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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of refer.


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  • Instead, a real estate guide of the period explains that the term refers to the “extension of a building,” where “a habitation for a janitor and his family” sits on the roof.3 The nineteenth-century penthouse was still a “depending” structure, only now it is attached to a building vertically, instead of horizontally.

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  • These "wayward sons" the term refers to a character in the Passover Seder who sets himself apart from everyone else at the table are born victims, argues Mamet, whose thematic preoccupation with social Darwinism has at last led him to openly embrace right-wing ideology, a union which may prove deleterious to his work, what with his newfound certainty impinging on the ambiguity so essential to memorable art.

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  • The term refers to investors' inclination at a time of upheaval to move money to an investment that, while perhaps not sexy or especially exciting, is viewed as a safe bet.

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  • The term refers to goods and services becoming more valuable as more people use them.

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  • The term refers to cascading disruptions that can pass between trophic levels—that is, between different categories of interrelated organisms in the hierarchy of energy transfer within an ecosystem.

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  • They are U.S. dollars deposited in banks outside the U.S. The term refers only to the location of deposit.

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  • The term refers to economies that are making a transition to market economics from state control or shelter.

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  • The term refers to debt publicly issued in bearer form outside the home market of the currency of denomination and outside the reach of national tax authorities.

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  • The term refers to a loan that no longer is expected to be repaid and that is written off as a bad debt.

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  • In the hog market, the term refers to giving birth.

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