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The beginning or initial stage of something
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  1. The beginning or initial stage of something
  2. A setting out; beginning; start
  3. The initial stage of something; the beginning:
A person, book, document, etc. that provides information
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  1. A person, book, document, etc. that provides information
  2. One, such as a person or document, that supplies information:
  3. A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
(Informal) The beginning of some period
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  1. (Informal) The beginning of some period
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see day,‎ one.
The earliest form of an organism; a seed, bud, or spore.
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  1. The earliest form of an organism; a seed, bud, or spore.
  2. Something that may serve as the basis of further growth or development:
  3. Any microscopic organism, esp. one of the bacteria, that can cause disease
The core of a plant, fruit, or vegetable, such as a heart of palm.
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  1. The core of a plant, fruit, or vegetable, such as a heart of palm.
  2. One's prevailing mood or current inclination:
  3. The repository of one's deepest and sincerest feelings and beliefs:
(Gram.) The word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers
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  1. (Gram.) The word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers
  2. (Grammar) The word, phrase, or clause that determines what a pronoun refers to, as the children in The teacher asked the children where they were going.
  3. A preceding occurrence, cause, or event.
An act of beginning; an initial effort:
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  1. An act of beginning; an initial effort:
  2. A position of advantage over others, as in a race or an endeavor; a lead:
  3. An instance of beginning a race:
The first performance:
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  1. The first performance:
  2. A gap, breach, or aperture:
  3. Start of operations; formal beginning
The day when this takes place
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  1. The day when this takes place
  2. The act or time of commencing; beginning; start
  3. A beginning; a start.
The beginning of something; start; commencement
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  1. The beginning of something; start; commencement
The day when this takes place
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  1. The day when this takes place
  2. The act or time of commencing; beginning; start
  3. A beginning; a start.
A formal beginning or introduction.
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  1. A formal beginning or introduction.
  2. The formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a new condition, etc.
  3. The act of inaugurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.
The beginning of something; start; commencement
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  1. The beginning of something; start; commencement
A state of nascency; a quality of incipience.
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A ceremony, ritual, test, or period of instruction with which a new member is admitted to an organization or office or to knowledge.
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  1. A ceremony, ritual, test, or period of instruction with which a new member is admitted to an organization or office or to knowledge.
  2. The act or process of initiating something.
  3. The ceremony or conventions by which a person is initiated into a fraternity, club, etc.
The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built. (Compare: to splash a ship.)
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  1. The movement of a vessel from land into the water; especially, the sliding on ways from the stocks on which it is built. (Compare: to splash a ship.)
  2. (Nautical) The boat of the largest size and/or of most importance belonging to a ship of war, and often called the "captain's boat" or "captain's launch".
  3. (Nautical) An open boat of any size powered by steam, naphtha, electricity, or the like. (Compare Spanish lancha.)
An opening play or move.
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  1. An opening play or move.
  2. One that leads off.
  3. The first in a series of actions, moves, etc.
The first performance:
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  1. The first performance:
  2. A gap, breach, or aperture:
  3. Start of operations; formal beginning
(Uncountable) The process of bringing something into existence.
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  1. (Uncountable) The process of bringing something into existence.
An act of beginning; an initial effort:
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  1. An act of beginning; an initial effort:
  2. A position of advantage over others, as in a race or an endeavor; a lead:
  3. An instance of beginning a race:
Alternative spelling of kick-off.
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  1. Alternative spelling of kick-off.
  2. (Sports) A kick of a stationary ball from the middle of the field in soccer that starts play at the beginning of a half or after a goal has been scored.
  3. (Football) A place kick in football that starts play at the beginning of a half or after a team has scored.
The circumstances or conditions relating to this event, as its time or location:
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  1. The circumstances or conditions relating to this event, as its time or location:
  2. The act or process of bearing young; parturition:
  3. The set of characteristics or circumstances received from one's ancestors; inheritance:
The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.
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  1. The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.
  2. A beginning; a start.
  3. The first existence of anything; act or fact of commencing; rise; origin; beginning; start.
The beginning (of something)
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  1. The beginning (of something)
  2. A first appearance; a beginning:
  3. A female given name sometimes given to a girl born at that time of day.
The coming into being of something; the origin.
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  1. The coming into being of something; the origin.
  2. The way in which something comes to be; beginning; origin
  3. (Proper) The first book of the Bible, giving an account of the Creation
The beginning of something; start; commencement
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  1. The beginning of something; start; commencement
A state of incipiency; a quality of nascence.
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(Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
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  1. (Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
  2. The beginning or start of something:
  3. A beginning; start; appearance
The first performance:
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  1. The first performance:
  2. The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open:
  3. Start of operations; formal beginning
A coming into existence or use; beginning
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  1. A coming into existence or use; beginning
  2. The fact of originating; rise or derivation:
  3. Parentage; birth; lineage
The beginning or initial stage of something
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  1. The beginning or initial stage of something
  2. The initial stage of something; the beginning:
  3. A setting out; beginning; start
A device, such as a coil of wire, that returns to its original shape after being compressed or stretched. Because of their ability to return to their original shape, springs are used to store energy, as in mechanical clocks, and to absorb or lessen energy, as in the suspension system of vehicles.
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  1. A device, such as a coil of wire, that returns to its original shape after being compressed or stretched. Because of their ability to return to their original shape, springs are used to store energy, as in mechanical clocks, and to absorb or lessen energy, as in the suspension system of vehicles.
  2. That season of the year in which plants begin to grow after lying dormant all winter: in the North Temperate Zone, generally regarded as including the months of March, April, and May: in the astronomical year, that period between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice
  3. A usually rapid return to normal shape after removal of stress; recoil:
A signal to begin, as in a race
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  1. A signal to begin, as in a race
  2. A position of advantage over others, as in a race or an endeavor; a lead:
  3. An instance of beginning a race:
In generative linguistics, the generation of a linguistic structure through an ordered or partially ordered series of operations on other structures, such as the creation of a surface structure from a deep structure, or of a complex word from its morphological components.
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  1. In generative linguistics, the generation of a linguistic structure through an ordered or partially ordered series of operations on other structures, such as the creation of a surface structure from a deep structure, or of a complex word from its morphological components.
  2. The form or source from which something is derived; an origin.
  3. (--- Gram.) The process of forming words from bases by the addition of affixes other than inflectional morphemes, or by internal phonetic change
(Figuratively) that from which something flows or proceeds
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  1. (Figuratively) that from which something flows or proceeds
  2. A device from which poultry may drink
  3. One that initiates or dispenses; a source:
A source or origin of anything
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  1. A source or origin of anything
  2. A structure, often decorative, from which a jet or stream of water issues.
  3. A spring, especially the source of a stream.
An abundant source of knowledge, etc.
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  1. An abundant source of knowledge, etc.
  2. A spring that is the source of a stream
  3. The original or main source of anything
A woman who gives birth to a child.
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  1. A woman who gives birth to a child.
  2. A woman whose egg unites with a sperm, producing an embryo.
  3. A stringy slime composed of yeast cells and bacteria that forms on the surface of fermenting liquids and is added to wine or cider to start the production of vinegar.
A coming into existence or use; beginning
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  1. A coming into existence or use; beginning
  2. That in which something has its beginning; source; root; cause
  3. The fact of originating; rise or derivation:
A female person whose egg unites with a sperm or a male person whose sperm unites with an egg, resulting in the conception of a child or the birth of a child.
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  1. A female person whose egg unites with a sperm or a male person whose sperm unites with an egg, resulting in the conception of a child or the birth of a child.
  2. Anything from which other things are derived; source; origin
  3. A source or cause; an origin:
The records or documents authenticating such an object or the history of its ownership.
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  1. The records or documents authenticating such an object or the history of its ownership.
  2. Origin; derivation; source
  3. The history of the ownership of an object, especially when documented or authenticated. Used of artworks, antiques, and books.
Origin; derivation
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  1. Origin; derivation
  2. (Archaeology) Source; origin.
The close ties one has with some place or people as through birth, upbringing, long and sympathetic association, etc.
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  1. The close ties one has with some place or people as through birth, upbringing, long and sympathetic association, etc.
  2. The source, origin, or cause of an action, quality, condition, etc.
  3. A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
(By extension) The necessary basis for something to develop
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  1. (By extension) The necessary basis for something to develop
  2. (Agriculture) A healthy plant that is used as the base for grafting a scion
  3. A root system of a plant, often with a portion of the stem, to which a shoot or bud is grafted.
A person, book, document, etc. that provides information
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  1. A person, book, document, etc. that provides information
  2. One, such as a person or document, that supplies information:
  3. A person or thing from which something comes into being or is derived or obtained:
The season of the year between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to include the months of March, April, and May. In the Southern Hemisphere austral spring includes September, October, and November.
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  1. The season of the year between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to include the months of March, April, and May. In the Southern Hemisphere austral spring includes September, October, and November.
  2. A usually rapid return to normal shape after removal of stress; recoil:
  3. A device, such as a coil of wire, that returns to its original shape after being compressed or stretched. Because of their ability to return to their original shape, springs are used to store energy, as in mechanical clocks, and to absorb or lessen energy, as in the suspension system of vehicles.
A source of abundant supply; fount
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  1. A source of abundant supply; fount
  2. (--- Naut.) An enclosure in the hold of a ship for containing the pumps and protecting them from damage
  3. A compartment or recessed area in a ship, used for stowage:
(Grammar) Inchoative.
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  1. (Grammar) Inchoative.
  2. Beginning; introductory; initial
Beginning to exist or appear:
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  1. Beginning to exist or appear:
  2. In the first stage of existence; just beginning to exist or to come to notice
Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first:
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  1. Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first:
  2. Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
  3. Having to do with, indicating, or occurring at the beginning
Beginning; introductory; initial
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  1. Beginning; introductory; initial
  2. Tending or used to initiate.
  3. Introductory; initial.
Introducing; giving a preview or idea of
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  1. Introducing; giving a preview or idea of
  2. Used or serving as an introduction; preliminary
  3. Of, relating to, or constituting an introduction; initial or preparatory:
Alternative spelling of leadoff.
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  1. Alternative spelling of leadoff.
  2. (Baseball) Designating or of the first batter in a lineup or of an inning
  3. Beginning something by leading the way.
Maturing or developing relatively soon:
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  1. Maturing or developing relatively soon:
  2. Occurring in the near future:
  3. Of or occurring near the beginning of a given series, period of time, or course of events:
Preceding all others in a series; before any other; 1st
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  1. Preceding all others in a series; before any other; 1st
  2. Corresponding in order to the number one.
  3. Ranking above all others, as in importance or quality; foremost:
Having to do with, indicating, or occurring at the beginning
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  1. Having to do with, indicating, or occurring at the beginning
  2. Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first:
  3. Designating the first letter or letters of a word.
(Bot.) Growing from the base of a stem
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  1. (Bot.) Growing from the base of a stem
  2. Of primary importance; basic.
  3. Being the base or basis; basic; fundamental
A simple programming language developed in the 1960s that is widely taught to students as a first programming language.
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  1. A simple programming language developed in the 1960s that is widely taught to students as a first programming language.
  2. Designating, of, or resulting from a process of manufacturing steel from high-phosphorus iron, in which the refining agent is a basic slag formed from a basic furnace lining and the addition of lime
  3. Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis:
Of or relating to an elementary school or elementary education:
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  1. Of or relating to an elementary school or elementary education:
  2. Of, relating to, or involving the fundamental or simplest aspects of a subject:
  3. Of or having to do with the formal instruction of children in basic subjects
Of or relating to basic facts or principles; elementary:
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  1. Of or relating to basic facts or principles; elementary:
  2. Basic; minimal; with less than, or only the minimum, necessary.
  3. Elementary
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