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The strengthening of a conditioned response by such means.
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  1. The strengthening of a conditioned response by such means.
  2. Additional personnel or equipment sent to support a military action.
  3. (Uncountable, behavioral psychology) The process whereby a behavior with desirable consequences comes to be repeated.
The action of the verb to grow.
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  1. The action of the verb to grow.
The act of proceeding forward; an advance.
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  1. The act of proceeding forward; an advance.
A reproduction, as of a photograph, on a larger scale
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  1. A reproduction, as of a photograph, on a larger scale
  2. An act of enlarging or the state of being enlarged.
  3. Something that has been enlarged, especially a photographic reproduction or a copy larger than the original print or negative.
A development or full treatment, as of a topic
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  1. A development or full treatment, as of a topic
  2. An increase in the volume of a substance while its mass remains the same. Expansion is usually due to heating. When substances are heated, the molecular bonds between their particles are weakened, and the particles move faster, causing the substance to expand.
  3. (Mathematics) A quantity written in an extended form, such as in a sum or product of terms.
A three-dimensional work of art, usually nonrepresentational and constructed of more than one material
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  1. A three-dimensional work of art, usually nonrepresentational and constructed of more than one material
  2. The way in which something is built or put together:
  3. The process of interpreting, or the interpretation of, a constitution, statute, or instrument. See also legislative history and intent. The process of interpreting, or the interpretation of, a constitution, statute, or instrument. See also legislative history and intent.
(Mil.) Any of various movements or maneuvers by which troops, ships, etc. change formation
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  1. (Mil.) Any of various movements or maneuvers by which troops, ships, etc. change formation
  2. An unfolding, opening out, or working out; process of development, as from a simple to a complex form, or of gradual, progressive change, as in a social and economic structure
  3. A result of this process; a development:
Evolution (from simple to complex)
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An increase in the size of an organism or part of an organism, usually as a result of an increase in the number of cells. Growth of an organism may stop at maturity, as in the case of humans and other mammals, or it may continue throughout life, as in many plants. In humans, certain body parts, like hair and nails, continue to grow throughout life.
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  1. An increase in the size of an organism or part of an organism, usually as a result of an increase in the number of cells. Growth of an organism may stop at maturity, as in the case of humans and other mammals, or it may continue throughout life, as in many plants. In humans, certain body parts, like hair and nails, continue to grow throughout life.
  2. Full development; maturity.
  3. Formation and development
(Often figuratively) The process by which something unfolds or becomes revealed.
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  1. (Often figuratively) The process by which something unfolds or becomes revealed.
The act or process of amassing or increasing:
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  1. The act or process of amassing or increasing:
  2. The result of building up:
  3. A gradual increase in amount, power, influence, etc.; expansion
An enlarging or being enlarged
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  1. An enlarging or being enlarged
  2. A reproduction, as of a photograph, on a larger scale
  3. Something that has been enlarged, especially a photographic reproduction or a copy larger than the original print or negative.
The act or process of multiplying or the condition of being multiplied.
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  1. The act or process of multiplying or the condition of being multiplied.
  2. Any of certain analogous operations involving mathematical objects other than numbers.
  3. A mathematical operation performed on a pair of numbers in order to derive a third number called a product. For positive integers, multiplication consists of adding a number (the multiplicand) to itself a specified number of times. Thus multiplying 6 by 3 means adding 6 to itself three times. The operation of multiplication is extended to other real numbers according to the rules governing the multiplicative properties of positive integers.
The act of making better.
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  1. The act of making better.
  2. The state of being ameliorated; improvement.
  3. An improvement
An improvement over what has been the case:
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  1. An improvement over what has been the case:
  2. (Law) An improvement that increases the value of property and is more extensive than mere repairs
  3. An improvement.
A change or addition that improves.
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  1. A change or addition that improves.
  2. The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc.
  3. Increase; growth; progress; advance.
Development, advancement, or improvement, as toward a goal:
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  1. Development, advancement, or improvement, as toward a goal:
  2. Advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state; improvement
  3. Forward or onward movement, as toward a destination:
An increase; addition
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  1. An increase; addition
  2. (Electronics) An increase in signal power, voltage, or current by an amplifier, expressed as the ratio of output to input.
  3. An increase in amount or degree:
(Informal) An angry or irritated reaction:
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  1. (Informal) An angry or irritated reaction:
  2. Occasion or opportunity:
  3. An origin, beginning, or source:
The act of advancing, or the state of being advanced; progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a higher place or dignity; as, the advancement of learning.
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  1. The act of advancing, or the state of being advanced; progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a higher place or dignity; as, the advancement of learning.
  2. An irrevocable gift to an heir during an intestate’s life, given with the intention that it shall diminish or extinguish the heir’s share of the intestate’s estate under the laws of intestate succession. See also satisfaction, ademption, and lapse. An irrevocable gift to an heir during an intestate’s life, given with the intention that it shall diminish or extinguish the heir’s share of the intestate’s estate under the laws of intestate succession. See also satisfaction, ademption, and lapse.
  3. (Law) Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.
An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength; extension or expansion:
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  1. An increase, as in size, number, value, or strength; extension or expansion:
  2. The process of growing or developing
  3. An increase in the size of an organism or part of an organism, usually as a result of an increase in the number of cells. Growth of an organism may stop at maturity, as in the case of humans and other mammals, or it may continue throughout life, as in many plants. In humans, certain body parts, like hair and nails, continue to grow throughout life.
(Often figuratively) The process by which something unfolds or becomes revealed.
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  1. (Often figuratively) The process by which something unfolds or becomes revealed.
The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement.
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  1. The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement.
  2. (Electronics) The process of taking a parsed tree of an abstract integrated circuit definition in a language such as Verilog and creating a hierarchy of module instances that ends with primitive (atomic) gates and statements.
  3. The natural process of formation or assimilation, performed by the living organs in animals and vegetables, by which a crude substance is changed into something of a higher order; as, the elaboration of food into chyme; the elaboration of chyle, or sap, or tissues.
The process of becoming ripe.
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  1. The process of becoming ripe.
The final differentiation processes in biological systems, such as the final ripening of a seed or the attainment of full functional capacity by a cell, a tissue, or an organ.
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  1. The final differentiation processes in biological systems, such as the final ripening of a seed or the attainment of full functional capacity by a cell, a tissue, or an organ.
  2. The act or process of maturing, esp. of becoming full-grown or fully developed
  3. (Biol.) The final stages in the development of gametes in which, through meiosis, the normal number of chromosomes is reduced by half
An act of enlarging or the state of being enlarged.
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  1. An act of enlarging or the state of being enlarged.
  2. A reproduction, as of a photograph, on a larger scale
  3. Something that has been enlarged, especially a photographic reproduction or a copy larger than the original print or negative.
A period of increased economic or business activity.
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  1. A period of increased economic or business activity.
  2. The process or result of working out or giving the full form of a contraction, equation, etc.
  3. An increase in the volume of a substance while its mass remains the same. Expansion is usually due to heating. When substances are heated, the molecular bonds between their particles are weakened, and the particles move faster, causing the substance to expand.
The act or process of augmenting.
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  1. The act or process of augmenting.
  2. (Music) The presentation of a theme in notes of usually double time value.
  3. A thing that augments; addition; increase
A thing or part added; increase; specif., a room or rooms added to a building
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  1. A thing or part added; increase; specif., a room or rooms added to a building
  2. Any of certain analogous operations involving mathematical objects other than numbers.
  3. (Mathematics) The operation that, for positive integers, consists of increasing by a definite number of increments of 1. The operation is extended to other numbers according to the additive properties of positive integers and other algebraic properties.
A position taken in two or more options or futures contracts in order to profit from a change in their relative prices.
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  1. A position taken in two or more options or futures contracts in order to profit from a change in their relative prices.
  2. Printed matter set across a page, or across several columns, of a newspaper, magazine, etc.
  3. A number of points offered to equalize the chances of winning in a wager on a competition, usually between sports teams.
A pattern produced, or seemingly produced, by such a series of movements
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  1. A pattern produced, or seemingly produced, by such a series of movements
  2. Change in the genetic composition of a population during successive generations, often resulting in the development of new species. The mechanisms of evolution include natural selection acting on the genetic variation among individuals, mutation, migration, and genetic drift.
  3. The process by which species of organisms arise from earlier life forms and undergo change over time through natural selection . The modern understanding of the origins of species is based on the theories of Charles Darwin combined with a modern knowledge of genetics based on the work of Gregor Mendel. Darwin observed there is a certain amount of variation of traits or characteristics among the different individuals belonging to a population. Some of these traits confer fitness—they allow the individual organism that possesses them to survive in their environment better than other individuals who do not possess them and to leave more offspring. The offspring then inherit the beneficial traits, and over time the adaptive trait spreads through the population. In twentieth century, the development of the the science of genetics helped explain the origin of the variation of the traits between individual organisms and the way in which they are passed from generation to generation. This basic model of evolution has since been further refined, and the role of genetic drift and sexual selection in the evolution of populations has been recognized.
(Law) Money or property given as an advance share in the estate of a person who later dies without making a will: it is deducted from the total share of the recipient in the intestate's estate
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  1. (Law) Money or property given as an advance share in the estate of a person who later dies without making a will: it is deducted from the total share of the recipient in the intestate's estate
  2. (Law) Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.
  3. An irrevocable gift to an heir during an intestate’s life, given with the intention that it shall diminish or extinguish the heir’s share of the intestate’s estate under the laws of intestate succession. See also satisfaction, ademption, and lapse. An irrevocable gift to an heir during an intestate’s life, given with the intention that it shall diminish or extinguish the heir’s share of the intestate’s estate under the laws of intestate succession. See also satisfaction, ademption, and lapse.
Increase; growth; progress; advance.
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  1. Increase; growth; progress; advance.
  2. (Patent Laws): A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.
  3. A change or addition that improves.
The act by which something is spread.
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  1. The act by which something is spread.
(Printing) The process of printing on both sides of the printed-on material during its single pass through the printing press.
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  1. (Printing) The process of printing on both sides of the printed-on material during its single pass through the printing press.
One of the parts resulting from subdividing
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  1. One of the parts resulting from subdividing
  2. A reduction in area of a piece of land by dividing it up into two or more smaller parcels. A reduction in area of a piece of land by dividing it up into two or more smaller parcels.
  3. A piece of land resulting from this; esp., a large tract subdivided into small parcels for sale
A group of similarly designed houses or apartment buildings, usually under a single management.
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  1. A group of similarly designed houses or apartment buildings, usually under a single management.
Similarity or identity:
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  1. Similarity or identity:
  2. A group viewed as forming a distinct segment of society:
  3. A group of people having common interests:
A bundle of nerve fibers, especially in the central nervous system, that begin and end in the same place and share a common function.
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  1. A bundle of nerve fibers, especially in the central nervous system, that begin and end in the same place and share a common function.
  2. (Anat., Zool.) A system of parts or organs, or an elongated region, having some special function
  3. A series of body organs that work together to perform a specialized function, such as digestion.
An adding of two or more numbers to get a number called the sum
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  1. An adding of two or more numbers to get a number called the sum
  2. (Mathematics) The operation that, for positive integers, consists of increasing by a definite number of increments of 1. The operation is extended to other numbers according to the additive properties of positive integers and other algebraic properties.
  3. A thing or part added; increase; specif., a room or rooms added to a building
A section added as to a document; addendum
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  1. A section added as to a document; addendum
  2. An addition, such as an appendix, that is made to a record or other document.
  3. A nearby building used as an addition to the main building
A shopping mall
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  1. A shopping mall
  2. (US) An area, either enclosed or unenclosed, hosting multiple retail establishments
  3. A complex of stores, movie theaters, restaurants, etc. grouped together and having a common parking area
An extra telephone connected to the same line as the main telephone
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  1. An extra telephone connected to the same line as the main telephone
  2. (Computers) A set of characters that follow a filename and are separated from it by a period, used to identify the kind of file:
  3. Any of the telephones connected to a PBX or other telephone system, each having a number assigned for direct calling; also, the number so assigned
A post-office subdivision outside the community where its main post office is located
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  1. A post-office subdivision outside the community where its main post office is located
  2. (Chemistry) A bifurcation in a linear chain of atoms, especially in an organic molecule where isomeric hydrocarbon groups can vary in the location and number of these bifurcations of the carbon chain.
  3. An area of specialized skill or knowledge, especially academic or vocational, that is related to but separate from other areas:
Advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state; improvement
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  1. Advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state; improvement
  2. Forward course; development
  3. Forward or onward movement, as toward a destination:
In succession law, the increase in an heir or legatee’s interest in property when a co-heir or co-legatee dies before the property vests, rejects his inheritance or legacy, fails to comply with a condition to be met before vesting, or otherwise becomes incapable of taking the property.
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  1. In succession law, the increase in an heir or legatee’s interest in property when a co-heir or co-legatee dies before the property vests, rejects his inheritance or legacy, fails to comply with a condition to be met before vesting, or otherwise becomes incapable of taking the property.
  2. (Astronomy) An increase in the mass of a celestial object by its gravitational capture of surrounding interstellar material.
  3. Growth or increase in size by gradual external addition, fusion, or inclusion.
(Countable) The result of building up; buildup, accretion.
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  1. (Countable) The result of building up; buildup, accretion.
  2. (Uncountable) The process by which an organism produces others of its kind; breeding, propagation, procreation, reproduction.
  3. (Uncountable) The spread of biochemical, nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction to countries not originally involved in developing them.
The linguistic process by which a word over a period of time grows more elevated in meaning or more positive in connotation.
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  1. The linguistic process by which a word over a period of time grows more elevated in meaning or more positive in connotation.
  2. The act or process of improving something or the state of being improved.
  3. A meliorating or being meliorated; improvement
Conditions surrounding and affecting a person, esp. financial conditions
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  1. Conditions surrounding and affecting a person, esp. financial conditions
  2. Any happening or fact; event
  3. An act, condition, event, or fact connected with another act, condition, event, or fact either as an accessory or as a contributing or determining element. An act, condition, event, or fact connected with another act, condition, event, or fact either as an accessory or as a contributing or determining element.
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. In a novel, narrative poem, etc., a portion of the story considered as a unit
  3. One of a series of events in the course of a narrative or drama.
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.
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. 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.
Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by means of newspapers, websites, radio, television, and other forms of media.
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  1. Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by means of newspapers, websites, radio, television, and other forms of media.
  2. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast:
  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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