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biological

  
1       adj   Biological is used to describe processes and states that occur in the bodies and cells of living things.  
usu ADJ n  
The living organisms somehow concentrated the minerals by biological processes..., This is a natural biological response.     
  biologically      adv   ADV with cl/group, ADV with v  
Much of our behaviour is biologically determined...     
2       adj   Biological is used to describe activities concerned with the study of living things.  
ADJ n  
...the university's school of biological sciences.     
3       adj   Biological weapons and biological warfare involve the use of bacteria or other living organisms in order to attack human beings, animals, or plants.  
usu ADJ n  
Such a war could result in the use of chemical and biological weapons.     
4       adj   Biological pest control is the use of bacteria or other living organisms in order to destroy other organisms which are harmful to plants or crops.  
ADJ n  
...Jim Litsinger, a consultant on biological control of agricultural pests.     
5       adj   A child's biological parents are the man and woman who caused him or her to be born, rather than other adults who look after him or her.  
ADJ n   (=natural)  
...foster parents for young teenagers whose biological parents have rejected them.     


biological clock        ( biological clocks    plural  ) Your biological clock is your body's way of registering time. It does not rely on events such as day or night, but on factors such as your habits, your age, and chemical changes taking place in your body.      n-count   oft poss N  
For women, the `biological clock' governs the time for having children.     
biological diversity     
Biological diversity is the same as biodiversity.      n-uncount  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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n.
partner during an event
E.g.: Tom will be her plus one to the party.
exp.
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
v.
give credit to; to say an event caused something else.
Eg.: I attribute my illness to my friend who coughed at me.
v.
to believe or say that some consequences, situation and event are caused by something else.
I always attribute my poor grades on all the math tests due to my stupidity.
v.
to picture in your mind a person,place, thing, or event using only your imagination.
exp.
expression used for letting someone know that he/she should prepare for a difficult or unpleasant upcoming event
exp.
be the most affected by a unpleasant situation; be considered the main responsible for a negative event
E.g.: If the deadline is not met, the production department will bear the brunt
exp.
wait for something, usually linked to a previous event, to happen; expect something that can not be avoided to happen
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"

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