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Unit 12 Language Lesson Terms

accomplishments

noun

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Definition
Achievements; something of worth that has been completed.

Example
Her accomplishments include creating several company Web sites and having a Master’s degree in computer science.

applicant

noun

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Definition
A person who is applying for something, such as a job or entrance to a school.

Example
All applicants for the job must send in a resumé and cover letter stating why they want the job.

convention

noun

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Definition
A special event where a large group of people meet to share information on a particular topic.

Example
We are going to a computer convention in Las Vegas. We’ll be able to see the most recent computer products.

distinctive

adjective

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Definition
Having unique qualities; noticeably marking something as clearly different from others.

Example
His most distinctive skill is that he has built his own computer.

previous

adjective

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Definition
Coming before; happening or existing before the one mentioned.

Example
Glenn’s previous work history includes working at IBM and Apple. Now he has his own computer company.

policies

noun

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Definition
A set of rules or guidelines.

Example
Many companies establish network security policies that need to be followed closely.

timetables

noun

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Definition
A schedule that shows the time for specific events.

Example
I have several timetables that list the release dates for new software.