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Meaning of "gigantism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GIGANTISM

gigantism  [ˈdʒaɪɡænˌtɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GIGANTISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gigantism 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 GIGANTISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gigantism

Gigantism, also known as giantism, is a condition characterized by excessive growth and height significantly above average. In humans, this condition is caused by over-production of growth hormone in childhood resulting in persons between 2.13 m and 2.74 m in height.

Definition of gigantism in the English dictionary

The definition of gigantism in the dictionary is the state or quality of being gigantic.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GIGANTISM


astigmatism
əˈstɪɡməˌtɪzəm
automatism
ɔːˈtɒməˌtɪzəm
baptism
ˈbæpˌtɪzəm
Comtism
ˈkɔːnˌtɪzəm
conservatism
kənˈsɜːvəˌtɪzəm
electromagnetism
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
erotism
ˈɛrəˌtɪzəm
giantism
ˈdʒaɪənˌtɪzəm
hirsutism
ˈhɜːsjuːˌtɪzəm
immanentism
ˈɪmənənˌtɪzəm
indifferentism
ɪnˈdɪfrənˌtɪzəm
magnetism
ˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
patriotism
ˈpætrɪəˌtɪzəm
pragmatism
ˈpræɡməˌtɪzəm
Protestantism
ˈprɒtɪstənˌtɪzəm
rheumatism
ˈruːməˌtɪzəm
scientism
ˈsaɪənˌtɪzəm
syncretism
ˈsɪŋkrɪˌtɪzəm
tarantism
ˈtærənˌtɪzəm
vigilantism
ˌvɪdʒɪˈlænˌtɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GIGANTISM

gigabit
gigabyte
gigaflop
gigahertz
gigantean
gigantesque
gigantic
gigantically
giganticide
giganticness
gigantology
gigantomachia
gigantomachies
gigantomachy
gigaton
gigawatt
gigged
gigging
giggit
giggle

WORDS THAT END LIKE GIGANTISM

animal magnetism
anti-Semitism
autism
corybantism
dilettantism
flagellantism
hundred-percentism
intransigentism
irredentism
Kantism
magmatism
mutism
obscurantism
pedantism
pococurantism
presentism
quattrocentism
saintism
statism
Vedantism

Synonyms and antonyms of gigantism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «gigantism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GIGANTISM

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

Translator English - Chinese

巨人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

gigantismo
570 millions of speakers

English

gigantism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

gigantism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

العملقة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гигантизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

gigantismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

রাক্ষসরোগ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

gigantisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gigantisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

gigantismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

巨人症
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거 인증
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gigantism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

gigantism
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இராட்சதத்தன்மை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

राक्षसीपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

devlik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gigantismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gigantyzmu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гігантизм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gigantism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γιγαντισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gigantisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gigantism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gigantism
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gigantism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GIGANTISM»

The term «gigantism» is regularly used and occupies the 75.206 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GIGANTISM» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GIGANTISM»

Discover the use of gigantism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gigantism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Mosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists
... is a tumor, it is often surgically removed or treated with radiation therapy. Massage Considerations See entry for acromegaly. Giantism. (Gigantism). L. huge; condition Description Giantism, a form of hyperpituitarism, is a condition caused ...
Susan G. Salvo, 2008
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Encyclopedia of the Antarctic
Several benthic invertebrate groups tend towards larger sizes at high latitudes. Polar gigantism has been described for several marine Antarctic taxa including Porifera, Nematoda, Nemertea, Ascidiacea, Polychaeta, and Pycnogonida, as well ...
Beau Riffenburgh, 2007
3
Professional Guide to Diseases
Hyperpituitarism Hyperpituitarism, also called acromegaly and gigantism, are chronic, progressive diseases marked by hormonal dysfunction and startling skeletal overgrowth. Although the prognosis depends on the causative factor, these ...
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009
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NCLEX-RN Review Made Incredibly Easy
lt's a question of timing. Acromegaly may occur any time after adolescence, when the arms and legs have stopped growing. Gigantism begins in childhood or adolescence when the arms and legs are still growing. Think about therapeutic ...
‎2004
5
Principles and Practice of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Pituitary gigantism in two children. Growth hormone excess before the fusion of the epiphyses is characterized predominantly by rapid growth rate and excessive size and weight for age. After epiphyseal closure, growth hormone excess ...
Kenneth L. Becker, 2001
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Diabetic Foot: A Clinical Atlas
Non-inflammatory enlargement of a toe or toes secondary to recurrent neuropathic ulcerations is called local gigantism (Figs 21.1 to 21.4). The toe is almost double the original size and should not be confused with inflammatory enlargement of ...
Pendsey, 2003
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Diagnostic Imaging of Musculoskeletal Diseases: A Systematic ...
Pituitary gigantism is a rare cause of accelerated and excessive linear growth resulting in abnormally tall status. It is caused by the abnormal hypersecretion of GH occurring before fusion of the epiphyseal growth plates in a child or adolescent ...
Akbar Bonakdarpour, William R. Reinus, Jasvir S. Khurana, 2010
8
Coping with Growth Spurts and Delayed Growth
Gigantism. and. Acromegaly. Gigantism is very rare. About six people out of every 100,000 will have acromegaly. Most gigantism and acromegaly are caused by the chronic presence of too much growth hormone in the body, and both are often  ...
James Fiscus, 2002
9
Parasites and the Behavior of Animals
Sousa predicted that gigantism would therefore occur most commonly in short- lived, semelparous gastropods of reproductive age. Minchella (1985) came to the opposite conclusion. He saw gigantism as a host strategy that was more ...
Janice Moore Professor of Biology Colorado State University, 2002
10
Differential Diagnosis in Conventional Radiology
Table. 15.6. Localized. Gigantism. in. Hands. or. Feet. Disease Macrodystrophia lipomatosa (Fig. 15.68) Maffucci's syndrome Klippel-Trenaunay- Weber syndrome Neurofibromatosis Hemangioma Lymphangioma Ollier's disease Dactylitis (Fig ...
Francis A. Burgener, Martti Kormano, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GIGANTISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gigantism is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Strain: “BK, NY”
Sardu was plagued with gigantism, and while his body was frightening he was a loving giant. As Setrakian's mother puts it, his disease “made ... «A.V. Club Milwaukee, Jul 15»
2
Comic-Con 2015: 'The Strain' S2 Teases Book Changes, Guillermo …
Jusef, afflicted with gigantism but generous with the children of his village, was taken on a hunt by his more sinister brother, in hopes of ... «ScreenCrush, Jul 15»
3
The Pleasure Domes of Florida
The hotel was in the shape of the letter F, a “neo-Georgian” suffering from gigantism, all pediments and garlands, shutters and porticos, ... «Oxford American, Jul 15»
4
U2 pulls out all the stops in ACC show: review
... fell prey to the alienating artistic gigantism and rampant self-importance that has rendered U2 so difficult to love for a couple of decades now. «Toronto Star, Jul 15»
5
Confederate Land Art: The Apotheosis of Racist Iconography
Nothing lasts better than geography itself especially within the broad boundaries of a brash, adolescent nation, where gigantism equals ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
6
Private Collection Goes Big and Bold in Sculpture Park Near St Tropez
“Sculptors today gravitate toward gigantism," said Mr. Mitterrand of the project when speaking to the New York Times last year. “Galleries must ... «artnet News, Jul 15»
7
Community aids Mt. Olive teen with neurological disease
There have been numerous complications including gigantism, precocious puberty, optic tumors, multiple brain tumors, and scoliosis. Since his ... «Daily Record, Jul 15»
8
In Resolving Darwin's Doubt, New Cambrian Animal Fossils Are No …
The huge size of A. benmoulae represents a much earlier example of a filter-feeding lifestyle correlating to gigantism. The abundance of ... «Discovery Institute, Jul 15»
9
The highs and lows of the soft movie reboot
Like many of the movie franchises of the present, Jurassic World's new, rebooted theme park seems to be suffering from a case of gigantism: ... «Den Of Geek, Jul 15»
10
Pride of Place
Kerry James Marshall also turned a new trick, so to speak, with a return to gigantism in his first public artwork for New York City—an immense ... «Artforum, Jun 15»

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