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abandon

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you abandon something, you go away from it with no plan to return. Examples: (verb) Many teens abandon chances of a successful future when they drop out of school. (verb) The government abandons after-school programs when money is...

arbitrary

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If a rule, decision, or act is arbitrary, there is no logical reason for it. Examples: (adjective) The reason he travelled to Nepal wasn’t arbitrary. He wanted to see Mt Everest. (adjective) You are protected from...

denote

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If A denotes B, A is a sign/symbol of B. Examples: (verb) The end of this sentence is denoted by a full stop. (verb) The term “sales mix” is used to denote the percentage of total sales of each product. Synonyms: verbs: stand...

detect

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you detect something, you use your senses to find or notice it. Examples: (verb) The chemical has been detected in lakes and rivers, in fish and birds, and in human breast milk. (verb) These animals have a smell that even a human nose...

displacement

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Displacement is when something is made to move out of its place. Examples: (noun) The displacement of folk music by western pop music has happened in many countries. (noun) he war has caused the displacement of tens of thousands of...

eventually

Type: adverb Definitions: (adverb) If something will happen eventually, it will happen but it will be in the future, not soon. Examples: (adverb) Eventually I’ll buy a boat and sail around the world. (adverb) I hope that eventually humanity will find peace....

exploitation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Exploitation is the use or treatment of someone or something unfairly, often for profit. Examples: (noun) Today, most countries have laws against the exploitation of children in factories. (noun) The commercial exploitation of Alaska for...

highlight

Type: noun, verb Definitions: (noun) A highlight is a light-coloured area. (noun) A highlight is a particularly good part. (verb) If you highlight something, you make it more noticeable or obvious. Examples: (noun) She put highlights on her lecture notes to make them...

inspection

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) An inspection is a careful look at something, usually for problems. Examples: (noun) An inspection of the prison is planned for next week. (noun) Before a flight, pilots and mechanics must do a complete inspection of the airplane....

offset

Type: noun, verb Definitions: (noun) An offset is something that balances (the loss of) something else. (verb) If A offsets B, A balances (the loss of) B. Examples: (noun) Because the work is dangerous, employees are given an offset of free, high quality health...

reinforce

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you reinforce something, you make it stronger. Examples: (verb) Reinforce your arguments with examples and explanations. (verb) The steel is used to reinforce the building’s walls. Synonyms: verbs: strengthen, support. Academic...

termination

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Termination is the act of killing something. (noun) Termination is the act of ending something. Examples: (noun) The country still suffers after the earthquake caused the termination of 300 lives. (noun) Three years after the termination...