nitency

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin nitens, present participle of niti (to strive).

Noun[edit]

nitency (countable and uncountable, plural nitencies)

  1. endeavour; effort; tendency
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Boyle to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin nitens, present participle of nitere (to shine).

Noun[edit]

nitency (countable and uncountable, plural nitencies)

  1. brightness; lustre

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for nitency in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)