Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If something is projected, it is clearly displayed or it stands out. (verb) If you project, you plan for or estimate something in the future. (noun) A project is a complex job or assignment, often involving research or construction.

Examples: (verb) During the presentation, she projected various graphs on the screen behind her. (verb) This essay will project a modern image of farm workers. (verb) During flight, the legs of this bird project beyond the tail. (verb) If we project the data into the future, we see that renewable energy will become cheaper than fossil fuels over the next ten years. (noun) The paper summarizes fifty research projects on the relationship between unemployment and crime. (noun) The company is also working on projects to help find training and work experience for some of the country’s 8 million street children.

Synonyms: nouns: work, activity, assignment. verbs: plan, calculate, estimate. extend, illustrate.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 A

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