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The physical aspect of a person as opposed to the spirit; the flesh.
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  1. The physical aspect of a person as opposed to the spirit; the flesh.
  2. The entire material or physical structure of an organism, especially of a human or animal.
  3. Consistency of substance, as in paint, textiles, or wine:
The basic or most important part; the crucial element or essence:
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  1. The basic or most important part; the crucial element or essence:
  2. (Elec.) A mass of magnetic material placed inside a wire coil, serving to channel and increase the strength of the magnetic field resulting from current in the coil
  3. (Anatomy) The muscles in the trunk of the human body, including those of the abdomen and chest, that stabilize the spine, pelvis, and shoulders.
The soft, spongy tissue in the center of certain plant stems
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  1. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of certain plant stems
  2. The soft core of various other things, as of a bone or feather
  3. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of the stems of most flowering plants, gymnosperms, and ferns. Pith is composed of parenchyma cells. In plants that undergo secondary growth, such as angiosperms, the pith is surrounded by the vascular tissues and is gradually compressed by the inward growth of the vascular tissue known as xylem. In plants with woody stems, the pith dries out and often disintegrates as the plant grows older, leaving the stem hollow.
Material of thought or expression; what is spoken or written, regarded as distinct from how it is spoken or written; content, as distinguished from manner, style, or form
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  1. Material of thought or expression; what is spoken or written, regarded as distinct from how it is spoken or written; content, as distinguished from manner, style, or form
  2. (Law) Something that is to be proved
  3. Something printed or otherwise set down in writing:
The substance or substances out of which a thing is or can be made.
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  1. The substance or substances out of which a thing is or can be made.
  2. What a thing is, or may be, made of; constituent substance; elements, parts, or constituents
  3. Something, such as an idea or information, that is to be refined and made or incorporated into a finished effort:
The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
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  1. The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
  2. All the qualities constituting one that exists; the essence:
  3. A person:
(Computers) A discrete item than can be selected and maneuvered, such as an onscreen graphic.
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  1. (Computers) A discrete item than can be selected and maneuvered, such as an onscreen graphic.
  2. A person or thing to which action, thought, or feeling is directed
  3. Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing.
A bit of information; a detail.
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  1. A bit of information; a detail.
  2. A single article or unit in a collection, enumeration, or series.
  3. An article; unit; separate thing; particular; entry in an account
An individual of specified character:
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  1. An individual of specified character:
  2. An entity, such as an individual, or, under law, an incorporated group with certain legal rights and responsibilities; a human being; the live body of a human being. See also natural person. An entity, such as an individual, or, under law, an incorporated group with certain legal rights and responsibilities; a human being; the live body of a human being. See also natural person.
  3. A human being, esp. as distinguished from a thing or lower animal; individual man, woman, or child
Any of a kingdom (Animalia) of eukaryotes generally characterized by a multicellular body, the ability to move quickly and obtain food, specialized sense organs, and sexual reproduction
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  1. Any of a kingdom (Animalia) of eukaryotes generally characterized by a multicellular body, the ability to move quickly and obtain food, specialized sense organs, and sexual reproduction
  2. Any of numerous multicellular eukaryotic organisms of the kingdom Metazoa (or Animalia) that ingest food rather than manufacturing it themselves and are usually able to move about during at least part of their life cycle. Sponges, jellyfishes, flatworms, mollusks, arthropods, and vertebrates are animals.
  3. A person who behaves in a bestial or brutish manner.
An object whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g., from words of a song. Also used to refer to an object earlier indefinitely referred to as 'something' (pronoun sense).
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  1. An object whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g., from words of a song. Also used to refer to an object earlier indefinitely referred to as 'something' (pronoun sense).
  2. An unspecified or undetermined amount or extent:
  3. A remarkable or important thing or person:
A substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances by chemical means. An element is composed of atoms that have the same atomic number, that is, each atom has the same number of protons in its nucleus as all other atoms of that element. Today 117 elements are known, of which 92 are known to occur in nature, while the remainder have only been made with particle accelerators. Eighty-one of the elements have isotopes that are stable. The others, including technetium, promethium, and those with atomic numbers higher than 83, are radioactive.
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  1. A substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances by chemical means. An element is composed of atoms that have the same atomic number, that is, each atom has the same number of protons in its nucleus as all other atoms of that element. Today 117 elements are known, of which 92 are known to occur in nature, while the remainder have only been made with particle accelerators. Eighty-one of the elements have isotopes that are stable. The others, including technetium, promethium, and those with atomic numbers higher than 83, are radioactive.
  2. A component part or quality, often one that is basic or essential
  3. The natural or suitable environment, situation, etc. for a person or thing
The quality of being material; having a physical existence.
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  1. The quality of being material; having a physical existence.
  2. Something material
  3. Matter; substance
Something printed or otherwise set down in writing:
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  1. Something printed or otherwise set down in writing:
  2. Trouble or difficulty:
  3. A type of such substance:
What a thing is, or may be, made of; constituent substance; elements, parts, or constituents
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  1. What a thing is, or may be, made of; constituent substance; elements, parts, or constituents
  2. Tools or apparatus for the performance of a given task:
  3. Something, such as an idea or information, that is to be refined and made or incorporated into a finished effort:
What all (material) things are made of; whatever occupies space and is perceptible to the senses in some way: in modern physics, matter and energy are regarded as equivalents, mutually convertible according to Einstein's formula, E = mc2 (i.e., energy equals mass multiplied by the square of the velocity of light); in dualistic thinking, matter is regarded as the opposite of mind, spirit, etc.
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  1. What all (material) things are made of; whatever occupies space and is perceptible to the senses in some way: in modern physics, matter and energy are regarded as equivalents, mutually convertible according to Einstein's formula, E = mc2 (i.e., energy equals mass multiplied by the square of the velocity of light); in dualistic thinking, matter is regarded as the opposite of mind, spirit, etc.
  2. Trouble or difficulty:
  3. A type of such substance:
The material or substance out of which anything is or can be made; raw material
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  1. The material or substance out of which anything is or can be made; raw material
  2. (Chiefly British) Woven material, especially woolens.
  3. Matter or substance of an unspecified or generalized kind
An imaginary, conjectural, or supernatural creature:
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  1. An imaginary, conjectural, or supernatural creature:
  2. (Philosophy) One's basic nature, or the qualities thereof; essence or personality.
  3. Fundamental or essential nature
That which makes something what it is; intrinsic, fundamental nature or most important quality (of something); essential being
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  1. That which makes something what it is; intrinsic, fundamental nature or most important quality (of something); essential being
  2. The inherent, unchanging nature of a thing or class of things.
  3. (Philos.) The inward nature of anything, underlying its manifestations; true substance
The condition of being essential; a basic set of essential traits; being
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  1. The condition of being essential; a basic set of essential traits; being
  2. Essential quality, fact, or thing
A kind or sort:
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  1. A kind or sort:
  2. The basic character or qualities of humanity:
  3. Heredity:
The purest or most typical instance:
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  1. The purest or most typical instance:
  2. A form of dark energy due to a hypothetical scalar field that permeates all space, the energy density of which varies across space and time, in contrast to the cosmological constant.
  3. In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.
The general physical appearance of a rock, especially with respect to the size, shape, size variability, and geometric arrangement of its mineral crystals (for igneous and metamorphic rocks) and of its constituent elements (for sedimentary rocks). A sandstone that forms as part of an eolian (wind-blown) deposit, for example, has a texture that reflects its small, rounded sand grains of uniform size, while a sandstone that formed as part of a fluvial deposit has a texture reflecting the presence of grains of varying sizes, with some more rounded than others.
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  1. The general physical appearance of a rock, especially with respect to the size, shape, size variability, and geometric arrangement of its mineral crystals (for igneous and metamorphic rocks) and of its constituent elements (for sedimentary rocks). A sandstone that forms as part of an eolian (wind-blown) deposit, for example, has a texture that reflects its small, rounded sand grains of uniform size, while a sandstone that formed as part of a fluvial deposit has a texture reflecting the presence of grains of varying sizes, with some more rounded than others.
  2. The character of a woven fabric as determined by the arrangement, size, quality, etc. of the fabric's threads
  3. The distinctive physical composition or structure of something, especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts:
A stone from which one or more flakes have been removed, serving as a tool in itself or as a source of flakes from which other tools could be fashioned. Stones used as cores include flint, chert, and obsidian.
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  1. A stone from which one or more flakes have been removed, serving as a tool in itself or as a source of flakes from which other tools could be fashioned. Stones used as cores include flint, chert, and obsidian.
  2. (Elec.) A mass of magnetic material placed inside a wire coil, serving to channel and increase the strength of the magnetic field resulting from current in the coil
  3. (Anatomy) The muscles in the trunk of the human body, including those of the abdomen and chest, that stabilize the spine, pelvis, and shoulders.
The inherent, unchanging nature of a thing or class of things.
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  1. The inherent, unchanging nature of a thing or class of things.
  2. A substance that keeps, in concentrated form, the flavor, fragrance, or other properties of the plant, drug, food, etc. from which it is extracted; essential oil
  3. (Philos.) The inward nature of anything, underlying its manifestations; true substance
The central idea; the essence.
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  1. The central idea; the essence.
  2. The essence or main point, as of an article or argument
  3. (Law) The grounds for action in a suit.
Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character:
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  1. Emotional constitution, basic disposition, or character:
  2. The human heart considered as the center or source of emotions, personality attributes, etc.
  3. The repository of one's deepest and sincerest feelings and beliefs:
The central, most important part of something; core; essence
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  1. The central, most important part of something; core; essence
  2. A small amount of something, especially when potentially developing into something else:
  3. The usually edible seed inside the hard covering of a nut or fruit stone.
Bone marrow.
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  1. Bone marrow.
  2. The soft, vascular, fatty tissue that fills the cavities of most bones
  3. (Geordie, informal) A friend, pal, buddy, mate.
The essence, substance, or gist:
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  1. The essence, substance, or gist:
  2. The flesh of animals used as food, esp. the flesh of mammals or, often, of fowl
  3. (Vulgar Slang) The human body regarded as an object of sexual desire.
The essence; the core:
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  1. The essence; the core:
  2. A small piece
  3. (Informal) The point of a story or gist of a matter
The soft, spongy tissue in the center of certain plant stems
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  1. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of certain plant stems
  2. The soft core of various other things, as of a bone or feather
  3. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of the stems of most flowering plants, gymnosperms, and ferns. Pith is composed of parenchyma cells. In plants that undergo secondary growth, such as angiosperms, the pith is surrounded by the vascular tissues and is gradually compressed by the inward growth of the vascular tissue known as xylem. In plants with woody stems, the pith dries out and often disintegrates as the plant grows older, leaving the stem hollow.
The most nearly perfect or most typical manifestation of a quality or thing
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  1. The most nearly perfect or most typical manifestation of a quality or thing
  2. A form of dark energy due to a hypothetical scalar field that permeates all space, the energy density of which varies across space and time, in contrast to the cosmological constant.
  3. In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.
(Linguis.) The fundamental element of a word or form, exclusive of all affixes and inflectional phonetic changes
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  1. (Linguis.) The fundamental element of a word or form, exclusive of all affixes and inflectional phonetic changes
  2. The source, origin, or cause of an action, quality, condition, etc.
  3. A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
A person considered as the embodiment of an intangible quality; a personification:
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  1. A person considered as the embodiment of an intangible quality; a personification:
  2. Strong, deeply felt emotion conveyed by a speaker, performer, or artist:
  3. The spirit of a dead person, thought of as separate from the body and leading an existence of its own
A person as characterized by a stated quality:
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  1. A person as characterized by a stated quality:
  2. A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.
  3. Strong loyalty or dedication:
Things in general; objects
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  1. Things in general; objects
  2. (Sports) The control a player has over a ball, especially to give it spin, english, curve, or speed.
  3. Constituent elements or basic nature; essence; character
(Law) The essential part of a complaint or accusation
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  1. (Law) The essential part of a complaint or accusation
  2. The main claim or most important aspect of a complaint against a defendant.
  3. The substance or core argument of a legal document or position taken. The substance or core argument of a legal document or position taken.
A quantity
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  1. A quantity
  2. Quantity:
  3. A number; a sum.
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.
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  1. 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.
  2. The amount of a disease-causing entity present in an organism.
  3. (Nautical) The amount of cargo that a vessel can carry.
A gradual change in the output of a circuit or amplifier.
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  1. A gradual change in the output of a circuit or amplifier.
  2. A being driven or carried along, as by a current of air or water or by circumstances
  3. (Electronics) A deviation or variation of a quantity, as voltage, from its assigned value
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. The act or business of importing (goods)
Intention; object
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  1. Intention; object
  2. Meaning that is presented, intended, or implied; import.
  3. Intention; purpose:
The exact wording or an exact copy of a legal document
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  1. The exact wording or an exact copy of a legal document
  2. General course or tendency
  3. In a set of bells for ringing changes, the bell with the lowest tone
The degree of accuracy of a weapon or of a person aiming a weapon or propelled object:
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  1. The degree of accuracy of a weapon or of a person aiming a weapon or propelled object:
  2. The object to be attained; intention or purpose
  3. The ability to hit a target or intended point:
(Music) A phrase or theme that recurs at the end of each verse in a folk song or ballad.
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  1. (Music) A phrase or theme that recurs at the end of each verse in a folk song or ballad.
  2. The weight of the cargo carried by a vessel at one time.
  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.
A gradual deviation from an original course, model, method, or intention.
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  1. A gradual deviation from an original course, model, method, or intention.
  2. A gradual movement or change in some direction or toward some end or purpose; trend; tendency
  3. General meaning or purport; tenor:
(Law) One's mental attitude, including purpose, will, determination, etc., at the time of doing an act
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  1. (Law) One's mental attitude, including purpose, will, determination, etc., at the time of doing an act
  2. A purpose; object; aim
  3. Meaning or import
Something that is conveyed or intended, especially by language; sense or significance:
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  1. Something that is conveyed or intended, especially by language; sense or significance:
  2. A sense of importance or purpose:
  3. What is meant; what is intended to be, or in fact is, signified, indicated, referred to, or understood
Intention; object
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  1. Intention; object
  2. Meaning; tenor; sense; drift
  3. Meaning that is presented, intended, or implied; import.
A course or apparent course toward some purpose, object, or result; drift
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  1. A course or apparent course toward some purpose, object, or result; drift
  2. An inclination to move or act in a particular direction or way; constant disposition to some action or state; leaning; bias; propensity; bent
  3. Movement or prevailing movement in a given direction:
The general course or character of something:
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  1. The general course or character of something:
  2. The word, phrase, or subject with which the vehicle of a metaphor is identified, as life in
  3. General meaning; drift; purport
The force that propels an object in a given direction, especially when generated by the object itself, as by an engine or rocket.
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  1. The force that propels an object in a given direction, especially when generated by the object itself, as by an engine or rocket.
  2. The essential meaning; the point:
  3. The basic meaning or purpose; point; force
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