Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Feb
26
2015

inevitable

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In e vih t@ b@l

adjective
definition:  unavoidable, regardless of the circumstances; certain to occur.
example:  We may be fearful of change, but change is inevitable.
example:  Outnumbered and without weaponry, their defeat was inevitable.
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Feb
25
2015

application

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ae plih keI sh@n

noun
definition 1:  the act of putting to use.
example:  Her job requires the application of her math skills.

definition 2:  the quality of being relevant or usable.
example:  Those are interesting facts, but they have no application to this matter.

definition 3:  a request, usu. written, for admission, employment, or the like.
example:  She sent applications to several colleges.
example:  He filled in the job application and handed it back to the receptionist.

definition 4:  diligent effort.
example:  He took pride in his daughter’s application to her studies.
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Feb
24
2015

site

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saIt

noun
definition 1:  the location or proposed location of a town, city, building, or the like.
example:  Here is the site of the proposed hotel.

definition 2:  the location or proposed location of an event or activity.
example:  This field was the site of the disaster.
example:  Several examples of pottery have been unearthed at the archaeological site.
example:  There are some great sites for camping in this state park.

definition 3:  shortened form of “website,” a location on the World Wide Web that includes a home page and related, linked web pages.
example:  The company made changes to its site to make it more easily navigable for its users.
example:  I go to this site often for weather updates.
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Feb
23
2015

cite

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saIt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to refer to (a source) in writing or speaking.
example:  If you use a quotation from a book in your paper, you have to cite the book as your source.

definition 2:  to quote or refer to as proof or illustration.
example:  His lawyer cited many cases where such a decision had been reached.

definition 3:  to point to, esp. as a reason for something; mention.
example:  She cited unfair treatment as her reason for quitting.
example:  His divorce was cited as a factor in his suicide.

definition 4:  to compliment for praiseworthy action.
example:  Two of the firefighters were cited for acts of extreme bravery.
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Feb
20
2015

individual

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In dih vI ju @l

adjective
definition 1:  single, distinct, or separate.
example:  Use commas to separate individual items in a series.
example:  These crimes are individual acts and are unrelated to each other.

definition 2:  pertaining to one person.
example:  These students will be honored for their individual achievements as well as for their work on this project as a team.

definition 3:  different from the norm; untypical; unique.
example:  She has an individual way of solving problems.
example:  He certainly has an individual point of view.

noun
definition 1:  a single human being; person.
example:  Every individual has his or her own hopes and desires.
example:  The crime was witnessed by several individuals.

definition 2:  a single person as distinguished from a group.
example:  We try to treat students as individuals in this school.
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