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Dictionary definition for: Part

1. (r) in part; in some degree; not wholly; "I felt partly to blame" "He was partially paralyzed"

2. (v) go one''s own away; move apart; "The friends separated after the party"

3. (n) something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself" "I read a portion of the manuscript" "the smaller component is hard to reach"

4. (v) discontinue an association or relation; go different ways; "The business partners broke over a tax question" "The couple separated after 25 years of marriage" "My friend and I split up"

5. (n) the extended spatial location of something; "the farming regions of France" "religions in all parts of the world" "regions of outer space"

6. (n) so far as concerns the actor specified; "it requires vigilance on our part" or "they resisted every effort on his part"

7. (v) leave; "The family took off for Florida"

8. (n) something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

9. (v) come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"

10. (n) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC''s engineering division"

11. (v) force, take, or pull apart; "He separated the fighting children" "Moses parted the Red Sea"

12. (n) the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group; "the function of a teacher" "the government must do its part" "play its role"

13. (n) a portion of a natural object; "they analyzed the river into three parts" "he needed a piece of granite"

14. (n) an actor''s portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"

15. (n) assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"

16. (n) any one of a number of individual efforts in a common endeavor; "I am proud of my contribution to the team''s success" "they all did their share of the work"

17. (n) the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music; "he tried to sing the tenor part"

18. (n) a line where the hair is parted; "his part was right in the middle"

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