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tetragonal Tweet Definition of tetragonal Like Definition of tetragonal on Facebook
adjective 
  1. Having four sides (as a tetragon); quadrilateral.
  2. (crystallography) Having two equal axes and one unequal, and all angles 90°.
     
truncated Tweet Definition of truncated Like Definition of truncated on Facebook
verb 
  1. (past of, truncate)
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twin Tweet Definition of twin Like Definition of twin on Facebook
noun 
  1. Either of two people (or, less commonly, animals) who shared the same uterus at the same time; one who was born at the same birth as a sibling.
  2. Either of two similar or closely related objects, entities etc.
verb (twin, n, ing)
  1. (italbrac, transitive, obsolete except Scotland) To separate, divide.
  2. (italbrac, intransitive, obsolete except Scotland) To split, part; to go away, depart.
  3. (usually in the passive) To join, unite; to form links between (now especially of two places in different countries).
Placetown in England is twinned with Machinville in France.
  1. (intransitive) To give birth to twins.
adjective 
  1. Forming a pair of twins.
the twin boys
  1. Forming a matched pair.
twin socks
     
twinning Tweet Definition of twinning Like Definition of twinning on Facebook
noun 
  1. action of the verb to twin
  2. giving birth to twins
  3. the pairing of similar objects (such as towns)
  4. (context, mineralogy) the formation of twin crystals
  5. (context, transportation) the conversion of a road into a dual carriageway
adjective 
  1. biparous
     

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