American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An artificial device used to replace a missing body part, such as a limb, tooth, eye, or heart valve.
- n. Replacement of a missing body part with such a device.
- n. Linguistics Prothesis.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Addition; affixion; appendage. Specifically— In grammar, the addition of one or more sounds or letters to a word; especially, such addition at the beginning.
- n. medicine An artificial replacement for a body part, either internal or external.
- n. linguistics, prosody prothesis
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Surg.) The addition to the human body of some artificial part, to replace one that is wanting, as a log or an eye; -- called also
- n. (Gram.) The prefixing of one or more letters to the beginning of a word, as in
- n. corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
- Via Latin, from Ancient Greek πρόσθεσις (prosthesis, "addition"), from προστίθημι (prostithēmi, "I add"), from πρός (pros, "towards") + τίθημι (tithēmi, "I place"). (Wiktionary)
- Greek, addition, from prostithenai, prosthe-, to add : pros-, pros- + tithenai, to put. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It will take at least two or three years before scientists try to replicate the experiment with a more long-term prosthesis, the experts said.”
“Conceived for people who feel insecure about their social skills, the prosthesis is a rigid, circular apparatus that forces a facial expression -- almost a grimace -- onto its wearer.”
“Wired News has an interesting article about the quest to create an artificial brain prosthesis.”
“It took a couple years, and the prosthesis was a huge help because you feel that you're no longer singled out.”
“The only current treatment is the surgical replacement of the prosthesis, which is expensive, invasive and many elderly sufferers are not able to undergo the procedure.”
“For the Northwest High School junior, learning to walk with the help of a prosthesis is the beginning of a future that many thought he would never have.”
“Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a robotic prosthesis which is able to transport zucchini through time and space, using monkey brain power alone.”
“* Macht discusses ID and reductionism at "prosthesis".”
“* Macht at "prosthesis" points to this informative interview on embryonic stem cell research by James Thomson who actually does stem cell research.”
“Macht at "prosthesis" has given his thoughts, and the discussion at Philosophy, etc. is still going on.”
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These come from gamma meditation ,I think.
every major discipline has uniquely developed esoteric nomenclature to facilitate interdisciplinary dissemination
Words used quite often in steampunk
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Words that I used to know.
See also thtownse's open list, here.
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