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isaacn(Old Testament) the second patriarch; son of Abraham and Sarah who was offered by Abraham as a sacrifice to God; father of Jacob and Esau
isaac asimovnUnited States writer (born in Russia) noted for his science fiction (1920-1992)
isaac bashevis singernUnited States writer (born in Poland) of Yiddish stories and novels (1904-1991)
isaac hullnUnited States naval officer who commanded the Constitution' during the War of 1812 and won a series of brilliant victories against the British (1773-1843)
isaac m. singernUnited States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
isaac mayer wisenUnited States religious leader (born in Bohemia) who united reform Jewish organizations in the United States (1819-1900)
isaac merrit singernUnited States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
isaac newtonnEnglish mathematician and physicist; remembered for developing the calculus and for his law of gravitation and his three laws of motion (1642-1727)
isaac sternnUnited States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
isaac wattsnEnglish poet and theologian (1674-1748)
isabellanthe queen of Castile whose marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and sponsored the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1451-1504)
isabella inthe queen of Castile whose marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and sponsored the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1451-1504)
isabella stewart gardnernUnited States collector and patron of art who built a museum in Boston to house her collection and opened it to the public in 1903 (1840-1924)
isabella the catholicnthe queen of Castile whose marriage to Ferdinand of Aragon in 1469 marked the beginning of the modern state of Spain; they instituted the Spanish Inquisition in 1478 and sponsored the voyages of Christopher Columbus in 1492 (1451-1504)
isadora duncannUnited States dancer and pioneer of modern dance (1878-1927)
isaiahnan Old Testament book consisting of Isaiah's prophecies
isaiahn(Old Testament) the first of the major Hebrew prophets (8th century BC)
isak dinesennDanish writer who lived in Kenya for 19 years and is remembered for her writings about Africa (1885-1962)
isamu noguchinUnited States sculptor (born in 1904)
isarithmna line drawn on a map connecting points having the same numerical value of some variable
isatisnOld World genus of annual to perennial herbs: woad
isatis tinctorianEuropean biennial formerly grown for the blue coloring matter yielded by its leaves
ischaemianlocal anemia in a given body part sometimes resulting from vasoconstriction or thrombosis or embolism
ischaemicarelating to or affected by ischemia
ischaemic strokenthe most common kind of stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain (as from a clot blocking a blood vessel)
ischemianlocal anemia in a given body part sometimes resulting from vasoconstriction or thrombosis or embolism
ischemicarelating to or affected by ischemia
ischemic anoxiananoxia resulting from slow peripheral circulation (such as follows congestive cardiac failure)
ischemic hypoxianhypoxia resulting from slow peripheral circulation (such as follows congestive cardiac failure)
ischemic strokenthe most common kind of stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain (as from a clot blocking a blood vessel)
ischiana volcanic island (part of Campania) in the Tyrrhenian Sea at the north end of the Bay of Naples
ischial bonenone of the three sections of the hipbone; situated below the ilium
ischigualastianearly reptile found in Argentina
ischiumnone of the three sections of the hipbone; situated below the ilium
isentropicawith unchanging entropy; at constant entropy
iserena river in southeastern France; a tributary of the Rhone
isere riverna river in southeastern France; a tributary of the Rhone
iseultn(Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
isfahanncity in central Iran; former capital of Persia
isherwoodnUnited States writer (born in England) whose best known novels portray Berlin in the 1930's and who collaborated with W. H. Auden in writing plays in verse (1904-1986)
ishmaelna person who is rejected (from society or home)
ishmaeln(Old Testament) the son of Abraham who was cast out after the birth of Isaac; considered the forebear of 12 Arabian tribes
ishtarnBabylonian and Assyrian goddess of love and fertility and war; counterpart to the Phoenician Astarte
isinthe Pakistan intelligence agency; a powerful and almost autonomous political and military force; has procured nuclear technology and delivery capabilities; has had strong ties with the Taliban and other militant Islamic groups
isidor feinstein stonenUnited States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
isidore auguste marie francois comtenFrench philosopher remembered as the founder of positivism; he also established sociology as a systematic field of study
isinglassnany of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity
isisnEgyptian goddess of fertility; daughter of Geb; sister and wife of Osiris
iskconna religious sect founded in the United States in 1966; based on Vedic scriptures; groups engage in joyful chanting of Hare Krishna' and other mantras based on the name of the Hindu god Krishna; devotees usually wear saffron robes and practice vegetarianism and celibacy
islamnthe monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
islamnthe civilization of Muslims collectively which is governed by the Muslim religion
islam nationnthe Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to Pakistan
islamabadnthe capital of Pakistan in the north on a plateau; the site was chosen in 1959
islamicaof or relating to or supporting Islamism
islamic army of adennYemen-based terrorist group that supports al-Qaeda's goals; seeks to overthrow the Yemeni government and eliminate United States interests; responsible for bombings and kidnappings and killing Western tourists in Yemen
islamic army of aden-abyannYemen-based terrorist group that supports al-Qaeda's goals; seeks to overthrow the Yemeni government and eliminate United States interests; responsible for bombings and kidnappings and killing Western tourists in Yemen
islamic calendarnthe lunar calendar used by Muslims; dates from 622 AD (the year of the Hegira); the beginning of the Muslim year retrogresses through the solar year completing the cycle every 32 years
islamic calendar monthnany lunar month in the Muslim calendar
islamic communityna clandestine group of southeast Asian terrorists organized in 1993 and trained by al-Qaeda; supports militant Muslims in Indonesia and the Philippines and has cells in Singapore and Malaysia and Indonesia
islamic great eastern raiders-frontna Turkish terrorist organization that claimed responsibility for bombing a British consulate and bank in Istanbul; a violent opponent of Turkey's secular government and its ties to the European Union and NATO
islamic groupna terrorist organization of militant Islamists organized into tiny cells of extreme fundamentalists; emerged during the 1970s mainly in Egyptian jails
islamic groupna clandestine group of southeast Asian terrorists organized in 1993 and trained by al-Qaeda; supports militant Muslims in Indonesia and the Philippines and has cells in Singapore and Malaysia and Indonesia
islamic group of uzbekistanna terrorist group of Islamic militants formed in 1996; opposes Uzbekistan's secular regime and wants to establish an Islamic state in central Asia; is a conduit for drugs from Afghanistan to central Asian countries
islamic jihadnan Islamic extremist group active since the late 1970s; seeks to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state; works in small underground cells
islamic jihadna Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon
islamic jihad for the liberation of palestinena Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon
islamic lawnthe code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
islamic party of turkestanna terrorist group of Islamic militants formed in 1996; opposes Uzbekistan's secular regime and wants to establish an Islamic state in central Asia; is a conduit for drugs from Afghanistan to central Asian countries
islamic republic of iranna theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
islamic republic of mauritaniana country in northwestern Africa with a provisional military government; achieved independence from France in 1960; largely western Sahara Desert
islamic republic of pakistanna Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
islamic resistance movementna militant Islamic fundamentalist political movement that opposes peace with Israel and uses terrorism as a weapon; seeks to create an Islamic state in place of Israel; is opposed to the PLO and has become a leading perpetrator of terrorist activity in Israel; pioneered suicide bombing
islamic state of afghanistanna mountainous landlocked country in central Asia; bordered by Iran to the west and Russia to the north and Pakistan to the east and south
islamic ummahnthe Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to Pakistan
islamic unityna fundamentalist Islamic group in Somalia who initially did fundraising for al-Qaeda; responsible for ambushing United States Army Rangers and for terrorist bombings in Ethiopia; believed to have branches in several countries
islamisevconvert to Islam
islamisevcause to conform to Islamic law
islamismnthe monotheistic religious system of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
islamismna fundamentalist Islamic revivalist movement generally characterized by moral conservatism and the literal interpretation of the Koran and the attempt to implement Islamic values in all aspects of life
islamistnan orthodox Muslim
islamistna scholar who knowledgeable in Islamic studies
islamizevconvert to Islam
islamizevcause to conform to Islamic law
islamophobianprejudice against Muslims
islandna zone or area resembling an island
islandna land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
island dispenserna pump in a service station that draws gasoline from underground storage tanks
island hopvtravel from one island to the next
island of guernseyna Channel Island northwest of Jersey
island of jerseynthe largest of the Channel Islands
island-dwellernan inhabitant of an island
islandernan inhabitant of an island
islands of langerhansncell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ; secrete insulin and other hormones
islaynan island of western Scotland at the southern end of the Inner Hebrides
islaynCalifornia evergreen wild plum with spiny leathery leaves and white flowers
islena small island
isle of mannone of the British Isles in the Irish Sea
isle of skyenan island of northwestern Scotland noted for its rugged mountain scenery
isle of wightnan isle and county of southern England in the English Channel
isle royal national parkna national park on an island in Michigan; includes prehistoric iron mines
isles of langerhansncell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ; secrete insulin and other hormones
isles of scillynan archipelago of small islands off the southwestern coast of England near the entrance to the English Channel; formerly a haven for smugglers and pirates
isletna small island
islets of langerhansncell clusters in the pancreas that form the endocrine part of that organ; secrete insulin and other hormones
ismna belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
ismailiaof or relating to a branch of Shiism that is noted for its esoteric philosophy
ismailinan adherent of Ismailism; a member of the Ismaili branch of Shiism
ismailiannan adherent of Ismailism; a member of the Ismaili branch of Shiism
ismailismnthe branch of Shiism noted for its esoteric philosophy
isnnSwitzerland's information network for security and defense studies and for peace and conflict research and for international relations
isoagglutinationnagglutination of an agglutinogen of one individual by a serum from another individual of the same species
isoagglutininnan antibody produced by one individual that causes agglutination of red blood cells in other individuals of the same species
isoagglutinogennan antigen capable of causing the production of (or reacting with) an isoagglutinin
isoantibodynan antibody that occurs naturally against foreign tissues from a person of the same species
isobarn(meteorology)an isogram connecting points having equal barometric pressure at a given time
isobilateralshaving identical parts on each side of an axis
isobutyl nitritena colorless pungent liquid sometimes used as a stimulant drug by drug abusers
isobutylenenused also in making gasoline components
isobutylphenyl propionic acidna nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (trade names Advil and Motrin and Nuprin) used to relieve the pain of arthritis and as an analgesic and antipyretic
isocarboxazidna monoamine oxidase inhibitor (trade name Marplan) that is used to treat clinical depression
isoceless(of a triangle) having two sides of equal length
isochronalsequal in duration or interval
isochronenan isogram connecting points at which something occurs or arrives at the same time
isochronoussequal in duration or interval
isoclinalnan isogram connecting points of equal magnetic inclination
isoclinalshaving equal magnetic inclinations
isoclinicshaving equal magnetic inclinations
isoclinic linenan isogram connecting points of equal magnetic inclination
isocratesnAthenian rhetorician and orator (436-338 BC)
isocyanatena salt or ester of isocyanic acid
isocyanic acidnan acid known only in the form of its esters
isocyclicscontaining a closed ring of atoms of the same kind especially carbon atoms
isoetaceaenquillworts; coextensive with the genus Isoetes
isoetalesnaquatic or marsh-growing fern allies; known to have existed since the Cenozoic; sometimes included in Lycopodiales
isoetesntype and genus of the Isoetaceae and sole extant genus of the order Isoetales
isofluranena widely used inhalation anesthetic
isogameteneither of a pair of conjugating gametes of the same size and structure
isogamyn(biology) reproduction by the union or fusion of gametes of the same size and structure
isogonnan equiangular polygon
isogonal linenan imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is the same
isogonenan imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is the same
isogonicshaving or making equal angles
isogonic linenan imaginary line connecting points on the Earth's surface where the magnetic declination is the same
isogramna line drawn on a map connecting points having the same numerical value of some variable
isohelnan isogram connecting points receiving equal amounts of sunshine
isolablescapable of being isolated or disjoined
isolatevplace or set apart
isolatevset apart from others
isolatevobtain in pure form
isolatevseparate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
isolatedsremote and separate physically or socially
isolatedsnot close together in time
isolatedsunder forced isolation especially for health reasons
isolatedsbeing or feeling set or kept apart from others
isolatedsmarked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements
isolatedscut off or left behind
isolatingsrelating to or being a language in which each word typically expresses a distinct idea and part of speech and syntactical relations are determined almost exclusively by word order and particles
isolationnthe act of isolating something; setting something apart from others
isolationna country's withdrawal from international politics
isolationna feeling of being disliked and alone
isolationn(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it
isolationna state of separation between persons or groups
isolationismna policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations
isolationistaof or relating to isolationism
isolationistnan advocate of isolationism in international affairs
isolationisticaof or relating to isolationism
isolden(Middle Ages) the bride of the king of Cornwall who (according to legend) fell in love with the king's nephew (Tristan) after they mistakenly drank a love potion that left them eternally in love with each other
isole egadina group of islands off the west coast of Sicily in the Mediterranean
isoleucinenan essential amino acid found in proteins; isomeric with leucine
isomerna compound that exists in forms having different arrangements of atoms but the same molecular weight
isomerasenan enzyme that catalyzes its substrate to an isomeric form
isomericaof or relating to or exhibiting isomerism
isomerisationnthe conversion of a compound into an isomer of itself
isomerisevchange into an isomer
isomerisevcause to change into an isomer
isomerismnthe state of being an isomer; the complex of chemical and physical phenomena characteristic of isomers
isomerizationnthe conversion of a compound into an isomer of itself
isomerizevchange into an isomer
isomerizevcause to change into an isomer
isometricaof or involving muscular contraction in which tension increases while length remains constant
isometricarelated by an isometry
isometricna line connecting isometric points
isometricsof a crystal system characterized by three equal axes at right angles
isometricshaving equal dimensions or measurements
isometric exercisenmuscle-building exercises (or a system of musclebuilding exercises) involving muscular contractions against resistance without movement (the muscles contracts but the length of the muscle does not change)
isometric linena line connecting isometric points
isometricalshaving equal dimensions or measurements
isometricsnmuscle-building exercises (or a system of musclebuilding exercises) involving muscular contractions against resistance without movement (the muscles contracts but the length of the muscle does not change)
isometropianequality of refractive power in the two eyes
isometrynequality of measure (e.g., equality of height above sea level or equality of loudness etc.)
isometrynequality of elevation above sea level
isometryna one-to-one mapping of one metric space into another metric space that preserves the distances between each pair of points
isometrynthe growth rates in different parts of a growing organism are the same
isomorphicahaving similar appearance but genetically different
isomorphismn(biology) similarity or identity of form or shape or structure
isomorphousahaving similar appearance but genetically different
isomorphyn(biology) similarity or identity of form or shape or structure
isoniazidnantibacterial drug (trade name Nydrazid) used to treat tuberculosis
isoplethna line drawn on a map connecting points having the same numerical value of some variable
isopodnany of various small terrestrial or aquatic crustaceans with seven pairs of legs adapted for crawling
isopodanwoodlice
isopropanolnalcohol used as antifreeze or a solvent
isopropyl alcoholnalcohol used as antifreeze or a solvent
isoproterenolndrug (trade name Isuprel) used to treat bronchial asthma and to stimulate the heart
isopteranorder of social insects that live in colonies, including: termites; often placed in subclass Exopterygota
isopteranarelating to or characteristic of insects of the order Isoptera
isoptinna drug (trade names Calan and Isoptin) used as an oral or parenteral calcium blocker in cases of hypertension or congestive heart failure or angina or migraine
isopyrumntufted perennial herbs of northern hemisphere
isopyrum biternatumnslender erect perennial of eastern North America having tuberous roots and pink-tinged white flowers; resembles meadow rue
isordilndrug (trade name Isordil) used to treat angina pectoris and congestive heart failure
isoroku yamamotonJapanese admiral who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 (1884-1943)
isosceles trianglena triangle with two equal sides
isosmotica(used of solutions) having the same or equal osmotic pressure
isosmotic solutionna solution having the same osmotic pressure as blood
isosorbidendrug (trade name Isordil) used to treat angina pectoris and congestive heart failure
isospondylinmost primitive teleost fishes; all are soft-finned: salmon; trout; herring; shad; sardines; anchovies; whitefish; smelts; tarpon
isostasyn(geology) a general equilibrium of the forces tending to elevate or depress the earth's crust
isothermn(meteorology) an isogram connecting points having the same temperature at a given time
isothermalsof a process or change taking place at constant temperature
isothermicaof or relating to an isotherm
isothiocyanatena family of compounds derived from horseradish and radishes and onions and mustards; source of the hotness of those plants and preparations
isotonicaof or involving muscular contraction in which tension is constant while length changes
isotonica(used of solutions) having the same or equal osmotic pressure
isotonicarelating to or characterized by the equal intervals of a musical scale
isotonicsof two or more muscles; having equal tension
isotonic exercisenexercise in which opposing muscles contract and there is controlled movement (tension is constant while the lengths of the muscles change)
isotonic solutionna solution having the same osmotic pressure as blood
isotopenone of two or more atoms with the same atomic number but with different numbers of neutrons
isotopicaof or relating to or having the relation of an isotope
isotropicainvariant with respect to direction
isotropicallyrin an isotropic manner
isotropousainvariant with respect to direction
isotropyn(physics) the property of being isotropic; having the same value when measured in different directions
israelnan ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC
israelnJewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
israel balinenUnited States songwriter (born in Russia) who wrote more than 1500 songs and several musical comedies (1888-1989)
israel strassbergnUnited States actor and film director (born in Austria) who was a leader in developing method acting in the United States (1901-1982)
israel zangwillnEnglish writer (1864-1926)
israeliaof or relating to or characteristic of Israel or its people
israelina native or inhabitant of Israel
israeli defense forcenthe ground and air and naval forces of Israel
israeli monetary unitnmonetary unit in Israel
israelitena person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
israelitena native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Israel
israelitesnthe ethnic group claiming descent from Abraham and Isaac (especially from Isaac's son Jacob); the nation whom God chose to receive his revelation and with whom God chose to make a covenant (Exodus 19)
issacharn(Old Testament) a son of Jacob and a forebear of one of the tribes of Israel
issuancenthe act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity)
issuenthe act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity)
issuenthe act of issuing printed materials
issuenan opening that permits escape or release
issuensome situation or event that is thought about
issuenan important question that is in dispute and must be settled
issuenone of a series published periodically
issuenthe becoming visible
issuenthe immediate descendants of a person
issuena phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
issuenthe income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
issuensupplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
issuevcome out of
issuevprepare and issue for public distribution or sale
issuevbring out an official document (such as a warrant)
issuevmake out and issue
issuevcirculate or distribute or equip with
issue forthvcome forth
issuernan institution that issues something (securities or publications or currency etc.)
issuingnthe act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity)
issusna battle (333 BC) in which Alexander the Great defeated the Persians under Darius III
istanbulnthe largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church
isthmianaof or relating to or forming an isthmus
isthmian gamesnthe ancient Panhellenic games held biennially on the Isthmus of Corinth in the first and third years of each Olympiad
isthmusna cord-like tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure
isthmusna relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas
isthmus of corinthna narrow isthmus between the Gulf of Corinth and the Saronic Gulf; a canal crosses the isthmus so that navigation is possible between the gulfs
isthmus of dariennthe isthmus that connects Central America and South America; was formerly called the Isthmus of Darien
isthmus of krana narrow isthmus linking the Malay Peninsula to the Asian mainland
isthmus of panamanthe isthmus that connects Central America and South America; was formerly called the Isthmus of Darien
isthmus of sueznthe isthmus in northeastern Egypt that connects Africa and Asia
isthmus of tehuantepecnthe narrowest part of southern Mexico is an isthmus between the Bay of Campeche on the north coast and the Gulf of Tehuantepec on the south coast
istiophoridaensailfishes; spearfishes; marlins
istiophorusntype genus of the Istiophoridae
istiophorus albicansna kind of sailfish
isuprelndrug (trade name Isuprel) used to treat bronchial asthma and to stimulate the heart
isuridaenin some classifications another name for the family Lamnidae
isurusnmako sharks
isurus glaucusncommon blue-grey shark of southwest Pacific; sport and food fish
isurus oxyrhincusnvery swift active bluish shark found worldwide in warm waters; important game fish
isurus paucusnsimilar to shortfin mako but darker blue
  

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