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sin         

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      n  
1      (Theol)  
a    transgression of God's known will or any principle or law regarded as embodying this  
b    the condition of estrangement from God arising from such transgression  
   See also       actual sin       mortal sin       original sin       venial sin  
2    any serious offence, as against a religious or moral principle  
3    any offence against a principle or standard  
4    live in sin  
Informal   (of an unmarried couple) to live together  
      vb   intr   , sins, sinning, sinned  
5      (Theol)   to commit a sin  
6    usually foll by: against   to commit an offence (against a person, principle, etc.)  
     (Old English synn; related to Old Norse synth, Old High German suntea sin, Latin sons guilty)  
  sinner      n  
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sin          [2]  
      prep  
      conj  
      adv      a Scot. dialect word for       since  

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sin          [3]  
      n   the 21st letter in the Hebrew alphabet (<Hsin>), transliterated as S  

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sin          [4]     (Maths)  
      abbrev. for   sine  

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sine   [1]  
      n     (of an angle)  
a    a trigonometric function that in a right-angled triangle is the ratio of the length of the opposite side to that of the hypotenuse  
b    a function that in a circle centred at the origin of a Cartesian coordinate system is the ratio of the ordinate of a point on the circumference to the radius of the circle,   (Abbrev.)    sin         
     (C16: from Latin sinus a bend; in New Latin, sinus was mistaken as a translation of Arabic jiba sine (from Sanskrit jiva, literally: bowstring) because of confusion with Arabic jaib curve)  


actual sin  
      n     (Christianity)   any sin that a person commits of his own free will and for which he is personally responsible  
   Compare       original sin  
mortal sin  
      n     (Christianity)   a sin regarded as involving total loss of grace  
   Compare       venial sin  
original sin  
      n   a state of sin held to be innate in mankind as the descendants of Adam  
sin          [1]  
      n  
1      (Theol)  
a    transgression of God's known will or any principle or law regarded as embodying this  
b    the condition of estrangement from God arising from such transgression  
   See also       actual sin       mortal sin       original sin       venial sin  
2    any serious offence, as against a religious or moral principle  
3    any offence against a principle or standard  
4    live in sin  
Informal   (of an unmarried couple) to live together  
      vb   intr   , sins, sinning, sinned  
5      (Theol)   to commit a sin  
6    usually foll by: against   to commit an offence (against a person, principle, etc.)  
     (Old English synn; related to Old Norse synth, Old High German suntea sin, Latin sons guilty)  
  sinner      n  
sin          [2]  
      prep  
      conj  
      adv      a Scot. dialect word for       since  
sin          [3]  
      n   the 21st letter in the Hebrew alphabet (<Hsin>), transliterated as S  
sin          [4]     (Maths)  
      abbrev. for   sine  
sin bin  
      n  
1    Slang   (in ice hockey, etc.) an area off the field of play where a player who has committed a foul can be sent to sit for a specified period  
2      (Brit)  
informal   a special unit on a separate site from a school that disruptive schoolchildren attend until they can be reintegrated into their normal classes  
venial sin  
      n     (Christianity)   a sin regarded as involving only a partial loss of grace  
   Compare       mortal sin  

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sin

  
1   
      n   crime, damnation, error, evil, guilt, iniquity, misdeed, offence, sinfulness, transgression, trespass, ungodliness, unrighteousness, wickedness, wrong, wrongdoing  
2   
      vb   err, fall, fall from grace, go astray, lapse, offend, transgress, trespass     (archaic)  

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