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directive

/dəˈrektɪv/

noun

1
1.an official oeder or instruction

proposals for implementing the EU directive on paternity leave

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allege

/əˈledʒ/

verb

1
1.to say that something is true,although it has not been proved

The water is alleged to be pollutedted with mercury.

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medium

/ˈmiːdiəm/

noun

1
1.a way of communicating information and news to people,such as newspapers,television etc

Advertising is a powerful medium

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tenure

/ˈtenjə/

noun

1
1.the right to stay permanently in a teaching job

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to acquire academic tenure

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registration

/redʒɪˈstreɪʃən/

noun

1
1.the act of recording names on an official list

the registration of motor vehicles

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ratify

[ˈrætɪfaɪ]

verb

1
to make a written agreement official by signing it

We hope that the republics will be willing to ratify the treaty.


instantaneous

/ˌɪnstənˈteɪniəs◂/

adj

1
happening immediately

modern methods of instantaneous communication

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aid

/eɪd/

noun

1
something such as a machine or tool that helps someone do something

A video is a useful aid in the classroom

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relay

/ˈriːleɪ/

verb

1
to pass a message from one person to another

relay something to somebody

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semaphore

/ˈseməfɔː $ -fɔːr/

noun

1
a system of sending messages useing two flags,which you hold in different positions to represent letters and numbers

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circuit

/ˈsɜːkɪt/

noun

1
a path that forms a circle around an area

we did a circuit of the old city

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magnetism

/ˈmæɡnɪtɪzəm/

noun

1
the physical force that makes two metal objects pull toward each other or push each other apart

personal magnetism

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squiggle

/ˈskwɪɡəl/

noun

1
a line with irregular curves

Shorthand just looks like a series of funny squiggles to me

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paradigm

/ˈpærədaɪm/

noun

1
a very clear example of something

the basic paradigm of the family tree

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patent

/ˈpeɪtnt/

noun

1
a special document that gives you the right to make or sell a new invention or product that no one else is allowed to copy

The drugs are protected by patent

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refer

/rɪˈfɜː $ -ɜːr/

verb

1
1.to mention about something

We agreed never to refer to the matter again.

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