18-letter words containing l

  • (all) in good time — If you tell someone that something will happen in good time or all in good time, you are telling them to be patient because it will happen eventually.
  • (go) off the rails — (to go) off the proper course
  • 16-bit application — (operating system)   Software for MS-DOS or Microsoft Windows which originally ran on the 16-bit Intel 8088 and 80286 microprocessors. These used a segmented address space to extend the range of addresses from what is possible with just a 16-bit address. Programs with more than 64 kilobytes of code or data therefore had to waste time switching between segments. Furthermore, programming with segments is more involved than programming in a flat address space, giving rise to warts like memory models in C and C++. Compare 32-bit application.
  • 32-bit application — (architecture, operating system)   IBM PC software that runs in a 32-bit flat address space. The term 32-bit application came about because MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows were originally written for the Intel 8088 and 80286 microprocessors. These are 16 bit microprocessors with a segmented address space. Programs with more than 64 kilobytes of code and/or data therefore had to switch between segments quite frequently. As this operation is quite time consuming in comparison to other machine operations, the application's performance may suffer. Furthermore, programming with segments is more involved than programming in a flat address space, giving rise to some complications in programming languages like "memory models" in C and C++. The shift from 16-bit software to 32-bit software on IBM PC clones became possible with the introduction of the Intel 80386 microprocessor. This microprocessor and its successors support a segmented address space with 16-bit and 32 bit segments (more precisely: segments with 16- or 32-bit address offset) or a linear 32-bit address space. For compatibility reasons, however, much of the software is nevertheless written in 16-bit models. See also Win32s.
  • a barrel of laughs — If an experience is a barrel of laughs, it is very enjoyable. If someone is a barrel of laughs, they are fun to be with.
  • a bit of all right — a sexually attractive woman
  • a farewell to arms — a novel (1929) by Ernest Hemingway.
  • a flash in the pan — If you describe an achievement or success as a flash in the pan, you mean that it is unlikely to be repeated and is not an indication of future achievements or success.
  • a leap in the dark — an action performed without knowledge of the consequences
  • a place in the sun — If you say that someone has found their place in the sun, you mean that they are in a job or a situation where they will be happy and have everything that they want.
  • a plague on sb/sth — You say a plague on a particular person or thing when you are very irritated by them and do not want to bother with them any more.
  • a slap in the face — If you describe something that someone does as a slap in the face, you mean that it shocks or upsets you because it shows that they do not support you or respect you.
  • a slap on the back — congratulation
  • able-bodied seaman — an ordinary seaman, esp one in the merchant navy, who has been trained in certain skills
  • abominable snowman — a large legendary manlike or apelike creature, alleged to inhabit the Himalayan Mountains
  • absolute liability — full legal responsibility for damages or for an injury, without the need for proof and regardless of the degree of negligence or fault
  • absolute magnitude — the apparent magnitude a given star would have if it were situated at a distance of 10 parsecs (32.6 light years) from the earth
  • absolute threshold — the minimum intensity of a stimulus at which it can just be perceived
  • absolute viscosity — a full name for viscosity, used to distinguish it from kinematic viscosity and specific viscosity
  • acadian flycatcher — a small, greenish tyrant flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) found in deciduous forests of E North America
  • accelerated reader — a teaching device into which a page of reading material is inserted and advanced one line at a time, gradually increasing the speed to accelerate and improve one's rate of reading comprehension.
  • accommodation bill — a bill of exchange cosigned by a guarantor: designed to strengthen the acceptor's credit
  • accommodation line — insurance that, by itself, would not be acceptable to an insurer but is written in connection with other policies as an accommodation to an agent or broker.
  • according to hoyle — according to the rules and regulations; in the prescribed, fair, or correct way
  • account receivable — a current asset account showing amounts payable to a firm by customers who have made purchases of goods and services on credit
  • accumulation point — a point such that every neighborhood of the point contains at least one point in a given set other than the given point.
  • acorn online media — (company)   A company formed in August 1994 by Acorn Computer Group plc to exploit the ARM RISC in television set-top box decoders. They planned to woo British Telecommunications plc to use the box in some of its video on demand trials. The "STB1" box was based on an ARM8 core with additional circuits to enable MPEG to be decoded in software - possibly dedicated instructions for interpolation, inverse DCT or Huffman table extraction. A prototype featured audio MPEG chips, Acorn's RISC OS operating system and supported Oracle Media Objects and Microword. Online planned to reduce component count by transferring functions from boards into the single RISC chip. The company was origianlly wholly owned by Acorn but was expected to bring in external investment. In 1996 they releasd the imaginatively titled "Set Top Box 2" (STB20M) with a 32 MHz ARM 7500 and 2 to 32 MB RAM. There was also a "Set Top Box 22".
  • activated charcoal — a form of carbon having very fine pores: used chiefly for adsorbing gases or solutes, as in various filter systems for purification, deodorization, and decolorization.
  • actual bodily harm — Actual bodily harm is a criminal offence in which someone gives another person a minor injury.
  • acupuncture needle — a very fine needle with a rounded tip, used in acupuncture
  • acute inflammation — body's response to infection
  • address resolution — (networking)   Conversion of an Internet address into the corresponding physical address (Ethernet address). This is usually done using Address Resolution Protocol. The resolver is a library routine and a set of processes which converts hostnames into Internet addresses, though this process in not usually referred to as resolution. See DNS.
  • adenosylmethionine — (biochemistry) An adenosyl derivative of methionine that is a common co-substrate involved in transmethylation.
  • adjustable spanner — a tool with adjustable jaws used for turning bolts, etc
  • administrative law — law relating to the control of government power
  • admirable crichton — a comedy (1902) by Sir James M. Barrie.
  • aerial perspective — a means of indicating relative distance in terms of a gradation of clarity, tone, and colour, esp blue
  • aerial photography — Aerial photography is the process of taking photographs of an area from above, for example from an airplane or mast.
  • aeronautical chart — a topographic map of an area of the earth's surface, designed as an aid to aircraft navigation
  • african lion hound — one of a South African breed of medium-sized muscular hunting dogs having a short, glossy, red or tan coat, with a characteristic ridge of hair along the spine consisting of parallel crowns of hair growing in the opposite direction of the rest of the coat, originally developed for hunting lions but now used primarily as a guard dog.
  • african tulip tree — a tropical African evergreen tree, Spathodea campaulata, with pinnate leaves, split pods, winged seeds, and large red flowers.
  • african yellowwood — a tree, Podocarpus elongatus, of tropical Africa and the mountains of southern Africa, having globe-shaped fruit, grown as an ornamental.
  • agammaglobulinemia — a condition of the blood, either congenital or acquired, in which there is near or complete absence of gamma globulin and a failure of the body to form antibodies, resulting in a frequent occurrence of infectious disease.
  • aggravated assault — an offence in which a person attacks someone physically, made more serious by its violent circumstances
  • agri-environmental — of or relating to the impact of agricultural practices on the environment
  • agricultural agent — county agent.
  • agro-industrialize — to industrialize the agriculture of: to agro-industrialize a developing nation.
  • aids-related virus — a variant of the AIDS virus. Abbreviation: ARV.
  • ailanthus silkworm — a green silkworm, Samia walkeri, introduced into the U.S. from China, that feeds on the leaves of the ailanthus.
  • air national guard — a national guard organization similar to and coordinate with the U.S. Air Force.

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