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11th Amendment an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that guarantees a level of sovereign immunity to states by forbidding federal courts from ruling on cases brought against a state by a citizen of another state. The 11th Amendment, ratified in 1795, was passed after the Supreme Court ruled, in Chisholm v. Georgia, in favor of a citizen of South Carolina who was trying to recover debt that was owed him by the state of Georgia. The passage of the amendment overturned this ruling.
above higher than, in rank, level, number, or quality. [2/9 definitions]
acceptable reaching only a minimum level of adequacy; barely satisfactory; tolerable. [1/3 definitions]
aeropause the level at which the earth's atmosphere becomes too thin for airplanes to fly.
airfield a level surface, usu. with one or more paved runways, on which aircraft land and take off; airport.
airport a large area of level land where airplanes can land and take off, usu. including a passenger terminal and cargo and repair facilities.
alt.2 abbreviation of "altitude," the height of a given object or location above a specified base, such as sea level or earth, esp. the angular distance of a celestial body, measured from the horizon.
altitude the height of a given object or location above a specified base, such as sea level or earth. [1/4 definitions]
artist a person who does any act with a high level of skill or talent. [1/3 definitions]
average out to reach a median state or level, esp. after a period of fluctuation or extremity. [1/2 definitions]
basal the lowest normal level of. [1/3 definitions]
basset2 in geology, to protrude or emerge, as from a level, background, or buried part; crop out. [1/2 definitions]
beneath in or to a lower level, place, or state; below. [1/5 definitions]
berm a level ledge or strip at the top, bottom, or side of a slope, or along the back of a beach. [1/3 definitions]
bevatron a synchrotron used to accelerate protons and other particles to a level of several billion electron-volts.
bias a voltage applied to an electronic device, such as a transistor or a vacuum tube, to establish a reference level of operation. [1/8 definitions]
biorhythm the use of such cycles in human beings to attempt to predict cycles of behavior, energy level, and the like. [1/2 definitions]
board of education an appointed or elected group that supervises one or several school systems at the town, city, county, or state level; school board.
Breathalyzer trademark for an instrument into which a person exhales, used to determine a motorist's level of alcoholic intoxication.
bridge1 the bony part of the human nose, just below eye level. [1/6 definitions]
Bronze Age the stage or level of development of human culture that followed the Stone Age and was characterized by the use of bronze tools and weapons; about 3,500 B.C. to 1,000 B.C.