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Orbital motion about a point, especially as distinguished from axial rotation:
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  1. Orbital motion about a point, especially as distinguished from axial rotation:
  2. One complete turn of such a rotating body, shaft, etc.
  3. The time taken for a body to go around an orbit and return to its original position
A plane curve, especially:
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  1. A plane curve, especially:
  2. A conic section whose plane is not parallel to the axis, base, or generatrix of the intersected cone.
  3. A closed, symmetric curve shaped like an oval, which can be formed by intersecting a cone with a plane that is not parallel or perpendicular to the cone's base. The sum of the distances of any point on an ellipse from two fixed points (called the foci) remains constant no matter where the point is on the curve.
A circular or nearly circular course, circuit, or orbit:
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  1. A circular or nearly circular course, circuit, or orbit:
  2. A complete or recurring series, usually ending as it began; cycle; period
  3. A plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure
A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
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  1. A circular band used for carrying, holding, or containing something:
  2. An enclosed, usually circular area in which exhibitions, sports, or contests take place:
  3. A circular movement or course, as in dancing.
The area covered by such a course, especially by the judge or judges of a court.
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  1. The area covered by such a course, especially by the judge or judges of a court.
  2. A path or route the complete traversal of which without local change of direction requires returning to the starting point.
  3. A closed path through which an electric current flows or may flow. &diamf3; Circuits in which a power source is connected to two or more components (such as light bulbs, or logic gates in a computer circuit), one after the other, are called series circuits. If the circuit is broken, none of the components receives a current. Circuits in which a power source is directly connected to two or more components are called parallel circuits. If a break occurs in the circuit, only the component along whose path the break occurs stops receiving a current.
A line of movement; course taken
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  1. A line of movement; course taken
  2. A course or manner of conduct, thought, or procedure
  3. A course of action or conduct:
The point farthest from Earth's center in the orbit of the Moon or an artificial satellite.
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  1. The point farthest from Earth's center in the orbit of the Moon or an artificial satellite.
  2. The point in an orbit that is most distant from the body being orbited.
  3. The analogous point in an orbit around a celestial body other than Earth. Not in technical use.
A part of a meal served as a unit at one time:
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  1. A part of a meal served as a unit at one time:
  2. (Sports) A designated route or area on which a race is held:
  3. A complete body of prescribed studies constituting a curriculum:
The point nearest Earth's center in the orbit of the Moon or an artificial satellite.
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  1. The point nearest Earth's center in the orbit of the Moon or an artificial satellite.
  2. The point in an orbit that is nearest to the body being orbited.
  3. The analogous point in an orbit around a celestial body other than Earth. Not in technical use.
(Now Rare) The loose lower part of a garment, which may be doubled or folded over; skirt of a coat or gown
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  1. (Now Rare) The loose lower part of a garment, which may be doubled or folded over; skirt of a coat or gown
  2. The front part of the skirt when it is held up to form a hollow place in which things can be carried
  3. One complete length of a straight course, as of a swimming pool.
Something, such as a circle, disk, globe, or ring, that is round.
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  1. Something, such as a circle, disk, globe, or ring, that is round.
  2. Movement in a circular course or about an axis
  3. A complete course, succession, or series:
All of the traditional or legendary poems, songs, etc. connected with a hero or an event
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  1. All of the traditional or legendary poems, songs, etc. connected with a hero or an event
  2. A period of time within which a round of regularly recurring events or phenomena is completed
  3. (Elec.) One complete period of the reversal of an alternating current from positive to negative and back again
(Baseball) A ball thrown by a right-handed pitcher that curves to the pitcher's left, or one thrown by a left-handed pitcher that curves to the pitcher's right
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  1. (Baseball) A ball thrown by a right-handed pitcher that curves to the pitcher's left, or one thrown by a left-handed pitcher that curves to the pitcher's right
  2. A curved line or similar graphic representation showing variations occurring or expected to occur in prices, business conditions, group achievements, etc.
  3. A relatively smooth bend in a road or other course.
A geostationary orbit.
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  1. A geostationary orbit.
  2. An orbit of a satellite around a rotating body, such that one orbit is completed in the time it takes for the body to make one revolution on its own axis. From the viewpoint of the rotating body (such as Earth), a satellite in synchronous orbit appears to hover over a single position or else to sweep back and forth once per revolution along a single line in the sky. Synchronous orbit is sometimes used synonymously with geostationary orbit, although the two terms are identical only if the synchronous orbit is in the equatorial plane (when the satellite appears to hover motionless over the rotating body). Artificial satellites in synchronous orbits are commonly used in telecommunications, due to their relatively stable overhead position with respect to the Earth's surface.
The traveled path of a projectile, rocket or aircraft through the air.
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  1. The traveled path of a projectile, rocket or aircraft through the air.
  2. A predefined route of travel for an aircraft or spacecraft.
  3. The precise route taken or due to be taken through the air by an aircraft or spacecraft.
Any round body or figure having the surface equally distant from the center at all points; globe; ball
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  1. Any round body or figure having the surface equally distant from the center at all points; globe; ball
  2. A place, range, or extent of knowledge, experience, influence, etc.
  3. A range of power or influence:
The central stage in an arena theater
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  1. The central stage in an arena theater
  2. An enclosed area for the presentation of sports events and spectacles.
  3. A central area used for entertainment or sports events and usually surrounded by seats
The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
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  1. The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
  2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
  3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
The scene or an area of military operations or maneuvers:
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  1. The scene or an area of military operations or maneuvers:
  2. A range, area, or subject of human activity, interest, or knowledge:
  3. An area or region where business activities are conducted:
Something that indicates a border or limit.
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  1. Something that indicates a border or limit.
  2. Any line or thing marking a limit; bound; border
  3. The border or limit so indicated.
Bounds; boundary lines
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  1. Bounds; boundary lines
  2. The point, line, or edge where something ends or must end; boundary or border beyond which something ceases to be or to be possible
  3. The boundary surrounding a specific area; bounds:
The length of such a boundary. The circumference of a circle is computed by multiplying the diameter by pi.
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  1. The length of such a boundary. The circumference of a circle is computed by multiplying the diameter by pi.
  2. The boundary line of a circle.
  3. The boundary line of a figure, area, or object.
A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
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  1. A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
  2. Range or scope, as of understanding, perception, or authority:
  3. Full extent or range; reach; scope; specif., range of tones, as of a voice
A planar region bounded by a circle.
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  1. A planar region bounded by a circle.
  2. A territorial or administrative division, especially of a province, in some European countries.
  3. Range or extent, as of influence or interest; scope
Plural form of bound.
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An area of particular knowledge or responsibility; a specialty:
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  1. An area of particular knowledge or responsibility; a specialty:
  2. A division of a business specializing in a particular product or service:
  3. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.
(Math.) The set of those values of an independent variable which exist for a given function
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  1. (Math.) The set of those values of an independent variable which exist for a given function
  2. (Physics) A region in a ferromagnetic substance in which the substance is magnetized with the same polarization throughout.
  3. (Physics) A region in a ferromagnetic material within which the atoms are magnetically aligned: alignment of these regions results in the material being magnetized
A name formerly used for certain self-governing nations of the Commonwealth
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  1. A name formerly used for certain self-governing nations of the Commonwealth
  2. A territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm.
  3. A governed territory or country
Authority or control:
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  1. Authority or control:
  2. The power wielded by a government over its subjects, their property, and the land and natural resources within its boundaries.
  3. The territorial range of authority
(Brit.) An area in a town closed to motor traffic, as for shopping
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  1. (Brit.) An area in a town closed to motor traffic, as for shopping
  2. A subdivision or district of a city or town under the jurisdiction of or patrolled by a specific unit of its police force.
  3. An area of thought or action; a province or domain:
A territory governed as an administrative or political unit of a country or empire.
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  1. A territory governed as an administrative or political unit of a country or empire.
  2. An area of knowledge, activity, or interest:
  3. The range of one's proper duties and functions; scope.
An area or sphere, as of knowledge or activity:
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  1. An area or sphere, as of knowledge or activity:
  2. A region; sphere; area
  3. A community or territory over which a sovereign rules; a kingdom.
A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
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  1. A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
  2. To form a circle around; encompass; surround
  3. To move in a circle.
To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
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  1. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
  2. To form a circle around; surround:
A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
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  1. A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
  2. To reach successfully; achieve; accomplish
  3. A device used for drawing circles and arcs and for measuring distances on maps, consisting of two legs hinged together at one end.
To have as part of something larger; include:
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  1. To have as part of something larger; include:
  2. To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  3. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing:
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  1. To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing:
  2. To cause (a bell, etc.) to ring
  3. (Games) To toss a ring over (a peg), as in horseshoes.
To move in a circle or orbit around a point
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  1. To move in a circle or orbit around a point
  2. To turn on an axis; rotate.
  3. To cause to travel in a circle or orbit
To supply with fuel; tend the fire of
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  1. To supply with fuel; tend the fire of
  2. To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
  3. To start or tend a fire in:
(Idiomatic, intransitive) to begin ascent under rocket power
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) to begin ascent under rocket power
To cause (an image) to appear on a surface by the controlled direction of light:
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  1. To cause (an image) to appear on a surface by the controlled direction of light:
  2. To send out into space; cast:
  3. To throw forward; hurl:
A series or process that finishes at its starting point or continuously repeats itself; a cycle.
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  1. A series or process that finishes at its starting point or continuously repeats itself; a cycle.
  2. A plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure
  3. A circular or nearly circular course, circuit, or orbit:
A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.
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  1. A closed, usually circular line that goes around an object or area.
  2. A closed path through which an electric current flows or may flow. &diamf3; Circuits in which a power source is connected to two or more components (such as light bulbs, or logic gates in a computer circuit), one after the other, are called series circuits. If the circuit is broken, none of the components receives a current. Circuits in which a power source is directly connected to two or more components are called parallel circuits. If a break occurs in the circuit, only the component along whose path the break occurs stops receiving a current.
  3. A group of nightclubs, resorts, etc. at which entertainers appear in turn
The aggregate of traditional poems or stories organized around a central theme or hero:
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  1. The aggregate of traditional poems or stories organized around a central theme or hero:
  2. A period of time within which a round of regularly recurring events or phenomena is completed
  3. (Elec.) One complete period of the reversal of an alternating current from positive to negative and back again
  1. Round dance
  2. One drink for each person in a gathering or group:
  3. A complete course, succession, or series:
A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion.
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  1. A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion.
  2. A turn or shift of work; esp., a period of duty or military service at a single place
  3. Any trip, as for inspection; round; circuit; specif., a trip, as by a theatrical company or speaker, to give performances, lectures, etc. at a number of cities
One of a series of such opportunities accorded people in succession or in scheduled order:
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  1. One of a series of such opportunities accorded people in succession or in scheduled order:
  2. (Golf) The midway point of a round, usually after the ninth hole
  3. A distinctive, graceful, or artistic expression or arrangement of words:
A part of a house, lot, district, city, etc. having a specific use or character
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  1. A part of a house, lot, district, city, etc. having a specific use or character
  2. A distinct part or section, as of a building, set aside for a specific function:
  3. A division of experience, activity, or knowledge; a field:
A place or scene where forces contend or events unfold:
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  1. A place or scene where forces contend or events unfold:
  2. A central area used for entertainment or sports events and usually surrounded by seats
  3. A building containing such an area
The office or district of a bailiff.
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  1. The office or district of a bailiff.
  2. The district within which a bailie or bailiff has jurisdiction.
  3. A person's concern or sphere of operations, their area of skill or authority.
A plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure
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  1. A plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure
  2. A series or process that finishes at its starting point or continuously repeats itself; a cycle.
  3. A territorial or administrative division, especially of a province, in some European countries.
Subdivision of business or official duty; especially, one of the principal divisions of executive government; as, the treasury department; the war department; also, in a university, one of the divisions of instructions; as, the medical department; the department of physics.
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  1. Subdivision of business or official duty; especially, one of the principal divisions of executive government; as, the treasury department; the war department; also, in a university, one of the divisions of instructions; as, the medical department; the department of physics.
  2. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.
  3. An area of particular knowledge or responsibility; a specialty:
Territory under one government or ruler; dominion
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  1. Territory under one government or ruler; dominion
  2. (Computer Science) A group of networked computers that share a common communications address.
  3. (Physics) A region in a ferromagnetic material within which the atoms are magnetically aligned: alignment of these regions results in the material being magnetized
The usually circular area in which the image is rendered by the lens system of an optical instrument.
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  1. The usually circular area in which the image is rendered by the lens system of an optical instrument.
  2. The scene or an area of military operations or maneuvers:
  3. An area or region where business activities are conducted:
An area, division, or branch of learning or activity
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  1. An area, division, or branch of learning or activity
  2. (Ecology) An area of land, less extensive than a region, having a characteristic plant and animal population.
  3. A division of the world, smaller than a region, with reference to the plants or animals found there
A community or territory over which a sovereign rules; a kingdom.
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  1. A community or territory over which a sovereign rules; a kingdom.
  2. An area or sphere, as of knowledge or activity:
  3. A region; sphere; area
(--- Slang) A situation or set of circumstances:
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  1. (--- Slang) A situation or set of circumstances:
  2. A part of a play, film, story, etc. that constitutes a unit of development or action, as a passage between certain characters
  3. (--- Film) A section of a film, usually made up of a number of shots, which is unified by time, setting, characters, etc.
One who is under surveillance:
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  1. One who is under surveillance:
  2. A course or area of study:
  3. A person or animal that is the object of medical or scientific study:
An area of land; ground:
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  1. An area of land; ground:
  2. A particular geographic area; a region:
  3. The surface features of an area of land; topography:
A similar region, as in Canada or Australia, without the status of a province or state
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  1. A similar region, as in Canada or Australia, without the status of a province or state
  2. An area occupied by a single animal, mating pair, or group and often vigorously defended against intruders, especially those of the same species.
  3. An area for which a person is responsible as a representative or agent:
A state of existence:
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  1. A state of existence:
  2. A specified part of the earth:
  3. The earth, especially together with the life it supports:
A nonrigid container made of fabric, paper, plastic, leather, etc., typically with an opening at the top that can be closed as by folding the sides; sack or pouch
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  1. A nonrigid container made of fabric, paper, plastic, leather, etc., typically with an opening at the top that can be closed as by folding the sides; sack or pouch
  2. Any thing or part shaped or bulging like a bag
  3. (Slang) An area of interest or skill:
(Archaic) An external boundary; a circuit.
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  1. (Archaic) An external boundary; a circuit.
  2. The limits or scope; bounds
  3. Sphere or scope, as of influence.
A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
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  1. A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
  2. Range or scope, as of understanding, perception, or authority:
  3. Full extent or range; reach; scope; specif., range of tones, as of a voice
The act of extending or the condition of being extended:
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  1. The act of extending or the condition of being extended:
  2. Any of the telephones connected to a PBX or other telephone system, each having a number assigned for direct calling; also, the number so assigned
  3. The amount or degree to which something is or can be extended; range; extent
An extensive space or area:
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  1. An extensive space or area:
  2. Range or limits of anything; scope; coverage
  3. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
The main part of a statute, as distinguished from its preamble or post script; scope; area of operation. The main part of a statute, as distinguished from its preamble or post script; scope; area of operation.
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  1. The main part of a statute, as distinguished from its preamble or post script; scope; area of operation. The main part of a statute, as distinguished from its preamble or post script; scope; area of operation.
  2. Range of sight or understanding
  3. The extent or range of activity, function, power, or competence; scope.
The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
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  1. The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
  2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
  3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
A continuous, uninterrupted extent or stretch
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  1. A continuous, uninterrupted extent or stretch
  2. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
  3. Range or scope of influence or effect:
(Ecol.) Any of the primary biogeographic regions of the earth
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  1. (Ecol.) Any of the primary biogeographic regions of the earth
  2. An area or sphere, as of knowledge or activity:
  3. A region; sphere; area
The range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.
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  1. The range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.
  2. The extent of the mind's grasp; range of perception or understanding
  3. The range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions:
Any round body or figure having the surface equally distant from the center at all points; globe; ball
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  1. Any round body or figure having the surface equally distant from the center at all points; globe; ball
  2. A range or extent of knowledge, interest, or activity:
  3. A place, range, or extent of knowledge, experience, influence, etc.
Range or scope:
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  1. Range or scope:
  2. Range or scope
  3. Extent or range; stretch; reach
A regular movement up or down, as in stock prices.
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  1. A regular movement up or down, as in stock prices.
  2. The course, development, or movement of some activity, business, etc.
  3. (Politics) In an election, the increase or decrease in the number of votes for opposition parties compared with votes for the incumbent party.
A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
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  1. A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
  2. To go around in a circle; revolve
  3. To move in a circle.
To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
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  1. To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
  2. To move in a spiral or spirallike course.
  3. To move in a circular or spiral path; rotate or revolve on an axis; whirl
To cause to travel in a circle or orbit
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  1. To cause to travel in a circle or orbit
  2. To move in a circle or orbit around a point
  3. To turn on an axis; rotate.
To go or cause to go in a regular and recurring succession of changes; take, or cause to take, turns
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  1. To go or cause to go in a regular and recurring succession of changes; take, or cause to take, turns
  2. To turn around or cause to turn around a center point or axis; revolve
  3. To cause to turn on an axis or center.
To present in a specified direction by rotating or pivoting:
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  1. To present in a specified direction by rotating or pivoting:
  2. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
  3. To divert or deflect:
To cause to turn, revolve, or rotate
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  1. To cause to turn, revolve, or rotate
  2. To roll or move on or as if on wheels or a wheel.
  3. To turn on or as on an axis; pivot, rotate, revolve, etc.
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