1. an ethnic quality or affiliation resulting from racial or cultural ties

    Type Of : quality
    Examples :
    • ethnicity has a strong influence on community status relations


  1. denoting or deriving from or distinctive of the ways of living built up by a group of people

    Synonyms : cultural, ethnical
    Examples :
    • influenced by ethnic and cultural ties
    • ethnic food
  2. not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam

    Synonyms : heathen, heathenish, pagan
  3. a person who is a member of an ethnic group

    Type Of : individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


  1. leave one's country of residence for a new one

    Antonyms : immigrate
    Type Of : migrate, transmigrate
    Examples :
    • Many people had to emigrate during the Nazi period


  1. the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment

    Synonyms : bionomics, environmental science
    Type Of : biological science, biology
  2. the environment as it relates to living organisms

    Type Of : environment
    Examples :
    • it changed the ecology of the island


  1. adding information or detail

    Synonyms : expanding upon
    Type Of : step-up, increase
  2. a discussion that provides additional information

    Synonyms : elaboration, enlargement
    Type Of : treatment, discourse, discussion
  3. the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope

    Synonyms : enlargement
    Antonyms : contraction
    Type Of : step-up, increase
  4. a function expressed as a sum or product of terms

    Type Of : mathematical function, function, map, mapping, single-valued function
    Examples :
    • the expansion of (a+b)^2 is a^2 + 2ab + b^2


  1. become less intense and fade away gradually

    Synonyms : disappear, melt
    Type Of : weaken
    Examples :
    • her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance
  2. lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue

    Synonyms : vaporise, vaporize
    Type Of : change integrity
    Examples :
    • evaporate milk
  3. change into a vapor

    Synonyms : vaporise
    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • The water evaporated in front of our eyes
  4. cause to change into a vapor

    Synonyms : vaporise
    Type Of : change, modify, alter
    Examples :
    • The chemist evaporated the water


  1. an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)

    Synonyms : using, victimisation, victimization
    Type Of : mistreatment
    Examples :
    • capitalistic exploitation of the working class
  2. the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful

    Synonyms : development
    Type Of : use, utilisation, utilization, employment, exercise, usage
    Examples :
    • the exploitation of copper deposits


  1. the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems

    Synonyms : applied science, engineering science, technology
    Type Of : field of study, bailiwick, discipline, subject, subject area, study, field, subject field
    Examples :
    • he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study
  2. a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located

    Synonyms : engine room
    Type Of : room
  3. the practical application of technical and scientific knowledge to commerce or industry

    Type Of : profession, technology


  1. considered likely or probable to happen or arrive

    Antonyms : unexpected
    Examples :
    • prepared for the expected attack


  1. a period marked by distinctive character or reckoned from a fixed point or event

    Synonyms : epoch
    Type Of : period, time period, period of time
  2. a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods

    Synonyms : geological era
    Type Of : geologic time, geological time
  3. (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched

    Synonyms : earned run average
    Type Of : touchstone, standard, measure, criterion