Dictionary definitions

Dictionary definitions

Read dictionary definitions for academic words and review parts of speech to practise and improve your reading skills.

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Reading text
to officially go to a place, like a school, university or class
You must attend 80 per cent of classes to pass the course.
dormitory plural dormitories
1. a place where many people sleep
2. US: a big building at a university where students live (UK: hall of residence)
I know John. He lives in my dorm at university.
faculty plural faculties
all the teachers who work at a university
Norman Brown was in the English faculty for twenty years.
teaching assistant
a person who works to help a university teacher in a classroom
The teaching assistant has the exams for you at the end of class.
tuition fee
an amount of money that you pay to go to university
Tuition fees are very high this year.
a student at a college or university who is studying for a first degree
They met when they were undergraduates at Cambridge University.


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Average: 4.4 (24 votes)

Submitted by Jamileh on Sat, 13/07/2019 - 07:23

Iuse dictionary when I'm studing english

Submitted by OlgaBut on Fri, 12/07/2019 - 18:42

I use dictionary when I don't know ttraslation of word. I often use Google translator

Submitted by Cho on Fri, 05/07/2019 - 05:48

I usually use dictionary when I don't know the meaning of word.

Submitted by Praveen kumar on Thu, 04/07/2019 - 17:55

I mostly refer google dictionary it also give meaning with example but in college I use book dictionary.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Sun, 30/06/2019 - 21:56

I quite often use a dictionary, especially the dictionary on line.

Submitted by Abdo sleem on Sat, 15/06/2019 - 11:30

I always used online Cambridge dictionary, it’s favorite for me , I can listen pronouncing uk or us , also can known which kind of word noun or verb ..adjective ..adverb ....etc and have a lot of idea about the meaning for every words.

Submitted by Momocompanyman on Sat, 18/05/2019 - 09:56

Hello, every day I use cambridge dictionary.

Submitted by Setareh on Thu, 16/05/2019 - 03:18

I am using online dictionary every day because, I am reading English;
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Submitted by teddysl on Sun, 12/05/2019 - 04:22

i'm using online dictionary !