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consent

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you consent to something, you agree to it. (noun) consent is permission to do something. Examples: (verb) The teacher consented to being interviewed for the university paper. (noun) The treatment was explained to and understood...

criteria

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Criteria are a set of principles that you use to judge something or decide about something. Examples: (noun) The project proposal does not meet current criteria for approval. (noun) One of the criteria for measuring the success of a...

demonstrate

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If a group of people demonstrate, they protest something publicly. (verb) If you demonstrate something, you show how to do it or use it. (verb) If you demonstrate something, you show that it is true or that it exists. Examples: (verb)...

exclude

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you exclude someone or something, you keep them out. Examples: (verb) The rules specifically exclude the use of drugs. (verb) During play time, she was excluded from the group. Synonyms: verbs: ban, block, reject. Academic Word List...

minority

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A minority is an ethnic group that is less than 50% of the population. (noun) A minority is less than half (50%) of some group. Examples: (noun) The minority population of the company has increased since the complaint was made. (noun)...

philosophy

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A philosophy is a set of beliefs that guide the actions of a group or individual. (noun) philosophy is the study of the nature of existence and truth: how things are and how they should be. Examples: (noun) His philosophy is that nobody...

proportion

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) The proportion is the relationship in size between one part and another. Examples: (noun) The proportion of water to sugar can be as much as two to one. (noun) Health care spending is taking up a much larger proportion of the government...

reaction

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A reaction is an action that happens because of another action. Examples: (noun) A severe allergic reaction to the drug has killed five Americans. (noun) When oxygen is added, a chemical reaction begins and heat is released. Synonyms:...

task

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you task someone with doing something, you give them that job. (noun) A task is a specific piece of work. Examples: (verb) She was tasked with translating all the official documents. (noun) Her task was to translate all the...

technique

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A technique is a specialised and skillful way of doing something. Examples: (noun) The scientists will use a new technique to measure the exact speed of the moon. (noun) It is important for pilots to be taught the right technique for the...

technology

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) technology is the tools, equipment, and activities that come from scientific knowledge. Examples: (noun) The 1800s saw a gradual development of new farming and transportation technology. (noun) Modern technology such...

validity

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) The validity of evidence, a statement, a reason, etc. is the level to which it is true or reasonable. (noun) The validity of a license, ticket, document, etc. depends on whether it is official and acceptable. Examples: (noun) The...