20-letter words containing a, l

  • (whole) new ballgame — a situation changed so drastically as to need new approaches or solutions
  • a bolt from the blue — a sudden, unexpected, and usually unwelcome event
  • a coroutine language — (language)   (ACL) A Pascal-based implementation of coroutines.
  • a double-edged sword — If you say that something is a double-edged sword or a two-edged sword, you mean that it has negative effects as well as positive effects.
  • a lick and a promise — something hastily done, esp a hurried wash
  • a load off your mind — If you say that something that happens is a load off your mind or a weight off your mind, you mean that it causes you to stop worrying, for example because it solves a problem that you had.
  • a nail in the coffin — If you say that one thing is a nail in the coffin of another thing, you mean that it will help bring about its end or failure.
  • a shoulder to cry on — If someone offers you a shoulder to cry on or is a shoulder to cry on, they listen sympathetically as you talk about your troubles.
  • a trick of the light — If you say that something is a trick of the light, you mean that what you are seeing is an effect caused by the way that the light falls on things, and does not really exist in the way that it appears.
  • a vinculo matrimonii — pertaining to or noting a divorce that absolutely dissolves the marriage bond and releases the spouses from all matrimonial obligations: a divorce a vinculo matrimonii.
  • abetalipoproteinemia — a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism due to an inability to synthesize certain apolipoproteins necessary for the transport of triglycerides, leading to diarrhea, steatorrhea, and failure to thrive.
  • absent without leave — absent from duty without official permission but with no intention of deserting
  • absolute convergence — the property of an infinite series in which the series formed by replacing each term in the original series with its absolute value converges. Compare conditional convergence.
  • absolute temperature — temperature measured from absolute zero on the Kelvin scale or on the Rankine scale
  • absolute undertaking — a legally binding promise to do something that is not restricted or qualified in any way
  • acadia national park — a national park in Maine, on Mount Desert Island. 44 sq. mi. (114 sq. km).
  • accommodation collar — the arrest of a person on little or no evidence merely to fill a public or political demand for police action.
  • accommodation ladder — a flight of stairs or a ladder for lowering over the side of a ship for access to and from a small boat, pier, etc
  • acetylcholinesterase — an enzyme in nerve cells that is responsible for the destruction of acetylcholine and thus for switching off excitation of the nerve
  • acetylmethylcarbinol — acetoin.
  • acetylsalicylic acid — aspirin
  • acorn computers ltd. — (company)   A UK computer manufacturer, part of the Acorn Computer Group plc. Acorn was founded on 1978-12-05, on a kitchen table in a back room. Their first creation was an electronic slot machine. After the Acorn System 1, 2 and 3, Acorn launched the first commercial microcomputer - the ATOM in March 1980. In April 1981, Acorn won a contract from the BBC to provide the PROTON. In January 1982 Acorn launched the BBC Microcomputer System. At one time, 70% of microcomputers bought for UK schools were BBC Micros. The Acorn Computer Group went public on the Unlisted Securities Market in September 1983. In April 1984 Acorn won the Queen's Award for Technology for the BBC Micro and in September 1985 Olivetti took a controlling interest in Acorn. The Master 128 Series computers were launched in January 1986 and the BBC Domesday System in November 1986. In 1983 Acorn began to design the Acorn RISC Machine (ARM), the first low-cost, high volume RISC processor chip (later renamed the Advanced RISC Machine). In June 1987 they launched the Archimedes range - the first 32-bit RISC based microcomputers - which sold for under UKP 1000. In February 1989 the R140 was launched. This was the first Unix workstation under UKP 4000. In May 1989 the A3000 (the new BBC Microcomputer) was launched. In 1990 Acorn formed Advanced RISC Machines Ltd. (ARM) in partnership with Apple Computer, Inc. and VLSI to develop the ARM processor. Acorn has continued to develop RISC based products. With 1992 revenues of 48.2 million pounds, Acorn Computers was the premier supplier of Information Technology products to UK education and had been the leading provider of 32-bit RISC based personal computers since 1987. Acorn finally folded in the late 1990s. Their operating system, RISC OS was further developed by a consortium of suppliers.
  • acts of the apostles — the fifth book of the New Testament, describing the development of the early Church from Christ's ascension into heaven to Paul's sojourn at Rome
  • add insult to injury — to make an unfair or unacceptable situation even worse
  • administrative leave — leave, as from a government agency or department, arranged by special permission or directive: During the investigation she was placed on administrative leave with pay.
  • admiral of the fleet — an officer of the highest rank in the Royal Navy, equivalent to field marshal
  • adult onset diabetes — diabetes (def 4).
  • adult-onset diabetes — any of several disorders characterized by increased urine production.
  • adventure playground — An adventure playground is an area of land for children to play in, usually in cities or in a park. It has wooden structures and equipment such as ropes, nets, and rubber tyres.
  • agricultural college — a college of further education where students learn farming skills
  • agricultural run-off — the portion of rainfall that runs over agricultural land and then into streams as surface water rather than being absorbed into ground water or evaporating
  • aids-related complex — a condition that may develop into AIDS, characterized by the enlargement of the lymph nodes
  • alaska standard time — a standard time used in the zone which includes all of Alas. except the W Aleutian Islands, corresponding to the mean solar time of the 135th meridian west of Greenwich, England: it is nine hours behind Greenwich time
  • alcoholics anonymous — an association of alcoholics who try, esp by mutual assistance, to overcome alcoholism
  • alexandra feodorovna — 1872–1918, empress of Russia (wife of Nicholas II).
  • alfred hermann fried — Alfred Hermann [al-frid hur-muh n;; German ahl-freyt her-mahn] /ˈæl frɪd ˈhɜr mən;; German ˈɑl freɪt ˈhɛr mɑn/ (Show IPA), 1864–1921, Austrian writer and journalist: Nobel Peace Prize 1911.
  • algebraic expression — a symbol or a combination of symbols used in algebra, containing one or more numbers, variables, and arithmetic operations: how to solve algebraic expressions.
  • algorithmic language — ALGOL 60
  • alkaline earth metal — any of the divalent electropositive metals beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium, belonging to group 2A of the periodic table
  • alkaline phosphatase — a phosphatase active in an alkaline medium.
  • alkaline-earth metal — any of the group of bivalent metals including barium, radium, strontium, calcium, and, usually, magnesium, the hydroxides of which are alkalis but less soluble than those of the alkali metals.
  • all part of the game — If you say that something is all part of the game, you are telling someone not to be surprised or upset by something, because it is a normal part of the situation that they are in.
  • all-ordinaries index — an index of share prices on the Australian Stock Exchange giving a weighted arithmetic average of 245 ordinary shares
  • alpha-naphthyl group — naphthyl group (def 1).
  • alternative comedian — someone who practises alternative comedy
  • alternative medicine — treatments: homeopathic
  • alternative question — a question that offers the listener a choice of two or more alternatives and is characterized by rising intonation on each alternative except for the final one, which has falling intonation, as Would you like coffee, tea, or soda?
  • aluminum borohydride — a volatile liquid, Al(BH 4) 3 , that ignites spontaneously in air and reacts vigorously with water to form hydrogen, used chiefly in organic synthesis.
  • ambulatory care unit — a part of hospital where treatment is given to non-resident patients
  • amelia jenks bloomerAmelia Jenks [jengks] /dʒɛŋks/ (Show IPA), 1818–94, U.S. social reformer and women's-rights leader.

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