• WordNet 3.6
    • n pacification actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency
    • n pacification the act of appeasing someone or causing someone to be more favorably inclined "a wonderful skill in the pacification of crying infants","his unsuccessful mollification of the mob"
    • n pacification a treaty to cease hostilities "peace came on November 11th"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Defier of the Pacific The Defier of the Pacific
A group of marine Pacific Coast molluscs A group of marine Pacific Coast molluscs
Three Pacific Coast nudibranchs Three Pacific Coast nudibranchs

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Pacific island of Tonga once issued a stamp that was banana shaped
    • n Pacification The act or process of pacifying, or of making peace between parties at variance; reconciliation. "An embassy of pacification ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1945, the first "floating ice cream parlor" was built for sailors in the western Pacific. This "floating ice cream parlour" could produce ten gallons of ice cream every seven seconds
    • n pacification The act of pacifying or reducing to a state of peace; appeasement; reconciliation; the establishment of peaceful relations or of a condition of peace.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Forty-six percent of the world's water is in the Pacific Ocean; that's around 6 sextillion gallons of water. The Atlantic has 23.9 percent; the Indian, 20.3; the Arctic, 3.7 percent.
    • ns Pacification the act of making peace, esp. between parties at variance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pacificatio,: cf. F. pacification,. See Pacify
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. pacifier—L. pacificārepax, pacis, peace, facĕre, to make.


In literature:

The New York and Chagres, the Charleston and Havana, and the Pacific line, were all under way before the close of 1848.
"Manual of Ship Subsidies" by Edwin M. Bacon
Whether on the Atlantic or the Pacific, the Indian, or the Arctic, the appearance of Ocean's blue expanse is very much the same.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Owing to the rapid growth of our power and our interests on the Pacific, whatever happens in China must be of the keenest national concern to us.
"Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Theodore Roosevelt
At length they reached the celebrated Catholic Mission of San Gabriel, near the Pacific coast.
"Christopher Carson" by John S. C. Abbott
But Captain Cook had not an opportunity of carrying his researches into the more westerly parts of the North Pacific.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
But though everything betokened war, there were forces that worked slowly but surely for a pacific settlement.
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
An unexpected turn came to this stately and pacific interview.
"The Log School-House on the Columbia" by Hezekiah Butterworth
China forms a section of the Pacific rim.
"Influences of Geographic Environment" by Ellen Churchill Semple
They have chased it into the Pacific Ocean.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
It was admitted on all hands that the president of the Pacific Southwestern was a careful man and a thrifty.
"Empire Builders" by Francis Lynde

In poetry:

Far away on the blue Pacific
There doth my lady roam,
That is oft-times gay, but as oft terrific:
Her jewels are beads of foam:
In a coral cave, where a blue-green wave
Keeps guard, is my lady's home.
"A Song" by Barcroft Henry Boake
Some flower that blooms beside the southern foam
May blossom where our dead Australians lie,
And comfort them with whispers of their home;
And they will dream, beneath the alien sky,
Of the Pacific Sea.
"The Graves of Gallipoli" by Anonymous Oceania
Sometimes my idle heart would sail
From out its quiet sheltered bay,
To tempt a less pacific gale,
And oceans far away:
But ere it shakes its foolish wings,
'Heart, stay at home, be wise!' Love's wisdom sings.
"Love's Wisdom" by Richard Le Gallienne
I see them: they are always crying. The shored Pacific makes
perpetual music, and the stone mountains
Their music of silence, the stars blow long pipings of light:
the people are always crying in their hearts.
"Meditation On Saviors" by Robinson Jeffers
S'posing you could trot from Adelaide to the Pacific
For an afternoon's run — half what these gentlemen did—
You would feel rather hot, but your legs would develop terrific,
Yes, my importunate son, you'd be a Marvellous Kid!
"The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo" by Rudyard Kipling
I wished that a poet who died in Europe
Had found his way to this rose-red West;
That Keats had walked by the wide Pacific
And cradled his head on its healing breast,
And made new songs of the sun-burned sea-folk,
New poems, perhaps his best.
"The Realms Of Gold" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

Collegiate Pacific, Sport Supply Group Call Off Merger.
District Court Judge Owen Panner handed Pacific Seafood a big victory Tuesday in the anti-trust lawsuit against the Clackamas-based fish-processing giant.
A composer whose patiently developing musical architecture is not properly appreciated receives attention from the L.A. Philharmonic and the Pacific Symphony.
A veteran of the United States Navy, WWII, he served in the Pacific theater.
Burnham Pacific Properties Inc said yesterday that it had bought four retail properties near San Francisco and Los Angeles for about $79 million.
Pacific Coast Scenic Byway Leads to Extraordinary Olympic Peninsula Experience.
SOCCER _ William Jessup University's women's soccer team will seek its third California Pacific Conference Championship in just four years as the Lady Warriors will lose very few players from 2010.
Lindsey Petrushkin hired Meza, who runs the Unique Catering and Pacific Northwest Events in Portland, for her wedding reception.
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways and leading handlers at Hong Kong International Airport reported a major uptick in volumes last month as exports from China surged.
After garnering headlines worldwide for its ban on shark-fin shipments, Cathay Pacific Cargo addressed the company's new stance in a press release.
Cathay Pacific Airways saw cargo volumes lose further ground in August but predicted a rebound in the latter part of this month.
Cathay Pacific will stop shipping unsustainably sourced shark products.
Radiation levels in fish caught near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remain high long after the 2011 meltdowns there, suggesting contamination from the site might still be seeping into Pacific waters, a US researcher reported.
Lucien Postlewaite in Mark Morris' Pacific.
In the big-boy, big-ego world of big-game sportfishing , the toys don't get much larger than the 160-foot Pacific Provider, home of the Eastern Pacific Yacht Club.

In science:

Thompson, Solvability of groups of odd order, Pacif. J.
Carter subgroups of finite almost simple groups
The basic diagram for the latter is the Nixon Diamond, see Diagram 2.2, where a = N ixon, b = Quaker, c = Republican, d = pacif ist.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
Karlin, S.P. and McGregor, G., Coincidence probabilities, Pacif. J.
Random walks conditioned to stay in Weyl chambers of type C and D
Astronomical Data Analysis Sof tware and Systems X I, Ast ronomica l Soc. of the Pacific, 2002, pp. 7–10. 6. Y. L i, C .-W. Fu, and A .J. Hanson, “Sca lable W IM: Effective Exploration in Large-Scale Astrophysical Env ironments,” IEEE Trans.
AstroSim: Collaborative Visualization of an Astrophysics Simulation in Second Life
Thompson, Solvability of groups of odd order, Pacif. J.
On the number of classes of conjugate Hall subgroups in finite simple groups