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Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of bees.

[From Latin apis, bee.]


(Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling bees
[C19: from Latin apiānus, from apis bee]


(ˈeɪ pi ən)

of or pertaining to bees.
[1860–65; < Latin api(s) bee + -an1]
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Adj.1.apian - relating to or having the characteristics of beesapian - relating to or having the characteristics of bees
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The link between apocalyptic prophecies and the cordiform maps is directly demonstrable through the inclusion of a fictional toponym, Magog, found the cordiform maps of Peter Apian and, in 1538, (33) Gerhard Mercator (Fig.
Such eclecticism is tightly bound to the apian simile: as an eclectic gathers things out of their context (the Greek etymology of the word comes from the verb [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], "gather," and the preposition [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], "from"), so does the bee collect nutrients from different flowers.
His early training even suited him for the the necessary killing of Apian.
Apian metaphor is not reducible, then, to the particular political or religious positions in whose service bees were deployed.
In a letter to Tommaso da Messina (Book I, 8), Petrarch recalls Seneca's apian metaphor (Ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales, 84) and sustains the importance of transforming what is taken from other writers and conveying it in one's own words and style.
The poem concludes by linking the bees to art as the means by which human beings come to know such goodness: "The essence of this apian husbandry, / although ephemeral, gives evidence, / at least, that meaning goes beyond the bee, / a providential legacy--art's sense" ("Honey").
Os trabalhos geograficos ao longo destes dois seculos --16 e 17--oscilam entre os dois padroes e, tal qual na obra de Peter Apian (Astronomicum caesareum e Cosmographicus liber, 1524), ha consciencia da coexistencia das duas grandes atitudes metodologicas.
To be a great institution we pledge to life map our students and then to see them through to the first phases of their individualized life plan; apian that distinctively defines success for them.
First, antebellum-era world and universal history textbooks are really accounts of places and time periods that other writers such as Oliver Goldsmith or Barthold Neihbur have spliced together from a collection of ancient sources such as Livy, Tacitus, Sallust and Apian of Alexandria.
For each session, apian was developed to arrange for the social workers in each field office to attend the session.
She saw the Perseus by Cellini and the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, the Apian Way with its aqueducts outside Rome.
It is written that in the first century AD, that Roman Emperor Nero positioned people along the Apian Way to hand-pass buckets of ice from the Alps to his banquet hall where it was blended with honey and wine.