sign (Also signed, signs, signing, signings) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to sign


  • verb curl, wind, or twist together
  • verb practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    twist; pervert; sophisticate; twist around.
    • Don't twist my words

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  • adjective marked by a ready flow of speech
    • she is an extremely voluble young woman who engages in soliloquies not conversations

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

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  • noun contract between labor and management governing wages and benefits and working conditions
    labor contract; collective agreement.

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(Eccl.) A member of one of the religious orders called after St. Augustine; an Austin friar.

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  • verb talk socially without exchanging too much information
    chit-chat; chew the fat; confab; chitchat; jaw; claver; visit; chaffer; chat; natter; gossip; chatter; confabulate.
    • the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

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  • noun the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
    objection; remonstration; remonstrance.
  • noun an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof

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  • noun language expressed by visible hand gestures

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  • verb express without restraint
    • The woman poured out her frustrations as the judge listened
  • verb pour out
    decant; pour.
    • the sommelier decanted the wines

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  • noun yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
  • verb turn yellow
    • The pages of the book began to yellow

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  • verb mark with, or as if with, spots

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  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips

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  • noun a written or printed symbol
    written symbol.

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  • noun kindly endorsement and guidance
    protection; auspices.
    • the tournament was held under the auspices of the city council
  • noun armor plate that protects the chest; the front part of a cuirass
    egis; breastplate.

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  • noun the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
  • verb ring as in announcing death

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  • noun (astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided
    planetary house; house; star sign; sign of the zodiac; sign.
  • noun a large and imposing house
    residence; manse; hall; mansion house.

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  • verb provide with traffic signals
    • signalize a busy intersection
  • verb communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    signalise; signal; sign.
    • He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
    • The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

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  • noun the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
    lowercase; small letter; lower-case letter.
  • noun a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts

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  • noun the final payment of a debt
    final payment.
  • noun payment made to a person in a position of trust to corrupt his judgment

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  • adjective satellite suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder
    psychopathologic; psychopathological.

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  • noun an indication of approved or superior status
    cachet; seal.

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

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  • verb to consider or examine in speech or writing
    discourse; discuss.
    • The author talks about the different aspects of this question
    • The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'
  • verb discuss or mention
    talk of.
    • They spoke of many things

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  • noun a staff surmounted by a crook or cross carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office

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  • noun a visual signal to control the flow of traffic at intersections
    stoplight; traffic light.

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  • adjective relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabet
    • alphabetical writing system
  • adjective arranged in order according to the alphabet
    • an alphabetic arrangement
    • dictionaries list words in alphabetical order

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  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; fateful.

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  • noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
  • noun satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
    • he takes pride in his son's success

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  • noun a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work

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  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company

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  • adjective (of a current) reversing direction
    • alternating current
  • verb go back and forth; swing back and forth between two states or conditions
    jump; alternate.

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

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  • verb work together on a common enterprise of project
    join forces; get together; cooperate.
    • The soprano and the pianist did not get together very well
    • We joined forces with another research group
  • verb cooperate as a traitor
    • he collaborated with the Nazis when they occupied Paris

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  • noun a particular instance of buying or selling
    business deal; trade.
    • it was a package deal
    • I had no further trade with him
    • he's a master of the business deal
  • noun an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
    • he made a bargain with the devil
    • he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals

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  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached

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  • verb specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    qualify; specify; condition.
    • The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
    • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
  • verb give a guarantee or promise of
    • They stipulated to release all the prisoners

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

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  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicine; medication; medicinal drug.

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  • noun a specialist in philosophy
  • noun a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity

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  • noun an apparatus for visual signaling with lights or mechanically moving arms
  • verb send signals by or as if by semaphore

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  • noun a composer of words or music for popular songs
    songwriter; ballad maker.
  • noun a person who sings

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  • verb specify as a condition or requirement in a contract or agreement; make an express demand or provision in an agreement
    qualify; condition; stipulate.
    • The will stipulates that she can live in the house for the rest of her life
    • The contract stipulates the dates of the payments
  • verb decide upon or fix definitely
    set; fix; limit; determine; define.
    • fix the variables
    • specify the parameters

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  • noun hate coupled with disgust
    odium; execration; abomination; detestation; loathing.

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  • noun a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces
    • ten demerits and he loses his privileges
  • noun the quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection
    • they discussed the merits and demerits of her novel
    • he knew his own faults much better than she did

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  • noun repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
  • noun the syllable added in a reduplicated word form

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  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; accolade; honor; award.
    • an award for bravery
  • noun the state of being honored
    honour; honor.

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  • noun the highest level of alert when an attack by the enemy seems imminent (or more generally a state of alert resulting from imminent danger)

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  • noun (classical mythology) a golden apple thrown into a banquet of the gods by Eris (goddess of discord--who had not been invited); the apple had `for the fairest' written on it and Hera and Athena and Aphrodite all claimed it; when Paris (prince of Troy) awarded it to Aphrodite it began a chain of events that led to the Trojan War

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

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  • noun a variable quantity that can be resolved into components
  • noun a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction

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  • noun mutual communication; communication with each other
    • they intercepted intercommunication between enemy ships

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  • noun striped pole outside a barbershop

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  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    plug; wad; quid; cud; chaw.
  • noun biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow
    manduction; chewing; mastication.

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  • noun a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
  • noun a contract to hire or lease transportation

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  • noun a very small spot
    • 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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  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    stomach; brook; support; put up; bear; abide; endure; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
    • I cannot bear his constant criticism
    • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    • he learned to tolerate the heat
    • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage
  • verb recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)
    • We must tolerate the religions of others

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  • verb terminate the employment of; discharge from an office or position
    give the axe; send away; give the sack; fire; dismiss; terminate; displace; sack; force out; can.
    • The boss fired his secretary today
    • The company terminated 25% of its workers
  • verb inform (somebody) of something
    apprize; send word; apprise; notify; advise.
    • I advised him that the rent was due

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

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  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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

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  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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  • noun noisy talk
    chatter; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • verb talk incessantly and tiresomely
    jaw; yap away; yack away; rattle on.

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

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  • adjective satellite characterized by expression
    • a very expressive face

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  • noun a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena
    • theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses
    • true in fact and theory
  • noun a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena
    hypothesis; possibility.
    • a scientific hypothesis that survives experimental testing becomes a scientific theory
    • he proposed a fresh theory of alkalis that later was accepted in chemical practices

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  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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  • noun the state of being employed or having a job
    • they are looking for employment
    • he was in the employ of the city
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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  • noun a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government
    • the American colony in Paris
  • noun a community of people smaller than a town
    small town; village.

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  • adjective satellite serving to prove or demonstrate
    • the oath of office is...demonstrative of the legislative opinion on this subject"- John Marshall

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  • adjective displeasing to the senses
    • an ugly face
    • ugly furniture
  • adjective satellite inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
    • a surly waiter
    • an ugly frame of mind

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  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

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  • noun a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
  • noun naming explicitly

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  • noun a line marking the level reached by a body of water
    water line.
  • noun a distinguishing mark impressed on paper during manufacture; visible when paper is held up to the light

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  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; impish; puckish; prankish; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank
  • adjective satellite deliberately causing harm or damage
    • mischievous rumors and falsehoods

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  • verb be behind; approve of
    indorse; plunk for; support; plump for; back.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960
  • verb give support or one's approval to
    second; indorse; back.
    • I'll second that motion
    • I can't back this plan
    • endorse a new project

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

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  • noun the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
    fiber optics; fibreoptics; fiberoptics.

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  • noun the rate at which a person inhales and exhales; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
    rate of respiration.

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  • noun a relation between two opposite attributes or tendencies
    mutual opposition.
    • he viewed it as a balanced polarity between good and evil
  • noun having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)
    • he got the polarity of the battery reversed
    • charges of opposite sign

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  • noun idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
    prattle; chin music; blether; idle talk.
  • verb speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly
    chatter; tattle; piffle; gabble; blab; gibber; clack; tittle-tattle; prattle; maunder; palaver; blabber; twaddle.

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  • noun a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength
    • RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain
  • noun the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem

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  • noun a corner of a page turned down to mark your place

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  • noun an apparatus for sending telegraphic messages by using a mirror to turn the sun's rays off and on
  • verb signal by means of a mirror and the using the sun's rays

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  • noun a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written

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  • noun a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
    culture; polish; cultivation; finish.
    • they performed with great polish
    • I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose
    • almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
  • noun the result of improving something
    • he described a refinement of this technique

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  • noun the activity of protecting someone or something
    • the witnesses demanded police protection
  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protective covering; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors

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  • noun a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
    • not everyone regards humility as a virtue
  • noun a humble feeling
    • he was filled with humility at the sight of the Pope

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  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

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