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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒ.pə(ɹ).ti/
- (US) enPR: prŏpʹərtēˌ, IPA(key): [ˈpɹɑpɚtiː]
Audio (US) (file)
- Hyphenation: prop‧erty
- Something that is owned.
- Leave those books alone! They are my property.
- Important types of property include real property (land), personal property (other physical possessions), and intellectual property (rights over artistic creations, inventions, etc.).
- A piece of real estate, such as a parcel of land.
- There is a large house on the property.
- Real estate; the business of selling houses.
- He works in property as a housing consultant.
- The exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing.
- An attribute or abstract quality associated with an individual, object or concept.
- Charm is his most endearing property.
2013 July-August, Philip J. Bushnell, “Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance”, American Scientist:
- Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.
- An attribute or abstract quality which is characteristic of a class of objects.
- Matter can have many properties, including color, mass and density.
2013 July-August, Lee S. Langston, “The Adaptable Gas Turbine”, American Scientist:
- Turbines have been around for a long time—windmills and water wheels are early examples. The name comes from the Latin turbo, meaning vortex, and thus the defining property of a turbine is that a fluid or gas turns the blades of a rotor, which is attached to a shaft that can perform useful work.
- (computing) An editable or read-only parameter associated with an application, component or class, or the value of such a parameter.
- You need to set the debugging property to "verbose".
- (usually in the plural, theater) An object used in a dramatic production.
- Costumes and scenery are distinguished from property properly speaking.
- (obsolete) Propriety; correctness.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Camden to this entry?)
- (something owned): belongings, owndom, possession
- (piece of real estate): land, parcel
- (attribute or abstract quality of an object): attribute, feature, owndom
- (object used in a dramatic production): prop
- See also Wikisaurus:property
- See also Wikisaurus:characteristic
Terms derived from "property"
piece of real estate
exclusive right of possessing, enjoying and disposing of a thing
attribute or abstract quality associated with an object, individual or concept
an attribute characteristic of a class of objects
an object used in a dramatic production
computing: an editable parameter associated with an application, or its value
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- (obsolete) To invest with properties, or qualities.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
- (obsolete) To make a property of; to appropriate.
- They have here propertied me.