Definition of Deferent

1. Adjective. Showing deference.

Exact synonyms: Deferential, Regardful
Similar to: Respectful
Derivative terms: Defer, Deference, Deference, Deference, Deference, Deference, Deference



Definition of Deferent

1. a. Serving to carry; bearing.

2. n. That which carries or conveys.

Definition of Deferent

1. Adjective. Showing deference. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deferent

1. an imaginary circle around the earth [n -S]

Medical Definition of Deferent

1. Carrying away. Origin: L. Deferens, pres. P. Of defero, to carry away (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deferent

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deferoxamine

Literary usage of Deferent

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1. A new dictionary of the English language by Charles Richardson (1839)
"deferent,—that which bears, carries, or conveys. It. Dif-ferire; Sp. -erir ; Fr. -férer ; L. Di/erre, in diversa« partes ferré, to bear diverse ways. ..."

2. The Wittich Connection: Conflict and Priority in Late Sixteenth-century by Owen Gingerich, Robert S. Westman (1988)
"Had he done so, keeping the epicycles the same, the Martian deferent would have shrunk so that the intersection of the Martian epicycle and the solar ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1787)
"... fluid agrees with watery vapour, in confiding of a deferent fluid, ... its deferent fluid quitting the gravitating matter, to pafs to a body that has ..."

4. A Treatise on Lathes and Turning, Simple, Mechanical and Ornamental by W. Henry Northcott (1876)
"If the radial ratio is as 1 is to 1, or if the radius of the deferent and ... When the epicyclic radius is less than the deferent radius the loops of the ..."

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