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Definition 1: back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried - [noun denoting food]

(bacon is a kind of ...) cut of meat from a hog or pig

(... is a kind of bacon ) salted and cured abdominal wall of a side of pork

(... is a kind of bacon ) hind portion of a side of bacon

(... is a kind of bacon ) a slice of bacon

(... is a kind of bacon ) from a boned strip of cured loin

(bacon is a part of ...) the rind of bacon

Definition 2: English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for bacon in the sense of this definition

(bacon is an instance of ...) a specialist in philosophy

(bacon is an instance of ...) a man who is a respected leader in national or international affairs

Definition 3: English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for bacon in the sense of this definition

(bacon is an instance of ...) a male religious living in a cloister and devoting himself to contemplation and prayer and work

(bacon is an instance of ...) a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences

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