18-letter words containing l

  • air-to-air missile — a missile fired from an aircraft that targets other aircraft in flight
  • air-to-sea missile — a missile fired from an aircraft that has a target on the sea
  • airman first class — the third lowest enlisted rank in the US Air Force, above airman and below senior airman
  • alarm clock briton — a British worker with a moderate income, whose daily routine involves preparing children for school and going out to work
  • alaska-hawaii time — the civil time officially adopted for a country or region, usually the civil time of some specific meridian lying within the region. The standard time zones in the U.S. (Atlantic time, Eastern time, Central time, Mountain time, Pacific time, Yukon time, Alaska-Hawaii time, and Bering time) use the civil times of the 60th, 75th, 90th, 105th, 120th, 135th, 150th, and 165th meridians respectively, the difference of time between one zone and the next being exactly one hour.
  • albert bruce sabinAlbert Bruce, 1906–93, U.S. physician, born in Poland: developed Sabin vaccine.
  • albrecht waldstein — Albrecht von [German ahl-brekht fuh n] /German ˈɑl brɛxt fən/ (Show IPA), Wallenstein, Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von.
  • alcohol dependence — alcoholism.
  • alcoholic solution — An alcoholic solution is mixture of water and ethanol, used as a solvent.
  • alexander hamiltonAlexander, 1757–1804, American statesman and writer on government: the first Secretary of the Treasury 1789–97; mortally wounded by Aaron Burr in a duel.
  • alexander i island — an island of Antarctica, west of Palmer Land, in the Bellingshausen Sea. Length: about 378 km (235 miles)
  • alexius i comnenus — 1048–1118, ruler of the Byzantine Empire (1081–1118)
  • algebraic equation — an equation in the form of a polynomial having a finite number of terms and equated to zero, as 2 x 3 + 4 x 2 − x + 7 = 0.
  • algebraic function — any function which can be constructed in a finite number of steps from the elementary operations and the inverses of any function already constructed
  • algebraic geometry — the study of sets that are defined by algebraic equations.
  • algebraic notation — the standard method of denoting the squares on the chessboard, by allotting a letter, a, b, c, up to h, to each of the files running up the board from White's side, starting from the left, and a number to each of the ranks across the board, starting with White's first rank
  • algebraic topology — the branch of mathematics that deals with the application of algebraic methods to topology, especially the study of homology and homotopy.
  • alkali metaprotein — a metaprotein derived by means of a hydrolytic alkali.
  • all along the line — at every stage in a series
  • all meals included — All meals included is used to indicate that a price, especially the price of a hotel stay or vacation, includes the cost of meals in the hotel.
  • all over the place — If something is happening all over the place, it is happening in many different places.
  • all the better for — improved as a result of
  • all the king's men — a novel (1946) by Robert Penn Warren.
  • all the same to me — If you say 'It's all the same to me', you mean that you do not care which of several things happens or is chosen.
  • allegheny barberry — a shrub, Berberis canadensis, of North America, resembling the common barberry of Europe, but having leaves with grayish undersides.
  • almoner's cupboard — a cupboard with pierced doors, formerly used as a storage place for food.
  • along the lines of — similar to
  • alpha-hydroxy acid — a type of organic acid, commonly used in skin-care preparations, that has a hydroxyl group attached to the carbon atom next to the carbon atom carrying the carboxyl group
  • alpha-stannic acid — any of the series of acids usually occurring as amorphous powders and varying in composition from H 2 SnO 3 (alpha-stannic acid) to H 4 SnO 4 .
  • alphaphotographics — A display made up of text characters combined with high-resolution photographic images (proposed as a future form of videotex).
  • alternate straight — a hand consisting of five cards following one another by two in order of denomination, as a five, seven, nine, jack, and king, being of special value in certain games.
  • alternating series — a series, usually infinite, in which successive terms have opposite signs, as 1 − ½ + ¼ − ⅛ +. ….
  • alternative comedy — a style of comedy originating in the UK in the 1980s that seeks to avoid racist or sexist stereotypes, and usually puts forward left-wing, anti-establishment views
  • alternative energy — a form of energy derived from a natural source, such as the sun, wind, tides, or waves
  • alternative school — any public or private school having a special curriculum, especially an elementary or secondary school offering a more flexible program of study than a traditional school.
  • alumina trihydrate — a crystalline, water-insoluble powder, Al(OH) 3 or Al 2 O 3 ⋅3H 2 O, obtained chiefly from bauxite: used in the manufacture of glass, ceramics, and printing inks, in dyeing, and in medicine as an antacid and in the treatment of ulcers.
  • aluminium sulphate — a white crystalline salt used in the paper, textile, and dyeing industries and in the purification of water. Formula: Al2(SO4)3
  • aluminum glycinate — a white, bland-tasting powder, C 2 H 6 AlNO 4 , that is used as an antacid.
  • aluminum hydroxide — a white powder, Al(OH)3, obtained from bauxite and used to make glass, paper, etc. and in antacids
  • amdahl corporation — (company)   A US computer manufacturer. Amdahl is a major supplier of large mainframes, UNIX and Open Systems software and servers, data storage subsystems, data communications products, applications development software, and a variety of educational and consulting services. Amdahl products are sold in more than 30 countries for use in both open systems and IBM plug-compatible mainframe computing environments. Quarterly sales $397M, profits $13M (Aug 1994). In 1997 Amdahl became a division of Fujitsu.
  • american brooklime — any of various speedwells found along brooks, in marshes, etc., as Veronica americana (American brooklime) a creeping plant having leafy stems and loose clusters of small blue flowers.
  • american chameleon — anole: lizards of this type (family Iguanidae) are incorrectly called “chameleons”
  • american civil war — the war in the U.S. between the North and the South, 1861–65.
  • an overgrown child — an adult whose behaviour is characteristic of a child
  • analogue recording — a sound recording process in which an audio input is converted into an analogous electrical waveform
  • analytical balance — a precision balance having a sensitivity of 0.1 milligram.
  • analytical machine — Analytical Engine
  • analytical reagent — a chemical compound of a known high standard of purity
  • anaphylactic shock — a severe, sometimes fatal, reaction to a substance to which a person has an extreme sensitivity, often involving respiratory difficulty and circulation failure
  • andorre la vieille — French name for the capital of Andorra, situated in the west of the principality. Pop: 22 035 (2003 est)
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