Category: Vocabulary

Jun
23
2015

dual

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du @l

adjective
definition 1:  of or relating to two, especially  having two, often identical, components, people, sections, or the like; double.
example:  The driver training cars are equipped with dual controls.

definition 2:  having two distinct sides, natures, or aspects.
example:  Our trip to the city had a dual purpose.
example:  He acts so differently at times that one might suspect he has a dual personality.
example:  She explained her theory about the dual nature of romantic love.
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Jun
22
2015

frenetic

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frə ne tihk
adjective

frantic; frenzied.
The atmosphere in the emergency room became even more frenetic when victims of a shooting incident were wheeled in.

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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

apogee

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ae pə ji
1. the point in the orbit of the moon or of a man-made satellite that is farthest from the earth. (Cf. perigee.)
When the moon is at apogee, its gravitational pull is at its weakest.
2.the highest or farthest point.
At their apogee, the band was selling over a million records per year.

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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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