Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Phototelescope noun (Astron.) A telescope adapted for taking photographs of the heavenly bodies.
Phototheodolite noun An arrangement of two photographic cameras, the plates of which may be brought into exactly the same plane, used in surveying and map making. From the differences between two pictures taken at the same moment, measurements in all dimensions of the region may be obtained.
Phototherapy noun (Medicine) The application of light for therapeutic purposes, esp. for treating diseases of the skin. -- Pho`to*the*rap"ic , Pho`to*ther`a*peu"tic adjective
Photothermic adjective Of or pertaining to both light and heat.
[ New Latin See Photo-
, and Tone
.] (Botany) A motile condition in plants resulting from exposure to light.
-- Pho`to*ton"ic adjective
Phototonus noun (Physiol.) An irritable condition of protoplasm, resulting in movement, due to a certain intensity of light. -- Pho`to*ton"ic adjective
Phototopography noun Photogrammetry. -- Pho`to*top`o*graph"ic , Pho`to*top`o*graph"ic*al adjective
Phototrichromatic adjective [ Photo- + tri- + chromatic .] Designating a photomechanical process for making reproductions in natural colors by three printings.
+ Greek ... to turn.] (Botany) Same as Heliotropic .
Phototropism noun [ Photo- + Greek ... to turn.] (Plant Physiol.) The tendency of growing plant organs to move or curve under the influence of light. In ordinary use the term is practically synonymous with heliotropism.
Phototype noun [ Photo- + -type .] A plate or block with a printing surface (usually in relief) obtained from a photograph; also, any one of the many methods of processes by which such a printing surface is obtained.
Phototypic adjective Of or pertaining to a phototype or phototypy.
.] Same as Phototypy .
Phototypy noun The art or process of producing phototypes.
Photovisual adjective (Optics) Of certain achromatic lenses, having the same focus for the actinic and for the brightest of the visual rays.
Photoxylography noun [ Photo- + xylography .] The process of producing a representation of an object on wood, by photography, for the use of the wood engraver.
Photozincograph noun A print made by photozincography. -- Pho`to*zin`co*graph"ic , adjective
Photozincography noun [ Photo- + zincography .] A process, analogous to photolithography, for reproducing photographed impressions transferred to zinc plate.
Phragmocone noun [ Greek ..., ..., a fence, an inclosure + ... a cone.] (Zoology) The thin chambered shell attached to the anterior end of a belemnite. [ Written also phragmacone .]
Phragmosiphon noun (Zoology) The siphon of a phragmocone.
Phrasal adjective Of the nature of a phrase; consisting of a phrase; as, a phrasal adverb. Earlc.
[ French, from Latin phrasis
diction, phraseology, Greek ..., from ... to speak.] 1. A brief expression, sometimes a single word, but usually two or more words forming an expression by themselves, or being a portion of a sentence; as, an adverbial phrase .
"Convey" the wise it call. "Steal!" foh! a fico for the phrase . Shak. 2. A short, pithy expression; especially, one which is often employed; a peculiar or idiomatic turn of speech; as, to err is human . 3. A mode or form of speech; the manner or style in which any one expreses himself; diction; expression.
of the hearth." Tennyson.
Thou speak'st Shak. 4. (Mus.) A short clause or portion of a period.
In better phrase and matter than thou didst.
» A composition consists first of sentences, or periods
; these are subdivided into sections
, and these into phrases
. Phrase book
, a book of idiomatic phrases. J. S. Blackie.
Phrase transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Phrased
; present participle & verbal noun Phrasing
.] [ Confer French phraser
.] To express in words, or in peculiar words; to call; to style.
"These suns -- for so they phrase
Phrase intransitive verb 1. To use proper or fine phrases.
[ R.] 2. (Mus.) To group notes into phrases; as, he phrases well. See Phrase , noun , 4.
Phraseless adjective Indescribable. Shak.
Phraseogram noun [ Greek ... a phrase + -gram .] (Phonography) A symbol for a phrase.
Phraseologic, Phraseological adjective Of or pertaining to phraseology; consisting of a peculiar form of words. "This verbal or phraseological answer." Bp. Pearson.
Phraseologist noun A collector or coiner of phrases.
[ Greek ..., ..., phrase + -logy
: confer French phraséologie
.] 1. Manner of expression; peculiarity of diction; style.
Most completely national in his . . . phraseology . I. Taylor. 2. A collection of phrases; a phrase book.
[ R.] Syn.
-- Diction; style. See Diction
1. Method of expression; association of words. 2. (Mus.) The act or method of grouping the notes so as to form distinct musical phrases.
; plural Phratries
. [ Greek ..., ....] (Gr. Antiq.) A subdivision of a phyle, or tribe, in Athens.
Phreatic adjective [ French phréatique , from Greek ..., ..., a well.] (Geol.) Subterranean; -- applied to sources supplying wells.
Phrenetic noun One who is phrenetic. Harvey.
Phrenetic, Phrenetical adjective
[ Latin phreneticus
, Greek ..., ...: confer French phrénétique
. See Frantic
, and confer Frenetic
.] Relating to phrenitis; suffering from frenzy; delirious; mad; frantic; frenetic.
Phrenic adjective [ Greek ..., ..., the midriff, or diaphragm, the heart, the mind: confer French phrénique .] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the diaphragm; diaphragmatic; as, the phrenic nerve.
Phrenics noun That branch of science which relates to the mind; mental philosophy. [ R.]
[ See Phrenic
.] (Biol.) See Vital force , under Vital .
[ Latin , from Greek ..., from ..., ....] 1. (Medicine) Inflammation of the brain, or of the meninges of the brain, attended with acute fever and delirium; -- called also cephalitis . 2. See Frenzy .
Phrenograph noun [ Greek ..., ..., the migriff + -graph .] (Physiol.) An instrument for registering the movements of the diaphragm, or midriff, in respiration.
Phrenologer noun A phrenologist.
Phrenologic adjective [ Confer French phrénologique .] Phrenological.
Phrenological adjective Of or pertaining to phrenology. -- Phren`o*log"ic*al*ly , adverb
Phrenologist noun [ Confer French phrénologiste .] One versed in phrenology; a craniologist.
Phrenology noun [ Greek ..., ..., the mind + -logy : confer French phrénologie .]
1. The science of the special functions of the several parts of the brain, or of the supposed connection between the various faculties of the mind and particular organs in the brain. 2. In popular usage, the physiological hypothesis of Gall, that the mental faculties, and traits of character, are shown on the surface of the head or skull; craniology. » Gall marked out on his model of the head the places of twenty-six organs, as round inclosures with vacant interspaces. Spurzheim and Combe divided the whole scalp into oblong and conterminous patches. Encyc. Brit.
Phrenomagnetism noun [ Greek ..., ..., the mind + English magnetism .] The power of exciting the organs of the brain by magnetic or mesmeric influence.
[ See Phrenic
.] (Physiol. Chem.) A nitrogenous body, related to cerebrin, supposed to exist in the brain.
Phrensied past participle & adjective See Frenzied .
Phrensy noun Violent and irrational excitement; delirium. See Frenzy .
Phrensy transitive verb To render frantic.
Phrentic noun & adjective See Phrenetic .