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English noun: nub

1. nub (shape) a small lump or protuberance


Synonymsnubble


Broader (hypernym)bulge, bump, excrescence, extrusion, gibbosity, gibbousness, hump, jut, prominence, protrusion, protuberance, swelling

2. nub (object) a small piece


SamplesA nub of coal.
A stub of a pencil.


Synonymsstub


Broader (hypernym)part, piece


Narrower (hyponym)nubbin

3. nub (cognition) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience


SamplesThe gist of the prosecutor's argument.
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.


Synonymscenter, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, pith, substance, sum


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)bare bones, haecceity, hypostasis, quiddity, quintessence, stuff









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