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personal British & World English

Belonging to or affecting a particular person rather than anyone else

personal English Thesaurus

a highly personal style

personal best British & World English

The best time or score ever achieved by a sports player in a particular event

personal day British & World English

A paid or unpaid day of leave from work for reasons other than illness or holiday, taken at the employee’s discretion

personal foul British & World English

A rule violation involving illegal contact, as (in basketball) touching a player who is in the act of shooting

personal life British & World English

Someone’s personal relationships, interests, and activities as distinct from their public or professional life

personal in personal English Thesaurus

a highly personal style

personal action British & World English

An action brought for compensation or damages for loss of a thing from the person responsible, rather than for recovery of the thing itself

personal column British & World English

A section of a newspaper devoted to personal advertisements

personal estate British & World English

Another term for personal property.

personal injury British & World English

Physical injury inflicted to a person’s body, as opposed to damage to property or reputation

personal space British & World English

The physical space immediately surrounding someone, into which encroachment can feel threatening or uncomfortable

personal stereo British & World English

A small portable audio player, used with lightweight headphones

personal touch British & World English

An element or feature contributed by someone to make something less impersonal

personal assistant British & World English

A secretary or administrative assistant working exclusively for one particular person

personal computer British & World English

A computer designed for use by one person at a time

personal organizer British & World English

A loose-leaf notebook with sections including a diary and pages for recording addresses and telephone numbers

personal pension British & World English

A pension scheme that is independent of the contributor’s employer

personal pronoun British & World English

Each of the pronouns in English (I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, us, and them) comprising a set that shows contrasts of person, gender, number, and case

personal property British & World English

All of someone’s property except land and those interests in land that pass to their heirs

personal services British & World English

Commercial services such as catering and cleaning that supply the personal needs of customers

personal shopper British & World English

An individual who is paid to assist another to purchase goods, either by accompanying them while shopping or by shopping on their behalf

personal statement British & World English

A written description of one’s achievements, interests, etc., included as part of an application for a job or a place at university or college

personal advertisement British & World English

A private advertisement or message placed in a newspaper, especially one from someone seeking a sexual or romantic partner

personal watercraft British & World English

Another term for jet ski.

personal equity plan British & World English

(In the UK) an investment scheme whereby personal investors could invest a limited sum each year in shares or unit trusts in British companies without liability for tax on dividends or capital gains (closed to new subscriptions in 1999, when replaced by the ISA)

personal representative British & World English

An executor or administrator of the estate of a deceased person

personal video recorder British & World English

A device that records television programmes on to a hard disk and allows manipulation of programmes while they are being transmitted

personal information manager British & World English

A computer program functioning as an address book, organizer, diary, etc.

personal identification number British & World English

A number allocated to an individual and used to validate electronic transactions

personal ad in personal advertisement British & World English

A private advertisement or message placed in a newspaper, especially one from someone seeking a sexual or romantic partner


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