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1. Music exactly in tune
2. (of a compass bearing) according to the earth's geographical rather than magnetic poles
3. Biology conforming to the typical structure of a designated type
4. Physics not apparent or relative; taking into account all complicating factors

true

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(geodesy)
Related to true north.
(science and technology)
Actual, as constrasted with fictitious, such as true sun.
Related to a fixed point, either on the earth or in space, in contrast with relative, which is related to a moving point.
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The use of direct regeneration systems via organized meristem cultures such as enhanced axillary branches are preferred (Vasil, 1994), because they can resist genetic changes occurring during cell division and differentiation and produce true to type plants (Shenoy and Vasil, 1992).
True to type, my offspring frequented food courts and bookshops, were approached by the odd child with palms outstretched - and by force of habit put in some spare change just to be left alone and forget that such aberrations of society exist.
However, since tomatoes are self pollinating (pollen from the male components of the flower fertilize female components of the same flower), non-hybrid tomatoes will produce seed that's true to type.
Novice chases are known for their unpredictability and this one ran true to type from early on when Pepporoni Pete lost his jockey Sam Thomas at the first.
At first, Jae-mun stays true to type, imposing rank by bullying Chi-Guk in a burst of anger when the former tae kwan do master dares to best him during an informal match in front of little students.
I have bought many perennials from Woottens and have always found them to be of the highest quality and true to type, which is exactly what one expects after reading through such a wonderful catalogue.
At present, I am still growing the original mottled olive-green seeds, which continue to be produced true to type, along with a small number of white and brown seeds.
Then, more true to type, she fretted: "But I feel a bit sorry for the boys because they are bigger and need food more than we do.
He has published anti-Jesse Jackson and anti-France screeds, and Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran plays true to type.
Emin's latest New York exhibition was, true to type, rife with phrases that run the gamut from badass to pathetic.
True to type, there was even a Scouser in there in the form of 20-year-old Nicola Heldt.
Plus, the seeds they produce are generally worthless for replanting (they will not grow true to type, if they are not sterile), forcing growers to repurchase the seeds annually.