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euclid's third axiom

  • noun a circle with any radius can be drawn around any point
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forty-third

  • adjective satellite the ordinal number of forty-three in counting order
    43rd.
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kepler's third law

  • noun a law stating that the ratio of the square of the revolutionary period (in years) to the cube of the orbital axis (in astronomical units) is the same for all planets
    harmonic law.
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Major third

  • (Mus.), an interval of two tones.
  • (Mus.), a third of two steps.
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Minor third

  • (Mus.), an interval of a tone and a half.
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newton's third law

  • noun action and reaction are equal and opposite
    Newton's third law of motion; Newton's third law; law of action and reaction.
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newton's third law of motion

  • noun action and reaction are equal and opposite
    Newton's third law of motion; Newton's third law; law of action and reaction.
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one-third

  • noun one of three equal parts of a divisible whole
    tierce; third.
    • it contains approximately a third of the minimum daily requirement
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third baron rayleigh

  • noun English physicist who studied the density of gases and discovered argon; made important contributions to acoustic theory (1842-1919)
    Lord Rayleigh; John William Strutt; Rayleigh.
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third base

  • noun the base that must be touched third by a base runner in baseball
    third.
    • he was cut down on a close play at third
  • noun the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed near the third of the bases in the infield (counting counterclockwise from home plate)
    third.
    • he is playing third
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third baseman

  • noun (baseball) the person who plays third base
    third baseman.
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third battle of ypres

  • noun battle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery
    Ypres; battle of Ypres.
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third class

  • noun mail consisting of printed matter qualifying for reduced postal rates
    third class.
  • noun inexpensive accommodations on a ship or train
    tourist class.
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third council of constantinople

  • noun the sixth ecumenical council in 680-681 which condemned Monothelitism by defining two wills in Christ, divine and human
    Constantinople.
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third cranial nerve

  • noun supplies extrinsic muscles of the eye
    oculomotor; oculomotor nerve; nervus oculomotorius.
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third crusade

  • noun a Crusade from 1189 to 1192 led by Richard I and the king of France that failed because an army torn by dissensions and fighting on foreign soil could not succeed against forces united by religious zeal
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third deck

  • noun the deck below the main deck
    lower deck.
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third degree

  • noun interrogation often accompanied by torture to extort information or a confession
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third dimension

  • noun the dimension whereby a solid object differs from a two-dimensional drawing of it
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third epistel of john

  • noun the third New Testament epistle traditionally attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    III John.
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Third estate

  • noun the common people
    Commons.
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  • . (a) In England, the commons, or the commonalty, who are represented in Parliament by the House of Commons. (b) In France, the tiers état. See Tiers état.
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third eye

  • noun a sensory structure capable of light reception located on the dorsal side of the diencephalon in various reptiles
    pineal eye.
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third eyelid

  • noun a protective fold of skin in the eyes of reptiles and birds and some mammals
    nictitating membrane.
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third gear

  • noun the third from the lowest forward ratio gear in the gear box of a motor vehicle
    third.
    • you shouldn't try to start in third gear
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third house

  • noun a group of people who try actively to influence legislation
    pressure group; lobby.
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third lateran council

  • noun the Lateran Council in 1179 that condemned the heresies of the Albigenses and the Waldenses
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third law of motion

  • noun action and reaction are equal and opposite
    Newton's third law of motion; Newton's third law; law of action and reaction.
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third law of thermodynamics

  • noun law stating that the entropy of a substance approaches zero as its temperature approaches absolute zero
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Third order

  • (R. C. Ch.), an order attached to a monastic order, and comprising men and women devoted to a rule of pious living, called the third rule, by a simple vow if they remain seculars, and by more solemn vows if they become regulars. See Tertiary, n., 1.
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third party

  • noun someone other than the principals who are involved in a transaction
  • noun a political party organized in opposition to the major parties in a two-party system
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Third person

  • noun pronouns and verbs that are used to refer to something other than the speaker or addressee of the language in which they occur
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  • (Gram.), the person spoken of. See Person, n., 7.
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third power

  • noun the product of three equal terms
    cube.
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third rail

  • noun a rail through which electric current is supplied to an electric locomotive
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third reich

  • noun the Nazi dictatorship under Hitler (1933-1945)
    Nazi Germany.
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third sacker

  • noun (baseball) the person who plays third base
    third baseman.
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Third sound

  • . (Mus.) See Third, n., 3.
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third stomach

  • noun the third compartment of the stomach of a ruminant
    psalterium; omasum.
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third tonsil

  • noun a collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx)
    adenoid; pharyngeal tonsil; Luschka's tonsil; tonsilla adenoidea; tonsilla pharyngealis.
    • hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids
    • enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children
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third trimester

  • noun time period extending from the 28th week of gestation until delivery
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third ventricle

  • noun a narrow ventricle in the midplane below the corpus callosum; communicates with the fourth ventricle via the Sylvian aqueduct
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third world

  • noun underdeveloped and developing countries of Asia and Africa and Latin America collectively
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third-borough

Third"-bor`ough noun
Definitions
  1. (O. Eng. Law) An under constable. Shak. Johnson.
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third-class mail

  • noun mail consisting of printed matter qualifying for reduced postal rates
    third class.
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third-degree burn

  • noun burn characterized by destruction of both epidermis and dermis
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third-dimensional

  • adjective satellite involving or relating to three dimensions or aspects; giving the illusion of depth
    3-dimensional; three-d; three-dimensional.
    • lifelike three-dimensional characters
    • a three-dimensional account of conditions under the new government
    • they shot the movie in three-D
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third-dimensionality

  • noun the property of having three dimensions
    three-dimensionality.
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third-penny

Third"-pen`ny noun
Definitions
  1. (A.S. Law) A third part of the profits of fines and penalties imposed at the country court, which was among the perquisites enjoyed by the earl.
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third-place finish

  • noun a finish in third place (as in a race)
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third-rate

  • adjective satellite of lesser quality than second-rate
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third-rater

  • noun one who is third-rate or distinctly inferior
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third-year

  • adjective satellite used of the third or next to final year in United States high school or college
    next-to-last; junior.
    • the junior class
    • a third-year student
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thirty-third

  • adjective satellite the ordinal number of thirty-three in counting order
    33rd.
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twenty-third

  • adjective satellite coming next after the twenty-second in position
    23rd.
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two-thirds

  • noun two of three equal parts of a divisible whole
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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