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stock

  • noun the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    • he owns a controlling share of the company's stock
  • noun the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    inventory.
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

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gatekeeper

  • noun someone who controls access to something
    • there are too many gatekeepers between the field officers and the chief
  • noun someone who guards an entrance
    ostiary; door guard; doorkeeper; doorman; porter; hall porter.

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partial_derivative

  • noun the derivative of a function of two or more variables with respect to a single variable while the other variables are considered to be constant
    partial.

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exponentiation

  • noun the process of raising a quantity to some assigned power
    involution.

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saver

  • noun someone who saves something from danger or violence
    recoverer; rescuer.
  • noun someone who saves (especially money)

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playing_period

  • noun (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds
    play; period of play.
    • rain stopped play in the 4th inning

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francis_galton

  • noun English scientist (cousin of Charles Darwin) who explored many fields including heredity, meteorology, statistics, psychology, and anthropology; founder of eugenics and first to use fingerprints for identification (1822-1911)
    Galton; Sir Francis Galton.

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foul

  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

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lodge

  • noun English physicist who studied electromagnetic radiation and was a pioneer of radiotelegraphy (1851-1940)
    Sir Oliver Lodge; Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge.
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; society; social club; gild; order.
    • he joined a golf club
    • they formed a small lunch society
    • men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today

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kastler

  • noun French physicist (1902-1984)
    Alfred Kastler.

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gabriel_daniel_fahrenheit

  • noun German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)
    Fahrenheit.

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calculifrage

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calculate

  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; compute; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.
  • verb judge to be probable
    figure; reckon; forecast; estimate; count on.

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klein

  • noun German mathematician who created the Klein bottle (1849-1925)
    Felix Klein.
  • noun United States psychoanalyst (born in Austria) who was the first to specialize in the psychoanalysis of small children (1882-1960)
    Melanie Klein.

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physiological

  • adjective of or relating to the biological study of physiology
    • physiological psychology
    • Pavlov's physiological theories
  • adjective satellite of or consistent with an organism's normal functioning
    physiologic.
    • physiologic functions
    • physiological processes

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lippmann

  • noun United States journalist (1889-1974)
    Walter Lippmann.
  • noun French physicist who developed the first color photographic process (1845-1921)
    Gabriel Lippmann.

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quadruple

  • noun a set of four similar things considered as a unit
    quartette; quadruplet; quartet.
  • noun a quantity that is four times as great as another

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fuck_all

  • noun little or nothing at all
    Fanny Adams; bugger all; sweet Fanny Adams.
    • I asked for a raise and they gave me bugger-all
    • I know sweet Fanny Adams about surgery

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vernier

  • noun French mathematician who described the vernier scale (1580-1637)
    Paul Vernier.
  • noun a small movable scale that slides along a main scale; the small scale is calibrated to indicate fractional divisions of the main scale
    vernier scale.

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edward

  • noun King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)
    Edward VIII; Duke of Windsor.
  • noun King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841-1910)
    Albert Edward; Edward VII.

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microscopist

  • noun a scientist who specializes in research with the use of microscopes

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one-ten-thousandth

  • noun one part in ten thousand equal parts
    ten-thousandth.

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categorisation

  • noun a group of people or things arranged by class or category
    categorization; classification.
  • noun the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
    categorization; sorting; classification.

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applied

  • adjective concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
    • applied physics
    • applied psychology
    • technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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conjecture

  • noun a hypothesis that has been formed by speculating or conjecturing (usually with little hard evidence)
    speculation.
    • speculations about the outcome of the election
    • he dismissed it as mere conjecture
  • noun a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
    guess; supposition; surmisal; hypothesis; speculation; surmise.

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goose_egg

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; zip; nil; nada; zero; nix; cipher; zilch; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it

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risk

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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prokhorov

  • noun Russian physicist whose research into ways of moving electrons around atoms led to the development of masers and lasers for producing high-intensity radiation (1916-2002)
    Aleksandr Mikjailovich Prokhorov; Aleksandr Prokhorov.

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jack

  • noun a small worthless amount
    diddlyshit; squat; shit; diddly-squat; diddly-shit; diddly; diddley; diddlysquat; doodly-squat.
    • you don't know jack
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; seafarer; mariner.

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henry

  • noun a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second
    H.
  • noun English chemist who studied the quantities of gas absorbed by water at different temperatures and under different pressures (1775-1836)
    William Henry.

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fractal

  • noun (mathematics) a geometric pattern that is repeated at every scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry

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cavalieri

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come_close

  • verb nearly do something
    • She came close to quitting her job
  • verb be close or similar
    approximate.
    • Her results approximate my own

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biometry

  • noun a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis
    biometrics; biostatistics.

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underreckoning

  • noun an estimation that is too low; an estimate that is less than the true or actual value
    underestimation; underestimate; underrating.

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scholar

  • noun a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
    scholarly person; bookman; student.
  • noun someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
    assimilator; learner.

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one-quintillionth

  • noun one part in a quintillion equal parts
    quintillionth.

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investigator

  • noun a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
    researcher; research worker.
  • noun someone who investigates

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sadi_carnot

  • noun French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832)
    Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot; Carnot.

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max_karl_ernst_ludwig_planck

  • noun German physicist whose explanation of blackbody radiation in the context of quantized energy emissions initiated quantum theory (1858-1947)
    Max Planck; Planck.

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prescriptive_linguistics

  • noun an account of how a language should be used instead of how it is actually used; a prescription for the `correct' phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics

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lime

  • noun a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
    calcium hydroxide; calcium hydrate; caustic lime; slaked lime; hydrated lime; lime hydrate.
  • noun a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
    calx; quicklime; fluxing lime; unslaked lime; burnt lime; calcined lime; calcium oxide.

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solid

  • noun matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance has no tendency to flow under moderate stress; resists forces (such as compression) that tend to deform it; and retains a definite size and shape
    solidness; solid state.

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deflator

  • noun a statistical factor designed to remove the effect of inflation; inflation adjusted variables are in constant dollars

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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roundness

  • noun the fullness of a tone of voice
    rotundity.
    • there is a musky roundness to his wordiness
  • noun the quality of being round numbers
    • he gave us the results in round numbers, but their roundness didn't affect the point he was making

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nondescript

  • noun a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
  • adjective satellite lacking distinct or individual characteristics; dull and uninteresting
    characterless.
    • women dressed in nondescript clothes
    • a nondescript novel

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hess

  • noun English pianist (1890-1965)
    Dame Myra Hess.
  • noun Swiss physiologist noted for studies of the brain (1881-1973)
    Walter Hess; Walter Rudolf Hess.

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aeronautics

  • noun the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
    astronautics.

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numerical_analysis

  • noun (mathematics) the branch of mathematics that studies algorithms for approximating solutions to problems in the infinitesimal calculus

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suppositional

  • adjective satellite based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
    conjectural; supposititious; suppositious; supposed; hypothetical; hypothetic; divinatory.
    • theories about the extinction of dinosaurs are still highly conjectural
    • the supposed reason for his absence
    • suppositious reconstructions of dead languages
    • hypothetical situation

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till

  • noun unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together
    boulder clay.
  • noun a treasury for government funds
    trough; public treasury.

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capitalisation

  • noun writing in capital letters
    capitalization.
  • noun an estimation of the value of a business
    capitalization.

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scale_factor

  • noun a number used as a multiplier in scaling

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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pulse

  • noun (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    pulsing; pulsation; impulse.
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; heartbeat; pulsation.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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straight_line

  • noun a line traced by a point traveling in a constant direction; a line of zero curvature
    • the shortest distance between two points is a straight line

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approximation

  • noun an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth
    estimate; estimation; idea.
    • an estimate of what it would cost
    • a rough idea how long it would take
  • noun the quality of coming near to identity (especially close in quantity)

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scheming

  • adjective satellite used of persons
    conniving; calculative; shrewd; calculating.
    • the most calculating and selfish men in the community
  • verb form intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
    scheme; intrigue; connive.

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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george_gamow

  • noun United States physicist (born in Russia) who was a proponent of the big-bang theory and who did research in radioactivity and suggested the triplet code for DNA (1904-1968)
    Gamow.

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subordinate

  • noun an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
    underling; foot soldier; subsidiary.
  • noun a word that is more specific than a given word
    hyponym; subordinate word.

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jacques_alexandre_cesar_charles

  • noun French physicist and author of Charles's law which anticipated Gay-Lussac's law (1746-1823)
    Charles; Jacques Charles.

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right-angled_triangle

  • noun a triangle with one right angle
    right triangle.

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home_economics

  • noun theory and practice of homemaking
    household arts; home ec; domestic science.

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desktop_computer

  • noun a personal computer small enough to fit conveniently in an individual workspace

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henri_pitot

  • noun French physicist for whom the Pitot tube was named (1695-1771)
    Pitot.

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good_guy

  • noun any person who is on your side

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schism

  • noun division of a group into opposing factions
    split.
    • another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy
  • noun the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences

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socialiser

  • noun a person who takes part in social activities
    socializer.

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indefinite_integral

  • noun the set of functions F(x) + C, where C is any real number, such that F(x) is the integral of f(x)

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unskilled

  • adjective not having or showing or requiring special skill or proficiency
    • unskilled in the art of rhetoric
    • an enthusiastic but unskillful mountain climber
    • unskilled labor
    • workers in unskilled occupations are finding fewer and fewer job opportunities
    • unskilled workmanship
  • adjective satellite lacking professional skill or expertise
    amateurish; amateur; inexpert.
    • a very amateurish job
    • inexpert but conscientious efforts
    • an unskilled painting

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personal_identification_number

  • noun a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
    PIN; PIN number.

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hamilton

  • noun Irish mathematician (1806-1865)
    William Rowan Hamilton; Sir William Rowan Hamilton.
  • noun English beauty who was the mistress of Admiral Nelson (1765-1815)
    Lady Emma Hamilton; Amy Lyon.

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life_science

  • noun any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
    bioscience.

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numeral

  • noun a symbol used to represent a number
    number.
    • he learned to write the numerals before he went to school
  • adjective of or relating to or denoting numbers
    numerical; numeric.
    • a numeral adjective

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increasing

  • adjective becoming greater or larger
    • increasing prices
  • verb become bigger or greater in amount
    increase.
    • The amount of work increased

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hans_geiger

  • noun German physicist who developed the Geiger counter (1882-1945)
    Geiger.

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hipparchus

  • noun Greek astronomer and mathematician who discovered the precession of the equinoxes and made the first known star chart and is said to have invented trigonometry (second century BC)

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coefficient

  • noun a constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic

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jean-frederic_joliot

  • noun French nuclear physicist who was Marie Curie's assistant and who worked with Marie Curie's daughter who he married (taking the name Joliot-Curie); he and his wife discovered how to synthesize new radioactive elements (1900-1958)
    Joliot; Jean-Frederic Joliot-Curie; Joliot-Curie.

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applier

  • noun a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
    applicant.
  • noun a device for applying a substance
    applicator.

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dead_reckoning

  • noun an estimate based on little or no information
    guesswork; guess; shot; guessing.
  • noun navigation without the aid of celestial observations

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splinter

  • noun a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
    sliver.
    • he got a splinter in his finger
    • it broke into slivers
  • verb withdraw from an organization or communion
    break away; secede.
    • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

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differential_analyzer

  • noun an analog computer designed to solve differential equations