paper


paper
1. A substance manufactured in thin sheets from wood, rags, or other materials. 2. A square of p. folded over so as to form an envelope containing a dose of any medicinal powder. 3. A piece of blotting p. or filter p. impregnated with a medicinal solution, dried, and burned; formerly, the fumes were inhaled in the treatment of asthma and other respiratory affections. [L. papyrus; G. papyros, a kind of rush, from which writing p. was made]
- articulating p. SYN: occluding p..
- chromatography p. used in p. chromatography. SYN: high-quality filter p..
- Congo red p. p. impregnated with Congo red; used as a pH indicator, changing from blue-violet at 3.0 to red at 5.0.
- filter p. an unsized p. used in pharmacy and chemistry for filtering solutions; many varieties are used for p. chromatography.
- high-quality filter p. SYN: chromatography p..
- niter p. p. impregnated with potassium nitrate that is ignited to produce fumes inhaled as treatment for asthma. SYN: potassium nitrate p., saltpeter p..
- occluding p. an inked p. or ribbon interposed between natural or artificial teeth to determine tooth contacts. SYN: articulating p..
- potassium nitrate p. SYN: niter p..
- saltpeter p. SYN: niter p..

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pa·per (paґpər) a substance manufactured in thin sheets, prepared from wood, rags, or other fibrous substance which has first been reduced to a pulp.

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  • Paper — Pa per (p[=a] p[ e]r), n. [F. papier, fr. L. papyrus papyrus, from which the Egyptians made a kind of paper, Gr. pa pyros. Cf. {Papyrus}.] 1. A substance in the form of thin sheets or leaves intended to be written or printed on, or to be used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paper — pa·per n 1: a piece of paper containing a written statement: as a: a formal written composition or document often intended for publication the Federalist paper s b: a document containing a statement of legal status, identity, authority, or… …   Law dictionary

  • paper — [pā′pər] n. [ME papir < OFr papier < L papyrus < Gr papyros,PAPYRUS] 1. a thin, flexible material made usually in sheets from a pulp prepared from rags, wood, or other fibrous material, and used for writing or printing on, for packaging …   English World dictionary

  • paper — pa per (p[=a] p[ e]r), a. 1. Of or pertaining to paper; made of paper; resembling paper. [1913 Webster] 2. Existing only on paper; unsubstantial; as, a paper box; a paper army; a paper tiger. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paper — [adj] thin, flimsy cardboard, disposable, insubstantial, paper thin, papery, wafer thin; concept 606 Ant. thick paper [n2] newspaper daily, gazette, journal, news, organ, rag*, weekly; concept 280 paper [n3] …   New thesaurus

  • paper — ► NOUN 1) material manufactured in thin sheets from the pulp of wood or other fibrous substances, used for writing or printing on or as wrapping material. 2) (papers) sheets of paper covered with writing or printing; documents. 3) (before another …   English terms dictionary

  • paper — pa per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {papered} (p[=a] p[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {papering}.] 1. To cover or line with paper, especially with wallpaper; to furnish with paper hangings; to wallpaper; as, to paper a room or a house. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paper — n 1 Paper, instrument, document all mean a writing (often typed, sometimes printed) that is of value to its owner or to others who come after him as a source of information or proof of a right, contention, or claim. Paper is the most general term …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • paper — Voz inglesa que se usa con cierta frecuencia en algunas zonas de América, especialmente en el ámbito académico, con el sentido de ‘escrito en el cual el autor desarrolla sus ideas sobre un tema determinado’. Es anglicismo superfluo, que debe… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • paper — |pêipar| s. m. Artigo, geralmente destinado a uma publicação especializada. • Plural: papers.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa, com significado original de papel …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • -paper — noun ● scribble …   Useful english dictionary


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