Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you “chart a course” you find out how to get somewhere. (verb) If you chart something, you record it in a chart. (noun) A chart is information that is organised in rows and columns or as a picture.

Examples: (verb) The Vikings charted a course across the northern seas. (verb) The organisation charted the different insect species in the area. (noun) The pie chart illustrates the proportion of people in the country who frequently use social media. (noun) You can write your weight in a diary or on a chart. (noun) This week’s bar chart shows the correct figures.

Synonyms: nouns: graph, map, plan. verbs: record, outline. plan.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 8 D