Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Jun
12
2015

include

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ihn klud

transitive verb
definition 1:  to contain, as a whole contains its parts.
example:  The list includes all of our names.
example:  Does the recipe include eggs?
example:  The dinner menu includes appetizers and entrees, but not desserts.

definition 2:  to incorporate in a group or class.
example:  We have to include all our relatives on the guest list.
example:  She invited a group of her friends for dinner, but I was not included.

definition 3:  to take into account.
example:  The price of lunch does not include soup. Soup is extra.
example:  Did you include all of the factors in your analysis?
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Jun
11
2015

consequently

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kan s@ kw@nt li

adverb
definition:  as a result; therefore; accordingly.
example:  She couldn’t sleep last night and consequently was tired all day today.
example:  The soldiers were not prepared for another attack; consequently, they were unable to adequately defend themselves.
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Jun
10
2015

consumption

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k@n suhmp sh@n

noun
definition 1:  the act or process of using up or consuming.
example:  Consumption of fuel for heating increases during the cold winter months.
example:  The famine was caused by the consumption of crops by locusts.

definition 2:  the purchase of goods and services.
example:  Consumption in the U.S. is generally at its highest during the holiday season.

definition 3:  a wasting away of living tissue, or of the body as a whole, esp. when caused by tuberculosis of the lungs.
example:  The writer George Orwell died of consumption at the age of 46.
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Jun
09
2015

hemisphere

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he mih sfir

noun
definition 1:  either of two halves of the terrestrial globe, formed by dividing it into northern and southern parts at the equator, or into eastern and western parts at a meridian.
example:  The continents of North and South America are located in the Western Hemisphere of our planet.
example:  The Arctic Ocean is in the Northern Hemisphere.

definition 2:  a half of any sphere, such as the celestial sphere.
example:  If you were to cut a ball exactly in half, you’d end up with two hemispheres.

definition 3:  either lateral half of the cerebellum or cerebrum.
example:  Injury to her left hemisphere caused some language impairment.

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Jun
08
2015

originate

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@ rI j@ neIt

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to arise or coming into being.
example:  These languages originated from a common source.
example:  His novel originated from stories about his own family.
example:  Buddhism and Hinduism both originated in the Indian subcontinent.

definition 2:  of public transportation, to begin at a specified location.
example:  This bus originates in Boston.

transitive verb
definition:  to create or give being to.
example:  Sigmund Freud originated the techniques and theories of psychoanalysis.
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