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Relying (on another) for support or aid
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  1. Relying (on another) for support or aid
  2. Relying on or requiring the aid or support of another:
  3. Compulsively using a drug or other substance or engaging in a given behavior and unable to stop without experiencing withdrawal or other significant physiological or psychological symptoms:
  1. Mature.
  2. Advanced in industrial capability, technological sophistication, and economic productivity:
(Geology) Having a position or direction determined by the original form or slope of the earth's surface:
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  1. (Geology) Having a position or direction determined by the original form or slope of the earth's surface:
  2. Proceeding in logical sequence
  3. Following as a natural effect, result, or conclusion:
Following in time or order; succeeding.
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  1. Following in time or order; succeeding.
Nearly accurate; approximate
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  1. Nearly accurate; approximate
  2. Direct or immediate:
  3. Next or nearest in space, order, time, etc.
(Grammar, of a clause, not comparable) dependent on and either modifying or complementing the main clause
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  1. (Grammar, of a clause, not comparable) dependent on and either modifying or complementing the main clause
  2. Inferior to or placed below another in rank, power, importance, etc.; secondary
  3. Placed in a lower class, rank, or position.
Secondary in importance; subordinate.
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  1. Secondary in importance; subordinate.
  2. Of, relating to, or of the nature of a subsidy.
  3. Of, constituting, or maintained by a subsidy or subsidies
Designating or of any of the noncombat ships, as tankers or tenders, that form the service fleet of a navy
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  1. Designating or of any of the noncombat ships, as tankers or tenders, that form the service fleet of a navy
  2. Acting in a subsidiary, or subordinate, capacity
  3. Held in or used as a reserve:
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  1. Too trivial or unimportant to be worthy of attention.
  2. Not worth consideration; unimportant; trivial; small
Narrow-minded or ungenerous, especially in trifling matters:
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  1. Narrow-minded or ungenerous, especially in trifling matters:
  2. Having or showing a tendency to make much of small matters
  3. Of small importance; trivial:
Narrow in outlook; petty:
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  1. Narrow in outlook; petty:
  2. Having been belittled; humiliated:
  3. Being below average in quantity or extent:
Lower in space; placed lower down
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  1. Lower in space; placed lower down
  2. Low or lower in quality, value, or estimation:
  3. Low or lower in order, status, rank, etc.; subordinate
Intended for or including youthful persons:
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  1. Intended for or including youthful persons:
  2. Of more recent position or lower status
  3. Lower in rank or shorter in length of tenure:
Smaller, less, or less important
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  1. Smaller, less, or less important
  2. Smaller in amount, value, or importance, especially in a comparison between two things:
  3. Of a smaller size than other, similar forms:
Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively small number of sound-wave cycles per second.
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  1. Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively small number of sound-wave cycles per second.
  2. Ranked near the beginning of an ascending series or scale:
  3. Relatively small. Used of a cost, price, or other value:
(Biology) Less complex in organization or having traits similar to those of organisms that evolved earlier in the history of life on Earth.
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  1. (Biology) Less complex in organization or having traits similar to those of organisms that evolved earlier in the history of life on Earth.
  2. Denoting the larger and usually more representative house of a bicameral legislature.
  3. Physically situated below a similar or comparable thing:
Based on the scale pattern of the minor mode
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  1. Based on the scale pattern of the minor mode
  2. (Music) Designating an imperfect interval smaller than the corresponding major interval by a semitone
  3. Characterized by minor intervals, scales, etc.
(US) Of or pertaining to a minor league
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  1. (US) Of or pertaining to a minor league
  2. (Sports) Relating or belonging to a minor league.
  3. Of relatively minor importance
Narrow-minded or ungenerous, especially in trifling matters:
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  1. Narrow-minded or ungenerous, especially in trifling matters:
  2. Relatively low in rank; subordinate
  3. Of small importance; trivial:
Little in size, esp. when compared with others of the same kind; not large or big; limited in size
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  1. Little in size, esp. when compared with others of the same kind; not large or big; limited in size
  2. Consisting of relatively few units; numerically low
  3. Being below average in quantity or extent:
(Brit.) Holding an army commission below that of captain
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  1. (Brit.) Holding an army commission below that of captain
  2. (Logic) Designating a proposition that is implied by another proposition but does not imply it
  3. Subordinate; of lower rank
(Grammar, of a clause, not comparable) dependent on and either modifying or complementing the main clause
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  1. (Grammar, of a clause, not comparable) dependent on and either modifying or complementing the main clause
  2. Inferior to or placed below another in rank, power, importance, etc.; secondary
  3. Belonging to a lower or inferior class or rank; secondary.
Less than is required or customary:
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  1. Less than is required or customary:
  2. Located or situated on a lower level or beneath something else:
  3. Lower in rank, power, or authority; subordinate.
Insignificant or unimportant; minor:
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  1. Insignificant or unimportant; minor:
Designating or of any of the noncombat ships, as tankers or tenders, that form the service fleet of a navy
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  1. Designating or of any of the noncombat ships, as tankers or tenders, that form the service fleet of a navy
  2. Held in or used as a reserve:
  3. Additional; supplementary; reserve
Alternative spelling of backup.
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  1. Alternative spelling of backup.
  2. Of or having to do with the backing up of computer data, files, etc.
  3. Extra; standby:
For use during emergencies:
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  1. For use during emergencies:
  2. Related to the emergency or to the provision of assistance.
Being, or having the nature of, a reserve or reserves
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  1. Being, or having the nature of, a reserve or reserves
  2. Held in or forming a reserve:
Of, for, or functioning as a standby
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  1. Of, for, or functioning as a standby
  2. Of, relating to, or waiting for unreserved travel space that is made available by an airline only shortly before departure:
  3. Kept in reserve for use when needed:
  1. Appending.
  2. Acting to supplement.
  3. Lacking a regular schedule (as in a supplemental airline).
Additional; added to supply what is wanted.
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  1. Additional; added to supply what is wanted.
  2. Supplying what is lacking; additional
Of or pertaining to derivation; relating to that which is derived.
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  1. Of or pertaining to derivation; relating to that which is derived.
Using or taken from other sources; not original
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  1. Using or taken from other sources; not original
  2. Of derivation
  3. Derived
(Printing) An inferior character, such as the number 2 in CO2.
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  1. (Printing) An inferior character, such as the number 2 in CO2.
  2. A person lower in rank, status, or accomplishment than another.
A size and style of clothing designed for teens and young women, cut to fit smaller in the bust and hips than regular women's clothing
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  1. A size and style of clothing designed for teens and young women, cut to fit smaller in the bust and hips than regular women's clothing
  2. A person of lower standing or rank
  3. A student in the third year of a US high school or college.
A person who is lower in position or rank; a subordinate.
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  1. A person who is lower in position or rank; a subordinate.
  2. (Logic) A particular proposition that follows from a universal with the same subject, predicate, and quality.
  3. A subordinate
A subordinate person or thing
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  1. A subordinate person or thing
  2. (Countable) One who is subordinate.
One of lesser rank or authority than another; a subordinate.
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  1. One of lesser rank or authority than another; a subordinate.
  2. A person in a subordinate position; inferior: usually contemptuous or disparaging
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