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An intermediate level or degree:
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  1. An intermediate level or degree:
  2. (Sports) The ratio of a team's or player's successful performances such as wins, hits, or goals, divided by total opportunities for successful performance, such as games, times at bat, or shots:
  3. Batting average
Something intermediate
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  1. Something intermediate
  2. The middle part of the body; waist
  3. (Gram.) The middle voice
The average of the two middle numbers, when such a sequence has an even number of values. For example, in the sequence 4, 8, 10, 56, the median is 9 (the average of 8 and 10).
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  1. The average of the two middle numbers, when such a sequence has an even number of values. For example, in the sequence 4, 8, 10, 56, the median is 9 (the average of 8 and 10).
  2. An artery, vein, nerve, etc. in the middle of the body or along the imaginary plane that bisects the body into the right and left halves
  3. (Statistics) The middle value in a distribution, above and below which lie an equal number of values.
(Mathematics) The point of a line segment or curvilinear arc that divides it into two parts of the same length.
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  1. (Mathematics) The point of a line segment or curvilinear arc that divides it into two parts of the same length.
  2. A point at or close to the middle or center, or equally distant from the ends
To serve as a sign, symptom, or token of; signify:
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  1. To serve as a sign, symptom, or token of; signify:
  2. To be or give a sign, token, or indication of; signify; betoken
  3. To suggest or demonstrate the necessity, expedience, or advisability of:
(Informal) To serve or work in place of (another), esp. so as to give a period of rest to; relieve
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  1. (Informal) To serve or work in place of (another), esp. so as to give a period of rest to; relieve
  2. To relieve (someone) from work temporarily by taking a turn.
  3. To name or write in order the letters of a word or words:
(Logic) To be the name for (individuals or instances of a class)
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  1. (Logic) To be the name for (individuals or instances of a class)
  2. To mark; indicate:
  3. To signify directly; refer to specifically:
To show one's intentions with a sign etc.
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  1. To show one's intentions with a sign etc.
  2. To give (something) a meaning or an importance.
  3. To be a sign or indication of; suggest or imply:
To be a token or sign of; indicate; show
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  1. To be a token or sign of; indicate; show
  2. To be or give a sign of:
(Computers) To receive (data) into one program from another.
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  1. (Computers) To receive (data) into one program from another.
  2. To bring or carry in from an outside source, especially to bring in (goods or materials) from a foreign country for trade or sale.
  3. To carry or hold the meaning of; signify:
(Intransitive) To accumulate; to amount to.
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  1. (Intransitive) To accumulate; to amount to.
  2. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To make sense; to be reasonable or consistent.
  3. To take a sum.
To decide; resolve
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  1. To decide; resolve
  2. To reach a decision; resolve:
  3. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
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  1. To be symbolic of; to represent.
  2. (Intransitive) To use symbols; to represent ideas symbolically.
  3. To represent or identify by a symbol.
To involve by logical necessity; entail:
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  1. To involve by logical necessity; entail:
  2. To indicate indirectly or by allusion; hint; suggest; intimate
  3. To have as a necessary part, condition, or effect; contain, include, or involve naturally or necessarily
To occupy or engage the interest of:
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  1. To occupy or engage the interest of:
  2. To relate to or affect:
  3. To engage (oneself) in a love affair:
To refer in a casual or indirect way (to)
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  1. To refer in a casual or indirect way (to)
  2. To make an indirect reference:
(Idiomatic) to briefly mention.
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  1. (Idiomatic) to briefly mention.
  1. To advocate, to support
  2. (Idiomatic, said of abbreviations) To mean; to symbolize; to represent
  3. To tolerate
To mean, signify; to aim or tend to a point.
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  1. To mean, signify; to aim or tend to a point.
To suggest or imply in addition to literal meaning:
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  1. To suggest or imply in addition to literal meaning:
  2. To suggest or convey (associations, overtones, etc.) in addition to the explicit, or denoted, meaning
  3. To imply or involve as a result, accompaniment, etc.
To mention as something to think over, act on, etc.; bring to the mind for consideration
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  1. To mention as something to think over, act on, etc.; bring to the mind for consideration
  2. To offer for consideration or action; propose:
  3. To serve as or provide a motive for; prompt or demand:
To manifest a trait caused by (a particular gene)
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  1. To manifest a trait caused by (a particular gene)
  2. To manifest or communicate, as by a gesture; show:
  3. To send by express
To point out; mark out; indicate; specify
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  1. To point out; mark out; indicate; specify
  2. To select and set aside for a duty, office, or purpose:
  3. To give a name or title to; characterize:
To make known indirectly; hint or imply
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  1. To make known indirectly; hint or imply
  2. To make evident indirectly:
  3. To state or express indirectly:
To profess or claim as its meaning
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  1. To profess or claim as its meaning
  2. To give the appearance, often falsely, of being, intending, etc.
To look forward to; expect
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  1. To look forward to; expect
  2. To see as a probable occurrence; expect:
  3. To think, speak, or write about a matter in advance.
To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
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  1. To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
  2. To recommend (a person) for a position, office, or membership; nominate.
  3. To nominate (someone) for membership, office, etc.
(Informal) To suppose; presume; guess
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  1. (Informal) To suppose; presume; guess
  2. To consider likely or certain:
  3. To consider reasonable or due:
To design for a particular audience
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Used other than as an idiom: to separate or isolate.
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: to separate or isolate.
  2. To select (something or someone) for a specific purpose.
  3. To distinguish, make obvious the distinction between (two things) or of (something).
To imply or involve as a result, accompaniment, etc.
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  1. To imply or involve as a result, accompaniment, etc.
  2. To suggest or convey (associations, overtones, etc.) in addition to the explicit, or denoted, meaning
  3. To suggest or imply in addition to literal meaning:
To serve as a symbol or name for the meaning of; signify:
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  1. To serve as a symbol or name for the meaning of; signify:
  2. To signify directly; refer to specifically:
  3. To mark; indicate:
To bring (goods) from another country or countries, esp. for purposes of sale
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  1. To bring (goods) from another country or countries, esp. for purposes of sale
  2. To bring or carry in from an outside source, especially to bring in (goods or materials) from a foreign country for trade or sale.
  3. To carry or hold the meaning of; signify:
To have in mind for a particular use:
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  1. To have in mind for a particular use:
  2. To design for a specific purpose:
  3. To have a purpose or intention
To denote; mean:
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  1. To denote; mean:
  2. To give (something) a meaning or an importance.
  3. To be a sign or indication of; suggest or imply:
To name or write in order the letters of a word or words:
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  1. To name or write in order the letters of a word or words:
  2. To name or write in order the letters constituting (a word).
  3. To spell a word, words, etc.; esp., to do so correctly
To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
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  1. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
  2. To determine a course or direct an effort:
  3. To try or intend (to do or be something)
To look at attentively and thoughtfully:
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  1. To look at attentively and thoughtfully:
  2. To meditate or muse, sometimes specif. in a religious or mystical way
  3. To have in mind as a possibility or plan; intend
To plan to do; purpose; intend
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  1. To plan to do; purpose; intend
  2. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
  3. To form (plans, etc.) in the mind; contrive
To design for a specific purpose:
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  1. To design for a specific purpose:
  2. To have in mind for a particular use:
  3. To have a design or purpose in mind.
To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
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  1. To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
  2. To formulate a scheme or program for the accomplishment, enactment, or attainment of:
  3. To have in mind as a project or purpose
To get (ideas, feelings, one's presence, etc.) across to others effectively
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  1. To get (ideas, feelings, one's presence, etc.) across to others effectively
  2. To attribute one's own emotion or motive, for example, to someone else unconsciously in order to avoid anxiety or guilt.
  3. To be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
To recommend (a person) for a position, office, or membership; nominate.
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  1. To recommend (a person) for a position, office, or membership; nominate.
  2. To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend:
  3. To purpose, plan, or intend
(passive) Designed for some purpose.
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  1. (passive) Designed for some purpose.
  2. To intend, resolve, or plan
  3. Have set as one's purpose; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.
To aim at or identify as a target:
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  1. To aim at or identify as a target:
  2. To establish as a target, goal, etc.
  3. To design for or direct toward a specific object or audience:
To take notice; give heed:
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  1. To take notice; give heed:
  2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
  3. (--- Upper Southern US) To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend.
An intermediate level or degree:
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  1. An intermediate level or degree:
  2. (Sports) The ratio of a team's or player's successful performances such as wins, hits, or goals, divided by total opportunities for successful performance, such as games, times at bat, or shots:
  3. Batting average
A median number, point, or line
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  1. A median number, point, or line
  2. (Statistics) The middle value in a distribution, above and below which lie an equal number of values.
  3. The average of the two middle numbers, when such a sequence has an even number of values. For example, in the sequence 4, 8, 10, 56, the median is 9 (the average of 8 and 10).
(Physics) A substance that propagates energy or signals through space via changes in its own state:
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  1. (Physics) A substance that propagates energy or signals through space via changes in its own state:
  2. A culture medium.
  3. A size of paper, usually 18 by 23 inches or 17.5 by 22 inches.
A standard, model, or pattern for a group
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  1. A standard, model, or pattern for a group
  2. Such a standard of achievement as represented by the median or average achievement of a large group
  3. (Mathematics) An average.
The average or normal state, condition, degree, etc.
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  1. The average or normal state, condition, degree, etc.
  2. (Golf) The number of strokes established as a skillful score for any given hole or for a whole course
  3. An amount or level considered to be average; a standard:
One empowered to act for or represent another:
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  1. One empowered to act for or represent another:
  2. An active force or substance producing an effect
  3. A force or substance that causes a change:
A device for recording, measuring, or controlling, especially such a device functioning as part of a control system.
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  1. A device for recording, measuring, or controlling, especially such a device functioning as part of a control system.
  2. A tool or implement used to do or facilitate work, especially a small precision tool used by a professional:
  3. Any of various devices for indicating or measuring conditions, performance, position, direction, etc. or, sometimes, for controlling operations, as in an aircraft
The condition, quality, or fact of being instrumental, or serving as a means
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  1. The condition, quality, or fact of being instrumental, or serving as a means
  2. A subsidiary branch, as of a government, by means of which functions or policies are carried out.
  3. A means; an agency.
The instruments used, as in a mechanical apparatus or in a particular musical score, band, etc.
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  1. The instruments used, as in a mechanical apparatus or in a particular musical score, band, etc.
  2. The study, development, and manufacture of instruments, as for scientific or industrial use.
  3. The act of using or adapting as an instrument; a series or combination of instruments; means; agency.
A person or organisation in an intermediate position in a supply chain of goods or services
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  1. A person or organisation in an intermediate position in a supply chain of goods or services
  2. An intermediate form, phase, etc.
  3. Any medium, means, or agency
The theory or doctrine that all the phenomena of the universe, particularly life, can ultimately be explained in terms of matter moving in accordance with the laws of nature
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  1. The theory or doctrine that all the phenomena of the universe, particularly life, can ultimately be explained in terms of matter moving in accordance with the laws of nature
  2. (Philosophy) The doctrine that all natural phenomena are explicable by material causes and mechanical principles.
  3. (Psychology) A usually unconscious mental and emotional pattern that shapes behavior in a given situation or environment:
A culture medium.
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  1. A culture medium.
  2. A specific kind of artistic technique or means of expression as determined by the materials used or the creative methods involved:
  3. (Physics) A substance that propagates energy or signals through space via changes in its own state:
(Music) An instrument consisting of a number of pipes that sound tones when supplied with air and a keyboard that operates a mechanism controlling the flow of air to the pipes.
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  1. (Music) An instrument consisting of a number of pipes that sound tones when supplied with air and a keyboard that operates a mechanism controlling the flow of air to the pipes.
  2. An instrument or means of communication, especially a periodical issued by a political party, business firm, or other group.
  3. (--- Archaic) Any musical instrument; esp., a wind instrument
A town or city that is the official seat of government in a political entity, such as a state or nation.
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  1. A town or city that is the official seat of government in a political entity, such as a state or nation.
  2. A city that is the center of a specific activity or industry:
  3. Capital stock.
Extensive amounts of material possessions or money; wealth.
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  1. Extensive amounts of material possessions or money; wealth.
  2. Success, especially when at least partially resulting from luck:
  3. A person's condition or standing in life determined by material possessions or financial wealth:
The total means available for economic and political development, such as mineral wealth, labor force, and armaments.
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  1. The total means available for economic and political development, such as mineral wealth, labor force, and armaments.
  2. The ability to deal with a difficult or troublesome situation effectively; resourcefulness:
  3. Ability to deal promptly and effectively with problems, difficulties, etc.; resourcefulness
Any useful material thing capable of being bought, sold, or stocked for future disposition
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  1. Any useful material thing capable of being bought, sold, or stocked for future disposition
  2. An abundance of valuable material possessions or resources; riches:
  3. Goods and resources having value in terms of exchange or use:
The necessary means, especially financial means:
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  1. The necessary means, especially financial means:
  2. That with which something can be done; necessary means, esp. money
  3. The ability and means required to accomplish some task.
(Linguistics) Articulated in the middle of the oral cavity; neither front nor back. Used of vowels, as the u in cut.
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  1. (Linguistics) Articulated in the middle of the oral cavity; neither front nor back. Used of vowels, as the u in cut.
  2. Having dominant or controlling power or influence:
  3. Of or constituting a single source controlling all components of a system:
Designating or of an automobile larger than a compact but smaller than the standard size
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  1. Designating or of an automobile larger than a compact but smaller than the standard size
  2. Being or happening between two things, places, stages, etc.; in the middle
  3. Lying or occurring between two extremes or in a middle position or state:
(Linguistics) Being a sound, syllable, or letter occurring between the initial and final positions in a word or morpheme.
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  1. (Linguistics) Being a sound, syllable, or letter occurring between the initial and final positions in a word or morpheme.
  2. Nearer the median plane or axis of a body or part
  3. Relating to, situated in, or extending toward the middle; median.
The middle number, when such a sequence has an odd number of values. For example, in the sequence 3, 4, 14, 35, 280, the median is 14.
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  1. The middle number, when such a sequence has an odd number of values. For example, in the sequence 3, 4, 14, 35, 280, the median is 14.
  2. Designating a line extending from a vertex of a triangle to the middle of the opposite side
  3. Relating to, located in, or extending toward the middle.
(Linguistics) Of, relating to, or being a vowel produced with the tongue in a position approximately intermediate between high and low, as the vowel in but.
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  1. (Linguistics) Of, relating to, or being a vowel produced with the tongue in a position approximately intermediate between high and low, as the vowel in but.
  2. Being the part in the middle or center:
  3. Middle; central.
Of or relating to a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages:
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  1. Of or relating to a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages:
  2. In or of the middle voice
  3. Equally distant from extremes or limits; central:
Characterized by the avoidance of extremes, as in politics or matters of taste
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  1. Characterized by the avoidance of extremes, as in politics or matters of taste
  2. Pursuing a course of action midway between extremes, especially following a course in politics that is neither liberal nor conservative.
  3. Alternative spelling of middle of the road.
A US territory consisting of an atoll with two small islands in the central Pacific Ocean northwest of Honolulu. Discovered in 1859, Midway was annexed by the United States in 1867 and served as a naval air base until 1993. The American victory over the Japanese in the Battle of Midway (June 4–7, 1942) was a major turning point in the Pacific campaign of World War II.
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  1. A US territory consisting of an atoll with two small islands in the central Pacific Ocean northwest of Honolulu. Discovered in 1859, Midway was annexed by the United States in 1867 and served as a naval air base until 1993. The American victory over the Japanese in the Battle of Midway (June 4–7, 1942) was a major turning point in the Pacific campaign of World War II.
  2. In the middle of the way or distance; halfway
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