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individual's strong point, talent; strongest part of a blade (located between the middle and the hilt); strong and forceful passage (Music)
loudly, powerfully, forcefully (Music)
loud, forceful, powerful (Music)
Forte Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
ADV
by chance; perhaps| perchance; as luck would have it
or -us| fortissimus -a -um ADJ
strong| powerful| mighty| vigorous| firm| steadfast| courageous| brave| bold
LATIN- ENGLISH (AZAD)
perchance.
Latin-English Online Dictionary
by chance, by luck, accidentally
Forte Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The stronger part of the blade of a sword; the part of half nearest the hilt; -- opposed to foible.
  
(n.)
The strong point; that in which one excels.
  
(a. & adv.)
Loudly; strongly; powerfully.
  
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forte
\for"te\ (fôr"t&asl; or fōr"t&asl;), adv. [it. forte, a. & adv., fr. l. fortis strong.] (mus.) loudly; strongly; powerfully.
forte
\forte\ (fōrt), n. [it. forte: cf. f. fort. see fort.]
1. the strong point; that in which one excels. the construction of a fable seems by no means the forte of our modern poetical writers.
2. the stronger part of the blade of a sword; the part of half nearest the hilt; -- opposed to foible.
forte
adj : used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the forte passages in the composition" [syn: loud]
[ant: piano] n

1. an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte" [syn: strong suit, long suit, metier, specialty, speciality, strong point, strength]
[ant: weak point ]

2. (music) with great loudness [syn: fortissimo]


3. the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible adv : used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly [syn: loudly]
[ant: piano]



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A strong point.
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
(synonym) strong suit, long suit, metier, specialty, speciality, strong point, strength
(hypernym) asset, plus
(hyponym) green thumb, green fingers
2. (music) with great loudness
(synonym) fortissimo
(hypernym) volume, loudness, intensity
(classification) music
3. the stronger part of a sword blade between the hilt and the foible
(hypernym) part, portion
(part-holonym) sword, blade, brand, steel

Adjective
1. used chiefly as a direction or description in music; "the forte passages in the composition"
(synonym) loud
(antonym) piano, soft
(similar) fortemente

Adverb
1. used as a direction in music; to be played relatively loudly
(synonym) loudly
(antonym) piano, softly
(pertainym) loud
Forte Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
International Relations and Security Acronyms
Fast On-orbit Recording of Transit Events
Forte Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
ETSI and 3GPP
FORmal TEchniques
Forte Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The Fast On-orbit Rapid Recording of Transient Events (FORTE, occasionally stylized as FORTÉ) is a lightweight satellite which was launched at about 8:30 AM on August 29, 1997 into a circular  low Earth orbit which is inclined 70 degrees relative to the Earth's equator, using a Pegasus XL rocket. It was developed and launched by the Sandia National Laboratory in cooperation with Los Alamos National Laboratory, as a testbed for technologies applicable to U.S. nuclear detonation detection systems used to monitor compliance with arms control treaties, and later to study lightning from space. The project was sponsored by the United States Department of Energy, and cost about US$35 million. It utilizes optical sensors, RF sensors, and an "event classifier" in order to make observations, including monitoring Very High Frequency (VHF) lightning emissions in the ionosphere occurring from between above the surface of the Earth, and it will be a component of the VHF Global Lightning and Severe Storm Monitor (V-GLASS) system. Its primary mission is to record and analyze bursts of RF energy rising from the surface of the Earth. FORTE is tall, weighs , and is the first all-composite spacecraft, its framework being made entirely of graphite-reinforced epoxy. It consists of three decks with aluminum honeycomb cores, and composite facing to support the onboard instruments.

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Forte or Forté may refer to:

Music
  • Forte (music), a musical dynamic meaning "loudly" or "strong"
  • Forte number, an ordering given to every pitch class set
  • Forte (notation program), a suite of musical score notation programs
  • Forte Drum and Bugle Corps, a Drum and Bugle Corps based in Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Forte (vocal group), a classical crossover singing trio

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Forte Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Basic Music Glossary
loud