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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.



Language level

Beginner: A1


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I you dictionary when I meet new words I don't know their meaning . Becuase Iam still studying english by my self and and learning vocabularies to make me confident when I want speak english fluently.

I use a dictionary essentially for understand some nouns and verbs. Actually, there are also the translation sites. They allows to translate paragraphs and give the signification of phrases.

I use a dictionary every day. I think it's OK because English is my second language

I use the dictionary when I see an unknown word more than three times.

I use a dictionary for every word I don't know. However, dictionary using decreases in course of time.

A lot

Hi, i use dictionary every time that i meet a new word and i don't know its meaning. When i was child i used it a lot, instead now i use dictionary only few times.

I'm use a dictionary every day practice

I usually use dictionary. When I was child, I always Vietnamese - English dictionnary. But now I grown up and I find out a secret that is using English-english dictionary will be better than for studying English.