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Meaning of "dactyl" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DACTYL

Via Latin from Greek daktulos finger, dactyl, comparing the finger's three joints to the three syllables.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DACTYL

dactyl  [ˈdæktɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DACTYL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dactyl is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DACTYL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of dactyl in the English dictionary

The definition of dactyl in the dictionary is any digit of a vertebrate.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DACTYL


anisodactyl
ænˌaɪsəʊˈdæktɪl
artiodactyl
ˌɑːtɪəʊˈdæktɪl
brachydactyl
ˌbrækɪˈdæktɪl
didactyl
daɪˈdæktɪl
heterodactyl
ˌhɛtərəʊˈdæktɪl
hyperdactyl
ˌhaɪpəˈdæktɪl
Largactil
ˌlɑːˈɡæktɪl
leptodactyl
ˌlɛptəʊˈdæktɪl
macrodactyl
ˌmækrəʊˈdæktɪl
octyl
ˈɒktɪl
pachydactyl
ˌpækɪˈdæktɪl
pentadactyl
ˌpɛntəˈdæktɪl
pentadactyle
ˌpɛntəˈdæktɪl
perissodactyl
pəˌrɪsəʊˈdæktɪl
polydactyl
ˌpɒlɪˈdæktɪl
pterodactyl
ˌtɛrəˈdæktɪl
syndactyl
sɪnˈdæktɪl
tetradactyl
ˌtɛtrəˈdæktɪl
zygodactyl
ˌzaɪɡəʊˈdæktɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DACTYL

dacoitage
dacoities
dacoity
dacquoise
Dacron
dactylar
dactylic
dactylically
dactyliography
dactyliology
dactyliomancy
dactylist
dactylogram
dactylographer
dactylographic
dactylography
dactylologies
dactylology
dactyloscopy
dactylus

WORDS THAT END LIKE DACTYL

acetyl
baetyl
biacetyl
butyl
cetyl
diacetyl
dibutyl
dicotyl
epicotyl
hypocotyl
pentyl
protyl
tridactyl
trotyl

Synonyms and antonyms of dactyl in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «dactyl» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DACTYL

Find out the translation of dactyl to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dactyl from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dactyl» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

长短格
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

dactyl
570 millions of speakers

English

dactyl
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

dactyl
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إصبع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

дактиль
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dactyl
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছন্দ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dactyle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dactyl
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Daktylus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

強弱弱格
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

단단 격
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dactyl
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thứ cỏ trâu ăn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முதலாவது நீள் அசைவு கொண்டச் சீர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

छंदशास्त्रातील एक गण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bir şiir ölçüsü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dattilo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dactyl
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дактиль
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Dactyl
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δάκτυλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dactylus
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

dactyl
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Dactyls
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dactyl

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DACTYL»

The term «dactyl» is regularly used and occupies the 76.598 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DACTYL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «dactyl» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «dactyl» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dactyl

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DACTYL»

Discover the use of dactyl in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dactyl and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Double Dactyl
?????? This new work also explores notions of photographic "reality," by working with constructed and manipulated images taken from his own large format photographs. ??
Nick Waplington, 2008
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Jupiter Odyssey: The Story of NASA's Galileo Mission
Galileo discovered that asteroid 243 Ida has a small companion, which has been named Dactyl. Although only 1.6 x 1.4 x 1.2 kilometres wide. Dactyl is surprisingly spheroidal. The insert shows Dactyl's cratered surface with a resolution of 40 ...
David M. Harland, 2000
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AP Latin: Vergil with Testware
The metrical pattern of the first four feet of huc se provecti deserto in litore condunt is (A) spondee – dactyl – spondee – spondee (B) spondee – spondee – spondee – spondee (C) spondee -spondee – spondee – dactyl (D) spondee – dactyl ...
Ronald B. Palma, 2010
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The Life of Language: Papers in Linguistics in Honor of ...
S w w IS w = light+cascade, dactyl+trochee w-S. IS w ...S—w w IS W = trochee+ trochee, dactyl+trochee Often Scyld, Scef's son, from enemies' bands, monegum mtegpum, meodosetla ofteah, S—w w IS w S-w s w Iw—S = iamb+trochee, ...
Jane H. Hill, P. J. Mistry, Lyle Campbell, 1998
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Biology of the Lobster Homarus Americanus
dactyl (movable posterior-facing finger of Chela) ed9e FIGURE 21 Stage I larva showing the orientation of the pereiopods (resting position). (Modified from Herrick, 1909.) FIGURE 24 Pereiopods of Homarus americanus dactyl. Scanning  ...
Jan Robert Factor, 1995
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Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission
Part of right crnshing-chela of female lobster, 11 inches long, seen from above, showing budding of dactyl. Woods Hole, Massachusetts, July 13, 1894. Two- thirds natural size. Propodns of left crushing-claw, from below. This and figs. 191- 196 ...
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The American lobster: a study of its habits and development
Outgrowth from dactyl in horizontal plane; dactyl closes under propodus. Two- thirds natural size. Fig. 192. Left crushing-chela, from above. Secondary dactyl bent downward slightly; no teeth; dactyl laterally compressed. S, spine of dactyl in  ...
Francis Hobart Herrick, 1895
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THE AMERICAN LOBSTER: A STUDY OF ITS HABITS AND DEVELOPMENTS
Outgrowth from dactyl in horizontal plane; dactyl closes under propodus. Two- thirds natural size. Fig. 192. Left crushing-chela, from above. Secondary dactyl bent downward slightly; no teeth; dactyl laterally compressed. S, spine of dactyl m  ...
FRANCEIS HOBART HERRICK, PH.D., 1895
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Congressional Serial Set
... or sixth joint. Fig. 188. Same as fig. 187, seen from above. Both figures from photographs, and both natural size. PLATE 47. Fig. 189. Part of right crushing- chela of female lobster, 11 inches long, seen from above, showing budding of dactyl ...
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The Origin of Ideas: Blending, Creativity, and the Human Spark
So a dactyl's short—short can be replaced by a long, and the result is a foot that is long—long, called a spondee. In dactylic hexameter, the fifth foot is usually a dactyl, and the last foot is nearly always a spondee. The result is that as the poet  ...
Mark Turner, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DACTYL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dactyl is used in the context of the following news items.
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The (real) nonsense at the Supreme Court
But aside from that traditional usage as a way of calling something absurd, jiggery-pokery is also a double-dactyl word, and therefore useful for ... «Miami Herald, Jul 15»
2
Middletown's Book Bower to host dark-comedy author before fireworks
Victoria Alexander holds a PhD in English and philosophy of science and is the founder of Dactyl, a foundation that fosters dialogue between ... «Middletown Press, Jun 15»
3
The Most Beautiful Word of All
... of consonants, unfamiliarity (but not obscurity), and a pleasing rhythm, often including an anapest (dum-dum-DUM), a dactyl (DUM-dum-dum) ... «Chronicle of Higher Education, Jun 15»
4
Shrimp 'Hammer' Could Inspire Armor, Football Helmets, Car Frames
Another leap could come from mimicking a shrimp's hammer-like appendage, called the “dactyl club.” The club is particularly good at absorbing ... «Laboratory Equipment, Jun 15»
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Researchers Come Up With Tough Armor And Helmet Designs …
The dactyl club resists waves equivalent to that of a .22-caliber bullet. The smasher mantis shrimp inspired the idea of tougher aerospace and ... «Tech Times, Jun 15»
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Colorado Springs News, Sports & Business
Terror-dactyl aerial dive, zip line, cave tours. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo - 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road; 633-9925, cmzoo.org. More than ... «Colorado Springs Gazette, Jun 15»
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Creature's 'dactyl club' filters shear waves to resist damage
Purdue doctoral student Nicolás Guarín-Zapata holds a "dactyl club," the mantis shrimp uses to pummel the shells of hapless prey. «Phys.Org, Jun 15»
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E3 Wrap: Monday
Still, for now using shotgun peripherals to play the version of Dactyl Nightmare we always dreamed of makes for a fun story, if not a feasible ... «Stevivor, Jun 15»
9
Movie Promotion: Free Small Order of Teri-Dactyl Wings
Kings will be offer a free small order of Teri-Dactyl Wings (teriyaki meets spicy BBQ) to anyone who brings their Jurassic World movie ticket from ... «Patch.com, Jun 15»
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How Mantis Shrimps Punch Above Their Weight
A detailed understanding of the properties that give mantis shrimp super-strong dactyl clubs could inform the design of bullet-proof materials ... «Asian Scientist Magazine, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Dactyl [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/dactyl>. Jul 2020 ».
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