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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.
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  1. 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.
  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. A thing or group of things existing independent of the mind.
(Architecture) That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports.
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  1. (Architecture) That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports.
  2. Direction, especially angular direction measured from one position to another using geographical or celestial reference lines.
  3. Way of carrying and conducting oneself; carriage; manner; mien
(Sports) A designated route or area on which a race is held:
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  1. (Sports) A designated route or area on which a race is held:
  2. A part of a meal served at one time
  3. Development in a particular way; progress:
An aspect, particular, or feature:
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  1. An aspect, particular, or feature:
  2. A route or course that is or may be used to go from one place to another
  3. Used with a personal pronoun as the object of various verbs to indicate progress toward an objective:
(Biol.) The position or change of position of an organism or part under a stimulus such as gravity or light
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  1. (Biol.) The position or change of position of an organism or part under a stimulus such as gravity or light
  2. The direction followed in the course of a trend, movement, or development.
  3. (--- Psychol.) Awareness of one's environment as to time, space, objects, and persons
Something forming or used to form the head, top, edge, or front; specif., an inscription at the top of a paragraph, chapter, page, section, etc., giving the title or topic
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  1. Something forming or used to form the head, top, edge, or front; specif., an inscription at the top of a paragraph, chapter, page, section, etc., giving the title or topic
  2. (Nautical) The direction into which a seagoing or airborne vessel's bow is pointing (apparent heading) and/or the direction into which it is actually moving relative to the ground (true heading)
  3. The course or direction in which a ship or aircraft is pointing or moving.
A means of reaching a goal:
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  1. A means of reaching a goal:
  2. A road, course, or way for travel from one place to another:
  3. A road, way, or course for traveling; esp., a highway
A course of action or conduct:
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  1. A course of action or conduct:
  2. A course or manner of conduct, thought, or procedure
  3. A road, way, or track made for a particular purpose:
Awareness of something occurring or passing:
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  1. Awareness of something occurring or passing:
  2. A distinct selection from an audio or video recording, usually containing an individual work or part of a larger work:
  3. A course or line of motion or action; route; path; way
An area of interest or activity; a sphere:
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  1. An area of interest or activity; a sphere:
  2. An approximate degree or amount:
  3. An area; place; space
A division of experience, activity, or knowledge; a field:
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  1. A division of experience, activity, or knowledge; a field:
  2. A part of a house, lot, district, city, etc. having a specific use or character
  3. A distinct part or section, as of a building, set aside for a specific function:
A course or path:
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  1. A course or path:
  2. An open, generally public way for the passage of vehicles, people, and animals.
  3. A way; path; course
The customary, proper, or natural position, time, or character
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  1. The customary, proper, or natural position, time, or character
  2. The proper or designated role or function:
  3. A particular point that one has reached, as in a book:
A locality; place
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  1. A locality; place
  2. A small area of different color or texture from the main area of which it is a part; often, a mark made by some foreign matter; stain, blot, speck, patch, etc.
  3. (Informal) Position or place in a schedule or listing
(Uncountable, management) Administration; the process or practice of managing.
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  1. (Uncountable, management) Administration; the process or practice of managing.
  2. The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
  3. The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control:
A device used to adjust or control
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  1. A device used to adjust or control
  2. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
Expense; cost:
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  1. Expense; cost:
  2. The command to attack:
  3. A claim of wrongdoing; an accusation:
A rule, ordinance, or law by which conduct, etc. is regulated; specif., one of a body of rules or laws governing an industry, institution, or type of business
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  1. A rule, ordinance, or law by which conduct, etc. is regulated; specif., one of a body of rules or laws governing an industry, institution, or type of business
  2. The act of regulating or the state of being regulated.
  3. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules.
That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
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  1. That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
  2. (Law) A court order requiring a party to refrain from doing a particular act or to do a particular act.
  3. A writ or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying out a given action, or ordering a given action to be done
This curve or tendency to curve
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  1. This curve or tendency to curve
  2. A line going diagonally across the grain of fabric:
  3. The tendency of such a ball to swerve.
A framework transverse to the length of a structure, for supporting lateral as well as vertical loads
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  1. A framework transverse to the length of a structure, for supporting lateral as well as vertical loads
  2. Any of a genus (Agrostis) of dense, low-growing perennial grasses that spread by putting out runners and are often used for lawns and golf greens
  3. An inclination; tendency
A natural propensity or inclination; a predisposition:
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  1. A natural propensity or inclination; a predisposition:
  2. A natural or habitual tendency or inclination, esp. toward something discreditable
Current style; vogue:
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  1. Current style; vogue:
  2. A general tendency or course of events:
  3. An inclination in a particular direction.
The act or process of administering, especially the management of a government or large institution.
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  1. The act or process of administering, especially the management of a government or large institution.
  2. The activity of a government or state in the exercise of its powers and duties.
  3. The executive branch of a government.
Administration or management of an organization, business, or institution.
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  1. Administration or management of an organization, business, or institution.
  2. The exercise of authority over a state, district, organization, institution, etc.; direction; control; rule; management
  3. In criminal cases, the prosecution is occasionally referred to as the government.
The act, art, or manner of managing, or handling, controlling, directing, etc.
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  1. The act, art, or manner of managing, or handling, controlling, directing, etc.
  2. The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control:
  3. (Uncountable, management) Administration; the process or practice of managing.
The act, process, or function of supervising.
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  1. The act, process, or function of supervising.
The act of administering; management; specif., the management of governmental or institutional affairs
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  1. The act of administering; management; specif., the management of governmental or institutional affairs
  2. The act or process of administering, especially the management of a government or large institution.
  3. The officials in the executive branch of a government and their policies and principles
A spirit presumed to speak or act through a medium.
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  1. A spirit presumed to speak or act through a medium.
  2. The act or fact of controlling; power to direct or regulate; ability to use effectively
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
The specific system by which a political system is ruled.
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  1. The specific system by which a political system is ruled.
  2. The state of being governed.
  3. The process, or the power, of governing; government or administration.
The act or process of governing, especially the control and administration of public policy in a political unit.
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  1. The act or process of governing, especially the control and administration of public policy in a political unit.
  2. The exercise of authority over a state, district, organization, institution, etc.; direction; control; rule; management
  3. In criminal cases, the prosecution is occasionally referred to as the government.
An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
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  1. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
  2. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
  3. Government; reign; control
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  1. Any process or system to control the path of a vehicle, missile etc.
  2. The process of directing the course of a spacecraft, missile, etc.
  3. Advice or assistance, as that given to students by vocational or educational counselors
Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
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  1. Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
  2. (--- Chiefly British) A flat roof covered with sheets of lead.
  3. Bullets from or for firearms; shot:
Capacity or ability to lead:
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  1. Capacity or ability to lead:
  2. The capacity of someone to lead
  3. The ability to lead
The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
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  1. The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
  2. The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control:
  3. (Uncountable, management) Administration; the process or practice of managing.
An authoritative command.
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  1. An authoritative command.
  2. An urgent request:
  3. An order, command, or request
That which one is bidden to do; a command.
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  1. That which one is bidden to do; a command.
  2. A command or request
  3. Bids considered as a group, as at an auction or in card games:
Expense; cost:
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  1. Expense; cost:
  2. Instruction or command, esp. instruction in points of law given by a judge to a jury
  3. An order, command, or injunction.
The post where the person in command is stationed
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  1. The post where the person in command is stationed
  2. (Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
  3. An order; direction; mandate
The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
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  1. The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
  2. Something that must be obeyed; a command or edict.
  3. An authoritative command or order; mandate; precept; specif., any of the Ten Commandments
A guiding principle:
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  1. A guiding principle:
  2. An authoritative command
  3. A guiding principle or requirement
An order or instruction, especially one issued by an authority.
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  1. An order or instruction, especially one issued by an authority.
  2. A general instruction or order issued authoritatively
A writ or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying out a given action, or ordering a given action to be done
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  1. A writ or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying out a given action, or ordering a given action to be done
  2. A judge’s order to a party compelling or prohibiting certain described conduct. A judge’s order to a party compelling or prohibiting certain described conduct.
  3. That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
Imparted knowledge:
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  1. Imparted knowledge:
  2. An authoritative direction to be obeyed; an order:
  3. A command or order
An authoritative order or command, esp. a written one
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  1. An authoritative order or command, esp. a written one
  2. A court’s order directing a lower court or judicial officer to perform a particular action.
  3. The wishes of constituents expressed to a representative, legislature, etc., as through an election and regarded as an order
The prescribed form or customary procedure, as in a meeting or court of law:
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  1. The prescribed form or customary procedure, as in a meeting or court of law:
  2. A style of building:
  3. A sequence or arrangement of successive things:
Used euphemistically in combination with the initial letter of a term that is considered offensive or taboo or that one does not want to utter:
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  1. Used euphemistically in combination with the initial letter of a term that is considered offensive or taboo or that one does not want to utter:
  2. An assurance or promise; sworn intention:
  3. A command or direction; an order:
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