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  1. petty

    • IPA[ˈpɛti]

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    • adj.
      of little importance; trivial;unduly concerned with trivial matters, especially in a small-minded or spiteful way
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    • adj.
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    • 1. of little importance; trivial:

      the petty divisions of party politics

    • 2. unduly concerned with trivial matters, especially in a small-minded or spiteful way:

      she thought readers were being petty in writing to complain about blocked paths

    • 3. of secondary or lesser importance, rank, or scale; minor:

      a petty official

    • 4. (of a crime) of lesser importance:

      petty theft

    • n. theft of personal property having a value less than a legally specified amount.

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    • n. a noncommissioned officer in a navy, in particular an NCO in the US Navy or Coast Guard ranking above seaman and below chief petty officer.

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    • n. (in the UK) a magistrates' court for the summary trial of certain offences.

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    • n. a jury, typically of twelve people, who try the final issue of fact in civil or criminal cases and pronounce a verdict.

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    • ph. (born 1937), US race car driver 1958–92. The first stock car driver to achieve career winnings of $1 million, he has 200 career wins and was the first motor sportsman to receive the Medal of Freedom (1992). Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (1989).

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    • n. a rank of non-commissioned officer in the navy, above leading seaman or seaman and below chief petty officer.

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    • n. (in many US states and formerly in Britain) theft of personal property having a value less than a legally specified amount.

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    • n. an accessible store of money kept by an organization for expenditure on small items:

    • I took the money out of the petty cash and paid her

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    • IPA[ˈpedē]

    美式

    • adj.
      of little importance; trivial:
    • the petty divisions of party politics

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