Ambiguity in English

Ambiguity is the quality of ambiguous, that is, it is a term that expresses the quality of what is susceptible to various interpretations, all of them consistent, which gives rise to doubt, inaccuracy, confusion or ambivalence. For example: “The artist managed to capture the essence of the royal family in photography.” The phrase can be interpreted […]

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Adjective in English

The adjective is a kind of word that qualifies the noun, with which it agrees on gender and number, to complement its meaning. From the semantic point of view, the adjective can express qualities (beautiful, tall), states (single, sad, happy), attitudes (active, idealistic), possibilities (probable, incredible), origin or nationality (Mexican, Argentine). The adjectives complement the meaning […]

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Addiction in English

Addiction is persistent and compulsive dependence on a substance or behavior. Addiction is characterized by denial, lack of control over use or behavior, relapse in use or behavior despite knowing the negative consequences it entails, and distortions of thinking regarding addiction. in periodic or continuous episodes. Addictions are of a genetic, psychosocial or environmental nature, and directly affect the […]

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Ad hoc in English

Ad hoc means “for this purpose” or “for this.” It is a Latin phrase that is often used to indicate that a given event is temporary and is intended for that specific purpose. An ad hoc examination, an ad hoc method, a position or an ad hoc function, are examples that define the creation of something provisional, which will only serve a certain purpose. […]

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Adhesion in English

Adhesion is the union, approval or agreement with an idea or opinion. For example: the purpose of my speech is for the public to adhere to my business plan. The term adhesion is used as a synonym for acceptance, approval, conformity, consent, ratification. So it is used in different contexts to support, share and fulfill an opinion, project or idea […]

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Addendum in English

An addendum is an appendix with which information is added to a writing, document, contract, book or manual. The word, as such, comes from the Latin addenda, which means ‘what has to be added’, which in turn comes from the verb addeĕre, which means ‘add’. Thus, the term is mainly used in reference to written productions to which, for […]

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Attention in English

Attention is the action and the result of attending. Depending on the context, it may amount to terms such as: courtesy, education, civility, kindness and show of respect. For example: ‘He had a lot of attention with me’. With this meaning, it is especially used in the plural. For example: ‘He gave us a lot of attention.’ In Psychology, […]

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Atheism in English

Atheism is the position or the conviction that there is no god or supreme being. It also denies the truth of all faith or belief related to divine or supernatural beings, or doctrines based on their existence. The word, as such, is formed from the word atheist, which comes from the Greek ἄθεος (átheos), which in turn is […]

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