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t    : [t'i]
Mute \Mute\, n.
1. One who does not speak, whether from physical inability,
unwillingness, or other cause. Specifically:
(a) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from
early life, is unable to use articulate language; a
(b) A person employed by undertakers at a funeral.
(c) A person whose part in a play does not require him to
(d) Among the Turks, an officer or attendant who is
selected for his place because he can not speak.
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2. (Phon.) A letter which represents no sound; a silent
letter; also, a close articulation; an element of speech
formed by a position of the mouth organs which stops the
passage of the breath; as, {p}, {b}, {d}, {k}, {t}.
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3. (Mus.) A little utensil made of brass, ivory, or other
material, so formed that it can be fixed in an erect
position on the bridge of a violin, or similar instrument,
in order to deaden or soften the tone.
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T \T\ (t[=e]),
the twentieth letter of the English alphabet, is a nonvocal
consonant. With the letter h it forms the digraph th, which
has two distinct sounds, as in thin, then. See Guide to
Pronunciation, [sect][sect]262-264, and also [sect][sect]153,
156, 169, 172, 176, 178-180.
[1913 Webster] The letter derives its name and form from the
Latin, the form of the Latin letter being further derived
through the Greek from the Ph[oe]nician. The ultimate origin
is probably Egyptian. It is etymologically most nearly
related to d, s, th; as in tug, duke; two, dual, L. duo;
resin, L. resina, Gr. "rhti`nh, tent, tense, a., tenuous,
thin; nostril, thrill. See {D}, {S}.
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{T bandage} (Surg.), a bandage shaped like the letter T, and
used principally for application to the groin, or

{T cart}, a kind of fashionable two seated wagon for pleasure

{T iron}.
(a) A rod with a short crosspiece at the end, -- used as a
(b) Iron in bars, having a cross section formed like the
letter T, -- used in structures.

{T rail}, a kind of rail for railroad tracks, having no
flange at the bottom so that a section resembles the
letter T.

{T square}, a ruler having a crosspiece or head at one end,
for the purpose of making parallel lines; -- so called
from its shape. It is laid on a drawing board and guided
by the crosspiece, which is pressed against the straight
edge of the board. Sometimes the head is arranged to be
set at different angles.

{To a T}, exactly, perfectly; as, to suit to a T. [Colloq.]
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n 1: a base found in DNA (but not in RNA) and derived from
pyrimidine; pairs with adenine [synonym: {thymine}, {T}]
2: one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four
nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar
(ribose) [synonym: {deoxythymidine monophosphate}, {T}]
3: a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms [synonym: {metric
ton}, {MT}, {tonne}, {t}]
4: the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet [synonym: {T}, {t}]
5: thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less iodine
atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity; exerts
the same biological effects as thyroxine but is more potent
and briefer [synonym: {triiodothyronine}, {liothyronine}, {T}]
6: hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism
by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells; "thyroxine is
65% iodine" [synonym: {thyroxine}, {thyroxin},
{tetraiodothyronine}, {T}]

1. True. A {Lisp} compiler by Johnathan A. Rees in 1982 at
{Yale University}. T has {static scope} and is a
near-superset of {Scheme}. {Unix} source is available. T is
written in itself and compiles to efficient native code. Used
as the basis for the Yale {Haskell} system. Maintained by
David Kranz .

Latest version: 3.1.


A {multiprocessing} version of T is available

Runs on {Decstation}, {SPARC}, {Sun-3}, {Vax} under {Unix},
{Encore}, {HP}, {Apollo}, {Macintosh} under {A/UX}.

E-mail: (bugs).
E-mail: .


["The T Manual", Johnathan A. Rees et
al, Yale U, 1984].

2. A {functional language}.

["T: A Simple Reduction Language Based on Combinatory Term
Rewriting", Ida et al, Proc of Prog Future Generation
Computers, 1988].

3. (lower case) The {Lisp} {atom} used to represent "true",
among other things. "false" is represented using the same
atom as an empty list, {nil}. This {overloading} of the basic
constants of the language helps to make Lisp {write-only

4. In transaction-processing circles, an abbreviation for

5. (Purdue) An alternative spelling of "{tee}".

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