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character

Auslan SignbankDictionary#3187 character
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As a Noun: 1. All the qualities that a person has that makes them distinct from other people; the kind of person someone is. English = character. 2. A person in a film, book, or play. English = character.

history

Auslan SignbankDictionary#4583 history.ISL
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As a Noun: 1. The events of the past. English = history. 2. A subject studied in school, colleges, and universities that deals with the past. English = history.

hypothesis

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1342 hypothesis
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As a Noun: 1. An idea which is suggested as a possible explanation for something, but which has not yet been proved to be correct, a formal word. English = hypothesis.

language

Auslan SignbankDictionary#3641 language1a
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As a Noun: 1. A system of communication which consists of a set of gestural signs or of sounds and written symbols which are used by the people of a particular country, community or society for talking or for writing. English = language.

column, article, review

Auslan SignbankDictionary#3737 column.article1a
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As a Noun: 1. In a newspaper or magazine, a vertical section of writing. English = column. 2. A piece of writing that has been written for publication in a newspaper or magazine. English = article. 3. An article in a newspaper or magazine, or an item on television or radio, in which someone gives their opinion of something such as a new book, film or play. English = review. 4. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To put text or numbers into a vertical section of writing; to put into columns. 2. To write an article or give a talk on television or radio in which you express your opinion of a new book, film or play. English = review.

fraction

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1672 fraction
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As a Noun: 1. In arithmetic, an exact division of a number. It is written with one number under another with a line separating them. Examples include 1/2 and 1/3. English = fraction.

gravity, gravitation

Auslan SignbankDictionary#1929 gravity1a
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General Definition: 1. The action of something being drawn down onto or concentrated into a specific place, usually on a flat surface or the ground, or any action or any thing directly or indirectly associated with this, especially gravity. As a Noun: 1. The force which causes things to fall to the ground when you drop them, and to remain on the ground instead of floating in the air. English = gravity. 2. The force which causes objects to be attracted towards each other because they have mass. A technical word in physics. English = gravitation.

proportion, proportional

Auslan SignbankDictionary#2572 proportion
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As a Noun: 1. The size of the degree of difference between two things. English = proportion. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. Of two things (amounts, quantities, etc.), for one thing to remain the same fraction of the other even as the total amount may change. English = (be) proportional.

psychology, psychologist, psychological

Auslan SignbankDictionary#2977 psychologist1a
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As a Noun: 1. The scientific study of the human mind and the reasons for people's behaviour. English = psychology. 2. 3. A person who studies the human mind and tries to explain why people behave in the way that they do. English = psychologist. 4. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. Referring to people's mind and thoughts; relating to psychology. English = (be) psychological.

science, scientific, scientist

Auslan SignbankDictionary#120 science1a
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As a Noun: 1. The study of the nature and behaviour of natural things and the knowledge that we obtain about them. English = science. 2. An expert who does work in one of the sciences. English = scientist. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. To relate to science or to a particular science. English = (be) scientific. 2. To do something in a systematic way, using experiments and tests. English = (be) scientific.