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Definition is a statement of the exact meaning of a word or phrase, especially when given in a dictionary.

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Usage of venture

Venture is defined as a risky undertaking. But in the following sentence: "Lin averaged 14.6 points and 6.2 assists in 35 games (25 starts) for the Knicks last season. His aim is to improve his ...
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Deterioration of cardboard on the line where it folds

How is it called the mark that is left on a cardboard right where it is folded?
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Definitions of ''up above''

I searched on Google the meaning of up above. I didn't find the answer (except in heaven, which is not the answer I was looking for). Here is the context: Somewhere up above the stars. I wouldn't ask ...
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What does “ROS” mean in the context of online advertisement? [closed]

At http://stackexchange.com/mediakit you can see two online advertising plans, one of which says: SELF-SERVE $500-$4,999 ROS global only What does the 3rd line "ROS global only" mean?
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Use of whereinsoever

Searching for the definition of wherein, i found the word whereinsoever. I have however not found any clear definition and example of its use, could someome explain it to me ?
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What is it called when a star or candle changes its intensity at random?

Is there a word given to the phenomenon that occurs when the intensity of a candle or star fluctuates at random?
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What is meant by disturbing in this context

My girlfriend and I do not agree on the meaning of the following: "It's disturbing" I say that it could mean two things: it is interrupting it is unsettling But she thinks it can only mean It is ...
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Someone who constantly learns?

I'm just trying to find a word that describes someone who's always in the process of learning. I'm talking more about a way of living than about someone like an apprentice etc. though.
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Are arguments for a point the same as benefits of a point?

When there is a question asking for arguments for something, is that the same as asking for the benefits of the point I am taking about? This is the actual question: "Answer with reference to ...
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Can I define “shell out” as “to pay an excessive amount of money unwillingly or angrily”?

I found some definitions of "shell out" as follows: To spend a certain amount of money (http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/shell+out) To pay for something, generally applies to paying large amounts ...
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Single word request for rings formation on water

While throwing stones in water, we will see lots of small rings formed. Can anyone say single word for the rings formation?.

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