14-letter words containing tr

  • cape trafalgar — a cape on the SW coast of Spain, south of Cádiz: scene of the decisive naval battle (1805) in which the French and Spanish fleets were defeated by the British under Nelson, who was mortally wounded
  • carbon neutral — A carbon neutral lifestyle, company, or activity does not cause an increase in the overall amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
  • carbon trading — Carbon trading is the practice of buying and selling the right to produce carbon dioxide emissions, so that people, countries or companies who use a lot of fuel and electricity can buy rights from those that do not use so much.
  • carbon-neutral — pertaining to or having achieved a state in which the net amount of carbon dioxide or other carbon compounds emitted into the atmosphere is reduced to zero because it is balanced by actions to reduce or offset these emissions: Since the administration installed solar panels, the campus has become carbon neutral; a carbon-neutral brewery.
  • cardinal tetra — a small, brilliantly colored red and blue characin fish, Paracheirodon axelrodi, native to tropical forest streams in Brazil and Colombia: a popular aquarium fish.
  • cardinal trait — a basic and dominant characteristic, as greed or ambition, that, according to a theory developed by psychologist Gordon Allport (1936), controls the behavior of many people.
  • carriage trade — trade from the wealthy part of society
  • cartridge belt — a belt with pockets for cartridge clips or loops for cartridges
  • cartridge case — a cylindrical, usually metal casing capable of being loaded with an explosive charge and often also a bullet
  • cartridge clip — a metallic container holding cartridges for an automatic firearm
  • castrametation — the art of designing and laying out an encampment
  • castrop-rauxel — an industrial city in W Germany, in North Rhine-Westphalia. Pop: 78 208 (2003 est)
  • catastrophical — of the nature of a catastrophe, or disastrous event; calamitous: a catastrophic failure of the dam.
  • catastrophized — Simple past tense and past participle of catastrophize.
  • central europe — an area between Eastern and Western Europe, generally accepted as comprising Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Switzerland
  • central moment — a moment about the center of a distribution, usually the mean.
  • central office — (communications)   The place where telephone companies terminate customer lines and locate switching equipment to interconnect those lines with other networks.
  • central powers — (before World War I) Germany, Italy, and Austria-Hungary after they were linked by the Triple Alliance in 1882
  • central region — a former local government region in central Scotland, formed in 1975 from Clackmannanshire, most of Stirlingshire, and parts of Perthshire, West Lothian, Fife, and Kinross-shire; in 1996 it was replaced by the council areas of Stirling, Clackmannanshire, and Falkirk
  • central sulcus — a deep cleft in each hemisphere of the brain separating the frontal lobe from the parietal lobe
  • central valley — the chief wine-producing region of California, centered in San Joaquin County.
  • centralisation — Alternative spelling of centralization.
  • centralization — the act or fact of centralizing; fact of being centralized.
  • centre of mass — the point at which the mass of a system could be concentrated without affecting the behaviour of the system under the action of external linear forces
  • centre-forward — A centre-forward in a team sport such as football or hockey is the player or position in the middle of the front row of attacking players.
  • centrifugalize — to subject (something) to centrifugal motion
  • centrifugation — a being subjected to centrifugal action, esp. in a centrifuge
  • centripetalism — the movement of things towards a centre
  • centrolecithal — (of animal eggs) having a centrally located yolk
  • cephalometrics — The measurement and analysis of the craniofacial area, especially as an aid to dental or orthodontic procedures.
  • chalcotrichite — a fibrous variety of cuprite.
  • chemoautotroph — an organism that obtains energy through chemoautotrophy
  • chisholm trail — cattle trail from San Antonio, Tex., to Abilene, Kans.: important from 1865 until the 1880s
  • chocolate tree — cacao (def 1).
  • christmas tree — A Christmas tree is a fir tree, or an artificial tree that looks like a fir tree, which people put in their houses at Christmas and decorate with coloured lights and ornaments.
  • christocentric — having as the theological focal point the teachings and practices of Jesus Christ.
  • chronometrical — a timepiece or timing device with a special mechanism for ensuring and adjusting its accuracy, for use in determining longitude at sea or for any purpose where very exact measurement of time is required.
  • cis-trans test — a test to define the unit of genetic function, based on whether two mutations of the same character occur in a single chromosome (the cis position) or in different cistrons in each chromosome of a homologous pair (the trans position)
  • citronella oil — the yellow aromatic oil obtained from citronella grass, used in insect repellents, soaps, perfumes, etc
  • citrus heights — a city in central California, near Sacramento.
  • class struggle — in Marxism, the constant economic and political struggle held to exist between social classes regarded as exploiting and those regarded as exploited; specif., in capitalist countries, the struggle between capitalists (bourgeoisie) and workers (proletariat)
  • claustrophilia — abnormal pleasure derived from being in a confined space
  • claustrophobes — Plural form of claustrophobe.
  • claustrophobia — Someone who suffers from claustrophobia feels very uncomfortable or anxious when they are in small or enclosed places.
  • claustrophobic — You describe a place or situation as claustrophobic when it makes you feel uncomfortable and unhappy because you are enclosed or restricted.
  • clifford trust — a type of living trust set up for at least a 10-year period, during which the income goes to a beneficiary and after which the principal reverts to the grantor.
  • clinical trial — When a new type of drug or medical treatment undergoes clinical trials, it is tested directly on patients to see if it is effective.
  • co-trimoxazole — an antibiotic consisting of a mixture of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (a sulfa drug): used esp to treat infections of the urinary tract and lungs (as in AIDS)
  • coach transfer — a short journey by coach constituting part of a longer journey taken chiefly by a different mode of transport, esp a journey to or from an airport
  • coasting trade — trade between ports along the same coast.
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