Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS)
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Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS): One of the two main types of image sensors used in digital cameras. Its basic function is the same as that of a CCD. CMOS sensors are currently found in only a handful of digital cameras.
Metallurgy: The science explaining the properties, behavior and internal structure of metals.
Metals (Implant): Strong and relatively ductile substances that provide electropositive ions to a corrosive environment and can be polished to a high luster, characterized by metallic atomic bonding. Most oft . . . View Full Definition
Native Metal: A natural deposit of a metallic element in pure metallic form, neither oxidized nor combined with sulfur or other elements.
Nickel Metal-Hybrid (NiMH): A type of rechargeable battery that can be recharged many times. Nimh batteries provide sufficient power to run digital cameras and flashes.
Nickel Metal Hydride Battery (NiMH): A rechargeable battery that is capable of holding more power that a NiCd battery and suffers much less from memory effect. It is also typically more expensive than a NiCd battery.
Metallophone: Percussion instrument consisting of tuned metal bars, usually struck with a mallet.
Metalloid: An element with both metallic and nonmetallic properties. Examples are silicon, arsenic, and germanium.
Metaliterature: Literary art focused on the subject of literary art itself. Often this term is further divided into metapoetry, metafiction, and metadrama.
Metallic: tea taster's term to denote coppery taste of some teas
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Malty: An aromatic sensation created by a moderately volatile set of aldehydes and ketones that produces sensations reminiscent of toasted grains.