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channel

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you channel something, you control its movement (typically for liquids). (noun) A channel is a path that carries or directs flow or movement, especially of TV & radio signals and water. Examples: (verb) Firefighters...

chemical

Type: noun Definitions: A chemical is a basic substance that is used in or produced by mixing elements or other chemicals. Examples: When you burn plastics, you put dangerous chemicals into the air. Synonyms: Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7...

classical

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) Classical ideas or styles are those that were very common at a time in the past and sometimes continue into the present. Examples: (adjective) Classical music is very popular, even though some of it is over 500 years old....

confirm

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) To confirm is to make sure that something is correct. Examples: (verb) Doctors haven’t confirmed the cause of death yet. (verb) The results of the study confirm previous research on the topic. Synonyms: verbs: prove, certify,...

definite

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) Someone is definite if they are sure. They have no doubt about what they’re saying. Examples: (adjective) She was definite that she heard something in the room. Synonyms: adjectives: clear, exact, sure. Academic Word List...

file

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you file something, you rub it with a file to make it smooth. (verb) If people file somewhere, they go there in a line. (verb) If you file a complaint, you make an official complaint. (verb) If you file papers or documents, you...

finite

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) A finite clause is one that has a verb in present or past tense or is imperative or subjunctive. (adjective) If something is finite, it has a limit. It doesn’t keep going forever. Examples: (adjective) In the sentence...

intervention

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Intervention is the act of making a change in the way events are happening. Examples: (noun) Intervention is needed before the two dogs begin to fight. (noun) The government was criticized for its intervention in the war overseas....

publication

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A publication is a book, magazine, paper, song, etc. that has been or will be published. (noun) Publication is the act of making a book or other thing publicly known or available where the public can use it. Examples: (noun)...

release

Type: noun, verb Definitions: (noun) A release is something that is let go. (noun) A release is a version of something that is put up for sale or that the public can use. (verb) A company releases something when they let the public start using it. (verb) Someone...

visible

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is visible, it can be seen. Examples: (adjective) This country has an active and highly visible environmental movement. (adjective) Many stars that are not visible in the city are still visible from the...

voluntary

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) Voluntary work is work without payment. (adjective) Something that somebody does is voluntary if the person is doing it because they want to do it, not because someone orders them to do it. Examples: (adjective) Many people do...