ETYM French, fromL. colaphus a cuff, Greek.
(French) “stroke”; successful action; coup d’état. coup de grâce, finishing blow; fatal blow. coup de main, sudden violent onslaught. coup d’essai, experiment. coup d’état, sudden action whereby government is changed; short revolution, especially bloodless. coup d’oeil, swift survey or glance; what is thus seen. coup de soleil, sunstroke. coup de théâtre, sudden dramatic or sensational action.(Homonym: coo).
A brilliant and notable success. co-up.
A decrease in the amplitude of a signal over time.
1. A gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current; SYN. decline.
2. An inferior state resulting from the process of decaying.
3. The organic phenomenon of rotting; SYN. decomposition.
4. The phenomenon of spontaneous changes in the nucleus of an atom; SYN. radioactive decay.
5. The process of gradually becoming inferior.
6. The spontaneous disintegration of a radioactive substance along with the emission of ionizing radiation; SYN. radioactive decay, disintegration.
ETYM Apparently corrupted from French déclinaison, from Latin declinatio, from declinare. Related to Decline, Declination.
1. A class of nouns having the same inflectional forms.
2. The complete set of inflected forms of a noun or pronoun or adjective.
3. The inflection of nouns and pronouns and adjectives.
4. Decline; Grammar, group of nouns with same inflection; naming the inflections of nouns.
ETYM Late Lat. degradatio, from degradare: cf. French dégradation. Related to Degrade.
The deterioration in quality, level, or standard of performance of a functional unit. 2. In communications, a condition in which one or more of the required performance parameters fall outside predetermined limits, resulting in a lower quality of service.
Changing to a lower state (a less respected state); SYN. debasement.
ETYM French descente, from descendre; like vente, from vendre. Related to Descend.
1. A downward slope; SYN. declivity, fall, decline, downslope.
2. A movement downward.
3. The act of changing one's location in a downward direction.
4. The kinship relation between an individual and the individual's progenitors; SYN. line of descent, lineage, filiation.
A common occurrence in time-proportional controllers. It refers to the difference in temperature between the set point and where the system temperature actually stabilizes due to the time-proportioning action of the controller.
ETYM Old Eng. drope, as. dropa.
1. The act of dropping something.
2. A small quantity of liquid; SYN. driblet.
3. A shape that is small and round; SYN. bead, pearl.
4. A sharp decrease in some quantity; SYN. fall.
5. A free and rapid descent by the force of gravity; SYN. fall, falling.
6. A predetermined hiding place for the deposit and distribution of illicit goods (such as drugs or stolen property).
7. A central depository where things can be left or picked up.
8. A connection between a terminal and a subscriber.
1. A movement downward
2. A sudden decline in strength or number or importance; SYN. downfall.
3. A lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity
4. The season when the leaves fall from the trees; SYN. autumn.
5. (Sports) When a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat; SYN. pin.
incidence / ɪnsədəns /
Množina reči incidence je incidences.
Sinonimi: relative incidence
Sinonimi: relative incidence
ETYM Cf. French incidence.
1. The relative frequency of occurrence of something; SYN. relative incidence.
2. The striking of a light beam on a surface.
ETYM Latin praecipitatio: cf. French précipitation.
In meteorology, water that falls to the Earth from the atmosphere. It includes rain, snow, sleet, hail, dew, and frost.
1. An unexpected acceleration or hastening.
2. The falling to earth of rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist; SYN. downfall.
3. The process of forming a chemical precipitate.