Defining vocabulary

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  • Think You Know Your Vocabulary? is the ultimate guide to building and using the right words effectively. Research shows that a well-developed vocabulary is the single most important characteristic linked to academic and career success. Why? Words are the conduits of thought and communication; your knowledge of and ability to use them wisely will define you in the years to come, both personally and professionally.

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  • New Headway English Course now provides a seamless syllabus progression from Elementary to Upper-Intermediate level. * It takes a clear and structured approach to grammar. Grammatical structures are introduced in context, with questions that encourage students to work out the rules for themselves. A comprehensive ‘Grammar section’ at the back of the Student’s Books provides a useful reference before, during or after the lesson.

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  • It takes a clear and structured approach to grammar. Grammatical structures are introduced in context, with questions that encourage students to work out the rules for themselves. A comprehensive ‘Grammar section’ at the back of the Student’s Books provides a useful reference before, during or after the lesson. * A well-defined vocabulary syllabus concentrates on three key areas: learning new words in lexical sets; acquiring good habits for learning vocabulary; and developing vocabulary ‘systems’ such as sound and spelling relationships.

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  • The desire to construct robust and portable natural language systems has led to research o n how a core vocabulary for such systems can be defined. Stalistical methods and semantic criteria for doing this arc discussed and compared. Currcnlly it docs not seem possible to precisely define the notion of core vocabulary, but it is argued that workable criteria can nevertheless be ['o1.1110. l:inally it is emplmsized that the implementation of a core vt~cabulary must be seen as a long-range research prt~gram rather than as a short-term goal. ...

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  • English Idioms Idioms are fun and useful expressions that usually cannot be understood by defining the separate words. For example, if your host mother says, "I think it's time to hit the hay", she means, "I think it's bed-time"! You would not be able to understand her by looking up the words hit and hay. Like phrasal verbs, these expressions need to be memorized as a whole. Try visualizing them or drawing pictures when you study them. For example, draw a picture of a cow sleeping in some hay. The idiom out of the blue means "unexpectedly". Your teacher or homestay...

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  • This book is designed to help you improve your reading comprehension skills by studying 20 minutes a day for 20 days. You’ll start with the basics and move on to more complex reading comprehension and critical thinking strategies. Please note that although each chapter can be an effective skill builder on its own, it is important that you proceed through this book in order, from Lesson 1 through Lesson 20.

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  • The Britannica Discovery Library is a charming, lavishly illustrated 12-volume set of "concepts and values" books specifically created for young learners ages three to six. Children are introduced to various texts and genres, including rhymes, narratives, puzzles, and riddles. Key vocabulary words are highlighted throughout and defined at the back of each book. The set is ideal for pre-readers and early readers as each volume contains activities to build language, critical thinking, and comprehension skills....

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  • In this chapter , we’ll be taking a look at object oriented programming, or OOP . Whether you’ve used OOP before in PHP or not, this chapter will show you what it is, how it’ s used, and why you might want to use objects rather than plain functions and variables. We’ll cover everything from the “this is how you make an object” basics through to interfaces, exceptions, and magic methods. The object oriented approach is more conceptual than technical—although there are some long words used that we’ll define and demystify as we go!...

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  • The Penguin Dictionary of Biology defines some 6,000 terms relating to this rich, complex, and constantly expanding subject?from amino acids, bacteria, and the cell cycle to X-ray diffraction, Ychromosomes, and zygotes. Long established as the definitive single-volume source, the dictionary has now been extensively updated for its eleventh edition.

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  • Even the lowly word picture can get warped as pitcher. As a result, no one knows what anyone else is talking about. Incorrect pronunciations can make it impossible to define the word, too. The most effective way to learn how to pronounce new words is by using a dictionary. Get a reliable desk or pocket dictionary.

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  • Buy this book if you are a healthcare professional and you want some guidance in understanding the clinical research literature. It is designed to help you with reading research papers, by explaining their structure and the vocabulary they use. These essential first steps will make interpretation of clinical research that much easier for you. For example, the book will help with questions like:

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  • We describe a method for obtaining subject-dependent word sets relative to some (subjecO domain. Using the subject classifications given in the machine-readable version of Longman's Dictionary of Contemporary English, we established subject-dependent cooccurrence links between words of the defining vocabulary to construct these "neighborhoods". Here, we describe the application of these neighborhoods to information retrieval, and present a method of word sense disambiguation based on these co-occurrences, an extension of previous work. ...

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  • This paper proposes a method for measuring semantic similarity between words as a new tool for text analysis. The similarity is measured on a semantic network constructed systematically from a subset of the English dictionary, LDOCE (Long-man Dictionary of Contemporary English). Spreading activation on the network can directly compute the similarity between any two words in the Longman Defining Vocabulary, and indirectly the similarity of all the other words in LDOCE.

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  • The Great Prepotion Mystery is designed to be used as a review of prepositions in an intermediate/ advance grammar course. The vocabulary is not grades, and some students may have to use a dictionary more frequently than others. The student gets practice with preposition in three ways: by choosing an appropriate preposition in context; by selecting an appropriate in a narrowly defined situation; and by using prepositions in student- generated sentences....

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  • 400 Must-Have Words for the TOEFL® will help you improve your score on the TOEFL test. In particular, this book will build your TOEFL vocabulary for the new Internet-based TOEFL of 2005. This book is designed for ease of use as a self-study guide. Its chapters were written for easy completion in one sitting—about 25 minutes. 400 Must-Have Words is also highly effective in the TOEFL-prep classroom. Each chapter begins with a list of 10 target words. These words are defined and used in sample sentences.

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  • NTC’s Pocket Dictionary of Words and Phrases is for persons who are seeking to improve their ability to speak, read, write, and understand American English. It is a small, portable dictionary that will help learners with spelling, pronunciation, parts of speech, meaning, irregular forms, and the appropriate use of 12,000 common words and phrases. This dictionary defines words using the smallest possible vocabulary, but when it is necessary, additional words are used to define difficult concepts.

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  • All geographic information systems (GIS) are built using formal models that describe how things are located in space. A formal model is an abstract and well-defined system of concepts. It defines the vocabulary that we can use to describe and reason about things. A geographic data model defines the vocabulary for describing and reasoning about the things that are located on the earth. Geographic data models serve as the foundation on which all geographic information systems are built. We are all familiar with one model for geographic information—the map.

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  • After completing this unit, you should be able to: Define the basic vocabulary of macroeconomics; describe how the economy is measured; describe how gross domestic product, our national measure of output, is calculated; calculate inflation using a price index;...

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  • In this chapter students will be able to: Define the basic vocabulary of macroeconomics, describe how the economy is measured; describe how gross domestic product, our national measure of output, is calculated; calculate inflation using a price index; describe real gross domestic product as the inflation-adjusted value of economic activity and judge its use as the measure of the economy’s health;...

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