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libration
the libration of the moon
(astronomy) a real or apparent slow oscillation of a moon or satellite
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loss
weight loss
gradual decline in amount or activity
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loss
a serious loss of business
gradual decline in amount or activity
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marginalization
the marginalization of the underclass
the social process of becoming or being made marginal (especially as a group within the larger society)
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marginalization
the marginalization of literature
the social process of becoming or being made marginal (especially as a group within the larger society)
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materialization
the materialization of her dream
the process of coming into being; becoming reality
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mechanism
he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions
the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
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menstruation
the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation
the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
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multiplication
repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors
a multiplicative increase
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multiplication
this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth
a multiplicative increase
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natural childbirth
natural childbirth is considered the safest for the baby
labor and childbirth without medical intervention; no drugs are given to relieve pain or aid the birth process
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action
the action of natural forces
a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
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activity
volcanic activity
a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
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Nazification
as the process of Nazification spread they paid less attention to public opinion
social process of adopting (or being forced to adopt) Nazism
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nosedive
the stock took a nosedive
a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline
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obsolescence
a policy of planned obsolescence
the process of becoming obsolete; falling into disuse or becoming out of date
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operation
it can perform millions of operations per second
(computer science) data processing in which the result is completely specified by a rule (especially the processing that results from a single instruction)
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operation
the power of its engine determines its operation
process or manner of functioning or operating
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operation
the plane's operation in high winds
process or manner of functioning or operating
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performance
they compared the cooking performance of each oven
process or manner of functioning or operating
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performance
the jet's performance conformed to high standards
process or manner of functioning or operating
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overactivity
overactivity of the sebaceous glands causes the skin to become oily
excessive activity
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oxygenation
the oxygenation of the blood
the process of providing or combining or treating with oxygen
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pee
he took a pee
informal terms for urination
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percolation
the percolation of rainwater through the soil
the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium
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infiltration
the infiltration of seawater through the lava
the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium
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photomechanics
photomechanics revolutionized the practice of printing
the process whereby printing surfaces (plates or cylinders) are produced by photographic methods
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plastination
the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching
a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened
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processing
the processing of newly arrived immigrants
preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
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processing
the processing of ore to obtain minerals
preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
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professionalization
the professionalization of American sports
the social process whereby people come to engage in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood
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professionalization
the professionalization of warfare
the social process whereby people come to engage in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood
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proliferation
the proliferation of nuclear weapons
a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons)
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quellung
pneumococcus quellung
the swelling of the capsule surrounding a microorganism after reaction with an antibody; the basis of certain tests for identifying microorganisms
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quickening
the quickening of seed that will become ripe grain
the process of showing signs of life
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reaction formation
his strict morality is just a reaction formation to hide his sexual drive
(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously develops attitudes and behavior that are the opposite of unacceptable repressed desires and impulses and serve to conceal them
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reducing
a doctor supervised her reducing
loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer
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release
there was a sudden release of oxygen
a process that liberates or discharges something
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release
the release of iodine from the thyroid gland
a process that liberates or discharges something
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reuptake
psychopharmacologists discovered that amine reuptake is a process that inactivates monoamine neurotransmitters
a process of using up or consuming again
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lookup
they wrote a program to do a table lookup
an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property
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shit
he took a shit
a coarse term for defecation
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sink
the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide
(technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
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slump
the team went into a slump
a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
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slack
a gradual slack in output
a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
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falloff
a falloff in quality
a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
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smoke
the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles
a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
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soak
a good soak put life back in the wagon
the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
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softening
refrigeration delayed the softening of the fruit
the process of becoming softer
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softening
he observed the softening of iron by heat
the process of becoming softer
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sort
the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting
an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion
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sorting
the bottleneck in mail delivery is the process of sorting
an operation that segregates items into groups according to a specified criterion
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source
a heat source
(technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system
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source
a source of carbon dioxide
(technology) a process by which energy or a substance enters a system
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spallation
some astronomers believe that the solar system was formed by spallation when the sun was a very young star
(physics) a nuclear reaction in which a bombarded nucleus breaks up into many particles
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differentiation
cell differentiation in the developing embryo
(biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function
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Stalinization
many Hungarians refused to take part in the Stalinization of their country
social process of adopting (or being forced to adopt) the policies and practices of Joseph Stalin
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top fermentation
top fermentation uses a yeast that ferments at higher temperatures than that used for bottom fermentation
a violent kind of alcoholic fermentation at a temperature high enough to carry the yeast cells to the top of the fermenting liquid; used in the production of ale
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transduction
the transduction of acoustic waves into voltages by a microphone
the process whereby a transducer accepts energy in one form and gives back related energy in a different form
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protein folding
understanding protein folding is the next step in deciphering the genetic code
the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape
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folding
understanding protein folding is the next step in deciphering the genetic code
the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape
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translocation
translocations can result in serious congenital disorders
(genetics) an exchange of chromosome parts
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flowering
the flowering of antebellum culture
a developmental process
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uptake
they developed paper napkins with a greater uptake of liquids
a process of taking up or using up or consuming
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washout
from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water
the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
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wash
from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water
the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
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mapping
detailed mapping of the structure of rocks
the process of making maps
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global demand
The decline in Japan has been sharper than in Europe or North America, mostly because global demand for the country's products, such as automobiles and electronics, has fallen.
In macroeconomics, the total demand for final goods and services in the economy at a given time and price level.
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aggregate demand
Schools of economics agree that during a time of economic downturn, government should cut taxes to increase aggregate demand.
In macroeconomics, the total demand for final goods and services in the economy at a given time and price level.
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ideologization
However, the ideologization of Islam today, differs markedly from the politicization of Islam in the past in several respects.
the process of giving an ideological character or interpretation to; especially of changing or interpreting in relation to a sociopolitical ideology often seen as biased or limited.
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primitive idealization
Borderline defenses include splitting, primitive idealization, projection, projective identification, primitive denial, omnipotence and devaluation.
an extremely unrealistic, archaic form of idealization.
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decrementation
The second parameter provides an encoding of either one of the incrementation or decrementation operations.
the operation of subtracting one from the operand.
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plebeianism
The plebeianism of his father showed itself in the ungainly shell, in the indifference to personal cleanliness, and in the mongrel spirit which drove him to acts of physical cowardice for which his apologists blush.
The quality or state of being of or pertaining to the common people; of being vulgar, common.
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interfixation
The traditional notions of infixation and/or interfixation cannot account for these patterns in a satisfying way.
derivation of a new word by inserting an interfix between two morphemes.
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consumption of materials
Within the national economy, in order to eliminate double counting, the consumption of materials must be calculated by the final product.
the expenditure in specific terms (per unit of production) of material resources (basic and auxiliary materials, fuel, energy, and depreciation of fixed assets) needed for production.
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adverse selection
The insurance company investigators realized new policy-holder Louis was an adverse selection shortly after he was insured, when a slew of illnesses suddenly sent him to the hospital numerous times.
A situation where sellers have information that buyers don't (or vice versa) about some aspect of product quality.
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polytropic process
The process taking place during hydrogen's compression from the 30 bar lower limit to the 200 bar upper limit is a polytropic process.
An expansion or compression of a gas in which the quantity pV n is held constant, where p and V are the pressure and volume of the gas, and n is some constant.
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isochoric process
In practice, a gas that receives heat in an isochoric process is a constant volume heating and at the same time it is a constant volume pressurization; a gas that looses heat in an isochoric process is a constant volume cooling and at the same time it is a constant volume depressurization.
a thermodynamic process during which the volume of the closed system undergoing such a process remains constant.
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incrementation
The second parameter provides an encoding of either one of the incrementation or decrementation operations.
the operation of adding one to the operand.
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cultural diffusion
The case of cultural diffusion, in contrast, makes it tempting to suggest that there might be many independent terms contributing to the spatial dispersion of a cultural trait.
the spread of cultural items鈥攕uch as ideas, styles, religions, technologies, languages etc.鈥攂etween individuals, whether within a single culture or from one culture to another.
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grammatical cohesion
While lexical cohesion is obviously achieved by the selection of vocabulary, the other types of cohesion are considered as grammatical cohesion.
cohesion which is based on structural content.
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rapacity
The rapacity of carnivorous animals has been considered by some writers to have had a considerable effect on the distribution and even on the extinction of others.
(of an animal, usually a bird) The quality of subsisting off live prey.
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carnivorousness
The too obvious fact that a large portion of animals are carnivorous neither proves nor justifies the carnivorousness of the human species.
The quality of being an animal that eats meat as the main part of its diet.
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cohesion
While lexical cohesion is obviously achieved by the selection of vocabulary, the other types of cohesion are considered as grammatical cohesion.
(linguistics) the grammatical and lexical linking within a text or sentence that holds a text together and gives it meaning.