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phrase

1. A brief expression, sometimes a single word, but usually two or more words forming an expression by themselves, or being a portion of a sentence; as, an adverbial phrase. 'Convey the wise it call. Steal! foh! a fico for the phrase. (Shak)

2. A short, pithy expression; especially, one which is often employed; a peculiar or idiomatic turn of speech; as, to err is human.

3. A mode or form of speech; the manner or style in which any one expreses himself; diction; expression. Phrases of the hearth. Thou speak'st In better phrase and matter than thou didst. (Shak)

4. A short clause or portion of a period.

A composition consists first of sentences, or periods; these are subdivided into sections, and these into phrases. Phrase book, a book of idiomatic phrases.

Origin: F, fr. L. Phrasis diction, phraseology, Gr, fr. To speak.


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Biology tests

Exam boards are notoriously fickle when it comes to marks. Sometimes the way you phrase something or the keywords you use will determine whether you get marks, rather than your understanding. This is often just a method of making marking easier. In your example ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:37 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biology tests
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reproductive sytem

... raw materials that can only come from digesting food in the intestines. More disturbingly perhaps the male ejection system (for want of a better phrase) is inextricably linked with the urinary system - the urethra provides passage for both urine and semen. For the last bit I'd go with thinking ...

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by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:49 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: reproductive sytem
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how are genes the unit of replication?

Hi, question here, and I hope I phrase this correctly: I understand that genes are the unit of replication in natural selection. But aren't traits ultimately stored in groups of genes? And is it not traits that are selected? So, if it's traits ...

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by johnkq
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: how are genes the unit of replication?
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biology

... of water / g Mass of measuring jug:596,596,596,596,596,596,596,596,596,596 / g Mass of 100 cm3 of:89,88,92,90,87,93,91,94,92,95 water / g Which phrase best describes these readings? 1) They are neither precise nor accurate 2) They are relatively precise but not accurate 3) They are relatively ...

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by zak
Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:54 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: biology
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Views: 958

heart failure

i need help plz i did it in this way is that correct can someone help me thanks Consider the causes of left-sided heart failure: Choose one phrase from those available to correctly accompany, each of the factors a-e. Drag and drop the phrase into the appropriate box. Each phrase may only be ...

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by zak
Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: heart failure
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