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deferent

DEFERENT, a. Bearing; carrying; conveying.

DEFERENT, n.

1. That which carries or conveys. The deferent of a planet, is an imaginary circle or orb in the Ptolemaic system, that is supposed to carry about the body of the planet.

2. A vessel in the human body for the conveyance of fluids.



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DEFERENT, a. Bearing; carrying; conveying.

DEFERENT, n.

1. That which carries or conveys. The deferent of a planet, is an imaginary circle or orb in the Ptolemaic system, that is supposed to carry about the body of the planet.

2. A vessel in the human body for the conveyance of fluids.

DEF'ER-ENT, a.

Bearing; carrying; conveying. [Little used.] – Bacon.


DEF'ER-ENT, n.

  1. That which carries or conveys. The deferent of a planet, is an imaginary circle or orb in the Ptolemaic system, that is supposed to carry about the body of the planet. – Bailey.
  2. A vessel in the human body for the conveyance of fluids. – Chambers.

Def"er*ent
  1. Serving to carry; bearing.

    [R.] "Bodies deferent." Bacon.
  2. That which carries or conveys.

    Though air be the most favorable deferent of sounds. Bacon.

  3. An imaginary circle surrounding the earth, in whose periphery either the heavenly body or the center of the heavenly body's epicycle was supposed to be carried round.
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Deferent

DEFERENT, adjective Bearing; carrying; conveying.

DEFERENT, noun

1. That which carries or conveys. The deferent of a planet, is an imaginary circle or orb in the Ptolemaic system, that is supposed to carry about the body of the planet.

2. A vessel in the human body for the conveyance of fluids.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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