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account

An "account" could be several things, depending on the context:
(1) a bank account where some money is kept - this money belongs to the account holder, but the bank is keeping it.
(2) a story that somebody is telling or writing

But in computer science, it means an identity in a website. It may keep some information about the user, and probably the user has a password which lets them access the site.

arrow

an arrow is a thin stick with a sharp point at the end. You would shoot it using a bow.

bow and arrow

Picture by Rod Waddington from Kergunyah, Australia

Arrow symbols are also used in diagrams and signs to show direction.


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artefact

something made by a person. Usually something of historical interest. (in USA English this is written "artifact"


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biodegradable

(adjective) a material that can be put into the earth, and it will rot or decay to become part of the natural cycles of biology.

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canonical

if something is canonical it is the standard or basic version. For computer science, if something is "canonical", it means the data is organised in the standard way, which will help to avoid mistakes.


In literature, we often talk about "the canon" meaning the set of poems, plays and novels that everyone thinks are important. Don't confuse canon with "cannon" - which is a kind of big gun.


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cognitive

adj. to describe something that is connected with thinking.

Cognition (the noun) means a mental process which the person thinking is aware of. This could include other activities apart from logical reasoning, for example: trying to remember something, or paying attention to an action that you are going to repeat later.

community

A community (noun) is the people who live in a particular area. Metaphorically, it can be applied to other kinds of groups where people share a common interest or some common characteristic.

Community is also used to make compound nouns like "community garden" or "community college" for things that people in that particular place can use.

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contentious

Legal work may be contentious where it involves a disagreement between two or more parties.

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contingency

A contingency is something that may happen in the future - probably something bad, which you should plan for.

Course - "Lord Leggatt's Commercial Law lecture" https://johnkuti.net/m4/course/view.php?id=3

conveyancing

The process of moving the legal ownership of a piece of land or a building from one person to another


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