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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The action of taking something for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission

Usage examples (35)
  • But appropriation is a whole different kettle of fish.
  • The relief appropriation is six cents per person per day.
  • Let's call it "appropriation without acknowledgement or reciprocation."
  • Marginal cultures don't engage in appropriation -- they are assimilated. for more
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