AWL Sublist 4B

This is the fourth sub-list of the Academic Word List, the most common academic vocabulary across all fields of academic writing. (See for more information.) Definitions are taken from Oxford Learner's Dictionaries:

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statistic (n)
1. a piece of information shown in numbers
2. the science of collecting and analysing statistics
status (n)
1. the legal position of a person, group or country
2. the social or professional position of somebody/something in relation to others
3. high rank or social position
4. the level of importance that is given to something
5. the situation at a particular time during a process
undertake (v)
to make yourself responsible for something and start doing it
label (n)
1. a piece of paper, etc. that is attached to something and that gives information about it
2. a word or phrase that is used to describe somebody/something in a way that seems too general, unfair or not correct
3. a company that produces and sells music, CDs, etc
label (v)
1. to fix a label on something or write information on something
2. to describe somebody/something in a particular way, especially unfairly
internal (adj)
related to the inside of something
promote (v)
1. to help something to happen or develop
2. to help sell a product, service, etc. or make it more popular by advertising it or offering it at a special price
3. to move somebody to a higher rank or more senior job
despite (prep)
used to show that something happened or is true although something else might have happened to prevent it
integrate (v)
1. to combine two or more things so that they work together; to combine with something else in this way
2. to become or make somebody become accepted as a member of a social group, especially when they come from a different culture
emerge (v)
1. to come out from the inside of something
2. (of facts, information) to become known
3. to start to exist; to appear or become known
approximate (adj)
almost correct or accurate, but not completely so
approximate (v)
1. to be similar or close to something in nature, quality, amount, etc, but not exactly the same
2. to calculate or estimate something fairly accurately
adequate (adj)
enough in quantity, or good enough in quality, for a particular purpose or need
cycle (n)
1. a process of movement in which something goes through a series of events or positions and returns to the place where it started
2. a series of events that are repeated many times, always in the same order
3. a bicycle or motorcycle
cycle (v)
to ride a bicycle; to travel by bicycle
option (n)
1. something that you can choose to have or do; the freedom to choose what you do
2. a subject that a student can choose to study, but that they do not have to do
3. one of the choices you can make when using a computer program
parallel (adj)
1. two or more lines that are parallel to each other are the same distance apart at every point
2. very similar to something else or taking place at the same time
3. (Technical) involving several computer operations at the same time
parallel (v)
to be similar to something; to happen at the same time as something
parallel (n)
1. a person, a situation, an event, a feature, etc. that is very similar to another, especially one in a different place or time
2. an imaginary line around the earth that is always the same distance from the equator
parameter (n)
something that defines or limits the way in which something can be done
dimension (n)
1. a measurement in space, for example the height, width or length of something
2. the size and extent of a situation
code (n)
1. a system of words, letters, numbers or symbols that represent a message or record information secretly or in a shorter form
2. a system of computer programming instructions
3. a set of moral principles or rules of behaviour that are generally accepted by society or a social group
code (v)
1. to write or print words, letters, numbers, etc. on something so that you know what it is, what group it belongs to, etc
2. to put a message into code so that it can only be understood by a few people
3. (Technical) to write a computer program by putting one system of numbers, words and symbols into another system
implement (v)
to make something that has been officially decided to actually start to happen or to be used
prior (adj)
1. happening or existing before something else or before a particular time
2. already existing and therefore more important
series (n)
1. several events or things of a similar kind that happen one after the other
2. a set of radio or television programmes that deal with the same subject or that have the same characters
3. a set of sports games played between the same two teams
4. (Technical) an electrical circuit in which the current passes through all the parts in the correct order
domestic (n)
a servant who works in somebody's house, doing the cleaning and other jobs