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  • 1 The Puzzling Puzzles — Infobox Book name = The Puzzling Puzzles title orig = translator = image caption = Original Cover author = illustrator = cover artist = country = USA language = series = subject = genre = publisher = HarperCollins release date = February 21, 2006 …

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  • 2 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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  • 3 J. Allen Hynek — Josef Allen Hynek Born May 1, 1910(1910 05 01) Chicago, Illinois Died April 27, 1986(1986 04 27) (aged 75) Scottsdale, Arizona Occupation Astrophysicist Ufolo …

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  • 4 puzzle — puzzledly, adv. puzzledness, n. /puz euhl/, n., v., puzzled, puzzling. n. 1. a toy, problem, or other contrivance designed to amuse by presenting difficulties to be solved by ingenuity or patient effort. 2. something puzzling; a puzzling question …

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  • 5 riddle — riddle1 /rid l/, n., v., riddled, riddling. n. 1. a question or statement so framed as to exercise one s ingenuity in answering it or discovering its meaning; conundrum. 2. a puzzling question, problem, or matter. 3. a puzzling thing or person. 4 …

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  • 6 riddle — I rid•dle [[t]ˈrɪd l[/t]] n. v. dled, dling 1) a question framed so as to exercise one s ingenuity in answering it or discovering its meaning; conundrum 2) a puzzling question, problem, or matter 3) a puzzling thing or person 4) to propound… …

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  • 7 riddle — I. /ˈrɪdl / (say ridl) noun 1. a question or statement so framed as to exercise one s ingenuity in answering it or discovering its meaning; conundrum. 2. a puzzling question, problem, or matter. 3. a puzzling thing or person. 4. any enigmatic or… …

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  • 8 puzzle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. riddle, conundrum, poser, enigma; mystification, perplexity, complication; dilemma, bewilderment, confusion. v. t. confound, perplex, bewilder, confuse, mystify. See difficulty, unintelligibility,… …

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  • 9 Riddle — Rid dle, n. [For riddels, s being misunderstood as the plural ending; OE. ridels, redels. AS. r?dels; akin to D. raadsel, G. r[ a]thsel; fr. AS. r?dan to counsel or advise, also, to guess. [root]116. Cf. {Read}.] Something proposed to be solved… …

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  • 10 Baital Pachisi — or Vetala Panchvimshati ( Twenty five tales of Baital ) or Vikram and The Vampire is a collection of tales and legends from India. It was originally written in Sanskrit. Like Arabian Nights , it is a set of tales, within a frame story.According… …

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  • 11 Conundrum — Co*nun drum, n. [Origin unknown.] 1. A kind of riddle based upon some fanciful or fantastic resemblance between things quite unlike; a puzzling question, of which the answer is or involves a pun. [1913 Webster] Or pun ambiguous, or conundrum… …

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  • 12 CP-violation — In particle physics, CP violation is a violation of the postulated CP symmetry of the laws of physics. It plays an important role in theories of cosmology that attempt to explain the dominance of matter over antimatter in the present Universe.… …

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  • 13 mechanoreception — See mechanoreceptor. * * * Ability to detect and respond to mechanical stimuli in one s environment. A slight deformation of a mechanoreceptive neuron causes an electric charge at its surface, activating a response. Mechanoreceptors in pain spots …

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  • 14 CP violation — In particle physics, CP violation is a violation of the postulated CP symmetry: the combination of C symmetry (charge conjugation symmetry) and P symmetry (parity symmetry). CP symmetry states that the laws of physics should be the same if a… …

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  • 15 riddle, puzzle, enigma — A riddle is a puzzling question or problem; a conundrum. The term is most often used in connection with problems expressed in words, obscure matters that can be clarified only by a guess: Plutarch wrote that Homer died of worry and chagrin… …

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  • 16 mystery — mystery1 [mis′tə rē, mis′trē] n. pl. mysteries [ME mysterye < L mysterium (in N.T., supernatural thing) < Gr mystērion, a secret rite (in N.T., divine secret) < mystēs, one initiated into the mysteries < myein, to initiate into the… …

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  • 17 rid´dler — rid|dle1 «RIHD uhl», noun, verb, dled, dling. –n. 1. a puzzling question, statement, or problem, usually presented as a game or pastime. Example: When is a door not a door? Answer: When it is ajar. SYNONYM(S): enigma, puzzle, conundrum. 2. a… …

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  • 18 rid|dle — rid|dle1 «RIHD uhl», noun, verb, dled, dling. –n. 1. a puzzling question, statement, or problem, usually presented as a game or pastime. Example: When is a door not a door? Answer: When it is ajar. SYNONYM(S): enigma, puzzle, conundrum. 2. a… …

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  • 19 Casuistry — Cas u*ist*ry, a. 1. The science or doctrine of dealing with cases of conscience, of resolving questions of right or wrong in conduct, or determining the lawfulness or unlawfulness of what a man may do by rules and principles drawn from the… …

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  • 20 Undo — Un*do , v. t. [AS. und?n. See 1st {Un }, and Do to perform.] 1. To reverse, as what has been done; to annul; to bring to naught. [1913 Webster] What s done can not be undone. Shak. [1913 Webster] To morrow, ere the setting sun, She d all undo… …

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