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Austral signsAustral Aus"tral, a. [L. australis, fr. auster: cf. F.
Southern; lying or being in the south; as, austral land;
Austral signs (Astron.), the last six signs of the zodiac,
or those south of the equator. Autumnal signsAutumnal Au*tum"nal, a. [L. auctumnalis, autumnalis: cf. F.
1. Of, belonging to, or peculiar to, autumn; as, an autumnal
tint; produced or gathered in autumn; as, autumnal fruits;
flowering in autumn; as, an autumnal plant.
Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks In
2. Past the middle of life; in the third stage.
An autumnal matron. --Hawthorne.
Autumnal equinox, the time when the sun crosses the
equator, as it proceeds southward, or when it passes the
Autumnal point, the point of the equator intersected by the
ecliptic, as the sun proceeds southward; the first point
Autumnal signs, the signs Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius,
through which the sun passes between the autumnal equinox
and winter solstice. Cardinal signsCardinal Car"di*nal, a. [L. cardinalis, fr. cardo the hinge of
a door, that on which a thing turns or depends: cf. F.
Of fundamental importance; pre["e]minent; superior; chief;
The cardinal intersections of the zodiac. --Sir T.
Impudence is now a cardinal virtue. --Drayton.
But cardinal sins, and hollow hearts, I fear ye.
Cardinal numbers, the numbers one, two, three, etc., in
distinction from first, second, third, etc., which are
called ordinal numbers.
(a) (Geol.) The four principal points of the compass, or
intersections of the horizon with the meridian and the
prime vertical circle, north, south east, and west.
(b) (Astrol.) The rising and setting of the sun, the zenith
Cardinal signs (Astron.) Aries, Libra, Cancer, and
Cardinal teeth (Zo["o]l.), the central teeth of bivalve
shell. See Bivalve.
Cardinal veins (Anat.), the veins in vertebrate embryos,
which run each side of the vertebral column and returm the
blood to the heart. They remain through life in some
Cardinal virtues, pre["e]minent virtues; among the
ancients, prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude.
Cardinal winds, winds which blow from the cardinal points
due north, south, east, or west.
Ensignship En"sign*ship, n.
The state or rank of an ensign.
Physical signsPhysical Phys"ic*al, a.
1. Of or pertaining to nature (as including all created
existences); in accordance with the laws of nature; also,
of or relating to natural or material things, or to the
bodily structure, as opposed to things mental, moral,
spiritual, or imaginary; material; natural; as, armies and
navies are the physical force of a nation; the body is the
physical part of man.
Labor, in the physical world, is . . . employed in
putting objects in motion. --J. S. Mill.
A society sunk in ignorance, and ruled by mere
physical force. --Macaulay.
2. Of or pertaining to physics, or natural philosophy;
treating of, or relating to, the causes and connections of
natural phenomena; as, physical science; physical laws.
``Physical philosophy.' --Pope.
3. Perceptible through a bodily or material organization;
cognizable by the senses; external; as, the physical,
opposed to chemical, characters of a mineral.
4. Of or pertaining to physic, or the art of medicine;
medicinal; curative; healing; also, cathartic; purgative.
[Obs.] ``Physical herbs.' --Sir T. North.
Is Brutus sick? and is it physical To walk unbraced,
and suck up the humors Of the dank morning? --Shak.
Physical astronomy, that part of astronomy which treats of
the causes of the celestial motions; specifically, that
which treats of the motions resulting from universal
Physical education, training of the bodily organs and
powers with a view to the promotion of health and vigor.
Physical examination (Med.), an examination of the bodily
condition of a person.
Physical geography. See under Geography.
Physical point, an indefinitely small portion of matter; a
point conceived as being without extension, yet having
physical properties, as weight, inertia, momentum, etc.; a
Physical signs (Med.), the objective signs of the bodily
state afforded by a physical examination. Unlike signsUnlike Un*like", a.
1. Not like; dissimilar; diverse; having no resemblance; as,
the cases are unlike.
2. Not likely; improbable; unlikely. [Obsoles.]
Unlike quantities (Math.), quantities expressed by letters
which are different or of different powers, as a, b, c,
a^2, a^3, x^n, and the like.
Unlike signs (Math.), the signs plus (+) and minus (-). Vernal signs Vernal equinox (Astron.), the time when the sun crosses the
equator when proceeding northward.
Vernal grass (Bot.), a low, soft grass (Anthoxanthum
odoratum), producing in the spring narrow spikelike
panicles, and noted for the delicious fragrance which it
gives to new-mown hay; -- also called sweet vernal
grass. See Illust. in Appendix.
Vernal signs (Astron.), the signs, Aries, Taurus, and
Gemini, in which the sun appears between the vernal
equinox and summer solstice.
Meaning of Signs from wikipedia
is the plural
. See sign
may also refer
(film), a 2002 film by M. Night Shyamalan Signs
(short film), 2008...
- compromise between
@ and à in French handwriting
in street market signs
. Whatever
of the @ symbol, the history
- can be regarded
, expressing particular
meanings. The physical objects
most commonly referred
to as signs
(notices, road signs
, etc., collectively...
or extrovert, masculine signs
; while Water
and Earth signs
are considered negative
or introvert, feminine signs
. The four astrological
- In astrology, mutable signs
are ****ociated with adaptability, flexibility
and sympathy. These signs mediate change
and change their modes
- (2002-07-29). "Signs Movie
Review". Variety. Retrieved
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at Box Office...
- Vital signs
to just vitals) are a group
of the 4 to 6 most important signs
of the body’s vital
now seem as familiar
as the alphabet
or the Hindu-Arabic numerals, they are not of great
antiquity. The Egyptian hieroglyphic sign
- zodiac sign
Taurus, and so on through
the twelve signs
of the zodiac
so that each occupies
1/12th (30°) of the zodiac's great
circle. Zodiac signs
- currencies. The European Commission considers
the global recognition
of the euro sign
€ part of its success. In 2009, India launched
a public competition
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