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  • n  1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
  • n  an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
  • n  the cardinal compass point that is at 180 degrees
  • n  a unit of conductance equal to the reciprocal of an ohm
  • n  the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet
  • n  (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity representing the amount of energy in a system that is no longer available for doing mechanical work
    entropy increases as matter and energy in the universe degrade to an ultimate state of inert uniformity
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s. s. van dine
  • n  United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)
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s. smith stevens
  • n  United States psychologist and psychophysicist who proposed Stevens' power law to replace Fechner's law (1906-1973)
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s.u.v.
  • n  a high-performance four-wheel drive car built on a truck chassis
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sa
  • n  Nazi militia created by Hitler in 1921 that helped him to power but was eclipsed by the SS after 1943
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sa node
  • n  a specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat
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saale
  • n  a river that rises in central Germany and flows north to join the Elbe River
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saale glaciation
  • n  the next-to-last Pleistocene glaciation in northern Europe and the deposits laid down at that time
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saale river
  • n  a river that rises in central Germany and flows north to join the Elbe River
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saame
  • n  a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
  • n  the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula
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saami
  • n  a member of an indigenous nomadic people living in northern Scandinavia and herding reindeer
  • n  the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula
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saarinen
  • n  Finnish architect and city planner who moved to the United States in 1923; father of Eero Saarinen (1873-1950)
  • n  United States architect (born in Finland) (1910-1961)
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saba
  • n  a island in the Netherlands Antilles that is the top of an extinct volcano
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sabal palmetto
  • n  low-growing fan-leaved palm of coastal southern United States having edible leaf buds
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