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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An indigenous language that contributes features to the language of an invading people who impose their language on the indigenous population; A surface on which an organism grows or is attached;

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  • The gardener talked about the proper substrate for acid-loving plants
  • The Celtic languages of Britain are a substrate for English
  • In the next step, a flat rubber substrate is stretched and placed on top of the ribbons.
  • Typically, the light in the substrate is internally reflected and runs parallel and not perpendicular. for more
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