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book
 
a collection of sheets of paper bound together to hinge at one edge, containing printed or written material, pictures, etc.
 
bookseller
 
a person engaged in the business of selling books
 
novel
 
a work of prose fiction, longer than a short story
 
plot
 
the general course of a story including significant events that determine its course or significant patterns of events
 
foreword
 
an introductory section preceding the main text of a book or other document
 
introduction
 
an initial section of a book or article, which introduces the subject material
 
chapter
 
one of the main sections into which the text of a book is divided
 
author
 
the originator or creator of a work, especially of a literary composition
 
bestseller
 
a book or other product that has sold in large numbers
 
translation
 
the act of converting a text from one language to another
 
translator
 
a person who translates text, film or other material into a different native language
 
translate
 
to change text (of a book, document, web site, movie, anime, video game etc.) from one language to another
 
adaptation
 
adjustment to extant conditions; modification of something or its parts that makes it more fit for existence under the conditions of its current environment
 
adapt
 
to fit by alteration; to modify or remodel for a different purpose
 
abridge
 
to shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense
 
unabridged version
 
 
manuscript
 
a single, original copy of a book, article, composition etc, written by hand or even printed, submitted as original for (copy-editing and) reproductive publication
 
dictionary
 
a reference work with a list of words from one or more languages, normally ordered alphabetically and explaining each word's meaning and sometimes containing information on its etymology, usage, translations and other data
 
look up
 
to obtain information about something from a text source
 
 
  • book
    • book, books[bʊk](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a collection of sheets of paper bound together to hinge at one edge, containing printed or written material, pictures, etc.
    • Example:
      • I have three copies of his first book.
  • bookseller
    • bookseller, booksellers['bʊksɛlə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a person engaged in the business of selling books
    • Example:
      • He used to work as a bookseller.
      • Synonym(s):
        bookman
    • novel, novels[ˈnɒvl̩](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a work of prose fiction, longer than a short story
    • Example:
      • I love reading novels.
    • plot[plɒt](uncountable noun)
    • Definition:
      • the general course of a story including significant events that determine its course or significant patterns of events
    • Example:
      • Did you understand the plot of the book?
      • Synonym(s):
        storyline
    • foreword, forewords['fɔːwɜːd](noun)
    • Definition:
      • an introductory section preceding the main text of a book or other document
    • Example:
      • There's no foreword in this book.
      • Synonym(s):
        preface
    • introduction, introductions(noun)
    • Definition:
      • an initial section of a book or article, which introduces the subject material
    • Example:
      • The author wrote a short introduction to the plot of his book.
    • chapter, chapters(noun)
    • Definition:
      • one of the main sections into which the text of a book is divided
    • Example:
      • The book has ten chapters.
  • author
    • author, authors[ˈɔːθə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the originator or creator of a work, especially of a literary composition
    • Example:
      • Do you know any famous authors?
      • Synonym(s):
        writer
    • bestseller, bestsellers['bɛstsɛlə](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a book or other product that has sold in large numbers
    • Example:
      • His new book is a bestseller!
  • translation
    • translation, translations[trænzˈleɪʃən](noun)
    • Definition:
      • the act of converting a text from one language to another
    • Example:
      • The English translation differs from the German original.
  • translator
    • translator, translators[ˈtɹænzleɪdər](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a person who translates text, film or other material into a different native language
    • Example:
      • They hired a translator to translate the piece into Chinese.
  • translate
    • translate[ˈtɹænzleɪt](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to change text (of a book, document, web site, movie, anime, video game etc.) from one language to another
    • Example:
      • Hans diligently translated the novel from German into English.
    • adaptation, adaptations[ˌædæpˈteɪʃən](noun)
    • Definition:
      • adjustment to extant conditions; modification of something or its parts that makes it more fit for existence under the conditions of its current environment
    • Example:
      • An adaptation of the book was published.
    • adapt[əˈdæpt](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to fit by alteration; to modify or remodel for a different purpose
    • Example:
      • They adapted the story so that it could be played on stage.
      • Synonym(s):
        adjust
    • abridge[əˈbrɪdʒ](verb)
    • Definition:
      • to shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense
    • Example:
      • The plot of the story was abridged.
    • unabridged version, unabridged versions(noun)
    • Example:
      • Many years after the release of the abridged version, the unabridged version was published.
  • manuscript
    • manuscript, manuscripts(noun)
    • Definition:
      • a single, original copy of a book, article, composition etc, written by hand or even printed, submitted as original for (copy-editing and) reproductive publication
    • Example:
      • The actors had to read the manuscript in advance.
  • dictionary
    • dictionary, dictionaries[ˈdɪkʃən(ə)ɹi](noun)
    • Definition:
      • a reference work with a list of words from one or more languages, normally ordered alphabetically and explaining each word's meaning and sometimes containing information on its etymology, usage, translations and other data
    • Example:
      • Use a dictionary if you don't know the meaning of a word.
  • look up
    • look up(phrasal verb)
    • Definition:
      • to obtain information about something from a text source
    • Example:
      • I didn't know what a mitochondrion was until I looked it up in a dictionary.
 

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        translation
        the act of converting a text from one language to another
        dictionary
        a reference work with a list of words from one or more languages, normally ordered alphabetically and explaining each word's meaning and sometimes containing information on its etymology, usage, translations and other data
        introduction
        an initial section of a book or article, which introduces the subject material
        book
        a collection of sheets of paper bound together to hinge at one edge, containing printed or written material, pictures, etc.
        foreword
        an introductory section preceding the main text of a book or other document
        bestseller
        a book or other product that has sold in large numbers
        look up
        to obtain information about something from a text source
        bookseller
        a person engaged in the business of selling books
        plot
        the general course of a story including significant events that determine its course or significant patterns of events
        adaptation
        adjustment to extant conditions; modification of something or its parts that makes it more fit for existence under the conditions of its current environment
        chapter
        one of the main sections into which the text of a book is divided
        translate
        to change text (of a book, document, web site, movie, anime, video game etc.) from one language to another
        author
        the originator or creator of a work, especially of a literary composition
        adapt
        to fit by alteration; to modify or remodel for a different purpose
        unabridged version
         
         
         

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        translate
        to change text (of a book, document, web site, movie, anime, video game etc.) from one language to another
        translator
        a person who translates text, film or other material into a different native language
        book
        a collection of sheets of paper bound together to hinge at one edge, containing printed or written material, pictures, etc.
        dictionary
        a reference work with a list of words from one or more languages, normally ordered alphabetically and explaining each word's meaning and sometimes containing information on its etymology, usage, translations and other data
        manuscript
        a single, original copy of a book, article, composition etc, written by hand or even printed, submitted as original for (copy-editing and) reproductive publication
        look up
        to obtain information about something from a text source
        bookseller
        a person engaged in the business of selling books
         
         
         
         

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