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abstract

Type: verb, noun, adjective Definitions: (verb) If you abstract something, you take it out; you remove it. (noun) An abstract is a short text that tells you the main ideas of a longer text, especially of scientific papers; it is a summary of something longer....

capable

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If someone or something is capable of something, they can do it. Examples: (adjective) Humanity is capable of the most wonderful and terrible things. (adjective) This system is capable of providing food for about 400 people....

display

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you display something, you show it, usually to the public. (noun) A display is a computer screen. (noun) A display is an exhibition, an arrangement, or a show. Examples: (verb) He displayed a complete lack of patience in the...

expert

Type: adjective, noun Definitions: (adjective) Expert help is professional help (noun) An expert is a person who knows more, or can do something better, than most people, usually because of special study or practice. Examples: (adjective) His expert advice helped the...

ignore

Type: verb Definitions: If you ignore someone or something, you don’t listen to, look at, or pay attention to them. Examples: We cannot ignore the damage that plastic is doing to the environment. Synonyms: avoid, forget, overlook Academic Word List Sublist and...

incentive

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) An incentive is something that makes you feel like you want to do something. Examples: (noun) Doctors have a lot of incentive to see many patients and little incentive to spend much time with each one. (noun) The government is cutting...

incidence

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) The incidence of something is how often it happens. Examples: (noun) Regular blood pressure checks would reduce the incidence of heart disease and sudden heart attacks. (noun) There is a surprisingly high incidence of theft in book...

inhibition

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Inhibition is the act of stopping or reducing a process, especially a natural or chemical process. (noun) An inhibition is a feeling that makes you want to avoid (stay away from) something. Examples: (noun) When there is no sugar, there...

input

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you input something (often into a computer) you put it in. (noun) Input is information that is added. Examples: (verb) If the text has been correctly input to the computer, there should be no problems. (noun) It is important to...

ministry

Type: noun Definitions: A ministry is a government department, such as the ministry of defense. Examples: The ministry of health needs to build 30 new hospitals to deal with the increase in population. Synonyms: department Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 6...

precede

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) To precede is to come before Examples: (verb) These yoga exercises should be preceded by taking a deep breath. (verb) A precedes B in the alphabet. Synonyms: verbs: predate, go ahead of. Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 6...

trace

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you trace a line, you draw it. (verb) If you trace something, you follow information to find where it came from or where it went. (noun) A trace is a path that tells you where something came from. (noun) A trace of something is...