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personal  


      adj  
1    of or relating to the private aspects of a person's life  
personal letters, a personal question     
2    prenominal   of or relating to a person's body, its care, or its appearance  
personal hygiene, great personal beauty     
3    belonging to or intended for a particular person and no-one else  
as a personal favour, for your personal use     
4    prenominal   undertaken by an individual himself  
a personal appearance by a celebrity     
5    referring to, concerning, or involving a person's individual personality, intimate affairs, etc., esp. in an offensive way  
personal remarks, don't be so personal     
6    having the attributes of an individual conscious being  
a personal God     
7    of or arising from the personality  
personal magnetism     
8    of, relating to, or denoting grammatical person  
9      (Law)   of or relating to movable property, such as money  
   Compare       real   1       8  
      n  
10      (Law)   an item of movable property  


personal column  
      n   a newspaper column containing personal messages, advertisements by charities, requests for friendship, holiday companions, etc.  
personal computer  
      n   a small inexpensive computer used in word processing, playing computer games, etc.  
personal equation  
      n  
1    the variation or error in observation or judgment caused by individual characteristics  
2    the allowance made for such variation  
personal equity plan  
      n      the full name for       PEP  
personal organizer  
      n  
1    a diary that stores personal records, appointments, notes, etc.  
2    a pocket-sized electronic device that performs the same functions  
personal pronoun  
      n   a pronoun having a definite person or thing as an antecedent and functioning grammatically in the same way as the noun that it replaces. In English, the personal pronouns include I, you, he, she, it, we, and they, and are inflected for case  
personal property  
      n     (Law)   movable property, such as furniture or money  
   Compare       real property     (Also called)    personalty  
personal stereo  
      n   a very small audio cassette player designed to be worn attached to a belt and used with lightweight headphones  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
n.
virtual network linking an user to his or her professional and / or personal contacts
[Tech.]
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
n.
A meeting of people who have the same interests, or belong to the same organization
I like conventions more than meeting with people who have nothing in common with me.
n.
the preferred terminology used among the management hierarchy of a business establishment in reference to native ideas and common interests related to their particular field.
syn.: slang, jargon
vi.
When a large group of competing corporations hope to use the government to protect or enhance their interests.
Economic Term.

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