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1       adj   If you say that there are various things, you mean there are several different things of the type mentioned.  
usu ADJ n  
The school has received various grants from the education department.     
2       adj   If a number of things are described as various, they are very different from one another.   (=varied)  
The methods are many and various., ...the country's rich and various heritage.     
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n.
enormous amassment of various wastes that clogs sewer 's pipes
n.
representation of a facial expression composed with various combinations of keyboard characters used to convey the writer's feelings or intended tone in electronic communication. For exemple, :-) represents a smile.
[Internet] Ex: When they e-mail, people have a growing tendency to use emoticons as a fun way to relay the tone of their messages
n.
Any various types of snack or appetizer in Mexican cuisine
v.
1. shoot with a firearm using a type of cartridge that contains gunpowder but neither bullet nor pellet. 2. [slang][fig.] be infertile and unlikely to impregnate a woman (due to various issues such as a low sperm count)
1.The squaddies were training, shooting blanks 2.We had been trying to have a baby for ages until a series of fertility tests revealed I was shooting blanks.
n.
a type of work that goes on 24 hours from 24 hours because the teams performing it are located in various time zones.
E.g: Some claim that follow-the-sun is a business failure. It can be used also as a verb (Our team follows the sun ) or as an adjective (We offer follow-the-sun business support) .
n.
an aspect of something that is very impressive or exciting
often used for houses: the wow factor is its high-tech kitchen
adj.
[med.] of or relating to the medical consideration of the whole person in the treatment of a disease, not only physically but also taking into account mental and social factors rather than just the symptoms
Ex: That clinic offers a holistic medecine approach to treat both the body and the mind sometimes even using practises from eastern traditions such as meditation or acupuncture.
n.
expression used for describing a perfect compatibility (between people, things, factors etc.)
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