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clause

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) (grammar) A clause is a group of words that usually includes a subject and a verb. In English, the subject usually comes before the verb. (noun) A clause is a section in a contract or other legal document. Examples: (noun) In the...

equivalent

Type: noun, adjective Definitions: (noun) An equivalent is something of equal value of acceptability. (adjective) If two things are equivalent, they are of equal value or acceptability. Examples: (noun) The cost of living in some countries is so low that families can...

expansion

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) An expansion is a new addition. (noun) Expansion is the act or process of becoming larger. Examples: (noun) The game expansion adds 20 hours of play time to the original. (noun) The expansion of metals and plastics when heated is well...

generate

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you generate something, you create it. Examples: (verb) They gave away all of the income generated by their songs to charity. (verb) 50% of electricity generated in the country is from solar panels and wind turbines. Synonyms: verbs:...

liberal

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is liberal, it allows for change, flexibility, and free thought. Examples: (adjective) Some argue that the Church should take a more liberal view of sex. (adjective) Developed countries are slowly becoming more...

notion

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A notion is an idea about something. Examples: (noun) We have to reject this strange notion that some languages are better than others. (noun) The film questions the standard notions of right and wrong. Synonyms: nouns: idea, belief,...

objective

Type: adjective, noun Definitions: (adjective) If something is objective, it is based on facts and things we can see and touch, independent of people’s feelings. (noun) An objective is something that you are trying or want to do. Examples: (adjective) Good...

prime

Type: verb, noun, adjective Definitions: (verb) If you prime something, you get it ready to do something. (noun) The prime is the best part of something. (adjective) If something is prime, it is the best, most important, most suitable, or in some way number one....

substitution

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A substitution is the act of replacing one person or thing with another. Examples: (noun) They had no extra players, so were unable to make any substitutions. (noun) The accidental substitution of one medicine for another can be deadly....

sustainable

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is sustainable, it can be continued for a long time, especially without using up resources. Examples: (adjective) The government is trying to balance sustainable development with economic growth. (adjective) The...

target

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) To target is to aim at something, usually with a gun. (noun) A target is a goal or objective. (noun) A target is an area to shoot at. It is typically used for practice or to test the accuracy of a gun. Examples: (verb) As a...

trend

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If something trends in one direction, it generally moves or changes in that direction. (noun) A trend is a general movement or change in one direction. Examples: (verb) While most fuel prices are trending higher, natural gas prices...