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alpha male

alpha male  

The highest-ranked male member of a dominance hierarchy, hook order, or pecking order. Also written α male.
brahman

brahman  

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A member of the highest Hindu caste, that of the priesthood.
chapter

chapter  

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The main division of a book.chapter and verse an exact reference or authority; originally, the exact reference to a passage of Scripture (the usage is recorded from the early 17th century). Chapter ...
genus

genus  

(pl. genera)A category used in the classification of organisms that consists of a number of similar or closely related species. The common name of an organism (especially a plant) is sometimes ...
grooming

grooming  

Behaviour that is concerned with the care of the body surface, performed by an animal upon itself (autogrooming), or by one animal upon another of the same species (allogrooming). In some animals ...
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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

An organization of habits or concepts, in which simpler components are combined to form increasingly complex integrations.

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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2010
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History, Social sciences
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The principle of grading elements into an order of precedence or importance. It has been applied in book design since at least Carolingian times, when scripts of various ages and levels of ... More
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A Dictionary of Hinduism

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2009
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Religion
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23 words

The ranking principle which underlies the ordering of traditional Indian society (‘the caste system’), the cosmos, ritual systems, deities, and other groupings....

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002
1 a system or organization in which people or groups are ranked one above the other according to status or authority.... hierarchic ˌhī(ǝ)ˈrärkik adj. ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Religion
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29 words

A body of religious rulers organized in successive ranks. In Christianity, one may speak of the hierarchy of bishops,

illuminated manuscripts

illuminated manuscripts  

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Books written by hand, decorated with pictures and ornaments of different kinds. The word ‘illuminated’ comes from a usage of the Latin word illuminare in connection with oratory or prose style, ...
index

index  

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Index Expurgatorium a list of passages to be deleted from a book before it was considered fit for reading by Roman Catholics; a list of authors considered fit to read only after the removal of ...
makeup

makeup  

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The design of a printed page, as regards contents or layout, or the process of putting together the typographic elements from which it is printed. It may also refer to ...
punctuation

punctuation  

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Elizabethan punctuation was different from, and freer than, modern. In setting up type, compositors seem to have felt at liberty to alter the punctuation of their manuscripts. The result is that we ...
ranking of towns

ranking of towns  

Various methods have been used to devise a hierarchy of towns, including comparing the number and type of functions, using multivariate analysis, measuring the interaction between a settlement and ...
textual articulation

textual articulation  

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As a key part of book design, mise-en-page, and typography, textual articulation can be said to make a text legible. Articulation provides a way of allowing the reader to see ...
word processing

word processing  

A facility that enables users to compose documents using a computer with facilities to edit, re-format, store, and print documents with maximum flexibility. A typical word-processing system consists ...

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