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1 a broken or irregular part of something that often remains incomplete
  • a piece of stone fell from the crumbling wall

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2 a literary, musical, or artistic production
  • presented a new interpretation of the piece by Mozart

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3 a portable weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder
  • carrying a piece under his coat

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4 something belonging to, due to, or contributed by an individual member of a group
  • believes his piece of the profits should be higher

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part, portion, piece, member, division, section, segment, fragment mean something less than the whole. part is a general term appropriate when indefiniteness is required. they ran only part of the way portion implies an assigned or allotted part. cut the pie into six portions piece applies to a separate or detached part of a whole. a puzzle with 500 pieces member suggests one of the functional units composing a body. a structural member division applies to a large or diversified part. the manufacturing division of the company section applies to a relatively small or uniform part. the entertainment section of the newspaper segment applies to a part separated or marked out by or as if by natural lines of cleavage. the retired segment of the population fragment applies to a part produced by or as if by breaking off. only a fragment of the play still exists

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The first known use of piece was in the 13th century

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“Piece.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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