With comprehensive coverage of key academic terms as well as a broad range of everyday meanings, this monolingual dictionary is perfect for intermediate and upper-intermediate students of American English.
Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary is the best dictionary for general American English on Cambridge Dictionaries Online. Select "American English" from the list of dictionaries at the top of any page on Cambridge Dictionaries Online to search this dictionary.
Words and meanings from U.S. and world history, English, algebra, geometry, art, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, and other content areas are clearly labelled and explained. These can be main entries, such as hadron (from physics). Or they can be special meanings of more common words, such as the sense of line used in geometry.
Thousands of natural example sentences show words in context: At assign, the examples show that people can be assigned jobs, people can be assigned to a place, and things can be assigned to people.
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