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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Slang The basic working components or practical aspects: "[proposing] lofty goals without specifying the nuts and bolts of how they are to be achieved” ( Village Voice).

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  • n. The basic, inner workings of something; the fundamentals or basics; that which makes something operate, on a basic level.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. detailed practical information about how something works or how something can be accomplished

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