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piece de re·sis·tance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. collector's item, showpiece, piece de resistancenoun

    the outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection

  2. piece de resistancenoun

    the most important dish of a meal

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  1. piece de resistancenoun

    A masterpiece; the most memorable accomplishment of one's career or lifetime.

  2. Etymology: From pièce de résistance.

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  1. Pièce de résistance

    Pièce de résistance is a French term, also called "plat de résistance" in France, translated into English literally as "piece of resistance," referring to the best part or feature of something, a showpiece, or highlight. It can be thought of as the portion of a creation that defies orthodox or common conventions and practices, thereby making the whole of the creation unique and special. The phrase gives the sense that the referred-to element is the most outstanding, notable, or defining of the collection. For example: Originally, the pièce de résistance was the most substantial dish in a meal, but now the term generally refers to quality, not quantity.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of piece de resistance in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of piece de resistance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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