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For a particular purpose

designated

adjective

marked, separated, or given a name for a particular purpose

oriented

adjective

mainly concerned with, or directed towards, a particular group, activity, or situation

dedicated

adjective

made or used for just one purpose

destined

adjective

intended for a particular purpose or person

functional

adjective

relating to the purpose or function of something

for the sake of something

for the purpose of doing, getting, or achieving something

for someone’s consumption

intended for someone to see, hear, read, or know about

by way of something

intended to be a particular thing, or to have a particular purpose

in order that

so that something can happen

to this end

in order to achieve a particular aim

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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alms

money, food, or clothes given to poor people

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subtweet

to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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