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 deflection
noun
1. The act of deflecting or something deflected.
2. The deviation of a needle or other indicator from its previous position.
 diode
noun
1. An electronic device that allows current to flow in one direction only; a valve.
2. A two-terminal semiconductor device, having a p-n junction, used chiefly as a rectifier.
 distort
verb
1. To bring something out of shape
2. To give false account of
In their articles, journalists sometimes distort the truth.
 divergence
noun (wikipedia, divergence, divergence (operator))
1. The degree to which two or more things diverge.
2. (mathematics) the operator which maps a function F=(F1, ... Fn) from a n-dimensional vector space to itself to the number $\sum_{i=1}^n \frac{\partial F_i}{\partial x_i}$
 dopant
noun
1. A substance added in small amounts to a pure semiconductor material to alter its conductive properties.
 dope
noun (i, unless specified otherwise)
1. (uncountable) Any viscous liquid or paste, such as a lubricant, used in preparing a surface.
2. (uncountable) An absorbent material used to hold a liquid.
3. (context, uncountable, aeronautics) Any varnish used to coat a part, such as an airplane wing or a hot-air balloon in order to waterproof, strengthen, etc.
4. (context, uncountable, slang) Any narcotic or similar drug which produces euphoria or satisfies an addiction.
5. (context, uncountable, slang) Any illicit drug.
6. (context, uncountable, slang) information, Information.
What's the latest on the stock market?
1. (context, countable, slang) A stupid person.
verb (dopes, doping, doped, doped)
1. (context, transitive, slang) To affect with drugs.
2. (transitive) To treat with dope (lubricant, etc.).
3. (context, transitive, electronics) To add a dopant such as arsenic to (a pure semiconductor such as silicon).
4. (context, slang) To use drugs.
1. (slang) Great, amazing or extraordinary.
That shit is !
 doping
noun
1. The use of drugs to improve athletic performance.
2. The addition of small quantities of an element to a semiconductor to change its characteristics.
verb
1. (present participle of, dope)
 drive
noun
1. A trip made in a motor vehicle
It was a long .
1. A driveway
The mansion had a long, tree-lined .
1. A motor that does not take fuel, but instead depends on a mechanism that stores potential energy for subsequent use:
Some old model trains have clockwork drives.
1. (computers) A mass-storage device; as, a disk drive, a DVD drive, a flash drive''
2. Self-motivation; ability coupled with ambition:
''Crassus had wealth and wit, but Pompey had and Caesar as much again.
1. (military) A sustained advance in the face of the enemy to take a strategic objective:
Napoleon's on Moscow was as determined as it was disastrous.
1. (golf) A stroke made with a driver
2. (baseball) A ball struck in a flat trajectory (also called line drive)
3. A type of public roadway.
Beverly Hills" most famous street is Rodeo .
1. (psychology) desire, Desire or interest.
2. (cricket) A type of shot played by swinging the bat in a vertical arc, through the line of the ball, and hitting it along the ground, normally between cover and midwicket.
verb (drives, driving, drove, driven)
1. (defn, English)
 dynatron
noun
1. a tetrode in which the voltage on the screen grid is higher than that on the control grid, causing the plate current to decrease as plate voltage increases; was used in oscillators

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