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rule (n):
measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths
Related Words: r
rule (n):
something regarded as a normative example
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the convention of not naming the main character.
violence is the rule not the exception.
his formula for impressing visitors

Related Word: formula
rule (n):
a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
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it was his rule to take a walk before breakfast.
short haircuts were the regulation

Related Word: regulation
rule (n):
(mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems
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he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs.
he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials

Related Word: formula
rule (n):
a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system
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the principle of the conservation of mass.
the principle of jet propulsion.
the right-hand rule for inductive fields
rule (n):
a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct
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their principles of composition characterized all their works
rule (n):
any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order
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the rule of St. Dominic
rule (n):
prescribed guide for conduct or action
rule (n):
directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted
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he knew the rules of chess
rule (n):
(linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice
rule (n):
dominance or power through legal authority
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France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa.
the rule of Caesar

Related Words: dominion
rule (n):
the duration of a monarch's or government's power
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during the rule of Elizabeth
rule (v):
keep in check
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rule one's temper
Related Word: rein
rule (v):
decide with authority
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The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed
Related Words: decree
rule (v):
decide on and make a declaration about
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find someone guilty
Related Words: find
rule (v):
mark or draw with a ruler
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rule the margins
rule (v):
exercise authority over; as of nations
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Who is governing the country now?
Related Words: govern
rule (v):
be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
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Money reigns supreme here.
Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood

Related Words: predominateprevailreign
rule (v):
have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac
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Where one door shuts another opens

Bir kapı kapanır, bir diğeri açılır.
When you lose one opportunity, you often find a different one.


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