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chameleon

EnglishEdit

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Cape Dwarf Chameleon

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English camelion, from Old French cameleon, from Latin chamaeleon, from Ancient Greek χαμαιλέων (khamailéōn), from χαμαί (khamaí, on the earth, on the ground) + λέων (léōn, lion). Spelling relatinized early 18c.

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NounEdit

chameleon (plural chameleons)

  1. A small to mid-size reptile, of the family Chamaeleonidae, and one of the best known lizard families able to change color and project its long tongue.
  2. A person with inconstant behavior; one able to quickly adjust to new circumstances.
  3. (physics) A hypothetical scalar particle with a non-linear self-interaction, giving it an effective mass that depends on its environment: the presence of other fields.

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AdjectiveEdit

chameleon (not comparable)

  1. Describing something that changes color.
    The wall was covered with a chameleon paint.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ chameleon” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online
  2. ^ chameleon” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  3. ^ chameleon” in MacMillan Dictionary, American edition; “chameleon” in MacMillan Dictionary, British edition

CzechEdit

NounEdit

chameleon m

  1. chameleon