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noun business
  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a legal entity that develops, registers and sells securities to finance its operations

    To entice investors, the bond issuer offers a higher than usual yield.

    Submitted by Islombek from Uzbekistan on 26/10/2016
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a person or company that supplies or distributes something

    credit card issuers

    Submitted by Islombek from Uzbekistan on 26/10/2016


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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