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A position of employment; a post:
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  1. A position of employment; a post:
  2. Manner in which a thing is situated in relation to its surroundings; location; position
  3. The combination of circumstances at any given time
(Law) A provision making the effect of a legal instrument contingent on the occurrence of an uncertain future event.
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  1. (Law) A provision making the effect of a legal instrument contingent on the occurrence of an uncertain future event.
  2. A future and uncertain event, fact, or circumstance whose existence or occurrence is necessary for the existence or determining the extent of an obligation or liability. See also estate and fee simple.
  3. One that is indispensable to the appearance or occurrence of another; a prerequisite:
(Countable) An amount of money which a party to a contract has to pay to the other party (usually the supplier of a major project to the client) if he or she does not fulfill the contract according to the specification.
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  1. (Countable) An amount of money which a party to a contract has to pay to the other party (usually the supplier of a major project to the client) if he or she does not fulfill the contract according to the specification.
  2. Something whose occurrence depends on chance or uncertain conditions; a possible, unforeseen, or accidental occurrence
  3. A possibility that must be prepared for; a future emergency.
The fraction of a complete cycle elapsed as measured from a specified reference point and often expressed as an angle.
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  1. The fraction of a complete cycle elapsed as measured from a specified reference point and often expressed as an angle.
  2. A measure of how far some cyclic behavior, such as wave motion, has proceeded through its cycle, measured in degrees or radians. At the beginning of the phase, its value is zero; at one quarter of its cycle, its phase is 90 degrees (π/2 radians); halfway through the cycle its value is 180 degrees (π radians), and so on. &diamf3; The phase angle between two waves is a measure of their difference in phase. Two waves of the same frequency that are perfectly in phase have phase angle zero; if one wave is ahead of the other by a quarter cycle, its phase angle 90 degrees (π/2 radians); waves that are perfectly out of phase have phase angle 180 degrees (π radians), and so on.
  3. (Physics) A particular stage in a periodic process or phenomenon.
A person who carries on business transactions for another; commission merchant; agent for the sale of goods entrusted to his possession
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  1. A person who carries on business transactions for another; commission merchant; agent for the sale of goods entrusted to his possession
  2. One who buys accounts receivable for an amount less than their face value and collects the full amount, pocketing the difference as his or her commission; one who sells goods received on consignment. One who buys accounts receivable for an amount less than their face value and collects the full amount, pocketing the difference as his or her commission; one who sells goods received on consignment.
  3. Any of the circumstances, conditions, etc. that bring about a result; element or constituent that makes a thing what it is
A group of military personnel assigned to a particular duty, usually a fatigue duty.
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  1. A group of military personnel assigned to a particular duty, usually a fatigue duty.
  2. (Countable) Something small enough to escape casual notice.
  3. A discrete part or portion of a work, such as a painting, building, or decorative object, especially when considered in isolation.
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
(Law) An actual or alleged incident or condition, as distinguished from its legal consequence
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  1. (Law) An actual or alleged incident or condition, as distinguished from its legal consequence
  2. A real occurrence; an event:
  3. A thing that has been done, especially a crime:
(Informal) A peculiar or eccentric person; a character.
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  1. (Informal) A peculiar or eccentric person; a character.
  2. (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.
  3. A question or problem; a matter:
The particular portion of space occupied by or allocated to a person or thing.
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  1. The particular portion of space occupied by or allocated to a person or thing.
  2. A particular point that one has reached, as in a book:
  3. The customary, proper, or natural position, time, or character
Indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every moment there has ever been or ever will be
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  1. Indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every moment there has ever been or ever will be
  2. Any one of a series of moments at which the same or nearly the same thing recurs; repeated occasion
  3. A similar number representing a specific point on this continuum, reckoned in hours and minutes:
The ground or reason for a choice made or action taken.
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  1. The ground or reason for a choice made or action taken.
  2. The one, such as a person, event, or condition, that is responsible for an action or result.
  3. A person or thing acting voluntarily or involuntarily as the agent that brings about an effect or result
Condition or position in life; social status, rank, or degree
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  1. Condition or position in life; social status, rank, or degree
  2. The power or authority represented by a body of people politically organized under one government, esp. an independent government, within a territory or territories having definite boundaries
  3. A set of circumstances or attributes characterizing a person or thing at a given time; way or form of being; condition
State or condition, as of affairs
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  1. State or condition, as of affairs
  2. (Law) The legal character or condition of a person or thing:
  3. Position relative to that of others; standing:
A substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances by chemical means. An element is composed of atoms that have the same atomic number, that is, each atom has the same number of protons in its nucleus as all other atoms of that element. Today 117 elements are known, of which 92 are known to occur in nature, while the remainder have only been made with particle accelerators. Eighty-one of the elements have isotopes that are stable. The others, including technetium, promethium, and those with atomic numbers higher than 83, are radioactive.
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  1. A substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances by chemical means. An element is composed of atoms that have the same atomic number, that is, each atom has the same number of protons in its nucleus as all other atoms of that element. Today 117 elements are known, of which 92 are known to occur in nature, while the remainder have only been made with particle accelerators. Eighty-one of the elements have isotopes that are stable. The others, including technetium, promethium, and those with atomic numbers higher than 83, are radioactive.
  2. A component part or quality, often one that is basic or essential
  3. The natural or suitable environment, situation, etc. for a person or thing
(Logic) A particular proposition.
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  1. (Logic) A particular proposition.
  2. An individual item, fact, or detail:
  3. A separate and distinct individual, fact, item, or instance which may be included under a generalization; single case
The form or look of the face; facial appearance
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  1. The form or look of the face; facial appearance
  2. (Archaic) Outward appearance; form or shape.
  3. A long, narrative movie, typically lasting more than one hour.
A unit equal to one percent, used to quote or state interest rates or shares in gross profits.
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  1. A unit equal to one percent, used to quote or state interest rates or shares in gross profits.
  2. A particular or precisely specified position, location, place, or spot
  3. A specific moment in time:
An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
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  1. An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
  2. An event in a narrative or drama.
  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.
A clause, as in a document or statute, making some condition or stipulation
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  1. A clause, as in a document or statute, making some condition or stipulation
  2. A clause in a document imposing a qualification, condition, or restriction.
  3. A condition or limitation that may determine the applicability of a document to certain conditions or persons. A condition or limitation that may determine the applicability of a document to certain conditions or persons.
A particular part or subject; a specific matter or point.
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  1. A particular part or subject; a specific matter or point.
  2. (Gram.) Any one of the words a, an, or the (and their equivalents in other languages), used as adjectives: a and an are the indefinite articles and the is the definite article
  3. A thing of a certain kind; separate item
The act of stipulating.
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  1. The act of stipulating.
  2. The document or agreement, or a provision in a document or agreement, specifying something that is agreed to.
  3. A factual condition or requirement incorporated as a term of a contract; an agreement between opposing parties as to a procedure, as in a “stipulation to extend time to respond,” or a fact, as in “a stipulation as to liability.” A stipulation made by a party to a pending court case or made by the party’s lawyer with respect to the case is always binding. A factual condition or requirement incorporated as a term of a contract; an agreement between opposing parties as to a procedure, as in a “stipulation to extend time to respond,” or a fact, as in “a stipulation as to liability.” A stipulation made by a party to a pending court case or made by the party’s lawyer with respect to the case is always binding.
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
(Philos.) That which has yet to take on form; undifferentiated substance of reality or experience
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  1. (Philos.) That which has yet to take on form; undifferentiated substance of reality or experience
  2. Something that is the subject of discussion, concern, action, etc.; thing or affair
  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.
A person
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  1. A person
  2. An individual object, especially an inanimate object:
  3. Possessions, including clothing; belongings:
Any organized activity, celebration, etc. for members of the general public or a particular group
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  1. Any organized activity, celebration, etc. for members of the general public or a particular group
  2. (Physics) A phenomenon or occurrence located at a single point in space-time, regarded as the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory.
  3. Something that takes place, especially a significant occurrence.
A thing added to something else, but secondary or not essential to it
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  1. A thing added to something else, but secondary or not essential to it
  2. (Logic) A nonessential attribute of a thing.
  3. Something attached to another in a dependent or subordinate position.
The act or fact of occurring
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  1. The act or fact of occurring
  2. Actual instance where a situation arises.
  3. Something that takes place; an event or incident:
A particular or critical moment in the development of events; crisis
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  1. A particular or critical moment in the development of events; crisis
  2. A place where two things are joined; a junction or joint.
  3. A point in time, especially one requiring a decision to be made:
An urgent requirement; a pressing need:
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  1. An urgent requirement; a pressing need:
  2. A situation calling for immediate action or attention
  3. A pressing or urgent situation:
A procedure under which a nonparty who has a significant interest in the outcome of a case enters into and becomes a party in the case. A procedure under which a nonparty who has a significant interest in the outcome of a case enters into and becomes a party in the case.
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  1. A procedure under which a nonparty who has a significant interest in the outcome of a case enters into and becomes a party in the case. A procedure under which a nonparty who has a significant interest in the outcome of a case enters into and becomes a party in the case.
  2. Any interference in the affairs of others, esp. by one country in the affairs of another
  3. A planned, often unannounced meeting with a person with a serious personal problem, such as addiction, in order to persuade the person to seek treatment.
(Uncountable) The state of being fortuitous
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  1. (Uncountable) The state of being fortuitous
  2. (Countable) A fortuitous event; an accident
  3. A chance occurrence or event.
The fact or condition of coinciding
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  1. The fact or condition of coinciding
  2. A sequence of events that although accidental seems to have been planned or arranged.
  3. Of objects, the property of being coincident; occurring at the same time or place.
(Baseball) An opportunity to field a ball on which a fielder is credited with a putout or assist, or is charged with an error
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  1. (Baseball) An opportunity to field a ball on which a fielder is credited with a putout or assist, or is charged with an error
  2. An advantageous or opportune time or occasion; opportunity
  3. The happening of events without apparent cause, or the apparent absence of cause or design; fortuity; luck
(Uncountable) The chance or random quality of an event or circumstance.
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  1. (Uncountable) The chance or random quality of an event or circumstance.
  2. (Countable) A chance or random event or circumstance.
Any organized activity, celebration, etc. for members of the general public or a particular group
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  1. Any organized activity, celebration, etc. for members of the general public or a particular group
  2. (Sports) A contest in a sports competition, such as a meet:
  3. A social gathering or activity:
In a novel, narrative poem, etc., a portion of the story considered as a unit
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  1. In a novel, narrative poem, etc., a portion of the story considered as a unit
  2. A separate part of a serialized work, such as a novel or television series.
  3. One of a series of events in the course of a narrative or drama.
Any event regarded as important, entertaining, newsworthy, etc.
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  1. Any event regarded as important, entertaining, newsworthy, etc.
  2. Something that takes place; an event or incident.
  3. A spontaneous or improvised event, especially one that involves audience participation.
An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
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  1. An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
  2. 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.
  3. An event in a narrative or drama.
The complex of social and cultural conditions affecting the nature of an individual person or community.
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  1. The complex of social and cultural conditions affecting the nature of an individual person or community.
  2. All of the biotic and abiotic factors that act on an organism, population, or ecological community and influence its survival and development. Biotic factors include the organisms themselves, their food, and their interactions. Abiotic factors include such items as sunlight, soil, air, water, climate, and pollution. Organisms respond to changes in their environment by evolutionary adaptations in form and behavior.
  3. The general set of conditions or circumstances:
(--- Film) A section of a film, usually made up of a number of shots, which is unified by time, setting, characters, etc.
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  1. (--- Film) A section of a film, usually made up of a number of shots, which is unified by time, setting, characters, etc.
  2. (Informal) The locale or environment for a specified activity
  3. (--- Slang) A situation or set of circumstances:
(Countable) Something small enough to escape casual notice.
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  1. (Countable) Something small enough to escape casual notice.
  2. A group of military personnel assigned to a particular duty, usually a fatigue duty.
  3. Such elements considered together:
A real occurrence; an event:
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  1. A real occurrence; an event:
  2. Knowledge or information based on real occurrences:
  3. A thing that has been done, especially a crime:
(Mathematics) One of two or more quantities that divides a given quantity without a remainder. For example, 2 and 3 are factors of 6; a and b are factors of ab.
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  1. (Mathematics) One of two or more quantities that divides a given quantity without a remainder. For example, 2 and 3 are factors of 6; a and b are factors of ab.
  2. A substance found in the body, such as a protein, that is essential to a biological process. For example, growth factors are needed for proper cell growth and development.
  3. Any of the circumstances, conditions, etc. that bring about a result; element or constituent that makes a thing what it is
An individual item, fact, or detail:
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  1. An individual item, fact, or detail:
  2. A separate and distinct individual, fact, item, or instance which may be included under a generalization; single case
  3. (Logic) A particular proposition.
Any organized activity, celebration, etc. for members of the general public or a particular group
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  1. Any organized activity, celebration, etc. for members of the general public or a particular group
  2. Something that takes place, especially a significant occurrence.
  3. (Physics) A phenomenon or occurrence located at a single point in space-time, regarded as the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory.
Something that takes place; an event or incident.
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  1. Something that takes place; an event or incident.
  2. Any event regarded as important, entertaining, newsworthy, etc.
  3. A spontaneous or improvised event, especially one that involves audience participation.
An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
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  1. An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
  2. An event in a narrative or drama.
  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.
A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
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  1. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
  2. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
  3. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
Something that takes place; an event or incident:
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  1. Something that takes place; an event or incident:
  2. Actual instance where a situation arises.
  3. An event of happening. An event of happening.
Possessions, including clothing; belongings:
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  1. Possessions, including clothing; belongings:
  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:
A significant event, occurrence, or change.
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  1. A significant event, occurrence, or change.
  2. An event or happening
  3. A significant event, occurrence, or change:
The part of an ancient Greek tragedy between two choric songs: it corresponds to an act
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  1. The part of an ancient Greek tragedy between two choric songs: it corresponds to an act
  2. One of a series of events in the course of a narrative or drama.
  3. In a novel, narrative poem, etc., a portion of the story considered as a unit
Any organized activity, celebration, etc. for members of the general public or a particular group
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  1. Any organized activity, celebration, etc. for members of the general public or a particular group
  2. Something that takes place, especially a significant occurrence.
  3. (Physics) A phenomenon or occurrence located at a single point in space-time, regarded as the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory.
Something that takes place; an event or incident.
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  1. Something that takes place; an event or incident.
  2. Any event regarded as important, entertaining, newsworthy, etc.
  3. An improvised, often spontaneous spectacle or performance, especially one involving audience participation.
An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
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  1. An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
  2. An event in a narrative or drama.
  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.
A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast:
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  1. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast:
  2. Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by means of newspapers, websites, radio, television, and other forms of media.
  3. Any person or thing thought to merit special attention in such reports
A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
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  1. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
  2. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
  3. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
Something that takes place; an event or incident:
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  1. Something that takes place; an event or incident:
  2. Actual instance where a situation arises.
  3. An event of happening. An event of happening.
Possessions, including clothing; belongings:
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  1. Possessions, including clothing; belongings:
  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:
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