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n. a hallucinogenic snuff prepared from the bark of South American trees of the genus Virola and used in Colombia, Brazil, and Venezuela. The bark is scraped from the trees and boiled to extract a red resin that is dried, ground, and mixed with wood ash. The active agents, which include dimethyltryptamine (see DMT), produce effects that are comparable to those of LSD. Also called nyakwana; parica; yakee.

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event space

event space

a subset of the set of all possible outcomes in a situation (the sample space). For example, the sample space of working days for a particular organization might comprise Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday for all employees, but the event space for working days might include only Monday through Friday for some employees.