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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Byz·an·tine /ˈbɪzṇˌtin, ˈbaɪ, ˌtaɪn; bəˈzænˌ, baɪˈ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 By·zan·tine a. Of or pertaining to Byzantium. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Byzantium, now Constantinople; sometimes, applied to an inhabitant of the modern city of Constantinople.  [Written also Bizantine.]
 Byzantine church, the Eastern or Greek church, as distinguished from the Western or Roman or Latin church. See under Greek.
 Byzantine empire, the Eastern Roman or Greek empire from a. d. 364 or a. d. 395 to the capture of Constantinople by the Turks, a. d. 1453.
 Byzantine historians, historians and writers (Zonaras, Procopius, etc.) who lived in the Byzantine empire. --P. Cyc.
 Byzantine style Arch., a style of architecture developed in the Byzantine empire.
 Note: Its leading forms are the round arch, the dome, the pillar, the circle, and the cross. The capitals of the pillars are of endless variety, and full of invention. The mosque of St. Sophia, Constantinople, and the church of St. Mark, Venice, are prominent examples of Byzantine architecture.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Byz·ant Byz·an·tine n. Numis. A gold coin, so called from being coined at Byzantium. See Bezant.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of or relating to the Eastern Orthodox Church or the rites
             performed in it; "Byzantine monks"; "Byzantine rites"
      2: of or relating to or characteristic of the Byzantine Empire
         or the ancient city of Byzantium
      3: highly involved or intricate; "the Byzantine tax structure";
         "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning";
         "intricate needlework"; "an intricate labyrinth of refined
         phraseology"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty
         problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh,
         what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous
         legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for
         months" [syn: convoluted, intricate, involved, knotty,
          labyrinthine, tangled, tortuous]
      4: characterized by elaborate scheming and intrigue; devious;
         "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "a
         fine hand for Byzantine deals and cozy arrangements"
      n : a native or inhabitant of Byzantium or of the Byzantine