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a2 used to introduce one particular thing or person of a group or kind, but one which is not considered known to the listener. [1/3 definitions]
aberration a deviation from what is considered normal or right; irregularity. [1/3 definitions]
abstain to choose to refrain from something, esp. from actions or things considered to be unhealthy or unwise. [1/2 definitions]
acquaintance (used with a pl. verb) the people one knows, considered collectively. [1/3 definitions]
administration those in charge of directing or managing, considered collectively. [2/3 definitions]
adult a person who is considered legally responsible. [1/6 definitions]
advised considered or conceived (usu. used in combination). [1/2 definitions]
affirmative action a policy or program, supported by U. S. government regulations, to give equal opportunity in employment, college admissions, and the like to those considered previously disadvantaged, such as women and certain racial minority groups.
age of consent the age at which a person, usu. female, is legally considered to be competent to consent to sexual relations, used as a standard in determining whether statutory rape has occurred.
aggravated of a crime, considered more serious or malicious than is typical for the type of crime, especially if the criminal act involves the use of a gun. [1/2 definitions]
aggregate added up, combined, or considered as a whole. [1/6 definitions]
alien one who is considered foreign to a particular group or family; outsider. [1/6 definitions]
alternative medicine any medical treatment or therapy, such as homeopathy and acupuncture, that is considered nontraditional and is generally not taught in conventional medical schools.
altogether with all things considered. [1/3 definitions]
anatomical peculiarity a physical trait or characteristic of one's body that is considered unusual or abnormal.
angle1 the standpoint from which something is considered; point of view. [1/10 definitions]
apocrypha (cap.) a group of fourteen books of the Old Testament that are rejected by Judaism, and considered by Protestants as uncanonical, eleven of which are accepted by the Roman Catholic Church. [1/2 definitions]
apple pie a pastry dish made with sliced apples and flavored with sugar, cinnamon, and sometimes other spices, often considered typically American or even symbolic of American culture and values.
apple-pie (informal) pertaining to or embodying values considered typically American, such as forthrightness and decency. [1/2 definitions]
arachidonic acid an unsaturated fatty acid that is an important component of the cell membrane and is considered an essential nutrient in the diet of most mammals, including humans.
aspect the point of view from which something is seen or considered, or the manner in which something is considered. [1/5 definitions]