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A phonological change undergone by a word or morpheme when it is used in a construction, as the change of will to 'll in they'll.
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  1. A phonological change undergone by a word or morpheme when it is used in a construction, as the change of will to 'll in they'll.
  2. (--- Biol.) A change in an organism caused by its environment and not inheritable
  3. A partial or slight change in form or content
An altering or being altered
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  1. An altering or being altered
  2. The condition resulting from altering; modification.
  3. The result of this; change
(Biol.) A sudden variation in some inheritable characteristic in a germ cell of an individual animal or plant, as distinguished from a variation resulting from generations of gradual change
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  1. (Biol.) A sudden variation in some inheritable characteristic in a germ cell of an individual animal or plant, as distinguished from a variation resulting from generations of gradual change
  2. The process by which such a change occurs, either through an alteration in the nucleotide sequence coding for a gene or through a change in the physical arrangement of the genetic material.
  3. A change in the structure of the genes or chromosomes of an organism. Mutations occurring in the reproductive cells, such as an egg or sperm, can be passed from one generation to the next. Most mutations occur in junk DNA and have no discernible effects on the survivability of an organism. Of the remaining mutations, the majority have harmful effects, while a minority can increase an organism's ability to survive. A mutation that benefits a species may evolve by means of natural selection into a trait shared by some or all members of the species.
(--- Statistics) The amount by which a number differs from an average or other comparable value
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  1. (--- Statistics) The amount by which a number differs from an average or other comparable value
  2. Deflection of a compass needle caused by local magnetic influence, especially on a ship.
  3. (Statistics) The difference, especially the absolute difference, between one number in a set of data and the mean of that set of data.
(Now Chiefly Dial.) A change of clothing
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) A change of clothing
  2. (--- Music) A change of the hand position in playing the violin or a similar instrument.
  3. (Physics) A change in wavelength, causing a movement of a spectral band or line.
The deviation from the zero mark of the needle or pointer of a measuring instrument
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  1. The deviation from the zero mark of the needle or pointer of a measuring instrument
  2. The deviation of an indicator of a measuring instrument from zero or from its normal position.
  3. (--- Sports) A shot or pass that is sent without stopping in a different direction by a second offensive player.
(Genetics) A deviation in the normal structure or number of chromosomes in an organism.
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  1. (Genetics) A deviation in the normal structure or number of chromosomes in an organism.
  2. The apparent displacement of the position of a celestial body in the direction of motion of an observer on Earth, caused by the motion of Earth and the finite velocity of light.
  3. A defect in a lens or mirror that prevents light rays from being focused at a single point and results in a distorted or blurred image. &diamf3; Aberration that results in distortion of color is called chromatic aberration. &diamf3; Aberration that is caused by imperfections in the surface or shape of a spherical mirror or lens is called spherical aberration.
A starting out, as on a trip or new course of action
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  1. A starting out, as on a trip or new course of action
  2. (Naut.) The distance due east or west from the meridian of its starting point covered by a ship on a given course
  3. A divergence or deviation, as from an established rule, plan, or procedure:
The quality or condition of being various or varied; diversity:
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  1. The quality or condition of being various or varied; diversity:
  2. A number or collection of varied things, especially of a particular group; an assortment:
  3. A variety show.
A change in structure, function, or behavior by which a species or individual improves its chance of survival in a specific environment. Adaptations develop as the result of natural selection operating on random genetic variations that are capable of being passed from one generation to the next. Variations that prove advantageous will tend to spread throughout the population.
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  1. A change in structure, function, or behavior by which a species or individual improves its chance of survival in a specific environment. Adaptations develop as the result of natural selection operating on random genetic variations that are capable of being passed from one generation to the next. Variations that prove advantageous will tend to spread throughout the population.
  2. (Sociology) A gradual change in behavior to conform to the prevailing cultural patterns
  3. (Biology) The alteration or adjustment in structure or habits, often occurring through natural selection, by which a species or individual becomes better able to function in its environment.
A graphic representation showing the relative performance of individuals as measured against each other, used especially as a method of grading students in which the assignment of grades is based on predetermined proportions of students.
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  1. A graphic representation showing the relative performance of individuals as measured against each other, used especially as a method of grading students in which the assignment of grades is based on predetermined proportions of students.
  2. A line or surface that bends in a smooth, continuous way without sharp angles.
  3. A curved line or similar graphic representation showing variations occurring or expected to occur in prices, business conditions, group achievements, etc.
The act or fact of bending.
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  1. The act or fact of bending.
  2. A city of central Oregon on the Deschutes River in the eastern foothills of the Cascade Range.
  3. Any of various knots used to tie one rope to another or to something else
The right, duty, or opportunity to do something, esp. as coming to each of a number of people in regular order
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  1. The right, duty, or opportunity to do something, esp. as coming to each of a number of people in regular order
  2. A distinctive, graceful, or artistic expression or arrangement of words:
  3. A short performance given as part of a variety show; act
(Meteorology) A condition characterized by the uniform expansion in volume of a mass of air over a region, usually accompanied by fair dry weather.
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  1. (Meteorology) A condition characterized by the uniform expansion in volume of a mass of air over a region, usually accompanied by fair dry weather.
  2. (Mathematics) The property or manner of failing to approach a limit, such as a point, line, or value.
  3. (Biology) The evolution of different forms or structures in related species as they adapt to different environments. An example of divergence is the development of wings in bats from the same bones that form the arm and hand or paw in most other mammals.
A turn or swerve; an instance of veering.
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  1. A turn or swerve; an instance of veering.
  2. A change in direction; a swerve.
The act of digressing.
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  1. The act of digressing.
  2. An instance of digressing, especially a written or spoken passage that has no bearing on the main subject.
  3. A departure from the subject, course, or idea at hand; an exploration of a different or unrelated concern.
The act or degree of swerving
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  1. The act or degree of swerving
The weight or volume of a fluid displaced by a floating body, used especially as a measurement of the weight or bulk of ships.
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  1. The weight or volume of a fluid displaced by a floating body, used especially as a measurement of the weight or bulk of ships.
  2. (Psychiatry) A psychological defense mechanism in which there is an unconscious shift of emotions, affect, or desires from the original object to a more acceptable or immediate substitute.
  3. (Physics) A vector, or the magnitude of a vector, that points from an initial position (of a body or reference frame) to a subsequent position.
The art or occupation of preparing warp or webs for the weaver.
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  1. The art or occupation of preparing warp or webs for the weaver.
  2. (Geology) the deformation of the Earth's crust over a large area
  3. An action or motion that warps or twists.
(Math.) The relation between two unequal quantities, or an expression of this relationship: Ex.: a ≠ b (a is not equal to b), 3a > 2b (3a is greater than 2b)
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  1. (Math.) The relation between two unequal quantities, or an expression of this relationship: Ex.: a ≠ b (a is not equal to b), 3a > 2b (3a is greater than 2b)
  2. (Mathematics) An algebraic relation showing that a quantity is greater than or less than another quantity.
  3. A difference or variation in size, amount, rank, quality, social position, etc.
(Mathematics) The amount by which one quantity is greater or less than another.
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  1. (Mathematics) The amount by which one quantity is greater or less than another.
  2. A discrimination or distinction in preference
  3. An instance of disparity or unlikeness:
The quality of being distinct or unlike; difference.
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  1. The quality of being distinct or unlike; difference.
  2. A point of distinction or difference.
  3. Absence of similarity; unlikeness; difference
Lack of resemblance; dissimilarity.
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  1. Lack of resemblance; dissimilarity.
  2. Dissimilarity; difference
The quality that makes one seem superior or worthy of special recognition
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  1. The quality that makes one seem superior or worthy of special recognition
  2. Excellence or eminence, as of performance, character, or reputation:
  3. The condition or fact of being dissimilar or distinct; difference:
A lack of proportion; lack of symmetry; disparity
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  1. A lack of proportion; lack of symmetry; disparity
  2. An instance of a disproportionate relation.
  3. Absence of proportion, symmetry, or proper relation:
A case to which a rule, general principle, etc. does not apply
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  1. A case to which a rule, general principle, etc. does not apply
  2. In litigation, a formal statement made by a party indicating to the court that he or she wishes to preserve an issue for appeal. In litigation, a formal statement made by a party indicating to the court that he or she wishes to preserve an issue for appeal.
  3. One that is excepted, especially a case that does not conform to a rule or generalization.
The use of opposing elements, such as colors, forms, or lines, in proximity to produce an intensified effect in a work of art.
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  1. The use of opposing elements, such as colors, forms, or lines, in proximity to produce an intensified effect in a work of art.
  2. The effect of a striking difference, as in color or tone, of adjacent parts of a painting, photograph, video-screen image, etc.
  3. A difference, esp. a striking difference, between things being compared
Distinction by contrast
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  1. Distinction by contrast
  2. Distinction by contrast; the displaying of something, A, to show what B is not.
  3. Distinction by contrasting or opposing qualities.
A lack of conformity; inconsistency; incongruity
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  1. A lack of conformity; inconsistency; incongruity
  2. (Geol.) A break in the continuity of rock strata in contact, separating younger from older rocks and usually resulting from erosion of the surface of the older bed before the younger bed was laid down
  3. A surface between successive strata representing a missing interval in the geologic record of time, produced either by an interruption in deposition or by the erosion of depositionally continuous strata followed by renewed deposition. An unconformity is a type of discontinuity.
Constipation.
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  1. Constipation.
  2. The quality or state of being irregular.
  3. Something irregular:
A defect of focus, such as blurring in an image.
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  1. A defect of focus, such as blurring in an image.
  2. (Optics) The failure of light rays from one point to converge at a single focus
  3. (Astron.) A small, periodic apparent change in the observed position of a celestial object, caused by the constantly changing position of the earth and the finite speed of the object's light
The condition of not being normal.
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  1. The condition of not being normal.
  2. Something abnormal; an aberration; an abnormal occurrence or feature. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
  3. An abnormal thing; malformation
(Uncountable) the state of being unequal; difference
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  1. (Uncountable) the state of being unequal; difference
  2. Inequality or difference, as in rank, amount, quality, etc.
  3. The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference:
A degree or amount by which things differ:
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  1. A degree or amount by which things differ:
  2. A noticeable change or effect:
  3. An instance of disparity or unlikeness:
Degree of change or difference; divergence; discrepancy
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  1. Degree of change or difference; divergence; discrepancy
  2. Difference or inconsistency:
  3. A difference between what is expected and what happens
An altering or being altered
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  1. An altering or being altered
  2. The condition resulting from altering; modification.
  3. The result of this; change
Money returned as the difference between the price of something bought and the bill or coin of larger denomination given in payment
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  1. Money returned as the difference between the price of something bought and the bill or coin of larger denomination given in payment
  2. The replacing of one thing for another; substitution:
  3. In jazz, a change of harmony; a modulation.
A change in an organism that results from external influences and cannot be inherited.
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  1. A change in an organism that results from external influences and cannot be inherited.
  2. A partial or slight change in form or content
  3. (--- Biol.) A change in an organism caused by its environment and not inheritable
(Biol.) A sudden variation in some inheritable characteristic in a germ cell of an individual animal or plant, as distinguished from a variation resulting from generations of gradual change
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  1. (Biol.) A sudden variation in some inheritable characteristic in a germ cell of an individual animal or plant, as distinguished from a variation resulting from generations of gradual change
  2. A change, as in form, nature, qualities, etc.
  3. Any alteration or change.
(Music) A transformation of a set's prime form, by applying one or more of certain operations, specifically, transposition, inversion, and retrograde.
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  1. (Music) A transformation of a set's prime form, by applying one or more of certain operations, specifically, transposition, inversion, and retrograde.
  2. A complete change; a transformation:
  3. The process of altering the order of a given set of objects in a group.
Anything that is variant, as a different spelling of the same word, a different version of a literary passage, etc.
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  1. Anything that is variant, as a different spelling of the same word, a different version of a literary passage, etc.
The quality or condition of being various or varied; diversity:
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  1. The quality or condition of being various or varied; diversity:
  2. A number or collection of varied things, especially of a particular group; an assortment:
  3. A variety show.
An adaptation of a work of art or literature into another medium or style:
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  1. An adaptation of a work of art or literature into another medium or style:
  2. A particular form or variation of something, esp. as modified in a different art form
  3. A particular form or variation of an earlier or original type:
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