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Noun endowment has 3 senses
  1. endowment, gift, talent, natural endowment - natural qualities or talents
    --1 is a kind of natural ability
    --1 has particulars: bent, knack, hang; flair, genius; raw talent
    Derived form: verb endow1
  2. endowment, endowment fund - the capital that provides income for an institution
    --2 is a kind of capital
    --2 has particulars: patrimony; chantry
    Derived form: verb endow2
  3. endowment - the act of endowing with a permanent source of income; "his generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time"
    --3 is a kind of
    giving, gift
    Derived form: verb endow2
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