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Relating to specific areas of study

aerodynamic

adjective

relating to aerodynamics

cognitive

adjective

in psychology, a cognitive science or process is one that is connected with recognizing and understanding things

historical

adjective

connected with history as a subject of study

ontological

adjective

relating to the study of existence

pathological

adjective

relating to pathology

philosophical

adjective

relating to philosophy

psychological

adjective

connected with the study of how your mind works

scientific

adjective

relating to science, or based on its methods

theological

adjective

relating to the study of God and religion

anthropological

adjective

biomedical

adjective

entomological

adjective

geopolitical

adjective

musicological

adjective

oceanographic

adjective

pathologically

adverb

philological

adjective

psychologically

adverb

scientifically

adverb

sociological

adjective

theologically

adverb

dark pool

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

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a share of the profits of a company, paid once or twice a year to the people who own the...

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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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