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Style

Definition of style:

part of speech: participle

styling.

part of speech: noun

A pointed instrument used by the ancients for writing upon wax tablets; a pen; an engraver's tool; a surgical instrument; the pin of a sundial; manner of writing or speaking with regard to the choice of words, etc.; mode of expression or execution in art; as, the Renaissance style; manner of conduct or action, as, a graceful style of dancing; fashion; a method of reckoning time; as, according to the Old Style or New Style calender.

part of speech: verb

To entitle in addressing or speaking of: to name or designate.

part of speech: noun

Anything long and pointed, esp. a pointed tool for engraving or writing: ( fig.) manner of writing, mode of expressing thought in language: the distinctive manner peculiar to an author: characteristic or peculiar mode of expression and execution ( in the fine arts): title: mode of address: practice, esp. in a law- court: manner: form: fashion: the pin of a dial: ( bot.) the middle portion of the pistil, between the ovary and the stigma: in chronology, a mode of reckoning time with regard to the Julian and Gregorian calendar. Style is Old or New. The Old Style follows the Julian manner of computing the months and days, in which the year consists of 365 days and 6 hours. This is something more than 11 minutes too much, and in the course of time, between Caesar and Pope Gregory XIII., this accumulated error amounted to 10 days. Gregory reformed the calendar by retrenching 10 days, and fixing the ordinary length of the civil year at 365 days; and to make up for the odd hours it was ordained that every fourth year ( which we call leap- year) should consist of 366 days. But the rue length of the solar year is only 365 days 5 hours 48 minutes 51. 6 seconds; hence, four solar years would fall short of four years of 365 days 6 hours each, or of four Julian years, three of 365 days and one of 366 days, by 44 minutes 33. 6 seconds, and 400 solar years would fall short of 400 Julian years by 74 hours 16 minutes, or by a little more than three days. This error it was ordained should be rectified by omitting three days in three of the four years which completed centuries; or, in other words, that the centuries divisible without remainder by 400, should alone of the centuries be accounted leap- years. Thus 1600, 2000, 2400 would be leap- years, but not 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2200, 2300. This mode of correcting the calendar has been adopted at different times in almost all civilized nations with the exception of Russia and those countries where the Greek Church is predominant, which still adhere to the Old Style. In England the Gregorian or New Style was adopted by act of parliament in 1752, and as one of the years concluding a century in which the additional or intercalary day was to be omitted ( the year 1700) had elapsed since the correction by Pope Gregory, it was necessary to omit 11 instead of 10 days in the current year. Accordingly 11 days in September, 1752, were retrenched, and the 3rd day was reckoned the 14th. The difference between the Old and New Styles is now 12 days. All dates in U. S. history previous to 1752, may, therefore, be given in either Old or New Style.

part of speech: noun

The slender upper part of an ovary supporting the stigma; a calcareous projection from the pore tabula in some Millepora; an abdominal bristle- like process on the male of many Insects.

part of speech: verb

To entitle; designate.

part of speech: verb

To term, name, or call; as, he styled himself a prophet.

part of speech: participle

Styled.

part of speech: noun

Manner of expression in speech or writing; peculiar mode of execution of an artist; fashion; title; mode of reckoning time; tool for engraving; middle portion of a pistil.

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