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alternative

Type: noun, adjective Definitions: (noun) An alternative is something else that you can choose. (adjective) An alternative approach, way, source, etc. is not the usual one. Examples: (noun) If you can’t afford a concert ticket, the alternative is to buy the...

coordination

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) coordination is the planning or timing of actions so that they work together. (noun) To have coordination is to have muscles in your body that work together. Examples: (noun) There has been an improvement in coordination of the various...

ensure

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) To ensure is to make something certain Examples: (verb) By studying everyday, she ensured her success when she took the test. (verb) Their conservation work is great and should ensure the survival of the animals in the area. Synonyms:...

fund

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you fund something, you give it money for its activities. (noun) An organisation’s funds are the money that it has. (noun) A fund is an amount of money kept for a specific purpose. Examples: (verb) The university will no...

initial

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) The initial period, stage, etc. is the first one. Examples: (adjective) With these cars, the initial cost is high, but you save money in the long run. (adjective) They send most workers to the US after an initial training...

justification

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A justification is a reason given by somebody for doing something. Examples: (noun) Practice in logical thinking is frequently used as justification for teaching Latin. (noun) There was no justification for continuing this war. Synonyms:...

link

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you link two or more things, you make a connection between them. (noun) A link is a connection between two or more things. Examples: (verb) A number of computers can be linked together to make a network. (verb) The...

location

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A location is a place or a site. Examples: (noun) The town is set in a very beautiful location between the mountains. (noun) When you’re opening a new business, the choice of location is very important. Synonyms: nouns: place,...

partnership

Type: noun Definitions: A partnership is two people or groups working together, especially in business. Examples: If one member of the partnership dies, the other member may have difficulty continuing the business. Synonyms: 0 Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 3...

physical

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) A physical thing or activity is related to the body, or something you can touch. Examples: (adjective) When we look at where someone lives, we have to look at the physical environment (e.g., the amount of green space,...

reliance

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) To have a reliance on something is to need it to survive. Examples: (noun) The economy here has a great reliance on tourism. (noun) The country’s reliance on foreign aid, mainly from its neighbours, isn’t likely to end soon....

specify

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you specify something, you say exactly which thing it is. Examples: (verb) The law needs to specify a penalty, otherwise people will keep committing the crime. (verb) They orgainsed a meeting, but forgot to specify its location....