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A place where such a change is made.
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  1. A place where such a change is made.
  2. A means of transferring
  3. A ticket, provided free or at a small extra charge, entitling the bearer to change from one bus, train, or streetcar to another as specified
The genetic alteration of a bacteria cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell or from a virus. Plasmids , which contain extrachromosomal DNA, are used to transform bacteria in recombinant DNA research.
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  1. The genetic alteration of a bacteria cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell or from a virus. Plasmids , which contain extrachromosomal DNA, are used to transform bacteria in recombinant DNA research.
  2. A marked change, as in appearance or character, usually for the better:
  3. (Linguis.) The process of changing, by the application of certain syntactic rules, an abstract underlying structure into a surface structure
The act or an instance of substituting.
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  1. The act or an instance of substituting.
  2. The act of substituting or the state of being substituted
  3. The selection of an individual or a thing to take the place of another; the process of one thing taking another’s place or one person acting in lieu of another. The selection of an individual or a thing to take the place of another; the process of one thing taking another’s place or one person acting in lieu of another.
(Psychiatry) A defense mechanism in which an emotion or idea, usually repressed, is transferred to another, more acceptable object
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  1. (Psychiatry) A defense mechanism in which an emotion or idea, usually repressed, is transferred to another, more acceptable object
  2. (Physics) A vector, or the magnitude of a vector, that points from an initial position (of a body or reference frame) to a subsequent position.
  3. (Psychiatry) A psychological defense mechanism in which there is an unconscious shift of emotions, affect, or desires from the original object to a more acceptable or immediate substitute.
(Obs.) Failure to have or do what is required; lack
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  1. (Obs.) Failure to have or do what is required; lack
  2. (Geology) A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are displaced relative to one another and parallel to the plane of fracture.
  3. A mistake; an error:
An altering or being altered
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  1. An altering or being altered
  2. The condition resulting from altering; modification.
  3. The result of this; change
(Biol.) A deviation from the usual or parental type in structure or form
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  1. (Biol.) A deviation from the usual or parental type in structure or form
  2. The degree or extent of such change
  3. The act, fact, or process of varying; change or deviation in form, condition, appearance, extent, etc. from a former or usual state, or from an assumed standard
A place, as in a road or path, where a change in direction occurs; a curve:
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  1. A place, as in a road or path, where a change in direction occurs; a curve:
  2. A momentary shock or scare:
  3. A distinctive, graceful, or artistic expression or arrangement of words:
A turn of serving or working in place of another
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  1. A turn of serving or working in place of another
  2. One's turn at work.
  3. A turn, period, or fit of something
An assigned task or quantity of work
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  1. An assigned task or quantity of work
  2. A limitation or restriction:
  3. A length of time spent in a particular way, especially doing a job or fulfilling a duty:
A group of youths from one neighborhood banded together for social reasons; often specif., a band of juvenile delinquents
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  1. A group of youths from one neighborhood banded together for social reasons; often specif., a band of juvenile delinquents
  2. A group of criminals or hoodlums who band together for mutual protection and profit.
  3. An organized group of criminals
The smallest military tactical unit, often a subdivision of a platoon
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  1. The smallest military tactical unit, often a subdivision of a platoon
  2. A small group of people organized in a common endeavor or activity.
  3. A small group of soldiers assembled for inspection, duty, etc.
An electrical switch that is operated by an electromagnet, such as a solenoid. When a small current passes through the electromagnet's coiled wire, it produces a magnetic field that attracts a movable iron bar, causing it to pivot and open or close the switch.
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  1. An electrical switch that is operated by an electromagnet, such as a solenoid. When a small current passes through the electromagnet's coiled wire, it produces a magnetic field that attracts a movable iron bar, causing it to pivot and open or close the switch.
  2. (Electronics) An electromagnetic or electronic switching device activated by a signal and usually used to control a large current or to activate another device or circuit
  3. An act of passing something along from one person, group, or station to another.
(Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
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  1. (Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
  2. In the Periodic Table, a vertical column that contains elements having the same number of electrons in the outermost shell of their atoms. Elements in the same group have similar chemical properties.
  3. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
Plural form of workman
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To cause to slip or move with a smooth, sliding motion
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  1. To cause to slip or move with a smooth, sliding motion
  2. To move smoothly, easily, and quietly:
  3. To go, move, pass, etc. smoothly, quickly, or easily
To cause to move slightly.
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  1. To cause to move slightly.
  2. To move even a little
  3. To move or stir slightly:
A fracture in a rock formation along which there has been movement of the blocks of rock on either side of the plane of fracture. Faults are caused by plate-tectonic forces.
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  1. A fracture in a rock formation along which there has been movement of the blocks of rock on either side of the plane of fracture. Faults are caused by plate-tectonic forces.
  2. To commit a mistake or an error.
  3. To find error or defect in; criticize or blame:
To change the place or position of:
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  1. To change the place or position of:
  2. To progress in sequence; go forward:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To move in a rotary manner so as to change position
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  1. To move in a rotary manner so as to change position
  2. To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
  3. To divert or deflect:
To use an implement to move or rearrange the fuel in (a fire) to increase light or heat.
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  1. To use an implement to move or rearrange the fuel in (a fire) to increase light or heat.
  2. To move, shake, agitate, etc., esp. slightly
  3. To excite the feelings of; move strongly
(Chemistry) To replace (an atom, radical, ion, or molecule) in a compound during a reaction.
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  1. (Chemistry) To replace (an atom, radical, ion, or molecule) in a compound during a reaction.
  2. (Physics) To push aside and occupy the physical space of (a volume of fluid):
  3. To take the place of; supplant or replace (a person or thing that one is the cause of or occasion for removing, pushing aside, etc.)
To be removable:
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  1. To be removable:
  2. To be removable
  3. To do away with; eliminate:
(Chemistry) To replace (one or more atoms or groups in a compound) by other atoms or groups.
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  1. (Chemistry) To replace (one or more atoms or groups in a compound) by other atoms or groups.
  2. To put or use in place of another
  3. (Chem.) To replace as a substituent
To simplify or reduce one's expectations or commitments, especially in work hours:
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  1. To simplify or reduce one's expectations or commitments, especially in work hours:
  2. To reduce the speed, rate, or intensity of something.
  3. To shift a motor vehicle into a lower gear.
(Intransitive, idiomatic, often followed by with) To interact or coexist well, without argument or trouble.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic, often followed by with) To interact or coexist well, without argument or trouble.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.
To give or receive the equivalent of (a coin or bank note) in currency of lower denominations or in foreign money
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  1. To give or receive the equivalent of (a coin or bank note) in currency of lower denominations or in foreign money
  2. To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch:
  3. To put a fresh covering on:
To yield the same result regardless of order. For example, numbers commute under addition, which is a commutative operation. Generally, any two operators H and G commute if their commutator is zero, i.e. HG − GH = 0.
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  1. To yield the same result regardless of order. For example, numbers commute under addition, which is a commutative operation. Generally, any two operators H and G commute if their commutator is zero, i.e. HG − GH = 0.
  2. To pay in gross, usually at a reduced rate, rather than in individual payments.
  3. To change (a penalty, debt, or payment) to a less severe one.
To give up for a substitute:
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  1. To give up for a substitute:
  2. To give and receive reciprocally; interchange:
  3. To give in return for something received; trade:
To give and take mutually; exchange
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  1. To give and take mutually; exchange
  2. To alternate; cause to follow in succession
  3. (Intransitive) to swap or change places
(Now Rare) To take the place of
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  1. (Now Rare) To take the place of
  2. (Chemistry) To replace (one or more atoms or groups in a compound) by other atoms or groups.
  3. To put or use in place of another
To transfer (a railroad train or car) from one set of tracks to another by use of a switch; shunt
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  1. To transfer (a railroad train or car) from one set of tracks to another by use of a switch; shunt
  2. (--- Informal) To produce as if by operating a control. Often used with on :
  3. To shift; transfer; change
To buy and sell (stocks, for example).
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  1. To buy and sell (stocks, for example).
  2. To carry on a trade or business
  3. To give in exchange for something else:
To exchange or give (something) in an exchange (for something else).
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  1. To exchange or give (something) in an exchange (for something else).
  2. To trade one thing for another.
  3. To exchange, trade, or barter
To cause to be different:
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  1. To cause to be different:
  2. To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch:
  3. To put a fresh covering on:
To change or exchange
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  1. To change or exchange
  2. To transfer (a railroad train or car) from one set of tracks to another by use of a switch; shunt
  3. To shift; transfer; change
To displace (a body part), especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
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  1. To displace (a body part), especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
  2. To upset the order of; disarrange; disrupt
  3. To put out of usual or proper place, position, or relationship.
To move, shift, or force from the usual place or position:
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  1. To move, shift, or force from the usual place or position:
  2. To move something, or someone, especially to forcibly move people from their homeland.
  3. To take the place of; supplant or replace (a person or thing that one is the cause of or occasion for removing, pushing aside, etc.)
To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
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  1. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
  2. To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
  3. To break in on; interrupt
To prompt to action; rouse:
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  1. To prompt to action; rouse:
  2. To progress in sequence; go forward:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To get away from (a pursuer):
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  1. To get away from (a pursuer):
  2. (Informal) To get away from or rid of
  3. To get rid of or put an end to:
To manipulate into a desired position or toward a predetermined goal:
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  1. To manipulate into a desired position or toward a predetermined goal:
  2. To move, lead, get, put, make, compel, etc. (a person or thing) by some stratagem or scheme
  3. To move or direct through a series of movements or changes in course:
To prompt to action; rouse:
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  1. To prompt to action; rouse:
  2. To stir the emotions:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To take, extract, separate, or withdraw (someone or something from)
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  1. To take, extract, separate, or withdraw (someone or something from)
  2. To be removable
  3. To move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another
To make over or convey (property, title to property, etc.) to another
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  1. To make over or convey (property, title to property, etc.) to another
  2. Any and every method of removing something from one person or place to another; specifically, the handing over of possession or control of assets or title. Transfer may be affected by assignment, by delivery, by indorsement, and by operation of law. Any and every method of removing something from one person or place to another; specifically, the handing over of possession or control of assets or title. Transfer may be affected by assignment, by delivery, by indorsement, and by operation of law. the act of handing over possession or control.
  3. To transfer oneself or be transferred; move
To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
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  1. To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
  2. To turn away:
  3. To turn away
To make (something) deviate from its original path.
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  1. To make (something) deviate from its original path.
  2. To turn or make go to one side
  3. To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.
To turn aside from a course or way:
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  1. To turn aside from a course or way:
  2. To cause to turn aside or differ.
  3. To turn aside (from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress
To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
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  1. To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
  2. To turn aside from a course or direction:
  3. To turn aside.
To provide with, attach by, or mount on a pivot or pivots
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  1. To provide with, attach by, or mount on a pivot or pivots
  2. To cause to rotate, revolve, or turn:
  3. To turn on or as if on a pivot
To cause (a hanging object) to sway backward and forward; specif., to cause (a person on a swing) to move backward and forward by pushing or pulling the swing
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  1. To cause (a hanging object) to sway backward and forward; specif., to cause (a person on a swing) to move backward and forward by pushing or pulling the swing
  2. To move or wave (a weapon, tool, bat, etc.) with a sweeping motion; flourish; brandish
  3. (--- Informal) To move, travel, or come (by, over to, around to, etc.) in a casual manner, as by automobile
To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
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  1. To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
  2. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
  3. To divert or deflect:
To change direction; shift; turn or swing around
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  1. To change direction; shift; turn or swing around
  2. To turn or swing; change the course of
  3. To turn
Used to give emphasis, or as a legal convention
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  1. Used to give emphasis, or as a legal convention
  2. To attend to in such a way as to take care of or put in order:
  3. To behave or conduct oneself; act:
To travel; go.
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  1. To travel; go.
  2. To happen or develop:
  3. To get along:
To make an effort to resist:
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  1. To make an effort to resist:
  2. To ward off. Often used with off:
  3. To attempt to manage without assistance:
(Intransitive, idiomatic, often followed by with) To interact or coexist well, without argument or trouble.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic, often followed by with) To interact or coexist well, without argument or trouble.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.
(Rare) To use carefully; husband
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  1. (Rare) To use carefully; husband
  2. To get (a person) to do what one wishes, esp. by skill, tact, flattery, etc.
  3. To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
To succeed (often clumsily) despite being il-equipped or untrained.
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  1. To succeed (often clumsily) despite being il-equipped or untrained.
A number of coins or bills whose total value equals a single larger coin or bill
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  1. A number of coins or bills whose total value equals a single larger coin or bill
  2. The replacing of one thing for another; substitution:
  3. In jazz, a change of harmony; a modulation.
The payment made
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  1. The payment made
  2. A substitution, exchange, or interchange.
  3. In criminal law, the president’s or governor’s substitution of a less severe punishment for a greater one that was imposed by a court in a criminal action. See also amnesty, pardon, and reprieve. In criminal law, the president’s or governor’s substitution of a less severe punishment for a greater one that was imposed by a court in a criminal action. See also amnesty, pardon, and reprieve.
A central office, or a system operated by it, providing telephone communication in a community or in part of a city
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  1. A central office, or a system operated by it, providing telephone communication in a community or in part of a city
  2. The checks, drafts, etc. presented to a clearinghouse for exchange and settlement
  3. A giving or taking of one thing for another; trade; barter
The act or process of interchanging.
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  1. The act or process of interchanging.
  2. (Rail transport) A connection between two or more lines, services or modes of transport; a station at which such a connection can be made.
  3. A highway junction in which traffic may change from one road to another without crossing a stream of traffic.
The act or an instance of substituting.
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  1. The act or an instance of substituting.
  2. The act of substituting or the state of being substituted
  3. The selection of an individual or a thing to take the place of another; the process of one thing taking another’s place or one person acting in lieu of another. The selection of an individual or a thing to take the place of another; the process of one thing taking another’s place or one person acting in lieu of another.
A device that controls the flow of current in an electric circuit, esp. by turning the current on or off or diverting it to a particular part of the circuit
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  1. A device that controls the flow of current in an electric circuit, esp. by turning the current on or off or diverting it to a particular part of the circuit
  2. A separate tress or plait of natural or synthetic hair bound at one end and used by women as part of a coiffure
  3. A shift, transference, or change, esp. if sudden or unexpected
An exchange of one thing for another:
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  1. An exchange of one thing for another:
  2. The people working in or associated with a business or industry:
  3. The activity or volume of buying or selling:
The act or process of transposing or interchanging.
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  1. The act or process of transposing or interchanging.
  2. (Music) A shift of a piece of music to a different musical key by adjusting all the notes of the work equally either up or down in pitch.
  3. (Chess) A sequence of moves resulting in a position that may also be reached by another, more common sequence.
A contract in which two parties agree to exchange periodic interest payments, especially when one payment is at a fixed rate and the other varies according to the performance of a reference rate, such as the prime rate.
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  1. A contract in which two parties agree to exchange periodic interest payments, especially when one payment is at a fixed rate and the other varies according to the performance of a reference rate, such as the prime rate.
  2. (Computing, informal, uncountable) Space available in a swap file for use as auxiliary memory.
  3. An exchange, trade, or barter
A contest between antagonists; a match:
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  1. A contest between antagonists; a match:
  2. A period of time taken up by some specified activity, condition, etc.; spell
(Cribbage) A call made by a player who cannot play a card because any card in his hand will carry the count above 31
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  1. (Cribbage) A call made by a player who cannot play a card because any card in his hand will carry the count above 31
  2. (--- Informal) A situation in which planned operations can be effectuated:
  3. The time or period of an activity.
A fastening or catch; thing or part used to connect or join together
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  1. A fastening or catch; thing or part used to connect or join together
  2. A device used to connect one thing to another:
  3. (Slang) A period of time served, as of military service, imprisonment, etc.
An opportunity to act or speak out; a chance for accomplishment.
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  1. An opportunity to act or speak out; a chance for accomplishment.
  2. (Informal) The period of or opportunity for action, expression, exercise of authority, etc.
  3. (--- Sports) The division or period of a cricket game during which one team is at bat.
A turn, period, or fit of something
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  1. A turn, period, or fit of something
  2. A period or turn of work, duty, etc.
  3. (Informal) A period of time that is indefinite, short, or of a specified character
A limitation or restriction:
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  1. A limitation or restriction:
  2. An assigned task or quantity of work
  3. A specified period of time spent doing something
(Baseball) The act of bringing the hands together, as before the chest, and then lowering them and pausing before pitching the ball or attempting to pick off a base runner
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  1. (Baseball) The act of bringing the hands together, as before the chest, and then lowering them and pausing before pitching the ball or attempting to pick off a base runner
  2. (--- Informal) The last stage of an event, period, or process.
  3. A continuous period of time.
Indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every moment there has ever been or ever will be
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  1. Indefinite, unlimited duration in which things are considered as happening in the past, present, or future; every moment there has ever been or ever will be
  2. A precise instant, second, minute, hour, day, week, month, or year, determined by clock or calendar; specif., the present instant, determined by clock
  3. (Music) The meter of a musical pattern:
A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it:
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  1. A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it:
  2. A long trip, as for sightseeing
  3. A turn or shift of work; esp., a period of duty or military service at a single place
A special skill; a knack:
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  1. A special skill; a knack:
  2. A period or turn of duty, as at the helm of a ship.
  3. A turn or round of duty or work; shift
A short walk or ride, returning to the starting place, as for exercise
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  1. A short walk or ride, returning to the starting place, as for exercise
  2. One of a series of such opportunities accorded people in succession or in scheduled order:
  3. A point marking the end of one period of time and the beginning of the next:
A person or group on duty, esp. at night, to protect or guard; lookout or guard
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  1. A person or group on duty, esp. at night, to protect or guard; lookout or guard
  2. A period of close observation, often in order to discover something:
  3. (Obs.) A candle marked off into sections, used for keeping time
A means; an expedient.
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  1. A means; an expedient.
  2. Adherence to self-serving means:
  3. An expedient
A device used in an emergency; makeshift; resource
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  1. A device used in an emergency; makeshift; resource
  2. Something contrived or used to meet an urgent need:
  3. Something that is a means to an end, especially when based on self-interest:
A temporary, usually insubstantial, substitution for something else.
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  1. A temporary, usually insubstantial, substitution for something else.
  2. A temporary or expedient substitute for something else:
  3. A thing that will do for a while as a substitute; temporary expedient
A temporary measure or short-term fix used until something better can be obtained.
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  1. A temporary measure or short-term fix used until something better can be obtained.
  2. An improvised substitute for something lacking; a temporary expedient.
  3. A person or thing serving as a temporary substitute for another; makeshift
A short, light nail with a sharp point and a flat head.
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  1. A short, light nail with a sharp point and a flat head.
  2. The direction in which a vessel is moving in relation to the position of the sails
  3. A change of direction in which the sail or sails shift from one side of the vessel to the other
(South Atlantic US) The amount that can be carried in the arms in one load:
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  1. (South Atlantic US) The amount that can be carried in the arms in one load:
  2. A momentary shock or scare:
  3. A distinctive, graceful, or artistic expression or arrangement of words:
A change in direction; a turn:
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  1. A change in direction; a turn:
  2. A turning aside; turn; bend
  3. Rotation; spin, turn, twirl, etc.
Displacement of a body part, especially the temporary displacement of a bone from its normal position.
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  1. Displacement of a body part, especially the temporary displacement of a bone from its normal position.
  2. Displacement of a bone from its normal position, especially at a joint.
  3. An imperfection in the atomic structure of a crystal, usually consisting of one or more missing or disordered atoms in the crystal lattice
(Psychiatry) A defense mechanism in which an emotion or idea, usually repressed, is transferred to another, more acceptable object
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  1. (Psychiatry) A defense mechanism in which an emotion or idea, usually repressed, is transferred to another, more acceptable object
  2. (Psychiatry) A psychological defense mechanism in which there is an unconscious shift of emotions, affect, or desires from the original object to a more acceptable or immediate substitute.
  3. (Physics) A vector, or the magnitude of a vector, that points from an initial position (of a body or reference frame) to a subsequent position.
Something that disturbs, as a commotion, scuffle, or public tumult.
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  1. Something that disturbs, as a commotion, scuffle, or public tumult.
  2. (Physics) An alteration or displacement of a region of a medium from its equilibrium state.
  3. A variation in normal wind conditions.
(Slang) An action, device, trick, etc. intended to deceive; esp., in sports, a deceptive maneuver or movement
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  1. (Slang) An action, device, trick, etc. intended to deceive; esp., in sports, a deceptive maneuver or movement
  2. An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver:
  3. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) The act of moving, or a player's turn to move
A tendency or trend:
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  1. A tendency or trend:
  2. A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy:
  3. An organized effort by supporters of a common goal:
(Chemistry) A rearrangement reaction.
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  1. (Chemistry) A rearrangement reaction.
  2. (Chem.) A redistribution of atoms or atomic groups within a molecule, forming the molecule of a different substance
  3. The process of rearranging.
Something different; variety:
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  1. Something different; variety:
  2. The replacing of one thing for another; substitution:
  3. In jazz, a change of harmony; a modulation.
A conversion to a different purpose or from one system to another, as in equipment or production techniques.
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  1. A conversion to a different purpose or from one system to another, as in equipment or production techniques.
  2. A complete change, as in goods produced, methods of production, or equipment
Something that is changed from one use, function, or purpose to another.
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  1. Something that is changed from one use, function, or purpose to another.
  2. A change from lack of faith to religious belief; adoption of a religion
  3. (Math.) A change in the form of a quantity, a unit, or an expression without a change in the value
(Biol.) A change in form, structure, or function as a result of development; specif., the physical transformation undergone by various animals during development after the embryonic state, as of the tadpole to the frog or of the larva of an insect to the pupa and the pupa to the adult
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  1. (Biol.) A change in form, structure, or function as a result of development; specif., the physical transformation undergone by various animals during development after the embryonic state, as of the tadpole to the frog or of the larva of an insect to the pupa and the pupa to the adult
  2. A usually degenerative change in the structure of a particular body tissue.
  3. The form resulting from such change
A change affecting a sound or a class of sounds that is conditioned by morphological or syntactic factors rather than purely phonological factors, as in Irish, where certain words cause the lenition of the initial consonants of the following word.
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  1. A change affecting a sound or a class of sounds that is conditioned by morphological or syntactic factors rather than purely phonological factors, as in Irish, where certain words cause the lenition of the initial consonants of the following word.
  2. A change, as in form, nature, qualities, etc.
  3. Any alteration or change.
(Bible, proper) The change in the appearance of Jesus on the mountain: Matt. 17
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  1. (Bible, proper) The change in the appearance of Jesus on the mountain: Matt. 17
  2. A marked change in form or appearance; a metamorphosis.
  3. A change that glorifies or exalts.
The change undergone by an animal cell upon infection by a cancer-causing virus.
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  1. The change undergone by an animal cell upon infection by a cancer-causing virus.
  2. (Linguis.) The process of changing, by the application of certain syntactic rules, an abstract underlying structure into a surface structure
  3. A marked change, as in appearance or character, usually for the better:
A translating or being translated
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  1. A translating or being translated
  2. The result of a translating; esp., writing or speech translated into another language
  3. A translated version of a text.
The act or process of being transformed into a different form
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  1. The act or process of being transformed into a different form
(Chem.) The conversion of atoms of a given element into atoms of a different isotope or of a different element, as in radioactive disintegration or by nuclear bombardment
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  1. (Chem.) The conversion of atoms of a given element into atoms of a different isotope or of a different element, as in radioactive disintegration or by nuclear bombardment
  2. The act or an instance of transmuting; transformation.
  3. The changing of one chemical element into another. Transmutations occur naturally through radioactive decay, or artificially by bombarding the nucleus of a substance with subatomic particles.
The act of transubstantiating; change of one substance into another
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  1. The act of transubstantiating; change of one substance into another
  2. (R.C.Ch., Eastern Orthodox Ch.) The doctrine that, in the Eucharist, the bread and wine in their essential reality are changed into the body and blood of Christ, although they continue to look, taste, etc. as they did beforehand
  3. This change
Money returned as the difference between the price of something bought and the bill or coin of larger denomination given in payment
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  1. Money returned as the difference between the price of something bought and the bill or coin of larger denomination given in payment
  2. The replacing of one thing for another; substitution:
  3. In jazz, a change of harmony; a modulation.
The right to travel as a passenger, especially on a ship:
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  1. The right to travel as a passenger, especially on a ship:
  2. The right, permission, or power to come and go freely:
  3. Change or progress from one process or condition to another; transition
Conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a local public transportation system.
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  1. Conveyance of people or goods from one place to another, especially on a local public transportation system.
  2. A transition or change, as to a spiritual existence at death.
  3. A transition; change
(Sports) The process of changing from defense to offense or offense to defense without a stoppage in play, as in basketball or hockey.
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  1. (Sports) The process of changing from defense to offense or offense to defense without a stoppage in play, as in basketball or hockey.
  2. Change from one form, state, style, or place to another.
  3. An abrupt change into a remote key
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