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Not fully worked out, concluded, or agreed on; provisional:
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  1. Not fully worked out, concluded, or agreed on; provisional:
  2. Indicating a lack of confidence or certainty; hesitant:
  3. Made, done, proposed, etc. experimentally or provisionally; not definite or final
Prior to or preparing for the main matter, action, or business; introductory or prefatory.
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  1. Prior to or preparing for the main matter, action, or business; introductory or prefatory.
Of, pertaining to, or subject to probation
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  1. Of, pertaining to, or subject to probation
Something that will last for only a limited period of time; transitory. Temporary is meaningless with regard to the duration of the length of time that it will last; however, it is used to designate absence of permanence. Something that will last for only a limited period of time; transitory. Temporary is meaningless with regard to the duration of the length of time that it will last; however, it is used to designate absence of permanence.
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  1. Something that will last for only a limited period of time; transitory. Temporary is meaningless with regard to the duration of the length of time that it will last; however, it is used to designate absence of permanence. Something that will last for only a limited period of time; transitory. Temporary is meaningless with regard to the duration of the length of time that it will last; however, it is used to designate absence of permanence.
A statement of the results of this process
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  1. A statement of the results of this process
  2. The separation of a substance into its constituent elements, usually by chemical means, for the study and identification of each component. &diamf3; Qualitative analysis determines what substances are present in a compound. &diamf3; Quantitative analysis determines how much of each substance is present in a compound.
  3. (Chemistry) The separation of a substance into its constituent elements to determine either their nature (qualitative analysis) or their proportions (quantitative analysis).
A set of questions, problems, or exercises for determining a person's knowledge, abilities, aptitude, or qualifications; examination
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  1. A set of questions, problems, or exercises for determining a person's knowledge, abilities, aptitude, or qualifications; examination
  2. A method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial
  3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
A formal interrogation:
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  1. A formal interrogation:
  2. A set of questions asked in testing or interrogating; test
  3. An examining or being examined; investigation; inspection; checkup; scrutiny; inquiry; testing
Any proceeding brought by one or more parties against another one or more parties in a court of law. See also action and litigation. Any proceeding brought by one or more parties against another one or more parties in a court of law. See also action and litigation.
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  1. Any proceeding brought by one or more parties against another one or more parties in a court of law. See also action and litigation. Any proceeding brought by one or more parties against another one or more parties in a court of law. See also action and litigation.
  2. The act or an instance of courting a woman; courtship:
  3. A group of things used together; a set or collection:
  1. Suit
  2. A litigation or action brought in a court. See also suit. A litigation or action brought in a court. See also suit.
  3. (Law) In civil law, a case where two or more people disagree and one or more of the parties take the case to a court for resolution.
A court or administrative hearing conducted so as to accord each party the due process rights required by applicable law. A court or administrative hearing conducted so as to accord each party the due process rights required by applicable law.
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  1. A court or administrative hearing conducted so as to accord each party the due process rights required by applicable law. A court or administrative hearing conducted so as to accord each party the due process rights required by applicable law.
(Countable, law) A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
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  1. (Countable, law) A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
  2. (Uncountable) The sense used to perceive sound.
  3. (Law) A legal proceeding in which evidence is taken and arguments are given as the basis for a decision to be issued, either on some preliminary matter or on the merits of the case.
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:
(Law) An action or a suit or just grounds for an action.
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  1. (Law) An action or a suit or just grounds for an action.
  2. (Linguistics) In traditional grammar, a distinct form of a noun, pronoun, or modifier that is used to express one or more particular syntactic relationships to other words in a sentence.
  3. A question or problem; a matter:
A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
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  1. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
  2. A fight, struggle, conflict, or controversy
  3. Any race, game, debate, etc. in which individuals or teams compete with one another to determine the winner
The act or process of obtaining such charges.
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  1. The act or process of obtaining such charges.
  2. (Law) A set of written criminal charges issued against a party, where a grand jury, under the guidance of a prosecutor, has found that sufficient evidence exists to justify trying the party for that crime.
  3. (Law) A formal written accusation charging one or more persons with the commission of a crime, presented by a grand jury to the court when the jury has found, after examining the evidence presented, that there is a valid case
Something claimed in a formal or legal manner, especially a tract of public land staked out by a miner or homesteader.
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  1. Something claimed in a formal or legal manner, especially a tract of public land staked out by a miner or homesteader.
  2. A statement, as a fact, of something that may be called into question; assertion
  3. A statement of something as a fact; an assertion of truth:
(Law) The interrogating or questioning of a witness by the party against whom he or she has been called and examined. See examination.
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  1. (Law) The interrogating or questioning of a witness by the party against whom he or she has been called and examined. See examination.
  2. (Law): In a legal trial, the questioning of a witness, while testifying, called by one party's attorney by the attorney opposed to said party.
  3. By extension, any process in which a person is subject to questioning.
(Law) The conduct of a lawsuit
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  1. (Law) The conduct of a lawsuit
  2. The act or process of carrying on a lawsuit
  3. A legal action; the process of bringing and carrying on a legal action. A legal action; the process of bringing and carrying on a legal action.
(Law) a suit filed by a defendant against a plaintiff secondary to the original complaint.
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  1. (Law) a suit filed by a defendant against a plaintiff secondary to the original complaint.
  2. An opposing claim, esp. one by a defendant against a plaintiff's claim in a lawsuit
  3. A cause of action or claim for relief asserted in opposition to or as a setoff against the plaintiff’s own cause of action or claim for relief and contained in the defendant’s answer to the plaintiff’s complaint. See also cross-claim. A cause of action or claim for relief asserted in opposition to or as a setoff against the plaintiff’s own cause of action or claim for relief and contained in the defendant’s answer to the plaintiff’s complaint. See also cross-claim.
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  1. (Law) An action to recover personal property unlawfully taken; the writ or procedure of such action.
  2. An action to recover personal property said or claimed to be unlawfully taken.
  3. The recovery of goods by the person claiming to own them, on a promise to test the matter in court and give the goods up again if defeated
(Law) The formal charging of a defendant with an offense.
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  1. (Law) The formal charging of a defendant with an offense.
  2. The first step in a criminal prosecution wherein the defendant is formally advised of the charges against him. This is done by reading the charges to the defendant or by giving them a copy of the charges. The defendant is also advised of his rights (for example, the right to plead not guilty and to have a jury trial) and enters a plea, and the amount of bail (if bail is not denied) is determined. The first step in a criminal prosecution wherein the defendant is formally advised of the charges against him. This is done by reading the charges to the defendant or by giving them a copy of the charges. The defendant is also advised of his rights (for example, the right to plead not guilty and to have a jury trial) and enters a plea, and the amount of bail (if bail is not denied) is determined.
The State as the party that institutes and carries on criminal proceedings in court
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  1. The State as the party that institutes and carries on criminal proceedings in court
  2. The conducting of criminal proceedings in court against a person
  3. A pursuing of a lawsuit or a criminal trial; the party pursuing a criminal prosecution; the carrying out of any activity or plan. A pursuing of a lawsuit or a criminal trial; the party pursuing a criminal prosecution; the carrying out of any activity or plan.
A reference to decided cases, or books of authority, to prove a point in law.
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  1. A reference to decided cases, or books of authority, to prove a point in law.
  2. An entry in a list of source(s) from which one took information, words or literary or verbal context.
  3. An order issued by a law enforcement officer to appear in court at a specific time to defend oneself against the criminal allegations contained in the order. See also summons.
An instance of abnormal, especially excessive electrical activity in the brain, causing symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements and the loss of awareness or the ability to pay attention.
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  1. An instance of abnormal, especially excessive electrical activity in the brain, causing symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements and the loss of awareness or the ability to pay attention.
  2. A sudden episode of transient neurologic symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness. A seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which is often diagnosed on an electroencephalogram.
  3. The act of one who seizes, or an instance of this
An agreement or promise, written, spoken, or implied, and not under seal
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  1. An agreement or promise, written, spoken, or implied, and not under seal
  2. An agreement or promise made orally or in writing not under seal; a contract.
  3. A legal action seeking compensation for the nonperformance of a contract that was not officially approved or recorded.
(Law) Any of various writs ordering a person to be brought before a court; specif., a writ requiring that a detained person be brought before a court to decide the legality of the detention or imprisonment
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  1. (Law) Any of various writs ordering a person to be brought before a court; specif., a writ requiring that a detained person be brought before a court to decide the legality of the detention or imprisonment
  2. A writ that a person may seek from a court to obtain immediate release from an unlawful confinement, as when the confinement has occurred through a means that violated the person's constitutional rights.
  3. In criminal procedure, a process to challenge the detention of a prisoner; frequently used as a way to attack a conviction in federal court when state appeals have been exhausted. In criminal procedure, a process to challenge the detention of a prisoner; frequently used as a way to attack a conviction in federal court when state appeals have been exhausted.
A conviction by a court-martial
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  1. A conviction by a court-martial
  2. (Law, military) A trial before such a tribunal.
  3. An ad hoc military court whose judges are commissioned officers of higher rank than, and of the same branch of the armed services as, the accused. This court is convened to try a member of the armed services who is accused of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice. An ad hoc military court whose judges are commissioned officers of higher rank than, and of the same branch of the armed services as, the accused. This court is convened to try a member of the armed services who is accused of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
The act of impeaching a public official, either elected or appointed, before a tribunal charged with determining the facts of the matter
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  1. The act of impeaching a public official, either elected or appointed, before a tribunal charged with determining the facts of the matter
  2. An attack on the credibility of a witness for reasons relating to prior inconsistent testimony or evidence of lying.
  3. A demonstration in a court of law, or before another finder of fact, that a witness was ingenuine before, and therefore, is less likely to tell the truth now
A sentence to serve time in prison.
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  1. A sentence to serve time in prison.
  2. (Slang) A negative quality or characteristic associated with a person or an object.
  3. A form of popular music developed especially in African-American urban communities and characterized by spoken or chanted rhyming lyrics with a strong rhythmic accompaniment.
(Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
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  1. (Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
  2. (Rugby) A scoring play in which the ball is grounded on or behind the opponent's goal line
  3. The act or an instance of trying; attempt; effort; trial
Something suffered; pain, distress, or injury
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  1. Something suffered; pain, distress, or injury
  2. An instance of pain or distress.
  3. The bearing or undergoing of pain, distress, or injury
A difficult or painful experience, especially one that severely tests character or endurance.
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  1. A difficult or painful experience, especially one that severely tests character or endurance.
  2. Any difficult, painful, or trying experience; severe trial
  3. A method of trial in which the accused was subjected to pain or danger as a means of invoking God's intercession, with the outcome regarded as revealing a divine determination of guilt or innocence.
A place, time, or situation in which different social forces or intellectual influences come together and cause new developments:
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  1. A place, time, or situation in which different social forces or intellectual influences come together and cause new developments:
  2. A severe test or trial
  3. An extremely difficult experience or situation; a severe test or trial:
Something that causes great suffering or distress; affliction; trial
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  1. Something that causes great suffering or distress; affliction; trial
  2. An experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith.
Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
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  1. Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
  2. An afflicted condition; pain; suffering
  1. An undesirable event such as an accident
  2. Bad luck; ill fortune; trouble; adversity
  3. The condition resulting from bad fortune or ill luck:
A thing or person that annoys
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  1. A thing or person that annoys
  2. An annoying or being annoyed
  3. A cause of irritation or vexation; a nuisance.
A person who gives trouble
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  1. A person who gives trouble
  2. Fuss, ado.
  3. A cause or condition of worry or irritation; trouble; fuss
Something that causes irritation
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  1. Something that causes irritation
  2. A source of irritation:
  3. Any medication designed to cause irritation
One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother:
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  1. One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother:
  2. An act, condition, thing, or person causing trouble, annoyance, or inconvenience
  3. (Law) A use of property or course of conduct that interferes with the legal rights of others by causing damage, annoyance, or inconvenience.
Pain in the head, caused by stimulation of or pressure to any of various structures of the head, such as tissue covering the cranium, cranial nerves, or blood vessels. Headache can be a primary disorder, as in migraine or cluster headaches , or a common symptom associated with head injury or many illnesses such as acute infection, brain tumor or abscess, eye disorders such as glaucoma, dental disease, and hypertension.
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  1. Pain in the head, caused by stimulation of or pressure to any of various structures of the head, such as tissue covering the cranium, cranial nerves, or blood vessels. Headache can be a primary disorder, as in migraine or cluster headaches , or a common symptom associated with head injury or many illnesses such as acute infection, brain tumor or abscess, eye disorders such as glaucoma, dental disease, and hypertension.
  2. A continuous pain in the head
  3. (Informal) A cause of worry, annoyance, or trouble
An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body:
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  1. An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body:
  2. (Informal) A source of annoyance; a nuisance:
  3. Bodily suffering characterized by such feelings:
(Law) A legal proceeding in which evidence is taken and arguments are given as the basis for a decision to be issued, either on some preliminary matter or on the merits of the case.
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  1. (Law) A legal proceeding in which evidence is taken and arguments are given as the basis for a decision to be issued, either on some preliminary matter or on the merits of the case.
  2. (Countable, law) A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
  3. (Uncountable) The sense used to perceive sound.
An examination or testing
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  1. An examination or testing
  2. The result of such an analysis.
  3. A quantitative determination of the amount of a given substance in a particular sample. Assays are regularly used to determine the purity of precious metals. They can be performed by wet methods or dry methods. In the wet method, the sample is dissolved in a reagent, like an acid, until the purified metal is separated out. In the dry method, the sample is mixed with a flux (a substance such as borax or silica that helps lower the melting temperature) and then the sample is heated to the point where impurities in the metal fuse with the flux, leaving the purified metal as a residue.
A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
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  1. A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
  2. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
  3. A short literary composition of an analytical, interpretive, or reflective kind, dealing with its subject in a nontechnical, limited, often unsystematic way and, usually, expressive of the author's outlook and personality
The establishment of the truth of something
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  1. The establishment of the truth of something
  2. A test or trial of the truth, worth, quality, etc. of something
  3. (Printing) An impression of composed type taken for checking errors and making changes
A method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial
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  1. A method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial
  2. An oath or declaration required as proof of one's orthodoxy, loyalty, etc.
  3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
A performance of a play before its official opening, as to test audience reaction
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  1. A performance of a play before its official opening, as to test audience reaction
  2. A test of the suitability or effectiveness of a person or thing, especially of a performer (an audition)
  3. A test to ascertain the qualifications of applicants, as for an athletic team or theatrical role.
A test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy of something previously untried.
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  1. A test under controlled conditions that is made to demonstrate a known truth, examine the validity of a hypothesis, or determine the efficacy of something previously untried.
  2. The conducting of such tests or trials; experimentation
  3. The process of conducting such a test; experimentation.
The conducting of experiments
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  1. The conducting of experiments
  2. The act, process, or practice of experimenting.
An event, set of circumstances, etc. that proves or tries a person's qualities
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  1. An event, set of circumstances, etc. that proves or tries a person's qualities
  2. A method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial
  3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
An attack; an assault:
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  1. An attack; an assault:
  2. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation.
  3. An effort or a try.
A partial split or break; a fissure.
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  1. A partial split or break; a fissure.
  2. An attempt or try:
  3. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
The force needed by a machine in order to accomplish work on a load.
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  1. The force needed by a machine in order to accomplish work on a load.
  2. The using of energy to get something done; exertion of strength or mental power
  3. A try, esp. a hard try; attempt; endeavor
Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
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  1. Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
  2. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
  3. A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
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  1. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
  2. A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
  3. A short literary composition of an analytical, interpretive, or reflective kind, dealing with its subject in a nontechnical, limited, often unsystematic way and, usually, expressive of the author's outlook and personality
(Brit., Informal) A quantity given or taken at one time
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  1. (Brit., Informal) A quantity given or taken at one time
  2. (Informal) A try; attempt; endeavor
  3. An attempt; an effort:
The act of presenting something, such as a bargain, with the understanding that should the other party agree, that bargain will be complete.
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  1. The act of presenting something, such as a bargain, with the understanding that should the other party agree, that bargain will be complete.
  2. Something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation, that is offered:
  3. An act demonstrating a willingness to enter into a contract in such a way that a reasonable person would recognize that acceptance of the terms will conclude in a binding agreement. See also acceptance.
A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
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  1. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
  2. A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
  3. An attempt; a try:
(Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
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  1. (Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
  2. (Rugby) A scoring play in which the ball is grounded on or behind the opponent's goal line
  3. The act or an instance of trying; attempt; effort; trial
A continuous succession of images as taken on film, videotape, or by a live TV camera
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  1. A continuous succession of images as taken on film, videotape, or by a live TV camera
  2. One who shoots in a particular way:
  3. Any attempt or try
Something that has been taken
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  1. Something that has been taken
  2. A quantity collected at one time, especially the amount of profit or receipts taken on a business venture or from ticket sales at a sporting event.
  3. An attempt or a try:
A substance to be thus tested or analyzed
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  1. A substance to be thus tested or analyzed
  2. The result of such an analysis.
  3. A quantitative determination of the amount of a given substance in a particular sample. Assays are regularly used to determine the purity of precious metals. They can be performed by wet methods or dry methods. In the wet method, the sample is dissolved in a reagent, like an acid, until the purified metal is separated out. In the dry method, the sample is mixed with a flux (a substance such as borax or silica that helps lower the melting temperature) and then the sample is heated to the point where impurities in the metal fuse with the flux, leaving the purified metal as a residue.
A vessel made of a refractory substance such as graphite or porcelain, used for melting and calcining materials at high temperatures.
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  1. A vessel made of a refractory substance such as graphite or porcelain, used for melting and calcining materials at high temperatures.
  2. A place, time, or situation in which different social forces or intellectual influences come together and cause new developments:
  3. The hollow at the bottom of an ore furnace, where the molten metal collects
A difficult or painful experience, especially one that severely tests character or endurance.
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  1. A difficult or painful experience, especially one that severely tests character or endurance.
  2. An ancient method of trial in which the accused was exposed to physical dangers, from which he or she was supposed to be divinely protected if innocent
  3. A method of trial in which the accused was subjected to pain or danger as a means of invoking God's intercession, with the outcome regarded as revealing a divine determination of guilt or innocence.
An experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith.
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  1. An experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith.
  2. Great affliction, trial, or distress; suffering:
The provision made for a parent to spend time with a child who is in the physical custody of another.
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  1. The provision made for a parent to spend time with a child who is in the physical custody of another.
  2. A calamitous event or experience; a grave misfortune:
  3. The action or an instance of visiting or an instance of being visited:
Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
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  1. Anything causing pain or distress; calamity
  2. An afflicted condition; pain; suffering
A source of great worry or stress; weight:
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  1. A source of great worry or stress; weight:
  2. Anything one has to bear or put up with; heavy load, as of work, duty, responsibility, or sorrow
  3. In property law, anything that encumbers or restrict the use or value of land, such as an easement, restrictive covenant, or zoning ordinance. The burden indefinitely binds the current and all future owners until it is extinguished, so it is the land, and the landowner, that is burdened by the encumbrance or restriction. See estate.
Any of various modifications of the cross design, such as a Latin cross or Maltese cross.
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  1. Any of various modifications of the cross design, such as a Latin cross or Maltese cross.
  2. A monument in the form of a cross, or with a cross on it, marking a crossroad, boundary, grave, etc.
  3. (Christianity) The sign of the cross.
Something that causes great suffering or distress; affliction; trial
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  1. Something that causes great suffering or distress; affliction; trial
  2. An experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith.
A sharp, pointed protuberance on an animal; spine
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  1. A sharp, pointed protuberance on an animal; spine
  2. (Botany) A modified branch in the form of a sharp woody structure.
  3. One that causes sharp pain, irritation, or discomfort:
An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body:
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  1. An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body:
  2. (Informal) A source of annoyance; a nuisance:
  3. Bodily suffering characterized by such feelings:
Relating to or based on experiment:
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  1. Relating to or based on experiment:
  2. Of the nature of an experiment; constituting or undergoing a test:
  3. For the sake of experiment; designed to test
That serves as a guide or guiding device
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  1. That serves as a guide or guiding device
  2. That serves as a trial unit for experimentation or testing
  3. Serving as a tentative model for future experiment or development:
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