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Words and Phrases

Academic Language Meaning 
Everyday Language Version 
Other Forms of Words 
Related Words or Phrases 
Translation 
Examples of word use with students 
Convincing 
Persuading or assuring by argument or evidence 
Causing one to believe the truth of something; plausible 
Convince Convinced Convincer Convincible Convincingly

Persuasive Believable Credible Plausible 
*Convincente (SP) *Convaincant(e) (FR) *Convincente (PT) 

Perimeter

For a polygon: the sum of the lengths of its sides; for a circle: the limiting value of a sequence of perimeters of regular polygons (inscribed in a circle) with increasing numbers of sides; the total length of any closed curve. 
The distance around a figure; the border or outer boundary of a twodimensional figure. 
Perimetric Perimetrically

Boundary Outer limit Periphery 
*Perímetro (SP) *Périmètre (FR) *Perímetro (PT) 

Sides 
The line segments that form a polygon. 
The space next to something. 
Side Siding Sided 
Boundary Edge

Lados (SP) Côtés (FR) Lados (PT) 

Length 
Measurement between two fixed points on a line segment or a curve. 
 
Lengths 
Long Extent Breadth Measure 
Longitud (SP) Longueur (FR) Comprimento (PT) 

Form 
 
To construct; to make or produce. 
Forms Forming Formed 
Construct Make Produce Assemble Build

*Formar (SP) *Former (FR) *Formar (PT) 

Combination 
A collection of objects, in which the order does not matter. 
Bringing together different items. 
Combinations Combined Combining Combine 
Composition Mix To come together

*Combinación (SP) *Combinaison (FR) *Combinação (PT) 
