[C] limitation (on sth) a rule, fact or condition that limits
to impose limitations on imports Disability is a physical limitation on your life.… read more
yield v., n.
[vn] to produce or provide sth, for example a profit, result or crop
Higher-rate deposit accounts yield good returns.
The research has yielded useful information.
trees that no longer yield fruit… read more
worldwide adj., adv.
[usually before noun] affecting all parts of the world
an increase in worldwide sales
The story has attracted worldwide attention.
We have 2 000 members worldwide.… read more
1 all the people who work for a particular company, organization, etc. SYN staff: 2 all the people in a country or an area who are available for work
The factory has a 1000-strong workforce. Ç… read more
pl. -ies) [C, U] a written agreement in which a company selling sth promises to repair or replace it if there is a problem within a particular period of time SYN guarantee
The television comes with… read more
1 one willingly, not because you are forced:2[usually before noun] (of work) done by people who choose to do it without being paid
a voluntary agreement Attendance on the course is purely voluntary. to pay… read more
a person who sells things, for example food or newspapers, usually outside on the street
street vendors… read more
VAT n. (BrE)
[U] (BrE) a tax that is added to the price of goods and services (abbreviation for ‘value added tax’)
Prices include VAT. Ç £27.50 + VAT… read more
variable adj., n.
1 often changing; likely to change:2 a situation, number or quantity that can vary or be varied
variable temperatures Ç The acting is of variable quality (= some of it is good and some… read more
a professional judgement about how much money sth is worth; its estimated value
Surveyors carried out a valuation of the property. Experts set a high valuation on the painting. land valuation… read more
[C] (especially NAmE) a service provided for the public, for example an electricity, water or gas supply
the administration of public utilities… read more
[C] undertaking (to do sth) | undertaking (that … ) (formal) an agreement or a promise to do sth
He is interested in buying the club as a commercial undertaking. a government undertaking to spend… read more
[vn] to make yourself responsible for sth and start doing it
(-took, -taken) etwas übernehmen; sich verpflichten
to undertake a task / project University professors both teach and undertake research. The company has announced that it will… read more
important in a situation but not always easily noticed or stated clearly
zu Grunde liegend
The underlying assumption is that the amount of money available is limited. Unemployment may be an underlying cause of the rising crime… read more
(formal) to be the basis or cause of sth
zu Grunde liegen
These ideas underlie much of his work. It is a principle that underlies all the party’s policies.… read more