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ACT Prep Science eac

Science

QuestionAnswer
Absolute Existing Independent of any other cause
Accuracy Exactness; relationship between graduation on a measuring device and the actual standard for quantity being measured
Adverse Acting against or in an opposite relationship
Analogous Similar or comparable in certain respects
Analyze To study relationship of parts of something
Application Ability to put to practical use; having something to do with matter at hand
Approximately Nearly
Argument a reason for or against something
assumption something accepted as true
Comprehend to understand completely
concentration ratio of amount of solute to amount of solvent or solution
conclusion final decision basked on facts, experience, reasoning
consequence something produced by cause or condition
consistent in agreement, changeless
constant remaining steady and unchanged
contradiction statement in opposition to another
control group experimental group in which conditions are controlled
controlled environment one in which the condition suspected to cause effect is compared to one w/o suspected condition
controlled variable factor in an experiment that remains constant
correlation close connection between 2 ideas or sets of data
criticism Disapproval
definite most nearly complete or accurate
demonstrate to explain by use of examples or experiments
dependence state of being controlled by something else
dependent variable result or change that occurs due to part of experiment being tested
diminish to decrease in size
direction relationship connection between two variables that show same effect (both increase)
effective producing or able to produce desired condition
estimation forming a calculation based on incomplete data
ethical following accepted rules of behavior
evaluation result of a finding, estimating value of something
evidence that which serves to prove or disprove something
examine to look at or check carefully
expectation extent of chance that something will occur
experiment test made to find something out
experimental design plan for controlled experiment
experimental group in which all conditions are kept the same except for condition being tested
explanation statement that makes something clear
extrapolation estimating a value for one characteristic that is beyond range of a given value of another characteristic
figure picture that explains
fundamental basic part
generalization something given as broad statement or conclusion
hypothesis testable explanation of question or problem
illustrate to make clear by using examples
imply to suggest rather than to say plainly
inconsistent not in agreement
incorporate to join or unite closely into single body
independent variable in controlled experiment, the variable that is being changed on horizontal x-axis
indication act of pointing out
indicator any device that measures, records, or visibly points out; any of various substances used to point out, such as, a cause, treatment, or outcome on an action
ingredient any of components of which something is made
interpolation estimating value that falls between two known values; a best fit line on graph
interpretation act of telling the meaning of; explanation
inverse (direct) relationship connection between 2 variables that shows the opposite effect
investigate to study by close and careful observation
irregular not continuous or coming at set times
issue something that is questioned
judgement opinion formed by examining and comparing
justify to prove or show to be right or reasonable
legend a title, description, or key accompanying a figure or map
maximum as great as possible in amount or degree
measurement act of finding out size or amount of something
mechanism parts or steps that make up process or activity
minimum as small as possible in amount of degree
model pattern or figure of something to be made
modify to make changes in something
observation the act of noting and recording facts and events
opinion belief based on experience and seeing certain facts
optimum best or most favorable degree, condition, or amount
pattern model, guide, or plan used in making things; definite direction, tendency, or characteristics
perform carry out; accomplish
phenomenon observable fact or event
precision quality of being exactly stated
predict to figure out and tell beforehand
preference a liking/choosing for one thing rather than another
probability quality of being reasonably sure but not certain of something happening or being true
procedure way in which an action or actions is carried out
proponent one who supports cause
proportional any quantities or measurements having the same fixed relationship in degree or number
reasonable showing sound thought
refute to prove wrong by evidence
relationship state of being connected
replicate to copy or reproduce
revise to correct/improve
simulation act of simulating system or process
study careful examination and investigation of event
suggest offer as an idea
summarize to state briefly
support to provide evidence
theory general rule offered to explain experiences or facts
translate to change from one state to another
treatment to expose to some action
underlying to form support for something
unit fixed quantity used as standard of measurement
validity based on evidence that can be supported
value quantity or amount for which symbol stands
variable that which can be changed
viewpoint opinion
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