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90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

noun
  1. 1
    something, or a group of things, that forms part of a larger group

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    1. d.
      a part of an object

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    2. e.
      a part of an orchestra

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  2. 2
    an area within a place

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    1. a.
      an area in a town or city

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  3. 4
    the process of cutting something during an operation

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    1. a.
      a cesarean

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