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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from vanish, v.
  • (Math.) a fraction which reduces to the form 0/0 for a particular value of the variable which enters it, usually in consequence of the existence of a common factor in both terms of the fraction, which factor becomes 0 for this particular value of the variable.
  • (Persp.) the intersection of the parallel of any original plane and the picture; one of the lines converging to the vanishing point.
  • (Persp.) the point to which all parallel lines in the same plane tend in the representation.
  • (Phon.) stress of voice upon the closing portion of a syllable.

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  • adjective that vanishes
  • verb Present participle of vanish.

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  • noun a sudden or mysterious disappearance
  • noun a sudden disappearance from sight

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