Hermetics

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Hermetics the philosophy wrapped up in the Hermetic books, esoteric science: alchemy
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Hermēs Trismegistos, Hermes 'the thrice-greatest,' the Greek name for the Egyptian god Thoth, who was god of science, esp. alchemy.

Usage

In literature:

She caught him in a glass bottle, which she immediately sealed hermetically.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
The hemisphere was hermetically closed underneath by a metal plate.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883" by Various
The pressure of this plate closes up the bags hermetically.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884" by Various
The atmosphere was getting dense, for every opening was hermetically sealed.
"The Field of Ice" by Jules Verne
Rooms should be hermetically sealed.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, March 12, 1919" by Various
A sect of hermetical philosophers, founded in the fifteenth century, who were engaged in the study of abstruse sciences.
"The Symbolism of Freemasonry" by Albert G. Mackey
Cover them with a second strainer of the same material, and close the mouth of the jar with an iron lid, or tin cover, hermetically sealed.
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
He disinfected his hands, inserted his resin in a hermetically sealed box, and the factories disappeared.
"Against The Grain" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
The whole house was locked and barred; "hermetically sealed," says "L'Abeille" of the next morning.
"Strange True Stories of Louisiana" by George Washington Cable
The heavy door swung to, closing hermetically on the stone sills, without any one seeing who had opened or shut it.
"The Man Who Laughs" by Victor Hugo
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In poetry:

The ordinary milkman brought that dawn
Of destiny, delivered to the door
In square hermetic bottles, while the sun
Ruled decree of doomsday on the floor.
"The Trial Of A Man" by Sylvia Plath
In fake Hermetic uniforms
Behind our battle-line, in swarms
That keep alighting,
His existentialists declare
That they are in complete despair,
Yet go on writing.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
In our morale must lie our strength:
So, that we may behold at length
Routed Apollo's
Battalions melt away like fog,
Keep well the Hermetic Decalogue,
Which runs as follows:—
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden

In news:

That's true with respect to both the singularity of his deadpan, dialogic style and his hermetic milieu.
A discussion of advancements in hermetic seals and how these are essential for controlling high-speed magnetic bearing systems.
Hermetic Collection at Green Gallery.
TO-8 VCO Are Hermetically Sealed .
It includes hermetic field-removable SMA connectors while all joints are either glass-to-metal or metal-to-metal seals.
Gloriously elaborate and hermetic, Jim Lutes' invariably small paintings — currently rendered in that most ancient of painting media, egg tempera — are also radiantly, insouciantly gnarly in their cartoonishly but viscerally strange imagery.
In the first scene of The Iron Lady, 80-something Margaret Thatcher is presented as a little old lady unfit for the fast-moving world outside her hermetic London townhouse.
Testing Technologies for Hermetic, Sterile Containers.
The project will develop biocompatible hermetic coatings, high density ceramic feed-throughs, and hermeticity test chips for biomedical microsystems applications.
What is the proper size branch-circuit, short-circuit, ground-fault protective device required for a hermetic compressor with a nameplate rated load of 38A.
In the first scene of The Iron Lady , 80-something Margaret Thatcher is presented as a little old lady unfit for the fast-moving world outside her hermetic London townhouse.
Star Meryl Streep, eightysomething Margaret Thatcher is presented as a little old lady unfit for the fast-moving world outside her hermetic London townhouse.
Star Meryl Streep, 80-something Margaret Thatcher is presented as a little old lady unfit for the fast-moving world outside her hermetic London townhouse.
Have you been looking for a digital desk with a hermetically-sealed touchscreen and the same high quality pre-amps as used in the DiGiCo D5 series.
Hermetically sealed Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has briefly emerged for a round of media appearances, as part of his official campaign launch, before returning to the vault like one of those classic Disney movies.
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In science:

Beam tests for the detectors in NA48/3 were performed in August 2004, and data to address the issues of drift chambers, a new beam spectrometer (“gigatracker”) based on hybrid technology with thin-and-fast silicon micro-pixel layers plus a micromegas-based TPC, and photon hermeticity were collected.
Rare Kaon Decays - a review of results
Lead-scintillator shower counters occlude all angles not covered by the CsI or the incoming beam, so that there is nearly hermetic veto coverage.
KL -> pi0 nu nu-bar as a Probe of New Physics
The required level of background suppression will be achieved using a combination of hermetic high sensitivity photon vetoing and full reconstruction of photons through measurements of timing, position, angle, and energy.
KL -> pi0 nu nu-bar as a Probe of New Physics
AB−1 ), where we have used the hermeticity of the correlation matrices.
Constraining topology in harmonic space
If the kaon momentum is unknown, the only handle available is to fully measure the π0 in the final state and hermetically veto any other particle.
Kaons: Review and Outlook
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