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vehicle

1. any conveyance in or by which people or objects are transported, esp one fitted with wheels
2. Pharmacol a therapeutically inactive substance mixed with the active ingredient to give bulk to a medicine
3. a painting medium, such as oil, in which pigments are suspended
4. (in the performing arts) a play, musical composition, etc., that enables a particular performer to display his talents
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vehicle

[′ve·ə·kəl]
(aerospace engineering)
A structure, machine, or device, such as an aircraft or rocket, designed to carry a burden through air or space.
More restrictively, a rocket vehicle.
(materials)
The fluid component of a paint or printing ink; acts as a carrier for the pigment.
(mechanical engineering)
A self-propelled wheeled machine that transports people or goods on or off roads; automobiles and trucks are examples.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

vehicle

In a paint, the liquid in which the pigment is dispersed.
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