ETYM Old Eng. brand, brond, AS. brand brond brand, sword, from byrnan, beornan, to burn; akin to Dutch, Dan., Swed., and German brand brand, Icel. brandr a brand, blade of a sword. Related to Burn, Brandish.
1. A piece of wood that has been burned or is burning; SYN. firebrand.
2. A recognizable kind; SYN. make.
3. Identification mark on skin, made by burning.
Or trademark a named good in competition with other similar goods in the market. For example, Nescafé is a brand of coffee; Persil is a brand of washing powder. Producers attempt to “differentiate” or establish a distinctive brand image for their products because a successful brand will help them maintain or even increase their share of the market.
Successful brands often sell at a premium—a slightly higher price than their competitors—enabling producers to earn higher profits. The aim of any company is to become the brand leader in the market, to have the brand which has the highest share of the market. Brands have to be launched and then the brand image maintained. This is done through advertising and promotion. One of the advantages to the consumer of branding is that producers attempt to maintain consistent quality with their branded goods. Consumers therefore know what they are buying when they make a repeat purchase.
Sinonimi: footmark | step
Of a satellite, the area of the Earth over which its signals can be received.A mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; a clue that someone was present; SYN. footmark, step.
ETYM Cf. French empreinte impress stamp. Related to Imprint.
1. A device produced by pressure on a surface.
2. A distinctive influence.
3. An impression produced by pressure or printing; SYN. embossment.
(British) An order for goods to be exported or imported.
1. A written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
2. A visible indication made on a surface
3. A number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance); SYN. grade, score.
4. A symbol of disgrace or infamy; SYN. stigma, brand, stain.
5. The impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember
6. The basic unit of money in Germany; SYN. Deutsche Mark, Deutschmark.
Sinonimi: force per unit area | pressure sensation
ETYM Old Fren., from Latin pressura, from premere. Related to Press.
In physics, the force acting normally (at right angles) to a body per unit surface area. The si unit of pressure is the pascal (newton per square meter), equal to 0.01 millibars. In a fluid (liquid or gas), pressure increases with depth. At the edge of Earth's atmosphere, pressure is zero, whereas at sea level atmospheric pressure due to the weight of the air above is about 100 kilopascals (1,013 millibars or 1 atmosphere). Pressure is commonly measured by means of a barometer, manometer, or Bourdon gauge.
Pressure at a depth h in a fluid of density d is equal to hdg, where g is the acceleration due to gravity.
1. A force that compels.
2. The force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (si unit) or in dynes (cgs unit); SYN. force per unit area.
3. The somatic sensation of pressure; SYN. pressure sensation.
Sinonimi: print making
1. A picture or design printed from an engraving; SYN. print making.
2. A fabric with a dyed pattern pressed onto it (usually by engraved rollers).
In mathematics, a set of arguments used to deduce a mathematical theorem from a set of axioms.
1. A block or die used to imprint a mark or design.
2. A symbol that is the result of printing; SYN. impression.
3. A printed coupon issued by a postal service to show that payment for delivery has been made; is usually affixed to the envelope.
4. A type or class
5. A heavy bar that moves vertically for crushing ores; SYN. pestle.
ETYM French, from Latin vestigium footprint, trace, sign; the last part (-stigium) is probably akin to Eng. sty, v. i. Related to Investigate.
1. The mark of the foot left on the earth; a track or footstep; a trace; a sign.
2. A faint mark or visible sign left by something which is lost, or has perished, or is no longer present.