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  • 1 quality — [kwôl′ə tē, kwäl′ə tē] n. pl. qualities [ME qualite < OFr < L qualitas < qualis, of what kind: see QUALE] 1. any of the features that make something what it is; characteristic element; attribute 2. basic nature; character; kind 3. the… …

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  • 2 tone — index character (personal quality), color (complexion), complexion, inflection, intonation, manner (behavior) …

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  • 3 quality — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. attribute, property; excellence; trait, characteristic; status, brand, grade; nobility, gentility. See attribution, feeling, intrinsic, speciality. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A characteristic] Syn.… …

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  • 4 quality — qualityless, adj. /kwol i tee/, n., pl. qualities, adj. n. 1. an essential or distinctive characteristic, property, or attribute: the chemical qualities of alcohol. 2. character or nature, as belonging to or distinguishing a thing: the quality of …

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  • 5 character — I (an individual) noun being, body, figure, human, human being, man, mortal, party, person, personage, personality, self determined being, somebody, someone II (personal quality) noun animus, aspects, attribute, bent, characteristic mood,… …

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  • 6 tone — [tōn] n. [ME < OFr & L: OFr ton < L tonus, a sound < Gr tonos, a stretching, tone < teinein, to stretch: see THIN] 1. a) a vocal or musical sound b) its quality 2. an intonation, pitch, modulation, etc. of the voice that expresses a… …

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  • 7 tone — toneless, adj. tonelessly, adv. tonelessness, n. /tohn/, n., v., toned, toning. n. 1. any sound considered with reference to its quality, pitch, strength, source, etc.: shrill tones. 2. quality or character of sound. 3. vocal sound; the sound… …

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  • 8 tone — /toʊn / (say tohn) noun 1. any sound considered with reference to its quality, pitch, strength, source, etc.: shrill tones. 2. quality or character of sound. 3. vocal sound; the sound made by vibrating muscular bands in the larynx. 4. a… …

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  • 9 tone — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. sound; quality; accent, pitch, inflection, modulation, intonation; strain, key, spirit; elasticity, resilience; tension, firmness, tonus; condition; frame of mind, mood; elegance, stylishness; tint,… …

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  • 10 character — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. kind, class; nature, disposition, temperament, personality; part, role; sign, brand, stamp; figure, letter, hieroglyphic, ideograph, pictograph; informal, personage, eccentric, crank, original. See… …

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  • 11 character — Synonyms and related words: Adamite, Altmann theory, DNA, De Vries theory, Galtonian theory, Mendelianism, Mendelism, RNA, Roscius, VIP, Verworn theory, Weismann theory, Weismannism, Wiesner theory, abnormal, accent, accent mark, acclaim, actor,… …

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  • 12 quality — Synonyms and related words: Al, Grade A, acquired taste, advantageousness, affection, affirmation, agreeableness, air, ancestry, appreciation of excellence, arete, aristocracy, aristocraticalness, aroma, atmosphere, attribute, aura,… …

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  • 13 voice — n. 1. Spoken sound, utterance. 2. Sound, noise, notes. 3. Vote, suffrage, choice expressed. 4. Tone, mode of speaking, distinctive character or quality of tone. 5. Language, words, expression, signification of feeling. 6. Command, precept …

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  • 14 United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …

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  • 15 biblical 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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  • 16 United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …

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  • 17 Spain — /spayn/, n. a kingdom in SW Europe. Including the Balearic and Canary islands, 39,244,195; 194,988 sq. mi. (505,019 sq. km). Cap.: Madrid. Spanish, España. * * * Spain Introduction Spain Background: Spain s powerful world empire of the 16th and… …

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  • 18 aesthetics — /es thet iks/ or, esp. Brit., /ees /, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. the branch of philosophy dealing with such notions as the beautiful, the ugly, the sublime, the comic, etc., as applicable to the fine arts, with a view to establishing the… …

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  • 19 JERUSALEM — The entry is arranged according to the following outline: history name protohistory the bronze age david and first temple period second temple period the roman period byzantine jerusalem arab period crusader period mamluk period …

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  • 20 Australia — /aw strayl yeuh/, n. 1. a continent SE of Asia, between the Indian and the Pacific oceans. 18,438,824; 2,948,366 sq. mi. (7,636,270 sq. km). 2. Commonwealth of, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, consisting of the federated states and… …

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