Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A notch (or series of notches) in a margin

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of notching or indenting the margin, or the state of being so notched; also, a notch or shallow sinus in a margin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of taking away the margin, or the state or condition of having the margin taken away.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • In any case, it was easy to love the evidence in my hands: the emargination of the sixth primary of chiffchaffs, the blue-gray of the moulted greater coverts of first-year great tits, the reddish iris color of adult dunnocks, the fat keels of sedge warblers.

    A Year on the Wing

  • Ocular emargination: in Mallophaga, a lateral emargination of the head in which the eye is received posteriorly.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Ocular fringe: in Mallophaga, closely set small hair on posterior half of ocular emargination, sometimes extending on temporal margin.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • _ Rather smaller than the female, much more closely punctured, and not so shining and smooth; the face with a transverse arched carina above the insertion of the antennæ, which enters the emargination of the eyes; the clypeus strongly punctured; in other respects resembling the female.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Black; strongly punctured and shining; the clypeus and a spot above yellow; a narrow abbreviated line behind the eyes, a minute spot in their emargination, and the tips of the mandibles orange-red; the flagellum fulvous beneath.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Black; closely and finely punctured; the clypeus convex and strongly punctured, emarginate anteriorly, the emargination with a yellow border; the eyes extending to the base of the mandibles, which have three stout teeth at their apex and a narrow yellow line at their inner margin.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Black; strongly punctured and shining; a minute spot behind the eyes, another in their emargination, the clypeus, with two minute spots above it, a spot at the base of the mandibles, and the scape in front yellow.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Ferruginous; the clypeus, mandibles, cheeks, and the face, as high as the middle of the emargination of the eyes, yellow.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Black; the head and thorax strongly punctured; the face, sides of the clypeus, cheeks, and base of the mandibles with a fine silky silvery-white pubescence; the clypeus convex, its anterior margin emarginate; from each angle of the emargination a shining carina runs more than halfway up the clypeus; a minute spot between the antennæ, and two on the anterior margin of the prothorax, yellow; the wings fuscous, palest at their posterior margins.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • Thorax: a line in the middle of the anterior margin of the prothorax, two spots on the verge of the emargination of the metathorax, and a fascia on the apical margins of the first and second segments of the abdomen yellow; the legs ferruginous; the wings subhyaline, the anterior margin of the superior pair fuscous; the outer margin of the tegulæ yellowish.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.