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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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marlstone

  • noun metamorphic rock with approximately the same composition as marl
    marlite.

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metamorphism

  • noun change in the structure of rock by natural agencies such as pressure or heat or introduction of new chemical substances

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shield

  • noun a protective covering or structure
  • noun armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
    buckler.

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deck

  • noun any of various platforms built into a vessel
  • noun street name for a packet of illegal drugs

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germane

  • adjective satellite relevant and appropriate
    • he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue

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scotland

  • noun one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts

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random

  • adjective lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance
    • a random choice
    • bombs fell at random
    • random movements

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murray

  • noun British classical scholar (born in Australia) who advocated the League of Nations and the United Nations (1866-1957)
    George Gilbert Aime Murphy; Gilbert Murray.
  • noun Scottish philologist and the lexicographer who shaped the Oxford English Dictionary (1837-1915)
    Sir James Augustus Murray; James Augustus Murray; Sir James Murray; James Murray; James Augustus Henry Murray; Sir James Augustus Henry Murray.

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coll

To embrace. Obs. "They coll and kiss him." Latimer.

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differentiation

  • noun a discrimination between things as different and distinct
    distinction.
    • it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation
  • noun the mathematical process of obtaining the derivative of a function

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bibliography

  • noun a list of writings with time and place of publication (such as the writings of a single author or the works referred to in preparing a document etc.)

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zone

  • noun a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
  • noun any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
    geographical zone.

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sodium

  • noun a silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt)
    Na; atomic number 11.

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porphyroclasts

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metamorphic

  • adjective of or relating to metamorphosis (especially of rocks)
    metamorphous.
    • metamorphic stage
    • marble is a metamorphic rock that takes a high polish
  • adjective characterized by metamorphosis or change in physical form or substance

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late

  • adjective being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
    • late evening
    • late 18th century
    • a late movie
    • took a late flight
    • had a late breakfast
  • adjective satellite after the expected or usual time; delayed
    tardy; belated.
    • a belated birthday card
    • I'm late for the plane
    • the train is late
    • tardy children are sent to the principal
    • always tardy in making dental appointments

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grade

  • noun a body of students who are taught together
    course; class; form.
    • early morning classes are always sleepy
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    tier; level.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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basaltic

  • adjective of or relating to or containing basalt
    • basaltic magma is fluid

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elliptic

  • adjective satellite (of a leaf shape) in the form of an ellipse
  • adjective satellite rounded like an egg
    oval-shaped; prolate; ovate; ovoid; elliptical; oval; egg-shaped; oviform.

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harvey

  • noun English physician and scientist who described the circulation of the blood; he later proposed that all animals originate from an ovum produced by the female of the species (1578-1657)
    William Harvey.

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east

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
    eastward; E; due east.
  • noun the countries of Asia
    Orient.

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deformation

  • noun a change for the worse
    distortion.
  • noun alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it

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quartzite

  • noun hard metamorphic rock consisting essentially of interlocking quartz crystals

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etymological

  • adjective based on or belonging to etymology
    • I merely drew an etymological distinction

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geology

  • noun a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

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secor

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metamorphic_rock

  • noun rock altered by pressure and heat

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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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dike

  • noun (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
    butch; dyke.
  • noun a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
    dam; dyke.

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band

  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    circle; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
  • noun instrumentalists not including string players

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hornstone

  • noun a fine-grained metamorphic rock formed by the action of heat on clay rocks
    hornfels.

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lighter

  • noun a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
    ignitor; igniter.
  • noun a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
    light; ignitor; igniter.
    • do you have a light?

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basement

  • noun the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
    cellar.
  • noun the ground floor facade or interior in Renaissance architecture

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hornfels

  • noun a fine-grained metamorphic rock formed by the action of heat on clay rocks
    hornstone.

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platy

  • noun small stocky Mexican fish; popular aquarium fish
    Platypoecilus maculatus.

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condition

  • noun a state at a particular time
    status.
    • a condition (or state) of disrepair
    • the current status of the arms negotiations
  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    precondition; stipulation.

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layer

  • noun single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
    bed.
    • slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach
  • noun a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another

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schistose

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oxygen

  • noun a nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colorless odorless tasteless nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust
    O; atomic number 8.

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laurentia

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igneous

  • adjective produced under conditions involving intense heat; especially from molten magma"
    pyrogenous; pyrogenic.
    • igneous rock is rock formed by solidification from a molten state
    • igneous fusion is fusion by heat alone
    • pyrogenic strata
  • adjective produced by the action of fire or intense heat
    eruptive.
    • rocks formed by igneous agents

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sedimentary

  • adjective resembling or containing or formed by the accumulation of sediment
    • sedimentary deposits
  • adjective produced by the action of water
    aqueous.

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vein

  • noun a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart
    venous blood vessel; vena.
    • all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood
  • noun a distinctive style or manner
    • he continued in this vein for several minutes

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magnetite

  • noun an oxide of iron that is strongly attracted by magnets
    magnetic iron-ore.

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roger

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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biotite

  • noun dark brown to black mica found in igneous and metamorphic rock

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marlite

  • noun metamorphic rock with approximately the same composition as marl
    marlstone.

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subjection

  • noun forced submission to control by others
    subjugation.
  • noun the act of conquering
    conquest; subjugation; conquering.

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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tiree

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ed

  • noun impotence resulting from a man's inability to have or maintain an erection of his penis
    male erecticle dysfunction; erectile dysfunction.

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scottish

Of or pertaining to the inhabitants of Scotland, their country, or their language; as, Scottish industry or economy; a Scottish chief; a Scottish dialect.

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displacement

  • noun act of taking the place of another especially using underhanded tactics
    supplanting.
  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    shift.

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donald

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quartz

  • noun colorless glass made of almost pure silica
    quartz glass; crystal; lechatelierite; vitreous silica.
  • noun a hard glossy mineral consisting of silicon dioxide in crystal form; present in most rocks (especially sandstone and granite); yellow sand is quartz with iron oxide impurities

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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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mafic

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shearing

  • noun removing by cutting off or clipping
  • verb cut with shears
    shear.
    • shear hedges

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bottom

  • noun the lower side of anything
    undersurface; underside.
  • noun the lowest part of anything
    • they started at the bottom of the hill

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type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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citation

  • noun an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
    commendation.
  • noun (law) the act of citing (as of spoken words or written passages or legal precedents etc.)

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blatt

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douglas

  • noun United States politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slavery; he engaged in a famous series of debates with Abraham Lincoln (1813-1861)
    Stephen Arnold Douglas; Little Giant; Stephen A. Douglas.

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sequential

  • adjective satellite in regular succession without gaps
    consecutive; serial; sequent; successive.
    • serial concerts

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schist

  • noun any metamorphic rock that can be split into thin layers

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hebrides

  • noun a group of more than 500 islands off the western coast of Scotland
    Hebridean Islands; Hebridean Isles; Western Isles; Western Islands.

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dictionary

  • noun a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
    lexicon.

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equivalent

  • noun a person or thing equal to another in value or measure or force or effect or significance etc
    • send two dollars or the equivalent in stamps
  • noun the atomic weight of an element that has the same combining capacity as a given weight of another element; the standard is 8 for oxygen
    combining weight; eq; equivalent weight.

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pushing

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    push.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • verb move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
    push; force.

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component

  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; factor; 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
  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; part; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton

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sedimentary_rock

  • noun rock formed from consolidated clay sediments

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pressure

  • noun the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)
    pressure level; force per unit area.
    • the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure
  • noun a force that compels
    • the public brought pressure to bear on the government

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regional

  • adjective characteristic of a region
    • regional flora
  • adjective satellite related or limited to a particular region
    • a regional dialect

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gillen

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formation

  • noun an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit
    • a defensive formation
    • a formation of planes
  • noun the act of fabricating something in a particular shape
    shaping.

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architectural

  • adjective of or pertaining to the art and science of architecture
    • architectural history
    • architectural design

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proterozoic

  • adjective satellite formed in the later of two divisions of the Precambrian era
    • proterozoic life forms
  • noun from 2,500 to 544 million years ago; bacteria and fungi; primitive multicellular organisms
    Proterozoic eon; Proterozoic aeon.

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thrust

  • noun the force used in pushing
    push.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines
  • noun a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    knife thrust; stab.
    • one strong stab to the heart killed him

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outer

  • adjective being on the outside or further from a center
    • spent hours adorning the outer man
    • the outer suburbs
  • adjective satellite located outside
    • outer reality

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card

  • noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
    • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys
  • noun a card certifying the identity of the bearer
    identity card.
    • he had to show his card to get in

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extreme

  • noun the furthest or highest degree of something
    • he carried it to extremes
  • noun the point located farthest from the middle of something
    extremum; extreme point.

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shear

  • noun (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves
    • the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram
  • noun a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it

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igneous_rock

  • noun rock formed by the solidification of molten magma

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property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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mainland

  • noun the main land mass of a country or continent; as distinguished from an island or peninsula

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colored

  • noun a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive
    colored person.
  • verb add color to
    color in; colorise; color; colour; colour in; colourise; colourize; colorize.
    • The child colored the drawings
    • Fall colored the trees
    • colorize black and white film

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fault

  • noun a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    error; mistake.
    • he made a bad mistake
    • she was quick to point out my errors
    • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
  • noun an imperfection in an object or machine
    flaw; defect.
    • a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
    • if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

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silicon

  • noun a tetravalent nonmetallic element; next to oxygen it is the most abundant element in the earth's crust; occurs in clay and feldspar and granite and quartz and sand; used as a semiconductor in transistors
    Si; atomic number 14.

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gordon

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west

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
    due west; W; westward.
  • noun the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
    Occident.

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section

  • noun a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
    subdivision.
    • he always turns first to the business section
    • the history of this work is discussed in the next section
  • noun a very thin slice (of tissue or mineral or other substance) for examination under a microscope
    • sections from the left ventricle showed diseased tissue

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baltic

Of or pertaining to the sea which separates Norway and Sweden from Jutland, Denmark, and Germany; situated on the Baltic Sea.

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dark

  • noun absence of light or illumination
    darkness.
  • noun absence of moral or spiritual values
    iniquity; darkness; wickedness.
    • the powers of darkness

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clump

  • noun a grouping of a number of similar things
    clustering; cluster; bunch.
    • a bunch of trees
    • a cluster of admirers
  • noun a compact mass
    clod; ball; glob; lump; chunk.
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder

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south

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
    due south; S; southward.
  • noun the region of the United States lying to the south of the Mason-Dixon line

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con

  • noun an argument opposed to a proposal
  • noun a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
    inmate; convict; yard bird; yardbird.

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origin

  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    root; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root
  • noun properties attributable to your ancestry
    extraction; descent.
    • he comes from good origins

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isbn

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gneissoid

Resembling gneiss; having some of the characteristics of gneiss; -- applied to rocks of an intermediate character between granite and gneiss, or mica slate and gneiss.

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garnet

  • noun any of a group of hard glassy minerals (silicates of various metals) used as gemstones and as an abrasive

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massif

  • noun a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults and shifted to form peaks of a mountain range

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layer

  • noun single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
    bed.
    • slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach
  • noun a relatively thin sheetlike expanse or region lying over or under another

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sack

  • noun a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
    carrier bag; poke; paper bag.
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pocket; pouch.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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antiquity

  • noun the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe
  • noun extreme oldness
    ancientness.

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lenticular

  • adjective satellite convex on both sides; shaped like a lentil
    lentiform; convexo-convex; biconvex.

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feldspar

  • noun any of a group of hard crystalline minerals that consist of aluminum silicates of potassium or sodium or calcium or barium
    felspar.

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southwest

  • noun the compass point midway between south and west; at 225 degrees
    southwestward; sou'-west; SW.
  • noun the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
    southwestern United States.

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glitter

  • noun the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
    glister; scintillation; glisten; sparkle.
  • noun the occurrence of a small flash or spark
    sparkle; coruscation.

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landscape

  • noun an expanse of scenery that can be seen in a single view
  • noun painting depicting an expanse of natural scenery

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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publishing

  • noun the business of issuing printed matter for sale or distribution
    publication.
  • verb put into print
    print; publish.
    • The newspaper published the news of the royal couple's divorce
    • These news should not be printed

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paleozoic

(Geol.) Of or pertaining to, or designating, the older division of geological time during which life is known to have existed, including the Silurian, Devonian, and Carboniferous ages, and also to the life or rocks of those ages. See Chart of Geology.

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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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plagioclase

  • noun any of a series of triclinic feldspars that form rocks
    oligoclase.

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top

  • noun the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; upper side; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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north_carolina

  • noun a state in southeastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies
    Tar Heel State; Old North State; NC.
  • noun one of the British colonies that formed the United States

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plastic

  • noun generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives
  • noun a card (usually plastic) that assures a seller that the person using it has a satisfactory credit rating and that the issuer will see to it that the seller receives payment for the merchandise delivered
    charge plate; charge card; credit card.
    • do you take plastic?

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continental

  • adjective of or relating to or concerning the American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolutionary War
    • the Continental Army
    • the Continental Congress
  • adjective of or pertaining to or typical of Europe
    • a Continental breakfast

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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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detectable

  • adjective satellite capable of being detected
    noticeable.
    • after a noticeable pause the lecturer continued
  • adjective satellite easily seen or detected
    perceptible.
    • a detectable note of sarcasm
    • he continued after a perceptible pause

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kinematics

  • noun the branch of mechanics concerned with motion without reference to force or mass

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bedrock

  • noun solid unweathered rock lying beneath surface deposits of soil
  • noun principles from which other truths can be derived
    fundamentals; fundamental principle; basics; basic principle.
    • first you must learn the fundamentals
    • let's get down to basics

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moine

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lewisian

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john

  • noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    toilet; bathroom; privy; lavatory; can; lav.
  • noun youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216)
    King John; John Lackland.

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type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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harpenden

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direction

  • noun a line leading to a place or point
    way.
    • he looked the other direction
    • didn't know the way home
  • noun the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
    • he checked the direction and velocity of the wind

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north

  • noun the cardinal compass point that is at 0 or 360 degrees
    northward; due north; N.
  • noun the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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reaction

  • noun (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
    chemical reaction.
    • there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water
  • noun an idea evoked by some experience
    • his reaction to the news was to start planning what to do

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potassium

  • noun a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite
    K; atomic number 19.

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chlorite

  • noun a generally green or black mineral; it occurs as a constituent of many rocks typically in the form of a flat crystal

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chemical_reaction

  • noun (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
    reaction.
    • there was a chemical reaction of the lime with the ground water

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construction

  • noun the act of constructing something
    building.
    • during the construction we had to take a detour
    • his hobby was the building of boats
  • noun a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
    expression; grammatical construction.
    • I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner

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mica

  • noun any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity
    isinglass.

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valley

  • noun a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river
    vale.

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middle

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; eye; center; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun an intermediate part or section
    • A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle

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characteristic

  • noun a prominent attribute or aspect of something
    feature.
    • the map showed roads and other features
    • generosity is one of his best characteristics
  • noun a distinguishing quality

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appearance

  • noun outward or visible aspect of a person or thing
    visual aspect.
  • noun the event of coming into sight

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crystal

  • noun a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
  • noun a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

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magnesium

  • noun a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine)
    atomic number 12; Mg.

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iron

  • noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    atomic number 26; Fe.
  • noun a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

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island

  • noun a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
  • noun a zone or area resembling an island

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south_carolina

  • noun one of the British colonies that formed the United States
  • noun a state in the Deep South; one of the original 13 colonies
    SC; Palmetto State.

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carolina

  • noun the area of the states of North Carolina and South Carolina
    Carolinas.

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similar

  • adjective marked by correspondence or resemblance
    • similar food at similar prices
    • problems similar to mine
    • they wore similar coats
  • adjective having the same or similar characteristics
    alike; like.
    • all politicians are alike
    • they looked utterly alike
    • friends are generally alike in background and taste

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marble

  • noun a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material
  • noun a small ball of glass that is used in various games

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orthogneiss

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taharqo

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aluminium

  • noun a silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
    atomic number 13; Al; aluminum.

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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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outer_hebrides

  • noun a 130-mile long archipelago to the northwest of Scotland

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petrology

  • noun the branch of geology that studies rocks: their origin and formation and mineral composition and classification
    lithology.

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albite

  • noun a widely distributed feldspar that forms rocks
    white feldspar.

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gneissic

Relating to, or resembling, gneiss; consisting of gneiss.

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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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collision

  • noun (physics) a brief event in which two or more bodies come together
    hit.
    • the collision of the particles resulted in an exchange of energy and a change of direction
  • noun an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving object
    • three passengers were killed in the collision
    • the collision of the two ships resulted in a serious oil spill

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sheet

  • noun any broad thin expanse or surface
    • a sheet of ice
  • noun paper used for writing or printing
    sheet of paper; piece of paper.

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amphibolite

  • noun a metamorphic rock composed chiefly of amphibole and plagioclase

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mckirdy

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mountain

  • noun a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
    mount.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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heinemann

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banding

  • noun a stripe or stripes of contrasting color
    striation; band; stria.
    • chromosomes exhibit characteristic bands
    • the black and yellow banding of bees and wasps
  • noun an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
    band; stripe.

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cross_section

  • noun a section created by a plane cutting a solid perpendicular to its longest axis
  • noun a sample meant to be representative of a whole population

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birlinn

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sandstone

  • noun a sedimentary rock consisting of sand consolidated with some cement (clay or quartz etc.)

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cross

  • noun a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    crisscross; mark.

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planar

  • adjective involving two dimensions
    two-dimensional.

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chemical

  • noun material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
    chemical substance.
  • adjective relating to or used in chemistry
    chemic.
    • chemical engineer
    • chemical balance

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flood

  • noun the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    alluvion; deluge; inundation.
    • plains fertilized by annual inundations
  • noun an overwhelming number or amount
    torrent; deluge; inundation.
    • a flood of requests
    • a torrent of abuse

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gondwana

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augen

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online

  • adjective on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system
    on-line.
    • on-line industries
  • adjective connected to a computer network or accessible by computer
    on-line.
    • an on-line database

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granite

  • noun plutonic igneous rock having visibly crystalline texture; generally composed of feldspar and mica and quartz
  • noun something having the quality of granite (unyielding firmness)
    • a man of granite

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composition

  • noun the spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole
    composing.
    • harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art
  • noun the way in which someone or something is composed
    physical composition; make-up; makeup; constitution.

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edinburgh

  • noun the capital of Scotland; located in the Lothian Region on the south side of the Firth of Forth

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paragneiss

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brevard

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shale

  • noun a sedimentary rock formed by the deposition of successive layers of clay

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landforms

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protolith

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foliation

  • noun (botany) the process of forming leaves
    leafing.
  • noun (geology) the arrangement of leaflike layers in a rock

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tracy

  • noun United States film actor who appeared in many films with Katharine Hepburn (1900-1967)
    Spencer Tracy.

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archean

  • adjective satellite of or relating to the earliest known rocks formed during the Precambrian Eon
    archaean.
  • noun the time from 3,800 million years to 2,500 million years ago; earth's crust formed; unicellular organisms are earliest forms of life
    Archeozoic eon; Archean aeon; Archean eon; Archaeozoic aeon; Archaeozoic; Archeozoic.

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structure

  • noun a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
    construction.
    • the structure consisted of a series of arches
    • she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons
  • noun the manner of construction of something and the arrangement of its parts
    • artists must study the structure of the human body
    • the structure of the benzene molecule

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matrix

  • noun (mathematics) a rectangular array of quantities or expressions set out by rows and columns; treated as a single element and manipulated according to rules
  • noun (geology) amass of fine-grained rock in which fossils, crystals, or gems are embedded

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kyanite

  • noun a grey or greenish-blue mineral consisting of aluminum silicate in crystalline form; occurs in metaphoric rock, used as a refractory
    cyanite.

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land

  • noun the land on which real estate is located
    • he built the house on land leased from the city
  • noun material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
    soil; ground.
    • the land had never been plowed
    • good agricultural soil

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sphinx

  • noun an inscrutable person who keeps his thoughts and intentions secret
  • noun (Greek mythology) a riddling winged monster with a woman's head and breast on a lion's body; daughter of Typhon

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mineral

  • noun solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
  • adjective relating to minerals
    • mineral elements
    • mineral deposits

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intrusion

  • noun any entry into an area not previously occupied
    invasion; encroachment.
    • an invasion of tourists
    • an invasion of locusts
  • noun entrance by force or without permission or welcome

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age

  • noun how long something has existed
    • it was replaced because of its age
  • noun an era of history having some distinctive feature
    historic period.
    • we live in a litigious age

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henderson

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element

  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; factor; component.
    • 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
  • noun an artifact that is one of the individual parts of which a composite entity is made up; especially a part that can be separated from or attached to a system
    constituent; component.
    • spare components for cars
    • a component or constituent element of a system

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verb

  • noun the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence
  • noun a content word that denotes an action, occurrence, or state of existence

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deposit

  • noun the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
    sedimentation; alluviation.
  • noun matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    sediment.

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english

Of or pertaining to England, or to its inhabitants, or to the present so-called Anglo-Saxon race.

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original

  • noun an original creation (i.e., an audio recording) from which copies can be made
    master; master copy.
  • noun something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies
    archetype; pilot.
    • this painting is a copy of the original

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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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