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A show; display; presentation
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  1. A show; display; presentation
  2. A document or thing introduced as evidence in court, or attached to a contract or to a motion. A document or thing introduced as evidence in court, or attached to a contract or to a motion.
  3. (Law) Something marked for identification with the purpose of being introduced as evidence:
An exhibition or performance of works produced by an artist over a considerable period.
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  1. An exhibition or performance of works produced by an artist over a considerable period.
  2. A representative exhibition of the lifetime work of an artist
To take off a mask or disguise
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  1. To take off a mask or disguise
  2. (Intransitive) To remove one's mask.
  3. To appear in true character
The fact of being evident or manifest. Used of a disease or condition:
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  1. The fact of being evident or manifest. Used of a disease or condition:
  2. (Med.) The position of the fetus in the uterus at the time of delivery, with reference to the part presenting itself at the mouth of the uterus
  3. A symptom or sign or a group of symptoms or signs that is evident during a medical examination:
A presentation of evidence, facts, or figures.
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  1. A presentation of evidence, facts, or figures.
  2. A result, a judgement.
  3. Performance, as in a competition or test of skill:
The first section of certain musical forms, which introduces the main theme or themes, as in a sonata, or all the voices, as in a fugue
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  1. The first section of certain musical forms, which introduces the main theme or themes, as in a sonata, or all the voices, as in a fugue
  2. The action of putting something out to public view; for example in a display or show.
  3. A statement or rhetorical discourse intended to give information about or an explanation of difficult material.
The action, fact, or instance of occurring:
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  1. The action, fact, or instance of occurring:
  2. The act or fact of occurring
  3. Actual instance where a situation arises.
Mental perception or consideration:
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  1. Mental perception or consideration:
  2. (Informal) Any person or thing of a strikingly unpleasant or unusual appearance
  3. The act or fact of seeing:
The act or an instance of coming into sight.
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  1. The act or an instance of coming into sight.
  2. The act or an instance of coming into public view:
  3. Outward aspect:
A set of coded instructions that enables a machine, especially a computer, to perform a desired sequence of operations.
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  1. A set of coded instructions that enables a machine, especially a computer, to perform a desired sequence of operations.
  2. The presentation itself:
  3. A plan or system of academic and related or ancillary activities:
A sheet or roll of a flexible cellulose material coated with an emulsion sensitive to light and used to capture an image for a photograph or film
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  1. A sheet or roll of a flexible cellulose material coated with an emulsion sensitive to light and used to capture an image for a photograph or film
  2. Movies collectively, especially when considered as an art form.
  3. A play, story, etc. photographed as such a sequence
Quick, often irregular movement or action, especially of light or color:
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  1. Quick, often irregular movement or action, especially of light or color:
  2. Freedom or occasion for action; scope:
  3. The act or manner of engaging in a game or sport:
A musical comedy.
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  1. A musical comedy.
  2. A theatrical or film production, often elaborately costumed and staged, with dialogue developing the story line and an integrated musical score featuring songs and dances in a popular idiom
  3. A play or movie that contains musical numbers.
A reveling or time of revelry; festivity; merrymaking
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  1. A reveling or time of revelry; festivity; merrymaking
  2. An organized program of festivities, contests, etc.
  3. A traveling amusement show usually including rides, games, and sideshows.
The act of representing or the state of being represented.
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  1. The act of representing or the state of being represented.
  2. A statement of fact made with the purpose of getting someone to become party to a transaction or contract. See also misrepresentation. A statement of fact made with the purpose of getting someone to become party to a transaction or contract. See also misrepresentation.
  3. The production or performance of a play, etc.
A sort of vaudeville characterized by low comedy, striptease acts, etc.
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  1. A sort of vaudeville characterized by low comedy, striptease acts, etc.
  2. A literary or dramatic work that makes fun of something, often by means of outlandish exaggeration.
  3. Any broadly comic or satirical imitation, as of a writing, play, etc.; derisive caricature; parody
A work produced for the stage, screen, television, or radio.
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  1. A work produced for the stage, screen, television, or radio.
  2. The act or process of producing
  3. The making of a film or video, specif., the phase involving actual shooting
A superficial aspect; a semblance:
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  1. A superficial aspect; a semblance:
  2. The act or an instance of coming into sight.
  3. The act or an instance of coming into public view:
Unity achieved by mutual communication of views, ideas, and opinions:
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  1. Unity achieved by mutual communication of views, ideas, and opinions:
  2. A program of vocal or instrumental music, usually one in which a number of musicians perform together
  3. (Uncountable) Agreement in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony; simultaneous action.
The actor or actors presenting such a performance:
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  1. The actor or actors presenting such a performance:
  2. The process of doing or performing something:
  3. A performance or entertainment usually forming part of a longer presentation:
An elaborate public dramatic presentation that usually depicts a historical or traditional event.
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  1. An elaborate public dramatic presentation that usually depicts a historical or traditional event.
  2. An elaborate drama, often staged outdoors, celebrating a historical event or presenting the history of a community
  3. Any of a series of movable outdoor platforms on which a mystery play was performed
Something like a pair of eyeglasses in shape, use, etc.
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  1. Something like a pair of eyeglasses in shape, use, etc.
  2. A public performance or display, especially one on a large or lavish scale.
  3. A regrettable public display, as of bad behavior:
A display of moving, changing patterns of colored light, images, etc. projected as in a darkened auditorium, often as an accompaniment to rock music
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  1. A display of moving, changing patterns of colored light, images, etc. projected as in a darkened auditorium, often as an accompaniment to rock music
Something that amuses, pleases, or diverts, especially a performance or show.
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  1. Something that amuses, pleases, or diverts, especially a performance or show.
  2. The act of entertaining.
  3. An activity designed to give pleasure, enjoyment, diversion, amusement, or relaxation to an audience, no matter whether the audience participates passively as in watching opera or a movie, or actively as in games.
A decorative cover made to simulate an article of household linen and used over or in place of it:
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  1. A decorative cover made to simulate an article of household linen and used over or in place of it:
  2. An imitation that is meant to deceive; counterfeit
  3. (Short for) pillow sham
The act of pretending that what is imaginary is real.
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  1. The act of pretending that what is imaginary is real.
  2. The quality or act of pretending; assuming something is true when in fact one knows it is not.
  3. Alternative form of make-believe.
A representation; a copy.
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  1. A representation; a copy.
  2. The barest trace; a modicum:
  3. Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.
To position (a protein, for example) on the surface of a biological entity such as a virus:
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  1. To position (a protein, for example) on the surface of a biological entity such as a virus:
  2. To be or give evidence of; manifest or reveal:
  3. To present to view; cause to be seen.
To present for others to see:
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  1. To present for others to see:
  2. To present or expose to view; show; display
  3. (Law) To present (a document or an object) formally to a court
To appear to the senses; show itself
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  1. To appear to the senses; show itself
  2. To become manifest; be revealed:
  3. To display or present a manifest of (cargo).
To hold, carry, or point (a weapon) in a particular manner as a salutation or sign of honor, usually along the center axis of the body.
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  1. To hold, carry, or point (a weapon) in a particular manner as a salutation or sign of honor, usually along the center axis of the body.
  2. To attach to (a pathologic antigen, such as a virus or bacterium) in order to allow the antigen to be recognized and destroyed by T cells. Used of certain immune cells, such as macrophages.
  3. To appear or be felt first during birth. Used of the part of the fetus that proceeds first through the birth canal.
To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition:
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  1. To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition:
  2. To subject (a photographic film, for example) to the action of light.
  3. To allow to be seen; disclose; reveal; exhibit; display
To exhibit ostentatiously or shamelessly:
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  1. To exhibit ostentatiously or shamelessly:
  2. (Intransitive, archaic or literary) To show off, as with flashy clothing.
  3. (Usage Problem) To ignore or disregard (a rule, for example) openly or scornfully.
To expose to view; show; exhibit; display
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  1. To expose to view; show; exhibit; display
  2. To cause to be seen; show:
  3. To make known (something concealed or unknown):
To give a detailed account of; narrate:
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  1. To give a detailed account of; narrate:
  2. To communicate by speech or writing; express with words:
  3. To reveal something that is not supposed to be revealed, especially something that someone has done wrong:
To make clear or explicit (something obscure or implied); explain fully
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  1. To make clear or explicit (something obscure or implied); explain fully
To affirm as accurate, genuine, or true.
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  1. To affirm as accurate, genuine, or true.
  2. To supply or be evidence of:
  3. (--- Linguistics) To confirm the existence, usage, or currency of (a word, for example), as by being recorded in writing.
To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
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  1. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
  2. To settle (a dispute, question, etc.) conclusively; decide
  3. To decide; resolve
To prove the truth, validity, or authenticity of; verify
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  1. To prove the truth, validity, or authenticity of; verify
  2. To make firmer; strengthen:
  3. To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify:
To give instruction, especially as an occupation.
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  1. To give instruction, especially as an occupation.
  2. To show or help (a person) to learn (how) to do something
  3. To cause to learn by example or experience:
To induce to believe something; convince
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  1. To induce to believe something; convince
  2. To cause to do something by reasoning, urging, or inducement; prevail upon
  3. To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty:
To meet in order to deliberate together or compare views; consult:
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  1. To meet in order to deliberate together or compare views; consult:
  2. To invest with (a characteristic, for example):
  3. To bestow (an honor, for example):
To apply; use:
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  1. To apply; use:
  2. To give or present as a gift
  3. (Obs.) To give in marriage
To give or deal out, especially in parts or portions:
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  1. To give or deal out, especially in parts or portions:
  2. To exempt or release, as from a duty or religious obligation.
  3. To prepare and give out (medicines, prescriptions, etc.)
To set down in writing:
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  1. To set down in writing:
  2. To have one's name placed on the list of those eligible to vote in an election, by making application in the prescribed way
  3. To enroll officially or formally, especially in order to vote or attend classes.
To make a note of; write down:
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  1. To make a note of; write down:
  2. To observe carefully; notice:
  3. To show; indicate:
To turn the mind or thought in a particular direction or to a particular conclusion:
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  1. To turn the mind or thought in a particular direction or to a particular conclusion:
  2. To give emphasis to; stress:
  3. (Linguistics) To mark (a consonant) with a vowel point.
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  1. To uncover; to reveal.
  2. To expose:
  3. 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 5
To bring into view; uncover
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  1. To bring into view; uncover
  2. To reveal; make known; esp., to expose (something secret or not generally known)
  3. To reveal (dental plaque) as by applying a special coloring agent to the teeth
To be or give evidence of; manifest or reveal:
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  1. To be or give evidence of; manifest or reveal:
  2. To exhibit ostentatiously; show off:
  3. (Zoology) To exhibit a behavioral display.
To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition:
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  1. To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition:
  2. To subject (a photographic film, for example) to the action of light.
  3. To allow to be seen; disclose; reveal; exhibit; display
To expose to view; show; exhibit; display
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  1. To expose to view; show; exhibit; display
  2. To make known (something concealed or unknown):
  3. To cause to be seen; show:
To strip of or as of clothes; uncover; divest
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  1. To strip of or as of clothes; uncover; divest
  2. To remove the clothing or cover from; strip.
To lay bare or open by removing a covering
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  1. To lay bare or open by removing a covering
  2. To remove a cover or coverings
  3. To remove the hat from, as in respect or reverence.
To remove a veil or covering from.
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  1. To remove a veil or covering from.
  2. (Intransitive) To remove a veil; to reveal one's self.
  3. To disclose; reveal.
To notice or learn, especially by making an effort:
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  1. To notice or learn, especially by making an effort:
  2. To be the first nonnative person to find, come to, or see (a continent, river, etc.)
  3. (--- Now Rare) To reveal; disclose; expose
To be published or made available to the public:
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  1. To be published or made available to the public:
  2. To become visible:
  3. To give the impression of being in a certain way; seem:
To become conscious:
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  1. To become conscious:
  2. To become apparent or known
  3. To come forth into view; become visible
To print or publish; put forth and circulate; give out publicly or officially
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  1. To print or publish; put forth and circulate; give out publicly or officially
  2. To proceed from a source; emerge or come forth:
  3. To be derived or result (from a cause)
To appear to the mind in a magnified and threatening form:
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  1. To appear to the mind in a magnified and threatening form:
  2. To seem imminent; impend:
  3. To appear, take shape, or come in sight indistinctly as through a mist, esp. in a large, portentous, or threatening form
To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.
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  1. To cause to take physical form, or to cause an object to appear.
  2. To appear, especially suddenly:
  3. To appear suddenly or unexpectedly
To show or contain a distinguishing characteristic of; distinguish:
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  1. To show or contain a distinguishing characteristic of; distinguish:
  2. To mark, form, or show the outline or border of:
  3. To depict in words; describe
To render a representation of something, using words, sounds, images, or other means.
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  1. To render a representation of something, using words, sounds, images, or other means.
  2. To represent in a drawing, painting, sculpture, etc.; portray; picture
  3. To picture in words; describe
To move through space in such a way as to represent or conform to (the outline of a given shape)
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  1. To move through space in such a way as to represent or conform to (the outline of a given shape)
  2. To trace the form or outline of:
  3. To picture in words
To picture, represent, or symbolize in music, art, etc.
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  1. To picture, represent, or symbolize in music, art, etc.
  2. To represent by a sign, symbol, number, or formula:
  3. To send by express
To describe graphically, vividly, or with figures of speech
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  1. To describe graphically, vividly, or with figures of speech
  2. (Computers) To print (a file) using a laser printer, imagesetter, direct-to-plate press, or similar device.
  3. To picture mentally; imagine or visualize:
To paint or draw
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  1. To paint or draw
  2. To describe or depict by painting or drawing.
  3. To describe or portray in words.
To form a mental image of; visualize:
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  1. To form a mental image of; visualize:
  2. To describe or explain
  3. To form a mental picture or impression of; imagine
To represent dramatically, as on the stage:
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  1. To represent dramatically, as on the stage:
  2. To describe or depict in a certain way:
  3. (Figuratively) To describe in words; to convey.
(Music) To perform an interpretation of (a musical piece, for example).
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  1. (Music) To perform an interpretation of (a musical piece, for example).
  2. To give, hand over, deliver, present, or submit, as for approval, consideration, payment, etc.
  3. To express in other words; esp., to translate
To describe or put forward (a person or thing) as an embodiment of a specified quality:
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  1. To describe or put forward (a person or thing) as an embodiment of a specified quality:
  2. To indicate or communicate by signs or symbols:
  3. To serve as a specimen, example, type, or instance of; exemplify or typify
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To be or give evidence of; manifest or reveal:
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  1. To be or give evidence of; manifest or reveal:
  2. To exhibit ostentatiously; show off:
  3. (Zoology) To exhibit a behavioral display.
To remove from a port; to carry away.
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  1. To remove from a port; to carry away.
  2. To amuse oneself in a light, frolicsome manner.
  3. To display.
To give evidence or an instance of; demonstrate:
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  1. To give evidence or an instance of; demonstrate:
  2. To show outwardly; display:
  3. To present for others to see:
To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition:
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  1. To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition:
  2. To subject (a photographic film, for example) to the action of light.
  3. To allow to be seen; disclose; reveal; exhibit; display
A trademark for a file format for graphics, audio, and video data, commonly used for transmitting animation over the Internet.
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  1. A trademark for a file format for graphics, audio, and video data, commonly used for transmitting animation over the Internet.
  2. To appear or occur suddenly:
  3. To display ostentatiously; flaunt.
  1. To parade, display with ostentation.
  2. (Intransitive, archaic or literary) To show off, as with flashy clothing.
  3. To exhibit ostentatiously or shamelessly:
To take part in a parade; march in a public procession:
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  1. To take part in a parade; march in a public procession:
  2. To walk about ostentatiously; show off
  3. To bring together (troops, etc.) for inspection or display
To engage in a sport or sports
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  1. To engage in a sport or sports
  2. (Informal) To wear or display, esp. with unnecessary show
  3. To wear or have on one's body, especially prominently or ostentatiously:
To be the leader of; direct (an orchestra, choir, etc.)
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  1. To be the leader of; direct (an orchestra, choir, etc.)
  2. To direct the course of; manage or control:
  3. (Music) To direct the performance of (an orchestra or chorus, for example).
To indicate the intended recipient on (a letter, for example).
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  1. To indicate the intended recipient on (a letter, for example).
  2. To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
  3. In a direct manner; directly
To accompany or guide, especially as an escort:
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  1. To accompany or guide, especially as an escort:
  2. To go with as an escort; accompany to protect or show honor or courtesy to
To direct the course of; steer:
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  1. To direct the course of; steer:
  2. To direct the course or motion of (a vehicle, implement, etc.) by physical action
  3. To direct (the policies, actions, etc.) of; manage; regulate
To play a principal or guiding role in:
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  1. To play a principal or guiding role in:
  2. To direct, conduct, or serve as the leader or conductor of (an orchestra, ballet, etc.)
  3. To guide or direct in a course:
To steer or control the course of:
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  1. To steer or control the course of:
  2. To serve as the pilot of (a plane, for example).
  3. To guide; conduct; lead
To schedule the order of (a sequence of procedures).
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  1. To schedule the order of (a sequence of procedures).
  2. To fix the order of procedure of (a series of operations, etc.)
  3. To direct, send, forward, or transport by a specified route
To tend, herd, guard, or lead as or like a shepherd
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  1. To tend, herd, guard, or lead as or like a shepherd
  2. To direct or instruct in a certain manner:
  3. To guide or lead on a course:
(Intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
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  1. (Intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
  2. To direct the course or movement of
  3. To direct a conversation.
To lead or conduct:
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  1. To lead or conduct:
  2. To serve as an usher to; escort.
  3. To act as an usher to; escort or conduct (others) to seats, etc.
(Logic) To be the name for (individuals or instances of a class)
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  1. (Logic) To be the name for (individuals or instances of a class)
  2. To signify directly; refer to specifically:
  3. To mark; indicate:
To select and set aside for a duty, office, or purpose:
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  1. To select and set aside for a duty, office, or purpose:
  2. To give a name or title to; characterize:
  3. To point out; mark out; indicate; specify
To express briefly or generally
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  1. To express briefly or generally
  2. To serve as a sign, symptom, or token of; signify:
  3. To suggest or demonstrate the necessity, expedience, or advisability of:
To single out or indicate by or as if by a mark:
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  1. To single out or indicate by or as if by a mark:
  2. To show or indicate by a mark or marks
  3. To give attention to; notice:
(Figuratively, idiomatic) To tell, remind, indicate.
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  1. (Figuratively, idiomatic) To tell, remind, indicate.
  2. (Idiomatic) To identify among a group of similar subjects, or in a scene where the subject might not be readily seen or noticed, with a gesture of the body.
To state explicitly or in detail:
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  1. To state explicitly or in detail:
  2. To include as an item in a set of specifications
  3. To determine or bring about (a specific result):
To show the use of (an article) to a prospective buyer:
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  1. To show the use of (an article) to a prospective buyer:
  2. To present by experiments, examples, or practical application; explain and illustrate:
  3. To show to be true by reasoning or adducing evidence; prove:
To exhibit ostentatiously; show off:
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  1. To exhibit ostentatiously; show off:
  2. (Zoology) To exhibit a behavioral display.
  3. To be or give evidence of; manifest or reveal:
To bear witness to; attest
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  1. To bear witness to; attest
  2. To make evident; indicate; show
  3. To indicate clearly; exemplify or prove:
(Obs.) To overcome
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  1. (Obs.) To overcome
  2. To show plainly; indicate; make manifest; esp., to show that one has (a specified quality, feeling, etc.)
  3. To show or demonstrate clearly; manifest:
To present for others to see:
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  1. To present for others to see:
  2. To give evidence or an instance of; demonstrate:
  3. To give evidence of; reveal
To appear to the senses; show itself
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  1. To appear to the senses; show itself
  2. To become manifest; be revealed:
  3. To prove; be evidence of
To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm:
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  1. To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm:
  2. To announce officially and publicly; declare:
  3. To show to be
To make known (something concealed or unknown):
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  1. To make known (something concealed or unknown):
  2. To expose to view; show; exhibit; display
  3. To cause to be seen; show:
To be or give a sign, token, or indication of; signify; betoken
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  1. To be or give a sign, token, or indication of; signify; betoken
  2. To serve as a sign, symptom, or token of; signify:
  3. To show the need for; call for; make necessary
To receive a visible impression:
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  1. To receive a visible impression:
  2. To take note of in writing; write down:
  3. To give attention to; notice:
To read something written, printed, etc., as words, music, books, etc.
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  1. To read something written, printed, etc., as words, music, books, etc.
  2. To utter or render aloud (written or printed material):
  3. To receive or comprehend (a radio message, for example):
To set down for preservation in writing or other permanent form:
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  1. To set down for preservation in writing or other permanent form:
  2. To record the words, sound, appearance, or performance of (someone or something):
  3. To put in writing, print, etc. for future use; draw up an account of
To formally enter in a public list (as in register to vote); to make a record of (the defense registered an objection); to file a stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is required before it can be offered for sale. To formally enter in a public list (as in register to vote); to make a record of (the defense registered an objection); to file a stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is required before it can be offered for sale.
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  1. To formally enter in a public list (as in register to vote); to make a record of (the defense registered an objection); to file a stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is required before it can be offered for sale. To formally enter in a public list (as in register to vote); to make a record of (the defense registered an objection); to file a stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is required before it can be offered for sale.
  2. To enroll officially or formally, especially in order to vote or attend classes.
  3. To enter in or as in a record or list; enroll or record officially
To act or conduct oneself in a specified way:
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  1. To act or conduct oneself in a specified way:
  2. To put (a specified card) into play
  3. (Music) To perform on an instrument:
To be presented or performed:
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  1. To be presented or performed:
  2. To appear or be presented continuously or in a continuing series
  3. To do or carry out:
To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.
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  1. To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.
  2. To prove to be genuine or as represented
  3. To prove that something, such as a document, is what it purports to be, especially so that the item can be admitted into evidence at a trial or hearing. For example, a party wishing to admit a letter into evidence may ask the witness whether it is, indeed, the letter he received, does he recognize the handwriting, and similar questions.
To cause to undergo the religious ceremony of confirmation
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  1. To cause to undergo the religious ceremony of confirmation
  2. To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify:
  3. To prove the truth, validity, or authenticity of; verify
(Obs.) To strengthen
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  1. (Obs.) To strengthen
  2. To make more certain the validity of; confirm; bolster; support
  3. To confirm, ratify, strengthen, or support, especially by additional authority or evidence. To confirm, ratify, strengthen, or support, especially by additional authority or evidence.
To show the use of (an article) to a prospective buyer:
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  1. To show the use of (an article) to a prospective buyer:
  2. To present by experiments, examples, or practical application; explain and illustrate:
  3. To show to be true by reasoning or adducing evidence; prove:
To recommend (a product), often in exchange for payment, as in an advertisement.
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  1. To recommend (a product), often in exchange for payment, as in an advertisement.
  2. To express approval of or give support to, especially by public statement; sanction:
  3. To give approval to; support; sanction
To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
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  1. To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
  2. To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
  3. To bring about; generate or effect:
To bear witness to; attest
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  1. To bear witness to; attest
  2. To make evident; indicate; show
  3. To indicate clearly; exemplify or prove:
(Law) To establish by the required amount of evidence:
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  1. (Law) To establish by the required amount of evidence:
  2. To show (oneself) to be what is specified or to have a certain characteristic:
  3. To be shown to be such; turn out:
To give substance or true existence to
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  1. To give substance or true existence to
  2. To show to be true or real by giving evidence; prove; confirm
  3. To prove the truth of or support with proof or evidence:
To check or prove the validity of; verify.
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  1. To check or prove the validity of; verify.
  2. To render valid.
  3. To establish the soundness, accuracy, or legitimacy of:
To test or check the accuracy or correctness of, as by investigation, comparison with a standard, or reference to the facts
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  1. To test or check the accuracy or correctness of, as by investigation, comparison with a standard, or reference to the facts
  2. To demonstrate the truth or accuracy of, as by the presentation of evidence:
  3. To prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony; confirm or substantiate
The act, process, or means of making evident or proving
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  1. The act, process, or means of making evident or proving
  2. An explanation by example, experiment, etc.
  3. A practical showing of how something works or is used; specif., such a showing of a product in an effort to sell it
(--- Zoology) A specialized pattern of behavior used to communicate visually, such as the presentation of colors or plumage by male birds as part of courtship or intimidation.
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  1. (--- Zoology) A specialized pattern of behavior used to communicate visually, such as the presentation of colors or plumage by male birds as part of courtship or intimidation.
  2. Ostentatious exhibition:
  3. A demonstration or manifestation:
(Law) A document or object produced as evidence in a court
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  1. (Law) A document or object produced as evidence in a court
  2. A show; display; presentation
  3. (Law) Something marked for identification with the purpose of being introduced as evidence:
(Brit.) A sum of money awarded by a school or university to help support a student
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  1. (Brit.) A sum of money awarded by a school or university to help support a student
  2. The act or fact of exhibiting
  3. A public show or display, as of art, industrial products, athletic feats, etc.
A public demonstration, usually of a political nature.
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  1. A public demonstration, usually of a political nature.
  2. One of the forms in which someone or something, such as a person, a divine being, or an idea, is revealed.
  3. A form in which a being manifests itself or is thought to manifest itself, esp. the material or bodily form of a spirit
A loose outer garment, such as a cape.
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  1. A loose outer garment, such as a cape.
  2. Something that covers or conceals:
  3. A loose outer garment, usually sleeveless and extending to or below the knees
Vividness or variety in expression:
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  1. Vividness or variety in expression:
  2. A reddening of the face, as a blush or sign of anger.
  3. Color of the face; esp., a healthy rosiness or a blush
Characteristic aspect, tone, or style.
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  1. Characteristic aspect, tone, or style.
  2. The effect created by a particular use of color
  3. Appearance with regard to color.
An activity or organization that is used to conceal an illegal or secret activity:
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  1. An activity or organization that is used to conceal an illegal or secret activity:
  2. Strategic protection given by armed units during hostile action:
  3. A version of a song, esp. one that has become popular in a particular recording, as performed or recorded in imitation of the original or with a fresh interpretation
Appearance that misrepresents the true character of something:
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  1. Appearance that misrepresents the true character of something:
  2. A pretense or misrepresentation:
  3. Clothes or accessories worn to conceal one's true identity.
Disguise (deceptive appearance)
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Effrontery; impudence:
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  1. Effrontery; impudence:
  2. Facial cosmetics:
  3. A person's countenance:
Attitude or appearance, as of the face, indicating state of mind; external behavior when facing a problem, etc.
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  1. Attitude or appearance, as of the face, indicating state of mind; external behavior when facing a problem, etc.
  2. The forehead or face, especially of a bird or other animal.
  3. The face; the countenance.
A cosmetic that adds shine or luster, such as lip gloss.
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  1. A cosmetic that adds shine or luster, such as lip gloss.
  2. A brief explanatory note or translation of a difficult or technical expression usually inserted in the margin or between lines of a text or manuscript.
  3. A kind of paint that dries to a shiny finish.
Misleading appearance; cover, cloak.
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  1. Misleading appearance; cover, cloak.
  2. Customary way of speaking or acting; fashion, manner, practice (often used formerly in such phrases as "at his own guise"; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself.)
  3. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
A protective covering for the face or head, as a wire screen [fencer's mask] or respirator [gas mask]
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  1. A protective covering for the face or head, as a wire screen [fencer's mask] or respirator [gas mask]
  2. A covering worn on the face to conceal one's identity, as:
  3. A strip of darker color across an animal's face, esp. across the eyes
A disguise or false outward show; a pretense:
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  1. A disguise or false outward show; a pretense:
  2. An involved scheme; a charade.
  3. A ball or party at which masks and fancy costumes or disguises are worn
A false show of something
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  1. A false show of something
  2. A false or studied show; an affectation:
  3. A claim or assertion to a right, especially a false one:
A reason or excuse given to hide the real reason for something.
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  1. A reason or excuse given to hide the real reason for something.
  2. A false reason or motive put forth to hide the real one; excuse
  3. A cover-up; front
The barest trace; a modicum:
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  1. The barest trace; a modicum:
  2. A likeness, image, or representation
  3. Seeming; appearance; show; figure; form.
A piece of light fabric hung to separate or conceal what is behind it; a curtain.
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  1. A piece of light fabric hung to separate or conceal what is behind it; a curtain.
  2. A length of protective netting worn over the face by beekeepers.
  3. A piece of light fabric, as of net or gauze, worn, esp. by women, over the face or head or draped from a hat to conceal, protect, or enhance the face
Any attractive but superficial appearance or display
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  1. Any attractive but superficial appearance or display
  2. Any of the thin layers glued together to form plywood
  3. A thin surface layer of fine wood or costly material laid over a base of common material
Statements, actions, or display designed to make something seem better than it really is
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  1. Statements, actions, or display designed to make something seem better than it really is
  2. A means of improving appearances or creating a falsely favorable impression:
  3. (Idiomatic, uncountable) A means of creating a deceptively favourable impression of something or someone; something for appearance only.
The act of teasing or misleading someone, especially for amusement.
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  1. The act of teasing or misleading someone, especially for amusement.
  2. A deception, hoax, or practical joke.
  3. Something, as a novel or play, intended as an elaborate hoax or practical joke on the reader or audience
The process of doing or performing something:
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  1. The process of doing or performing something:
  2. A performance or entertainment usually forming part of a longer presentation:
  3. The actor or actors presenting such a performance:
An intended action or deed.
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  1. An intended action or deed.
  2. (Law) The deeds or actions of parties are called actings to avoid confusion with the legal senses of deeds and actions.
  3. The act, art, or occupation of performing in plays, movies, etc.
The state of being disguised
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  1. The state of being disguised
  2. Appearance that misrepresents the true character of something:
  3. The act or practice of disguising
  1. (Countable) Dissimilarity, unlikeness.
  2. (Uncountable) Dissembling, as a kind of behavior; dissembling, generally.
  3. (Countable) An act of dissembling.
An involved scheme; a charade.
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  1. An involved scheme; a charade.
  2. A ball or party at which masks and fancy costumes or disguises are worn
  3. A disguise or false outward show; a pretense:
A claim or assertion to a right, especially a false one:
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  1. A claim or assertion to a right, especially a false one:
  2. A false appearance or action intended to deceive:
  3. A pretentious act or remark
A person who is not what he or she pretends to be; fraud; impostor
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  1. A person who is not what he or she pretends to be; fraud; impostor
  2. A decorative cover made to simulate an article of household linen and used over or in place of it:
  3. A hypocritical action, deceptive appearance, etc.
Imitation or representation, as of a potential situation or in experimental testing.
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  1. Imitation or representation, as of a potential situation or in experimental testing.
  2. The duplicating or reproducing of certain characteristics or conditions, as of a system or physical process, by the use of a model or representation, for study, training, etc.
  3. The act of simulating; pretense; feigning
Numerical data ordered in a linear fashion, by magnitude.
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  1. Numerical data ordered in a linear fashion, by magnitude.
  2. An orderly, often imposing arrangement:
  3. An impressively large number, as of persons or objects:
(--- Zoology) A specialized pattern of behavior used to communicate visually, such as the presentation of colors or plumage by male birds as part of courtship or intimidation.
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  1. (--- Zoology) A specialized pattern of behavior used to communicate visually, such as the presentation of colors or plumage by male birds as part of courtship or intimidation.
  2. Ostentatious exhibition:
  3. A demonstration or manifestation:
Any complete or magnificent covering or array
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  1. Any complete or magnificent covering or array
  2. (By extension) a collection or display of weaponry
  3. A splendid or striking array or arrangement:
A line or extended group of moving persons or things:
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  1. A line or extended group of moving persons or things:
  2. An extended, usually showy succession:
  3. Ostentatious or pompous display
Ostentatious show or display
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  1. Ostentatious show or display
  2. Stately or brilliant display; splendor
  3. Vain or ostentatious display:
A public performance or display, especially one on a large or lavish scale.
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  1. A public performance or display, especially one on a large or lavish scale.
  2. A regrettable public display, as of bad behavior:
  3. Something to look at, esp. some strange or remarkable sight; unusual display
A public showing; an exhibition:
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  1. A public showing; an exhibition:
  2. (Law) A document or object produced as evidence in a court
  3. (Law) Something marked for identification with the purpose of being introduced as evidence:
(Chiefly British) A grant given to a scholar by a school or university.
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  1. (Chiefly British) A grant given to a scholar by a school or university.
  2. The act or fact of exhibiting
  3. A public show or display, as of art, industrial products, athletic feats, etc.
The first section of certain musical forms, which introduces the main theme or themes, as in a sonata, or all the voices, as in a fugue
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  1. The first section of certain musical forms, which introduces the main theme or themes, as in a sonata, or all the voices, as in a fugue
  2. The action of putting something out to public view; for example in a display or show.
  3. An exhibition; esp., a large public exhibition or show, often international in scope
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