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acid

1. any substance that dissociates in water to yield a sour corrosive solution containing hydrogen ions, having a pH of less than 7, and turning litmus red
2. a slang name for LSD
3. Chem
a. of, derived from, or containing acid
b. being or having the properties of an acid
4. (of rain, snow, etc.) containing pollutant acids in solution
5. (of igneous rocks) having a silica content of more than 60% of the total and containing at least one tenth quartz
6. Metallurgy of or made by a process in which the furnace or converter is lined with an acid material

What does it mean when you dream about acid?

Can refer to something eating away at one’s insides. Alternatively, maybe an idea, a relationship, or a product is going through the “acid test.” Might also allude to an “acid tongue.”

acid

[′as·əd]
(chemistry)
Any of a class of chemical compounds whose aqueous solutions turn blue litmus paper red, react with and dissolve certain metals to form salts, and react with bases to form salts.
A compound capable of transferring a hydrogen ion in solution.
A substance that ionizes in solution to yield the positive ion of the solvent.
A molecule or ion that combines with another molecule or ion by forming a covalent bond with two electrons from the other species.

ACID

(programming)
A mnemonic for the properties a transaction should have to satisfy the Object Management Group Transaction Service specifications. A transaction should be Atomic, its result should be Consistent, Isolated (independent of other transactions) and Durable (its effect should be permanent).

The Transaction Service specifications which part of the Object Services, an adjunct to the CORBA specifications.

ACID

(Atomic, Consistent, Isolated, Durable) The properties of a transaction in a well-designed database management system (DBMS). The transaction must be ATOMIC (all updating tasks must be completed or nothing is done), CONSISTENT (it cannot leave the database in a state that violates any integrity rules), ISOLATED (remain invisible to other operations until completed) and DURABLE (will complete or be reversed if the system fails in the interim).
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A little more acidly, I hazard a tasteless joke about the news of the day: "You know who is more disappointed than Yankee fans that it was Cory Lidle who flew into that building in New York?
Thousands, my family included, petitioned the home secretary to commute the sentence to life imprisonment, but it seemed that this dim-witted, illiterate youth must be made an example - what we British did "to encourage the others", as the French intellectual Voltaire acidly remarked in the 18th century.
It is not, of course, and as the moral philosopher and historian Alasdair MacIntyre acidly observed, belief in such rights "is one with belief in witches and unicorns.
As some of the United players bathed in the glory, saying that nothing in their careers could match that moment, Keane acidly questioned their future ambition.
Cherry revealed that Huffman's harried Lynette is based on his mother when he was a child, while Cross' acidly demure Bree is based on his mother in his teen years.
Meanwhile elaborate and costly preparations had been made, eagles and bees (for assiduity) chosen as suitable symbols, some sort of imperial regalia including an alleged sword of Charlemagne, collected, gowns and robes specially designed for the occasion and the interior of Notre-Dame turned into something more like a Roman temple (in which, someone commented acidly, 'God Himself would lose His bearings').
Impractical requirements to guarantee 'uninterrupted supply' of products without bringing any benefit to patients' access to new products were also voted", EFPIA remarked, acidly.
It's a shame that this acidly honest take on teenage life won't be seen by the audience it speaks to most directly.
He acidly pointed out to the Commons chairman that he was the "constituency MP most directly concerned".
One program scheduled the acidly funny Educated with the poignant White Like the Moon but also the amateurish Deborah Morris.
Then Judge Doumar--as reported by Katharine Seelye in the August 13 New York Times--responded acidly to a two-page statement presented to the court from one Michael Mobbs, a special adviser to the undersecretary of defense for policy.
Acidly, she marks the fact that her ex-lover Helen once thought her "brave" and "original," but now that Helen is married to Margaret's brother, she finds Selina only "cynical.