(Latin: suffix used to form abstract nouns expressing act, state, quality, property, or condition corresponding to an adjective)
2. A behavior pattern in animals consisting of the occupation and defense of a territory.
The behavior pattern in some animals in which they tend to remain within a certain area, primarily for the purpose of feeding, mating, and rearing their young; typically, this area is defended against members of the same species and also sometimes with other similar species.
2. The arrangement of all the tones and chords of a composition in relation to a tonic.
3. The scheme or interrelation of the tones in a painting.
4. The relationship between the notes and chords of a passage or work that tends to establish a central note or harmony as its focal point.
2. The normal elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc., by which the tone of the system is maintained.
3. A state of normal tension of the tissues by virtue of which the parts are kept in shape, alert, and ready to function in response to a suitable stimulus.
In the case of muscle, it refers to a state of continuous activity or tension beyond that which is related to physical properties; i.e., it is active resistance to stretch; in skeletal muscle it is dependent upon the efferent innervation.4. The osmotic pressure or tension of a solution, usually relative to that of blood.
2. In theological use, applied to the existence of one God in three persons.
3. The three persons or modes of being of the Godhead as conceived in orthodox Christian belief; the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as constituting one God; the triune God.
2. Existence or apparent existence everywhere at the same time; omnipresence.
3. Omnipresence; presence in several places, or in all places, at one time.
A fiction of English law is the "legal ubiquity" of the sovereign, by which he is constructively present in all the courts.
2. The extent to which a tissue, or body organ, is compos4ed of blood vessels.