ETYM French, from catalogus, from Greek katalogos a counting up, list, from katalegein to count up; kata down, completely + legein to say.
1. A list or enumeration of names, or articles arranged methodically, often in alphabetical order.
2. A list or enumeration of objects available for sale, usually with pictures of the various items.
ETYM Latin census, from censere. Related to Censor.
A period count of the population; SYN. nosecount.
Official count of the population of a country, originally for military call-up and taxation, later for assessment of social trends as other information regarding age, sex, and occupation of each individual was included. They may become unnecessary as computerized databanks are developed.
The first US census was taken in 1790.
The data collected are used by government departments in planning for the future in such areas as health, education, transport, and housing. Most countries have a census of some sort. In the UK, a census has been conducted every ten years since 1801. Although the information about individual households remains secret for 100 years, data is available on groups of households down to about 200 (an enumeration district), showing such characteristics as age and sex structure, employment, housing types, automobile ownership, and qualifications held. The larger-scale information on population numbers, movements, and origins is published as a series of reports by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys. The most recent census took place on 21 April 1991.
1. A nobleman (in various countries) having rank equal to a British earl.
2. The act of counting; SYN. counting, numeration, enumeration, reckoning, tally.
3. The total number counted.
1. An alphabetical list of names and addresses.
2. (Computer science) A listing of the files stored in memory (usually on a hard disk).
In computing, a list of file names, together with information that enables a computer to retrieve those files from backing storage. The computer operating system will usually store and update a directory on the backing storage to which it refers. So, for example, on each disc used by a computer a directory file will be created listing the disc's contents.
The five-man ruling executive in France 1795–99. Established by the constitution of 1795, it failed to deal with the political and social tensions in the country and became increasingly unpopular after military defeats. It was overthrown by a military coup 9 Nov 1799 that brought Napoleon Bonaparte to power.
Members of the executive, known as the “five majesties”, included Paul-Jean Barras (1755–1829) and the Abbé Sieyčs (1748–1836).
Seizure of goods, the act or action of distraining.
ETYM Latin enumeratio: cf. French énumération.
A numbered list; SYN. numbering.
Gathering information about a target system or network a hacker wants to compromise.
ETYM Latin: cf. French index. Related to Indicate, Diction.
1. A number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time; SYN. index number, indicant, indicator.
2. A numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number.
3. An alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed.
4. The finger next to the thumb; SYN. index finger, forefinger.
ETYM Latin inventarium: cf. Late Lat. inventorium, French inventaire, Old Fren. also inventoire. Related to Invent.
1. Making of an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand; SYN. inventorying, stocktaking.
2. A detailed list of all the items in stock; SYN. stock list.
1. A band or strip of material: as listel; selvage; a narrow strip of wood cut from the edge of a board
2 An arena for combat (as jousting); a field of competition or controversy
4. A deviation from the vertical; tilt; also; the extent of such a deviation
ETYM Old Eng. registre, French registre, Late Lat. registrum,regestum, Latin regesta, pl., from regerere, regestum, to carry back, to register; pref. re- re- + gerere to carry. Related to Jest, Regest.
1. A book in which names and transactions are listed.
2. A device (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device.
3. An arrangement (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room.
4. An official written record of names or events or transactions; SYN. registry.
5. The timbre characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice.
ETYM French rôle a roll, from Latin rotulus little wheel, Late Lat., a roll, dim. of Latin rota a wheel. Related to Roll, Rôle, Rouleau, Roulette.
1. The act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling).
2. Any coiled or rolled substance.
3. A roll of photographic film.
4. A list of names; SYN. roster.
5. A flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude.
6. Walking with a rolling gait.
ETYM French cédule, formerly also spelt schedule, Latin schedula, dim. of scheda, scida, a strip of papyrus bark, a leaf of paper.
1. An ordered list of times at which things are planned to occur.
2. A written or printed list, catalog, or inventory; also; timetable 1.
3. Program; especially; a procedural plan that indicates the time and sequence of each operation.
4. A body of items to be dealt with; agenda.
ETYM A dim. of Old Eng. scroue, scrowe (whence Eng. escrow), Old Fren. escroe, escroue, French écrou entry in the jail book, Late Lat. scroa scroll, probably of Teutonic origin.
A document that can be rolled up (as for storage); SYN. roll.