dosimetrist (s) (noun)
, dosimetrists (pl)
1. A person who performs medical dose measurements: "At the drug rehabilitation center, the nurse who was also the dosimetrist, carefully measured the medications administered to the residents."
2. In radiation therapy, a person trained to make radiation measurements and also performs treatment-planning calculations: "Sean's cousin was trained to become a dosimetrist at the medical college and now he is working at a radiation clinic."
dosimetry (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
Measurement of radiation exposure, especially X-rays or gamma rays; calculation of a radiation dose from internally administered radionuclides: "The doctor checked the affects of the radiation doses with the clinic's dosimetry."
dowager (s) (noun)
, dowagers (pl)
1. A widow who holds a title or property derived from her deceased husband who belonged to a high social class: "The dowager held a special ceremony each year to honor her late husband’s contributions to the community."
2. An elderly woman of high social station or a rich-looking or respected woman of advanced years: "The dowager was considered to be the 'village mother' because she was so kind to many people."
3. Etymology: from Anglo-French dowarie, Old French doaire, "dower, dowry, gift," from Latin dotare. "to endow, to portion"; from dos, dotis, "marriage portion"; from do-, "to give".
dower (s) (noun)
, dowers (pl)
1. The part or interest of a deceased man's real estate allotted by law to his widow for her lifetime: "Mrs. Johnson was able to live comfortably as a result of the dower which her husband left in his last will and testament."
2. Something; especially, a skill or talent, with which someone is endowed: "Although Sally was materially poor, she had a rich dower of hand crafting skills with which to earn her living."
dowry (s) (noun)
, dowries (pl)
1. An amount of money or property given in some societies by a bride's family to her bridegroom or his family when she marries: "In the village, a dowry of cows was considered appropriate to give to the bridegroom and his new bride."
2. An amount of money or property transferred by a man to his bride when they marry: "Because they were travelling for a distance to their new home, Samuel gave Anne a horse and carriage as her dowry when they were married."
3. Etymology: from Anglo-French dowarie
, and Old French doaire
, "dower, dowry, gift"; from Medieval Latin dotarium
, from Latin dotare
, "to endow, to portion"; from dos, dotis
, "marriage portion"; from do-
, "to give".
Related to Latin donum, "a giving, a gift" and dare, "to give".
, edits; edited; editing
1. To alter, to change, to make suggestions for the improvement of various media presentations; such as, a book, a film, etc.: "The writer was ruthless in her editing of the manuscript of the book prior to publication."
2. Etymology: from Latin editus, past participle of edere, "to give"; from ex-, "out" + dare, "to give".
Editio cum notis variorum.
An edition with the notes of various people.
An edition of a literary text, called a variorum edition, that offers variant readings of the text as well as notes and commentaries by scholars. This refers to a compendium edition of an author's work that includes scholarly interpretations, criticism, source materials, variant readings; several versions of Hamlet exist, for example, and other related and pertinent information.
"The edition of the history book which belonged to the library was an Editio cum notis variorum with many notations in the margins by previous owners."
First edition: "Sean was very happy to own an editio princeps of his uncle's poetry."
edition (i DISH uhn) (s) (noun)
, editions (pl)
1. One of a number of printings of books and newspapers: "The book was so popular that the publisher had to print a fifth edition."
2. The size, style, or form in which a book is published: "The publisher also printed a smaller pocket edition."
editorial (s) (noun)
, editorials (pl)
Commentary, verbal or written, expressing the opinion of an individual, not necessarily reflective of the majority opinion of an organization; such as, a newspaper: "Janette wrote a sharply worded editorial strongly criticizing the gun laws of the country."
, more editorially, most editorially
Making a comment or expressing an opinion by means of a commentary, either written or verbally: "Editorially speaking, the column in the newspaper made a lot of sense."
, endows; endowed; endowing
1. To provide a person, or institution, with income, a source of income, or property: In her will, the elderly woman stated that she was endowing
her daughter's university with a sum of money to establish music scholarships.
2. To provide someone, or something, with desirable qualities, abilities, or characteristics: Mildred was endowed
with a talent for singing.
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endowment (s) (noun)
, endowments (pl)
1. An amount of income, or property, that has been provided to a person or institution; especially, an educational institution: "The endowment which was given to the university was much appreciated and allowed the music department to establish a scholarship."
"While attending the university, Stella benefited from the endowment that had been given to the history department, the income of which provided a modest income for her to continue her studies."
2. Having received a natural ability or quality; such as, an attribute of mind or body; a gift of nature: "A sharp mind was just one of her many endowments."
The first name for a female: "Eudora means 'generous' or 'a good gift'."
extradition (s) (noun)
, extraditions (pl)
The process by which an individual, accused or suspected of criminal activities, is given over to another country for judicial proceedings or punishment: A famous speaker was challenging the extradition from his home country to a country which was known for illegal and harsh treatments of prisoners.
Another term used for medical dosage can be seen at this posology page.