1. grammatical constituent (grammar) a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
  2. gas constant (physics) the universal constant in the gas equation: pressure times volume = R times temperature; equal to 8.3143 joules per kelvin per mole
  3. Hubble's constant (cosmology) the ratio of the speed of recession of a galaxy (due to the expansion of the universe) to its distance from the observer; the Hubble constant is not actually a constant, but is regarded as measuring the expansion rate today
  4. security consultant an adviser about alarm systems to prevent burglaries
  5. Planck's constant the constant of proportionality relating the energy of a photon to its frequency; approximately 6.626 x 10^-34 joule-second
  6. media consultant someone who advises about the use of communication media
  7. solar constant the rate at which radiant solar energy is received at the outer layer of the earth's atmosphere
  8. colour constancy the tendency for a color to look the same under widely different viewing conditions
  9. rydberg constant a wave number characteristic of the wave spectrum of each element
  10. color constancy the tendency for a color to look the same under widely different viewing conditions
  11. immediate constituent a constituent of a sentence at the first step in an analysis: e.g., subject and predicate
  12. time constant (electronics) the time required for the current or voltage in a circuit to rise or fall exponentially through approximately 63 per cent of its amplitude
  13. equilibrium constant (chemistry) the ratio of concentrations when equilibrium is reached in a reversible reaction (when the rate of the forward reaction equals the rate of the reverse reaction)
  14. universal gas constant (physics) the universal constant in the gas equation: pressure times volume = R times temperature; equal to 8.3143 joules per kelvin per mole
  15. Boltzmann's constant constant used in the calculation of the ideal gas constant
  16. self-constituted constituted by or established by itself
  17. Hubble constant (cosmology) the ratio of the speed of recession of a galaxy (due to the expansion of the universe) to its distance from the observer; the Hubble constant is not actually a constant, but is regarded as measuring the expansion rate today
  18. self-consistent not self-contradictory
  19. Mexican standoff a situation in which no one can emerge as a clear winner
  20. beauty consultant someone who gives you advice about your personal appearance

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