pliant

  • 1 pliant — pliant, pliante [ plijɑ̃, plijɑ̃t ] adj. et n. m. • 1507; ployant 1420; de plier 1 ♦ Articulé de manière à pouvoir se plier. Mètre pliant. Table pliante; lit pliant. Vélo pliant. « Ils prirent place sur des chaises pliantes de jardin » (Camus). 2 …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 pliant — PLIÁNT, Ă, plianţi, te, adj., s.n. 1. adj. (Despre obiecte) Care poate fi îndoit şi împăturit (micşorându şi suprafaţa). 2. s.n. Tipăritură conţinând fotografii, prospecte, cataloage, informaţii etc. imprimate pentru reclamă, îndoită de mai multe …

    Dicționar Român

  • 3 pliant — pliant, ante (pli an, an t ) adj. 1°   Qui plie facilement. •   Il [le jeune oiseau] sort, et, balancé sur la branche pliante, Il hésite, il essaie une aile encor tremblante, DELILLE Trois règnes, VIII.    Fig. Accommodant, docile. •   C était un …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 Pliant — Pli ant, a. [F. pliant, p. pr. of plier to bend. See {Ply}, v.] 1. Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe; limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax. Also used… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 pliant — Pliant, [pli]ante. adj. Qui est facile à plier. En ce sens il ne se dit que de certains corps qui sont souples & flexibles. L osier est extrémement pliant. On appelle Siege pliant, Un siege qui se plie en deux, & qui n a ni bras ni dossier. On l… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 6 pliant — c.1300, from O.Fr. pliant bending (13c.), prp. of plier to bend (see PLY (Cf. ply) (n.)). Figurative sense of easily influenced is from c.1400. Related: Pliancy …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 pliant — I adjective accommodating, acquiescent, adaptable, agreeable, bendable, compilable, compliant, concessive, conformable, conforming, deferential, docile, ductile, easily bent, easily persuaded, elastic, flexible, formable, impressible,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 pliant — *plastic, pliable, ductile, malleable, adaptable Analogous words: see those at PLIABLE …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 pliant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ pliable. DERIVATIVES pliancy noun pliantly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 pliant — [plī′ənt] adj. [ME plyande < MFr, prp. of plier: see PLIABLE] 1. easily bent; pliable 2. adaptable or compliant SYN. PLIABLE pliancy n. pliantness pliantly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 Pliant — The Pliant programming language is based on a dynamic compiler, which makes it act like it is interpreted. The default syntax is almost trivial, and based on indentation, so it is an off side rule language. It is reflective: Pliant programs can… …

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  • 12 PLIANT — ANTE. adj. Souple, flexible, facile à plier. L osier est extrêmement pliant.   Il s emploie aussi figurément, et signifie, Docile, accommodant, disposé à faire ce que les autres veulent, ou ce que les circonstances demandent. Il a le caractère… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 13 pliant — [[t]pla͟ɪ͟ənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A pliant person can be easily influenced and controlled by other people. She s proud and stubborn, you know, under that pliant exterior. Syn: compliant, pliable 2) ADJ GRADED If something is pliant, you can bend… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 pliant — adjective a) Capable of plying or bending; readily yielding to force or pressure without breaking; flexible; pliable; lithe; limber; plastic; as, a pliant thread; pliant wax. b) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 pliant — pli|ant [ˈplaıənt] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: , present participle of plier; PLIERS] 1.) soft and moving easily in the way that you want ▪ Isabel was pliant in his arms. ▪ her pliant lips 2.) easily influenced and controlled by… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 pliant — pliancy, pliantness, n. pliantly, adv. /pluy euhnt/, adj. 1. bending readily; flexible; supple; adaptable: She manipulated the pliant clay. 2. easily influenced; yielding to others; compliant: He has a pliant nature. [1300 50; ME < OF, prp. of… …

    Universalium

  • 17 pliant — adj. => Pliable. A) n., pliant (siège) : plèyê nm. (Albanais) …

    Dictionnaire Français-Savoyard

  • 18 pliant — adjective Date: 14th century 1. pliable 1a 2. easily influenced ; yielding 3. suitable for varied uses Synonyms: see plastic • pliantly adverb • pliantness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 pliant — Synonyms and related words: accessible, acquiescent, adaptable, adaptive, adjustable, agreeable, alacritous, amenable, ardent, bendable, bending, biddable, complaisant, compliant, conformable, consenting, content, convenient, cooperative,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 PLIANT — Procedural Language Implementing Analog Techniques ( > IEEE Standard Dictionary ) …

    Acronyms


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