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Astronomers are obsessed with building larger and larger telescopes. There are two promises that we make with bigger telescopes: that they can see fainter things and that they see more detail. But it's been really hard to follow through on that second promise because of atmospheric distortion.
Andrea M. Ghez

Meaning of "fainter" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FAINTER

fainter  [ˈfeɪntə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FAINTER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fainter 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 FAINTER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of fainter in the English dictionary

The definition of fainter in the dictionary is a person who faints or is fainting.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH FAINTER


carpenter
ˈkɑːpɪntə
hinter
ˈhɪntə
imprinter
ɪmˈprɪntə
jointer
ˈdʒɔɪntə
linter
ˈlɪntə
midwinter
ˈmɪdˈwɪntə
minter
ˈmɪntə
overwinter
ˌəʊvəˈwɪntə
painter
ˈpeɪntə
pinta
ˈpɪntə
Pinter
ˈpɪntə
pointer
ˈpɔɪntə
printer
ˈprɪntə
quinta
ˈkɪntə
sinter
ˈsɪntə
splinter
ˈsplɪntə
sprinter
ˈsprɪntə
teleprinter
ˈtɛlɪˌprɪntə
tinter
ˈtɪntə
winter
ˈwɪntə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FAINTER

fain
faineance
faineancy
faineantise
fainites
fainly
fainness
fains
faint
faint-hearted
faint-ruled paper
faintheartedly
faintheartedness
fainting fit
faintish
faintly
faintness
faints
fainty
fair

WORDS THAT END LIKE FAINTER

appointer
center
colour printer
daisy-wheel printer
disinter
dot matrix printer
dot-matrix printer
house painter
image printer
impact printer
ink-jet printer
inter
landscape painter
laser printer
line printer
matrix printer
non-impact printer
nuclear winter
portrait painter
reinter
thermal printer

Synonyms and antonyms of fainter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «FAINTER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «fainter» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of fainter

Translation of «fainter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FAINTER

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

Translator English - Chinese

暗淡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

más débil
570 millions of speakers

English

fainter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हल्के
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خفوتا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

слабее
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mais fraco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

fainter
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

plus faible
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Fainter
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schwächer
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

暗い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

희미한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Fainter
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mờ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மங்கலான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फाईनटर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sönük
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

più debole
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

słabsze
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

слабкіше
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

mai slab
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αμυδρότερους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dowwer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svagare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fainter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fainter

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FAINTER»

The term «fainter» is regularly used and occupies the 89.461 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FAINTER» OVER TIME

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

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2 QUOTES WITH «FAINTER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fainter.
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Andrea M. Ghez
Astronomers are obsessed with building larger and larger telescopes. There are two promises that we make with bigger telescopes: that they can see fainter things and that they see more detail. But it's been really hard to follow through on that second promise because of atmospheric distortion.
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Edwin Powell Hubble
We find them smaller and fainter, in constantly increasing numbers, and we know that we are reaching into space, farther and farther, until, with the faintest nebulae that can be detected with the greatest telescopes, we arrive at the frontier of the known universe.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FAINTER»

Discover the use of fainter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fainter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Fainter
By the end of his time there - which takes the reader only halfway through this novel - Luke has been asked the most testing questions about himself. In the second part of the book, these questions return with a new and surprising urgency.
Damien Wilkins, 2006
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The bright lights grow fainter: livelihoods, migration and a ...
Major adjustments in livelihood strategies are obviously required.Among these are new patterns of mobility and new provisioning relations which are also bound to lead to changes in the settlement patterns.
Agnes Andersson, 2002
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Publications
REMARKS. 1901 h 111 Feb. 23 8 5 See 26-inch Examined with power 400. Entirely stellar in character and no near companion. Field dark and stars very small, magnitude 14. Brightness of Nova 0.3 magnitude fainter than 11 Auriga. Color is a ...
United States Naval Observatory, 1911
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The Alcalde
John Fainter was bom in Pecos, and lived in Houston for 10 years working as an investment banker. Otherwise, he's pretty much made his life in Austin. He graduated from Austin High in 1957 and spent half a year in the Army reserves, from ...
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Annals
\Vm. Herschel makes it 0.4 fainter than о; Argelander, 0.9 fainter; Heis, 0.3 brighter; the DM., 0.3 fainter; and I, 0.1 fainter. 1876, Apr. 8, it seems about equal to o. 1: Cassìepeae. Argelander makes this star 5.8, and the DM., 4.4. lvm. Herschel ...
Harvard College Observatory, 1878
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Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980: An Illustrated ...
Schoener, Jason (1919- ) Fainter. Born in Ohio; attended the Cleveland Institute of Art (1937-1941), Western Reserve University (1940-1943, B.S.), the Art Students League of New York (1946-1947), and Columbia University (M.A. 1949) .
Thomas Albright, 1985
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Proceedings of the Royal Society of London
Crucian. Predominant. — Hydrogen, helium, as- terium, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon . Fainter. — Proto-magnesium, proto- calcium, unknown gas (A 4089*2), silieium. f Taurian. Predominant. — Hydrogen, helium, proto-maguesium, asterium.
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Unfolding Our Universe
Thus, compared with a first-magnitude star, a second-magnitude star is 2.512 times fainter; a third- magnitude star is 2.512 x 2.512 = (2.512)2 = 6.31 times fainter; and a sixth-magnitude star is (2. 512)' = 100 times fainter. Stars fainter than the ...
Iain Nicolson, 1999
9
A Treatise of Human Nature
This concern we readily extend to other cases, that are resembling; and when these are very remote, our sympathy is proportionably weaker, and our praise or blame fainter and more doubtful. The case is here the same as in our judgments  ...
David Hume, 2004
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An Inquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
Sympathy, we shall allow, is much fainter than our concern for ourselves, and sympathy with persons remote from us much fainter than that with persons near and contiguous; but for this very reason it is necessary for us, in our calm ...
David Hume, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FAINTER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fainter is used in the context of the following news items.
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This Week's Sky at a Glance, July 10 – 18
As the darkness deepens, look for Regulus and fainter Gamma (γ) Leonis ... Fainter Regulus is now at its closest to Venus: 2° or 3° above it. «Sky & Telescope, Jul 15»
2
The Martian Surface is Looking Pretty Rad in Rainbow
While most of the scar marks shown here run in parallel, a fainter set of troughs cross at an almost perpendicular angle, suggesting two distinct ... «Gizmodo India, Jul 15»
3
Does London have a homophobia problem within the gay community?
Sure, at this year's Pride celebrations there was the usual homophobic picketing, but those voices are growing fainter and less relevant ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
4
Oculus planetarium lets you see the stars through the clouds
You can pump up the brightness of fainter stars, zoom into deep sky objects, or even entirely remove the horizon so you feel like you're floating ... «TechRadar, Jul 15»
5
EDITORIAL: Smoke signal
The Lions Gate Bridge and downtown skyscrapers grew fainter behind a grey b rown haze. What could still be seen was cast in an eerie sepia ... «North Shore News, Jul 15»
6
Edinburgh Team Develops VR Edition of Stellarium for Oculus Rift
You can see fainter stars, speed up the rotation of Earth, look at deep sky objects, and even take the ground away so you feel like you are ... «VRFocus, Jul 15»
7
Dog walks 9 days, 35 miles: Lost dog pulls Lassie move as Georgia …
When the dog first took off after the rabbit that day, Anderson could hear her dog barking at the rabbit and the bark became fainter and fainter. «Examiner.com, Jul 15»
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Cosmology looks beyond the standard model
“More massive galaxies tend to have fainter supernovae. If the galaxy properties are not accounted for properly, then the amount of dark energy ... «Astronomy Magazine, Jul 15»
9
A breeze of change
Yet as time passed, the opposition voices grew fainter. Today, most acknowledge that deregulation was a very good thing. More motor carriers ... «DC Velocity, Jul 15»
10
Astronomy group proposes hi-def space telescope for spotting Earth …
... that engulf the exoplanets in light, making them extremely hard to see; some exoplanets are about 10 billion times fainter than their host stars. «The Verge, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Fainter [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/fainter>. Jun 2020 ».
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