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Brewer's: Term Time

called, since 1873, LAW SESSIONS. Michaelmas Sessions begin November 2nd, and end December 21st. Hilary Sessions begin January 11th, and end the Wednesday before Easter. Easter Sessions be…

Brewer's: Goose at Michaelmas

One legend says that St. Martin was tormented by a goose which he killed and ate. As he died from the repast, good Christians have ever since sacrificed the goose on the day of the saint. T…

Brewer's: Michaelmas Day

September 29th, one of the quarter-days when rents are paid, and the day when magistrates are elected. Michael the archangel is represented in the Bible as the general of the celestial host…

Brewer's: Term Time of our Universities

There are three terms at Cambridge in a year, and four at Oxford, but the two middle Oxford terms are two only in name, as they run on without a break. The three Cambridge terms are Lent, E…

Astronomical Terms

The Milky Way, the galaxy containing our solar system, is about 100,000 light-years in diameter and about 10,000 light-years thick. Aphelion: see Orbit. Apogee: see Orbit. Black hole: the …

Terms To Know

Front-end Load: A front-end load is a sales charge you pay when you buy shares. This type of load, which by law cannot be higher than 8.5% of your investment, reduces the amount of your inves…

Glossary of Chemical Terms - J

JA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z joule Unit of energy. Glossary created by David Shaw (Madison Area Technical College) for The Chemistry Place.Information Please® Che…

Glossary of Chemical Terms - U

UA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z unit A set magnitude of measurements used to express a certain type of physical quantity such as length, mass, and time. The SI units repla…

Glossary of Chemical Terms - W

WA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z wavelength The distance between any two identical points in consecutive cycles of a wave.Often measured from peak to peak or crest to crest…

Glossary of Chemical Terms - X

XA B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z X ray Electromagnetic radiation of high frequency and short wavelength (ranging from 10-11 to 10-9 meters). X-ray crystallography A tech…