• WordNet 3.6
    • adj appellative inclined to or serving for the giving of names "the appellative faculty of children","the appellative function of some primitive rites"
    • adj appellative pertaining to or dealing with or used as a common noun
    • n appellative identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Appellative A common name, in distinction from a proper name. A common name, or appellative, stands for a whole class, genus, or species of beings, or for universal ideas. Thus, tree is the name of all plants of a particular class; plant and vegetable are names of things that grow out of the earth. A proper name, on the other hand, stands for a single thing; as, Rome Washington Lake Erie.
    • Appellative An appellation or title; a descriptive name. "God chosen it for one of his appellatives to be the Defender of them."
    • Appellative (Gram) Common, as opposed to proper; denominative of a class.
    • Appellative Pertaining to a common name; serving as a distinctive denomination; denominative; naming.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • appellative Having the character of an appellation; serving to name or mark out; serving as a distinctive denomination; denominative: as, hydrochloric is a term appellative of a certain acid.
    • appellative In grammar, common, as applied to a noun; general; denominative of a class: opposed to proper.
    • n appellative In grammar, a common name in distinction from a proper name; a name standing for a whole class: thus, the word man is the appellative of the whole human race, fowl of all winged animals, tree of all plants of a particular class, etc.
    • n appellative Title; appellation; nickname.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Appellative a name common to all of the same kind, as distinguished from a proper name: a designation
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  • George Washington
    “True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. appellativus, fr. appellare,: cf. F. appelatif,. See Appeal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Appeal.


In literature:

The first of August saw not a bondsman, under whatever appellation, in any part of the Western Sea which owns the British rule.
"The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the" by Thomas Clarkson
The conflagration was stopped, when it reached the Cour d'Appel and the Tribunal de Premiere Instance.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton
Why hast thou given thyself the ungracious appellation of Il Maledetto?
"The Headsman" by James Fenimore Cooper
The Green Cottage, you perceive, had double right to its appellation.
"A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life." by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Bertie was known generally in the brigade as "Beauty," and the appellative, gained at Eton, was in no way undeserved.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI." by Various
The peninsula thus formed was honoured by the appellation of Cobourg, after His Royal Highness Prince Leopold.
"Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia" by Phillip Parker King
He appeared a total stranger to every thing which usually bears the appellation of pleasure.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
What may have been the appellation you received from your sponsors in baptism?
"The Red Rover" by James Fenimore Cooper
Quelques annees apres, un des joueurs qui se mourait le fit appeler.
"Collections and Recollections" by George William Erskine Russell
One of the appellations of the "many-named" god Dionysus.
"The Symbolism of Freemasonry" by Albert G. Mackey
Do you assume to belong to the illustrious house which bears this appellation?
"The Wing-and-Wing" by J. Fenimore Cooper
The splendid ceremonies at Paris, which pass for popular rejoicings, merit that appellation less than an auto de fe.
"A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Part III., 1794" by An English Lady
Melancthon Grey, whose most Christian and protestant appellation was abbreviated into "Lank," was a true-blooded blue nose.
"Sketches And Tales Illustrative Of Life In The Backwoods Of New Brunswick" by Mrs. F. Beavan
Twenty thousand persons of both sexes suffered death under the vague appellation of the friends of Geta.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
They termed themselves the Appellants from their appeal to a future council.
"The War Upon Religion" by Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
And Ruth rather liked these fanciful appellations.
"The Corner House Girls on a Houseboat" by Grace Brooks Hill
The commonly used appellation "Wind River Shoshone" implies no more than reservation membership.
"Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society" by Robert F. Murphy
The country thence, to the Strait of Magalhaens, is known by the appellation of Western Patagonia.
"Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836" by Robert FitzRoy
Nikarr, an appellation of Odin, the Old Nick of the present day.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
Le rapport de la Commission est lu en seance publique, les agents et les conseils des Parties presents ou dument appeles.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim

In poetry:

"Our Father,"—the same appellation is given
To a parent on earth, and the Parent of all—
O gracious permission! the God that's in heaven
Allows his poor creatures him Father to call.
"On The Lord's Prayer" by Charles Lamb
Another name his boyhood knew,
So seldom heard that lapse of years
Had made it seem a thing untrue,
Unmusical to friendly ears;
And thus his appellation odd
His passport was where'er he trod.
"Honest John" by Hattie Howard
THE painter was alone with Alice left,
A country belle, of beauty not bereft:
Slight, nicely made, with rather pretty face,
She thought herself possessed of ev'ry grace,
And, in a country town, she well might get
The appellation of a gay coquette.
"The Rhemese" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

One of Indiana's most well-known pro se prisoner litigants continues to be a subject for the state's appellate courts.
Lake Chelan area wins wine appellation.
In a case of first impression in New Jersey, the New Jersey Appellate Division has rejected a challenge to an employer's requirement that all job offers be conditioned on the job applicant's passing a drug test.
This follows the recent appellate court decision declaring the 16-year-old law unconstitutional.
His widely diverse practice focuses on trial and appellate litigation , First Amendment defamation, campaign finance and election law, trademark infringement and dram shop litigation .
This week a federal appellate court will hear arguments in a case involving this very question.
Appellate Division lifts lower court restraining order against Indian cig tax.
DALLAS (AP) — The largest power generator in Texas lost an appellate court challenge Monday over federal supervision of state clean-air regulations.
The court today overturned an appellate court decision to repeal convictions for two people charged in a spree of robberies.
The closure of Mickey Mantle 's, the sports bar and restaurant named after the famous Yankee slugger, was especially bad news for longtime Yankees fan and team historian, Marty Appel.
Find this wine) The de Moor 's Bourgogne Chitry comes from a region just beyond the Chablis appellation.
GuideOne Mutual Insurance Company, Defendant-Appellant.
Following the July 8 decision by a US appellate court in New Orleans to uphold a lower court's ruling that lifted the Obama Administration's moratorium on deepwater drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf, the US Dept.
The Treasury secretary is the named appellant in the case, but his position was argued by lawyers representing the government.
There's plenty to love about the reds coming out of Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara County's newest wine-growing appellation, but it's hard to not let the white grape of sauvignon blanc steal the show.

In science:

In , Appel and Schupp showed that, in the case of so-called “extra-large type” Artin groups (i.e: where ms,t /∈ {2, 3} for s, t ∈ S ), the set of squares of generators Q = {Qs = σ2 s : s ∈ S } freely generates a free subgroup of A.
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group
D. C. Christian, J. A. Appel, G. Cancelo, S. Kwan, J Hoff, A. Mekkaoui, et al., "Development of a pixel readout chip for BTeV," Nucl.
Characterization of Prototype BTeV Silicon Pixel Sensors Before and After Irradiation
Anshelevich: Appell polynomials and their relatives, Int.
Second Order Freeness and Fluctuations of Random Matrices: I. Gaussian and Wishart matrices and Cyclic Fock spaces
Anshelevich, Appel Polynomials and their relatives, Inter.
Orthogonal Polynomials and Fluctuations of Random Matrices
The development in this paper parallels that of Appel and Russo [1, 2].
Vertex Degree of Random Geometric Graph on Exponentially Distributed Points
Some strong law results for maximum and minimum vertex degree for the uniformly distributed points on the d-dimensional unit cube, using the l∞ norm, are given by Appel and Russo (, ).
Vertex Degree of Random Geometric Graph on Exponentially Distributed Points
Appell, P., Kamp´e de F´eriet, J.: Fonctions Hyperg´eom´etriques et Hypersph´eriques, polynˆome d’Hermite.
Generalized Whittaker functions for degenerate principal series of $GL(4,\R)$
Bailey. A reducible case of the fourth type of appell’s hypergeometric functions of two variables.
A generalization of Clausen's identity
Specialization of Appell’s functions to univariate hypergeometric functions.
A generalization of Clausen's identity
We note that it has been proved by Weinbaum and Appel and Schupp that the word and conjugacy problems for prime alternating link groups are solvable, by using small cancellation theory (see also and references in it).
Simple loops on 2-bridge spheres in 2-bridge link complements
FS is unable to distiguish between fermions and antifermions. So, the figure can be regarded as a closed loop of three fermion inner lines as its usual appellation.
Regard Renormalization in QED as Functor between Categories
Now, we show that the generalization of poly-Bernoulli polynomials of parameters are in the set of Appell polynomials.
Explicit formula for generalization of Poly-Bernoulli numbers and polynomials with a,b,c parameters
The Sheffer polynomials for pair (g (t), t) is the Appel l polynomials or the Appel l sequences for g (t).
Unification of the three families of generalized Apostol type polynomials on the Umbral algebra
The Bernoul li polynomials, the Euler polynomials, the Genocchi polynomials, and the polynomials Y (v) n,β (x; k , a, b) are the Appel l polynomials cf. -.
Unification of the three families of generalized Apostol type polynomials on the Umbral algebra
Let sn (x) be the Appel l sequence for g (t).
Unification of the three families of generalized Apostol type polynomials on the Umbral algebra