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An explanation or justification of an act, idea, etc.
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  1. An explanation or justification of an act, idea, etc.
  2. A normal mental state; sanity:
  3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
The condition or fact of being justified.
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  1. The condition or fact of being justified.
  2. A reason, explanation, or excuse which provides convincing, morally acceptable support for behavior or for a belief or occurrence.
  3. A showing of an appropriate reason for one’s actions. A showing of an appropriate reason for one’s actions.
(Plural only) The sediment at the bottom of a liquid, or from which a liquid has been filtered (as in coffee grounds).
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  1. (Plural only) The sediment at the bottom of a liquid, or from which a liquid has been filtered (as in coffee grounds).
  2. The collective land areas that compose a larger area, as in the castle grounds.
  3. (Law) Basis or justification for something, as in "grounds for divorce."
(Geom.) The line or plane upon which a figure is thought of as resting
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  1. (Geom.) The line or plane upon which a figure is thought of as resting
  2. (Baseball) Any of the four objects at the four corners of the infield that must be reached safely one after the other to score a run: three (first base, second base, and third base) are set above the ground while the fourth (home plate) is set flush with the ground
  3. (Mathematics) The side or face of a geometric figure to which an altitude is or is thought to be drawn. The base can be, but is not always, the bottom part of the figure.
A surface or its condition with respect to its suitability for walking or running, especially the condition of a racetrack.
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  1. A surface or its condition with respect to its suitability for walking or running, especially the condition of a racetrack.
  2. (Architecture, engineering) The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot; foundation.
  3. (Architecture) The supporting base or groundwork of a structure, as for a monument or wall.
The last of a series
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  1. The last of a series
  2. The lower extremity of the vertebrate leg that is in direct contact with the ground in standing or walking.
  3. The end opposite the head, top, or front:
(Chiefly New England) A public toilet, especially one in a school.
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  1. (Chiefly New England) A public toilet, especially one in a school.
  2. The lowest story of a building, below the main floor and wholly or partly below the surface of the ground
  3. The lowest habitable story of a building, usually below ground level.
A platform extending from a shore over water and supported by piles or pillars, used to secure, protect, and provide access to ships or boats.
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  1. A platform extending from a shore over water and supported by piles or pillars, used to secure, protect, and provide access to ships or boats.
  2. (Archit.) A heavy column, usually square, used to support weight, as at the end of an arch
  3. A reinforcing structure that projects from a wall; a buttress.
A foundation; basis
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  1. A foundation; basis
  2. Work done in preparation
(Printing) The heavy table of a printing press in which the type form is placed.
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  1. (Printing) The heavy table of a printing press in which the type form is placed.
  2. Any flat surface used as a foundation or support, as the earth, gravel, etc. under the rails and ties of a railroad
  3. A place where one may sleep; lodging:
The floor of a body of water, especially the sea.
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  1. The floor of a body of water, especially the sea.
  2. The set of shared points in an electrical circuit at which the measured voltage is taken to be zero. The ground is usually connected directly to the power supply and acts as a common “sink” for current flowing through the components in the circuit.
  3. An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
A place where one rests or may rest.
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  1. A place where one rests or may rest.
The bed or ground beneath a body of water
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  1. The bed or ground beneath a body of water
  2. The basic underlying quality; the source:
  3. The lowest or least favorable position:
  1. The earth or gravel that railway sleepers are embedded in.
  2. A part or structure acting as a support, base, or foundation
  3. The earth bank or bed supporting railroad tracks.
Something resembling a wall in impenetrability or strength:
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  1. Something resembling a wall in impenetrability or strength:
  2. Something resembling a wall in appearance or function, as the side or inside surface of a container or body cavity
  3. An extreme or desperate condition or position, such as defeat or ruin:
The supporting structure underneath something, such as a vehicle or bridge.
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  1. The supporting structure underneath something, such as a vehicle or bridge.
A support or foundation, especially as a structure of masonry that supports a wall or a metaphorical basis for something.
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  1. A support or foundation, especially as a structure of masonry that supports a wall or a metaphorical basis for something.
  2. A supporting structure or foundation, esp. one placed beneath a wall
  3. Material or masonry used to support a structure, such as a wall.
The condition of being settled or resolved:
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  1. The condition of being settled or resolved:
  2. (Music) An interval of silence corresponding to one of the possible time values within a measure.
  3. A device used as a support:
The prepared location for a road, including its foundation.
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  1. The prepared location for a road, including its foundation.
  2. The foundation or surface of a road or highway
  3. The foundation laid to support the ties, rails, and ballast of a railroad
A prop, base, brace, etc.
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  1. A prop, base, brace, etc.
  2. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
  3. (Fuzzy set theory) A set whose elements are at least partially included in a given fuzzy set (i.e., whose grade of membership in that fuzzy set is strictly greater than zero).
A part, substance, element, etc. which lies beneath and supports another; foundation
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  1. A part, substance, element, etc. which lies beneath and supports another; foundation
  2. A surface on which an organism grows or is attached; a substrate.
  3. (Bot.) The base or material to which a plant is attached and from which it gets nutriment
An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.
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  1. An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.
  2. A person or thing that gives support or aid to a person, institution, etc.
  3. One that serves as a means of support or assistance.
A small rack, prop, or table for holding any of various articles:
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  1. A small rack, prop, or table for holding any of various articles:
  2. A position or opinion one is prepared to uphold:
  3. A structure for a person or persons to stand or sit on, or to stand at
A long, narrow cushion or pillow
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  1. A long, narrow cushion or pillow
  2. A capping piece over a post to extend the bearing area under a beam
  3. Any bolsterlike object or support
(Law) The order by which a planned action is stayed.
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  1. (Law) The order by which a planned action is stayed.
  2. (Informal) Ability to continue or endure
  3. A heavy rope or cable, usually of wire, used as a brace or support, as for a mast of a ship; guy
(Nautical) A wooden framework attached to the side of a ship to prevent damage, as when unloading.
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  1. (Nautical) A wooden framework attached to the side of a ship to prevent damage, as when unloading.
  2. The action of sliding or slipping over a surface, often sideways.
  3. A plank, log, etc., often one of a pair or set, used as a support or as a track upon which to slide or roll a heavy object
A beam or timber propped against a structure to provide support.
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  1. A beam or timber propped against a structure to provide support.
  2. Land at or near the edge of a body of water, esp. along an ocean, large lake, etc.
  3. A prop, as a beam, placed under or against something as a support or stabilizer; specif., any of the timbers used to support a boat or ship that is out of water
A low-pitched gable on the front of some buildings in the Grecian style of architecture
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  1. A low-pitched gable on the front of some buildings in the Grecian style of architecture
  2. Any similar triangular piece used ornamentally, as over a doorway, fireplace, etc.
  3. A broad, gently sloping rock surface at the base of a steeper slope such as a mountain, often covered with alluvium. Pediments are formed through the exposure of bedrock by erosional processes, such as the flow of water. Pediments are usually found in arid regions where there is little vegetation to hold the overlying soil.
(Army, Brit.) Either of two bugle calls (first post and last post) sounded to indicate the time to retire at night: the last post is also sounded at military funerals and remembrance services
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  1. (Army, Brit.) Either of two bugle calls (first post and last post) sounded to indicate the time to retire at night: the last post is also sounded at military funerals and remembrance services
  2. (Basketball) A position usually taken by the center close to the basket or below the foul line, serving as the focus of the team's offense.
  3. A piece of wood, metal, etc., usually long and square or cylindrical, set upright to support a building, sign, fence, etc.
Anything like a pillar in form or function, as a formation of ore left standing as a support in a mine
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  1. Anything like a pillar in form or function, as a formation of ore left standing as a support in a mine
  2. A long, slender, vertical structure used to support a superstructure; column
  3. A person who is a main support of an institution, movement, etc.
  1. The basic facilities, services and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society
  2. An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system
  3. A substructure or underlying foundation; esp., the basic installations and facilities on which the continuance and growth of a community, state, etc. depend, as roads, schools, power plants, transportation and communication systems, etc.
One that is very thin or emaciated.
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  1. One that is very thin or emaciated.
  2. The internal structure of vertebrate animals, composed of bone or cartilage, that supports the body, serves as a framework for the attachment of muscles, and protects the vital organs and associated structures.
  3. A sport in which a person glides down an icy track head-first lying on one's stomach on a compact, simple sled that lacks steering or brakes.
An arrangement of numbers in a single vertical line.
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  1. An arrangement of numbers in a single vertical line.
  2. 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.
  3. (Architecture) A vertical structure usually consisting of a base, a cylindrical shaft, and a capital, used as a support or standing alone as a monument.
A bar, usually cylindrical, for supporting or transmitting motion to a wheel, pulley, gear, cam, etc.
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  1. A bar, usually cylindrical, for supporting or transmitting motion to a wheel, pulley, gear, cam, etc.
  2. The main axis of a feather, especially its distal portion.
  3. A long, narrow, often vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for mining ore; a tunnel.
(Steam heating) a pedestal coil, group of connected straight pipes arranged side by side and one above another, used in a radiator.
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  1. (Steam heating) a pedestal coil, group of connected straight pipes arranged side by side and one above another, used in a radiator.
  2. An architectural support or base, as for a column or statue.
  3. The foot or bottom support of a column or pillar
Anything that serves to support something; a prop.
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  1. Anything that serves to support something; a prop.
  2. (Architecture) A brick or stone structure built against another structure to support it.
  3. A projecting structure, generally of brick or stone, built against a wall to support or reinforce it
(Architecture) That element that shares a common boundary or surface with its neighbor.
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  1. (Architecture) That element that shares a common boundary or surface with its neighbor.
  2. A fixed point or surface where resistance is obtained.
  3. The point of contact between a support and the thing supported
A fundamental structure, as for a written work.
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  1. A fundamental structure, as for a written work.
  2. (Literally) The arrangement of support beams that represent a building's general shape and size.
  3. A structure, usually rigid, serving to hold the parts of something together or to support something constructed or stretched over or around it
A temporary wooden or metal framework for supporting workmen and materials during the erecting, repairing, or painting of a building, etc.
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  1. A temporary wooden or metal framework for supporting workmen and materials during the erecting, repairing, or painting of a building, etc.
  2. A temporary wooden stage or platform, as that on which medieval plays were presented
  3. A temporary platform, either supported from below or suspended from above, on which workers sit or stand when performing tasks at heights above the ground.
The side of a ship or the direction extending outward on either side at right angles to the fore-and-aft line of a ship, aircraft, etc.
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  1. The side of a ship or the direction extending outward on either side at right angles to the fore-and-aft line of a ship, aircraft, etc.
  2. A long, thick piece of wood, metal, or stone, used in building
  3. (Nautical) A transverse structural member of a ship's frame, used to support a deck and to brace the sides against stress.
(Electronics) The metal frame on which the parts of an electronic device together with the circuits connecting them are mounted
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  1. (Electronics) The metal frame on which the parts of an electronic device together with the circuits connecting them are mounted
  2. The landing gear of an aircraft, including the wheels, skids, floats, and other structures that support the aircraft on land or water.
  3. The rectangular, usually steel frame, supported on springs and attached to the axles, that holds the body and motor of an automotive vehicle.
Either of two inset abutments sloped to support an arch.
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  1. Either of two inset abutments sloped to support an arch.
  2. The slanting surface supporting either end of a segmental arch
  3. A supporting piece, as a stone, with such a surface
A heavy beam of timber, concrete, or steel, driven into the earth as a foundation or support for a structure.
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  1. A heavy beam of timber, concrete, or steel, driven into the earth as a foundation or support for a structure.
  2. A soft, velvety, raised surface on a rug, fabric, etc., produced by making yarn loops on the body of the material and, often, shearing them
  3. A long, heavy timber or beam driven into the ground, sometimes under water, to support a bridge, dock, etc.
An established law, custom, practice, system, etc.
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  1. An established law, custom, practice, system, etc.
  2. An organization, society, or corporation having a public purpose, as a school, church, bank, hospital, etc.
  3. A custom, practice, relationship, or behavioral pattern of importance in the life of a community or society:
The administrative personnel of such a structure:
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  1. The administrative personnel of such a structure:
  2. A group of persons organized for a particular purpose; an association or business.
  3. A body of persons organized for some specific purpose, as a club, union, or society
That with which something is endowed; specif., any bequest or gift that provides an income for an institution or person
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  1. That with which something is endowed; specif., any bequest or gift that provides an income for an institution or person
  2. Funds invested for the support and benefit of a not-for-profit institution.
  3. Funds or property donated to an institution, individual, or group as a source of income.
A short teaching program established for a group concerned with some special field of work
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  1. A short teaching program established for a group concerned with some special field of work
  2. An institution for advanced study, research, and instruction in a restricted field
  3. An organization founded to promote a cause:
The totality of people regarded as forming a community of interdependent individuals:
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  1. The totality of people regarded as forming a community of interdependent individuals:
  2. Company or companionship
  3. An organization or association of persons engaged in a common profession, activity, or interest:
That which is established; as a form of government, a permanent organization, business or force, or the place where one is permanently fixed for residence.
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  1. That which is established; as a form of government, a permanent organization, business or force, or the place where one is permanently fixed for residence.
  2. A group of people holding most of the power and influence in a government or society. Often used with the.
  3. The act of establishing; a ratifying or ordaining; settlement; confirmation.
Companionship; society
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  1. Companionship; society
  2. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise.
  3. A partner or partners not specifically named in a firm's title:
(Ecology) A group of species in a community that use similar environmental resources in a similar way, such as a group of songbirds that all glean insects from leaves.
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  1. (Ecology) A group of species in a community that use similar environmental resources in a similar way, such as a group of songbirds that all glean insects from leaves.
  2. An association of persons of the same trade or pursuits, formed to protect mutual interests and maintain standards.
  3. Any association for mutual aid and the promotion of common interests
The position or office of being a trustee.
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  1. The position or office of being a trustee.
  2. The condition of being in a trust relationship.
  3. The condition or fact of being a trust territory
Such a body created for purposes of government.
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  1. Such a body created for purposes of government.
  2. Any of the political and economic bodies forming a corporative state, each being composed of the employers and employees in a certain industry, profession, etc.
  3. An entity, usually a business, created by a legislative act or by individuals who have agreed upon and filed articles of incorporation with the state government. Ownership in the corporation is typically represented by shares of stock. Furthermore, a corporation is legally recognized as an artificial person whose existence is separate and distinct from that of its shareholders who are not personally responsible for the corporation’s acts and debts. As an artificial person, a corporation has the power to acquire, own, and convey property, to sue and be sued, and such other powers of a natural person that the law may confer upon it. Abbreviated corp. See charter, corporate, and seal. An entity, usually a business, created by a legislative act or by individuals who have agreed upon and filed articles of incorporation with the state government. Ownership in the corporation is typically represented by shares of stock. Furthermore, a corporation is legally recognized as an artificial person whose existence is separate and distinct from that of its shareholders who are not personally responsible for the corporation’s acts and debts. As an artificial person, a corporation has the power to acquire, own, and convey property, to sue and be sued, and such other powers of a natural person that the law may confer upon it. Abbreviated corp. See charter, corporate, and seal.
A group of individuals meeting or associated for fellowship or a common purpose. See also freedom of association. A group of individuals meeting or associated for fellowship or a common purpose. See also freedom of association.
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  1. A group of individuals meeting or associated for fellowship or a common purpose. See also freedom of association. A group of individuals meeting or associated for fellowship or a common purpose. See also freedom of association.
  2. An organized body of people who have an interest, activity, or purpose in common; a society.
  3. An organization of persons having common interests, purposes, etc.; society; league
(Christianity) The theological virtue defined as love directed first toward God but also toward oneself and one's neighbors as objects of God's love.
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  1. (Christianity) The theological virtue defined as love directed first toward God but also toward oneself and one's neighbors as objects of God's love.
  2. An institution, organization, or fund established to help the needy.
  3. A welfare institution, organization, or fund
A sum of money or other resources set aside for a specific purpose:
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  1. A sum of money or other resources set aside for a specific purpose:
  2. The stock of the British permanent national debt, considered as public securities. Used with the.
  3. An organization that administers such a fund
The condition or fact of being established.
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  1. The condition or fact of being established.
  2. A public or private institution, such as a hospital or school.
  3. An establishing or being established
(Countable) The act of bringing something into existence.
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  1. (Countable) The act of bringing something into existence.
An organization, society, or corporation having a public purpose, as a school, church, bank, hospital, etc.
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  1. An organization, society, or corporation having a public purpose, as a school, church, bank, hospital, etc.
  2. The act of instituting:
  3. An instituting or being instituted; establishment
The physical makeup of a person:
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  1. The physical makeup of a person:
  2. The way in which a government, state, society, etc. is organized
  3. The system of fundamental laws and principles of a government, state, society, corporation, etc., written or unwritten
A creating or being created
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  1. A creating or being created
  2. The divine act by which, according to various religious and philosophical traditions, the world was brought into existence.
  3. The fact or state of having been created.
The condition or fact of being established.
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  1. The condition or fact of being established.
  2. An arranged order or system, especially a legal code.
  3. An establishing or being established
The act of instituting:
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  1. The act of instituting:
  2. An established law, custom, practice, system, etc.
  3. An instituting or being instituted; establishment
(Baseball) A major league club and all its farm teams.
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  1. (Baseball) A major league club and all its farm teams.
  2. A body of persons organized for some specific purpose, as a club, union, or society
  3. The administrative personnel of such a structure:
(Countable) The act of bringing something into existence.
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  1. (Countable) The act of bringing something into existence.
One who comes suddenly into notice; an upstart.
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  1. One who comes suddenly into notice; an upstart.
  2. A new business venture
  3. The act or process of starting a process or machine.
(Geom.) The line or plane upon which a figure is thought of as resting
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  1. (Geom.) The line or plane upon which a figure is thought of as resting
  2. (Baseball) Any of the four objects at the four corners of the infield that must be reached safely one after the other to score a run: three (first base, second base, and third base) are set above the ground while the fourth (home plate) is set flush with the ground
  3. (Mathematics) The side or face of a geometric figure to which an altitude is or is thought to be drawn. The base can be, but is not always, the bottom part of the figure.
The base, foundation, or chief supporting factor of anything
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  1. The base, foundation, or chief supporting factor of anything
  2. A pattern or schedule for proceeding:
  3. A set of independent vectors whose linear combinations define a vector space, such as a reference frame used to establish a coordinate system.
(Printing) The heavy table of a printing press in which the type form is placed.
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  1. (Printing) The heavy table of a printing press in which the type form is placed.
  2. A small plot of cultivated or planted land:
  3. A heap of material:
The far end or part:
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  1. The far end or part:
  2. The bed or ground beneath a body of water
  3. The lowest or least favorable position:
The lower extremity of the vertebrate leg that is in direct contact with the ground in standing or walking.
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  1. The lower extremity of the vertebrate leg that is in direct contact with the ground in standing or walking.
  2. The lowest part; the bottom:
  3. The end opposite the head, top, or front:
The act of moving on foot.
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  1. The act of moving on foot.
  2. (Architecture) The supporting base or groundwork of a structure, as for a monument or wall.
  3. (Architecture, engineering) The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot; foundation.
The set of shared points in an electrical circuit at which the measured voltage is taken to be zero. The ground is usually connected directly to the power supply and acts as a common “sink” for current flowing through the components in the circuit.
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  1. The set of shared points in an electrical circuit at which the measured voltage is taken to be zero. The ground is usually connected directly to the power supply and acts as a common “sink” for current flowing through the components in the circuit.
  2. The connection of an electrical conductor with a ground
  3. An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
Work done in preparation
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  1. Work done in preparation
  2. A foundation; a basis.
The right to sit as a member; position of a member; membership
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  1. The right to sit as a member; position of a member; membership
  2. A place of abode or residence, especially a large house that is part of an estate:
  3. The part on which one rests in sitting:
A surface on which an organism grows or is attached; a substrate.
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  1. A surface on which an organism grows or is attached; a substrate.
  2. (Photog.) A thin layer of material on a photographic film or plate serving as a base for the sensitive emulsion
  3. (Zool.) The ground or other solid material on which an animal moves or is fastened
Anything that serves as a support or basis
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  1. Anything that serves as a support or basis
  2. A supporting structure or foundation, esp. one placed beneath a wall
  3. Material or masonry used to support a structure, such as a wall.
(Chem.) Any compound that can react with an acid to form a salt, the hydroxyl of the base being replaced by a negative ion: in modern theory, any substance that produces a negative ion and donates electrons to an acid to form covalent bonds: in water solution a base tastes bitter, turns red litmus paper blue, and, in dissociation theory, produces free hydroxyl ions
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  1. (Chem.) Any compound that can react with an acid to form a salt, the hydroxyl of the base being replaced by a negative ion: in modern theory, any substance that produces a negative ion and donates electrons to an acid to form covalent bonds: in water solution a base tastes bitter, turns red litmus paper blue, and, in dissociation theory, produces free hydroxyl ions
  2. A basic or underlying element; infrastructure:
  3. The fundamental principle or underlying concept of a system or theory; a basis.
The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient:
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  1. The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient:
  2. An underlying circumstance or condition:
  3. A condition for relating or proceeding:
A surface or its condition with respect to its suitability for walking or running, especially the condition of a racetrack.
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  1. A surface or its condition with respect to its suitability for walking or running, especially the condition of a racetrack.
  2. A basis for relationship
  3. (Architecture) The supporting base or groundwork of a structure, as for a monument or wall.
An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
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  1. An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
  2. Basis; foundation
  3. The connection of an electrical conductor with a ground
Work done in preparation
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  1. Work done in preparation
  2. A foundation; a basis.
A supporting structure or foundation, esp. one placed beneath a wall
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  1. A supporting structure or foundation, esp. one placed beneath a wall
  2. Material or masonry used to support a structure, such as a wall.
  3. Anything that serves as a support or basis
(Chem.) Any compound that can react with an acid to form a salt, the hydroxyl of the base being replaced by a negative ion: in modern theory, any substance that produces a negative ion and donates electrons to an acid to form covalent bonds: in water solution a base tastes bitter, turns red litmus paper blue, and, in dissociation theory, produces free hydroxyl ions
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  1. (Chem.) Any compound that can react with an acid to form a salt, the hydroxyl of the base being replaced by a negative ion: in modern theory, any substance that produces a negative ion and donates electrons to an acid to form covalent bonds: in water solution a base tastes bitter, turns red litmus paper blue, and, in dissociation theory, produces free hydroxyl ions
  2. A basic or underlying element; infrastructure:
  3. The fundamental principle or underlying concept of a system or theory; a basis.
The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient:
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  1. The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient:
  2. An underlying circumstance or condition:
  3. A condition for relating or proceeding:
A ceremonial stone set at the corner of a building, joining two exterior walls, and often inscribed with the starting and completion dates of construction, the name of the architect and owner, and other details.
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  1. A ceremonial stone set at the corner of a building, joining two exterior walls, and often inscribed with the starting and completion dates of construction, the name of the architect and owner, and other details.
  2. Such a stone, often inscribed, laid at a ceremony marking the origin of a building.
  3. An indispensable and fundamental basis:
The prime or main tone of a harmonic series
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  1. The prime or main tone of a harmonic series
  2. (Physics) The lowest frequency at which a system, as an air column or stretched string, will freely vibrate
  3. A principle, theory, law, etc. serving as a basis; essential part
(Music) The basic tone of a chord, on which the chord is constructed; often, the fundamental
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  1. (Music) The basic tone of a chord, on which the chord is constructed; often, the fundamental
  2. 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.
  3. (Linguistics) The element that carries the main component of meaning in a word and provides the basis from which a word is derived by adding affixes or inflectional endings or by phonetic change.
Something in an incipient or undeveloped form:
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  1. Something in an incipient or undeveloped form:
  2. A first principle, element, or fundamental, as of a subject to be learned
  3. A fundamental element, principle, or skill, as of a field of learning:
A set of independent vectors whose linear combinations define a vector space, such as a reference frame used to establish a coordinate system.
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  1. A set of independent vectors whose linear combinations define a vector space, such as a reference frame used to establish a coordinate system.
  2. An underlying circumstance or condition:
  3. A condition for relating or proceeding:
The condition or fact of being justified.
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  1. The condition or fact of being justified.
  2. A reason, explanation, or excuse which provides convincing, morally acceptable support for behavior or for a belief or occurrence.
  3. A showing of an appropriate reason for one’s actions. A showing of an appropriate reason for one’s actions.
An explanation or justification of an act, idea, etc.
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  1. An explanation or justification of an act, idea, etc.
  2. A normal mental state; sanity:
  3. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
In commercial and property law, a warrant also refers to a guarantee that a property being sold or transferred meets certain specified criteria.
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  1. In commercial and property law, a warrant also refers to a guarantee that a property being sold or transferred meets certain specified criteria.
  2. (--- Law) A judicial writ authorizing the search or seizure of property, arrest of a person, or the execution of a legal judgment.
  3. An option issued by a company granting the holder the right to buy certain securities, generally common stock, at a specified price and usually for a limited time
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