60 terms

Academic Word List Sublist 1

Some definitions from Oxford Learner's Dictionary of Academic English
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analysis
the detailed study or examination of something in order to understand more about it
approach
a way of doing or thinking about sth such as a problem or task
area
part of a town, a country, or the world; a particular subject or activity, or an aspect of it
assessment
the act of judging or forming an opinion about sb/sth; an occasion when this is done
assume
to think or accept that sth is true but without having proof of it
authority
the power someone has because of his/her official position; someone who is respected because of his/her knowledge about a subject
available
that you can use or obtain
benefit
the money or other advantages you get from something such as insurance or the government or as part of your job; advantage, improvement or help that you get from something
concept
an idea; a basic principle
consistent
in agreement with sth; not contradicting sth
constitutional
connected with the systems of laws of a country or an organisation
context
the situation, events, or information that are related to something, and that help you understand it; the words and sentences that come before and after a word that can help you understand its meaning
contract
a legal written agreement between two people, companies, etc that says what each will do; to get a contagious illness; to become smaller or tighter
create
to make something new exist or happen; to invent or design something
data
information or facts
definition
an exact statement or description of the nature, extent or meaning of sth
derive
to get something such as happiness, strength or satisfaction from someone or something; to develop or come from something else
distribution
the way that sth exists or is shared over a particular area or among a group of people
economic
connected with the trade, industy and development of a wealth of a country, an area or society
environment
the land, water, and air in which people, animals, and plants live; the situations, things, people, etc. that affect the way in which people live and work
establish
to start something such as a company, system, situation, etc., especially one that will exist for a long tine; to begin a relationship, conversation, etc., with someone; to find out facts that will prove something is true
estimate
to judge the value, size, etc. of something
evidence
the facts, signs or objects that make you believe that sth is true
export
the business of selling goods to another country
factor
one of several things that influence or cause a situation
financial
connected with money and the running of a business
formula
a method or set of principles that you use in order to solve a problem or to make sure that something is successful
function
to work in a particular way or in the correct way; the usual purpose of a thing, or the job that someone usually does; a large party or ceremonial event
identify
to recognize and name someone or something
income
the money that you earn from working or making investments
indicate
to show that something exists or is likely to be true
individual
considered separately from other people or things in the same group
interpretation
the particular way in which is sth is understood or explained
involve
to include or affect someone or something
issue
a subject or problem that people discuss; a magazine, newspaper, etc. printed for a particular day, week, month, or year
labour
work, especially work using a lot of physical effort; the process in which a baby is born by being pushed from its mother's body
legal
allowed, ordered, or approved by law; relating to the law
legislation
a law or set of laws passed by a parliament
major
very large or important, especially when compared to other things or people of a similar kind
method
a planned way of doing something
occur
to happen, especially without being planned first; to exist or be present in a particular place
percent
equal to a particular amount in every hundred
period
a length of time (in a particular person's life, in history, in a sports game, etc.)
policy
a way of doing things that has been officially agreed and chosen by a political party, business, or organization
principle
a moral rule or set of ideas about what is right and wrong, that influences how you behave; the basic idea that a plan or system is based on; a rule that explains the way something works
procedure
a series of actions done in a particular order and way, especially the usual or correct way
process
a series of actions, developments, or changes that happen naturally; a series of actions that someone does to achieve a particular result
require
to need something
research
serious study of a subject that is intended to discover new facts about it
response
a reaction to something that has happened or been said
role
the position, job, or function, of someone or something has in a particular situation or activity
section
one of the parts that an object, group, place, etc. is divided into
sector
a part of an area of activity, especially of business, industry, or trade
significant
noticeable or important
similar
almost the same but not exactly the same
source
the thing, place, person, etc. that you get something from; the cause of a problem, or the place where it starts; a person place, or document that you get information from
specific
detailed and exact
structure
The way something is set up or organized; organization
theory
an idea that explains how something works, why something happens, etc., especially something that has not yet been proven true
variable
an element or a feature that is likely to vary or change