HyperDic: ossification

English > 4 senses of the word ossification:
NOUNprocessossificationthe developmental process of bone formation
processossificationthe calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material
processossificationthe process of becoming rigidly fixed in a conventional pattern of thought or behavior
attributeossification, conformityhardened conventionality
ossification > pronunciation
Soundsaa.sahfahkey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > ossification: 4 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningThe developmental process of bone formation.
Broaderorganic process, biological processA process occurring in living organisms
Spanishosificación
Catalanossificació
English > ossification: 4 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material.
BroadercalcificationA process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
Spanishosificación
Verbsossifybecome bony
ossifycause to become hard and bony
English > ossification: 4 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningThe process of becoming rigidly fixed in a conventional pattern of thought or behavior.
Broaderhuman processA process in which human beings are involved
Verbsossifymake rigid / rigid / rigid and set into a conventional pattern
English > ossification: 4 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaninghardened conventionality.
Synonymconformity
Broaderconventionality, convention, conventionalismorthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
Spanishconformidad, osificacion, osificación
Catalanossificació
Verbsossifymake rigid / rigid / rigid and set into a conventional pattern

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