Exciter

Definitions

  • AN EXCITING RIDE
    AN EXCITING RIDE
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Exciter One who, or that which, excites. "Hope is the grand exciter of industry."
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Additional illustrations & photos:

AN EXCITING TIME AN EXCITING TIME
At a meeting of a gentlemen's club, men excitedly discuss a public figure that the media has recently exposed At a meeting of a gentlemen's club, men excitedly discuss a public figure that the media has recently exposed
The Exciting Sport of Ski Running The Exciting Sport of Ski Running

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Catnip can affect lions and tigers as well as house cats. It excites them because it contains a chemical that resembles an excretion of the dominant female's urine. Cats have 32 muscles in each ear.
    • n exciter One who or that which excites; one who puts in motion, or the cause which awakens and moves or sets in operation.
    • n exciter In medicine, a stimulant; an excitant.
    • n exciter In electricity, the dynamo-electric machine, battery, or other apparatus, which supplies current to energize the magnetic fields of other electric machines.
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Quotations

  • KaThe Kollwitz
    KaThe Kollwitz
    “For the last third of life there remains only work. It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting and satisfying.”
  • Edgar Allan Poe
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    “Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “The best effect of any book, is that it excites the reader to self-activity.”
  • Lord Beaverbrook
    Lord Beaverbrook
    “Business is more exciting than any game.”
  • Yoshihisa Tabuchi
    Yoshihisa Tabuchi
    “It's always the challenge of the future, this feeling of excitement, that drives me.”
  • Peter Abelard
    Peter Abelard
    “The purpose and cause of the incarnation was that He might illuminate the world by His wisdom and excite it to the love of Himself.”

Usage

In literature:

People listen to him, and it excites him.
"Song of the Lark" by Willa Cather
The ape gave one look at the English lord, and then leaped toward him, calling out in excited jabbering.
"The Son of Tarzan" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
Marcus could not talk without getting excited.
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
Everywhere was the sound of excitement, the restlessness of the holiday, that at last infected her.
"Sons and Lovers" by David Herbert Lawrence
Annixter followed, a certain excitement beginning to gain upon him.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
The excitement of the passengers grew greater.
"Dracula" by Bram Stoker
He had sat biting his finger-nails, as was a trick of his when he was excited or angry.
"The Lost Prince" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
And always as he listened his eyes would glow and his breast heave with excitement.
"The Crossing" by Winston Churchill
But the other never showed the least trace of excitement.
"Desert Gold" by Zane Grey
She was breathless with amazement and turned rather faint with excitement, bewilderment and her sense of relief.
"The Shuttle" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Terata are seen in the lower animals and always excite interest.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The members of the vestry could not be supposed to escape the contagious excitement inseparable from the occasion.
"Sketches by Boz illustrative of everyday life and every-day people" by Charles Dickens
She was burstin' with excitement, an' the look in her eyes hurt me.
"The Lone Star Ranger" by Zane Grey
In going north again, a comet blazed on our sight, exciting the wonder of every tribe we visited.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
The close of the act was not so exciting.
"Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille" by Emile Zola
There had been no trouble, no excitement, no unpleasantness in her life.
"The Light of Western Stars" by Zane Grey
They were tremendously excited, and greeted me first of all with a shower of spears.
"The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont as told by Himself" by Louis de Rougemont
The very mention of dress had excited her Indian love of finery.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
The crisis excited her beyond any excitement which she would have thought possible in respect to Clarence Copperhead.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
The sensitiveness of his nervous system found a quick outlet, when he was nervous or excited, by a disingenuous smile.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
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In poetry:

"As jolly as it used to be—
when we were very young," said he.
We saw—and our excitement grew—
Majestic Jumbo's swaying stride:
"AT THE ZOO" by Wilhelmina Stitch
If one sex mounts her beauty high,
'Twill in another raise a sigh.
Nay, some would even take an oath
That she excites a sigh in both.
"The Wager" by William Hutton
My base and honourable birth
Excites my mourning, and my mirth;
I'm poor, yet stock'd with untold rent;
Most weak, and yet omnipotent.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
How wild the joy, how loud the chorus
Our old, familiar tones excite!
Dear, faithful creatures that adore us,
How genuine their keen delight!
"The Home-Coming From Rome" by John Lawson Stoddard
Yet I ride by the margin of that lake in
the wood, the castle,
and the excitement of strongholds;
and have a small boy's notion of doing good.
"The Way" by Robert Creeley
Old POSER snorted like a horse:
His feet were large, his hands were pimply,
His manner, when excited, coarse:-
But Miss P. was an angel simply.
"Gemini And Virgo" by Charles Stuart Calverley

In news:

Romo Excited About The Cowboys Journey.
We've been loving Karmin's Amy and Nick for a while now and have been obsessed with their music video for "Crash Your Party," so we're super-excited that their vid for "Brokenhearted" has been released today.
We've been loving Karmin's Amy and Nick for a while now and have been obsessed with their music video for "Crash Your Party," so we're super-excited that their vid for " Brokenhearted " has been released today.
The United States rowing team must have been really excited to get the bronze medal , because they were packing.
The 39-year-old luger recalls the excitement of a bronze-medal performance with Brian Martin in two-man in Nagano in 1998 — the USA's first-ever medal in the sport — and more mixed feelings over a silver-medal finish in Salt Lake City in '02.
The special-needs fourth-grader was so excited over an upcoming trombone lesson that he left his instrument on the curb at the end of his driveway.
Excited public interest, discussion, or the like, as the clamor attending some sensational event.
That wouldn't excite me nearly as much if the fish wasn't so sweet and delicious.
The Buckaroos put on a great show over the weekend, making an exciting run at a championship, forcing the "top" teams to work a lot harder, and shooting holes in all the predictions.
An imaginary goblin or specter used to excite fear.
Things get exciting at a late-season locavore stash diversification meeting.
There is a new generation of matadors in Spain who bring more excitement and more spectators into the bull ring than there's been for some time.
Steelers' Brown excited for Philly's ' candy bar ' CB.
Romney excited about four-day bus tour through swing states.
Five things to look for as Penn State plays Indiana in a game that doesn't seem to have many fans very excited.
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In science:

Here, the low-energy excitations are rare; they are typically spaced by distance Lω , which diverges as a power-law at low energy and thus is much larger than the excitation’s typical size, which is diverging only logarithmically.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
It is therefore possible to unambiguously identify the excited states of these pairs with excitations of the full system at the same energies and work out the matrix elements connecting these to the ground state using the renormalized operators.
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
The RG picture suggests that in the IAF phase the typical excitations at low energies ω are classical domain wall excitations that live on the effective bonds with weak effective couplings ˜J z ∼ ω .
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
The leading excitations that do contribute to S zz can clearly be identified in the RG picture with the mz = 0 excited states of pairs of super-spins, with each pair connected by a bond with ˜J ⊥ ∼ ω and forming a singlet (note that this is true regard less of the value of the corresponding ˜J z ).
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
These domain wall excitations are the most numerous excitations that define the relationship between the energy and the length scales and determine the dynamical exponent z (δ).
Dynamics and transport in random quantum systems governed by strong-randomness fixed points
There are two types of low-energy excitations in this background: massless particles in the bulk, and excitations close to the horizon at r = 0.
Large N field theories from superstrings
CII responsible for the λ = 158 µm transition correspond to a relatively low critical density ncrit ≃ 300 cm−3 [the density at which collisional excitation balances radiative de-excitation]: CII is excited by electrons and protons and cools down by emitting a FIR photon.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
A systematic study of this class of sources was published by Genzel et al. based on ISO spectroscopy of low-excitation and high-excitation IR lines, as well as of the general shape of the mid-IR SED (the intensity of PAH features vs. continuum emission; see also Lutz et al. 1998).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
But such large momentum pair excitations have already been accounted for among the excitations with consecutive Il considered earlier.
A Six Vertex Model on a Fishnet
Its exciting star, #29, is presumably the most massive and hottest star of the burst, since it is responsible for the particularly high excitation measured from the strength of the doubly ionized oxygen line.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
An extinction of AV = 0.5 mag derived for Sk-69◦25 from its photometry and spectral type indicates that the main exciting star of N83A is not situated in the most reddened part of the H ii region, contrarily to what is the case for #29, the exciting star of N83B-1.
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
In a nonuniform condensate the lowest excitations are not plane waves, but they have still a phonon-like character, in the sense that they involve a collective motion of the condensate, and the transition from phonon-like to single-particle excitations is still an important feature of these systems.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
However, one can produce and probe excitations by picking up impurities. A foreign atom or molecule, laying inside the droplet or at the surface, can be excited with a laser and this excitation may couple to the internal degrees of freedom of the droplet.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
The observed features were found to be consistent with the existence of a phonon-roton spectrum of excitations inside the liquid droplet, with no low-lying single-particle excitations, as expected for a Bose superfluid.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
This says that, in order to create excitations in a superfluid by moving an impurity, one has to overcome some critical velocity, which is fixed by the spectrum of the excited states of the system.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
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