Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun

Definitions: (noun) A sphere is an area of influence or activity. (noun) A sphere is a shape that is round in all directions, like a ball. Every point on a sphere is the same distance from the centre of the sphere.

Examples: (noun) Many believe education should only exist in the public sphere, and not be for profit. (noun) Women used to only operate in the domestic (homemaking) sphere while the men did the formal work. There is more balance now. (noun) A drop of water is often a sphere while it’s falling. (noun) The Earth is almost exactly a sphere, but as it spins it is slightly wider in the middle.

Synonyms: nouns: circle, orb. field, realm, scope.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 9 D

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