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The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
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  1. The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
  2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
  3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
To make or become longer.
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  1. To make or become longer.
  2. (Intransitive) To become longer.
An extensive space or area:
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  1. An extensive space or area:
  2. Range or limits of anything; scope; coverage
  3. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
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  1. A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
  2. Range or scope, as of understanding, perception, or authority:
  3. Full extent or range; reach; scope; specif., range of tones, as of a voice
A continuous, uninterrupted extent or stretch
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  1. A continuous, uninterrupted extent or stretch
  2. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
  3. Range or scope of influence or effect:
To cause to grow; raise:
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  1. To cause to grow; raise:
  2. To increase in size and develop toward maturity, as a plant or animal does by assimilating food
  3. To come to be by a gradual process or by degrees; become:
To open (something) up or out; spread out:
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  1. To open (something) up or out; spread out:
  2. To become expanded; spread out, unfold, enlarge, etc.
  3. To spread out; open out; stretch out; unfold
To be exhibited, displayed, or visible in broad or full extent:
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  1. To be exhibited, displayed, or visible in broad or full extent:
  2. To open to a fuller extent or width; stretch:
  3. To draw out so as to display more fully; open or stretch out so as to cover more space; unfold or unfurl
To become spread out; open out:
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  1. To become spread out; open out:
  2. To open (anything covered or closed); to lay open to view or contemplation; to bring out in all the details, or by successive development.
  3. To become unfolded; open out or open up
To make greater or larger.
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  1. To make greater or larger.
  2. To multiply; reproduce.
  3. To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
To increase in volume or loudness
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  1. To increase in volume or loudness
  2. To cause to increase in size, volume, extent, degree, etc.
  3. To increase in volume or become larger as a result of pressure from within; expand; dilate
(Intransitive, figuratively) To come rapidly into existence.
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  1. (Intransitive, figuratively) To come rapidly into existence.
  2. (Intransitive) To appear suddenly.
To become responsive, understanding, or generous:
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  1. To become responsive, understanding, or generous:
  2. To undo, recall, or set aside (a judgment, settlement, etc.), so as to leave the matter open to further action
  3. To remove obstructions from; clear:
To make or become tight or tighter.
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  1. To make or become tight or tighter.
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.
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  1. 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.
  2. To draw off or remove by filtration.
  3. To pull, draw, or stretch tight.
To bring about deliberately; provoke:
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  1. To bring about deliberately; provoke:
  2. To compose or write out in legal format:
  3. To bring to a certain condition or action; lead:
To make or become longer; stretch
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  1. To make or become longer; stretch
To give added bulk or body to (a substance) by adding another, usually cheaper or inferior, substance
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  1. To give added bulk or body to (a substance) by adding another, usually cheaper or inferior, substance
  2. To be or become long, large, or comprehensive:
  3. To cause to move at full gallop. Used of a horse.
To cause (one's personality, a bud, etc.) to unfold or evolve gradually
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  1. To cause (one's personality, a bud, etc.) to unfold or evolve gradually
  2. To aid in the growth of; strengthen:
  3. To come to have gradually; acquire:
(Reflexive, archaic) To extend; to stretch out; to spread out.
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  1. (Reflexive, archaic) To extend; to stretch out; to spread out.
  2. To cause to swell.
  3. To cause to expand, especially from internal pressure; dilate:
To increase or raise beyond what is normal or valid
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  1. To increase or raise beyond what is normal or valid
  2. To cause (a currency or economy) to undergo inflation.
  3. To become inflated; swell
To increase the volume of (sound):
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  1. To increase the volume of (sound):
  2. To cause to appear greater, more important, or more extreme than is in fact the case:
  3. To cause to seem or appear larger than is really so; increase the apparent size of, esp. by means of a lens or lenses
To write or discourse at length; expatiate:
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  1. To write or discourse at length; expatiate:
  2. (Electronics) To increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier
  3. To develop more fully, as with details, examples, statistics, etc.
(Idiomatic) To place items further apart.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To place items further apart.
  2. (Idiomatic, intransitive) Become further apart.
To make or become wide or wider
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  1. To make or become wide or wider
  2. To let out clothes to a larger size.
  3. (Intransitive) To become wide or wider.
(Informal) To put into effect; carry out; perform
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  1. (Informal) To put into effect; carry out; perform
  2. (Slang) To draw out (a weapon) in readiness for use:
  3. To exert force or influence on so as to cause to move toward or after the source of the force; drag, tug, draw, attract, etc.
To make or become taut
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  1. To make or become taut
  2. (Ergative) To become taut.
The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
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  1. The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
  2. To put out (cattle, etc.) to graze on a range
  3. To wander freely; roam:
To make or become longer; stretch
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  1. To make or become longer; stretch
To present; offer:
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  1. To present; offer:
  2. To be or become long, large, or comprehensive:
  3. To cause to move at full gallop. Used of a horse.
To make or become longer.
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  1. To make or become longer.
  2. (Intransitive) To become longer.
  1. To extend in space or length.
  2. To lengthen temporally; to put off to a distant time; to postpone.
  3. To lengthen in duration; protract:
To draw to scale; using a protractor and scale
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  1. To draw to scale; using a protractor and scale
  2. (Mathematics) To draw to scale by means of a scale and protractor; plot.
  3. (Zool.) To thrust out; extend
To form (thread or yarn) in this manner.
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  1. To form (thread or yarn) in this manner.
  2. To provide an interpretation of (a statement or event, for example), especially in a way meant to sway public opinion:
  3. To cause (wheels of a vehicle) to rotate freely without traction, as on ice or in sand
To bring forth; exhibit:
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  1. To bring forth; exhibit:
  2. To cause to occur or exist; give rise to:
  3. To create by physical or mental effort:
To become expanded; spread out, unfold, enlarge, etc.
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  1. To become expanded; spread out, unfold, enlarge, etc.
  2. To open (something) up or out; spread out:
  3. To spread out; open out; stretch out; unfold
To give added bulk or body to (a substance) by adding another, usually cheaper or inferior, substance
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  1. To give added bulk or body to (a substance) by adding another, usually cheaper or inferior, substance
  2. To be or become long, large, or comprehensive:
  3. To open or straighten (something) out; unbend:
To spread out into the shape of a fan
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  1. To spread out into the shape of a fan
  2. To direct a current of air or a breeze upon, especially in order to cool:
  3. To open (something) out into the shape of a fan:
To part the lids or lips of:
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  1. To part the lids or lips of:
  2. To become open
  3. To remove the wrapping from:
To stretch beyond
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  1. To stretch beyond
  2. To stretch out; extend.
To be extended or enlarged:
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  1. To be extended or enlarged:
  2. To open to a fuller extent or width; stretch:
  3. To draw out so as to display more fully; open or stretch out so as to cover more space; unfold or unfurl
To open and spread out (something folded); extend.
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  1. To open and spread out (something folded); extend.
  2. To open (anything covered or closed); to lay open to view or contemplation; to bring out in all the details, or by successive development.
  3. To become unfolded; open out or open up
(Intransitive) To emerge, be revealed or become apparent; to unfold.
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  1. (Intransitive) To emerge, be revealed or become apparent; to unfold.
  2. (Programming) To replace (a loop in a program) with a repetitive sequence of the individual instructions that the loop would carry out, sometimes used as an optimization.
  3. To open or extend (something rolled up)
To take further; advance:
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  1. To take further; advance:
  2. (Golf) To go past or beyond (an object or expanse) or cover (a distance) with one stroke
  3. To cause to go; lead or impel
To stretch out or draw out to a certain point, or for a certain distance or time
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  1. To stretch out or draw out to a certain point, or for a certain distance or time
  2. To cause to move at full gallop. Used of a horse.
  3. To open or straighten (something) out; unbend:
(Informal) To say or utter. Used chiefly in verbal narration:
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  1. (Informal) To say or utter. Used chiefly in verbal narration:
  2. To give entry; lead:
  3. To continue to be in a certain condition or continue an activity:
To guide or direct, as by persuasion or influence, to a course of action or thought
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  1. To guide or direct, as by persuasion or influence, to a course of action or thought
  2. To pass or go through; live:
  3. To be or form a way (to, from, under, etc.); tend in a certain direction; go
To add up to; come to
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  1. To add up to; come to
  2. To carry; penetrate, as sight, sound, etc.
  3. To get in touch with, as by telephone
To go by moving the legs rapidly, faster than in walking, and (in a two-legged animal) in such a way that for an instant both feet are off the ground
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  1. To go by moving the legs rapidly, faster than in walking, and (in a two-legged animal) in such a way that for an instant both feet are off the ground
  2. To move or go quickly or hurriedly:
  3. To cause to go between points, as on a schedule
To arrive at; attain:
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  1. To arrive at; attain:
  2. To touch or grasp by stretching out or extending:
  3. (Naut.) To sail on a reach
To cause to recline.
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  1. To cause to recline.
  2. To lie or lean back or down; specif., to rest or repose lying down
  3. To be adjustable so that the occupant may recline rather than sit up:
To lie, rest, or be supported
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  1. To lie, rest, or be supported
  2. To lie quiet and calm
  3. To lie dead:
To cause to recline.
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  1. To cause to recline.
  2. To be adjustable so that the occupant may recline rather than sit up:
  3. To lie or lean back or down; specif., to rest or repose lying down
To lie, rest, or be supported
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  1. To lie, rest, or be supported
  2. To rest in death or a grave
  3. To rest or relax (oneself).
(Law) To complete the main presentation of (one's portion of a case):
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  1. (Law) To complete the main presentation of (one's portion of a case):
  2. To be unchanged or unresolved:
  3. To give rest to; refresh by rest
The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
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  1. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
  2. An extensive space or area:
  3. The space, amount, or degree to which a thing extends; size; length; breadth
The measurement of the extent of something along its greatest dimension:
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  1. The measurement of the extent of something along its greatest dimension:
  2. Extent or distance from beginning to end:
  3. (Figuratively): total extent
Range or scope of influence or effect:
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  1. Range or scope of influence or effect:
  2. The extent or distance something can reach:
  3. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
The distance between the tips of the wings of an airplane.
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  1. The distance between the tips of the wings of an airplane.
  2. The distance between ends or supports
  3. A unit of linear measure equal to nine inches: originally based on the distance between the tips of a man's extended thumb and little finger
The extent of space between points on a measured course.
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  1. The extent of space between points on a measured course.
  2. The full period or length of a contest or game:
  3. (Horse Racing) A space that is a certain distance back from the finish line: in order to be qualified for future heats, a horse must have reached this space by the time the winner has completed the course
Part of something that's long, a physical piece of something
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  1. Part of something that's long, a physical piece of something
  2. A piece, often of a standard size, that is normally measured along its greatest dimension:
  3. (Cricket) The distance down the pitch that the ball bounces on its way to the batsman.
A little while:
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  1. A little while:
  2. An interval or period of time, often one of specified length
  3. The region of the universe beyond Earth's atmosphere. &diamf3; The part of this region within the solar system is known as interplanetary space . &diamf3; The part of this region beyond the solar system but within the Milky Way or within another galaxy is known as interstellar space . &diamf3; The part of this region between the Milky Way and other galaxies is known as intergalactic space .
Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
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  1. Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
  2. An amount or unit of work constituting a single job
  3. (Now Chiefly Dial.) An indefinite distance or duration; often, specif., a rather short one
A route or course that is or may be used to go from one place to another
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  1. A route or course that is or may be used to go from one place to another
  2. Distance [a long way off]
  3. Space to proceed:
(Painting) The depicting of distance, as in a landscape
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  1. (Painting) The depicting of distance, as in a landscape
  2. (Horse Racing) A space that is a certain distance back from the finish line: in order to be qualified for future heats, a horse must have reached this space by the time the winner has completed the course
  3. The extent of space between points on a measured course.
A wide and open extent, as of surface, land, or sky.
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  1. A wide and open extent, as of surface, land, or sky.
  2. A large, open area or unbroken surface; wide extent; great breadth
  3. The distance or amount of expansion.
The extent or amount by which something has expanded.
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  1. The extent or amount by which something has expanded.
  2. An increase in the volume of a substance while its mass remains the same. Expansion is usually due to heating. When substances are heated, the molecular bonds between their particles are weakened, and the particles move faster, causing the substance to expand.
  3. The amount, degree, or extent of expansion
The space, amount, or degree to which a thing extends; size; length; breadth
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  1. The space, amount, or degree to which a thing extends; size; length; breadth
  2. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
  3. An extensive space or area:
A continuous, uninterrupted extent or stretch
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  1. A continuous, uninterrupted extent or stretch
  2. The extent or distance something can reach:
  3. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
The region of the universe beyond Earth's atmosphere. &diamf3; The part of this region within the solar system is known as interplanetary space . &diamf3; The part of this region beyond the solar system but within the Milky Way or within another galaxy is known as interstellar space . &diamf3; The part of this region between the Milky Way and other galaxies is known as intergalactic space .
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  1. The region of the universe beyond Earth's atmosphere. &diamf3; The part of this region within the solar system is known as interplanetary space . &diamf3; The part of this region beyond the solar system but within the Milky Way or within another galaxy is known as interstellar space . &diamf3; The part of this region between the Milky Way and other galaxies is known as intergalactic space .
  2. (--- Mathematics) A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates:
  3. An area provided for a particular purpose:
A number of points offered to equalize the chances of winning in a wager on a competition, usually between sports teams.
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  1. A number of points offered to equalize the chances of winning in a wager on a competition, usually between sports teams.
  2. The extent or limit to which something is or can be spread:
  3. An expanse; extent; stretch; compass
A long pole mounted on a pivot, with a bucket at one end, used for raising water, as from a well
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  1. A long pole mounted on a pivot, with a bucket at one end, used for raising water, as from a well
  2. Extent or range; stretch; reach
  3. (Football) A play in which the ball carrier runs a relatively long way toward a sideline before turning toward the line of scrimmage
In the Periodic Table, any of the seven horizontal rows that contain elements arranged in order of increasing atomic number. All the elements in a particular period have the same number of electron shells in their atoms, equal to the number of the period. Thus, atoms of nickel, copper, and zinc, in period four, each have four electron shells.
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  1. In the Periodic Table, any of the seven horizontal rows that contain elements arranged in order of increasing atomic number. All the elements in a particular period have the same number of electron shells in their atoms, equal to the number of the period. Thus, atoms of nickel, copper, and zinc, in period four, each have four electron shells.
  2. An interval regarded as a distinct evolutionary or developmental phase:
  3. An interval of time characterized by the prevalence of a specified culture, ideology, or technology:
Any of the four arbitrary divisions of the year, characterized chiefly by differences in temperature, precipitation, amount of daylight, and plant growth; spring, summer, fall (or autumn), or winter
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  1. Any of the four arbitrary divisions of the year, characterized chiefly by differences in temperature, precipitation, amount of daylight, and plant growth; spring, summer, fall (or autumn), or winter
  2. A period of time:
  3. A recurrent period characterized by certain occurrences, occupations, festivities, or crops:
A unit of linear measure equal to nine inches: originally based on the distance between the tips of a man's extended thumb and little finger
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  1. A unit of linear measure equal to nine inches: originally based on the distance between the tips of a man's extended thumb and little finger
  2. A team of two animals used together
  3. A period of time:
A limited period of time.
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  1. A limited period of time.
  2. An estate granted for a fixed period.
  3. The end of a normal gestation period:
The number of years required to receive the present value of future payments, both of interest and principle, of a bond, often used as an indicator of a bond's price volatility resulting from changes in interest rates.
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  1. The number of years required to receive the present value of future payments, both of interest and principle, of a bond, often used as an indicator of a bond's price volatility resulting from changes in interest rates.
  2. A period of existence or persistence:
  3. Continuance or persistence in time.
Something, such as a railroad trestle or bridge, that extends from one point to another.
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  1. Something, such as a railroad trestle or bridge, that extends from one point to another.
  2. The distance from the tip of the thumb to the tip of the little finger when the hand is fully extended, formerly used as a unit of measure equal to about 9 inches (23 centimeters).
  3. The full duration (often with of)
The normal elapsed period for birth after conception; also, delivery at the end of this period; parturition
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  1. The normal elapsed period for birth after conception; also, delivery at the end of this period; parturition
  2. The end of a normal gestation period:
  3. A limited period of time.
The period regularly worked or to be worked by an employee
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  1. The period regularly worked or to be worked by an employee
  2. 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
  3. (Music) The meter of a musical pattern:
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.
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 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.
(Music) A change in the position of the hand, as on the fingerboard of a violin
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  1. (Music) A change in the position of the hand, as on the fingerboard of a violin
  2. The regular work period of such a group
  3. The act of shifting from one person, place, position, etc. to another; change; transfer; substitution
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
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
  1. Expandable
  2. That can be expanded
  3. That can expand or be expanded:
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  1. Expandable, which can be expanded
  2. Tending to expand
  3. Of or characteristic of expansion
Capable of being extended
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  1. Capable of being extended
  2. (Law) Liable to be taken by a writ of extent.
  3. Extensible
Capable of being extended.
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  1. Capable of being extended.
  2. (Computers) Of or relating to a programming language or a system that can be modified by changing or adding features.
  3. Capable of being extended or protruded:
That can be protracted (as a cat's claws)
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  1. That can be protracted (as a cat's claws)
  2. Capable of being protracted or thrust out; extensible
  3. Capable of being protracted; extensible:
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