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daughter

[′dȯd·ər]
(nuclear physics)
The immediate product of radioactive decay of an element, such as uranium. Also known as decay product; radioactive decay product.

daughter

(mathematics, data)
(Or "child", "successor") In a tree, a node pointed to by a parent, i.e. another node closer to the root node.
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She saw that her daughter was in love with him, but tried to comfort herself with the thought that he was an honorable man, and would not do this.
The good Irishman, therefore, thinking he had now an opportunity to do an act of service to his uncle, and by that means might possibly obtain his favour, stept up to Jones, and cried out, "Upon my conscience, sir, you may be ashamed of denying your having seen the gentleman's daughter before my face, when you know I found you there upon the bed together.
My daughter," continued Danglars, "when a father asks his daughter to choose a husband, he has always some reason for wishing her to marry.
Fragment #67 -- Scholiast on Euripides, Orestes 249: Steischorus says that while sacrificing to the gods Tyndareus forgot Aphrodite and that the goddess was angry and made his daughters twice and thrice wed and deserters of their husbands.
Mrs General was the daughter of a clerical dignitary in a cathedral town, where she had led the fashion until she was as near forty- five as a single lady can be.
The mother and daughter slowly descended the stairs together -- the first dressed in dark brown, with an Indian shawl thrown over her shoulders; the second more simply attired in black, with a plain collar and cuffs, and a dark orange-colored ribbon over the bosom of her dress.
THE DAUGHTER [violently] Will you please keep your impertinent remarks to yourself?
This declaration having been made, and the duke having settled in his own mind what he would do in the matter, the ladies in black withdrew, and the duchess gave orders that for the future they were not to be treated as servants of hers, but as lady adventurers who came to her house to demand justice; so they gave them a room to themselves and waited on them as they would on strangers, to the consternation of the other women-servants, who did not know where the folly and imprudence of Dona Rodriguez and her unlucky daughter would stop.
Ginevra alone was able to endure his glance, for her eyes flamed also, and the daughter was worthy of the sire.
In the meantime the King's daughter, who could also run well, as well as an ordinary man could, reached the stream, and hastened back with her pitcher full of water.
But this deserted condition of the place had been the determining reason for the choice made by Monsieur Stangerson and his daughter.
She instructed her daughter in the tenets of her religion and taught her to aspire to higher powers of intellect and an independence of spirit forbidden to the female followers of Muhammad.