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member

1. any individual plant or animal in a taxonomic group
2. any part of an animal body, such as a limb
3. another word for penis
4. any part of a plant, such as a petal, root, etc.
5. Maths any individual object belonging to a set or logical class
6. a distinct part of a whole, such as a proposition in a syllogism
7. a component part of a building or construction

Member

Any individual element of a building, such as a framing member; also one of the individual shapes that make up a molding, such as a cornice or a water table.

member

[′mem·bər]
(civil engineering)
A structural unit such as a wall, column, beam, or tie, or a combination of any of these.
(geology)
A rock stratigraphic unit of subordinate rank comprising a specially developed part of a varied formation.
(mathematics)
An individual object that belongs to a set. Also known as element.
For an equation, the expression on either side of the equality sign.

member

In structural engineering, a component part of a structure, complete in itself.
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No one ever regretted the admittance of Sam Weller, for a more devoted, well-behaved, and jovial member no club could have.
So long as the separate organization of the members be not abolished; so long as it exists, by a constitutional necessity, for local purposes; though it should be in perfect subordination to the general authority of the union, it would still be, in fact and in theory, an association of states, or a confederacy.
These articles contain no provision for the case of offenses against the law of nations; and consequently leave it in the power of any indiscreet member to embroil the Confederacy with foreign nations.
Phileas Fogg was a member of the Reform, and that was all.
Each house may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two-thirds, expel a Member.
I have always been made sad when I have heard members of any race claiming rights or privileges, or certain badges of distinction, on the ground simply that they were members of this or that race, regardless of their own individual worth or attainments.
Count Ilya Rostov with the other members of the committee sat facing Bagration and, as the very personification of Moscow hospitality, did the honors to the prince.
Oh,' she would reply promptly, 'you canna expect me to be sharp in the uptake when I am no' a member of a club.
Outside the church door stood the three or four members of the club who, like Doctor Wybrow, had watched the ceremony out of curiosity.
These workers actually paid the increased wages of their stronger brothers who were members of unions that were labor monopolies.
Sir Matthew Pupker takes the chair, and three members of Parliament are positively coming.
Consequently, the clubrooms became deserted, the servants dozed in the antechambers, the newspapers grew mouldy on the tables, sounds of snoring came from dark corners, and the members of the Gun Club, erstwhile so noisy in their seances, were reduced to silence by this disastrous peace and gave themselves up wholly to dreams of a Platonic kind of artillery.

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