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comprehensive

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is comprehensive, it includes everything that is related. Examples: (adjective) The syllabus is very comprehensive; it covers everything that a first year student needs to know about African history. (adjective)...

comprise

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If A comprises B, B is part of A Examples: (verb) The school now comprises 15 classrooms. (verb) China comprises over 1 billion people. Synonyms: verbs: consist (of), include, contain. Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7...

couple

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you couple two things, you join them together. (noun) A couple is two people that are in a relationship. (noun) A couple is two things that go together. Examples: (verb) The wheel is coupled to the bike with an oiled screw....

decade

Type: noun Definitions: A decade is a period of 10 years. Examples: The 1960s was a decade of great change in North America. Synonyms: Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7 D

differentiation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Differentiation is the process of becoming or making something different. (noun) Differentiation is the process of finding or showing the differences between things. Examples: (noun) As the cells grow and divide, differentiation takes...

eliminate

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you eliminate something, you make it go away or disappear, or you kill it. Examples: (verb) Canada was eliminated in the first round of the world cup. (verb) The recent fixes have eliminated the problems we were having. Synonyms:...

empirical

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is empirical, it is based on or can be checked by observation or experience. Examples: (adjective) There is little empirical evidence that ghosts exist. (adjective) Simply because there is no empirical evidence to...

hierarchical

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is hierarchical, it has levels, with higher levels being larger, more important, more powerful, etc. Examples: (adjective) The society was rigidly hierarchical with priests, nobles and slaves, and a highly...

ideology

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) An ideology is the set of beliefs behind a movement, religion, political group, etc. Examples: (noun) For many years the ideology of the Catholic church had a damaging effect on science. (noun) School lessons reflect clearly the dominant...

mode

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A mode is a specific way of doing something. Examples: (noun) A modern city offers many different modes of transport from bicycle lanes to high speed trains. (noun) The study combines two different research modes: oral history and...

priority

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) If something has or is given priority, it should go before other things. (noun) A priority is something that is important; you want to do it first or spend more time or money on it than other things. Examples: (noun) Some say that...

unique

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is unique, it is rare, unusual or one of a kind. Examples: (adjective) Living abroad can lead to unique and important experiences. (adjective) When the school for the deaf opened, it was unique in Europe. Synonyms:...