• WordNet 3.6
    • adj apteral having columns at one or both ends but not along the sides
    • adj apteral (of insects) without wings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Apteral (Zoöl) Apterous.
    • Apteral (Arch) Without lateral columns; -- applied to buildings which have no series of columns along their sides, but are either prostyle or amphiprostyle, and opposed to peripteral.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apteral Destitute of wings.
    • apteral In architecture, applied to a temple or other building which has no columns on the flanks, but may have a portico at one or at each end: opposed to peripteral, surrounded by columns. See prostyle and amphiprostyle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Apteral without wings:
    • adj Apteral (archit.) without lateral columns
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. a, neg., pteron, a wing.


In literature:

The announcement of Siemens and Wheatstone came at an apter time than Hjorth's, and was more conspicuously made.
"Heroes of the Telegraph" by J. Munro
Thou tremblest, and the whiteness in thy cheek Is apter than thy tongue to tell thine errand.
"Bunyan Characters - Third Series The Holy War" by Alexander Whyte
Coleoptera, apterous form of Madeira.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Never had Jesuits an apter scholar than Ferdinand.
"The Life of John of Barneveld, 1614-23, Volume II." by John Lothrop Motley
I suspect Maritana would be an apter pupil.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
I can in no apter way describe my employment from May of 1776 to July of the following year.
"In the Valley" by Harold Frederic
The apter he is to smatter, the slower he is in making any advance in his pretences.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
Whereas the former is merely an apterous creeping grub, the latter is an insect provided with wings.
"A Cotswold Village" by J. Arthur Gibbs
A large apterous species.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
Her looking-glass was the only place apter than that chest.
"The Lady of Fort St. John" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood

In science:

We will con firm this result in a matrix model computation in ch apter 5.
String Theory and the Vacuum Structure of Confining Gauge Theories
Converse, Philip E. 1964. “The Nature of Belief Systems in Mass Publics.” In David Apter, Ed Ideology and Discontent.
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
Apter and others; see e.g. [Ap], and further references there.
More Results on Regular Ultrafilters in ZFC
Apter, An Easton theorem for level by level equivalence, Math.
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