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Mercury

Saltos de línea: Mer|cury
Pronunciación: /ˈməːkjʊri
 
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  • 1 Roman Mythology The Roman god of eloquence, skill, trading, and thieving, herald and messenger of the gods, who was identified with Hermes.
    [from Latin Mercurius, from merx, merc- 'merchandise']
  • 1.1Used in names of newspapers and journals: the Leicester Mercury
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    • His mother, Doreen, has spoken out in the local Mercury newspaper about the spate of attacks.
    • A Wollongong specialist told the Mercury he had been told of two false positive readings.
    • Did his will request The Mercury's editor try to force him out early?
  • 2 Astronomy A small planet that is the closest to the sun in the solar system, sometimes visible to the naked eye just after sunset.
  • Mercury orbits within the orbit of Venus at an average distance of 57.9 million km from the sun. With a diameter of 4,878 km it is only a third larger than earth’s moon, which it resembles in having a heavily cratered surface. Its ‘day’ of 58.65 days is precisely two thirds the length of its ‘year’ of 87.97 days. Daytime temperatures average 170°C. There is no atmosphere and the planet has no satellites

Derivativos

Mercurian

adjetivo
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  • But this is a particularly auspicious week to re-introduce some lightweight, playful, frivolous fun and frolics into the Mercurian milieu.
  • If the universe hasn't lavished you with extravagance lately, use this week's Mercurian energy to add some major extensions to your wish list.
  • The youngster's Mercurian friends have singled him out: even in dismal Dublin he is unique.

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Palabra del día mage
Pronunciación: meɪdʒ
noun
a magician or learned person

Hay 3 definiciones de Mercury en inglés:

mercury1

Saltos de línea: mer|cury
Pronunciación: /ˈməːkjəri
 
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sustantivo

[mass noun]
  • 1The chemical element of atomic number 80, a heavy silvery-white metal which is liquid at ordinary temperatures: we completed a programme to test all of our coal-fired plants for mercury and other air-toxins (Symbol: Hg) Also called quicksilver.
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    • The wetlands dense foliage has the ability to handle heavy metals, like mercury, zinc, nickel and copper.
    • For example, tobacco plants can absorb heavy metals, mercury, copper, and lead.
    • Combined with silver, mercury, copper and antimony, however, gold is to be found finely distributed.
  • 1.1The column of mercury in a thermometer or barometer, or its height as indicating atmospheric temperature or pressure: coastal sunshine sends mercury soaring
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    • A type of blood pressure monitor that uses a column of mercury to measure cuff pressure.
    • This is because the traditional blood pressure monitor - known as a sphygmomanometer - uses a column of mercury to measure pressure.
    • Heat merges with the steady beat of the waves, sending testosterone and adrenaline levels rising like mercury in a thermometer.
  • 1.2 historical Mercury or one of its compounds used medicinally, especially to treat syphilis: one wonders how many unfortunates owed their demise to his prescription of mercury to clarify the spleen
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    • Shakespeare was probably being treated with mercury for syphilis, it seems.
    • In the late 15th century, the famous alchemist Paracelsus began to prescribe mercury to treat syphilis.
    • Many people know about the former use of mercury in treating syphilis, for the substance had some benefit and the remedy endured for centuries.

Origen

Middle English: from Latin Mercurius (see Mercury ( sense 1)).

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mercury2

Saltos de línea: mer|cury
Pronunciación: /ˈməːkjəri
 
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sustantivo

  • A plant of a genus which includes dog’s mercury.
    • Genus Mercurialis, family Euphorbiaceae

Origen

mid 16th century: from the genus name, from Latin mercurialis 'of the god Mercury'.

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