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S, s

  
  ( S's, s's    plural  )
1       n-var   S is the nineteenth letter of the English alphabet.  
2    S or s is an abbreviation for words beginning with s, such as `south', `seconds', and `son'.  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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-s, S & L, S & M, among other(s)

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
exp.
what`s up
Slang; casual greeting "Wazzup, my friend?"
exp.
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
n.
suite of the pointed first letters of the name of an organisation. eg B.O.A.C. , B.B.C., N.A.T.O., N.A.S.A..
When the "sigle" can be read like a simple word, it becomes an "acronym" : Nato, Nasa, Faq,...so B.B.C. is just a "sigle"
n.
classical African concept, humanist phylosophy focusing on people`s interrelations. It is originary from Bantu languages.
"I am what I am because of who we all are" , "Live consciuosly" are sayings belonging to this phylosophy
n.
uppermost layer in Earth`s atmosphere; lies above the ionosphere and extends to the edge of interplanetary space
nm.
acronym of Lunar Module, little vehicle created especially to move on the moon during XXth century 's space conquest.
conj.
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.
n.
buttocks, butt, ass.
[Slang]
n.
mental deficiency, mental handicap
n.
1. the discharge or release of a person appearing in court of all criminal charges because they have been found not guilty. 2. a release from an obligation, duty, or debt.
legal E.g After the clear acquittal from the judge, he had to start his life all over again.
n.
a water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
[Tech.]
adj.
based on scientific testing or practical experience, not on ideas
I found out that the distance from the pond doesn't affect the number of plants from the empirical data I collected.
v.
transform into something English, render similar to an English person or thing
n.
the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form ()
I have to make deductions about the meaning of words in poem then, I could understand more.

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