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We've all been sick; we're all afraid of infection. I think the easiest application to help people understand what quorum sensing is and why it's important to study is to tell them that if we could make the bacteria either deaf or mute, we could create new antibiotics.
Bonnie Bassler

Meaning of "quorum" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD QUORUM

From Latin, literally: of whom, occurring in Latin commissions in the formula quorum vos…duos (etc) volumus of whom we wish that you be…two.
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PRONUNCIATION OF QUORUM

quorum  [ˈkwɔːrəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUORUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quorum 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 QUORUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

quorum

Quorum

A quorum is the minimum number of members of a deliberative assembly necessary to conduct the business of that group. According to Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, the "requirement for a quorum is protection against totally unrepresentative action in the name of the body by an unduly small number of persons." The term quorum is from a Middle English wording of the commission formerly issued to justices of the peace, derived from Latin quorum, "of whom", genitive plural of qui, "who". As a result, quora as plural of quorum is not a valid Latin formation.

Definition of quorum in the English dictionary

The definition of quorum in the dictionary is a minimum number of members in an assembly, society, board of directors, etc, required to be present before any valid business can be transacted.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH QUORUM


aurum
ˈɔːrəm
cockalorum
ˌkɒkəˈlɔːrəm
decorum
dɪˈkɔːrəm
forum
ˈfɔːrəm
Geminorum
ˌdʒɛmɪˈnɔːrəm
indecorum
ˌɪndɪˈkɔːrəm
jorum
ˈdʒɔːrəm
Karakoram
ˌkærəˈkɔːrəm
Karakorum
ˌkærəˈkɔːrəm
Lutetia
luːˈtiːʃə pəˌrɪzɪˈɔːrəm
Mizoram
mɪˈzɔːrəm
pityrosporum
ˌpɪtɪrəʊˈspɔːrəm
variorum
ˌvɛərɪˈɔːrəm
Velorum
viːˈlɔːrəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUORUM

quoits
quokka
quoll
quomodo
quondam
quonk
Quonset hut
quop
quorate
Quorn
quot.
quota
quota sampling
quota system
quota-hopper
quota-hopping
quotability
quotable
quotableness
quotably

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUORUM

Aquae Mattiacorum
Augusta Treverorum
Augusta Vindelicorum
Canum Venaticorum
Curia Rhaetorum
eriophorum
Gesta Romanorum
Index Librorum Prohibitorum
Lutetia Parisiorum
pittosporum
sanctum sanctorum
schola cantorum
scholae cantorum
the Forum

Synonyms and antonyms of quorum in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «quorum» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUORUM

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

Translator English - Chinese

仲裁
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

quórum
570 millions of speakers

English

quorum
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कोरम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

النصاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кворум
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

quorum
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কোরাম
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

quorum
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kuorum
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Quorum
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

定足数
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

쿼럼
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Korum
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

định tức số
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குவாரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कोरम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

nisap
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quorum
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kworum
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кворум
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cvorum
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

απαρτία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kworum
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

beslutsmässighet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

beslutningsdyktig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quorum

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUORUM»

The term «quorum» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.035 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «QUORUM» OVER TIME

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

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3 QUOTES WITH «QUORUM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word quorum.
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Bonnie Bassler
We've all been sick; we're all afraid of infection. I think the easiest application to help people understand what quorum sensing is and why it's important to study is to tell them that if we could make the bacteria either deaf or mute, we could create new antibiotics.
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Bonnie Bassler
I think the easiest application to help people understand what quorum sensing is and why it's important to study is to tell them that if we could make the bacteria either deaf or mute, we could create new antibiotics.
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Richard Engel
Insurgencies are easy to make and hard to stop. Only a few ingredients need to combine to create an insurgency; like oxygen and fire, they're very common and mix all too often. The recipe is, simply, a legitimate grievance against a state, a state that refuses to compromise, a quorum of angry people, and access to weapons.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUORUM»

Discover the use of quorum in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quorum and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bacterial Babel: Breaking Down Quorum Sensing Cross-talk in ...
In these conditions, QS activation is defined by or limited to the large volumes of liquid into which signal diffuses away from cells.
Glenn Fritz Jalandoon Dulla, 2007
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Quorum Systems: With Applications to Storage and Consensus
Quorum systems are the key mathematical abstraction for ensuring consistency in fault-tolerant and highly available distributed computing.
Marko Vukolić, 2012
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Conflict in the Quorum: Orson Pratt, Brigham Young, Joseph Smith
Like Uriah and his wife Bathsheba in the Old Testament, Orson Pratt, the bright, thirty-one-year-old member of the Mormon hierarchy, was forced to choose between his wife and his spiritual leader, Joseph Smith.
Gary James Bergera, 2002
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Bacterial Quorum-sensing in the Marine Sponge Environment: ...
This is often called quorum-sensing, and among the proteobacteria, common quorum-sensing signals are N-acylated-homoserine lactones (AHLs).
Elisha M. Cicirelli, 2007
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Quorum Sensing in Sinorhizobium Meliloti
The results presented in this study provide a better understanding of S. meliloti's metabolic and physiological properties and will be fundamental in future studies of bacterial interaction with its host and survival within its ecological ...
Arati V. Patankar, 2008
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Quorum-sensing Control of Gene Expression in Vibrio Fischeri
Acyl-homoserine lactone (acyl-HSL) quorum sensing was first discovered in Vibrio fischeri where it controls the expression of the luminescence (lux) operon.
Luis Caetano Martha Antunes, 2007
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Corporations Law in Australia
13.9 CONDUCT OF MEMBERS' MEETINGS 13.9.1 Quorum requirements It is an established common law principle that unless a quorum is present the meeting cannot commence to deal with its business.70 This is reflected in the replaceable  ...
Roman Tomasic, Stephen Bottomley, Rob McQueen, 2002
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Paraoxonase is a Mammalian Host Modulator of Pseudomonas ...
Many Gram-negative bacteria regulate virulence gene expression in response to population size through the production of extracellular quorum sensing molecules.
Egon A. Ozer, 2006
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Quorum Sensing and Phenazines are Involved in Biofilm ...
I initiated studies to understand the mechanisms by which PZs affect surface attachment and biofilm development.
V. S. R. Krishna Maddula, 2008
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Specification and Analytical Evaluation of Heterogeneous ...
Christian Storm addresses the former by a uniform data replication scheme specification method and realizes the latter by a comprehensive approach to the analytical evaluation of quorum-based data replication schemes.
Christian Storm, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUORUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quorum is used in the context of the following news items.
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Quorum Court Approves More Funding For Washington County …
FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Washington County Quorum Court voted to approve more funding for the Lester C. Howick Animal Shelter of Washington County ... «5newsonline.com, Jul 15»
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Sebastian JPs Discuss Voting Equipment, Declare Vacancy On …
By a vote of 10-1 during the June quorum court meeting, with one justice of the peace abstaining, the county is set to become one of four “pilot counties” in the ... «Times Record, Jul 15»
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Washington County JP resigns from Quorum Court
FAYETTEVILLE -- John Firmin resigned from the Washington County Quorum Court because he won't be able to spare the time needed to participate fully in the ... «Arkansas Online, Jul 15»
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Russell M. Nelson called as new president of Quorum of Twelve …
SALT LAKE CITY — Elder Russell M. Nelson was set apart Wednesday by LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson to the calling of president of the Quorum of ... «Deseret News, Jul 15»
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Thousands expected Friday at Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer's …
President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, addresses the 184th Annual General Conference ... «Washington Times, Jul 15»
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Who Is Next In Line To Be Mormon Prophet?
Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, died today at age 90, the New York Times reports. The most senior member of the quorum, ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
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Elder Perry was a 'big brother to all his juniors in the Quorum of the …
SALT LAKE CITY — Thousands gathered on Temple Square Friday morning for the funeral of Elder L. Tom Perry of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day ... «KSL.com, Jun 15»
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How Mormons Will Choose A New Apostle To The Quorum Of The …
The Utah-based faith's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has, of course, a dozen members, who are seated according to their length of service. The 92-year-old ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
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Elder L. Tom Perry of LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve dies at 92
SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Saturday that Elder L. Tom Perry, who served in the Quorum of the Twelve ... «fox13now.com, May 15»
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Elder Scott unable to attend meetings of the Twelve, but Elder Perry …
Elder Richard G. Scott is unable to attend meetings of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles due to advanced age, the church announced Friday, but ... «Deseret News, May 15»

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