, suspects; suspected; suspecting
1. To suppose to be true or probable; imagine.
2. To have doubts about; distrust.
3. To think (a person) guilty without proof; such as, one who is suspected of committing a crime.
suspicion (s) (noun)
, suspicions (pl)
1. The act or an instance of suspecting a wrong, crime, or guilt, without sufficient evidence or proof.
2. The condition of being suspected, especially of wrongdoing.
3. Uncertainty, doubt.
4. A minute amount; a trace; such as, a suspicion of garlic.
1. Arousing or apt to arouse suspicion; questionable.
2. Tending to suspect; distrustful.
3. Exhibiting suspicion; such as, a suspicious glance.
sympatric speciation (s)
, sympatric speciations (pl) (nouns)
The process through which new species evolve from a single ancestral species while inhabiting the same geographic region: "Sympatric speciation events are much more common in plants, as they tend to develop multiple homologous sets of chromosomes, resulting in a condition called polyploidy (having one or more extra sets of chromosomes)."
"The polyploidal offspring occupy the same environment as the parent plants; therefore, sympatry; but they are reproductively isolated while the speciation is taking place via populations with overlapping geographic ranges."
1. A combination of a telescope and a spectroscope, used for spectroscopic analysis (to determine the chemical composition, energy levels, and molecular structure of substances) of radiation from stars and other celestial bodies.
2. A spectroscope arranged to be attached to a telescope for observation of distant objects; such as, the sun or stars.
A spectrum is a charted band of wavelengths of electromagnetic vibrations obtained by refraction (bending of waves) and diffraction (wave train that passes an obstacle of secondary waves that are set up which interfere with the primary wave and give rise to bands of constructive and destructive interference).
Tene mensuram et respice finem. (Latin proverb)
Translation: "Be moderate, think of the consequences."
Motto of German Emperor Maximilian I (1493-1519).
Transparent; easily seen through or understood.
is the preferred spelling] (s) (adjective)
Not favorable, not successful: "Steve's unauspicious hopes indicated his pessimism about the undertaking."
is the preferred spelling] (adverb)
Unfortunately, unfavorably: "After losing so much money, Roger decided that his success as a gambler had been unauspiciously determined."
, more unsuspicious, most unsuspicious
, more unsuspiciously, most unsuspiciously
unsuspiciousness (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "appear, visible, visual, manifest, show, see, reveal, look":