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ruler, rule
n. measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths
normal, formula, rule, pattern, convention
n. something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
regulation, rule
n. a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior; "it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast"; "short haircuts were the regulation"
rule, principle
n. a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system; "the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
rule, principle
n. a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct; "their principles of composition characterized all their works"
rule
n. any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order; "the rule of St. Dominic"
rule
n. directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted; "he knew the rules of chess"
touchstone, criterion, rule, standard
n. a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
rule, dominion
n. dominance or power through legal authority; "France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa"; "the rule of Caesar"
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rein, harness, rule
v. keep in check; "rule one's temper"
decree, rule
v. decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"
find, rule
v. decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty"
rule
v. mark or draw with a ruler; "rule the margins"
prevail, reign, rule, dominate, predominate
v. be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; "Money reigns supreme here"; "Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood"
rule
v. have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac
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straightedge
n. hand tool consisting of a flat rigid rectangular bar (metal or wood) that can be used to draw straight lines (or test their straightness)
gauge
n. the thickness of wire
tapeline, tape measure, tape
n. measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths; "the carpenter should have used his tape measure"
device characteristic, characteristic
n. any measurable property of a device measured under closely specified conditions
mastery, control, command
n. great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; "a good command of French"
method acting, method
n. an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
wont, habit
n. an established custom; "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"
self-confidence, self-assurance, sureness, authority, confidence, assurance
n. freedom from doubt; belief in yourself and your abilities; "his assurance in his superiority did not make him popular"; "after that failure he lost his confidence"; "she spoke with authority"
term
n. any distinct quantity contained in a polynomial; "the general term of an algebraic equation of the n-th degree"
factor
n. an independent variable in statistics
rule, principle
n. a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system; "the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
rule, principle
n. a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct; "their principles of composition characterized all their works"
opinion, notion, belief, feeling, impression
n. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
nitty-gritty, heart and soul, sum, pith, nub, meat, marrow, inwardness, heart, gist, essence, centre, center, core, substance, kernel
n. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
nitty-gritty, heart and soul, sum, pith, nub, meat, marrow, inwardness, heart, gist, essence, centre, center, core, substance, kernel
n. the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
standard, criterion
n. the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community"
theory
n. a belief that can guide behavior; "the architect has a theory that more is less"; "they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales"
theory
n. a belief that can guide behavior; "the architect has a theory that more is less"; "they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales"
theory
n. a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena; "theories can incorporate facts and laws and tested hypotheses"; "true in fact and theory"
tendency, disposition, inclination
n. an attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others; "he had an inclination to give up too easily"; "a tendency to be too strict"
political theory, political orientation, ideology
n. an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
political theory, political orientation, ideology
n. an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
edict
n. a formal or authoritative proclamation
rule
n. any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order; "the rule of St. Dominic"
precept, principle
n. rule of personal conduct
canon
n. a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church
rule
n. directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted; "he knew the rules of chess"
gospel
n. a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance; "Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed"
gospel
n. a doctrine that is believed to be of great importance; "Newton's writings were gospel for those who followed"
power, office
n. (of a government or government official) holding an office means being in power; "being in office already gives a candidate a great advantage"; "during his first year in office"; "during his first year in power"; "the power of the president"
realm, land, kingdom
n. a domain in which something is dominant; "the untroubled kingdom of reason"; "a land of make-believe"; "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"
order
v. bring order to or into; "Order these files"
lead
v. cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
hold, adjudge, declare
v. declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
umpire, referee
v. be a referee or umpire in a sports competition
outperform, surmount, outdo, exceed, outgo, outmatch, outstrip, surpass
v. be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"
delineate, describe, line, draw, trace
v. make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
initialise, initialize, format
v. divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data; "Please format this disk before entering data!"
manage, superintend, supervise, oversee
v. watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?"
hold in, contain, restrain, moderate, curb, control
v. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
regularise, govern, order, regularize, regulate
v. bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations; "We cannot regulate the way people dress"; "This town likes to regulate"
rule, govern
v. exercise authority over; as of nations; "Who is governing the country now?"
stand out, surpass, excel
v. distinguish oneself; "She excelled in math"
abound
v. be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
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