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Unit 10 Language Lesson Terms

according to

prepositional phrase

Unit 10 — Language Lesson

Definition
In a way that agrees with; by.

Example
According to a computer expert, it's better to leave your computer on all the time rather than turning it off.

conditions

noun

Unit 10 — Language Lesson

Definition
Something that must exist before something else can happen.

Example
One of the conditions that is needed before you install new software is that you must exit from all other software.

degrees

noun

Unit 10 — Language Lesson

Definition
An amount or level of something.

Example
There are different degrees of exercise. Some exercise is hard work and competitive, while other types of exercise are fun and easy to do.

forbidden

adjective

Unit 10 — Language Lesson

Definition
Not permitted, especially by rule or law.

Example
It is forbidden by law to steal private information such as credit card numbers.

obligation

noun

Unit 10 — Language Lesson

Definition
Something that a person feels morally or legally forced to do.

Example
There is no obligation to enter your personal information on the Web site. You don't have to give out your private information if you don't want to.

original

adjective

Unit 10 — Language Lesson

Definition
The earliest form of something; the form that existed at the beginning.

Example
The original software is now so outdated that you need to install the latest version.

permitted

verb

Unit 10 — Language Lesson

Definition
To allow something; to make something possible.

Example
We are permitted to download certain software from the Internet for free. For other software we must pay a fee.

possessed

verb

Unit 10 — Language Lesson

Definition
To have or own something; to have a particular quality.

Example
The webmaster possessed an amazing talent for designing easy-to-use Web sites.

specific

adjective

Unit 10 — Language Lesson

Definition
Relating to one thing and not others; particular.

Example
If you want to use a specific font, you can choose it from the menu bar.