• WordNet 3.6
    • n slater any of various small terrestrial isopods having a flat elliptical segmented body; found in damp habitats
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Slater (Zoöl) Any terrestrial isopod crustacean of the genus Porcellio and allied genera; a sow bug.
    • n Slater One who lays slates, or whose occupation is to slate buildings.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n slater One who makes or lays slates; one whose occupation is the roofing of buildings with slate.
    • n slater A general name of cursorial isopods. Slaters proper, or wood-slaters, also called wood-lice, hog-lice, and sow-bugs, are terrestrial oniscids, of the family Oniscidæ, as the British Porcellio scaber. Box-slaters are Idoteidæ; water-slaters are Asellidæ, as the gribble, Limnoria terebrans; shield-slaters belong to the genus Cassidina; globeslaters to Sphæroma. The cheliferous slaters are Tanaidæ. See the technical names, and cuts under Oniscus and Isopoda.
    • n slater A tool, with blade of slate, used for fleshing or slating hides.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Slater slā′tėr a terrestrial oniscid isopod, as the common Porcellio scaber.
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In literature:

Brother Slater had been the colleague of my brother John for two years, and he was now mine for the second year.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
Surely Tim Slater isn't one?
"The Wild Man of the West" by R.M. Ballantyne
For this invaluable acquisition, our country is indebted to the late GILBERT SLATER, Esq.
"The Botanical Magazine Vol. 8" by William Curtis
Mrs. Slater, aged 36 years.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
The Slater Fund $1,000,000.
"Colleges in America" by John Marshall Barker
I'll take you to Mother Slater's.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
Mrs. Slater, she doesn't know how!
"The Speaker, No. 5: Volume II, Issue 1" by Various
Wire me at Slater Junction.
"Joe Strong on the Trapeze" by Vance Barnum
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 4, October, 1900" by Various
It appeared that when a party of slaters were engaged upon a roof, they would now and then be taken with a fancy for the public-house.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson

In news:

Tom Slater inside the Food Bank of CNY's warehouse.
And a nation of Christian Slater fans just perked up.
Bobby Slater walks on the MU campus in the rain that soaked Columbia on Wednesday morning.
Regina M Slater, 33, of 321 Beallsville Rd.
She was born July 13, 1977 in Kane the daughter of Thomas Slater and Nancy (Bennett) Wonderly.
Kelly Slater, exactly where he wants to be.
Village Personnel Committee Chairman Debra Armstrong would not disclose whether or not the board asked Slater to resign , since the issue is personnel related.
The Inquirer this morning added its feature story to the now-massive collection of stories about Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who effectively said "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore".
Jets captain Andrew Ladd was here along with teammates Chris Thorburn, Jim Slater, Mark Stuart and Ron Hainsey and what transpired left a bad taste in his mouth.
Kelly Slater is not in Rio right now.
Slater and Trainer died when the jon boat in which they were riding hit a buoy in the river .
Salisbury vs Slater Week 6.
The fifth of 12 children, he was born to Edward Thomas Saunders and Marcia Ann Slater Saunders on Nov 15, 1922.
If the names Zack, Screech, Slater, and Mr Belding mean anything to you, you're probably in the group that made it a point to be in front of the TV on Saturday mornings, between 1989 and 1993.
With fall foliage at peak color at Slater Park, the weather was perfect Tuesday morning for a brisk walk along Slater Pond.

In science:

For detailed treatises on hypergeometric and basic hypergeometric series, we refer to Slater , and Gasper and Rahman .
A simple proof of Bailey's very-well-poised 6-psi-6 summation
Slater, Generalized hypergeometric functions, Cambridge Univ.
A simple proof of Bailey's very-well-poised 6-psi-6 summation
Note that the Slater determinant built with these single-particle orbitals will be an eigenstate of the total Sz operator but not, in general, of S2 .
Symmetry breaking and the random-phase approximation in small quantum dots
Slater determinant constructed by selecting one orbital within each triplet has exact periodicity under shifts in all vectors R.
Anlaytic mean-field Hall crystal solution at nu=1/3: composite fermion like sub-bands and correlation effects
Therefore, the HF hamiltonian associated with the Slater determinant can not change those eigenvalues and the ϕk should be eigenfunctions.
Anlaytic mean-field Hall crystal solution at nu=1/3: composite fermion like sub-bands and correlation effects