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A formal and lengthy research paper, esp. a work of original research written in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master's degree
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  1. A formal and lengthy research paper, esp. a work of original research written in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a master's degree
  2. In Hegelian philosophy, the initial, least adequate phase of development in dialectic
  3. A dissertation advancing an original point of view as a result of research, especially as a requirement for an academic degree.
Abstract reasoning; speculation:
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  1. Abstract reasoning; speculation:
  2. A belief or principle that guides action or assists comprehension or judgment:
  3. That branch of an art or science consisting in a knowledge of its principles and methods rather than in its practice; pure, as opposed to applied, science, etc.
Something supposed; assumption; hypothesis
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  1. Something supposed; assumption; hypothesis
  2. The act of supposing.
An idea or opinion formed from evidence that is neither positive nor conclusive; conjecture; guess
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  1. An idea or opinion formed from evidence that is neither positive nor conclusive; conjecture; guess
  2. Thought, imagination, or conjecture, which may be based upon feeble or scanty evidence; suspicion; guess.
  3. The act or process of surmising; conjecture in general
The act of speculating in stocks, land, etc.
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  1. The act of speculating in stocks, land, etc.
  2. (--- Archaic) Contemplation or consideration of a subject; meditation.
  3. A conclusion, opinion, or theory reached by conjecture.
An orderly combination of things on a definite plan; system
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  1. An orderly combination of things on a definite plan; system
  2. An analysis or summary in outline or tabular form
  3. A chart, diagram, or outline of a system or object.
An organism or body as a whole, especially with regard to its vital processes or functions.
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  1. An organism or body as a whole, especially with regard to its vital processes or functions.
  2. A set of facts, principles, rules, etc. classified or arranged in a regular, orderly form so as to show a logical plan linking the various parts
  3. An organized set of interrelated ideas or principles:
Opinion or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
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  1. Opinion or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
  2. An inference, theory, or prediction based on guesswork; guess
  3. An opinion or conclusion based on guesswork:
A statement of what will happen in the future.
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  1. A statement of what will happen in the future.
  2. The thing predicted or foretold
  3. The act of predicting.
The act of taking to or upon oneself:
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  1. The act of taking to or upon oneself:
  2. Something taken for granted or accepted as true without proof; a supposition:
  3. The act of taking for granted:
(Law) The inference that a fact exists, based on the proved existence of other facts
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  1. (Law) The inference that a fact exists, based on the proved existence of other facts
  2. A legal assumption that something is a fact based upon another proven fact or set thereof. The presumption is given sufficient weight, once established, that an even greater amount of evidence to the contrary would be needed in order to contravene it. It has the effect of shifting the burden of proof or that of producing evidence to the opposing party. See inference. A legal assumption that something is a fact based upon another proven fact or set thereof. The presumption is given sufficient weight, once established, that an even greater amount of evidence to the contrary would be needed in order to contravene it. It has the effect of shifting the burden of proof or that of producing evidence to the opposing party. See inference.
  3. (Law) A conclusion applied by law as to the correctness of some fact, ordinarily subject to rebuttal by contrary evidence.
A mode or state of being:
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  1. A mode or state of being:
  2. A future and uncertain event, fact, or circumstance whose existence or occurrence is necessary for the existence or determining the extent of an obligation or liability. See also estate and fee simple.
  3. (Law) A provision making the effect of a legal instrument contingent on the occurrence of an uncertain future event.
The idea induced or the stimulus used to induce it
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  1. The idea induced or the stimulus used to induce it
  2. The act of suggesting:
  3. A psychological process by which an idea is induced in or adopted by another without argument, command, or coercion.
The act of proposing.
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  1. The act of proposing.
  2. A plan, action, etc. proposed
  3. (Law) The offer by a party of what he has in view as to an intended business transaction, which, with acceptance, constitutes a contract.
The quality or fact of being a priori
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  1. The quality or fact of being a priori
  2. The use of a priori reasoning
  3. (Philosophy) The quality or state of being known a priori
The system of courts in which such rules are referred to in defending one's rights, securing justice, etc.
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  1. The system of courts in which such rules are referred to in defending one's rights, securing justice, etc.
  2. A statement that describes invariable relationships among phenomena under a specified set of conditions. Boyle's law, for instance, describes what will happen to the volume of an ideal gas if its pressure changes and its temperature remains the same. The conditions under which some physical laws hold are idealized (for example, there are no ideal gases in the real world), thus some physical laws apply universally but only approximately.
  3. The condition of social order and justice created by adherence to such a system:
(Uncountable) The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction.
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  1. (Uncountable) The act or process of inferring by deduction or induction.
  2. The act or process of deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true.
  3. The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.
One that precedes another.
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  1. One that precedes another.
  2. The important events and occurrences in one's early life.
  3. One's ancestry, past life, training, etc.
A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
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  1. A declaration made to explain or justify action, decision, or conviction:
  2. A fact or cause that explains why something exists or has occurred:
  3. A normal mental state; sanity:
A principle or proposition posited.
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  1. A principle or proposition posited.
  2. A point of view or attitude on a certain question:
  3. The manner in which a person or thing is placed or posed, or the manner in which parts are arranged [a dog in a sitting position]; specif., any of various customary postures assumed by an individual [the lotus position] or a couple [the missionary position]
The act of assigning:
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  1. The act of assigning:
  2. The instrument by which this transfer is effected.
  3. The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation. The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation.
A place where a journey starts.
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  1. A place where a journey starts.
  2. A subject matter to use to commence an activity.
The fundamental principle.
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  1. The fundamental principle.
  2. A set of independent vectors whose linear combinations define a vector space, such as a reference frame used to establish a coordinate system.
  3. The fundamental principle or theory, as of a system of knowledge
The process by which words are formed from existing words or bases by adding affixes, as singer from sing or undo from do, by changing the shape of the word or base, as song from sing, or by adding an affix and changing the pronunciation of the word or base, as electricity from electric.
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  1. The process by which words are formed from existing words or bases by adding affixes, as singer from sing or undo from do, by changing the shape of the word or base, as song from sing, or by adding an affix and changing the pronunciation of the word or base, as electricity from electric.
  2. In generative linguistics, the generation of a linguistic structure through an ordered or partially ordered series of operations on other structures, such as the creation of a surface structure from a deep structure, or of a complex word from its morphological components.
  3. (Logic & Mathematics) A logical or mathematical process indicating through a sequence of statements that a result such as a theorem or a formula necessarily follows from the initial assumptions.
The logical basis of a conclusion, action, etc.; valid reason, motive, or cause
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  1. The logical basis of a conclusion, action, etc.; valid reason, motive, or cause
  2. An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
  3. 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.
Any word or phrase used in a definite or precise sense; expression
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  1. Any word or phrase used in a definite or precise sense; expression
  2. A limited or established period of time that something is supposed to last, as a school or court session, tenure in public office, or a prison sentence.
  3. Language of a certain kind; chosen words:
Anything believed or accepted as true; esp., a creed, doctrine, or tenet
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  1. Anything believed or accepted as true; esp., a creed, doctrine, or tenet
  2. The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another:
  3. The state of believing; conviction or acceptance that certain things are true or real
An organization established to maintain, assist, or finance institutions or projects of a social, educational, charitable, religious, etc. nature, as by the making of grants
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  1. An organization established to maintain, assist, or finance institutions or projects of a social, educational, charitable, religious, etc. nature, as by the making of grants
  2. Of evidence, that it indicates or leads to the admissibility of other evidence; a nonprofit organization created to fund or promote charitable causes. Of evidence, that it indicates or leads to the admissibility of other evidence; a nonprofit organization created to fund or promote charitable causes.
  3. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
(Archaic) A requirement; a prerequisite.
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  1. (Archaic) A requirement; a prerequisite.
  2. A fundamental element; a basic principle.
  3. Something assumed without proof as being self-evident or generally accepted, especially when used as a basis for an argument:
A principle that is accepted as true without proof. The statement “For every two points P and Q there is a unique line that contains both P and Q ” is an axiom because no other information is given about points or lines, and therefore it cannot be proven.
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  1. A principle that is accepted as true without proof. The statement “For every two points P and Q there is a unique line that contains both P and Q ” is an axiom because no other information is given about points or lines, and therefore it cannot be proven.
  2. An established rule, principle, or law.
  3. An established principle in some artistic practice or science that is universally received.
A building or particular portion of a building.
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  1. A building or particular portion of a building.
  2. A proposition upon which an argument is based or from which a conclusion is drawn.
  3. A previous statement or assertion that serves as the basis for an argument
Facts that can be analyzed or used in an effort to gain knowledge or make decisions; information.
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  1. Facts that can be analyzed or used in an effort to gain knowledge or make decisions; information.
  2. Statistics or other information represented in a form suitable for processing by computer.
Something, such as a quality or characteristic, that is related to a particular possessor; an attribute.
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  1. Something, such as a quality or characteristic, that is related to a particular possessor; an attribute.
  2. The act of attributing, especially the act of establishing a particular person as the creator of a work of art.
The act or process of interpreting.
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  1. The act or process of interpreting.
  2. The act or result of interpreting; explanation, meaning, translation, exposition, etc.
  3. An explanation or conceptualization by a critic of a work of literature, painting, music, or other art form; an exegesis.
A monetary amount that a taxpayer is permitted by law or regulation to subtract from income when determining income tax. A monetary amount that a taxpayer is permitted by law or regulation to subtract from income when determining income tax.
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  1. A monetary amount that a taxpayer is permitted by law or regulation to subtract from income when determining income tax. A monetary amount that a taxpayer is permitted by law or regulation to subtract from income when determining income tax.
  2. A conclusion reached by this process.
  3. (Logic) The process of reasoning in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the stated premises; inference by reasoning from the general to the specific.
The act or process of providing evidence for or showing the truth of something:
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  1. The act or process of providing evidence for or showing the truth of something:
  2. The act, process, or means of making evident or proving
  3. An illustration or explanation, as of a theory or product, by exemplification or practical application:
A basic or essential quality or element determining intrinsic nature or characteristic behavior:
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  1. A basic or essential quality or element determining intrinsic nature or characteristic behavior:
  2. A fundamental truth, law, doctrine, or motivating force, upon which others are based
  3. A rule or law concerning the functioning of natural phenomena or mechanical processes:
A theme, argument, or subject indicated in a title.
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  1. A theme, argument, or subject indicated in a title.
  2. (Mathematics) A proposition proved or accepted for immediate use in the proof of some other proposition.
  3. (Linguistics, usually) The canonical form of an inflected word.
The interpretation, meaning, or sense given in explaining
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  1. The interpretation, meaning, or sense given in explaining
  2. A mutual defining of terms, declaration of motives, etc. to clear up a misunderstanding or settle a dispute
  3. The act or process of explaining:
An expression of relations in an equation or formula
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  1. An expression of relations in an equation or formula
  2. (Mathematics) A proposition that has been or is to be proved on the basis of explicit assumptions.
  3. A mathematical statement whose truth can be proved on the basis of a given set of axioms or assumptions.
The fundamental reasons for something; the basis:
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  1. The fundamental reasons for something; the basis:
  2. A statement, exposition, or explanation of reasons or principles
A study of human morals, character, and behavior
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  1. A study of human morals, character, and behavior
  2. A particular system of principles for the conduct of life
  3. Theory or logical analysis of the principles underlying conduct, thought, knowledge, and the nature of the universe: included in philosophy are ethics, aesthetics, logic, epistemology, metaphysics, etc.
A guess based on little or no evidence
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  1. A guess based on little or no evidence
  2. (Idiomatic) A guess, attempt, or choice made with little or no evidence or knowledge.
  3. Any attempt that must depend mainly upon luck to succeed
A frame on which clothes are hung to dry or air.
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  1. A frame on which clothes are hung to dry or air.
  2. A frame on which to hang clothes, etc. for airing or drying
  3. (By extension) A person excessively concerned with the appearance of their clothing.
A belief or principle that guides action or assists comprehension or judgment:
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  1. A belief or principle that guides action or assists comprehension or judgment:
  2. The branch of a science or art consisting of its explanatory statements, accepted principles, and methods of analysis, as opposed to practice:
  3. Abstract reasoning; speculation:
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