Friday, September 23, 2005

english 004

a pet theory

1 [ intrans. ] (of a solid) become incorporated into a liquid so as to form a solution : glucose dissolves easily in water.
2 [ trans. ] close down or dismiss (an assembly or official body) : the country's president can dissolve parliament under certain circumstances. ? annul or put an end to (a partnership or marriage) : it only takes 28 days to dissolve a domestic partnership.

1 typical of a class, group, or body of opinion : these courses are representative of those taken by most Harvard undergraduates.
2the House of Representatives
*上院、参議院 the House of Councilors; the Upper House

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