1. constant of gravitation (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation
  2. constant quantity a quantity that does not vary
  3. constant-width font a typeface is which each character is given the same width
  4. constatation an assumption that is basic to an argument
  5. consternation sudden shock or dismay that causes confusion
  6. raft foundation a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
  7. constitution the act of forming or establishing something
  8. Constitution the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
  9. consubstantiation the doctrine of the High Anglican Church that after the consecration of the Eucharist the substance of the body and blood of Christ coexists with the substance of the consecrated bread and wine
  10. constructive eviction action by a landlord that compels a tenant to leave the premises (as by rendering the premises unfit for occupancy); no physical expulsion or legal process is involved
  11. private foundation a charity that does not receive a major part of its support from the public
  12. Constantine I Emperor of Rome who stopped the persecution of Christians and in 324 made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire; in 330 he moved his capital from Rome to Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople (280-337)
  13. Constantina a Romanian resort city on the Black Sea
  14. constantan an alloy of copper and nickel with high electrical resistance and a low temperature coefficient; used as resistance wire
  15. instrumentation the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation
  16. Protestant Reformation a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches
  17. lost-and-found repository in a public building where lost articles can be kept until their owners reclaim them
  18. National Science Foundation an independent agency of the federal government responsible for the promotion of progress in science and engineering by supporting programs in research and education
  19. Constantinople the largest city and former capital of Turkey
  20. constant of proportionality the constant value of the ratio of two proportional quantities x and y; usually written y = kx, where k is the factor of proportionality

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