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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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horseback

  • noun the back of a horse
  • noun a narrow ridge of hills
    hogback.

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piezometer

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring high pressures

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skiing

  • noun a sport in which participants must travel on skis
  • verb move along on skis
    ski.
    • We love to ski the Rockies
    • My children don't ski

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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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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time-delay_measuring_system

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

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ammonia

  • noun a water solution of ammonia
    ammonium hydroxide; ammonia water.
  • noun a pungent gas compounded of nitrogen and hydrogen (NH3)

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row

  • noun an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line
    • a row of chairs
  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; quarrel.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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hunting

  • noun the pursuit and killing or capture of wild animals regarded as a sport
    hunt.
  • noun the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
    search; hunt.

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electric_thermometer

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

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tweet

  • noun a weak chirping sound as of a small bird
  • verb make a weak, chirping sound
    twirp.
    • the small bird was tweeting in the tree

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flash

  • noun a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun a momentary brightness

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misdating

  • noun something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
    anachronism; mistiming.
  • verb assign the wrong date to
    misdate.

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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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digital_clock

  • noun a clock that displays the time of day digitally

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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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opportuneness

  • noun timely convenience
    patness; timeliness.

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micrometer_caliper

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

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bomb_calorimeter

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

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static_tube

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

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day_of_judgment

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgement; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; doomsday; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; end of the world; Last Day; Last Judgement.

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analog_watch

  • noun a watch that represents time by the position of hands on a dial

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minute

  • noun a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
    min.
    • he ran a 4 minute mile
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; second.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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timely

  • adjective satellite before a time limit expires
    • the timely filing of his income tax return
  • adjective satellite done or happening at the appropriate or proper time
    well-timed; well timed; seasonable.
    • a timely warning
    • with timely treatment the patient has a good chance of recovery
    • a seasonable time for discussion
    • the book's publication was well timed

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din

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; cacophony; blare; blaring.
  • noun the act of making a noisy disturbance
    tumult; ruckus; commotion; rumpus; ruction.

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caesium

  • noun a soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal
    cesium; Cs; atomic number 55.

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densimeter

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

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whiz

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

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contact_sport

  • noun a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players

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ixodes_scapularis

  • noun parasitic on mice of genus Peromyscus and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in eastern United States (especially New England); northern form was for a time known as Ixodes dammini (deer tick)
    black-legged tick.

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micrometer_gauge

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

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horseback_riding

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

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team

  • noun a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
    squad.
  • noun two or more draft animals that work together to pull something

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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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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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rack

  • noun framework for holding objects
  • noun rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton

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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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doomsday

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; end of the world; Last Day; Last Judgement.
  • noun an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    day of reckoning; doom; end of the world.
    • everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it
    • that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world

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second

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

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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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winder

  • noun a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
  • noun mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
    key.

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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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click

  • noun a short light metallic sound
    clink; chink.
  • noun a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
    suction stop.

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hygrometer

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

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clangor

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; crash; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • verb make a loud resonant noise
    clangour.
    • the alarm clangored throughout the building

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ixodes_spinipalpis

  • noun usually does not bite humans; transmits Lyme disease spirochete to cottontail rabbits and wood rats

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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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judgment_day

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; doomsday; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; end of the world; Last Day; Last Judgement.

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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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seasonableness

  • noun being at the right time
    timeliness.

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birr

  • noun the basic unit of money in Ethiopia; equal to 100 cents
  • noun sound of something in rapid motion
    whir; whirring; whirr.
    • whir of a bird's wings
    • the whir of the propellers

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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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black-legged_tick

  • noun parasitic on mice of genus Peromyscus and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in eastern United States (especially New England); northern form was for a time known as Ixodes dammini (deer tick)
    Ixodes scapularis.

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venturi_tube

  • noun a short tube inserted into a pipeline and used to measure the quantity of a liquid that is flowing in the pipeline

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beater

  • noun a worker who rouses wild game from under cover for a hunter
  • noun an implement for beating

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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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racing

  • noun the sport of engaging in contests of speed
  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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exercise

  • noun the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit
    workout; physical exertion; exercising; physical exercise.
    • the doctor recommended regular exercise
    • he did some exercising
    • the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit
  • noun the act of using
    use; utilization; utilisation; usage; employment.
    • he warned against the use of narcotic drugs
    • skilled in the utilization of computers

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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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full

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full-of-the-moon; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
  • verb beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
    • full the cloth

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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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twang

  • noun a sharp vibrating sound (as of a plucked string)
  • noun exaggerated nasality in speech (as in some regional dialects)
    nasal twang.

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aquatics

  • noun sports that involve bodies of water
    water sport.
  • noun a plant that lives in or on water
    aquatic.

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dipstick

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

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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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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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last_day

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; doomsday; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; end of the world; Last Judgement.

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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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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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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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boron_chamber

  • noun an ionization chamber lined with boron or filled with boron trifluoride gas for counting low velocity neutrons

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cuckoo

  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
    goof; fathead; goose; bozo; zany; twat; jackass; goofball.
  • noun any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail

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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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dip_circle

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

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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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burette

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

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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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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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cylinder

  • noun a solid bounded by a cylindrical surface and two parallel planes (the bases)
  • noun a surface generated by rotating a parallel line around a fixed line

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microphotometer

  • noun special kind of densitometer that measures density variations over a very small area

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thrum

  • noun a thrumming sound
    • he could hear the thrum of a banjo
  • verb sound with a monotonous hum
    hum.

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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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vernier_micrometer

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

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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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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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cold_snap

  • noun a spell of cold weather
    cold spell.

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turret

  • noun a small tower extending above a building
  • noun a self-contained weapons platform housing guns and capable of rotation
    gun turret; gun enclosure.

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paste

  • noun any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency
  • noun a hard, brilliant lead glass that is used in making artificial jewelry

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variometer

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

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odometer

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

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splash

  • noun the sound like water splashing
    plash.
  • noun a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
    stir.
    • he made a great splash and then disappeared

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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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rock_climbing

  • noun the sport or pastime of scaling rock masses on mountain sides (especially with the help of ropes and special equipment)

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sheep-tick

  • noun wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle
    sheep ked; sheep tick; Melophagus Ovinus.
  • noun parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humans; can transmit looping ill in sheep (acute viral disease of the nervous system); a vector for Lyme disease spirochete
    Ixodes ricinus; sheep tick.

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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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pitter-patter

  • noun a series of rapid tapping sounds
    • she missed the pitter-patter of little feet around the house
  • verb rain gently
    sprinkle; spatter; patter; spit.
    • It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick

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petrol_gage

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

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pocket_watch

  • noun a watch that is carried in a small watch pocket

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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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transient

  • noun one who stays for only a short time
    • transient laborers
  • noun (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load

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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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whang

  • noun the act of hitting vigorously
    knock; whack; rap; belt.
    • he gave the table a whack
  • verb beat with force

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doom

  • noun an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    doomsday; day of reckoning; end of the world.
    • everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it
    • that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world
  • verb decree or designate beforehand
    destine; fate; designate.
    • She was destined to become a great pianist

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reversing_thermometer

  • noun a thermometer that registers the temperature in deep waters

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atmometer

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

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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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ixodes_dammini

  • noun a northeastern tick now recognized as same species as Ixodes scapularis
    deer tick.

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judo

  • noun a sport adapted from jujitsu (using principles of not resisting) and similar to wrestling; developed in Japan

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electric_meter

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

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mo

  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; minute; second.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit
  • noun a polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and tungsten in its properties; used to strengthen and harden steel
    atomic number 42; molybdenum.

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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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cold_spell

  • noun a spell of cold weather
    cold snap.

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mileometer

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

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hunting_watch

  • noun a watch with a hinged metal lid to protect the crystal
    hunter.

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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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skirl

  • noun the sound of (the chanter of) a bagpipe
  • verb make a shrill, wailing sound
    • skirling bagpipes

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trump

  • noun a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps
    trump card.
    • the ace of trumps is a sure winner
  • noun (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand
    • clubs were declared trumps
    • a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led

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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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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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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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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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pink

  • noun a light shade of red
  • noun any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
    garden pink.

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purr

  • noun a low vibrating sound typical of a contented cat
  • verb make a soft swishing sound
    birr; whizz; whiz; whir; whirr.
    • the motor whirred
    • the car engine purred

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bathometer

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

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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instant

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    wink; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; jiffy; heartbeat; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
  • noun a particular point in time
    moment; second; minute.
    • the moment he arrived the party began

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end_of_the_world

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; doomsday; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; Last Day; Last Judgement.
  • noun an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    doomsday; day of reckoning; doom.
    • everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it
    • that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world

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ping

  • noun a sharp high-pitched resonant sound (as of a sonar echo or a bullet striking metal)
  • noun a river in western Thailand; a major tributary of the Chao Phraya
    Ping River.

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doppler_radar

  • noun radar that uses the Doppler shift to measure velocity

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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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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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babble

  • noun gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
    lallation; babbling.
  • verb utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way
    • The old man is only babbling--don't pay attention

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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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dermacentor_variabilis

  • noun common tick that can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia
    wood tick; American dog tick.

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thermohydrometer

  • noun a hydrometer that includes a thermometer
    thermogravimeter.

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clink

  • noun a short light metallic sound
    click; chink.
  • noun a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
    slammer; pokey; gaol; jail; jailhouse; poky.

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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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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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slush

  • noun partially melted snow
  • verb make a splashing sound
    splosh; splash; slosh.
    • water was splashing on the floor

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wristwatch

  • noun a watch that is worn strapped to the wrist
    wrist watch.

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soft_tick

  • noun tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head
    argasid.

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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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jiffy

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; wink; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; heartbeat; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash

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wrist

  • noun a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
    carpus; radiocarpal joint; wrist joint; articulatio radiocarpea.

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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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patness

  • noun timely convenience
    opportuneness; timeliness.

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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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time_clock

  • noun clock used to record the hours that people work

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lap

  • noun the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
    • he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap
  • noun an area of control or responsibility
    • the job fell right in my lap

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pocket

  • noun a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pouch; sack.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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ratchet_wheel

  • noun toothed wheel held in place by a pawl or detent and turned by a lever

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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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whistle

  • noun the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
    whistling.
  • noun the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
    whistling.
    • the whistle signalled the end of the game

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snail

  • noun freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
  • noun edible terrestrial snail usually served in the shell with a sauce of melted butter and garlic
    escargot.

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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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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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wink

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; jiffy; heartbeat; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
  • noun closing one eye quickly as a signal

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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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transit_declinometer

  • noun an instrument for measuring magnetic declination
    declinometer.

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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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anachronism

  • noun something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
    misdating; mistiming.
  • noun an artifact that belongs to another time

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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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deck

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

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blare

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; cacophony; din; blaring.
  • verb make a strident sound
    blast.
    • She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone

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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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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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hodometer

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

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cold

  • noun a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)
    common cold.
    • will they never find a cure for the common cold?
  • noun the absence of heat
    frigidness; coldness; frigidity; low temperature.
    • the coldness made our breath visible
    • come in out of the cold
    • cold is a vasoconstrictor

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pointer

  • noun a mark to indicate a direction or relation
    arrow.
  • noun an indicator as on a dial

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candy_thermometer

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

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machine

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

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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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ixodes_pacificus

  • noun a tick that feeds on dusky-footed wood rat and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in western United States especially northern California
    western black-legged tick.

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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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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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geiger_tube

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

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tinkle

  • noun a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell
    ting.
  • verb make or emit a high sound
    clink; tink; chink.
    • tinkling bells

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thump

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    thud; clump; clunk; thumping.
  • noun a heavy blow with the hand

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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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crash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    wreck.
    • they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

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ixodes_dentatus

  • noun usually does not bite humans; transmits Lyme disease spirochete to cottontail rabbits and wood rats

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tictac

  • noun steady recurrent ticking sound as made by a clock
    tocktact; ticktock.

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horologe

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

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spell

  • noun a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
    enchantment; trance.
  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    go; turn; tour.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work

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hunter

  • noun someone who hunts game
    huntsman.
  • noun a person who searches for something
    • a treasure hunter

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bang

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

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blink

  • noun a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    nictitation; winking; eye blink; nictation; blinking; wink.
  • verb briefly shut the eyes
    wink; nictitate; nictate.
    • The TV announcer never seems to blink

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day

  • noun time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis
    twenty-four hours; mean solar day; twenty-four hour period; solar day; 24-hour interval.
    • two days later they left
    • they put on two performances every day
    • there are 30,000 passengers per day
  • noun some point or period in time
    • it should arrive any day now
    • after that day she never trusted him again
    • those were the days
    • these days it is not unusual

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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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split_second

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; wink; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; jiffy; heartbeat; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash

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plunk

  • noun a hollow twanging sound
  • noun (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
    plunker.

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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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rock

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

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athletics

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    sport.
  • noun a contest between athletes
    athletic competition; athletic contest.

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meal

  • noun the food served and eaten at one time
    repast.
  • noun any of the occasions for eating food that occur by custom or habit at more or less fixed times

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seasonable

  • adjective in keeping with the season
    • a hard but seasonable frost
    • seasonable clothes
  • adjective satellite done or happening at the appropriate or proper time
    timely; well-timed; well timed.
    • a timely warning
    • with timely treatment the patient has a good chance of recovery
    • a seasonable time for discussion
    • the book's publication was well timed

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wheel

  • noun a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
  • noun a handwheel that is used for steering
    steering wheel.

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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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tintometer

  • noun a measuring instrument used in colorimetric analysis to determine the quantity of a substance from the color it yields with specific reagents
    colorimeter.

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hard

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

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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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interferometer

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

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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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off-day

  • noun a day when things go poorly
    • I guess this is one of my off-days

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beetle

  • noun insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  • noun a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
    mallet.

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ripple

  • noun a small wave on the surface of a liquid
    riffle; wavelet; rippling.
  • noun (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value

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grandfather

  • noun the father of your father or mother
    grandad; granddaddy; granddad; grandpa; gramps.

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whir

  • noun sound of something in rapid motion
    birr; whirring; whirr.
    • whir of a bird's wings
    • the whir of the propellers
  • verb make a soft swishing sound
    purr; birr; whizz; whiz; whirr.
    • the motor whirred
    • the car engine purred

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day_of_judgement

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; doomsday; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; end of the world; Last Day; Last Judgement.

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water_gauge

  • noun gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoir
    water gage; water glass.

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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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analog_clock

  • noun a clock that displays the time of day by the position of hands on a dial

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space

  • noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    infinite.
    • they tested his ability to locate objects in space
    • the boundless regions of the infinite
  • noun an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    • the architect left space in front of the building
    • they stopped at an open space in the jungle
    • the space between his teeth

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speedometer

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

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alarm_clock

  • noun a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time
    alarm.

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funambulism

  • noun walking on a tightrope or slack rope
    tightrope walking.

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volumeter

  • noun a meter to measure the volume of gases, liquids, or solids (either directly or by displacement)

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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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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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grandfather_clock

  • noun a pendulum clock enclosed in a tall narrow case
    longcase clock.

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weighing_machine

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

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cause

  • noun events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • noun a justification for something existing or happening
    reason; grounds.
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice

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sheep

  • noun woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat
  • noun a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon

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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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bleep

  • noun a short high tone produced as a signal or warning
    beep.
  • verb emit a single short high-pitched signal
    • The computer bleeped away

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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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fugitive

  • noun someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
    runaway; fleer.
    • fugitives from the sweatshops
  • noun someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
    fugitive from justice.

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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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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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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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marine

  • noun a soldier who serves both on shipboard and on land
  • noun a member of the United States Marine Corps
    shipboard soldier; devil dog; leatherneck.

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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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graduated_cylinder

  • noun a cylindrical graduate

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fahrenheit_thermometer

  • noun a thermometer calibrated in degrees Fahrenheit

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hydrometer

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

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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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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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times

  • noun a more or less definite period of time now or previously present
    • it was a sign of the times
  • noun an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed
    multiplication.
    • the multiplication of four by three gives twelve
    • four times three equals twelve

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incarnation

  • noun a new personification of a familiar idea
    embodiment; avatar.
    • the embodiment of hope
    • the incarnation of evil
    • the very avatar of cunning
  • noun (Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ

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timed

  • adjective satellite regularly spaced in time
    • closely timed intervals
  • 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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heartbeat

  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart
  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; wink; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; jiffy; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash

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clump

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

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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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claxon

  • noun a kind of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles
    klaxon.
  • verb make a loud noise
    beep; toot; blare; honk.
    • The horns of the taxis blared

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blood_sport

  • noun sport that involves killing animals (especially hunting)

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stopwatch

  • noun a timepiece that can be started or stopped for exact timing (as of a race)
    stop watch.

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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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team_sport

  • noun a sport that involves competition between teams of players
    • baseball is a team sport by golf is not

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water_clock

  • noun clock that measures time by the escape of water
    clepsydra; water glass.

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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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hygroscope

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

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ring

  • noun a characteristic sound
    • it has the ring of sincerity
  • noun a toroidal shape
    annulus; anchor ring; doughnut; halo.
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
    • a halo of smoke

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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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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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pit

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    cavity.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    fossa.

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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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doomsday

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; end of the world; Last Day; Last Judgement.
  • noun an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    day of reckoning; doom; end of the world.
    • everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it
    • that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world

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swoosh

  • noun the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
    whoosh.
  • verb move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
    swosh; swish; lap.
    • The bubbles swoshed around in the glass
    • The curtain swooshed open

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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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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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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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thermopile

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

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hum

  • noun the state of being or appearing to be actively engaged in an activity
    busyness.
    • they manifested all the busyness of a pack of beavers
    • there is a constant hum of military preparation
  • noun an Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s; now operates as a terrorist organization primarily in Kashmir and seeks Kashmir's accession by Pakistan
    Al Faran; Harkat ul-Mujahedeen; HUA; Harkat-ul-Mujahidin; Harkat ul-Ansar; Movement of Holy Warriors.

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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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platinum_thermometer

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

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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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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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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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bubble

  • noun a hollow globule of gas (e.g., air or carbon dioxide)
  • noun a speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control
    house of cards.
    • his proposal was nothing but a house of cards
    • a real estate bubble

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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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evaporometer

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

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audiometer

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

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gaussmeter

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

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early_warning_radar

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

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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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gambol

  • noun gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
    caper; play; frolic; romp.
    • it was all done in play
    • their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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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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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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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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rattle

  • noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    rale; rattling.
    • the death rattle
  • noun a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken

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pedometer

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

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tightrope

  • noun tightly stretched rope or wire on which acrobats perform high above the ground

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rowing

  • noun the act of rowing as a sport
    row.
  • verb propel with oars
    row.
    • row the boat across the lake

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rap

  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    blame.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; tap.

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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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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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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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ephemeral

  • noun anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form
    ephemeron.
  • adjective satellite lasting a very short time
    short-lived; transitory; transient; fugacious; passing.
    • the ephemeral joys of childhood
    • a passing fancy
    • youth's transient beauty
    • love is transitory but it is eternal
    • fugacious blossoms

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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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clunk

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    thud; clump; thumping; thump.
  • verb make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
    clump; clop; plunk.

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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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contact

  • noun close interaction
    • they kept in daily contact
    • they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings
  • noun the act of touching physically
    physical contact.
    • her fingers came in contact with the light switch

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ixodes_ricinus

  • noun parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humans; can transmit looping ill in sheep (acute viral disease of the nervous system); a vector for Lyme disease spirochete
    sheep-tick; sheep tick.

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detector

  • noun any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
    sensing element; sensor.
  • noun rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
    demodulator.

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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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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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whizz

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

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galvanometer

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

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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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splat

  • noun a single splash
    • he heard a splat as it hit the floor
  • noun a slat of wood in the middle of the back of a straight chair

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electric_clock

  • noun a clock using a small electric motor

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audio

  • noun the audible part of a transmitted signal
    sound.
    • they always raise the audio for commercials
  • noun an audible acoustic wave frequency
    audio frequency.

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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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alarm

  • noun fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    dismay; consternation.
  • noun a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
    alarm system; warning device.

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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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water_sport

  • noun sports that involve bodies of water
    aquatics.

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toot

  • noun a blast of a horn
  • noun revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
    carouse; carousal; bender; booze-up.

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thermel

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

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squelch

  • noun a crushing remark
    put-down; squelcher; takedown.
  • noun an electric circuit that cuts off a receiver when the signal becomes weaker than the noise
    squelcher; squelch circuit.

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occasion

  • noun an event that occurs at a critical time
    juncture.
    • at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave
    • it was needed only on special occasions
  • noun a vaguely specified social event
    function; affair; social occasion; social function.
    • the party was quite an affair
    • an occasion arranged to honor the president
    • a seemingly endless round of social functions

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barrel

  • noun a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
    gun barrel.
  • noun a cylindrical container that holds liquids
    cask.

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western

  • noun a sandwich made from a western omelet
    western sandwich.
  • noun a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
    horse opera.

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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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walking

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walk.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • verb use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
    walk.
    • Walk, don't run!
    • We walked instead of driving
    • She walks with a slight limp
    • The patient cannot walk yet
    • Walk over to the cabinet

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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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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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stop_watch

  • noun a timepiece that can be started or stopped for exact timing (as of a race)
    stopwatch.

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crystal_counter

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

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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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outdoor

  • adjective located, suited for, or taking place in the open air
    outside; out-of-door.
    • outdoor clothes
    • badminton and other outdoor games
    • a beautiful outdoor setting for the wedding
  • adjective pertaining to or concerning the outdoors or outdoor activities
    • outdoor education is the area of teacher training concerned with training for outdoor activities

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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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sundial

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

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oven_thermometer

  • noun a thermometer that registers the temperature inside an oven

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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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tachometer

  • noun measuring instrument for indicating speed of rotation
    tach.

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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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ixodid

  • noun ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head
    hard tick.

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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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plumb

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

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pendulum_clock

  • noun a clock regulated by a pendulum

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claims_adjustor

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

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going

  • noun the act of departing
    going away; departure; leaving.
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; exit; expiration; release; passing.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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milometer

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

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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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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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do

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

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clank

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    crash; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • verb make a clank
    • the train clanked through the village

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patter

  • noun plausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
    spiel; line of gab.
  • noun a quick succession of light rapid sounds
    • the patter of mice
    • the patter of tiny feet

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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spherometer

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

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stop

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

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clang

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; crash; clash; clangour; clangoring; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • verb make a loud noise
    clangor.
    • clanging metal

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board_rule

  • noun a measure used in computing board feet

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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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refractometer

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

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bolometer

  • noun an instrument that measures heat radiation; extremely sensitive

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timing

  • noun the time when something happens
  • noun the regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect (as in music, theater, athletics, mechanics)

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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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timepiece

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

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planimeter

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

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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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patch

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; maculation; fleck; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    plot; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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cryoscope

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring freezing and melting points

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banking

  • noun engaging in the business of keeping money for savings and checking accounts or for exchange or for issuing loans and credit etc.
  • noun transacting business with a bank; depositing or withdrawing funds or requesting a loan etc.

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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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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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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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system_clock

  • noun a time-of-day clock in a computer system
  • noun an electronic device in a computer that issues a steady high-frequency signal that synchronizes all the internal components

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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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dump

  • noun a coarse term for defecation
    shit.
    • he took a shit
  • noun a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
    trash dump; rubbish dump; dumpsite; wasteyard; waste-yard; garbage dump.

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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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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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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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digital_watch

  • noun a watch with a digital display

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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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parking

  • noun space in which vehicles can be parked
    • there is plenty of parking behind the store
  • noun the act of maneuvering a vehicle into a location where it can be left temporarily

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sport

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    athletics.
  • noun the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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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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analog

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; parallel.
  • adjective of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
    analogue; linear.
    • analogue device
    • linear amplifier

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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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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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ammonia_clock

  • noun an atomic clock based on vibrational frequency of the nitrogen atom in the ammonia molecule

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timeliness

  • noun being at the right time
    seasonableness.
  • noun timely convenience
    patness; opportuneness.

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vacuum_gage

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

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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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outside

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

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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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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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grumble

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumble; rumbling; grumbling.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
    murmuring; grumbling; muttering; mutter; murmur.

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high_time

  • noun the latest possible moment
    • it is high time you went to work

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twinkling

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; wink; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; jiffy; heartbeat; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
  • verb gleam or glow intermittently
    wink; winkle; flash; twinkle; blink.
    • The lights were flashing

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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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thermogravimeter

  • noun a hydrometer that includes a thermometer
    thermohydrometer.

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judgement_day

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; doomsday; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; end of the world; Last Day; Last Judgement.

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postage

  • noun the charge for mailing something
  • noun a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid
    stamp; postage stamp.

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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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drum

  • noun a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end
    tympan; membranophone.
  • noun the sound of a drum
    • he could hear the drums before he heard the fifes

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wee

  • noun a short time
    • bide a wee
  • verb eliminate urine
    wee-wee; spend a penny; piddle; micturate; pee-pee; make; pass water; make water; relieve oneself; take a leak; pee; urinate; puddle; piss.
    • Again, the cat had made on the expensive rug

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bathymeter

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

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deer

  • noun distinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
    cervid.

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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

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wall_clock

  • noun a clock mounted on a wall

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buzz

  • noun sound of rapid vibration
    bombilation; bombination.
    • the buzz of a bumble bee
  • noun a confusion of activity and gossip
    • the buzz of excitement was so great that a formal denial was issued

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passing

  • noun (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    passing play; passing game; pass.
    • the coach sent in a passing play on third and long
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; going; exit; expiration; release.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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ticktock

  • noun steady recurrent ticking sound as made by a clock
    tictac; tocktact.
  • verb make a sound like a clock or a timer
    beat; tick; ticktack.
    • the clocks were ticking
    • the grandfather clock beat midnight

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trim

  • noun a state of arrangement or appearance
    trimness.
    • in good trim
  • noun a decoration or adornment on a garment
    passementerie; trimming.
    • the trimming on a hat
    • the trim on a shirt

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pitot-static_tube

  • 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 tube.

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wrist_watch

  • noun a watch that is worn strapped to the wrist
    wristwatch.

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pendulum

  • noun an apparatus consisting of an object mounted so that it swings freely under the influence of gravity

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wall

  • noun an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure
    • the south wall had a small window
    • the walls were covered with pictures
  • noun anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect
    • a wall of water
    • a wall of smoke
    • a wall of prejudice
    • negotiations ran into a brick wall

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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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pop

  • noun an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
    dad; dada; papa; pappa; pa; daddy.
  • noun a sweet drink containing carbonated water and flavoring
    tonic; soda pop; soda water; soda.
    • in New England they call sodas tonics

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dimensional

  • adjective of or relating to dimensions
  • adjective satellite having dimension--the quality or character or stature proper to a person; he is pasty, bland, faceless"- Norman Cousins
    • never matures as a dimensional character

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radiolocation

  • 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; microwave radar.

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adjuster

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

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harpoon

  • noun a spear with a shaft and barbed point for throwing; used for catching large fish or whales; a strong line is attached to it
  • verb spear with a harpoon
    • harpoon whales

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deer_tick

  • noun a northeastern tick now recognized as same species as Ixodes scapularis
    Ixodes dammini.

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torsion

  • noun a tortuous and twisted shape or position
    tortuousness; contortion; crookedness; tortuosity.
    • they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs
    • the acrobat performed incredible contortions
  • noun a twisting force
    torque.

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platinum

  • noun a heavy precious metallic element; grey-white and resistant to corroding; occurs in some nickel and copper ores and is also found native in some deposits
    atomic number 78; Pt.

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algometer

  • noun device for measuring pain caused by pressure

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colorimeter

  • noun a measuring instrument used in colorimetric analysis to determine the quantity of a substance from the color it yields with specific reagents
    tintometer.

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cycling

  • noun the sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle
  • verb cause to go through a recurring sequence
    cycle.
    • cycle the laundry in this washing program

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accelerometer

  • noun an instrument for measuring the acceleration of aircraft or rockets

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viscometer

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring viscosity
    viscosimeter.

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cuvette

A pot, bucket, or basin, in which molten plate glass is carried from the melting pot to the casting table.

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gas_thermometer

  • noun thermometer that measures temperature by changes in the pressure of a gas kept at constant volume
    air thermometer.

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three

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; triad; threesome; leash; III; trinity; terzetto.
  • noun one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips
    trey.

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mistiming

  • noun something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
    misdating; anachronism.
  • verb time incorrectly
    mistime.
    • She mistimed the marathon runner

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beep

  • noun a short high tone produced as a signal or warning
    bleep.
  • verb make a loud noise
    toot; claxon; blare; honk.
    • The horns of the taxis blared

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frisk

  • noun the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs
    frisking.
    • he gave the suspect a quick frisk
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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water_gage

  • noun gauge for indicating the level of water in e.g. a tank or boiler or reservoir
    water gauge; water glass.

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gasometer

  • noun a meter for measuring the amount of gas flowing through a particular pipe
    gas meter.
  • noun a large gas-tight spherical or cylindrical tank for holding gas to be used as fuel
    gas holder.

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buret

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

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sextant

  • noun a unit of angular distance equal to 60 degrees
  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring the angular distance between celestial objects; resembles an octant

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chug

  • noun the dull explosive noise made by an engine
  • verb make a dull, explosive sound
    • the engine chugged down the street

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thermocouple_junction

  • 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.

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digital_plethysmograph

  • noun plethysmograph applied to a digit of the hand or foot to measure skin blood flow

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heliometer

  • noun an instrument used to measure the angular separation of two stars that are too far apart to be included in the field of view of an ordinary telescope

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vernier_caliper

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

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gas

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

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snap

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

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proportional

  • noun one of the quantities in a mathematical proportion
  • adjective satellite properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to'
    relative.
    • the punishment ought to be proportional to the crime
    • earnings relative to production

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gravity_meter

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring variations in the gravitational field of the earth
    gravimeter.

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counter_tube

  • noun a measuring instrument for counting individual ionizing events

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bulb

  • noun a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure
  • noun electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
    lightbulb; electric light; light bulb; electric-light bulb; incandescent lamp.

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chatter

  • noun noisy talk
    yack; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • noun the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
    chattering.

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sound

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

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wood

  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    woods; forest.

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measuring_instrument

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

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tightrope_walking

  • noun walking on a tightrope or slack rope
    funambulism.

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value

  • noun a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed
    • the value assigned was 16 milliseconds
  • noun the quality (positive or negative) that renders something desirable or valuable
    • the Shakespearean Shylock is of dubious value in the modern world

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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while

  • noun a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
    spell; piece; patch.
    • he was here for a little while
    • I need to rest for a piece
    • a spell of good weather
    • a patch of bad weather

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ratchet

  • noun mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
    rachet; ratch.
  • verb move by degrees in one direction only
    ratchet down; rachet up.
    • a ratcheting lopping tool

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match

  • noun lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
    lucifer; friction match.
    • he always carries matches to light his pipe
    • as long you've a lucifer to light your fag
  • noun a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

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air_thermometer

  • noun thermometer that measures temperature by changes in the pressure of a gas kept at constant volume
    gas thermometer.

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thrash

  • noun a swimming kick used while treading water
  • verb give a thrashing to; beat hard
    lam; thresh; flail.

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balance

  • noun a state of equilibrium
  • noun equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

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trice

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; wink; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; jiffy; heartbeat; split second.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
  • verb raise with a line
    trice up.
    • trice a window shade

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measuring_system

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

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hypsometer

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

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outside_caliper

  • noun caliper for measuring outside dimensions; points on its legs curve inward

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micrometer

  • noun a metric unit of length equal to one millionth of a meter
    micron.
  • noun caliper for measuring small distances
    micrometer caliper; micrometer gauge.

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surface

  • noun the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    • there is a special cleaner for these surfaces
    • the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface
  • noun the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
    • they skimmed over the surface of the water
    • a brush small enough to clean every dental surface
    • the sun has no distinct surface

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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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tonometer

  • noun measuring instrument for measuring tension or pressure (especially for measuring intraocular pressure in testing for glaucoma)

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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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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thud

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    clump; clunk; thumping; thump.
  • verb make a dull sound
    thump.
    • the knocker thudded against the front door

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hygrodeik

  • noun a wet and dry bulb hygrometer

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patent

  • noun a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
    patent of invention.
  • noun an official document granting a right or privilege
    letters patent.

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ixodes_persulcatus

  • noun bites humans; a vector for Lyme disease spirochete

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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wood_tick

  • noun common tick that can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia
    Dermacentor variabilis; American dog tick.

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honk

  • noun the cry of a goose (or any sound resembling this)
  • verb make a loud noise
    beep; toot; claxon; blare.
    • The horns of the taxis blared

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eschaton

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; doomsday; crack of doom; day of reckoning; end of the world; Last Day; Last Judgement.

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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centigrade_thermometer

  • noun a thermometer calibrated in degrees centigrade

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whirr

  • noun sound of something in rapid motion
    birr; whir; whirring.
    • whir of a bird's wings
    • the whir of the propellers
  • verb make a soft swishing sound
    purr; birr; whizz; whiz; whir.
    • the motor whirred
    • the car engine purred

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spirograph

  • noun a measuring instrument for recording the depth and rapidity of breathing movements

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american_dog_tick

  • noun common tick that can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia
    wood tick; Dermacentor variabilis.

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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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rain

  • noun water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
    rainfall.
  • noun drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
    rainwater.

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moment

  • noun a particular point in time
    instant; second; minute.
    • the moment he arrived the party began
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    bit; mo; minute; second.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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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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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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tune

  • noun a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    melodic phrase; air; melodic line; strain; melody; line.
    • she was humming an air from Beethoven
  • noun the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch
    • he cannot sing in tune
    • the clarinet was out of tune

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swish

  • noun a brushing or rustling sound
  • verb move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound
    swosh; lap; swoosh.
    • The bubbles swoshed around in the glass
    • The curtain swooshed open

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actinometer

  • noun an instrument for measuring the intensity of electromagnetic radiation (usually by the photochemical effect)

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romp

  • noun an easy victory
    laugher; blowout; runaway; walkaway; shoo-in.
  • noun a girl who behaves in a boyish manner
    tomboy; hoyden.

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twirp

  • noun someone who is regarded as contemptible
    twit; twerp.
  • verb make a weak, chirping sound
    tweet.
    • the small bird was tweeting in the tree

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well

  • noun a deep hole or shaft dug or drilled to obtain water or oil or gas or brine
  • noun a cavity or vessel used to contain liquid

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drone

  • noun stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
  • noun an unchanging intonation
    droning; monotone.

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salinometer

  • noun a hydrometer that determines the concentration of salt solutions by measuring their density

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size_stick

  • noun a mechanical measuring stick used by shoe fitters to measure the length and width of your foot

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spectator

  • noun a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind)
    viewer; looker; witness; watcher.
    • the spectators applauded the performance
    • television viewers
    • sky watchers discovered a new star
  • noun a woman's pump with medium heel; usually in contrasting colors for toe and heel
    spectator pump.

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coordinate

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

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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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athletic_game

  • noun a game involving athletic activity

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outdoor_sport

  • noun a sport that is played outdoors
    field sport.

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well-timed

  • adjective satellite done or happening at the appropriate or proper time
    timely; well timed; seasonable.
    • a timely warning
    • with timely treatment the patient has a good chance of recovery
    • a seasonable time for discussion
    • the book's publication was well timed
  • adverb at an opportune time
    timely; seasonably; apropos.
    • your letter arrived apropos

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anemometer

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

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tocktact

  • noun steady recurrent ticking sound as made by a clock
    tictac; ticktock.

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athletic

  • adjective relating to or befitting athletics or athletes
    • athletic facilities
  • adjective satellite vigorously active
    gymnastic; acrobatic.
    • an acrobatic dance
    • an athletic child
    • athletic playing
    • gymnastic exercises

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argasid

  • noun tick lacking a dorsal shield and having mouth parts on the under side of the head
    soft tick.

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shape

  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    configuration; contour; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes
  • noun the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    form.
    • geometry is the mathematical science of shape

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clop

  • noun the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
    clip-clop; clunking; clopping; clippety-clop; clumping.
  • verb make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
    clump; clunk; plunk.

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atomic

  • adjective of or relating to or comprising atoms
    • atomic structure
    • atomic hydrogen
  • adjective (weapons) deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy
    nuclear.
    • nuclear war
    • nuclear weapons
    • atomic bombs

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world

  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    universe; creation; macrocosm; existence; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence
  • noun people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
    domain.
    • the Western world

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scintillation_counter

  • noun counter tube in which light flashes when exposed to ionizing radiation

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asdic

  • 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; echo sounder.
    • sonar is an acronym for sound navigation ranging
    • asdic is an acronym for antisubmarine detection investigation committee

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screw_log

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

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speed

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

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maximum_and_minimum_thermometer

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

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blow

  • noun a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    • a blow on the head
  • noun an impact (as from a collision)
    bump.
    • the bump threw him off the bicycle

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reckoning

  • noun problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
    calculation; figuring; computation.
  • noun a bill for an amount due
    tally.

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hot_spell

  • noun a spell of hot weather

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mistime

  • verb time incorrectly
    • She mistimed the marathon runner

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western_black-legged_tick

  • noun a tick that feeds on dusky-footed wood rat and bites humans; principal vector for Lyme disease in western United States especially northern California
    Ixodes pacificus.

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hard_times

  • noun a time of difficulty
  • noun a difficulty that can be overcome with effort
    rough sledding; hard time.
    • we had a hard time getting here
    • analysts predicted rough sledding for handset makers

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instrument

  • noun a device that requires skill for proper use
  • noun the means whereby some act is accomplished
    tool.
    • my greed was the instrument of my destruction
    • science has given us new tools to fight disease

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board

  • noun a committee having supervisory powers
    • the board has seven members
  • noun a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    plank.

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crack

  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; fissure.
  • noun a narrow opening
    gap.
    • he opened the window a crack

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chronoscope

  • noun an instrument for accurate measurements of small intervals of time

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dosemeter

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

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voltmeter

  • noun meter that measures the potential difference between two points

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finder

  • noun someone who comes upon something after searching
  • noun someone who is the first to observe something
    spotter; discoverer.

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ruler

  • noun a person who rules or commands
    swayer.
    • swayer of the universe
  • noun measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths
    rule.

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strain_gage

  • noun a gauge for measuring strain in a surface
    strain gauge.

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early

  • adjective at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
    • early morning
    • an early warning
    • early diagnosis
    • an early death
    • took early retirement
    • an early spring
    • early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties
  • adjective being or occurring at an early stage of development
    • in an early stage
    • early forms of life
    • early man
    • an early computer

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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snarl

  • noun a vicious angry growl
  • noun an angry vicious expression

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vacuum

  • noun the absence of matter
    vacuity.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; void; emptiness.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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last_judgment

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Judgment Day; Judgement Day; doomsday; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; end of the world; Last Day; Last Judgement.

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bit

  • noun a small piece or quantity of something
    spot.
    • a spot of tea
    • a bit of paper
    • a bit of lint
    • I gave him a bit of my mind
  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    fleck; chip; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye

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tick

  • noun a metallic tapping sound
    ticking.
    • he counted the ticks of the clock
  • noun any of two families of small parasitic arachnids with barbed proboscis; feed on blood of warm-blooded animals

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knock

  • noun the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    knocking.
    • the knocking grew louder
  • noun negative criticism
    roast.

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torsion_balance

  • noun measuring instrument designed to measure small forces by the torsion they exert on a thin wire

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rustle

  • noun a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind
    whispering; whisper; rustling.
  • verb make a dry crackling sound
    • rustling silk
    • the dry leaves were rustling in the breeze

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calliper

  • noun an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)
    caliper.
  • verb measure the diameter of something with calipers
    caliper.

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vacuum_gauge

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

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candy

  • noun a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
    confect.
  • verb coat with something sweet, such as a hard sugar glaze
    glaze; sugarcoat.

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chamber

  • noun a natural or artificial enclosed space
  • noun an enclosed volume in the body
    • the chambers of his heart were healthy

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wind_gage

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

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wire_gage

  • noun gauge for measuring the diameter of wire
    wire gauge.

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sonometer

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

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soft

  • adjective yielding readily to pressure or weight
  • adjective compassionate and kind; conciliatory
    • he was soft on his children

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track_and_field

  • noun participating in athletic sports performed on a running track or on the field associated with it

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water_meter

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

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clepsydra

  • noun clock that measures time by the escape of water
    water clock; water glass.

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crack_of_doom

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; doomsday; eschaton; day of reckoning; end of the world; Last Day; Last Judgement.

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mercury_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-in-glass thermometer.

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caliper

  • noun an instrument for measuring the distance between two points (often used in the plural)
    calliper.
  • verb measure the diameter of something with calipers
    calliper.

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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octant

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring angles to a celestial body; similar to a sextant but with 45 degree calibration

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gymnastics

  • noun a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility
    gymnastic exercise.

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sheep_tick

  • noun wingless fly that is an external parasite on sheep and cattle
    sheep ked; sheep-tick; Melophagus Ovinus.
  • noun parasitic on sheep and cattle as well as humans; can transmit looping ill in sheep (acute viral disease of the nervous system); a vector for Lyme disease spirochete
    Ixodes ricinus; sheep-tick.

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spectator_sport

  • noun a sport that many people find entertaining to watch

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potentiometer

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring direct current electromotive forces
  • noun a resistor with three terminals, the third being an adjustable center terminal; used to adjust voltages in radios and TV sets
    pot.

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scale

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; ordered series; graduated table.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10
  • noun relative magnitude
    • they entertained on a grand scale

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altazimuth

  • noun an instrument that measures the altitude and azimuth of celestial bodies; used in navigation

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viscosimeter

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring viscosity
    viscometer.

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field_sport

  • noun a sport that is played outdoors
    outdoor sport.

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adjustor

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

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microwave

  • noun a short electromagnetic wave (longer than infrared but shorter than radio waves); used for radar and microwave ovens and for transmitting telephone, facsimile, video and data
  • noun kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat results from the absorption of energy by the water molecules in the food
    microwave oven.

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weighbridge

  • noun platform scale flush with a roadway for weighing vehicles and cattle etc

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track

  • noun a line or route along which something travels or moves
    path; course.
    • the hurricane demolished houses in its path
    • the track of an animal
    • the course of the river
  • noun evidence pointing to a possible solution
    trail; lead.
    • the police are following a promising lead
    • the trail led straight to the perpetrator

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sledding

  • noun the sport of riding on a sled or sleigh
  • noun advancing toward a goal
    going.
    • persuading him was easy going
    • the proposal faces tough sledding

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ticking

  • noun a metallic tapping sound
    tick.
    • he counted the ticks of the clock
  • noun a strong fabric used for mattress and pillow covers

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lark

  • noun North American songbirds having a yellow breast
    meadowlark.
  • noun a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage
    pipit; titlark.

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measuring

  • noun the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
    mensuration; measure; measurement.
    • the measurements were carefully done
    • his mental measurings proved remarkably accurate
  • verb determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    mensurate; measure out; measure.
    • Measure the length of the wall

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pendulum_watch

  • noun (18th century) a watch with a balance wheel having a fake pendulum attached to it

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radiometer

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

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noise

  • noun sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
    • he enjoyed the street noises
    • they heard indistinct noises of people talking
    • during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels
  • noun the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
    racket; dissonance.
    • modern music is just noise to me

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power

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

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dasymeter

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

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stem

  • noun (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
    root word; radical; theme; base; root.
    • thematic vowels are part of the stem
  • noun a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
    stalk.

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pressure

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

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bastinado

  • noun a cudgel used to give someone a beating on the soles of the feet
  • noun a form of torture in which the soles of the feet are beaten with whips or cudgels
    falanga.

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graduated

  • adjective marked with or divided into degrees
    calibrated.
    • a calibrated thermometer
  • verb receive an academic degree upon completion of one's studies
    graduate.
    • She graduated in 1990

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stem-winder

  • noun a watch that is wound by turning a knob at the stem

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altimeter

  • noun an instrument that measures the height above ground; used in navigation

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pelvimeter

  • noun measuring instrument for performing pelvimetry

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cryometer

  • noun a thermometer designed to measure low temperatures

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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electrometer

  • noun meter to measure electrostatic voltage differences; draws no current from the source

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ionization_chamber

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

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rumble

  • noun a loud low dull continuous noise
    rumbling; grumble; grumbling.
    • they heard the rumbling of thunder
  • noun a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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scribe

  • noun French playwright (1791-1861)
    Augustin Eugene Scribe.
  • noun informal terms for journalists
    penman; scribbler.

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range

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

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caesium_clock

  • noun an atomic clock based on the energy difference between two states of the caesium nucleus in a magnetic field

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ohmmeter

  • noun a meter for measuring electrical resistance in ohms

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block

  • noun a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides)
    • the pyramids were built with large stone blocks
  • noun a rectangular area in a city surrounded by streets and usually containing several buildings
    city block.
    • he lives in the next block

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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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gymnastic

  • adjective satellite vigorously active
    athletic; acrobatic.
    • an acrobatic dance
    • an athletic child
    • athletic playing
    • gymnastic exercises
  • adjective of or relating to or used in exercises intended to develop strength and agility
    • gymnastic horse

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wire_gauge

  • noun gauge for measuring the diameter of wire
    wire gage.

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alcohol_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-in-glass thermometer.

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ephemera

  • noun something transitory; lasting a day
  • noun anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form
    ephemeron; ephemeral.

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legged

  • adjective having legs of a specified kind or number
    • four-legged animals
    • a peg-legged man

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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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weather

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    atmospheric condition; conditions; weather condition.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; brave; endure.
    • She braved the elements

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registration

  • noun the act of enrolling
    enrollment; enrolment.
  • noun the body of people (such as students) who register or enroll at the same time
    enrollment.

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chime

  • noun a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument
    gong; bell.
  • verb emit a sound
    • bells and gongs chimed

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weather_radar

  • noun radar that is able to detect clouds and precipitation

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gurgle

  • noun the bubbling sound of water flowing from a bottle with a narrow neck
  • verb flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
    babble; burble; guggle; ripple; bubble.
    • babbling brooks

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ting

  • noun a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell
    tinkle.
  • verb cause to make a ting

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log

  • noun a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
  • noun the exponent required to produce a given number
    logarithm.

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new_york_minute

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; wink; blink of an eye; flash; twinkling; jiffy; heartbeat; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash

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sensitometer

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring the light sensitivity of film over a range of exposures

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speed_indicator

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

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weatherglass

  • noun a simple barometer for indicating changes in atmospheric pressure

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lidar

  • noun a measuring system that detects and locates objects on the same principle as radar but uses light from a laser; a potential technology for detecting air turbulence that can affect aircraft

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ordinate

  • noun the value of a coordinate on the vertical axis
  • verb appoint to a clerical posts
    consecrate; ordain; order.
    • he was ordained in the Church

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strain_gauge

  • noun a gauge for measuring strain in a surface
    strain gage.

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gymnastic_exercise

  • noun (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)
  • noun a sport that involves exercises intended to display strength and balance and agility
    gymnastics.

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geiger-muller_counter

  • noun counter tube that detects ionizing radiations
    Geiger counter.

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telethermometer

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

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thermometrograph

  • noun a thermometer that records temperature variations on a graph as a function of time
    thermograph.

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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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pitot_head

  • 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 tube; Pitot-static tube.

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space_age

  • noun the age beginning with the first space travel; from 1957 to the present

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pipette

  • 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
    pipet.

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reset

  • noun device for resetting instruments or controls
  • verb set anew
    • They re-set the date on the clock

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ticktack

  • noun system of signalling by hand signs used by bookmakers at racetracks
  • verb make a sound like a clock or a timer
    beat; tick; ticktock.
    • the clocks were ticking
    • the grandfather clock beat midnight

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inside

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

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electroscope

  • noun measuring instrument that detects electric charge; two gold leaves diverge owing to repulsion of charges with like sign

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maximum

  • noun the largest possible quantity
    upper limit.
  • noun the greatest possible degree
    uttermost; utmost; level best.
    • he tried his utmost

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skylark

  • noun brown-speckled European lark noted for singing while hovering at a great height
    Alauda arvensis.
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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crystal

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

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longcase_clock

  • noun a pendulum clock enclosed in a tall narrow case
    grandfather clock.

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depth_gauge

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

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piece

  • noun a separate part of a whole
    • an important piece of the evidence
  • noun an item that is an instance of some type;
    • he designed a new piece of equipment
    • she bought a lovely piece of china

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temper

  • noun a sudden outburst of anger
    pique; irritation.
    • his temper sparked like damp firewood
  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; humour; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor

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skating

  • noun the sport of gliding on skates
  • verb move along on skates
    skate.
    • The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter

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sounder

  • noun a device for making soundings
  • adjective financially secure and safe
    sound.
    • sound investments
    • a sound economy

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corrective

  • noun a device for treating injury or disease
    restorative.
  • adjective satellite designed to promote discipline
    disciplinary; disciplinal.
    • the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional
    • disciplinal measures
    • the mother was stern and disciplinary

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cuckoo_clock

  • noun clock that announces the hours with a sound like the call of the cuckoo

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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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influence

  • noun a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc
    • used her parents' influence to get the job
  • noun causing something without any direct or apparent effort

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an

  • noun an associate degree in nursing
    Associate in Nursing.

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warning

  • noun a message informing of danger
    • a warning that still more bombs could explode
  • noun cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness)
    monition; admonition; word of advice.
    • a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality
    • the warning was to beware of surprises
    • his final word of advice was not to play with matches

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rule

  • noun a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
    regulation.
    • it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast
    • short haircuts were the regulation
  • noun something regarded as a normative example
    formula; pattern; normal; convention.
    • the convention of not naming the main character
    • violence is the rule not the exception
    • his formula for impressing visitors

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mold

  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    mould; cast; stamp.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; cast.

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pressure_gauge

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

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hard_tick

  • noun ticks having a hard shield on the back and mouth parts that project from the head
    ixodid.

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floor

  • noun the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure)
    flooring.
    • they needed rugs to cover the bare floors
    • we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent
  • noun a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
    story; level; storey.
    • what level is the office on?

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depth

  • noun the extent downward or backward or inward
    deepness.
    • the depth of the water
    • depth of a shelf
    • depth of a closet
  • noun degree of psychological or intellectual profundity

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ammeter

  • noun a meter that measures the flow of electrical current in amperes

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graduate

  • noun a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
    alum; alumna; grad; alumnus.
  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts

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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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field

  • noun a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
    • he planted a field of wheat
  • noun a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
    battlefield; battleground; field of battle; field of honor.
    • they made a tour of Civil War battlefields

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boom

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; thunder; roaring.
  • noun a state of economic prosperity

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digital

  • adjective displaying numbers rather than scale positions
    • digital clock
    • digital readout
  • adjective relating to or performed with the fingers
    • digital examination

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frolic

  • noun gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
    caper; play; gambol; romp.
    • it was all done in play
    • their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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wet-bulb_thermometer

  • noun a thermometer with a bulb that is covered with moist muslin; used in a psychrometer to measure humidity

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quartz

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

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turret_clock

  • noun a clock with more than one dial to show the time in all directions from a tower

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equitation

  • noun the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
    riding; horseback riding.

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well_timed

  • adjective satellite done or happening at the appropriate or proper time
    timely; well-timed; seasonable.
    • a timely warning
    • with timely treatment the patient has a good chance of recovery
    • a seasonable time for discussion
    • the book's publication was well timed

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peal

  • noun a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
    rolling; pealing; roll.
  • verb ring recurrently
    • bells were pealing

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last_judgement

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; doomsday; eschaton; crack of doom; day of reckoning; end of the world; Last Day.

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oximeter

  • noun a measuring instrument that measures the oxygen in arterial blood

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egg_timer

  • noun a sandglass that runs for three minutes; used to time the boiling of eggs

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ixodes_neotomae

  • noun a tick that usually does not bite humans; transmits Lyme disease spirochete to dusky-footed wood rats

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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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clangour

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; crash; clash; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • verb make a loud resonant noise
    clangor.
    • the alarm clangored throughout the building

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atomic_clock

  • noun a timepiece that derives its time scale from the vibration of atoms or molecules

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age

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

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day_of_reckoning

  • noun (New Testament) day at the end of time following Armageddon when God will decree the fates of all individual humans according to the good and evil of their earthly lives
    Day of Judgment; Day of Judgement; Judgment Day; Last Judgment; Judgement Day; doomsday; eschaton; crack of doom; end of the world; Last Day; Last Judgement.
  • noun an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    doomsday; doom; end of the world.
    • everyone was aware of the approaching doom but was helpless to avoid it
    • that's unfortunate but it isn't the end of the world

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big_ben

  • noun clock in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament, London

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kundt's_tube

  • noun a measuring instrument used to measure the speed of sound

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parking_meter

  • noun a coin-operated timer located next to a parking space; depositing money into it entitles you to park your car there for a specified length of time

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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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rangefinder

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

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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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