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curiosity

 
Noun curiosity has 2 senses
  1. curiosity, wonder - a state in which you want to learn more about something
    --1 is a kind of cognitive state, state of mind
    --1 has particulars:
     desire to know, lust for learning, thirst for knowledge; interest, involvement; curiousness, inquisitiveness
  2. curio, curiosity, oddity, oddment, peculiarity, rarity - something unusual
    --2 is a kind of object, physical object
    --2 has particulars:
     bric-a-brac, knickknack, nicknack, knickknackery, whatnot; collectible, collectable; collector's item, showpiece, piece de resistance
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