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appendix /əˈpɛndɪks/US:/əˈpɛndɪks/ ,(ə pen′diks) noun general anatomy
accessory part of an organ. a tube-shaped sac attached to and opening into the lower end of the large intestine in humans and some other mammals. In humans the appendix is small and has no known function, but in rabbits, hares, and some other herbivores it is involved in the digestion of cellulose. bibliology • biblionym
in a work, an annex that complements it; addition, supplement. a section or table of subsidiary matter at the end of a book or document. "a. from an encyclopedia" mid 16th century (in appendix (sense 2": from Latin, from appendere ‘hang upon’. appendix (sense 1) dates from the early 17th century.
compendium /ˌɑːrtɪˈfɪʃəl/ adjective (of a situation or concept) not existing naturally; contrived or false. "the artificial division of people into age groups" made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally, especially as a copy of something natural. "her skin glowed in the artificial light" (of a person or their behaviour) insincere or affected. "she gave an artificial smile" late Middle English: from Old French artificiel or Latin artificialis, from artificium ‘handicraft’
minute adjective: /maɪˈnjuːt/, noun: /ˈmɪnɪt/ noun record or review of verified facts or occurrences and resolutions taken in an assembly or in a meeting of the deliberative or consultative body of an association, association, board of directors, congregation, etc. "minute book" figurative (meaning) • figuratively
story, chronic. late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin minuta, feminine (used as a noun) of minutus ‘made small’. The senses ‘period of sixty seconds’ and ‘sixtieth of a degree’ derive from medieval Latin pars minuta prima ‘first minute part’.
circumstantial /ˌsɜːrkəmˈstænʃəl/ adjective relative to circumstance. that depends on or is linked to a circumstance or circumstances. "c. choice" that is relevant but not essential; incidental. "for c. reasons he disposed of some assets" grammar
which indicates a circumstance of the action (place, time, mood, company, etc.). "c. complement" juridic (term)
pointing indirectly towards someone's guilt but not conclusively proving it. "the prosecution will have to rely on c. evidence" Latin circumstantia 'circumstance' + -al.
compendium /kəmˈpɛndɪəm/ noun a collection of concise but detailed information about a particular subject, especially in a book or other publication. "an invaluable compendium of useful information about language" a collection or set of similar items. "a compendium of tools" a brief treatment or account of a subject, esp. an extensive subject; concise treatise. "a compendium of medicine" 16th Century: from Latin: a saving, literally: something weighed, from pendere to weigh
fanzine /ˈfænziːn/US:(fan zēn′, fan′zēn) noun a fanzine (blend of fan and magazine or -zine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest. 1940s (originally US): blend of fan and magazine.
will-o'-the-wisp /ˌwɪləðəˈwɪsp/US:/ˈwɪləðəˈwɪsp/ ,(wil′ə ᵺə wisp′) noun light appearing at night, usually emanating from swampy land or graves, and which is attributed to the combustion of gases from the decomposition of organic matter. figurative (meaning) • figuratively
metaphorically refers to a hope or goal that leads one on but is impossible to reach or something one finds strange or sinister. Latin ignis fatuus for 'giddy flame'
book /ˈbʊk/US:/bʊk/ ,(bŏŏk) noun collection of sheets of paper, printed or not, gathered in notebooks whose backs are joined by means of glue, sewing, etc., forming a volume that is covered with a resistant cover. literary, artistic, scientific, etc. which constitutes a volume [For documentation purposes, it is a non-periodical publication with more than 48 pages, plus the cover.]. figurative (meaning) • figuratively
source of knowledge, of instruction. "the b. of the cosmos" old english bõc (originally also ‘a document or charter’), bōcian ‘to grant by charter’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch boek and German Buch, and probably to beech (on which runes were carved).
nociception noun a term coined by Charles Scott Sherrington to distinguish the physiological process (nervous activity) from pain (a subjective experience), used to describe the ability of organisms to detect noxious stimuli. nociception triggers a variety of physiological and behavioral responses to protect the organism against an aggression and usually results in a subjective experience, or perception, of pain in sentient beings. from Latin nocere 'to harm or hurt
press /ˈprɛs/US:/prɛs/ ,(pres) noun a device for applying pressure to something in order to flatten or shape it or to extract juice or oil. a machine that applies pressure to a workpiece by means of a tool, in order to punch shapes. graphic arts
manual or mechanical device used to reproduce, with ink, paper or other material, images and texts molded, engraved or photo-engraved on a plate or cylinder, in relief, intaglio or in plane; printer, printing press. stationery • paper industry
any of the sets of cylinders between which the sheet of paper in formation passes, in the wet part of the continuous machine. late 16th century: alteration (by association with press) of obsolete prest 'pay given on enlistment, enlistment by such payment', from Old French prest 'loan, advance pay', based on Latin praestare 'provide'.
pressure /ˈprɛʃər/US:/ˈprɛʃɚ/ ,(presh′ər) noun continuous physical force exerted on or against an object by something in contact with it. "the gate was buckling under the p. of the crowd outside" the force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact. "gas can be fed to the turbines at a p. of around 250 psi" figurative (meaning) • figuratively
the use of persuasion or intimidation to make someone do something. "backbenchers put p. on the government to provide safeguards" physics
quotient of a force of constant magnitude, perpendicular to a surface subject to its action, by the area of ​​that surface. late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin pressura, from press- ‘pressed’, from the verb premere
residual /rɪˈzɪdjʊəl/US:/rɪˈzɪdʒuəl/ ,(ri zij′o̅o̅ əl) adjective reminiscent after most or amount has disappeared. "withdrawal of r. occupying forces" related to residue; that comes from a residue: residual ash. which forms a residue; that persists.

noun an amount remaining after other things have been subtracted or allowed. "the Keynesian component is clearly a r. that one arrives at by subtracting the natural and classical components of general unemployment" medicine (term)
what continues after a disease has disappeared. chemistry (term)
what remains after the separation of substances. from residue, itself from Old French residu (Modern résidu), from Latin residuum (a remainder), the neuter inflection of residuus (remaining, left over), perfect participle of resideō (I remain behind) (from re- (back, again) + sedeō (I sit, I reside).