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I think your question is based on a false assumption. Hemoglobin is in my dictionary (New Oxford American Dictionary). Also rubisco: "an enzyme present in plant chloroplasts..." Many dictionaries include only a selection of the more common words, rather than all words. On-line you can consult many dictionaries. For unusual words, try Google search ...


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The two words do not mean the same thing. If something that happens has never happened before, but is not bigger, better or worse than anything else, then it is "unprecedented". It is not "unparalleled". For example a dead heat in some competition may be "unprecedented" in that it has never happened before, but it is not "unparalleled", because it is not ...


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As previously discussed on ELU (Impinge: transitive or intransitive?, “Get on”: is it transitive, intransitive or both?), many sources reserve the term "transitive" for verbs that take a direct object, and define "direct object" as something like a noun phrase that is a direct complement of the verb. This definition of "transitive" excludes verb ...


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