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(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.
(Informal) Any small object or device whose name is not known or is temporarily forgotten
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  1. (Informal) Any small object or device whose name is not known or is temporarily forgotten
  2. Something, especially a small device or part, whose name is unknown or forgotten.
  3. A thing (used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall)
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  1. (Informal) thingamajig
  2. A thingamajig.
  3. Placeholder word for a thing or person nonspecific, unknown or forgotten
(Gram.) Any one of the words a, an, or the (and their equivalents in other languages), used as adjectives: a and an are the indefinite articles and the is the definite article
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  1. (Gram.) Any one of the words a, an, or the (and their equivalents in other languages), used as adjectives: a and an are the indefinite articles and the is the definite article
  2. An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item:
  3. A thing of a certain kind; separate item
Something that exists as a particular and discrete unit:
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  1. Something that exists as a particular and discrete unit:
  2. A thing that has definite, individual existence outside or within the mind; anything real in itself
  3. The existence of something considered apart from its properties.
The quality of being material; having a physical existence.
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  1. The quality of being material; having a physical existence.
  2. Matter; substance
  3. Something material
Bodily form or appearance
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  1. Bodily form or appearance
  2. A human being, esp. as distinguished from a thing or lower animal; individual man, woman, or child
  3. 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.
One who falls into a specified age range. Often used in combination:
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  1. One who falls into a specified age range. Often used in combination:
  2. 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).
  3. An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.
The most important fact or consideration:
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  1. The most important fact or consideration:
  2. (Colloquial) A state of well-being (from all parts of the whole).
  3. All things pertinent to a specified matter
(Informal) Any device, contrivance, gadget, etc.
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  1. (Informal) Any device, contrivance, gadget, etc.
  2. Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
  3. Something that one does not know the name of.
  1. (Informal) thingamajig
  2. A metasyntactic term used for any object whose actual name you don't know or can't remember. There are many spellings and many synonyms.
  3. Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
The prevailing view:
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  1. The prevailing view:
  2. A judgment or estimation of the merit of a person or thing:
  3. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert:
(Philos.) According to Plato, any of the unchanging, eternal, intelligible models or archetypes of which all material things are only imperfect imitations and from which their existence derives: in modern philosophy, used variously to mean the immediate object of thought, absolute truth, etc.
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  1. (Philos.) According to Plato, any of the unchanging, eternal, intelligible models or archetypes of which all material things are only imperfect imitations and from which their existence derives: in modern philosophy, used variously to mean the immediate object of thought, absolute truth, etc.
  2. A sense that something can happen; a notion or expectation:
  3. Something, such as a thought or conception, that is the product of mental activity.
A romantically involved couple:
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  1. A romantically involved couple:
  2. A single article or unit in a collection, enumeration, or series.
  3. An article; unit; separate thing; particular; entry in an account
A product or service that is indistinguishable from ones manufactured or provided by competing companies and that therefore sells primarily on the basis of price rather than quality or style.
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  1. A product or service that is indistinguishable from ones manufactured or provided by competing companies and that therefore sells primarily on the basis of price rather than quality or style.
  2. Anything bought and sold; any article of commerce
  3. Something useful that can be turned to commercial or other advantage:
A contrivance or invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.
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  1. A contrivance or invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.
  2. Something used to gain an artistic effect
  3. A plan or scheme for accomplishing something:
A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.
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  1. A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.
  2. Any interesting but relatively useless or unnecessary object
  3. Any device or machine, especially one whose name cannot be recalled. Often either clever or complicated.
A type of genre painting, popular in the 18th cent., which shows a group of people in an appropriate setting
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  1. A type of genre painting, popular in the 18th cent., which shows a group of people in an appropriate setting
  2. An unusual item, such as a painting, or a tabletop knick-knack which encourages comment from visitors, and so helps to break the ice.
  3. Something, as an unusual article of furniture, that attracts attention or invites comment
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:
The state or quality of being corporeal; bodily existence
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  1. The state or quality of being corporeal; bodily existence
  2. (Countable) Something having a corporeal existence
A number of persons, concepts, or things regarded as a group:
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  1. A number of persons, concepts, or things regarded as a group:
  2. Anything having real or material substance or form; any physical or perceptible object
  3. (Law) A person or something legally regarded as a person
Any object, occurrence, or matter whatever.
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  1. Any object, occurrence, or matter whatever.
  2. Something or someone of importance:
  3. Any object, act, state, event, or fact whatever; thing of any kind; something or other; aught.
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 real content, meaning, or gist of something said or written
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  1. The real content, meaning, or gist of something said or written
  2. Material possessions; goods; wealth:
  3. Matter of a particular kind or chemical composition
(Now Chiefly Dial.) A person; individual
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) A person; individual
  2. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion:
  3. What one has to say about something; an opinion:
Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
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  1. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
  2. The form characteristic of a particular person or thing, or class of things
  3. The condition of something with regard to effectiveness, use, or appearance:
The way in which a thing exists, acts, or manifests itself:
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  1. The way in which a thing exists, acts, or manifests itself:
  2. The body or figure of a person or animal
  3. (--- Philosophy) The essential or ideal nature of something, especially as distinguished from its matter or material being.
A written or printed symbol representing something other than a letter, especially a number.
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  1. A written or printed symbol representing something other than a letter, especially a number.
  2. The shape or form of a human body:
  3. The outline or shape of something; form
Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.
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  1. Relative position or aspect of the planets; the face of the horoscope, according to the relative positions of the planets at any time.
  2. Form, as depending on the relative disposition of the parts of a thing's shape; figure; form factor.
  3. The way things are arranged or put together in order to achieve a result.
Anything created, animate or inanimate
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  1. Anything created, animate or inanimate
  2. One completely dominated by another or dependent on another
  3. Something created.
Anything said, done, written, composed, etc.; talk or action of a specified kind
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  1. Anything said, done, written, composed, etc.; talk or action of a specified kind
  2. Matter or substance of an unspecified or generalized kind
  3. The material out of which something is made or formed; substance.
Items of personal property offered or sold in commerce. Items of personal property offered or sold in commerce.
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  1. Items of personal property offered or sold in commerce. Items of personal property offered or sold in commerce.
  2. Plural form of good
  3. (Informal, often preceded by the) Something authentic, important, or revealing.
(Law) Something that is to be proved
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  1. (Law) Something that is to be proved
  2. (Philosophy) In Aristotelian and Scholastic use, that which is in itself undifferentiated and formless and which, as the subject of change and development, receives form and becomes substance.
  3. Something printed or otherwise set down in writing:
A thing (used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall)
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  1. A thing (used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall)
(Slang) Any gadget or contrivance
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  1. (Slang) Any gadget or contrivance
  2. A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget.
  3. A nonsensical placeholder name for something, generally a device, that one does not know the proper term for; gadget; whatchamacallit; thingamajig.
Trouble or difficulty:
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  1. Trouble or difficulty:
  2. A type of such substance:
  3. Something printed or otherwise set down in writing:
Anything essential to the existence or occurrence of something else; prerequisite
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  1. Anything essential to the existence or occurrence of something else; prerequisite
  2. (Law) A provision making the effect of a legal instrument contingent on the occurrence of an uncertain future event.
  3. A future and uncertain event, fact, or circumstance whose existence or occurrence is necessary for the existence or determining the extent of an obligation or liability. See also estate and fee simple.
A position of employment; a post:
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  1. A position of employment; a post:
  2. (--- Psychol.) The objective conditions immediately affecting an individual
  3. Position or condition with regard to circumstances
A thing done; act
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  1. A thing done; act
  2. A usually praiseworthy act; a feat or exploit.
  3. Action or performance in general:
(Obsolete) A specialized skill; a knack.
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  1. (Obsolete) A specialized skill; a knack.
  2. An act or accomplishment of great courage, skill, or imagination; an achievement.
  3. An act or accomplishment showing unusual daring, skill, endurance, etc.; remarkable deed; exploit
A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy:
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  1. A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy:
  2. A tendency or trend:
  3. An organized effort by supporters of a common goal:
High social position:
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  1. High social position:
  2. Those in a high social position:
  3. Superiority of kind:
A genetically determined characteristic or condition. Traits may be physical, such as hair color or leaf shape, or they may be behavioral, such as nesting in birds and burrowing in rodents. Traits typically result from the combined action of several genes, though some traits are expressed by a single gene.
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  1. A genetically determined characteristic or condition. Traits may be physical, such as hair color or leaf shape, or they may be behavioral, such as nesting in birds and burrowing in rodents. Traits typically result from the combined action of several genes, though some traits are expressed by a single gene.
  2. A genetically determined characteristic or condition:
  3. A distinguishing quality or characteristic, as of personality
An object used in literature or art as a symbol for a person, office, etc.
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  1. An object used in literature or art as a symbol for a person, office, etc.
  2. A quality or characteristic inherent in or ascribed to someone or something.
  3. A characteristic or quality of a person or thing
A belief or opinion:
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  1. A belief or opinion:
  2. A mental image; general idea
  3. A belief; opinion; view
(Dentistry) An imprint of the teeth and surrounding tissues, formed with a plastic material that hardens into a mold for use in making dentures, inlays, or plastic models.
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  1. (Dentistry) An imprint of the teeth and surrounding tissues, formed with a plastic material that hardens into a mold for use in making dentures, inlays, or plastic models.
  2. An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience:
  3. A vague notion, remembrance, or belief:
(Archaic) An exile.
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  1. (Archaic) An exile.
  2. A person regarded as base, mean, or despicable:
  3. A miserable or unhappy person; person in deep distress or misfortune
A playful or mischievous youngster; a scamp.
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  1. A playful or mischievous youngster; a scamp.
  2. Sea urchin
  3. A child who is poor, ragged, etc. and, often, mischievous or undisciplined
Articles, typically of cloth, designed to cover, protect, or adorn the body; garments; attire
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  1. Articles, typically of cloth, designed to cover, protect, or adorn the body; garments; attire
  2. Articles of dress; wearing apparel; garments.
  3. (Plural only) Items of clothing; apparel.
Personal business:
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  1. Personal business:
  2. A thing to be done; business
  3. Something done or experienced; a matter or event:
Something that has mass. Most of the matter in the universe is composed of atoms which are themselves composed of subatomic particles .
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  1. Something that has mass. Most of the matter in the universe is composed of atoms which are themselves composed of subatomic particles .
  2. 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.
  3. Something that is the subject of discussion, concern, action, etc.; thing or affair
Interest in or regard for a person or thing
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  1. Interest in or regard for a person or thing
  2. A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
  3. Regard for or interest in someone or something:
A matter, affair, activity, etc.
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  1. A matter, affair, activity, etc.
  2. Serious work or endeavor:
  3. Something involving one personally:
Actual instance where a situation arises.
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  1. Actual instance where a situation arises.
  2. Something that takes place; an event or incident:
  3. Something that occurs; event; incident
Any object, occurrence, or matter whatever.
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  1. Any object, occurrence, or matter whatever.
  2. Something or someone of importance:
  3. Any object, act, state, event, or fact whatever; thing of any kind; something or other; aught.
The most important fact or consideration:
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  1. The most important fact or consideration:
  2. All things pertinent to a specified matter
  3. (Colloquial) A state of well-being (from all parts of the whole).
An unspecified or undetermined amount or extent:
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  1. An unspecified or undetermined amount or extent:
  2. 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).
  3. An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.
Anything said, done, written, composed, etc.; talk or action of a specified kind
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  1. Anything said, done, written, composed, etc.; talk or action of a specified kind
  2. Special capability:
  3. The material out of which something is made or formed; substance.
A significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument, or suggestion:
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  1. A significant, outstanding, or effective idea, argument, or suggestion:
  2. A purpose; aim; object; use
  3. A separate, distinguishing item or element; a detail:
A person or agency answering questions as a service to others
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  1. A person or agency answering questions as a service to others
  2. In information theory and computer science, a precise measure of the information content of a message, measured in bits and ranging from zero when the entire message is known in advance to some maximum when nothing is known of its content
  3. Something told; news; intelligence; word
(Logic) That part of a proposition about which something is said; that which is affirmed or denied
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  1. (Logic) That part of a proposition about which something is said; that which is affirmed or denied
  2. One concerning which something is said or done; a person or thing being discussed or dealt with:
  3. (Philosophy) The essential nature or substance of something as distinguished from its attributes.
A problem; matter open to discussion or inquiry
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  1. A problem; matter open to discussion or inquiry
  2. A matter of concern or difficulty; a problem:
  3. Something that is asked; interrogative sentence, as in seeking to learn or in testing another's knowledge; query
The information indicated by a measuring instrument.
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  1. The information indicated by a measuring instrument.
  2. Something indicated as necessary or expedient:
  3. Something that serves to indicate; a sign:
A formal announcement or declaration
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  1. A formal announcement or declaration
  2. The act of intimating
  3. A hint; indirect suggestion
The act, way, or power of contriving
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  1. The act, way, or power of contriving
  2. A means, such as an elaborate plan or strategy, to accomplish a certain objective
  3. Something contrived, as an invention, mechanical device, or ingenious plan
News; information; tidings
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  1. News; information; tidings
  2. Used euphemistically in combination with the initial letter of a term that is considered offensive or taboo or that one does not want to utter:
  3. Something said; an utterance, remark, or comment:
A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.
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  1. A word or words by which an entity is designated and distinguished from others.
  2. A word or group of words used to describe or evaluate, often disparagingly:
  3. A word or words expressing some quality considered characteristic or descriptive of a person or thing, often showing approval or disapproval; epithet
Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
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  1. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
  2. The form characteristic of a particular person or thing, or class of things
  3. The condition of something with regard to effectiveness, use, or appearance:
(Philos.) The ideal nature or essential character of a thing as distinguished from its material manifestation; specif., in Plato, an idea
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  1. (Philos.) The ideal nature or essential character of a thing as distinguished from its material manifestation; specif., in Plato, an idea
  2. The way in which a thing exists, acts, or manifests itself:
  3. (--- Philosophy) The essential or ideal nature of something, especially as distinguished from its matter or material being.
A thing that has definite, individual existence outside or within the mind; anything real in itself
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  1. A thing that has definite, individual existence outside or within the mind; anything real in itself
  2. Something that exists as a particular and discrete unit:
  3. The existence of something considered apart from its properties.
An undertaking involving labor or difficulty
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  1. An undertaking involving labor or difficulty
  2. A piece of work assigned to or demanded of a person
  3. A function to be performed; an objective:
(--- Law) A document in which a person binds himself or herself to undertake or refrain from doing a particular act.
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  1. (--- Law) A document in which a person binds himself or herself to undertake or refrain from doing a particular act.
  2. The state, fact, or feeling of being indebted to another for a special service or favor received:
  3. A moral or legal duty to perform or to not perform some action.
Active military service:
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  1. Active military service:
  2. The compulsion felt to meet such obligation:
  3. Required action or service:
All the qualities constituting one that exists; the essence:
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  1. All the qualities constituting one that exists; the essence:
  2. The totality of all things that exist:
  3. The state or fact of existence, consciousness, or life, or something in such a state.
A thing that has definite, individual existence outside or within the mind; anything real in itself
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  1. A thing that has definite, individual existence outside or within the mind; anything real in itself
  2. Something that exists as a particular and discrete unit:
  3. The existence of something considered apart from its properties.
The fact or state of continued being; life:
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  1. The fact or state of continued being; life:
  2. Specific presence; occurrence:
  3. A mode or manner of existing:
A single human considered apart from a society or community:
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  1. A single human considered apart from a society or community:
  2. A person
  3. A human regarded as a distinctive or unique personality:
A person or thing to which action, thought, or feeling is directed
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  1. A person or thing to which action, thought, or feeling is directed
  2. Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing.
  3. (Philosophy) Something intelligible or perceptible by the mind.
One having some or many of the same attributes, character, or essence as another:
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  1. One having some or many of the same attributes, character, or essence as another:
  2. An unspecified or undetermined amount or extent:
  3. (Colloquial, of someone or something) A quality to a moderate degree.
A thing of a certain kind; separate item
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  1. A thing of a certain kind; separate item
  2. A written instrument, containing a series of rules and stipulations that are each designated as an article.
  3. An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item:
A bit of news or information, specif. when in a newspaper
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  1. A bit of news or information, specif. when in a newspaper
  2. A single article or unit in a collection, enumeration, or series.
  3. An article; unit; separate thing; particular; entry in an account
A person or thing to which action, thought, or feeling is directed
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  1. A person or thing to which action, thought, or feeling is directed
  2. Something perceptible by one or more of the senses, especially by vision or touch; a material thing.
  3. (Computers) A discrete item than can be selected and maneuvered, such as an onscreen graphic.
A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
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  1. A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
  2. Interest in or regard for a person or thing
  3. Regard for or interest in someone or something:
A mechanical device; a gadget.
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  1. A mechanical device; a gadget.
  2. (Figuratively, derogatory or ironic) Any object.
  3. A device or machine regarded as strange, incomprehensible, makeshift, etc.; contrivance or gadget
Something contrived, as an invention, mechanical device, or ingenious plan
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  1. Something contrived, as an invention, mechanical device, or ingenious plan
  2. The act, way, or power of contriving
  3. A means, such as an elaborate plan or strategy, to accomplish a certain objective
A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.
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  1. A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.
  2. Any device or machine, especially one whose name cannot be recalled. Often either clever or complicated.
  3. Any interesting but relatively useless or unnecessary object
A clever ploy or strategy.
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  1. A clever ploy or strategy.
  2. An innovative stratagem or scheme employed especially to promote a project:
  3. An attention-getting device or feature, typically superficial, designed to promote the success of a product, campaign, etc.
A person who jigs or operates a jig.
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  1. A person who jigs or operates a jig.
  2. Any device or contraption whose name does not occur to one; gadget
  3. A device used in making ceramic ware that consists of a rotating molded plaster form that shapes clay into a number of identical plates, bowls, etc.
A trinket; bauble
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  1. A trinket; bauble
  2. Any small object or device whose name is not known or is temporarily forgotten
  3. A thing (used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall); especially an unspecified gadget, device, or part.
(Informal) Any small object or device whose name is not known or is temporarily forgotten
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  1. (Informal) Any small object or device whose name is not known or is temporarily forgotten
  2. Something, especially a small device or part, whose name is unknown or forgotten.
  3. A thing (used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall)
(Computers) An element of a GUI, such as a text box or button, that displays information or settings that can be entered or altered by the user.
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  1. (Computers) An element of a GUI, such as a text box or button, that displays information or settings that can be entered or altered by the user.
  2. (Computing, graphical user interface) Any one of the components of a computer application's graphical user interface, such as a Cancel button or text input box that a user interacts with.
  3. A program that performs some simple function, such as providing a weather report or stock quote, and can be accessed from a computer desktop, webpage, mobile phone or subscription television service.
(Slang) Any gadget or contrivance
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  1. (Slang) Any gadget or contrivance
  2. A mechanical device or part whose name is forgotten or unknown; a gadget.
  3. A nonsensical placeholder name for something, generally a device, that one does not know the proper term for; gadget; whatchamacallit; thingamajig.
The basic or general meaning; import:
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  1. The basic or general meaning; import:
  2. Something, as a design, aspect of nature, etc., that produces a particular impression
  3. Advantage; avail:
(Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
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  1. (Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
  2. A good, valuable, or useful part or aspect.
  3. Welfare; benefit:
The household gods of the ancient Romans
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  1. The household gods of the ancient Romans
  2. The treasured belongings of a family or household
  3. Treasured household possessions.
(Usually plural) plural form of personal effect Items of personal property that one carries on one's person, including identification, jewelry, and clothing.
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  1. (Usually plural) plural form of personal effect Items of personal property that one carries on one's person, including identification, jewelry, and clothing.
(Law) Any property that is movable, that is, not real estate.
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  1. (Law) Any property that is movable, that is, not real estate.
  2. Property owned by a person that is not real estate; chattels or movable goods.
  3. Property that is movable, unlike real estate or things attached to the real estate. However, things attached to real estate may be considered as personal property, also known as personalty, if they can be relocated without doing irrevocable damage—a shed, perhaps, or even a mobile home. Personal property encompasses tangible and intangible non-real property. Property that is movable, unlike real estate or things attached to the real estate. However, things attached to real estate may be considered as personal property, also known as personalty, if they can be relocated without doing irrevocable damage—a shed, perhaps, or even a mobile home. Personal property encompasses tangible and intangible non-real property.
The state of being occupied or obsessed with something, such as an idea.
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  1. The state of being occupied or obsessed with something, such as an idea.
  2. (Law) Power or control over something:
  3. Exercising dominion over property; having custody and control of property. See also custody and ownership. Exercising dominion over property; having custody and control of property. See also custody and ownership.
A thing or things owned; possessions collectively; esp., land or real estate owned
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  1. A thing or things owned; possessions collectively; esp., land or real estate owned
  2. Something regarded as being possessed by, or at the disposal of, a person or group of persons
  3. The right to possess, use, and dispose of something; ownership
(Sports) The control a player has over a ball, especially to give it spin, english, curve, or speed.
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  1. (Sports) The control a player has over a ball, especially to give it spin, english, curve, or speed.
  2. Things grouped together or viewed in a certain way
  3. Special capability:
(Law) An article of movable personal property.
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  1. (Law) An article of movable personal property.
  2. A movable item of personal property, as a piece of furniture, an automobile, or a head of livestock
  3. Any tangible property that is moveable or transferable. See also personal property and real property. Any tangible property that is moveable or transferable. See also personal property and real property.
(Law) A piece of property that is movable, as furniture; personal property
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  1. (Law) A piece of property that is movable, as furniture; personal property
  2. Something, especially a piece of furniture, that can be moved.
An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose:
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  1. An integrated group of materials or devices used for a particular purpose:
  2. An appliance or device for a particular purpose:
  3. The instruments, materials, tools, etc. needed for a specific use
The rolling stock especially of a transportation system.
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  1. The rolling stock especially of a transportation system.
  2. Goods used in providing service, esp. in transportation, as the rolling stock of a railroad
  3. Whatever a person, group, or thing is equipped with; the special things needed for some purpose; supplies, furnishings, apparatus, etc.
(--- Obs.) The clothing and equipment of a soldier, knight, etc.
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  1. (--- Obs.) The clothing and equipment of a soldier, knight, etc.
  2. Equipment, such as tools or clothing, used for a particular activity:
  3. Movable property; esp., apparatus or equipment for some particular task, as a workman's tools, the rigging of a ship, a harness, etc.
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. Something, such as an idea or information, that is to be refined and made or incorporated into a finished effort:
  3. Tools or apparatus for the performance of a given task:
The equipment, apparatus, and supplies of a military force or other organization.
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  1. The equipment, apparatus, and supplies of a military force or other organization.
  2. Materials and tools necessary to any work, enterprise, etc.; specif., weapons, equipment, supplies, etc. of armed forces
The equipment used in any craft or activity; paraphernalia
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  1. The equipment used in any craft or activity; paraphernalia
  2. A set of clothing, often with accessories:
  3. A set of tools or equipment for a specialized purpose:
(Plural only) Miscellaneous items, especially the set of equipment required for a particular activity; stuff.
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  1. (Plural only) Miscellaneous items, especially the set of equipment required for a particular activity; stuff.
  2. Articles, usually things used in some activity; equipment; apparatus; specif., the apparatus used in the storage or use of illegal drugs
  3. (Obs., Law) Personal property given to a wife by her husband which he may dispose of during his life, but which passes to her at his death
(Slang) Radio equipment, especially a citizen's band transceiver.
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  1. (Slang) Radio equipment, especially a citizen's band transceiver.
  2. Any apparatus for a special purpose; equipment; gear
  3. (Slang, computing) A computer case, often modified for looks.
(Sports) The act of stopping an opposing player carrying the ball, especially by forcing the opponent to the ground, as in football or Rugby.
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  1. (Sports) The act of stopping an opposing player carrying the ball, especially by forcing the opponent to the ground, as in football or Rugby.
  2. Apparatus; equipment; gear
  3. The equipment used in a particular activity, especially in fishing; gear.
(US) a place to pull off a road
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  1. (US) a place to pull off a road
  2. Equipment
  3. An outfit or array of equipment, especially that worn by a fire fighter.
A document formally stating what has been done, made into law, etc.
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  1. A document formally stating what has been done, made into law, etc.
  2. A performance or entertainment usually forming part of a longer presentation:
  3. The process of doing or performing something:
A series or number of fast-moving, exciting, or dangerous events, especially in a movie:
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  1. A series or number of fast-moving, exciting, or dangerous events, especially in a movie:
  2. Organized activity to accomplish an objective:
  3. The most important or exciting work or activity in a specific field or area:
Action or performance in general:
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  1. Action or performance in general:
  2. A thing done; act
  3. Something that is carried out; an act or action.
Activities that go on every day:
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  1. Activities that go on every day:
  2. A deed or action, especially when somebody is held responsible for it.
  3. Performance of an act:
A factory, plant, or similar building or complex of buildings where a specific type of business or industry is carried on. Often used in combination:
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  1. A factory, plant, or similar building or complex of buildings where a specific type of business or industry is carried on. Often used in combination:
  2. Something one is making, doing, or acting upon, esp. as part of one's occupation or duty; task; undertaking
  3. The action or effect of an agency:
A matter of personal concern:
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  1. A matter of personal concern:
  2. A thing to be done; business
  3. Matters of business or concern
A matter, affair, activity, etc.
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  1. A matter, affair, activity, etc.
  2. The variety of this activity in which a person is engaged:
  3. A commercial enterprise or establishment:
(Philosophy) In Aristotelian and Scholastic use, that which is in itself undifferentiated and formless and which, as the subject of change and development, receives form and becomes substance.
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  1. (Philosophy) In Aristotelian and Scholastic use, that which is in itself undifferentiated and formless and which, as the subject of change and development, receives form and becomes substance.
  2. Trouble or difficulty:
  3. Something that is the subject of discussion, concern, action, etc.; thing or affair
Conditions surrounding and affecting a person, esp. financial conditions
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  1. Conditions surrounding and affecting a person, esp. financial conditions
  2. An act, condition, event, or fact connected with another act, condition, event, or fact either as an accessory or as a contributing or determining element. An act, condition, event, or fact connected with another act, condition, event, or fact either as an accessory or as a contributing or determining element.
  3. Any happening or fact; event
A social gathering or activity:
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  1. A social gathering or activity:
  2. (Physics) A phenomenon or occurrence located at a single point in space-time, regarded as the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory.
  3. (Sports) A contest in a sports competition, such as a meet:
Any event regarded as important, entertaining, newsworthy, etc.
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  1. Any event regarded as important, entertaining, newsworthy, etc.
  2. Something that takes place; an event or incident.
  3. A spontaneous or improvised event, especially one that involves audience participation.
An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
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  1. An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
  2. Something that happens as a result of or in connection with something more important; minor event or episode, specif. one in a novel, play, etc.
  3. An event in a narrative or drama.
A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
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  1. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
  2. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
  3. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
The act or fact of occurring
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  1. The act or fact of occurring
  2. Something that takes place; an event or incident:
  3. An event of happening. An event of happening.
Conditions surrounding and affecting a person, esp. financial conditions
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  1. Conditions surrounding and affecting a person, esp. financial conditions
  2. Any happening or fact; event
  3. An act, condition, event, or fact connected with another act, condition, event, or fact either as an accessory or as a contributing or determining element. An act, condition, event, or fact connected with another act, condition, event, or fact either as an accessory or as a contributing or determining element.
A significant event, occurrence, or change.
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  1. A significant event, occurrence, or change.
  2. An event or happening
  3. A significant event, occurrence, or change:
A separate part of a serialized work, such as a novel or television series.
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  1. A separate part of a serialized work, such as a novel or television series.
  2. Any event or series of events complete in itself but forming part of a larger one
  3. In a novel, narrative poem, etc., a portion of the story considered as a unit
A social gathering or activity:
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  1. A social gathering or activity:
  2. (Sports) A contest in a sports competition, such as a meet:
  3. (Physics) A phenomenon or occurrence located at a single point in space-time, regarded as the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory.
Something that takes place; an event or incident.
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  1. Something that takes place; an event or incident.
  2. Any event regarded as important, entertaining, newsworthy, etc.
  3. An improvised, often spontaneous spectacle or performance, especially one involving audience participation.
An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
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  1. An occurrence that interrupts normal procedure or functioning; a mishap:
  2. Something that happens as a result of or in connection with something more important; minor event or episode, specif. one in a novel, play, etc.
  3. An event in a narrative or drama.
A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast:
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  1. A presentation of such information, as in a newspaper or on a newscast:
  2. Information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by means of newspapers, websites, radio, television, and other forms of media.
  3. Any person or thing thought to merit special attention in such reports
A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
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  1. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
  2. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
  3. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
The act or fact of occurring
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  1. The act or fact of occurring
  2. Actual instance where a situation arises.
  3. An event of happening. An event of happening.
Any object believed by some person or group to have magic power
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  1. Any object believed by some person or group to have magic power
  2. Something, such as a material object or nonsexual part of the body, that arouses sexual desire and may become necessary for sexual gratification.
  3. An abnormally obsessive preoccupation or attachment; a fixation.
(Chem.) Reduction into a solid, permanent, or nonvolatile form
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  1. (Chem.) Reduction into a solid, permanent, or nonvolatile form
  2. The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements.
  3. The act or process of fixing or fixating:
An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire:
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  1. An excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire:
  2. (Psychiatry) An abnormal psychological state characterized by symptoms such as elation, high energy and activity level, racing thoughts, irritability, and rapid speech, typically occurring in people with bipolar disorder.
  3. Wild or violent mental disorder; specif., the manic phase of bipolar affective disorder, characterized generally by abnormal excitability, exaggerated feelings of well-being, flight of ideas, excessive activity, etc.
The act of an evil spirit in possessing or ruling a person
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  1. The act of an evil spirit in possessing or ruling a person
  2. The fact or state of being obsessed with an idea, desire, emotion, etc.
  3. (Psychiatry) A pattern of unwanted or intrusive thoughts or urges that recur persistently, often accompanied by symptoms of anxiety.
A fine crack in a surface or glaze.
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  1. A fine crack in a surface or glaze.
  2. Something that is currently the fashion; fad
  3. A short-lived popular fashion; a fad.
A fashion that is taken up with great enthusiasm for a brief period of time; a craze.
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  1. A fashion that is taken up with great enthusiasm for a brief period of time; a craze.
  2. A custom, style, etc. that many people are interested in for a short time; passing fashion; craze
Shape or form; configuration:
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  1. Shape or form; configuration:
  2. Something, esp. a garment, in the current style
  3. The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior:
Fury; rage; frenzy
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  1. Fury; rage; frenzy
  2. A great, widespread outburst of admiration or enthusiasm; craze; rage
  3. A fashion adopted enthusiastically by the public; a fad.
A particular form or kind:
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  1. A particular form or kind:
  2. A manner, way, or method of doing something, experiencing something, or acting:
  3. Style or fashion.
A burning desire; a passion:
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  1. A burning desire; a passion:
  2. A fit of anger.
  3. A current, eagerly adopted fashion; a fad or craze:
Specific or characteristic manner of expression, execution, construction, or design, in any art, period, work, employment, etc.
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  1. Specific or characteristic manner of expression, execution, construction, or design, in any art, period, work, employment, etc.
  2. The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed:
  3. A particular fashion:
An inclination in a particular direction.
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  1. An inclination in a particular direction.
  2. A fad or fashion style.
  3. A vogue, or current style, as in fashions
The accepted fashion or style at any particular time; mode
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  1. The accepted fashion or style at any particular time; mode
  2. A fashion and lifestyle magazine.
  3. The prevailing fashion or style
A forte passage
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  1. A forte passage
  2. Something in which a person excels:
  3. A thing that a person does particularly well; special accomplishment or strong point
The personal quality or talent that is one's strongest asset.
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  1. The personal quality or talent that is one's strongest asset.
  2. Something at which one excels
  3. (Games) The suit in which a player holds the most cards in a given hand.
An item or product of a distinctive kind or of particular superiority:
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  1. An item or product of a distinctive kind or of particular superiority:
  2. A special quality, feature, point, characteristic, etc.
  3. That in which one specializes; a chosen expertise or talent.
A characteristic or ability at which one particularly excels.
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(Games) A long suit in a card game such as bridge that contains high cards.
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  1. (Games) A long suit in a card game such as bridge that contains high cards.
  2. A quality, activity, or skill in which a person excels:
  3. A field in which, or task at which, one is quite capable.
(Slang) An area of interest or skill:
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  1. (Slang) An area of interest or skill:
  2. A container of flexible material, such as paper, plastic, or leather, that is used for carrying or storing items.
  3. A handbag; a purse.
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