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To arrange or group in classes according to some system or principle
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  1. To arrange or group in classes according to some system or principle
  2. To declare something a secret, especially a government secret.
  3. To place in a class or category
An authoritative order or command:
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  1. An authoritative order or command:
  2. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
  3. The course along which a person or thing is moving or must move to reach a destination:
The wishes of constituents expressed to a representative, legislature, etc., as through an election and regarded as an order
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  1. The wishes of constituents expressed to a representative, legislature, etc., as through an election and regarded as an order
  2. (Law) An order from a higher court or official to a lower one: a mandate on remission is a mandate from an appellate court to the lower court, communicating its decision in a case appealed
  3. In Roman law, a commission or contract by which a person undertakes to do something for another, without recompense but with indemnity against loss
(Law) A court order requiring a party to refrain from doing a particular act or to do a particular act.
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  1. (Law) A court order requiring a party to refrain from doing a particular act or to do a particular act.
  2. A writ or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying out a given action, or ordering a given action to be done
  3. That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
Movement or change from one member of a continuous series to the next:
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  1. Movement or change from one member of a continuous series to the next:
  2. A sequence or succession, as of acts, happenings, etc.
  3. A succession of tones or chords
A series of heirs or rightful successors of any kind
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  1. A series of heirs or rightful successors of any kind
  2. The act of succeeding or coming after another in order or sequence or to an office, estate, throne, etc.
  3. The gradual replacement of one type of ecological community by another in the same area, involving a series of orderly changes, especially in the dominant vegetation. Succession is usually initiated by a significant disturbance of an existing community. Each succeeding community modifies the physical environment, as by introducing shade or changing the fertility or acidity of the soil, creating new conditions that benefit certain species and inhibit others until a climax community is established. &diamf3; The sequential development of plant and animal communities in an area in which no topsoil exists, as on a new lava flow, is called primary succession. &diamf3; The development of such communities in an area that has been disturbed but still retains its topsoil, as in a burned-over area, is called secondary succession.
A number of persons or things moving forward, as in a parade, in an orderly, formal way
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  1. A number of persons or things moving forward, as in a parade, in an orderly, formal way
  2. The act of proceeding, esp. in an orderly manner
  3. A group of persons, vehicles, or objects moving along in an orderly, formal manner.
A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
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  1. A principle, rule, or law designed to control or govern conduct.
  2. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules.
  3. A rule, ordinance, or law by which conduct, etc. is regulated; specif., one of a body of rules or laws governing an industry, institution, or type of business
A drawing or diagram showing the arrangement in horizontal section of a structure, piece of ground, etc.
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  1. A drawing or diagram showing the arrangement in horizontal section of a structure, piece of ground, etc.
  2. A method of proceeding
  3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
The power or authority to arrange, settle, or manage; control
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  1. The power or authority to arrange, settle, or manage; control
  2. The power or liberty to control, direct, or dispose:
  3. A putting in order or being put in order; arrangement
The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
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  1. The person or persons who control or direct a business or other enterprise.
  2. Such persons collectively, regarded as a distinct social group, often as opposed to
  3. (Uncountable, management) Administration; the process or practice of managing.
A controlling group in a given field of activity. Often used with the.
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  1. A controlling group in a given field of activity. Often used with the.
  2. An arranged order or system, especially a legal code.
  3. That which is established; as a form of government, a permanent organization, business or force, or the place where one is permanently fixed for residence.
Regularity and orderliness in action, thought, or expression; system in doing things or handling ideas
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  1. Regularity and orderliness in action, thought, or expression; system in doing things or handling ideas
  2. A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something:
  3. The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge:
At common law, the transfer of personal property to the heirs of an individual who died intestate. At common law, the transfer of personal property to the heirs of an individual who died intestate.
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  1. At common law, the transfer of personal property to the heirs of an individual who died intestate. At common law, the transfer of personal property to the heirs of an individual who died intestate.
  2. A characterization of the occurrence of the actual unique values in a set of data (as in a frequency distribution) or of the theoretical unique values of a random variable (as in a probability distribution).
  3. The process of distributing or the condition of being distributed, especially:
The act of placing or putting in place; the act of locating or positioning; the state of being placed.
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  1. The act of placing or putting in place; the act of locating or positioning; the state of being placed.
  2. The act of matching a person with a job
  3. Location or arrangement
One of the many small hard dermal or epidermal structures that characteristically form the external covering of fishes and reptiles and certain mammals, such as pangolins.
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  1. One of the many small hard dermal or epidermal structures that characteristically form the external covering of fishes and reptiles and certain mammals, such as pangolins.
  2. A system of grouping or classifying in a series of steps or degrees according to a standard of relative size, amount, rank, etc.
  3. An ordered system of numbering or indexing that is used as a reference standard in measurement, in which each number corresponds to some physical quantity. Some scales, such as temperature scales, have equal intervals; other scales, such as the Richter scale, are arranged as a geometric progression.
An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
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  1. An authoritative, prescribed direction for conduct, especially one of the regulations governing procedure in a legislative body or a regulation observed by the players in a game, sport, or contest.
  2. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
  3. (Math.) A method or procedure prescribed for computing or solving a problem
A result obtained in computing; computed amount
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  1. A result obtained in computing; computed amount
  2. The act or process of computing.
  3. A method of computing.
A means or device by which parts are adjusted to one another
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  1. A means or device by which parts are adjusted to one another
  2. The behavioural process of balancing conflicting needs, or needs against obstacles in the environment.
  3. A small change; a minor correction; a modification
A structure or habit that results from this process.
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  1. A structure or habit that results from this process.
  2. (Biology) Change or adjustment in structure or habits by which a species becomes better able to function in its environment, occurring through the course of evolution by means of natural selection.
  3. A change in structure, function, or form that improves the chance of survival for an animal or plant within a given environment
Arrangement in a sequence.
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  1. Arrangement in a sequence.
  2. (Uncountable) Making an agreement for later pick up or delivery.
The action of a person who trims
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  1. The action of a person who trims
  2. The act of one that trims.
  3. Material that is removed by someone trimming something, as a piece of steak.
The action of the verb to group.
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  1. The action of the verb to group.
  2. The act or process of uniting into groups.
  3. A group of persons or things, esp. one assembled for some common purpose or function
A painting, sculpture, etc. with respect to the aesthetic arrangement of its elements or features
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  1. A painting, sculpture, etc. with respect to the aesthetic arrangement of its elements or features
  2. (Law) A settlement whereby the creditors of a debtor about to enter bankruptcy agree, in return for some financial consideration, usually proffered immediately, to the discharge of their respective claims on receipt of payment which is in a lesser amount than that actually owed on the claim.
  3. An arrangement of the parts of a work of art so as to form a unified, harmonious whole
A plaster form for immobilizing a broken arm, leg, etc.
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  1. A plaster form for immobilizing a broken arm, leg, etc.
  2. The form in which something is made or constructed; arrangement:
  3. A mass of fibrous material, coagulated protein, or exudate that has taken the form of the cavity in which it has been molded, such as the bronchial, renal, or vaginal cavity, and that is found histologically and in urine or sputum samples.
An assorting or being assorted; classification
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  1. An assorting or being assorted; classification
  2. The act of assorting; separation into classes.
  3. An assorted, or miscellaneous, group or collection; variety
The power to use something or someone
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  1. The power to use something or someone
  2. A particular order, distribution, or placement:
  3. A particular method of attending to or settling matters.
A secret or devious plan; a plot:
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  1. A secret or devious plan; a plot:
  2. An orderly plan or arrangement of related parts:
  3. An analysis or summary in outline or tabular form
A fixed order of words or procedures, as for use in a ceremony:
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  1. A fixed order of words or procedures, as for use in a ceremony:
  2. Fitness, as of an athlete or animal, with regard to health or training:
  3. Method of arrangement or manner of coordinating elements in verbal or musical composition:
  1. A course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure
  2. A set of normal procedures, often performed mechanically
  3. A set of customary or unchanging and often mechanically performed activities or procedures:
Troops in order; military force
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  1. Troops in order; military force
  2. (Comput.) A group of two or more logically related elements, identified by a single name and usually stored in consecutive storage locations in main memory
  3. (Computers) A group of memory elements accessed by one or more indices.
(--- Law) The set of rules under which litigation is conducted, especially in contrast to the set of substantive legal principles that determine the merits of legal controversies and disputes.
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  1. (--- Law) The set of rules under which litigation is conducted, especially in contrast to the set of substantive legal principles that determine the merits of legal controversies and disputes.
  2. The act, method, or manner of proceeding in some action; esp., the sequence of steps to be followed
  3. A set of established forms or methods for conducting the affairs of an organized body such as a business, club, or government.
A character (☛) used in printing to call attention to a particular paragraph or section.
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  1. A character (☛) used in printing to call attention to a particular paragraph or section.
  2. An alphabetical list of contents, as names or subjects; specif., such a list, together with the page numbers where they appear in the text, usually placed at the end of a book or other publication
  3. (--- Mathematics) A number or symbol, often written as a subscript or superscript to a mathematical expression, that indicates an operation to be performed, an ordering relation, or a use of the associated expression.
Any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos in the composite family, having radiate flower heads of variously colored flowers and opposite pinnate leaves, especially C. bipinnatus and C. sulphureus, widely cultivated as garden annuals.
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  1. Any of various mostly Mexican herbs of the genus Cosmos in the composite family, having radiate flower heads of variously colored flowers and opposite pinnate leaves, especially C. bipinnatus and C. sulphureus, widely cultivated as garden annuals.
  2. The universe, especially when considered as an orderly and harmonious whole.
  3. Plural form of cosmo
The absence of alternativism.
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  1. The absence of alternativism.
  2. State, quality, or instance of being uniform
Beauty as a result of pleasing proportions or harmonious arrangement:
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  1. Beauty as a result of pleasing proportions or harmonious arrangement:
  2. The correspondence of the form and arrangement of elements or parts on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane or about a center or an axis:
  3. Balance or beauty of form or proportion, esp. as resulting from such correspondence
A state of agreement or orderly arrangement according to color, size, shape, etc.
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  1. A state of agreement or orderly arrangement according to color, size, shape, etc.
  2. An orderly or pleasing combination of elements in a whole:
  3. Structure in terms of the arrangement, modulation, etc. of chords
The overall design of a page, spread, or book, including elements such as page and type size, typeface, and the arrangement of titles and page numbers.
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  1. The overall design of a page, spread, or book, including elements such as page and type size, typeface, and the arrangement of titles and page numbers.
  2. The art or process of arranging type, illustrations, etc. in an advertisement, newspaper, etc.
  3. An arrangement or plan, especially the schematic arrangement of parts or areas:
Alternative spelling of lineup.
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  1. Alternative spelling of lineup.
The plan, makeup, or arrangement, as of equipment or an organization
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  1. The plan, makeup, or arrangement, as of equipment or an organization
  2. The gathering and organization of the equipment needed for an operation, procedure, or task.
  3. (Operations) The process of arranging resources for performing a specific operation, as a run of a particular product.
The totality of people regarded as forming a community of interdependent individuals:
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  1. The totality of people regarded as forming a community of interdependent individuals:
  2. Company or companionship
  3. An organization or association of persons engaged in a common profession, activity, or interest:
A religious body, especially one that has separated from a larger denomination.
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  1. A religious body, especially one that has separated from a larger denomination.
  2. Any group of people having a common leadership, set of opinions, philosophical doctrine, political principles, etc., specif. a faction of a larger group
  3. A religious body or denomination, esp. a small group that has broken away from an established church
A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise.
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  1. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise. A group of individuals, such as an association, corporation, partnership, or union, associated for the purpose of carrying out, maintaining, or performing a commercial or industrial enterprise.
  2. Companionship; society
  3. A troupe of dramatic or musical performers:
A specific, often limited, period of employment:
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  1. A specific, often limited, period of employment:
  2. The action of engaging or the state of being engaged:
  3. The condition of being in gear:
Cash, or assets readily turned into cash, held out of use by a bank, insurance company, or business to meet expected or unexpected demands
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  1. Cash, or assets readily turned into cash, held out of use by a bank, insurance company, or business to meet expected or unexpected demands
  2. (Military) A body of troops kept in the rear of an army drawn up for battle, reserved to support the other lines as occasion may require; a force or body of troops kept for an exigency.
  3. (Canada) A tract of land set apart for the use of an Aboriginal group; Indian reserve (compare US reservation.)
An oral or written formal motion, request, or petition.
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  1. An oral or written formal motion, request, or petition.
  2. A specific use to which something is put:
  3. The capacity of being usable; relevance:
(Law) A formal request of one government to another demanding the return of a criminal or fugitive.
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  1. (Law) A formal request of one government to another demanding the return of a criminal or fugitive.
  2. The fact or condition of being demanded for service or use
  3. A formal written order, request, or application, as for equipment or tools
The act of asking, or expressing a desire, for something; solicitation or petition
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  1. The act of asking, or expressing a desire, for something; solicitation or petition
  2. The state of being asked for or wanted; demand
The act of stipulating
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  1. The act of stipulating
  2. The document or agreement, or a provision in a document or agreement, specifying something that is agreed to.
  3. A factual condition or requirement incorporated as a term of a contract; an agreement between opposing parties as to a procedure, as in a “stipulation to extend time to respond,” or a fact, as in “a stipulation as to liability.” A stipulation made by a party to a pending court case or made by the party’s lawyer with respect to the case is always binding. A factual condition or requirement incorporated as a term of a contract; an agreement between opposing parties as to a procedure, as in a “stipulation to extend time to respond,” or a fact, as in “a stipulation as to liability.” A stipulation made by a party to a pending court case or made by the party’s lawyer with respect to the case is always binding.
(Sports) The issuing of a caution which is usually written down in a book, and results in a yellow card or (after two bookings) a red card, that is to say, the player is sent from the field of play.
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  1. (Sports) The issuing of a caution which is usually written down in a book, and results in a yellow card or (after two bookings) a red card, that is to say, the player is sent from the field of play.
  2. The act or process of writing something down in a book or books, e.g. in accounting.
  3. The engagement of a performer for a particular performance.
The condition, manner, or result of being arranged; disposal:
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  1. The condition, manner, or result of being arranged; disposal:
  2. A collection of things that have been arranged:
  3. (Music) Adaptation of a composition to other instruments or voices than those for which it was originally written, or to the style of a certain band or orchestra
The full effect or meaning; import.
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  1. The full effect or meaning; import.
  2. Quantity:
  3. A number; a sum.
The acquiring of property in exchange for money or other valuable consideration. See also descent and distribution. The acquiring of property in exchange for money or other valuable consideration. See also descent and distribution.
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  1. The acquiring of property in exchange for money or other valuable consideration. See also descent and distribution. The acquiring of property in exchange for money or other valuable consideration. See also descent and distribution.
  2. A hold or position that allows the application of power, as in moving something:
  3. The act or an instance of buying:
Size, mass, or volume, especially when very large.
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  1. Size, mass, or volume, especially when very large.
  2. A distinct mass or portion of matter, especially a large one:
  3. Soft, bulky matter of a kind that passes through the intestines without being absorbed and aids in elimination
A condition of no wind or a wind with a speed of less than 1 knot (1.15 miles per hour; 1.9 kilometers per hour), according to the Beaufort scale.
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  1. A condition of no wind or a wind with a speed of less than 1 knot (1.15 miles per hour; 1.9 kilometers per hour), according to the Beaufort scale.
  2. Tranquility or serenity:
  3. (Meteorol.) A condition in which the air movement is less than one mile per hour
A quiet state or condition; calmness, stillness, inactivity, freedom from noise, etc.
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  1. A quiet state or condition; calmness, stillness, inactivity, freedom from noise, etc.
  2. A quiet or peaceful quality; freedom from turmoil or agitation
The state of being peaceful.
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A group of animals in which certain members or subgroups dominate or submit to others.
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  1. A group of animals in which certain members or subgroups dominate or submit to others.
  2. A group of persons or things organized into successive ranks or grades with each level subordinate to the one above:
  3. A group of persons or things arranged in order of rank, grade, class, etc.
High or eminent station or position:
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  1. High or eminent station or position:
  2. A relative position or degree of value in a graded group.
  3. An official position or grade:
A line marking a degree, as on a thermometer
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  1. A line marking a degree, as on a thermometer
  2. An academic title given by a college or university to a student who has completed a course of study:
  3. (Law) A division or classification of a specific crime according to its seriousness:
(Zoology) A set of actions that an animal performs in a fixed sequence, often as a means of communication:
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  1. (Zoology) A set of actions that an animal performs in a fixed sequence, often as a means of communication:
  2. Any practice, action, or procedure performed or observed regularly, consistently, etc.
  3. A ceremony in which the actions and wording follow a prescribed form and order.
Any formal, customary observance, practice, or procedure
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  1. Any formal, customary observance, practice, or procedure
  2. A prescribed form or particular system of ceremonial procedure, religious or otherwise; ritual
  3. A ceremonial or formal, solemn act, observance, or procedure in accordance with prescribed rule or custom, as in religious use
A proposed or intended course of action:
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  1. A proposed or intended course of action:
  2. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
  3. An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective:
A place or position where a person or thing stands or is assigned to stand; a post:
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  1. A place or position where a person or thing stands or is assigned to stand; a post:
  2. Social standing, position, or rank
  3. An establishment equipped for observation and study:
The state of affairs; the situation:
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  1. The state of affairs; the situation:
  2. High standing; prestige:
  3. Position relative to that of others; standing:
A point of view or attitude on a certain question:
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  1. A point of view or attitude on a certain question:
  2. The arrangement of body parts; posture:
  3. A situation as it relates to the surrounding circumstances:
To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
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  1. To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
  2. To order or command with authority
  3. In a direct manner; directly
To deserve and receive as due; exact:
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  1. To deserve and receive as due; exact:
  2. To have control or authority over; rule:
  3. To direct with authority; give orders to.
To issue orders or commands.
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  1. To issue orders or commands.
  2. To control or command:
  3. To prescribe or command forcefully
To order, establish, or decide by decree:
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  1. To order, establish, or decide by decree:
  2. To order, decide, or appoint by decree or officially
  3. To issue a decree; ordain
To make certain; ensure:
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  1. To make certain; ensure:
  2. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
  3. To bring about; effect:
To book in advance; to make a reservation.
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  1. To book in advance; to make a reservation.
  2. To set or cause to be set apart for a particular person or use:
  3. To keep back, as for future use or for a special purpose:
To ask (a person) to do something:
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  1. To ask (a person) to do something:
  2. To express a wish or desire for; ask for, esp. in a polite or formal way
  3. To express a desire for, especially politely; ask for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
(Idiomatic) To increase the likelihood of something by persisting in some action; to invite.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To increase the likelihood of something by persisting in some action; to invite.
  2. To request
To demand, as for military needs.
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  1. To demand, as for military needs.
  2. To demand or take, as by authority
  3. To submit a written order or request for (equipment, etc.)
To put into a specific order or relation; dispose:
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  1. To put into a specific order or relation; dispose:
  2. To come to an agreement (with a person, about a thing)
  3. To come to an agreement:
To provide (what is needed or desired):
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  1. To provide (what is needed or desired):
  2. To provide something necessary or desired to; equip:
  3. To supply, provide, or equip with whatever is necessary or useful; esp., to put furniture into (a room, apartment, etc.)
To adjust to a particular standard, rate, degree, amount, etc.
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  1. To adjust to a particular standard, rate, degree, amount, etc.
  2. To put or maintain in order:
  3. To control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle, or system; specif., to impose a body of regulations on a particular industry, type of business, etc.
To settle in an office or position, or set up as in business or a profession
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  1. To settle in an office or position, or set up as in business or a profession
  2. To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
  3. To place or settle in a secure position or condition:
(Intransitive, used with "of") To eliminate or to get rid of something.
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  1. (Intransitive, used with "of") To eliminate or to get rid of something.
  2. To deal out; to assign to a use.
  3. To place or set in a particular order; arrange:
To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
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  1. To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
  2. (Rare) To use carefully; husband
  3. To get (a person) to do what one wishes, esp. by skill, tact, flattery, etc.
To form into a system; arrange according to a system; make systematic
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  1. To form into a system; arrange according to a system; make systematic
  2. To arrange into a systematic order.
  3. To put into a system; arrange according to a plan or scheme:
To organize or arrange with spaces between:
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  1. To organize or arrange with spaces between:
  2. (Mathematics) A mathematical object, typically a set of sets, that is usually structured to define a range across which variables or other objects (such as a coordinate system) can be defined.
  3. The region of the universe beyond Earth's atmosphere. &diamf3; The part of this region within the solar system is known as interplanetary space . &diamf3; The part of this region beyond the solar system but within the Milky Way or within another galaxy is known as interstellar space . &diamf3; The part of this region between the Milky Way and other galaxies is known as intergalactic space .
To reduce to or organize according to a method; systematize.
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  1. To reduce to or organize according to a method; systematize.
  2. To perform a theatrical role in accordance with the principles of method acting.
  3. To reduce to method or order; to arrange in an orderly or systematic manner.
To initiate (a divorce suit or other legal action)
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  1. To initiate (a divorce suit or other legal action)
  2. A collection of related data or program records stored as a unit with a single name. Files are the basic units that a computer works with in storing and retrieving data.
  3. To put (a paper, etc.) in its proper place or order
(Baseball) To take a large lead in a game.
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  1. (Baseball) To take a large lead in a game.
  2. (Colloquial) To consume (food or drink), especially in large quantities.
  3. To place out of the way, clean up.
To organize or arrange systematically, especially in writing:
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  1. To organize or arrange systematically, especially in writing:
  2. To establish or express in a conventional form or standard formulation:
  3. To enact a statute that restates the body of a particular area of law including applicable common law principles and the judicial interpretation of previous or existing statutes. See also statute.
To apportion so as to be evenly spread throughout a given area:
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  1. To apportion so as to be evenly spread throughout a given area:
  2. (Logic) To use (a term) so as to include all individuals or entities of a given class.
  3. To place in separate pieces or examples over an area; scatter:
To express by or provide with an alphabet
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  1. To express by or provide with an alphabet
  2. To arrange in alphabetical order.
  3. (US, Canada) To arrange items (i.e. words) in order of the first (subsequent) letters as they appear in the alphabet (i.e. the standard list A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z).
To make regular; cause to conform.
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  1. To make regular; cause to conform.
  2. To make regular.
To remove strains and reduce coarse crystalline structures in (metal), especially by heating and cooling.
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  1. To remove strains and reduce coarse crystalline structures in (metal), especially by heating and cooling.
  2. To become or return to normal:
  3. To bring into conformity with a standard, pattern, model, etc.
To make, do, shape, or plan in imitation of a model or pattern
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  1. To make, do, shape, or plan in imitation of a model or pattern
  2. To cover or ornament with a design or pattern.
  3. To make, mold, or design by following a pattern:
To make official, valid, etc. by use of an appropriate form
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  1. To make official, valid, etc. by use of an appropriate form
  2. To give something a formal or official standing.
  3. To give a definite form or shape to.
To discontinue moving and come to rest in one place:
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  1. To discontinue moving and come to rest in one place:
  2. To accept something in place of what is hoped for, demanded, etc.
  3. To set in place firmly or comfortably
To place securely; make stable or firm:
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  1. To place securely; make stable or firm:
  2. (Informal) To influence the result or action of (a horse race, jury, election, etc.) to one's advantage by bribery, trickery, etc.
  3. To set or place definitely; establish:
To show the position of
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  1. To show the position of
  2. To discover the position of after a search
  3. To place at a certain location; station or situate:
To present in a favorable light.
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  1. To present in a favorable light.
  2. (Intransitive) To wear fancy dress.
  3. (Intransitive) To wear a costume.
To furnish with an index:
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  1. To furnish with an index:
  2. To be an index, or sign, of; indicate
  3. To adjust (wages, interest rates, etc.) automatically to changes in the cost of living
To move or change (something) so as to be in a more effective arrangement or desired condition:
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  1. To move or change (something) so as to be in a more effective arrangement or desired condition:
  2. To change so as to be suitable to or conform with something else:
  3. (Mil.) To correct (the gun sight, one's aim, etc.) in firing
To adjust oneself
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  1. To adjust oneself
  2. To cause to be able to survive and reproduce under certain conditions. Used in the passive:
  3. To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation:
To give out as a task; allot:
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  1. To give out as a task; allot:
  2. To transfer one’s duty, interest, or right to another, especially regarding property or under a contract, so that the transferee has the same duty, interest, or right as the transferor had. See also assignment and delegate.
  3. To place at some task or duty; appoint
To be among those who finish a competition or race, especially to finish second.
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  1. To be among those who finish a competition or race, especially to finish second.
  2. To appoint to a post:
  3. To put in or as if in a particular place or position; set.
To form (troops) into a regiment or regiments.
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  1. To form (troops) into a regiment or regiments.
  2. To put (things) into systematic order.
  3. To form into an organized or uniform group or groups; organize systematically
To cut (something) down to the required size or shape
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  1. To cut (something) down to the required size or shape
  2. To change one's opinions or viewpoint so as to satisfy opposing factions, etc.; compromise
  3. To fashion one's views for momentary popularity or advantage.
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. To look over something or around an area or place:
  3. To place with others in a cause, party, etc.
To adjust (parts of a mechanism, for example) to produce a proper relationship or orientation:
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  1. To adjust (parts of a mechanism, for example) to produce a proper relationship or orientation:
  2. To adhere to a prescribed course of action.
  3. To ally (oneself, for example) with one side of an argument or cause:
To make standard or uniform; cause to be without variations or irregularities
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  1. To make standard or uniform; cause to be without variations or irregularities
  2. To evaluate by comparing with a standard.
  3. To compare with, test by, or adjust to a standard
To take form or order:
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  1. To take form or order:
  2. To arrange (troops, things, ideas, etc.) in order; array; dispose
  3. To arrange, place, or set in methodical order:
To devise a scheme for doing, making, or arranging
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  1. To devise a scheme for doing, making, or arranging
  2. To formulate a scheme or program for the accomplishment, enactment, or attainment of:
  3. To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
To belong to or form a group:
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  1. To belong to or form a group:
  2. (Mathematics) A set with an operation whose domain is all ordered pairs of members of the set, such that the operation is binary (operates on two elements) and associative, the set contains the identity element of the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element for the operation. The positive and negative integers and zero form a set that is a group under the operation of ordinary addition, since zero is the identity element of addition and the negative of each integer is its inverse. Groups are used extensively in quantum physics and chemistry to model phenomena involving symmetry and invariance.
  3. To place or arrange in a group:
The composition as thus adapted
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  1. The composition as thus adapted
  2. The condition, manner, or result of being arranged; disposal:
  3. A collection of things that have been arranged:
The act, process, or result of classifying.
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  1. The act, process, or result of classifying.
  2. The act of forming into a class or classes; a distribution into groups, as classes, orders, families, etc., according to some common relations or attributes.
  3. The systematic grouping of organisms according to the structural or evolutionary relationships among them. Organisms are normally classified by observed similarities in their body and cell structure or by evolutionary relationships based on the analysis of sequences of their DNA.
  1. An arrangement, categorization or classification of things
  2. A particular method of attending to or settling matters.
  3. A particular order, distribution, or placement:
The power or liberty to control, direct, or dispose:
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  1. The power or liberty to control, direct, or dispose:
  2. The power or authority to arrange, settle, or manage; control
  3. A putting in order or being put in order; arrangement
At common law, the transfer of personal property to the heirs of an individual who died intestate. At common law, the transfer of personal property to the heirs of an individual who died intestate.
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  1. At common law, the transfer of personal property to the heirs of an individual who died intestate. At common law, the transfer of personal property to the heirs of an individual who died intestate.
  2. The process of distributing or the condition of being distributed, especially:
  3. A characterization of the occurrence of the actual unique values in a set of data (as in a frequency distribution) or of the theoretical unique values of a random variable (as in a probability distribution).
The act or process of forming something or of taking form.
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  1. The act or process of forming something or of taking form.
  2. (Geology) A primary unit in the mapping of rock strata, consisting of a set of contemporaneous rocks having the same characteristics and origin.
  3. (Geol.) A rock unit distinguished from adjacent deposits by some common character, as composition, origin, type of fossil, etc.
A group of persons or things, esp. one assembled for some common purpose or function
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  1. A group of persons or things, esp. one assembled for some common purpose or function
  2. The action of the verb to group.
  3. The act or process of uniting into groups.
The overall design of a page, spread, or book, including elements such as page and type size, typeface, and the arrangement of titles and page numbers.
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  1. The overall design of a page, spread, or book, including elements such as page and type size, typeface, and the arrangement of titles and page numbers.
  2. (Electronics) A specification of an integrated circuit showing the position of the physical components that will implement the schematic in silicon.
  3. An arrangement or plan, especially the schematic arrangement of parts or areas:
A procedure in which the police show a witness a suspect and several other individuals to see whether the witness can distinguish the suspect from other individuals not involved in the crime. A procedure in which the police show a witness a suspect and several other individuals to see whether the witness can distinguish the suspect from other individuals not involved in the crime.
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  1. A procedure in which the police show a witness a suspect and several other individuals to see whether the witness can distinguish the suspect from other individuals not involved in the crime. A procedure in which the police show a witness a suspect and several other individuals to see whether the witness can distinguish the suspect from other individuals not involved in the crime.
  2. (--- Sports) A list of the players, often including their numbers and positions, who participate in a game; esp., in baseball, a list of the players in the exact order in which they will bat
  3. An array or sequential display of persons or photographs of persons presented to a complainant or potential witness for the purpose of identifying a suspect in a crime.
A body of persons organized for some specific purpose, as a club, union, or society
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  1. A body of persons organized for some specific purpose, as a club, union, or society
  2. A group of persons organized for a particular purpose; an association or business.
  3. The administrative personnel of such a structure:
The state of being placed or arranged.
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  1. The state of being placed or arranged.
  2. The act of matching a person with a job
  3. Location or arrangement
(Biochemistry) The order of constituents in a polymer, especially the order of nucleotides in a nucleic acid or of the amino acids in a protein.
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  1. (Biochemistry) The order of constituents in a polymer, especially the order of nucleotides in a nucleic acid or of the amino acids in a protein.
  2. A continuous or related series, often of uniform things
  3. A series of related shots that constitute a complete unit of action in a movie.
The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge:
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  1. The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge:
  2. A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something:
  3. Regularity and orderliness in action, thought, or expression; system in doing things or handling ideas
(Uncountable) The way in which something is organized, such as a book or an article.
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  1. (Uncountable) The way in which something is organized, such as a book or an article.
  2. The administrative personnel of such a structure:
  3. A group of persons organized for a particular purpose; an association or business.
A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
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  1. A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
  2. A consistent, characteristic form, style, or method, as:
  3. A model or plan used as a guide in making things; set of forms to the shape of which material is cut for assembly into the finished article
A method of proceeding
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  1. A method of proceeding
  2. A program or policy stipulating a service or benefit:
  3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
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
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  1. 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
  2. A method or plan of classification or arrangement
  3. An organized set of interrelated ideas or principles:
  1. Systematization
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
A mode or state of being:
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  1. A mode or state of being:
  2. One that is indispensable to the appearance or occurrence of another; a prerequisite:
  3. 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.
Condition of body and mind
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  1. Condition of body and mind
  2. (Metallurgy) Loose sand or ore used to line the hearth of a reverberatory furnace in preparation for pouring molten metal.
  3. Proper or sound condition.
The state or condition of being fit; suitability or appropriateness.
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  1. The state or condition of being fit; suitability or appropriateness.
  2. (Biology) The extent to which an organism is able to produce offspring in a particular environment.
  3. The condition of being fit; suitability, appropriateness, healthiness, etc.
Fitness, as of an athlete or animal, with regard to health or training:
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  1. Fitness, as of an athlete or animal, with regard to health or training:
  2. The way in which a thing exists, acts, or manifests itself:
  3. The shape and structure of an object:
That quality of a thing which depends on the relative position of all points composing its outline or external surface; physical or spatial form
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  1. That quality of a thing which depends on the relative position of all points composing its outline or external surface; physical or spatial form
  2. An imaginary or spectral form; phantom
  3. A desirable form:
Excised or rejected material, such as film that has been cut in editing.
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  1. Excised or rejected material, such as film that has been cut in editing.
  2. A condition of good health or fitness:
  3. Order; arrangement; condition
(Logic) The relation of consequent to antecedent; deduction.
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  1. (Logic) The relation of consequent to antecedent; deduction.
  2. Logical sequence; chain of reasoning
  3. A sequence or succession.
A number of persons or things moving forward, as in a parade, in an orderly, formal way
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  1. A number of persons or things moving forward, as in a parade, in an orderly, formal way
  2. The act of proceeding, esp. in an orderly manner
  3. A group of persons, vehicles, or objects moving along in an orderly, formal manner.
The following of one thing after another in chronological, causal, or logical order; succession or continuity
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  1. The following of one thing after another in chronological, causal, or logical order; succession or continuity
  2. An order of succession; an arrangement.
  3. (Film) A succession of scenes constituting a single, uninterrupted episode
A series of heirs or rightful successors of any kind
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  1. A series of heirs or rightful successors of any kind
  2. The gradual replacement of one type of ecological community by another in the same area, involving a series of orderly changes, especially in the dominant vegetation. Succession is usually initiated by a significant disturbance of an existing community. Each succeeding community modifies the physical environment, as by introducing shade or changing the fertility or acidity of the soil, creating new conditions that benefit certain species and inhibit others until a climax community is established. &diamf3; The sequential development of plant and animal communities in an area in which no topsoil exists, as on a new lava flow, is called primary succession. &diamf3; The development of such communities in an area that has been disturbed but still retains its topsoil, as in a burned-over area, is called secondary succession.
  3. The act of succeeding or coming after another in order or sequence or to an office, estate, throne, etc.
A group of atoms, often of the same element, bound together in a line, branched line, or ring to form a molecule. &diamf3; In a straight chain , each of the constituent atoms is attached to other single atoms, not to groups of atoms. &diamf3; In a branched chain , side groups are attached to the chain. &diamf3; In a closed chain , the atoms are arranged in the shape of a ring.
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  1. A group of atoms, often of the same element, bound together in a line, branched line, or ring to form a molecule. &diamf3; In a straight chain , each of the constituent atoms is attached to other single atoms, not to groups of atoms. &diamf3; In a branched chain , side groups are attached to the chain. &diamf3; In a closed chain , the atoms are arranged in the shape of a ring.
  2. A connected, flexible series of links, typically of metal, used especially for holding objects together, for restraining, or for transmitting mechanical power.
  3. A series of closely linked or connected things:
(Logic) The relation of consequent to antecedent; deduction.
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  1. (Logic) The relation of consequent to antecedent; deduction.
  2. A sequence or succession.
  3. Logical sequence; chain of reasoning
(Sports) A designated route or area on which a race is held:
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  1. (Sports) A designated route or area on which a race is held:
  2. A part of a meal served as a unit at one time:
  3. A complete body of prescribed studies constituting a curriculum:
The movement of such a group.
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  1. The movement of such a group.
  2. A number of persons or things moving forward, as in a parade, in an orderly, formal way
  3. A group of persons, vehicles, or objects moving along in an orderly, formal manner.
A sequence or succession, as of acts, happenings, etc.
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  1. A sequence or succession, as of acts, happenings, etc.
  2. Movement or change from one member of a continuous series to the next:
  3. A continuous series; a sequence:
(Games, Sports) A single period or division of action, usually one of a series [a round of poker]
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  1. (Games, Sports) A single period or division of action, usually one of a series [a round of poker]
  2. Movement in a circular course or about an axis
  3. A complete course, succession, or series:
A trend or tendency:
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  1. A trend or tendency:
  2. The production achieved during such a period:
  3. (Football) A player's act of carrying the ball, usually for a specified distance:
The following of one thing after another in chronological, causal, or logical order; succession or continuity
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  1. The following of one thing after another in chronological, causal, or logical order; succession or continuity
  2. A continuous or related series, often of uniform things
  3. A series of related shots that constitute a complete unit of action in a movie.
A group or number of related or similar persons, things, or events coming one after another; sequence; succession
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  1. A group or number of related or similar persons, things, or events coming one after another; sequence; succession
  2. (Geology) A group of rock formations closely related in time of origin and distinct as a group from other formations.
  3. (Physics & Chemistry) A group of objects related by linearly varying successive differences in form or configuration:
(Billiards) A line indicated but unmarked across the table at one end, from behind which the cue ball must be played after being out of play
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  1. (Billiards) A line indicated but unmarked across the table at one end, from behind which the cue ball must be played after being out of play
  2. Any series of things in close or uninterrupted succession
  3. A series of similar or related acts, events, or items:
The order or line of such a series
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  1. The order or line of such a series
  2. A number of persons or things coming one after another in time or space; series; sequence
  3. A series of heirs or rightful successors of any kind
A connected series or succession of objects; a number of things used or classed together; a set; as, a suite of rooms; a suite of minerals.
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  1. A connected series or succession of objects; a number of things used or classed together; a set; as, a suite of rooms; a suite of minerals.
  2. An instrumental composition consisting of a series of varying movements or pieces.
  3. (Music) A musical form, popular before the time of the sonata, consisting of a string or series of pieces all in the same key, mostly in various dance rhythms, with sometimes an elaborate prelude.
A series of connected railroad cars pulled or pushed by one or more locomotives.
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  1. A series of connected railroad cars pulled or pushed by one or more locomotives.
  2. Any connected order or arrangement; series; sequence
  3. A series of consequences wrought by an event; aftermath.
(Informal) A brief run or stretch, as of luck.
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  1. (Informal) A brief run or stretch, as of luck.
  2. A period, spell, or series
  3. An unbroken series, as of wins or losses.
An urgent request:
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  1. An urgent request:
  2. An authoritative command.
  3. An order, command, or request
Bids considered as a group, as at an auction or in card games:
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