A reference to rock which has been fragmented in place as a result o mechanical processes or orogenic (mountain formation) forces .
1. Broken in place, said of rocks having a broken or brecciated (rocks with sharp-angled fragments) structure due to crushing, in contrast to those of brecciated materials brought from a distance.
2. Of rock, fragmented in place by folding due to orogenic forces when the rock is not so heavily loaded as to render it plastic.
, autoclaves; autoclaved; autoclaving
1. Using a strong, pressurized, steam-heated vessel, as for laboratory experiments, sterilization, or cooking.
2. Operating a device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments.
3. To place into or to put into an autoclave.
autoclaver (s) (noun)
, autoclavers (pl)
1. An automatically regulated apparatus for the sterilization of objects by steam under pressure.
2. A device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments.
A surgical clip applied with an automatic staple. It is usually employed for wound closure in place of a suture.
This is a proprietary name (the patented brand name or trademark under which a manufacturer markets a product).
autocode (s), autocodes (pl); automatic code (s), automatic codes (pl)
The process of using a computer to convert automatically a symbolic code into a machine code.
An organic substance; such as, a hormone, produced in one part of an organism and transported by the blood, lymph, or sap to another part of the organism where it exerts a physiologic effect on that part.
In optics, the process used in an autocollimator.
An instrument combining the functions of a telescope and a collimator for detecting and measuring very small deviations in a beam of light. A collimator is a fixed telescope for use in collimating or adjusting the line of sight (of a telescope).
autocoprophage, autocoprophagous, autocoprophagy
1. A reference to an organism that consumes its own feces.
2. The action of an organism that eats its own excretion.
In statistics, a property displayed by some sequences of adjacent items not being independent of each other.
Autocorrelation is a mathematical tool used frequently in signal processing for analyzing functions or series of values; such as, time domain signals. It is the cross-correlation of a signal with itself.
Autocorrelation is useful for finding repeating patterns in a signal; such as, determining the presence of a periodic signal that has been buried under noise, or identifying the fundamental frequency of a signal which doesn't actually contain that frequency component, but implies it with many harmonic frequencies.
autocracy (s) (noun)
, autocracies (pl)
A form of government in which a country is ruled by one person, or group, with total power or unrestricted control over all of the other citizens: An autocracy involves a system in which someone makes decisions which are subject to neither external legal restraints nor regularized mechanisms of popular control.
autocrat (s) (noun)
, autocrats (pl)
1. A monarch of uncontrolled or unrestricted power; one who rules with undisputed jurisdiction: The new owner of the company Jake worked for was an autocrat
who demanded absolute obedience by his employees.
2. A person who is invested with or assumes unlimited authority with any relationship: Adam's daughter, Susan, called him an unreasonable autocrat
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Of the nature of, or pertaining to someone who has absolute authority; a despotic ruler.
In autocratic manner, absolutely, despotically.
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