- 2.3.1: Blind means, for federal income-tax purposes, either the inability ...
- 2.3.2: Football means a sport in which modern-day gladiators brutalize one...
- 2.3.3: Glasstooth means an electronic device worn like a pair of glasses t...
- 2.3.4: Diffident means lacking confidence in oneself; characterized by mod...
- 2.3.5: Magnetism means a property of certain substances such as iron, coba...
- 2.3.6: Fiduciary means having to do with a confidence or trust; a person w...
- 2.3.7: Politician means a person of unquestioned honesty and integrity who...
- 2.3.8: Intoxicated, for purposes of driving a car in many states, means ha...
- 2.3.9: Femikin means a female manikin
- 2.3.10: Sound means a compression wave, in air or some other elastic medium...
- 2.3.11: Radioactive area means, for purposes of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory...
- 2.3.12: Neurosis means a chronic emotional disturbance that arises from sup...
- 2.3.13: Petrograb means invading a country to steal its oil.
- 2.3.14: Smoker means a rude and disgusting individual who callously emits n...
- 2.3.15: Diadem means an ornamental headband worn as a badge of royalty; a c...
- 2.3.16: Psychiatry means the fortuitous melding of modern medicine with psy...
- 2.3.17: Gene means the hereditary unit that occupies a fixed chromosomal lo...
- 2.3.18: Ramster means an animal produced by crossbreeding a rat with a hamster
- 2.3.19: Intractable means not easily governed; obstinate; unruly; not dispo...
- 2.3.20: Recession means, for purposes of the National Bureau of Economic Re...
- 2.3.21: Gravity means a force that results from the universal attraction th...
- 2.3.22: Assault means, for legal purposes, an intentional and unprivileged ...
- 2.3.23: Television means the electronic medium that keeps an entire nation ...
- 2.3.24: Obelisk means an upright, four-sided pillar that terminates in a py...
- 2.3.25: Bimboy means a boy who is a total airhead.
Solutions for Chapter 2.3: Definitions and Their Purposes
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The reflectivity of a substance, usually expressed as a percentage of the incident radiation reflected.
Annual temperature range
The difference between the highest and lowest monthly temperature means.
The property of a lens whereby light of different colors is focused at different places.
Tiny bits of particulate matter that serve as surfaces on which water vapor condenses.
A linear zone along which continental lithosphere stretches and pulls apart. Its creation may mark the beginning of a new ocean basin.
Establishing the equivalence of rocks of similar age in different areas.
The sudden release of stored strain in rocks that results in movement along a fault.
The portion of the photic zone near the surface where light is bright enough for photosynthesis to occur.
The change of state from a liquid to a solid.
A center of high pressure characterized by anticyclonic winds.
A measure of the degree of earthquake shaking at a given locale based on the amount of damage.
A front formed when a cold front overtakes a warm front. It marks the beginning of the end of a middle-latitude cyclone.
A lava flow with a smooth-toropey surface.
A basic unit of the geologic calendar that is a subdivision of an era. Periods may be divided into smaller units called epochs.
The radioactive isotope of carbon, which is produced continuously in the atmosphere and is used in dating events from the very recent geologic past (the last few tens of thousands of years).
The concentration of minor amounts of metals that are scattered through unweathered rock into economically valuable concentrations by weathering processes.
The zone between 104 and 143 degrees distance from an earthquake epicenter in which direct waves do not arrive because of refraction by Earth’s core.
The boundary between the stratosphere and the mesosphere.
A small, very intense cyclonic storm with exceedingly high winds, most often produced along cold fronts in conjunction with severe thunderstorms.
A band along the ecliptic containing the 12 constellations of the zodiac.