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the 100-year time period we are living in which began on January 1, 2001 and will end on December 31, 2100
2D (Two dimensional)
a picture or object which is flat, having only width and height
ex.I'm not willing to pay extra to see a 3D movie when I can see the 2D version for half the price.
a type of glasses which create a sense of depth when looking at specially created pictures or movies
ex.Please return the 3D glasses at the end of the movie.
the creation of three-dimensional objects that are made by using mathematics
ex.Companies have built 3D models using many different formats.
computer programmes which can make 3D pictures
ex.It is hard to keep up with all the new 3D software coming onto the market.
a device to make television programmes three-dimensional
ex.One in four consumers surveyed said they plan to buy a 3D TV in the next three years.
3D (Three Dimensional)
a picture that looks like it has height, width and depth, like any object in the real world
ex.Justin Bieber will make his big-screen debut in a movie with 3D.
3D video game
a 3D electronic game that gets people involved in it
ex.Sony's Playstation 3 will offer an upgrade for consumers to play 3D video games.
a mobile phone networking standard which provides a minimum data transfer rate of 200kbps
ex.I can check email on my phone, but it's too slow to use for web browsing because it's not a 3G phone.
3G (third generation)
the third generation of mobile phones and related technologies which feature high speed data connections
ex.All of the new mobile phones on offer in the store are 3G.
4G (fourth generation) system
a very quick internet connection for mobile devices
ex.A 4G system provides internet access to laptops with USB wireless modems, to smartphones, and to other mobile devices.
a balanced diet
the necessary food to remain healthy
ex.He ate a wide range of foods that gave him a balanced diet.
to leave behind, to completely give up on something
ex.Despite investing millions of dollars, the project was abandoned after it became clear that it would never be a commercial success.
left empty or no longer used
ex.The abandoned buildings had become a residence for criminals.
to leave an organisation or situation very suddenly, usually because you think it is going to fail
ex.The CEO abandoned ship just before the auditors were called in.
to become less strong
ex.By the morning, the storm had abated.
a shortened form of a word or phrase used in place of the whole
ex.Using "u" instead of "you" in a text message is an example of an abbreviation.
the criminal act of taking someone away to a secret location by force
ex.The mother continued to search for her child years after the abduction.
refers to the economic policies of Shinzo Abe intended to expand the economy of Japan and end deflation
to support, help, encourage, usually for something illegal
ex.Although he didn't take part in the robbery he was charged with abetting the gang.
to hate absolutely, find extremely repugnant
ex.She abhors him and can't stand being in the same room.
to obey or follow a rule
ex.John needs to abide by the classroom rules.
a bitter pill to swallow
a situation that is unpleasant but must be accepted
ex.Losing the championship to a younger player was a bitter pill to swallow.
describes a condition or state that is extremely bad, unpleasant and degrading
ex.The children had no choice but to work in the abject conditions in the factory.
a situation in which people are so poor that their lives are miserable and very hard
ex.They live in abject poverty with no money for food or heating.