Cuniform

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cuniform (Anat) One of the carpal bones usually articulating with the ulna; -- called also pyramidal and ulnare.
    • Cuniform (Anat) One of the three tarsal bones supporting the first, second third metatarsals. They are usually designated as external, middle, and internal, or ectocuniform mesocuniform, and entocuniform, respectively.
    • Cuniform Pertaining to, or versed in, the ancient wedge-shaped characters, or the inscriptions in them. "A cuneiform scholar."
    • Cuniform The wedge-shaped characters used in ancient Persian and Assyrian inscriptions.
    • Cuniform Wedge-shaped; as, a cuneiform bone; -- especially applied to the wedge-shaped or arrowheaded characters of ancient Persian and Assyrian inscriptions. See Arrowheaded.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cuniform An improper form of cuneiform.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Cuniform wedge-shaped—specially applied to the old Babylonian and Assyrian writing, of which the characters have a wedge-shape
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cuneus, a wedge + -form,: cf. F. cunei-forme,. See Coin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cuneus, a wedge.

Usage


In science:

Suppose that D is a cuniform domain, that D ′ is a c1 -John domain, and suppose that f : D → D ′ is a K quasiconformal mapping.
On the quasisymmetry of quasiconformal mappings and its applications
Suppose that D is a cuniform domain and D ′ is a c1 -uniform domain, and suppose that f : D → D ′ is a K -quasiconformal mapping.
On the quasisymmetry of quasiconformal mappings and its applications
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