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academic

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) An academic topic, lecture, idea, etc., is one that is connected to education. Examples: (adjective) There is a lot of political disagreement about global warming, but there is general academic agreement. (adjective) The...

adjustment

Type: noun Definitions: An adjustment is a small change. Examples: If you’re gaining weight, you need to make slight adjustments to your food and exercise programme. Synonyms: alteration, modification Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5...

alter

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If you alter something, you change it, usually in a small way. Examples: (verb) The company need to alter the way they do business if they want to increase profits. (verb) The design can be easily altered by selecting new colours,...

amendment

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) An amendment is a change to a piece of writing or a statement that corrects or clarifies it; also the process of making this change. Examples: (noun) He agreed to accept amendments to reduce tax in his new Finance Bill. (noun) This law...

aware

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If you are aware of something, you know about it. Examples: (adjective) She was made aware of the problem only after it had been fixed. (adjective) We should be aware that polyester clothes damage the environment when they are...

capacity

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) If someone does something in a particular capacity, they are doing it in that role. (noun) The capacity of a factory or business is how much it can produce. (noun) The capacity of someone or something to do something is the ability to do...

challenge

Type: 0, verb, noun Definitions: () (verb) If you challenge somebody, you offer to compete or fight. (verb) If you challenge somebody, you give them something very difficult to do. (noun) A challenge is an offer to compete or fight. (noun) A challenge is something...

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...

compound

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If something is compounded, it is added to. (noun) A compound is a mixture. (noun) A compound is a material made of a number of other materials. Examples: (verb) Her troubles were compounded by the heavy rain. (noun) The new CD is...

conflict

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If two goals, plans, meetings, etc. conflict, they both cannot be achieved, work or be true. (noun) A conflict is when two things are trying to use the same resources at the same time. (noun) A conflict is when two or more people...

consultation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Consultation is the process of getting advice or opinions from other people. Examples: (noun) The group announced the price per kilo of grapes after consultation with the growers. (noun) The city went through the planning process with...

contact

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If one thing contacts another, it touches, meets or communicates with it. (noun) If one thing makes or has contact with another, it touches, meets or communicates with it. Examples: (verb) You should contact the emergency services...