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tableau
     1. n. A striking and vivid representation; a picture.
     2. n. A vivid graphic scene of a group of people arranged as in a painting or bas relief sculpture.
     3. n. (dated) Hence, an arrangement of actors in static positions on stage, having the effect of pointing up a particular moment in the drama, conventionally revealed by opening tableau curtains (known as "
     4. n. (card games) Mostly in solitaire card games, but also in other card and board games, the main area, where random cards can be arranged.
     5. n. (logic) A semantic tableau.


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