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The force with which an object near the Earth or another celestial body is attracted toward the center of the body by gravity. An object's weight depends on its mass and the strength of the gravitational pull. The weight of an object in an aircraft flying at high altitude is less than its weight at sea level, since the strength of gravity decreases with increasing distance from the Earth's surface. The SI unit of weight is the newton, though units of mass such as grams or kilograms are used more informally to denote the weight of some mass, understood as the force acting on it in a gravitational field with a strength of one G. The pound is also still used as a unit of weight.
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  1. The force with which an object near the Earth or another celestial body is attracted toward the center of the body by gravity. An object's weight depends on its mass and the strength of the gravitational pull. The weight of an object in an aircraft flying at high altitude is less than its weight at sea level, since the strength of gravity decreases with increasing distance from the Earth's surface. The SI unit of weight is the newton, though units of mass such as grams or kilograms are used more informally to denote the weight of some mass, understood as the force acting on it in a gravitational field with a strength of one G. The pound is also still used as a unit of weight.
  2. The greater part; preponderance:
  3. A system of such measures:
A tense state or quality
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  1. A tense state or quality
An artistic work, as an oratorio or a play, based on these narratives
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  1. An artistic work, as an oratorio or a play, based on these narratives
  2. (Obs.) The condition of being acted upon, esp. by outside influences
  3. Extreme, compelling emotion; intense emotional drive or excitement
Importance; consequence; moment
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  1. Importance; consequence; moment
  2. A meaning that is expressed or implied:
  3. The state or quality of being significant:
Importance; significance:
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  1. Importance; significance:
  2. A product brought in the course of commerce into a country other than the one in which it originated
  3. V. The process of bringing in such products.
(Taxonomy, Genetics) A line of individuals of a certain species or race, differentiated from the main group by certain qualities, often, specif., superior qualities resulting from artificial breeding
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  1. (Taxonomy, Genetics) A line of individuals of a certain species or race, differentiated from the main group by certain qualities, often, specif., superior qualities resulting from artificial breeding
  2. Change in form or size, or both, resulting from stress or force
  3. Stress or force
(Physics, engineering) Force transmitted through a rope, string, cable, or similar object (used with prepositions on, in, or of, e.g., "The tension in the cable is 1000 N", to convey that the same magnitude of force applies to objects attached to both ends).
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  1. (Physics, engineering) Force transmitted through a rope, string, cable, or similar object (used with prepositions on, in, or of, e.g., "The tension in the cable is 1000 N", to convey that the same magnitude of force applies to objects attached to both ends).
  2. (Electricity) Voltage or potential; electromotive force.
  3. A force or combination of forces exerting such a pull against the resistance of the material
A person or group capable of influential action:
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  1. A person or group capable of influential action:
  2. Any of various factors that cause a body to change its speed, direction, or shape. Force is a vector quantity, having both magnitude and direction. Contributions of force from different sources can be summed to give the net force at any given point.
  3. The use of physical power or violence to compel or restrain:
A straight section of a racecourse or track, especially the section leading to the finish line.
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  1. A straight section of a racecourse or track, especially the section leading to the finish line.
  2. (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
  3. (Baseball) A series of movements in which a pitcher, standing with the glove side facing home plate, raises both hands to the height of the head and then lowers them to the chest or waist for a short pause before pitching the ball. It is used especially when runners are on base because it gives base runners less time to steal than they have during a full windup.
The property of being taut
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  1. The property of being taut
(Medicine) A sustained pull applied mechanically especially to the arm, leg, or neck so as to correct fractured or dislocated bones, overcome muscle spasms, or relieve pressure.
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  1. (Medicine) A sustained pull applied mechanically especially to the arm, leg, or neck so as to correct fractured or dislocated bones, overcome muscle spasms, or relieve pressure.
  2. The act of drawing or pulling, especially the drawing of a vehicle or load over a surface by motor power.
  3. A sustained pulling force applied mechanically to a part of the body by means of a weighted apparatus in order to correct the position of fractured or dislocated bones, especially of the arm, leg, or neck.
Force exerted in pulling or required to overcome resistance in pulling:
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  1. Force exerted in pulling or required to overcome resistance in pulling:
  2. (Slang) A means of gaining special advantage; influence:
  3. The act, force, or result of pulling
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  1. The act of distending.
  2. A distending or being distended; inflation; expansion
A small natural depression that water drains into; a shallow gully.
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  1. A small natural depression that water drains into; a shallow gully.
  2. One that attracts interest, customers, or spectators:
  3. (--- Games) A draw shot.
Traction applied to a fractured or dislocated limb so as to bring it into its normal position
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  1. Traction applied to a fractured or dislocated limb so as to bring it into its normal position
  2. (Ballet) The act or an instance of extending either leg at any angle from the body
  3. (Computers) A set of characters that follow a filename and are separated from it by a period, used to identify the kind of file:
The state of being protracted.
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  1. The state of being protracted.
  2. The act of protracting.
  3. (Linguistics) The irregular lengthening of a normally short syllable.
(Geology) The severity of an earthquake in terms of its effects on the earth's surface, and buildings. The value depends on the distance from the epicentre, and is not to be confused with the magnitude.
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  1. (Geology) The severity of an earthquake in terms of its effects on the earth's surface, and buildings. The value depends on the distance from the epicentre, and is not to be confused with the magnitude.
  2. (Physics) time-averaged energy flux (the ratio of average power to the area through which the power "flows"); irradiance
  3. (Physics) The amount of force or energy of heat, light, sound, electric current, etc. per unit area, volume, charge, etc.
The quality or degree of being tight
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  1. The quality or degree of being tight
The season of the year between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to include the months of March, April, and May. In the Southern Hemisphere austral spring includes September, October, and November.
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  1. The season of the year between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to include the months of March, April, and May. In the Southern Hemisphere austral spring includes September, October, and November.
  2. A usually rapid return to normal shape after removal of stress; recoil:
  3. A warping, bending, or cracking, as that caused by excessive force.
(Physics) Voltage. Usually only the terms low tension, high tension, and extra-high tension, and the abbreviations LT, HT, and EHT are used. They are not precisely defined; LT is normally a few volts, HT a few hundreds of volts, and EHT thousands of volts.
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  1. (Physics) Voltage. Usually only the terms low tension, high tension, and extra-high tension, and the abbreviations LT, HT, and EHT are used. They are not precisely defined; LT is normally a few volts, HT a few hundreds of volts, and EHT thousands of volts.
  2. Stress on a material produced by the pull of forces tending to cause extension
  3. (Loosely) The expansive force, or pressure, of a gas or vapor
A great or excessive pressure, demand, or stress on one's body, mind, or resources.
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  1. A great or excessive pressure, demand, or stress on one's body, mind, or resources.
  2. The tone, tenor, or substance of a verbal utterance or of a particular action or behavior:
  3. The extent to which a body is distorted when it is subjected to a deforming force, as when under stress. The distortion can involve a change both in shape and in size. All measures of strain are dimensionless (they have no unit of measure). &diamf3; Axial strain is equal to the ratio between the change in length of an object and its original length. &diamf3; Volume strain is equal to the ratio between the change in volume of an object and its original volume. It is also called bulk strain. &diamf3; Shear strain is equal to the ratio between the amount by which an object is skewed and its length.
The condition of being subjected to physical, mental, social, or economic distress:
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  1. The condition of being subjected to physical, mental, social, or economic distress:
  2. (--- Sports) Sustained, effective play that puts an opponent at a disadvantage:
  3. A compelling or constraining influence, such as persuasion or negative attitudes, on the mind or will:
(Nautical) The amount of cargo that a vessel can carry.
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  1. (Nautical) The amount of cargo that a vessel can carry.
  2. Anything one has to bear or put up with; heavy load, as of work, duty, responsibility, or sorrow
  3. In property law, anything that encumbers or restrict the use or value of land, such as an easement, restrictive covenant, or zoning ordinance. The burden indefinitely binds the current and all future owners until it is extinguished, so it is the land, and the landowner, that is burdened by the encumbrance or restriction. See estate.
The difficulty or distress resulting to an individual or entity from a court decision, zoning decision, or passage of a law; taken into account as one factor in an equity proceeding. The difficulty or distress resulting to an individual or entity from a court decision, zoning decision, or passage of a law; taken into account as one factor in an equity proceeding.
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  1. The difficulty or distress resulting to an individual or entity from a court decision, zoning decision, or passage of a law; taken into account as one factor in an equity proceeding. The difficulty or distress resulting to an individual or entity from a court decision, zoning decision, or passage of a law; taken into account as one factor in an equity proceeding.
  2. The condition of lacking necessities or comforts; privation or suffering.
  3. A thing hard to bear; specific cause of discomfort or suffering, as poverty, pain, etc.
Excessive exertion; so much exertion that discomfort or injury results
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A sudden, strong outburst (of emotion)
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  1. A sudden, strong outburst (of emotion)
  2. A violent, intense struggle, especially the struggle that precedes death.
  3. The suffering of intense physical or mental pain:
A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
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  1. A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
  2. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
  3. A hardship, suffering, etc. that tries one's endurance
Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
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  1. Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
  2. An afflicted condition; pain; suffering
A state of being uneasy, apprehensive, or worried about what may happen; concern about a possible future event
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  1. A state of being uneasy, apprehensive, or worried about what may happen; concern about a possible future event
  2. (Psychiatry) An abnormal state like this, characterized by a feeling of being powerless and unable to cope with threatening events, typically imaginary, and by physical tension, as shown by sweating, trembling, etc.
  3. A state of apprehension and fear resulting from the anticipation of a threatening event or situation. &diamf3; In psychiatry, a patient has an anxiety disorder &diamf3; if normal psychological functioning is disrupted or if anxiety persists without an identifiable cause.
The state or quality of being nervous.
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  1. The state or quality of being nervous.
The quality of being fearful
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The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
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  1. The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
  2. Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
  3. An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
Annoyance because of delay, opposition, etc.
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  1. Annoyance because of delay, opposition, etc.
  2. Lack of patience
  3. The quality or condition of being impatient.
A state or condition marked by this feeling:
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  1. A state or condition marked by this feeling:
  2. A cause for fear; possibility; chance
  3. A feeling of anxiety and agitation caused by the presence or nearness of danger, evil, pain, etc.; timidity; dread; terror; fright; apprehension
Something, such as a yeast, bacterium, mold, or enzyme, that causes fermentation.
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  1. Something, such as a yeast, bacterium, mold, or enzyme, that causes fermentation.
  2. A state of agitation or of turbulent change or development.
  3. A substance or organism causing fermentation, as yeast, bacteria, enzymes, etc.
Absence of peace or rest; anxiety.
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  1. Absence of peace or rest; anxiety.
  2. A disturbed or uneasy feeling; anxiety; restlessness
Worried unease; anxiety:
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  1. Worried unease; anxiety:
  2. A disturbed or uneasy condition; restlessness; anxiety
The characteristic of being tense.
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  1. The characteristic of being tense.
  2. (Phonetics) A particular vowel or consonant quality that is phonemically contrastive in many languages, including English.
(Geology) The severity of an earthquake in terms of its effects on the earth's surface, and buildings. The value depends on the distance from the epicentre, and is not to be confused with the magnitude.
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  1. (Geology) The severity of an earthquake in terms of its effects on the earth's surface, and buildings. The value depends on the distance from the epicentre, and is not to be confused with the magnitude.
  2. (Physics) time-averaged energy flux (the ratio of average power to the area through which the power "flows"); irradiance
  3. (Physics) The amount of force or energy of heat, light, sound, electric current, etc. per unit area, volume, charge, etc.
A state of agitation, confusion, or excitement.
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  1. A state of agitation, confusion, or excitement.
  2. The condition of being flustered
That which is expected, esp. on a statistical basis
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  1. That which is expected, esp. on a statistical basis
  2. The expectation that an heir or legatee will acquire property at another’s death; of real estate, a remainder or reversion. The expectation that an heir or legatee will acquire property at another’s death; of real estate, a remainder or reversion.
  3. The act or state of expecting; expectation:
The state or condition of being restless; an inability to be still, quiet, at peace or comfortable.
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  1. The state or condition of being restless; an inability to be still, quiet, at peace or comfortable.
A state of alarm or dread; apprehension.
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  1. A state of alarm or dread; apprehension.
  2. (Archaic) Tremulous or trembling movement; quaking; tremor
  3. Fearful uncertainty, anxiety, etc.; apprehension
A feeling of misgiving:
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  1. A feeling of misgiving:
  2. Doubt, distrust, or apprehension:
  3. A disturbed feeling of fear, doubt, apprehension, etc.
Lack of trust or confidence:
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  1. Lack of trust or confidence:
  2. Lack of trust or confidence; suspicion; doubt
A signal, sound, cry, etc. that is a warning of danger
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  1. A signal, sound, cry, etc. that is a warning of danger
  2. A device that is used to warn of danger by means of a sound or signal:
  3. Sudden fear or concern caused by the realization of danger or an impending setback.
An instance of fear or fearful anticipation:
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  1. An instance of fear or fearful anticipation:
  2. Profound fear; terror:
  3. Fear mixed with awe or reverence
(Medicine) Abnormally rapid pulsation, especially of the atria or ventricles of the heart.
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  1. (Medicine) Abnormally rapid pulsation, especially of the atria or ventricles of the heart.
  2. Rapid fluctuation in the pitch of a sound reproduction resulting from variations in the speed of the recording or reproducing equipment.
  3. A condition of the heart in which the contractions are very rapid but generally regular
An emergency situation:
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  1. An emergency situation:
  2. An amount that can be held between thumb and forefinger:
  3. Difficulty or hardship:
The quality or condition of being urgent; pressing importance:
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  1. The quality or condition of being urgent; pressing importance:
  2. The quality or state of being urgent; need for action, haste, etc.; stress or pressure, as of necessity
  3. The quality or condition of being urgent; insistence; pressure; as, the urgency of a demand or an occasion.
Plural form of jitter
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To pronounce (a syllable, word, or phrase) with special stress
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  1. To pronounce (a syllable, word, or phrase) with special stress
  2. To mark with a printed accent.
  3. To mark with an accent
To emphasize; heighten the effect of
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  1. To emphasize; heighten the effect of
  2. To pronounce with a stress or accent.
  3. To mark with an accent.
A distinctive feature or quality, such as a feature that accentuates, contrasts with, or complements a decorative style.
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  1. A distinctive feature or quality, such as a feature that accentuates, contrasts with, or complements a decorative style.
  2. Particular importance or interest; emphasis:
  3. An object or detail that lends emphasis, as by contrast with that which surrounds it
Force of expression, thought, feeling, action, etc.
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  1. Force of expression, thought, feeling, action, etc.
  2. Prominence given to a syllable, word, or words, as by raising the voice or printing in italic type.
  3. Special forcefulness of expression that gives importance to something singled out; stress:
The force per unit area that one region of a gas, liquid, or solid exerts on another. Pressure is usually measured in Pascal units, atmospheres, or pounds per square inch. &diamf3; A substance is said to have negative pressure if some other substance exerts more force per unit area on it than vice versa. Its value is simply the negative of the pressure exerted by the other substance.
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  1. The force per unit area that one region of a gas, liquid, or solid exerts on another. Pressure is usually measured in Pascal units, atmospheres, or pounds per square inch. &diamf3; A substance is said to have negative pressure if some other substance exerts more force per unit area on it than vice versa. Its value is simply the negative of the pressure exerted by the other substance.
  2. (--- Sports) Sustained, effective play that puts an opponent at a disadvantage:
  3. (Meteorology) Atmospheric pressure.
An exceptional degree or pitch:
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  1. An exceptional degree or pitch:
  2. A great or excessive pressure, demand, or stress on one's body, mind, or resources.
  3. An outburst or a flow of eloquent or impassioned language.
Stress on a material produced by the pull of forces tending to cause extension
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  1. Stress on a material produced by the pull of forces tending to cause extension
  2. (Physics) Voltage. Usually only the terms low tension, high tension, and extra-high tension, and the abbreviations LT, HT, and EHT are used. They are not precisely defined; LT is normally a few volts, HT a few hundreds of volts, and EHT thousands of volts.
  3. (Loosely) The expansive force, or pressure, of a gas or vapor
To mark with an accent
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  1. To mark with an accent
  2. To pronounce (a syllable, word, or phrase) with special stress
  3. To focus attention on; accentuate:
To emphasize; heighten the effect of
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  1. To emphasize; heighten the effect of
  2. To pronounce or mark with an accent or stress
  3. To mark with an accent.
To cause to appear important or deserving of attention:
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  1. To cause to appear important or deserving of attention:
  2. To give emphasis to; stress:
  3. To give prominence of sound to (a syllable or word) in pronouncing or in accordance with a metrical pattern.
To sketch or show the features of
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  1. To sketch or show the features of
  2. To depict or outline the features of.
  3. To be a feature of
To mark (important passages of text) with a usually fluorescent marker as a means of memory retention or for later reference.
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  1. To mark (important passages of text) with a usually fluorescent marker as a means of memory retention or for later reference.
  2. To designate visually (an icon, a portion of text, etc. on a computer screen) as being selected for some operation
  3. To give a highlight to (the subject of a painting, for example).
To emphasize:
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  1. To emphasize:
  2. To underscore (written matter) with a single line to indicate italics.
  3. To print in italic type.
To emphasize; stress:
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  1. To emphasize; stress:
  2. To draw a line under:
  3. To draw a line underneath something, especially to add emphasis; to underscore
To underline; to mark a line beneath text.
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  1. To underline; to mark a line beneath text.
  2. To put emphasis on; stress:
  3. To cause to appear important or deserving of attention:
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