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1. (esp of plants) superficially resembling the species specified
2. Music
a. (of a note, interval, etc.) out of tune
b. (of the interval of a perfect fourth or fifth) decreased by a semitone
c. (of a cadence) interrupted or imperfect


Nonfunctional architectural element; such as a false arch, false attic, false front, false window.


A small, compiled extensible language with lambda abstractions by W. van Oortmerssen.

For Amiga.
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But it's difficult to "enjoy it" until we have come to some understanding of it and, of course, our understanding is only complicated by our uncertainty about Enobarbus's reaction: has he accurately or inaccurately judged Cleopatra as playing false to Antony?
Unless my memory is playing false, Amstrad's Mr Alan Sugar was one.
Emily's smooth action and deceptive medium pace lured Athers into playing false shots in the air as he battled to avoid his stumps being rattled over.