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appropriate

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you appropriate something, you take it from somebody else and make it your own. (noun) If something is appropriate, it matches the situation. Examples: (verb) By the end of this year, the total funds the government appropriated...

chapter

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A chapter is a local part of a larger organisation. (noun) A chapter is a main division of a book. Examples: (noun) The Toronto chapter of the Red Cross is collecting blood today. (noun) We read chapter five in the blue textbook....

consequence

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A consequence is a result of an action, decision, etc. Often negative. Examples: (noun) Traffic produces a lot of pollution. In consequence, the air quality of many cities is very poor. (noun) The consequence of his actions will affect...

distinction

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) If something is done with distinction, it is done to a high level and other people recognise that. (noun) A distinction is a difference that you have noticed or decided is important. Often used to separate things. Examples: (noun) We...

equation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) An equation is how everything works together to create a situation. (noun) An equation is a mathematical statement in which both sides are of equal value. Examples: (noun) Money plays a big part in the political equation. (noun) Using...

impact

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If something impacts you, it has an effect on you. (noun) The impact is the effect of an act, statement, change, etc. (noun) An impact is the act of one object hitting another. Examples: (verb) The plastic pollution on the beach...

participation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Participation is the act of joining together with other people to do something. Examples: (noun) Course participation has steadily increased over the last two years. (noun) After the injury, he was removed from active participation in...

region

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A region is an area of land or of the body. Examples: (noun) An operation in this region of the brain may cause damage to the speech centre. (noun) The southern regions of Japan are warm and tropical. (noun) Overfishing occurs mostly in...

relevant

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is relevant, it is connected to a topic in a meaningful way. Examples: (adjective) Unfortunately, some of the ideas in the essay weren’t relevant to the exam’s essay task. (adjective) Our schools must...

resource

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A resource is something that is available and useful. Examples: (noun) Canada has fewer natural resources, including trees, fish, and oil, than it did in the past. (noun) We don’t have enough time and resources to finish the job....

survey

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you survey people about their thoughts or personal information, you ask a large number of people in a formal way, often using a questionnaire. (verb) If you survey something, you look at it to try to see or understand the whole...

traditional

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is traditional, it has been done in the same way for a long time. Examples: (adjective) It is traditional to give gifts at Christmas time. (adjective) I learned traditional Japanese cooking from my grandmother....