-or; -our (primarily British)
(Latin: a suffix; state of, result of; he who, that which)
The local sculptor created a magnificent sculpture for the new municipal building.
2. The members of a governing body at a university: The educational senators agreed with the students’ demand for more classes.
Some libraries use sensors at their exits in order to make sure that no one is taking materials away without making proper check outs.2. Any detection instrument that is used to determine temperature, moisture, radiation, light, distance, or motion: There are all kinds of sensors which are being utilized to gain information that is essential for the well-being of humanity.
In certain contexts, sopor can also mean "lethargy" and not actual sleep.
A Tokamak is an experimental doughnut-shaped nuclear reactor for producing fusion using an electric current and a magnetic field to heat and to contain a gaseous plasma.2. Etymology of Tokamak is from the mid-20th century from the Russian, contraction of toroidal'naya kamera s aksial'nym magnitnym polem, "toroidal chamber with axial magnetic field".
2. Those who guarantee or promise (something) in an agreement with another person, organization, etc.: The stipulators arranged a written contract with the bank to pay the loan no later than two years from the date they were signing the agreement.
2. A disorder or condition marked by reduced responsiveness caused by stress or shock: After hearing about the terrible car accident in which her daughter was killed, Jane was in a complete stupor and totally traumatized.
3. Etymology: from Latin stupere, "to be amazed or stunned" or "to be struck senseless".
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2. Perspiration, sweat.
2. A company that wants to buy another company: "Vaughn and his friends were trying to buy a controlling interest in the drug company."
2. Someone who conducts a statistical survey.
3. Someone whose occupation is taking accurate measurements of land areas in order to determine boundaries, elevations, and dimensions.