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purposes meaning

EN[ˈpɝpəsɪz]
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  • NounBFpurpose
    1. plural of purpose.
    2. VerbBFpurposePRpurposingPT, PPpurposed
      1. third-person singular simple present indicative form of purpose.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • She had a clipped assurance of manner, a purpose in her step, which seemed to announce to anyone who cared to look that she had reached a decision, and reached it even-mindedly.
          • Just as Augustine notes that a true virgin must be a virgin physically and spiritually, so too a monk's single-heartedness of purpose in Christ cannot be left to an ethereal realm.
          • The 11 girls [ … ] are all trained dancers in real life who, for the purposes of "Billy Elliot," must untrain themselves for each performance and dance with two very left feet.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • The underspecification of the project led to the development of software that was not fit for purpose.
          • This is the first time a multitransitional study of spectrally resolved rotational ammonia lines has been used for this purpose.
          • ...and no man ever knew him intimately who did not recognize and admire his great abilities, both natural and acquired, his large-heartedness and sincerity of purpose.

      Meaning of purposes for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "purposes" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Noun forms
            • Noun plural forms
          • Verbs
            • Verb forms
              • Verb singular forms
                • Third-person singular forms
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