Tag: collocations

Aug
12
2015

hypothesis

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

haI pa th@ sihs

noun
definition 1:  a proposed explanation that accounts for observed phenomena or known facts and that can be used to guide further investigation.
example:  He put forward the hypothesis that dreams function to solve conflicts within the mind.
example:  Do the results of your research support your hypothesis?
example:  The evidence from their experiment forced them to reject their hypothesis.

definition 2:  a proposition assumed to be true for the purposes of a particular argument; premise.
example:  Let’s start out with the hypothesis that these kinds of tests are fair.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Aug
11
2015

found

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

faUnd

transitive verb
definition 1:  to set up or create; establish.
example:  Gallaudet University was founded in 1864.
example:  Peter the Great of Russia founded the city of St. Petersburg at the cost of many lives.

definition 2:  to establish the grounds for; base.
example:  He founded his theory on established principles.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Aug
10
2015

crucial

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

kru sh@l

adjective
definition:  of decisive importance; critical.
example:  Having a first-aid kit can be crucial in an emergency.
example:  This information was crucial in making the decision.
example:  Clean water is crucial to all life.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Jul
30
2015

negligible

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ne glih j@ b@l

adjective
definition:  so small or unimportant as to be of no account; trifling or insignificant.
example:  There’s no reason to buy the more expensive brand because the difference between it and the cheaper one is negligible.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter


Jul
29
2015

ramification

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

rae mih f@ keI sh@n

noun
definition 1:  the act or process of dividing into branches, or an arrangement of branching parts.

definition 2: (often plural) a consequence or related aspect of something; offshoot.
example:  The interest rate increase will have widespread ramifications.
example:  The choices and decisions he made before entering politics had ramifications that he never could have predicted.
(more…)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Share on LinkedIn
Post on Twitter