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Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest:
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  1. Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest:
  2. (Countable) Any smaller portion of a main body separately employed.
  3. A permanent unit, usually smaller than a platoon, organized for special duties.
The condition of being so sorted or distinguished:
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  1. The condition of being so sorted or distinguished:
  2. The act or process of moving apart or forcing something apart:
  3. The condition of a husband and wife who remain married but who live apart, whether by mutual agreement or by decree of a court. See also divorce.
An instance of separating.
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  1. An instance of separating.
Allotment of direct taxes on the basis of state population.
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  1. Allotment of direct taxes on the basis of state population.
  2. The proportional distribution of the number of members of the US House of Representatives on the basis of the population of each state.
  3. The drawing of the boundaries of legislative districts so that each district is approximately equal in population. See also gerrymandering and reapportionment.
Something that separates or divides, as an interior wall dividing one room from another
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  1. Something that separates or divides, as an interior wall dividing one room from another
  2. (Computers) A section of storage space on a hard disk.
  3. (Law) The process of dividing property and giving separate title to those who previously had joint or common title
The state of being separated or divided.
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  1. The state of being separated or divided.
  2. A place of division or separation; dividing point or line
  3. The act or process of separating or dividing.
The act or result of dividing into partitions; an arrangement of partitions.
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  1. The act or result of dividing into partitions; an arrangement of partitions.
The geographic occurrence or range of a custom, usage, or other feature.
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  1. The geographic occurrence or range of a custom, usage, or other feature.
  2. A spatial or temporal array of objects or events, especially:
  3. A characterization of the occurrence of the actual unique values in a set of data (as in a frequency distribution) or of the theoretical unique values of a random variable (as in a probability distribution).
The act or process of severing.
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  1. The act or process of severing.
  2. The removal of something attached to real property, such as crops or minerals, so that it becomes personal property instead of a part of the land.
  3. A severing or cutting off; in criminal law the process of bringing a particular charge out of many so that only one issue, or a few closely related ones, is before the jury at a time, while reserving the right to bring other charges later; the separating of the claims of two or more parties for any of a number of reasons; the ending of a joint tenancy.
Any complete separation or disunion
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  1. Any complete separation or disunion
  2. Legal and formal dissolution of a marriage
  3. A separation between things that were once connected or associated.
(Chem.) The breaking up of a compound into simpler components, as with heat or a solvent, frequently in a reversible manner so that the components may recombine
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  1. (Chem.) The breaking up of a compound into simpler components, as with heat or a solvent, frequently in a reversible manner so that the components may recombine
  2. (Psychol.) A split in the conscious process in which a group of mental activities breaks away from the main stream of consciousness and functions as a separate unit, as if belonging to another person
  3. (Chemistry) The process by which the action of a solvent or a change in physical condition, as in pressure or temperature, causes a molecule to split into simpler groups of atoms, single atoms, or ions.
The act of one that cuts
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  1. The act of one that cuts
  2. Self-injury in which cuts are made in the skin.
  3. (Countable) A section removed from the larger whole.
A carved object.
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  1. A carved object.
  2. The work or art of a person who carves
  3. The cutting of material such as stone or wood to form a figure or design.
An area of real estate subdivided into individual lots.
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  1. An area of real estate subdivided into individual lots.
  2. A piece of land resulting from this; esp., a large tract subdivided into small parcels for sale
  3. One of the parts resulting from subdividing
(Countable) The act of dismembering.
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  1. (Countable) The act of dismembering.
  2. (Uncountable) The state or condition of being dismembered.
  3. (Countable) Removal from membership; detachment from an organization, group, etc.
The act of making or keeping distinct; differentiation between or among things
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  1. The act of making or keeping distinct; differentiation between or among things
  2. A special quality or accomplishment conferring uniqueness or honor:
  3. The quality that makes one seem superior or worthy of special recognition
The act, process, or result of classifying.
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  1. The act, process, or result of classifying.
  2. The systematic grouping of organisms according to the structural or evolutionary relationships among them. Organisms are normally classified by observed similarities in their body and cell structure or by evolutionary relationships based on the analysis of sequences of their DNA.
  3. The act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or attributes.
A range of things from which one can make a choice:
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  1. A range of things from which one can make a choice:
  2. The act of selecting something:
  3. (Biology) A natural or artificial process that involves the survival and reproduction of some kinds of organisms instead of others (because they have traits that are better adapted to the environment or that are preferred by a breeder, for example) and results in changes in the traits of a population or species.
The act or an instance of dividing into segments.
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  1. The act or an instance of dividing into segments.
  2. The state of being divided into segments.
  3. (Biol.) The progressive growth and cleavage of a single cell into many others to form a new organism
The act of separating into parts and distributing
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  1. The act of separating into parts and distributing
  2. (Naut.) Canvas strips, usually covered with tar, wrapped around a rope to protect it
(Chemistry) The separation of a substance into its constituent elements to determine either their nature (qualitative analysis) or their proportions (quantitative analysis).
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  1. (Chemistry) The separation of a substance into its constituent elements to determine either their nature (qualitative analysis) or their proportions (quantitative analysis).
  2. The separation of a substance into its constituent elements, usually by chemical means, for the study and identification of each component. &diamf3; Qualitative analysis determines what substances are present in a compound. &diamf3; Quantitative analysis determines how much of each substance is present in a compound.
  3. (Linguistics) The use of function words such as prepositions, pronouns, or auxiliary verbs instead of inflectional endings to express a grammatical relationship; for example, the cover of the dictionary instead of the dictionary's cover.
The identification by a medical provider of a condition, disease, or injury made by evaluating the symptoms and signs presented by a patient.
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  1. The identification by a medical provider of a condition, disease, or injury made by evaluating the symptoms and signs presented by a patient.
  2. (Medicine) The act or process of identifying or determining the nature and cause of a disease or injury through evaluation of patient history, examination, and review of laboratory data.
  3. The act or process of discovering or identifying a diseased condition by means of a medical examination, laboratory test, etc.
A minute and detailed examination or analysis
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  1. A minute and detailed examination or analysis
  2. A detailed examination or analysis.
  3. Anything dissected, as a plant or animal for study
A detailed critical analysis of a book, play, etc., or of some event
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  1. A detailed critical analysis of a book, play, etc., or of some event
  2. A critical assessment or examination after the fact:
  3. The post-mortem examination of a human body, including its dissection and the removal and inspection of the major organs, to determine the cause of death. The post-mortem examination of a human body, including its dissection and the removal and inspection of the major organs, to determine the cause of death.
(Biology) The first meiotic division, in which the chromosome number is reduced from diploid to haploid.
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  1. (Biology) The first meiotic division, in which the chromosome number is reduced from diploid to haploid.
  2. Anything made or brought about by reducing, as a smaller copy, lowered price, sauce of concentrated liquid, etc.
  3. The changing of a fraction into a simpler form, especially by dividing the numerator and denominator by a common factor. For example, the fraction8 /12 can be reduced to4 /6 , which can be further reduced to2 /3 , in each case by dividing both the numerator and denominator by 2.
(Software) The act of dividing complex code into libraries with common functionality to help make the process of programming more manageable and reusable.
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  1. (Software) The act of dividing complex code into libraries with common functionality to help make the process of programming more manageable and reusable.
  2. The act or process of dividing a complex task or structure into smaller, often more manageable pieces.
The act by which something is rent, or torn.
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  1. The act by which something is rent, or torn.
A split or opening in an organ or part.
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  1. A split or opening in an organ or part.
  2. (Now Rare) A cleft or opening, either natural or made by cutting
(Chemistry) The cleavage of a covalent bond.
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  1. (Chemistry) The cleavage of a covalent bond.
  2. (Psychology) A division in the mind, or affecting one's sense of self.
  3. An instance where something splits.
The state of being disunited; separation.
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  1. The state of being disunited; separation.
  2. Lack of unity; discord
  3. The breaking up or ending of union; separation
(Music) A form of ornamentation in which groups of short notes are used instead of long ones
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  1. (Music) A form of ornamentation in which groups of short notes are used instead of long ones
  2. A form of urban dance involving styles such as locking, popping, and b-boying, usually performed to funk music.
  3. The change of a simple vowel to a diphthong, especially in various Germanic languages, often caused by the influence of neighboring consonants.
The act or process of failing to function or continue.
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  1. The act or process of failing to function or continue.
  2. An analysis, an outline, or a summary consisting of itemized data or essentials.
  3. A failure to work or function properly
The characteristic appearance of the surface of a broken mineral.
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  1. The characteristic appearance of the surface of a broken mineral.
  2. A break, rupture, or crack, especially in bone or cartilage.
  3. A break or rupture in bone tissue. &diamf3; A comminuted fracture results in more than two fragments. &diamf3; Although most fractures are caused by a direct blow or sudden, twisting force, stress fractures result from repetitive physical activity. &diamf3; In an incomplete fracture , the fracture line does not completely traverse the bone.
(Anatomy) A normal groove or furrow, as in the liver or brain, that divides an organ into lobes or parts.
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  1. (Anatomy) A normal groove or furrow, as in the liver or brain, that divides an organ into lobes or parts.
  2. (Medicine) A break in the skin, usually where it joins a mucous membrane, producing a cracklike sore or ulcer.
  3. A long, narrow crack or opening in the face of a rock. Fissures are often filled with minerals of a different type from those in the surrounding rock.
(Mathematics) The property or manner of failing to approach a limit, such as a point, line, or value.
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  1. (Mathematics) The property or manner of failing to approach a limit, such as a point, line, or value.
  2. Departure from a particular viewpoint, practice, etc.
  3. (Meteorology) A condition characterized by the uniform expansion in volume of a mass of air over a region, usually accompanied by fair dry weather.
A division into two parts, especially into two equal parts
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  1. A division into two parts, especially into two equal parts
The act of setting and marking limits or boundaries
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  1. The act of setting and marking limits or boundaries
  2. A separation; a distinction:
  3. A separation or distinction
Disjunction; disunion; separation.
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  1. Disjunction; disunion; separation.
  2. A lack of union, or lack of coordination, or separation.
(Biol.) Reproduction by fission
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  1. (Biol.) Reproduction by fission
  2. Reproduction by fission, especially in an annelid worm.
The act or process of splitting into parts.
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  1. The act or process of splitting into parts.
  2. (Biol.) A form of asexual reproduction, found in various simple plants and animals, in which the parent organism divides into two or more approximately equal parts, each becoming an independent individual
  3. A nuclear reaction in which an atomic nucleus, especially a heavy nucleus, such as an isotope of uranium, splits into fragments, usually two fragments of comparable but unequal mass, and releases a few neutrons and about 100 million electron volts of energy. Nuclear fission may occur spontaneously or may be induced by the absorption of a neutron, which can initiate a nuclear chain reaction.
(Biology) asexual reproduction of protozoans etc characterized by multiple divisions of the nucleus and cell
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  1. (Biology) asexual reproduction of protozoans etc characterized by multiple divisions of the nucleus and cell
  2. Asexual reproduction by multiple fission, found in many sporozoans, as the malarial parasite
The entire process of cell division including division of the nucleus and the cytoplasm.
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  1. The entire process of cell division including division of the nucleus and the cytoplasm.
  2. (Biol.) The indirect and more common method of nuclear division of cells, consisting typically of prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase: the nuclear chromatin first appears as long threads which shorten and thicken to form the typical number of chromosomes, each of which splits lengthwise to double in number, with half of each set then moving toward opposite poles of the cell to become reorganized into two new nuclei with the normal number of chromosomes
  1. Litotes
  2. Rhetorical understatement.
  3. The process of two consecutive nuclear divisions in the formation of germ cells in animals and of spores in most plants, by which the number of chromosomes ordinarily is reduced from the diploid, or double, number found in somatic cells to the haploid, or halved, number found in gametes and in spores
A portion of railroad track maintained by a single crew.
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  1. A portion of railroad track maintained by a single crew.
  2. One of two or more vehicles, such as a bus or train, given the same route and schedule, often used to carry extra passengers.
  3. (Law) A distinct portion or provision of a legal code or set of laws, often establishing a particular legal requirement:
A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
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  1. A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
  2. Lineal ancestors or descendants considered as a group.
  3. (Archaic) Underlying character as a determinant of the class to which a thing belongs; nature or essence.
A person; an individual:
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  1. A person; an individual:
  2. One that exemplifies the characteristics of or serves a similar function to another:
  3. A group of persons or things of the same general character; a kind.
The part of a man's money or property contributed by his bride; dowry
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  1. The part of a man's money or property contributed by his bride; dowry
  2. A woman's dowry:
  3. A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole.
A separate section, part, division, or category
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  1. A separate section, part, division, or category
  2. A separate room, section, or chamber:
  3. One of the parts or spaces into which an area is subdivided.
(--- Chiefly British) Stocks:
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  1. (--- Chiefly British) Stocks:
  2. A part or portion belonging to, distributed to, contributed by, or owed by a person or group:
  3. One of the equal parts into which the capital stock of a company is divided:
An arrangement of bowling pins left standing after a bowl, in which two or more pins remain standing with one or more pins between them knocked down.
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  1. An arrangement of bowling pins left standing after a bowl, in which two or more pins remain standing with one or more pins between them knocked down.
  2. A thing that is formed by splitting, such as a strip of flexible wood used for making baskets.
  3. The feat, esp. in gymnastics, of spreading the legs apart until they lie flat on the floor, etc. in a straight line, the body remaining upright
A person belonging to some association, society, community, party, etc.
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  1. A person belonging to some association, society, community, party, etc.
  2. A distinct part or element of a whole, as of a mathematical equation, a sentence, a syllogism, a series, a building, a bridge, etc.
  3. One that belongs to a group or organization:
The act or process of subdividing.
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  1. The act or process of subdividing.
  2. One of the parts resulting from subdividing
  3. 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.
A group or company; a pack:
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  1. A group or company; a pack:
  2. A piece, as of land, usually a specific part of a large acreage or estate
  3. A group or collection; pack; bunch
(Geom.) A part of a figure, esp. of a circle or sphere, marked off or made separate by a line or plane, as a part of a circular area bounded by an arc and its chord
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  1. (Geom.) A part of a figure, esp. of a circle or sphere, marked off or made separate by a line or plane, as a part of a circular area bounded by an arc and its chord
  2. The portion of a sphere included between a pair of parallel planes that intersect it or are tangent to it.
  3. (Mathematics) The portion of a line between any two points on the line.
(Grammar) A sentence fragment.
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  1. (Grammar) A sentence fragment.
  2. An incomplete or isolated portion; a bit:
  3. The part that exists of a literary or other work left unfinished
Part of a circle bounded by any two radii and the arc included between them
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  1. Part of a circle bounded by any two radii and the arc included between them
  2. A distinct part of society or of an economy, group, area, etc.; section; segment
  3. A mathematical instrument consisting of two rulers marked with various scales and jointed together at one end, used in solving problems, measuring angles, etc.
A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.
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  1. A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.
  2. A specialized column or section appearing regularly in a periodical
  3. Subdivision of business or official duty; especially, one of the principal divisions of executive government; as, the treasury department; the war department; also, in a university, one of the divisions of instructions; as, the medical department; the department of physics.
(Mathematics) A class of objects, together with a class of morphisms between those objects, and an associative composition rule for those morphisms. Categories are used to study a wide variety of mathematical constructions in a similar way.
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  1. (Mathematics) A class of objects, together with a class of morphisms between those objects, and an associative composition rule for those morphisms. Categories are used to study a wide variety of mathematical constructions in a similar way.
  2. A specific grammatical defining property of a linguistic unit or class, such as number or gender in the noun and tense or voice in the verb.
  3. A general class of ideas, terms, or things that mark divisions or coordinations within a conceptual scheme, especially:
(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.
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  1. (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.
  2. One of the streams into which a river or large creek may divide, usually near the mouth
  3. An area of specialized skill or knowledge, especially academic or vocational, that is related to but separate from other areas:
A ramifying or being ramified; specif., the arrangement of branches or offshoots, as on a plant
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  1. A ramifying or being ramified; specif., the arrangement of branches or offshoots, as on a plant
  2. A subordinate part extending from a main body; a branch.
  3. The act or process of branching out or dividing into branches.
A disconnected piece; a fragment.
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  1. A disconnected piece; a fragment.
  2. A small part; a bit:
  3. A number that compares part of an object or a set with the whole, especially the quotient of two whole numbers written in the form a/b . The fraction1 /2 , which means 1 divided by 2, can represent such things as 10 pencils out of a box of 20, or 50 cents out of a dollar.
A sum or quantity, usually of money, to be divided among stockholders, creditors, members of a cooperative, etc.
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  1. A sum or quantity, usually of money, to be divided among stockholders, creditors, members of a cooperative, etc.
  2. A payment pro rata to a creditor of a person adjudged bankrupt.
  3. A number divided by another. In the equation 15 ÷ 3 = 5, 15 is the dividend.
A standard for determining extent, dimensions, etc.; unit of measurement, as an inch, yard, or bushel
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  1. A standard for determining extent, dimensions, etc.; unit of measurement, as an inch, yard, or bushel
  2. A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties:
  3. The act or process of determining extent, dimensions, etc.; measurement
A fraction or ratio with 100 understood as the denominator; for example, 0.98 equals a percentage of 98.
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  1. A fraction or ratio with 100 understood as the denominator; for example, 0.98 equals a percentage of 98.
  2. An amount, such as an allowance, duty, or commission, that varies in proportion to a larger sum, such as total sales:
  3. A proportion or share in relation to a whole; a part:
Any of these groups
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  1. Any of these groups
  2. (Statistics) Any one of the hundred groups so divided.
  3. One of a set of points on a scale arrived at by dividing a group into parts in order of magnitude. For example, a score equal to or greater than 97 percent of those attained on an examination is said to be in the 97th percentile.
(Music) The relative position of a note within a given scale
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  1. (Music) The relative position of a note within a given scale
  2. The exponent of the derivative of highest order in a differential equation in standard form.
  3. (Math., Astron., Geog., etc.) A unit of measure for angles or arcs, one 360th part of the circumference of a circle: the measure of an angle is the number of degrees between its sides considered as radii of a circle
(Now Chiefly Dial.) A person; individual
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) A person; individual
  2. An object that is one member of a group or class:
  3. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion:
(Sports) The course of a ball that curves in the direction of the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.
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  1. (Sports) The course of a ball that curves in the direction of the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.
  2. A stroke, as in tennis, in which the ball is struck with a downward motion with the open face of the racket in order to impart backspin.
  3. An often wedge-shaped piece cut from a larger, usually circular object:
Such a cube or piece made of sugar crystals bound together with sugar syrup
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  1. Such a cube or piece made of sugar crystals bound together with sugar syrup
  2. An irregularly shaped mass or piece.
  3. A solid mass of no special shape, esp. one small enough to be taken up in the hand; hunk
Any action or procedure that serves to open the way for a gradual change, disruption, intrusion, etc.
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  1. Any action or procedure that serves to open the way for a gradual change, disruption, intrusion, etc.
  2. A piece of hard material, as wood or metal, tapering from a thick back to a thin edge that can be driven or forced into a narrow opening, as to split wood, lift a heavy weight, or fix something firmly in place
  3. A piece of material, such as metal or wood, thick at one edge and tapered to a thin edge at the other for insertion in a narrow crevice, used for splitting, tightening, securing, or levering.
A movie at a given stage in its editing:
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  1. A movie at a given stage in its editing:
  2. (Film) A sudden change from one image to another
  3. The style in which a thing is cut; fashion; form
A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part:
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  1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part:
  2. Any of the major divisions of a simple leaf that is not divided completely to the midrib or base
  3. An anatomical division of an organ of the body. The liver, lungs, and brain are all characterized by lobes that are held in place by connective tissue.
A group or movement uniting various individuals or organizations for the achievement of a common purpose; a coalition.
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  1. A group or movement uniting various individuals or organizations for the achievement of a common purpose; a coalition.
  2. A person who serves as a public representative of a business, group, etc., usually because of his or her prestige
  3. A person or group used to cover or obscure the activity or objectives of another, controlling person or group
(Music) Any of the principal divisions of a symphony, sonata, or other extended composition: each such division typically differs from the others as in structure, tempo, key, etc.
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  1. (Music) Any of the principal divisions of a symphony, sonata, or other extended composition: each such division typically differs from the others as in structure, tempo, key, etc.
  2. A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy:
  3. A motion or action of a person or group
One of two or more vertical sections of text lying side by side in a document and separated by a rule or a blank space.
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  1. One of two or more vertical sections of text lying side by side in a document and separated by a rule or a blank space.
  2. A slender upright structure, generally consisting of a cylindrical shaft, a base, and a capital; pillar: it is usually a supporting or ornamental member in a building
  3. An arrangement of numbers in a single vertical line.
Financial or business records considered as a group:
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  1. Financial or business records considered as a group:
  2. A number of sheets of paper, parchment, etc. with writing or printing on them, fastened together along one edge, usually between protective covers
  3. The body of facts, traits, or circumstances connected with a person or subject, esp. as being understandable, evident, etc. [an open book] or obscure, done with, etc.
A thing like a chapter; part; episode
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  1. A thing like a chapter; part; episode
  2. One of the main divisions of a relatively lengthy piece of writing, such as a book, that is usually numbered or titled.
  3. A proceeding under the Federal Bankruptcy Act whereby a company or corporation may, through a court order, remain in business for a time as long as it pays current debts, but must eventually either reorganize and pay its creditors or cease operations
A group or series of ten.
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  1. A group or series of ten.
  2. In common usage, a ten-year period beginning with a year 0, as 1920-1929, 1930-1939, etc.
  3. A division of the rosary consisting of one large bead and ten small beads
A group of poems:
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  1. A group of poems:
  2. A single metrical line in a poetic composition; one line of poetry.
  3. A sequence of words arranged metrically in accordance with some rule or design; single line of poetry
One of the chief divisions of a long poem; a book.
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  1. One of the chief divisions of a long poem; a book.
A series of dance movements forming a unit in a choreographic pattern.
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  1. A series of dance movements forming a unit in a choreographic pattern.
  2. (Gram.) A sequence of two or more words conveying a single thought or forming a distinct part of a sentence but not containing a subject and predicate
  3. (Linguis.) A group of words that functions as a syntactic unit
A particular article, stipulation, or provision in a formal or legal document
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  1. A particular article, stipulation, or provision in a formal or legal document
  2. (Gram.) A group of words containing a subject and a finite verb, usually forming part of a compound or complex sentence: clauses may be joined by parataxis (The house is secluded; you will like it), by modified parataxis (The house is secluded, and you will like it), and by hypotaxis (Because the house is secluded, you will like it)
  3. (Grammar) A group of words containing a subject and a predicate and forming part of a compound or complex sentence.
A row or series of persons or things of a particular kind
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  1. A row or series of persons or things of a particular kind
  2. A series of persons, especially from one family, who succeed each other:
  3. A geometric figure formed by a point moving in a fixed direction and in the reverse direction. The intersection of two planes is a line. &diamf3; The part of a line that lies between two points on the line is called a line segment.
A mark (¶) used as by proofreaders to indicate the beginning of a paragraph or as a sign marking material referred to elsewhere
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  1. A mark (¶) used as by proofreaders to indicate the beginning of a paragraph or as a sign marking material referred to elsewhere
  2. A brief article, item, or note in a newspaper or magazine
  3. A distinct division of written or printed matter that begins on a new, usually indented line, consists of one or more sentences, and typically deals with a single thought or topic or quotes one speaker's continuous words.
A statute or other law formally adopted by a legislative body:
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  1. A statute or other law formally adopted by a legislative body:
  2. One of the major divisions of a play, opera, or film.
  3. A performance or entertainment usually forming part of a longer presentation:
A part of a play, film, story, etc. that constitutes a unit of development or action, as a passage between certain characters
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  1. A part of a play, film, story, etc. that constitutes a unit of development or action, as a passage between certain characters
  2. A shot or series of shots in a movie constituting a unit of continuous related action.
  3. (--- Film) A section of a film, usually made up of a number of shots, which is unified by time, setting, characters, etc.
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. Any event or series of events complete in itself but forming part of a larger one
  3. In a novel, narrative poem, etc., a portion of the story considered as a unit
The right to travel as a passenger, especially on a ship:
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  1. The right to travel as a passenger, especially on a ship:
  2. The process of changing from one condition or stage to another; transition:
  3. A section of a painting or other piece of artwork; a detail.
An apartment building:
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  1. An apartment building:
  2. A room or suite of rooms designed as a residence and generally located in a building occupied by more than one household.
  3. (Chiefly British) A suite of rooms within a larger building set aside for a particular purpose or person.
(Electricity) A single unit for electrolysis or conversion of chemical into electric energy, usually consisting of a container with electrodes and an electrolyte; a battery.
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  1. (Electricity) A single unit for electrolysis or conversion of chemical into electric energy, usually consisting of a container with electrodes and an electrolyte; a battery.
  2. (Biol.) A very small, complex unit of protoplasm, usually with a nucleus, cytoplasm, and an enclosing membrane: all plants and animals are made up of one or more cells that usually combine to form various tissues
  3. (Architecture) The smallest organizational unit of a clandestine group or movement, such as a banned political movement or a terrorist group. A cell's leader is often the only person who knows members of the organization outside the cell.
(--- Informal) Elegance of style, taste, and manner:
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  1. (--- Informal) Elegance of style, taste, and manner:
  2. The period during which such a group meets:
  3. A set, collection, group, or configuration containing members regarded as having certain attributes or traits in common; a kind or category.
A portion of something, typically half. A portion of something, typically half.
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  1. A portion of something, typically half. A portion of something, typically half.
  2. (Anthropology) Either of two kinship groups based on unilateral descent that together make up a tribe or society.
  3. A half; either of two equal, or more or less equal, parts
A series of such competitions held at a specified time on a regular course:
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  1. A series of such competitions held at a specified time on a regular course:
  2. Humans considered as a group.
  3. Any of several extensive human populations associated with broadly defined regions of the world and distinguished from one another on the basis of inheritable physical characteristics, traditionally conceived as including such traits as pigmentation, hair texture, and facial features. Because the number of genes responsible for such physical variations is tiny in comparison to the size of the human genome and because genetic variation among members of a traditionally recognized racial group is generally as great as between two such groups, most scientists now consider race to be primarily a social rather than a scientific concept.
A group of people with interests in common; clique; set
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  1. A group of people with interests in common; clique; set
  2. In certain primitive societies, a tribal division, usually exogamous, of matrilineal or patrilineal descent from a common ancestor
  3. An early form of social group, as in the Scottish Highlands, composed of several families claiming descent from a common ancestor, bearing the same family name, and following the same chieftain
A natural group of plants or animals classified together without regard for their taxonomic relations
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  1. A natural group of plants or animals classified together without regard for their taxonomic relations
  2. Esp. among preliterate peoples, a group of persons, families, or clans believed to be descended from a common ancestor and forming a close community under a leader, or chief
  3. A group of this kind having recognized ancestry
Rigid class distinction based on birth, wealth, etc., operating as a social system or principle
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  1. Rigid class distinction based on birth, wealth, etc., operating as a social system or principle
  2. Any exclusive and restrictive social or occupational class or group
  3. A specialized group carrying out a specific function within a colony of social insects. For example, in an ant colony, members of the caste of workers forage for food outside the colony or tend eggs and larvae, while the members of the caste of soldiers, often larger with stronger jaws, are responsible for defense of the colony.
A collection of objects or figures forming a design or part of a design, as in a work of art
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  1. A collection of objects or figures forming a design or part of a design, as in a work of art
  2. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
  3. (Mathematics) A set with an operation whose domain is all ordered pairs of members of the set, such that the operation is binary (operates on two elements) and associative, the set contains the identity element of the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element for the operation. The positive and negative integers and zero form a set that is a group under the operation of ordinary addition, since zero is the identity element of addition and the negative of each integer is its inverse. Groups are used extensively in quantum physics and chemistry to model phenomena involving symmetry and invariance.
A section of an academic course focusing on a selected theme:
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  1. A section of an academic course focusing on a selected theme:
  2. A fixed amount of work used as a basis in awarding scholastic credits, usually determined by the number of hours spent in class
  3. A single person, group, or thing, esp. as distinguished from others or as part of a whole
Difference of opinion; disagreement.
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  1. Difference of opinion; disagreement.
  2. A difference of opinion; disagreement or, esp., discord as expressed in intense quarreling or wrangling, as within a group [dissension among party members]: often in dissension in the ranks, dissatisfaction with those in authority
A failure or refusal to agree.
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  1. A failure or refusal to agree.
  2. A quarrel.
  3. A quarrel or dispute
An opening made by a breakthrough, as in a wall, line of defense, etc.
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  1. An opening made by a breakthrough, as in a wall, line of defense, etc.
  2. A break in friendly relations
  3. A failure to observe the terms, as of a law or promise, the customary forms, etc.; violation; infraction
Any of the sects, parties, etc. formed by such a split
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  1. Any of the sects, parties, etc. formed by such a split
  2. The offense of attempting to produce such a breach.
  3. A formal breach of union within a religious body, especially a Christian church.
A wall, septum, or other separating membrane in an organism.
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  1. A wall, septum, or other separating membrane in an organism.
  2. Division of a country into separate, autonomous nations.
  3. A part or section; portion; compartment
Something that indicates a border or limit.
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  1. Something that indicates a border or limit.
  2. Any line or thing marking a limit; bound; border
  3. The border or limit so indicated.
A device resembling a compass, used for dividing lines and transferring measurements.
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  1. A device resembling a compass, used for dividing lines and transferring measurements.
  2. (--- Chiefly British) A highway median strip.
  3. An instrument for dividing lines, measuring or marking off distances, etc.; compasses
Areas of a country situated away from the capital or population center.
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  1. Areas of a country situated away from the capital or population center.
  2. An area of knowledge, activity, or interest:
  3. A territorial district; territory
A region, territory, or large tract of land distinguishable by features of topography, biology, or culture:
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  1. A region, territory, or large tract of land distinguishable by features of topography, biology, or culture:
  2. The territory of a nation or state; land.
  3. Land with farms and small towns; rural region, as distinguished from a city or town
(Physics) The condition of a physical system with regard to phase, form, composition, or structure:
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  1. (Physics) The condition of a physical system with regard to phase, form, composition, or structure:
  2. State University, as the shortened form of any public university name.
  3. The territory of a state
A name formerly used for certain self-governing nations of the Commonwealth
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  1. A name formerly used for certain self-governing nations of the Commonwealth
  2. A self-governing nation under the nominal rule of the British monarch.
  3. A governed territory or country
Any of a breed of large, powerful draft horse with feathery fetlocks, originally raised in the Shires and much used in the Middle Ages as a war horse
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  1. Any of a breed of large, powerful draft horse with feathery fetlocks, originally raised in the Shires and much used in the Middle Ages as a war horse
  2. A former administrative division of Great Britain, equivalent to a county.
  3. Any of the counties of England, esp. one with a name ending in -shire
A separate part, division, or branch, as of a government, business, or school
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  1. A separate part, division, or branch, as of a government, business, or school
  2. An administrative district in France, Greece, or certain Latin American countries
  3. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.
A geographical subdivision of a county, municipality, or similar entity, for political, judicial, or administrative ends; for example, a court district (in which a particular court has jurisdiction over certain matters arising within the borders or pertaining to people who live there) or a voting district (where all the franchised inhabitants are required to vote at a particular polling station). A geographical subdivision of a county, municipality, or similar entity, for political, judicial, or administrative ends; for example, a court district (in which a particular court has jurisdiction over certain matters arising within the borders or pertaining to people who live there) or a voting district (where all the franchised inhabitants are required to vote at a particular polling station).
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  1. A geographical subdivision of a county, municipality, or similar entity, for political, judicial, or administrative ends; for example, a court district (in which a particular court has jurisdiction over certain matters arising within the borders or pertaining to people who live there) or a voting district (where all the franchised inhabitants are required to vote at a particular polling station). A geographical subdivision of a county, municipality, or similar entity, for political, judicial, or administrative ends; for example, a court district (in which a particular court has jurisdiction over certain matters arising within the borders or pertaining to people who live there) or a voting district (where all the franchised inhabitants are required to vote at a particular polling station).
  2. A region or locality marked by a distinguishing feature:
  3. Any region; part of a country, city, etc.
An administrative district in certain Canadian provinces
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  1. An administrative district in certain Canadian provinces
  2. A small administrative district of a country
  3. Any of the chief administrative districts into which England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Ireland are divided
A body of officials appointed to manage the affairs of a local political unit.
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  1. A body of officials appointed to manage the affairs of a local political unit.
  2. The governing body of such a district.
  3. A district with a government that typically encloses no other governed districts; a borough, city, or incorporated town or village.
In Great Britain, a borough or town with a royal charter, usually a town that has been or is an episcopal see
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  1. In Great Britain, a borough or town with a royal charter, usually a town that has been or is an episcopal see
  2. A center of population, commerce, and culture; a town of significant size and importance.
  3. The inhabitants of a city considered as a group.
A territorial and political unit governed by a town meeting, especially in New England.
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  1. A territorial and political unit governed by a town meeting, especially in New England.
  2. The local residents of a town as distinct from the members of a college within the town
  3. A population center that is larger than a village and smaller than a city.
A subdivision of a flag, the rectangular inset on the upper hoist (i.e., flagpole) side (e.g., the stars of the US national flag are in a canton).
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  1. A subdivision of a flag, the rectangular inset on the upper hoist (i.e., flagpole) side (e.g., the stars of the US national flag are in a canton).
  2. A rectangular section in a flag, in the upper corner nearest the staff
  3. A city of northeast Ohio south-southeast of Akron. It was the home of President William McKinley.
A dense group of animal habitations:
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  1. A dense group of animal habitations:
  2. The inhabitants of a village; villagers.
  3. A group of houses in the country, larger than a hamlet and smaller than a city or town
A local body for self-government, esp. in medieval towns
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  1. A local body for self-government, esp. in medieval towns
  2. The smallest local political division of various European countries, governed by a mayor and municipal council.
  3. The smallest administrative district of local government in France, Belgium, and some other countries in Europe
A district of some English and Scottish counties corresponding roughly to the hundred or the wapentake.
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  1. A district of some English and Scottish counties corresponding roughly to the hundred or the wapentake.
  2. The state of being under guard
  3. A division of a city or town, especially an electoral district, for administrative and representative purposes.
In parts of the U.S. and Canada, a division of a county, constituting a unit of local government with administrative control of local schools, roads, etc.
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  1. In parts of the U.S. and Canada, a division of a county, constituting a unit of local government with administrative control of local schools, roads, etc.
  2. In New England, town
  3. A suburb or city in South Africa formerly designated by the government as a predominantly black residential area.
The position of a musical artist who commonly performs at a particular venue
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  1. The position of a musical artist who commonly performs at a particular venue
  2. The sphere of authority of a colonial resident.
  3. The home or residence of a person, especially in the colonies
The voters within such a district.
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  1. The voters within such a district.
  2. The body of voters or the residents of a district represented by an elected legislator or official.
  3. The district so represented.
The diocese of a bishop.
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  1. The diocese of a bishop.
  2. The office, authority, or rank of a bishop
  3. The church district controlled by a bishop; diocese
The office or station of a prelate.
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  1. The office or station of a prelate.
  2. Prelates considered as a group.
  3. Church government administrated by prelates.
An administrative district of various churches, esp. a part of a diocese, under the charge of a priest or minister
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  1. An administrative district of various churches, esp. a part of a diocese, under the charge of a priest or minister
  2. A district of British local civil government, often identical with the original church parish
  3. A political subdivision of a British county, usually corresponding in boundaries to an original ecclesiastical parish.
A series of connected mountains or hills considered as a single system
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  1. A series of connected mountains or hills considered as a single system
  2. A north-south strip of townships, each six miles square, numbered east and west from a specified meridian in a US public land survey.
  3. (Biol.) The region to which a plant or animal is native
(Countable) Any smaller portion of a main body separately employed.
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  1. (Countable) Any smaller portion of a main body separately employed.
  2. A permanent unit, usually smaller than a platoon, organized for special duties.
  3. A detaching; separation
The act of disjoining or the condition of being disjointed.
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  1. The act of disjoining or the condition of being disjointed.
  2. (--- Logic) The relation between the alternatives of a disjunctive proposition
  3. A disjoining or being disjoined; separation
A lack of union, or lack of coordination, or separation.
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  1. A lack of union, or lack of coordination, or separation.
  2. Disjunction; disunion; separation.
  1. Disseverance
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
The state of being disunited; separation.
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  1. The state of being disunited; separation.
  2. Lack of unity; discord
  3. The breaking up or ending of union; separation
Any complete separation or disunion
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  1. Any complete separation or disunion
  2. A separation between things that were once connected or associated.
  3. The legal dissolution of a marriage.
Complete separation.
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  1. Complete separation.
  2. Divorce
A place of division or separation; dividing point or line
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  1. A place of division or separation; dividing point or line
  2. The act or process of separating or dividing.
  3. The state of being separated or divided.
The state of being so divided.
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  1. The state of being so divided.
  2. Something that separates or divides, as an interior wall dividing one room from another
  3. (Law) The process of dividing property and giving separate title to those who previously had joint or common title
The condition of being so sorted or distinguished:
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  1. The condition of being so sorted or distinguished:
  2. A formal legal severing of the relations between spouses that does not dissolve the marriage as in divorce.
  3. In some jurisdictions, divorce.
The removal of something attached to real property, such as crops or minerals, so that it becomes personal property instead of a part of the land.
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  1. The removal of something attached to real property, such as crops or minerals, so that it becomes personal property instead of a part of the land.
  2. A severing or cutting off; in criminal law the process of bringing a particular charge out of many so that only one issue, or a few closely related ones, is before the jury at a time, while reserving the right to bring other charges later; the separating of the claims of two or more parties for any of a number of reasons; the ending of a joint tenancy.
  3. Separation; partition.
A thing that is formed by splitting, such as a strip of flexible wood used for making baskets.
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  1. A thing that is formed by splitting, such as a strip of flexible wood used for making baskets.
  2. An arrangement of bowling pins left standing after a bowl, in which two or more pins remain standing with one or more pins between them knocked down.
  3. A single thickness of hide split horizontally
An allocating or being allocated
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  1. An allocating or being allocated
  2. A thing or amount allocated
(Education) a task given to students, homework or coursework
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  1. (Education) a task given to students, homework or coursework
  2. The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation. The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation.
  3. The instrument by which this transfer is effected.
The drawing of the boundaries of legislative districts so that each district is approximately equal in population. See also gerrymandering and reapportionment.
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  1. The drawing of the boundaries of legislative districts so that each district is approximately equal in population. See also gerrymandering and reapportionment.
  2. Allotment of direct taxes on the basis of state population.
  3. The proportional distribution of the number of members of the US House of Representatives on the basis of the population of each state.
An exemption or release from an obligation or rule, granted by or as if by an authority.
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  1. An exemption or release from an obligation or rule, granted by or as if by an authority.
  2. A religious system or code of commands considered to have been divinely revealed or appointed.
  3. A dispensing, or giving out; distribution
A spatial or temporal array of objects or events, especially:
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  1. A spatial or temporal array of objects or events, especially:
  2. The geographic occurrence or range of a custom, usage, or other feature.
  3. A characterization of the occurrence of the actual unique values in a set of data (as in a frequency distribution) or of the theoretical unique values of a random variable (as in a probability distribution).
A person belonging to some association, society, community, party, etc.
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  1. A person belonging to some association, society, community, party, etc.
  2. One part of an organization or family, one person belonging to a partnership. One part of an organization or family, one person belonging to a partnership.
  3. A part of a plant.
An essential element or constituent; integral portion which can be separated, replaced, etc.
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  1. An essential element or constituent; integral portion which can be separated, replaced, etc.
  2. Any of several equal portions or fractions that can constitute a whole or into which a whole can be divided:
  3. An organ, member, or other division of an organism:
An object that is one member of a group or class:
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  1. An object that is one member of a group or class:
  2. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion:
  3. A portion or part that has been separated from a whole:
A person's lot or fate.
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  1. A person's lot or fate.
  2. A woman's dowry:
  3. A part that is allotted to a person or group, as:
Any distinct, constituent part
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  1. Any distinct, constituent part
  2. A part of a city, country, etc.; district or region
  3. A part separated or removed by cutting; slice; division
Any of the parts into which a body is separated or separable; division; section
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  1. Any of the parts into which a body is separated or separable; division; section
  2. The portion of a sphere included between a pair of parallel planes that intersect it or are tangent to it.
  3. A clearly differentiated subdivision of an organism or part, such as a metamere.
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 subdivided part.
Anything physically resembling a branch, as a tine of a deer's antler
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  1. Anything physically resembling a branch, as a tine of a deer's antler
  2. Any woody extension growing from the trunk or main stem, or from a main limb, of a tree or shrub
  3. An area of specialized skill or knowledge, especially academic or vocational, that is related to but separate from other areas:
Something that branches out or derives its existence or origin from a particular source.
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  1. Something that branches out or derives its existence or origin from a particular source.
  2. A branch, descendant, or member of a family or social group.
  3. Anything that branches off, or derives from, a main source; specif., a shoot or stem growing laterally from the main stem of a plant
A subdivided part.
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  1. A subdivided part.
  2. One of the parts resulting from subdividing
  3. 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.
An administrative division of a government or international body.
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  1. An administrative division of a government or international body.
  2. A fiduciary relationship in which a person or entity act, by mutual consent, for the benefit of another and bind the other party by words or deeds. See agent, authority, fiduciary and principal.
  3. The business office or district of such a person, firm, etc.
A branch of a military force:
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  1. A branch of a military force:
  2. An upper limb of the human body, connecting the hand and wrist to the shoulder.
  3. An administrative or functional branch, as of an organization.
Any part or extension of a main body or system
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  1. Any part or extension of a main body or system
  2. A post-office subdivision outside the community where its main post office is located
  3. An area of specialized skill or knowledge, especially academic or vocational, that is related to but separate from other areas:
A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.
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  1. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.
  2. A division of a business specializing in a particular product or service:
  3. A section of a department store selling a particular line of merchandise:
An instrument or means of communication, especially a periodical issued by a political party, business firm, or other group.
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  1. An instrument or means of communication, especially a periodical issued by a political party, business firm, or other group.
  2. A means or instrument for the performance of some action
  3. An instrument or agency dedicated to the performance of specified functions:
A section of a party, legislature, or community holding distinct, especially dissenting, political views:
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  1. A section of a party, legislature, or community holding distinct, especially dissenting, political views:
  2. The section of an army, fleet, etc. to the right (or left) of the center
  3. (Slang) A person's arm
A corporation that is related to another corporation by one owning shares of the other, by common ownership, or by other means of control. See also company (parent) and subsidiary. A corporation that is related to another corporation by one owning shares of the other, by common ownership, or by other means of control. See also company (parent) and subsidiary.
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  1. A corporation that is related to another corporation by one owning shares of the other, by common ownership, or by other means of control. See also company (parent) and subsidiary. A corporation that is related to another corporation by one owning shares of the other, by common ownership, or by other means of control. See also company (parent) and subsidiary.
  2. A person, organization, or establishment associated with another as a subordinate, subsidiary, or member:
  3. An affiliated individual or organization; member
Anything physically resembling a branch, as a tine of a deer's antler
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  1. Anything physically resembling a branch, as a tine of a deer's antler
  2. Any woody extension growing from the trunk or main stem, or from a main limb, of a tree or shrub
  3. An area of specialized skill or knowledge, especially academic or vocational, that is related to but separate from other areas:
A company owned by a parent company or a holding company, also called daughter company or sister company.
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  1. A company owned by a parent company or a holding company, also called daughter company or sister company.
  2. A company controlled by another company which owns all or a majority of its shares
  3. (Music) A theme subordinate to a main theme or subject.
The state of being disunited; separation.
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  1. The state of being disunited; separation.
  2. Lack of unity; discord
  3. The breaking up or ending of union; separation