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The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient:
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  1. The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient:
  2. An underlying circumstance or condition:
  3. A pattern or schedule for proceeding:
Anything from which a start is made; basis
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  1. Anything from which a start is made; basis
  2. A basic or underlying element; infrastructure:
  3. The fundamental principle or underlying concept of a system or theory; a basis.
An orthopedic appliance used to support, align, or hold a bodily part in the correct position.
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  1. An orthopedic appliance used to support, align, or hold a bodily part in the correct position.
  2. A device attached to the teeth in order to move them gradually into better occlusion
  3. A device, as a beam, used as a support, to resist strain or pressure, etc.; prop
Anything like a buttress; support or prop
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  1. Anything like a buttress; support or prop
  2. Anything that serves to support something; a prop.
  3. A projecting structure, generally of brick or stone, built against a wall to support or reinforce it
Anything one leans or relies on for support, help, etc.; prop
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  1. Anything one leans or relies on for support, help, etc.; prop
  2. A support used by an injured or disabled person, often in pairs, as an aid to walking, having a vertical shaft that is sometimes forked, a horizontal grip for the hand, and a crosspiece that is positioned under the armpit or a cuff that wraps around the forearm.
  3. (Naut.) A forked support for a spar when the sail is furled
Someone or something displayed to impress others or provide a false impression.
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  1. Someone or something displayed to impress others or provide a false impression.
  2. A person or thing that gives support or aid to a person, institution, etc.
  3. An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.
Land as opposed to water:
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  1. Land as opposed to water:
  2. A prop, as a beam, placed under or against something as a support or stabilizer; specif., any of the timbers used to support a boat or ship that is out of water
  3. A beam or timber propped against a structure to provide support.
(Informal) Ability to continue or endure
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  1. (Informal) Ability to continue or endure
  2. Anything used as a support, or prop
  3. A support or brace.
The state of being supported:
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  1. The state of being supported:
  2. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
  3. The act of supporting:
An underlying circumstance or condition:
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  1. An underlying circumstance or condition:
  2. A pattern or schedule for proceeding:
  3. A set of independent vectors whose linear combinations define a vector space, such as a reference frame used to establish a coordinate system.
(Printing) The heavy table of a printing press in which the type form is placed.
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  1. (Printing) The heavy table of a printing press in which the type form is placed.
  2. A small plot of cultivated or planted land:
  3. A heap of material:
The far end or part:
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  1. The far end or part:
  2. The bed or ground beneath a body of water
  3. The lowest or least favorable position:
A unit of poetic meter consisting of stressed and unstressed syllables in any of various set combinations. For example, an iambic foot has an unstressed followed by a stressed syllable.
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  1. A unit of poetic meter consisting of stressed and unstressed syllables in any of various set combinations. For example, an iambic foot has an unstressed followed by a stressed syllable.
  2. The lowest part; the bottom:
  3. The end opposite the head, top, or front:
(Architecture) The supporting base or groundwork of a structure, as for a monument or wall.
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  1. (Architecture) The supporting base or groundwork of a structure, as for a monument or wall.
  2. The act of moving on foot.
  3. (Architecture, engineering) The thickened or sloping portion of a wall, or of an embankment at its foot; foundation.
The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
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  1. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
  2. The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.
  3. The base on which something rests; specif., the supporting part of a wall, house, etc., usually of masonry, concrete, etc., and at least partially underground
The connection of an electrical conductor with a ground
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  1. The connection of an electrical conductor with a ground
  2. The set of shared points in an electrical circuit at which the measured voltage is taken to be zero. The ground is usually connected directly to the power supply and acts as a common “sink” for current flowing through the components in the circuit.
  3. An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle:
Work done in preparation
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  1. Work done in preparation
  2. A foundation; a basis.
The right to sit as a member; position of a member; membership
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  1. The right to sit as a member; position of a member; membership
  2. A place of abode or residence, especially a large house that is part of an estate:
  3. The part on which one rests in sitting:
Any basis or foundation
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  1. Any basis or foundation
  2. (Photog.) A thin layer of material on a photographic film or plate serving as a base for the sensitive emulsion
  3. (Zool.) The ground or other solid material on which an animal moves or is fastened
A set of independent vectors whose linear combinations define a vector space, such as a reference frame used to establish a coordinate system.
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  1. A set of independent vectors whose linear combinations define a vector space, such as a reference frame used to establish a coordinate system.
  2. An underlying circumstance or condition:
  3. A condition for relating or proceeding:
A surface or its condition with respect to its suitability for walking or running, especially the condition of a racetrack.
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  1. A surface or its condition with respect to its suitability for walking or running, especially the condition of a racetrack.
  2. A standing; position; established place; basis for operation; permanent settlement; foothold.
  3. A basis for relationship
The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
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  1. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
  2. The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.
  3. Foundation garment
The connection of an electrical conductor with a ground
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  1. The connection of an electrical conductor with a ground
  2. The foundation for an argument, belief, or action; a basis.
  3. Basis; foundation
Work done in preparation
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  1. Work done in preparation
  2. A foundation; a basis.
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