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in zoology: see insectinsect,
invertebrate animal of the class Insecta of the phylum Arthropoda. Like other arthropods, an insect has a hard outer covering, or exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed legs. Adult insects typically have wings and are the only flying invertebrates.
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Naiad,

in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of NeptuneNeptune,
in astronomy, 8th planet from the sun at a mean distance of about 2.8 billion mi (4.5 billion km) with an orbit lying between those of Uranus and the dwarf planet Pluto; its period of revolution is about 165 years.
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Naiad

(nÿ -ad) A small satellite of Neptune, discovered in 1989. See Table 2, backmatter.

Naiad

 

a stage in the development of some insects (stoneflies, mayflies, and dragonflies). Naiads are aquatic forms. The analogous stage in the development of other arthropods is the nymph.

Naiad

[′nī‚ad]
(astronomy)
A satellite of Neptune orbiting at a mean distance of 30,000 miles (48,000 kilometers) with a period of 7.1 hours, and a diameter of about 34 miles (54 kilometers).

naiad

1. Greek myth a nymph dwelling in a lake, river, spring, or fountain
2. the aquatic larva of the dragonfly, mayfly, and related insects
3. any of certain freshwater mussels of the genus Unio
4. any monocotyledonous submerged aquatic plant of the genus Naias (or Najas), having narrow leaves and small flowers: family Naiadaceae (or Najadaceae)
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According to Bonetto (1967), there is a lack of determinant conchiological characters, and the great number of imprecise descriptions with no objectives and informative values seems to be general to all naiades in the world.
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TRAN held a hearing on the Naiades II programme, presented last September to boost inland waterway transport, whose modal share has decreased steadily compared with road transport.
The line ses petits pas fourchus alternent comme des trous dans un manteau blanc from Louys' "Le tombeau des naiades," set by Debussy, stands apart.Here the words are a quotation spoken by an ingenue.
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Baudelaire describes the uncanny brightness and vividness of objects in the absence of any light source in his dream, "Nul astre d'ailleurs, nuis vestiges / De soleil, meme au bas de ciel, / Pour illuminer ces prodiges, / Qui brillaient d'un feu personnel!" Nymphs resemble women because they share the narcissistic "feminine" tendency to contemplate their own beauty in a mirror as they gaze at their own reflections in ponds, "Non d'arbres, mais de colonnades / Les etangs dormants s'entouraient, / Ou de gigantesques naiades, / Comme des femmes, se miraient," (1: 102).
With awesome dexterity, Thomas brings the organ to life, filling Birmingham Cathedral with the soaring sounds of Schumann's Four Sketches and the more delicate timbre of Vierne's Naiades & Carillon de Westminster.
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The Council is expected to adopt a General Approach on the Directive regarding Professional Qualification of Workers in Inland Navigation, which is part of the so-called "NAIADES II package".
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