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  1. (acronym) .  (computing, software) computer-aided software engineering.
  2. Noun.  An actual event, situation, or fact.
  3. Noun.  A piece of work, specifically defined within a profession.
  4. Noun.  (legal) A legal proceeding, lawsuit.
  5. Noun.  (grammar) A specific inflection of a word depending on its function in the sentence.
  6. Noun.  (grammar, uncountable) Grammatical cases and their meanings taken either as a topic in general or within a specific language.
  7. Noun.  (medicine) An instance of a specific condition or set of symptoms.
  8. Noun.  A box that contains or can contain a number of identical items of manufacture.
  9. Noun.  A piece of luggage that can be used to transport an apparatus such as a sewing machine.
  10. Noun.  A suitcase.
  11. Noun.  A piece of furniture, constructed partially of transparent glass or plastic, within which items can be displayed.
  12. Noun.  The outer covering or framework of a piece of apparatus such as a computer.
  13. Noun.  (typography) The nature of a piece of alphabetic type, whether a “capital” (upper case) or “small” (lower case) letter.
  14. Noun.  (context, poker slang) Four of a kind.
  15. Noun.  (US) A unit of liquid measure used to measure sales in the beverage industry equivalent to 192 fluid ounces.
  16. Adjective.  (context, poker slang) The last remaining card of a particular rank.
  17. Verb.  (transitive) To place (an item or items of manufacture) into a box, as in preparation for shipment.
  18. Verb.  (transitive, informal) To survey (a building or other location) surreptitiously, as in preparation for a robbery.

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