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asset something useful or valuable. [2 definitions]
assign to set apart or give out for a particular use. [3 definitions]
assignment an assigned task, such as a job or lesson. [3 definitions]
assimilate of immigrants or the like, to become absorbed into a new cultural group. [3 definitions]
assist to give aid or support to. [2 definitions]
assistance the act of giving aid or support. [2 definitions]
assistant a person who gives help, aid, or assistance.
associate to connect with something else in one's mind. [6 definitions]
association a group of people joined together for a common purpose or by a shared interest. [4 definitions]
associative property in addition and multiplication, the characteristic that allows you to add or multiply a group of numbers in any order and get the same answer. For example, in multiplication, (5 x 2) x 7 is equal to (7 x 2) x 5.
assorted of different kinds or sorts, collected together; variety.
assortment a collection of different sorts of things; variety.
assume to suppose (something) to be true without knowing the actual facts; take for granted. [3 definitions]
assumption something that is supposed or believed without questioning. For example, if you ask someone whether she is allowed to watch TV during dinner, you have made an assumption that there is a TV in her house. Assumptions are ideas people have that are not based on proven facts. An assumption can be correct or incorrect. [2 definitions]
assurance a statement meant to give confidence. [2 definitions]
assure to say to with force or conviction. [3 definitions]
aster a plant with white, pink, blue, or purple flowers. The flowers are made up of many narrow petals around a yellow center.
asterisk a sign (*). It is used to show that there is other information on the page that explains the information where the sign is placed.
asteroid a small, rocky, planet-like body that circles the sun and is mostly found between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars. The size of an asteroid can vary from very tiny to six hundred miles across.
asthma a disease of the lungs that makes it difficult to breathe. Asthma is often caused by an allergy.
as though as if.