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  • 1 incline — I. v. n. 1. Lean, slope, slant. 2. Trend, verge, tend obliquely. 3. Be disposed, have a disposition, have a desire, feel a propensity. 4. Tend, go naturally, tend by nature, have a propensity, proclivity, leaning, bent, bias, or pre disposition.… …

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  • 2 slope — n. & v. n. 1 an inclined position or direction; a state in which one end or side is at a higher level than another; a position in a line neither parallel nor perpendicular to level ground or to a line serving as a standard. 2 a piece of rising or …

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  • 3 muscle — muscleless, adj. muscly, adj. /mus euhl/, n., v., muscled, muscling, adj. n. 1. a tissue composed of cells or fibers, the contraction of which produces movement in the body. 2. an organ, composed of muscle tissue, that contracts to produce a… …

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  • 4 locomotion — /loh keuh moh sheuhn/, n. the act or power of moving from place to place. [1640 50; see LOCOMOTIVE, MOTION] * * * Any of various animal movements that result in progression from one place to another. Locomotion is classified as either… …

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  • 5 arts, East Asian — Introduction       music and visual and performing arts of China, Korea, and Japan. The literatures of these countries are covered in the articles Chinese literature, Korean literature, and Japanese literature.       Some studies of East Asia… …

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  • 6 North America — North American. the northern continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending from Central America to the Arctic Ocean. Highest point, Mt. McKinley, 20,300 ft. (6187 m); lowest, Death Valley, 276 ft. (84 m) below sea level. 400,000,000 including… …

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  • 7 mineral deposit — Introduction       aggregate of a mineral in an unusually high concentration.       About half of the known chemical elements (chemical element) possess some metallic (metal) properties. The term metal, however, is reserved for those chemical… …

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  • 8 cosmos — /koz meuhs, mohs/, n., pl. cosmos, cosmoses for 2, 4. 1. the world or universe regarded as an orderly, harmonious system. 2. a complete, orderly, harmonious system. 3. order; harmony. 4. any composite plant of the genus Cosmos, of tropical… …

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  • 9 squint — squinter, n. squintingly, adv. squintingness, n. /skwint/, v.i. 1. to look with the eyes partly closed. 2. Ophthalm. to be affected with strabismus; be cross eyed. 3. to look or glance obliquely or sidewise; look askance. 4. to make or have an… …

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  • 10 squint´ing|ly — squint «skwihnt», verb, noun, adjective. –v.i. 1. to look or gaze with the eyes partly closed: »the bright sun made him squint at the sky to see the airplane. 2. to look sideways; glance obliquely or in other than the direct line of vision. 3. to …

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  • 11 squint´er — squint «skwihnt», verb, noun, adjective. –v.i. 1. to look or gaze with the eyes partly closed: »the bright sun made him squint at the sky to see the airplane. 2. to look sideways; glance obliquely or in other than the direct line of vision. 3. to …

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  • 12 novel — novel1 novellike, adj. /nov euhl/, n. 1. a fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of action and scenes. 2. (formerly) novella (def. 1). [1560 70; <… …

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  • 13 HEBREW LITERATURE, MODERN — definition and scope beginnings periodization …

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  • 14 Solar cell — A solar cell made from a monocrystalline silicon wafer …

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  • 15 King George whiting — Taxobox name = King George whiting image width = 210 px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes subordo = Percoidei superfamilia = Percoidea familia = Sillaginidae genus = Sillaginodes genus authority =… …

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  • 16 Geology of New Zealand — The continent of Zealandia The geology of New Zealand is noted for its volcanic activity, earthquakes and geothermal areas because of its position on the boundary of the Australian Plate and Pacific Plates. New Zealand was earlier part of the… …

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  • 17 Impact crater — The prominent impact crater Tycho on the Moon. In the broadest sense, the term impact crater can be applied to any depression, natural or manmade, resulting from the high velocity impact of a projectile with a larger body. In most common usage,… …

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  • 18 Siberian Husky — Infobox Dogbreed akcgroup = Working akcstd = http://www.akc.org/breeds/siberian husky/index.cfm altname = Chukcha, Chuksha, Keshia, Laika ankcgroup = Group 6 (Utility) ankcstd = http://www.ankc.aust.com/siberian.html ckcgroup = Group 3 (Working)… …

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  • 19 chemoreception — chemoreceptive /kee moh ri sep tiv, kem oh /, adj. /kee moh ri sep sheuhn, kem oh /, n. the physiological response to chemical stimuli. [1915 20; CHEMO + RECEPTION] * * * Sensory process by which organisms respond to external chemical stimuli, by …

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  • 20 ancient Greek civilization — ▪ historical region, Eurasia Introduction       the period following Mycenaean civilization, which ended in about 1200 BC, to the death of Alexander the Great, in 323 BC. It was a period of political, philosophical, artistic, and scientific… …

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