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adjacent

Type: preposition, adjective Definitions: (preposition) If two things are adjacent to each other, there is nothing in between them. (adjective) If something is adjacent, it is next to something else. Examples: (preposition) There is one large stand for fans adjacent...

albeit

Type: preposition Definitions: (preposition) You use albeit to give more information that weakens earlier information. Examples: (preposition) Since trade has opened up, the economy is improving, albeit only slowly. (preposition) He won the fight, albeit only just....

assembly

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Assembly is the act of making something by putting parts together. (noun) Assembly is the act of people or things coming together. (noun) An assembly is a group of people who come together for an event. Examples: (noun) We bought a desk,...

collapse

Type: noun, verb Definitions: (noun) A collapse is an act of falling down dramatically. (verb) Something collapses when it falls down dramatically. Examples: (noun) The collapse of the economy 5 years ago means that unemployment is still very high. (noun) The collapse...

colleague

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A colleague is a person who works together with another person or who does the same kind of work. In US English this is a co-worker. Examples: (noun) It’s important that colleagues get on well if the company is to succeed. (noun)...

compile

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) Someone compiles some things or ideas when they bring them together into one place. Examples: (verb) She compiled a good set of books to read about the history of that place. (verb) I need to compile a list of reasons not to go ahead...

conceive

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) A woman conceives a baby when she becomes pregnant. (verb) Someone conceives of an idea when they think of an idea for the first time, an idea that belongs only to them. (verb) If you can conceive of a certain situation, you can imagine...

convince

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) To convince is to make someone believe, or feel sure about something. Examples: (verb) A stubborn person is always very hard to convince. (verb) Some need to be convinced that more money should be spent on education, rather than...

depression

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A depression is when the economy slows down over a long period. (noun) A depression is a low point on a surface. (noun) Depression is when a person’s feelings are very sad and unhappy. Examples: (noun) The business community is...

encounter

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you encounter someone, you meet them to play a game or fight a battle. (verb) If you encounter someone, you meet someone, usually unexpectedly. (verb) If you encounter problems, difficulties, etc., you experience them. (noun) An...

enormous

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) Enormous means very big. Examples: (adjective) The damage done by plastics in the oceans is enormous. (adjective) There are not enough jobs, so the country has enormous unemployment problems. Synonyms: adjectives: very large,...

forthcoming

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) A person who is forthcoming is someone who tells others what they’re thinking. (adjective) An event that is forthcoming is something that will happen soon. It’s coming in a short time. Examples: (adjective) If a...