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Definition of the noun Abderite

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proper noun

  1. An inhabitant of Abdera, in Thrace.
  2. The 'Abderite': Democritus, the Laughing Philosopher.

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Google previewDictionary of Mental Handicap (2002)

by Mary P. Lindsey

Abderite An obsolete term meaning 'stupid person' derivedfrom the town of Abderite in Thrace whose inhabitants, according to Greek legend, wereless intelligentthan normal. Abductors/abduction The abductor muscles ofajoint movethe limbs away from the midline ofthebody (abduction). They may be tightened by cerebral palsy so that the limbs are pulled outward at that point. Abetalipoproteinaemia = BassenKornzweig syndrome. Abortion The separationandexpulsionof thecontents ...

Google previewA Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (101-)

by Samuel Fallows

KEY: Abderite SYN: Cynic, sardonic, derisive, sarcastic, jocular, flippant, nonchalant, sportive, sprightful, buoyant. ANT: Lachrymose, plaintive, maundering, querimonious, plaintive, dolesome, lackadaisical, grumbling, croaking, lugubrious. KEY: Abdicate SYN: Abandon, relinquish, resign, surrender, vacate. ANT: Retain, maintain, claim, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2016)

by Ray Corsini

abderite Obsolete term for a feebleminded person. abducens nerve Cranial nerve VI. Carries somatic motor (general visceral efferent) fibers for control of the lateral rectus muscle of the eye. Also known as abducent nerve. abduction Movement of a body part away from the center of the body, such as a fist opening up with fingers showing. Compare ADDUCTION. abductor A muscle that pulls body parts away from the center of the body Compare ADDUCTOR. Aberdeen system A ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

A Complete Encyclopedic Lexicon, Literary, Scientific, and Technological by John Ogilvie

Abderite (ab'der-it), n. [L. abderita. Or. abderites. ] An inhabitant of Abdera, a maritime town in Thrace, and sometimes a term ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3D2E1R1I1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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