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Con

A prefix meaning with or together. A slang abbreviation for confidence, as in con man or con game. To con someone is to deceive or take advantage of a person through Fraud or trickery after winning the person's confidence. Con is also used as a slang abbreviation for convict, as in ex-con to mean someone previously incarcerated. An abbreviation for contra, which means against. To show the pros and cons of a particular issue means to present arguments or evidence on both sides.

See: contra, deception, peruse, read
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Warwick & Leamington: Con 7996, Lab 4747, Lib Dem 2449.
La tendencia es solidificar relaciones con socios y llevar esa sociedad a otros paises.
W ith adequate preparation and patience by the investigator, the subject interview of a con artist will provide such a pattern.
In fact, Con Ed doesn't actually generate DC power any more, but simply has its own big rectifiers situated under the streets that convert AC power to DC power.
The OCER also wanted Con Edison to hold off any rate increases until October 1, 1998.
Aunque las barreras como los aranceles y las leyes impositivas discriminatorias se han reducido, los paises con frecuencia intentan obstaculiar la entrada de productos extranjeros por otros medios.
Con Ed, however, insisted on a penalty of ten times the customer's average daily cost for using a small amount of gas and fifteen times for using a large amount of gas.
Entre 60 y 80 autobuses ya usan el sistema, muy por encima de los 15 con que se inicio el programa piloto en septiembre.
For 36 years, Gen Con has been drawing gaming fans by the tens of thousands to the Midwest for thousands of gaming events, to meet fantasy and sci-fi celebrities and to sample new product releases," says Peter Adkison, Gen Con owner and CEO.
Gen Con Indy, also known as The Best Four Days In Gaming(TM), debuted last weekend in Indianapolis to enthusiastic approval from it's attendees numbering more than 25,000, jumping up from 23,000 year over year.