ETYM French copie, from Latin copia abundance, number, Late Lat. also, a transcript; co- + the root of opes riches. Related to Opulent, Copious.
1. An imitation or reproduction of an original.
2. Material suitable for a journalistic account.
3. Matter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials; SYN. written matter.
In geology, a bend in beds or layers of rock. If the bend is arched in the middle it is called an anticline; if it sags downward in the middle it is called a syncline. The line along which a bed of rock folds is called its axis. The axial plane is the plane joining the axes of successive beds.
1. A folded part (as a fold of skin or muscle); SYN. plica.
2. A pen for sheep; SYN. sheepfold, sheep pen, sheepcote.
3. An angular shape made by folding; SYN. crease, plication, flexure, crimp, bend.
4. The act of folding; SYN. folding.
ETYM Old Eng. sample, asaumple, Old Fren. essample, example, from Latin exemplum. Related to Example, Ensample, Sampler.
1. A small part of something intended as representative of the whole.
2. All or part of a natural object that is collected and preserved as an example of its class.
specimen / spesəmən /
Množina reči specimen je specimens.
ETYM Latin, from specere to look, to behold. Related to Spy.
1. A bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes.
2. An example regarded as typical of its class.
ETYM French type; cf. Italian tipo, from Latin typus a figure, image, a form, type, character; cf. Skr. tup to hurt.
1. A subdivision of a particular kind of thing; SYN. kind, sort, ilk, species.
2. Printed characters.
3. A small block of metal bearing a raised character on one end; produces a printed character when inked and pressed on paper.
4. All of the tokens of the same symbol.
5. (Biology) The taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon.