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What does the phrase “source real products” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the expression "source real products, mock up your space, and bring it to life with AR" in the following sentence: Morpholio Board lets you source real ...
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What does the phrase “mock up” mean here?

Please help me figure out the meaning of the expression "source real products, mock up your space, and bring it to life with AR" in the following sentence: Morpholio Board lets you source real ...
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What is the meaning of “wonder if perhaps” in this context?

This is the context: Once there is a limitation (from a self-referential paradox or in any other way), it is not hard to find other limitations by looking at reductions. One limitation can ...
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Meaning of “doodle let me go” and “yaller girls”

I've recently watched the movie "The Lighthouse" directed by Robert Eggers and in one of the scenes in the movie two main characters were singing a song containing following lyrics: "Doodle let me ...
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Should I use “air” or “the air” when talking about waves in the context of physics?

This post by @choster gives a nice explanation about using 'in the air' rather than 'in air'. Unfortunately, when I google: how does sound wave travel through air, I found that lots of guys are using ...
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Place of the drawer in a commode

Let’s say that I have a commode with five drawer. Would the sentences below be correct for description of place of second drawer which I couldn’t understan whether is in the upper or lower side . This ...
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“Call your shots before you take them”?

I read this phrase from this article (https://towardsdatascience.com/can-analysts-and-statisticians-get-along-5c9a65c8d056) Follow the one golden rule: call your shots before you take them or ...
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“Scrape” meaning?

Bottlenecked by the effort of collecting data and the cost of storing it on tiny 20th century hard drives, last century’s datasets tended to be small. It was hard to scrape together enough data ...
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Has “had to be” used in sarcastic sense in here?

I read this in "The Last Lesson": I had counted on the commotion to get to my desk without being seen; but, of course, that day everything had to be as quiet as Sunday morning. I gather that "had ...
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“That's an opinion”?

In this clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRZ4zci_YUU), Jimmy Fallon has said: Halsey, we all know that you are an amazing singer and Halsey responsed: That's an opinion What does she ...
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What does “ I’ll be alone for now” mean?

Our conversation Me: I’ll always be here for you. Him: I’ll be alone for now.
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Could “natural environment” mean the same as “nature”?

In this text, for example, natural environment is the same as nature, right? We all agree that ensuring water quality is a hugely important objective, above all, given the adverse effects of ...
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Meaning of cost and receipts in context

I was reading a passage on economics, and I found a sentence that doesn't seem to make sense or I am misunderstanding some words. The sentence is blow with the neighboring sentences. He (...
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“Sophisticated” in this context?

I have look up in many web dictionaries but can't find which definition of "sophisticated" appropriate in this context. Angela : Forget it, Joey. I'm with Bob now. Joey : Bob? Who the hell's ...
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What does “establishment” mean in the following sentence?

It imposed huge fines on foreign banks for money-laundering and sanctions-busting; in 2014 a $9bn penalty against BNP Paribas shook the French establishment. Mr Trump has taken the weaponisation of ...
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Is “strongly” an acceptable adverb for the verb “transfer”?

Is it acceptable to say This determines how strongly heat is transferred from A to B. ? One of the definitions of "strongly" is to a great degree or extent So the answer to the question above ...
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What does “facilitated a crescendo” mean?

I was watching the British series Sex Education and, in the second episode of season two, the main character uses the phrase "facilitated a crescendo". While I understand the definition of both words, ...
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The meaning of the phrasal verb “get on” in context

I have come across it in this video. It is at 6 minutes and 5 seconds. Still, there have been attempts to create circular and square smartphones, but as you can guess, they didn't get on. Does the ...
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What “Robustness” mean in this context? [closed]

Mashable’s video calls Y2K “arguably the first-ever mass audit of a global computing network that had been running for decades.” In fact, “The robustness of New York City’s telecommunications and ...
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What's the meaning of second sentence?

Hypothetically in the context of "What's your favorite restuarant to eat food? If they have food, I'll eat it.". Does the second sentence mean they would eat food at a single resturant or multiple ...
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What does “projecting” mean in this context?

I meet this word in a article. After look up dictionary, I am not sure what it means in this context “Pfft,” she says, waving a hand. “He’s nervous. Everything he says, he’s always projecting. He ...
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Liability for our children

What should our liabillity for our children be? What should our liability be for our children? In these sentence , Is there any meaning difference. For our children is used after liability in ...
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What does “prescribed” mean in this context? [closed]

I read this passage from my reference book (Neal-S.-Widmer-Gregory-L.-Moss-Ronald-J.-Tocci-Digital-Systems-Pearson-Education-Limited-2017 - Page 28) and there is a word (in bold) which I haven't ...
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Meaning of “living” in “people living in its shadow”

Let us consider this news title : Taal volcano eruption poses deadly dilemma for people living in its shadow What does the expression "people living" mean here? 1) The people who live in its ...
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what mean is “astro, turf” in “Toy Story” movie

is it mean "astro turf"? I cannot understand why Woody said WOODY Wait a minute! No Buzz! This way! There's a special ship. I just saw it! ...
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What does this word mean in this context? [closed]

I read an article and there is a word I don't understand, thus don't understand the whole sentence too. Pelosi has spent decades at the highest levels of politics, but the past 12 months have ...
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What does these words meaning in this sentence?

I read this passage from an article. There are words being bold below : The Internet of Things (IoT) will breakthrough in three directions: boundary, dimension, and scenario. With the ...
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what is the exact meaning of “doctrine of correspondences” in this context?

what is the exact meaning of "doctrine of correspondences" in this context? That very remarkable woman, Mrs. Hardinge Britten, has recorded in her "Modern American Spiritualism" how she came in close ...
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What does “solidify” meaning in this sentence?

I read this passage from my reference book. There is a sentence being bold below : The standard SSI and MSI parts that have served as “bricks and mortar” in the building of digital systems for ...
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Could someone help me understand this text? [closed]

[...] Carlos Slim, for example, keeps track of his huge business empire using handwritten notes, which he keeps in a series of meticulously cross-referenced journals. I didn't understand this part: ...
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the explain of “had true teachers been” structure and meaning of “theta” [duplicate]

the explain of "had true teachers been" structure and meaning of "theta" Mr. Evans and his associates after the first disturbance, physical and mental, caused by this spirit irruption, settled down ...
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the correct way to use “who” in sentences

I'm little bit confused with these sentences People who dont have purpose are prone to addictions. People who dont have purpose prone to addictions. Which one is correct? People who ...
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The figure of speech 'It's your party ' meaning

What does 'It's your party' mean as a figure of speech? After reading the book Harry Potter and the Deathly hallows one doubt remained with me. In the chapter King's cross there is this dialogue ...
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What does “roots” mean in “… which contained the legislation's philosophical roots”?

I am reading a book and it says The new Unemployment Insurance Act, 1971, differed little from the White Paper, which contained the legislation's philosophical roots. Source: Pal, Leslie A. 1988....
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what is the true meaning of “the nature of an expiation and atonement” at this context?

what is the true meaning of "the nature of an expiation and atonement"? One may well ask why should these North American aborigines play so large a part not only in the inception, but in the ...
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Meaning of a toast with teeth

Two girls making a toast. First said: “We, my friend, are having a true girls’ night.To finally having a girl around, I don’t want to smash in the teeth with a shovel.” Second girl: "To us!" Can ...
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What does “get down and dirty” in this passage mean?

American gossip magazines have gotten down and dirty to show off the uglier side of fame and fortune, yet despite some pretty reprehensible headlines, U.S. tabloids generally pale in comparison to ...
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What does “stochastic” mean in this passage? [closed]

Explicit density models define an explicit density function pmodel(x;Ө), whereas implicit density models define a stochastic procedure that can directly generate data. (Please click on the ...
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what is the meaning of “whose photograph has not infrequently been obtained”?

what is the meaning of "has not infrequently been obtained"? does it have a positive meaning? One may well ask why should these North American aborigines play so large a part not only in the ...
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What does “spark our hidden creative streak“ mean?

There is a sentence (the bold one) that I can't understand what the writer talks about : All of the objects and animals in these images have been generated by a computer vision model called ...
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Meaning of “knew they but how to use it”?

Nature has given the opportunity of happiness to all, knew they but how to use it. —Claudian The last sentence, "knew they but how to use it", made no sense to me, neither grammatically or ...
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What does “cram” mean in this sentence?

What does "cram" mean in this sentence? It's not that they're cramming for some project. It's that long-term procrastination has made them feel like a spectator, at times, in their own lives ...
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Meaning of “exempted from coverage” in this context

Question: What does "exempted from coverage" mean in this context? This is in regards to Unemployment Insurance (UI). You pay UI premiums all year long. If you get laid off from work, then you claim ...
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What does Monica (from “Friends”) mean when she says “the Reruns' production of Pinocchio“?

In Friends SS1.Ep1, 15:40, there's a conversation: Joey: Yeah, I'm an actor. Rachel: Wow! Would I have seen you in anything? Joey: I doubt it. Mostly regional work. Monica: Oh wait, ...
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What does “ethic” mean in this sentence?

What does "ethic" mean in this sentence ? Now, the Panic Monster explains all kinds of pretty insane procrastinator behavior, like how someone like me could spend two weeks unable to start the ...
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What is the correct way to indicate a state which lasted before an action?

I have difficulty understanding the usage of the English Past Tenses. Here's the first sentence and a picture which shows the state and the action in time: I was kind to them for a month before I ...
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What does “set yourself up for” meaning in this sentece?

What does "set yourself up for" meaning in this sentece? Another one of the best ways to make your New Year’s resolutions stick: Don’t set yourself up for failure with goals that aren’t ...
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What is “depriving” in this sentence meaning?

What is "depriving" in this sentence meaning? Viewing the activities to achieve your goals as enjoyable, fun, rewarding, etc., is more likely to produce behavior change than viewing these ...
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How to understand “Very suave, Robert” in this context? [closed]

Langdon sighed. Placing his palms flat on the polished parquet, he lay on his stomach and pulled himself forward. As he slid underneath, the nape of his Harris tweed snagged on the bottom of the grate,...
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Meaning of “to be named with”

After he completed "Red" (1994), the final film in his "Three Colors" trilogy,Krzysztof Kieslowski announced that he would retire. This was not a man weary of work. It was the retirement of a magician,...