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Engagement in risky business transactions on the chance of quick or considerable profit.
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  1. Engagement in risky business transactions on the chance of quick or considerable profit.
  2. A thought or conjecture
  3. (--- Archaic) Contemplation or consideration of a subject; meditation.
A thought or an opinion resulting from such thinking or consideration:
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  1. A thought or an opinion resulting from such thinking or consideration:
  2. The change in direction of a wave, such as a light or sound wave, away from a boundary the wave encounters. Reflected waves remain in their original medium rather than entering the medium they encounter. &diamf3; According to the law of reflection, the angle of reflection of a reflected wave is equal to its angle of incidence.
  3. Serious thinking or careful consideration:
The act by which something is perceived.
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  1. The act by which something is perceived.
Careful thought; deliberation:
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  1. Careful thought; deliberation:
  2. A result of considering; an opinion or a judgment:
  3. (Law) Something promised, given, or done that has the effect of making an agreement a legally enforceable contract.
Something known or learned in this way
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  1. Something known or learned in this way
  2. The direct knowing or learning of something without the conscious use of reasoning; immediate understanding
The ability to see and understand clearly the inner nature of things, esp. by intuition
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  1. The ability to see and understand clearly the inner nature of things, esp. by intuition
  2. A clear understanding of the inner nature of some specific thing
  3. The ability to discern the true nature of a situation, especially by intuition.
(Printing) All the copies of a publication printed at one time from the same set of type.
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  1. (Printing) All the copies of a publication printed at one time from the same set of type.
  2. (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.
  3. An effect, feeling, or image retained as a consequence of experience:
The act or process of deliberating.
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  1. The act or process of deliberating.
  2. Consideration and discussion of alternatives before reaching a decision
  3. Discussion and consideration of all sides of an issue:
  1. The conceptualization of a mental image.
  2. The formation or conception of ideas by the mind
  3. (Often business) The synthesis of ideas.
A contemplative discourse, usually on a religious or philosophical subject.
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  1. A contemplative discourse, usually on a religious or philosophical subject.
  2. The practice of quieting the mind by focusing one's attention on one's regular breathing, on a mantra, etc., for the purpose of deepening one's spiritual awareness, reducing stress, etc.
  3. Act of meditating; deep, continued thought
The act or process of chewing cud.
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  1. The act or process of chewing cud.
  2. The act of thinking about something in a sustained fashion.
An act by which something is apprehended.
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  1. An act by which something is apprehended.
The clarity of focus of an image in a telescope, measured by the angular size of a single star in that image.
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  1. The clarity of focus of an image in a telescope, measured by the angular size of a single star in that image.
  2. The act of using the eyes to see
  3. The sense or power of sight; vision
Action of the verb to reason.
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  1. Action of the verb to reason.
  2. The deduction of inferences or interpretations from premises; abstract thought; ratiocination.
  3. Use of reason, especially to form conclusions, inferences, or judgments.
The ability to understand and appreciate imaginative creations of others, esp. works of art and literature
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  1. The ability to understand and appreciate imaginative creations of others, esp. works of art and literature
  2. The act or power of creating mental images of what has never been actually experienced, or of creating new images or ideas by combining previous experiences; creative power
  3. The ability to form mental images of things that are not present to the senses or not considered to be real:
The act of perceiving or the ability to perceive; mental grasp of objects, qualities, etc. by means of the senses; awareness; comprehension
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  1. The act of perceiving or the ability to perceive; mental grasp of objects, qualities, etc. by means of the senses; awareness; comprehension
  2. Insight or knowledge gained by thinking:
  3. The understanding, knowledge, etc. gotten by perceiving
A disposition to appreciate or share the feelings and thoughts of others; sympathy:
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  1. A disposition to appreciate or share the feelings and thoughts of others; sympathy:
  2. The power or ability to think, learn, judge, etc.; intelligence; sense
  3. (Countable) Reason or intelligence, ability to grasp the full meaning of knowledge, ability to infer.
The position from which something is observed or considered; an angle, outlook or point of view.
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  1. The position from which something is observed or considered; an angle, outlook or point of view.
A general idea or understanding of something:
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  1. A general idea or understanding of something:
  2. A plan or original idea:
  3. An idea or thought, esp. a generalized idea of a thing or class of things; abstract notion
Work done with the brain; mental effort.
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  1. Work done with the brain; mental effort.
A way of reasoning; judgment:
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  1. A way of reasoning; judgment:
  2. The action of one who thinks or the result of such action; thought
  3. Gerund of think.
Awareness or familiarity
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  1. Awareness or familiarity
  2. The act or condition of having knowledge.
The act of one who rationalizes.
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  1. The act of one who rationalizes.
A conclusion reached by this process.
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  1. A conclusion reached by this process.
  2. Something for which such an amount may be deducted from taxable income
  3. (Logic) The process of reasoning in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the stated premises; inference by reasoning from the general to the specific.
Necessary connection or outcome, as through the working of cause and effect
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  1. Necessary connection or outcome, as through the working of cause and effect
  2. The study of the principles of reasoning, especially of the structure of propositions as distinguished from their content and of method and validity in deductive reasoning.
  3. The relationship between elements and between an element and the whole in a set of objects, individuals, principles, or events:
The act of making a judgment.
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A statement of one's motives, or of the causes of some event.
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  1. A statement of one's motives, or of the causes of some event.
  2. The act, process, or practice of rationalizing.
  3. (Mathematics) The simplification of an expression without changing its value.
Reasoning; the process of exact, rational, reasoning something through. Reasoning; the process of exact, rational, reasoning something through.
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  1. Reasoning; the process of exact, rational, reasoning something through. Reasoning; the process of exact, rational, reasoning something through.
The act or process of judging; the formation of an opinion after consideration or deliberation.
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  1. The act or process of judging; the formation of an opinion after consideration or deliberation.
  2. An opinion or estimate formed after consideration or deliberation, especially a formal or authoritative decision:
  3. The ability to come to opinions about things; power of comparing and deciding; understanding; good sense
Deductive reasoning in debate.
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  1. Deductive reasoning in debate.
  2. The presentation and elaboration of an argument or arguments.
  3. The process of arriving at reasons and conclusions; arguing or reasoning
Thoughtful consideration; meditation.
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  1. Thoughtful consideration; meditation.
  2. A serious thought; a carefully considered reflection.
Thoughtful inspection, study, etc.
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  1. Thoughtful inspection, study, etc.
  2. Intention or expectation:
  3. Meditation on spiritual matters, especially as a form of devotion.
That which comes to be known, as through perception, reasoning, or intuition; knowledge.
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  1. That which comes to be known, as through perception, reasoning, or intuition; knowledge.
  2. The process of knowing in the broadest sense, including perception, memory, and judgment
  3. The result of such a process; perception, conception, etc.
An act of the intellect; a thought or perception
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  1. An act of the intellect; a thought or perception
  2. The act or process of using the intellect; thinking or reasoning.
  3. (Countable) The mental content of an act of grasping by means of the intellect, as a thought, idea, or conception.
A personal point of view or opinion:
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  1. A personal point of view or opinion:
  2. A sloping thing or piece of ground.
  3. (Informal) A quick, oblique look; glance
A sudden, violent disturbance of the mind.
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  1. A sudden, violent disturbance of the mind.
  2. (Archaic) A series of sudden, violent cerebral disturbances
  3. (Informal) A sudden inspiration, idea, or plan
A spinning motion given to a ball when thrown or struck in a specific way.
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  1. A spinning motion given to a ball when thrown or struck in a specific way.
  2. A change in direction; a turn:
  3. An unexpected change in a process or a departure from a pattern, often producing a distortion or perversion:
(US, dialect) A winkle.
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  1. (US, dialect) A winkle.
  2. A different or unexpected development, action, or idea:
  3. A line or crease in the skin, especially when caused by age or fatigue.
In the philosophy of Hegel, absolute truth; the complete and ultimate product of reason.
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  1. In the philosophy of Hegel, absolute truth; the complete and ultimate product of reason.
  2. A sense that something can happen; a notion or expectation:
  3. (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.
An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective:
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  1. An orderly or step-by-step conception or proposal for accomplishing an objective:
  2. A proposed or intended course of action:
  3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
An arbitrary idea; notion; caprice; whim
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  1. An arbitrary idea; notion; caprice; whim
  2. The enthusiasts or fans of a sport or pursuit considered as a group.
  3. The mental faculty through which whims, visions, and fantasies are summoned up; imagination, especially of a whimsical or fantastic nature.
A plan or intention
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  1. A plan or intention
  2. Small lightweight items for household use, such as needles, buttons, and thread.
  3. A mental image; general idea
A typical example or embodiment:
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  1. A typical example or embodiment:
  2. The concept or character projected to the public, as by a person or institution, especially as interpreted by the mass media:
  3. A mental picture of something; conception; idea; impression
  1. (Countable) Opinion, judgement or outlook.
  2. (Countable) Reason or intelligence, ability to grasp the full meaning of knowledge, ability to infer.
  3. The power or ability to think, learn, judge, etc.; intelligence; sense
Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors.
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  1. Accurate perception; true estimation; as, an appreciation of the difficulties before us; an appreciation of colors.
  2. The awareness or understanding of the meaning, significance, value, or worth of something.
  3. A rise in value or price, especially over time.
The act, process, or power of conceiving mentally; formulation of ideas, esp. of abstractions
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  1. The act, process, or power of conceiving mentally; formulation of ideas, esp. of abstractions
  2. The ability to form or understand mental concepts and abstractions:
  3. An original idea, design, plan, etc.
The result or record of such an act or process:
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  1. The result or record of such an act or process:
  2. The fact of being seen or noticed
  3. The act or process of perceiving something, such as a phenomenon, often by means of an instrument, and making a record of the resulting information.
Mental acceptance of and conviction in the truth, actuality, or validity of something:
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  1. Mental acceptance of and conviction in the truth, actuality, or validity of something:
  2. The mental act, condition, or habit of placing trust or confidence in another:
  3. Something believed or accepted as true, especially a particular tenet or a body of tenets accepted by a group of persons.
The sense of touch:
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  1. The sense of touch:
  2. A general impression conveyed by a person, place, or thing:
  3. The emotions thought to be conveyed or intended by a work of art:
A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert:
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  1. A judgment based on special knowledge and given by an expert:
  2. A belief not based on absolute certainty or positive knowledge but on what seems true, valid, or probable to one's own mind; judgment
  3. The court’s statement of its decision, usually written by a single judge, citing the facts, points of law, rationale, and decision or verdict. See also decision, judgment and verdict. The court’s statement of its decision, usually written by a single judge, citing the facts, points of law, rationale, and decision or verdict. See also decision, judgment and verdict.
An act or instance of guessing.
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  1. An act or instance of guessing.
  2. A judgment or estimate formed by guessing; conjecture; surmise
  3. A prediction about the outcome of something, typically made without factual evidence or support.
(Countable) That which is inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction.
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  1. (Countable) That which is inferred; a truth or proposition drawn from another which is admitted or supposed to be true; a conclusion; a deduction.
  2. The act of reasoning from factual knowledge or evidence.
  3. The act or process of deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true.
A set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena.
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  1. A set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena.
  2. Abstract reasoning; speculation:
  3. A speculative idea or plan as to how something might be done
A tentative explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation.
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  1. A tentative explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation.
  2. An unproved theory, proposition, supposition, etc. tentatively accepted to explain certain facts or (working hypothesis) to provide a basis for further investigation, argument, etc.
  3. A statement that explains or makes generalizations about a set of facts or principles, usually forming a basis for possible experiments to confirm its viability.
The act of supposing.
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  1. The act of supposing.
  2. Something supposed; assumption; hypothesis
The act of taking for or on oneself, especially accepting, or agreeing to take the responsibility for, the obligation of another.
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  1. The act of taking for or on oneself, especially accepting, or agreeing to take the responsibility for, the obligation of another.
  2. The act of taking for granted:
  3. Something taken for granted or accepted as true without proof; a supposition:
Something known or learned in this way
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  1. Something known or learned in this way
  2. The direct knowing or learning of something without the conscious use of reasoning; immediate understanding
Opinion or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
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  1. Opinion or judgment based on inconclusive or incomplete evidence; guesswork.
  2. An inference, theory, or prediction based on guesswork; guess
  3. An opinion or conclusion based on guesswork:
Something for which such an amount may be deducted from taxable income
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  1. Something for which such an amount may be deducted from taxable income
  2. A conclusion reached by this process.
  3. (Logic) The process of reasoning in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the stated premises; inference by reasoning from the general to the specific.
Something postulated; assumption or axiom
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  1. Something postulated; assumption or axiom
  2. A fundamental element; a basic principle.
  3. Something assumed without proof as being self-evident or generally accepted, especially when used as a basis for an argument:
A piece of real estate; house or building and its land
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  1. A piece of real estate; house or building and its land
  2. A previous statement or assertion that serves as the basis for an argument
  3. (Logic) One of the propositions in a deductive argument.
The state or fact of knowing:
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  1. The state or fact of knowing:
  2. An awareness of factual information. Includes actual knowledge (positive or definite), personal knowledge (based on one’s own observation), and constructive knowledge (based on other circumstances). An awareness of factual information. Includes actual knowledge (positive or definite), personal knowledge (based on one’s own observation), and constructive knowledge (based on other circumstances).
  3. The body of facts, principles, etc. acquired through human experience and thought
(Computing, programming) Determination of the value of a variable or expression.
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  1. (Computing, programming) Determination of the value of a variable or expression.
  2. The process of evaluating something or an instance of this
  3. An assessment, such as an annual personnel performance review used as the basis for a salary increase or bonus, or a summary of a particular situation.
  1. An appraisal or evaluation.
  2. The act or an instance of assessing
  3. The act of assessing or an amount (of tax, levy or duty etc) assessed.
The act or an instance of appraising.
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  1. The act or an instance of appraising.
  2. An appraised value or price; esp., an expert valuation for taxation, tariff duty, sale, etc.; estimate
  3. A judgment or assessment of the value of something, especially a formal one.
An opinion or judgment
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  1. An opinion or judgment
  2. A tentative evaluation or rough calculation, as of worth, quantity, or size:
  3. A general calculation of size, value, etc.; esp., an approximate computation of the probable cost of a piece of work made by a person undertaking to do the work
(Law) The decision of the jury after the trial of a case.
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  1. (Law) The decision of the jury after the trial of a case.
  2. (Law) The formal finding of a judge or jury on a matter submitted to them in a trial
  3. The conclusion of a jury, or of a judge in a non-jury case, of what the facts are or were. A verdict, being a finding of fact, is different from a judgment or a judicial decision. The trial court may choose to accept or to disregard the verdict in determining judgment. The conclusion of a jury, or of a judge in a non-jury case, of what the facts are or were. A verdict, being a finding of fact, is different from a judgment or a judicial decision. The trial court may choose to accept or to disregard the verdict in determining judgment.
(Law) A formal conclusion by a judge, jury or regulatory agency on issues of fact.
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  1. (Law) A formal conclusion by a judge, jury or regulatory agency on issues of fact.
  2. The conclusion reached after an examination or consideration of facts or data by a judge, coroner, scholar, etc.
  3. A statement or document containing an authoritative decision or conclusion:
The act of reaching a conclusion or of passing of judgment on an issue under consideration:
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  1. The act of reaching a conclusion or of passing of judgment on an issue under consideration:
  2. Firmness of character or action; determination:
  3. A conclusion or judgment reached after consideration:
A decision arrived at by thought and investigation; conclusion
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  1. A decision arrived at by thought and investigation; conclusion
  2. The ascertaining or fixing of the quantity, quality, position, or character of something:
  3. The settling of a question or case by an authoritative decision or pronouncement, especially by a judicial body:
The change in direction of a wave, such as a light or sound wave, away from a boundary the wave encounters. Reflected waves remain in their original medium rather than entering the medium they encounter. &diamf3; According to the law of reflection, the angle of reflection of a reflected wave is equal to its angle of incidence.
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  1. The change in direction of a wave, such as a light or sound wave, away from a boundary the wave encounters. Reflected waves remain in their original medium rather than entering the medium they encounter. &diamf3; According to the law of reflection, the angle of reflection of a reflected wave is equal to its angle of incidence.
  2. Serious thinking or careful consideration:
  3. The result of such thought; idea or conclusion, esp. if expressed in words
Careful thought; deliberation:
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  1. Careful thought; deliberation:
  2. (Law) Something promised, given, or done that has the effect of making an agreement a legally enforceable contract.
  3. A result of considering; an opinion or a judgment:
An abstract work of art.
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  1. An abstract work of art.
  2. An idea so formed, or a word or term for it
  3. Formation of an idea, as of a quality or property of a thing, in such a way as to apprehend that quality or property apart from any particular instances of it in the material world
(Law) The judgment of a jury or judge that a person is guilty of a crime as charged.
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  1. (Law) The judgment of a jury or judge that a person is guilty of a crime as charged.
  2. The state or appearance of being convinced:
  3. The act or process by which a judge or jury finds someone guilty of an offense. See also judgment.
A doctrine, principle, or position held as part of a philosophy, religion, or field of endeavor.
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  1. A doctrine, principle, or position held as part of a philosophy, religion, or field of endeavor.
  2. A principle, doctrine, or belief held as a truth, as by some group
(Law) The inference that a fact exists, based on the proved existence of other facts
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  1. (Law) The inference that a fact exists, based on the proved existence of other facts
  2. (Law) A conclusion applied by law as to the correctness of some fact, ordinarily subject to rebuttal by contrary evidence.
  3. A legal assumption that something is a fact based upon another proven fact or set thereof. The presumption is given sufficient weight, once established, that an even greater amount of evidence to the contrary would be needed in order to contravene it. It has the effect of shifting the burden of proof or that of producing evidence to the opposing party. See inference. A legal assumption that something is a fact based upon another proven fact or set thereof. The presumption is given sufficient weight, once established, that an even greater amount of evidence to the contrary would be needed in order to contravene it. It has the effect of shifting the burden of proof or that of producing evidence to the opposing party. See inference.
(Countable) an instance of such a process
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  1. (Countable) an instance of such a process
  2. (Uncountable) the act or process of intellectualizing
  3. An unconscious means of protecting oneself from the emotional stress and anxiety associated with confronting painful personal fears or problems by excessive reasoning.
  1. The conceptualization of a mental image.
  2. The formation or conception of ideas by the mind
  3. (Often business) The synthesis of ideas.
The act or process of surmising; conjecture in general
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  1. The act or process of surmising; conjecture in general
  2. Thought, imagination, or conjecture, which may be based upon feeble or scanty evidence; suspicion; guess.
  3. An idea or opinion formed from evidence that is neither positive nor conclusive; conjecture; guess
A rule or principle of law, especially when established by precedent.
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  1. A rule or principle of law, especially when established by precedent.
  2. Something taught as the principles or creed of a religion, political party, etc.; tenet or tenets; belief; dogma
  3. A principle or body of principles presented for acceptance or belief, as by a religious, political, scientific, or philosophic group; dogma.
An essential element, constituent, or quality, esp. one that produces a specific effect
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  1. An essential element, constituent, or quality, esp. one that produces a specific effect
  2. A basic or essential quality or element determining intrinsic nature or characteristic behavior:
  3. A rule or standard, especially of good behavior:
General meaning of what is said or done; intent; tenor
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  1. General meaning of what is said or done; intent; tenor
  2. Variation or random oscillation about a fixed setting, position, or mode of behavior.
  3. A gradual deviation from an original course, model, method, or intention.
Something deduced by calculating; estimate; plan
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  1. Something deduced by calculating; estimate; plan
  2. The act, process, or result of calculating.
  3. Careful, often cunning estimation and planning of likely outcomes, especially to advance one's own interests.
An inclination to change one's mind impulsively:
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  1. An inclination to change one's mind impulsively:
  2. A sudden, unpredictable action or change:
  3. A sudden, impulsive change in the way one thinks or acts; freakish notion; whim
A dreamy, fanciful, or visionary notion or daydream
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  1. A dreamy, fanciful, or visionary notion or daydream
  2. A state of dreaming while awake; a loose or irregular train of thought; musing or meditation; daydream. [From 1657.]
  3. Dreamy thinking or imagining, esp. of agreeable things; fanciful musing; daydreaming
A thought, view, or attitude, especially one based mainly on emotion instead of reason:
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  1. A thought, view, or attitude, especially one based mainly on emotion instead of reason:
  2. A complex combination of feelings and opinions as a basis for action or judgment; general emotionalized attitude
  3. A thought, opinion, judgment, or attitude, usually the result of careful consideration, but often colored with emotion
Interest, regard, or liking:
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  1. Interest, regard, or liking:
  2. Close attention, as in doing something well or avoiding harm:
  3. In negligence law, the level of caution and prudence demanded in the conduct of a person in a given situation. The appropriate level is determined by measuring the potential dangers in the particular situation, the risk that the person’s actions might bring the risk to fruition, and the possible ways of minimizing or eliminating the risk. In some situations, the level of care owed is determined by statute. See also reasonable man, malpractice, and negligence.
Something that causes anxiety
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  1. Something that causes anxiety
  2. The act of worrying or the condition of being worried; persistent mental uneasiness:
  3. A troubled state of mind; anxiety; distress; care; uneasiness
(Psychiatry) An abnormal state like this, characterized by a feeling of being powerless and unable to cope with threatening events, typically imaginary, and by physical tension, as shown by sweating, trembling, etc.
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  1. (Psychiatry) An abnormal state like this, characterized by a feeling of being powerless and unable to cope with threatening events, typically imaginary, and by physical tension, as shown by sweating, trembling, etc.
  2. A state of being uneasy, apprehensive, or worried about what may happen; concern about a possible future event
  3. A state of apprehension and fear resulting from the anticipation of a threatening event or situation. &diamf3; In psychiatry, a patient has an anxiety disorder &diamf3; if normal psychological functioning is disrupted or if anxiety persists without an identifiable cause.
The state of being uneasy, nervous or restless.
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  1. The state of being uneasy, nervous or restless.
  2. An anxious state of mind; anxiety.
(Informal) One that is exceptionally gratifying, excellent, or beautiful:
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  1. (Informal) One that is exceptionally gratifying, excellent, or beautiful:
  2. A series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep.
  3. A wild fancy or unrealistic hope:
The study of the theoretical underpinnings of a particular field or discipline:
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  1. The study of the theoretical underpinnings of a particular field or discipline:
  2. An underlying theory or set of ideas relating to a particular field of activity or to life as a whole:
  3. Theory or logical analysis of the principles underlying conduct, thought, knowledge, and the nature of the universe: included in philosophy are ethics, aesthetics, logic, epistemology, metaphysics, etc.
A style of living that reflects the attitudes of a person or group; a lifestyle
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  1. A style of living that reflects the attitudes of a person or group; a lifestyle
A point of view; an attitude:
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  1. A point of view; an attitude:
  2. Expectation for the future:
  3. An attitude or point of view.
Plural form of view
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The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world.
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  1. The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world.
  2. A comprehensive, esp. personal, philosophy or conception of the world and of human life
An attitude marked by enthusiasm, energy, or courage:
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  1. An attitude marked by enthusiasm, energy, or courage:
  2. Strong loyalty or dedication:
  3. The actual though unstated sense or significance of something:
A practice, particularly in business, that is so old and universal that it has obtained the force of law. A practice, particularly in business, that is so old and universal that it has obtained the force of law.
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  1. A practice, particularly in business, that is so old and universal that it has obtained the force of law. A practice, particularly in business, that is so old and universal that it has obtained the force of law.
  2. (Law) A common tradition or usage so long established that it has the force or validity of law.
  3. (Law) Such usage as by common consent and long-established, uniform practice has taken on the force of law
Moral attitudes.
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  1. Moral attitudes.
  2. Ways of thinking and behaving shared generally by a society or group
  3. The accepted traditional customs and usages of a particular social group.
Close attention; careful notice
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  1. Close attention; careful notice
A cause of concern:
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  1. A cause of concern:
  2. The state of being solicitous; care or concern, as for the well-being of another.
  3. Causes of care or concern
Work done with the brain; mental effort.
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  1. Work done with the brain; mental effort.
Thoughtful consideration; meditation.
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  1. Thoughtful consideration; meditation.
  2. A serious thought; a carefully considered reflection.
Religious or mystical meditation
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  1. Religious or mystical meditation
  2. Intention or expectation:
  3. Meditation on spiritual matters, especially as a form of devotion.
The act or process of deliberating.
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  1. The act or process of deliberating.
  2. Consideration and discussion of alternatives before reaching a decision
  3. Discussion and consideration of all sides of an issue:
The practice of quieting the mind by focusing one's attention on one's regular breathing, on a mantra, etc., for the purpose of deepening one's spiritual awareness, reducing stress, etc.
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  1. The practice of quieting the mind by focusing one's attention on one's regular breathing, on a mantra, etc., for the purpose of deepening one's spiritual awareness, reducing stress, etc.
  2. A contemplative discourse, usually on a religious or philosophical subject.
  3. Oral or written material, as a sermon, based on meditation
The change in direction of a wave, such as a light or sound wave, away from a boundary the wave encounters. Reflected waves remain in their original medium rather than entering the medium they encounter. &diamf3; According to the law of reflection, the angle of reflection of a reflected wave is equal to its angle of incidence.
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  1. The change in direction of a wave, such as a light or sound wave, away from a boundary the wave encounters. Reflected waves remain in their original medium rather than entering the medium they encounter. &diamf3; According to the law of reflection, the angle of reflection of a reflected wave is equal to its angle of incidence.
  2. An indirect expression of censure or discredit:
  3. A manifestation or result:
The act of thinking about something in a sustained fashion.
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  1. The act of thinking about something in a sustained fashion.
  2. The act or process of chewing cud.
Reasoning based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or supposition.
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  1. Reasoning based on inconclusive evidence; conjecture or supposition.
  2. A conclusion, opinion, or theory reached by conjecture.
  3. (--- Archaic) Contemplation or consideration of a subject; meditation.
A general idea or understanding of something:
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  1. A general idea or understanding of something:
  2. A central or unifying idea or theme
  3. An original idea, design, etc.; conception
The act, process, or power of conceiving mentally; formulation of ideas, esp. of abstractions
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  1. The act, process, or power of conceiving mentally; formulation of ideas, esp. of abstractions
  2. Something conceived in the mind or believed by a group of people; a concept, thought, or belief:
  3. An original idea, design, plan, etc.
The gist or significance:
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  1. The gist or significance:
  2. A plan, purpose, or goal:
  3. A sense that something can happen; a notion or expectation:
A person or thing very much like another; copy; counterpart; likeness
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  1. A person or thing very much like another; copy; counterpart; likeness
  2. A typical example or embodiment:
  3. A mental picture of something; conception; idea; impression
A belief or opinion:
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  1. A belief or opinion:
  2. A mental image; an idea or conception:
  3. A mental image; general idea
The process of perceiving something with the senses:
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  1. The process of perceiving something with the senses:
  2. The understanding, knowledge, etc. gotten by perceiving
  3. A specific idea, concept, impression, etc. so formed
A way of showing or seeing something, as from a particular position or angle:
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  1. A way of showing or seeing something, as from a particular position or angle:
  2. That which is worked toward or sought; object; aim; goal
  3. An examination using the eyes; a look:
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