fully grown or developed. The adult male gorilla was much larger then the female.
a fully grown person who is legally responsible for their actions. Children must be accompanied an adult
to use machines and computers instead of people to do a job or task The factory is now fully automated
lasting only a short time; short . The storm lasted for only a brief time.
credit (n) (credit for something)
praise or approval because you are responsible for something good that has happened. Orville and Wilbur Wright receive credit for inventing and building the first airplane.
to believe or say that somebody is responsible for doing something, especially something good. Many people incorrectly credit Bill Gates for inventing the computer.
pull or twist out of shape. The pipe will distort as you bend it.
something that is pulled or twisted out of shape. Roller coaster rails must be parallel and not distorted for the ride to be safe..
a draft is an early version of a letter, book, or speech. I rewrote his rough draft, which was published under my name.
(1)prepare a preliminary version of(a text). I drafted a letter of resignation.(2)make a blueprint of. He drafted his plans for the park.
[countable, uncountable] time, knowledge, ideas etc. that you put into work, a project, etc. in order to make it succeed Getting input from your parents is one way to cope with life's challenges.
get, acquire, or secure (something) : Ferris finally obtained Burnham's approval in December 1892.
a distinct section of a piece of writing, usually dealing with a single theme and indicated by a new line, indentation, or numbering. He added countless paragraphs of detailed explanation on the engineering required.
(only before a noun) happening or existing before something else or before a particular time : Ms. Parker was unable to attend the ceremony because of a prior commitment. One day, he received a brief proposal for something more unbelievable than any prior proposal.
prior to (prep)
before something Passengers are asked to report to the check-in desk prior to departure. Prior to hitting the ground, the elastic rope snaps you back.
(transitive) reconsider and alter (something) in the light of further evidence. Ferris revised the proposal three times and drew up many more drafts of engineering plans.
to control something by means of rules. The government regulates the construction of automobiles for our safety.
following a pattern, especially with the same time and space in between each thing and the next Successful students have regular attendance.
at regular intervals or times He regularly attends the basketball game. Class tomorrow will be at the regularly scheduled time.
an official rule made by a government or some other authority. There is a regulation which bans smoking in public places.
according to a regulation. Baseball bats must be regulation size and weight.
a belief, custom or way of doing something that has existed for a long time among a particular group of people; a set of these beliefs or customs There's a tradition in our family that we have a party on New Year's Eve.
1)being part of the beliefs, customs or way of life of a particular group of people, that have not changed for a long time Turkey is the traditional meal on Thanksgiving Day.
Housework has traditionally been regarded as women's work.
to go against or refuse to obey a law, an agreement. The department found that it was not that the roller coaster was unsafe, but that the ride operators violated the rules.
something that is against the law. Speeding is a minor driving violation, but drinking while driving is a major violation.
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