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Meaning of "heliotropic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HELIOTROPIC

heliotropic  [ˌhiːlɪəˈtrɒpɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HELIOTROPIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Heliotropic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES HELIOTROPIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Heliotropism

Heliotropism, a form of tropism, is the diurnal motion or seasonal motion of plant parts in response to the direction of the sun. The habit of some plants to move in the direction of the sun was already known by the Ancient Greeks. They named one of those plants after that property Heliotropium, meaning sun turn. The Greeks assumed it to be a passive effect, presumably the loss of fluid on the illuminated side, that did not need further study. Aristotle's logic that plants are passive and immobile organisms, prevailed. In the 19th century, however, botanists discovered that growth processes in the plant were involved, and conducted increasingly ingenious experiments. A. P. de Candolle called this phenomenon in any plant heliotropism. It was renamed phototropism in 1892, because it is a response to light rather than to the sun, and because the phototropism of algae in lab studies at that time strongly depended on the brightness. A botanist studying this subject in the lab, at the cellular and subcellular level, or using artificial light, is more likely to employ the more abstract word phototropism.

Definition of heliotropic in the English dictionary

The definition of heliotropic in the dictionary is moving towards the sun.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HELIOTROPIC


adrenocorticotropic
əˌdriːnəʊˌkɔːtəkəʊˈtrɒpɪk
allotropic
ˌæləˈtrɒpɪk
anisotropic
ænˌaɪsəʊˈtrɒpɪk
azeotropic
ˌeɪzɪəˈtrɒpɪk
entropic
ɛnˈtrɒpɪk
hydrotropic
ˌhaɪdrəʊˈtrɒpɪk
inotropic
ˌɪnəˈtrɒpɪk
ionotropic
aɪˌɒnəˈtrɒpɪk
isentropic
ˌaɪsɛnˈtrɒpɪk
isotropic
ˌaɪsəʊˈtrɒpɪk
lipotropic
ˌlɪpəʊˈtrɒpɪk
neurotropic
ˌnjʊərəˈtrɒpɪk
orthotropic
ˌɔːθəʊˈtrɒpɪk
pantropic
pænˈtrɒpɪk
phototropic
ˌfəʊtəʊˈtrɒpɪk
pleiotropic
ˌplaɪəʊˈtrɒpɪk
psychotropic
ˌsaɪkəʊˈtrɒpɪk
thermotropic
ˌθɜːməʊˈtrɒpɪk
thixotropic
ˌθɪksəˈtrɒpɪk
tropic
ˈtrɒpɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HELIOTROPIC

helioscope
helioscopic
heliosis
heliosphere
heliostat
heliostatic
heliotactic
heliotaxis
heliotherapy
heliotrope
heliotropical
heliotropically
heliotropin
heliotropism
heliotropy
heliotype
heliotypic
heliotypy
heliozoan
heliozoic

WORDS THAT END LIKE HELIOTROPIC

anisometropic
anthropic
apheliotropic
diageotropic
emmetropic
gonadotropic
hydropic
hyperopic
lycanthropic
misanthropic
morphotropic
neotropic
nootropic
philanthropic
psilanthropic
somatotropic
stereotropic
subtropic
thyrotropic
topic
xenotropic

Synonyms and antonyms of heliotropic in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «heliotropic» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HELIOTROPIC

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

Translator English - Chinese

向日
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

heliotrópica
570 millions of speakers

English

heliotropic
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

heliotropic
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

heliotropic
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гелиотропный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

heliotrópico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সূর্যাভিমুখ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

héliotropiques
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Heliotropik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

heliotrope
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

heliotropic
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

heliotropic
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Heliotropic
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

heliotropic
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒளிதூண்டுதிருப்பத்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हेलियट्रोपिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

heliotropik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

eliotropico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

heliotropowe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

геліотропного
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

heliotropic
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

heliotropic
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

heliotropic
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

heliotropic
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

heliotrope
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of heliotropic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HELIOTROPIC»

The term «heliotropic» is normally little used and occupies the 141.882 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HELIOTROPIC» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HELIOTROPIC»

Discover the use of heliotropic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to heliotropic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A.S. Byatt and the Heliotropic Imagination
Contemporary writer Byatt uses the term heliotropic in two ways.
Jane Campbell, 2004
2
Making the Impossible Possible: Leading Extraordinary ...
The abundance approach offers its own unique perspective in these research streams, as will be illustrated in the chapters that follow. One main message of this book is that focusing on abundance gaps produces a heliotropic effect ...
Kim S. Cameron, Marc Lavine, 2006
3
Popular Science
20 straight line and the positively heliotropic animal will move in a straight line to the source of light. (It was assumed that in these experiments the animal is under the influence of only one source of light and positively heliotropic.) In a series of ...
4
Rational Causation
Consider by way of comparison two possible explanations of a particular heliotropic flower's movements over the course of the day: “It's heliotropic,” and “ it's supposed to be heliotropic.” The latter will explain both the behavior of a sunflower ...
Eric Marcus, 2012
5
For More Than One Voice: Toward a Philosophy of Vocal Expression
For Derrida, the most significant feature of the heliotropic metaphors is not that they privilege the faculty of sight, but rather that they are metaphors. As Aristotle says, “metaphor is the transference to some thing of a name that designates ...
Adriana Cavarero, 2005
6
Appreciative Inquiry Handbook
The more an organization experiments with the affirmative mode, the more its affirmative and heliotropic competence will grow. This is why, in many organizations that have experimented with it, people have come to believe that organiza- ...
David L. Cooperrider, Diana Kaplin Whitney, Jacqueline M. Stavros, 2003
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The Power of Movement in Plants
This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide.
Charles Darwin, 2012
8
Photomovement
Such heliotropic flower movement is common in plants that live in arctic and alpine habitats. Examples are Adonis ramosa [12], Anemone patens [13], Dryas integrifolia [14,l5], Oritrophium limnophilum [13], Papaver radicatum [14,15], ...
D.-P. Häder, M. Lebert, 2001
9
The Chinese Exotic: Modern Diasporic Femininity
Conclusion: Heliotropic. Manoeuvres. Isn't there in the East, notably in Oceania, a kind of rhizomatic model that contrasts in every respect with the Western model of the tree? - Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, A Tlwusand Plateaus Across the ...
Olivia Khoo, 2007
10
Winning teams and innovative technologies from the 2005 ...
Heliotropic Louvers On the exterior walls of the house, a set of louvers literally moves with the sun. These vertical fins, offset from the main structure, are used to regulate the amount of sun hitting the house and to create a chimney effect of the  ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HELIOTROPIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term heliotropic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Europe's under-exploited solar industry is about to experience a …
China has also gone heliotropic. With plans for cleaner, more reliable energy sources than oil and coal, China wants to double world solar ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
2
The Importance of Failure: Members of A Perfect Circle, Faith No …
I warm up to a few of the songs on the record like “Smoking Umbrellas,” “Another Space Song,” “Heliotropic” and “Stuck on You” (possibly my ... «mxdwn.com, Jun 15»
3
Sunshine: the first act of creation
Our longing for summer suggests that we're all probably heliotropic. The sun is also one of the first acts of creation mentioned in the Bible and ... «www.parrysound.com, Jun 15»
4
Exclusive Premiere: Enola Fall, 'Stab On'
On Aug. 7, Tasmanian-based electro-pop-rockers Enola Fall will celebrate the release of their latest album, Heliotropic. Ahead of it hitting the ... «Diffuser.fm, Jun 15»
5
Chamber announces its 53rd annual award winners
Environmental Award has been awarded to Heliotropic Technologies. Heliotropic Technologies was created to help the world become a better ... «Boothbay Register, May 15»
6
A new perspective on the birth of Europe in 'The Edge of the World'
When we think about Europe in the centuries between late antiquity and the Renaissance, our viewpoint often tends to be heliotropic; that is, ... «Washington Post, Apr 15»
7
FAILURE To Release 'The Heart Is A Monster' Album In June
... Weekly said "had every bit the sonic thickness, rhythmic thump, and melodic bite as favorites like 'Another Space Song' and 'Heliotropic'.". «BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Mar 15»
8
The Writer's Room
I've given up on the idea of replicating George Bernard Shaw's heliotropic garden shed, or Yeats's highfalutin' Thoor Ballylee, or even ... «New York Times, Mar 15»
9
Farm fresh wind
... the farmers who sell their product to the power company, which also employs heliotropic solar arrays and a natural gas facility here to provide ... «LA Observed, Mar 15»
10
SXSW 2015 Friday: In praise of Swedes and Failure
... to form, as it had every bit the sonic thickness, rhythmic thump, and melodic bite as favorites like “Another Space Song” and “Heliotropic.” ... «Entertainment Weekly, Mar 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Heliotropic [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/heliotropic>. Nov 2019 ».
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