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  1. (nonstandard) A cancellation.
  2. (rfv-sense, apparently means natural.) (music) A mark cancelling a previous sharp or flat.
verb (cancels, cancelling (Commonwealth), canceling (American), cancelled (Commonwealth), canceled (American))
  1. (transitive) To cross out something with lines etc.
  2. (transitive) To invalidate or annul something.
He cancelled his order on their website.
  1. (transitive) To mark something (such as a used postage stamp) so that it can't be reused.
This machine cancels the letters that have a valid zip code.
  1. (transitive) To offset or equalize something.
The corrective feedback mechanism cancels out the noise.
  1. (transitive) (mathematics) To remove a common factor from both the numerator and denominator of a fraction, or from both sides of an equation.
  2. (rfd-redundant) (intransitive) To counterbalance or neutralize each other.
  3. (rfd-redundant) (intransitive) (mathematics) Of a common factor in numerator and denominator of a fraction: To disappear.
(rfc, None of the meanings are limited to transitive or intransitive - the verb is always both/either with no distinction in meaning, only distinction is object referent.)
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  1. The act, process, or result of canceling; as, the cancellation of certain words in a contract, or of the contract itself.
  2. (mathematics) The operation of striking out common factors, in both the dividend and divisor.
  3. (philately) A postmark that marks a postage stamp so as to prevent its reuse.
  4. In United States intellectual property law, a proceeding in which an interested party seeks to cancel the registration of a trademark or patent.
catalog Tweet Definition of catalog Like Definition of catalog on Facebook
  1. (alternative spelling of, catalogue)
verb (catalogs, cataloging, cataloged, cataloged)
  1. (alternative spelling of, catalogue)
clean Tweet Definition of clean Like Definition of clean on Facebook
  1. (weightlifting) The first part of the event clean and jerk in which the weight is brought from the ground to the shoulders.
  1. (transitive) remove, Remove dirt from a place or object.
Can you the windows today?
  1. (transitive) tidy, Tidy up, make a place neat.
Clean your room right now!
  1. (context, transitive, climbing) Remove equipment from a climbing route after it was previously lead climbed.
  2. (intransitive) Make things clean in general.
She just likes to . That"s why I married her.
  1. (context, intransitive, curling) brush, Brush the ice lightly in front of a moving rock to remove any debris and ensure a correct line; less vigorous than a sweep.
  1. Not dirty.
Are these dishes ?
  1. In a condition of having been cleaned.
Your room is finally !
  1. In an unmarked condition.
Put a sheet of paper into the printer.
  1. Pure, especially morally or religiously.
Our kids can watch this movie because it is .
  1. Drug- and alcohol-free.
I've been this time for eight months.
  1. Smooth, exact, and performed well.
I"ll need a sharper knife to make cuts.
  1. (colloquial) Cool or neat.
Damn, Shorty, those are some shoes ya got there!
  1. (context, Of a criminal record or driver"s license) Without restrictions or penalties.
Unlike you, I"ve never been caused any accidents " my record is still !
  1. (context, aerodynamics) Allowing an uninterrupted flow over surfaces, without protrusions such as racks or landing gear.
  2. (context, health) Being free of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
I want to make sure my fiancé is before we are married.
  1. Not in possession of weapons or contraband such as drugs.
I"m officer. You can go ahead and search me if you want.
  1. fully, Fully and completely.
He was stabbed through.
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  1. Influence or authority over.
The government has complete over the situation.
  1. A separate group or subject in an experiment against which the results are compared where the primary variable is low or nonexistence.
  2. The method and means of governing the performance of any apparatus, machine or system, such as a lever, handle or button.
  3. A security mechanism, policy, or procedure that can counter system attack, reduce risks, and resolve vulnerabilities, synonymous with safeguard and counter-measure.
verb (control, l, ing)
  1. To exercise influence over, to suggest or dictate the behavior of.
With a simple remote, he could the toy truck.

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