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A more specific term for this
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 1:48:14 PM
There are many words which you may find good:
consultation, group-think, session or which I like the most: buzz session.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 11:53:18 PM
1 : an unexpected and usually unpleasant thing that happens [count]
▪ We just want to put that embarrassing incident behind us. ▪ Two people were shot yesterday in two separate incidents. ▪ Aside from a few isolated incidents, the crowd was well-behaved. ▪ a shooting incident ▪ Many such incidents go unreported. [noncount] ▪ The suspects were arrested without incident. [=without any unexpected trouble]
2 [count] : an event or disagreement that is likely to cause serious problems in relations between countries
▪ a border incident ▪ The bombing caused/provoked an international incident.
[count] 1 : a sudden event (such as a crash) that is not planned or intended and that causes damage or injury
▪ We got in a car accident. = We had a car accident. ▪ a traffic accident ▪ a fatal accident ▪ a motorcycle accident ▪ He was injured in an accident at work. ▪ The accident happened when her car slid on a patch of ice. ▪ Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident. ▪ “I'm sorry that I broke the bowl.” “That's OK. It was just an accident.” = “That's OK. Accidents will happen.” ◊An accident waiting to happen is a person or thing that is dangerous or unsafe.
▪ My brother is the clumsiest person I know. He's just an accident waiting to happen.
2 : an event that is not planned or intended : an event that occurs by chance
▪ Their meeting was an accident. ▪ It is just an accident that they arrived when they did. ▪ She says that her pregnancy was an accident. ▪ His wealth is a mere accident of birth. [=he is wealthy only because he was born into a wealthy family] ▪ He says that no one is to blame for his illness. It was just an accident of nature. [=something that happened naturally] ▪ It is no accident that the assistant he hired is so good-looking. [=he deliberately chose a good-looking person to be his assistant]
: in a way that is not planned or intended
▪ They met by accident. [=by chance] ▪ She says that she became pregnant by accident. [=unintentionally] ▪ Scientists discovered the vaccine almost/quite/entirely by accident. ▪ Did it happen by accident [=accidentally] or by design?
just want to know
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 11:44:44 PM
In all my dictionaries there is no difference between these two words.
A man who dotes on his wife.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 11:41:56 PM
I dote on my girlfriend! I like this expression anyway.
More than one thousand!
Friday, June 26, 2009 2:30:52 AM
Congratulations! It's nice that people are interested in improving their English. It's a useful site.
Things of the heart
Sunday, June 14, 2009 2:28:13 AM
I would never think that it may be such a problem. Heart is a symbol of all our feelings and emotions. This organ is a representative of our life. If heart stops working we die immediately. Of course, if our liver or kidneys stop working we die as well. But heart is heart.
Monday, May 18, 2009 2:56:03 PM
I am not familiar with any of these words. I have found a definition for a word terricolous. I have three premium dictionaries but two first words cannot be found in them. Your idea is good.
What is your favorite word?
Monday, April 20, 2009 2:32:13 AM
I like SEDULOUS. It means diligent, persevering or assiduous. All of us are sedulous in our English. That's why we like this website.
"cut the grass" or "mow the lawn"?
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 4:21:33 PM
In Ireland "cut the grass".
What words have you heard recently, that you had never heard of before?
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 1:33:51 AM
SUCCINCT which means clearly expressed in a few words.
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