Dac (D-A)

Technology / Home Audio / Dac (D-A): Digital to analog converter. An IC component or circuit that is used to derive or convert an analog signal from a digital one.

Double Dactyl

Entertainment / Literature / Double Dactyl: A comic verse written with two quatrains, with each line written in dactylic dimeter. The second line may be a name, and the sixth or seventh line may be a single word. J. A. Cuddon's poem, 'Nicholas MORE

Duad, Dwadasama, Also Dwadachamsha

Science / Astrology / Duad, Dwadasama, Also Dwadachamsha: A twelve-fold subdivision of the signs(each composed of 2 1/2°) developed by Hindu astrologers. The first duad of each sign is sub-ruled by the natural planetary ruler of the sign; the second duad is MORE

Grand Pas Daction

Entertainment / Ballet / Grand Pas Daction: Literally, big or large step. A Grand pas is a suite of individual dances that serves as a showpiece for lead dancers, demi-soloists, and possibly the corps de ballet. In the context of a full-length MORE


Health / Acupuncture / Headache : A pain in the head with the pain being above the eyes or the ears, behind the head (occipital), or in the back of the upper neck. Headache, like chest pain or back ache, has many causes. MORE

Didactic Verse

Life Style / Poetry / Didactic Verse: Poems that exist so as to teach the readers something, often a moral. MORE

Didactic Literature

Entertainment / Literature / Didactic Literature: Writing that is 'preachy' or seeks overtly to convince a reader of a particular point or lesson. Medieval homilies and Victorian moral essays are often held up as examples of didactic literature, but MORE