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state or condition markedly different from the norm aberrance , aberrancy , aberration , deviance
device that enables something to be used in a way different from that for which it was intended or makes different pieces of apparatus compatible adapter , adaptor
development of many different forms from an originally homogeneous group of organisms as they fill different ecological niches adaptive radiation
property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition adherence , adhesion , adhesiveness , bond
can be changed to different settings adjustable spanner , adjustable wrench
act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment) adjustment , alteration , modification
minimum age for marrying without parental consent or the minimum age for consensual sexual relations; intercourse at an earlier age can result in a charge of assault or statutory rape; the age differs in different states of the Union age of consent
any of several cytologic smears obtained from different parts of the alimentary tract; obtained by specialized lavage techniques and used mainly to diagnose cancer in those parts alimentary tract smear
tissue or organ transplanted from a donor of the same species but different genetic makeup; recipient's immune system must be suppressed to prevent rejection of the graft allograft , homograft
any of several different crystalline forms of the same chemical compound allomorph
living biologically in different regions allopatric
biologically occurring in different regions allopatric
(linguistics) any of various acoustically different forms of the same phoneme allophone
structurally different form of an element allotrope
alternation of two or more different forms in the life cycle of a plant or animal alternation of generations , heterogenesis , xenogenesis
(computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers American Standard Code for Information Interchange , ASCII
comparison showing similarities between different entities analogy
agreement in specific features, otherwise different analogy
presocratic Greek philosopher and associate of Anaximander who believed that all things are made of air in different degrees of density (6th century BC) Anaximenes
property of being anisotropic; having a different value when measured in different directions anisotropy
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