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  • En Sof (Judaism)

    sefirot: …10 stages of emanation from En Sof (the Infinite; the unknowable God), by which God the Creator can be discerned. Each sefira refers to an aspect of God as Creator; the rhythm by which one sefira unfolds to another was believed to represent the rhythm of creation. The mystical nature…

  • Enabling Act (Germany [1933])

    Enabling Act, law passed by the German Reichstag (Diet) in 1933 that enabled Adolf Hitler to assume dictatorial powers. Deputies from the Nazi Party, the German National People’s Party, and the Centre Party voted in favour of the act, which “enabled” Hitler’s government to issue decrees

  • Enakievo (Ukraine)

    Yenakiyeve, city, eastern Ukraine. It lies along the Krynka River. A pig-iron concern began there in 1858 but lasted only eight years; not until the first coal mines opened in the locality in 1883 did industrialization begin. A metallurgical factory established in 1895–97 was later reconstructed.

  • Enaliarctos (fossil mammal genus)

    Enaliarctos, extinct genus of mammals that contains the oldest known member of Pinnipedia, the group that contains living seals, sea lions, and walruses. Enaliarctos is made up of five species, which lived from the late Oligocene Epoch (some 29 million years ago) into the Miocene Epoch (23 million

  • Enaliarctos barnesi (fossil mammal)

    Enaliarctos: The oldest of the five, E. barnesi and E. tedfordi, were found in rocks of the Yaquina Formation of Oregon that could be as old as 29.3 million years. A third species called E. mealsi, which is also the best-known of the group, is known from rocks in central California…

  • Enaliarctos tedfordi (fossil mammal)

    Enaliarctos: barnesi and E. tedfordi, were found in rocks of the Yaquina Formation of Oregon that could be as old as 29.3 million years. A third species called E. mealsi, which is also the best-known of the group, is known from rocks in central California that are approximately…

  • Enaliornis (paleontology)

    bird: Modern birds: …evidence of foot-propelled divers (Enaliornis) and of an early relative of the flamingos (Gallornis) are known from Lower Cretaceous deposits in Europe. Upper Cretaceous deposits have yielded, besides Hesperornis and Ichthyornis and their relatives, diving birds similar to Enaliornis, other early flamingo-like birds, and species in the same suborders…

  • enamel (art)

    art conservation and restoration: Glass and other vitreous materials: Glass, glaze, enamel, and faience—the four vitreous products—are manufactured from three basic components: silica, alkali, and small amounts of calcium. Glass, glazes, and enamel (but not faience) contain high amounts of alkali, such as sodium oxide (soda glass) or potassium oxide (potash glass).

  • enamel (tooth)

    Enamel, in anatomy, the hardest tissue of the body, covering part or all of the crown of the tooth in mammals. Enamel, when mature, consists predominantly of apatite crystals containing calcium and phosphate. Enamel is not living and contains no nerves. The thickness and density of enamel vary

  • enamel colour (pottery painting)

    Chinese pottery: Song dynasty: The earliest known example of overglaze painting in the history of Chinese pottery bears a date equivalent to 1201. The technique was more widely used for the decoration of Cizhou wares in the 14th century. In both the variety and the vigour of their forms and decoration, Cizhou stonewares present…

  • enamel miniature (portraiture)

    Enamel miniature, portrait on a small opaque, usually white, enamel surface annealed to gold or copper plate and painted with metallic oxides. Since the pigments used are not vitreous enamels, this is not a true enamelling process. The metallic paints are slightly fused to the enamel surface

  • enamel organ (tooth)

    tooth germ: Enamel organs, in the form of rounded swellings, develop in the dental lamina; each swelling is the future site of a single tooth. The enamel organ is responsible for mapping out the full size and shape of the crown of the tooth; it also exerts…

  • enameling (art)

    Enamelwork, technique of decoration whereby metal objects or surfaces are given a vitreous glaze that is fused onto the surface by intense heat to create a brilliantly coloured decorative effect. It is an art form noted for its brilliant, glossy surface, which is hard and long-lasting. Enamels have

  • enamelled glass (decorative arts)

    glassware: The Roman Empire: …specialties attributed to Alexandria were enamel painting (pigments mixed with a glassy flux were fused to the surface of the glass vessel by a separate firing) and an extraordinary technique of sandwiching a gold leaf etched with a design between two layers of clear glass.

  • enamelling (art)

    Enamelwork, technique of decoration whereby metal objects or surfaces are given a vitreous glaze that is fused onto the surface by intense heat to create a brilliantly coloured decorative effect. It is an art form noted for its brilliant, glossy surface, which is hard and long-lasting. Enamels have

  • enamelling, porcelain (industrial process)

    Porcelain enamelling, process of fusing a thin layer of glass to a metal object to prevent corrosion and enhance its beauty. Porcelain-enamelled iron is used extensively for such articles as kitchen pots and pans, bathtubs, refrigerators, chemical and food tanks, and equipment for meat markets. I

  • enamelwork (art)

    Enamelwork, technique of decoration whereby metal objects or surfaces are given a vitreous glaze that is fused onto the surface by intense heat to create a brilliantly coloured decorative effect. It is an art form noted for its brilliant, glossy surface, which is hard and long-lasting. Enamels have

  • enamine (chemical compound)

    amine: Oxidation: …amines can be oxidized to enamines (R2C=CHNR2) by a variety of reagents.

  • Enamorado, Macías El (Galician writer)

    Spanish literature: Medieval poetry: Macías El Enamorado (flourished mid-14th century) was the last Galician troubadour; Galicians thereafter wrote in Castilian, and, though there were echoes of their tradition, the Renaissance and Castilian political hegemony finally ended Galician literature until the 19th century.

  • Enantia chlorantha (plant)

    Magnoliales: Timber: Enantia chlorantha (African whitewood), a yellowwood from Liberia, Ivory Coast, and Cameroon, produces a sulfurous yellow dye; the wood also is used locally to make unpainted furniture and veneers. Cleistopholis patens (otu) yields a soft, light wood from western Africa that finds some of the same uses…

  • enantiomer (chemistry)

    Enantiomorph , (from Greek enantios, “opposite”; morphe, “form”), also called Antimer, or Optical Antipode, either of a pair of objects related to each other as the right hand is to the left, that is, as mirror images that cannot be reoriented so as to appear identical. An object that has a plane

  • enantiomorph (chemistry)

    Enantiomorph , (from Greek enantios, “opposite”; morphe, “form”), also called Antimer, or Optical Antipode, either of a pair of objects related to each other as the right hand is to the left, that is, as mirror images that cannot be reoriented so as to appear identical. An object that has a plane

  • Enantiopoda (crustacean order)

    crustacean: Annotated classification: ?Order Enantiopoda Carboniferous; single fossil, Tesnusocaris. Class Maxillopoda Five pairs of head appendages; single, simple, median eye; antennules uniramous; maxillae usually present; up to 11 trunk segments; over 23,000 species. Subclass Thecostraca

  • enantiotropy (chemistry)

    allotropy: …stable under all conditions, or enantiotropic, in which case different forms are stable under different conditions and undergo reversible transitions from one to another at characteristic temperatures and pressures.

  • enarean (ancient religion)

    Enarean, member of an ancient group of magicians and soothsayers, most likely eunuchs, who spoke in high-pitched voices and dressed as women. All that is known of them appears in the writings of the ancient Greek historian Herodotus (flourished 5th century bce). They claimed that a goddess,

  • enargite (mineral)

    Enargite, sulfosalt mineral, copper arsenic sulfide (Cu3AsS4), that is occasionally an important ore of copper. It occurs as heavy, metallic-gray crystals and masses in veins and replacement deposits. Economically valuable deposits have been found in the Balkans; at several places in Peru;

  • Enarrationes in Psalmos (work by Augustine)

    St. Augustine: Sermons: …collection, Enarrationes in Psalmos (392–418; Enarrations on the Psalms). These are perhaps his best work as a homilist, for he finds in the uplifting spiritual poetry of the Hebrews messages that he can apply consistently to his view of austere, hopeful, realistic Christianity; his ordinary congregation in Hippo would have…

  • Enarrations on the Psalms (work by Augustine)

    St. Augustine: Sermons: …collection, Enarrationes in Psalmos (392–418; Enarrations on the Psalms). These are perhaps his best work as a homilist, for he finds in the uplifting spiritual poetry of the Hebrews messages that he can apply consistently to his view of austere, hopeful, realistic Christianity; his ordinary congregation in Hippo would have…

  • enation (botany)

    lower vascular plant: Leaves: …simplest are scalelike emergences, or enations, that are not served by vascular tissue (i.e., they have no veins), found in some extinct groups and in modern whisk ferns (Psilotum). The lycophytes have scalelike, needlelike, or awl-shaped “microphylls” with a single, unbranched vein. The sphenophytes have “sphenophylls”—scalelike leaves with a single…

  • enation theory (botany)

    fern: Evolutionary development: …branching stem systems) and the enation theory (that the leaf arose from simple enations, or outgrowths) are the two most popular. The true story seems to be lost in antiquity and perhaps will never be known. Leaves of most modern ferns, with their characteristic fiddleheads, acropetal growth (i.e., “seeking the…

  • Enbaqom (Ethiopian author)

    Ethiopian literature: …converted to Christianity and, as Enbaqom (Habakkuk), became prior of the monastery of Debre Libanos, wrote Anqas?a amin (“Gate of Faith”) to justify his conversion and to persuade apostates to recant. Other similar works were produced, and several were written to defend the miaphysite branch of the Christian faith. Meanwhile…

  • Enbrel (drug)

    psoriasis: …for psoriasis, including infliximab (Remicade), etanercept (Enbrel), and guselkumab (Tremfya).

  • Encalypta (plant)

    Extinguisher moss, any of the plants of the genus Encalypta (subclass Bryidae), which form large tufts on limestone rocks, ledges, and walls. About 8 of the 34 species in the genus are native to North America. They are usually 1 to 3 cm (0.4 to 1.2 inches) tall, with erect capsules (spore cases)

  • Encalypta ciliata (plant)

    extinguisher moss: …extends below the capsule; in E. ciliata the calyptra is fringed.

  • Encamp (Andorra)

    Encamp, village, Andorra, on a headstream of the Valira River. Its agricultural economy is supplemented by tourism, especially skiing. Encamp has a broadcasting transmitter of Radio Andorra. Above the village is Engolasters Lake, accessible by cable car. There are facilities for generating

  • Encantadas, Las (islands, Ecuador)

    Galapagos Islands, island group of the eastern Pacific Ocean, administratively a province of Ecuador. The Galapagos consist of 13 major islands (ranging in area from 5.4 to 1,771 square miles [14 to 4,588 square km]), 6 smaller islands, and scores of islets and rocks lying athwart the Equator 600

  • Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles, The (work by Melville)

    The Encantadas, ten fictional sketches by Herman Melville, published in 1854 in Putnam’s Monthly Magazine as “The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles,” under the pseudonym Salvator R. Tarnmoor. Seven of the sketches describe the Galapagos Islands in the eastern Pacific Ocean, which Melville had seen

  • Encantadas, The (work by Melville)

    The Encantadas, ten fictional sketches by Herman Melville, published in 1854 in Putnam’s Monthly Magazine as “The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles,” under the pseudonym Salvator R. Tarnmoor. Seven of the sketches describe the Galapagos Islands in the eastern Pacific Ocean, which Melville had seen

  • encapsulation, data (computing)

    computer science: Programming languages: …the addition of support for data encapsulation, which gave rise to object-oriented languages. The original object-oriented language was called Smalltalk, in which all programs were represented as collections of objects communicating with each other via message-passing. An object is a set of data together with the methods (functions) that can…

  • Encarnación (Paraguay)

    Encarnación, city, southeastern Paraguay. The city was founded in 1614 on the west bank of the Upper Paraná River, opposite Posadas, Arg., to which it is linked by a bridge completed in 1987. Severely damaged by a tornado in 1926, it is now a busy commercial, manufacturing, and communications

  • Encarta (encyclopedia)

    Encarta, multimedia digital encyclopaedia produced by Microsoft Corporation (1993–2009). Initially a CD-ROM product, the Encarta brand later expanded to include an Internet-based incarnation and was bundled with other Microsoft products. The possibility of a digital encyclopaedia was first

  • Encarta Africana (encyclopaedia)

    Encarta: …1999 the company debuted the Encarta Africana, an encyclopaedia of black history that was the result of a collaboration with scholars, including Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and published a print and digital dictionary, the Encarta World English Dictionary, called the Encarta Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language in subsequent editions.

  • encaustic painting (art)

    Encaustic painting, painting technique in which pigments are mixed with hot liquid wax. Artists can change the paint’s consistency by adding resin or oil (the latter for use on canvas) to the wax. After the paint has been applied to the support, which is usually made of wood, plaster, or canvas, a

  • enceinte (architecture)

    Mesopotamian art and architecture: Neo-Babylonian period: …and surrounded by a double enceinte, or line of fortification, consisting of towered and moated fortress walls. Inside the city the most grandiose effect was obtained by the disposal of public buildings along a wide processional way, leading through the centre of the town to the temple and ziggurat of…

  • Enceladus (moon of Saturn)

    Enceladus, second nearest of the major regular moons of Saturn and the brightest of all its moons. It was discovered in 1789 by the English astronomer William Herschel and named for one of the Giants (Gigantes) of Greek mythology. Enceladus measures about 500 km (310 miles) in diameter and orbits

  • Encephalartos (plant genus)

    Encephalartos, a genus of 65 species of palmlike cycads (family Zamiaceae), native to central and southern Africa and grown elsewhere as conservatory and house plants. The genus includes both tuberous and columnar varieties; they sometimes have spiny foliage. A breadlike food is prepared from the

  • encephalitides (disease)

    Encephalitis, from Greek enkephalos (“brain”) and itis (“inflammation”), inflammation of the brain. Inflammation affecting the brain may also involve adjoining structures; encephalomyelitis is inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, and meningoencephalitis is inflammation of the brain and

  • encephalitis (disease)

    Encephalitis, from Greek enkephalos (“brain”) and itis (“inflammation”), inflammation of the brain. Inflammation affecting the brain may also involve adjoining structures; encephalomyelitis is inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, and meningoencephalitis is inflammation of the brain and

  • encephalitis lethargica (disease)

    encephalitis: Epidemics of encephalitis: Encephalitis lethargica, or sleeping sickness (to be distinguished from African sleeping sickness, or African trypanosomiasis), occurred in epidemics in Europe and in the United States about the time of World War I but has not been reported since 1930, although certain individuals may rarely exhibit…

  • encephalitis, equine (pathology)

    Equine encephalitis, severe viral disease of horses and mules. It sometimes affects birds, reptiles, and humans. Of the several strains of the virus, the most prevalent are the A group, which includes the Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan strains, and the B group, which includes the Japanese and

  • encephalitis, Japanese (disease)

    encephalitis: Epidemics of encephalitis: …most common epidemic forms is Japanese encephalitis, which is caused by a mosquito-borne virus and results in acute illness. Japanese encephalitis is found primarily in Asia. Other viral forms of encephalitis, such as St. Louis encephalitis and La Crosse encephalitis, cause sporadic disease in some areas of the United States.…

  • encephalization (physiology)

    nervous system: Encephalization: Early in the evolution of vertebrates, a special sensory system became associated with each major part of the brain: the olfactory organs with the forebrain, the eye with the midbrain, and the ear and related organs with the hindbrain. Each of the three sections,…

  • encephalocele (congenital disorder)

    neural tube defect: …of open neural tube defect, encephalocele, occurs when a meningeal sac containing brain tissue protrudes from the skull. The outlook for affected individuals depends on the amount of nervous tissue involved.

  • encephalocoele (congenital disorder)

    neural tube defect: …of open neural tube defect, encephalocele, occurs when a meningeal sac containing brain tissue protrudes from the skull. The outlook for affected individuals depends on the amount of nervous tissue involved.

  • encephalomyelitis (pathology)

    encephalitis: …may also involve adjoining structures; encephalomyelitis is inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, and meningoencephalitis is inflammation of the brain and meninges (the membranes covering the brain).

  • encephalomyelitis, equine (pathology)

    Equine encephalitis, severe viral disease of horses and mules. It sometimes affects birds, reptiles, and humans. Of the several strains of the virus, the most prevalent are the A group, which includes the Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan strains, and the B group, which includes the Japanese and

  • encephalon (anatomy)

    Brain, the mass of nerve tissue in the anterior end of an organism. The brain integrates sensory information and directs motor responses; in higher vertebrates it is also the centre of learning. The human brain weighs approximately 1.4 kg (3 pounds) and is made up of billions of cells called

  • encephalopathy

    inborn error of metabolism: Symptoms and effects on the brain: …disease often appears clinically as encephalopathy (abnormal brain function and structure). Encephalopathy reflects the accumulation of an otherwise normal metabolite that becomes toxic when present in excess concentration. An example is the extreme elevation of the amino acid phenylalanine that accompanies a congenital defect of phenylalanine hydroxylase, the mutant enzyme…

  • Enchanted (film by Lima [2007])

    Amy Adams: …later successes as Giselle in Enchanted (2007), an animated and live-action film about a fairy-tale princess in New York City, and as Sister James in Doubt (2008), for which she received another Academy Award nomination. In 2008 she also starred in the comedy Mrs. Pettigrew Lives for a Day and…

  • Enchanted April (film by Newell [1991])

    Joan Plowright: …as a haughty know-it-all in Enchanted April (1991), Plowright was nominated for a best supporting actress Academy Award. In 2005 she starred as a lonely widow who befriends a young writer in Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont (2005). Plowright’s later movies included the children’s movies Curious George (2006), for which…

  • enchanter’s nightshade (plant)

    Enchanter’s nightshade, any herbaceous perennial plant of the genus Circaea, in the evening primrose family (Onagraceae), that occurs in damp woodlands of the Northern Hemisphere. The plants have slender stems with opposite leaves. The small, white, two-petaled flowers grow in clusters, and the

  • Enchanteur pourrissant, L’? (work by Apollinaire)

    Guillaume Apollinaire: His first volume, L’Enchanteur pourrissant (1909; “The Rotting Magician”), is a strange dialogue in poetic prose between the magician Merlin and the nymph Viviane. In the following year a collection of vivid stories, some whimsical and some wildly fantastic, appeared under the title L’Hérésiarque et Cie (1910; “The…

  • Encheiridion (work by Epictetus)

    Stoicism: Later Roman Stoicism: The Encheiridion (Manual) of Epictetus and the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius furthered the sublime and yet personal consolation of the Stoic message and increasingly showed the strength of its rivalry to the burgeoning power of the new Christianity. The mark of a guide, of the religious teacher,…

  • Encheiridion (work by Arrian)

    Arrian: …work by Arrian is the Encheiridion (“Manual”), a manual of the teachings of Epictetus, the Stoic philosopher whose disciple Arrian was. This work was much used in the Middle Ages as a guide to the principles of the monastic life.

  • Enchi Fumiko (Japanese author)

    Enchi Fumiko, Japanese novelist best known for her depiction of women’s struggles within Japanese society. Enchi Fumiko was the daughter of Ueda Kazutoshi, a prominent professor of Japanese linguistics at Tokyo University. Even as a small child, she accompanied her father to Kabuki performances,

  • enchilada (food)

    tortilla: Enchiladas are tortillas rolled or folded around a filling and baked under a sauce. Crisply fried tortillas topped with meat, beans, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes form tostadas.

  • Enchiridion (work by Quarles)

    Francis Quarles: His first prose work, Enchiridion (1640), was a highly popular book of aphorisms. In the English Civil Wars he is said to have suffered for his allegiance and for writing The Loyall Convert (1644), a pamphlet defending Charles I’s position.

  • Enchiridion (work by Byrhtferth of Ramsey)

    English literature: Late 10th- and 11th-century prose: …several Latin works and the Enchiridion, a textbook on the calendar, notable for its ornate style. Numerous anonymous works, some of very high quality, were produced in this period, including homilies, saints’ lives, dialogues, and translations of such works as the Gospels, several Old Testament books, liturgical texts, monastic rules,…

  • Enchiridion Against the Lutherans (work by Eck)

    Johann Eck: His treatise entitled Enchiridion Against the Lutherans (1525) was a summary of contested Catholic beliefs, Protestant objections to them, and answers to these difficulties. The Enchiridion proved to be the most popular of Eck’s works and went through 91 editions in various languages before 1600, making it the…

  • Enchiridion militis Christiani (work by Erasmus)

    Erasmus: The wandering scholar: …was Enchiridion militis Christiani (1503/04; Handbook of a Christian Knight). In this work Erasmus urged readers to “inject into the vitals” the teachings of Christ by studying and meditating on the Scriptures, using the spiritual interpretation favoured by the “ancients” to make the text pertinent to moral concerns. The Enchiridion…

  • Enchiridion of Counsels (work by Nicodemus the Hagiorite)

    Saint Nicodemus the Hagiorite: His Enchiridion of Counsels (1801), a handbook on the religious life, continues to guide modern Greek spirituality. He was proclaimed a saint by the Greek Orthodox church in 1955.

  • enchondroma (tumour)

    Enchondroma, solitary benign cartilaginous tumour that occurs mostly in the shafts of bones of the hands and feet, usually between adolescence and about age 50. Enchondromas are slow-growing tumours. As they grow, they expand and thin the cortex of the parent bone, producing considerable deformity.

  • enchondromatosis (pathology)

    enchondroma: …with the lesions produced in enchondromatosis (also called Ollier disease).

  • Enciclopedia Barsa (reference)
  • Enciclopedia di chimica scientifica e industriale (work by Selmi)

    Francesco Selmi: ” Selmi’s Enciclopedia di chimica scientifica e industriale, 11 vol. (1868–81), was the first encyclopaedia of chemistry published in Italian.

  • Enciclopedia europea (Italian encyclopaedia)

    encyclopaedia: The 20th century and beyond: The Enciclopedia europea was released in Milan between 1976 and 1984. Although consisting largely of brief articles, it had numerous signed long articles of good quality. In Germany the three giants of the German encyclopaedia world—Brockhaus, “Meyer,” “Herder”—continued to produce new editions in the 20th century.

  • Enciclopedia italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti (Italian encyclopaedia)

    Enciclopedia italiana di scienze, lettere ed arti, (Italian: “Italian Encyclopaedia of Science, Letters, and Arts”), major encyclopaedia of Italy, containing 35 volumes of text and a one-volume index. Work on the encyclopaedia began in 1925 and the volumes were published serially from 1929 to 1936;

  • Enciclopedia labor (Spanish encyclopaedia)

    encyclopaedia: The 20th century and beyond: Another major Spanish encyclopaedia, the Enciclopedia labor (first issued 1955–60), devoted one volume each to major subject areas, and an index volume provided the key to the total contents. This encyclopaedia was notable for the attention it paid to every Spanish-speaking part of the world.

  • Enciclopedia universal ilustrada europeoamericana (Spanish encyclopaedia)

    Enciclopedia universal ilustrada europeoamericana, encyclopaedia published in Madrid, an outstanding reference work of 70 volumes—published between 1905 and 1933—plus a series of supplements. Spanish and Spanish-American biography and gazetteer information are especially strong. Major

  • encierro (event)

    Pamplona: …each morning by the famous encierro—“enclosing”—or, more commonly, “running” of the bulls, when they are driven through the streets behind crowds of skillfully dodging men and boys.

  • Encina, Juan del (Spanish author and composer)

    Juan del Encina, playwright, poet, priest, and composer of secular vocal music, who was the first Spanish dramatist to write specifically for performance. After youthful training as a chorister at Salamanca cathedral (c. 1484) and at the University of Salamanca (before 1490), Encina entered the

  • Encinal (California, United States)

    Sunnyvale, city, Santa Clara county, western California, U.S. Adjacent to the cities of Santa Clara and Mountain View, Sunnyvale lies at the southern end of San Francisco Bay, near San Jose. Settled in 1850, it was known as Murphy’s Station (later as Encinal), but it was renamed Sunnyvale in 1912

  • encipherment (cryptology)

    Data encryption, the process of disguising information as “ciphertext,” or data unintelligible to an unauthorized person. Conversely, decryption, or decipherment, is the process of converting ciphertext back into its original format. Manual encryption has been used since Roman times, but the term

  • Encircled (painting by Kandinsky)

    Wassily Kandinsky: Munich period: …practically abstract; with the 1911 Encircled, there has definitely developed a kind of painting that, though not just decoration, has no discernible point of departure in the depiction of recognizable objects. After that come such major works as With the Black Arch, Black Lines, and Autumn; in such pictures, done…

  • Enciso, Martín Fernández de (Spanish explorer)

    Vasco Nú?ez de Balboa: Career in the New World: …on an expedition organized by Martín Fernández de Enciso (1510) to bring aid and reinforcements to a colony founded by Alonso de Ojeda on the coast of Urabá, in modern Colombia. The expedition found the survivors of the colony, led by Francisco Pizarro, but Ojeda had departed. On the advice…

  • Encke’s Comet (astronomy)

    Encke’s Comet, faint comet having the shortest orbital period (about 3.3 years) of any known; it was also only the second comet (after Halley’s) to have its period established. The comet was first observed in 1786 by French astronomer Pierre Méchain. In 1819 German astronomer Johann Franz Encke

  • Encke’s Division (astronomy)

    Johann Franz Encke: …known for his discovery of Encke’s Division, in the outermost ring of Saturn. From observations of the transits of Venus recorded in 1761 and 1769, he derived a value for the solar parallax (in effect, for the Sun’s distance from the Earth) that, at 8″.57, is close to the presently…

  • Encke’s gap (astronomy)

    Johann Franz Encke: …known for his discovery of Encke’s Division, in the outermost ring of Saturn. From observations of the transits of Venus recorded in 1761 and 1769, he derived a value for the solar parallax (in effect, for the Sun’s distance from the Earth) that, at 8″.57, is close to the presently…

  • Encke, Johann Franz (German astronomer)

    Johann Franz Encke, German astronomer who in 1819 established the period of the comet now known by his name (see Encke’s Comet). Encke was educated at Hamburg and the University of G?ttingen, where he worked under the direction of Carl Friedrich Gauss. In 1816 Encke became assistant at the Seeberg

  • Enckell, Rabbe (Finnish poet)

    Rabbe Enckell, Finnish poet, playwright, and critic, a leading representative of the Swedo-Finnish poetic revival that began in the 1920s. Enckell studied art in France and Italy. His first collection of impressionistic nature poems, Dikter, appeared in 1923. In this collection and a sequel,

  • Enckell, Rabbe Arnfinn (Finnish poet)

    Rabbe Enckell, Finnish poet, playwright, and critic, a leading representative of the Swedo-Finnish poetic revival that began in the 1920s. Enckell studied art in France and Italy. His first collection of impressionistic nature poems, Dikter, appeared in 1923. In this collection and a sequel,

  • enclitic (grammar)

    Paleo-Siberian languages: Grammatical features: …of verbs, and use of enclitics—an enclitic is a word that is associated with a preceding word), whereas Yukaghir shares certain grammatical categories with some Uralic languages—for instance, the use of distinct conjugations to focus on the roles of major sentence categories (e.g., subject, object, negation): Yukaghir tet mer-ai-mek ‘you…

  • Enclosed Garden of Truth, The (work by Sanā?ī)

    Sanā?ī: …was translated in English as The Enclosed Garden of Truth (1910).

  • enclosed mechanical composting (waste management)

    solid-waste management: Digesting and processing: Enclosed mechanical composting facilities can reduce land requirements by about 85 percent. Mechanical composting systems employ one or more closed tanks or digesters equipped with rotating vanes that mix and aerate the shredded waste. Complete digestion of the waste takes about one week.

  • enclosed rhyme (poetry)

    Enclosed rhyme, in poetry, the rhyming pattern abba found in certain quatrains, such as the first verse of Matthew Arnold’s

  • enclosing rhyme (poetry)

    Enclosed rhyme, in poetry, the rhyming pattern abba found in certain quatrains, such as the first verse of Matthew Arnold’s

  • enclosure (European history)

    Enclosure, the division or consolidation of communal fields, meadows, pastures, and other arable lands in western Europe into the carefully delineated and individually owned and managed farm plots of modern times. Before enclosure, much farmland existed in the form of numerous, dispersed strips u

  • ENCODE (data collection project)

    ENCODE, collaborative data-collection project begun in 2003 that aimed to inventory all the functional elements of the human genome. ENCODE was conceived by researchers at the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) as a follow-on to the Human Genome Project (HGP; 1990–2003), which

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