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abdominal (adj.) /æbdˈɑmənəl/

Định nghĩa:
of or pertaining to the abdomen, of the belly, of the stomach area

absorb (v.) /əbzˈɔrb/

Định nghĩa:
suck up; take up, take in

absorption (n.) /əbzˈɔrpʃən/

Định nghĩa:
sucking up; taking in; preoccupation, mental engrossment
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:amalgamation, incorporation, assimilation, combination, inclusion, fascination, interest, captivation, engagement, immersion, concentration

accelerate (v.) /æksˈɛlɜˌeɪt/

Định nghĩa:
cause to move or happen faster, hasten; increase the speed of, quicken

acceleration (n.) /ˌæksˌɛlɜˈeɪʃən/

Định nghĩa:
increase of speed
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:hastening, hurrying, quickening, rushing

accent (n.) /əksˈɛnt/

Định nghĩa:
mode of pronunciation characteristic of a group of people or region; emphasis placed on a certain syllable in a word; mark on a letter or word showing stress or pitch; emphasis; contrasting element

accumulate (v.) /əkyˈumyəlˌeɪt/

Định nghĩa:
amass, gather, collect; be gathered, be collected

accumulation (n.) /əkyˌumyəlˈeɪʃən/

Định nghĩa:
gathering; collection; agglomeration, pile
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:buildup, accretion, accrual, gathering, growth, addition, increase, amassing, collection, stock, store, hoard, deposit, heap

accuracy (n.) /ˈækyɜəsi/

Định nghĩa:
preciseness, exactness
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:correctness, exactness, precision, truth, truthfulness

accurately (adv.) /ˈækyɜətli/

Định nghĩa:
precisely, exactly

acid (n.) /ˈæsəd/

Định nghĩa:
any of a group of sour-tasting substances that dissolve in water and form salts when combined with bases (Chemistry); substance having a sour taste; acerbity, sarcasm; LSD (Slang)

acidic (adj.) /əsˈɪdɪk/

Định nghĩa:
resembling acid; acid forming; containing large amounts of silica
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:acid, sharp, tart, sour, bitter

activate (v.) /ˈæktəvˌeɪt/

Định nghĩa:
set in motion, make active, start; speed up a reaction (Chemistry); make radioactive (Physics)

actively (adv.) /ˈæktɪvli/

Định nghĩa:
in an active manner, energetically, vigorously, busily

acute (adj.) /əkyˈut/

Định nghĩa:
grave, serious, severe; keen, sharp, sensitive; penetrating, shrewd; less than 90 degrees (Geometry); pointed

adaptation (n.) /ˌædəptˈeɪʃən/

Định nghĩa:
act of adapting; process of making one thing fit another; modification, adjustment

adaptive (adj.) /ədˈæptɪv/

Định nghĩa:
capable of adapting; versatile

adjacent (adj.) /ədʒˈeɪsənt/

Định nghĩa:
near; next; adjoining

admission (n.) /ædmˈɪʃən/

Định nghĩa:
entrance; permission to enter; confession

adolescent (adj.) /ˌædəlˈɛsənt/

Định nghĩa:
of puberty, pertaining to the age between childhood and adulthood
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:teenager, youth, youngster, juvenile, minor, pubescent, teenage, young, youthful, juvenile, teen, pubescent, pubertal

adverse (adj.) /ædvˈɜs/

Định nghĩa:
hostile; contrary; opposed

aerosol (n.) /ˈɛrəsˌɑl/

Định nghĩa:
liquid substance stored under pressure and released as a fine spray; container in which this is stored; tiny particle suspended in the atmosphere and carried by the wind (Ecology)
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:spray, vaporizer

affirm (v.) /əfˈɜm/

Định nghĩa:
confirm; claim; state to be true
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:assert, insist, confirm, avow, state, announce, establish, verify, pronounce, acknowledge, support, uphold, encourage, sustain

afterward (adv.) /ˈæftɜwɜd/

Định nghĩa:
subsequently
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:later, subsequently, then, next

aggregate (adj.) /ˈægrəgət/

Định nghĩa:
collective, total, taking all units as a whole
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:collective, total, combined, cumulative, amassed, summative, comprehensive, total, collection, mass, whole, combination, combine, amass, collect, accumulate, total

agriculture (n.) /ˈægrɪkˌʌltʃɜ/

Định nghĩa:
raising of crops and livestock
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:farming, cultivation, gardening

airplane (n.) /ˈɛrplˌeɪn/

Định nghĩa:
aeroplane, jet plane
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:aircraft, plane, jet, airliner

algebra (n.) /ˈældʒəbrə/

Định nghĩa:
mathematical system that uses equations containing letters and numbers

algorithm (n.) /ˈælgɜˌɪðəm/

Định nghĩa:
(Mathematics) step-by-step procedure used to solve a problem (often includes repetition of steps); step-by-step problem-solving procedure used within software applications (Computers)

alien (n.) /ˈeɪliən/

Định nghĩa:
foreigner, person living in a nation where he or she is not a citizen; stranger, outsider; extra-terrestrial, creature from outer space

alliance (n.) /əlˈaɪəns/

Định nghĩa:
pact, treaty; connection, relationship

allocate (v.) /ˈæləkˌeɪt/

Định nghĩa:
ration; allot, set aside; designate a portion of system resources for a particular task or operation (Computers)

allocation (n.) /ˌæləkˈeɪʃən/

Định nghĩa:
allotment; apportionment; portion

altitude (n.) /ˈæltətˌud/

Định nghĩa:
height, distance above sea level
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:height, elevation

aluminum (n.) /əlˈumənəm/

Định nghĩa:
malleable silvery metallic element used in alloys and in the manufacture of lightweight objects (Chemistry)

amongst (prep.) /əmˈʌŋst/

Định nghĩa:
amid, in; between
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:between, among, amid, with, among, amid, between, among

amplitude (n.) /ˈæmplətˌud/

Định nghĩa:
magnitude; spaciousness; plenitude

analogy (n.) /ənˈælədʒi/

Định nghĩa:
similarity, parallelism; comparability

ancestor (n.) /ˈænsˌɛstɜ/

Định nghĩa:
forefather, progenitor

anthropology (n.) /ˌænθrəpˈɑlədʒi/

Định nghĩa:
study of the development of the human race

antibiotic (n.) /ˌæntibaɪˈɑtɪk/

Định nghĩa:
type of medication used to treat infectious diseases

antibody (n.) /ˈæntɪbˌɑdi/

Định nghĩa:
protein in the blood which reacts to infectious agents

antiquity (n.) /æntˈɪkwəti/

Định nghĩa:
ancient times, former ages; oldness, state of being ancient
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:relic, remains, antique

appendix (n.) /əpˈɛndɪks/

Định nghĩa:
small sac attached to the intestines; addendum

applause (n.) /əplˈɔz/

Định nghĩa:
cheering; praise, accolade

apple (n.) /ˈæpəl/

Định nghĩa:
round fruit which grows on trees (usually red, green or yellow)

approximate (adj.) /əprˈɑksəmət/

Định nghĩa:
near, approaching

approximation (n.) /əprˌɑksəmˈeɪʃən/

Định nghĩa:
approach; estimate, guess, conjecture

arbitrary (adj.) /ˈɑrbətrˌɛri/

Định nghĩa:
wanton, reckless; uncontrolled, unrestricted; unreasonable, unsupported
Ghi chú:
Synonyms:subjective, uninformed, illogical, chance, random, capricious

archaeology (n.) /ˌɑrkiˈɑlədʒi/

Định nghĩa:
study of ancient cultures through their artifacts