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  • Word Definitions
    • (n): the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher"; "the government must do its part"; "play its role"  
    • (n): any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor; "I am proud of my contribution to the team''s success"; "they all did their share of the work"  
    • (n): something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"  
    • (n): a line where the hair is parted; "his part was right in the middle"  
    • (n): so far as concerns the actor specified; "it requires vigilance on our part" or "they resisted every effort on his part";  
    • (n): one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC''s engineering division"  
    • (n): an actor''s portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"  
    • (n): the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"  
    • (n): the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France"; "religions in all parts of the world"; "regions of outer space"  
    • (n): a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts"; "he needed a piece of granite"  
    • (n): assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"  
    • (n): something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"  
    • (v): force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children"; "Moses parted the Red Sea"  
    • (v): come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"  
    • (v): leave; "The family took off for Florida"  
    • (v): go one''s own away; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"  
    • (v): discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question"; "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage"; "My friend and I split up"  
    • (r): in part; in some degree; not wholly; "I felt partly to blame"; "He was partially paralyzed"  

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