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aggregate

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you aggregate something, you put or bring it together. (noun) The aggregate is the number or amount when everything is put together. Examples: (verb) You shouldn’t aggregate the various costs. Look at them individually....

brief

Type: verb, noun, adjective Definitions: (verb) If you brief someone, you tell them the most important information about something. (noun) You use in brief to show that you will speak or write in a short way. (noun) A brief is a short piece of writing or a short talk....

cooperative

Type: noun, adjective Definitions: (noun) A cooperative is a type of business that is owned by the people working there or by its customers. (adjective) If someone is cooperative, they listen and try to help or work with you. (adjective) In a cooperative effort,...

discrimination

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Discrimination is the ability to notice differences. (noun) Discrimination is the act of treating someone unfairly just because of their skin colour, religion, sex, etc. Examples: (noun) If you are colour blind, discrimination between...

estate

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) An estate is a large area of land with a large house on it. (noun) Someone’s estate is everything they own, or everything they leave when they die. Examples: (noun) On the weekend, we went fishing at her country estate. (noun)...

explicit

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is explicit, it is clearly said or shown, not hidden or just suggested. Examples: (adjective) Sometimes it helps to be more explicit when speaking to children. (adjective) It is very important that the company...

gender

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Someone’s gender is whether they behave like a boy or girl. This is called masculine or feminine, and not the same as male or female. (noun) A living thing’s gender is its sex: male (man, boy), female (woman, girl), both, or...

index

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you index something, you make an index for it. (noun) An index shows the level of prices, wages, etc. so you can compare them with those of an earlier date. (noun) An index is an alphabetical (A to Z) list, usually at the back...

lecture

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you lecture someone, you teach them something. (noun) A lecture is a talk about a specific topic. Usually, it is a planned talk and it often lasts a long time. Examples: (verb) The crowd were lectured on the benefits of drinking...

overseas

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is overseas, it is in a different country, usually across the ocean. Examples: (adjective) With the college taking in more overseas students, more attention is being put on language issues. (adjective) After...

reveal

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you reveal something, it was hidden and you show it or make it known. Examples: (verb) It was revealed yesterday that the president has decided to step down. (verb) A new study reveals that car makers have made little or no...

underlie

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If A underlies B, A causes B. Examples: (verb) Poor standards of living often underlie drug use. (verb) Poor education underlies much of our crime and violence. Synonyms: verbs: govern, determine, cause. Academic Word List Sublist and...