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noun 
  1. (typography) The symbol " (en-dash) or " (em-dash)
sometimes dash is also used colloquially to refer to the symbol - (hyphen)
  1. A short run.
  2. A small quantity of a liquid substance; less than 1/8 of a teaspoon.
Add a of vinegar
  1. A dashboard.
  2. One of the two symbols of Morse code.
verb (dash, es)
  1. (intransitive) To run quickly or for a short distance.
He dashed across the field.
  1. (context, intransitive, informal) To leave or depart.
I have to now. See you soon.
  1. (transitive) To destroy by striking (against).
He dashed the bottle against the bar and turned about to fight.
  1. (transitive) To throw violently.
The man was dashed from the vehicle during the accident.
  1. (transitive) To sprinkle; to splatter.
  2. (transitive) To ruin; to destroy.
Her hopes were dashed when she saw the damage.
  1. (transitive) To dishearten; to sadden.
Her thoughts were dashed to melancholy.
  1. (transitive) To complete hastily, usually with down or off.
He dashed down his eggs, she dashed off her homework
     
demodulate Tweet Definition of demodulate Like Definition of demodulate on Facebook
verb (demodulat, ing)
  1. To reverse modulate, undo the effects of modulation.
In a radio transmitter you modulate the carrier wave; in the receiver you it.
     
demodulation Tweet Definition of demodulation Like Definition of demodulation on Facebook
verb de-modulation
  1. To undo the effect of modulation.
    A radio transmitter applies modulation a carrier wave and the receiver applies it to recover the message.
     
dial Tweet Definition of dial Like Definition of dial on Facebook
noun 
  1. A graduated, circular scale over which a needle moves to show a measurement (such as speed).
  2. A clock face.
  3. A sundial.
  4. A panel on a radio etc showing wavelengths or channels; a knob that is turned to change the wavelength etc.
  5. A disk with finger holes on a telephone; used to select the number to be called.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To measure or indicate something with a dial.
  2. (transitive) To control or select something with a dial
  3. (transitive) To select a number, or to call someone, on a telephone.
  4. (intransitive) To use a dial or a telephone.
     
duplex Tweet Definition of duplex Like Definition of duplex on Facebook
noun 
  1. house made up of two dwelling units
  2. (stamp-collecting) a cancellation combining a numerical cancellation with a second mark showing time, date, and place of posting.
adjective 
  1. double, made up of two parts
  2. two direction (electronical signaling)
     

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