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datum Tweet Definition of datum Like Definition of datum on Facebook
noun (Plural: data or datums)
  1. (italbrac-open)plural: data(italbrac-close) a single piece of information
  2. (philosophy) (italbrac-open)plural: data(italbrac-close) a fact known from direct observation
  3. (philosophy) (italbrac-open)plural: data(italbrac-close) a premise from which conclusions are drawn
  4. (cartography) (italbrac-open)plural: datums(italbrac-close) a fixed reference point
     
departure Tweet Definition of departure Like Definition of departure on Facebook
noun 
  1. the act of departing or something that has departed
  2. a deviation from a plan or procedure
  3. a death
     
depression Tweet Definition of depression Like Definition of depression on Facebook
noun 
  1. (context, geography) an area that is lower in topography than its surroundings
  2. (context, psychology) in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a state of mind producing serious, long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or inability to visualize a happy future
  3. (context, psychology) in psychotherapy and psychiatry, a period of unhappiness or low morale which lasts longer than several weeks and may include ideation of self-inflicted injury or suicide
  4. (context, meteorology) an area of lowered air pressure that generally brings moist weather, sometimes promoting hurricanes and tornadoes
  5. (context, economics) a period of major economic contraction
The Great Depression (US history)
  1. (context, biology, physiology) a lowering, in particular a reduction in a particular biological variable or the function of an organ, in contrast to elevation
     
direct Tweet Definition of direct Like Definition of direct on Facebook
verb 
  1. To manage, control, steer.
  2. To aim at.
They directed their fire towards the men on the wall.
He directed his question to the room in general.
adjective 
  1. Straight, constant, without interruption.
     

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