alogia (s) (noun)
, alogias (pl)
1. The inability to speak because of a mental deficiency or an episode of dementia: Alogia is synonymous in this sense with aphasia which is the partial or total loss of the ability to articulate ideas or comprehend spoken or written language because of damage to the brain caused by an injury or a disease.
2. A deficiency in speech that commonly occurs in schizophrenia: Alogias may result from perceptions of those who become detached, isolated, and remote from reality and from the rest of society.
Illogical; unreasonable, inconsiderate.
1. Relating to a system or device that represents data variation by a measurable physical quality.
2. Measuring or representing data by means of one or more physical properties which can express any value along a continuous scale; for example, the position of the hands of a clock is an analog representation of time.
3. An organ or structure that is similar in function to one in another kind of organism, but which is of a dissimilar evolutionary origin; such as, wings of birds and the wings of insects are analogs.
4. A chemical compound that has a similar structure and similar chemical properties to those of another compound, but which differs from it by a single element or group.
The antibiotic amoxicillin, for example, is an analog of penicillin, differing from the latter by the addition of an amino group.
archaeogeological, archeogeological (adjective)
; more archaeogeological, most archaeogeological; more archeogeological, most archeogeological
Referring to ancient geological conditions or situations: For a long time Vesuvius and Pompeii have been an archaeogeological
mystery. Bodies found on dense layers of ash indicate that the volcano had been actively pouring pumice and ash into the atmosphere for some time, but also that the inhabitants had felt secure enough not to flee.
When the end came, however, it came so quickly that people were caught wherever they were. Hundreds of people in Herculaneum, who had time to run and find refuge in doored arched storage caverns, were still exposed to such surface temperatures. It is written that a hand raised to protect the face was burned to the bone, while the other hand, unexposed to the blast, was not.
archaeological chemistry, archeological chemistry (s) (noun)
; archaeological chemistries; archeological chemistries (pl)
The application of chemical theories, processes, and experimental procedures in order to obtain archaeological data and find solutions of problems in archaeology: The field of archaeological chemistry includes laboratory analysis of artifacts and materials found in an archaeological context.
archaeological chronology, archeological chronology (s) (noun)
; archaeological chronologies; archeological chronologies (pl)
An archaeological timeline or timescale: An archaeological chronology is an establishment of the temporal sequences of human cultures by the application of a variety of dating methods of cultural remains.
archaeological conservancy, archeological conservancy (s) (noun)
; archaeological conservancies; archeological conservancies (pl)
Any private, nonprofit organization working to save archaeological sites from destruction: An archaeological conservancy works or functions primarily by purchasing threatened sites and protecting the sites until they can be turned over to responsible agencies, such as national parks.
archaeological culture, archeological culture (s) (noun)
; archaeological cultures; archeological cultures (pl)
The constantly recurring artifacts or a group of assemblages that represent or are typical of a specific ancient culture at a particular time and place: The term archaeological culture describes the maximum grouping of all assemblages that represent the sum of the human activities carried out within a culture.
archaeological datum, archeological datum (s) (noun)
; archaeological data; archeological data (pl)
One piece of material collected and recorded as significant evidence by an archaeologist (the plural is used as a singular): Archaeological data falls into four classes: artifacts, ecofacts, features, and structures.
archaeological geology, archeological geology (s) (noun)
; archaeological geologies; archeological geologies (pl)
The use of geological techniques and methods to archaeological work: Archeological geology is different from geoarchaeology in that the it is a subfield of archaeology focusing on the physical context of deposits.
archaeological layer, archeological layer (s) (noun)
; archaeological layers; archeological layers (pl)
A sedimentary and architectural unit defined by a combination of lithological, pedological, and material cultural criteria: Archaeological layers are created over time as people develop new towns and cities, and then rebuilt them at the same place, as it is the case in Istanbul.
archaeological method, archeological method (s) (noun)
; archaeological methods, archeological methods (pl)
One of a variety of means used by archaeologists to find, recover, analyze, preserve, and describe the artifacts and other remains of past human activities: In one of her classes of archeology, she learned all about important archaeological methods used at the sites where objects of ancient times had been found.
archaeological reconnaissance, archeological reconnaissance (s) (noun)
; archaeological reconnaissances, archeological reconnaissances
The technique of finding, specifying, and documenting the locations of very old historical sites on the ground by examining different contrasts in the various environments and geographic configurations: In his class of archaeological reconnaissance, James used a special tool called an auger to make holes in the ground so he could extract samples of soil in order to understand the physical features of what once existed in certain areas.
archaeological record, archeological record (s) (noun)
; archaeological records; archeological records (pl)
The surviving physical remains of past human activities, which are sought, recovered, analyzed, preserved, and described by archaeologists in an attempt to reconstruct the past: Interesting enough, an archaeological record does not include anything written, but only the physical evidence about the historic past.
archaeological recovery, archeological recovery (s) (noun)
; archaeological recoveries; archeological recoveries (pl)
The act or process of obtaining artifacts from a site for the purpose of deriving archaeological data: On her first day at the historical site, Violet was overwhelmed at the detailed work of the archaeological recovery of the jugs and cups found beneath the old school house.
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Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "talk, speak, speech; words, language; tongue, etc."
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