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A breach or division in a group, between persons, etc.
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  1. A breach or division in a group, between persons, etc.
  2. The feat, esp. in gymnastics, of spreading the legs apart until they lie flat on the floor, etc. in a straight line, the body remaining upright
  3. An arrangement of bowling pins left standing after a bowl, in which two or more pins remain standing with one or more pins between them knocked down.
A distinct area of a town, county, or country:
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  1. A distinct area of a town, county, or country:
  2. (Law) A distinct portion or provision of a legal code or set of laws, often establishing a particular legal requirement:
  3. A cesarean section.
A secret scheme or plot.
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  1. A secret scheme or plot.
  2. The intrigues of such a group; plot
  3. A small group of persons joined in a secret, often political, intrigue; junta
Any group of people having a common leadership, set of opinions, philosophical doctrine, political principles, etc., specif. a faction of a larger group
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  1. Any group of people having a common leadership, set of opinions, philosophical doctrine, political principles, etc., specif. a faction of a larger group
  2. A religious body or denomination, esp. a small group that has broken away from an established church
  3. A religious body, especially one that has separated from a larger denomination.
An alienating or being alienated; specif., estrangement or detachment
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  1. An alienating or being alienated; specif., estrangement or detachment
  2. The act of alienating or the condition of being alienated; estrangement:
  3. In real property law, the voluntary and absolute transfer of title of possession, by gift, sale, or testamentary instrument, of real property from one to another. In real property law, the voluntary and absolute transfer of title of possession, by gift, sale, or testamentary instrument, of real property from one to another.
An opening made by a breakthrough, as in a wall, line of defense, etc.
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  1. An opening made by a breakthrough, as in a wall, line of defense, etc.
  2. (Obs.) A breaking or being broken
  3. A break in friendly relations
Break dancing.
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  1. Break dancing.
  2. An escape:
  3. The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
The state of being alien; foreign, non-native.
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  1. The state of being alien; foreign, non-native.
  2. The act of estranging; the act of alienating; alienation.
(Anatomy) A normal groove or furrow, as in the liver or brain, that divides an organ into lobes or parts.
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  1. (Anatomy) A normal groove or furrow, as in the liver or brain, that divides an organ into lobes or parts.
  2. A long, narrow crack or opening in the face of a rock. Fissures are often filled with minerals of a different type from those in the surrounding rock.
  3. (Medicine) A break in the skin, usually where it joins a mucous membrane, producing a cracklike sore or ulcer.
A hole or gap made by rending or tearing, as a torn place in cloth, a fissure in the earth, etc.
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  1. A hole or gap made by rending or tearing, as a torn place in cloth, a fissure in the earth, etc.
  2. An additional amount paid or accruing to the owner of an economic resource, as a tract of land, that is the result of some special or unique attribute, as a desirable location
  3. A stated return or payment for the temporary possession or use of a house, land, or other property, made, usually at fixed intervals, by the tenant or user to the owner
A narrow break, crack, or other opening in a rock, usually made by cracking or splitting.
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  1. A narrow break, crack, or other opening in a rock, usually made by cracking or splitting.
  2. An open break in a previously friendly relationship
  3. A break in friendly relations:
The process of breaking open or bursting.
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  1. The process of breaking open or bursting.
  2. A breaking off of friendly or peaceful relations, as between countries or individuals
  3. A break in friendly relations.
A single thickness of hide split horizontally
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  1. A single thickness of hide split horizontally
  2. An arrangement of bowling pins left standing after a bowl, in which two or more pins remain standing with one or more pins between them knocked down.
  3. A break; fissure; crack; tear
A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
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  1. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
  2. A sharp disagreement; conflict
  3. A violent conflict or confrontation.
Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
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  1. Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially when motivating or shaping the action of the plot.
  2. A fight or struggle, esp. a protracted one; war
  3. A state of open, often prolonged fighting; a battle or war.
The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
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  1. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
  2. A conflict involving armed forces:
  3. A focused comparison:
A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
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  1. A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
  2. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
  3. The act of contending; strife, struggle, controversy, dispute, quarrel, etc.
(Mathematics) The amount by which one quantity is greater or less than another.
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  1. (Mathematics) The amount by which one quantity is greater or less than another.
  2. A significant effect on or change in a situation
  3. An instance of disparity or unlikeness:
A disagreement or dispute:
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  1. A disagreement or dispute:
  2. The condition or quality of being difficult:
  3. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
  1. Disharmony.
  2. The absence or reverse of accord.
  3. Lack of accord; discord; disagreement
A harsh or confused noise, as the sound of battle; clash; din
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  1. A harsh or confused noise, as the sound of battle; clash; din
  2. Lack of concord; disagreement; dissension; conflict
  3. Tension or strife resulting from a lack of agreement; dissension.
(Music) Lack of harmony; dissonance.
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  1. (Music) Lack of harmony; dissonance.
  2. The state or an instance of disagreement; discord.
  3. (Genetics) The presence of a given trait in only one member of a pair of identical twins.
Difference of opinion; disagreement.
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  1. Difference of opinion; disagreement.
  2. A difference of opinion; disagreement or, esp., discord as expressed in intense quarreling or wrangling, as within a group [dissension among party members]: often in dissension in the ranks, dissatisfaction with those in authority
Difference of opinion or feeling; disagreement.
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  1. Difference of opinion or feeling; disagreement.
  2. The rendering of a minority opinion in the decision of a law case
  3. Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy. Of a judicial decision, a non binding opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority’s holding; a withholding of consent to a decision or outcome; the exercise of free speech to express disagreement with a government action or policy.
Disagreement, as of opinion or belief; dissent.
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  1. Disagreement, as of opinion or belief; dissent.
  2. Disagreement; dissent
  3. The state of being dissident; dissent
(Music) A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.
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  1. (Music) A combination of tones contextually considered to suggest unrelieved tension and require resolution.
  2. A state of disagreement or conflict
  3. Lack of agreement, consistency, or harmony; conflict:
Partisan conflict within an organization or a country; dissension
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  1. Partisan conflict within an organization or a country; dissension
  2. A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
  3. A group of people inside a political party, club, government, etc. working in a common cause against other such groups or against the main body
Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
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  1. Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
  2. Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.
  3. A force on objects or substances in contact with each other that resists motion of the objects or substances relative to each other. &diamf3; Static friction arises between two objects that are not in motion with respect to each other, as for example between a cement block and a wooden floor. It increases to counterbalance forces that would move the objects, up to a certain maximum level of force, at which point the objects will begin moving. It is measured as the maximum force the bodies will sustain before motion occurs. &diamf3; Kinetic friction arises between bodies that are in motion with respect to each other, as for example the force that works against sliding a cement block along a wooden floor. Between two hard surfaces, the kinetic friction is usually somewhat lower than the static friction, meaning that more force is required to set the objects in motion than to keep them in motion.
An instance of such discord.
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  1. An instance of such discord.
  2. Lack of harmony; discord; conflict
Contention or competition between rivals.
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  1. Contention or competition between rivals.
  2. The act or state of fighting or quarreling, esp. bitterly; struggle; conflict
  3. A conflict or quarrel:
An exception to the application of a usual rule, granted by an authority on the basis of hardship or practicality:
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  1. An exception to the application of a usual rule, granted by an authority on the basis of hardship or practicality:
  2. A difference between what is expected and what happens
  3. Degree of change or difference; divergence; discrepancy
The period of such conflict.
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  1. The period of such conflict.
  2. Open armed conflict between countries or between factions within the same country
  3. A condition of active antagonism or contention:
Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
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  1. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
  2. Conflict or struggle of any kind
  3. The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
Lack of unity; discord
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  1. Lack of unity; discord
  2. The state of being disunited; separation.
  3. The breaking up or ending of union; separation
The degree to which two or more things diverge.
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  1. The degree to which two or more things diverge.
  2. (Mathematics) The property or manner of failing to approach a limit, such as a point, line, or value.
  3. (Meteorology) A condition characterized by the uniform expansion in volume of a mass of air over a region, usually accompanied by fair dry weather.
A divergence or deviation.
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  1. A divergence or deviation.
  2. (Countable) divergence
  3. (Uncountable) The state of being divergent
(Biol.) A major category in the classification of living organisms, esp. plants, ranking above a class and below a kingdom: it can include one class or many similar classes: the Latinized division names are capitalized but not italicized (Ex.: Pinophyta, gymnosperms)
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  1. (Biol.) A major category in the classification of living organisms, esp. plants, ranking above a class and below a kingdom: it can include one class or many similar classes: the Latinized division names are capitalized but not italicized (Ex.: Pinophyta, gymnosperms)
  2. The proportional distribution of a quantity or entity:
  3. (Biology) Cell division.
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