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noun 
  1. (countable) A fertilized grain, initially encased in a fruit, which may grow into a mature plant.
If you plant a in the spring, you may have a pleasant surprise in the autumn.
  1. (context, countable, botany) A fertilized ovule, containing an embryonic plant.
  2. (uncountable) An amount of fertilized grain that cannot be readily counted.
The entire field was covered with geese eating the freshly sown .
  1. (uncountable) Semen.
Sometimes a man may feel encouraged to spread his before he settles down to raise a family.
  1. (countable) A precursor.
The of an idea. Which idea was the (idea)?
  1. (countable) The initial state, condition or position of a changing, growing or developing process; the ultimate precusor in a defined chain of precusors.
  1. The initial position of a competitor or team in a tournament. (seed position)
  2. The team with the best regular season record receives the top in the conference tournament.
  3. The competitor or team occupying a given seed. (seed position)
  4. The rookie was a surprising top .
  5. Initialization state of a Wikipedia:Pseudorandom number generator, pseudorandom number generator (PRNG). (seed number)
  6. If you use the same you will get exactly the same pattern of numbers.
  7. Commercial message in a creative format placed on relevant sites on the Internet. (seed idea or seed message)
  8. The latest has attracted a lot of users in our online community.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To plant or sow an area with seeds.
I seeded my lawn with bluegrass.
  1. (transitive) To start; to provide, assign or determine the initial resources for, position of, state of.
A venture captialist seeds young companies.
The tournament coordinator will the starting lineup with the best competitors from the qualifying round.
This marketing company successfully seeds viral campaigns using wikipedia:media meshing, media meshing.
The programmer seeds fresh, uncorrupted data into the database before running unit tests.''
adjective 
  1. Held in reserve for future growth.
money
Don't eat your corn
  1. First. The initial state, condition or position of a changing, growing or developing process; the ultimate precusor in a defined chain of precusors.
What was the number that initiated the sequence of values?
The qualifying match determines the position one will have in the final competition.
  1. A precursor, especially in a process without a defined initial state.
What was the idea behind your scheme?
Use your profits as money for your next venture.
     
sheet Tweet Definition of sheet Like Definition of sheet on Facebook
noun 
  1. A thin cloth covering for a bed.
Use the sheets in the hall closet to make the bed.
  1. A single rectangular piece of paper.
Can I have a of paper?
  1. A flat metal pan used for baking.
Place the rolls on the cookie , edges touching, and bake for 10-11 minutes.
  1. A thin, flat layer of material; as, a sheet of tinfoil.
Can I have a of paper?
  1. A broad, flat expanse of material on the ground; as, a sheet of mud, a sheet of ice.
  2. (context, nautical) A line used to adjust the trim of a sail.
  3. (context, nautical, nonstandard) A sail. (un-informed usage, correctly refers to the line)
  4. (curling) The area of ice on which a curling game is played.
     
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verb (solidifies, solidifying, solidified, solidified)
  1. (transitive) To make solid; convert into a solid body.
  2. (transitive) To concentrate; consolidate.
  3. (intransitive) To become solid; to freeze.
     
space group Tweet Definition of space group Like Definition of space group on Facebook
noun 
  1. The set of all symmetry operations that can be applied to a given crystal without changing it.
     
space lattice Tweet Definition of space lattice Like Definition of space lattice on Facebook
noun 
  1. A crystal lattice
     

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