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  • 1 germ — n. 1. Embryo, ovum (in animals), ovule (in plants), seed bud. young bud. 2. Origin, source, first principle, originating or originative principle …

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  • 2 philosophy, Western — Introduction       history of Western philosophy from its development among the ancient Greeks to the present.       This article has three basic purposes: (1) to provide an overview of the history of philosophy in the West, (2) to relate… …

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  • 3 luminescence — luminescent, adj. /looh meuh nes euhns/, n. 1. the emission of light not caused by incandescence and occurring at a temperature below that of incandescent bodies. 2. the light produced by such an emission. [1885 90; < L lumin (see LUMEN) +… …

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