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abandon
to leave sb, go away from a place or stop doing sth
abnormal
different from what is usual or average, especially in a way that is bad
abstract
existing as an idea, feeling or quality, not as a material object
abstraction
when a subject is very general and not based on real situations
academic
relating to schools, colleges and universities, or connected with studying and thinking, not with practical skills
access
the method or possibility of getting near to a place or person, or the right to use or look at sth
accessible
able to be reached or easily got
accommodate
to provide with a place to live or to be stored in
accommodation
a place to live, work, stay, etc. in
accompaniment
music that is played with sb who is singing or playing the main tune
accuracy
the ability to do sth without making mistakes
accompany
to go somewhere with sb
accurate
correct, exact and without any mistakes
accumulate
to gradually increase in number or amount
achieve
to succeed in finishing sth or reaching an aim, especially after a lot of work
achievement
sth very good and difficult that you have succeeded in doing
acknowledge
to accept, admit or recognize sth
acknowledgement
the fact of accepting that sth is true or right
acquire
to get sth
acquisition
the process of getting sth
adaptable
able or willing to change in order to suit different conditions
adaptation
the process of changing to suit different conditions
adequate
enough or satisfactory for a particular purpose
adjacent
very near, next to, or touching
adjust
(adapt) to change sth slightly, especially to make it more correct, effective, or suitable
adjustment
a small change
administration
the arrangements and tasks needed to control the operation of a plan or organization
abstract
a shortened form of a speech, article, book, etc., giving only the most important facts or ideas
academic
sb who teaches at a college
access
1) to open a computer file in order to get or add information 2) (formal) to reach, enter or use sth
administrative
relating to the arrangements and work which is needed to control the operation of a plan or organization
adult
a person or animal that has grown to full size and strength
advocacy
public support for a course of action or way of doing sth
advocate
to publicly support or suggest an idea, development or way of doing sth
affect
to have an influence on sb or sth, or to cause them to change
aggregate
1) sth formed by adding together several amounts or things 2) a total
aid
help or support
alter
to change sth, usually slightly, or to cause the characteristics of sth to change
alteration
a change in sth or the process of this change
albeit
although
allocate
to give sth to sb as their share of a total amount, for them to use in a particular way
ambiguity
(an example of) when sth has more than one possible meaning and may therefore cause confusion
allocation
the amount or share of sth that has been allocated for a particular purpose
amend
to change the words of a text, especially a law or a legal document
adaptation
a film, book, play, etc that has been made from another film, book, play, etc
on alternate days
(every other) If sth happens * * *, it happens every second day
alternative
sth that is different from sth else, especially from what is usual, and offering the possibility of choice
ambiguous
having or expressing more than one possible meaning, sometimes intentionally
amendment
a change made to the words of a text
analogous
similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy
analogy
a comparison between things which have similar features, often used to help explain a principle or idea
analyse
to study or examine sth in detail, in order to discover more about it
analytical
(adj) examining or liking to examine things very carefully
analysis
a careful examination of sth in order to understand it better
analyst
sb whose job is to study or examine sth in detail
annual
happening once every year
adult
grown to full size and strength
advocate
sb who publicly supports sth, a lawyer
aggregate
to combine into a single group or total
aid
to help
alternate
to happen or exist one after the other repeatedly
alternative
An * plan or method is one that you can use if you do not want to use another one
anticipate
to expect that sth will happen and be ready for it
anticipation
when you are expecting sth to happen
apparent
easy to notice (obvious)
append
to add sth to a piece of writing
appendix
a part at the end of a book containing additional information
appreciate
1) [realize] to understand how serious or important a situation or problem is or what sb's feelings are 2) used to thank in a polite way
appreciation
pleasure you feel when you realize sth is good, useful, or well done
approach
1) to move towards or nearer to sb or sth 2) to ask sb for sth
approach
a method of doing sth or dealing with a problem
appropriate
correct or suitable for a particular time, situation, or purpose
approximate
An * number, amount, or time is close to the exact number, amount etc, but could be a little bit more or less than it [= rough; ≠ exact]
approximate
to be close to a particular number
approximation
a number, amount etc that is not exact, but is almost correct
arbitrary
decided or arranged without any reason or plan, often unfairly
area
a particular subject, range of activities, or group of related subjects
aspect
one part of a situation, idea, plan etc that has many parts, (literary) the appearance of sb or sth
assemble
to put all the parts of sth together
assembly
a group of people who are elected to make decisions or laws for a particular country, area, or organization
assess
(judge) to make a judgment about a person or situation after thinking carefully about it
assessment
a process in which you make a judgment about a person or situation, or the judgment you make
assign
to give sb a particular job or make them responsible for a particular person or thing
assignment
a piece of work that is given to sb as part of their job
assist
to help sb to do sth
assistance
help or support
attach
to fasten or connect one object to another (fix)
attachment
a feeling that you like or love sb or sth and that you would be unhappy without them
attain
to succeed in achieving sth after trying for a long time
attainment
success in achieving sth or reaching a particular level (=achievement)
attitude
1) the opinions and feelings that you usually have about sth 2) the way you behave towards sb
attributable
likely to have been caused by sth
attribute
1) to believe or say that a situation or event is caused by sth 2) to believe or say that sb or sth has a particular quality
attribute
a quality or feature, especially one that is considered to be good or useful
author
(writer) sb who has written a book
authoritative
An * book, account etc is respected because the person who wrote it knows a lot about the subject
authority
1) the power you have because of your official position 2) an official organization or a government department that has the power to make decisions, and has particular responsibilities
authorship
1) the fact that you have written a particular book, document etc 2) [formal] the profession of writing books
automate
to start using computers and machines to do a job, rather than people
automated
using computers and machines to do a job, rather than people
automatic
An * machine is designed to work without needing sb to operate it for each part of a process
automatically
1) as the result of a situation or action, and without you having to do anything more 2) without thinking about what you are doing
automation
the use of computers and machines instead of people to do a job
available
Sb who is * is not busy and has enough time to talk to you
aware
understanding a lot about what is happening around you and paying attention to it, especially because you realize possible dangers and problems
awareness
knowledge or understanding of a particular subject or situation