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definition: a word that one language has adopted from another and at least partly naturalized. (more…)
haI @r ar ki
definition 1: a body of persons or entities graded according to rank or level of authority.
example: The animal groups and individual animals were listed in a hierarchy, with the largest group at the top, the smaller subgroups under that, and the individual animals at the bottom.
example: An admiral ranks at the top of the naval hierarchy.
definition 2: a series that is graded or ranked.
example: I listed my goals in a hierarchy from most important to least important.
de rih veI sh@n
definition: a word formed by adding an affix to another word, or the process of forming a word in this way.
example: The words “happiness” and “unhappy” are derivations of the word “happy.”
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ihn flek sh@n
1. a change in the pitch or tone of a voice; modulation.
example: Often, inflection alone indicates that a person is asking a question. (more…)
pronunciation: dih ve ləp
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to bring out the potential of; advance to a more complete or more effective condition.
example: The coach is attempting to develop the team this year so that it can contend for the championship.
example: It took time and great effort to develop the land for crops.
example: She has a certain natural talent, but she needs to develop it.
definition 2: to cause to gain strength; cause to grow.
example: Doing these exercises will develop your leg muscles.
definition 3: to add detail to; elaborate.
example: He is developing the plot for his new novel.
definition 4: to bring into being or operation; generate.
example: Our company is developing a new product that we hope to launch next year.