from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A minute amount; an iota or trace.
- n. A spark; a flash.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small spark or flash.
- n. A small or trace amount.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A spark; the least particle; an iota; a tittle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A spark; a glimmer; hence, the least particle; a trace; a tittle.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] In zoology:
- n. A genus of bivalve mollusks.
- n. A genus of lepidopterous insects.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
- n. a sparkling glittering particle
Yesterday's term was scintilla, which is defined as:
The court went on to determine that the "scintilla" test would create too much ambiguity as well.
Not-Laura was proud to have planted "a skin-tella of doubt," though she probably meant "scintilla," but had no concept of how to pronounce the word.
"You don't feel any kind of scintilla of ethics on this thing at all?"
'scintilla' of evidence of wrongdoing - refusing to carry out a proper investigation and claiming that Gus O'Donnel
She betrayed the families of the victims who certainly have been waiting nearly five long years to get some kind of scintilla of justice reports that "U.S.
Most of what he has to say is by now pretty familiar to anyone with a scintilla of interest in the topic, but I was intrigued by the analogy he offered up between contemporary globalization of communications and the settling of the New World.
Would anyone with a scintilla of actual taste or style really be caught dead at a place tacky enough to explicitly remind patrons they should “dress to impress”?
Yet from the nabobs of finance there is still not a whisper of a hint of a scintilla of humility or penance.
But neither is there a scintilla of Scripture that would suggest he was actively heterosexual.