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aback so that the wind catches the front side of an open sail. [2 definitions]
absolute in grammar, syntactically independent, or nearly so, as "the weather being chilly" in the sentence "The weather being chilly, we stayed home." [1/7 definitions]
accordingly consequently; therefore; so. [1/2 definitions]
account an arrangement wherein a bank or other financial institution holds a customer's deposited funds so that the funds are safe but can be accessed at any time by the customer, or the conception of this arrangement as a container for the funds that are kept. [1/15 definitions]
across so as to pass over at an angle; in or to a crosswise position. [1/6 definitions]
activated carbon a form of very porous and thus very absorbent carbon, produced by heating charcoal so as to empty out contained gases, and used to absorb other gases, recover solvents, deodorize, and the like; activated charcoal.
activation code a set of characters, consisting of numbers, letters, characters, or a combination of these, that is sent by a website to a user's email so that the website can verify the user's email address and comply with the user's request to begin a new service or change personal information. Once received, the user enters the code into the provided box on the website so that fulfillment of the user's request can begin.
ad libitum at one's pleasure (used as a musical direction to indicate that a section so marked may be varied, improvised upon, or omitted, as the performer wishes, or as a stage direction to indicate that the performer may improvise).
a fortiori (Latin) for a strong reason; all the more so.
agglutination the act or process of gluing or sticking together, or causing to do so. [2 definitions]
agitator one who incites unrest or controversy, esp. one who does so for pay or to further a political cause. [1/2 definitions]
airing an exposure to air or wind, so as to refresh or dry. [1/3 definitions]
alleged supposed to be as described but not proven so.
already so soon. [1/3 definitions]
AM a system of varying a radio signal's amplitude so as to impose the signal on a carrier wave; amplitude modulation. [1/2 definitions]
ambush the act of hiding so as to attack by surprise. [1/4 definitions]
amen thus it is; may it be so (used at the end of a prayer or statement to express agreement or approval). [1/3 definitions]
amino acid any of the organic acids necessary to build proteins and sustain life, some of which cannot be synthesized in the body and so must be consumed in the diet.
amplification a statement, plan, idea, or the like so enlarged. [1/4 definitions]
-androus having (so many) husbands. [1/2 definitions]
-andry marriage to (so many) husbands. [1/2 definitions]