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 for Prose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prose \Prose\, a.
     1. Pertaining to, or composed of, prose; not in verse; as,
        prose composition.
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     2. Possessing or exhibiting unpoetical characteristics;
        plain; dull; prosaic; as, the prose duties of life.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prose \Prose\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prosed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Prosing.]
     1. To write in prose.
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     2. To write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prose \Prose\, v. i.
     1. To write prose.
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              Prosing or versing, but chiefly this latter.
                                                    --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prose \Prose\, n. [F. prose, L. prosa, fr. prorsus, prosus,
     straight forward, straight on, for proversus; pro forward +
     versus, p. p. of vertere to turn. See Verse.]
     1. The ordinary language of men in speaking or writing;
        language not cast in poetical measure or rhythm; --
        contradistinguished from verse, or metrical composition.
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              I speak in prose, and let him rymes make. --Chaucer.
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              Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme. --Milton.
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              I wish our clever young poets would remember my
              homely definitions of prose and poetry, that is;
              prose -- words in their best order; poetry -- the
              best order.                           --Coleridge.
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     2. Hence, language which evinces little imagination or
        animation; dull and commonplace discourse.
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     3. (R. C. Ch.) A hymn with no regular meter, sometimes
        introduced into the Mass. See Sequence.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prose
      n 1: ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
      2: matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "prose":
     banality, bromide, causerie, chat, chestnut, chin, cliche,
     commonplace, commonplace expression, corn, expository writing,
     familiar tune, hackneyed saying, in prose, language, lieu commun,
     locus communis, matter of fact, matter-of-fact, matter-of-factness,
     nonmetrical, nonpoetic, old joke, old saw, old song, old story,
     plain, plainness, platitude, platitudinize, prosaic, prosaicism,
     prosaicness, prosaism, prosiness, prosing, prosy, rap, reiteration,
     retold story, stereotyped saying, talk, text, trite saying,
     triticism, twice-told tale, unimaginative, unimaginativeness,
     unimpassioned, unversified, write prose, yarn
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  PROSE
  
     1. PROblem Solution Engineering.  Numerical problems including
     differentiation and integration.  "Computing in Calculus",
     J. Thames, Research/Development 26(5) (May 1975).
  
     2. A constraints-and-sequencing system similar to
     Kaleidoscope.  "Reflexive Constraints for Dynamic Knowledge
     Bases", P. Berlandier et al in Proc First Intl CS Conf '88:
     AI: Theory and Appls, Dec 1988.
  

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