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EN[lɛs] [-ɛs]
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WLess
  • Less or LESS may refer to:
  • Less (band), a band from the San Francisco bay area
  • Less (stylesheet language), a dynamic stylesheet language
  • less (Unix), a Unix utility program
  • Acronyms:
  • Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), a way of scaling Scrum (software development) in multi-team multi-project environments
  • Lunar Escape Systems, a series of proposed emergency spacecraft for the Apollo Program
  • Abbreviations:
  • Less., the author abbreviation for Christian Friedrich Lessing (1809-1862), German botanist

    Definition of less in English Dictionary

  • VerbSGlessesPRlessingPT, PPlessedSUF-less
    1. OBS To make less; to lessen.
    2. Adjective
      1. (now archaic except with numbers) comparative form of little: more little; smaller.
        1. A smaller amount (of); not as much.
          1. Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close (less than half a meter) above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them.
        2. (proscribed) A smaller number of; fewer.
        3. Adverb
          1. To a smaller extent.
            1. In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.
          2. In lower degree.
            1. This is a less bad solution than I thought possible. ‎
        4. Conjunction
          1. OBS unless.
          2. Preposition
            1. Minus; not including.
              1. It should then tax all of that as personal income, less the proportion of the car's annual mileage demonstrably clocked up on company business.
          3. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • The ball ran loose to Sheringham and whereas less experienced players might have tried to score from a difficult angle he laid it back to Benayoun, whose shot was blocked by Curtis Davies.
              • The reason for equivalization is to allow for household economies of scale–for example, cooking a meal for four people costs less than cooking four separate meals for one person.
              • If the Web server crashes, we can fail over to the spare in less than a second.
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Generally those with more responsibility outearn those with less.
              • The members’ real innovation is their embrace of a Finnish polkalike genre called humppa, which sounds — well, like it sounds, more or less.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Adjective forms
                • Adjective comparative forms
              • Adverbs
                • Degree adverbs
                  • Uncomparable adverbs
                  • Conjunctions
                    • Prepositions
                      • Verbs
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                      1. en lesson
                      2. en lessons
                      3. en lesser
                      4. en lessen
                      5. en lessee
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                      Meaning of less for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "less" is an adjective, more specifically, an adjective form. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a conjunction. It's also a preposition. It's also a verb.
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