You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience and security.
  • SPA (North Korean government)

    Kim Jong-Un: Childhood and rise to power: …as a candidate for the Supreme People’s Assembly in 2009, and that April he was given a post on the powerful National Defense Commission (NDC); the chairmanship of the NDC, defined in the constitution as the country’s highest office, was held by Kim Jong Il. By mid-2009 Kim Jong-Un was…

  • spa (health resort)

    Spa, spring or resort with thermal or mineral water used for drinking and bathing. The name was taken from a town near Liège, Belg., to which persons traveled for the reputed curative properties of its mineral springs. The practice of “taking the waters” for therapeutic purposes reached its heyday

  • Spa Conference (European history)

    20th-century international relations: German politics and reparations: At the Spa Conference (July 1920), France won 52 percent of German payments, Britain 22 percent, Italy 10, and Belgium 8. At the conferences of Hythe, Boulogne, and Brussels, France presented a total bill of 230,000,000,000 gold marks, although the British warned that this was far beyond…

  • Spa Fields Riot (British history)

    Arthur Thistlewood: …helped plan an uprising (the Spa Fields Riot) in which the Bank of England and the Tower of London were to be seized. After the rioters were dispersed, Thistlewood and another conspirator were arrested but were eventually acquitted. Thistlewood was imprisoned (1818–19), however, for issuing a challenge to a duel…

  • SPA Presidium (North Korean government)

    North Korea: Constitutional framework: …it also has a 15-member SPA Presidium, or Standing Committee, with members chosen from within the SPA, that meets when the assembly is not in session. The SPA’s regular sessions last for about a week and are convened once or twice a year by the SPA Presidium. The Presidium handles…

  • SPA Standing Committee (North Korean government)

    North Korea: Constitutional framework: …it also has a 15-member SPA Presidium, or Standing Committee, with members chosen from within the SPA, that meets when the assembly is not in session. The SPA’s regular sessions last for about a week and are convened once or twice a year by the SPA Presidium. The Presidium handles…

  • Spaak, Paul-Henri (Belgian statesman)

    Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgium’s foremost statesman in the decades following World War II and a leading advocate of European cooperation. He played a major role in forming the European Economic Community (EEC; later succeeded by the European Union), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and

  • Spaatz, Carl (United States military officer)

    Carl Spaatz, the leading U.S. combat air commander in World War II and the first chief of staff of the independent U.S. Air Force. A graduate (1914) of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, Spaatz served as a combat pilot during World War I and then acquired extensive staff

  • Spaatz, Tooey (United States military officer)

    Carl Spaatz, the leading U.S. combat air commander in World War II and the first chief of staff of the independent U.S. Air Force. A graduate (1914) of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, Spaatz served as a combat pilot during World War I and then acquired extensive staff

  • SPAB (British organization)

    William Morris: Iceland and socialism: …1877 he also founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings in an attempt to combat the drastic methods of restoration then being carried out on the cathedrals and parish churches of Great Britain.

  • Spaccanápoli (street, Naples, Italy)

    Naples: Via Toledo: …Biagio dei Librai—delineates the so-called Spaccanápoli (“Split of Naples”), a designation more loosely applied to all of this ancient centre.

  • Spaccio de la bestia trionfante (work by Bruno)

    Giordano Bruno: Works: The Spaccio de la bestia trionfante (1584; The Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast), the first dialogue of his moral trilogy, is a satire on contemporary superstitions and vices, embodying a strong criticism of Christian ethics—particularly the Calvinistic principle of salvation by faith alone, to which Bruno…

  • Space (novel by Michener)

    James Michener: Another massive opus was Space (1982), in which he tried, with mixed results, to fictionally chronicle the U.S. space program. Mexico (1992) fictionally deals with the problems of contemporary Mexico, partly as seen through the lens of bullfighting. There is also a strong dramatization of Indian slavery in the…

  • space (mathematics)

    mathematics: The foundations of geometry: …of points, called a “space,” and a group of transformations by means of which figures could be moved around in the space without altering their essential properties. For example, in Euclidean plane geometry the space is the familiar plane, and the transformations are rotations, reflections, translations, and their composites,…

  • space (physics and metaphysics)

    Space, a boundless, three-dimensional extent in which objects and events occur and have relative position and direction. Space is treated in a number of articles. For a philosophical consideration of the subject, see metaphysics. For a discussion of the relativity of space and time, see relativity.

  • Space Adventures Ltd. (American company)

    space tourism: Orbital space tourism: …MirCorp and the American company Space Adventures Ltd. MirCorp was a private venture in charge of the space station Mir. To generate income for maintenance of the aging space station, MirCorp decided to sell a trip to Mir, and Tito became its first paying passenger. However, before Tito could make…

  • Space Age

    Space exploration, the investigation, by means of crewed and uncrewed spacecraft, of the reaches of the universe beyond Earth’s atmosphere and the use of the information so gained to increase knowledge of the cosmos and benefit humanity. A complete list of all crewed spaceflights, with details on

  • Space and Astronautical Science, Institute of (Japanese organization)

    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency: …of Tokyo had created the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) in 1964. This small group undertook the development of scientific spacecraft and the vehicles needed to launch them, and it launched Japan’s first satellite, Osumi, in 1970. In 1981 oversight of ISAS was transferred to the Japanese Ministry…

  • Space Biospheres Ventures (American company)

    Biosphere 2: Design: …who was the director of Space Biospheres Ventures, a joint venture that in 1984 purchased the property where the facility is located. Its construction was completed in 1989, revealing a structure consisting of three main sections: an aboveground airtight glass-enclosed area, a belowground technology area (the Technosphere), and an area…

  • space charge (physics)

    Space charge, electrical charge distributed through a three-dimensional region. In an electron tube, for example, a negative charge results because electrons that are emitted from the cathode do not travel instantaneously to the plate (anode) but require a finite time for the trip. These electrons

  • Space Children, The (film by Arnold [1958])

    Jack Arnold: The Space Children (1958) was a solemn story of mysteriously brainwashed children sabotaging a nuclear test site, while, completing a very busy 1958, Monster on the Campus had a less weighty message: one should not ingest the blood of a prehistoric fish unless one wants…

  • space contraction (physics)

    Lorentz-FitzGerald contraction, in relativity physics, the shortening of an object along the direction of its motion relative to an observer. Dimensions in other directions are not contracted. The concept of the contraction was proposed by the Irish physicist George FitzGerald in 1889, and it was

  • Space Cowboys (film by Eastwood [2000])

    Clint Eastwood: 2000 and beyond: Space Cowboys (2000) had Eastwood as the head of a team of elderly test pilots (Tommy Lee Jones, James Garner, and Donald Sutherland) who have been summoned out of retirement to rescue the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) when an obsolete Russian satellite requires…

  • space debris

    Space debris, artificial material that is orbiting Earth but is no longer functional. This material can be as large as a discarded rocket stage or as small as a microscopic chip of paint. Much of the debris is in low Earth orbit, within 2,000 km (1,200 miles) of Earth’s surface; however, some

  • Space Disturbance Forecast Center (United States)

    geomagnetic field: Magnetic storms—growth of the ring current: …the federal government operates a Space Disturbance Forecast Center in Boulder, Colorado, which monitors the state of the Sun and solar wind and attempts to predict the occurrence of such “space weather.”

  • space elevator

    Space elevator, a concept for lifting mass out of Earth’s gravity well without using rockets in which an extremely strong cable extends from Earth’s surface to the height of geostationary orbit (35,786 km [22,236 miles]) or beyond. The competing forces of gravity at the lower end and outward

  • space exploration

    Space exploration, the investigation, by means of crewed and uncrewed spacecraft, of the reaches of the universe beyond Earth’s atmosphere and the use of the information so gained to increase knowledge of the cosmos and benefit humanity. A complete list of all crewed spaceflights, with details on

  • Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (American corporation)

    SpaceX, American aerospace company founded in 2002 that helped usher in the era of commercial spaceflight. It was the first private company to successfully launch and return a spacecraft from Earth orbit and the first to dock a spacecraft with the International Space Station (ISS). Headquarters are

  • space frame (architecture)

    Space frame, Three-dimensional truss based on the rigidity of the triangle and composed of linear elements subject only to compression or tension. Its simplest spatial unit is a tetrahedron having four joints and six members. A space frame forms a very strong, thick, flexible structural fabric that

  • space group (crystallography)

    Space group, in crystallography, any of the ways in which the orientation of a crystal can be changed without seeming to change the position of its atoms. These changes may involve displacement of the whole structure along a crystallographic axis (translation), as well as the point group operations

  • Space Invaders (electronic game)

    Space Invaders, arcade game created by Japanese engineer and game designer Nishikado Tomohiro in 1978 and produced by Japanese electronic game manufacturer Taito Corp. The objective of Space Invaders, which was one of the earliest video games released, is to pan across a screen and shoot descending

  • Space Jam (film by Pytka [1996])

    Bugs Bunny: …Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) and Space Jam (1996). His likeness is marketed extensively on commercial products.

  • space junk

    Space debris, artificial material that is orbiting Earth but is no longer functional. This material can be as large as a discarded rocket stage or as small as a microscopic chip of paint. Much of the debris is in low Earth orbit, within 2,000 km (1,200 miles) of Earth’s surface; however, some

  • space laboratory

    Space station, an artificial structure placed in orbit and having the pressurized enclosure, power, supplies, and environmental systems necessary to support human habitation for extended periods. Depending on its configuration, a space station can serve as a base for a variety of activities. These

  • space lattice (crystallography)

    crystal: Structures of metals: The most common lattice structures for metals are those obtained by stacking the atomic spheres into the most compact arrangement. There are two such possible periodic arrangements. In each, the first layer has the atoms packed into a plane-triangular lattice in which every atom has six immediate neighbours.…

  • space launch vehicle (rocket system)

    Launch vehicle, in spaceflight, a rocket-powered vehicle used to transport a spacecraft beyond Earth’s atmosphere, either into orbit around Earth or to some other destination in outer space. Practical launch vehicles have been used to send crewed spacecraft, uncrewed space probes, and satellites

  • space law

    Space law, the body of regulations in international law that governs conduct in and related to areas of space above Earth’s lower atmosphere. The evolution of space law began with U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s introduction of the concept into the United Nations in 1957, in connection with

  • space medicine

    Aerospace medicine, specialized branch of medical science concerned with those medical problems encountered in human flight in the atmosphere (aviation medicine) and beyond the atmosphere (space medicine). The ultimate aim of this specialty is to promote the safety and effectiveness of humans while

  • Space Merchants, The (novel by Pohl and Kornbluth)

    Frederik Pohl: His most famous work, The Space Merchants (1953), was written in collaboration with Kornbluth. It tells the story of Mitchell Courtenay, a “copysmith star class” for a powerful advertising agency who is made head of a project to colonize Venus in order to create consumers in space. This chilling…

  • space motion

    Milky Way Galaxy: Stellar motions: …complete knowledge of a star’s motion in space is possible only when both its proper motion and radial velocity can be measured. Proper motion is the motion of a star across an observer’s line of sight and constitutes the rate at which the direction of the star changes in the…

  • Space Needle (landmark, Seattle, Washington, United States)

    Seattle: City layout: …contains the 605-foot- (184-metre-) high Space Needle, Seattle’s best-known landmark, as well as McCaw Hall (home of the Seattle Opera), Key Arena, the Children’s Museum, the Museum of Pop Culture, and other public buildings. There the high-rise downtown cityscape gives way to the pleasant urban neighbourhoods of Magnolia, which borders…

  • Space Oddity (song by Bowie)

    David Bowie: “Space Oddity,” the science-fiction single that marks the real beginning of his career, reached the top 10 in Britain in 1969 but did not become an American radio staple until some years later, though Bowie had cannily pegged its original release to the Apollo 11…

  • space opera (narrative genre)

    science fiction: Space travel: …has been invested in “space opera,” science fiction at its most romantic. The space opera is an action adventure, commonly of galactic scale, of which the film cycle Star Wars (1977, 1980, 1983, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2015–17) is the best-known exemplar. It presents a unique type of “widescreen baroque,”…

  • space perception

    Space perception, process through which humans and other organisms become aware of the relative positions of their own bodies and objects around them. Space perception provides cues, such as depth and distance, that are important for movement and orientation to the environment. Human beings have

  • space physics (space exploration)

    space exploration: Solar and space physics: The first scientific discovery made with instruments orbiting in space was the existence of the Van Allen radiation belts, discovered by Explorer 1 in 1958. Subsequent space missions investigated Earth’s magnetosphere, the surrounding region of space in which the planet’s magnetic field exerts…

  • space probe

    extraterrestrial intelligence: Argument for extraterrestrial intelligence: In addition, space probes are trying to find evidence that the conditions for life might have emerged on Mars or other worlds in the solar system, thus addressing assumption 2. Proof of assumption 3, that thinking beings will evolve on some of the worlds with life, requires…

  • space program

    aerospace industry: The space age: …the Soviet and the American space industries had much the same origins and impetus. The development of intermediate-range and intercontinental missiles provided not only the critical electronic technologies but also the rockets necessary to boost small payloads into orbit. Thus, the launch of Sputnik in 1957 signaled not only Soviet…

  • space quantization (physics)

    spectroscopy: Angular momentum quantum numbers: This phenomenon is known as space quantization and was first demonstrated by two German physicists, Otto Stern and Walther Gerlach.

  • Space Services, Inc. (American company)

    Donald Kent Slayton: He then founded and directed Space Services, Inc., a pioneering company that launched small satellites.

  • space shuttle

    Space shuttle, partially reusable rocket-launched vehicle designed to go into orbit around Earth, to transport people and cargo to and from orbiting spacecraft, and to glide to a runway landing on its return to Earth’s surface that was developed by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space

  • space sickness

    Motion sickness, sickness induced by motion and characterized by nausea. The term motion sickness was proposed by J.A. Irwin in 1881 to provide a general designation for such similar syndromes as seasickness, train sickness, car sickness, and airsickness. This term, though imprecise for scientific

  • space simulator

    aerospace industry: Spacecraft, launch vehicle, and missile development: …two types of simulators: the space simulator, which duplicates all the environmental conditions in which the spacecraft will operate, and the mission simulator, which permits carrying out the entire range of maneuvers and system operations that might be performed on an actual flight.

  • space station

    Space station, an artificial structure placed in orbit and having the pressurized enclosure, power, supplies, and environmental systems necessary to support human habitation for extended periods. Depending on its configuration, a space station can serve as a base for a variety of activities. These

  • Space Station Freedom (space station)

    International Space Station (ISS), space station assembled in low Earth orbit largely by the United States and Russia, with assistance and components from a multinational consortium. The project, which began as an American effort, was long delayed by funding and technical problems. Originally

  • space suit

    human-factors engineering: Space suit: The designing of a much more complicated device, such as a space suit, presents more intricate problems. A space suit is a complete miniature world, a self-contained environment that must supply everything needed for an astronaut’s life, as well as comfort. The suit…

  • space tourism

    Space tourism, recreational space travel, either on established government-owned vehicles such as the Russian Soyuz and the International Space Station (ISS) or on vehicles fielded by private companies. Since the flight of the world’s first space tourist, American businessman Dennis Tito, on April

  • Space Transportation System

    Space shuttle, partially reusable rocket-launched vehicle designed to go into orbit around Earth, to transport people and cargo to and from orbiting spacecraft, and to glide to a runway landing on its return to Earth’s surface that was developed by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space

  • space travel

    Space exploration, the investigation, by means of crewed and uncrewed spacecraft, of the reaches of the universe beyond Earth’s atmosphere and the use of the information so gained to increase knowledge of the cosmos and benefit humanity. A complete list of all crewed spaceflights, with details on

  • space walk (space exploration)

    Ronald McNair: …first person to perform a space walk without being tethered to a spacecraft. McNair operated the shuttle’s robotic arm to move a platform on which an astronaut could stand. This method of placing an astronaut in a specified position using the robotic arm was used on subsequent shuttle missions to…

  • Space Warriors (film by McNamara [2013])

    Mira Sorvino: …movies included Union Square (2011), Space Warriors (2013), Quitters (2015), and The Red Maple Leaf (2016). In addition, she acted in television shows, including Intruders (2014) and Falling Skies (2014–15). In 2018 Sorvino joined the cast of the spy series Condor, inspired by Sydney Pollack’s thriller Three Days of the…

  • space weather (solar system)

    Space weather, conditions in space caused by the Sun that can affect satellites and technology on Earth as well as human life and health. As modern civilization has become more dependent on continent-sized electric power distribution grids, global satellite communication and navigation systems, and

  • Space Weather Prediction Center (United States government agency)

    space weather: Forecasting: government has developed a Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The SWPC is based in Boulder, Colo., and observes the Sun in real time from both ground-based observatories and satellites in order to predict geomagnetic storms. Satellites stationed at geosynchronous orbit…

  • space weathering

    meteorite: Association of meteorites with asteroids: …set of processes collectively called space weathering that were responsible for both the low sulfur measurement of Eros and the mismatch between the spectra of chondrites and S-class asteroids.

  • Space, Time and Deity (work by Alexander)

    Samuel Alexander: …a comprehensive system published as Space, Time and Deity (1920), his only major work. It explains the world as a single cosmic process with space-time as the basic cosmic matrix. “Emergents” (Gestalt-like properties) periodically arise as higher syntheses. Space-time thus produced matter, and matter in turn gave rise to mind…

  • space-division switching

    telephone: Digital switching: …this point are classified as space-division switches. Space-division switches are characterized by the fact that the speech path through a telephone switch is continuous throughout the exchange. That speech path is a metallic circuit, in the sense that it is provided entirely through the metallic contacts of the switch. Other…

  • space-filling curve (mathematics)

    number game: Pathological curves: …is “one-dimensional” and thus cannot fill a given space, it can be shown that the curve produced by continuing the stages in Figure 8, when completed, will pass through every point in the square. In fact, by similar reasoning, the curve can be made to fill completely an entire cube.

  • space-object detection and tracking system

    warning system: Space surveillance: …allied to warning systems are space-object detection and tracking systems. It is likely that only the United States and the Soviets have developed and operate these systems. A variety of very large radars are used, although the newer installations are phased-array radars that have stationary antennas with electronically steerable multiple…

  • space-time (physics)

    Space-time, in physical science, single concept that recognizes the union of space and time, first proposed by the mathematician Hermann Minkowski in 1908 as a way to reformulate Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity (1905). Common intuition previously supposed no connection between space

  • spacecraft

    Spacecraft, vehicle designed to operate, with or without a crew, in a controlled flight pattern above Earth’s lower atmosphere. Although early conceptions of spaceflight usually depicted streamlined spacecraft, streamlining has no particular advantage in the vacuum of space. Actual vehicles are

  • spaceflight

    Spaceflight, flight beyond Earth’s atmosphere. This article deals with the basic concepts associated with the launch and return of unmanned and manned spacecraft and their travel, navigation, and rendezvous and docking in space. For the development of space travel and discussions of spacecraft and

  • Spacek, Mary Elizabeth (American actress)

    Sissy Spacek, American actress who was known for her ability to convey genuineness in a range of critically admired roles. Spacek grew up in rural Texas, and, following high school, she moved to New York City in 1967 to pursue a career as a singer. While there she stayed with a cousin, actor Rip

  • Spacek, Sissy (American actress)

    Sissy Spacek, American actress who was known for her ability to convey genuineness in a range of critically admired roles. Spacek grew up in rural Texas, and, following high school, she moved to New York City in 1967 to pursue a career as a singer. While there she stayed with a cousin, actor Rip

  • Spacelab

    Spacelab, European-built system of pressurized modules that was used on 16 space shuttle missions from 1983 to 1998. These modules were carried in the space shuttle’s payload bay. In 1973 the European Space Research Organisation (which became the European Space Agency [ESA] in 1975) suggested it

  • spaces of Clifford–Klein (mathematics)

    William Kingdon Clifford: ” He showed that spaces of constant curvature could have several different topological structures.

  • SpaceShipOne (spacecraft)

    SpaceShipOne (SS1), the first private crewed space vehicle, which flew past the boundary of space (100,000 metres, or 328,000 feet) over the United States in 2004 in competition for the Ansari X Prize. Inspired by the Orteig Prize won by Charles Lindbergh for his solo flight across the Atlantic in

  • SpaceShipTwo (spacecraft)

    Burt Rutan: In 2009 Virgin Galactic unveiled SpaceShipTwo, a craft designed to make suborbital tourist flights beginning in 2012; however, that date was subsequently pushed back.

  • spacewalk (space exploration)

    Ronald McNair: …first person to perform a space walk without being tethered to a spacecraft. McNair operated the shuttle’s robotic arm to move a platform on which an astronaut could stand. This method of placing an astronaut in a specified position using the robotic arm was used on subsequent shuttle missions to…

  • Spacewar! (electronic game)

    electronic game: From chess to Spacewar! to Pong: Martin Graetz, and others created Spacewar! (1962) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This game began as a demonstration program to show off the PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1) minicomputer donated by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) to MIT and the new Precision CRT Display Type 30 attached to it. This…

  • SpaceX (American corporation)

    SpaceX, American aerospace company founded in 2002 that helped usher in the era of commercial spaceflight. It was the first private company to successfully launch and return a spacecraft from Earth orbit and the first to dock a spacecraft with the International Space Station (ISS). Headquarters are

  • Spacey, Kevin (American actor)

    Kevin Spacey, American actor on stage and screen, especially known for his dynamic roles in dark comedies. When Spacey was a young boy, his family moved frequently, ultimately settling in southern California. In high school he began taking drama classes and subsequently appeared in numerous school

  • spacing (ecology)

    animal social behaviour: Social interactions involving movement: The benefits of forming dispersal swarms, flocks, and coalitions are considered similar to the advantages of living in aggregations as both exploit the potential benefits of living in groups. Moving about in groups can provide additional advantages, such as the reduction in turbulence and energy savings accrued by geese…

  • Spad (French aircraft)

    fighter aircraft: VII and the French Spad were attaining speeds of 135 miles (215 km) per hour. Most of these were biplanes made of wooden frames and cloth skins, as were many of the standard interwar fighters.

  • Spade, David (American actor, comedian, and writer)

    Adam Sandler: …as vehicles for friends, including David Spade and Rob Schneider. While continuing to star in such comedies as Mr. Deeds (2002) and Anger Management (2003), Sandler made forays into drama with Punch-Drunk Love (2002) and Spanglish (2004). The latter performances won him critical accolades. He reunited with Barrymore in the…

  • Spade, Sam (fictional character)

    Sam Spade, fictional character, the quintessential hard-boiled private detective, the protagonist of a novel (The Maltese Falcon, 1930) and several short stories by Dashiell

  • spade-leaf philodendron (plant, Philodendron hastatum)
  • spade-leaf philodendron (plant, Philodendron domesticum)

    philodendron: Major species: …include the spade-leaf philodendron (P. domesticum), with triangular leaves up to 60 cm (24 inches) long, and the tree philodendron (P. bipinnatifidum), with deeply cut leaves up to 1 metre (3 feet) long, both of which are striking plants that require considerable indoor space.

  • spadebill (bird)

    Spadebill, any of six species of New World flycatchers (family Tyrannidae, order Passeriformes) whose triangular bill is very broad and flat. The white-throated, or stub-tailed, spadebill (Platyrinchus mystaceus), scarcely 10 centimetres (4 inches) long, is the most widespread species; it inhabits

  • spadefish (fish)

    Spadefish, (family Ephippidae), any of about 17 species of marine fishes (order Perciformes), predominantly tropical though also found in temperate regions. In appearance the spadefishes are deep-bodied and laterally compressed, with five or six vertical black bands on a silvery body. The vertical

  • spadefoot toad (amphibian)

    Spadefoot toad, relatively smooth-skinned amphibian of either the Old World genus Pelobates or of the genera Scaphiopus and Spea of North America. All spadefoot toads are classified in the family Pelobatidae. Spadefoot toads have a broad, horny “spade” projecting from the inside of each hind foot

  • spades (card game)

    Spades, trick-taking card game of the whist family that became very popular in the United States in the 1990s, though reportedly some 40 years old by that time. It is played by four players in bridge-style partnerships, each being dealt 13 cards one at a time from a standard 52-card deck. Spades

  • spades (playing cards suit)

    spades: …or diamond but not a spade. Whoever plays the highest club wins the trick and leads to the next. Tricks are played in the usual way, except that trump (spades) may not be led until at least one player has used a spade to trump a trick when unable to…

  • Spadework (work by Woolley)

    archaeology: Excavation: …read books as Leonard Woolley’s Spadework (1953) and Digging Up the Past (1930) and Geoffrey Bibby’s Testimony of the Spade (1956) might appear to give credence to that view. Actually, much of the work of excavation is careful work with trowel, penknife, and brush. It is often the recovery of…

  • spadix (plant anatomy)

    angiosperm: Inflorescences: …the Araceae is called a spadix, and the underlying bract is known as a spathe. A catkin (or ament) is a spike in which all the flowers are of only one sex, either staminate or carpellate. The catkin is usually pendulous, and the petals and sepals are reduced to aid…

  • spadix (zoology)

    cephalopod: Reproduction and life cycles: …of Nautilus is termed the spadix.

  • Spadolini, Giovanni (Italian politician)

    Giovanni Spadolini, Italian politician (born June 21, 1925, Florence, Italy—died Aug. 4, 1994, Rome, Italy), was a prominent and respected elected official, editor, and author. Spadolini earned his law degree from the University of Florence, and at age 25 he joined the political science faculty t

  • spaghetti (pasta)

    Spaghetti, long, cordlike form of pasta

  • spaghetti eel (fish)

    eel: Annotated classification: Family Moringuidae (spaghetti eels) Anus in posterior half of body, degenerate, burrowing. 2 genera with about 6 species. Tropical Indo-Pacific and western Atlantic. Suborder Muraenoidei Frontal bones of skull paired, scales absent; reduced gill arch elements and reduced lateral line. Family Chlopsidae (Xenocongridae)

  • Spaghetti Incident?, The (album by Guns N’ Roses)

    Guns N' Roses: The 1993 album The Spaghetti Incident? generated further controversy by including a song written by mass murderer Charles Manson.

  • spaghetti western (film genre)

    Clint Eastwood: Early life and career: …westerns (popularly known as “spaghetti westerns”) directed by Sergio Leone: Per un pugno di dollari (1964; A Fistful of Dollars), Per qualche dollari in più (1965; For a Few Dollars More), and Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo (1966; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly).

  • Spagna, Piazza di (plaza, Rome, Italy)

    Rome: Piazza di Spagna: Running roughly southeast from the Piazza del Popolo, the Via del Babuino leads to the Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Square). An obelisk there was erected in 1857 to commemorate the 1854 promulgation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception. The fountain there,…

Your preference has been recorded
Check out Britannica's new site for parents!
Subscribe Today!
色色影院-色色影院app下载