specifying characters. See also Cartesian coordinates.
A group of computers and associated devices that are connected by communications facilities. A network can involve permanent connections, such as cables, or temporary connections made through telephone or other communication links. A network can be as small as a LAN (local area network) consisting of a few computers, printers, and other devices, or it can consist of many small and large computers distributed over a vast geographic area (WAN, or wide area network). See also ALOHAnet, Ethernet (definition 1), LAN, WAN.
In computing, a method of connecting computers so that they can share data and peripheral devices, such as printers. The main types are classified by the pattern of the connections—star or ring network, for example— or by the degree of geographical spread allowed; for example, local area networks (LANs) for communication within a room or building, and wide area networks (WANs) for more remote systems. Internet is the computer network that connects major English-speaking institutions throughout the world, with around 12 million users. Janet (joint academic network), a variant of Internet, is used in Britain. SuperJanet, launched 1992, is an extension of this that can carry 1,000 million bits of information per second.
One of the most common networking systems is Ethernet, developed in the 1970s (released 1980) at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, California, by Rich Seifert, Bob Printis, and Dave Redell.
A group of computers that are connected to each other by communications lines to share information and resources. net-work