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A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
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  1. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
  2. A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
  3. An attempt; a try:
A trying, troublesome, or annoying person or thing:
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  1. A trying, troublesome, or annoying person or thing:
  2. A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
  3. (Law) A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury:
Energetic activity; effort
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  1. Energetic activity; effort
  2. The act or an instance of exerting, especially a strenuous effort.
  3. The act, fact, or process of exerting; active use of strength, power, etc.; exercise
A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
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  1. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
  2. A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
  3. Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
Ongoing work or study associated with a specified subject or figure:
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  1. Ongoing work or study associated with a specified subject or figure:
  2. (Archaeology) A collection of artifacts or tools made from a specified material:
  3. Earnest, steady effort; constant diligence in or application to work
Workers considered as a group.
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  1. Workers considered as a group.
  2. A specific task or effort, especially a painful or arduous one:
  3. Work for wages:
Plural form of pain
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  1. Plural form of pain
  2. (used in plural) Trouble taken doing something; attention to detail; careful effort.
Effort, especially when inconvenient or bothersome:
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  1. Effort, especially when inconvenient or bothersome:
  2. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
  3. A person, circumstance, or event that causes annoyance, distress, difficulty, etc.
Physical power or strength exerted against a person or thing
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  1. Physical power or strength exerted against a person or thing
  2. Any of various factors that cause a body to change its speed, direction, or shape. Force is a vector quantity, having both magnitude and direction. Contributions of force from different sources can be summed to give the net force at any given point.
  3. The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power:
A task performed by such effort
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  1. A task performed by such effort
  2. Something that binds, snares, or entangles one; an entrapment:
  3. Labour, work
A factory, plant, or similar building or complex of buildings where a specific type of business or industry is carried on. Often used in combination:
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  1. A factory, plant, or similar building or complex of buildings where a specific type of business or industry is carried on. Often used in combination:
  2. Something one is making, doing, or acting upon, esp. as part of one's occupation or duty; task; undertaking
  3. An amount of such activity either done or required:
The form or document on which such a request is made.
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  1. The form or document on which such a request is made.
  2. A specific use to which something is put:
  3. Close attention; diligence:
Such forces or power, esp. in action
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  1. Such forces or power, esp. in action
  2. Exertion of vigor or power:
  3. The capacity for work or vigorous activity:
Labor pains; pains of childbirth
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  1. Labor pains; pains of childbirth
  2. Hardship; trouble
  3. Work, especially when arduous or involving painful effort; toil.
Great effort or a series of efforts; violent exertion
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  1. Great effort or a series of efforts; violent exertion
  2. The act of struggling:
  3. Something that is difficult to do or achieve:
The force per unit area applied to an object. Objects subject to stress tend to become distorted or deformed.
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  1. The force per unit area applied to an object. Objects subject to stress tend to become distorted or deformed.
  2. (--- Psychol.) A condition typically characterized by symptoms of mental and physical tension or strain, as depression or hypertension, that can result from a reaction to a situation in which a person feels threatened, pressured, etc.
  3. A stimulus or circumstance causing such a condition:
The act, force, or result of pulling
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  1. The act, force, or result of pulling
  2. Force exerted in pulling or required to overcome resistance in pulling:
  3. (Slang) A means of gaining special advantage; influence:
An action or effort that exceeds someone's normal limits or powers; specif., a dramatic role regarded as beyond an actor's normal range or abilities
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  1. An action or effort that exceeds someone's normal limits or powers; specif., a dramatic role regarded as beyond an actor's normal range or abilities
  2. (Baseball) The act of bringing the hands together, as before the chest, and then lowering them and pausing before pitching the ball or attempting to pick off a base runner
  3. (Baseball) A series of movements in which a pitcher, standing with the glove side facing home plate, raises both hands to the height of the head and then lowers them to the chest or waist for a short pause before pitching the ball. It is used especially when runners are on base because it gives base runners less time to steal than they have during a full windup.
A vigorous effort, campaign, etc.
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  1. A vigorous effort, campaign, etc.
  2. (Informal) Persevering energy; enterprise:
  3. A thing to be pushed so as to work a mechanism
The state of being subjected to such demands or stresses:
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  1. The state of being subjected to such demands or stresses:
  2. The extent to which a body is distorted when it is subjected to a deforming force, as when under stress. The distortion can involve a change both in shape and in size. All measures of strain are dimensionless (they have no unit of measure). &diamf3; Axial strain is equal to the ratio between the change in length of an object and its original length. &diamf3; Volume strain is equal to the ratio between the change in volume of an object and its original volume. It is also called bulk strain. &diamf3; Shear strain is equal to the ratio between the amount by which an object is skewed and its length.
  3. Extreme or laborious effort, exertion, or work.
(Physics, engineering) Force transmitted through a rope, string, cable, or similar object (used with prepositions on, in, or of, e.g., "The tension in the cable is 1000 N", to convey that the same magnitude of force applies to objects attached to both ends).
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  1. (Physics, engineering) Force transmitted through a rope, string, cable, or similar object (used with prepositions on, in, or of, e.g., "The tension in the cable is 1000 N", to convey that the same magnitude of force applies to objects attached to both ends).
  2. An electrical potential (voltage), especially as measured in electrical components such as transformers or power lines involved in the transmission of electrical power.
  3. Stress on a material produced by the pull of forces tending to cause extension
A land, air, or space vehicle that moves or tows other vehicles:
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  1. A land, air, or space vehicle that moves or tows other vehicles:
  2. A contest; a struggle:
  3. A rope, chain, or strap used in hauling, especially a harness trace.
Moisture given forth or collected in droplets on the surface of something
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  1. Moisture given forth or collected in droplets on the surface of something
  2. A run given to a horse as exercise before a race.
  3. Hard work; drudgery
(Idiomatic) The effort extended in labor, and the value created thereby.
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  1. (Idiomatic) The effort extended in labor, and the value created thereby.
Strenuous physical labor and effort.
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  1. Strenuous physical labor and effort.
  2. Vigorous physical effort, as that used in scrubbing or polishing something
  3. (Idiomatic) Effort or hard work, especially physical work involving repeated motion of the forearm, such as scrubbing.
An attack; an assault:
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  1. An attack; an assault:
  2. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation.
  3. An effort or a try.
(Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
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  1. (Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
  2. (Rugby) A scoring play in which the ball is grounded on or behind the opponent's goal line
  3. The act or an instance of trying; attempt; effort; trial
An earnest effort to win or attain something:
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  1. An earnest effort to win or attain something:
  2. A player's turn to bid
  3. An attempt or try
Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
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  1. Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
  2. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
  3. A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
An undertaking; project
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  1. An undertaking; project
  2. Industrious, systematic activity, especially when directed toward profit:
  3. An undertaking, especially one of some scope, complication, and risk.
Something undertaken; task; charge; enterprise
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  1. Something undertaken; task; charge; enterprise
  2. The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.
  3. That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
Great effort or a series of efforts; violent exertion
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  1. Great effort or a series of efforts; violent exertion
  2. The act of struggling:
  3. Something that is difficult to do or achieve:
An encounter between opposing forces:
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  1. An encounter between opposing forces:
  2. Any fight or struggle; conflict
  3. A protracted controversy or struggle:
A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
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  1. A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
  2. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
  3. (Law) A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury:
A sudden gushing or shooting forth; jet
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  1. A sudden gushing or shooting forth; jet
  2. A sudden short burst, as of energy, activity, or growth.
  3. A sudden, brief burst of energy, speed, activity, etc.
A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
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  1. A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
  2. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
  3. A short literary composition of an analytical, interpretive, or reflective kind, dealing with its subject in a nontechnical, limited, often unsystematic way and, usually, expressive of the author's outlook and personality
Something on which a risk is taken, as the merchandise in a commercial enterprise or a stake in gambling
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  1. Something on which a risk is taken, as the merchandise in a commercial enterprise or a stake in gambling
  2. The thing risked; a stake; especially, something sent to sea in trade.
  3. An event that is not, or cannot be, foreseen; an accident; chance; contingency.
The act of aiming:
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  1. The act of aiming:
  2. The ability to hit a target or intended point:
  3. The degree of accuracy of a weapon or of a person aiming a weapon or propelled object:
Determination; resolution:
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  1. Determination; resolution:
  2. The object for which something exists or is done; end in view
  3. Something one intends to get or do; intention; aim
The act or process of resolving something or breaking it up into its constituent parts or elements
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  1. The act or process of resolving something or breaking it up into its constituent parts or elements
  2. A formal statement of a decision or expression of opinion put before or adopted by an assembly such as the US Congress.
  3. A firm decision to do something:
A specific activity performed to develop or maintain fitness or a skill:
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  1. A specific activity performed to develop or maintain fitness or a skill:
  2. Active use or operation; employment
  3. The active use or application of something:
The result of such training or control
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  1. The result of such training or control
  2. A state of order based on submission to rules and authority:
  3. Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement:
Durable cotton or linen twill of varying weights, generally used for work clothes.
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  1. Durable cotton or linen twill of varying weights, generally used for work clothes.
  2. The process of training or teaching by the continued repetition of an exercise
  3. (Informal) The accepted or usual way of doing something
(voice recognition) The recording of multiple samples of a user's voice to aid pattern recognition.
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  1. (voice recognition) The recording of multiple samples of a user's voice to aid pattern recognition.
  2. The process or routine of one who trains.
  3. The process or experience of being trained
A moment; an instant:
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  1. A moment; an instant:
  2. A partial split or break; a fissure.
  3. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
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  1. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
  2. A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
  3. An attempt; a try:
(Informal) Something to bet on, considered from the standpoint of odds or chances of winning
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  1. (Informal) Something to bet on, considered from the standpoint of odds or chances of winning
  2. One who shoots in a particular way:
  3. Any attempt or try
(Brit., Informal) A quantity given or taken at one time
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  1. (Brit., Informal) A quantity given or taken at one time
  2. (Informal) A try; attempt; endeavor
  3. An attempt; an effort:
Something whirling or being whirled
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  1. Something whirling or being whirled
  2. A round of parties, etc., one after another
  3. (Informal) A brief or experimental try:
A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
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  1. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
  2. A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
  3. Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
Energetic activity; effort
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  1. Energetic activity; effort
  2. The act or an instance of exerting, especially a strenuous effort.
  3. The act, fact, or process of exerting; active use of strength, power, etc.; exercise
An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body:
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  1. An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body:
  2. (Informal) A source of annoyance; a nuisance:
  3. Bodily suffering characterized by such feelings:
The tone, tenor, or substance of a verbal utterance or of a particular action or behavior:
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  1. The tone, tenor, or substance of a verbal utterance or of a particular action or behavior:
  2. Extreme or laborious effort, exertion, or work:
  3. The extent to which a body is distorted when it is subjected to a deforming force, as when under stress. The distortion can involve a change both in shape and in size. All measures of strain are dimensionless (they have no unit of measure). &diamf3; Axial strain is equal to the ratio between the change in length of an object and its original length. &diamf3; Volume strain is equal to the ratio between the change in volume of an object and its original volume. It is also called bulk strain. &diamf3; Shear strain is equal to the ratio between the amount by which an object is skewed and its length.
The act of struggling:
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  1. The act of struggling:
  2. Something that is difficult to do or achieve:
  3. Strife, contention, or combat:
A person, circumstance, or event that causes annoyance, distress, difficulty, etc.
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  1. A person, circumstance, or event that causes annoyance, distress, difficulty, etc.
  2. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
  3. A condition of pain, disease, or malfunction:
The time, effort, or trouble taken in doing something:
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  1. The time, effort, or trouble taken in doing something:
Strenuous physical labor and effort.
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  1. Strenuous physical labor and effort.
  2. Vigorous physical effort, as that used in scrubbing or polishing something
  3. (Idiomatic) Effort or hard work, especially physical work involving repeated motion of the forearm, such as scrubbing.
A small routine task, as of a housekeeper or farmer
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  1. A small routine task, as of a housekeeper or farmer
  2. An unpleasant or burdensome task:
  3. A hard or unpleasant task
A difficult or tedious undertaking:
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  1. A difficult or tedious undertaking:
  2. A piece of work assigned to or demanded of a person
  3. A function to be performed; an objective:
(Informal) A state of affairs:
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  1. (Informal) A state of affairs:
  2. A specific piece of work to be done for a set fee:
  3. The object to be worked on:
An attack; an assault:
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  1. An attack; an assault:
  2. An effort or a try.
  3. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation.
A partial split or break; a fissure.
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  1. A partial split or break; a fissure.
  2. An attempt or try:
  3. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
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  1. Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
  2. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
  3. A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
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  1. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
  2. A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
  3. A short literary composition of an analytical, interpretive, or reflective kind, dealing with its subject in a nontechnical, limited, often unsystematic way and, usually, expressive of the author's outlook and personality
(Informal) A try; attempt; endeavor
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  1. (Informal) A try; attempt; endeavor
  2. (Brit., Informal) A quantity given or taken at one time
  3. (--- Informal) A situation in which planned operations can be effectuated:
The act of presenting something, such as a bargain, with the understanding that should the other party agree, that bargain will be complete.
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  1. The act of presenting something, such as a bargain, with the understanding that should the other party agree, that bargain will be complete.
  2. Something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation, that is offered:
  3. An act demonstrating a willingness to enter into a contract in such a way that a reasonable person would recognize that acceptance of the terms will conclude in a binding agreement. See also acceptance.
(Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
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  1. (Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
  2. (Rugby) A scoring play in which the ball is grounded on or behind the opponent's goal line
  3. The act or an instance of trying; attempt; effort; trial
A continuous succession of images as taken on film, videotape, or by a live TV camera
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  1. A continuous succession of images as taken on film, videotape, or by a live TV camera
  2. Any attempt or try
  3. One who shoots in a particular way:
Something that has been taken
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  1. Something that has been taken
  2. A quantity collected at one time, especially the amount of profit or receipts taken on a business venture or from ticket sales at a sporting event.
  3. An attempt or a try:
A substance to be thus tested or analyzed
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  1. A substance to be thus tested or analyzed
  2. The result of such an analysis.
  3. A quantitative determination of the amount of a given substance in a particular sample. Assays are regularly used to determine the purity of precious metals. They can be performed by wet methods or dry methods. In the wet method, the sample is dissolved in a reagent, like an acid, until the purified metal is separated out. In the dry method, the sample is mixed with a flux (a substance such as borax or silica that helps lower the melting temperature) and then the sample is heated to the point where impurities in the metal fuse with the flux, leaving the purified metal as a residue.
An accomplishing or being accomplished; completion
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  1. An accomplishing or being accomplished; completion
  2. Something accomplished or done successfully; work completed; achievement
  3. The act of accomplishing; entire performance; completion; fulfillment; as, the accomplishment of an enterprise, of a prophecy, etc.
Something that has been achieved, especially by means of skill or perseverance:
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  1. Something that has been achieved, especially by means of skill or perseverance:
  2. The process of achieving something:
  3. A thing achieved, esp. by skill, work, courage, etc.; feat
The act of acquiring, or that which is acquired; attainment.
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  1. The act of acquiring, or that which is acquired; attainment.
  2. An acquiring or being acquired
  3. Something acquired, as a skill or ability gained by learning
The act of acquiring.
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  1. The act of acquiring.
  2. Something acquired or gained:
  3. An acquiring or being acquired
An attaining or being attained
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  1. An attaining or being attained
  2. The act of attaining or the condition of being attained.
  3. That which is attained, or obtained by exertion; acquisition; acquirement.
An act or accomplishment of great courage, skill, or imagination; an achievement.
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  1. An act or accomplishment of great courage, skill, or imagination; an achievement.
  2. (Obsolete) A specialized skill; a knack.
  3. An act or accomplishment showing unusual daring, skill, endurance, etc.; remarkable deed; exploit

Synonym Study

  • ?pains suggests a laborious, diligent attempt to take pains with one's work
  • Endeavor suggests an earnest, sustained attempt to accomplish a particular, usually meritorious, end a life spent in the endeavor to do good
  • Exertion implies an energetic, vigorous use of power, strength, etc., often without reference to any particular end she feels faint after any exertion
  • Effort implies a conscious attempt to achieve a particular end make some effort to be friendly
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