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marked, separated, or given a name for a particular purpose
mainly concerned with, or directed towards, a particular group, activity, or situation
made or used for just one purpose
intended for a particular purpose or person
relating to the purpose or function of something
for the purpose of doing, getting, or achieving something
intended for someone to see, hear, read, or know about
intended to be a particular thing, or to have a particular purpose
so that something can happen
in order to achieve a particular aim
… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally
an extra sail sometimes fitted on the front of a boat used for racing
spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles
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