insinuation (s) (noun)
, insinuations (pl)
1. Something unpleasant which is artfully and indirectly suggested to another person.
2. The act of hinting at something unpleasant or indicating anything indirectly and gradually.
3. An artfully indirect, often derogatory indication regarding a fact or a situation.
1. Exposure of a patient to the sun's rays or a sun bath for therapeutic treatment by sunlight.
2. The solar radiation striking Earth or another planet.
3. The act or process to exposing to the rays of the sun for the purpose of drying or maturing; such as, fruits, drugs, etc, or of rendering acid, as vinegar.
inspiration (s) (noun)
, inspirations (pl)
inspiration, expiration, expiration
(in" spuh RAY shuhn) (noun
1. The inhalation, or breathing in, of air: The doctor measured Dina's rate of inspiration because she had been ill with a lung infection.
2. The action or power to influence emotions or intellect: Jill's work was an inspiration to others to volunteer to work in the remote village.
(ek" spuh RAY shuhn) (noun
Exhalation or breathing out: When Cleo fell, the expiration of her breath was sudden and she gasped for air.
(ek" spuh RAY shuhn) (noun
The end or termination of something: The date of expiration on the contract will be approaching soon.
With a sudden inspiration, the author described the expiration of the antagonist in the novel with great detail.
, more inspirational, most inspirational
insubordination (s) (noun)
, insubordinations (pl)
Behavior or actions that are done in defiance of those in charge of situations: The insubordination of the police officers during the course of the investigation was not reflected in the official report that was written by the chief of the local department.
integration (s) (noun)
, integrations (pl)
1. The act or process of bringing people of different racial or ethnic groups into unrestricted and equal association, as within a society or an organization; desegregation.
2. The organization of the psychological or social characteristics and tendencies of a personality into a harmonious whole.
3. The process of placing more than one complete electric circuit on a single chip.
(in" ti GRAY shuhn) (noun
The incorporation of individuals as equals into the mainstream of a social organization: The new law will ensure the integration of all students who attend school.
(seg" ri GAY shuhn) (noun
1. The practice or policy of keeping people of different races, religions, genders, etc., separate from each other: Parents fought to end the segregation of students in the public schools.
2. The enforced separation of groups in a manner that is discriminatory: The laws governing school segregation of children in classes have been declared illegal.
Some school boards are considering a new policy of segregation of boys and girls; however, the lawyers noted that the law of the country ensures total integration of all school children, including both genders.
intercommunication (s) (noun)
, intercommunications (pl)
The fact of being linked in such a manner as to allow for the transmissions of messages: "The intercommunication that existed between the office staff and the administration area allowed for efficient dialogs about office policies."
1. To become interlocked like the fingers of folded hands.
2. An interlocking of parts by fingerlike processes.