1. descriptive linguistics a description (at a given point in time) of a language with respect to its phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics without value judgments
  2. electronic database a database that can be accessed by computers
  3. countervailing duty a duty imposed to offset subsidies by foreign governments
  4. Thomas the doubting Apostle the Apostle who would not believe the resurrection of Jesus until he saw Jesus with his own eyes
  5. electrolytic capacitor a fixed capacitor consisting of two electrodes separated by an electrolyte
  6. department of linguistics the academic department responsible for teaching and research in linguistics
  7. prescriptive linguistics an account of how a language should be used instead of how it is actually used; a prescription for the `correct' phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics
  8. go through the motions pretend to do something by acting as if one was really doing it
  9. electrical capacity an electrical phenomenon whereby an electric charge is stored
  10. talk through one's hat speak insincerely or without regard for facts or truths
  11. starting post a post marking the starting point of a race
  12. trading post a retail store serving a sparsely populated region
  13. guilt feelings remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense
  14. class Filicopsida ferns
  15. Lactuca sativa longifolia lettuce with long dark-green spoon-shaped leaves
  16. acute schizophrenic episode schizophrenia of abrupt onset and relatively short duration
  17. growth-onset diabetes severe diabetes mellitus with an early onset
  18. unidentified flying object an flying object whose nature is unknown
  19. maturity-onset diabetes mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin
  20. southern flying squirrel small large-eyed nocturnal flying squirrel of eastern United States