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To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice.To watch attentively:observe a child's behavior. Observe
To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically.To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination. Investigate
The close or last part; the end or finish.The result or outcome of an act or process.A judgment or decision reached after deliberation Conclusion
A tentative explanation for an observation, phenomenon, or scientific problem that can be tested by further investigation. Hypothesis
A small object, usually built to scale, that represents in detail another, often larger object.A preliminary work or construction that serves as a plan from which a final product is to be made Model
A decimal system of units based on the meter as a unit length, the kilogram as a unit mass, and the second as a unit time. Metric System
A thing or things helpful in forming a conclusion or judgment:The broken window was evidence that a burglary had taken place. Scientists weigh the evidence for and against a hypothesis. Evidence
The rate or a measure of the rate of motion, especially:Distance traveled divided by the time of travel.The limit of this quotient as the time of travel becomes vanishingly small; Speed
The capacity to do work or cause physical change; energy, strength, or active power: Force
The natural force of attraction exerted by a celestial body, such as Earth, upon objects at or near its surface, tending to draw them toward the center of the body. Gravity
The rubbing of one object or surface against another.Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; Friction
The act or process of changing position or place.A meaningful or expressive change in the position of the body or a part of the body; a gesture.Active operation:set the plan in motion. Motion
Relating to or aiding digestion.Functioning to digest food. Digestive
Of or relating to circulation Circulatory
Of, relating to, used in, or affecting respiration. Respiratory
Of, relating to, forming, or of the nature of a skeleton.Attached to or formed by a skeleton. Skeletal
Of, relating to, or consisting of muscle:muscular contraction.Having well-developed muscles Muscular
Of or relating to the nerves or nervous system:nervous tissue.Stemming from or affecting the nerves or nervous system:a nervous disorder.Easily agitated or distressed; high-strung or jumpy Nervous
To receive (property or a title, for example) from an ancestor by legal succession or will. Inherited
To gain possession of:acquire 100 shares of stock.To get by one's own efforts:acquire proficiency in math.To gain through experience; come by:acquired a growing dislike of television sitcoms Acquired
A distinguishing feature, as of a person's character.A genetically determined characteristic or condition:a recessive trait.A stroke with or as if with a pencil. Trait
The circumstances or conditions that surround one; surroundings.The totality of circumstances surrounding an organism or group of organisms, especially: Environment
The branch of biology that deals with heredity, especially the mechanisms of hereditary transmission and the variation of inherited characteristics among similar or related organisms. Genetics
The observable physical or biochemical characteristics of an organism, as determined by both genetic makeup and environmental influences. Phenotype
The act of extinguishing.The condition of being extinguished. Extinction
The act or process of adapting.The state of being adapted.Something, such as a device or mechanism, that is changed or changes so as to become suitable to a new or special application or situation Adaptation
A remnant or trace of an organism of a past geologic age, such as a skeleton or leaf imprint, embedded and preserved in the earth's crust. Fossils
The act, process, or result of classifying.A category or class.The systematic grouping of organisms into categories on the basis of evolutionary or structural relationships between them; taxonomy. Classification
To expose to harm or danger; imperil.To threaten with extinction.These verbs mean to subject to danger, loss, or destruction:driving that endangers lives; hazarded his health by smoking; Endangered
An overflowing of water onto land that is normally dry.A flood tide. Floods
The state of the atmosphere at a given time and place, with respect to variables such as temperature, moisture, wind velocity, and barometric pressure. Weather
The meteorological conditions, including temperature, precipitation, and wind, that characteristically prevail in a particular region. Climate
The cycle of evaporation and condensation that controls the distribution of the earth's water as it evaporates from bodies of water, condenses, precipitates, and returns to those bodies of water. Water Cycle
Orbital motion about a point, especially as distinguished from axial rotation:the planetary revolution about the sun. Revolution
A straight line about which a body or geometric object rotates or may be conceived to rotate.An unlimited line, half-line, or line segment serving to orient a space or a geometric objec Axis
One of the four natural divisions of the year, spring, summer, fall, and winter, in the North and South Temperate zones Seasons
The sun together with the nine planets and all other celestial bodies that orbit the sun.A system of planets or other bodies orbiting another star. Solar System
Different phases of moon by day and by night. Moon Phases
The path of a celestial body or an artificial satellite as it revolves around another body.One complete revolution of such a body. Orbit
The periodic variation in the surface level of the oceans and of bays, gulfs, inlets, and estuaries, caused by gravitational attraction of the moon and sun. Tides
The partial or complete obscuring, relative to a designated observer, of one celestial body by another Eclipses
The act or process of turning around a center or an axis:the axial rotation of the earth.A single complete cycle of such motion. Rotation
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