the pieces of something that are left after it has been destroyed in an accident, explosion etc:
She was hit by flying debris from the blast.
done in a way that is intended or planned [= on purpose, intentionally]:
He deliberately upset her.
a piece of electronic equipment, such as alaptop computer or amobile phone, that is small and easy to carry
[countable noun] a physical or mental condition that makes it difficult for someone to use a part of their body properly, or to learn normally with a disability
Public places are becoming more accessible to people with disabilities.
learning/physical/mental etc disability
children with severe learning disabilities
1. the practice of treating one person or group differently from another in an unfair way:
racial/sex/religious etc discrimination (=treating someone unfairly because of their race, sex etc)➔positive discrimination, reverse discrimination
2. the ability to recognize the difference between two or more things, especially the difference in their quality:
[uncountable and countable noun]
when someone is removed from their job:
Wilson was claiming compensation for unfair dismissal.
[countable noun usually singular] a particular type of character which makes someone likely to behave or react in a certain way [= temperament]
of a nervous/sociable/sensitive etc disposition (=having a nervous etc character)
The film is not suitable for people of a nervous disposition.
have a cheerful/sunny etc disposition (=have a happy character)