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preoccupation so great that the ordinary demands on attention are ignored absentmindedness
someone who adheres to the doctrine that ordinary moral distinctions are invalid amoralist
presocratic Greek philosopher and student of Thales who believed the universal substance to be infinity rather than something resembling ordinary objects (611-547 BC) Anaximander
ordinary and plain anonymous , inconspicuous , prosaic , unexceptional
bluish-white lustrous metallic element; brittle at ordinary temperatures but malleable when heated; used in a wide variety of alloys and in galvanizing iron; it occurs as zinc sulphide in zinc blende atomic number 30 , zinc , Zn
silver-white metallic element of the platinum group that resembles platinum; occurs in some copper and nickel ores; does not tarnish at ordinary temperatures and is used (alloyed with gold) in jewelry atomic number 46 , palladium , Pd
heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures atomic number 80 , Hg , hydrargyrum , mercury , quicksilver
abnormal acuteness of hearing due to increased irritability of the sensory neural mechanism; characterized by intolerance for ordinary sound levels auditory hyperesthesia , hyperacusia , hyperacusis
ordinary clarinet with a middle range B-flat clarinet , licorice stick
oboe pitched an octave below the ordinary oboe basset oboe , heckelphone
strikingly out of the ordinary bizarreness , outlandishness , weirdness
loose protective coverall or smock worn over ordinary clothing for dirty work boilers suit , boilersuit , overall
ordinary and necessary expenses incurred in a taxpayer's business or trade business expense , trade expense
instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person chair , death chair , electric chair , hot seat
movie that shows ordinary people in actual activities without being controlled by a director cinema verite
ordinary clothing as distinguished from uniforms, work clothes, clerical garb, etc. civilian clothing , civilian dress , civilian garb , plain clothes
judgment entered after a written confession by the debtor without the expense of ordinary legal proceedings cognovit judgement , cognovit judgment , confession of judgement , confession of judgment
ordinary everyday language colloquial , vernacular
very ordinary commonplace
light microscope that uses scattered light to show particles too small to see with ordinary microscopes dark-field microscope , ultramicroscope
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