Docimastic art, metallurgy, or the art of assaying metals; the art of separating metals from foreign matters, and determining the nature and quantity of metallic substances contained in any ore or mineral.

(Doc`i*mol"o*gy) n. [Gr. a test + -logy.] A treatise on the art of testing, as in assaying metals, etc.

(Doc"i*ty) n. Teachableness. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U. S.]

(Dock) n. [AS. docce; of uncertain origin; cf. G. docken-blätter, Gael. dogha burdock, OF. doque; perh. akin to L. daucus, daucum, Gr. a kind of parsnip or carrot, used in medicine. Cf. Burdock.] (Bot.) A genus of plants some species of which are well-known weeds which have a long taproot and are difficult of extermination.

Yellow dock is Rumex crispus, with smooth curly leaves and yellow root, which that of other species is used medicinally as an astringent and tonic.

(Dock), n. [Cf. Icel. dockr a short tail, Fries. dok a little bundle or bunch, G. docke bundle, skein, a short and thick column.]

Docetism to Dodecandria

(Doc"e*tism) n. (Eccl. Hist.) The doctrine of the Docetæ.

(Doch"mi*ac) a. (Pros.) Pertaining to, or containing, the dochmius.

(||Doch"mi*us) n. [L., fr. Gr. .] (Pros.) A foot of five syllables (usually — - - ).

(Doc`i*bil"i*ty Doc"i*ble*ness) n. [L. docibilitas.] Aptness for being taught; teachableness; docility.

To persons of docibility, the real character may be easily taught in a few days.

The docibleness of dogs in general.

(Doc"i*ble) a. [L. docibilis, fr. docere to teach.] Easily taught or managed; teachable. Milton.

(Doc"ile) a. [L. docilis,fr. docere to teach; cf. Gr. and L. discere to learn, Gr. learned, knowing: cf. F. docile. Cf. Doctor, Didactic, Disciple.]

1. Teachable; easy to teach; docible. [Obs.]

2. Disposed to be taught; tractable; easily managed; as, a docile child.

The elephant is at once docible and docile.
C. J. Smith.

(Do*cil"i*ty) n. [L. docilitas, fr. docilis: cf. F. docilité.]

1. teachableness; aptness for being taught; docibleness. [Obs. or R.]

2. Willingness to be taught; tractableness.

The humble docility of little children is, in the New Testament, represented as a necessary preparative to the reception of the Christian faith.

(Doc"i*ma*cy) n. [Gr. an assay, examination, fr. to examine fr. assayed, tested, fr. to take, approve: cf. F. docimasie.] The art or practice of applying tests to ascertain the nature, quality, etc., of objects, as of metals or ores, of medicines, or of facts pertaining to physiology.

(Doc`i*mas"tic) a. [Gr. : cf. F. docimastique.] Proving by experiments or tests.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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