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(Navigation, nautical) The horizontal angle between the direction of an object and another object, or between it and that of true north; a heading or direction.
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  1. (Navigation, nautical) The horizontal angle between the direction of an object and another object, or between it and that of true north; a heading or direction.
  2. (Architecture) That part of any member of a building which rests upon its supports.
  3. Direction, especially angular direction measured from one position to another using geographical or celestial reference lines.
A mark, trace, course, or path left by a moving body.
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  1. A mark, trace, course, or path left by a moving body.
  2. Something that is drawn along or follows behind; a train:
  3. Something that hangs loose and long:
(Sports) A track event in which contestants compete in walking a specified distance.
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  1. (Sports) A track event in which contestants compete in walking a specified distance.
  2. A distance walked, often in terms of the time required
  3. A route traversed by walking
A subsidiary activity, line of study, etc.
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  1. A subsidiary activity, line of study, etc.
  2. A road that is not frequently travelled
  3. A road or path other than the main one, esp. one not used very much; side road; bypath
A situation presenting a choice between two mutually exclusive possibilities:
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  1. A situation presenting a choice between two mutually exclusive possibilities:
  2. A choice or course of action that is mutually exclusive with another:
  3. One of a number of possible choices or courses of action:
Instructions in how to do something or reach a destination:
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  1. Instructions in how to do something or reach a destination:
  2. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
  3. The course along which a person or thing is moving or must move to reach a destination:
A continuous series; a sequence:
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  1. A continuous series; a sequence:
  2. (Math.) A sequence of numbers, each of which is obtained from its predecessor by the same rule
  3. (Mathematics) A series of numbers or quantities in which there is always the same relation between each quantity and the one succeeding it.
  1. A fad or fashion style.
  2. A general or prevailing tendency or course, as of events, a discussion, etc.; drift
  3. (Mathematics) A line drawn on a graph that approximates the trend of a number of disparate points.
Movement or prevailing movement in a given direction:
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  1. Movement or prevailing movement in a given direction:
  2. A course or apparent course toward some purpose, object, or result; drift
  3. An inclination to move or act in a particular direction or way; constant disposition to some action or state; leaning; bias; propensity; bent
The fact or condition of being apart in space; remoteness.
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  1. The fact or condition of being apart in space; remoteness.
  2. (Horse Racing) A space that is a certain distance back from the finish line: in order to be qualified for future heats, a horse must have reached this space by the time the winner has completed the course
  3. The extent of space between points on a measured course.
The region of the universe beyond Earth's atmosphere. &diamf3; The part of this region within the solar system is known as interplanetary space . &diamf3; The part of this region beyond the solar system but within the Milky Way or within another galaxy is known as interstellar space . &diamf3; The part of this region between the Milky Way and other galaxies is known as intergalactic space .
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  1. The region of the universe beyond Earth's atmosphere. &diamf3; The part of this region within the solar system is known as interplanetary space . &diamf3; The part of this region beyond the solar system but within the Milky Way or within another galaxy is known as interstellar space . &diamf3; The part of this region between the Milky Way and other galaxies is known as intergalactic space .
  2. (--- Mathematics) A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates:
  3. An area provided for a particular purpose:
The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
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  1. The range, magnitude, or distance over which a thing extends:
  2. An extensive space or area:
  3. The space, amount, or degree to which a thing extends; size; length; breadth
The range or extent of one's experience or activity
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  1. The range or extent of one's experience or activity
  2. One complete revolution of such a body.
  3. The path followed by a celestial body or artificial satellite as it revolves around another body due to the force of gravity. Orbits are nearly elliptical or circular in shape and are very closely approximated by Kepler's laws of planetary motion.
An advance or overture made by one person to another.
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  1. An advance or overture made by one person to another.
  2. A way or means of reaching something; an access:
  3. The part of the area behind the foul line in a bowling alley used by a bowler in delivering the ball.
The right to travel as a passenger, especially on a ship:
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  1. The right to travel as a passenger, especially on a ship:
  2. The right, permission, or power to come and go freely:
  3. A journey, especially one by air or water:
A road, course, or way for travel from one place to another:
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  1. A road, course, or way for travel from one place to another:
  2. A road, way, or course for traveling; esp., a highway
  3. A fixed course or territory assigned to a salesperson or delivery person.
Something that serves as an entrance or a means of access:
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  1. Something that serves as an entrance or a means of access:
  2. A means of access
  3. An entrance as in a wall, fitted with a gate
A means or point by which to enter.
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  1. A means or point by which to enter.
  2. The causing to be entered upon a register, as a ship or goods, at a customhouse; an entering.
  3. The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation.
A way or means of approaching, getting, using, etc.
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  1. A way or means of approaching, getting, using, etc.
  2. The ability or right to approach, enter, exit, communicate with, or make use of:
  3. The ability, opportunity, permission, or right to approach, communicate, enter, pass to and from, or view without interference or obstruction. See also easement and visitation rights. The ability, opportunity, permission, or right to approach, communicate, enter, pass to and from, or view without interference or obstruction. See also easement and visitation rights.
A means of approach or access:
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  1. A means of approach or access:
  2. A movable structure used to close off an entrance, typically consisting of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or rotates.
  3. A movable structure for opening or closing an entrance, as to a building or room, or giving access to a closet, cupboard, etc.: most doors turn on hinges, slide in grooves, or revolve on an axis
An opening providing passageway through a fence or wall, with or without such a structure; gateway
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  1. An opening providing passageway through a fence or wall, with or without such a structure; gateway
  2. Any means of entrance, exit, or access; specif., any of the numbered areas at an airport terminal, typically including a waiting area, from which passengers board and exit an airplane
  3. A means of access:
Any means of passage
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  1. Any means of passage
  2. A large strait, especially one that connects two seas.
  3. The part of a field effect transistor, usually U-shaped, through which current flows from the source to the drain.
The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge:
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  1. The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge:
  2. A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something:
  3. Regularity and orderliness in action, thought, or expression; system in doing things or handling ideas
The value that occurs most frequently in a data set. For example, in the set 125, 140, 172, 164, 140, 110, the mode is 140.
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  1. The value that occurs most frequently in a data set. For example, in the set 125, 140, 172, 164, 140, 110, the mode is 140.
  2. A manner or way of acting, doing, or being; method or form
  3. (Philosophy) The particular appearance, form, or manner in which an underlying substance, or a permanent aspect or attribute of it, is manifested.
Great wealth; riches
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  1. Great wealth; riches
  2. That by which something is done or obtained; agency
  3. (Uncountable, plural only) Resources; riches.
A scheme or program for making, doing, or arranging something; project, design, schedule, etc.
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  1. A scheme or program for making, doing, or arranging something; project, design, schedule, etc.
  2. A proposed or intended course of action:
  3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline:
(Uncountable) Practical ability in some given field or practice, often as opposed to creativity or imaginative skill. [from 19th c.]
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  1. (Uncountable) Practical ability in some given field or practice, often as opposed to creativity or imaginative skill. [from 19th c.]
  2. Skill or command in a particular activity:
  3. The basic method for making or doing something, such as an artistic work or scientific procedure:
A reasoned purpose; an intent:
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  1. A reasoned purpose; an intent:
  2. A graphic representation, especially a detailed plan for construction or manufacture.
  3. A particular plan or method:
A method or plan of classification or arrangement
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  1. A method or plan of classification or arrangement
  2. A set of facts, principles, rules, etc. classified or arranged in a regular, orderly form so as to show a logical plan linking the various parts
  3. Harmonious interaction or order:
(--- Law) The set of rules under which litigation is conducted, especially in contrast to the set of substantive legal principles that determine the merits of legal controversies and disputes.
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  1. (--- Law) The set of rules under which litigation is conducted, especially in contrast to the set of substantive legal principles that determine the merits of legal controversies and disputes.
  2. The act, method, or manner of proceeding in some action; esp., the sequence of steps to be followed
  3. A set of established forms or methods for conducting the affairs of an organized body such as a business, club, or government.
Progress; passage:
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  1. Progress; passage:
  2. Patent law, the method used to produce a thing or result.
  3. A series of actions, changes, or functions bringing about a result:
The dimensions, quantity, or capacity of something as ascertained by comparison with a standard:
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  1. The dimensions, quantity, or capacity of something as ascertained by comparison with a standard:
  2. The act or process of determining extent, dimensions, etc.; measurement
  3. A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties:
Something contrived, as an invention, mechanical device, or ingenious plan
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  1. Something contrived, as an invention, mechanical device, or ingenious plan
  2. The act, way, or power of contriving
  3. A means, such as an elaborate plan or strategy, to accomplish a certain objective
(Golf) A scoring unit used to record each time the ball is hit with the head of a club
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  1. (Golf) A scoring unit used to record each time the ball is hit with the head of a club
  2. An inspired or effective idea or act:
  3. A sudden action or process having a strong impact or effect:
A low platform used for exercise, as in step aerobics.
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  1. A low platform used for exercise, as in step aerobics.
  2. A sequence of movements in dancing, usually repeated in a set pattern
  3. One of a series of rhythmical, patterned movements of the feet used in a dance:
A particular manner of moving:
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  1. A particular manner of moving:
  2. (Games) An act of transferring a piece from one position to another in board games.
  3. (Slang) An action, device, trick, etc. intended to deceive; esp., in sports, a deceptive maneuver or movement
The way of moving, working, etc., as of a machine, an organ of the body, etc.
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  1. The way of moving, working, etc., as of a machine, an organ of the body, etc.
  2. Organized activity to accomplish an objective:
  3. The most important or exciting work or activity in a specific field or area:
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 plan; scheme; project; intention; aim
  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.
(Film industry) A prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay; generally longer and more detailed than a treatment.
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  1. (Film industry) A prose telling of a story intended to be turned into a screenplay; generally longer and more detailed than a treatment.
  2. A general plan without detail
  3. A preliminary plan for a project.
A small area of ground marked off for some special use
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  1. A small area of ground marked off for some special use
  2. A secret, usually evil, project or scheme; conspiracy
  3. A secret plan to accomplish a hostile or illegal purpose; a scheme.
A course of action, guiding principle, or procedure considered expedient, prudent, or advantageous:
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  1. A course of action, guiding principle, or procedure considered expedient, prudent, or advantageous:
  2. A plan or course of action, as of a government, political party, or business, intended to influence and determine decisions, actions, and other matters:
  3. A written contract in which one party guarantees to insure another against a specified loss, damage, injury, etc. in return for payments, usually periodic, called premiums
Any of various devices for indicating or measuring conditions, performance, position, direction, etc. or, sometimes, for controlling operations, as in an aircraft
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  1. Any of various devices for indicating or measuring conditions, performance, position, direction, etc. or, sometimes, for controlling operations, as in an aircraft
  2. A thing by means of which something is done; means
  3. A tool or implement, esp. one used for delicate work or for scientific or artistic purposes
Arrangement; esp., orderly arrangement; way in which parts of a whole are organized; pattern; style
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  1. Arrangement; esp., orderly arrangement; way in which parts of a whole are organized; pattern; style
  2. Manners or conduct as governed by etiquette, decorum, or custom:
  3. A particular type or example of such arrangement:
Something, esp. a garment, in the current style
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  1. Something, esp. a garment, in the current style
  2. Shape or form; configuration:
  3. The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior:
Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving.
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  1. Manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving.
  2. A particular way or manner of moving on foot:
  3. (Horses) One of the different ways in which a horse can move, either naturally or as a result of training.
(Painting) The effect produced by the combination of light, shade, and color
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  1. (Painting) The effect produced by the combination of light, shade, and color
  2. The prevailing or predominant style, character, spirit, trend, morale, or state of morals of a place or period
  3. The simple or fundamental tone of a musical sound as distinguished from its overtones
(Obsolete) Custom; habit.
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  1. (Obsolete) Custom; habit.
  2. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
  3. Customary way of speaking or acting; fashion, manner, practice (often used formerly in such phrases as "at his own guise"; that is, in his own fashion, to suit himself.)
A particular costume showing rank, status, etc.
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  1. A particular costume showing rank, status, etc.
  2. Characteristic appearance, form, or manner of growth, especially of a plant or crystal:
  3. A distinctive set of clothing or style of dressing, especially of a religious order.
Habitual patronage, as of a store:
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  1. Habitual patronage, as of a store:
  2. A habitual practice of a person:
  3. A traditional practice or usual way of doing something followed by a social group or people.
A particular expression in speech or writing:
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  1. A particular expression in speech or writing:
  2. The act, manner, or amount of using; use:
  3. The way in which a word, phrase, etc. is used to express a particular idea; customary manner of using the words of a given language in speaking or writing, or an instance of this
The manner in which a physical system, such as a gas, subatomic particle, or ecosystem, acts or functions, especially under specified conditions.
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  1. The manner in which a physical system, such as a gas, subatomic particle, or ecosystem, acts or functions, especially under specified conditions.
  2. The manner in which something functions or operates:
  3. One of these actions. Certain animal behaviors (such as nest building) result from instinct , while others (such as hunting) must be learned.
Distinction, excellence, originality, and character in any form of artistic or literary expression
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  1. Distinction, excellence, originality, and character in any form of artistic or literary expression
  2. The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed:
  3. A particular fashion:
A way of approach to something
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  1. A way of approach to something
  2. A street, esp. a wide, principal one; often, one running at right angles to others called “streets”
  3. (--- Chiefly British) The drive leading from the main road up to a country house.
The landscaping on the sides of a boulevard or other thoroughfare.
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  1. The landscaping on the sides of a boulevard or other thoroughfare.
  2. A broad, well-made street, often one lined with trees, grass plots, etc.
  3. A broad city street, often tree-lined and landscaped.
A strong organized effort to accomplish a purpose:
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  1. A strong organized effort to accomplish a purpose:
  2. The means or apparatus for controlling and directing an automobile:
  3. A road for automobiles, etc.
A divided highway for through traffic, with full or partial control of access and generally with overpasses or underpasses at intersections
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  1. A divided highway for through traffic, with full or partial control of access and generally with overpasses or underpasses at intersections
  2. (New Zealand) A road built for high speed traffic, but not up to motorway standards or designated a motorway.
  3. (Canada, parts of the US, Malaysian, Singapore) A road built to freeway standards.
A multiple-lane divided highway with fully controlled access, as by cloverleafs
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  1. A multiple-lane divided highway with fully controlled access, as by cloverleafs
  2. A highway without toll charges
Any main route by land or water
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  1. Any main route by land or water
  2. A main road; thoroughfare, specif. one maintained by a state or federal government and designed to accommodate a heavy traffic flow
  3. Any road freely open to everyone; public road
A road, way, or track made for a particular purpose:
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  1. A road, way, or track made for a particular purpose:
  2. A course of action or conduct:
  3. The route or course along which something travels or moves:
A way; path; course
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  1. A way; path; course
  2. The surface of a road; a roadbed.
  3. A course or path:
A road; specif., that part of a road traveled on by vehicles
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  1. A road; specif., that part of a road traveled on by vehicles
  2. A way used as a road.
  3. The main or central portion of a road, used by the vehicles.
(Football) A pass pattern.
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  1. (Football) A pass pattern.
  2. A road, course, or way for travel from one place to another:
  3. A road, way, or course for traveling; esp., a highway
The people living, working, etc. in the buildings along a given street
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  1. The people living, working, etc. in the buildings along a given street
  2. A public road in a town or city; esp. a paved thoroughfare with sidewalks and buildings along one or both sides
  3. A public way or road along with the houses or buildings abutting it:
  1. Expressway
  2. (US) An expressway, especially one designed for high speeds.
A heavily traveled passage, such as a waterway, strait, or channel.
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  1. A heavily traveled passage, such as a waterway, strait, or channel.
  2. A main road or public highway.
  3. A public street open at both ends; esp., such a street through which there is much traffic; highway; main road
  1. Expressway
  2. (US, nonstandard) Alternative form of throughway.
A gate or bar set across a road to stop carriages, animals, and sometimes people, until a toll is paid; a tollgate.
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  1. A gate or bar set across a road to stop carriages, animals, and sometimes people, until a toll is paid; a tollgate.
  2. A toll road, especially an expressway with tollgates.
  3. A road that was formerly a toll road.
Manner or mode; way:
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  1. Manner or mode; way:
  2. Shape or form; configuration:
  3. The current style or mode of dress, speech, conduct, etc.
The prevailing customs, social conduct, and norms of a specific society, period, or group, especially as the subject of a literary work:
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  1. The prevailing customs, social conduct, and norms of a specific society, period, or group, especially as the subject of a literary work:
  2. A way or method in which something is done or happens; mode or fashion of procedure
  3. Characteristic style or method in art, music, literature, etc.
The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge:
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  1. The procedures and techniques characteristic of a particular discipline or field of knowledge:
  2. A means or manner of procedure, especially a regular and systematic way of accomplishing something:
  3. Regularity and orderliness in action, thought, or expression; system in doing things or handling ideas
A manner, way, or method of doing something, experiencing something, or acting:
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  1. A manner, way, or method of doing something, experiencing something, or acting:
  2. (Philosophy) The particular appearance, form, or manner in which an underlying substance, or a permanent aspect or attribute of it, is manifested.
  3. The current or customary fashion or style:
A way of doing or accomplishing something
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  1. A way of doing or accomplishing something
  2. A person's manner of working.
  3. A method of operating or functioning.
Specific or characteristic manner of expression, execution, construction, or design, in any art, period, work, employment, etc.
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  1. Specific or characteristic manner of expression, execution, construction, or design, in any art, period, work, employment, etc.
  2. The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed:
  3. A customary manner of presenting printed material, including usage, punctuation, spelling, typography, and arrangement:
: often in the pl. form when used attributively
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  1. : often in the pl. form when used attributively
  2. A set of facts, principles, rules, etc. classified or arranged in a regular, orderly form so as to show a logical plan linking the various parts
  3. An organized set of interrelated ideas or principles:
Method or manner of doing; way:
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  1. Method or manner of doing; way:
Established custom or usage
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  1. Established custom or usage
  2. Custom; usage.
Habitual patronage, as of a store:
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  1. Habitual patronage, as of a store:
  2. A habitual practice of a person:
  3. A traditional practice or usual way of doing something followed by a social group or people.
A pattern of action that is acquired and has become so automatic that it is difficult to break
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  1. A pattern of action that is acquired and has become so automatic that it is difficult to break
  2. A thing done often and hence, usually, done easily; practice; custom
  3. A distinctive set of clothing or style of dressing, especially of a religious order.
Habitual or characteristic condition of mind or body; disposition
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  1. Habitual or characteristic condition of mind or body; disposition
  2. Usual way of doing something; custom
A way of acting; bearing or behavior:
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  1. A way of acting; bearing or behavior:
  2. The prevailing customs, social conduct, and norms of a specific society, period, or group, especially as the subject of a literary work:
  3. A way or method in which something is done or happens; mode or fashion of procedure
The condition of being skilled through repeated exercise:
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  1. The condition of being skilled through repeated exercise:
  2. The act or process of doing something; performance or action:
  3. The business of a professional person:
Habitual or established practice; custom.
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  1. Habitual or established practice; custom.
  2. (Philosophy) The synthesis of theory and practice, without presuming the primacy of either.
  3. An example or form of exercise, or a collection of such examples, for practice.
A particular expression in speech or writing:
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  1. A particular expression in speech or writing:
  2. The way in which words or phrases are actually used, spoken, or written in a speech community:
  3. Correct or proper use of language, proclaimed by some authority.
The length of time, established by custom and varying between countries, that is allowed for payment of a foreign bill of exchange.
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  1. The length of time, established by custom and varying between countries, that is allowed for payment of a foreign bill of exchange.
  2. Usage; custom.
  3. Use.
The object, end, or purpose for which something is used
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  1. The object, end, or purpose for which something is used
  2. Constant, continued, customary, or habitual employment, practice, or exercise, or an instance of this; custom; habit; practice; wont
  3. A habitual practice, such as drug use.
Usual practice; habit
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  1. Usual practice; habit
Manner of movement:
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  1. Manner of movement:
  2. Behavior; habitual conduct
  3. Armed encounter; combat:
The actions or reactions of a person or animal in response to external or internal stimuli.
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  1. The actions or reactions of a person or animal in response to external or internal stimuli.
  2. The actions displayed by an organism in response to its environment.
  3. The manner in which a physical system, such as a gas, subatomic particle, or ecosystem, acts or functions, especially under specified conditions.
Manner of behaving; bearing; deportment.
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  1. Manner of behaving; bearing; deportment.
  2. The manner in which one behaves or conducts oneself
  3. Behavior or bearing; deportment
(Obsolete) A guide; an escort.
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  1. (Obsolete) A guide; an escort.
  2. (Rare) The act of leading; guidance
  3. The way a person acts, especially from the standpoint of morality and ethics.
  1. Apparent level of schooling or training:
  2. A manner of personal conduct; behavior.
  3. The manner of conducting or bearing oneself; behavior; demeanor
The extent of space between points on a measured course.
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  1. The extent of space between points on a measured course.
  2. The length of a race, especially of a horserace.
  3. The full period or length of a contest or game:
Extent in space; distance anything extends
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  1. Extent in space; distance anything extends
  2. Extent or distance from beginning to end:
  3. A piece, often of a standard size, that is normally measured along its greatest dimension:
(--- Mathematics) A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates:
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  1. (--- Mathematics) A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates:
  2. An interval or period of time, often one of specified length
  3. An area provided for a particular purpose:
(Baseball) A series of movements in which a pitcher, standing with the glove side facing home plate, raises both hands to the height of the head and then lowers them to the chest or waist for a short pause before pitching the ball. It is used especially when runners are on base because it gives base runners less time to steal than they have during a full windup.
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  1. (Baseball) A series of movements in which a pitcher, standing with the glove side facing home plate, raises both hands to the height of the head and then lowers them to the chest or waist for a short pause before pitching the ball. It is used especially when runners are on base because it gives base runners less time to steal than they have during a full windup.
  2. A continuous or unbroken length, area, or expanse:
  3. An unbroken length, tract, or space; continuous extent or distance
(Informal) A given distance:
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  1. (Informal) A given distance:
  2. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion:
  3. (Now Chiefly Dial.) An indefinite distance or duration; often, specif., a rather short one
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