1. Thick liquid or pasty substance or other material, which is used to lubricate or absorb something. 2. Paint, varnish, dressing, etc. which is used on the fabric of the wings of aircraft as protection.
A solution of fibre-forming polymer as prepared for extrusion through a spinneret. Note: A spinning solution is often referred to as 'dope', a term historically associated with the use of cellulose ethanoate (cellulose acetate) solutions as varnishes.
Drugs. The Doors: This band from L.A. with the great Jim Morrison as lead poet, anarchist and debaucher gave the hippie movement a passionate, if somewhat psychotic visionary. Their music, with its strong beat and Fender Rhodes chords define a certain style that meshed well with the psychedelic flower power generation.
Popular expression used to designate drugs. L.S.D.: Lysergic diethyl amide acid (LSD 25) is certainly the most used psychedelic drug. Stimulant: (Drug category) includes caffeine, nicotine, amphetamines, cocaine and crack.
An absorbent material; esp., in high explosives, the sawdust, infusorial earth, mica, etc., mixed with nitroglycerin to make a damp powder (dynamite, etc.) less dangerous to transport, and ordinarily explosive only by suitable fulminating caps.
Information concerning the previous performances of race horses, or other facts concerning them which may be of assistance in judging of their chances of winning future races; similar information concerning other sports; by extension, any information not generally known, especially when coming from an inside source; as, the inside dope.
DOPE, or Discrete Optimized Protein Energy, is a statistical potential used to assess homology models in protein structure prediction. DOPE is based on an improved reference state that corresponds to noninteracting atoms in a homogeneous sphere with the radius dependent on a sample native structure; it thus accounts for the finite and spherical shape of the native structures. It is implemented in the popular homology modeling program MODELLER and used to assess the energy of the protein model generated through many iterations by MODELLER, which produces homology models by the satisfaction of spatial restraints.