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Ring is a Germanic word with various cognates (e.g. identical in Dutch and German) for a circular form, object or concept. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... A circular may be: the adjective form of circle an advertisement which is circulated a Pastoral letter, Encyclic, or Papal bull that is circulated between churches a circular argument is a term for a type of logical fallacy where the very thing that is trying to be proved is assumed...

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May refer to the part of the human anatomy which most of us refer to as arsehole Though size and colour may vary by purpose and artistic design, the basic shape is always circular. They can have symbolical meanings and uses, e.g. as insignia.

A finger ring is a band worn as type of ornamental jewellery around a finger; it is the most common current meaning of the word ring. ... Magic ring is an article of jewlery that appears frequently in fantasy and fairytale. ... The bearers of the Rings of Power in Peter Jacksons The Fellowship of the Ring The Rings of Power are fictional artifacts from J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth legendarium. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pope Benedict XVIs Ring The Ring of the Fisherman, also known as the Piscatory Ring and the Pescatorio (in Italian), is an official part of the regalia worn by the Pope, who is described by the Roman Catholic Church (of which he is the head) as the successor of... An arm ring is a band of metal, usually a precious metal, worn as an ornament around the bicep of the upper arm. ... A sex toy is a term for any object or device that is primarily used in facilitating human sexual pleasure. ... A Kayan girl with neck rings. ... A torc, also spelled torq or torque (from Latin torqueo, to twist, because of the twisted shape of the collar) is a rigid circular necklace that is open-ended at the front. ... An earring is a piece of jewelry that is worn on the ear. ... Body piercing is a form of body modification. ... Sketch of female foot with toe ring A toe ring is a ring made out of various metals and non-metals worn on any of the toes. ...


Endoscopic image of Schatzki ring, seen in the esophagus with the gastro-esophageal junction in the background. ... Tinnitus (IPA pronunciation: or ,[1] from the Latin word for ringing[2]) is the perception of sound in the human ear in the absence of corresponding external sound(s). ...


In mathematics, a ring is an algebraic structure in which addition and multiplication are defined and have properties listed below. ... An annulus In mathematics, an annulus (the Latin word for little ring, with plural annuli) is a ring-shaped geometric figure, or more generally, a term used to name a ring-shaped object. ...

Science and engineering

  • Ring structure, in chemistry, molecules such as aromatic hydrocarbons and heterocyclic compounds
  • Ring molecule or cyclic molecule, in chemistry, molecules such as cycloalkanes
    • Small cycloalkanes can experience ring stress
  • Planetary ring, a flat disc-shaped ring of matter orbiting a planet
  • Growth rings, usually a synonym for tree rings
  • Ring species, populations in biology which are difficult to properly categorize into separate species
  • Ring circuit, ring final circuit
  • Ring armature, in electric motors
  • O-ring, a loop of elastomer with an o-shaped cross-section, used as a mechanical seal
  • Piston ring, an open-ended ring that fits into a groove on the outer diameter of a piston

An aromatic hydrocarbon (abbreviated as AH) or arene [1] is a hydrocarbon, the molecular structure of which incorporates one or more planar sets of six carbon atoms that are connected by delocalised electrons numbering the same as if they consisted of alternating single and double covalent bonds. ... Pyridine a simple heterocyclic compound Heterocyclic compounds are organic compounds which contain a ring structure containing atoms in addition to carbon, such as sulfur, oxygen or nitrogen, as part of the ring. ... cyclobutane Cycloalkanes (also called naphthenes) are chemical compounds with one or more carbon rings to which hydrogen atoms are attached according to the formula CnH2n. ... A planetary ring is a ring of dust and other small particles orbiting around a planet in a flat disc-shaped region. ... The growth rings of an unknown tree species, at Bristol Zoo, England. ... In this diagram, interbreeding populations are represented by coloured blocks. ... A ring circuit (more formally a ring final circuit; informally a ring main or just a ring) is an electrical wiring technique that provides two paths for the live, neutral and earth lines by wiring a ring of cable, or sometimes three separate cores in conduit. ... A ring armature is an armature for a dynamo or motor that has the conductors wound on a ring. ... Typical O-ring and application An O-ring is a loop of elastomer with a round (o-shaped) cross-section used as a mechanical seal. ... Spring-loaded piston rings. ...


In computer science, hierarchical protection domains, often called protection rings, are a mechanism to protect data and functionality from faults (fault tolerance) and malicious behaviour (computer security). ... Token-Ring local area network (LAN) technology was developed and promoted by IBM in the early 1980s and standardised as IEEE 802. ... A web ring is group of related web pages linked to each other in a sequence that forms a ring. ...


WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 52. ...


Boxing and wrestling

The boxing ring is the space in which a boxing match occurs. ... Front cover of the first issue of Ring Magazine Ring Magazine is a boxing magazine that was first published in 1922. ... A ring is usually anything resembling a circle, or a noise that cycles rapidly. ... Ring of Honor (ROH) is an American independent professional wrestling promotion. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


  • Ring (Baxter novel) (1994), a science fiction novel by Stephen Baxter
  • Ring (1999), a video game based loosely on Richard Wagner's opera.
  • Rings (Sonic the Hedgehog) (beginning 1991), items which provide protection against injury and bonus points in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series
  • Rings (local IBM clubs), the term used to describe local organizations affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Magicians
  • Juggling ring a juggling prop

Der Ring des Nibelungen, commonly called in English by its translated title The Ring of the Nibelung, is a cycle of four epic music dramas. ... The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by the English academic J. R. R. Tolkien. ... Ringworld is a Hugo and Nebula award-winning 1970 science fiction novel by Larry Niven, set in his Known Space universe. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Rings is a 1985 Iranian horror mystery film. ... cover of the British print by Harper Collins Ring is a horror novel by Koji Suzuki set in modern day Japan. ... Ring ) is a 1998 Japanese horror mystery film from director Hideo Nakata, adapted from a novel of the same name by Koji Suzuki. ... The Ring is a 2002 American remake of the 1998 Japanese horror film, Ring (which was also known as Ringu). ... Ring is a 1994 science fiction book by author Stephen Baxter. ... Ring: The Legend of the Nibelungen is a 1999 computer game developed for the PC by Cryo Interactive. ... The Sonic the Hedgehog series is a franchise of video games released by Sega starring their mascot character Sonic the Hedgehog. ... The International Brotherhood of Magicians has a number of local clubs, located throughout the world, known as Rings. ... Juggling rings are together with balls and clubs regarded as the three basic juggling props. ...


A bell is a simple sound-making device. ... A telephone ring is the sound generated when an incoming call is received. ... The rings or still rings is an artistic gymnastics apparatus. ... In punctuation, the term ring is usually reserved for the ring above diacritic mark ˚ (looks similar to °). The ring may be combined with some letters of the extended Latin alphabets. ... A canal ring is the name given to a series of canals that make a complete loop. ... For the American political term, see Inside the Beltway and Beltway bandits. ... Organized crime or criminal organizations are groups or operations run by criminals, most commonly for the purpose of generating a monetary profit. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Onion rings are a type of fast food commonly found in the United States, Canada, and other places. ... Female Human Anatomy Male Human Anatomy This article is about the bodily orifice. ... British slang // Yorkshire colloquialisms London slang Cockney rhyming slang Some slang words are shared between British and American English, with a difference in spelling only. ... Ringette is a team sport played on an ice surface. ... Sam Jacks (April 23, 1915 - 1975) is the Canadian inventor of the sport of ringette. ... Curling is a team sport with similarities to bowls and bocce, played on a rectangular sheet of carefully prepared ice by two teams of four players each. ... The emblem of the Scout Association of Hong Kong The Scout Association of Hong Kong (香港童軍總會) is the sole Scout organisation in Hong Kong, recognized by the World Organization of the Scout Movement. ... Grasshopper Scouts (小童軍), Grasshopper Section, or simply Grasshoppper, is a Scout Section of The Scout Association of Hong Kong in Hong Kong for 6 to 8 year old boys and girls. ... General Name, Symbol, Number tungsten, W, 74 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 6, 6, d Appearance grayish white, lustrous Standard atomic weight 183. ... The squared circle from a WWE house show. ...

See also

  Results from FactBites:
One Ring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2878 words)
The Ring remained hidden in the river bed for almost two millennia, until it was discovered on a fishing trip by a Stoor Hobbit named Déagol.
A recent interpretation by Danish author Peter Kjaerulff is that the Ring symbolises The Cursed Ring, a device described by both Plato in his Republic (the Ring of Gyges), and in Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung operas, besides Tolkien.
Frodo uses the ring to escape Boromir on the slopes of Amon Hen.
The One Ring - Tolkien Gateway (1978 words)
The One Ring was created by the Dark Lord Sauron during the Second Age in order to enlarge his own might by combining it with the power of the Elven Smiths, and thus to give him control over the other Rings of Power, which had been made by Celebrimbor and his people with Sauron's influence.
The One Ring was forged secretly in the fires of Mount Doom.
Unlike the lesser Rings, it bore no gem, but its identity could be determined by a simple (though little-known) test: when heated in a fire, it displayed in fiery Tengwar letters in the Black Speech of Mordor a section of poetry from part of its lore - the Ring-inscription.
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