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Definitions

Definitions

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  • Clear definitions use the Longman Defining Vocabulary of 2,000 words.
  • Easy to understand definitions, whatever your level.

Meanings

Meanings

  • Meanings organised by frequency.
  • Common meanings come first.
  • A quicker way to find the meanings you are looking for.

Longman Corpus

Longman Corpus

  • We guide you to the right meaning - fast!.
  • Meanings are summarised with words or short phrases.
  • Helps you find words with multiple meanings.

Academic Word List

Academic Word List

  • Highlighted words from the Academic Word List help you focus on relevant, academic vocabulary.

Topic Vocabulary

Topic Vocabulary

  • Topic specific words are labelled.
  • Helps you find the exact meaning for the context you want.

Example sentences

Example sentences

  • Corpus-based examples show authentic and natural English.
  • Words are shown in context.

Collocations

Collocations

  • Frequent, common word combinations are highlighted.
  • Collocations help improve fluency so you can express yourself naturally.

Thesaurus

Thesaurus

  • Synonyms have definitions and example sentences, helping learners expand their vocabulary.

Grammar explained

Grammarexplained

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