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  • 161drafting — /draf ting, drahf /, n. See mechanical drawing. [1875 80; DRAFT + ING1] * * * Precise graphical representation of a structure, machine, or its component parts that communicates the intent of a technical design to the fabricator (or the… …

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  • 162easement — /eez meuhnt/, n. 1. Law. a right held by one property owner to make use of the land of another for a limited purpose, as right of passage. 2. an easing; relief. 3. something that gives ease; a convenience. 4. Archit. a curved joint. [1350 1400;… …

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  • 163grain elevator — elevator (def. 4). [1850 55] * * * Storage building for grain, usually a tall frame, metal, or concrete structure with a compartmented interior; also, the device for loading grain into a building. One common mechanism consists of a hopper, a long …

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  • 164graphic design — the art or profession of visual communication that combines images, words, and ideas to convey information to an audience, esp. to produce a specific effect. * * * The art and profession of selecting and arranging visual elements such as… …

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  • 165leader — leaderless, adj. /lee deuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that leads. 2. a guiding or directing head, as of an army, movement, or political group. 3. Music. a. a conductor or director, as of an orchestra, band, or chorus. b. the player at the head of …

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  • 166motion picture — motion picture, adj. 1. a sequence of consecutive pictures of objects photographed in motion by a specially designed camera (motion picture camera) and thrown on a screen by a projector (motion picture projector) in such rapid succession as to… …

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  • 167pipeline — /puyp luyn /, n., v., pipelined, pipelining. n. 1. a long tubular conduit or series of pipes, often underground, with pumps and valves for flow control, used to transport crude oil, natural gas, water, etc., esp. over great distances. 2. a route …

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  • 168sacrament — /sak reuh meuhnt/, n. 1. Eccles. a visible sign of an inward grace, esp. one of the solemn Christian rites considered to have been instituted by Jesus Christ to symbolize or confer grace: the sacraments of the Protestant churches are baptism and… …

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  • 169textile — /teks tuyl, til/, n. 1. any cloth or goods produced by weaving, knitting, or felting. 2. a material, as a fiber or yarn, used in or suitable for weaving: Glass can be used as a textile. adj. 3. woven or capable of being woven: textile fabrics. 4 …

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  • 170trachea — /tray kee euh/ or, esp. Brit., /treuh kee euh/, n., pl. tracheae /tray kee ee / or, esp. Brit., /treuh kee ee/, tracheas. 1. Anat., Zool. the tube in humans and other air breathing vertebrates extending from the larynx to the bronchi, serving as… …

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  • 171transport — transportable, adj. transportability, n. transportive, adj. v. /trans pawrt , pohrt /; n. /trans pawrt, pohrt/, v.t. 1. to carry, move, or convey from one place to another. 2. to carry away by strong emotion; enrapture. 3. to send into banishment …

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  • 172vena cava — /vee neuh kay veuh/, pl. venae cavae /vee nee kay vee/. Anat. either of two large veins discharging blood into the right atrium of the heart, one (superior vena cava or precava) conveying blood from the head, chest, and upper extremities and the… …

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  • 173writing — /ruy ting/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that writes. 2. written form: to commit one s thoughts to writing. 3. that which is written; characters or matter written with a pen or the like: His writing is illegible. 4. such characters or… …

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  • 174South Asian arts — Literary, performing, and visual arts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Myths of the popular gods, Vishnu and Shiva, in the Puranas (ancient tales) and the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, supply material for representational and… …

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  • 175Xia Gui — or Hsia Kuei flourished 1195–1224, Qiantang, Zhejiang province, China Chinese master of landscape painting. Xia served in the Imperial Painting Academy, and most sources agree that he followed the stylistic tradition of an earlier landscapist in… …

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  • 176animal communication — Transmission of information from one animal to another by means of sound, visible sign or behaviour, taste or odour, electrical impulse, touch, or a combination of these. Most animal communication uses sound (e.g., birds calling, crickets… …

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  • 177pneumatic device — Any of various tools and instruments that generate and use compressed air. Examples include rock drills, pavement breakers, riveters, forging presses, paint sprayers, blast cleaners, and atomizers. Compressed air power is flexible, economical,… …

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  • 178postal system — System that allows persons to send letters, parcels, or packages to addressees in the same country or abroad. Postal systems are usually government run and paid for by a combination of user charges and government subsidies. There are early… …

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  • 179Business and Industry Review — ▪ 1999 Introduction Overview        Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980 97, Table Pattern of Output, 1994 97, Table Index Numbers of Production, Employment, and Productivity in Manufacturing Industries, Table (For Annual… …

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  • 180biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …

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