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The administering of justice; authority or legal power to hear and decide cases
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  1. The administering of justice; authority or legal power to hear and decide cases
  2. Authority or control:
  3. The power wielded by a government over its subjects, their property, and the land and natural resources within its boundaries.
A physiological process:
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  1. A physiological process:
  2. An educational process or procedure intended to stimulate learning through actual experience.
  3. The quality or state of being active; action
Something, such as a quality, subject, or activity, that evokes this mental state:
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  1. Something, such as a quality, subject, or activity, that evokes this mental state:
  2. The particular cause supported by an interest group.
  3. A state of curiosity or concern about or attention to something:
That which chiefly engages one's time; (one's) trade, profession, or business
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  1. That which chiefly engages one's time; (one's) trade, profession, or business
  2. The military government exercising control over an occupied nation or territory.
  3. An occupying or being occupied; specif., the seizure and control of a country or area by military forces
A division of the world, smaller than a region, with reference to the plants or animals found there
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  1. A division of the world, smaller than a region, with reference to the plants or animals found there
  2. A territory governed as an administrative or political unit of a country or empire.
  3. An area of knowledge, activity, or interest:
A local office of such an agency
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  1. A local office of such an agency
  2. A business that offers information of a specified kind:
  3. An office, usually of a large organization, that is responsible for a specific duty:
The holding and administering of a position; esp., the holding of a church benefice
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  1. The holding and administering of a position; esp., the holding of a church benefice
  2. The state of being incumbent.
  3. Tenure of office
One's rightful or proper concern or interest:
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  1. One's rightful or proper concern or interest:
  2. The variety of this activity in which a person is engaged:
  3. A commercial enterprise or establishment:
The power of receiving and holding knowledge, impressions, etc.; mental ability
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  1. The power of receiving and holding knowledge, impressions, etc.; mental ability
  2. A legal qualification, such as age, that determines one’s ability to do something that has legal consequences (such as making a contract or getting married). Also called legal capacity.
  3. A condition of being qualified or authorized; position, function, status, etc.
A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
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  1. A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
  2. A name formerly used for certain self-governing nations of the Commonwealth
  3. Rule or power to rule; sovereign authority; sovereignty
The act or process of administering, especially the management of a government or large institution.
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  1. The act or process of administering, especially the management of a government or large institution.
  2. The term of office of an executive officer or body.
  3. The activity of a government or state in the exercise of its powers and duties.
Any round body or figure having the surface equally distant from the center at all points; globe; ball
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  1. Any round body or figure having the surface equally distant from the center at all points; globe; ball
  2. Social stratum; place in society; walk of life
  3. A range or extent of knowledge, interest, or activity:
A post-office subdivision in a community with a main post office
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  1. A post-office subdivision in a community with a main post office
  2. The place, building, or establishment from which a service is provided or operations are directed:
  3. The post, building, base, or headquarters assigned to a group of people working together, as in providing a service, making scientific observations, etc.
A quantity whose value depends on the value given to one or more related quantities. For example, the area of a square is a function of the length of its sides.
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  1. A quantity whose value depends on the value given to one or more related quantities. For example, the area of a square is a function of the length of its sides.
  2. The normal or characteristic action of anything; esp., any of the natural, specialized actions of a system, organ, or part of an animal or plant
  3. A special duty or performance required in the course of work or activity
A ceremony, rite, or service for a special purpose, especially the Office of the Dead.
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  1. A ceremony, rite, or service for a special purpose, especially the Office of the Dead.
  2. A position of authority, duty, or trust given to a person, as in a government or corporation:
  3. The building, room, or series of rooms in which the affairs of a business, professional person, branch of government, etc. are carried on
An occupation, profession, or social class:
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  1. An occupation, profession, or social class:
  2. (Idiomatic) An occupation, role, social class, or lifestyle.
(Obs.) The fact of being called away or distracted from something
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  1. (Obs.) The fact of being called away or distracted from something
  2. An activity taken up in addition to one's regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment; a hobby.
A call, summons, or impulsion to perform a certain function or enter a certain career, esp. a religious one
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  1. A call, summons, or impulsion to perform a certain function or enter a certain career, esp. a religious one
  2. An inclination or aptness for a certain kind of work:
  3. (--- Theology) A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
A branch of medicine or surgery, such as cardiology or neurosurgery, in which a physician specializes; the field or practice of a specialist.
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  1. A branch of medicine or surgery, such as cardiology or neurosurgery, in which a physician specializes; the field or practice of a specialist.
  2. (Law) A contract or obligation under seal; a contract by deed; a writing, under seal, given as security for a debt particularly specified.
  3. A thing specialized in; special interest, field of study or professional work, etc.
A distribution in a region of space of the strength and direction of a force, such as the electrostatic force near an electrically charged object, that would act on a body at any given point in that region.
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  1. A distribution in a region of space of the strength and direction of a force, such as the electrostatic force near an electrically charged object, that would act on a body at any given point in that region.
  2. An area or region where business activities are conducted:
  3. An area or setting of practical activity or application outside an office, school, factory, or laboratory:
Required action or service:
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  1. Required action or service:
  2. A tax charged by a government, especially on imports.
  3. An act or a course of action that is required of one by position, social custom, law, or religion:
(Education) a task given to students, homework or coursework
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  1. (Education) a task given to students, homework or coursework
  2. The act of assigning:
  3. The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation. The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation.
The district within which a bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction.
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  1. The district within which a bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction.
  2. The office or district of a bailiff.
  3. One's particular area of activity, authority, interest, etc.
(Nautical) A room in which a number of the officers or ship's company mess and reside.
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  1. (Nautical) A room in which a number of the officers or ship's company mess and reside.
  2. A job or position, especially on a ship.
  3. A position, place, office, job, etc.
Any small, specialized business market
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  1. Any small, specialized business market
  2. The function or position of a species within an ecological community. A species's niche includes the physical environment to which it has become adapted as well as its role as producer and consumer of food resources.
  3. A situation or activity specially suited to a person's interests, abilities, or nature:
(Informal) Position; situation; job
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  1. (Informal) Position; situation; job
  2. A point of interest:
  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.
A part of a city, country, etc.; district or region
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  1. A part of a city, country, etc.; district or region
  2. (Music) A group of instruments or voices in the same class considered as a division of a band, orchestra, or choir:
  3. A distinct area of a town, county, or country:
A major executive division of a government:
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  1. A major executive division of a government:
  2. A position of authority, duty, or trust given to a person, as in a government or corporation:
  3. The building, room, or series of rooms in which the affairs of a business, professional person, branch of government, etc. are carried on
A chest of drawers, especially a dresser for holding clothes.
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  1. A chest of drawers, especially a dresser for holding clothes.
  2. A local office of such an agency
  3. An office, usually of a large organization, that is responsible for a specific duty:
A group of several ships of similar type forming a tactical unit under a single command in the US Navy.
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  1. A group of several ships of similar type forming a tactical unit under a single command in the US Navy.
  2. A particular section of a country, state, etc. divided off as for administration
  3. An area of government or corporate activity organized as an administrative or functional unit.
(--- Anatomy) An offshoot or a division of the main portion of a structure, especially that of a nerve, blood vessel, or lymphatic vessel; a ramus.
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  1. (--- Anatomy) An offshoot or a division of the main portion of a structure, especially that of a nerve, blood vessel, or lymphatic vessel; a ramus.
  2. A post-office subdivision outside the community where its main post office is located
  3. An area of specialized skill or knowledge, especially academic or vocational, that is related to but separate from other areas:
The number immediately to the left of the decimal point in the Arabic numeral system.
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  1. The number immediately to the left of the decimal point in the Arabic numeral system.
  2. A single person, group, or thing, esp. as distinguished from others or as part of a whole
  3. A section of an academic course focusing on a selected theme:
A geographical subdivision of a county, municipality, or similar entity, for political, judicial, or administrative ends; for example, a court district (in which a particular court has jurisdiction over certain matters arising within the borders or pertaining to people who live there) or a voting district (where all the franchised inhabitants are required to vote at a particular polling station). A geographical subdivision of a county, municipality, or similar entity, for political, judicial, or administrative ends; for example, a court district (in which a particular court has jurisdiction over certain matters arising within the borders or pertaining to people who live there) or a voting district (where all the franchised inhabitants are required to vote at a particular polling station).
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  1. A geographical subdivision of a county, municipality, or similar entity, for political, judicial, or administrative ends; for example, a court district (in which a particular court has jurisdiction over certain matters arising within the borders or pertaining to people who live there) or a voting district (where all the franchised inhabitants are required to vote at a particular polling station). A geographical subdivision of a county, municipality, or similar entity, for political, judicial, or administrative ends; for example, a court district (in which a particular court has jurisdiction over certain matters arising within the borders or pertaining to people who live there) or a voting district (where all the franchised inhabitants are required to vote at a particular polling station).
  2. A region or locality marked by a distinguishing feature:
  3. A division of an area, as for administrative purposes.
A subdivision or district of a city or town under the jurisdiction of or patrolled by a specific unit of its police force.
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  1. A subdivision or district of a city or town under the jurisdiction of or patrolled by a specific unit of its police force.
  2. (Brit.) An area in a town closed to motor traffic, as for shopping
  3. An area of thought or action; a province or domain:
(Anat., Zool.) A system of parts or organs, or an elongated region, having some special function
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  1. (Anat., Zool.) A system of parts or organs, or an elongated region, having some special function
  2. A bundle of nerve fibers, especially in the central nervous system, that begin and end in the same place and share a common function.
  3. A specified or limited area of land:
The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
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  1. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
  2. An extensive area of open land on which livestock wander and graze.
  3. The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
A place of residence, especially the buildings or barracks used to house military personnel or their dependents.
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  1. A place of residence, especially the buildings or barracks used to house military personnel or their dependents.
  2. A specific district or section, as of a city:
  3. A region or an area of the earth thought of as falling into such a specific division of the compass.
A part of a house, lot, district, city, etc. having a specific use or character
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  1. A part of a house, lot, district, city, etc. having a specific use or character
  2. A division of experience, activity, or knowledge; a field:
  3. A distinct part or section, as of a building, set aside for a specific function:
The area in the center of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and other spectacles were held.
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  1. The area in the center of an ancient Roman amphitheater where contests and other spectacles were held.
  2. A building containing such an area
  3. A central area used for entertainment or sports events and usually surrounded by seats
A separate branch or department of the armed forces having a specialized function.
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  1. A separate branch or department of the armed forces having a specialized function.
  2. (Mil.) A branch of the armed forces having some specialized function
  3. A tactical unit of ground combat forces between a division and an army commanded by a lieutenant general and composed of two or more divisions and auxiliary service troops.
A fiduciary relationship in which a person or entity act, by mutual consent, for the benefit of another and bind the other party by words or deeds. See agent, authority, fiduciary and principal.
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  1. A fiduciary relationship in which a person or entity act, by mutual consent, for the benefit of another and bind the other party by words or deeds. See agent, authority, fiduciary and principal.
  2. An administrative division of a government or international body.
  3. The business office or district of such a person, firm, etc.
Food or meals considered as a whole:
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  1. Food or meals considered as a whole:
  2. A group of persons who manage or control a business, school system, etc.; council
  3. (--- Sports) The wooden structure enclosing an area for skating, such as the ice on which hockey is played, or enclosing a playing area, as for indoor soccer.
A group of individuals appointed by a governmental authority to perform some public service on an ad hoc basis.
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  1. A group of individuals appointed by a governmental authority to perform some public service on an ad hoc basis.
  2. A public board or administrative body:
  3. A formal written document from a government or court empowering the individual named therein to hold an appointive office or to perform official duties. In the case of an appointive office, the individual must receive the commission before she can act in their official capacity.
The term of office of an executive officer or body.
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  1. The term of office of an executive officer or body.
  2. The act or process of administering, especially the management of a government or large institution.
  3. The activity of a government or state in the exercise of its powers and duties.
The line or the length of the line forming the boundaries of an area
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  1. The line or the length of the line forming the boundaries of an area
  2. A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.
  3. The area covered by such a course, especially by the judge or judges of a court.
A similar region, as in Canada or Australia, without the status of a province or state
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  1. A similar region, as in Canada or Australia, without the status of a province or state
  2. An area occupied by a single animal, mating pair, or group and often vigorously defended against intruders, especially those of the same species.
  3. An area for which a person is responsible as a representative or agent:
A usually rectangular division of a flag, occupying the upper corner next to the staff.
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  1. A usually rectangular division of a flag, occupying the upper corner next to the staff.
  2. (--- Heraldry) A small, square section of a shield, usually in the upper dexter corner
  3. (Heraldry) A division of a shield occupying one third of the chief, usually on the dexter side, formed by a perpendicular line from the top meeting a horizontal line from the side.
An administrative district of various churches, esp. a part of a diocese, under the charge of a priest or minister
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  1. An administrative district of various churches, esp. a part of a diocese, under the charge of a priest or minister
  2. A political subdivision of a British county, usually corresponding in boundaries to an original ecclesiastical parish.
  3. A district of British local civil government, often identical with the original church parish
A former administrative division of Great Britain, equivalent to a county.
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  1. A former administrative division of Great Britain, equivalent to a county.
  2. Any of a breed of large, powerful draft horse with feathery fetlocks, originally raised in the Shires and much used in the Middle Ages as a war horse
  3. Any of the counties of England, esp. one with a name ending in -shire
A group served by an organization or institution; a clientele:
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  1. A group served by an organization or institution; a clientele:
  2. The body of voters or the residents of a district represented by an elected legislator or official.
  3. The district of such a group of voters, etc.
A relatively small, often rural community whose members share common interests, work, and income and often own property collectively.
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  1. A relatively small, often rural community whose members share common interests, work, and income and often own property collectively.
  2. The smallest local political division of various European countries, governed by a mayor and municipal council.
  3. The smallest administrative district of local government in France, Belgium, and some other countries in Europe
A division of a city or town, especially an electoral district, for administrative and representative purposes.
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  1. A division of a city or town, especially an electoral district, for administrative and representative purposes.
  2. A room or division of a hospital set apart for a specific class or group of patients
  3. An open court or area of a castle or fortification enclosed by walls.
Any of various factors that cause a body to change its speed, direction, or shape. Force is a vector quantity, having both magnitude and direction. Contributions of force from different sources can be summed to give the net force at any given point.
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  1. Any of various factors that cause a body to change its speed, direction, or shape. Force is a vector quantity, having both magnitude and direction. Contributions of force from different sources can be summed to give the net force at any given point.
  2. Any organized group of soldiers, sailors, etc.
  3. A person or group capable of influential action:
A specific group of workers or employees
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  1. A specific group of workers or employees
  2. A group of assistants to a manager, executive, or other person in authority.
  3. A group of military officers assigned to assist a commanding officer in an executive or advisory capacity.
(Ballet) A movement in which one leg is brought in contact with the other or both legs are brought together in the air
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  1. (Ballet) A movement in which one leg is brought in contact with the other or both legs are brought together in the air
  2. Any of a group of U.S. writers in the 1950s and 1960s whose work grew out of and expressed beat attitudes
  3. The area regularly covered by a reporter, a police officer, or a sentry:
The business office or district of such a person, firm, etc.
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  1. The business office or district of such a person, firm, etc.
  2. A fiduciary relationship in which a person or entity act, by mutual consent, for the benefit of another and bind the other party by words or deeds. See agent, authority, fiduciary and principal.
  3. An administrative division of a government or international body.
A branch of a military force:
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  1. A branch of a military force:
  2. An upper limb of the human body, connecting the hand and wrist to the shoulder.
  3. An administrative or functional branch, as of an organization.
A lateral division or subdivision of certain other plant parts, such as a root or flower cluster.
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  1. A lateral division or subdivision of certain other plant parts, such as a root or flower cluster.
  2. A division of a business or other organization.
  3. (--- Anatomy) An offshoot or a division of the main portion of a structure, especially that of a nerve, blood vessel, or lymphatic vessel; a ramus.
A particular section of a country, state, etc. divided off as for administration
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  1. A particular section of a country, state, etc. divided off as for administration
  2. Cell division.
  3. The proportional distribution of a quantity or entity:
An instrument or means of communication, especially a periodical issued by a political party, business firm, or other group.
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  1. An instrument or means of communication, especially a periodical issued by a political party, business firm, or other group.
  2. (Biology) A differentiated part of an organism, such as an eye, wing, or leaf, that performs a specific function.
  3. A distinct part of an organism that performs one or more specialized functions. Examples of organs are the eyes, ears, lungs, and heart of an animal, and the roots, stems, and leaves of a plant.
The section of an army, fleet, etc. to the right (or left) of the center
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  1. The section of an army, fleet, etc. to the right (or left) of the center
  2. An air force unit larger than a group but smaller than a numbered air force or, formerly, than a division.
  3. (Slang) A person's arm
A part of a house, lot, district, city, etc. having a specific use or character
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  1. A part of a house, lot, district, city, etc. having a specific use or character
  2. A distinct part or section, as of a building, set aside for a specific function:
  3. A division of experience, activity, or knowledge; a field:
A central area used for entertainment or sports events and usually surrounded by seats
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  1. A central area used for entertainment or sports events and usually surrounded by seats
  2. A place or scene where forces contend or events unfold:
  3. A building containing such an area
The office or district of a bailiff.
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  1. The office or district of a bailiff.
  2. The district within which a bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction.
  3. A person's concern or sphere of operations, their area of skill or authority.
A plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure
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  1. A plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure
  2. A series or process that finishes at its starting point or continuously repeats itself; a cycle.
  3. A territorial or administrative division, especially of a province, in some European countries.
(Computers) A group of networked computers that share a common communications address.
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  1. (Computers) A group of networked computers that share a common communications address.
  2. An open connected set that contains at least one point.
  3. (Physics) A region in a ferromagnetic material within which the atoms are magnetically aligned: alignment of these regions results in the material being magnetized
The usually circular area in which the image is rendered by the lens system of an optical instrument.
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  1. The usually circular area in which the image is rendered by the lens system of an optical instrument.
  2. An area or region where business activities are conducted:
  3. The scene or an area of military operations or maneuvers:
One complete revolution of such a body.
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  1. One complete revolution of such a body.
  2. A stable quantum state of an electron (or other particle) in motion around an atomic nucleus.
  3. The path followed by a celestial body or artificial satellite as it revolves around another body due to the force of gravity. Orbits are nearly elliptical or circular in shape and are very closely approximated by Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
An area, division, or branch of learning or activity
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  1. An area, division, or branch of learning or activity
  2. (Ecology) An area of land, less extensive than a region, having a characteristic plant and animal population.
  3. A division of the world, smaller than a region, with reference to the plants or animals found there
A community or territory over which a sovereign rules; a kingdom.
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  1. A community or territory over which a sovereign rules; a kingdom.
  2. An area or sphere, as of knowledge or activity:
  3. A region; sphere; area
A shot or series of shots in a movie constituting a unit of continuous related action.
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  1. A shot or series of shots in a movie constituting a unit of continuous related action.
  2. A part of a play, film, story, etc. that constitutes a unit of development or action, as a passage between certain characters
  3. (--- Film) A section of a film, usually made up of a number of shots, which is unified by time, setting, characters, etc.
One who is under surveillance:
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  1. One who is under surveillance:
  2. A person or animal that is the object of medical or scientific study:
  3. A course or area of study:
An area of land; ground:
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  1. An area of land; ground:
  2. A particular geographic area; a region:
  3. The surface features of an area of land; topography:
A similar region, as in Canada or Australia, without the status of a province or state
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  1. A similar region, as in Canada or Australia, without the status of a province or state
  2. An area occupied by a single animal, mating pair, or group and often vigorously defended against intruders, especially those of the same species.
  3. An area for which a person is responsible as a representative or agent:
A state of existence:
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  1. A state of existence:
  2. A specified part of the earth:
  3. The earth, especially together with the life it supports:
A nonrigid container made of fabric, paper, plastic, leather, etc., typically with an opening at the top that can be closed as by folding the sides; sack or pouch
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  1. A nonrigid container made of fabric, paper, plastic, leather, etc., typically with an opening at the top that can be closed as by folding the sides; sack or pouch
  2. Any thing or part shaped or bulging like a bag
  3. (Slang) An area of interest or skill:
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