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  • n. Plural form of part.
  • n. intellectual ability or learning
  • n. vicinity, region
  • n. The male genitals.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of part.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The local environment.

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

  • n. the local environment


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  • As Edgar Morin said in his book On Transdisciplinarity, the necessity is to follow «a knowledge in motion, a knowledge which progresses by moving back from the parts to the whole and from the whole to the parts».

    Leonardo da Vinci, Nietzsche, Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

  • And when I say Turkey-Ham, I mean processed lunch meat that contains both turkey parts and pig parts…

    goldylockz22 Diary Entry

  • This description implies the assemblage of strangers from all parts in one spot; -- _from all parts_; else, how will you find professors and students for every department of knowledge? and _in one spot_; else, how can there be any school at all?

    Harvard Classics Volume 28 Essays English and American

  • The derivative parts will also be omitted when they are _regularly formed from their primary parts_ according to the rules given.

    Pitman's Commercial Spanish Grammar (2nd ed.)

  • The term _vocal score_ usually means all chorus parts together with an accompaniment arranged for piano or organ, while the terms _full score_ and _orchestral score_ refer to a complete assemblage of _all parts_, each being printed on a separate staff, but all staffs being braced and barred together.

    Music Notation and Terminology

  • Whatever parts of truth are made too much of, though they were even the most precious truths connected with our being risen in Christ, or our heavenly calling, or prophecy, sooner or later those who lay an _undue_ stress upon _these parts_ of truth, and thus make them too prominent, will be losers in their own souls, and, if they be teachers, they will injure those whom they teach.

    George Müller of Bristol And His Witness to a Prayer-Hearing God

  • The ancients called the maritime parts of a country _the lower parts_, and the inland parts _the higher_, taking the notion, probably, from the course of the rivers.

    Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jurgurthine War

  • Finally, of individuals, the living power will be most intense in that individual which, as a whole, has the greatest number of integral parts presupposed in it; when, moreover, these integral parts, together with a proportional increase of their interdependence, as _parts_, have themselves most the character of wholes in the sphere occupied by them.

    Hints towards the formation of a more comprehensive theory of life.

  • And someone is going to take it on the chin. reports that an agreement has been reached for Barclays to buy parts of Lehman Brothers, though certain details like which parts* and for how much remain unclear.


  • The perversity of him driving a Bentley was quite pleasing ( "Yeah, I got a real good deal on it, but gettin 'parts is a bitch."), and I think the dirt bike might just be my absolute favorite (zipping down the street, hair blowing, mustache rippling, bright orange cigarette burning an inch a second - ooh, I wish it was a dirtbike!)

    Archive 2005-06-01


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