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noun
  1. a grade awarded for a class, better than outright failure (which can be F or E depending on the institution) and worse than a C
proper noun
  1. (snooker) The semicircle on the baulk line, inside which the cue ball must be placed at a break-off
abbreviation
  1. Defense
  2. (US politics) Democrat
  3. Deny
  4. Divorced
  5. Down
  6. Drive
  7. Dutch language.
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dame Tweet Definition of dame Like Definition of dame on Facebook
noun (plural:dames)
  1. (archaic) lady, woman
  2. the equivalent title to Sir for a female knight
Dame Edith Sitwell
  1. (colloquial) slightly derogatory way of referring to a woman
"There ain't nothin' like a dame!" (South Pacific)
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noun
  1. (geometry) A unit of measurement of angle equal to 1/360 of a circle's circumference.
  2. (physics) A unit of measurement of temperature on any of several scales, such as Celsius or Fahrenheit.
  3. Any of various units used to express specific gravity, bitterness, darkness, etc. in manufacturing various commodities.
  4. The amount that an entity possesses a certain property; proportion or extent.
To what degree do the two accounts of the accident concur?
  1. An award (generally superior to a diploma but inferior to a doctorate) bestowed by a university or, in some countries, a college, as an indication of academic achievement or occasionally bestowed to honor its recipient.
  2. (graph theory) The number of edge, edges that a vertex takes part in.
  3. (mathematics) The sum of the exponents of a term; or, in the context of a polynomial, the highest degree of all its terms.
department Tweet Definition of department Like Definition of department on Facebook
noun
  1. A part, portion, or subdivision.
  2. A distinct course of life, action, study, or the like; appointed sphere or walk; province.
  • Superior to Pope in Pope's own peculiar of literature. Macaulay.
    1. Subdivision of business or official duty; especially, one of the principal divisions of executive government; as, the treasury department; the war department; also, in a university, one of the divisions of instructions; as, the medical department; the department of physics.
    2. A territorial division; a district; esp., in France, one of the districts composed of several arrondissements into which the country is divided for governmental purposes; as, the Department of the Loire.
    3. A military subdivision of a country; as, the Department of the Potomac.
    4. (obsolete) Act of departing; departure.
  • Sudden departments from one extreme to another. Wotton.
  • deportment Tweet Definition of deportment Like Definition of deportment on Facebook
    noun
    1. bearing; manner of presenting oneself:
      Her impressed her interviewers.
    2. conduct; public behavior:
      Their changed visibly as the policeman approached.
    3. apparent level of schooling or training:
      His academic did not match his degree record.
    4. self-discipline:
      The nun's reflected her vocation.
    didactic Tweet Definition of didactic Like Definition of didactic on Facebook
    noun
    1. (archaic) A treatise on teaching or education.
    adjective
    1. Instructive or intended to teach or demonstrate, especially with regard to morality. (I.e., didactic poetry)
    2. Excessively moralizing.
    3. Regarding medicine, teaching from textbooks rather than laboratory demonstration and clinical application.
    diploma Tweet Definition of diploma Like Definition of diploma on Facebook
    noun
    1. A document issued by an educational institution testifying that the recipient has earned a degree or has successfully completed a particular course of study.
    dissertation Tweet Definition of dissertation Like Definition of dissertation on Facebook
    noun
    1. A formal exposition of a subject, especially a research paper that students write in order to complete the requirements for a doctoral degree; a thesis.
    2. A lengthy lecture on a subject.
    docent Tweet Definition of docent Like Definition of docent on Facebook
    noun
    1. A teacher or lecturer at some American colleges or universities.
      • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 1212:
      • :Zermelo had been a at Gí¶ttingen when Kit was there and, like Russell, had been preoccupied with the set of all sets that are not members of themselves.
        1. (context, mostly, US) A tour guide at a museum, art gallery, historical site, etc.
        The greeted the visitors and welcomed them to the Louvre.
    adjective
    1. instructive, Instructive; that teaches.
    Doctor Tweet Definition of Doctor Like Definition of Doctor on Facebook
    noun
    1. The title of a doctor (whether medical or academic) used before the doctor's name. Abbreviation: Dr, Dr.
      • The students asked to see Jones.
      • Smith carried out the medical procedure.
    doctorate Tweet Definition of doctorate Like Definition of doctorate on Facebook
    noun
    1. The highest degree awarded by a university faculty.
    dropout Tweet Definition of dropout Like Definition of dropout on Facebook
    noun , or drop-out
    1. Someone who has left an educational institution without completing the course
    The politicians of the world are mere political university dropouts.

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