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[edit] karst

KARST

noun

Etymology

German, after the Karst, a limestone plateau near Trieste. [1]

Definition

an area of irregular limestone in which erosion has produced fissures, sinkholes, underground streams, and caverns. [2]


[edit] kelvin

KELL-vin

noun

Etymology

in honor of British physicist Sir William Thompson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907) [3]

Definition

the base unit of temperature in the International System of Units that is equal to 1/273.16 of the Kelvin scale temperature of the triple point of water [4]


[edit] kremlinology

KREM-lih-NOL-uh-gee

noun

Etymology

Kremlin is the Russian word for "fortress", "citadel" or "castle" and refers to any major fortified central complex found in historic Russian cities. This word is often used to refer to the best-known one, the Moscow Kremlin [5]

Definition

the study of the government of the former Soviet Union, esp. the study of those factors governing its foreign affairs [6]

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