Metis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Metis a person in western Canada who is of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Métis The offspring of a white person and a quadroon; an octoroon.
    • Métis The offspring of a white person and an American Indian.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n metis In Greek myth, a goddess personifying prudence, daughter of Oceanus and Tethys, and first wife of Zeus.
    • n metis The ninth of the planetoids in the order of discovery, first observed by Graham at Markree, Ireland, in April, 1848.
    • n metis A genus of crustaceans.
    • n metis A genus of mollusks.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Metis a half-breed of French and Indian parentage in Canada
    • n Metis mē′tis a Greek personification of prudence.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F.; akin to Sp. mestizo,. See Mestizo

Usage

In literature:

As for his mother, she is variously called Metis, Cretheis, Themista, and Eugnetho.
"Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica" by Homer and Hesiod
It was feared that Metis would produce a child more powerful than his father.
"Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1" by Andrew Lang
Li metis la nazon en gxin, sed ne trovis akvon en la sako.
"A Complete Grammar of Esperanto" by Ivy Kellerman Reed
The circumstances of the operations up the Metis and Metis and Mistigougeche had been upon the whole favorable.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Tyler" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
Ergo ther was somwhat to do at your fyrste metying Eula.
"A Merry Dialogue Declaringe the Properties of Shrowde Shrews and Honest Wives" by Desiderius Erasmus
He seems to have possessed all the vices of the Metis without any of his virtues or noble traits.
"The Great Lone Land" by W. F. Butler
Then on the twenty-fifth of April, 1848, came the discovery of Metis, by Graham.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
Place (to put) = meti.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
The last class are usually called 'metis' in Manila and elsewhere.
"Four Young Explorers" by Oliver Optic
Metis 1848, April 25 Graham, Markree 2,386 10.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
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In news:

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) selected home energy management system (HEMS) devices to be subsidized as part of a program to promote HEMS.
Six businesses and 11 products were selected METI will continue to select additional devices to be subsidized based on requests from businesses.
Before his retirement next week, Metis-born Sen Gerry St Germain will introduce a bill on aboriginal self-government.
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In science:

The medium-resolution spectroscopy mode in METIS is achieved by inserting a slit and grism into the optical path of the imager.
Mid-infrared astronomy with the E-ELT: Performance of METIS
A number of grisms are proposed for the low- and medium-resolution spectroscopy mode in METIS.
Mid-infrared astronomy with the E-ELT: Performance of METIS
The high-resolution spectrograph in METIS in its baseline design consists of a single channel, separate from the imager and medium-resolution spectrograph optics, covering the L and M bands.
Mid-infrared astronomy with the E-ELT: Performance of METIS
An optional N-band channel with R∼50000 was also investigated, eventually not adopted in METIS’ baseline design.
Mid-infrared astronomy with the E-ELT: Performance of METIS
Table 7: METIS medium-resolution spectroscopic sensitivities for L, M and N bands at low and high sites.
Mid-infrared astronomy with the E-ELT: Performance of METIS
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