Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
klae sih fih keI sh@n
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.
klae sih faI
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.
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.
ihm plI siht
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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ihk plI siht
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.