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ACT vocab

absolute existing independent of any other cause
accuracy freedom from mistake; exactness; the relationship between the gradation on a measuring device and the actual standard for the quantity being measured
adverse acting against or in an opposite direction
analogous similar or comparable in certain respects
analyze to study the relationship of the parts of something by analysis
application ability to put to a practical use; having something to do with the matter at hand
approximately nearly;an estimate or figure that is almost exact
argument a reason for or against something
assumption something accepted as true
comprehend to understand fully
concentration the ratio of the amount of solute to the amount of solvent or solution
conclusion the final decision based on facts,experience,or reasoning
confirm to make sure of the truth of something
consequence something produced by a cause or condition
consistent in agreement;firm;changeless
constant remaining steady and unchanged
contradiction a statement in opposition to another
control group experimental group in which conditions are controlled
controlled experiment one in which the condition suspected to cause an effect is compared to one without the suspected condition
controlled variable a factor in an experiment that remains constant
correlation a close connection between two ideas or sets of data
criticism a finding of fault;disapproval
definitive most nearly complete or accurate
demonstrate to explain by use of examples or experiments
dependence a state of being controlled by something else
dependent variable result or change that occurs due to the part of an experiment being tested
diminish to make smaller or less
direct relationship the connection between two variables that show the same effect
effective producing or able to produce as desired condition
estimation forming a calculation based on incomplete data
ethical following accepted rules of behavior
evaluation the result of a finding; estimating the value of something
evidence that which serves to prove or disprove something
examine to look at or check carefully
expectation the extent of a change that something will occur
experiment a test made to find something out
experimental design the plan for a controlled
experimental group the experimental part in which all conditions are kept the same except for the condition being tested
explanation a statement that makes something clear
extrapolation estimating a value for one characteristic that is beyond the range of a given value of another characteristic
figure a picture that explains
fundamental a basic part
generalization something given as a broad statement or conclusion
hypothesis testable explanation of a 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 a single body
independent variable in a controlled experiment, the variable that is being changed
indication the act of pointing out or pointing to something
indicator any device that measures,records,or visibly points out;
ingredient any of the components of which something is made
interpolation estimating a value that falls between two known values
interpretation the act of telling the meaning of
inverse realationship the connection between two variables that shows the opposite effect
Created by: 14choch
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