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approximate

Type: verb, adjective Definitions: (verb) To approximate is to be or become near a value, position, or characteristic (adjective) An approximate number, length, time, etc. is close to the real one but may not be equal to it. Examples: (verb) Women’s salaries in...

attention

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) If you pay attention to something, you focus your mind on it. Examples: (noun) If you want to succeed in marketing, you need to draw as much attention to your business as possible. (noun) The government should pay more attention to the...

concentration

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Concentration is the ability to focus your attention on something. (noun) A concentration is a large amount of something in one place or group. Examples: (noun) The government’s concentration should be on helping those in the...

despite

Type: preposition Definitions: (preposition) If X happens despite Y, it is surprising because Y is expected to stop X. Examples: (preposition) People came to the concert despite all the rain. (preposition) We hope that there will soon be changes despite the fact that...

impose

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you impose on someone, you ask or expect them to do something for you that is difficult or inconvenient. (verb) If you impose something on someone, you force it on them, even if they don’t want it. Examples: (verb) I imposed on...

job

Type: noun Definitions: A job is an activity that you do, usually, regularly and for pay. Examples: Robots are beginning to take over the jobs of humans. Synonyms: work, employment, activity Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 B

label

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you label something, you write information on it or attach information to it. (noun) A label is a brand (mainly for fashion and music companies). (noun) A label is a small sign, usually on something, to tell you about it....

parallel

Type: noun, adjective Definitions: (noun) When things have a parallel, they are similar in a specific way. (adjective) When a line is parallel to another line, the two lines do not meet and they are the same distance from each other at every point. Examples: (noun)...

parameter

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A parameter is a boundary or a limit. Examples: (noun) Within the parameter of the budget, the fresh water project can only reach a few communities. (noun) The machine should run only within operational parameters; temperature, water...

predict

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you predict something, you say that it will happen before anyone observes it. Examples: (verb) Darwin’s theory predicts that animals will try to maximise the number of their children that can be supported in their environment....

principal

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) The principal thing is the main or most important one. Examples: (adjective) Presumably most of us work for the same principal reason – in order to live. (adjective) Canada’s principal trading partner is the USA....

series

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A series of events, meetings, experiments, etc. is several of them that happen one after the other and are related. Examples: (noun) The school will be hosting a series of lectures relating to poverty. (noun) There has been a series of...