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breadth

  • noun the capacity to understand a broad range of topics
    comprehensiveness; largeness.
    • a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject
    • a man distinguished by the largeness and scope of his views
  • noun the extent of something from side to side
    width.

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concept

  • noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    conception; construct.

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manage

  • verb be successful; achieve a goal
    negociate; bring off; carry off; pull off.
    • She succeeded in persuading us all
    • I managed to carry the box upstairs
    • She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it
    • The pianist negociated the difficult runs
  • verb be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    handle; deal; care.
    • I can deal with this crew of workers
    • This blender can't handle nuts
    • She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

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upshot

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; result; consequence; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event

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incisiveness

  • noun keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect
    trenchancy.

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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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betting_odds

  • noun the ratio by which one better's wager is greater than that of another
    odds.
    • he offered odds of two to one

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mental_ability

  • noun the power to learn or retain knowledge; in law, the ability to understand the facts and significance of your behavior
    capacity.

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conservative

  • noun a person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
    conservativist.
  • noun a member of a Conservative Party

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raf

  • noun the airforce of Great Britain
    Royal Air Force.
  • noun a Marxist and Maoist terrorist organization in Germany; a network of underground guerillas who committed acts of violence in the service of the class struggle; a successor to the Baader-Meinhof Gang; became one of Europe's most feared terrorist groups; disbanded in 1998
    Red Army Faction.

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apartment

  • noun a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
    flat.

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ingraining

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    inculcation; instilling.
  • verb thoroughly work in
    grain; ingrain.
    • His hands were grained with dirt

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creative_thinking

  • noun the ability to create
    creativeness; creativity.

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technique

  • noun a practical method or art applied to some particular task
  • noun skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity
    proficiency.
    • practice greatly improves proficiency

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musketry

  • noun musketeers and their muskets collectively
  • noun the technique of using small arms (especially in battle)

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originality

  • noun the ability to think and act independently
  • noun the quality of being new and original (not derived from something else)

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economic_system

  • noun the system of production and distribution and consumption
    economy.

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program

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    plan; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need
    programme.
    • he proposed an elaborate program of public works
    • working mothers rely on the day care program

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jevons

  • noun English economist and logician who contributed to the development of the theory of marginal utility (1835-1882)
    William Stanley Jevons.

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borderline_intelligence

  • noun the minimal IQ required for someone to function normally and independently in the world (without some form of institutional assistance)

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dressing

  • noun savory dressings for salads; basically of two kinds: either the thin French or vinaigrette type or the creamy mayonnaise type
    salad dressing.
  • noun a mixture of seasoned ingredients used to stuff meats and vegetables
    stuffing.

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shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

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worse

  • noun something inferior in quality or condition or effect
    • for better or for worse
    • accused of cheating and lying and worse
  • adjective (comparative of `bad') inferior to another in quality or condition or desirability
    • this road is worse than the first one we took
    • the road is in worse shape than it was
    • she was accused of worse things than cheating and lying

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advantage

  • noun the quality of having a superior or more favorable position
    vantage.
    • the experience gave him the advantage over me
  • noun (tennis) first point scored after deuce

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stinting

  • adjective satellite avoiding waste
    frugal; sparing; scotch; economical.
    • an economical meal
    • an economical shopper
    • a frugal farmer
    • a frugal lunch
    • a sparing father and a spending son
    • sparing in their use of heat and light
    • stinting in bestowing gifts
    • thrifty because they remember the great Depression
    • `scotch' is used only informally
  • verb subsist on a meager allowance
    scrimp; stint; skimp.
    • scratch and scrimp

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bilingualism

  • noun the ability to speak two languages colloquially

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economise

  • verb spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
    economize; save.
    • This move will save money
    • The less fortunate will have to economize now
  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    economize; conserve; husband.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

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merit

  • noun any admirable quality or attribute
    virtue.
    • work of great merit
  • noun the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)
    deservingness; meritoriousness.
    • there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded

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refractive

  • adjective of or relating to or capable of refraction
    refractile.
    • the refractive characteristics of the eye
  • adjective satellite capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)
    deflective.

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telling

  • noun an act of narration
    recounting; relation.
    • he was the hero according to his own relation
    • his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable
  • noun informing by words
    notification; apprisal.

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affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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trouble

  • noun a source of difficulty
    problem.
    • one trouble after another delayed the job
    • what's the problem?
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; hassle; fuss.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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feeble

  • adjective satellite pathetically lacking in force or effectiveness
    lame.
    • a feeble excuse
    • a lame argument
  • adjective satellite lacking strength or vigor
    faint.
    • damning with faint praise
    • faint resistance
    • feeble efforts
    • a feeble voice

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posture

  • noun the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    position; attitude.
    • he assumed an attitude of surrender
  • noun characteristic way of bearing one's body
    bearing; carriage.
    • stood with good posture

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hour

  • noun a period of time equal to 1/24th of a day
    hr; 60 minutes.
    • the job will take more than an hour
  • noun clock time
    time of day.
    • the hour is getting late

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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issue

  • noun an important question that is in dispute and must be settled
    • the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone
    • politicians never discuss the real issues
  • noun one of a series published periodically
    number.
    • she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room

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economize

  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    conserve; husband; economise.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit
  • verb spend sparingly, avoid the waste of
    save; economise.
    • This move will save money
    • The less fortunate will have to economize now

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brisance

  • noun the shattering or crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion

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leave

  • noun the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    leave of absence.
    • a ten day's leave to visit his mother
  • noun permission to do something
    • she was granted leave to speak

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p

  • noun a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms
    atomic number 15; phosphorus.
  • noun the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet

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deftness

  • noun skillful performance or ability without difficulty
    quickness; adeptness; adroitness; facility.
    • his quick adeptness was a product of good design
    • he was famous for his facility as an archer

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quick

  • noun any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
  • adjective satellite accomplished rapidly and without delay
    speedy.
    • was quick to make friends
    • his quick reaction prevented an accident
    • hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem
    • a speedy recovery
    • he has a right to a speedy trial

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galbraith

  • noun United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908)
    John Galbraith; John Kenneth Galbraith.

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hotshot

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; star; whizz; wiz.

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mach_number

  • noun the ratio of the speed of a moving body to the speed of sound

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frisch

  • noun British physicist (born in Austria) who with Lise Meitner recognized that Otto Hahn had produced a new kind of nuclear reaction which they named nuclear fission; Frisch described the explosive potential of a chain nuclear reaction (1904-1979)
    Otto Robert Frisch; Otto Frisch.
  • noun Norwegian economist noted for his work in econometrics (1895-1973)
    Ragnar Frisch; Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch.

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materialisation

  • noun the process of coming into being; becoming reality
    materialization.
    • the materialization of her dream
  • noun an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
    materialization; manifestation.

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measurable

  • adjective capable of being measured
    mensurable.
    • measurable depths
  • adjective satellite of distinguished importance
    • a measurable figure in literature

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rate

  • noun a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
    • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
    • the rate of change was faster than expected
  • noun amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
    charge per unit.
    • a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5

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cost

  • noun the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
  • noun the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    price; monetary value.
    • the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver
    • he puts a high price on his services
    • he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection

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design

  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
    designing.
    • he contributed to the design of a new instrument
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    plan.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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first_baron_beveridge

  • noun British economist (born in India) whose report on social insurance provided the basis for most of the social legislation on which the welfare state in the United Kingdom is based (1879-1963)
    Beveridge; William Henry Beveridge.

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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hick

  • noun a person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
    rube; bumpkin; yahoo; hayseed; chawbacon; yokel.
  • adjective satellite awkwardly simple and provincial
    rustic; unsophisticated; bumpkinly.
    • bumpkinly country boys
    • rustic farmers
    • a hick town
    • the nightlife of Montmartre awed the unsophisticated tourists

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supply-side_economics

  • noun the school of economic theory that stresses the costs of production as a means of stimulating the economy; advocates policies that raise capital and labor output by increasing the incentive to produce

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index

  • noun a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
  • noun a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
    index number; indicator; indicant.

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power

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    powerfulness.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade
  • noun (physics) the rate of doing work; measured in watts (= joules/second)

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photosensitive

  • adjective satellite sensitive to visible light
    light-sensitive.
    • photographic film is light-sensitive

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cell

  • noun any small compartment
    • the cells of a honeycomb
  • noun (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

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defensibility

  • noun capability of being defended
    • they built their castles with an eye to their defensibility
    • client complaints create a felt need for the defensibility of individual actions

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version

  • noun an interpretation of a matter from a particular viewpoint
    • his version of the fight was different from mine
  • noun something a little different from others of the same type
    edition; variant; variation.
    • an experimental version of the night fighter
    • a variant of the same word
    • an emery wheel is the modern variation of a grindstone
    • the boy is a younger edition of his father

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gunnar_myrdal

  • noun Swedish economist (1898-1987)
    Karl Gunnar Myrdal; Myrdal.

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public

  • noun people in general considered as a whole
    world; populace.
    • he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  • noun a body of people sharing some common interest
    • the reading public

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inducement

  • noun a positive motivational influence
    motivator; incentive.
  • noun act of bringing about a desired result
    inducing.
    • inducement of sleep

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movement

  • noun a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    motion; move; motility.
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility
  • noun the act of changing location from one place to another
    motion; move.
    • police controlled the motion of the crowd
    • the movement of people from the farms to the cities
    • his move put him directly in my path

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joseph_schumpeter

  • noun United States economist (born in Czechoslovakia) (1883-1950)
    Joseph Alois Schumpeter; Schumpeter.

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efficacious

  • adjective marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect
    • written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers"-Aldous Huxley
    • the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough
  • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    effectual; effective.
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law

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sidney_webb

  • noun English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)
    Webb; First Baron Passfield; Sidney James Webb.

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desired

  • adjective satellite greatly desired
    in demand; coveted; sought after.
  • verb feel or have a desire for; want strongly
    desire; want.
    • I want to go home now
    • I want my own room

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bachelor

  • noun a man who has never been married
    unmarried man.
  • noun a knight of the lowest order; could display only a pennon
    bachelor-at-arms; knight bachelor.

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operating

  • adjective involved in a kind of operation
    • the operating conditions of the oxidation pond
  • verb direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    operate; run.
    • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan

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penny_pincher

  • noun someone who is excessively careful with money (who pinches every penny before letting go of it)

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midas_touch

  • noun an ability to make and manage large amounts of money

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aftermath

  • noun the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
    wake; backwash.
    • the aftermath of war
    • in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured
  • noun the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
    consequence.

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wassily_leontief

  • noun United States economist (born in Russia) who devised an input-output method of economic analysis (1906-1999)
    Leontief.

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miser

  • noun a stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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thrift

  • noun any of numerous sun-loving low-growing evergreens of the genus Armeria having round heads of pink or white flowers
  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimony; parsimoniousness; penny-pinching.

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webb

  • noun English writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943)
    Martha Beatrice Potter Webb; Beatrice Webb.
  • noun English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)
    Sidney Webb; First Baron Passfield; Sidney James Webb.

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buck

  • noun a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting
    vaulting horse; long horse.
  • noun a piece of paper money worth one dollar
    dollar bill; clam; dollar; one dollar bill.

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cranial

  • adjective of or relating to the cranium which encloses the brain
    • cranial pressure

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electrolysis

  • noun (chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions
  • noun removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root

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outgrowth

  • noun a natural consequence of development
    offshoot; branch; offset.
  • noun the gradual beginning or coming forth
    emergence; growth.
    • figurines presage the emergence of sculpture in Greece

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margin

  • noun the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
    perimeter; border.
  • noun an amount beyond the minimum necessary
    • the margin of victory

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precipitant

  • noun an agent that causes a precipitate to form
  • adjective satellite done with very great haste and without due deliberation
    hasty; precipitate; overhasty; precipitous.
    • hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare
    • hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes
    • rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
    • wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king

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economics

  • noun the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
    economic science; political economy.

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thomas_malthus

  • noun an English economist who argued that increases in population would outgrow increases in the means of subsistence (1766-1834)
    Thomas Robert Malthus; Malthus.

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trenchancy

  • noun keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect
    incisiveness.

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amount

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; sum; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun the relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
    • an adequate amount of food for four people

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herbert_alexander_simon

  • noun United States economist and psychologist who pioneered in the development of cognitive science (1916-2001)
    Herbert A. Simon; Simon; Herb Simon.

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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military

  • noun the military forces of a nation
    armed forces; armed services; military machine; war machine.
    • their military is the largest in the region
    • the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker
  • adjective of or relating to the study of the principles of warfare
    • military law

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implement

  • noun instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
  • verb apply in a manner consistent with its purpose or design
    • implement a procedure

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cranial_index

  • noun ratio (in percent) of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of a skull
    breadth index; cephalic index.

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contractility

  • noun the capability or quality of shrinking or contracting, especially by muscle fibers and even some other forms of living matter

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quotient

  • noun the ratio of two quantities to be divided
  • noun the number obtained by division

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mnemonic

  • noun a device (such as a rhyme or acronym) used to aid recall
  • adjective of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory
    mnemotechnic; mnemotechnical.
    • mnemonic device

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wizard

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun one who practices magic or sorcery
    necromancer; thaumaturgist; thaumaturge; magician; sorcerer.

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magical_power

  • noun an ability to perform magic
    magical ability.

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adroitness

  • noun skillful performance or ability without difficulty
    quickness; deftness; adeptness; facility.
    • his quick adeptness was a product of good design
    • he was famous for his facility as an archer

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reflectance

  • noun the fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface
    coefficient of reflection; reflection factor; reflectivity.

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malthusian

  • noun a believer in Malthusian theory
  • adjective of or relating to Thomas Malthus or to Malthusianism
    • Malthusian theories

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inducing

  • noun act of bringing about a desired result
    inducement.
    • inducement of sleep
  • verb cause to arise
    bring on; induce.
    • induce a crisis

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private

  • noun an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines
    common soldier; buck private.
    • our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value
  • adjective confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
    • a private place
    • private discussions
    • private lessons
    • a private club
    • a private secretary
    • private property
    • the former President is now a private citizen
    • public figures struggle to maintain a private life

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recording_machine

  • noun equipment for making records
    recorder; recording equipment.

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p

  • noun a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms
    atomic number 15; phosphorus.
  • noun the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet

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undesirable

  • noun one whose presence is undesirable
    • rounding up vagrants and drunks and other undesirables
  • adjective not wanted
    unwanted.
    • undesirable impurities in steel
    • legislation excluding undesirable aliens
    • removed the unwanted vegetation

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computer_program

  • noun (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
    computer programme; program; programme.
    • the program required several hundred lines of code

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physical_process

  • noun a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
    process.
    • events now in process
    • the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls

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malthusianism

  • noun Malthus' theory that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence
    Malthusian theory.

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total

  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

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wiz

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz.

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cloud

  • noun any collection of particles (e.g., smoke or dust) or gases that is visible
  • noun a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude

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hematocrit

  • noun the ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit
    haematocrit; packed cell volume.
  • noun a measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood
    haematocrit.

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consumption

  • noun the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
    intake; ingestion; uptake.
  • noun involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
    white plague; phthisis; pulmonary tuberculosis; wasting disease.

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efficaciousness

  • noun capacity or power to produce a desired effect
    efficacy.
    • concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine

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gross_margin

  • noun the ratio gross profits divided by net sales
    margin of profit; profit margin.

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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brushwork

  • noun an artist's distinctive technique of applying paint with a brush

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memory

  • noun something that is remembered
    • search as he would, the memory was lost
  • noun the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
    remembering.
    • he can do it from memory
    • he enjoyed remembering his father

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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streamlined

  • adjective satellite made efficient by stripping off nonessentials
    • short streamlined meetings
    • a streamlined hiring process
  • verb contour economically or efficiently
    streamline.

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cost-efficient

  • adjective satellite productive relative to the cost
    cost-effective.

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company

  • noun an institution created to conduct business
    • he only invests in large well-established companies
    • he started the company in his garage
  • noun small military unit; usually two or three platoons

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impress

  • noun the act of coercing someone into government service
    impressment.
  • verb have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
    strike; affect; move.
    • This child impressed me as unusually mature
    • This behavior struck me as odd

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executability

  • noun capability of being executed
    • the job is executable for two million dollars
    • this contract is not executable

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fuel

  • noun a substance that can be consumed to produce energy
    • more fuel is needed during the winter months
    • they developed alternative fuels for aircraft
  • verb provide with a combustible substance that provides energy
    • fuel aircraft, ships, and cars

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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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pinch

  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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adult

  • noun a fully developed person from maturity onward
    grownup.
  • noun any mature animal

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impulse

  • noun an instinctive motive
    urge.
    • profound religious impulses
  • noun a sudden desire
    caprice; whim.
    • he bought it on an impulse

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hayek

  • noun English economist (born in Austria) noted for work on the optimum allocation of resources (1899-1992)
    Friedrich August von Hayek.

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eccentricity

  • noun strange and unconventional behavior
  • noun (geometry) a ratio describing the shape of a conic section; the ratio of the distance between the foci to the length of the major axis
    • a circle is an ellipse with zero eccentricity

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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effort

  • noun earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    try; endeavor; attempt; endeavour.
    • made an effort to cover all the reading material
    • wished him luck in his endeavor
    • she gave it a good try
  • noun use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    exertion; elbow grease; travail; sweat.
    • he got an A for effort
    • they managed only with great exertion

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abundance

  • noun the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply
    copiousness; teemingness.
    • an age of abundance
  • noun (physics) the ratio of the number of atoms of a specific isotope of an element to the total number of isotopes present

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lowercase

  • noun the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
    minuscule; small letter; lower-case letter.
  • adjective relating to small (not capitalized) letters that were kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case; a and b and c etc"
    • lowercase letters

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flora

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    botany; vegetation.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    plant; plant life.

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high-octane

  • adjective satellite used of gasoline; having a high octane number
  • adjective satellite vigorously energetic or forceful
    high-energy; high-powered; high-power; high-voltage.
    • a high-octane sales manager
    • a high-octane marketing plan
    • high-powered executives
    • a high-voltage theatrical entrepreneur

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f

  • noun a degree on the Fahrenheit scale of temperature
    degree Fahrenheit.
  • noun a nonmetallic univalent element belonging to the halogens; usually a yellow irritating toxic flammable gas; a powerful oxidizing agent; recovered from fluorite or cryolite or fluorapatite
    atomic number 9; fluorine.

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stop_number

  • noun the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system
    focal ratio; f number; speed.

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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accomplishment

  • noun the action of accomplishing something
    achievement.
  • noun an ability that has been acquired by training
    acquirement; attainment; skill; acquisition.

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gasoline

  • noun a volatile flammable mixture of hydrocarbons (hexane and heptane and octane etc.) derived from petroleum; used mainly as a fuel in internal-combustion engines
    gasolene; gas; petrol.

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p/e_ratio

  • noun (stock market) the price of a stock divided by its earnings
    price-to-earnings ratio.

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physical_ability

  • noun the ability to perform some physical act; contrasting with mental ability

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era

  • noun a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event
    epoch.
  • noun a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
    geological era.

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transparency

  • noun permitting the free passage of electromagnetic radiation
    transparence.
  • noun the quality of being clear and transparent
    transparence; transparentness.

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price-to-earnings_ratio

  • noun (stock market) the price of a stock divided by its earnings
    P/E ratio.

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kaldor

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fauna

  • noun all the animal life in a particular region or period
    zoology.
    • the fauna of China
    • the zoology of the Pliocene epoch
  • noun a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
    animate being; brute; beast; animal; creature.

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record-keeper

  • noun someone responsible for keeping records
    recorder; registrar.

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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figure

  • noun a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    fig.
    • the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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process

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    procedure.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents
    operation; cognitive process; mental process; cognitive operation.
    • the process of thinking
    • the cognitive operation of remembering

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sense

  • noun a general conscious awareness
    • a sense of security
    • a sense of happiness
    • a sense of danger
    • a sense of self
  • noun the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    signified.
    • the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    • in the best sense charity is really a duty
    • the signifier is linked to the signified

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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powerfulness

  • noun possession of controlling influence
    power.
    • the deterrent power of nuclear weapons
    • the power of his love saved her
    • his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade

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minimum

  • noun the smallest possible quantity
    lower limit.
  • noun the point on a curve where the tangent changes from negative on the left to positive on the right

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caution

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    carefulness; cautiousness.
    • a man of caution
  • noun a warning against certain acts
    caveat.
    • a caveat against unfair practices

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fulfillment

  • noun a feeling of satisfaction at having achieved your desires
    fulfilment.
  • noun the act of consummating something (a desire or promise etc)
    fulfilment.

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scavenger

  • noun a chemical agent that is added to a chemical mixture to counteract the effects of impurities
  • noun someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
    pack rat; magpie.

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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keep

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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offspring

  • noun the immediate descendants of a person
    progeny; issue.
    • she was the mother of many offspring
    • he died without issue
  • noun something that comes into existence as a result
    materialisation; materialization.
    • industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring
    • this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts

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leacock

  • noun Canadian economist best remembered for his humorous writings (1869-1944)
    Stephen Butler Leacock; Stephen Leacock.

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stride

  • noun a step in walking or running
    pace; tread.
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    pace; footstep; step.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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means

  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; way.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success
  • noun an instrumentality for accomplishing some end

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feature

  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    characteristic.
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
  • noun the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
    lineament.
    • an expression of pleasure crossed his features
    • his lineaments were very regular

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effectualness

  • noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
    effectuality; effectiveness; effectivity.

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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how

In what manner or way; by what means or process.
How can a man be born when he is old? John iii. 4.

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veblen

  • noun United States economist who wrote about conspicuous consumption (1857-1929)
    Thorstein Veblen; Thorstein Bunde Veblen.
  • noun United States mathematician (1880-1960)
    Oswald Veblen.

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signal/noise

  • noun the ratio of signal intensity to noise intensity
    signal-to-noise; signal-to-noise ratio; signal/noise ratio; S/N.

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economic_science

  • noun the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
    political economy; economics.

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optimal

  • adjective satellite most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied
    optimum.
    • an optimum return on capital
    • optimal concentration of a drug

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free_enterprise

  • noun an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
    private enterprise; laissez-faire economy; market economy.

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economy

  • noun the system of production and distribution and consumption
    economic system.
  • noun the efficient use of resources
    • economy of effort

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allocative

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recording

  • noun a signal that encodes something (e.g., picture or sound) that has been recorded
  • noun the act of making a record (especially an audio record)
    transcription.
    • she watched the recording from a sound-proof booth

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product

  • noun commodities offered for sale
    ware; merchandise.
    • good business depends on having good merchandise
    • that store offers a variety of products
  • noun an artifact that has been created by someone or some process
    production.
    • they improve their product every year
    • they export most of their agricultural production

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intended

  • adjective resulting from one's intentions
    • your intended trip abroad
    • an intended insult
  • verb have in mind as a purpose
    intend; think; mean.
    • I mean no harm
    • I only meant to help you
    • She didn't think to harm me
    • We thought to return early that night

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thermodynamic

  • adjective of or concerned with thermodynamics
    thermodynamical.
    • the thermodynamic limit

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sophistication

  • noun uplifting enlightenment
    edification.
  • noun a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone
    sophistry; sophism.

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offshoot

  • noun a natural consequence of development
    outgrowth; branch; offset.

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meade

  • noun English economist noted for his studies of international trade and finance (1907-1995)
    James Edward Meade.
  • noun United States general in charge of the Union troops at the Battle of Gettysburg (1815-1872)
    George Gordon Meade.

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faculty

  • noun one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
    mental faculty; module.
  • noun the body of teachers and administrators at a school
    staff.
    • the dean addressed the letter to the entire staff of the university

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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data

  • noun a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
    information.
    • statistical data
  • noun an item of factual information derived from measurement or research
    data point; datum.

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response

  • noun a result
    • this situation developed in response to events in Africa
  • noun a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent
    reaction.
    • a bad reaction to the medicine
    • his responses have slowed with age

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physic

  • noun a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
    aperient; purgative; cathartic.

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efficiently

  • adverb with efficiency; in an efficient manner
    expeditiously.
    • he functions efficiently

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haematocrit

  • noun the ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit
    hematocrit; packed cell volume.
  • noun a measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood
    hematocrit.

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effective

  • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    effectual; efficacious.
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law
  • adjective satellite able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
    efficient.
    • people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw
    • effective personnel
    • an efficient secretary
    • the efficient cause of the revolution

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hitting_average

  • noun (baseball) a measure of a batter's performance; the number of base hits divided by the number of official times at bat
    batting average.
    • Ted Williams once had a batting average above .400

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register

  • noun an official written record of names or events or transactions
    registry.
  • noun (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments

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stash

  • noun a secret store of valuables or money
    cache; hoard.
  • verb save up as for future use
    squirrel away; cache; lay away; hive up; hoard.

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capitalism

  • noun an economic system based on private ownership of capital
    capitalist economy.

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herb_simon

  • noun United States economist and psychologist who pioneered in the development of cognitive science (1916-2001)
    Herbert A. Simon; Herbert Alexander Simon; Simon.

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capitalist

  • noun a conservative advocate of capitalism
  • noun a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)

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invocation

  • noun a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
    supplication.
  • noun an incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil

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keynesianism

  • noun the economic theories of John Maynard Keynes who advocated government monetary and fiscal programs intended to stimulate business activity and increase employment

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tighten_one's_belt

  • verb live frugally and use less resources
    • In the new economy, we all have to learn to tighten our belts

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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john_galbraith

  • noun United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908)
    Galbraith; John Kenneth Galbraith.

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frugalness

  • noun prudence in avoiding waste
    frugality.

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help

  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    aid; assistance; assist.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading
  • noun a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistant; helper; supporter.
    • my invaluable assistant
    • they hired additional help to finish the work

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radiation

  • noun energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles
  • noun the act of spreading outward from a central source

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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smith

  • noun Rhodesian statesman who declared independence of Zimbabwe from Great Britain (born in 1919)
    Ian Smith; Ian Douglas Smith.
  • noun United States sculptor (1906-1965)
    David Smith; David Roland Smith.

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thermal

  • noun rising current of warm air
  • adjective relating to or associated with heat
    caloric; thermic.
    • thermal movements of molecules
    • thermal capacity
    • thermic energy
    • the caloric effect of sunlight

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bimetallism

  • noun a monetary standard under which the basic unit of currency is defined by stated amounts of two metals (usually gold and silver) with values set at a predetermined ratio

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cruise

  • noun an ocean trip taken for pleasure
    sail.
  • verb drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure
    • She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible

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simon

  • noun one of the twelve Apostles (first century)
    St. Simon; Simon the Zealot; Simon the Canaanite; Simon Zelotes.
  • noun United States singer and songwriter (born in 1942)
    Paul Simon.

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magpie

  • noun long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call
  • noun someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
    scavenger; pack rat.

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stir

  • noun a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
    splash.
    • he made a great splash and then disappeared
  • noun emotional agitation and excitement

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superior

  • noun one of greater rank or station or quality
    superordinate; higher-up.
  • noun the head of a religious community

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fit

  • noun a display of bad temper
    conniption; tantrum; scene.
    • he had a fit
    • she threw a tantrum
    • he made a scene
  • noun a sudden uncontrollable attack
    paroxysm; convulsion.
    • a paroxysm of giggling
    • a fit of coughing
    • convulsions of laughter

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tinbergen

  • noun Dutch zoologist who showed that much animal behavior is innate and stereotyped (1907-1988)
    Nikolaas Tinbergen.
  • noun Dutch economist noted for his work in econometrics (1903-1994)
    Jan Tinbergen.

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friedman

  • noun United States economist noted as a proponent of monetarism and for his opposition to government intervention in the economy (born in 1912)
    Milton Friedman.

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labor

  • noun a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    working class; labour; proletariat.
    • there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
  • noun productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
    toil; labour.
    • his labor did not require a great deal of skill

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production

  • noun the act or process of producing something
    • Shakespeare's production of poetry was enormous
    • the production of white blood cells
  • noun a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television
    • have you seen the new production of Hamlet?

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bummer

  • noun an experience that is irritating or frustrating or disappointing
    • having to stand in line so long was a real bummer
  • noun a bad reaction to a hallucinogenic drug

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refractive_index

  • noun the ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to that in a medium
    index of refraction.

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impressiveness

  • noun splendid or imposing in size or appearance
    magnificence; grandness; richness.
    • the grandness of the architecture
    • impressed by the richness of the flora
  • noun the quality of making a strong or vivid impression on the mind

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precipitate

  • noun a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
  • verb bring about abruptly
    • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

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inefficiency

  • noun unskillfulness resulting from a lack of efficiency

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earnings

  • noun the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
    net profit; lucre; profit; net; profits; net income.
  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; pay; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings

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correspondence

  • noun communication by the exchange of letters
  • noun compatibility of observations
    agreement.
    • there was no agreement between theory and measurement
    • the results of two tests were in correspondence

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non

  • adverb negation of a word or group of words
    not.
    • he does not speak French
    • she is not going
    • they are not friends
    • not many
    • not much
    • not at all

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good

  • noun benefit
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  • noun moral excellence or admirableness
    goodness.
    • there is much good to be found in people

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finance

  • noun the commercial activity of providing funds and capital
  • noun the branch of economics that studies the management of money and other assets

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trenchant

  • adjective satellite having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect
    searching.
    • searching insights
    • trenchant criticism
  • adjective satellite characterized by or full of force and vigor
    hard-hitting.
    • a hard-hitting expose
    • a trenchant argument

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material

  • noun the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    stuff.
    • coal is a hard black material
    • wheat is the stuff they use to make bread
  • noun information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
    • the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography

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john_mill

  • noun English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)
    Mill; John Stuart Mill.

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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william_henry_beveridge

  • noun British economist (born in India) whose report on social insurance provided the basis for most of the social legislation on which the welfare state in the United Kingdom is based (1879-1963)
    Beveridge; First Baron Beveridge.

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penetration

  • noun an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
    incursion.
  • noun clear or deep perception of a situation
    insight.

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workmanlike

  • adjective satellite worthy of a good workman
    • a competent job
    • the book is a workmanlike job with chronology and bibliography and index

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materialization

  • noun the process of coming into being; becoming reality
    materialisation.
    • the materialization of her dream
  • noun an appearance in bodily form (as of a disembodied spirit)
    materialisation; manifestation.

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cephalic_index

  • noun ratio (in percent) of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of a skull
    cranial index; breadth index.

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cautiousness

  • noun the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
    caution; carefulness.
    • a man of caution

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impressive

  • adjective making a strong or vivid impression
    • an impressive ceremony
  • adjective satellite producing a strong effect
    telling.
    • gave an impressive performance as Othello
    • a telling gesture

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malthusian_theory

  • noun Malthus' theory that population increase would outpace increases in the means of subsistence
    Malthusianism.

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laffer

  • noun United States economist who proposed the Laffer curve (born in 1940)
    Arthur Laffer.

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document

  • noun writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
    written document; papers.
  • noun anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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mastery

  • noun great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity
    control; command.
    • a good command of French
  • noun power to dominate or defeat
    supremacy; domination.
    • mastery of the seas

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sidney_james_webb

  • noun English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)
    Webb; Sidney Webb; First Baron Passfield.

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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richard_henry_tawney

  • noun English economist remembered for his studies of the development of capitalism (1880-1962)
    Tawney.

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capability

  • noun the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
    capableness.
    • he worked to the limits of his capability
  • noun the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
    capacity.
    • the capability of a metal to be fused

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magnitude

  • noun the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
    • they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion
    • about the magnitude of a small pea
  • noun a number assigned to the ratio of two quantities; two quantities are of the same order of magnitude if one is less than 10 times as large as the other; the number of magnitudes that the quantities differ is specified to within a power of 10
    order of magnitude.

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bandwagon_effect

  • noun the phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity
    • in periods of high merger activity there is a bandwagon effect with more and more firms seeking to engage in takeover activity
    • polls are accused of creating a bandwagon effect to benefit their candidate

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fitness

  • noun the quality of being suitable
    fittingness.
    • they had to prove their fitness for the position
  • noun good physical condition; being in shape or in condition
    physical fitness.

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mill

  • noun a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
    factory; manufactory; manufacturing plant.
  • noun Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)
    James Mill.

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parsimoniousness

  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimony; penny-pinching; thrift.
  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness; parsimony.

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side

  • noun a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
    • they always sat on the right side of the church
    • he never left my side
  • noun one of two or more contesting groups
    • the Confederate side was prepared to attack

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mean

  • noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    mean value.
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
    intend.
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?

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mental

  • adjective involving the mind or an intellectual process
    • mental images of happy times
    • mental calculations
    • in a terrible mental state
    • mental suffering
    • free from mental defects
  • adjective of or relating to the mind
    • mental powers
    • mental development
    • mental hygiene

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simplicity

  • noun the quality of being simple or uncompounded
    simpleness.
    • the simplicity of a crystal
  • noun a lack of penetration or subtlety
    simple mindedness; simpleness.
    • they took advantage of her simplicity

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desirability

  • noun the quality of being worthy of desiring
    desirableness.
  • noun attractiveness to the opposite sex
    sex appeal; desirableness; oomph.

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energy

  • noun (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs
    free energy.
    • energy can take a wide variety of forms
  • noun forceful exertion
    vigor; vigour; zip.
    • he plays tennis with great energy
    • he's full of zip

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hard

  • adjective not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
    difficult.
    • a difficult task
    • nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access
    • difficult times
    • why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?
  • adjective dispassionate;
    • took a hard look
    • a hard bargainer

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rough-and-ready

  • adjective satellite crude but effective for the purpose at hand

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proportion

  • noun the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole
  • noun magnitude or extent
    dimension.
    • a building of vast proportions

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society

  • noun an extended social group having a distinctive cultural and economic organization
  • noun a formal association of people with similar interests
    guild; club; social club; gild; lodge; 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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tawney

  • noun English economist remembered for his studies of the development of capitalism (1880-1962)
    Richard Henry Tawney.

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frequency

  • noun the number of occurrences within a given time period
    oftenness; frequence.
    • the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second
    • the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older
  • noun the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations
    relative frequency.

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whiz

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air
    • he heard the whiz of bullets near his head

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measure

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    step.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    amount; quantity.

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quantum

  • noun a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantities in quantum theory
  • noun (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)

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pareto

  • noun Italian sociologist and economist whose theories influenced the development of fascism in Italy (1848-1923)
    Vilfredo Pareto.

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event

  • noun something that happens at a given place and time
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    case.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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capitalist_economy

  • noun an economic system based on private ownership of capital
    capitalism.

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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output-to-input_ratio

  • noun the output power of a transducer divided by the input power

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borderline

  • noun a line that indicates a boundary
    delimitation; border; boundary line; mete.
  • adjective satellite of questionable or minimal quality
    marginal.
    • borderline grades
    • marginal writing ability

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profit

  • noun the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
    net profit; lucre; earnings; net; profits; net income.
  • noun the advantageous quality of being beneficial
    gain.

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stinter

  • noun an economizer who stints someone with something

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market_economy

  • noun an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
    private enterprise; laissez-faire economy; free enterprise.

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monnet

  • noun French economist who advocated a Common Market in Europe (1888-1979)
    Jean Monnet.

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safety

  • noun the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
    • insure the safety of the children
    • the reciprocal of safety is risk
  • noun a safe place
    refuge.
    • He ran to safety

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thrifty

  • adjective careful and diligent in the use of resources
  • adjective satellite mindful of the future in spending money
    careful.
    • careful with money

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thorstein_bunde_veblen

  • noun United States economist who wrote about conspicuous consumption (1857-1929)
    Veblen; Thorstein Veblen.

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microeconomics

  • noun the branch of economics that studies the economy of consumers or households or individual firms

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formula

  • noun a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
    expression.
  • noun directions for making something
    recipe.

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military_capability

  • noun capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
    strength; military posture; military strength; posture.
    • we faced an army of great strength
    • politicians have neglected our military posture

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induction

  • noun a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    initiation; installation.
    • his initiation into the club
    • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
    • he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame
  • noun an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
    inductance.

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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gasoline_mileage

  • noun the ratio of the number of miles traveled to the number of gallons of gasoline burned
    fuel consumption rate; mileage; gas mileage.

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instrumentation

  • noun an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
    instrumentality.
  • noun the act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation

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bass

  • noun the lowest part of the musical range
  • noun the lowest part in polyphonic music
    bass part.

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relative_incidence

  • noun the relative frequency of occurrence of something
    incidence.

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econometrist

  • noun an economist who uses statistical and mathematical methods
    econometrician.

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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virtuoso

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a musician who is a consummate master of technique and artistry

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curtailment

  • noun the temporal property of being cut short
  • noun the act of withholding or withdrawing some book or writing from publication or circulation
    suppression.
    • a suppression of the newspaper

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complicated

  • adjective satellite difficult to analyze or understand
    • a complicated problem
    • complicated Middle East politics
  • verb make more complicated
    complicate; perplex.
    • There was a new development that complicated the matter

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reflective_power

  • noun the ratio of reflected to incident light
    albedo.

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attendant

  • noun someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
    tender; attender.
  • noun a person who is present and participates in a meeting
    attendee; attender; meeter.
    • he was a regular attender at department meetings
    • the gathering satisfied both organizers and attendees

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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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effectuation

  • noun the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
    implementation.

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motion

  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    gesture.
  • noun a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    movement.

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keen

  • noun a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  • verb express grief verbally
    lament.
    • we lamented the death of the child

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expeditiousness

  • noun the property of being prompt and efficient
    despatch; dispatch; expedition.
    • it was done with dispatch

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proportionality

  • noun a ratio of two quantities that is constant
  • noun harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole (as in a design)
    balance; proportion.
    • in all perfectly beautiful objects there is found the opposition of one part to another and a reciprocal balance"- John Ruskin

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registrar

  • noun a person employed to keep a record of the owners of stocks and bonds issued by the company
  • noun the administrator responsible for student records

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special_effect

  • noun an effect used to produce scenes that cannot be achieved by normal techniques (especially on film)

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consequence

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; result; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual
    aftermath.

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skinflint

  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    churl; niggard; scrooge.

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silver

  • noun a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
    atomic number 47; Ag.
  • noun coins made of silver

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praxis

  • noun translating an idea into action
    practice.
    • a hard theory to put into practice
    • differences between theory and praxis of communism

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saving

  • noun an act of economizing; reduction in cost
    economy.
    • it was a small economy to walk to work every day
    • there was a saving of 50 cents
  • noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger
    delivery; rescue; deliverance.
    • work is the deliverance of mankind
    • a surgeon's job is the saving of lives

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revenue

  • noun the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
    gross; receipts.
  • noun government income due to taxation
    tax revenue; taxation; tax income.

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non-market_economy

  • noun an economy that is not a market economy

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inculcation

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    ingraining; instilling.

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number

  • noun the property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
    figure.
    • he had a number of chores to do
    • the number of parameters is small
    • the figure was about a thousand
  • noun a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    • every number has a unique position in the sequence

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data_communication

  • noun electronic transmission of information that has been encoded digitally (as for storage and processing by computers)
    digital communication.

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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quality

  • noun an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
    • the quality of mercy is not strained"--Shakespeare
  • noun a degree or grade of excellence or worth
    caliber; calibre.
    • the quality of students has risen
    • an executive of low caliber

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zap

  • noun a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact
    • they gave it another zap of radiation
  • verb strike suddenly and with force
    • This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes

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temperature

  • noun the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
  • noun the somatic sensation of cold or heat

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requirement

  • noun required activity
    demand.
    • the requirements of his work affected his health
    • there were many demands on his time
  • noun anything indispensable
    necessary; requisite; essential; necessity.
    • food and shelter are necessities of life
    • the essentials of the good life
    • allow farmers to buy their requirements under favorable conditions
    • a place where the requisites of water fuel and fodder can be obtained

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fluency

  • noun powerful and effective language
    eloquence; smoothness.
    • his eloquence attracted a large congregation
    • fluency in spoken and written English is essential
    • his oily smoothness concealed his guilt from the police
  • noun skillfulness in speaking or writing

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arch

  • noun a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  • noun a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)

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koopmans

  • noun United States economist (born in the Netherlands) (1910-1985)
    Tjalling Charles Koopmans; Tjalling Koopmans.

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system

  • noun instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity
    • he bought a new stereo system
    • the system consists of a motor and a small computer
  • noun a group of independent but interrelated elements comprising a unified whole
    scheme.
    • a vast system of production and distribution and consumption keep the country going

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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friedrich_august_von_hayek

  • noun English economist (born in Austria) noted for work on the optimum allocation of resources (1899-1992)
    Hayek.

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set_up

  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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cost-effective

  • adjective satellite productive relative to the cost
    cost-efficient.

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domino_effect

  • noun the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall)

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carrying_out

  • noun the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
    implementation; execution.
    • the agency was created for the implementation of the policy
  • noun the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
    performance; execution; carrying into action.
    • they criticised his performance as mayor
    • experience generally improves performance

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jean_monnet

  • noun French economist who advocated a Common Market in Europe (1888-1979)
    Monnet.

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profit_margin

  • noun the ratio gross profits divided by net sales
    gross margin; margin of profit.

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private_enterprise

  • noun an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
    laissez-faire economy; market economy; free enterprise.

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coattails_effect

  • noun (politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party
    • he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election

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inefficient

  • adjective not producing desired results; wasteful
    • an inefficient campaign against drugs
    • outdated and inefficient design and methods
  • adjective satellite lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate
    ineffective.
    • an ineffective administration
    • inefficient workers

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purchase

  • noun the acquisition of something for payment
    • they closed the purchase with a handshake
  • noun something acquired by purchase

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operating_capability

  • noun the capability of a technological system to perform as intended
    performance capability.

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serve

  • noun (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
    service.
    • his powerful serves won the game
  • verb serve a purpose, role, or function
    function.
    • The tree stump serves as a table
    • The female students served as a control group
    • This table would serve very well
    • His freedom served him well
    • The table functions as a desk

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sensation

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sense experience; esthesis; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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task

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    project; undertaking; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
    job; chore.
    • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
    • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
    • the endless task of classifying the samples
    • the farmer's morning chores

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natural

  • noun someone regarded as certain to succeed
    • he's a natural for the job
  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    cancel.

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percentage

  • noun a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred)
    percent; pct; per centum.
  • noun assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group
    portion; part; share.
    • he wanted his share in cash

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commensurateness

  • noun the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount
    correspondence; proportionateness.

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photograph

  • noun a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material
    photo; pic; picture; exposure.
  • verb record on photographic film
    snap; shoot.
    • I photographed the scene of the accident
    • She snapped a picture of the President

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helen_laura_sumner_woodbury

  • noun United States social economist (1876-1933)
    Woodbury.

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aftereffect

  • noun any result that follows its cause after an interval
  • noun a delayed effect of a drug or therapy
    • the drug had unexpected aftereffects

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first_baron_passfield

  • noun English sociologist and economist and a central member of the Fabian Society (1859-1947)
    Webb; Sidney Webb; Sidney James Webb.

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tobin

  • noun United States economist (1918-2002)
    James Tobin.

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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frugal

  • adjective satellite avoiding waste
    stinting; sparing; scotch; economical.
    • an economical meal
    • an economical shopper
    • a frugal farmer
    • a frugal lunch
    • a sparing father and a spending son
    • sparing in their use of heat and light
    • stinting in bestowing gifts
    • thrifty because they remember the great Depression
    • `scotch' is used only informally

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individual

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; person; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a single organism

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political_economy

  • noun the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
    economic science; economics.

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rationalization

  • noun the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason
    rationalisation.
  • noun (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening
    rationalisation.

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outcome

  • noun something that results
    final result; termination; result; resultant.
    • he listened for the results on the radio
  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; result; consequence; upshot; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event

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acquisition

  • noun the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
    • the acquisition of wealth
    • the acquisition of one company by another
  • noun something acquired
    • a recent acquisition by the museum

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usefulness

  • noun the quality of being of practical use
    utility.

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effectuate

  • verb produce
    set up; effect.
    • The scientists set up a shock wave

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generalization

  • noun reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
    generalisation; induction; inductive reasoning.
  • noun an idea or conclusion having general application
    generalisation; generality.
    • he spoke in broad generalities

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military_posture

  • noun capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
    strength; military capability; military strength; posture.
    • we faced an army of great strength
    • politicians have neglected our military posture

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rat

  • noun any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; blackleg.

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churl

  • noun a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement
    Goth; boor; tyke; barbarian; peasant; tike.
  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    niggard; skinflint; scrooge.

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albedo

  • noun the ratio of reflected to incident light
    reflective power.

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batting

  • noun (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
  • noun stuffing made of rolls or sheets of cotton wool or synthetic fiber
    batten.

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competency

  • noun the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
    competence.

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conversion

  • noun an event that results in a transformation
    transition; changeover.
  • noun a change in the units or form of an expression: "conversion from Fahrenheit to Centigrade"

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signal-to-noise_ratio

  • noun the ratio of signal intensity to noise intensity
    signal-to-noise; signal/noise; signal/noise ratio; S/N.

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efficient

  • adjective being effective without wasting time or effort or expense
    • an efficient production manager
    • efficient engines save gas
  • adjective satellite able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
    effective.
    • people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw
    • effective personnel
    • an efficient secretary
    • the efficient cause of the revolution

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vilfredo_pareto

  • noun Italian sociologist and economist whose theories influenced the development of fascism in Italy (1848-1923)
    Pareto.

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span

  • noun the complete duration of something
    • the job was finished in the span of an hour
  • noun the distance or interval between two points

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agency

  • noun an administrative unit of government
    office; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • noun a business that serves other businesses

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able

  • adjective (usually followed by `to') having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something
    • able to swim
    • she was able to program her computer
    • we were at last able to buy a car
    • able to get a grant for the project
  • adjective satellite have the skills and qualifications to do things well
    capable.
    • able teachers
    • a capable administrator
    • children as young as 14 can be extremely capable and dependable

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repercussion

  • noun a remote or indirect consequence of some action
    reverberation.
    • his declaration had unforeseen repercussions
    • reverberations of the market crash were felt years later
  • noun a movement back from an impact
    rebound; recoil; backlash.

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equipment

  • noun an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

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ideal

  • noun the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
  • noun model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
    nonesuch; nonsuch; paragon; apotheosis; saint; nonpareil.

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internal

  • adjective happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface
    • internal organs
    • internal mechanism of a toy
    • internal party maneuvering
  • adjective satellite occurring within an institution or community
    intragroup.
    • intragroup squabbling within the corporation

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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retrench

  • verb tighten one's belt; use resources carefully
  • verb make a reduction, as in one's workforce
    • The company had to retrench

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objective

  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; object; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children
  • noun the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
    object glass; objective lens; object lens.

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performance

  • noun a dramatic or musical entertainment
    public presentation.
    • they listened to ten different performances
    • the play ran for 100 performances
    • the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity
  • noun the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
    • we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal
    • an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto

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effectiveness

  • noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
    effectuality; effectivity; effectualness.
  • noun capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
    strength; potency.
    • the toxin's potency
    • the strength of the drinks

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stoichiometry

  • noun (chemistry) the relation between the quantities of substances that take part in a reaction or form a compound (typically a ratio of whole integers)

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competence

  • noun the quality of being adequately or well qualified physically and intellectually
    competency.

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butterfly

  • noun diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings
  • noun a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
    butterfly stroke.

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simon_kuznets

  • noun United States economist (born in Russia) who developed a method for using a country's gross national product to estimate its economic growth (1901-1985)
    Kuznets.

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mileage

  • noun distance measured in miles
    milage.
  • noun the ratio of the number of miles traveled to the number of gallons of gasoline burned
    fuel consumption rate; gasoline mileage; gas mileage.

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price

  • noun the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    cost; monetary value.
    • the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver
    • he puts a high price on his services
    • he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection
  • noun the amount of money needed to purchase something
    terms; damage.
    • the price of gasoline
    • he got his new car on excellent terms
    • how much is the damage?

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incidence

  • noun the relative frequency of occurrence of something
    relative incidence.
  • noun the striking of a light beam on a surface
    • he measured the angle of incidence of the reflected light

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reach

  • noun the limits within which something can be effective
    range.
    • range of motion
    • he was beyond the reach of their fire
  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    ambit; orbit; range; compass; scope.
    • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    • the ambit of municipal legislation
    • within the compass of this article
    • within the scope of an investigation
    • outside the reach of the law
    • in the political orbit of a world power

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whizz

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; wiz.
  • verb make a soft swishing sound
    purr; birr; whiz; whir; whirr.
    • the motor whirred
    • the car engine purred

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letter

  • noun a written message addressed to a person or organization
    missive.
    • mailed an indignant letter to the editor
  • noun the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
    alphabetic character; letter of the alphabet.
    • his grandmother taught him his letters

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position

  • noun the particular portion of space occupied by something
    place.
    • he put the lamp back in its place
  • noun a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
    military position.

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device

  • noun an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water
  • noun something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

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adaptability

  • noun the ability to change (or be changed) to fit changed circumstances

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potency

  • noun the power or right to give orders or make decisions
    authority; say-so; authorisation; dominance; authorization.
    • he has the authority to issue warrants
    • deputies are given authorization to make arrests
    • a place of potency in the state
  • noun capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
    strength; effectiveness.
    • the toxin's potency
    • the strength of the drinks

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chronicle

  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    account; story; history.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
  • verb record in chronological order; make a historical record

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mobile

  • noun sculpture suspended in midair whose delicately balanced parts can be set in motion by air currents
  • noun a river in southwestern Alabama; flows into Mobile Bay
    Mobile River.

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average

  • noun a statistic describing the location of a distribution
    norm.
    • it set the norm for American homes
  • noun (sports) the ratio of successful performances to opportunities

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dent

  • noun an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)
    • it made a dent in my bank account
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; prick; incision.

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creativeness

  • noun the ability to create
    creative thinking; creativity.

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enterprise

  • noun a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    endeavor; endeavour.
    • he had doubts about the whole enterprise
  • noun an organization created for business ventures
    • a growing enterprise must have a bold leader

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macroeconomic_expert

  • noun an economist who specializes in macroeconomics
    macroeconomist.

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notch

  • noun a V-shaped indentation
    • mandibular notch
  • noun the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
    mountain pass; pass.
    • we got through the pass before it started to snow

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scotch

  • noun a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
    score.
  • noun whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
    Scotch malt whisky; Scotch malt whiskey; Scotch whisky; malt whiskey; malt whisky; Scotch whiskey.

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technical

  • noun a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it
  • noun (basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play
    technical foul.

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quantity

  • noun how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
    amount; measure.
  • noun an adequate or large amount
    • he had a quantity of ammunition

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selection

  • noun the act of choosing or selecting
    pick; option; choice.
    • your choice of colors was unfortunate
    • you can take your pick
  • noun an assortment of things from which a choice can be made
    • the store carried a large selection of shoes

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index_of_refraction

  • noun the ratio of the velocity of light in a vacuum to that in a medium
    refractive index.

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macroeconomist

  • noun an economist who specializes in macroeconomics
    macroeconomic expert.

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accession

  • noun a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
    • the art collection grew through accession
  • noun (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement

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friction

  • noun a state of conflict between persons
    clash.
  • noun the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
    rubbing.

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industrialism

  • noun an economic system built on large industries rather than on agriculture or craftsmanship

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stringent

  • adjective satellite demanding strict attention to rules and procedures
    rigorous; tight.
    • rigorous discipline
    • tight security
    • stringent safety measures

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industrialist

  • noun someone who manages or has significant financial interest in an industrial enterprise

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rough

  • noun the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  • verb prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
    rough in; rough out.

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parsimony

  • noun extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    parsimoniousness; penny-pinching; thrift.
  • noun extreme stinginess
    tightfistedness; parsimoniousness; minginess; niggardliness; meanness; closeness; niggardness; tightness.

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economist

  • noun an expert in the science of economics
    economic expert.

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impact

  • noun the striking of one body against another
  • noun a forceful consequence; a strong effect
    wallop.
    • the book had an important impact on my thinking
    • the book packs a wallop

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ratio

  • noun the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
  • noun the relation between things (or parts of things) with respect to their comparative quantity, magnitude, or degree
    proportion.
    • an inordinate proportion of the book is given over to quotations
    • a dry martini has a large proportion of gin

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implementation

  • noun the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
    execution; carrying out.
    • the agency was created for the implementation of the policy
  • noun the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
    effectuation.

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cache

  • noun a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)
  • noun a secret store of valuables or money
    hoard; stash.

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jar

  • noun a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
  • noun the quantity contained in a jar
    jarful.
    • he drank a jar of beer

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versatility

  • noun having a wide variety of skills

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terminal

  • noun station where transport vehicles load or unload passengers or goods
    terminus; depot.
  • noun a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
    pole.

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common_sense

  • noun sound practical judgment
    gumption; mother wit; horse sense; good sense; sense.
    • Common sense is not so common
    • he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples
    • fortunately she had the good sense to run away

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tape

  • noun a long thin piece of cloth or paper as used for binding or fastening
    • he used a piece of tape for a belt
    • he wrapped a tape around the package
  • noun a recording made on magnetic tape
    tape recording; taping.
    • the several recordings were combined on a master tape

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factor

  • noun anything that contributes causally to a result
    • a number of factors determined the outcome
  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; component; element.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech

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hoard

  • noun a secret store of valuables or money
    cache; stash.
  • verb save up as for future use
    squirrel away; cache; stash; lay away; hive up.

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instilling

  • noun teaching or impressing upon the mind by frequent instruction or repetition
    inculcation; ingraining.
  • verb impart gradually
    transfuse; instill.
    • Her presence instilled faith into the children
    • transfuse love of music into the students

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jan_tinbergen

  • noun Dutch economist noted for his work in econometrics (1903-1994)
    Tinbergen.

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do

  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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loss

  • noun something that is lost
    • the car was a total loss
    • loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt
  • noun gradual decline in amount or activity
    • weight loss
    • a serious loss of business

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hit

  • noun (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
    • he came all the way around on Williams' hit
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; striking.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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secular

  • noun someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person
    layperson; layman.
  • adjective of or relating to the doctrine that rejects religion and religious considerations

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stop

  • noun the event of something ending
    halt.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • noun the act of stopping something
    stoppage.
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

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stiff

  • noun an ordinary man
    • a lucky stiff
    • a working stiff
  • noun the dead body of a human being
    remains; clay; corpse; cadaver.
    • the cadaver was intended for dissection
    • the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse
    • the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river
    • honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay

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interoperability

  • noun (computer science) the ability to exchange and use information (usually in a large heterogeneous network made up of several local area networks)

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anne_robert_jacques_turgot

  • noun French economist who in 1774 was put in control of finances by Louis XVI; his proposals for reforms that involved abolishing feudal privileges made him unpopular with the aristocracy and in 1776 he was dismissed (1727-1781)
    Turgot.

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fallout

  • noun the radioactive particles that settle to the ground after a nuclear explosion
    radioactive dust.
  • noun any adverse and unwanted secondary effect
    side effect.
    • a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal

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compass

  • noun navigational instrument for finding directions
  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    ambit; reach; orbit; range; scope.
    • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    • the ambit of municipal legislation
    • within the compass of this article
    • within the scope of an investigation
    • outside the reach of the law
    • in the political orbit of a world power

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karl_marx

  • noun founder of modern communism; wrote the Communist Manifesto with Engels in 1848; wrote Das Kapital in 1867 (1818-1883)
    Marx.

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skillfulness

  • noun the state of being cognitively skillful

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econometrician

  • noun an economist who uses statistical and mathematical methods
    econometrist.

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expertness

  • noun skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge
    expertise.

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resource

  • noun available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
  • noun a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed
    • the local library is a valuable resource

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progressive

  • noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
    progressive tense; imperfect; imperfect tense; continuous tense.
  • noun a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
    liberal; liberalist.

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packed_cell_volume

  • noun the ratio of the volume occupied by packed red blood cells to the volume of the whole blood as measured by a hematocrit
    hematocrit; haematocrit.

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effectual

  • adjective producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    efficacious; effective.
    • an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford
    • effective teaching methods
    • effective steps toward peace
    • made an effective entrance
    • his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action
    • an efficacious law
  • adjective satellite having legal efficacy or force
    sound; legal.
    • a sound title to the property

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common

  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; park; commons.
    • they went for a walk in the park
  • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
    • for the common good
    • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

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facial_index

  • noun the ratio (in percent) of the maximum width to the maximum height of the face

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coriolis_effect

  • noun (physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere

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husband

  • noun a married man; a woman's partner in marriage
    married man; hubby.
  • verb use cautiously and frugally
    economize; conserve; economise.
    • I try to economize my spare time
    • conserve your energy for the ascent to the summit

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magical_ability

  • noun an ability to perform magic
    magical power.

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preserve

  • noun a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone
    • medicine is no longer a male preserve
  • noun a reservation where animals are protected

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niggard

  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    churl; skinflint; scrooge.

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ragnar_anton_kittil_frisch

  • noun Norwegian economist noted for his work in econometrics (1895-1973)
    Ragnar Frisch; Frisch.

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potentiality

  • noun the inherent capacity for coming into being
    potential; potency.
  • noun an aptitude that may be developed
    capability; capableness.

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intelligence

  • noun the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
  • noun a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy
    intelligence service; intelligence agency.

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sensitivity

  • noun (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
    sensitiveness; sensibility.
    • sensitivity to pain
  • noun the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences
    sensitiveness.
    • a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity
    • the sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth

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module

  • noun one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
    mental faculty; faculty.
  • noun detachable compartment of a spacecraft

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relative

  • noun a person related by blood or marriage
    relation.
    • police are searching for relatives of the deceased
    • he has distant relations back in New Jersey
  • noun an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
    congeneric; congener; congenator.

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computer

  • noun a machine for performing calculations automatically
    data processor; computing machine; information processing system; computing device; electronic computer.
  • noun an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
    calculator; estimator; figurer; reckoner.

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result

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; solvent; resolution; solution.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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david_ricardo

  • noun English economist who argued that the laws of supply and demand should operate in a free market (1772-1823)
    Ricardo.

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despatch

  • noun an official report (usually sent in haste)
    dispatch; communique.
  • noun the property of being prompt and efficient
    expeditiousness; dispatch; expedition.
    • it was done with dispatch

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skill

  • noun an ability that has been acquired by training
    acquirement; attainment; accomplishment; acquisition.
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    science.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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packed

  • adjective satellite filled to capacity
    jam-packed; jammed.
    • a suitcase jammed with dirty clothes
    • stands jam-packed with fans
    • a packed theater
  • verb arrange in a container
    pack.
    • pack the books into the boxes

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kuznets

  • noun United States economist (born in Russia) who developed a method for using a country's gross national product to estimate its economic growth (1901-1985)
    Simon Kuznets.

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combustion

  • noun a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
    burning.
  • noun a state of violent disturbance and excitement
    • combustion grew until revolt was unavoidable

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capacity

  • noun capability to perform or produce
    • among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism
    • limited runway capacity
    • a great capacity for growth
  • noun the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
    capability.
    • the capability of a metal to be fused

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bandwagon

  • noun a popular trend that attracts growing support
    • when they saw how things were going everybody jumped on the bandwagon
  • noun a large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band
    • the gaudy bandwagon led the circus parade

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expert

  • noun a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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ragnar_frisch

  • noun Norwegian economist noted for his work in econometrics (1895-1973)
    Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch; Frisch.

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sound_effect

  • noun an effect that imitates a sound called for in the script of a play

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genius

  • noun someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
    Einstein; brainiac; mastermind; brain.
    • Mozart was a child genius
    • he's smart but he's no Einstein
  • noun unusual mental ability
    brilliance.

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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score

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; mark.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
    musical score.
    • he studied the score of the sonata

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radiate

  • verb send out rays or waves
    • The sun radiates heat
  • verb send out real or metaphoric rays
    • She radiates happiness

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barbara_ward

  • noun English economist and conservationist (1914-1981)
    Ward; Baroness Jackson of Lodsworth.

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thermodynamics

  • noun the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy

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frugality

  • noun prudence in avoiding waste
    frugalness.

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ability

  • noun the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
  • noun possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
    power.
    • danger heightened his powers of discrimination

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linguistic_competence

  • noun (linguistics) a speaker's implicit, internalized knowledge of the rules of their language (contrasted with linguistic performance)

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thorstein_veblen

  • noun United States economist who wrote about conspicuous consumption (1857-1929)
    Veblen; Thorstein Bunde Veblen.

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efficiency

  • noun the ratio of the output to the input of any system
  • noun skillfulness in avoiding wasted time and effort
    • she did the work with great efficiency

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extent

  • noun the point or degree to which something extends
    • the extent of the damage
    • the full extent of the law
    • to a certain extent she was right
  • noun the distance or area or volume over which something extends
    • the vast extent of the desert
    • an orchard of considerable extent

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keynes

  • noun English economist who advocated the use of government monetary and fiscal policy to maintain full employment without inflation (1883-1946)
    John Maynard Keynes.

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competent

  • adjective properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient
    • a competent typist
  • adjective satellite adequate for the purpose
    • a competent performance

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picking

  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    pick.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years
  • noun the act of picking (crops or fruit or hops etc.)

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sinky

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fuel_consumption_rate

  • noun the ratio of the number of miles traveled to the number of gallons of gasoline burned
    mileage; gasoline mileage; gas mileage.

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c

  • noun a degree on the centigrade scale of temperature
    degree centigrade; degree Celsius.
  • noun the speed at which light travels in a vacuum; the constancy and universality of the speed of light is recognized by defining it to be exactly 299,792,458 meters per second
    speed of light; light speed.

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superstar

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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military_strength

  • noun capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
    strength; military posture; military capability; posture.
    • we faced an army of great strength
    • politicians have neglected our military posture

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attainment

  • noun the act of achieving an aim
    • the attainment of independence
  • noun arrival at a new stage
    • his attainment of puberty was delayed by malnutrition

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time_constant

  • noun (electronics) the time required for the current or voltage in a circuit to rise or fall exponentially through approximately 63 per cent of its amplitude
  • noun the ratio of the inductance of a circuit in henries to its resistance in ohms

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adept

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; practiced; expert; skillful; proficient; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching

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equal

  • noun a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
    peer; compeer; match.
  • verb be identical or equivalent to
    be.
    • One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!

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leontief

  • noun United States economist (born in Russia) who devised an input-output method of economic analysis (1906-1999)
    Wassily Leontief.

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superior_skill

  • noun more than ordinary ability

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eta

  • noun the 7th letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun a terrorist organization organized in 1959 by student activists who were dissatisfied with the moderate nationalism of the traditional Basque party; want to create an independent homeland in Spain's western Pyrenees
    Basque Fatherland and Liberty; Basque Homeland and Freedom; Euskadi ta Askatasuna.
    • in 1968 ETA launched a campaign of political assassinations of government officials

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reverberation

  • noun the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
    replication; sound reflection; echo.
    • she could hear echoes of her own footsteps
  • noun a remote or indirect consequence of some action
    repercussion.
    • his declaration had unforeseen repercussions
    • reverberations of the market crash were felt years later

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refraction

  • noun the change in direction of a propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another
  • noun the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    deflexion; deflection.

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butterfly_effect

  • noun the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago

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expense

  • noun amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
    disbursal; disbursement.
  • noun a detriment or sacrifice
    • at the expense of

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sensitiveness

  • noun sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)
    sensitivity.
  • noun (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation
    sensitivity; sensibility.
    • sensitivity to pain

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temporal

  • noun the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the time of the state or action denoted by the verb
    temporal role.
  • adjective satellite not eternal
    • temporal matters of but fleeting moment"- F.D.Roosevelt

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load

  • noun weight to be borne or conveyed
    loading; burden.
  • noun a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time
    loading.
    • the system broke down under excessive loads

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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supply

  • noun an amount of something available for use
  • noun offering goods and services for sale

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betting

  • adjective satellite preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance
    dissipated; sporting; card-playing.
    • led a dissipated life
    • a betting man
    • a card-playing son of a bitch
    • a gambling fool
    • sporting gents and their ladies
  • verb maintain with or as if with a bet
    wager; bet.
    • I bet she will be there!

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dispatch

  • noun an official report (usually sent in haste)
    despatch; communique.
  • noun the act of sending off something
    despatch; shipment.

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faraday

  • noun the English physicist and chemist who discovered electromagnetic induction (1791-1867)
    Michael Faraday.

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belt

  • noun endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
  • noun a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

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capable

  • adjective (usually followed by `of') having capacity or ability
    • capable of winning
    • capable of hard work
    • capable of walking on two feet
  • adjective satellite possibly accepting or permitting
    subject; open.
    • a passage capable of misinterpretation
    • open to interpretation
    • an issue open to question
    • the time is fixed by the director and players and therefore subject to much variation

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addition

  • noun a component that is added to something to improve it
    improver; add-on.
    • the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement
    • the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor
  • noun the act of adding one thing to another
    • the addition of flowers created a pleasing effect
    • the addition of a leap day every four years

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computing

  • noun the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
    computer science.
  • noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
    calculation; computation.

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creativity

  • noun the ability to create
    creativeness; creative thinking.

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bedsit

  • noun a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations (and some plumbing)
    bedsitting room; bedsitter.

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adam_smith

  • noun Scottish economist who advocated private enterprise and free trade (1723-1790)
    Smith.

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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hitting

  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hit; striking.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit
  • verb cause to move by striking
    hit.
    • hit a ball

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almighty

  • adjective satellite having unlimited power
    omnipotent; all-powerful.
  • noun terms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
    Jehovah; Creator; God Almighty; Lord; Divine; Maker; Godhead.

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backwash

  • noun the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
    slipstream; wash; race; airstream.
  • noun the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
    aftermath; wake.
    • the aftermath of war
    • in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured

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loss_ratio

  • noun the ratio of the annual claims paid by an insurance company to the premiums received

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linguistic

  • adjective consisting of or related to language
    lingual.
    • linguistic behavior
    • a linguistic atlas
    • lingual diversity
  • adjective of or relating to the scientific study of language
    • linguistic theory

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waste

  • noun any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    waste material; waste matter; waste product.
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; wastefulness.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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reflex

  • noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
    inborn reflex; innate reflex; reflex action; instinctive reflex; reflex response; unconditioned reflex; physiological reaction.
  • adjective satellite without volition or conscious control
    automatic; reflexive.
    • the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light
    • a reflex knee jerk
    • sneezing is reflexive

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engine

  • noun motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work
  • noun something used to achieve a purpose
    • an engine of change

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champion

  • noun someone who has won first place in a competition
    champ; title-holder.
  • noun someone who fights for a cause
    hero; paladin; fighter.

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efficacy

  • noun capacity or power to produce a desired effect
    efficaciousness.
    • concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine

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figure_of_merit

  • noun a numerical expression representing the efficiency of a given system, material, or procedure

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grating

  • noun a barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air
    grate.
  • noun a frame of iron bars to hold a fire
    grate.

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gas

  • noun the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container
    gaseous state.
  • noun a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

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capableness

  • noun an aptitude that may be developed
    capability; potentiality.
  • noun the quality of being capable -- physically or intellectually or legally
    capability.
    • he worked to the limits of his capability

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beveridge

  • noun British economist (born in India) whose report on social insurance provided the basis for most of the social legislation on which the welfare state in the United Kingdom is based (1879-1963)
    First Baron Beveridge; William Henry Beveridge.

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snap

  • noun the act of catching an object with the hands
    catch; grab; snatch.
    • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
  • noun a spell of cold weather
    • a cold snap in the middle of May

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knock-on_effect

  • noun a secondary or incidental effect

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lift

  • noun the act of giving temporary assistance
  • noun the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    aerodynamic lift.

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wake

  • noun the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)
    aftermath; backwash.
    • the aftermath of war
    • in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured
  • noun an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii
    Wake Island.

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immunocompetence

  • noun the ability to develop an immune response following exposure to an antigen

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employee_turnover

  • noun the ratio of the number of workers that had to be replaced in a given time period to the average number of workers
    turnover; turnover rate.

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mental_faculty

  • noun one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
    module; faculty.

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careful

  • adjective exercising caution or showing care or attention
    • they were careful when crossing the busy street
    • be careful to keep her shoes clean
    • did very careful research
    • careful art restorers
    • careful of the rights of others
    • careful about one's behavior
  • adjective satellite cautiously attentive
    heedful.
    • careful of her feelings
    • heedful of his father's advice

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spillover

  • noun (economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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james_tobin

  • noun United States economist (1918-2002)
    Tobin.

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pierce

  • verb cut or make a way through
    • the knife cut through the flesh
    • The path pierced the jungle
    • Light pierced through the forest
  • noun 14th President of the United States (1804-1869)
    Franklin Pierce; President Pierce.

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breadth_index

  • noun ratio (in percent) of the maximum breadth to the maximum length of a skull
    cranial index; cephalic index.

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adult_intelligence

  • noun the average IQ of the adults in a given population

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placebo_effect

  • noun any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs

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malthus

  • noun an English economist who argued that increases in population would outgrow increases in the means of subsistence (1766-1834)
    Thomas Robert Malthus; Thomas Malthus.

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imperfectibility

  • noun the capability of becoming imperfect

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socialism

  • noun a political theory advocating state ownership of industry
  • noun an economic system based on state ownership of capital
    socialist economy.

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economiser

  • noun a frugal person who limits spending and avoids waste
    economizer.

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load_factor

  • noun (aeronautics) the ratio of an external load to the weight of the aircraft (measured in g)

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herbert_a._simon

  • noun United States economist and psychologist who pioneered in the development of cognitive science (1916-2001)
    Herbert Alexander Simon; Simon; Herb Simon.

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expertise

  • noun skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge
    expertness.

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fielding

  • noun (baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field
  • noun English novelist and dramatist (1707-1754)
    Henry Fielding.

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study

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    survey.
  • noun applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)
    work.
    • mastering a second language requires a lot of work
    • no schools offer graduate study in interior design

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procedure

  • noun a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
    process.
    • the procedure of obtaining a driver's license
    • it was a process of trial and error
  • noun a process or series of acts especially of a practical or mechanical nature involved in a particular form of work
    operation.
    • the operations in building a house
    • certain machine tool operations

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pack

  • noun a large indefinite number
    plurality; battalion; multitude; large number.
    • a battalion of ants
    • a multitude of TV antennas
    • a plurality of religions
  • noun a complete collection of similar things

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downsizing

  • noun the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    retrenchment; curtailment.
  • verb dismiss from work
    downsize.
    • three secretaries were downsized during the financial crisis

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concomitant

  • noun an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
    attendant; accompaniment; co-occurrence.
  • adjective satellite following or accompanying as a consequence
    accompanying; incidental; consequent; attendant; resultant; sequent; ensuant.
    • an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems
    • snags incidental to the changeover in management
    • attendant circumstances
    • the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness
    • the ensuant response to his appeal
    • the resultant savings were considerable

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factor_of_safety

  • noun the ratio of the breaking stress of a structure to the estimated maximum stress in ordinary use
    safety factor.

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prevalence

  • noun the quality of prevailing generally; being widespread
    • he was surprised by the prevalence of optimism about the future
  • noun (epidemiology) the ratio (for a given time period) of the number of occurrences of a disease or event to the number of units at risk in the population

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state_capitalism

  • noun an economic system that is primarily capitalistic but there is some degree of government ownership of the means of production

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proportionateness

  • noun the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount
    correspondence; commensurateness.

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unit

  • noun any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    unit of measurement.
    • the dollar is the United States unit of currency
    • a unit of wheat is a bushel
    • change per unit volume
  • noun an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
    • the reduced the number of units and installations
    • the word is a basic linguistic unit

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turgot

  • noun French economist who in 1774 was put in control of finances by Louis XVI; his proposals for reforms that involved abolishing feudal privileges made him unpopular with the aristocracy and in 1776 he was dismissed (1727-1781)
    Anne Robert Jacques Turgot.

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managed_economy

  • noun a non-market economy in which government intervention is important in allocating goods and resources and determining prices

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ready

  • noun poised for action
    • their guns were at the ready
  • verb prepare for eating by applying heat
    cook; fix; make; prepare.
    • Cook me dinner, please
    • can you make me an omelette?
    • fix breakfast for the guests, please

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focal_ratio

  • noun the ratio of the focal length to the diameter of a (camera) lens system
    f number; stop number; speed.

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mechanical_advantage

  • noun the ratio of the force exerted by a machine to the force applied to it

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technology

  • noun the practical application of science to commerce or industry
    engineering.
  • noun the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
    engineering science; engineering; applied science.
    • he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study

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conserve

  • noun fruit preserved by cooking with sugar
    preserve; preserves; conserves.
  • verb keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change
    • Energy is conserved in this process

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increased

  • adjective made greater in size or amount or degree
  • verb become bigger or greater in amount
    increase.
    • The amount of work increased

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productivity

  • noun the quality of being productive or having the power to produce
    productiveness.
  • noun (economics) the ratio of the quantity and quality of units produced to the labor per unit of time

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laissez-faire_economy

  • noun an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
    private enterprise; market economy; free enterprise.

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arthur_laffer

  • noun United States economist who proposed the Laffer curve (born in 1940)
    Laffer.

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utilitarian

  • noun someone who believes that the value of a thing depends on its utility
  • adjective satellite having a useful function
    useful.
    • utilitarian steel tables

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state_socialism

  • noun an economic system in which the government owns most means of production but some degree of private capitalism is allowed

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speaker

  • noun someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous)
    verbalizer; talker; utterer; verbaliser.
    • the speaker at commencement
    • an utterer of useful maxims
  • noun electro-acoustic transducer that converts electrical signals into sounds loud enough to be heard at a distance
    loudspeaker; speaker unit; loudspeaker system; speaker system.

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finite

  • adjective bounded or limited in magnitude or spatial or temporal extent
  • adjective of verbs; relating to forms of the verb that are limited in time by a tense and (usually) show agreement with number and person

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tighten

  • verb make tight or tighter
    fasten.
    • Tighten the wire
  • verb become tight or tighter
    • The rope tightened

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practice

  • noun a customary way of operation or behavior
    pattern.
    • it is their practice to give annual raises
    • they changed their dietary pattern
  • noun systematic training by multiple repetitions
    recitation; practice session; drill; exercise.
    • practice makes perfect

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mavin

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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efficientness

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iq

  • noun a measure of a person's intelligence as indicated by an intelligence test; the ratio of a person's mental age to their chronological age (multiplied by 100)
    I.Q.; intelligence quotient.

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eccentric

  • noun a person with an unusual or odd personality
    eccentric person; geek; oddball; flake.
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; character; type.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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social

  • noun a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity
    mixer; sociable.
  • adjective relating to human society and its members
    societal.
    • social institutions
    • societal evolution
    • societal forces
    • social legislation

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fulfilment

  • noun a feeling of satisfaction at having achieved your desires
    fulfillment.
  • noun the act of consummating something (a desire or promise etc)
    fulfillment.

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effect

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    result; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun an outward appearance
    impression.
    • he made a good impression
    • I wanted to create an impression of success
    • she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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proficiency

  • noun the quality of having great facility and competence
  • noun skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity
    technique.
    • practice greatly improves proficiency

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retrenchment

  • noun entrenchment consisting of an additional interior fortification to prolong the defense
  • noun the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
    downsizing; curtailment.

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strength

  • noun the property of being physically or mentally strong
    • fatigue sapped his strength
  • noun capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
    military posture; military capability; military strength; posture.
    • we faced an army of great strength
    • politicians have neglected our military posture

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impelling

  • adjective satellite markedly effective as if by emotional pressure
    • impelling skill as a teller of tales
    • an impelling personality
  • verb urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
    impel; force.

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aspect_ratio

  • noun the ratio of the width to the height of a tv picture

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focal

  • adjective satellite having or localized centrally at a focus
    • focal point
    • focal infection
  • adjective of or relating to a focus
    • focal length

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by-product

  • noun a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
    byproduct.
  • noun a product made during the manufacture of something else
    spin-off; byproduct.

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economy_of_scale

  • noun the saving in cost of production that is due to mass production

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expend

  • verb use up, consume fully
    use.
    • The legislature expended its time on school questions
  • verb pay out
    drop; spend.
    • spend money

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placebo

  • noun an innocuous or inert medication; given as a pacifier or to the control group in experiments on the efficacy of a drug
  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) vespers of the office for the dead

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effectivity

  • noun power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
    effectuality; effectiveness; effectualness.

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businesslike

  • adjective satellite exhibiting methodical and systematic characteristics that would be useful in business
  • adjective satellite not distracted by anything unrelated to the goal
    earnest.

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magical

  • adjective satellite possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers
    magic; wizard; witching; wizardly; charming; sorcerous.
    • charming incantations
    • magic signs that protect against adverse influence
    • a magical spell
    • 'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare
    • wizard wands
    • wizardly powers

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analysis

  • noun an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
  • noun the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
    analytic thinking.

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john_stuart_mill

  • noun English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)
    John Mill; Mill.

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command

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; dictation; bidding.
  • noun a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

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myrdal

  • noun Swedish economist (1898-1987)
    Karl Gunnar Myrdal; Gunnar Myrdal.

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coordinate

  • noun a number that identifies a position relative to an axis
    co-ordinate.
  • verb bring order and organization to
    organize; organise.
    • Can you help me organize my files?

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entry

  • noun an item inserted in a written record
  • noun the act of beginning something new
    unveiling; introduction; debut; first appearance; launching.
    • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line

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paradigm

  • noun systematic arrangement of all the inflected forms of a word
  • noun a standard or typical example
    epitome; prototype; image.
    • he is the prototype of good breeding
    • he provided America with an image of the good father

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associableness

  • noun the capability of being easily associated or joined or connected in thought
    associability.

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totipotence

  • noun the ability of a cell to give rise to unlike cells and so to develop a new organism or part
    totipotency.
    • animal cells lose their totipotency at an early stage in embryonic development

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monetarism

  • noun an economic theory holding that variations in unemployment and the rate of inflation are usually caused by changes in the supply of money

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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money

  • noun the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    • we tried to collect the money he owed us
  • noun wealth reckoned in terms of money
    • all his money is in real estate

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executive

  • noun a person responsible for the administration of a business
    executive director.
  • noun persons who administer the law

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ricardo

  • noun English economist who argued that the laws of supply and demand should operate in a free market (1772-1823)
    David Ricardo.

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effector

  • noun one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose
    effecter.
  • noun a nerve fiber that terminates on a muscle or gland and stimulates contraction or secretion

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power_loading

  • noun the ratio of the weight of an airplane to its engine power

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scrooge

  • noun a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
    churl; niggard; skinflint.

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aspect

  • noun a distinct feature or element in a problem
    facet.
    • he studied every facet of the question
  • noun a characteristic to be considered

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touch

  • noun the event of something coming in contact with the body
    touching.
    • he longed for the touch of her hand
    • the cooling touch of the night air
  • noun the faculty by which external objects or forces are perceived through contact with the body (especially the hands)
    sense of touch; touch modality; skin senses; cutaneous senses.
    • only sight and touch enable us to locate objects in the space around us

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useful

  • adjective being of use or service
    utile.
    • the girl felt motherly and useful
    • a useful job
    • a useful member of society
  • adjective satellite having a useful function
    utilitarian.
    • utilitarian steel tables

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monetarist

  • noun an advocate of the theory that economic fluctuations are caused by increases or decreases in the supply of money

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speed

  • noun distance travelled per unit time
    velocity.
  • noun a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
    swiftness; fastness.
    • the project advanced with gratifying speed

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coordination

  • noun the skillful and effective interaction of movements
  • noun the regulation of diverse elements into an integrated and harmonious operation

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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wage

  • noun something that remunerates
    pay; earnings; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • verb carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
    engage.
    • Napoleon and Hitler waged war against all of Europe

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volumetric

  • adjective of or relating to measurement by volume
    volumetrical.
    • volumetric analysis

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loading

  • noun weight to be borne or conveyed
    load; burden.
  • noun a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time
    load.
    • the system broke down under excessive loads

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signal

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signaling; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • noun any incitement to action
    • he awaited the signal to start
    • the victory was a signal for wild celebration

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application

  • noun the act of bringing something to bear; using it for a particular purpose
    practical application.
    • he advocated the application of statistics to the problem
    • a novel application of electronics to medical diagnosis
  • noun a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school
    • December 31 is the deadline for applications

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thinking

  • noun the process of using your mind to consider something carefully
    cerebration; mentation; thought; intellection; thought process.
    • thinking always made him frown
    • she paused for thought
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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regent

  • noun members of a governing board
    trustee.
  • noun someone who rules during the absence or incapacity or minority of the country's monarch

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performance_capability

  • noun the capability of a technological system to perform as intended
    operating capability.

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handy

  • adjective satellite easy to reach
    ready to hand.
    • found a handy spot for the can opener
  • noun United States blues musician who transcribed and published traditional blues music (1873-1958)
    W. C. Handy; William Christopher Handy.

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signal/noise_ratio

  • noun the ratio of signal intensity to noise intensity
    signal-to-noise; signal-to-noise ratio; signal/noise; S/N.

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order_of_magnitude

  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude
  • noun a number assigned to the ratio of two quantities; two quantities are of the same order of magnitude if one is less than 10 times as large as the other; the number of magnitudes that the quantities differ is specified to within a power of 10
    magnitude.

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citizen

  • noun a native or naturalized member of a state or other political community

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hap

  • noun an accidental happening
    • he recorded all the little haps and mishaps of his life
  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; happen; take place; occur; go on.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important

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input

  • noun signal going into an electronic system
    input signal.
  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; remark.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account

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save

  • noun (sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring
    • the goalie made a brilliant save
    • the relief pitcher got credit for a save
  • verb save from ruin, destruction, or harm
    relieve; salvage; salve.

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pot

  • noun metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; toilet; commode; crapper; stool; potty; can.

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john_kenneth_galbraith

  • noun United States economist (born in Canada) who served as ambassador to India (born in 1908)
    John Galbraith; Galbraith.

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mixed_economy

  • noun an economic system that combines private and state enterprises

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branch

  • noun a division of some larger or more complex organization
    subdivision; arm.
    • a branch of Congress
    • botany is a branch of biology
    • the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages
  • noun a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

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government

  • noun the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
    authorities; regime.
    • the government reduced taxes
    • the matter was referred to higher authorities
  • noun the act of governing; exercising authority
    administration; government activity; governance; governing.
    • regulations for the governing of state prisons
    • he had considerable experience of government

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totipotency

  • noun the ability of a cell to give rise to unlike cells and so to develop a new organism or part
    totipotence.
    • animal cells lose their totipotency at an early stage in embryonic development

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term

  • noun a word or expression used for some particular thing
    • he learned many medical terms
  • noun a limited period of time
    • a prison term
    • he left school before the end of term

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quickness

  • noun skillful performance or ability without difficulty
    deftness; adeptness; adroitness; facility.
    • his quick adeptness was a product of good design
    • he was famous for his facility as an archer
  • noun intelligence as revealed by an ability to give correct responses without delay
    quick-wittedness; mental quickness.

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know

  • noun the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people
    • he is always in the know
  • verb be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about
    cognize; cognise.