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A dive or downward leap
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  1. A dive or downward leap
  2. The act or an instance of plunging:
  3. (Informal) A heavy, rash investment or speculation
The changing of a fraction into a simpler form, especially by dividing the numerator and denominator by a common factor. For example, the fraction8 /12 can be reduced to4 /6 , which can be further reduced to2 /3 , in each case by dividing both the numerator and denominator by 2.
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  1. The changing of a fraction into a simpler form, especially by dividing the numerator and denominator by a common factor. For example, the fraction8 /12 can be reduced to4 /6 , which can be further reduced to2 /3 , in each case by dividing both the numerator and denominator by 2.
  2. The result of reducing:
  3. Anything made or brought about by reducing, as a smaller copy, lowered price, sauce of concentrated liquid, etc.
The rapid downward sliding of a mass of earth and rock. Landslides usually move over a confined area. Many kinds of events can trigger a landslide, such as the oversteepening of slopes by erosion associated with rivers, glaciers, or ocean waves; heavy snowmelt which saturates soil and rock; or earthquakes that lead to the failure of weak slopes.
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  1. The rapid downward sliding of a mass of earth and rock. Landslides usually move over a confined area. Many kinds of events can trigger a landslide, such as the oversteepening of slopes by erosion associated with rivers, glaciers, or ocean waves; heavy snowmelt which saturates soil and rock; or earthquakes that lead to the failure of weak slopes.
  2. A natural disaster that involves the breakup and downhill flow of rock, mud, water and anything caught in the path.
  3. An overwhelming majority of votes for one candidate or party in an election
A downward slope or sloping, as of a hill
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  1. A downward slope or sloping, as of a hill
The slope of the tangent line to a given curve at a designated point
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  1. The slope of the tangent line to a given curve at a designated point
  2. A stretch of ground forming a natural or artificial incline:
  3. A piece of ground that is not flat or level; rising or falling ground; specif., a portion of the side of a hill or mountain
A drop curtain.
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  1. A drop curtain.
  2. The act of falling; descent:
  3. A trace or hint:
The act or fact of dropping; a fall, descent, slump, or decrease
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  1. The act or fact of dropping; a fall, descent, slump, or decrease
  2. A trace or hint:
  3. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
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  1. A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
  2. A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
  3. Something that has fallen:
The action of the verb to fall.
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  1. The action of the verb to fall.
The act or process of sinking.
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  1. The act or process of sinking.
A decline to a lower condition, quality, or level.
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  1. A decline to a lower condition, quality, or level.
  2. (Geology) A general lowering of the earth's surface by erosion or weathering.
  3. The act or process of degrading.
The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low. [Mid 16th century.]
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  1. The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low. [Mid 16th century.]
Something which is limp or sagging; a condition or posture of drooping
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  1. Something which is limp or sagging; a condition or posture of drooping
  2. The act or condition of drooping.
The measure or beat of movement, as in dancing or marching.
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  1. The measure or beat of movement, as in dancing or marching.
  2. A female given name from the word cadence, taken to use in the 2000s.
  3. Fall of the voice in speaking
The lowering of the value of a currency by reducing the amount of valuable metal in the coins.
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  1. The lowering of the value of a currency by reducing the amount of valuable metal in the coins.
  2. The act of debasing or the state of being debased; a lowering, especially in character or quality.
A sudden falling off or decline, as in activity, prices, or business:
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  1. A sudden falling off or decline, as in activity, prices, or business:
  2. An extended period of poor performance, especially in a sport or competitive activity:
  3. A sudden or sharp fall
The cause of such a fall
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  1. The cause of such a fall
  2. A sudden fall, as from prosperity or power
  3. A sudden, heavy fall, as of snow
(Law) The termination or forfeiture of a right or privilege through disuse, through failure of some contingency, or through failure to meet stated obligations within a stated time
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  1. (Law) The termination or forfeiture of a right or privilege through disuse, through failure of some contingency, or through failure to meet stated obligations within a stated time
  2. The failure of a bequest or devise to take effect because of the death of the person who was to receive it
  3. A moral fall:
A small metal or glass tube worn over a finger or held in the hand, used in playing bottleneck-style guitar.
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  1. A small metal or glass tube worn over a finger or held in the hand, used in playing bottleneck-style guitar.
  2. A U-shaped section of tubing which is moved to change the pitch of certain brass instruments, esp. the trombone
  3. The fall of a mass of rock, snow, earth, etc. down a slope
The act by which something subsides.
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  1. The act by which something subsides.
An oblique variation from some definite direction
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  1. An oblique variation from some definite direction
  2. (Astron.) The angular distance of a celestial body north or south from the celestial equator: it is used with right ascension to find an exact position in the sky
  3. A falling off, especially from prosperity or vigor; a decline.
The act of swooping or pouncing; sudden, violent descent
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  1. The act of swooping or pouncing; sudden, violent descent
(Gym.) The act of lowering oneself between parallel bars by bending the arms until the chin reaches the bar level, and then raising oneself by straightening the arms
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  1. (Gym.) The act of lowering oneself between parallel bars by bending the arms until the chin reaches the bar level, and then raising oneself by straightening the arms
  2. (--- Linguistics) A part of a phrase or sentence that is unstressed or less strongly stressed relative to surrounding words, as the words I and to in I have to go.
  3. (Sports) A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered by bending the elbows until the chin reaches the level of the bars and then is raised by straightening the arms.
The process by which a substance is separated out of a solution as a solid. Precipitation occurs either by the action of gravity or through a chemical reaction that forms an insoluble compound out of two or more soluble compounds.
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  1. The process by which a substance is separated out of a solution as a solid. Precipitation occurs either by the action of gravity or through a chemical reaction that forms an insoluble compound out of two or more soluble compounds.
  2. (Meteorology) Any or all of the forms of water particles, whether liquid or solid, that fall from the atmosphere (e.g., rain, hail, snow or sleet). It is a major class of hydrometeor, but it is distinguished from cloud, fog, dew, rime, frost, etc., in that it must fall. It is distinguished from cloud and virga in that it must reach the ground.
  3. A precipitating or being precipitated; specif., a headlong fall or rush
A decrease, as in value:
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  1. A decrease, as in value:
  2. An act of tumbling; a fall.
  3. A fall or decline
The last part
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  1. The last part
  2. The process or result of declining, especially:
  3. A downward movement or fall, as in price.
The act or process of extracting; specif., the extracting of a tooth by a dentist
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  1. The act or process of extracting; specif., the extracting of a tooth by a dentist
  2. Origin; lineage:
  3. Origin; lineage; descent
(Anatomy) The point of attachment of a muscle that remains relatively fixed during contraction.
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  1. (Anatomy) The point of attachment of a muscle that remains relatively fixed during contraction.
  2. The point at which something comes into existence or from which it derives or is derived.
  3. The fact of originating; rise or derivation:
Descendants from a common ancestor
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  1. Descendants from a common ancestor
  2. Derivation.
  3. The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line.
Opening approaches made to secure acquaintance, favor, or an agreement; overtures.
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  1. Opening approaches made to secure acquaintance, favor, or an agreement; overtures.
  2. Payment of money before due:
  3. A forward move, as toward an objective; a progressive step:
The act of entering another's territory or domain.
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  1. The act of entering another's territory or domain.
  2. A sudden, brief invasion or raid
  3. The act of entering or running into:
The concluding stage of an attack in which close combat occurs with the enemy.
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  1. The concluding stage of an attack in which close combat occurs with the enemy.
  2. A strong or cutting verbal attack.
  3. The close-combat phase of an attack
Something, such as a trapdoor on a gallows, that is arranged to fall or be lowered.
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  1. Something, such as a trapdoor on a gallows, that is arranged to fall or be lowered.
  2. The act or fact of dropping; a fall, descent, slump, or decrease
  3. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
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  1. A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
  2. A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
  3. Something that has fallen:
The last part
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  1. The last part
  2. The process or result of declining, especially:
  3. A downward movement or fall, as in price.
A downward slope or sloping, as of a hill
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  1. A downward slope or sloping, as of a hill
A trace or hint:
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  1. A trace or hint:
  2. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
  3. The act or fact of dropping; a fall, descent, slump, or decrease
A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
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  1. A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
  2. A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
  3. Something that has fallen:
(Music) In an a cappella group, the singer responsible for singing a note for the other members to tune themselves by.
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  1. (Music) In an a cappella group, the singer responsible for singing a note for the other members to tune themselves by.
  2. (Chiefly British) The stand of a vendor or hawker.
  3. The distance that a propeller would travel in an ideal medium during one complete revolution, measured parallel to the shaft of the propeller.
A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.
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  1. A series of ancestors or progenitors; lineage, or those who compose the line of natural descent.
  2. Ancestors considered as a group.
  3. Family descent or lineage
The act or process of bearing young; parturition:
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  1. The act or process of bearing young; parturition:
  2. The emergence and separation of offspring from the body of its mother, seen in all mammals except monotremes.
  3. The set of characteristics or circumstances received from one's ancestors; inheritance:
The fluid consisting of plasma, blood cells, and platelets that is circulated by the heart through the vertebrate vascular system, carrying oxygen and nutrients to and waste materials away from all body tissues.
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  1. The fluid consisting of plasma, blood cells, and platelets that is circulated by the heart through the vertebrate vascular system, carrying oxygen and nutrients to and waste materials away from all body tissues.
  2. One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, identified with the blood found in blood vessels, and thought to cause cheerfulness.
  3. Relationship by descent in the same family line; kinship
The abstract link between a person and their ancestors.
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  1. The abstract link between a person and their ancestors.
  2. By extension, the predecessors of a particular item or product.
  3. A direct line of descent, esp. of a domestic animal; pedigree; strain
A thing extracted; extract
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  1. A thing extracted; extract
  2. Origin; lineage; descent
  3. The act or process of extracting; specif., the extracting of a tooth by a dentist
People in the same line of descent; lineage:
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  1. People in the same line of descent; lineage:
  2. A group of individuals who share ties of blood, marriage, or adoption; a group residing together and consisting of parents, children, and other relatives by blood or marriage; a group of individuals residing together who have consented to an arrangement similar to ties of blood or marriage. A group of individuals who share ties of blood, marriage, or adoption; a group residing together and consisting of parents, children, and other relatives by blood or marriage; a group of individuals residing together who have consented to an arrangement similar to ties of blood or marriage.
  3. A group of individuals derived from a common stock:
Descent from an ancestor; pedigree; lineage
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  1. Descent from an ancestor; pedigree; lineage
  2. Direct descent from an ancestor; lineage or pedigree.
  3. A record or table of the descent of a person, family, or group from an ancestor or ancestors; a family tree.
Merchandise or services of a similar or related nature:
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  1. Merchandise or services of a similar or related nature:
  2. (--- Football) The linemen considered as a group.
  3. A series of persons, especially from one family, who succeed each other:
The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line.
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  1. The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line.
  2. Ancestry; family; stock
  3. The overview or totality of the marriage and blood relationships within a family, including the ancestors and descendants of a particular individual. The overview or totality of the marriage and blood relationships within a family, including the ancestors and descendants of a particular individual.
A coming into existence or use; beginning
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  1. A coming into existence or use; beginning
  2. (Anatomy) The point of attachment of a muscle that remains relatively fixed during contraction.
  3. The fact of originating; rise or derivation:
The position or relation of a parent; parenthood
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  1. The position or relation of a parent; parenthood
  2. The social quality of your class in society.
  3. Of or pertaining to one's parents, and in particular, the legitimacy of one's birth.
A recorded or known line of descent, esp. of a purebred animal
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  1. A recorded or known line of descent, esp. of a purebred animal
  2. A chart of an individual's ancestors used in human genetics to analyze Mendelian inheritance of certain traits, especially of familial diseases.
  3. A list of ancestors; record of ancestry; family tree
Seeds considered as a group:
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  1. Seeds considered as a group:
  2. A mature fertilized ovule of angiosperms and gymnosperms that contains an embryo and the food it will need to grow into a new plant. Seeds provide a great reproductive advantage in being able to survive for extended periods until conditions are favorable for germination and growth. The seeds of gymnosperms (such as the conifers) develop on scales of cones or similar structures, while the seeds of angiosperms are enclosed in an ovary that develops into a fruit, such as a pome or nut. The structure of seeds varies somewhat. All seeds are enclosed in a protective seed coat. In certain angiosperms the embryo is enclosed in or attached to an endosperm , a tissue that it uses as a food source either before or during germination. All angiosperm embryos also have at least one cotyledon . The first seed-bearing plants emerged at least 365 million years ago in the late Devonian Period. Many angiosperms have evolved specific fruits for dispersal of seeds by the wind, water, or animals.
  3. Family stock; ancestry.
A group of related languages or language families
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  1. A group of related languages or language families
  2. Any of a number of plants of the crucifer family, as evening stock (Mathiola bicornis), or Virginian stock (Malcomia maritima)
  3. The original progenitor of a family line.
A cause of disappointment or depression.
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  1. A cause of disappointment or depression.
  2. A feeling of disappointment or depression.
  3. A fall to a low or lower status or position, as of power or wealth
Fine, soft, fluffy feathers forming the first plumage of a young bird and underlying the contour feathers in certain adult birds.
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  1. Fine, soft, fluffy feathers forming the first plumage of a young bird and underlying the contour feathers in certain adult birds.
  2. A downward movement; descent:
  3. A downward movement or depressed condition; defeat, misfortune, etc.
The cause of such a fall
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  1. The cause of such a fall
  2. A sudden, heavy fall, as of snow
  3. A sudden fall, as from prosperity or power
A lowering in rank, value, etc.
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  1. A lowering in rank, value, etc.
  2. An act of downgrading, as in status, rank, or amount:
  3. A decline, as in fortune, status, or condition:
The last part
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  1. The last part
  2. The process or result of declining, especially:
  3. A downward movement or fall, as in price.
(Gym.) The act of lowering oneself between parallel bars by bending the arms until the chin reaches the bar level, and then raising oneself by straightening the arms
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  1. (Gym.) The act of lowering oneself between parallel bars by bending the arms until the chin reaches the bar level, and then raising oneself by straightening the arms
  2. (--- Linguistics) A part of a phrase or sentence that is unstressed or less strongly stressed relative to surrounding words, as the words I and to in I have to go.
  3. (Sports) A gymnastic exercise on the parallel bars in which the body is lowered by bending the elbows until the chin reaches the level of the bars and then is raised by straightening the arms.
A plunge into water, especially done headfirst and in a way established for athletic competition.
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  1. A plunge into water, especially done headfirst and in a way established for athletic competition.
  2. (Football) A play in which a running back carries the ball while plunging directly into the line a short distance away
  3. An exaggerated fall, especially by a hockey player, intended to draw a penalty against an opponent.
A swing downward, as of a golf club.
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  1. A swing downward, as of a golf club.
  2. A decline, as of a business.
  3. The portion of any movement along an arc or curve, heading in a lower direction.
A downward trend; a downturn.
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  1. A downward trend; a downturn.
  2. A downward trend, esp. a financial one
  3. Any gradual movement towards a lower state or value.
A tendency downward, especially in business or economic activity.
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  1. A tendency downward, especially in business or economic activity.
A trace or hint:
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  1. A trace or hint:
  2. The act or fact of dropping; a fall, descent, slump, or decrease
  3. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
A very steep drop
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  1. A very steep drop
  2. A location where a person or thing can be dropped off
  3. A designated place where people or things can be left:
A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
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  1. A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
  2. A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
  3. Something that has fallen:
A very steep dive of an aircraft.
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  1. A very steep dive of an aircraft.
  2. A swift, steep downward plunge of an airplane, with the nose toward the earth
  3. Any sudden, sharp drop, as in profits
(Informal) A heavy, rash investment or speculation
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  1. (Informal) A heavy, rash investment or speculation
  2. A dive or downward leap
  3. The act or an instance of plunging:
A sliding wedge or drag used to check the motion of a vehicle by pressure against a wheel
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  1. A sliding wedge or drag used to check the motion of a vehicle by pressure against a wheel
  2. (Informal) A period of sharp decline or repeated losses:
  3. A plank, log, etc., often one of a pair or set, used as a support or as a track upon which to slide or roll a heavy object
A small metal or glass tube worn over a finger or held in the hand, used in playing bottleneck-style guitar.
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  1. A small metal or glass tube worn over a finger or held in the hand, used in playing bottleneck-style guitar.
  2. (Music) A slight portamento used in violin playing, passing quickly from one note to another.
  3. The fall of a mass of rock, snow, earth, etc. down a slope
A sudden falling off or decline, as in activity, prices, or business:
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  1. A sudden falling off or decline, as in activity, prices, or business:
  2. An extended period of poor performance, especially in a sport or competitive activity:
  3. A sudden or sharp fall
A decrease, as in value:
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  1. A decrease, as in value:
  2. An act of tumbling; a fall.
  3. A fall or decline
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