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academic

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) An academic topic, lecture, idea, etc., is one that is connected to education. Examples: (adjective) There is a lot of political disagreement about global warming, but there is general academic agreement. (adjective) The...

adjustment

Type: noun Definitions: An adjustment is a small change. Examples: If you’re gaining weight, you need to make slight adjustments to your food and exercise programme. Synonyms: alteration, modification Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5...

capacity

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) If someone does something in a particular capacity, they are doing it in that role. (noun) The capacity of a factory or business is how much it can produce. (noun) The capacity of someone or something to do something is the ability to do...

decline

Type: noun, verb Definitions: (noun) A decline happens when the number, quality, slope, or value of something goes down. (verb) If someone declines an offer, they do not accept it. (verb) If something declines, it goes down in number, quality, slope, or value....

exposure

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) If A has exposure to B , A is not hidden or protected from B. Examples: (noun) As a child of a Canadian father and Japanese mother, he had exposure to many different viewpoints. (noun) Prolonged exposure to cold and wet may increase the...

external

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) Something that is external is not on the inside. Examples: (adjective) There are many influences upon the child external to life in school. (adjective) Both internal and external stairs need to be modified to allow wheelchairs...

fundamental

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is fundamental, it is basic and important. Examples: (adjective) There is no more fundamental question than “why are we here?” (adjective) Respect is fundamental to a strong education system. Synonyms:...

generation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Generation is the creation of something, often electricity. (noun) A generation is a class or type of object usually developed from an earlier type. (noun) A generation is the average time between one when group of people were born and...

marginal

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is marginal, it is written in a margin. (adjective) If something is marginal, it is low quality, almost unacceptable. (adjective) If something is marginal, it is not very large, important or central. Examples:...

modify

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If a word, phrase, or clause can modify another, it is an optional word, phrase, or clause that gives more information about the other. (verb) If you modify something, you change it, often only in small ways, and often because you want...

psychology

Type: noun Definitions: Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour. Examples: Research in sport psychology demonstrates the value of setting difficult goals. Synonyms: 0 Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5 B

ratio

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A ratio is the comparison in size or number between two things. Examples: (noun) In the engineering department of the university, the ratio of men’s jobs to women’s is 8 to 1. This needs to be improved. (noun) A low...