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3. in biology, a process of cell division (two nuclear divisions in rapid succession) in sexually reproducing organisms resulting in forming four gametocytes with half the number of chromosomes of the somatic cells
1. a figure of speech that directly compares one thing to another, without the use of "like" or "as"
Example: He's a bear in the mornings. (Meaning he is grumpy and gruff)
Example: She's drowning in homework. (Meaning there is so much homework, she is overwhelmed)
1. the rhetorical device of professing to say little or nothing of a subject (the pretense of
passing over information), but in essence, you are drawing attention to the information, as in not to mention that it cost us a fortune
1. a humorous play on words; there are many types of ~s, including a recursive ~, compound ~, homographic ~, homonymic ~, and homophonic ~.
1. also spelled synesthesia, in literature, using one sense to describe another, i.e. "a prickly sound" or "it sounded wooly"
2. in science, when one sense evokes another, i.e. when you hear a sound, and it makes
the individual see a color
1. to intentionally lie or create a negative or false impression, to deceive (hedge, evade)
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