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ves·tig·i·al

(ves-tij'ē-ăl),
Relating to a vestige.
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vestigial

(vĕ-stĭj′ē-əl, -stĭj′əl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or constituting a vestige.
2. Biology Occurring or persisting as a rudimentary or degenerate structure.

ves·tig′i·al·ly adv.
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ves·tig·i·al

(ves-tij'ē-ăl)
Relating to a vestige.
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vestigial

Pertaining to a VESTIGE.
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It's hard to imagine that this surreal black comedy was ever considered commercial material, even two decades ago, when Broadway was still a vestigially accommodating place for new plays.
(3) The overriding concern of Proust: in A la recherche du temps perdu Proust is much occupied with the ravages of time-including (among many others) the way in which we lose hold of parts of our life as they sink out of the sight of memory (or are retained only vestigially).
In effect, Brown's quest to achieve full integration took him through the process of filling in the fractional status that existed vestigially for African Americans in the U.S.
In the end, perhaps, they became for him - albeit vestigially and partially - the ultimate goal, the beguiling dream and fulfilment of all his life (as also his eventual claim to be the 'mentor' of a future British King).
Once in a while there would be plotless ballet with virtually no scenery and vestigially designed costumes - Serge Lifar's Suite en Blanc, for example, or John Taras's Mozartiana or David Lichine's music-free Le Creation, I suppose for that matter Balanchine's Serenade.
The accompanying picture gallery exhibited Gianfranco Fini, leader of the quasi-rehabilitated neo-Fascist party, along with his center and right associates, Buttiglione and Casini, joint remnants of a Christian Democratic version of the vital center," which, while perhaps Christian enough, was never more than vestigially democratic.
However, it may be too much to say that they are continuing to use it in the sense of `swift', since it is unlikely that this sense survives even vestigially into the classical language.
Rochaix seems to regard the Athenian Theatre of Dionysus as just as much his text as the play itself, and he stages that text by incorporating it, vestigially and organically, into his mise-en-scene.
The special feminine plurals survive only vestigially, in the forms on - nah, 3:11.
Remane (1952; cited in Hennig, 1966) suggested that even complex structures could be regained if they were vestigially present at other stages of development.
All imperforate tracheary elements are moderately thin-walled septate fibers, with small simple or vestigially bordered pits (Fig.
Nevertheless, insofar as it makes you the object, the new device is the inverse of the old timekeeping technology it vestigially resembles.