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segregate Tweet Definition of segregate Like Definition of segregate on Facebook
verb (segregates, segregating, segregated, segregated)
  1. To separate, used especially of social policies that directly or indirectly keep races or ethnic groups apart.
adjective
  1. separate, Separate; select.
  2. Separated from others of the same kind.
segregation Tweet Definition of segregation Like Definition of segregation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of segregating, or the state of being segregated; separation from others; a parting.
  2. seperation, Separation from a mass, and gathering about centers or into cavities at hand through cohesive or adhesive attraction or the crystallize, crystallizing process.
self-replicating Tweet Definition of self-replicating Like Definition of self-replicating on Facebook
adjective
  1. able to generate a copy of itself
sense Tweet Definition of sense Like Definition of sense on Facebook
noun
  1. One of the methods for a living being to gather data about the world; sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste.
  2. A general conscious awareness.
a sense of security
  1. Sound practical judgment, as in common sense
  2. The meaning, reason, or value of something.
You don"t make any sense.
  1. A natural appreciation or ability
A keen musical sense
  1. (Pragmatics) The way that a referent is presented.
  2. (Semantics) A single conventional use of a word. I.e., one of the entries for a word in a dictionary.
verb (senses, sensing, sensed)
  1. To use biological senses: to either smell, watch, taste, hear or feel.
  2. To instinctively be aware.
She immediately sensed her disdain.
  1. To comprehend.
sex chromosome Tweet Definition of sex chromosome Like Definition of sex chromosome on Facebook
noun
  1. (genetics) either of a pair of chromosomes (in most animals and plants) whose combination determines the sexual characteristics of an individual.
splice Tweet Definition of splice Like Definition of splice on Facebook
noun
  1. (nautical) A junction or joining of kids made by splicing them apart.
  2. (electrical) the electrical and mechanical connection between two pieces of wire or cable.
  3. (cricket) that part of a bat where the handle joins the blade
verb (splic, ing)
  1. To unite, as two ropes, or parts of a rope, by a particular manner of interweaving the strands, -- the union being between two ends, or between an end and the body of a rope.
  2. To unite, as spars, timbers, rails, etc., by lapping the two ends together, or by applying a piece which laps upon the two ends, and then binding, or in any way making fast.
  3. To unite in marriage.
  4. (figuratively) To unite as if splicing.
he argues against attempts to different genres or species of literature into a single composition.
strain Tweet Definition of strain Like Definition of strain on Facebook
noun
  1. (obsolete) treasure, Treasure.
  2. (obsolete) The blood-vessel in the yolk of an egg.
  3. (archaic) race, Race; lineage, pedigree.
  4. A particular breed or race of animal, microbe etc.
They say this year's flu virus is a particularly virulent .
  1. hereditary, Hereditary character, quality, or disposition.
There is a of madness in her family.
  1. (rare) A kind or sort (of person etc.).
verb
  1. To exert or struggle (to do something), especially to stretch too far.
Sitting in back, I strained to hear the speaker.
  1. To apply a force or forces to
  2. To tighten the strings of a musical instrument; to uplift one"s voice
  3. To separate solid from liquid by passing through a strainer or colander

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