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  1. nadeem hayat
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    defination

    what is the defination of the following:

    1.undercutting
    2.conspicuous
    3.self-contradiction

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    Re: defination

    Hello nadeem hayat, I'm not a teacher. I hope my advice can still help!

    I got these definitions from dictionary.com . It's a very useful site!

    undercutting
    –verb (used with object)

    1.to cut under or beneath.

    2.to cut away material from so as to leave a portion overhanging, as in carving or sculpture.

    3.to offer goods or services at a lower price or rate than (a competing price or rate) or than that of (a competitor).

    4.to weaken or destroy the impact or effectiveness of; undermine.

    5.Golf. to hit (the ball) so as to cause a backspin.

    6.Tennis. to slice (the ball) using an underhand motion.

    7.to cut (a sound recording) with grooves too shallow or with insufficient lateral motion of the stylus.

    8.Forestry. to cut a notch in (a tree) in order to control the direction in which the tree is to fall.


    –verb (used without object)

    9.to undercut material, a competitor, a ball, etc.


    –noun

    10.a cut or a cutting away underneath.

    11.a notch cut in a tree to determine the direction in which the tree is to fall and to prevent splitting.

    12.Golf. a backspin.

    13.Tennis. a slice or cut made with an underhand motion.

    14.Chiefly British. a tenderloin of beef including the fillet.

    15.Dentistry. a tooth cavity prepared with a wide base for anchoring a filling securely.


    –adjective

    16.having or resulting from an undercut.


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    conspicuous
    –adjective

    1.easily seen or noticed; readily visible or observable: a conspicuous error.

    2.attracting special attention, as by outstanding qualities or eccentricities: He was conspicuous by his booming laughter.


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    self-contradiction

    –noun

    1.an act or instance of contradicting oneself or itself.

    2.a statement containing contradictory elements.

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    Re: defination

    It's DEFINITION - a commonly misspelt word.

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