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Regard for or interest in someone or something:
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  1. Regard for or interest in someone or something:
  2. A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
  3. Interest in or regard for a person or thing
An incidental action performed by an actor on the stage to fill a pause between lines or to provide interesting detail.
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  1. An incidental action performed by an actor on the stage to fill a pause between lines or to provide interesting detail.
  2. Something involving one personally:
  3. A matter, affair, activity, etc.
A thing or person that one is responsible for
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  1. A thing or person that one is responsible for
  2. The liability for an act and the obligation to repair any damage caused by that act; in criminal law, a person’s mental capacity to understand and answer in court for her or his actions; guilt. See also competent and capacity. The liability for an act and the obligation to repair any damage caused by that act; in criminal law, a person’s mental capacity to understand and answer in court for her or his actions; guilt. See also competent and capacity.
  3. (Military) The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
A subject of concern, feeling, or action:
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  1. A subject of concern, feeling, or action:
  2. What all (material) things are made of; whatever occupies space and is perceptible to the senses in some way: in modern physics, matter and energy are regarded as equivalents, mutually convertible according to Einstein's formula, E = mc2 (i.e., energy equals mass multiplied by the square of the velocity of light); in dualistic thinking, matter is regarded as the opposite of mind, spirit, etc.
  3. Something that is the subject of discussion, concern, action, etc.; thing or affair
A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract. A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract.
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  1. A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract. A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract.
  2. A measure of efficiency expressed as the amount of work done per unit of energy used.
  3. An act or a course of action that is required of one by position, social custom, law, or religion:
One such consideration or argument
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  1. One such consideration or argument
  2. The subject of a paragraph, essay, speech, etc.
  3. (Linguistics) A word or phrase in a sentence, usually providing information from previous discourse or shared knowledge, that the rest of the sentence elaborates or comments on.
A person or animal that is the object of medical or scientific study:
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  1. A person or animal that is the object of medical or scientific study:
  2. A person under the authority or control of another; esp., a person owing allegiance to a particular ruler, government, etc.
  3. One concerning which something is said or done; a person or thing being discussed or dealt with:
(Linguistics) In traditional grammar, a distinct form of a noun, pronoun, or modifier that is used to express one or more particular syntactic relationships to other words in a sentence.
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  1. (Linguistics) In traditional grammar, a distinct form of a noun, pronoun, or modifier that is used to express one or more particular syntactic relationships to other words in a sentence.
  2. (Informal) A peculiar or eccentric person; a character.
  3. A question or problem; a matter:
Conditions surrounding and affecting a person, esp. financial conditions
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  1. Conditions surrounding and affecting a person, esp. financial conditions
  2. Any happening or fact; event
  3. An act, condition, event, or fact connected with another act, condition, event, or fact either as an accessory or as a contributing or determining element. An act, condition, event, or fact connected with another act, condition, event, or fact either as an accessory or as a contributing or determining element.
A particular state of affairs; a situation:
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  1. A particular state of affairs; a situation:
  2. (Informal) A complex, often neurotic liking, fear, aversion, etc. with regard to some person, thing, or activity
  3. The result of work or activity:
The procedure of putting such a matter to a vote
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  1. The procedure of putting such a matter to a vote
  2. A matter of concern or difficulty; a problem:
  3. A problem; matter open to discussion or inquiry
The function or characteristic action of a particular thing
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  1. The function or characteristic action of a particular thing
  2. The administrative personnel, executives, or staff working in such a place:
  3. The building, room, or series of rooms in which the affairs of a business, professional person, branch of government, etc. are carried on
A quantity whose value depends on the value given to one or more related quantities. For example, the area of a square is a function of the length of its sides.
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  1. A quantity whose value depends on the value given to one or more related quantities. For example, the area of a square is a function of the length of its sides.
  2. A special duty or performance required in the course of work or activity
  3. The action or purpose for which a person or thing is suited or employed, especially:
An act of carrying out some form of business between two persons.
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  1. An act of carrying out some form of business between two persons.
  2. A record of business conducted at a meeting; proceedings.
  3. Something transacted, especially a business agreement or exchange.
A particular action or course of action
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  1. A particular action or course of action
  2. A record of the business transacted by a learned society or other organized group
  3. The orderly sequence of events that constitute the progression of a lawsuit or judicial procedure from the time of commencement, through all acts and occurrences, until and including the execution of the final judgment. The orderly sequence of events that constitute the progression of a lawsuit or judicial procedure from the time of commencement, through all acts and occurrences, until and including the execution of the final judgment.
A process or action that is part of a series in some work
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  1. A process or action that is part of a series in some work
  2. An instance or method of efficient, productive activity:
  3. A process or series of acts involved in a particular form of work:
A physiological process:
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  1. A physiological process:
  2. A specified pursuit in which a person partakes.
  3. An educational process or procedure intended to stimulate learning through actual experience.
  1. A job or occupation.
  2. A strong urge to become religious.
  3. An inner urge or a strong impulse, especially one believed to be divinely inspired.
(Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
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  1. (Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
  2. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control.
  3. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
An occupying or being occupied; specif., the seizure and control of a country or area by military forces
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  1. An occupying or being occupied; specif., the seizure and control of a country or area by military forces
  2. An activity that serves as one's regular source of livelihood; a vocation.
  3. That which chiefly engages one's time; (one's) trade, profession, or business
A professing, or declaring; avowal, whether true or pretended
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  1. A professing, or declaring; avowal, whether true or pretended
  2. The body of persons in any such calling or occupation
  3. The act or ceremony of taking vows on formally entering a religious order
(Cycling) A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents.
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  1. (Cycling) A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents.
  2. The act of pursuing.
  3. An occupation, career, interest, etc. to which one devotes time and energy
(--- Law) A document in which a person binds himself or herself to undertake or refrain from doing a particular act.
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  1. (--- Law) A document in which a person binds himself or herself to undertake or refrain from doing a particular act.
  2. A social, legal, or moral requirement, such as a duty, contract, or promise, that compels one to follow or avoid a particular course of action:
  3. The state, fact, or feeling of being indebted to another for a special service or favor received:
(Informal) An example of a specified type, especially of something made or constructed. Often used in combination:
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  1. (Informal) An example of a specified type, especially of something made or constructed. Often used in combination:
  2. (Chiefly Brit.) A thing done supposedly in the public interest but actually for private gain
  3. The action of doing a task, duty, or piece of work
(Ecology) An area of land, less extensive than a region, having a characteristic plant and animal population.
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  1. (Ecology) An area of land, less extensive than a region, having a characteristic plant and animal population.
  2. An area of knowledge, activity, or interest:
  3. A division of the world, smaller than a region, with reference to the plants or animals found there
(Ecol.) Any of the primary biogeographic regions of the earth
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  1. (Ecol.) Any of the primary biogeographic regions of the earth
  2. An area or sphere, as of knowledge or activity:
  3. A region; sphere; area
Something, such as a quality, subject, or activity, that evokes this mental state:
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  1. Something, such as a quality, subject, or activity, that evokes this mental state:
  2. A state of curiosity or concern about or attention to something:
  3. A person or group of persons holding such a right, claim, or share:
An organization for carrying on missionary work in a territory.
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  1. An organization for carrying on missionary work in a territory.
  2. A body of persons sent to a foreign land by a religious organization, especially a Christian organization, to spread its faith or provide educational, medical, and other assistance.
  3. A goal or ambition to which a person or group is especially dedicated
A position or post of duty to which one is assigned:
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  1. A position or post of duty to which one is assigned:
  2. The act of assigning:
  3. The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation. The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation.
A difficult or tedious undertaking:
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  1. A difficult or tedious undertaking:
  2. A function to be performed; an objective:
  3. A piece of work assigned to or demanded of a person
A guaranty, pledge, or promise:
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  1. A guaranty, pledge, or promise:
  2. The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.
  3. That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
A linking up or connecting of two or more separate entities or of the parts, as military units, of a whole so that they can work together effectively
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  1. A linking up or connecting of two or more separate entities or of the parts, as military units, of a whole so that they can work together effectively
  2. An illicit love affair
  3. A sexual relationship, especially when at least one person is married or involved in a sexual relationship with someone else.
(Aerospace) The process of bringing two spacecraft together.
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  1. (Aerospace) The process of bringing two spacecraft together.
  2. A place where people are in the habit of meeting or gathering
  3. An agreement to meet; a location or time agreed upon to meet.
A secret or underhand scheme; a plot.
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  1. A secret or underhand scheme; a plot.
  2. The practice of or involvement in such schemes:
  3. A secret love affair
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  1. A lover.
  2. A love affair, esp. of an illicit or secret nature
  3. A love affair, especially an illicit one.
The state or fact of being intimate; intimate association; familiarity
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  1. The state or fact of being intimate; intimate association; familiarity
  2. The condition of being intimate.
  3. Feeling or atmosphere of closeness and openness towards someone else, not necessarily involving sexuality
A type of novel in which the emphasis is on love, adventure, etc.
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  1. A type of novel in which the emphasis is on love, adventure, etc.
  2. A love affair:
  3. An artistic work, such as a novel, story, or film, that deals with sexual love, especially in an idealized form.
The condition or fact of being related; connection or association.
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  1. The condition or fact of being related; connection or association.
  2. A continuing attachment or association between persons, firms, etc., specif., one between lovers
  3. A particular type of connection existing between people related to or having dealings with each other:
An affair; an adulterous relationship. Used colloquially to distinguish which type of affair, leaving less room for doubt.
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  1. An affair; an adulterous relationship. Used colloquially to distinguish which type of affair, leaving less room for doubt.
  2. A strong enthusiasm:
  3. An intimate sexual relationship or episode between lovers.
Casual romantic or sexual activity:
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  1. Casual romantic or sexual activity:
  2. A brief involvement or interest in something:
  3. Frivolous spending of time; dawdling:
(Informal) A trial effort; try
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  1. (Informal) A trial effort; try
  2. (Informal) A brief love affair
  3. A brief, casual sexual or romantic relationship.
An activity designed to give pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, amusement, or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games.
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  1. An activity designed to give pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, amusement, or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games.
  2. The pleasure afforded by being entertained; amusement:
  3. Something that entertains; interesting, diverting, or amusing thing; esp., a show or performance
The act of one that gathers
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  1. The act of one that gathers
  2. A meeting or get-together; a party or social function.
  3. (bookbinding) A section, a group of bifolios, or sheets of paper, stacked together and folded in half.
A special duty or performance required in the course of work or activity
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  1. A special duty or performance required in the course of work or activity
  2. A formal ceremony or elaborate social occasion
  3. Something closely related to another thing and dependent on it for its existence, value, or significance:
A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
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  1. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
  2. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
  3. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
Actual instance where a situation arises.
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  1. Actual instance where a situation arises.
  2. The action, fact, or instance of occurring:
  3. The act or fact of occurring
Trouble or difficulty:
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  1. Trouble or difficulty:
  2. A type of such substance:
  3. What all (material) things are made of; whatever occupies space and is perceptible to the senses in some way: in modern physics, matter and energy are regarded as equivalents, mutually convertible according to Einstein's formula, E = mc2 (i.e., energy equals mass multiplied by the square of the velocity of light); in dualistic thinking, matter is regarded as the opposite of mind, spirit, etc.
An occurrence of a disease or disorder:
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  1. An occurrence of a disease or disorder:
  2. Any individual or matter requiring or undergoing official or formal observation, study, investigation, etc.
  3. A question or problem; a matter:
An event in a narrative or drama.
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  1. An event in a narrative or drama.
  2. An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
  3. Something that happens as a result of or in connection with something more important; minor event or episode, specif. one in a novel, play, etc.
The variety of this activity in which a person is engaged:
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  1. The variety of this activity in which a person is engaged:
  2. A commercial enterprise or establishment:
  3. Something involving one personally:
An important affair; thing of some moment or significance
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  1. An important affair; thing of some moment or significance
  2. What all (material) things are made of; whatever occupies space and is perceptible to the senses in some way: in modern physics, matter and energy are regarded as equivalents, mutually convertible according to Einstein's formula, E = mc2 (i.e., energy equals mass multiplied by the square of the velocity of light); in dualistic thinking, matter is regarded as the opposite of mind, spirit, etc.
  3. Something that is the subject of discussion, concern, action, etc.; thing or affair
The result of work or activity:
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  1. The result of work or activity:
  2. (Informal) A complex, often neurotic liking, fear, aversion, etc. with regard to some person, thing, or activity
  3. A turn of events; a circumstance:
That which is done to celebrate
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  1. That which is done to celebrate
  2. The act or an instance of celebrating
Festive proceedings; things done in celebration
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  1. Festive proceedings; things done in celebration
  2. A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.
  3. Merrymaking; gaiety; joyful celebration
A festival; entertainment; esp., a gala entertainment held outdoors
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  1. A festival; entertainment; esp., a gala entertainment held outdoors
  2. An elaborate, often outdoor entertainment.
  3. An elaborate party.
A formal ceremony or elaborate social occasion
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  1. A formal ceremony or elaborate social occasion
  2. A special duty or performance required in the course of work or activity
  3. Something closely related to another thing and dependent on it for its existence, value, or significance:
A festive occasion, especially a lavish social event or entertainment.
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  1. A festive occasion, especially a lavish social event or entertainment.
  2. A festive occasion; festival; celebration
  3. (Countable) A showy and festive party.
A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
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  1. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
  2. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
  3. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
A gathering for social entertainment, or the entertainment itself, often of a specific nature
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  1. A gathering for social entertainment, or the entertainment itself, often of a specific nature
  2. A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity:
  3. A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission:
A party or gathering in the evening
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  1. A party or gathering in the evening
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  1. (Colloquial) A party, celebration, social function.
  2. (Informal) An entertainment; a party:
  3. (Chiefly Brit., Informal) A party or social event
(Informal) A heavy, crushing blow.
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  1. (Informal) A heavy, crushing blow.
  2. (Informal) A violent blow
  3. (Slang) A gala event or party
Serious work or endeavor:
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  1. Serious work or endeavor:
  2. The variety of this activity in which a person is engaged:
  3. A commercial enterprise or establishment:
Worry; anxiety
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  1. Worry; anxiety
  2. A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
  3. A business establishment or enterprise; a firm.
One who keeps watch.
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  1. One who keeps watch.
  2. (Informal) Concern; worry
  3. A person detailed to watch; sentry
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  1. A lover.
  2. A love affair, especially an illicit one.
  3. A love affair.
A feeling of brotherhood and good will toward other people
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  1. A feeling of brotherhood and good will toward other people
  2. An expression of one's love or affection
  3. An expression of one's affection:
An affair; an adulterous relationship. Used colloquially to distinguish which type of affair, leaving less room for doubt.
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  1. An affair; an adulterous relationship. Used colloquially to distinguish which type of affair, leaving less room for doubt.
  2. An intimate sexual relationship or episode between lovers.
  3. A strong enthusiasm:
A love affair:
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  1. A love affair:
  2. Excitement, love, and adventure of the kind found in such literature; romantic quality or spirit
  3. A love affair
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