In computer programming, the production of a sequence of machine instructions by a macroassembler.
macular degeneration (s) (noun)
, macular degenerations (pl)
The decline or change of the central area of the retina of the eye, a part that is important in the visualization of fine details: Macular degeneration
is the leading cause of visual impairment in people over the age of 50, and it can lead to the loss of the central vision, making it difficult to read or to do fine work; such as, threading a needle.
Usually macular degeneration doesn't cause blindness because only the central area of vision is affected.
Injury that causes macula degeneration usually decreases the ability to see straight ahead clearly and sometimes it makes it difficult to read, to drive, or to perform other daily activities that require good central vision.
Macular degeneration normally affects both eyes, either simultaneously or one eye then the other one later.
1. The apparent enlargement of an object as seen through a lens, optical instrument, etc.; specifically, the ratio of the apparent size of an image formed by an optical system to the perceived size of the object to the naked eye.
2. The amplification, enlargement, or magnified reproduction of an idea, event, etc. Also, a magnified reproduction of an object.
The action of making soft or supple.
malassimilation (s) (noun)
, malassimilations (pl)
In medicine, the imperfect absorption of nutriments into the body system: Karen's doctor indicated that her loss of weight and weakness was a result of malassimilation and efforts were being made to find a medical solution.
malformation (s) (noun)
, malformations (pl)
Faulty structure of parts; especially, of a living body: Sam was born with a malformation that resulted in his right foot being twisted in such a way that it pointed inwardly.
malinterdigitation (s) noun
), malinterdigitations (pl)
A dental condition in which the upper and lower teeth are not properly lined up when biting or chewing: The orthodontist fitted Judy with a brace to help her overcome the malinterdigitation or misalignment of her teeth.
1. Convulsive movements of the hands, as if in the act of hammering.
2. A form of tic, in which the hands twitch in a hammering motion against the thighs.
3. Metal which has been wrought, or shaped, with a hammer; also, marked or dented as with a hammer.
malrotation (s) (noun)
, malrotations (pl)
A faulty or an abnormal turning of a part of the body: The obstetrician determined the fetus needed uterine surgery to correct the malrotation in its digestive tract.
malversation (s) (noun)
, malversations (pl)
Misconduct or bad behavior in public office or corruption in an administration: A malversation
may include any of a number of misdeeds, whether criminal or merely unethical: such as, bribery, mishandling of funds, embezzlement, extortion, etc.
The possibilities of malversations can take place in many situations, both privately and publicly.
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manation (s) (noun)
, manations (pl)
The act or process of sending or floating out.
manifestation (s) (noun)
, manifestations (pl)
1. An act of showing or demonstrating something: In Bram Stocker’s novel, Dracula is the manifestation
of a completely evil, villainous, and ghastly character.
Eve's voluntary work with the homeless people were a manifestation of her compassionate nature.
2. An indication of the existence, reality, or presence of something: A high fever can be an early manifestation
of certain diseases.
3. An occurrence in which a ghost or spirit of a dead person appears: Some people had the feeling that there were ghostly manifestations
in the graveyard when they walked by it late at night.
manipulation (muh nip" yuh LAY shuhn) (s) (noun)
, manipulations (pl)
1. Skillful or artful control or operation: The manipulation of the dials on the TV set produced much better pictures.
2. A shrewd or a devious process to control someone or something in a clever and usually unfair or selfish way to one's personal advantage: Shirley makes shameful manipulations of her parents in order to get what she desires.