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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  'Etude  \['E]`tude"\  ([asl]`t[.u]d"),  n.  [F.  See  {Study}.] 
  1.  A  composition  in  the  fine  arts  which  is  intended,  or  may 
  serve,  for  a  study. 
 
  2.  (Mus.)  A  study;  an  exercise;  a  piece  for  practice  of  some 
  special  point  of  technical  execution. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  etude 
  n  :  a  short  composition  for  a  solo  instrument;  intended  as  an 
  exercise  or  to  demonstrate  technical  virtuosity 




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