Global glossary

comment



Du kannst das Glossar unter Verwendung des Index durchsuchen.

Special | A | Ä | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | Ö | P | Q | R | S | T | U | Ü | V | W | X | Y | Z | ALL

D

debris

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.

deliberately

done in a way that is intended or planned [= on purpose, intentionally]:

He deliberately upset her.

design

design (verb) context: is designed as

Definition: to plan or develop something for a specific purpose (Longman DCE 2008)

Example: These exercises are designed to sthrengthen your muscles. (Longman DCE 2008)

This textbook has been designed to explain the basic terminology of the subject area.

device

a piece of electronic equipment, such as alaptop computer or amobile phone, that is small and easy to carry

disability

plural disabilities

[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

discrimination

1.  the practice of treating one person or group differently from another in an unfair way:

discrimination against
widespread discrimination against older people in the job market
discrimination in favour of
discrimination in favour of university graduates
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:

dismissal

[uncountable and countable noun]

when someone is removed from their job:

Wilson was claiming compensation for unfair dismissal.

dispositions

formal

[countable noun usually singular] a particular type of character which makes someone likely to behave or react in a certain way [= temperament]
genetic disposition
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)

downtown

city center