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Noun diligence has 3 senses
  1. diligence - conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation
    --1 is a kind of
    conscientiousness, painstakingness
  2. diligence, industriousness, industry - persevering determination to perform a task; "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
    --2 is a kind of determination, purpose
    --2 has particulars:
     assiduity, assiduousness, concentration; sedulity, sedulousness; studiousness
  3. application, diligence - a diligent effort; "it is a job requiring serious application"
    --3 is a kind of effort, elbow grease, exertion, travail, sweat
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