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A regular, mainly unvarying way of acting or doing
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  1. A regular, mainly unvarying way of acting or doing
  2. Something representing a class or type; example; sample
  3. A model or plan used as a guide in making things; set of forms to the shape of which material is cut for assembly into the finished article
  1. A recurring or dominant element; a theme.
  2. A dominant theme or central idea.
  3. A main element, idea, feature, etc.
Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing's shape; figure; form factor.
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  1. Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing's shape; figure; form factor.
  2. Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.
  3. The way things are arranged or put together in order to achieve a result.
A person, especially a well-known one:
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  1. A person, especially a well-known one:
  2. Impression or appearance made:
  3. The shape or form of a human body:
A design, often with a motto, on a coat of arms; heraldic emblem
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  1. A design, often with a motto, on a coat of arms; heraldic emblem
  2. A contrivance or invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.
  3. A thing devised; plan; scheme, esp. a sly or underhanded scheme; trick
A work of music, literature, or art, or its structure or organization.
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  1. A work of music, literature, or art, or its structure or organization.
  2. The makeup of a thing or person; aggregate of ingredients or qualities and manner of their combination; constitution
  3. The putting together of words, esp. in a correct and effective way; art of writing
The art or process of arranging type, illustrations, etc. in an advertisement, newspaper, etc.
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  1. The art or process of arranging type, illustrations, etc. in an advertisement, newspaper, etc.
  2. A plan for such arrangement.
  3. The manner in which anything is laid out; arrangement; specif., the plan or makeup of a newspaper, book page, advertisement, etc.
The ability to form or understand mental concepts and abstractions:
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  1. The ability to form or understand mental concepts and abstractions:
  2. The act, process, or power of conceiving mentally; formulation of ideas, esp. of abstractions
  3. An original idea, design, plan, etc.
(Mathematics) A graphic representation of an algebraic or geometric relationship.
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  1. (Mathematics) A graphic representation of an algebraic or geometric relationship.
  2. A chart or graph explaining or illustrating ideas, statistics, etc.
  3. A sketch, drawing, or plan that explains a thing by outlining its parts and their relationships, workings, etc.
The art of representing objects or forms on a surface chiefly by means of lines.
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  1. The art of representing objects or forms on a surface chiefly by means of lines.
  2. A work produced by this art.
  3. The act of one that draws; specif., the art of representing something by lines made on a surface with a pencil, pen, etc.
A short, light, informal story, description, play, skit, or piece of music
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  1. A short, light, informal story, description, play, skit, or piece of music
  2. A hasty or undetailed drawing or painting often made as a preliminary study.
  3. A simple, rough drawing or design, done rapidly and without much detail
(Sports) A system by which a league, as of professional teams, allots to each team the right to contract specified individuals in a group of players, esp. new players, usually by giving each team a turn to select one player until each roster is full
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  1. (Sports) A system by which a league, as of professional teams, allots to each team the right to contract specified individuals in a group of players, esp. new players, usually by giving each team a turn to select one player until each roster is full
  2. A written order for the payment of a specified sum of money to a certain individual or to the bearer (for example, a check). A draft may involve three parties: the drawer, who writes or creates it, the drawee, who has custody of the funds to be paid (for example, a bank), and the payee, who will receive the funds. A written order for the payment of a specified sum of money to a certain individual or to the bearer (for example, a check). A draft may involve three parties: the drawer, who writes or creates it, the drawee, who has custody of the funds to be paid (for example, a bank), and the payee, who will receive the funds.
  3. A plan or drawing of a work to be done
(Architecture, engineering, by extension) A detailed technical drawing (now often in some electronically storable and transmissible form).
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  1. (Architecture, engineering, by extension) A detailed technical drawing (now often in some electronically storable and transmissible form).
  2. (Informal, by extension) Any detailed plan, whether literal or figurative.
  3. Any exact or detailed plan or outline
A typical example of a class or category:
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  1. A typical example of a class or category:
  2. An original type, form, or instance serving as a basis or standard:
  3. A perfect example of a particular type
A visible image, especially one on a flat surface or screen:
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  1. A visible image, especially one on a flat surface or screen:
  2. An image or likeness of an object, person, or scene produced on a flat surface, esp. by painting, drawing, or photography
  3. A mental image or impression; idea
The action of one that traces
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  1. The action of one that traces
  2. A record in the form of a graph made by a device such as a seismograph.
  3. The process of finding something that is lost by studying evidence.
(Film industry) A prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay; generally longer and more detailed than a treatment.
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  1. (Film industry) A prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay; generally longer and more detailed than a treatment.
  2. A general plan without detail
  3. A preliminary plan for a project.
A map, esp. one prepared for use in marine or air navigation
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  1. A map, esp. one prepared for use in marine or air navigation
  2. A map showing coastlines, water depths, or other information of use to navigators.
  3. A group of facts about something, set up in the form of a diagram, table, graph, etc.
A drawing or other representation, usually on a flat surface, of all or part of the earth's surface, ordinarily showing countries, bodies of water, cities, mountains, etc.
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  1. A drawing or other representation, usually on a flat surface, of all or part of the earth's surface, ordinarily showing countries, bodies of water, cities, mountains, etc.
  2. A representation, usually on a plane surface, of a region of the earth or heavens.
  3. (Mathematics) The correspondence of elements in one set to elements in the same set or another set.
An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective:
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  1. An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective:
  2. A scheme or program for making, doing, or arranging something; project, design, schedule, etc.
  3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
A delicate interlacing of lines reminding of the architectural ornament.
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  1. A delicate interlacing of lines reminding of the architectural ornament.
  2. (Architecture) bars or ribs, usually of stone or wood, or other material, that subdivide an opening or stand in relief against a door or wall as an ornamental feature.
  3. Ornamental work of interlaced and branching lines, especially the lacy openwork in a Gothic window.
  1. The act of delineating; depiction
  2. A graphic verbal description
  3. (Art) An image of the outline of an object
An understanding of how aspects of a subject relate to each other and to the whole:
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  1. An understanding of how aspects of a subject relate to each other and to the whole:
  2. The ability to see things in a true relationship
  3. The art of picturing objects or a scene in such a way, e.g., by converging lines (linear perspective), as to show them as they appear to the eye with reference to relative distance or depth
Act, manner, method, etc. of treating, or dealing with, a person, thing, subject in art or literature, etc.
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  1. Act, manner, method, etc. of treating, or dealing with, a person, thing, subject in art or literature, etc.
  2. (Film, TV) An outline or prose summary prepared before the script, giving the story with characters, situations, etc. but often without dialogue and usually without separate shots indicated
  3. The use of an agent, procedure, or regimen, such as a drug, surgery, or exercise, in an attempt to cure or mitigate a disease, condition, or injury.
(Philos.) According to Plato, any of the unchanging, eternal, intelligible models or archetypes of which all material things are only imperfect imitations and from which their existence derives: in modern philosophy, used variously to mean the immediate object of thought, absolute truth, etc.
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  1. (Philos.) According to Plato, any of the unchanging, eternal, intelligible models or archetypes of which all material things are only imperfect imitations and from which their existence derives: in modern philosophy, used variously to mean the immediate object of thought, absolute truth, etc.
  2. A plan; scheme; project; intention; aim
  3. A sense that something can happen; a notion or expectation:
A person with reference to the ability to memorize, comprehend, etc.
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  1. A person with reference to the ability to memorize, comprehend, etc.
  2. A noteworthy or interesting example:
  3. A work of literature or art treating a subject in careful detail and typically done as an exercise in technique, etc.
In object-oriented programming, a structure that combines data and the procedures necessary to operate on that data.
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  1. In object-oriented programming, a structure that combines data and the procedures necessary to operate on that data.
  2. A person or thing to which action, thought, or feeling is directed
  3. A focus of attention, feeling, thought, or action:
Purpose with respect to marriage:
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  1. Purpose with respect to marriage:
  2. The act or fact of intending; determination to do a specified thing or act in a specified manner
  3. The action or fact of intending:
An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
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  1. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
  2. A chart, diagram, or outline of a system or object.
  3. A secret or devious plan; a plot:
To give the main features or various aspects of; summarize:
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  1. To give the main features or various aspects of; summarize:
  2. To summarize something.
  3. To draw or trace an outline of.
To make a sketch of; outline.
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  1. To make a sketch of; outline.
  2. To draw quickly or in outline
  3. To give a brief description of; outline
To cause to come into existence; bring into being; make; originate; esp., to make or design (something requiring art, skill, invention, etc.)
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  1. To cause to come into existence; bring into being; make; originate; esp., to make or design (something requiring art, skill, invention, etc.)
  2. To give rise to; produce:
  3. To produce through artistic or imaginative effort:
To come into being; begin; start
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  1. To come into being; begin; start
  2. To bring into being; create or start:
  3. To bring into being; esp., to create (something original); invent
To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive:
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  1. To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive:
  2. (Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
  3. To work out or create (something) by thinking; contrive; plan; invent
To have the importance or value of:
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  1. To have the importance or value of:
  2. A number or quantity having a value that is intermediate between other numbers or quantities, especially an arithmetic mean or average.
  3. To have intentions of a specified kind; be disposed:
Used other than as an idiom: to separate or isolate.
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: to separate or isolate.
  2. To distinguish, make obvious the distinction between (two things) or of (something).
  3. To select (something or someone) for a specific purpose.
To design for a particular audience
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To make a blueprint for.
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  1. To make a blueprint for.
  2. To make a detailed operational plan for.
  3. To lay a plan for.
To form (molten metal, plastic, etc.) into a particular shape by pouring or pressing into a mold
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  1. To form (molten metal, plastic, etc.) into a particular shape by pouring or pressing into a mold
  2. To give birth to prematurely:
  3. To deliberate; plan
To be ranked on a chart of best-selling items:
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  1. To be ranked on a chart of best-selling items:
  2. To plot (a course) on, or by reference to, a chart or charts
  3. To plan (a course of action)
To cause an offspring to begin life
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  1. To cause an offspring to begin life
  2. To cause to begin life
  3. To begin or originate in a specific way:
To plan with evil intent; scheme:
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  1. To plan with evil intent; scheme:
  2. To project, cast, or set forth, as in a projection of light.
  3. To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to plan; to scheme; to plot.
To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive:
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  1. To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive:
  2. (Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
  3. To work out or create (something) by thinking; contrive; plan; invent
To work out or form in one's mind; devise, develop, contrive, etc.
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  1. To work out or form in one's mind; devise, develop, contrive, etc.
  2. To reduce to, or express in, a formula; to put in a clear and definite form of statement or expression.
  3. To express (a theory, plan, etc.) in a systematic way
To adapt for a particular use; adjust; fit
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  1. To adapt for a particular use; adjust; fit
  2. To shape, fashion, or form, usually according to a pattern; design
  3. To prearrange (a contest) so as to ensure a desired fraudulent outcome; fix:
To work out; devise
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  1. To work out; devise
  2. To devise; contrive:
  3. To put or set in order or readiness for use:
To devise a scheme for doing, making, or arranging
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  1. To devise a scheme for doing, making, or arranging
  2. To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
  3. To formulate a scheme or program for the accomplishment, enactment, or attainment of:
To get (ideas, feelings, one's presence, etc.) across to others effectively
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  1. To get (ideas, feelings, one's presence, etc.) across to others effectively
  2. To send out into space; cast:
  3. To propose (an act or plan of action)
To make a scheme for; plan as a scheme; devise
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  1. To make a scheme for; plan as a scheme; devise
  2. To plan in a deceitful way; plot
  3. To contrive a plan or scheme for; plot:
To formulate a strategy.
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  1. To formulate a strategy.
  2. To plan a strategy or strategies
  1. To smooth.
  2. (Intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see work,"Ž out.
  3. (With object after out) To calculate.
To make a detailed operational plan for.
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  1. To make a detailed operational plan for.
  2. To make a blueprint for.
  3. To lay a plan for.
(Genetics) To locate (a particular gene) on a chromosome or plasmid
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  1. (Genetics) To locate (a particular gene) on a chromosome or plasmid
  2. To survey or explore for the purpose of making a map
  3. To arrange or plan in detail
To make a plan of (a structure, piece of ground, etc.)
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  1. To make a plan of (a structure, piece of ground, etc.)
  2. To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
  3. To formulate a scheme or program for the accomplishment, enactment, or attainment of:
To go out, leave.
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  1. To go out, leave.
  2. To start an activity with the intention of finishing it.
  3. To explain something, or give exact details, usually in writing.
To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
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  1. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
  2. To determine a course or direct an effort:
  3. To try or intend (to do or be something)
To meditate or muse, sometimes specif. in a religious or mystical way
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  1. To meditate or muse, sometimes specif. in a religious or mystical way
  2. To think about intently; study carefully
  3. To have in mind as a possibility or plan; intend
To have in mind; plan:
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  1. To have in mind; plan:
  2. To have in mind for a particular use:
  3. To have in mind as a purpose; plan
To have intentions of a specified kind; be disposed:
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  1. To have intentions of a specified kind; be disposed:
  2. To have in mind; intend; purpose
  3. To have a purpose or intention in mind
To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
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  1. To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
  2. To formulate a scheme or program for the accomplishment, enactment, or attainment of:
  3. To have in mind as a project or purpose
To propose (an act or plan of action)
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  1. To propose (an act or plan of action)
  2. To get (ideas, feelings, one's presence, etc.) across to others effectively
  3. To attribute one's own emotion or motive, for example, to someone else unconsciously in order to avoid anxiety or guilt.
To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend:
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  1. To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend:
  2. To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
  3. To purpose, plan, or intend
To intend or resolve:
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  1. To intend or resolve:
  2. To intend, resolve, or plan
  3. Have set as one's purpose; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.
To identify or treat as the object of action, criticism, or change:
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  1. To identify or treat as the object of action, criticism, or change:
  2. To aim at or identify as a target:
  3. To establish as a target, goal, etc.
To take notice; give heed:
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  1. To take notice; give heed:
  2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
  3. (--- Upper Southern US) To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend.
A design, often with a motto, on a coat of arms; heraldic emblem
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  1. A design, often with a motto, on a coat of arms; heraldic emblem
  2. A decorative design, figure, or pattern, as one used in embroidery.
  3. An ornamental figure or design
A design or pattern, as in a textile:
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  1. A design or pattern, as in a textile:
  2. The shape or form of a human body:
  3. (Rhetoric) figure of speech
A main theme or subject to be elaborated on or developed, as in a piece of music or a book
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  1. A main theme or subject to be elaborated on or developed, as in a piece of music or a book
  2. A recurrent pattern either of molecular sequence, usually of nucleotides or amino acids in proteins, or of molecular structure that usually corresponds to specific biological activity.
  3. A decorative figure that is repeated in a design
A motif in art, literature, or music.
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  1. A motif in art, literature, or music.
  2. An emotion, desire, physiological need, or similar impulse that acts as an incitement to action.
  3. Some inner drive, impulse, intention, etc. that causes a person to do something or act in a certain way; incentive; goal
A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
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  1. A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
  2. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
  3. A model or plan used as a guide in making things; set of forms to the shape of which material is cut for assembly into the finished article
A type of paper-based reproduction process producing white-on-blue images, used primarily for technical and architecture's drawings, now largely replaced by other technologies.
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  1. A type of paper-based reproduction process producing white-on-blue images, used primarily for technical and architecture's drawings, now largely replaced by other technologies.
  2. (Informal, by extension) Any detailed plan, whether literal or figurative.
  3. Any exact or detailed plan or outline
Any long-range strategy to reach an objective
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  1. Any long-range strategy to reach an objective
  2. (Sports) The strategy devised before or used during an event.
  3. (Idiomatic) Any strategy devised to reach a given objective.
A plan, purpose, or goal:
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  1. A plan, purpose, or goal:
  2. A plan; scheme; project; intention; aim
  3. A sense that something can happen; a notion or expectation:
(Publishing) The process of arranging editorial content, advertising, graphics and other information to fit within certain constraints.
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  1. (Publishing) The process of arranging editorial content, advertising, graphics and other information to fit within certain constraints.
  2. The manner in which anything is laid out; arrangement; specif., the plan or makeup of a newspaper, book page, advertisement, etc.
  3. A plan for such arrangement.
A scheme or program for making, doing, or arranging something; project, design, schedule, etc.
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  1. A scheme or program for making, doing, or arranging something; project, design, schedule, etc.
  2. A program or policy stipulating a service or benefit:
  3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
A housing project.
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  1. A housing project.
  2. An undertaking requiring concerted effort:
  3. A proposal of something to be done; plan; scheme
(Psychol.) A mental image produced in response to a stimulus, that becomes a framework or basis for analyzing or responding to other related stimuli
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  1. (Psychol.) A mental image produced in response to a stimulus, that becomes a framework or basis for analyzing or responding to other related stimuli
  2. (Psychology) A pattern imposed on complex reality or experience to assist in explaining it, mediate perception, or guide response.
  3. A plan, outline, or model:
An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
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  1. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
  2. An orderly combination of things on a definite plan; system
  3. A visionary plan or project
The art or skill of using stratagems in endeavors such as politics and business.
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  1. The art or skill of using stratagems in endeavors such as politics and business.
  2. A stratagem or the artful use of stratagems
  3. A plan of action resulting from strategy or intended to accomplish a specific goal.
The degree of accuracy of a weapon or of a person aiming a weapon or propelled object:
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  1. The degree of accuracy of a weapon or of a person aiming a weapon or propelled object:
  2. The object to be attained; intention or purpose
  3. The ability to hit a target or intended point:
An eager or strong desire to achieve something, such as fame or power.
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  1. An eager or strong desire to achieve something, such as fame or power.
  2. A strong desire to gain a particular objective; specif., the drive to succeed, or to gain fame, power, wealth, etc.
  3. The object or goal desired:
The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary:
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  1. The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary:
  2. The point in time when an action, event, or phenomenon ceases or is completed; the conclusion:
  3. (Football) A player at either end of the line
The line, crossbar, or net over or into which the ball or puck must be passed to score
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  1. The line, crossbar, or net over or into which the ball or puck must be passed to score
  2. An object or end that one strives to attain; aim
  3. The object toward which an endeavor is directed; an end.
Meaning or import
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  1. Meaning or import
  2. (Law) One's mental attitude, including purpose, will, determination, etc., at the time of doing an act
  3. A purpose; object; aim
The action or fact of intending:
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  1. The action or fact of intending:
  2. The act or fact of intending; determination to do a specified thing or act in a specified manner
  3. Anything intended or planned; aim, end, or purpose
(--- Sports) The place from which racers begin and sometimes end their contest.
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  1. (--- Sports) The place from which racers begin and sometimes end their contest.
  2. A point reached or gained:
  3. An object desired or worked for; end; aim; goal
Something that is conveyed or intended, especially by language; sense or significance:
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  1. Something that is conveyed or intended, especially by language; sense or significance:
  2. A sense of importance or purpose:
  3. An interpreted goal, intent, or end:
Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing.
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  1. Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing.
  2. A person or thing to which action, thought, or feeling is directed
  3. What is aimed at; purpose; end; goal
A noun or pronoun in the objective case.
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  1. A noun or pronoun in the objective case.
  2. (Optics) The lens or lenses nearest to the object observed, as in a microscope or telescope, that serve to focus light to form the image of the object
  3. The primary optical element, such as a lens or mirror, in a microscope, camera, telescope, or other optical instrument, that first receives light rays from the object and forms the image.
A distinct condition or degree:
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  1. A distinct condition or degree:
  2. (Boxing) One of a number of scoring units awarded to the boxers at the end of each round, used in determining the winner if the fight does not end by knockout or disqualification
  3. An object having a sharp or tapered end:
Determination; resolution:
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  1. Determination; resolution:
  2. The object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or goal:
  3. The object for which something exists or is done; end in view
Any object that is shot at, thrown at, etc.
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  1. Any object that is shot at, thrown at, etc.
  2. A round, flat board, straw coil, etc., often one marked with concentric circles, set up to be aimed at, as in archery or rifle practice
  3. An object, such as a padded disk with a marked surface, that is shot at to test accuracy in rifle or archery practice.
That which is worked toward or sought; object; aim; goal
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  1. That which is worked toward or sought; object; aim; goal
  2. An individual and personal perception, judgment, or interpretation; an opinion:
  3. A way of showing or seeing something, as from a particular position or angle:
The reason, cause, motive, purpose, etc.
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  1. The reason, cause, motive, purpose, etc.
  2. A difficult problem or question.
  3. The cause or intention underlying a given action or situation:
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