Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter C - Page 166

Cuvette (n.) A small vessel with at least two flat and transparent sides, used to hold a liquid sample to be analysed in the light path of a spectrometer.

Cyamelide (n.) A white amorphous substance, regarded as a polymeric modification of isocyanic acid.

Cyamellone (n.) A complex derivative of cyanogen, regarded as an acid, and known chiefly in its salts; -- called also hydromellonic acid.

Cyanate (n.) A salt of cyanic acid.

Cyanaurate (n.) See Aurocyanide.

Cyanean (a.) Having an azure color.

Cyanic (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, cyanogen.

Cyanic (a.) Of or pertaining to a blue color.

Cyanide (n.) A compound formed by the union of cyanogen with an element or radical.

Cyanin (n.) The blue coloring matter of flowers; -- called also anthokyan and anthocyanin.

Cyanine (n.) One of a series of artificial blue or red dyes obtained from quinoline and lepidine and used in calico printing.

Cyanite (n.) A mineral occuring in thin-bladed crystals and crystalline aggregates, of a sky-blue color. It is a silicate of aluminium.

Cyanogen (n.) A colorless, inflammable, poisonous gas, C2N2, with a peach-blossom odor, so called from its tendency to form blue compounds; obtained by heating ammonium oxalate, mercuric cyanide, etc. It is obtained in combination, forming an alkaline cyanide when nitrogen or a nitrogenous compound is strongly ignited with carbon and soda or potash. It conducts itself like a member of the halogen group of elements, and shows a tendency to form complex compounds. The name is also applied to the univalent radical, CN (the half molecule of cyanogen proper), which was one of the first compound radicals recognized.

Cyanometer (n.) An instrument for measuring degress of blueness.

Cyanopathy (n.) A disease in which the body is colored blue in its surface, arising usually from a malformation of the heart, which causes an imperfect arterialization of the blood; blue jaundice.

Cyanophyll (n.) A blue coloring matter supposed by some to be one of the component parts of chlorophyll.

Cyanosed (a.) Rendered blue, as the surface of the body, from cyanosis or deficient a/ration of the blood.

Cyanosis (n.) A condition in which, from insufficient a/ration of the blood, the surface of the body becomes blue. See Cyanopathy.

Cyanosite (n.) Native sulphate of copper. Cf. Blue vitriol, under Blue.

Cyanotic (a.) Relating to cyanosis; affected with cyanosis; as, a cyanotic patient; having the hue caused by cyanosis; as, a cyanotic skin.

Cyanotype (n.) A photographic picture obtained by the use of a cyanide.

Cyanurate (n.) A salt of cyanuric acid.

Cyanuret (n.) A cyanide.

Cyanuric (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, cyanic and uric acids.

Cyanuric acid () an organic acid, C3O3N3H3, first obtained by heating uric acid or urea, and called pyrouric acid; afterwards obtained from isocyanic acid. It is a white crystalline substance, odorless and almost tasteless; -- called also tricarbimide.

Cyathiform (a.) In the form of a cup, a little widened at the top.

Cyatholith (n.) A kind of coccolith, which in shape resembles a minute cup widened at the top, and varies in size from / to / of an inch.

Cyathophylloid (a.) Like, or pertaining to, the family Cyathophyllidae.

Cyathophylloid (n.) A fossil coral of the family Cyathophyllidae; sometimes extended to fossil corals of other related families belonging to the group Rugosa; -- also called cup corals. Thay are found in paleozoic rocks.

Cyber- (prefix) 電腦的;與電腦有關的;網路的(尤指網際網路) Involving, using, or relating to computers, especially the internet.

// Cybercrime.

// Cyberculture.

Cyberattack (n.) [ C ] (由駭客發起的)網路攻擊 An illegal attempt to harm someone's computer system or the information on it, using the internet.

Cyberbully (n.) [ C ] 網路霸凌 Someone who uses the internet to harm or frighten another person, especially by sending them unpleasant messages.

Cybercafé (n.) [ C ] 網吧;網路咖啡 A small, informal restaurant where you can pay to use the internet.

Cybercrime (n.) [ U ] 網路(或電腦)犯罪 Crime or illegal activity that is done using the internet.

Cyberculture (n.) 電腦文化 Is the culture that has emerged from the use of computer networks for communication, entertainment and business. It is also the study of various social phenomena associated with the Internet and other new forms of network communication, such as online communities, online multi-player gaming, social gaming, social media and texting. 

 The earliest usage of the term "cyberculture" was listed in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1963, "In the era of cyberculture, all the plows pull themselves and the fried chickens fly right onto our plates." However, cyberculture is the culture within and among users of computer networks. It may be purely an online culture or span both virtual and physical worlds. This is to say, that cyberculture is a culture endemic to online communities; it is not just the culture that results from computer use, but culture that is directly mediated by the computer.

Cyber Monday (n.) [ U ] 網路星期一(美國的一項常年促銷項目,在感恩節之後的第一個星期一,網路商家降價促銷,以刺激消費者購物需求) The Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday in the US, when online stores reduce the price of goods in order to attract customers.

Cybersecurity (n.) 網路安全性 Cybersecurity is the protection of internet-connected systems, including hardware, software and data, from cyberattacks.

In a computing context, security comprises cybersecurity and physical security -- both are used by enterprises to protect against unauthorized access to data centers and other computerized systems. Information security, which is designed to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, is a subset of cybersecurity.

Cybersex (n.) Sex performed in real time via a digital medium.

Cybersex (n.) 網路性交 Sexual arousal involving communication on the internet.

Compare: Teledildonics.

Teledildonics (n.) (With singular concord) 遠程性愛 The use of virtual reality or the Internet to mediate sexual interaction, especially by means of haptic devices used to produce or replicate physical sensations or (in later use) electronic sex toys that can be controlled remotely over the Internet.

Cyber spying (or Cyber espionage) (n.) 網絡間諜 Is the act or practice of obtaining secrets and information without the permission and knowledge of the holder of the information from individuals, competitors, rivals, groups, governments and enemies for personal, economic, political or military advantage using methods on the Internet, networks or individual computers through the use of proxy servers[1], cracking techniques and malicious software including Trojan horses and spyware.[2][3] It may wholly be perpetrated online from computer desks of professionals on bases in far away countries or may involve infiltration at home by computer trained conventional spies and moles or in other cases may be the criminal handiwork of amateur malicious hackers and software programmers.[2]

Cycad (n.) Any plant of the natural order Cycadaceae, as the sago palm, etc.

Cycadaceous (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an order of plants like the palms, but having exogenous wood. The sago palm is an example.

Cycas (n.) A genus of trees, intermediate in character between the palms and the pines. The pith of the trunk of some species furnishes a valuable kind of sago.

Cyclamen (n.) A genus of plants of the Primrose family, having depressed rounded corms, and pretty nodding flowers with the petals so reflexed as to point upwards, whence it is called rabbits' ears. It is also called sow bread, because hogs are said to eat the corms.

Cyclamin (n.) A white amorphous substance, regarded as a glucoside, extracted from the corm of Cyclamen Europaeum.

Cyclas (n.) A long gown or surcoat (cut off in front), worn in the Middle Ages. It was sometimes embroidered or interwoven with gold. Also, a rich stuff from which the gown was made.

Cycle (n.) An imaginary circle or orbit in the heavens; one of the celestial spheres.

Cycle (n.) An interval of time in which a certain succession of events or phenomena is completed, and then returns again and again, uniformly and continually in the same order; a periodical space of time marked by the recurrence of something peculiar; as, the cycle of the seasons, or of the year.

Cycle (n.) An age; a long period of time.

Cycle (n.) An orderly list for a given time; a calendar.

Cycle (n.) The circle of subjects connected with the exploits of the hero or heroes of some particular period which have served as a popular theme for poetry, as the legend of Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, and that of Charlemagne and his paladins.

Cycle (n.) One entire round in a circle or a spire; as, a cycle or set of leaves.

Cycle (n.) A bicycle or tricycle, or other light velocipede.

Cycled (imp. & p. p.) of Cycle

Cycling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cycle

Cycle (v. i.) To pass through a cycle of changes; to recur in cycles.

Cycle (v. i.) To ride a bicycle, tricycle, or other form of cycle.

Cycle (n.)  (Bicycle) (B2) (UK)  [ C ] 腳踏車,單車,自行車 A  bicycle

Cycle (n.)  (Series) (B2)  [ C ] 循環;週期 A group  of  events  that happen  in a  particular  order, one  following  the other, and are often  repeated.

// The  life  cycle of a  moth.

Cycle (n.)  (Series) [ C ] (機器的)工作週期,工作程式 One in a  series  of movements  that a  machine performs.

// The  washing  machine's  spin  cycle.

Cyclen.) (Literature/ music) [ C,  + sing/ pl. verb ] (表現相同人物或思想的)全套劇目,組詩 A  group  of  plays, poems,  songs, etc. written by one  person  and  connected  with each other by  dealing  with the same  characters  or  ideas.

// It's one in a cycle of plays that are being  performed  on  successive evenings.

Cycle (v.)  [I ]  (B1) 騎腳踏車 To  ride  a  bicycle.

Cyclic (a.) Alt. of Cyclical

Cyclical (a.) Of or pertaining to a cycle or circle; moving in cycles; as, cyclical time.

Cyclide (n.) A surface of the fourth degree, having certain special relations to spherical surfaces. The tore or anchor ring is one of the cyclides.

Cycling (n.) The act, art, or practice, of riding a cycle, esp. a bicycle or tricycle.

Cyclist (n.) A cycler.

Cyclist (n.) (B1) 騎腳踏車的人 Someone   rides  a bicycle.

Cyclo- () A combining form meaning circular, of a circle or wheel.

Cyclobranchiate (a.) Having the gills around the margin of the body, as certain limpets.

Cycloganoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cycloganoidei.

Cycloganoid (n.) One of the Cycloganoidei.

Cycloganoidei (n. pl.) An order of ganoid fishes, having cycloid scales. The bowfin (Amia calva) is a living example.

Cyclograph (n.) See Arcograph.

Cycloid (n.) A curve generated by a point in the plane of a circle when the circle is rolled along a straight line, keeping always in the same plane.

Cycloid (a.) Of or pertaining to the Cycloidei.

Cycloid (n.) One of the Cycloidei.

Cycloidal (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a cycloid; as, the cycloidal space is the space contained between a cycloid and its base.

Cycloidei (n. pl.) An order of fishes, formerly proposed by Agassiz, for those with thin, smooth scales, destitute of marginal spines, as the herring and salmon. The group is now regarded as artificial.

Cycloidian (a. & n.) Same as 2d and 3d Cycloid.

Cyclometer (n.) A contrivance for recording the revolutions of a wheel, as of a bicycle.

Cyclometry (n.) The art of measuring circles.

Cyclone (n.) (Meteor.) 【氣】氣旋 [U];旋風;暴風;龍卷風 [C] A violent storm, often of vast extent, characterized by high winds rotating about a calm center of low atmospheric pressure. This center moves onward, often with a velocity of twenty or thirty miles an hour.

Note: The atmospheric disturbance usually accompanying a cyclone, marked by an onward moving area of high pressure, is called an anticyclone.

Cyclone (n.) (Meteor.) In general, a condition of the atmosphere characterized by a central area of pressure much lower than that of surrounding areas, and a system of winds blowing inward and around (clockwise in the southern hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the northern); -- called also a {low-area storm}. It is attended by high temperature, moist air, abundant precipitation, and clouded sky. The term includes the hurricane, typhoon, and tropical storms; it should not be applied to the moderate disturbances attending ordinary areas of low pressure nor to tornadoes, waterspouts, or "twisters," in which the vertical motion is more important than the horizontal.

Cyclone (n.) A tornado. See above, and {Tornado}. [Middle U. S.] Cyclone cellar

Cyclone (n.) (Meteorology) Rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low pressure center; circling counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern [ant: {anticyclone}].

Cyclone (n.) A violent rotating windstorm.

Cyclone (n.) [ C ] 旋風;氣旋;龍捲風 A violent tropical storm or wind in which the air moves very fast in a circular direction.

Cyclone Debbie (n.) 氣旋黛比;強烈熱帶氣旋黛比 Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie in 2017 was the strongest tropical cyclone in the Australian region since Cyclone Quang in 2015, and was branded the most dangerous cyclone to impact Queensland since Cyclone Yasi in 2011. Forming as a tropical low on 23 March, the low gradually intensified to a named tropical cyclone on 26 March. After steadily strengthening offshore to a Category 4 system, Debbie eventually made landfall near Airlie Beach, just north of Proserpine, at around 12:40 AEST on 28 March.[1] Afterwards, Debbie rapidly weakened into a tropical low by late 28 March, but continued to travel south, causing significant damage and flooding in the populous areas of South East Queensland and Northern Rivers.[1] In total, the storm caused A$2.4 billion (US$1.85 billion) in damage and fourteen deaths across Australia, primarily as a result of extreme flooding. This makes Debbie the deadliest cyclone to hit Australia since Cyclone Tracy in 1974.[2]

Extratropical cyclone (n.) 溫帶氣旋,亦稱為鋒面氣旋或中緯度氣旋 Extratropical cyclones, sometimes called mid-latitude cyclones or wave cyclones, are low-pressure areas which, along with the anticyclones of high-pressure areas, drive the weather over much of the Earth. Extratropical cyclones are capable of producing anything from cloudiness and mild showers to heavy gales, thunderstorms, blizzards, and tornadoes. These types of cyclones are defined as large scale (synoptic) low pressure weather systems that occur in the middle latitudes of the Earth. In contrast with tropical cyclones, extratropical cyclones produce rapid changes in temperature and dew point along broad lines, called weather fronts, about the center of the cyclone.[1]

Cyclonic (a.) Pertaining to a cyclone.

Cyclop (n.) See Note under Cyclops, 1.

Cyclopean (a.) Pertaining to the Cyclops; characteristic of the Cyclops; huge; gigantic; vast and rough; massive; as, Cyclopean labors; Cyclopean architecture.

Cyclopedia (n.) Alt. of Cyclopaedia

Cyclopaedia (n.) The circle or compass of the arts and sciences (originally, of the seven so-called liberal arts and sciences); circle of human knowledge. Hence, a work containing, in alphabetical order, information in all departments of knowledge, or on a particular department or branch; as, a cyclopedia of the physical sciences, or of mechanics. See Encyclopedia.

Cyclopedic (a.) Belonging to the circle of the sciences, or to a cyclopedia; of the nature of a cyclopedia; hence, of great range, extent, or amount; as, a man of cyclopedic knowledge.

Cyclopedist (n.) A maker of, or writer for, a cyclopedia.

Cyclopic (a.) Pertaining to the Cyclops; Cyclopean.

Cyclops (n. sing. & pl.) One of a race of giants, sons of Neptune and Amphitrite, having but one eye, and that in the middle of the forehead. They were fabled to inhabit Sicily, and to assist in the workshops of Vulcan, under Mt. Etna.

Cyclops (n. sing. & pl.) A genus of minute Entomostraca, found both in fresh and salt water. See Copepoda.

Cyclops (n. sing. & pl.) A portable forge, used by tinkers, etc.

Cyclorama (n.) A pictorial view which is extended circularly, so that the spectator is surrounded by the objects represented as by things in nature. The realistic effect is increased by putting, in the space between the spectator and the picture, things adapted to the scene represented, and in some places only parts of these objects, the completion of them being carried out pictorially.

Cycloscope (n.) A machine for measuring at any moment velocity of rotation, as of a wheel of a steam engine.

Cyclosis (n.) The circulation or movement of protoplasmic granules within a living vegetable cell.

Cyclostomata (n. pl.) Alt. of Cyclostoma

Cyclostoma (n. pl.) A division of Bryozoa, in which the cells have circular apertures.

Cyclostome (a.) Alt. of Cyclostomous

Cyclostomous (a.) Pertaining to the Cyclostomi.

Cyclostomi (n. pl.) A glass of fishes having a suckerlike mouth, without jaws, as the lamprey; the Marsipobranchii.

Cyclostylar (a.) Relating to a structure composed of a circular range of columns, without a core or building within.

Cyclostyle (n.) A contrivance for producing manifold copies of writing or drawing. The writing or drawing is done with a style carrying a small wheel at the end which makes minute punctures in the paper, thus converting it into a stencil. Copies are transferred with an inked roller.

Cyder (n.) See Cider.

Cydonin (n.) A peculiar mucilaginous substance extracted from the seeds of the quince (Cydonia vulgaris), and regarded as a variety of amylose.

Cygnet (n.) A young swan.

Cygnus (n.) A constellation of the northern hemisphere east of, or following, Lyra; the Swan.

Cylinder (n.) A solid body which may be generated by the rotation of a parallelogram round one its sides; or a body of rollerlike form, of which the longitudinal section is oblong, and the cross section is circular.

Cylinder (n.) The space inclosed by any cylindrical surface. The space may be limited or unlimited in length.

Cylinder (n.) Any hollow body of cylindrical form

Cylinder (n.) The chamber of a steam engine in which the piston is moved by the force of steam.

Cylinder (n.) The barrel of an air or other pump.

Cylinder (n.) The revolving platen or bed which produces the impression or carries the type in a cylinder press.

Cylinder (n.) The bore of a gun; the turning chambered breech of a revolver.

Cylinder (n.) The revolving square prism carrying the cards in a Jacquard loom.

Cylindraceous (a.) Cylindrical, or approaching a cylindrical form.

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