overseas

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Overseas is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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  • (UK) IPA: /ˌəʊvəˈsiːz/, SAMPA: /%@Uv@"si:z/
  • (US) IPA: /ˌoʊvɚˈsiːz/, SAMPA: /%oUv@`"si:z/

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Positive
overseas

Comparative
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  1. If something is overseas, it is in a different country, usually across the ocean.
    After university she went overseas to teach.
    Wang is an overseas student from China.
    Canada needs to do more for overseas development, especially in Africa.

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Adjective[change]

Positive
overseas

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (usually before the noun) Overseas markets, students, etc, are in or from a different country, usually across the ocean.
    With the college taking in more overseas students, more attention is being put on language issues.

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