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Mercuriality vs. Mercurial

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Mercurialitynoun

Mercurial behaviour.

Mercurialnoun

(obsolete) Any of the plants known as mercury.

Mercurialnoun

(astrology) Someone born under the influence of Mercury.

Mercurialnoun

A preparation of mercury, especially as a treatment for syphilis.

Mercurialadjective

(often capitalized, see Mercurial) Pertaining to the planet Mercury.

Mercurialadjective

(often capitalized, see Mercurial) Pertaining to the Roman god Mercury, the god of trade; hence, money-making; crafty..

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Mercurialadjective

(astrology) Born under the influence of the planet Mercury, and having such characteristics.

Mercurialadjective

Of, or pertaining to the element mercury; containing mercury; caused by the action of mercury or quicksilver.

Mercurialadjective

Having a volatile or lively character; quick-witted, changeable, animated.

Mercurialadjective

Volatile, changeable.

‘his mercurial temperament’;

Mercurialadjective

Having the qualities fabled to belong to the god Mercury; swift; active; sprightly; fickle; volatile; changeable; as, a mercurial youth; a mercurial temperament.

‘A mercurial manWho fluttered over all things like a fan.’;

Mercurialadjective

Having the form or image of Mercury; - applied to ancient guideposts.

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Mercurialadjective

Of or pertaining to Mercury as the god of trade; hence, money-making; crafty.

‘The mercurial wand of commerce.’;

Mercurialadjective

Of or pertaining to, or containing, mercury; as, mercurial preparations, barometer. See Mercury, 2.

Mercurialadjective

Caused by the use of mercury; as, mercurial sore mouth.

Mercurialnoun

A person having mercurial qualities.

Mercurialnoun

A preparation containing mercury.

Mercurialadjective

liable to sudden unpredictable change;

‘erratic behavior’; ‘fickle weather’; ‘mercurial twists of temperament’; ‘a quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment, utterly fragile the next’;

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Mercurialadjective

relating to or under the (astrological) influence of the planet Mercury;

‘the Mercurial canals’;

Mercurialadjective

relating to or having characteristics (eloquence, shrewdness, swiftness, thievishness) attributed to the god Mercury;

‘more than Mercurial thievishness’;

Mercurialadjective

relating to or containing or caused by mercury;

‘mercurial preparations’; ‘mercurial sore mouth’;

Mercurialadjective

subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind

‘his mercurial temperament’;

Mercurialadjective

of or containing the element mercury

‘gels containing organic mercurial compounds’;

Mercurialadjective

of the planet Mercury.

Mercurialnoun

a drug or other compound containing mercury

‘for twenty years organic mercurials were the most potent diuretics in clinical use’;

Mercurial

Mercurial is a distributed revision control tool for software developers. It is supported on Microsoft Windows and Unix-like systems, such as FreeBSD, macOS, and Linux.

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