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European plan a hotel rate that covers the room and services, but not meals. (Cf. American plan.)
European Union an economic and political union of twenty-seven democratic countries formed from the European Economic Community in 1993. The union currently consists of the member states Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
europium a highly reactive chemical element of the rare-earth group that has sixty-three protons in each nucleus. (symbol: Eu)
Eurymos father of the prophet Telemos.
euryphagous consuming a broad range of foods. (Cf. stenophagous.)
eurytherm an animal or plant able to survive through broad variations in temperature. (Cf. stenotherm.)
eurythmics (used with a sing. or pl. verb) the art of interpreting the rhythms of music through movements of the body.
eurytopic able to survive in a broad variety of environments. (Cf. stenotopic.)
Eustachian tube a passage connecting the middle ear with the throat; auditory canal.
euthanasia the act of putting to a painless death a person or animal suffering from a painful, incurable disease or injury; mercy killing.
euthenics (used with a sing. verb) a science dealing with the betterment of human life and performance by improving environment. (Cf. eugenics.)
eutrophic of or concerning a lake or pond rich in nutrients that cause excessive plant growth, which chokes out the animal life in the water.
eV abbreviation of "electron-volt," or "electron-volts," a unit of energy equal to the energy of one electron accelerated by one volt, or equal to 1.602 times 10-12 erg.
evacuate to remove (citizens, soldiers, or the like) from a place, esp. one considered unsafe. [5 definitions]
evacuation the act or process of emptying. [3 definitions]
evacuee a person who has been removed from a place, esp. for safety.
evade to avoid or escape by cleverness or trickery. [5 definitions]
evaluate to determine the level, value, or worth of; appraise. [2 definitions]
evaluation a report that tells the value or quality of something. [2 definitions]
evanesce to disappear like a vapor; vanish into nothing.
evanescent tending to disappear like vapor; vanishing; fleeting.