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vestige 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈvestij/,
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vestiges, plural;
  1. A trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists
    • - the last vestiges of colonialism
  2. The smallest amount (used to emphasize the absence of something)
    • - he waited patiently, but without a vestige of sympathy
  3. A part or organ of an organism that has become reduced or functionless in the course of evolution


  1. trace: an indication that something has been present; "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"
  2. Vestigiality describes homologous characters of organisms that have seemingly lost all or most of their original function in a species through evolution. These may take various forms such as anatomical structures, behaviors and biochemical pathways. ...
  3. The mark of the foot left on the earth; a track or footstep; a trace; a sign; A faint mark or visible sign left by something which is lost, or has perished, or is no longer present; remains; a vestigial organ; a non-functional organ or body part that was once functional in an evolutionary ancestor
  4. a trace, mark, or sign of something that once existed but has passed away or disappeared.
  5. remnants of a runner system visible on the surface of a molded article.
  6. A degenerate structure; a remnant or trace.
  7. (n) no longer present