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equalizer

  • noun electronic equipment that reduces frequency distortion
    equaliser.
  • noun a weight that balances another weight
    counterpoise; counterweight; equaliser; counterbalance; balance.

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wire

  • noun ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc
  • noun a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
    conducting wire.

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measure_out

  • verb determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    mensurate; measure.
    • Measure the length of the wall

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woodwork

  • noun work made of wood; especially moldings or stairways or furniture
  • noun the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood
    woodworking; carpentry.

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maypole

  • noun a vertical pole or post decorated with streamers that can be held by dancers celebrating May Day

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invariable

  • noun a quantity that does not vary
    constant; constant quantity.
  • adjective not liable to or capable of change
    • an invariable temperature
    • an invariable rule
    • his invariable courtesy

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rod

  • noun a long thin implement made of metal or wood
  • noun any rod-shaped bacterium

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focus

  • noun the concentration of attention or energy on something
    direction; centering; focussing; focal point; focusing.
    • the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
    • he had no direction in his life
  • noun maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system
    • in focus
    • out of focus

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fathom

  • noun a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
    fthm.
  • noun (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
    fthm.

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lally

  • noun support column consisting of a steel cylinder filled with concrete
    lally column.

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piezometer

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring high pressures

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p

  • noun the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet
  • 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.

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tuner

  • noun someone who tunes pianos
    piano tuner.
  • noun an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    receiving set; wireless; radio; radio receiver; radio set.

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piano_tuner

  • noun someone who tunes pianos
    tuner.

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radiolocate

  • verb locate by means of radar
    • The pilot managed to radiolocate the lost aircraft

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adjustment

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    fitting; accommodation.
  • noun the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
    modification; alteration.

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depressurise

  • verb decrease the pressure of
    depressurize; decompress.
    • depressurize the cabin in the air plane

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synchroniser

  • noun an instrument that indicates whether two periodic motions are synchronous (especially an instrument that enables a pilot to synchronize the propellers of a plane that has two or more engines)
    synchronizer; synchronoscope; synchroscope.

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ballet

  • noun a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
    concert dance.
  • noun music written for a ballet

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depressurize

  • verb decrease the pressure of
    depressurise; decompress.
    • depressurize the cabin in the air plane

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surface_gauge

  • noun gauge consisting of a scriber mounted on an adjustable stand; used to test the accuracy of plane surfaces
    scribing block; surface gage.

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electric_thermometer

  • noun a thermometer that uses thermoelectric current to measure temperature
    thermoelectric thermometer; thermel.

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refocus

  • verb focus once again; The physicist refocused the light beam"
  • verb focus anew
    • The group needs to refocus its goals

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show

  • noun the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    display.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested

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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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tail

  • noun the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
  • noun the time of the last part of something
    fag end; tail end.
    • the fag end of this crisis-ridden century
    • the tail of the storm

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compensate

  • verb adjust for
    even off; make up; counterbalance; even out; even up; correct.
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
  • verb make amends for; pay compensation for
    repair; indemnify; recompense.
    • One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich
    • She was compensated for the loss of her arm in the accident

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microwave_radar

  • noun measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects
    radar; radio detection and ranging; radiolocation.

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ergometer

  • noun measuring instrument designed to measure power
    dynamometer.

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atlas

  • noun a collection of maps in book form
    book of maps; map collection.
  • noun (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders

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presentation

  • noun the activity of formally presenting something (as a prize or reward)
    • she gave the trophy but he made the presentation
  • noun a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view
    demonstration; presentment.
    • the presentation of new data
    • he gave the customer a demonstration

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goose_egg

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

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sandglass

  • noun timepiece in which the passage of time is indicated by the flow of sand from one transparent container to another through a narrow passage

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straightforward

  • adjective satellite free from ambiguity
    • a straightforward set of instructions
  • adjective satellite without evasion or compromise
    straight; square.
    • a square contradiction
    • he is not being as straightforward as it appears

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orthogonal

  • adjective satellite not pertinent to the matter under consideration
    impertinent; extraneous; immaterial.
    • an issue extraneous to the debate
    • the price was immaterial
    • mentioned several impertinent facts before finally coming to the point
  • adjective satellite statistically unrelated

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voicing

  • noun the act of adjusting an organ pipe (or wind instrument) so that it conforms to the standards of tone and pitch and color
  • verb give voice to
    voice.
    • He voiced his concern

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plumb_line

  • noun a cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity; used to determine the vertical from a given point
    perpendicular.

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rheometer

  • noun an instrument for measuring the flow of liquids (especially arterial blood)

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thermoelectric_thermometer

  • noun a thermometer that uses thermoelectric current to measure temperature
    electric thermometer; thermel.

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tune-up

  • noun exercising in preparation for strenuous activity
    warm-up; prolusion.
  • noun adjustments made to an engine to improve its performance

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balancing

  • noun getting two things to correspond
    reconciliation.
    • the reconciliation of his checkbook and the bank statement
  • verb bring into balance or equilibrium
    equilibrate; equilibrise; equilibrize; balance.
    • She has to balance work and her domestic duties
    • balance the two weights

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underscore

  • noun a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)
    underline.
  • verb give extra weight to (a communication)
    emphasise; underline; emphasize.
    • Her gesture emphasized her words

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static_tube

  • noun a measuring instrument used to measure static pressure in a stream of fluid

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ticker

  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    heart; pump.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly
  • noun a small portable timepiece
    watch.

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attitudinize

  • verb assume certain affected attitudes
    attitudinise.

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fastigiate

  • adjective satellite having clusters of erect branches (often appearing to form a single column)

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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weighing_machine

  • noun a measuring instrument for weighing; shows amount of mass
    scale.

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densimeter

  • noun a measuring instrument for determining density or specific gravity
    densitometer.

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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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thermocouple

  • noun a kind of thermometer consisting of two wires of different metals that are joined at both ends; one junction is at the temperature to be measured and the other is held at a fixed lower temperature; the current generated in the circuit is proportional to the temperature difference
    thermocouple junction.

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piling

  • noun a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
    stilt; pile; spile.
  • verb arrange in stacks
    pile; stack; heap.
    • heap firewood around the fireplace
    • stack your books up on the shelves

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postural

  • adjective of or relating to or involving posture
    • postural exercises

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rearing

  • noun the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    nurture; raising.
  • noun helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    fostering; upbringing; bringing up; nurture; fosterage; breeding; raising.
    • they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

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micrometer_gauge

  • noun caliper for measuring small distances
    micrometer caliper; micrometer.

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adjust

  • verb alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
    set; correct.
    • Adjust the clock, please
    • correct the alignment of the front wheels
  • verb place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
    line up; align; aline.
    • align the car with the curb
    • align the sheets of paper on the table

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phase

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    stage.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun (physical chemistry) a distinct state of matter in a system; matter that is identical in chemical composition and physical state and separated from other material by the phase boundary
    form.
    • the reaction occurs in the liquid phase of the system

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gut

  • noun the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    bowel; intestine.
  • noun a narrow channel or strait

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roundness

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

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radio

  • noun medium for communication
    wireless; radiocommunication.
  • noun an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    receiving set; wireless; radio receiver; tuner; radio set.

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weight_down

  • verb weight down with a load
    burthen; weight; burden.

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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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crookedness

  • noun a tortuous and twisted shape or position
    tortuousness; contortion; tortuosity; torsion.
    • they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs
    • the acrobat performed incredible contortions
  • noun having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles

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sewage

  • noun waste matter carried away in sewers or drains
    sewerage.

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plummet

  • noun the metal bob of a plumb line
    plumb bob; plumb.
  • verb drop sharply
    plump.
    • The stock market plummeted

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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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speck

  • noun a very small spot
    pinpoint.
    • the plane was just a speck in the sky
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    particle; atom; molecule; corpuscle; mote.

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straight

  • noun a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
    straight person; heterosexual person; heterosexual.
  • noun a poker hand with 5 consecutive cards (regardless of suit)

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stigmatize

  • verb to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
    stigmatise; brand; denounce; mark.
    • He denounced the government action
    • She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock
  • verb mark with a stigma or stigmata
    stigmatise.
    • They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress

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direct

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

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resistance

  • noun the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    opposition.
    • he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
    • despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead
  • noun any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

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reversing_thermometer

  • noun a thermometer that registers the temperature in deep waters

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zero

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

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timekeeper

  • noun (sports) an official who keeps track of the time elapsed
    timer.
  • noun a clerk who keeps track of the hours worked by employees

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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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make_up

  • verb form or compose
    constitute; represent; be; comprise.
    • This money is my only income
    • The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance
    • These constitute my entire belonging
    • The children made up the chorus
    • This sum represents my entire income for a year
    • These few men comprise his entire army
  • verb devise or compose
    • This designer makes up our Spring collections

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earth

  • noun the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    globe; world.
    • the Earth moves around the sun
    • he sailed around the world
  • noun the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    ground.
    • they dug into the earth outside the church

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clock_time

  • noun a reading of a point in time as given by a clock
    time.
    • do you know what time it is?
    • the time is 10 o'clock

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odd

  • adjective not divisible by two
    uneven.
  • adjective satellite not easily explained
    • it is odd that his name is never mentioned

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range_finder

  • noun a measuring instrument (acoustic or optical or electronic) for finding the distance of an object
    rangefinder.

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hygrometer

  • noun measuring instrument for measuring the relative humidity of the atmosphere

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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reconciliation

  • noun the reestablishing of cordial relations
    rapprochement.
  • noun getting two things to correspond
    balancing.
    • the reconciliation of his checkbook and the bank statement

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live_load

  • noun a variable load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) such as moving traffic
    superload.

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dry-bulb_thermometer

  • noun an ordinary thermometer with a dry bulb; used to measure the air temperature

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clock

  • noun a timepiece that shows the time of day
  • verb measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
    time.
    • he clocked the runners

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nephoscope

  • noun a measuring instrument that uses a grid for measuring the altitude, direction, and velocity of movement of clouds

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sum

  • noun a quantity of money
    amount of money; amount; sum of money.
    • he borrowed a large sum
    • the amount he had in cash was insufficient
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    total; amount.

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wicket

  • noun cricket equipment consisting of a set of three stumps topped by crosspieces; used in playing cricket
  • noun a small arch used as croquet equipment
    hoop.

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pipet

  • noun measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube used to measure or transfer precise volumes of a liquid by drawing the liquid up into the tube
    pipette.

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overload

  • noun an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power
  • noun an excessive burden
    overburden.

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tachometer

  • noun measuring instrument for indicating speed of rotation
    tach.

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equilibrise

  • verb bring into balance or equilibrium
    equilibrate; equilibrize; balance.
    • She has to balance work and her domestic duties
    • balance the two weights

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mensurate

  • verb determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    measure out; measure.
    • Measure the length of the wall

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spherometer

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring the curvature of a surface

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proportional_counter_tube

  • noun counter tube whose output pulse is proportional to number of ions produced
    proportional counter.

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occupation

  • noun the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
    job; line; line of work; business.
    • he's not in my line of business
  • noun the control of a country by military forces of a foreign power
    military control.

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uncurved

  • adjective satellite having no curves
    uncurving.

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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conciliator

  • noun someone who tries to bring peace
    peacemaker; reconciler; make-peace; pacifier.

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christian

  • adjective following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
  • noun a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination

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stance

  • noun standing posture
  • noun a rationalized mental attitude
    position; posture.

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leg

  • noun a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
  • noun a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion

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thermograph

  • noun medical instrument that uses an infrared camera to reveal temperature variations on the surface of the body
  • noun a thermometer that records temperature variations on a graph as a function of time
    thermometrograph.

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hinging_post

  • noun the gatepost on which the gate is hung
    swinging post.

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leaning

  • noun an inclination to do something
    propensity; tendency.
    • he felt leanings toward frivolity
  • noun a natural inclination
    propensity; proclivity.
    • he has a proclivity for exaggeration

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modify

  • verb make less severe or harsh or extreme
    • please modify this letter to make it more polite
    • he modified his views on same-gender marriage
  • verb add a modifier to a constituent
    qualify.

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dasymeter

  • noun densimeter consisting of a thin glass globe that is weighed in a gas to determine its density

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ionization

  • noun the condition of being dissociated into ions (as by heat or radiation or chemical reaction or electrical discharge)
    ionisation.
    • the ionization of a gas
  • noun the process of ionizing; the formation of ions by separating atoms or molecules or radicals or by adding or subtracting electrons from atoms by strong electric fields in a gas
    ionisation.

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explore

  • verb inquire into
    search; research.
    • the students had to research the history of the Second World War for their history project
    • He searched for information on his relatives on the web
    • Scientists are exploring the nature of consciousness
  • verb travel to or penetrate into
    • explore unknown territory in biology

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synchronoscope

  • noun an instrument that indicates whether two periodic motions are synchronous (especially an instrument that enables a pilot to synchronize the propellers of a plane that has two or more engines)
    synchronizer; synchroniser; synchroscope.

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make-peace

  • noun someone who tries to bring peace
    peacemaker; conciliator; reconciler; pacifier.

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boron

  • noun a trivalent metalloid element; occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder
    atomic number 5; B.

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equilibrize

  • verb bring into balance or equilibrium
    equilibrate; equilibrise; balance.
    • She has to balance work and her domestic duties
    • balance the two weights

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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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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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barometrical

  • adjective relating to atmospheric pressure or indicated by a barometer
    barometric.
    • barometric pressure

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search

  • noun the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
    hunt; hunting.
  • noun an investigation seeking answers
    • a thorough search of the ledgers revealed nothing
    • the outcome justified the search

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ahead

  • adjective satellite having the leading position or higher score in a contest
    leading; in the lead.
    • he is ahead by a pawn
    • the leading team in the pennant race
  • adverb at or in the front
    in front; before.
    • I see the lights of a town ahead
    • the road ahead is foggy
    • staring straight ahead
    • we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front
    • with the cross of Jesus marching on before

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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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water_glass

  • noun a viscous glass consisting of sodium silicate in solution; used as a cement or as a protective coating and to preserve eggs
    soluble glass; sodium silicate.
  • noun a glass for drinking water

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uprightness

  • noun the property of being upright in posture
    erectness.
  • noun position at right angles to the horizon
    erectness; verticality; verticalness.

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dip_circle

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring the angle of magnetic dip (as from an airplane)
    inclinometer.

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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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aneroid

  • noun a barometer that measures pressure without using fluids
    aneroid barometer.
  • adjective containing no liquid or actuated without the use of liquid
    • aneroid barometer

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survey

  • noun a detailed critical inspection
    study.
  • noun short descriptive summary (of events)
    sketch; resume.

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burette

  • noun measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube with a tap at the bottom; used for titration
    buret.

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bob

  • noun a former monetary unit in Great Britain
    British shilling; shilling.
  • noun a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around

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monoclinal

  • adjective satellite of a geological structure in which all strata are inclined in the same direction

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relation

  • noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
  • noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
    congress; intercourse; sexual intercourse; sex act; sexual relation; carnal knowledge; sexual congress; copulation; coitus; coition.

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adjustable

  • adjective satellite capable of being changed so as to match or fit
    • adjustable seat belts
  • adjective satellite capable of being regulated
    • adjustable interest rates

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semi-erect

  • adjective satellite of plants that are partly erect

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duct

  • noun a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
    canal; epithelial duct; channel.
    • the tear duct was obstructed
    • the alimentary canal
    • poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs
  • noun a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls

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integrator

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring the area of an irregular plane figure
    planimeter.

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transit

  • noun a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
    theodolite.
  • noun a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    transportation system; transportation.

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power_meter

  • noun a meter for measuring the amount of electric power used
    electric meter.

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cordage

  • noun the amount of wood in an area as measured in cords
  • noun the ropes in the rigging of a ship

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plumb

  • noun the metal bob of a plumb line
    plummet; plumb bob.
  • verb measure the depth of something

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time_interval

  • noun a definite length of time marked off by two instants
    interval.

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plumb_bob

  • noun the metal bob of a plumb line
    plummet; plumb.

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lavatory

  • noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    toilet; bathroom; privy; can; lav; john.
  • noun a bathroom sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you can wash your hands and face
    washbasin; basin; washstand; washbowl.
    • he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face

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lamppost

  • noun a metal post supporting an outdoor lamp (such as a streetlight)

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water_meter

  • noun meter for measuring the quantity of water passing through a particular outlet

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marker

  • noun some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something
    • the buoys were markers for the channel
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marking; mark.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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vernier_micrometer

  • noun a caliper with a vernier scale for very fine measurements
    vernier caliper.

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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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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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inclinometer

  • noun an instrument showing the angle that an aircraft makes with the horizon
  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring the angle of magnetic dip (as from an airplane)
    dip circle.

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standing

  • noun social or financial or professional status or reputation
    • of equal standing
    • a member in good standing
  • noun an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event

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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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rain_gage

  • noun gauge consisting of an instrument to measure the quantity of precipitation
    rain gauge; udometer; pluviometer.

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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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clocking

  • noun the time taken to traverse a measured course
    • it was a world record clocking
  • verb measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time
    time; clock.
    • he clocked the runners

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corner_post

  • noun a square post supporting a structural member at the corner of a building

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variometer

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring variations in a magnetic field

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arms

  • noun weapons considered collectively
    weapons system; weaponry; implements of war; munition.
  • noun the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
    coat of arms; blazon; blazonry.

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odometer

  • noun a meter that shows mileage traversed
    mileometer; milometer; hodometer.

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live

  • verb inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
    dwell; inhabit; populate.
    • People lived in Africa millions of years ago
    • The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted
    • this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean
    • deer are populating the woods
  • verb lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
    • we had to live frugally after the war

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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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gasoline_gage

  • noun gauge that indicates the amount of gasoline left in the gasoline tank of a vehicle
    gas gauge; gasoline gauge; petrol gauge; petrol gage; gas gage.

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queen

  • noun the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
  • noun a female sovereign ruler
    female monarch; queen regnant.

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sharpen

  • verb make sharp or sharper
    • sharpen the knives
  • verb make crisp or more crisp and precise
    • We had to sharpen our arguments

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dead_load

  • noun a constant load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) due to the weight of the supported structure itself

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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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stand-up

  • adjective satellite requiring a standing position
    • a stand-up bar
    • a stand-up comic

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untwisted

  • adjective satellite not twisted; formerly twisted but now straight
  • verb cause to become untwisted
    untwist.

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flat

  • noun a level tract of land
    • the salt flats of Utah
  • noun a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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seismograph

  • noun a measuring instrument for detecting and measuring the intensity and direction and duration of movements of the ground (as an earthquake)

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door

  • noun a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle
    • he knocked on the door
    • he slammed the door as he left
  • noun the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close
    threshold; room access; doorway.
    • he stuck his head in the doorway

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gas_gage

  • noun gauge that indicates the amount of gasoline left in the gasoline tank of a vehicle
    gas gauge; gasoline gauge; petrol gauge; petrol gage; gasoline gage.

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inclined

  • adjective (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency
    • wasn't inclined to believe the excuse
    • inclined to be moody
  • verb have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    run; incline; lean; be given; tend.
    • She tends to be nervous before her lectures
    • These dresses run small
    • He inclined to corpulence

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batsman

  • noun (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
    batter; slugger; hitter.

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curvature

  • noun (medicine) a curving or bending; often abnormal
    • curvature of the spine
  • noun the rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve

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telephone

  • noun electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds
    telephone set; phone.
    • I talked to him on the telephone
  • noun transmitting speech at a distance
    telephony.

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adjustive

  • adjective satellite conducive to adjustment

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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flag

  • noun emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
  • noun a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.
    masthead.

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stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

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yard

  • noun a unit of length equal to 3 feet; defined as 91.44 centimeters; originally taken to be the average length of a stride
    pace.
  • noun the enclosed land around a house or other building
    curtilage; grounds.
    • it was a small house with almost no yard

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aligned

  • adjective brought into agreement or cooperation on the side of a faction, party, or cause
  • verb place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
    line up; align; adjust; aline.
    • align the car with the curb
    • align the sheets of paper on the table

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piano

  • noun a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
    pianoforte; forte-piano.
  • noun (music) low loudness
    pianissimo.

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octane_number

  • noun a measure of the antiknock properties of gasoline
    octane rating.

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atmometer

  • noun an instrument that measures rate of evaporation of water
    evaporometer.

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stigmatise

  • verb to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
    brand; stigmatize; denounce; mark.
    • He denounced the government action
    • She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock
  • verb mark with a stigma or stigmata
    stigmatize.
    • They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress

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synchronizer

  • noun an instrument that indicates whether two periodic motions are synchronous (especially an instrument that enables a pilot to synchronize the propellers of a plane that has two or more engines)
    synchronoscope; synchroniser; synchroscope.

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bomb_calorimeter

  • noun strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
    bomb.

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strain

  • noun (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
  • noun difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    stress.
    • she endured the stresses and strains of life
    • he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson

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electric_meter

  • noun a meter for measuring the amount of electric power used
    power meter.

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verticalness

  • noun position at right angles to the horizon
    uprightness; erectness; verticality.

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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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column

  • noun a line of units following one after another
  • noun a vertical glass tube used in column chromatography; a mixture is poured in the top and washed through a stationary substance where components of the mixture are adsorbed selectively to form colored bands
    chromatography column.

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unit_of_time

  • noun a unit for measuring time periods
    time unit.

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titrate

  • verb measure by (the volume or concentration of solutions) by titration

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mileometer

  • noun a meter that shows mileage traversed
    milometer; hodometer; odometer.

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uncurving

  • adjective satellite having no curves
    uncurved.

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proof

  • noun any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something
    cogent evidence.
    • if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it
  • noun a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it

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claim

  • noun an assertion of a right (as to money or property)
    • his claim asked for damages
  • noun an assertion that something is true or factual
    • his claim that he was innocent
    • evidence contradicted the government's claims

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dropper

  • noun pipet consisting of a small tube with a vacuum bulb at one end for drawing liquid in and releasing it a drop at a time
    eye dropper.
    • she used an eye dropper to administer medication to the eyes

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tap

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    pat; rap.
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; rap.

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swinging

  • noun changing location by moving back and forth
    vacillation; swing.
  • verb burn superficially or lightly
    swinge; singe.
    • I singed my eyebrows

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technical_school

  • noun a school teaching mechanical and industrial arts and the applied sciences
    tech.

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alcohol-in-glass_thermometer

  • noun thermometer consisting of a glass capillary tube marked with degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit and containing alcohol which rises or falls as it expands or contracts with changes in temperature
    alcohol thermometer.

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agent

  • noun an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
    • their research uncovered new disease agents
  • noun a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations

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resistance_thermometer

  • noun thermometer that measures temperature by changes in the resistance of a spiral of platinum wire
    platinum thermometer.

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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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meat_thermometer

  • noun a thermometer that is inserted into the center of a roast (with the top away from the heat source); used to measure how well done the meat is

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synchronism

  • noun the relation that exists when things occur at the same time
    synchronisation; synchronicity; synchronizing; synchronization; synchroneity; synchrony.
    • the drug produces an increased synchrony of the brain waves

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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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reaumur_thermometer

  • noun an alcohol thermometer calibrated in degrees Reaumur

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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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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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synchronise

  • verb happen at the same time
    synchronize; contemporise; contemporize.
  • verb make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action
    synchronize.
    • synchronize this film

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tube

  • noun conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
    tubing.
  • noun electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
    vacuum tube; electron tube; thermionic vacuum tube; thermionic valve; thermionic tube.

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bathometer

  • noun an instrument that measures the depth of water
    bathymeter.

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newel_post

  • noun the post at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs; it supports the handrail
    newel.

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raddle

  • noun a red iron ore used in dyeing and marking
    reddle; ruddle.
  • verb twist or braid together, interlace
    ruddle.

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dimple

  • noun a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached
    dimpled chad; pregnant chad.
  • noun any slight depression in a surface
    • there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball

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stripe

  • noun an adornment consisting of a strip of a contrasting color or material
    band; banding.
  • noun a piece of braid, usually on the sleeve, indicating military rank or length of service

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doppler_radar

  • noun radar that uses the Doppler shift to measure velocity

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orthogonality

  • noun the relation of opposition between things at right angles
    orthogonal opposition; perpendicularity.
  • noun the quality of lying or intersecting at right angles

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electrodynamometer

  • noun measuring instrument that uses the interaction of the magnetic fields of two coils to measure current or voltage or power

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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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system_of_measurement

  • noun a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
    metric.

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geiger_tube

  • noun an ionization chamber contained in a tube in a Geiger counter
    Geiger-Muller tube.

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hop

  • noun the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
  • noun twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
    hops.

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taximeter

  • noun a meter in a taxi that registers the fare (based on the length of the ride)

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thermohydrometer

  • noun a hydrometer that includes a thermometer
    thermogravimeter.

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titre

  • noun the concentration of a solution as determined by titration
    titer.

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parameter

  • noun a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves
    parametric quantity.
  • noun any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance

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force_per_unit_area

  • noun the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)
    pressure level; pressure.
    • the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure

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even_out

  • verb adjust for
    even off; make up; compensate; counterbalance; even up; correct.
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance
  • verb make level or straight
    even; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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timer

  • noun a timepiece that measures a time interval and signals its end
  • noun (sports) an official who keeps track of the time elapsed
    timekeeper.

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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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woodworking

  • noun the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood
    woodwork; carpentry.

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thermometric

  • adjective of or relating to thermometry
    • helium gas was the thermometric fluid

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pluviometer

  • noun gauge consisting of an instrument to measure the quantity of precipitation
    rain gage; rain gauge; udometer.

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modulation

  • noun a musical passage moving from one key to another
    transition.
  • noun (electronics) the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier's amplitude or frequency or phase

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horizontality

  • noun the quality of being parallel to the horizon
    • houses with a pronounced horizontality

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spot

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    topographic point; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

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mercury_barometer

  • noun barometer that shows pressure by the height of a column of mercury

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tach

  • noun measuring instrument for indicating speed of rotation
    tachometer.

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abs

  • noun any of a class of composite plastics used to make car bodies and cases for computers and other appliances
    acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene.
  • noun a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
    AB; Bachelor of Arts; Artium Baccalaurens; BA.

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equaliser

  • noun electronic equipment that reduces frequency distortion
    equalizer.
  • noun a weight that balances another weight
    counterpoise; equalizer; counterweight; counterbalance; balance.

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blood

  • noun the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
    • blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products
    • the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions
  • noun temperament or disposition
    • a person of hot blood

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bluff

  • noun a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)
  • noun pretense that your position is stronger than it really is
    • his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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sclerometer

  • noun a measuring instrument that measures the hardness of materials by penetrating them with a stylus that has a diamond point

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horizontal

  • noun something that is oriented horizontally
  • adjective parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line
    • a horizontal surface

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micrometer_caliper

  • noun caliper for measuring small distances
    micrometer; micrometer gauge.

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reconciler

  • noun someone who tries to bring peace
    peacemaker; conciliator; make-peace; pacifier.

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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climbing

  • noun an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
    climb; mounting.
  • verb go upward with gradual or continuous progress
    climb up; climb; mount; go up.
    • Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?

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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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odd-leg_caliper

  • noun caliper having the points on its legs both curve in the same direction

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plumbable

  • adjective (of depth) capable of being sounded or measured for depth
    soundable; fathomable.

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actinometry

  • noun measuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (especially of the sun's rays)

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counter

  • noun table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
  • noun game equipment (as a piece of wood, plastic, or ivory) used for keeping a count or reserving a space in various card or board games

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shutting

  • noun the act of closing something
    closing.
  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close; shut.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window

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trabeate

  • adjective satellite not arcuate; having straight horizontal beams or lintels (rather than arches)
    trabeated.

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dosimeter

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring doses of ionizing radiation (X-rays or radioactivity)
    dosemeter.

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quadrant

  • noun a quarter of the circumference of a circle
    quarter-circle.
  • noun any of the four areas into which a plane is divided by two orthogonal coordinate axes

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sidelong

  • adjective satellite (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    askant; askance; asquint; squinty; squint; squint-eyed.
    • her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen
    • sidelong glances
  • adjective satellite situated at or extending to the side
    lateral.
    • the lateral branches of a tree
    • shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson

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rectangular

  • adjective satellite having four right angles
    • a rectangular figure twice as long as it is wide
  • adjective satellite having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles
    orthogonal.
    • wind and sea may displace the ship's center of gravity along three orthogonal axes
    • a rectangular Cartesian coordinate system

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fundamental

  • noun any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
    • fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure
  • noun the lowest tone of a harmonic series
    first harmonic; fundamental frequency.

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eudiometer

  • noun measuring instrument consisting of a graduated glass tube for measuring volume changes in chemical reactions between gases

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plumbing

  • noun utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage
    plumbing system.
  • noun the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
    plumbery.

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transit_declinometer

  • noun an instrument for measuring magnetic declination
    declinometer.

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swimming

  • noun the act of swimming
    swim.
    • it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool
  • verb travel through water
    swim.
    • We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore
    • a big fish was swimming in the tank

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egg

  • noun animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
  • noun oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
    eggs.

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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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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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sprawling

  • noun an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
    sprawl.
  • verb sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
    sprawl.

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stilt

  • noun a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
    pile; spile; piling.
  • noun one of two stout poles with foot rests in the middle; used for walking high above the ground
    • he was so tall I thought he was on stilts

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planimeter

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring the area of an irregular plane figure
    integrator.

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footstep

  • noun the sound of a step of someone walking
    step; footfall.
    • he heard footsteps on the porch
  • noun the act of taking a step in walking

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missionary

  • noun someone who attempts to convert others to a particular doctrine or program
  • noun someone sent on a mission--especially a religious or charitable mission to a foreign country
    missioner.

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meter

  • noun the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
    m; metre.
  • noun any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity

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trade

  • noun the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services
    • Venice was an important center of trade with the East
    • they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade
  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    craft.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice

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pilaster

  • noun a rectangular column that usually projects about a third of its width from the wall to which it is attached

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radar

  • noun measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects
    radio detection and ranging; microwave radar; radiolocation.

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attitude

  • noun a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
    mental attitude.
    • he had the attitude that work was fun
  • noun the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    position; posture.
    • he assumed an attitude of surrender

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waterworks

  • noun a public utility that provides water
    water company.
  • noun workplace where water is stored and purified and distributed for a community

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citify

  • verb accustom to urban ways
    • Immigration will citify the country?

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hodometer

  • noun a meter that shows mileage traversed
    mileometer; milometer; odometer.

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superload

  • noun a variable load on a structure (e.g. a bridge) such as moving traffic
    live load.

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spatial_relation

  • noun the spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
    position.
    • the position of the hands on the clock
    • he specified the spatial relations of every piece of furniture on the stage

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naiant

  • adjective satellite applied to a fish depicted horizontally
    swimming.

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candy_thermometer

  • noun a thermometer used to determine the temperature of candy syrups during cooking

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caryatid

  • noun a supporting column carved in the shape of a person

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planning

  • noun an act of formulating a program for a definite course of action
    • the planning was more fun than the trip itself
  • noun the act or process of drawing up plans or layouts for some project or enterprise

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delay

  • noun time during which some action is awaited
    hold; postponement; time lag; wait.
    • instant replay caused too long a delay
    • he ordered a hold in the action
  • noun the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
    holdup.

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body_plethysmograph

  • noun plethysmograph consisting of a chamber surrounding the entire body; used in studies of respiration

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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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urban_planning

  • noun the branch of architecture dealing with the design and organization of urban space and activities
  • noun determining and drawing up plans for the future physical arrangement and condition of a community
    town planning; city planning.

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gasoline_gauge

  • noun gauge that indicates the amount of gasoline left in the gasoline tank of a vehicle
    gas gauge; petrol gauge; petrol gage; gasoline gage; gas gage.

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hypsometer

  • noun an altimeter that uses the boiling point of water to determine land elevation

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tensiometer

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring the moisture content of soil
  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring the tension in a wire or fiber or beam

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asana

  • noun (Hinduism) a posture or manner of sitting (as in the practice of yoga)

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convexity

  • noun the property possessed by a convex shape
    convexness.
  • noun a shape that curves or bulges outward
    convex shape.

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zip

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; nil; nada; zero; nix; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it
  • noun a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
    postal code; postcode; ZIP code.

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zippo

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

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lally_column

  • noun support column consisting of a steel cylinder filled with concrete
    lally.

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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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vernier

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

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alter

  • verb cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
    modify; change.
    • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
    • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    vary; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

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carpentry

  • noun the craft of a carpenter: making things out of wood
    woodwork; woodworking.

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ballet_position

  • noun classical position of the body and especially the feet in ballet

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junction

  • noun the place where two or more things come together
  • noun the state of being joined together
    colligation; conjunction; conjugation.

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horologe

  • noun a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
    timepiece; timekeeper.

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nada

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

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tape_measure

  • noun measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths
    tape; tapeline.
    • the carpenter should have used his tape measure

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scaling

  • noun the act of arranging in a graduated series
    grading.
  • noun act of measuring or arranging or adjusting according to a scale

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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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snake

  • noun limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
    ophidian; serpent.
  • noun a deceitful or treacherous person
    snake in the grass.

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audiometry

  • noun the measurement of hearing
    audiology.
  • noun measuring sensitivity of hearing

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telethermometer

  • noun a thermometer that registers the temperature at some distant point

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structural

  • adjective relating to or caused by structure, especially political or economic structure
    • structural unemployment in a technological society
  • adjective relating to or having or characterized by structure
    • structural engineer
    • structural errors
    • structural simplicity

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assess

  • verb evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    evaluate; measure; value; valuate; appraise.
    • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
    • access all the factors when taking a risk
  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; seat; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; ass; behind; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

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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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load_up

  • verb fill or place a load on
    load; lade; laden.
    • load a car
    • load the truck with hay

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meat

  • noun the flesh of animals (including fishes and birds and snails) used as food
  • noun the inner and usually edible part of a seed or grain or nut or fruit stone
    kernel.
    • black walnut kernels are difficult to get out of the shell

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queen_post

  • noun vertical tie post in a roof truss

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zero_point

  • noun the point on a scale from which positive or negative numerical quantities can be measured
    zero.

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synchronize

  • verb make synchronous and adjust in time or manner
    synchronise; sync.
    • Let's synchronize our efforts
  • verb happen at the same time
    synchronise; contemporise; contemporize.

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nonstop

  • noun a flight made without intermediate stops between source and destination
    nonstop flight.
    • how many nonstops are there to Dallas?
  • adjective satellite (of a journey especially a flight) occurring without stops
    • a nonstop flight to Atlanta

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photometry

  • noun measurement of the properties of light (especially luminous intensity)

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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scribing_block

  • noun gauge consisting of a scriber mounted on an adjustable stand; used to test the accuracy of plane surfaces
    surface gauge; surface gage.

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tilted

  • adjective satellite departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal
    atilt; leaning; tipped; canted.
    • the leaning tower of Pisa
    • the headstones were tilted
  • verb to incline or bend from a vertical position
    tilt; tip; lean; slant; angle.
    • She leaned over the banister

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fundamental_measure

  • noun one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement
    fundamental quantity.

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pipage

  • noun a fee charged for the use of pipes
  • noun a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
    pipe; piping.

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concord

  • noun a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
    concordance; harmony.
  • noun capital of the state of New Hampshire; located in south central New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
    capital of New Hampshire.

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house

  • noun a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
    • he has a house on Cape Cod
    • she felt she had to get out of the house
  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    firm; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house

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blank

  • noun a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
    space.
    • he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet
  • noun a blank gap or missing part
    lacuna.

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fixture

  • noun an object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)
  • noun a regular patron
    regular; habitue.
    • an habitue of the racetrack
    • a bum who is a Central Park fixture

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magnetisation

  • noun the extent or degree to which something is magnetized
    magnetization.
  • noun the process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently)
    magnetization; magnetic induction.

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goose

  • noun web-footed long-necked typically gregarious migratory aquatic birds usually larger and less aquatic than ducks
  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; cuckoo; fathead; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.

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interferometer

  • noun any measuring instrument that uses interference patterns to make accurate measurements of waves

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tonometry

  • noun the measurement of intraocular pressure by determining the amount of force needed to make a slight indentation in the cornea

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static

  • noun a crackling or hissing noise caused by electrical interference
    atmospherics; atmospheric static.
  • noun angry criticism
    • they will probably give you a lot of static about your editorial

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calibrate

  • verb make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
    fine-tune; graduate.
    • calibrate an instrument
    • graduate a cylinder
  • verb mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units
    • he calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale

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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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operand

  • noun a quantity upon which a mathematical operation is performed

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focalize

  • verb concentrate on a particular place or spot
    localize; localise; focalise.
    • The infection has localized in the left eye
  • verb bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
    focalise; concentre; focus; concenter.

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sloped

  • adjective satellite having an oblique or slanted direction
    aslope; aslant; diagonal; slanted; slanting; sloping.
  • verb be at an angle
    slope; incline; pitch.
    • The terrain sloped down

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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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album

  • noun one or more recordings issued together; originally released on 12-inch phonograph records (usually with attractive record covers) and later on cassette audiotape and compact disc
    record album.
  • noun a book of blank pages with pockets or envelopes; for organizing photographs or stamp collections etc

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regulatory

  • adjective satellite restricting according to rules or principles
    regulative.
    • a regulatory gene

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barometric

  • adjective relating to atmospheric pressure or indicated by a barometer
    barometrical.
    • barometric pressure

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alcohol

  • noun a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
    alcoholic beverage; intoxicant; alcoholic drink; inebriant.
    • alcohol (or drink) ruined him
  • noun any of a series of volatile hydroxyl compounds that are made from hydrocarbons by distillation

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patent_log

  • noun a cigar-shaped log with rotary fins that measure the ship's speed
    taffrail log; screw log.

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quantify

  • verb use as a quantifier
  • verb express as a number or measure or quantity
    measure.
    • Can you quantify your results?

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photometer

  • noun measuring instrument for measuring the luminous intensity of a source by comparing it (visually or photoelectrically) with a standard source
  • noun photographic equipment that measures the intensity of light
    light meter; exposure meter.

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angulation

  • noun the precise measurement of angles
  • noun the act of making angulate (having corners)

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bespot

  • verb mark with, or as if with, spots

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gradation

  • noun relative position in a graded series
    step.
    • always a step behind
    • subtle gradations in color
    • keep in step with the fashions
  • noun a degree of ablaut
    grade.

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research

  • noun systematic investigation to establish facts
  • noun a search for knowledge
    enquiry; inquiry.
    • their pottery deserves more research than it has received

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scale_up

  • verb increase proportionally
    • scale up the model

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claim_agent

  • noun one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
    adjustor; claims adjustor; adjuster; claims adjuster.

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adapt

  • verb make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
    accommodate.
    • Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country
  • verb adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
    conform; adjust.
    • We must adjust to the bad economic situation

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stud

  • noun a man who is virile and sexually active
    he-man; macho-man.
  • noun ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
    rivet.

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print

  • noun the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication
    • I want to see it in print
  • noun a picture or design printed from an engraving

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adaptive

  • adjective having a capacity for adaptation
    adaptative.
    • the adaptive coloring of a chameleon

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semi-climbing

  • adjective satellite of plants that are semi-climbers

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correct

  • verb make right or correct
    right; rectify.
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation
  • verb make reparations or amends for
    compensate; right; redress.
    • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

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standardisation

  • noun the condition in which a standard has been successfully established
    standardization.
    • standardization of nuts and bolts had saved industry millions of dollars
  • noun the imposition of standards or regulations
    normalization; normalisation; standardization.
    • a committee was appointed to recommend terminological standardization

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water_pipe

  • noun an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water
    hubble-bubble; sheesha; kalian; hubbly-bubbly; nargileh; hookah; calean; shisha; chicha; narghile.
    • a bipolar world with the hookah and Turkish coffee versus hamburgers and Coca Cola

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quarter

  • noun one of four equal parts
    twenty-five percent; fourth part; one-quarter; quartern; one-fourth; fourth.
    • a quarter of a pound
  • noun a district of a city having some distinguishing character
    • the Latin Quarter

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gas_meter

  • noun a meter for measuring the amount of gas flowing through a particular pipe
    gasometer.

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period_of_play

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

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diagonal

  • noun (geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent
  • noun a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
    bias.

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standard

  • noun a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    measure; criterion; touchstone.
    • the schools comply with federal standards
    • they set the measure for all subsequent work
  • noun the ideal in terms of which something can be judged
    criterion.
    • they live by the standards of their community

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sonar

  • noun a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return
    asdic; echo sounder.
    • sonar is an acronym for sound navigation ranging
    • asdic is an acronym for antisubmarine detection investigation committee

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completely

  • adverb to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')
    all; whole; wholly; altogether; entirely; totally.
    • he was wholly convinced
    • entirely satisfied with the meal
    • it was completely different from what we expected
    • was completely at fault
    • a totally new situation
    • the directions were all wrong
    • it was not altogether her fault
    • an altogether new approach
    • a whole new idea
  • adverb so as to be complete; with everything necessary
    • he had filled out the form completely
    • the apartment was completely furnished

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pelvimetry

  • noun measurement of the dimensions of the bony birth canal (to determine whether vaginal birth is possible)

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measuring_device

  • noun instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
    measuring instrument; measuring system.

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bathymetry

  • noun measuring the depths of the oceans
    plumbing.

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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wind_gauge

  • noun a gauge for recording the speed and direction of wind
    wind gage; anemometer.

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echo_sounder

  • noun a measuring instrument that sends out an acoustic pulse in water and measures distances in terms of the time for the echo of the pulse to return
    sonar; asdic.
    • sonar is an acronym for sound navigation ranging
    • asdic is an acronym for antisubmarine detection investigation committee

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accommodation

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    fitting; adjustment.
  • noun a settlement of differences
    • they reached an accommodation with Japan

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advance

  • noun a movement forward
    progress; progression.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    betterment; improvement.

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faucet

  • noun a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir
    spigot.

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graduated_cylinder

  • noun a cylindrical graduate

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fahrenheit_thermometer

  • noun a thermometer calibrated in degrees Fahrenheit

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preliminary

  • noun a minor match preceding the main event
    prelim.
  • noun something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows
    overture; prelude.
    • training is a necessary preliminary to employment
    • drinks were the overture to dinner

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hydrometer

  • noun a measuring instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid or solid
    gravimeter.

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geometry

  • noun the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

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orthogonal_opposition

  • noun the relation of opposition between things at right angles
    perpendicularity; orthogonality.

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spile

  • noun a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
    stilt; pile; piling.
  • noun a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
    bung.

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swinging_post

  • noun the gatepost on which the gate is hung
    hinging post.

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angularity

  • noun a shape having one or more sharp angles
    angular shape.
  • noun the property possessed by a shape that has angles

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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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american

Of or pertaining to America; as, the American continent: American Indians.

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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attune

  • verb adjust or accustom to; bring into harmony with

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tipped

  • adjective having a tip; or having a tip as specified (used in combination)
    • a rubber-tipped cane
  • verb cause to tilt
    tip.
    • tip the screen upward

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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dunny

Deaf; stupid.Prov. Eng.
My old dame Joan is something dunny, and will scarce know how to manage. Sir W. Scott.

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arterial

  • adjective of or involving or contained in the arteries
    • arterial disease
    • the arterial system
    • arterial blood

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botany

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    flora; vegetation.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    phytology.

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reverse

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
    reverse gear.

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probability

  • noun a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible
    chance.
    • the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5
  • noun the quality of being probable; a probable event or the most probable event
    • for a while mutiny seemed a probability
    • going by past experience there was a high probability that the visitors were lost

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rudderstock

  • noun a vertical post at the forward edge of a rudder that enables the rudder to pivot
    rudderpost.

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structural_member

  • noun support that is a constituent part of any structure or building

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radical

  • noun (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule
    chemical group; group.
  • noun an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule that has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule
    free radical.
    • in the body free radicals are high-energy particles that ricochet wildly and damage cells

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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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echo

  • noun the repetition of a sound resulting from reflection of the sound waves
    replication; sound reflection; reverberation.
    • she could hear echoes of her own footsteps
  • noun (Greek mythology) a nymph who was spurned by Narcissus and pined away until only her voice remained

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sailor

  • noun any member of a ship's crew
    crewman.
  • noun a serviceman in the navy
    bluejacket; navy man; sailor boy.

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hygroscope

  • noun hygrometer that shows variations in the relative humidity of the atmosphere

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directly

  • adverb without deviation
    straight; direct.
    • the path leads directly to the lake
    • went direct to the office
  • adverb without anyone or anything intervening
    • these two factors are directly related
    • he was directly responsible
    • measured the physical properties directly

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densitometry

  • noun measuring the optical density of a substance by shining light on it and measuring its transmission

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harpoon_log

  • noun a cylindrical log with a device that registers distance

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fluxmeter

  • noun meter that measures magnetic flux by the current it generates in a coil

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size

  • noun the physical magnitude of something (how big it is)
    • a wolf is about the size of a large dog
  • noun the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing)
    • he wears a size 13 shoe

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mercury

  • noun a heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures
    quicksilver; Hg; atomic number 80; hydrargyrum.
  • noun (Roman mythology) messenger of Jupiter and god of commerce; counterpart of Greek Hermes

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city

  • noun a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
    metropolis; urban center.
    • Ancient Troy was a great city
  • noun an incorporated administrative district established by state charter
    • the city raised the tax rate

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sheer

  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb cause to sheer
    • She sheered her car around the obstacle

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salient

  • noun (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy
  • adjective satellite having a quality that thrusts itself into attention
    striking; prominent; spectacular; outstanding.
    • an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book
    • salient traits
    • a spectacular rise in prices
    • a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center
    • a striking resemblance between parent and child

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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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service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

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indefinite_quantity

  • noun an estimated quantity

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synchrony

  • noun the relation that exists when things occur at the same time
    synchronisation; synchronicity; synchronizing; synchronism; synchronization; synchroneity.
    • the drug produces an increased synchrony of the brain waves

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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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geiger-muller_tube

  • noun an ionization chamber contained in a tube in a Geiger counter
    Geiger tube.

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vernier_caliper

  • noun a caliper with a vernier scale for very fine measurements
    vernier micrometer.

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indicate

  • verb be a signal for or a symptom of
    bespeak; signal; betoken; point.
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  • verb indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    show; designate; point.
    • I showed the customer the glove section
    • He pointed to the empty parking space
    • he indicated his opponents

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mathematical_product

  • noun a quantity obtained by multiplication
    product.
    • the product of 2 and 3 is 6

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atilt

  • adjective satellite departing or being caused to depart from the true vertical or horizontal
    leaning; tilted; tipped; canted.
    • the leaning tower of Pisa
    • the headstones were tilted

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bitt

  • noun a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines)
    bollard.
    • the road was closed to vehicular traffic with bollards
  • verb secure with a bitt
    • bitt the ship line

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ranging

  • adjective wandering freely
    • at night in bed...his slowly ranging thoughts...encountered her
  • verb change or be different within limits
    range; run.
    • Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion
    • Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent
    • The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals
    • My students range from very bright to dull

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measuring_stick

  • noun measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
    measuring rod; measure.

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urban

  • adjective relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
    • urban sociology
    • urban development
  • adjective located in or characteristic of a city or city life
    • urban property owners
    • urban affairs
    • urban manners

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ceiling

  • noun the overhead upper surface of a covered space
    • he hated painting the ceiling
  • noun (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds

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sheath_pile

  • noun a pile in a row of piles driven side by side to retain earth or prevent seepage
    sheet pile; sheet piling.

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rectangularity

  • noun the property of being shaped like a rectangle
    oblongness.

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thermopile

  • noun a kind of thermometer for measuring heat radiation; consists of several thermocouple junctions in series

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plumbethyl

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landscape_architecture

  • noun the branch of architecture dealing with the arrangement of land and buildings for human use and enjoyment

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taffrail_log

  • noun a cigar-shaped log with rotary fins that measure the ship's speed
    screw log; patent log.

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regulate

  • verb fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
    modulate.
    • regulate the temperature
    • modulate the pitch
  • verb bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations
    regularize; regularise; order; govern.
    • We cannot regulate the way people dress
    • This town likes to regulate

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linearize

  • verb make linear or get into a linear form
    linearise.
    • a catalyst linearizes polyethylene

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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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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platinum_thermometer

  • noun thermometer that measures temperature by changes in the resistance of a spiral of platinum wire
    resistance thermometer.

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erectile

  • adjective satellite capable of being raised to an upright position
    • erectile feathers
  • adjective satellite filled with vascular sinuses and capable of becoming distended and rigid as the result of being filled with blood
    cavernous.
    • erectile tissue
    • the penis is an erectile organ

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naught

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

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focusing

  • noun the concentration of attention or energy on something
    direction; centering; focussing; focus; focal point.
    • the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
    • he had no direction in his life
  • noun the act of bringing into focus
    focalization; focalisation.

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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petrol_gauge

  • noun gauge that indicates the amount of gasoline left in the gasoline tank of a vehicle
    gas gauge; gasoline gauge; petrol gage; gasoline gage; gas gage.

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rampant

  • adjective satellite unrestrained and violent
    • rampant aggression
  • adjective satellite rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile
    rearing.
    • a lion rampant

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center

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; 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 the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
    centerfield; center field.
    • he hit the ball to deep center

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carrack

  • noun a large galleon sailed in the Mediterranean as a merchantman
    carack.

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king

  • noun a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
    male monarch; Rex.
  • noun a competitor who holds a preeminent position
    world-beater; queen.

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quantitative

  • adjective expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible of measurement
    • export wheat without quantitative limitations
    • quantitative analysis determines the amounts and proportions of the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture
  • adjective relating to the measurement of quantity
    • quantitative studies

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aught

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

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geiger-muller_counter

  • noun counter tube that detects ionizing radiations
    Geiger counter.

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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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evaporometer

  • noun an instrument that measures rate of evaporation of water
    atmometer.

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regulator

  • noun any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.
  • noun an official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest

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rehab

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audiometer

  • noun an instrument used to measure the sensitivity of hearing
    sonometer.

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shutting_post

  • noun the gatepost against which the gate closes

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gaussmeter

  • noun a meter to compare strengths of magnetic fields
    magnetometer.

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slanted

  • adjective satellite having an oblique or slanted direction
    aslope; aslant; diagonal; sloped; slanting; sloping.
  • verb lie obliquely
    slant.
    • A scar slanted across his face

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early_warning_radar

  • noun a radar that is part of an early warning system

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playing

  • noun the act of playing a musical instrument
  • noun the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation

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proportional_counter

  • noun counter tube whose output pulse is proportional to number of ions produced
    proportional counter tube.

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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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passant

  • adjective satellite in walking position with right foreleg raised

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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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surname

  • noun the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name)
    last name; family name; cognomen.

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wattmeter

  • noun an instrument for measuring in watts the flow of power in an electrical circuit

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ionization_tube

  • noun a measuring instrument that measures the amount of ionizing radiation
    ionization chamber.

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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steep-sided

  • adjective satellite having very steep sides

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pedometer

  • noun measuring instrument for recording the number of steps taken in walking

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surface_gage

  • noun gauge consisting of a scriber mounted on an adjustable stand; used to test the accuracy of plane surfaces
    surface gauge; scribing block.

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viscosimetry

  • noun the measurement of viscosity
    viscometry.

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wet

  • noun wetness caused by water
    moisture.
    • drops of wet gleamed on the window
  • verb cause to become wet
    • Wet your face

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sounding_lead

  • noun a metal bob at the end of a sounding line

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measuring_rod

  • noun measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
    measuring stick; measure.

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densitometer

  • noun a measuring instrument for determining optical or photographic density
  • noun a measuring instrument for determining density or specific gravity
    densimeter.

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oblongness

  • noun the property of being shaped like a rectangle
    rectangularity.

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spirometer

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring the vital capacity of the lungs

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screw

  • noun someone who guards prisoners
    jailor; jailer; prison guard; turnkey; gaoler.
  • noun a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole

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dipstick

  • noun a graduated rod dipped into a container to indicate the fluid level

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erectness

  • noun the property of being upright in posture
    uprightness.
  • noun position at right angles to the horizon
    uprightness; verticality; verticalness.

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exploratory

  • adjective serving in or intended for exploration or discovery
    explorative.
    • an exploratory operation
    • exploratory reconnaissance
    • digging an exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico
    • exploratory talks between diplomats

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laden

  • verb remove with or as if with a ladle
    lade; ladle.
    • ladle the water out of the bowl
  • verb fill or place a load on
    load; lade; load up.
    • load a car
    • load the truck with hay

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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king_post

  • noun post connecting the crossbeam to the apex of a triangular truss

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gravity

  • noun (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface
    gravitation; gravitational force; gravitational attraction.
    • the more remote the body the less the gravity
    • the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
    • gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einstein
  • noun a manner that is serious and solemn
    sobriety; graveness; soberness; sombreness; somberness.

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contour

  • noun a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
    contour line.
  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    shape; configuration; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes

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fitting

  • noun making or becoming suitable; adjusting to circumstances
    adjustment; accommodation.
  • noun a small and often standardized accessory to a larger system

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straightness

  • noun (of hair) lack of a tendency to curl
  • noun freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles

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attitudinise

  • verb assume certain affected attitudes
    attitudinize.

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sync

  • verb make synchronous and adjust in time or manner
    synchronize; synchronise.
    • Let's synchronize our efforts

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interior

  • noun the region that is inside of something
    inside.
  • noun the inner or enclosed surface of something
    inside.

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mercury-in-glass_thermometer

  • noun thermometer consisting of mercury contained in a bulb at the bottom of a graduated sealed glass capillary tube marked in degrees Celsius or Fahrenheit; mercury expands with a rise in temperature causing a thin thread of mercury to rise in the tube
    mercury thermometer.

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foetometry

  • noun measurement of a fetus (especially the diameter of the head)
    fetometry.

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synchronising

  • noun an adjustment that causes something to occur or recur in unison
    synchronization; synchronisation; synchronizing.
  • verb happen at the same time
    synchronize; synchronise; contemporise; contemporize.

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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electric

  • noun a car that is powered by electricity
    electric automobile; electric car.
  • adjective using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
    electrical.
    • electric current
    • electric wiring
    • electrical appliances
    • an electrical storm

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tapeline

  • noun measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths
    tape measure; tape.
    • the carpenter should have used his tape measure

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normal

  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; rule; convention.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors
  • adjective conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal
    • serve wine at normal room temperature
    • normal diplomatic relations
    • normal working hours
    • normal word order
    • normal curiosity
    • the normal course of events

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petrol

  • 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; gasoline.

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rain_gauge

  • noun gauge consisting of an instrument to measure the quantity of precipitation
    rain gage; udometer; pluviometer.

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order_arms

  • noun a position in the manual of arms; the rifle is held vertically on the right side with the butt on the ground; often used as a command

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squarely

  • adverb directly and without evasion; not roundabout
    forthrightly; forthright.
    • to face a problem squarely
    • the responsibility lies squarely with them
    • spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point
  • adverb in a straight direct way
    square.
    • looked him squarely in the eye
    • ran square into me

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anemography

  • noun recording anemometrical measurements

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galvanometer

  • noun meter for detecting or comparing or measuring small electric currents

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beta

  • noun the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun beets
    genus Beta.

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cipher

  • noun a message written in a secret code
    cypher.
  • noun a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    0; zero; nought; cypher.

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bolometric

  • adjective of or relating to a bolometer

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counterbalance

  • noun a weight that balances another weight
    counterpoise; equalizer; counterweight; equaliser; balance.
  • noun equality of distribution
    balance; equipoise; equilibrium.

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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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alpha

  • noun the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun the beginning of a series or sequence
    • the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelations

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underline

  • noun a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)
    underscore.
  • verb give extra weight to (a communication)
    emphasise; underscore; emphasize.
    • Her gesture emphasized her words

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stone's_throw

  • noun a short distance
    step.
    • it's only a step to the drugstore

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scale_down

  • verb reduce proportionally
    • The model is scaled down
  • verb make smaller
    reduce.
    • reduce an image

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plumber

  • noun a craftsman who installs and repairs pipes and fixtures and appliances
    pipe fitter.

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radioactive

  • adjective exhibiting or caused by radioactivity
    • radioactive isotope
    • radioactive decay
    • radioactive fallout

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observation

  • noun the act of making and recording a measurement
  • noun the act of observing; taking a patient look
    observance; watching.

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dosimetry

  • noun measuring the dose of radiation emitted by a radioactive source

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scintillation

  • noun (physics) a flash of light that is produced in a phosphor when it absorbs a photon or ionizing particle
  • noun a rapid change in brightness; a brief spark or flash
    sparkling; twinkle.

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radio_detection_and_ranging

  • noun measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects
    radar; microwave radar; radiolocation.

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fetometry

  • noun measurement of a fetus (especially the diameter of the head)
    foetometry.

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regulative

  • adjective satellite restricting according to rules or principles
    regulatory.
    • a regulatory gene

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goalpost

  • noun one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field

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pipe

  • noun a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
    tobacco pipe.
  • noun a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
    piping; pipage.

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clean

  • noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    clean and jerk.
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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weigh

  • verb have a certain weight
  • verb show consideration for; take into account
    count; consider.
    • You must consider her age
    • The judge considered the offender's youth and was lenient

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plethysmograph

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring changes in volume of a part or organ or whole body (usually resulting from fluctuations in the amount of blood it contains)

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dot

  • noun a very small circular shape
    point.
    • a row of points
    • draw lines between the dots
  • noun the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
    Department of Transportation; Transportation.

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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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sector

  • noun a plane figure bounded by two radii and the included arc of a circle
  • noun a social group that forms part of the society or the economy
    • the public sector

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rating

  • noun an appraisal of the value of something
    valuation; evaluation.
    • he set a high valuation on friendship
  • noun act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of
    evaluation.

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geiger_counter

  • noun counter tube that detects ionizing radiations
    Geiger-Muller counter.

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bomb

  • noun an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
  • noun strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
    bomb calorimeter.

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kite

  • noun a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value
  • noun a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float

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pitot

  • noun French physicist for whom the Pitot tube was named (1695-1771)
    Henri Pitot.
  • noun measuring instrument consisting of a right-angled tube with an open end that is directed in opposition to the flow of a fluid and used to measure the velocity of fluid flow
    Pitot tube.

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lotus

  • noun native to eastern Asia; widely cultivated for its large pink or white flowers
    Indian lotus; Nelumbo nucifera; sacred lotus.
  • noun annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs
    genus Lotus.

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vacuum_gage

  • noun a gauge for indicating negative atmospheric pressure
    vacuum gauge.

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lay

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    ballad.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    ballad.

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probe

  • noun an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
    investigation.
    • there was a congressional probe into the scandal
  • noun a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities

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fundamental_quantity

  • noun one of the four quantities that are the basis of systems of measurement
    fundamental measure.

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crystal_counter

  • noun a counter tube in which an ionizing event increases conductivity

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time-delay_measuring_system

  • noun chronoscope for measuring the time difference between two events
    time-delay measuring instrument.

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inside_caliper

  • noun caliper for measuring inside dimensions (the size of a cavity or hole); points on its legs curve outward

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readjustment

  • noun the act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances)
  • noun the act of adjusting something to match a standard
    adjustment; registration.

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magnetization

  • noun the extent or degree to which something is magnetized
    magnetisation.
  • noun the process that makes a substance magnetic (temporarily or permanently)
    magnetisation; magnetic induction.

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gauge

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gage.
  • noun accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
    standard of measurement.

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striate

  • verb mark with striae or striations
  • adjective marked with stria or striations

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sundial

  • noun timepiece that indicates the daylight hours by the shadow that the gnomon casts on a calibrated dial

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changeful

  • adjective such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change
    changeable.
    • changeable behavior
    • changeable moods
    • changeable prices

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corner

  • noun a place off to the side of an area
    • he tripled to the rightfield corner
    • the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean
  • noun the point where two lines meet or intersect
    • the corners of a rectangle

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oven_thermometer

  • noun a thermometer that registers the temperature inside an oven

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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pitched

  • adjective (of sound) set to a certain pitch or key; usually used as a combining form
    • high-pitched
  • verb throw or toss with a light motion
    toss; sky; flip; pitch.
    • flip me the beachball
    • toss me newspaper

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indicator

  • 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; index; indicant.
  • noun a signal for attracting attention

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phytology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    botany.

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sounding

  • noun a measure of the depth of water taken with a sounding line
  • noun the act of measuring depth of water (usually with a sounding line)

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aneroid_barometer

  • noun a barometer that measures pressure without using fluids
    aneroid.

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depth_gage

  • noun a gauge for measuring the depth of grooves or holes or other concavities
    depth gauge.

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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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outside

  • noun the region that is outside of something
    exterior.
  • noun the outer side or surface of something
    exterior.

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hypsometry

  • noun measurement of the elevation of land above sea level
    hypsography.

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plumbiodite

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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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milometer

  • noun a meter that shows mileage traversed
    mileometer; hodometer; odometer.

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integrate

  • verb make into a whole or make part of a whole
    incorporate.
    • She incorporated his suggestions into her proposal
  • verb open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups
    desegregate; mix.
    • This school is completely desegregated

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riding

  • noun the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
    horseback riding; equitation.
  • noun travel by being carried on horseback
    horseback riding.

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circle

  • noun ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point
    • he calculated the circumference of the circle
  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    band; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot

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even_off

  • verb adjust for
    make up; compensate; counterbalance; even out; even up; correct.
    • engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance

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dullness

  • noun the quality of being slow to understand
    obtuseness.
  • noun the quality of lacking interestingness
    • the stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees

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keenness

  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    sharpness; acuteness; acuity.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind
  • noun a positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
    avidity; avidness; eagerness.

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straightaway

  • noun a straight segment of a roadway or racecourse
    straight.
  • adjective satellite performed with little or no delay
    quick; prompt; immediate.
    • an immediate reply to my letter
    • a prompt reply
    • was quick to respond
    • a straightaway denial

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perpendicularity

  • noun the relation of opposition between things at right angles
    orthogonal opposition; orthogonality.
  • noun the quality of being at right angles to a given line or plane (especially the plane of the horizon)

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harmoniser

  • noun a musician who sings or plays in harmony
    harmonizer.
  • noun a mediator who brings one thing into harmonious agreement with another
    harmonizer.

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telegraph_post

  • noun tall pole supporting telephone wires
    telegraph pole; telephone pole.

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watch

  • noun a small portable timepiece
    ticker.
  • noun a period of time (4 or 2 hours) during which some of a ship's crew are on duty

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upright

  • noun a vertical structural member as a post or stake
    vertical.
    • the ball sailed between the uprights
  • noun a piano with a vertical sounding board
    upright piano.

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truly

  • adverb in accordance with truth or fact or reality
    genuinely; really.
    • she was now truly American
    • a genuinely open society
    • they don't really listen to us
  • adverb by right
    rightfully.
    • baseball rightfully is the nation's pastime

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board_rule

  • noun a measure used in computing board feet

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joint

  • noun (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
    articulatio; articulation.
  • noun a disreputable place of entertainment

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refractometer

  • noun measuring instrument for measuring the refractive index of a substance

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synchronization

  • noun the relation that exists when things occur at the same time
    synchronisation; synchronicity; synchronizing; synchronism; synchroneity; synchrony.
    • the drug produces an increased synchrony of the brain waves
  • noun an adjustment that causes something to occur or recur in unison
    synchronising; synchronisation; synchronizing.

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bolometer

  • noun an instrument that measures heat radiation; extremely sensitive

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plumb_rule

  • noun a plumb line attached to a narrow board

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quantifiability

  • noun the quality of being measurable
    measurability.

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gravimeter

  • noun a measuring instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid or solid
    hydrometer.
  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring variations in the gravitational field of the earth
    gravity meter.

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steepness

  • noun the property possessed by a slope that is very steep
    abruptness; precipitousness.

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crosswise

  • adjective lying or extending across the length of a thing or in a cross direction
    • a crosswise street
    • the crosswise dimension
  • adjective satellite in the shape of (a horizontal piece on) a cross

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mensurable

  • adjective having notes of fixed rhythmic value
    measured; mensural.
  • adjective capable of being measured
    measurable.
    • measurable depths

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timepiece

  • noun a measuring instrument or device for keeping time
    horologe; timekeeper.

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reading

  • noun the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message
    • his main reading was detective stories
    • suggestions for further reading
  • noun a particular interpretation or performance
    • on that reading it was an insult
    • he was famous for his reading of Mozart

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sharpness

  • noun a quick and penetrating intelligence
    keenness; acuteness; acuity.
    • he argued with great acuteness
    • I admired the keenness of his mind
  • noun the attribute of urgency in tone of voice
    edge.
    • his voice had an edge to it

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trabeated

  • adjective satellite not arcuate; having straight horizontal beams or lintels (rather than arches)
    trabeate.

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perpendicular

  • noun a straight line at right angles to another line
  • noun a Gothic style in 14th and 15th century England; characterized by vertical lines and a four-centered (Tudor) arch and fan vaulting
    perpendicular style; English-Gothic architecture; English-Gothic.

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pitot_tube

  • noun measuring instrument consisting of a right-angled tube with an open end that is directed in opposition to the flow of a fluid and used to measure the velocity of fluid flow
    Pitot.
  • noun measuring instrument consisting of a combined Pitot tube and static tube that measures total and static pressure; used in aircraft to measure airspeed
    Pitot head; Pitot-static tube.

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stile

  • noun an upright that is a member in a door or window frame

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cryoscope

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring freezing and melting points

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hop_pole

  • noun a tall pole to support the wires on which the hop plant is trained

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pressure_gage

  • noun gauge for measuring and indicating fluid pressure
    pressure gauge.

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declinometer

  • noun an instrument for measuring magnetic declination
    transit declinometer.

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architecture

  • noun an architectural product or work
  • noun the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings
    • architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use

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octane_rating

  • noun a measure of the antiknock properties of gasoline
    octane number.

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radiometer

  • noun meter to detect and measure radiant energy (electromagnetic or acoustic)

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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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claims_adjuster

  • noun one who investigates insurance claims or claims for damages and recommends an effective settlement
    adjustor; claims adjustor; adjuster; claim agent.

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riding_bitt

  • noun one of the large bitts used to secure the cable of a dropped anchor

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decompressing

  • noun relieving pressure (especially bringing a compressed person gradually back to atmospheric pressure)
    decompression.
  • verb restore to its uncompressed form
    uncompress; decompress.
    • decompress data

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searching

  • adjective satellite diligent and thorough in inquiry or investigation
    probing; inquisitory.
    • a probing inquiry
    • a searching investigation of their past dealings
  • verb try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of
    look for; search; seek.
    • The police are searching for clues
    • They are searching for the missing man in the entire county

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conform

  • verb be similar, be in line with
  • verb adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
    adjust; adapt.
    • We must adjust to the bad economic situation

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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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stump

  • noun the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
    tree stump.
  • noun the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed

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three-dimensional_radar

  • noun radar that will report altitude as well as azimuth and distance of a target
    3d radar.

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adaptative

  • adjective having a capacity for adaptation
    adaptive.
    • the adaptive coloring of a chameleon

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eye_dropper

  • noun pipet consisting of a small tube with a vacuum bulb at one end for drawing liquid in and releasing it a drop at a time
    dropper.
    • she used an eye dropper to administer medication to the eyes

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mensuration

  • noun the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
    measuring; measure; measurement.
    • the measurements were carefully done
    • his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate

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radioactive_dating

  • noun measurement of the amount of radioactive material (usually carbon 14) that an object contains; can be used to estimate the age of the object

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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detection

  • noun the perception that something has occurred or some state exists
    sensing.
    • early detection can often lead to a cure
  • noun the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
    espial; spying; catching; spotting.

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slanting

  • adjective satellite having an oblique or slanted direction
    aslope; aslant; diagonal; sloped; slanted; sloping.
  • verb lie obliquely
    slant.
    • A scar slanted across his face

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millstone

  • noun (figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
    albatross.
    • she was an albatross around his neck
  • noun any load that is difficult to carry

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synchroscope

  • noun an instrument that indicates whether two periodic motions are synchronous (especially an instrument that enables a pilot to synchronize the propellers of a plane that has two or more engines)
    synchronizer; synchronoscope; synchroniser.

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seal

  • noun fastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm; used for sealing documents and parcels and letters
    sealing wax.
  • noun a device incised to make an impression; used to secure a closing or to authenticate documents
    stamp.

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changeable

  • adjective capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature
    mutable.
    • a mutable substance
    • the mutable ways of fortune
    • mutable weather patterns
    • a mutable foreign policy
  • adjective such that alteration is possible; having a marked tendency to change
    changeful.
    • changeable behavior
    • changeable moods
    • changeable prices

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hinge

  • noun a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
    flexible joint.
  • noun a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend
    • his absence is the hinge of our plan

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hammer

  • noun the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
    cock.
  • noun a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking

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bluntness

  • noun the quality of being direct and outspoken
    • the bluntness of a Yorkshireman
  • noun without sharpness or clearness of edge or point
    dullness.
    • the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible

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udometer

  • noun gauge consisting of an instrument to measure the quantity of precipitation
    rain gage; rain gauge; pluviometer.

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tune_in

  • verb regulate (a radio or television set) in order to receive a certain station or program

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hypsography

  • noun the scientific study of the earth's configuration above sea level (emphasizing the measurement of land altitudes relative to sea level)
  • noun measurement of the elevation of land above sea level
    hypsometry.

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vertical

  • noun something that is oriented vertically
  • noun a vertical structural member as a post or stake
    upright.
    • the ball sailed between the uprights

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closet

  • noun a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
    cupboard.
  • noun a toilet in Britain
    W.C.; water closet; loo.

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record

  • noun anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
    • the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques
  • noun sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
    phonograph recording; platter; phonograph record; disc; disk.

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misalign

  • verb align imperfectly or badly
    • the elements of the turbine were misaligned

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titrator

  • noun an apparatus for performing a titration

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definite

  • adjective precise; explicit and clearly defined
    • I want a definite answer
    • a definite statement of the terms of the will
    • a definite amount
    • definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol
    • the wedding date is now definite
    • a definite drop in attendance
  • adjective satellite known for certain
    • it is definite that they have won

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tool

  • noun an implement used in the practice of a vocation
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    instrument.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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modulate

  • verb change the key of, in music
    • modulate the melody
  • verb vary the pitch of one's speech
    inflect; tone.

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gage

  • noun street names for marijuana
    sess; skunk; pot; weed; smoke; Mary Jane; sens; grass; green goddess; dope; locoweed.
  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gauge.

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3d_radar

  • noun radar that will report altitude as well as azimuth and distance of a target
    three-dimensional radar.

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add_up

  • verb develop into
    amount; come.
    • This idea will never amount to anything
    • nothing came of his grandiose plans
  • verb determine the sum of
    tot up; sum; tally; tote up; tot; add; summate; total; sum up; add together.
    • Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town

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psychrometer

  • noun a hygrometer consisting of a dry-bulb thermometer and a wet-bulb thermometer; their difference indicates the dryness of the surrounding air

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maximum_and_minimum_thermometer

  • noun thermometer that records the highest and lowest temperatures reached during a period of time

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bathymetric

  • adjective of or relating to measurements of the depths of oceans or lakes
    bathymetrical.

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time-delay_measuring_instrument

  • noun chronoscope for measuring the time difference between two events
    time-delay measuring system.

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self-registering_thermometer

  • noun a thermometer that records the temperature automatically

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craniometer

  • noun an instrument for measuring skull sizes

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barograph

  • noun a recording barometer; automatically records on paper the variations in atmospheric pressure

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spectrophotometer

  • noun a photometer for comparing two light radiations wavelength by wavelength

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gas_gauge

  • noun gauge that indicates the amount of gasoline left in the gasoline tank of a vehicle
    gasoline gauge; petrol gauge; petrol gage; gasoline gage; gas gage.

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weighing

  • noun careful consideration
    advisement; deliberation.
    • a little deliberation would have deterred them
  • verb have a certain weight
    weigh.

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tuning

  • noun (music) calibrating something (an instrument or electronic circuit) to a standard frequency
  • verb adjust for (better) functioning
    tune up; tune.
    • tune the engine

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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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mental_measurement

  • noun a generic term used to cover any application of measurement techniques to the quantification of mental functions

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synchronizing

  • noun the relation that exists when things occur at the same time
    synchronisation; synchronicity; synchronism; synchronization; synchroneity; synchrony.
    • the drug produces an increased synchrony of the brain waves
  • noun an adjustment that causes something to occur or recur in unison
    synchronising; synchronization; synchronisation.

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viscometry

  • noun the measurement of viscosity
    viscosimetry.

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sheet_pile

  • noun a pile in a row of piles driven side by side to retain earth or prevent seepage
    sheath pile; sheet piling.

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replumb

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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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plumbing_system

  • noun utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage
    plumbing.

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key

  • noun metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  • noun something crucial for explaining
    • the key to development is economic integration

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postage_meter

  • noun meter for bulk mailings that imprints correct prepaid postage on pieces of mail and records the total charge

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configuration

  • noun an arrangement of parts or elements
    constellation.
    • the outcome depends on the configuration of influences at the time
  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    shape; contour; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes

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come

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; ejaculate; seminal fluid; seed; cum.
  • verb move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    come up.
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room

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librate

  • verb determine the weight of
    weigh.
    • The butcher weighed the chicken
  • verb vibrate before coming to a total rest
    • the children's swing librated

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aslant

  • adjective satellite having an oblique or slanted direction
    aslope; diagonal; sloped; slanted; slanting; sloping.
  • adverb over or across in a slanting direction

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speedometer

  • noun a meter fixed to a vehicle that measures and displays its speed
    speed indicator.

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tuck

  • noun eatables (especially sweets)
  • noun (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest

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bathymeter

  • noun an instrument that measures the depth of water
    bathometer.

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ramp

  • noun an inclined surface connecting two levels
    incline.
  • noun North American perennial having a slender bulb and whitish flowers
    Allium tricoccum; wild leek.

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plumbless

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precipitous

  • adjective satellite done with very great haste and without due deliberation
    hasty; precipitate; overhasty; precipitant.
    • 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
  • adjective satellite extremely steep
    sharp; abrupt.
    • an abrupt canyon
    • the precipitous rapids of the upper river
    • the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings
    • a sharp drop

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tachograph

  • noun a tachometer that produces a graphical record of its readings; used to record the speed and duration of trips in a motor vehicle