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      determiner  
1   
a    one, some, or several, as specified, no matter how much or many, what kind or quality, etc.  
any cheese in the cupboard is yours, you may take any clothes you like     
b    (as pronoun; functioning as sing or pl)  
take any you like     
2    usually used with a negative  
a    even the smallest amount or even one  
I can't stand any noise     
b    (as pronoun; functioning as sing or pl)  
don't give her any     
3    whatever or whichever; no matter what or which  
any dictionary will do, any time of day     
4    an indefinite or unlimited amount or number (esp. in the phrases any amount or number)  
any number of friends     
      adv  
5    usually used with a negative  
a    foll by a comparative adj   to even the smallest extent  
it isn't any worse now     
b    Not standard   at all  
he doesn't care any     
     (Old English ænig; related to Old Frisian enig, Old High German einag, Old Norse einigr anyone, Latin unicus unique; see an1, one)  


any more   ,   (esp. U.S.)   anymore  
      adv   any longer; still; now or from now on; nowadays  
he does not work here any more     
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n.
any distracting or deceptive maneuver
n.
Cyber interception means the acquisition of the any digital contents through the use of any electronic, mechanical, or other digital devices.
[Tech.];[Leg.] Cyber interception means the acquisition of the any digital contents
o.
Right of every person to get any information online without any restriction
[Tech.] Right of information
n.
Any person, including a captain, who is employed or engaged or works in any capacity on board a ship and whose normal place of work is on a ship.
n.
a virtual component in cyberspace which may be in any form and may execute any function, solely or partially.
[Tech.]
o.
It is right of every netizen to hold any opinion in cyberspace without any sanction.
[Tech.] freedom of expression
o.
Cyber extremism is resorting any measure of imposing predetermined ideology using any online platform, beyond the norms of existing common social way of life
[Leg.];[Tech.] basis of cyber terrorism
o.
Cyber extremism is resorting any measure of imposing predetermined ideology using any online platform, beyond the norms of existing common social way of life
[Leg.];[Tech.] basis of cyber terrorism
n.
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
[Comp.];[Slang]
n.
any food, beverage, drug or activity that helps people feel more comfortable in social occasions
Ex: Having an alcohol beverage might be seen as a kind of social lubrificant as so far as it helps some peole overcome their shyness
prep.
Process data that is created, stored or communicated by any information system, that is relevant to the process of adjudication.
[Tech.] Electronic Evidence
n.
(botany) any of the long slender shoots that grow from the stem or branch of a tree: usually removed during pruning
n.
line used to secure a sail when stowing it to the yard or boom, or any line used to lash items on a ship
[Naut.]
n.
Any various types of snack or appetizer in Mexican cuisine
n.
is the recreation of any entity after its death or destruction
video gaming
n.
a criminal action of commission or omission with intent to harm targeting humans or machines using any telecommunication device via internet
[Leg.];[Tech.] cybercrime means hacking, bullying, identity theft
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
adv.
without any hesitation, delay or preparation ; instantly ; at the slightest signal/urging/pretext/provocation
Note: Probably alludes to the late 19th century common practice of signaling the start of a race or other contest by either dropping a hat or sweeping it in a rapid downward motion. Ex.: Call Mike if you need help; he can come at the drop of a hat / He was known for his generosity and kindness but when things were going wrong at work, he could turn nasty at the drop of a hat
exp.
used to tell someone that you do not know any more about a subject than they do
Ex: Jill: 'How long should we bake this pie?' Jane: 'Your guess is as good as mine'.
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