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adjective     net pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    a net amount of money is the total amount after taxes or costs have been removed
    net gain/loss etc.:

    net profits of $143,000

    Net earnings per share amounted to $0.78.

    See also gross
  2. 2
    [only before noun] a net effect or result is the final one, after everything has been considered

    The net effect of this policy has been higher employment but lower wages.

  3. 3
    the net weight of something is its weight without its container

    a box of candy weighing 500 grams net




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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