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    I can't find a site that has grammar definitions. I badly needed it for our project. I'm looking for the definitions of the following words:

    Context clues
    Collocations
    Figurative Meaning
    Figure of speech
    Idioms
    Idiomatic expression
    Lexical
    Lexicon
    Polysemy
    reading
    Reading comprehension
    Reading difficulty
    Structural Analysis
    Synonyms
    VOcabulary Proficiency
    Implicit Learning
    Explicit Learning

    Please help. Thanks in advance.

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    The term is context cues. Those are cues (indications) you get from context about the meaning of a word or sentence.

    Collocations are words that are typically used together. An example of that is waiting for.

    A figurative meaning of something is not a literal meaning. It is instead metaphorical.

    An idiom and an idiomatic expression are pretty much the same thing. The meaning of an idiom cannot be deduced by the words alone. An idiomatic expression is not meant literally but figuratively.

    Many of those terms can be found in the UsingEnglish glossary. It would be best to look them up there and if you need further help ask about them on the forum. (The phrase look them up is an example of a collocation. (It is also a phrasal verb.))

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    P.S. What's your project, and why do you want to know what polysemy means?

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