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concrete

  

      n  
1   
a    a construction material made of a mixture of cement, sand, stone, and water that hardens to a stonelike mass  
b    (as modifier)  
a concrete slab     
2      (Physics)   a mass formed by the coalescence of separate particles  
      adj  
3    relating to a particular instance or object; specific as opposed to general  
a concrete example     
4   
a    relating to or characteristic of things capable of being perceived by the senses, as opposed to abstractions  
b    (as n.)  
the concrete     
5    formed by the coalescence of particles; condensed; solid  
      vb  
6    tr   to construct in or cover with concrete  
7    to become or cause to become solid; coalesce  
     (C14: from Latin concretus grown together, hardened, from concrescere; see concrescence)  
  concretely      adv  
  concreteness      n  
  concretive      adj  
  concretively      adv  


air-entrained concrete  
      n   a type of concrete throughout which small air bubbles are dispersed in order to increase its frost resistance: used for making roads  
concrete music  
      n   music consisting of an electronically modified montage of tape-recorded sounds  
concrete noun  
      n   a noun that refers to a material object, as for example horse  
   Compare       abstract noun  
concrete number  
      n   a number referring to a particular object or objects, as in three dogs, ten men  
concrete poetry  
      n   poetry in which the visual form of the poem is used to convey meaning  
musique concrète     (French)  
      n      another term for       concrete music  
prestressed concrete  
      n   concrete that contains steel wires, cables, etc., that are prestressed within their elastic limit to counteract the stresses that will occur under load  
reinforced concrete  
      n   concrete with steel bars, mesh, etc., embedded in it to enable it to withstand tensile and shear stresses  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
tending to repair (also reparatory)
v.
make or repair an object in an improvised and inventive way making use of whatever items are at hand
chiefly[US];[Fam.] Ex.: You have no idea how many things I've MacGyvered using just duct tape or a simple paper clip.
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