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alternative

Type: noun, adjective Definitions: (noun) An alternative is something else that you can choose. (adjective) An alternative approach, way, source, etc. is not the usual one. Examples: (noun) If you can’t afford a concert ticket, the alternative is to buy the...

circumstance

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) The circumstances surrounding an action or event includes all the information that helps you understand that action or event. Examples: (noun) Some people are born into very difficult circumstances. (noun) Their circumstances improved...

comment

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you comment on or about something, you say something about it. (noun) A comment is a short statement about something; usually it is an opinion. Examples: (verb) He commented that it was good news. (verb) commenting on the...

compensation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) compensation is money, or something of value, given to somebody who has lost something or been harmed. Examples: (noun) They are asking for compensation for the damage to their car. (noun) The towns should get compensation if the new...

component

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A component is one part that connects to other parts. Examples: (noun) 600 million years ago, oxygen became a major component of the atmosphere. (noun) Exercise is also an important component of a healthy diet. Synonyms: nouns: element,...

consent

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you consent to something, you agree to it. (noun) consent is permission to do something. Examples: (verb) The teacher consented to being interviewed for the university paper. (noun) The treatment was explained to and understood...

considerable

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) A considerable amount, time, degree, etc. is a fairly large or important one. Examples: (adjective) The time needed to study the data is considerable. (adjective) Many part-time farmers travelled considerable distances each day...

constant

Type: noun, adjective Definitions: (noun) A constant is a value that doesn’t change. (adjective) If something is constant, it doesn’t change over time. Examples: (noun) The hubble constant concerns the speed of expansion of the universe. (adjective) The...

constraint

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A constraint is a limit. Examples: (noun) In poorer countries, there are often tight constraints on women’s activities. (noun) Financial constraints have forced hospitals to treat more patients more rapidly. Synonyms: nouns:...

contribution

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A contribution is something that you give or add. Examples: (noun) The company gave a contribution of $1000 to each family affected by the oil spill. (noun) Technology to reduce pollution could make a significant contribution to the...

convention

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A convention is a large meeting of a specific group or for a specific purpose. (noun) A convention is an international agreement the controls how countries behave. (noun) A convention is a particular way of acting or a...

coordination

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) coordination is the planning or timing of actions so that they work together. (noun) To have coordination is to have muscles in your body that work together. Examples: (noun) There has been an improvement in coordination of the various...