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A stone from which one or more flakes have been removed, serving as a tool in itself or as a source of flakes from which other tools could be fashioned. Stones used as cores include flint, chert, and obsidian.
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  1. A stone from which one or more flakes have been removed, serving as a tool in itself or as a source of flakes from which other tools could be fashioned. Stones used as cores include flint, chert, and obsidian.
  2. (Elec.) A mass of magnetic material placed inside a wire coil, serving to channel and increase the strength of the magnetic field resulting from current in the coil
  3. A cylindrical sample of earth strata, as of rock, soil, snow, or ice, that is removed from the ground or ocean floor by boring with a long hollow drill and used to study the various layers of material that were deposited over a long period of geologic time
The central, most important part of something; core; essence
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  1. The central, most important part of something; core; essence
  2. A small amount of something, especially when potentially developing into something else:
  3. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
The central idea; the essence.
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  1. The central idea; the essence.
  2. (Law) The grounds for action in a suit.
  3. The essence or main point, as of an article or argument
The soft, spongy tissue in the center of certain plant stems
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  1. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of certain plant stems
  2. The soft core of various other things, as of a bone or feather
  3. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of the stems of most flowering plants, gymnosperms, and ferns. Pith is composed of parenchyma cells. In plants that undergo secondary growth, such as angiosperms, the pith is surrounded by the vascular tissues and is gradually compressed by the inward growth of the vascular tissue known as xylem. In plants with woody stems, the pith dries out and often disintegrates as the plant grows older, leaving the stem hollow.
The state of having or establishing an indigenous relationship with or a personal affinity for a particular culture, society, or environment:
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  1. The state of having or establishing an indigenous relationship with or a personal affinity for a particular culture, society, or environment:
  2. (Linguis.) The fundamental element of a word or form, exclusive of all affixes and inflectional phonetic changes
  3. A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
The power, force, principle, etc. that seems to regulate the physical universe
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  1. The power, force, principle, etc. that seems to regulate the physical universe
  2. The forces and processes that produce and control these phenomena:
  3. The basic character or qualities of humanity:
An underlying circumstance or condition:
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  1. An underlying circumstance or condition:
  2. The fundamental principle or theory, as of a system of knowledge
  3. A set of independent vectors whose linear combinations define a vector space, such as a reference frame used to establish a coordinate system.
(Philosophy) One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.
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  1. (Philosophy) One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.
  2. The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
  3. An individual form of life; an organism:
The essential nature of a person or group.
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  1. The essential nature of a person or group.
  2. A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.
  3. The life principle, esp. in human beings, originally regarded as inherent in the breath or as infused by a deity
That which exists objectively and in fact:
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  1. That which exists objectively and in fact:
  2. The totality of all things possessing actuality, existence, or essence.
  3. The quality of being true to life
The most nearly perfect or most typical manifestation of a quality or thing
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  1. The most nearly perfect or most typical manifestation of a quality or thing
  2. A form of dark energy due to a hypothetical scalar field that permeates all space, the energy density of which varies across space and time, in contrast to the cosmological constant.
  3. In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.
The system of fundamental laws and principles that prescribes the nature, functions, and limits of a government or another institution.
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  1. The system of fundamental laws and principles that prescribes the nature, functions, and limits of a government or another institution.
  2. The physical makeup of a person:
  3. The fundamental and organic laws and principles of a country or state that create a system of government and provides a basis against which the validity of all other laws is determined.
A drug, chemical, or other material (such as glue) that one is dependent on or uses habitually and that is often illegal or subject to government regulation:
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  1. A drug, chemical, or other material (such as glue) that one is dependent on or uses habitually and that is often illegal or subject to government regulation:
  2. That which is real or practical in quality or character; practical value:
  3. A material of a particular kind or constitution.
Something that is used to bind things together, often referring to the mechanism that accomplishes this for a book.
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  1. Something that is used to bind things together, often referring to the mechanism that accomplishes this for a book.
  2. (Law) A down payment on a piece of real property that secures the payor the right to purchase the property from the payee upon an agreement of terms.
  3. A document in which the parties to a sale of real property declare their intention to transfer ownership of the property. The document usually includes a memorandum of the important points of the parties’ contract and is usually accompanied by the buyer’s first payment.
The bunch of blended tobacco held together by a binder leaf to form a cigar
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  1. The bunch of blended tobacco held together by a binder leaf to form a cigar
  2. Something, such as a news item, public-service message, or music, used to fill time in a radio or television presentation.
  3. Tobacco used to form the body of a cigar.
Something regarded as a basis for future development and growth; a kernel:
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  1. Something regarded as a basis for future development and growth; a kernel:
  2. A thing or part forming the center around which other things or parts are grouped or collected; core
  3. An organelle in the cytoplasm of eukaryotic cells (all cells except prokaryotes) that contains nearly all the cell's DNA and controls its metabolism, growth, and reproduction. The nucleus is surrounded by a pair of membranes called the nuclear envelope , which can be continuous in places with the membranes of the endoplasmic reticulum. The membranes of the nuclear envelope have interconnected pores that allow the exchange of substances with the cell's cytoplasm. The nuclear DNA is wrapped around proteins (called histones) in strands of chromatin , which exists in a matrix known as nucleoplasm (analogous to the cytoplasm outside the nucleus). Just prior to cell division, the chromatin condenses into individual chromosomes, which contain the cell's hereditary information. The nucleus also contains at least one spherical nucleolus , which mainly contains RNA and proteins and directs the construction of the cell's ribosomes.
(Chemistry) Any of a class of compounds whose aqueous solutions are characterized by a bitter taste, a slippery feel, the ability to turn litmus blue, and the ability to react with acids to form salts.
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  1. (Chemistry) Any of a class of compounds whose aqueous solutions are characterized by a bitter taste, a slippery feel, the ability to turn litmus blue, and the ability to react with acids to form salts.
  2. The fundamental or main part, as of a plan, organization, system, theory, etc.; specif., the most loyal supporters of a political candidate or party, a sports team, etc.
  3. The fact, observation, or premise from which a reasoning process is begun.
A microorganism, especially a pathogen.
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  1. A microorganism, especially a pathogen.
  2. The earliest form of an organism; a seed, bud, or spore.
  3. (Biology) A small mass of protoplasm or cells from which a new organism or one of its parts may develop.
Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character:
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  1. Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character:
  2. The human heart considered as the center or source of emotions, personality attributes, etc.
  3. One's emotional nature; disposition
The soft, vascular, fatty tissue that fills the cavities of most bones
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  1. The soft, vascular, fatty tissue that fills the cavities of most bones
  2. The innermost, essential, or choicest part; pith
  3. (Geordie, informal) A friend, pal, buddy, mate.
The main support or major sustaining factor:
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  1. The main support or major sustaining factor:
  2. The column of bones along the center of the back of vertebrate animals, including humans, made up of separate bones connected by the spinal cord, ligaments, and disk-shaped cartilage; spine
  3. Strength of character; determination:
The diameter of a cylindrical body or of its hollowed interior
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  1. The diameter of a cylindrical body or of its hollowed interior
  2. Degree of worth or value of a person or thing; quality or ability
  3. The diameter of the bore of a firearm, usually shown in hundredths or thousandths of an inch and expressed in writing or print in terms of a decimal fraction:
A part of humans regarded as immaterial, immortal, separable from the body at death, capable of moral judgment, and susceptible to happiness or misery in a future state.
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  1. A part of humans regarded as immaterial, immortal, separable from the body at death, capable of moral judgment, and susceptible to happiness or misery in a future state.
  2. A sense of emotional strength or spiritual vitality held to derive from black and especially African-American cultural experience, expressed in areas such as language, social customs, religion, and music.
  3. The spirit of a dead person, thought of as separate from the body and leading an existence of its own
A vital element or animating influence
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  1. A vital element or animating influence
  2. (Figuratively) That which is required for continued existence or function.
  3. Blood which is needed for continued life; blood regarded as the seat of life.
The deepest or lowest part:
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  1. The deepest or lowest part:
  2. Staying power; stamina. Used of a horse.
  3. (Slang) One who is penetrated by another person or is the submissive partner in a sexual encounter or relationship.
The interval of time between birth and death:
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  1. The interval of time between birth and death:
  2. The properties or qualities that distinguish living plants and organisms from dead or inanimate matter, including the capacity to grow, metabolize nutrients, respond to stimuli, reproduce, and adapt to the environment. The definitive beginning and end of human life are complex concepts informed by medical, legal, sociological, and religious considerations.
  3. Human existence, relationships, or activity in general:
Basic temperament or nature; disposition.
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  1. Basic temperament or nature; disposition.
  2. The smallest unit in the system of weights used in the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada, equal to .0648 gram: one pound avoirdupois equals 7,000 grains; one pound troy or apothecaries' weight equals 5,760 grains
  3. The fruits of cereal grasses especially after having been harvested, considered as a group:
The arrangement or interrelation of all the parts of a whole; manner of organization or construction
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  1. The arrangement or interrelation of all the parts of a whole; manner of organization or construction
  2. The interrelation or arrangement of parts in a complex entity:
  3. Something made up of a number of parts that are held or put together in a particular way:
A rule or standard, especially of good behavior:
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  1. A rule or standard, especially of good behavior:
  2. A basic or essential quality or element determining intrinsic nature or characteristic behavior:
  3. A fundamental truth, law, doctrine, or motivating force, upon which others are based
Any distinctive quality or strain regarded as running through one's character, or a speech, writing, etc.
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  1. Any distinctive quality or strain regarded as running through one's character, or a speech, writing, etc.
  2. (--- Anatomy) Any of the membranous tubes that form a branching system and carry blood to the heart from the cells, tissues, and organs of the body.
  3. A more or less continuous body of minerals, igneous or sedimentary rock, etc., occupying a fissure or zone, differing in nature from the enclosing rock, and usually deposited from solution by circulating water
A statement about the behavior, qualities, etc. of a person, esp. as given by a former employer; reference
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  1. A statement about the behavior, qualities, etc. of a person, esp. as given by a former employer; reference
  2. A person or animal portrayed with a personality in comics or animation:
  3. The pattern of behavior or personality found in an individual or group; moral constitution
(Finance) The fundamental analysis data.
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  1. (Finance) The fundamental analysis data.
  2. Plural form of fundamental
A substance that is in a condensed form.
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  1. A substance that is in a condensed form.
  2. A substance that has been concentrated; specif., a liquid that has been made denser, as by the removal of some of its water
  3. A product that has been concentrated, especially a food that has been reduced in volume or bulk by the removal of liquid:
A concentrated form, whether solid, viscid, or liquid, of a food, flavoring, etc.
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  1. A concentrated form, whether solid, viscid, or liquid, of a food, flavoring, etc.
  2. A concentrated preparation of the essential constituents of a food, flavoring, or other substance; a concentrate:
  3. (--- Pharmacy) The concentrated substance obtained by dissolving a drug in some solvent, as ether or alcohol, and then evaporating the preparation
(Pharmacy) A sweetened, aromatic solution used as a vehicle for a medicine or alcohol, or as a nonmedicated flavoring
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  1. (Pharmacy) A sweetened, aromatic solution used as a vehicle for a medicine or alcohol, or as a nonmedicated flavoring
  2. A medication containing such a solution
  3. A sweetened aromatic solution of alcohol and water, serving as a vehicle for medicine.
The evaporation and subsequent collection of a liquid by condensation as a means of purification:
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  1. The evaporation and subsequent collection of a liquid by condensation as a means of purification:
  2. The extraction of the volatile components of a mixture by the condensation and collection of the vapors that are produced as the mixture is heated:
  3. A method of separating a substance that is in solution from its solvent or of separating a liquid from a mixture of liquids having different boiling points. The liquid to be separated is evaporated (as by boiling), and its vapor is then collected after it condenses. Distillation is used to separate fresh water from a salt solution and gasoline from petroleum. &diamf3; The condensed vapor, which is the purified liquid, is called the distillate.
A liquid in or from animal tissue
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  1. A liquid in or from animal tissue
  2. Gasoline, oil, or any liquid fuel
  3. A fluid naturally contained in plant or animal tissue:
A coloring or dyeing substance; a pigment.
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  1. A coloring or dyeing substance; a pigment.
  2. An alcohol solution of a nonvolatile medicine:
  3. (Pharmacy) A dilute solution consisting of a medicinal substance in alcohol or in alcohol and water, usually 10% to 20% by volume: tinctures are more dilute than fluid extracts and more volatile than spirits
A solution, emulsion, or suspension for industrial use.
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  1. A solution, emulsion, or suspension for industrial use.
  2. Any liquid or juice
  3. (Pharmacy) A solution of some substance in water
Any of a large number of colorless, flammable organic compounds that contain the hydroxyl group (OH) and that form esters with acids. Alcohols are used as solvents and for manufacturing dyes, perfumes, and pharmaceuticals. Simple alcohols, such as methanol and ethanol, are water-soluble liquids, while more complex ones, like cetyl alcohol, are waxy solids. Names of alcohols usually end in –ol.
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  1. Any of a large number of colorless, flammable organic compounds that contain the hydroxyl group (OH) and that form esters with acids. Alcohols are used as solvents and for manufacturing dyes, perfumes, and pharmaceuticals. Simple alcohols, such as methanol and ethanol, are water-soluble liquids, while more complex ones, like cetyl alcohol, are waxy solids. Names of alcohols usually end in –ol.
  2. Intoxicating beverages containing ethanol considered as a group:
  3. A colorless, volatile, pungent liquid, C2H5OH: it can be burned as fuel (10-15% of gasohol), is used in industry and medicine, and is the intoxicating element of whiskey, wine, beer, and other fermented or distilled liquors: classed as a depressant drug
A colorless, pungent gas, NH3 , extensively used to manufacture fertilizers and a wide variety of nitrogen-containing organic and inorganic chemicals.
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  1. A colorless, pungent gas, NH3 , extensively used to manufacture fertilizers and a wide variety of nitrogen-containing organic and inorganic chemicals.
  2. A colorless alkaline gas that is lighter than air and has a strongly pungent odor. It is used as a fertilizer and refrigerant, in medicine, and in making dyes, textiles, plastics, and explosives. Chemical formula: NH3.
  3. A 10% water solution of this gas
A liquid or liquid mixture, especially one that is medicinal, poisonous, or magical.
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  1. A liquid or liquid mixture, especially one that is medicinal, poisonous, or magical.
  2. A drink or liquid dose, as of medicine, poison, or a substance thought to have magic power
A chemical substance, especially one prescribed by a medical provider, that is used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a condition or disease. Drugs are prescribed for a limited amount of time, as for an acute infection, or on a regular basis for chronic disorders, such as hypertension.
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  1. A chemical substance, especially one prescribed by a medical provider, that is used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a condition or disease. Drugs are prescribed for a limited amount of time, as for an acute infection, or on a regular basis for chronic disorders, such as hypertension.
  2. A substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease or as a component of a medication.
  3. Such a substance as recognized or defined by the US Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Plural form of drop
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A pleasing, agreeable scent or odor.
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  1. A pleasing, agreeable scent or odor.
  2. A substance that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor, especially a volatile liquid distilled from flowers or prepared synthetically.
  3. A pleasant smell; the scent, odor, or odoriferous particles emitted from a sweet-smelling substance; a pleasant odor; fragrance; aroma.
The quality of having a pleasant odor:
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  1. The quality of having a pleasant odor:
  2. A sweet or pleasant odor; a scent.
  3. A substance, such as a perfume or cologne, designed to emit a pleasant odor.
A distinctive, often agreeable odor.
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  1. A distinctive, often agreeable odor.
  2. A manufactured fluid preparation used to give fragrance; perfume
  3. The trail of a hunted animal or fugitive:
All the qualities constituting one that exists; the essence:
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  1. All the qualities constituting one that exists; the essence:
  2. (Philosophy) One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.
  3. Fundamental or essential nature
The condition of being essential; a basic set of essential traits; being
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  1. The condition of being essential; a basic set of essential traits; being
  2. Essential quality, fact, or thing
A kind or sort:
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  1. A kind or sort:
  2. The basic character or qualities of humanity:
  3. Heredity:
The pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing.
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  1. The pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing.
  2. A form of dark energy due to a hypothetical scalar field that permeates all space, the energy density of which varies across space and time, in contrast to the cosmological constant.
  3. In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.
That which is real or practical in quality or character; practical value:
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  1. That which is real or practical in quality or character; practical value:
  2. Material possessions; goods; wealth:
  3. Matter of a particular kind or chemical composition
The general physical appearance of a rock, especially with respect to the size, shape, size variability, and geometric arrangement of its mineral crystals (for igneous and metamorphic rocks) and of its constituent elements (for sedimentary rocks). A sandstone that forms as part of an eolian (wind-blown) deposit, for example, has a texture that reflects its small, rounded sand grains of uniform size, while a sandstone that formed as part of a fluvial deposit has a texture reflecting the presence of grains of varying sizes, with some more rounded than others.
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  1. The general physical appearance of a rock, especially with respect to the size, shape, size variability, and geometric arrangement of its mineral crystals (for igneous and metamorphic rocks) and of its constituent elements (for sedimentary rocks). A sandstone that forms as part of an eolian (wind-blown) deposit, for example, has a texture that reflects its small, rounded sand grains of uniform size, while a sandstone that formed as part of a fluvial deposit has a texture reflecting the presence of grains of varying sizes, with some more rounded than others.
  2. A structure of interwoven fibers or other elements.
  3. The arrangement of the particles or constituent parts of any material or substance as it affects the appearance or feel of the surface; structure, composition, consistency, grain, etc.
A cylindrical sample of rock, ice, or other material obtained from the center of a mass by drilling or cutting.
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  1. A cylindrical sample of rock, ice, or other material obtained from the center of a mass by drilling or cutting.
  2. (Anatomy) The muscles in the trunk of the human body, including those of the abdomen and chest, that stabilize the spine, pelvis, and shoulders.
  3. (Elec.) A mass of magnetic material placed inside a wire coil, serving to channel and increase the strength of the magnetic field resulting from current in the coil
The central idea; the essence.
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  1. The central idea; the essence.
  2. The essence or main point, as of an article or argument
  3. (Law) The grounds for action in a suit.
Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character:
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  1. Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character:
  2. The human heart considered as the center or source of emotions, personality attributes, etc.
  3. A person esteemed or admired as lovable, loyal, or courageous:
The central, most important part of something; core; essence
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  1. The central, most important part of something; core; essence
  2. A small amount of something, especially when potentially developing into something else:
  3. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
The inmost, choicest, or essential part; the pith.
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  1. The inmost, choicest, or essential part; the pith.
  2. The soft, vascular, fatty tissue that fills the cavities of most bones
  3. (Geordie, informal) A friend, pal, buddy, mate.
The essence, substance, or gist:
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  1. The essence, substance, or gist:
  2. The flesh of animals used as food, esp. the flesh of mammals or, often, of fowl
  3. (Vulgar Slang) The human body regarded as an object of sexual desire.
The essence; the core:
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  1. The essence; the core:
  2. A small piece
  3. (Informal) The point of a story or gist of a matter
The soft, spongy tissue in the center of certain plant stems
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  1. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of certain plant stems
  2. The soft core of various other things, as of a bone or feather
  3. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of the stems of most flowering plants, gymnosperms, and ferns. Pith is composed of parenchyma cells. In plants that undergo secondary growth, such as angiosperms, the pith is surrounded by the vascular tissues and is gradually compressed by the inward growth of the vascular tissue known as xylem. In plants with woody stems, the pith dries out and often disintegrates as the plant grows older, leaving the stem hollow.
The most nearly perfect or most typical manifestation of a quality or thing
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  1. The most nearly perfect or most typical manifestation of a quality or thing
  2. A form of dark energy due to a hypothetical scalar field that permeates all space, the energy density of which varies across space and time, in contrast to the cosmological constant.
  3. In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.
The source, origin, or cause of an action, quality, condition, etc.
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  1. The source, origin, or cause of an action, quality, condition, etc.
  2. (Linguis.) The fundamental element of a word or form, exclusive of all affixes and inflectional phonetic changes
  3. A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
Strong, deeply felt emotion conveyed by a speaker, performer, or artist:
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  1. Strong, deeply felt emotion conveyed by a speaker, performer, or artist:
  2. A person considered as the embodiment of an intangible quality; a personification:
  3. The spirit of a dead person, thought of as separate from the body and leading an existence of its own
Strong loyalty or dedication:
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  1. Strong loyalty or dedication:
  2. A person as characterized by a stated quality:
  3. A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.
(Sports) The control a player has over a ball, especially to give it spin, english, curve, or speed.
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  1. (Sports) The control a player has over a ball, especially to give it spin, english, curve, or speed.
  2. Constituent elements or basic nature; essence; character
  3. Matter or substance of an unspecified or generalized kind
Density; body:
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  1. Density; body:
  2. Material possessions; goods; wealth:
  3. That which is real or practical in quality or character; practical value:
(Law) The essential part of a complaint or accusation
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  1. (Law) The essential part of a complaint or accusation
  2. The main claim or most important aspect of a complaint against a defendant.
  3. The substance or core argument of a legal document or position taken. The substance or core argument of a legal document or position taken.
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