diligent application
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  • diligent — diligent, ente [ diliʒɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • fin XIIe; lat. diligens « attentif, zélé » 1 ♦ Vx Qui s applique avec soin à ce qu il fait. ⇒ appliqué, assidu, zélé. Un employé diligent. « Celle ci est adroite, soigneuse, diligente et surtout fidèle »… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • diligent — diligent, ente (di li jan, jan t ) adj. 1°   Qui a de la diligence, qui s applique avec attention. Un écolier diligent. Il est diligent en ses affaires.    Qui a le caractère de la diligence, en parlant des choses. •   Sans l avis diligent que j… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Diligent — Dil i*gent, a. [F. diligent, L. diligens, entis, p. pr. of diligere, dilectum, to esteem highly, prefer; di = dis + legere to choose. See {Legend}.] 1. Prosecuted with careful attention and effort; careful; painstaking; not careless or negligent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • diligent — dil•i•gent [[t]ˈdɪl ɪ dʒənt[/t]] adj. 1) constant and earnest in effort and application; attentive and persistent in doing something: a diligent student[/ex] 2) done or pursued with persevering attention; painstaking: a diligent search[/ex] •… …   From formal English to slang

  • diligent — adj. 1 careful and steady in application to one s work or duties. 2 showing care and effort. Derivatives: diligently adv. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L diligens assiduous, part. of diligere love, take delight in (as DI (2), legere choose) …   Useful english dictionary

  • equity aids the vigilant and diligent — A maxim of equity, sometimes stated as equity aids the vigilant, not the sluggards. The Latin form is aequitas subvenit vigilantibus non dormientibus. In application, the maxim is essentially the equivalent of the doctrine of estoppel. Equity… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • diligence — dil·i·gence / di lə jəns/ n: earnest and persistent application of effort esp. as required by law; also: care (1) see also due diligence Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Attention — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Attention >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 attention attention Sgm: N 1 mindfulness mindfulness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 intentness intentness intentiveness Sgm: N 1 alertness alertness Sgm: N 1 thought …   English dictionary for students

  • George Stephenson — Infobox Person name = George Stephenson caption = Mechanical Engineer and Inventor birth date = birth date|1781|6|9 birth place = Wylam, Northumberland, England death date = death date |1848|8|12| (age 67) death place = Tapton House, Chesterfield …   Wikipedia

  • Industry and Idleness — is the title of a series of 12 plot linked engravings created by William Hogarth in 1747, intending to illustrate to working children the possible rewards of hard work and diligent application and the sure disasters attending a lack of both.… …   Wikipedia

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