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An object that is one member of a group or class:
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  1. An object that is one member of a group or class:
  2. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion:
  3. A portion or part that has been separated from a whole:
(Grammar) A sentence fragment.
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  1. (Grammar) A sentence fragment.
  2. An incomplete or isolated portion; a bit:
  3. A small part broken off or detached.
A very small piece broken from a baked item, such as a cookie, cake, or bread.
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  1. A very small piece broken from a baked item, such as a cookie, cake, or bread.
  2. The soft inner portion of bread.
  3. The soft part of bread within the crust
In Morse and similar codes, the short sound or signal used in combination with the dash and silent intervals to represent letters, numbers, or punctuation.
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  1. In Morse and similar codes, the short sound or signal used in combination with the dash and silent intervals to represent letters, numbers, or punctuation.
  2. (Music) A point after a note or rest, increasing its time value by one half
  3. A woman's marriage portion; a dowry.
(Physics) A body whose spatial extent and internal motion and structure, if any, are irrelevant in a specific problem.
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  1. (Physics) A body whose spatial extent and internal motion and structure, if any, are irrelevant in a specific problem.
  2. (Ecclesiastical) A portion or fragment of the Eucharistic host.
  3. A very small piece or part; a tiny portion or speck.
The smallest bit; iota.
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  1. The smallest bit; iota.
  2. A trifling amount; the smallest bit
A small amount or degree; bit
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  1. A small amount or degree; bit
  2. Esp. in England, a dessert made with spongecake pieces spread with jam, sprinkled as with sherry, and layered in a large bowl with custard, fruit, whipped cream, etc.
  3. A kind of pewter of medium hardness
A very small object, creature, or particle.
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  1. A very small object, creature, or particle.
  2. Any of numerous small or minute arachnids of the order Acarina, including species that damage crops or stored food and species that are parasitic on animals and often transmit disease.
  3. A coin of very small value, especially an obsolete British coin worth half a farthing.
The relative size of the particles composing a substance or pattern:
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  1. The relative size of the particles composing a substance or pattern:
  2. The smallest unit in the system of weights used in the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada, equal to .0648 gram: one pound avoirdupois equals 7,000 grains; one pound troy or apothecaries' weight equals 5,760 grains
  3. The fruits of cereal grasses especially after having been harvested, considered as a group:
The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.
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  1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.
  2. A very small amount; a bit:
  3. A bank account that earns interest and pays it to a third party, generally a charity; the principal is typically being held in escrow by the accountholder.
The least bit; an iota:
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  1. The least bit; an iota:
  2. The least bit; jot; iota
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  1. A surname​.
  2. The tiniest bit; an iota.
  3. A small diacritic mark, such as an accent, vowel mark, or dot over an i.
A spark; a flash.
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  1. A spark; a flash.
  2. A minute amount; an iota or trace.
  3. A particle; the least trace
A group that formed by splitting off from a larger membership.
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  1. A group that formed by splitting off from a larger membership.
  2. A thin, sharp piece of wood, bone, etc., made by splitting or breaking; sliver
  3. A sharp, slender piece, as of wood, bone, glass, or metal, split or broken off from a main body.
A group or collection; pack; bunch
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  1. A group or collection; pack; bunch
  2. A piece, as of land, usually a specific part of a large acreage or estate
  3. A portion or part
A person's lot or fate.
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  1. A person's lot or fate.
  2. A woman's dowry:
  3. A part that is allotted to a person or group, as:
A thing like a drop in shape or size, as a pendent earring or a small piece of candy
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  1. A thing like a drop in shape or size, as a pendent earring or a small piece of candy
  2. The quantity of liquid contained in such a mass, especially when measured out by a dropper.
  3. A central place or establishment where something, such as mail, is brought and subsequently distributed.
A tiny drop.
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  1. A tiny drop.
  2. A very small drop, esp. of liquid
The act or condition of trickling.
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  1. The act or condition of trickling.
  2. A slow, small, or irregular quantity that moves, proceeds, or occurs intermittently.
A tiny falling drop of liquid.
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  1. A tiny falling drop of liquid.
  2. A small amount or portion.
  3. A small portion or part.
A small quantity scattered or sparsely distributed.
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  1. A small quantity scattered or sparsely distributed.
  2. A small amount of (some liquid, powder or other fine substance) that is sprinkled on to something.
  3. A small number, quantity, or amount, esp. one that is sprinkled, scattered, or thinly distributed
A small amount; bit
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  1. A small amount; bit
A tasty dish
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  1. A tasty dish
  2. One that is delightful and extremely pleasing.
  3. A small piece or amount; bit
A soft mass or blob, as of some food; lump
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  1. A soft mass or blob, as of some food; lump
  2. A large lump or portion of a solid matter:
  3. A small quantity of liquid; splash, jigger, dash, etc.
One skilful or proficient; an expert; an adept.
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  1. One skilful or proficient; an expert; an adept.
  2. A small flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, especially Limanda limanda; a flounder.
  3. (US) A sand dab, a small flatfish of genus Citharichthys.
In Morse and similar codes, the long sound or signal used in combination with the dot and silent intervals to represent letters or numbers.
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  1. In Morse and similar codes, the long sound or signal used in combination with the dot and silent intervals to represent letters or numbers.
  2. A swift, violent blow or stroke:
  3. Either of two marks (— or –), used in printing and writing to indicate a break in sentence structure or a parenthetical element, or to connect numbers showing a range of dates, times, etc.
An emergency situation:
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  1. An emergency situation:
  2. The act or an instance of pinching.
  3. An amount that can be held between thumb and forefinger:
(Computing) a textfile containing a relatively small amount of code, useless by itself, along with instructions for inserting that code into a larger codebase
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  1. (Computing) a textfile containing a relatively small amount of code, useless by itself, along with instructions for inserting that code into a larger codebase
  2. A small piece, scrap, or portion, specif. of information from a book, report, etc.
  3. A tiny piece or part
Heavy hand shears used esp. for cutting sheet metal
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  1. Heavy hand shears used esp. for cutting sheet metal
  2. A small piece cut or clipped off.
  3. (Informal) One that is small or slight in size or stature.
A long, narrow strip or piece made by cutting or tearing
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  1. A long, narrow strip or piece made by cutting or tearing
  2. A very small piece or amount; fragment; particle
(Obs.) Any of the indivisible particles postulated by philosophers as the basic component of all matter
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  1. (Obs.) Any of the indivisible particles postulated by philosophers as the basic component of all matter
  2. (Physics & Chemistry) The smallest unit of an element, having all the characteristics of that element and consisting of a very small and dense central nucleus containing protons and neutrons, surrounded by one or more shells of orbiting electrons. Atoms remain undivided in chemical reactions except for the donation, acceptance, or exchange of valence electrons.
  3. An extremely small part, quantity, or amount.
A tiny amount; a bit:
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  1. A tiny amount; a bit:
  2. A small spot, mark, or stain
A small particle; a tiny bit.
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  1. A small particle; a tiny bit.
  2. A group of two or more atoms linked together by sharing electrons in a chemical bond. Molecules are the fundamental components of chemical compounds and are the smallest part of a compound that can participate in a chemical reaction.
A tiny computer for remote sensing. Also known as smartdust.
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  1. A tiny computer for remote sensing. Also known as smartdust.
  2. (Obsolete) A place of meeting for discussion.
  3. (Obsolete) A body of persons who meet for discussion, especially about the management of affairs.
(Zool.) A hard covering, as a shell, plate, scale, or elytron
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  1. (Zool.) A hard covering, as a shell, plate, scale, or elytron
  2. (Zoology) A tough scale or covering, such as the elytron of a beetle.
  3. A fragment or broken piece, esp. of pottery; potsherd
One of the small, round disks or counters used in poker and other gambling games as a token for money
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  1. One of the small, round disks or counters used in poker and other gambling games as a token for money
  2. A small, thin piece of semiconductor bearing numerous circuits integrated into its substrate. A chip smaller than a fingernail can hold millions of circuits. Most of a computer's circuitry is built from chips mounted on circuit boards.
  3. A place where a small piece has been chipped off
An aliquot portion or any portion.
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  1. An aliquot portion or any portion.
  2. A number that compares part of an object or a set with the whole, especially the quotient of two whole numbers written in the form a/b . The fraction1 /2 , which means 1 divided by 2, can represent such things as 10 pencils out of a box of 20, or 50 cents out of a dollar.
  3. A small part, amount, degree, etc.; portion
A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which precedes spinning.
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  1. A strand, or slender roll, of cotton or other fiber in a loose, untwisted state, produced by a carding machine and ready for the roving or slubbing which precedes spinning.
  2. Bait made of pieces of small fish. Compare kibblings.
  3. A small narrow piece, portion, or plot:
Any of the parts into which a body is separated or separable; division; section
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  1. Any of the parts into which a body is separated or separable; division; section
  2. The portion of a sphere included between a pair of parallel planes that intersect it or are tangent to it.
  3. (Geom.) A part of a figure, esp. of a circle or sphere, marked off or made separate by a line or plane, as a part of a circular area bounded by an arc and its chord
A portion of railroad track maintained by a single crew.
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  1. A portion of railroad track maintained by a single crew.
  2. A part of a city, country, etc.; district or region
  3. A part or division of a book, newspaper, etc.
Such a cube or piece made of sugar crystals bound together with sugar syrup
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  1. Such a cube or piece made of sugar crystals bound together with sugar syrup
  2. An irregularly shaped mass or piece.
  3. A solid mass of no special shape, esp. one small enough to be taken up in the hand; hunk
A relatively thin, broad piece cut from an object having some bulk or volume
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  1. A relatively thin, broad piece cut from an object having some bulk or volume
  2. A portion or share:
  3. A part, portion, or share
A thin, shaved off slice of wood, metal, or other material.
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  1. A thin, shaved off slice of wood, metal, or other material.
  2. The act of one that shaves.
  3. The action of a person or thing that shaves
A portion of something, typically half. A portion of something, typically half.
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  1. A portion of something, typically half. A portion of something, typically half.
  2. A half; either of two equal, or more or less equal, parts
  3. A part, portion, or share.
(Statistics) A set of data or elements drawn from a larger population and analyzed to estimate the characteristics of that population.
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  1. (Statistics) A set of data or elements drawn from a larger population and analyzed to estimate the characteristics of that population.
  2. A small amount of sound, music, etc. taken from one context, digitized and recorded, edited, and used again in another context
  3. A part, piece, or item taken or shown as representative of a whole thing, group, species, etc.; specimen; pattern
A sample, as of tissue, blood, or urine, used for analysis and diagnosis.
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  1. A sample, as of tissue, blood, or urine, used for analysis and diagnosis.
  2. (Informal) A (specified kind of) individual or person
  3. An organism, part of an organism, or fossil that has been collected and usually preserved, especially for display or scientific research.
A system of grouping or classifying in a series of steps or degrees according to a standard of relative size, amount, rank, etc.
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  1. A system of grouping or classifying in a series of steps or degrees according to a standard of relative size, amount, rank, etc.
  2. An ordered system of numbering or indexing that is used as a reference standard in measurement, in which each number corresponds to some physical quantity. Some scales, such as temperature scales, have equal intervals; other scales, such as the Richter scale, are arranged as a geometric progression.
  3. A similar part in other animals, such as one of the thin flat overlapping structures that cover the wings of butterflies and moths.
(Slang) A somewhat eccentric person; an oddball.
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  1. (Slang) A somewhat eccentric person; an oddball.
  2. A small piece; a bit.
  3. A relatively thin, sharp-edged stone fragment removed from a core or from another flake by striking or prying, serving as a tool or blade itself or as a blank for making other tools.
(Northern England) A slice of meat.
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  1. (Northern England) A slice of meat.
  2. A roll or fold of flesh on the body.
  3. A portion or piece; esp., a small slice of meat
A passage or sequence selected or quoted from a book, article, film, etc.; extract
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  1. A passage or sequence selected or quoted from a book, article, film, etc.; extract
  2. A passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as a literary or musical composition, a document, or a film.
A small piece; bit; fragment; shred
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  1. A small piece; bit; fragment; shred
  2. Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing.
  3. Discarded metal in the form of machinery, auto parts, etc. suitable only for reprocessing
An essential element or constituent; integral portion which can be separated, replaced, etc.
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  1. An essential element or constituent; integral portion which can be separated, replaced, etc.
  2. Any of several equal portions or fractions that can constitute a whole or into which a whole can be divided:
  3. An organ, member, or other division of an organism:
A type of propagation characteristic of plants that spread by means of newly formed parts such as bulbs, suckers, or rhizomes.
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  1. A type of propagation characteristic of plants that spread by means of newly formed parts such as bulbs, suckers, or rhizomes.
  2. A group of several ships of similar type forming a tactical unit under a single command in the US Navy.
  3. Anything separated or distinguished from the whole or from the larger unit of which it is a part
An equitable portion:
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  1. An equitable portion:
  2. One of the equal parts into which the capital stock of a company is divided:
  3. A part or portion belonging to, distributed to, contributed by, or owed by a person or group:
A constituent, such as a chemical compound or element, present in quantities less than a standard limit.
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  1. A constituent, such as a chemical compound or element, present in quantities less than a standard limit.
  2. A visible mark, such as a footprint, made or left by the passage of a person, animal, or thing.
  3. A bar or rod, hinged at either end to another part, that transfers movement from one part of a machine to another.
A small, barely detectable amount of.
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  1. A small, barely detectable amount of.
  2. A very small amount or degree; perceptible trace
  3. Information in a computer-based font that suggests how the outlines of the font's glyphs should be distorted in order to produce, at specific sizes, a visually appealing pixel-based rendering. Also known as hinting.
A very small amount, degree, etc.
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  1. A very small amount, degree, etc.
  2. A sensation caused by touching, esp. one that is characteristic of a particular substance or texture; tactile quality; feel
  3. (Rugby, Soccer) The part of the field outside the sidelines
A little child, esp. a boy
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  1. A little child, esp. a boy
  2. A small amount; a little bit.
  3. A small amount, degree, extent, etc.
A short piece in a newspaper or magazine.
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  1. A short piece in a newspaper or magazine.
  2. A single article or unit in a collection, enumeration, or series.
  3. An article; unit; separate thing; particular; entry in an account
A considerable portion
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  1. A considerable portion
  2. (Computing) A discrete segment of a file, stream, etc. (especially one that represents audiovisual media); a block.
  3. A part of something that has been separated.
A fragment or shaving that has been pared.
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  1. A fragment or shaving that has been pared.
  2. A thin piece or strip pared off, as of the skin of a potato
  3. The act of one who pares something
The sense of what is proper, seemly, or least likely to give offense in a given social situation:
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  1. The sense of what is proper, seemly, or least likely to give offense in a given social situation:
  2. That one of the five senses that is stimulated by contact of a substance with the taste buds and is capable of distinguishing basically among sweet, sour, salt, and bitter: the flavor of any specific substance is usually recognized by its combined taste, smell, and texture
  3. An attitude or a style reflecting such ability or preferences on the part of a group of people of a particular time and place
A short, rapid burst of activity, often careless, as in cleaning up, etc.
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  1. A short, rapid burst of activity, often careless, as in cleaning up, etc.
  2. (Music) A phrase improvised by a soloist, especially on the guitar or banjo.
  3. A small quantity; a bit:
A tirade of abusive language (especially in the term "give someone a mouthful")
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  1. A tirade of abusive language (especially in the term "give someone a mouthful")
  2. A small amount, esp. of food
  3. The amount of food or other material that can be placed or held in the mouth at one time.
A brief excerpt or other small piece of information
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  1. A brief excerpt or other small piece of information
  2. An amount of food taken into the mouth at one time; a mouthful.
  3. The part of a tool or machine that presses against and maintains a firm hold on a working surface.
An ingredient added, especially to wine, to impart flavor or strength.
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  1. An ingredient added, especially to wine, to impart flavor or strength.
  2. Exact amount of a medicine or extent of some other treatment to be given or taken at one time or at stated intervals
  3. The amount of radiation delivered to a particular area or to a given part of the body
A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to116 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
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  1. A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to116 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
  2. A small amount; a bit:
  3. A random-access memory chip that must be recharged continually in order for stored data to be retained
The usually short end remaining after something bigger has been used up:
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  1. The usually short end remaining after something bigger has been used up:
  2. A short piece or length remaining after the main part has been removed or used up
  3. The part of a check or receipt retained as a record.
One that serves as an object of ridicule or contempt:
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  1. One that serves as an object of ridicule or contempt:
  2. A unit of volume equal to two hogsheads, usually the equivalent of 126 US gallons (about 477 liters).
  3. (Tanning) The part of a hide or pelt that covered the animal's backside
The lower end of a tree or plant remaining in the ground after most of the stem or trunk has been cut off
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  1. The lower end of a tree or plant remaining in the ground after most of the stem or trunk has been cut off
  2. A place or an occasion used for political or campaign oratory:
  3. A part, as of a branch, limb, or tooth, remaining after the main part has been cut away, broken off, or worn down.
A brief period of time:
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  1. A brief period of time:
  2. A small amount; a bit or fragment:
  3. A small portion, esp. one that is incomplete or disconnected; fragment; bit
A very small or insufficient amount (especially of a salary).
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  1. A very small or insufficient amount (especially of a salary).
  2. Plural form of peanut
Alternative spelling of chicken feed.
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  1. Alternative spelling of chicken feed.
  2. Food (usually grain) given to poultry.
  3. (Idiomatic) A very small or insignificant quantity, especially of money.
(Canada) A native of Smithers, British Columbia.
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  1. (Canada) A native of Smithers, British Columbia.
A very small quantity or amount.
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  1. A very small quantity or amount.
  2. A very small quantity or portion; a bit or mite:
A petty or insignificant error or flaw
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  1. A petty or insignificant error or flaw
  2. Any tiny spot
  3. A small dark speck or stain made by the excrement of a fly.
(Informal) The number of points, strokes, etc. added to or subtracted from a competitor's score as a handicap
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  1. (Informal) The number of points, strokes, etc. added to or subtracted from a competitor's score as a handicap
  2. The number of points, etc. assigned by gamblers to one side in a contest, in an attempt to equalize betting on both sides
  3. A small area of different color or texture from the main area of which it is a part; often, a mark made by some foreign matter; stain, blot, speck, patch, etc.
(Informal) A second serving of food.
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  1. (Informal) A second serving of food.
  2. A unit of time equal to1 /60 of a minute. &diamf3; A sidereal second is1 /60 of a sidereal minute, and a mean solar second is1 /60 of a mean solar minute.
  3. (Baseball, short for) second base
The current month:
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  1. The current month:
  2. A particular moment
  3. A period of time so short as to be almost imperceptible.
A unit of angular measurement equal to one sixtieth of a degree, or 60 seconds.
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  1. A unit of angular measurement equal to one sixtieth of a degree, or 60 seconds.
  2. 160 of an hour; sixty seconds
  3. A unit of time equal to1 /60 of an hour or 60 seconds. &diamf3; A sidereal minute is1 /60 of a sidereal hour, and a mean solar minute is1 /60 of a mean solar hour.
(Electronics) The time between alternating current power cycles (1/60 or 1/50 of a second)
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  1. (Electronics) The time between alternating current power cycles (1/60 or 1/50 of a second)
Not much
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  1. Not much
  2. Something much less than all:
  3. A short distance or time:
A trifling amount; the smallest bit
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  1. A trifling amount; the smallest bit
  2. The smallest bit; iota.
A value of a function that is less than any other value of the function over a specific interval.
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  1. A value of a function that is less than any other value of the function over a specific interval.
  2. The least possible quantity or degree.
  3. A sum of money set by a nightclub or restaurant as the least amount each patron must spend on food and drink.
A unit of length in the US Customary System equal to1 /12 of a foot (2.54 centimeters).
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  1. A unit of length in the US Customary System equal to1 /12 of a foot (2.54 centimeters).
  2. A very small degree or amount:
  3. A fall (of rain, snow, etc.) equal to the amount that would cover a surface to the depth of one inch
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  1. A surname​.
  2. The tiniest bit; an iota.
  3. A dot or other small mark used as a diacritic
A small amount; bit
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  1. A small amount; bit
The width of a hair, a very short distance or a very small amount
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  1. The width of a hair, a very short distance or a very small amount
(Uncountable) Utensils made from this particular kind of pewter.
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  1. (Uncountable) Utensils made from this particular kind of pewter.
  2. A kind of pewter of medium hardness
  3. Anything that is of little importance or worth.
A characteristic way of doing things:
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  1. A characteristic way of doing things:
  2. A prospect for a loan or handout:
  3. A sensation experienced in touching something with a characteristic texture:
A small amount or degree; a bit.
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  1. A small amount or degree; a bit.
  2. A small amount; a little bit.
  3. A little child, esp. a boy
The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.
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  1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.
  2. A bank account that earns interest and pays it to a third party, generally a charity; the principal is typically being held in escrow by the accountholder.
  3. A very small amount; a bit:
A coin of very small value, especially an obsolete British coin worth half a farthing.
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  1. A coin of very small value, especially an obsolete British coin worth half a farthing.
  2. Any of a large subclass (Acari) of tiny, sometimes microscopic, arachnids often parasitic upon animals, insects, or plants, or infesting prepared foods, including many species that transmit diseases
  3. Any of various very small arachnids of the subclass Acari that often live as parasites on other animals or plants. Like ticks and unlike spiders, mites have no division between the cephalothorax and abdomen.
A disconnected piece; a fragment.
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  1. A disconnected piece; a fragment.
  2. A small part; a bit:
  3. A number that compares part of an object or a set with the whole, especially the quotient of two whole numbers written in the form a/b . The fraction1 /2 , which means 1 divided by 2, can represent such things as 10 pencils out of a box of 20, or 50 cents out of a dollar.
Acceptance of a tissue graft or transplant without immunological rejection.
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  1. Acceptance of a tissue graft or transplant without immunological rejection.
  2. A tolerating or being tolerant, esp. of views, beliefs, practices, etc. of others that differ from one's own
  3. (Med.) The natural or developed ability to resist the effects of the continued or increasing use of a drug, etc.
(Economics) The minimum return that an enterprise may earn and still pay for itself.
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  1. (Economics) The minimum return that an enterprise may earn and still pay for itself.
  2. The difference between the face value of a loan and the market value of the collateral put up to secure it
  3. A limit in a condition or process, beyond or below which something is no longer possible or acceptable:
Any of the long, bristly hairs growing on each side of the upper lip of a cat, rat, etc.; vibrissa
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  1. Any of the long, bristly hairs growing on each side of the upper lip of a cat, rat, etc.; vibrissa
  2. One of the long stiff tactile bristles or hairs that grow near the mouth and elsewhere on the head of most mammals; a vibrissa.
  3. A single hair of a beard or mustache.
(Informal) A brief period of sleep.
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  1. (Informal) A brief period of sleep.
  2. A signal or hint conveyed by winking.
  3. The very brief time required for a wink; an instant.
Any of the fine, threadlike outgrowths from the skin of an animal or human being
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  1. Any of the fine, threadlike outgrowths from the skin of an animal or human being
  2. One of the fine strands that grow from the skin of mammals, usually providing insulation against the cold. Modified hairs sometimes serve as protective defenses, as in the quills of a porcupine or hedgehog, or as tactile organs, as in the whiskers (called vibrissae ) of many nocturnal mammals. Hair filaments are a modification of the epidermis of the skin and are composed primarily of keratin. Hair also contains melanin, which determines hair color.
  3. Fabric made from the hair of certain animals:
A row of the hairs fringing the eyelid.
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  1. A row of the hairs fringing the eyelid.
  2. Any of the short hairs fringing the edge of the eyelid.
  3. One of the hairs which grow along the edge of eyelids.
A type of bit having such a chain or strap
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  1. A type of bit having such a chain or strap
  2. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
  3. A chain or strap passed around a horse's lower jaw and attached to the bit: the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when the reins are pulled
A type of bit used on a bridle, which works by leverage and has shanks and a curb chain.
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  1. A type of bit used on a bridle, which works by leverage and has shanks and a curb chain.
  2. A horse's bit to which a curb is attached.
A bit for a horse, consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint.
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  1. A bit for a horse, consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint.
  2. A bit, usually light and jointed, attached to a bridle and having no curb
A comic effect or remark.
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  1. A comic effect or remark.
  2. A device for holding the jaws open for dental work or for any surgery inside the mouth
  3. Something forced into or put over the mouth to prevent speaking or crying out.
(Geol.) Sand, gravel, boulders, etc. moved and deposited by a glacier or by water arising from its melting ice
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  1. (Geol.) Sand, gravel, boulders, etc. moved and deposited by a glacier or by water arising from its melting ice
  2. Something moving along in a current of air or water:
  3. A gradual change in position:
Any of various hand tools, typically having a threaded shank and cross handle, used for boring holes in wood or ice.
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  1. Any of various hand tools, typically having a threaded shank and cross handle, used for boring holes in wood or ice.
  2. A narrow tool for boring holes in wood, etc., with a sharp end for cutting and spiral grooves for channeling the shavings out of the hole: it is larger than a gimlet
  3. A similar but larger tool, as for boring holes in the earth
A heavy harrow for breaking up clods of earth
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  1. A heavy harrow for breaking up clods of earth
  2. A device for slowing or stopping motion, as of a vehicle, especially by contact friction.
  3. A handle or lever on a machine
A harness, consisting of a headstall, bit, and reins, fitted about a horse's head and used to restrain or guide the animal.
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  1. A harness, consisting of a headstall, bit, and reins, fitted about a horse's head and used to restrain or guide the animal.
  2. A curb or check:
  3. Anything resembling a horse's bridle
A range of allowable behavior or responsibility:
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  1. A range of allowable behavior or responsibility:
  2. Control or restraint:
  3. A chain, rope, or strap attached to the collar or harness of an animal, especially a dog, and used to lead it or hold it in check.
A means or instrument of restraining
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  1. A means or instrument of restraining
  2. A device or other means of restraining movement:
  3. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
A bit for a horse, consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint.
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  1. A bit for a horse, consisting of two bars joined at the center, as by a joint.
  2. A bit, usually light and jointed, attached to a bridle and having no curb
To break up (flax, clods of earth, etc.) into smaller pieces
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  1. To break up (flax, clods of earth, etc.) into smaller pieces
  2. To slow down or stop with or as with a brake
  3. To operate or apply a brake.
To pull one's head back quickly with the chin drawn in as an expression of anger, scorn, pride, etc.
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  1. To pull one's head back quickly with the chin drawn in as an expression of anger, scorn, pride, etc.
  2. To control or restrain:
  3. To be angry or resentful; take offense:
To hold back by force; restrain
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  1. To hold back by force; restrain
  2. To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
  3. To keep within certain limits; confine or limit:
To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
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  1. To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
  2. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
  3. To check, restrain, or control (an impulse or activity, for example); rein in.
To take and keep with the hands or arms, or by other means; grasp; clutch; seize
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  1. To take and keep with the hands or arms, or by other means; grasp; clutch; seize
  2. To keep in custody:
  3. To keep from advancing or attacking
(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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  1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
  2. (Idiomatic) to act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power
(Idiomatic) To continue, to hold and to manage well.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To continue, to hold and to manage well.
  2. (Idiomatic) To restrain; to check.
To hold back; restrain:
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  1. To hold back; restrain:
  2. To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
  3. To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
To continue to have or hold; not lose or give up
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  1. To continue to have or hold; not lose or give up
  2. To save; reserve:
  3. To put customarily; store:
  1. To restrict or restrain
  2. To prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
  3. To hold back, refuse to give or share
In a particular relationship:
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  1. In a particular relationship:
  2. At or inside one's home, office, etc.
  3. (Sports) So as to score, as by crossing home plate in baseball:
To hold back from action; check; suppress; curb
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  1. To hold back from action; check; suppress; curb
  2. To hold back or keep in check; control:
  3. To keep under control
The soft inner portion of bread.
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  1. The soft inner portion of bread.
  2. (Slang) A worthless, disgusting, or despicable person
  3. A very small piece broken from a baked item, such as a cookie, cake, or bread.
A small, soft or moist bit of something
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  1. A small, soft or moist bit of something
  2. One skilful or proficient; an expert; an adept.
  3. (US) A sand dab, a small flatfish of genus Citharichthys.
A small quantity of something added
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  1. A small quantity of something added
  2. Either of two marks (— or –), used in printing and writing to indicate a break in sentence structure or a parenthetical element, or to connect numbers showing a range of dates, times, etc.
  3. A swift, violent blow or stroke:
Any small, round spot
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  1. Any small, round spot
  2. In Morse and similar codes, the short sound or signal used in combination with the dash and silent intervals to represent letters, numbers, or punctuation.
  3. (Music) A point after a note or rest, increasing its time value by one half
A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to116 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
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  1. A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to116 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
  2. A random-access memory chip that must be recharged continually in order for stored data to be retained
  3. A small amount; a bit:
A small globular piece of hard candy.
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  1. A small globular piece of hard candy.
  2. A trace or hint:
  3. A thing like a drop in shape or size, as a pendent earring or a small piece of candy
(Grammar) A sentence fragment.
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  1. (Grammar) A sentence fragment.
  2. An incomplete or isolated portion; a bit:
  3. A part broken away from a whole; broken piece
A relatively small discrete particulate or crystalline mass:
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  1. A relatively small discrete particulate or crystalline mass:
  2. The fruits of cereal grasses especially after having been harvested, considered as a group:
  3. The relative size of the particles composing a substance or pattern:
The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.
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  1. The ninth letter of the Greek alphabet.
  2. A bank account that earns interest and pays it to a third party, generally a charity; the principal is typically being held in escrow by the accountholder.
  3. A very small amount; a bit:
The smallest bit; iota.
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  1. The smallest bit; iota.
  2. A trifling amount; the smallest bit
The smallest unit of liquid measure, equal to160 fluid dram or about half a drop (0.0616 milliliter): the British and Canadian imperial minim equals160 of an imperial fluid dram or 0.0592 milliliter
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  1. The smallest unit of liquid measure, equal to160 fluid dram or about half a drop (0.0616 milliliter): the British and Canadian imperial minim equals160 of an imperial fluid dram or 0.0592 milliliter
  2. A unit of fluid measure, as:
  3. An insignificantly small portion or thing.
A very small object, creature, or particle.
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  1. A very small object, creature, or particle.
  2. A coin of very small value, especially an obsolete British coin worth half a farthing.
  3. Any of numerous small or minute arachnids of the order Acarina, including species that damage crops or stored food and species that are parasitic on animals and often transmit disease.
A small amount; bit
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  1. A small amount; bit
A small particle; a tiny bit.
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  1. A small particle; a tiny bit.
  2. The smallest particle of an element or compound that can exist in the free state and still retain the characteristics of the element or compound: the molecules of elements consist of one atom or two or more similar atoms; those of compounds consist of two or more different atoms
A scrap; a bit.
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  1. A scrap; a bit.
  2. (Now Chiefly Dial.) A scrap or fragment of food left from a meal
  3. A small scrap or leaving of food after a meal is completed.
A fluid ounce.
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  1. A fluid ounce.
  2. A unit of weight in the US Customary System, an avoirdupois unit equal to 437.5 grains (28.35 grams).
  3. Any small amount
(Physics) A body whose spatial extent and internal motion and structure, if any, are irrelevant in a specific problem.
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  1. (Physics) A body whose spatial extent and internal motion and structure, if any, are irrelevant in a specific problem.
  2. (Linguistics) An uninflected item that has grammatical function but does not clearly belong to one of the major parts of speech, such as up in He looked up the word or to in English infinitives.
  3. An extremely small piece; tiny fragment
Discarded metal in the form of machinery, auto parts, etc. suitable only for reprocessing
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  1. Discarded metal in the form of machinery, auto parts, etc. suitable only for reprocessing
  2. Discarded waste material, especially metal suitable for reprocessing.
  3. A small piece; bit; fragment; shred
A very small quantity, amount, or part
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  1. A very small quantity, amount, or part
  2. An uneasy feeling arising from conscience or principle that tends to hinder action:
  3. A feeling of hesitancy, doubt, or uneasiness arising from difficulty in deciding what is right, proper, ethical, etc.; qualm or misgiving about something one thinks is wrong
A long, narrow strip or piece made by cutting or tearing
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  1. A long, narrow strip or piece made by cutting or tearing
  2. A very small piece or amount; fragment; particle
A very small quantity or amount.
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  1. A very small quantity or amount.
  2. A very small quantity or portion; a bit or mite:
A tiny amount; a bit:
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  1. A tiny amount; a bit:
  2. A small spot, mark, or stain
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  1. A surname​.
  2. The tiniest bit; an iota.
  3. A small diacritic mark, such as an accent, vowel mark, or dot over an i.
Something of little value or importance; trivial thing, idea, etc.; paltry matter
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  1. Something of little value or importance; trivial thing, idea, etc.; paltry matter
  2. Esp. in England, a dessert made with spongecake pieces spread with jam, sprinkled as with sherry, and layered in a large bowl with custard, fruit, whipped cream, etc.
  3. A kind of pewter of medium hardness
The least bit; an iota:
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  1. The least bit; an iota:
  2. The least bit; jot; iota
A small area:
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  1. A small area:
  2. The number of points, etc. assigned by gamblers to one side in a contest, in an attempt to equalize betting on both sides
  3. (Informal) A spot advertisement or announcement
The soft inner portion of bread.
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  1. The soft inner portion of bread.
  2. (Slang) A worthless, disgusting, or despicable person
  3. A very small piece broken from a baked item, such as a cookie, cake, or bread.
A tasty dish
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  1. A tasty dish
  2. One that is delightful and extremely pleasing.
  3. A small piece of food.
An important or perceptive remark:
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  1. An important or perceptive remark:
  2. (Informal) A long word or a group of words that is hard to say
  3. The amount of food or other material that can be placed or held in the mouth at one time.
Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
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  1. Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
  2. An object that is one member of a group or class:
  3. A coin:
(Dentistry) The way the upper and lower teeth meet
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  1. (Dentistry) The way the upper and lower teeth meet
  2. An amount of food taken into the mouth at one time; a mouthful.
  3. A brief excerpt or other small piece of information
A short piece in a newspaper or magazine.
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  1. A short piece in a newspaper or magazine.
  2. A single article or unit in a collection, enumeration, or series.
  3. An article; unit; separate thing; particular; entry in an account
A mark (¶) used as by proofreaders to indicate the beginning of a paragraph or as a sign marking material referred to elsewhere
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  1. A mark (¶) used as by proofreaders to indicate the beginning of a paragraph or as a sign marking material referred to elsewhere
  2. A brief article, item, or note in a newspaper or magazine
  3. A distinct division of written or printed matter that begins on a new, usually indented line, consists of one or more sentences, and typically deals with a single thought or topic or quotes one speaker's continuous words.
Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
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  1. Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
  2. An object that is one member of a group or class:
  3. A coin:
A brief satirical or witty writing or speech, such as a lampoon.
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  1. A brief satirical or witty writing or speech, such as a lampoon.
  2. A type of firecracker that burns with a hissing, spurting noise before exploding
  3. A short, sometimes humorous piece in a newspaper or magazine, usually used as a filler.
A lie:
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  1. A lie:
  2. The telling of a happening or connected series of happenings, whether true or fictitious; account; narration
  3. An account or report regarding the facts of an event or group of events:
(Math.) A set of points or elements assumed to satisfy a given set of postulates (Ex.: space of one dimension is a line and of two dimensions is a plane)
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  1. (Math.) A set of points or elements assumed to satisfy a given set of postulates (Ex.: space of one dimension is a line and of two dimensions is a plane)
  2. A little while:
  3. A period or interval of time: