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- v. tr. 1. To form an idea of; imagine or conceive. v. intr. 1. To conceive mental images; think.
- n. 1. A character or symbol representing an idea or a thing without expressing the pronunciation of a particular word or words for it, as in the traffic sign commonly used for "no parking" or "parking prohibited." Also Called ideograph.
- n. 1. a. The use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning. b. An expression or utterance marked by a deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning. c. A literary style employing such contrasts for humorous or rhetorical effect. 2. a. Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs. b. An occurrence, a result, or a circumstance notable for such incongruity.
- n. 1. The act or an instance of iterating; repetition. 2. Mathematics A computational procedure in which the desired result is approached through a repeated cycle of operations, each of which more closely approximates the desired result. 3. Computer Science The process of repeating a set of instructions a specified number of times or until a specific result is achieved.
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