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Kingdoms

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[CP] The three Kingdoms of ancient Egypt represent peaks in the development of early Egyptian society, separated by phases of disorder and decline. The Old Kingdom spans the 3rd ...

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A Dictionary of Zoology (5 ed.)

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2020
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... In taxonomy , one of the major groups into which organisms are placed. In the widely-used five-kingdom system of classification the kingdoms are: Bacteria ; Protoctista ; Animalia ; Fungi; and Plantae (plants). The kingdoms are grouped into two superkingdoms: Prokarya, containing the kingdom Bacteria; and Eukarya , containing the remaining four kingdoms. In the three-domain classification system, kingdoms are ranked below the domains...

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A Dictionary of Plant Sciences (4 ed.)

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2019
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... In taxonomy , one of the major groups into which organisms are placed. In the widely-used five-kingdom system of classification the kingdoms are: Bacteria ; Protista; Animalia; Fungi ; and Plantae ( see also protoctista ). The kingdoms are grouped into two superkingdoms: Prokarya , containing the kingdom Bacteria; and Eukarya , containing the remaining four kingdoms. In the three-domain classification system, kingdoms are ranked below the domains...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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... come into ( or to ) your kingdom achieve recognition or supremacy. till ( or until ) kingdom come forever. informal to kingdom come into the next world. informal 🅘 Kingdom come is the next world or eternity; it comes from the clause in the Lord’s Prayer thy kingdom come . 1996 Total Sport Graham Gooch may be fast approaching his mid-forties but the old boy still clatters most bowlers to Kingdom...

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine (2 ed.)

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2019

...kingdom Any of the major groupings used to classify living organisms. Most modern schemes have six kingdoms: Monera, Archaea, Protista, Plantae, Animalia, Fungi, but in some schemata Archaea are included within Monera, making only five kingdoms...

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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... the highest level of taxonomic classification. All organisms fall into one of three currently accepted kingdoms, each of which has unique and unifying characteristics: eukaryotes, prokaryotes, and...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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... Topmost level (taxon) of the most widely adopted taxonomy for living organisms, the Five Kingdoms system. The Five Kingdoms are Animalia ( animal ), Plantae ( plant ), Fungi ( fungus ), Prokaryotae , and Protoctista . Two subkingdoms are often recognized within Prokaryotae, Archaebacteria and Eubacteria , but the bacteria are so diverse that many taxonomists think they comprise more than one kingdom. Some believe that they merit the status of a new, even higher category, domain . See also eukaryote ; plant...

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A Dictionary of Biology (8 ed.)

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2019
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...kingdom In traditional classification systems, the highest category into which organisms are classified. The original two kingdoms, Plantae ( see plant ) and Animalia ( see animal ), were over time supplemented by others to give five kingdoms: Bacteria (or Prokaryotae; see bacteria ), Protoctista (including protozoa and algae), Fungi ( see fungi ), Plantae, and Animalia. However, the discovery of the archaea led taxonomists to suggest a superordinate category in the taxonomic hierarchy—the domain . Modern molecular systematics supports the...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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... n . 1. A state or nation ruled by a king or queen. 2. Any of the highest taxonomic groups into which nature is divided, traditionally the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms, but now comprising animals, plants, fungi (which resemble plants but lack chlorophyll and do not grow by photosynthesis), protists (single-celled eukaryotic organisms such as protozoans), monera (single-celled prokaryotes such as bacteria), and viruses (subcellular organisms). Animal and plant kingdoms are further subdivided into...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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... One of the major categories in the scientific system of classification for organisms ( taxonomy ). In the five-kingdom system of classification the kingdoms are: Bacteria , Protoctista , Fungi , Plantae , and Animalia ; Bacteria are sometimes divided into two groups within the kingdom Monera . In the three-domain classification and the two-domain eocyte hypothesis kingdoms are ranked below domains . See also biological classification...

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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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... In taxonomy , one of the major groups into which organisms are placed. In the widely used five-kingdom system of classification the kingdoms are: Bacteria ; Protoctista ; Animalia ; Fungi ; and Plantae . The kingdoms are grouped into two superkingdoms: Prokarya , containing the kingdom Bacteria; and Eukarya , containing the remaining four kingdoms. In the three-domain classification system and eocyte hypothesis , kingdoms are ranked below the domains...

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World Maps

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2004

...United Kingdom Physical map Political map Edinburgh Central Edinburgh Central Edinburgh London Central London Central London...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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2015
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...kingdom A kingdom in Central Africa, established south of the River Congo by 1300 which became one of the most powerful kingdoms in the region. The Kongo people traded over long distances, exploiting iron and salt mines. On Loanda Island they had a monopoly of nzimbu shells, which provided a local currency. It was the first African kingdom after Ethiopia to be converted to Christianity, by Portuguese missionaries in the 16th century. The Portuguese also brought the slave trade, which encouraged civil wars and weakened the Kongo kingdom by the mid-17th...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (5 ed.)

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...United Kingdom , The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland since 1922 when ‘Southern Ireland’ achieved independence as the Irish Free State. Previously the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland when the two realms united on 1 January 1801 . In 1707 a united Kingdom of Great Britain was established when the Scottish Parliament agreed to dissolve itself so that the Kingdom of the Scots could join the Kingdom of England and Wales. This formal union followed the personal union in 1603 when James VI , King of Scots, had also become ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
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History, Local and Family History
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...Kingdom . The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was formed in 1801 . In 1922 southern Ireland became independent, since when the UK has consisted of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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History, Local and Family History
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...Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was formed in 1801 . In 1922 southern Ireland became independent, since when the UK has consisted of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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Archaeology, History
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...Kingdom [CP] The period preceding the Middle Kingdom during which the 3rd to 6th Dynasty kings ruled over Egypt and were buried in colossal stone pyramids. Broadly the period c .2658–2150 bc...

Kerma kingdom

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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...kingdom [CP] An independent Nubian kingdom or city‐state of the early 2nd millennium bc , based at the site of Kerma near the third cataract of the River Nile in modern Sudan. One of the states of Kush , the Kerma kingdom reached its height around 1700 bc following a contraction of the Egyptian civilization during the 13th Dynasty. Heavily involved in long‐distance trade, it accumulated considerable wealth. Kerma rulers were buried under huge barrows up to 80 m across. The Kerma kingdom ended with the Egyptian reconquest of Nubia during the 18th...

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World Flags

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2004

...Kingdom The flag of the United Kingdom was officially adopted in 1801. The first Union flag, combining the cross of St George (England) and the cross of St Andrew (Scotland), dates from 1606. In 1801, the cross of St Patrick, Ireland's emblem, was added to form the present...

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A Dictionary of Agriculture and Land Management

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2019
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Social sciences
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33 words

...Kingdom Term describing England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. It is distinct from the name Great Britain , which is the collective name of England, Wales, and Scotland and their associated...

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The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
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Music
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...Kingdom, The . Oratorio, op. 51 ( 1906 ), by Elgar , for four soloists, chorus, and orchestra, to a biblical text compiled by the composer; Elgar composed it as a sequel to The *Apostles...

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