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To show or contain a distinguishing characteristic of; distinguish:
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  1. To show or contain a distinguishing characteristic of; distinguish:
  2. To mark, form, or show the outline or border of:
  3. To describe or characterize in words:
To point out; mark out; indicate; specify
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  1. To point out; mark out; indicate; specify
  2. To select and set aside for a duty, office, or purpose:
  3. To give a name or title to; characterize:
To describe or depict in a certain way:
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  1. To describe or depict in a certain way:
  2. To represent dramatically, as on the stage:
  3. (Figuratively) To describe in words; to convey.
To recognize the difference between; distinguish
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  1. To recognize the difference between; distinguish
  2. To see the difference (between things); distinguish
  3. To make distinctions on the basis of class or category without regard to individual merit, especially to show prejudice on the basis of ethnicity, gender, or a similar social factor:
To single out or indicate by or as if by a mark:
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  1. To single out or indicate by or as if by a mark:
  2. To show or indicate by a mark or marks
  3. To give attention to; notice:
To recognize as being, or show to be, the very person or thing known, described, or claimed; fix the identity of
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  1. To recognize as being, or show to be, the very person or thing known, described, or claimed; fix the identity of
  2. To consider oneself as sharing certain characteristics or attitudes as another:
  3. To establish or recognize the identity of; ascertain as a certain person or thing:
To indicate or characterize accurately in advance; predict:
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  1. To indicate or characterize accurately in advance; predict:
  2. To say in a loud voice; announce:
  3. To name:
To point out; mark out; indicate; specify
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  1. To point out; mark out; indicate; specify
  2. To select and set aside for a duty, office, or purpose:
  3. To give a name or title to; characterize:
To differentiate (an element, atom, etc.) by introducing a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass that may be readily traced through a complex process
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  1. To differentiate (an element, atom, etc.) by introducing a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass that may be readily traced through a complex process
  2. To incorporate a labeled element into (a molecule, compound, material, etc.)
  3. To identify or designate with a descriptive term; describe or classify:
To identify by the right name
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  1. To identify by the right name
  2. To mention, specify, or cite by name:
  3. To give a name or title to; entitle; style
To make consistent with rules of style:
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  1. To make consistent with rules of style:
  2. To design the style of
  3. To treat (hair) by cutting, blow-drying, coloring, etc. in order to achieve a desired, usually fashionable, style
(Informal) To follow close behind a person or thing
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  1. (Informal) To follow close behind a person or thing
  2. A sequence of characters in a markup language used to provide information, such as formatting specifications, about a document. Tags are enclosed in a pair of angle brackets that indicate to the browser how the text is to be displayed.
  3. To apply a descriptive name to; call by an epithet
Each of the quantities or expressions that form the parts of a ratio or the numerator and denominator of a fraction.
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  1. Each of the quantities or expressions that form the parts of a ratio or the numerator and denominator of a fraction.
  2. To designate; call.
  3. To call by a term; name
To become distinct or specialized; acquire a different character.
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  1. To become distinct or specialized; acquire a different character.
  2. (Math.) To work out the differential or derivative of (a function)
  3. To constitute the distinction between:
To recognize the difference between; distinguish
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  1. To recognize the difference between; distinguish
  2. To make distinctions on the basis of class or category without regard to individual merit, especially to show prejudice on the basis of ethnicity, gender, or a similar social factor:
  3. To see the difference (between things); distinguish
To perceive distinctly; discern:
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  1. To perceive distinctly; discern:
  2. In a judicial decision, or an argument such as a brief in support of a particular legal outcome, to note or argue that a prior decision of the same or another court is inapplicable as precedent, because of significant differences in the facts or in the legal posture of the two cases. In a judicial decision, or an argument such as a brief in support of a particular legal outcome, to note or argue that a prior decision of the same or another court is inapplicable as precedent, because of significant differences in the facts or in the legal posture of the two cases.
  3. To separate or mark off by differences; perceive or show the difference in; differentiate
To consider or treat individually; particularize.
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  1. To consider or treat individually; particularize.
  2. To modify to suit the wishes or needs of a particular individual:
  3. To suit to the use, taste, requirements, etc. of a particular individual
To single out or indicate by or as if by a mark:
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  1. To single out or indicate by or as if by a mark:
  2. To show or indicate by a mark or marks
  3. To give attention to; notice:
To select (something or someone) for a specific purpose.
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  1. To select (something or someone) for a specific purpose.
  2. To distinguish, make obvious the distinction between (two things) or of (something).
  3. Used other than as an idiom: to separate or isolate.
To communicate with by means of a signal.
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  1. To communicate with by means of a signal.
  2. (Nonstandard) To install a traffic signal at an intersection that is currently regulated by stop signs.
  3. (Nonstandard) To signal; to indicate the existence, presence, or fact of, by a signal.
To make conspicuous; distinguish.
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  1. To make conspicuous; distinguish.
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