Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Jun
22
2015

classification

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klae sih fih keI sh@n

noun
definition 1:  the act or result of classifying.   [See classify]
example:  The classification of the various behaviors of the animals formed the initial part of the study.

definition 2:  an order or group into which something is classified.
example:  There are various classifications of diseases.
example:  Metals and non-metals are two important classifications of chemical elements.
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Jun
19
2015

classify

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klae sih faI

transitive verb
definition 1:  to arrange or order with respect to type or class.
example:  The museum’s paintings are classified according to art movement and genre.
example:  These rocks are typical of certain types, so they are quite easy to classify.

definition 2:  to assign to a particular category or group.
example:  He had been classified as a gifted student in elementary school.

definition 3:  to specify (documents or other information) as being highly restricted in availability.
example:  These documents have been classified and cannot be accessed without special clearance.
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Jun
18
2015

likewise

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laIk waIz

adverb
definition 1:  as well; also.
example:  He begged his sister and, likewise, his brother.
example:  To save the business, we’ll need to lower our expenses; likewise, we’ll need to cut some of the staff.

definition 2:  in the same way; the same; similarly.
example:  She works hard and expects her children to do likewise.
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Jun
17
2015

implicit

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ihm plI siht

adjective
definition 1:  implied rather than directly stated.
example:  She realized that his words, complimentary on the surface, contained an implicit insult.
example:  Her rejection of his proposal was implicit in her silence.

definition 2:  contained; latent (usually followed by “in”).
example:  They understood the meaning implicit in his remark.

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Jun
16
2015

explicit

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ihk plI siht

adjective
definition 1:  stated fully, clearly, and without equivocation.
example:  I gave him explicit instructions, so there should be no mistake.
example:  You leave too much for the reader to guess at; this paragraph needs to be more explicit.
example:  Her refusal was quite explicit and left no hope of her changing her mind.

definition 2:  marked by frankness and forthrightness.
example:  The article gave an explicit description of the torture of prisoners in the camp.
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