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democracy
  • n  the political orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives
  • n  a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
  • n  the doctrine that the numerical majority of an organized group can make decisions binding on the whole group
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democrat
  • n  a member of the Democratic Party
  • n  an advocate of democratic principles
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democratic-republican party
  • n  a former major political party in the United States in the early 19th century; opposed the old Federalist party; favored a strict interpretation of the constitution in order to limit the powers of the federal government
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democratic and popular republic of algeria
  • n  a republic in northwestern Africa on the Mediterranean Sea with a population that is predominantly Sunni Muslim; colonized by France in the 19th century but gained autonomy in the early 1960s
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democratic front for the liberation of palestine
  • n  a Marxist-Leninist group that believes Palestinian goals can only be achieved by revolutionary change
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democratic party
  • n  the older of two major political parties in the United States
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democratic people's republic of korea
  • n  a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948
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democratic republic of sao tome and principe
  • n  island nation in the South Atlantic off the west coast of Africa; achieved independence from Portugal in 1975; has enormous offshore oil reserves
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democratic republic of the congo
  • n  a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960
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democratic socialist republic of sri lanka
  • n  a republic on the island of Ceylon; became independent of the United Kingdom in 1948
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democritus
  • n  Greek philosopher who developed an atomistic theory of matter (460-370 BC)
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demodulation
  • n  (electronics) the reception of a signal by extracting it from the carrier wave
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demodulator
  • n  rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
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demogorgon
  • n  (Greek mythology) a mysterious and terrifying deity of the underworld
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demographer
  • n  a scientist who studies the growth and density of populations and their vital statistics
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demographist
  • n  a scientist who studies the growth and density of populations and their vital statistics
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demography
  • n  the branch of sociology that studies the characteristics of human populations
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demoiselle
  • n  a young unmarried woman
  • n  small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs
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