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acoustics (used with a sing. verb) the branch of science dealing with the physics of sound. [2 definitions]
acquaintance (used with a pl. verb) the people one knows, considered collectively. [1/3 definitions]
acrobatics (used with a sing. verb) the art of performing gymnastic feats. [2/3 definitions]
active in grammar, designating the voice or form of a verb whose subject acts through the verb, rather than being the object of the verb's action, such as "signed" in "Five petitioners signed the document". (Cf. passive.) [2/6 definitions]
adv. abbreviation of "adverb," in grammar, a word that modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb or adverbial phrase.
adverb in grammar, a word that modifies a verb, adjective, other adverb, adverbial phrase, or sentence.
aerobatics (used with a sing. or pl. verb) spectacular stunts, such as rolls, loops, and dives, performed by an airplane or glider.
aerobics (used with a sing. or pl. verb) a system of physical conditioning involving sustained and vigorous exercise such as running, swimming, cycling, or dancing, that stimulates the heart and lungs and thereby improves the body's ability to utilize oxygen.
aerodynamics (used with a sing. verb) a science that deals with the dynamics of air and other gases and with the forces acting on objects that move through them.
aeromechanics (used with a sing. verb) the science of air or gases in motion or equilibrium.
aeronautics (used with a sing. verb) a science that deals with the design, operation, and navigation of aircraft.
aerostatics (used with a sing. verb) the branch of aeromechanics that deals with gases in equilibrium and with the equilibrium of airborne bodies or aircraft under changing atmospheric conditions.
aesthetics (used with a sing. verb) a branch of philosophy that deals with formal beauty in art.
agreement in grammar, correspondence between the number, person, or grammatical gender of two syntactically connected words, esp.that of subject and verb or adjective and noun. [1/5 definitions]
aloe (pl.) a drug derived from the bitter juice of the aloe leaves (used with a sing. verb). [1/2 definitions]
amends (used with a sing. or pl. verb) payment or compensation given to repair or satisfy damage, injury, or loss.
Amish (used with a pl. verb) the people of this sect (prec. by "the"). [1/3 definitions]
analytics (used with a sing. verb) the branch of logic that deals with the process of analyzing.
apologetics (used with a sing. verb) the branch of theology dealing with the defense and proof of a religious faith, esp. Christianity.
architectonics (used with a sing. verb) the science of designing and constructing buildings. [2 definitions]
aspect in grammar, a category of verb inflections, such as past perfect and past progressive, that indicate whether an action or state is ended or continues, is singular or repeated, and the like. [1/5 definitions]