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A discovery; a finding.
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  1. A discovery; a finding.
  2. (Music) A short composition, usually for a keyboard instrument, developing a single short motif in counterpoint; esp., any of a group of these by J. S. Bach
  3. The act or process of inventing:
Something contrived, as an invention, mechanical device, or ingenious plan
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  1. Something contrived, as an invention, mechanical device, or ingenious plan
  2. The act, way, or power of contriving
  3. A means, such as an elaborate plan or strategy, to accomplish a certain objective
A system whose parts work together like those of a machine
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  1. A system whose parts work together like those of a machine
  2. (Psychology) A usually unconscious mental and emotional pattern that shapes behavior in a given situation or environment:
  3. Any system or means for doing something; esp., a physical or mental process or processes, whether conscious or unconscious, by which some result is produced
Anything that serves in the manner of a tool; a means
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  1. Anything that serves in the manner of a tool; a means
  2. Any implement, instrument, or utensil held in the hand and used to form, shape, fasten, add to, take away from, or otherwise change something by cutting, hitting, digging, rubbing, etc.: knives, saws, hammers, shovels, rakes, etc. are tools
  3. A person used to carry out the designs of another; a dupe.
An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose:
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  1. An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose:
  2. The instruments, materials, tools, etc. needed for a specific use
  3. An appliance or device for a particular purpose:
A person or organization regarded as acting in a machinelike way, variously, highly efficient, impersonal, lacking spontaneity, etc.
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  1. A person or organization regarded as acting in a machinelike way, variously, highly efficient, impersonal, lacking spontaneity, etc.
  2. (Now Rare) A structure or built-up fabric of any kind
  3. A device that applies force, changes the direction of a force, or changes the strength of a force, in order to perform a task, generally involving work done on a load . Machines are often designed to yield a high mechanical advantage to reduce the effort needed to do that work. &diamf3; A simple machine is a wheel, a lever, or an inclined plane. All other machines can be built using combinations of these simple machines; for example, a drill uses a combination of gears (wheels) to drive helical inclined planes (the drill-bit) to split a material and carve a hole in it.
(Countable) a particular combination or choice of interlocking gears, such that a particular gear ratio is achieved.
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  1. (Countable) a particular combination or choice of interlocking gears, such that a particular gear ratio is achieved.
  2. Movable property; esp., apparatus or equipment for some particular task, as a workman's tools, the rigging of a ship, a harness, etc.
  3. A wheel with teeth around its rim that mesh with the teeth of another wheel to transmit motion. Gears are used to transmit power (as in a car transmission) or change the direction of motion in a mechanism (as in a differential axle). Fixed ratios of speed in various parts of a machine is often established by the arrangement of gears.
The rolling stock especially of a transportation system.
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  1. The rolling stock especially of a transportation system.
  2. Something with which a person, organization, or thing is equipped:
  3. Whatever a person, group, or thing is equipped with; the special things needed for some purpose; supplies, furnishings, apparatus, etc.
A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.
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  1. A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.
  2. A device or machine for performing a specific task
  3. A device or instrument designed to perform a specific function, especially an electrical device, such as a toaster, for household use:
Any means, agency, or instrumentality
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  1. Any means, agency, or instrumentality
  2. A specific kind of artistic technique or means of expression as determined by the materials used or the creative methods involved:
  3. A substance that makes possible the transfer of energy from one location to another, especially through waves. For example, matter of sufficient density can be a medium for sound waves, which transfer mechanical energy.
A mechanical device; a gadget.
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  1. A mechanical device; a gadget.
  2. A machine that is complicated and precarious.
  3. A device or machine regarded as strange, incomprehensible, makeshift, etc.; contrivance or gadget
A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.
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  1. A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.
  2. Any interesting but relatively useless or unnecessary object
  3. Any device or machine, especially one whose name cannot be recalled. Often either clever or complicated.
(Music) Adaptation of a composition to other instruments or voices than those for which it was originally written, or to the style of a certain band or orchestra
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  1. (Music) Adaptation of a composition to other instruments or voices than those for which it was originally written, or to the style of a certain band or orchestra
  2. (Music) An adaptation of a piece of music for other instruments, or in another style.
  3. Something made by arranging parts in a particular way
A device used in an emergency; makeshift; resource
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  1. A device used in an emergency; makeshift; resource
  2. Something contrived or used to meet an urgent need:
  3. Something that is a means to an end, especially when based on self-interest:
That with which something can be done; necessary means, esp. money
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  1. That with which something can be done; necessary means, esp. money
  2. The necessary means, especially financial means:
  3. The ability and means required to accomplish some task.
Great wealth; riches
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  1. Great wealth; riches
  2. That by which something is done or obtained; agency
  3. (Uncountable, plural only) Resources; riches.
A force or substance that causes a change:
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  1. A force or substance that causes a change:
  2. One empowered to act for or represent another:
  3. (Gram.) The word or words designating the person or thing that performs the action of the verb in a sentence
One of two defensive linemen positioned to the inside of either end.
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  1. One of two defensive linemen positioned to the inside of either end.
  2. (Sports) The act of stopping an opposing player carrying the ball, especially by forcing the opponent to the ground, as in football or Rugby.
  3. The equipment used in a particular activity, especially in fishing; gear.
Equipment; gear
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  1. Equipment; gear
  2. The ropes, chains, and other gear used to support, position, and control the masts, sails, yards, etc. of a vessel
  3. Similar supporting material for construction work
Something resembling such gear or tackle, as the arrangement of straps used to hold a parachute to the body.
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  1. Something resembling such gear or tackle, as the arrangement of straps used to hold a parachute to the body.
  2. The straps, etc. by which a parachute is fastened to a person or object
  3. (Dated) The complete dress, especially in a military sense, of a man or a horse; armour in general.
The substance or substances out of which a thing is or can be made.
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  1. The substance or substances out of which a thing is or can be made.
  2. What a thing is, or may be, made of; constituent substance; elements, parts, or constituents
  3. Something, such as an idea or information, that is to be refined and made or incorporated into a finished effort:
A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent.
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  1. A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent.
  2. Any article or device used or needed in a given activity; tool, instrument, utensil, etc.
  3. Any thing or person used as a means to some end
An implement or container used domestically, especially in a kitchen:
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  1. An implement or container used domestically, especially in a kitchen:
  2. An implement or tool, as for use in farming
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.
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  1. 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.
  2. A three-dimensional work of art, usually nonrepresentational and constructed of more than one material
  3. The way in which something is built or put together:
(Informal) An association of persons, especially a military unit or a business organization.
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  1. (Informal) An association of persons, especially a military unit or a business organization.
  2. A set of clothing, often with accessories:
  3. A set of tools or equipment for a specialized purpose:
(Gram.) Any one of the words a, an, or the (and their equivalents in other languages), used as adjectives: a and an are the indefinite articles and the is the definite article
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  1. (Gram.) Any one of the words a, an, or the (and their equivalents in other languages), used as adjectives: a and an are the indefinite articles and the is the definite article
  2. An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item:
  3. A thing of a certain kind; separate item
(Law) A person who, though absent, helps another to break or escape the law; accomplice
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  1. (Law) A person who, though absent, helps another to break or escape the law; accomplice
  2. One who aids or contributes to the commission or concealment of a crime or assists others in avoiding apprehension for the crime but not present when the crime was committed. Mere silence or approval of the crime is insufficient to make one an accessory; the person must take steps to facilitate the commission or concealment of the crime or the avoidance of the criminal’s capture. See also misprision of felony, accomplice, aid and abet, conspiracy, and principal.
  3. A piece of optional equipment for convenience, comfort, appearance, etc.
A temporary, usually insubstantial, substitution for something else.
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  1. A temporary, usually insubstantial, substitution for something else.
  2. A temporary or expedient substitute for something else:
  3. A thing that will do for a while as a substitute; temporary expedient
An individual or group that assists or functions in a supporting capacity:
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  1. An individual or group that assists or functions in a supporting capacity:
  2. A vessel, such as a supply ship or a tug, that is designed for and used in instances and services other than combat.
  3. An auxiliary person or thing
An improvised substitute for something lacking; a temporary expedient.
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  1. An improvised substitute for something lacking; a temporary expedient.
  2. A temporary measure or short-term fix used until something better can be obtained.
  3. A person or thing serving as a temporary substitute for another; makeshift
(Computers) An element of a GUI, such as a text box or button, that displays information or settings that can be entered or altered by the user.
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  1. (Computers) An element of a GUI, such as a text box or button, that displays information or settings that can be entered or altered by the user.
  2. A program that performs some simple function, such as providing a weather report or stock quote, and can be accessed from a computer desktop, webpage, mobile phone or subscription television service.
  3. (Computing, graphical user interface) Any one of the components of a computer application's graphical user interface, such as a Cancel button or text input box that a user interacts with.
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  1. (Informal) thingamajig
  2. A thingamajig.
  3. Placeholder word for a thing or person nonspecific, unknown or forgotten
Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
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  1. Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
  2. (Informal) Any device, contrivance, gadget, etc.
  3. Something that one does not know the name of.
A set of light, open shelves for ornaments.
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  1. A set of light, open shelves for ornaments.
  2. Any of various additional or unspecified things or items:
  3. A nondescript or indescribable thing or, sometimes, person
A secret means of controlling a gambling device
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  1. A secret means of controlling a gambling device
  2. An innovative stratagem or scheme employed especially to promote a project:
  3. An attention-getting device or feature, typically superficial, designed to promote the success of a product, campaign, etc.
A fault, imperfection or bug especially in a new system or product; typically, they will need to be ironed out.
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  1. A fault, imperfection or bug especially in a new system or product; typically, they will need to be ironed out.
  2. A small ridge or furrow in a normally smooth surface, caused by contraction, crumpling, folding, etc.
  3. A line or crease in the skin, especially when caused by age or fatigue.
The result of work or activity:
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  1. The result of work or activity:
  2. A piece of information:
  3. (Informal) A complex, often neurotic liking, fear, aversion, etc. with regard to some person, thing, or activity
(Informal) Any small object or device whose name is not known or is temporarily forgotten
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  1. (Informal) Any small object or device whose name is not known or is temporarily forgotten
  2. Something, especially a small device or part, whose name is unknown or forgotten.
  3. A thing (used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall)
Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
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  1. Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
  2. A thing (used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall, or that one is embarrassed to say)
  1. (Informal) thingamajig
  2. Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
  3. A metasyntactic term used for any object whose actual name you don't know or can't remember. There are many spellings and many synonyms.
A sly or artful trick
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  1. A sly or artful trick
  2. Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
  3. Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
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
A reasoned purpose; an intent:
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  1. A reasoned purpose; an intent:
  2. A plan; scheme; project
  3. A particular plan or method:
Any of several dark, fine-grained igneous rocks often used in making roads.
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  1. Any of several dark, fine-grained igneous rocks often used in making roads.
  2. A set of drums together with various other percussion instruments, as cymbals and woodblocks, played by one person as in a jazz or dance band
  3. (Football) A running play in which the ball carrier advances through a hole in the defensive line created by allowing a defensive lineman to penetrate the backfield.
A brand of motor vehicle.
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  1. A brand of motor vehicle.
  2. A cunning or deceitful act intended to evade something or trick someone:
  3. A clever or resourceful device, plan, etc.
The act of scheming or plotting.
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  1. The act of scheming or plotting.
  2. A crafty scheme or cunning design for the accomplishment of a sinister end.
  3. An artful or secret plot or scheme, esp. one with evil intent
A mischievous action; a prank:
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  1. A mischievous action; a prank:
  2. A special skill; a knack:
  3. An act of jugglery or sleight of hand; also, an illusion of the kind created by legerdemain
An arrangement of form; disposition of parts or elements; design
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  1. An arrangement of form; disposition of parts or elements; design
  2. 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
  3. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
A matter to be dealt with; a task:
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  1. A matter to be dealt with; a task:
  2. Something proposed; proposal, plan
  3. A plan suggested for acceptance; a proposal.
A means of escape; esp., a means of evading or escaping an obligation, enforcement of a law or contract, etc.
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  1. A means of escape; esp., a means of evading or escaping an obligation, enforcement of a law or contract, etc.
  2. A way of avoiding or escaping a cost or legal burden that would otherwise apply by means of an omission or ambiguity in the wording of a contract or law.
  3. A small hole or slit in a wall, especially one through which small arms may be fired.
A stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare.
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  1. A stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare.
  2. A disarming or seductive manner, device, or procedure:
  3. A beguiling or coquettish trick
Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
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  1. Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
  2. Any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
  3. An article or articles made by a process using manual skills
(Countable) A cunning act
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  1. (Countable) A cunning act
  2. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being cunning
The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
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  1. The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
  2. Any trick or scheme for achieving some purpose
  3. A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
A city of northeast Bulgaria on the Danube River south of Bucharest, Romania. Founded as a Roman fortress, it is today a major port and industrial center.
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  1. A city of northeast Bulgaria on the Danube River south of Bucharest, Romania. Founded as a Roman fortress, it is today a major port and industrial center.
  2. A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge.
  3. A stratagem, trick, or artifice
A device used in an emergency; makeshift; resource
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  1. A device used in an emergency; makeshift; resource
  2. Something that is a means to an end, especially when based on self-interest:
  3. Something contrived or used to meet an urgent need:
Deception used to achieve an end:
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  1. Deception used to achieve an end:
  2. Any plan, action, or device used to hide one's true objective, evade a difficult or unpleasant situation, etc.; stratagem; artifice
A program or policy stipulating a service or benefit:
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  1. A program or policy stipulating a service or benefit:
  2. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
  3. A scheme or program for making, doing, or arranging something; project, design, schedule, etc.
An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
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  1. An extensive task undertaken by a student or group of students to apply, illustrate, or supplement classroom lessons.
  2. A proposal of something to be done; plan; scheme
  3. An undertaking requiring concerted effort:
A ground plan, as for a building; a diagram.
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  1. A ground plan, as for a building; a diagram.
  2. A small area of ground marked off for some special use
  3. A secret plan to accomplish a hostile or illegal purpose; a scheme.
(Informal) A deceptive act, movement, etc.
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  1. (Informal) A deceptive act, movement, etc.
  2. One that is not authentic or genuine; a sham.
  3. (Sports) A brief feint or aborted change of direction intended to mislead one's opponent or the opposing team.
(Countable, law) A slick performance by a lawyer.
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  1. (Countable, law) A slick performance by a lawyer.
  2. An instance of this
  3. The use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings
A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.
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  1. A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.
  2. A device consisting of an oval or circular frame with a tight interlaced network of strings and a handle, used to strike a ball or shuttlecock in various games.
  3. The game of racquets
A business or occupation; a line:
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  1. A business or occupation; a line:
  2. (Mathematics) A model of a competitive situation that identifies interested parties and stipulates rules governing all aspects of the competition, used in game theory to determine the optimal course of action for an interested party.
  3. A particular style or manner of playing a game:
A secret scheme or plot.
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  1. A secret scheme or plot.
  2. The intrigues of such a group; plot
  3. A small group of persons joined in a secret, often political, intrigue; junta
An evading; specif., an avoiding of a duty, question, etc. by deceit or cleverness
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  1. An evading; specif., an avoiding of a duty, question, etc. by deceit or cleverness
  2. A means of evading; a subterfuge.
  3. A way of doing this; subterfuge
(Countable, bridge) A technique which allows one to promote tricks based on a favorable position of one or more cards in the hands of the opponent.
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  1. (Countable, bridge) A technique which allows one to promote tricks based on a favorable position of one or more cards in the hands of the opponent.
  2. (Bridge) An attempt to take a trick with a lower card while holding a higher card not in sequence with it, made in the hope that the intervening card is in the hand of the opponent who has already played
  3. A method of leading up to a tenace, as in bridge, in order to prevent an opponent from winning the trick with an intermediate card.
A situation in which a desired outcome or solution is impossible to attain because of a set of inherently contradictory rules or conditions:
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  1. A situation in which a desired outcome or solution is impossible to attain because of a set of inherently contradictory rules or conditions:
  2. A tricky or previously unsuspected condition or drawback:
  3. An exercise or a simple game consisting of throwing and catching a ball
A deceptive means of getting the better of someone.
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  1. A deceptive means of getting the better of someone.
  2. A clause that is included in a legislative bill or a contract in order to render the bill or contract inoperative or oppressive in some respect while appearing to be innocuous until the harm has been done.
  3. An extra playing card, usually with a conventionalized picture of a court jester on it, used in some games as the highest trump or as a wild card
A phrase expressing the aims or nature of an enterprise, organization, or candidate; a motto.
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  1. A phrase expressing the aims or nature of an enterprise, organization, or candidate; a motto.
  2. A distinctive phrase of a person or group of people.
  3. (Advertising) A phrase associated with a product, used in advertising.
A person who represents a quality, movement, etc.
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  1. A person who represents a quality, movement, etc.
  2. A printed or written sign used to represent an operation, element, quantity, quality, or relation, as in mathematics or music.
  3. (Psychology) An object or image that an individual unconsciously uses to represent repressed thoughts, feelings, or impulses:
A posted notice bearing a designation, direction, or command:
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  1. A posted notice bearing a designation, direction, or command:
  2. Sign language.
  3. Sign of the zodiac
An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose:
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  1. An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose:
  2. (Physiology) A group or system of organs that collectively perform a specific function or process:
  3. An appliance or device for a particular purpose:
A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.
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  1. A dental or surgical device designed to perform a therapeutic or corrective function.
  2. A device or machine for performing a specific task
  3. A device or instrument designed to perform a specific function, especially an electrical device, such as a toaster, for household use:
  1. A machine that is complicated and precarious.
  2. A device or machine regarded as strange, incomprehensible, makeshift, etc.; contrivance or gadget
  3. A mechanical device; a gadget.
Something contrived, as an invention, mechanical device, or ingenious plan
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  1. Something contrived, as an invention, mechanical device, or ingenious plan
  2. The act, way, or power of contriving
  3. A means, such as an elaborate plan or strategy, to accomplish a certain objective
(Informal) An idea, plan, etc. regarded as produced by a person's own mental labor
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  1. (Informal) An idea, plan, etc. regarded as produced by a person's own mental labor
  2. A creation, original idea, or innovation, usually used to indicate the originators
Something contrived, as an invention, mechanical device, or ingenious plan
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  1. Something contrived, as an invention, mechanical device, or ingenious plan
  2. A means, such as an elaborate plan or strategy, to accomplish a certain objective
  3. The act, way, or power of contriving
The power of inventing; ingenuity or creativity
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  1. The power of inventing; ingenuity or creativity
  2. The act or process of inventing:
  3. An inventing or being invented
Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
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  1. Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
  2. Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
  3. A sly or artful trick
The fact or condition of being deceived
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  1. The fact or condition of being deceived
  2. The use of deceit.
  3. A ruse; a trick.
The act of dodging:
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  1. The act of dodging:
  2. A clever or resourceful device, plan, etc.
  3. A cunning or deceitful act intended to evade something or trick someone:
A pretended blow or attack intended to put the opponent off guard, as in boxing or warfare
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  1. A pretended blow or attack intended to put the opponent off guard, as in boxing or warfare
  2. A military attack or maneuver that is meant to divert attention away from a planned point of attack.
  3. A body movement that is intended to divert another's attention, often by being deliberately left uncompleted:
A secret means of controlling a gambling device
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  1. A secret means of controlling a gambling device
  2. A clever ploy or strategy.
  3. An attention-getting device or feature, typically superficial, designed to promote the success of a product, campaign, etc.
The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
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  1. The act or instance of engaging in deception under an assumed name or identity.
  2. The act or practice of an impostor; fraud; deception
A device for guiding a tool or for holding machine work in place.
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  1. A device for guiding a tool or for holding machine work in place.
  2. A typically metal fishing lure with one or more hooks, usually deployed with a jiggling motion on or near the bottom.
  3. A device, often with metal surfaces, used as a guide for a tool or as a template
A series of aircraft movements executed by the pilot according to a specific pattern, as a roll, a loop, etc.
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  1. A series of aircraft movements executed by the pilot according to a specific pattern, as a roll, a loop, etc.
  2. A movement or combination of movements involving skill and dexterity:
  3. Any skillful change of movement or direction in driving or controlling a vehicle or craft
An action calculated to frustrate an opponent or gain an advantage indirectly or deviously; a maneuver:
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  1. An action calculated to frustrate an opponent or gain an advantage indirectly or deviously; a maneuver:
  2. An action or maneuver intended to outwit or disconcert another person
A city of northeast Bulgaria on the Danube River south of Bucharest, Romania. Founded as a Roman fortress, it is today a major port and industrial center.
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  1. A city of northeast Bulgaria on the Danube River south of Bucharest, Romania. Founded as a Roman fortress, it is today a major port and industrial center.
  2. A crafty stratagem; a subterfuge.
  3. A stratagem, trick, or artifice
Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill.
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  1. Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill.
  2. An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation.
  3. A clever or skillful trick or deception; an artifice or stratagem.
The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
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  1. The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers:
  2. Any trick or scheme for achieving some purpose
  3. A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone.
Any plan, action, or device used to hide one's true objective, evade a difficult or unpleasant situation, etc.; stratagem; artifice
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  1. Any plan, action, or device used to hide one's true objective, evade a difficult or unpleasant situation, etc.; stratagem; artifice
  2. Deception used to achieve an end:
A difficult, dexterous, or clever act designed to amuse:
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  1. A difficult, dexterous, or clever act designed to amuse:
  2. An act of jugglery or sleight of hand; also, an illusion of the kind created by legerdemain
  3. A special skill; a knack:
A disarming or seductive manner, device, or procedure:
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  1. A disarming or seductive manner, device, or procedure:
  2. A stratagem or trick intended to deceive or ensnare.
  3. A sly trick; deceitful artifice; stratagem
An underhanded act or deceitful remark:
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  1. An underhanded act or deceitful remark:
  2. A playful or mischievous act; a prank:
The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
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  1. The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
  2. (Informal) A taking in; specif., cheating, trickery, etc. or a deception, trick, etc.
The art or practice of designing or making designs:
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  1. The art or practice of designing or making designs:
  2. A reasoned purpose; an intent:
  3. The purposeful or inventive arrangement of parts or details:
Impression or appearance made:
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  1. Impression or appearance made:
  2. The shape or form of a human body:
  3. An artistic design in fabrics, etc.; pattern
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.
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  1. 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.
  2. A main theme or subject to be elaborated on or developed, as in a piece of music or a book
  3. A repeated figure 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 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
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  1. 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
  2. An arrangement of form; disposition of parts or elements; design
  3. A usually repeating artistic or decorative design:
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