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  1. collateral

    • IPA[kəˈlat(ə)rəl]

    英式

    • n.
      something pledged as security for repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in the event of a default;a person having the same ancestor as another but through a different line.
    • adj.
      additional but subordinate; secondary;denoting inadvertent casualties and destruction in civilian areas in the course of military operations
    • noun: collateral, plural noun: collaterals

    • 釋義
    • 相關詞

    名詞

    • 1. something pledged as security for repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in the event of a default she put her house up as collateral for the bank loan
    • 2. a person having the same ancestor as another but through a different line.

    形容詞

    • 1. additional but subordinate; secondary the collateral meanings of a word
    • euphemistic denoting inadvertent casualties and destruction in civilian areas in the course of military operations munitions must be able to destroy the target without causing collateral damage collateral casualties
    • 2. descended from the same stock but by a different line a collateral descendant of Robert Burns
    • 3. situated side by side; parallel collateral veins
    • n.
      a subsidiary contract which induces a person to enter into a main contract or which depends ...

    Oxford Dictionary

    • n.
      a subsidiary contract which induces a person to enter into a main contract or which depends ...

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[kəˈladərəl]

    美式

    • n.
      something pledged as security for repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in the event of a default: she put her house up as collateral for the bank loan
    • adj.
      additional but subordinate; secondary: the collateral meanings of a word

    Oxford American Dictionary