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  • 1roundabout — noun Brit. 1》 a road junction at which traffic moves in one direction round a central island to reach one of the roads converging on it. 2》 a large revolving device in a playground, for children to ride on.     ↘a merry go round. adjective 1》 (of …

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  • 2circumlocution — circumlocutory /serr keuhm lok yeuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, circumlocutional, circumlocutionary, adj. /serr keuhm loh kyooh sheuhn/, n. 1. a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea. 2. a… …

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  • 3circumlocution — noun /ˌsɜː(ɹ).kəm.ləˈkjuː.ʃn̩,sɹ̩kəmlowˈkjuʃn̩/ a) A roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea. b) A roundabout expression. See also euphemism Syn: beat around the bush, periphrasis …

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  • 4circumlocution — cir•cum•lo•cu•tion [[t]ˌsɜr kəm loʊˈkyu ʃən[/t]] n. 1) a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea 2) a roundabout expression • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME < L circumlocūtiō cir… …

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  • 5circumlocution — /sɜkəmləˈkjuʃən / (say serkuhmluh kyoohshuhn) noun 1. a roundabout way of speaking; the use of too many words. 2. a roundabout expression. {Latin circumlocūtio} –circumlocutory /sɜkəmˈlɒkjətəri/ (say serkuhm lokyuhtuhree), / tri/ (say tree),… …

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  • 6periphrasis — /pəˈrɪfrəsəs/ (say puh rifruhsuhs) noun (plural periphrases /pəˈrɪfrəsiz/ (say puh rifruhseez)) 1. a roundabout way of speaking; circumlocution. 2. a roundabout expression. Also, periphrase /ˈpɛrifreɪz/ (say pereefrayz). {Latin, from Greek} …

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  • 7cir|cum|lo|cu|tion — «SUR kuhm loh KYOO shuhn», noun. 1. the use of several or many words instead of one or a few; a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; periphrase: »The witness s account of the accident was so full of circumlocution that it was difficult to… …

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  • 8periphrase — n. Circumlocution, circuit of words, roundabout expression, periphrasis …

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  • 9circumlocution — n. 1 a a roundabout expression. b evasive talk. 2 the use of many words where fewer would do; verbosity. Derivatives: circumlocutional adj. circumlocutionary adj. circumlocutionist n. circumlocutory adj. Etymology: ME f. F circumlocution or L… …

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  • 10ROBO1 — Roundabout, axon guidance receptor, homolog 1 (Drosophila), also known as ROBO1, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: ROBO1 roundabout, axon guidance receptor, homolog 1 (Drosophila)| url =… …

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  • 11ROBO4 — Roundabout homolog 4, magic roundabout (Drosophila), also known as ROBO4, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: ROBO4 roundabout homolog 4, magic roundabout (Drosophila)| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene… …

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  • 12ROBO2 — Roundabout, axon guidance receptor, homolog 2 (Drosophila), also known as ROBO2, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: ROBO2 roundabout, axon guidance receptor, homolog 2 (Drosophila)| url =… …

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  • 13theatre — /thee euh teuhr, theeeu /, n. theater. * * * I Building or space in which performances are given before an audience. It contains an auditorium and stage. In ancient Greece, where Western theatre began (5th century BC), theatres were constructed… …

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  • 14performing arts — arts or skills that require public performance, as acting, singing, or dancing. [1945 50] * * * ▪ 2009 Introduction Music Classical.       The last vestiges of the Cold War seemed to thaw for a moment on Feb. 26, 2008, when the unfamiliar strains …

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  • 15Lars Vilks Muhammad drawings controversy — The Lars Vilks Muhammad drawings controversy began in July 2007 with a series of drawings by Swedish artist Lars Vilks that depicted the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a roundabout dog (a form of street installation in Sweden). Several art galleries …

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  • 16Coriolis field — In theoretical physics a Coriolis field is one the apparent gravitational fields felt by a rotating or forcibly accelerated body, together with the centrifugal field and the Euler field. Contents 1 Mathematical expression 2 Mach s view 2.1 Is it… …

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  • 172011 Omani protests — Part of the Arab Spring Protesters set ablaze Lulu Hypermarket in Sohar on February 28, 2011 …

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  • 18capital and interest — ▪ economics Introduction       in economics, a stock of resources that may be employed in the production of goods and services and the price paid for the use of credit or money, respectively.       Capital in economics is a word of many meanings …

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  • 19Coriolis effect — For the psychophysical perception effect, see Coriolis effect (perception). Classical mechanics Newton s Second Law …

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  • 20Axon guidance — (also called axon pathfinding) is a subfield of neural development concerning the process by which neurons send out axons to reach the correct targets. Axons often follow very precise paths in the nervous system, and how they manage to find their …

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