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Characterized by technical or polysyllabic vocabulary, complex sentence structure, and explicit transitions; not colloquial or informal:
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  1. Characterized by technical or polysyllabic vocabulary, complex sentence structure, and explicit transitions; not colloquial or informal:
  2. Following or being in accord with accepted or prescribed forms, conventions, or regulations:
  3. Being or relating to essential form or constitution:
Being in keeping with a situation; appropriate.
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  1. Being in keeping with a situation; appropriate.
  2. Suitable; proper; appropriate
Having sufficient or the required properties for a certain purpose or task; appropriate to a certain occasion.
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  1. Having sufficient or the required properties for a certain purpose or task; appropriate to a certain occasion.
  2. That suits a given purpose, occasion, condition, propriety, etc.; fitting; appropriate; apt
Proper or right; suitable
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  1. Proper or right; suitable
  2. Appropriate, becoming
  3. Appropriate; suitable; proper.
Strictly distinguished from others; very:
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  1. Strictly distinguished from others; very:
  2. Strictly defined; accurately stated; definite
  3. Conforming strictly to rule or proper form:
Full of ceremony
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  1. Full of ceremony
  2. In accord with prescribed or customary usage; rigidly formal.
  3. Excessively formal or proper
Characterized by appropriateness or suitability; fitting:
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  1. Characterized by appropriateness or suitability; fitting:
  2. Characteristically belonging to the being or thing in question; peculiar:
  3. Called for by rules or conventions; correct:
Equal to the required or established amount, number, price, etc.
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  1. Equal to the required or established amount, number, price, etc.
  2. Conforming to standards; proper:
  3. Conforming or adhering to an established standard; proper
Widely encountered, used, or recognized:
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  1. Widely encountered, used, or recognized:
  2. Generally regarded as true, valid, proper, etc.; conventional; approved
Notable; distinguished; honored.
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  1. Notable; distinguished; honored.
In keeping with custom, or usage; usual; habitual
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  1. In keeping with custom, or usage; usual; habitual
  2. Based on custom or tradition rather than written law or contract.
  3. Agreeing with, or established by, custom; established by common usage; conventional; habitual.
(comparative more ordered, superlative most ordered)
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  1. (comparative more ordered, superlative most ordered)
(Heraldry) Flanked by endorses.
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Based on competent authority; reliable because coming from one who is an expert or properly qualified
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  1. Based on competent authority; reliable because coming from one who is an expert or properly qualified
  2. Highly accurate or definitive; treated or worthy of treatment as a scholarly authority
  3. Having a commanding style.
Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief:
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  1. Conforming to fact and therefore worthy of trust, reliance, or belief:
  2. That is in fact as represented; genuine; real
  3. True to its type; conforming to an original in style, methods, etc.
Worthy of trust; dependable; reliable
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  1. Worthy of trust; dependable; reliable
Consistent with fact or reality; not false or erroneous:
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  1. Consistent with fact or reality; not false or erroneous:
  2. Quick and exact in sensing and responding:
  3. Exactly conforming to a rule, standard, or pattern:
Beyond question or doubt.
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  1. Beyond question or doubt.
  2. Not to be questioned, doubted, or disputed; certain
  3. Undeniable, obvious
Too apparent to be doubted; unquestionable.
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  1. Too apparent to be doubted; unquestionable.
  2. Clearly true; providing no possibility of doubt.
  3. That cannot be doubted; unquestionable
Being such practically or in effect
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  1. Being such practically or in effect
  2. Being truly so called; real or genuine:
True and actual; not imaginary, alleged, or ideal:
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  1. True and actual; not imaginary, alleged, or ideal:
  2. Free of pretense, falsehood, or affectation:
  3. Actual; not merely possible or ideal
That will not fail; always effective
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  1. That will not fail; always effective
  2. That cannot be doubted, questioned, or disputed; absolutely true; certain
  3. Impossible to doubt or dispute; certain:
Perfect; complete; whole
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  1. Perfect; complete; whole
  2. Not doubted; actual; real
  3. (Law) Complete and unconditional; final:
Of or relating to a literary canon:
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  1. Of or relating to a literary canon:
  2. Stated or used in the most basic and straightforwardly applicable manner.
  3. (Mathematics) Distinguished among entities of its kind, so that it can be picked out in a way that does not depend on any arbitrary choices.
Driven by or generating power directly through intermediate machine parts having little or no play:
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  1. Driven by or generating power directly through intermediate machine parts having little or no play:
  2. That has, or is considered as having, real existence in itself, not just in the absence of other attributes
  3. Concerned only with real things and experience; empirical; practical
Containing nothing:
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  1. Containing nothing:
  2. Easily perceptible to the eye or ear; distinct:
  3. Free from flaw, blemish, or impurity:
Admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; clear and unambiguous:
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  1. Admitting of no doubt or misunderstanding; clear and unambiguous:
  2. Not equivocal; not ambiguous; plain; clear
  3. Unambiguous; without equivocation or ambiguity; singularly clear, unmistakable, or unquestionable
Unique, such that it cannot be mistaken for something else.
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  1. Unique, such that it cannot be mistaken for something else.
  2. Impossible to mistake or misinterpret; obvious:
  3. That cannot be mistaken or misinterpreted; leaving room for no misunderstanding; clear; plain
Determining or closely affecting what comes next; critically important; crucial
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  1. Determining or closely affecting what comes next; critically important; crucial
  2. Marked by promptness and decision.
  3. Having the quality of decision; showing determination or firmness
That settles a question; final; decisive
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  1. That settles a question; final; decisive
  2. Serving to put an end to doubt, question, or uncertainty; decisive:
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  1. Not able to be impeached or reproached
  2. Not impeachable; that cannot be doubted, questioned, or discredited; irreproachable
  3. Difficult or impossible to impeach:
Effective, effectual, cogent, etc.
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  1. Effective, effectual, cogent, etc.
  2. Well-grounded on principles or evidence; able to withstand criticism or objection, as an argument; sound
  3. Acceptable, proper or correct.
Capable of being believed; believable or plausible:
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  1. Capable of being believed; believable or plausible:
  2. That can be believed; believable; reliable
  3. Considered capable of achieving a goal:
Authentic; genuine:
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  1. Authentic; genuine:
  2. Genuine; real
  3. In good faith. Acting, being, carried out, or made in good faith; authentic; genuine; sincere. In good faith. Acting, being, carried out, or made in good faith; authentic; genuine; sincere.
Capable of providing a correct reading or measurement:
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  1. Capable of providing a correct reading or measurement:
  2. Conforming exactly to fact; errorless.
  3. Careful and exact
Accurate; reliable; exact
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  1. Accurate; reliable; exact
  2. Engaging in sex only with one's spouse or only with one's partner in a sexual relationship.
  3. Marked by or showing a strong sense of duty or responsibility; conscientious
Used as, or meeting the requirements of, a standard, rule, model, etc.
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  1. Used as, or meeting the requirements of, a standard, rule, model, etc.
  2. Widely recognized or employed as a model of authority or excellence:
  3. Conforming to what is usual; ordinary; not special or extra
That cannot be refuted or disproved
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  1. That cannot be refuted or disproved
  2. Impossible to refute or disprove; incontrovertible:
Not to be contested; indisputable; unquestionable
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  1. Not to be contested; indisputable; unquestionable
  2. Not contestable; indisputable; certain; incontrovertible.
  3. Impossible to contest; unquestionable:
Subject to positive verification
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Known to be valid, effective, or genuine
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  1. Known to be valid, effective, or genuine
  2. Having been demonstrated or verified without doubt:
Beyond dispute or doubt; undeniable:
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  1. Beyond dispute or doubt; undeniable:
  2. That cannot be disputed or doubted; unquestionable
  3. Not disputable; not open to question; obviously true
Certain; positive
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  1. Certain; positive
  2. Precise and clear in meaning; explicit
  3. Clearly defined; explicitly precise:
  1. Guaranteed
  2. Made certain; guaranteed:
  3. Made sure; certain
Without doubt or question; definite:
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  1. Without doubt or question; definite:
  2. Unhesitating; determined
  3. Definite and unmistakable; clear-cut
That cannot be denied; indisputable
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  1. That cannot be denied; indisputable
  2. Irrefutable, or impossible to deny
  3. Difficult or impossible to deny; irrefutable:
Covered by an insurance policy.
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  1. Covered by an insurance policy.
The head of a project, bureau, school, etc.; supervisor
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  1. The head of a project, bureau, school, etc.; supervisor
  2. One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., director of engineering), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., film director).
  3. A member of a board chosen to direct the affairs of a corporation or institution
A person or group having administrative or managerial authority in an organization.
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  1. A person or group having administrative or managerial authority in an organization.
  2. The branch of government charged with putting into effect a country's laws and the administering of its functions.
  3. The chief officer of a government, state, or political division.
A person to whom something is referred for decision
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  1. A person to whom something is referred for decision
  2. (Law) A person appointed by a court to study, take testimony in, judge, and report on, a matter
  3. (Law) A person appointed by a court to assist a judge in the trying of a case or to hear certain types of cases.
An official who administers the rules in certain team sports, as baseball or cricket
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  1. An official who administers the rules in certain team sports, as baseball or cricket
  2. (Sports) A person appointed to rule on plays, especially in baseball.
  3. A person chosen to render a decision in a dispute; judge; arbiter
A person designated to determine the winner in a contest, settle a controversy, etc.
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  1. A person designated to determine the winner in a contest, settle a controversy, etc.
  2. An elected or appointed public official with authority to hear and decide cases in a court of law
  3. An appointed or elected official responsible for conducting a court in which he or she resolves legal controversies. An appointed or elected official responsible for conducting a court in which he or she resolves legal controversies.
Either of two officials in ice hockey who call icing and offsides, conduct face-offs, and call penalities.
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  1. Either of two officials in ice hockey who call icing and offsides, conduct face-offs, and call penalities.
  2. (Football) An official who marks the downs and the position of the ball and watches for certain violations from the sidelines.
  3. (Sports) An official in various court games whose chief duty is to call shots that fall out of bounds.
One, especially a man or boy, who adjudicates; compare: adjudicatrix.
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  1. One, especially a man or boy, who adjudicates; compare: adjudicatrix.
A referee.
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  1. A referee.
  2. Short form of referee.
  3. (Law) Abbreviation of referee. (title)
(Baseball) An umpire.
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  1. (Baseball) An umpire.
  2. An umpire.
(US) a group of convicts chained together to work outside the confines of a prison.
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  1. (US) a group of convicts chained together to work outside the confines of a prison.
Having or arising from authority; official:
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  1. Having or arising from authority; official:
  2. Arising or originating from a figure of authority
  3. Highly accurate or definitive; treated or worthy of treatment as a scholarly authority
That settles a question; final; decisive
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  1. That settles a question; final; decisive
  2. Serving to put an end to doubt, question, or uncertainty; decisive:
Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value:
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  1. Serving as or conforming to an established or accepted measurement or value:
  2. (Linguistics) Conforming to models or norms of usage admired by educated speakers and writers:
  3. Normal, familiar, or usual:
The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
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  1. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
  2. Power or influence resulting from knowledge, prestige, etc.
  3. Confidence derived from experience or practice; firm self-assurance:
A person appointed by the court to manage a part or all of the assets and liabilities of an intestate or of a testator who has no executor. In many states, the person can be a man or a woman, but in the others, the term refers to a male, while a female who is appointed to perform these duties is called an administratrix. See also administrator ad litem and ancillary administrator. A person appointed by the court to manage a part or all of the assets and liabilities of an intestate or of a testator who has no executor. In many states, the person can be a man or a woman, but in the others, the term refers to a male, while a female who is appointed to perform these duties is called an administratrix. See also administrator ad litem and ancillary administrator.
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  1. A person appointed by the court to manage a part or all of the assets and liabilities of an intestate or of a testator who has no executor. In many states, the person can be a man or a woman, but in the others, the term refers to a male, while a female who is appointed to perform these duties is called an administratrix. See also administrator ad litem and ancillary administrator. A person appointed by the court to manage a part or all of the assets and liabilities of an intestate or of a testator who has no executor. In many states, the person can be a man or a woman, but in the others, the term refers to a male, while a female who is appointed to perform these duties is called an administratrix. See also administrator ad litem and ancillary administrator.
  2. An executive or official of a business, institution, etc.
  3. (Law) A person appointed by a court to settle an estate
A device that displays graphical information concerning the targets of a weapons system in real time.
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  1. A device that displays graphical information concerning the targets of a weapons system in real time.
  2. One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., director of engineering), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., film director).
  3. A member of a board chosen to direct the affairs of a corporation or institution
A person or group having administrative or managerial authority in an organization.
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  1. A person or group having administrative or managerial authority in an organization.
  2. The branch of government charged with putting into effect a country's laws and the administering of its functions.
  3. The chief officer of a government, state, or political division.
(--- Baseball) The person in overall charge of a team and its strategy during games, practice sessions, etc.
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  1. (--- Baseball) The person in overall charge of a team and its strategy during games, practice sessions, etc.
  2. In a school or college, a student in charge of the equipment and records of a team under the supervision of a coach
  3. One who is in charge of the business affairs of an entertainer.
Anyone elected or appointed to an office or position of authority in a government, business, institution, society, etc.
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  1. Anyone elected or appointed to an office or position of authority in a government, business, institution, society, etc.
  2. A person appointed to a position of authority in the armed forces; specif., commissioned officer
  3. A police officer or constable
(Law) Abbreviation of executive.
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  1. (Law) Abbreviation of executive.
  2. The executive officer of a unit of the armed forces.
  3. An executive officer
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