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Any of several nine-pointed geometrical figures often held to have magical or mystical significance.

[Greek ennea, nine; see newn̥ in Indo-European roots : -gram.]


a system that analyses human personality by means of nine distinct but interconnected personality types
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Terry Goodkind's THE LAW OF NINES (9780143145233, $39.95) receives Mark Deakins' fine acting and stage voice as it tells of Alex, a struggling Midwest artist who inherits a huge expanse of land that turns him and his loved ones into a target.
There's still a good deal of spillover into higher or lower price points (for instance, when a title with an expected $29 street price actually sells for $28 or $30), which suggests that retailers aren't entirely convinced that the famous "law of nines" makes much difference to software buyers.