Definition of furthermore adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    furthermore

     adverb
    adverb
    NAmE//ˈfərðərˌmɔr//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1in addition to what has just been stated. Furthermore is used especially to add a point to an argument. synonym moreover
  2. 2 He said he had not discussed the matter with her. Furthermore, he had not even contacted her. Language Bankaccording toreporting someone's opinionPhotography is, according to Vidal, the art form of untalented people.For Vidal, photography is the art form of untalented people.His view is that photography is not art but merely the mechanical reproduction of images.Smith takes the view that photography is both an art and a science.In Brown's view, photography should be treated as a legitimate art in its own right.James is of the opinion that a good painter can always be a good photographer if he or she so decides.Emerson believed that a photograph should reflect only what the human eye can see.
  3. Language Bankadditionadding another item Bilingual children do better on IQ tests than children who speak only one language. In addition/What is more, they seem to find it easier to learn third, or even fourth, languages. Learning another language not only improves children's job prospects in later life, but also boosts their self-esteem. Teaching children a second language improves their job prospects in later life. Other benefits include increased self-esteem and greater tolerance of other cultures. Another/One further/One additional reason for encouraging bilingual education is that it boosts children's self-esteem. Studies suggest that bilingual children find it easier to learn additional languages. There is, moreover, increasing evidence that bilingual children perform better across a range of school subjects, not just foreign languages. His claim that children find bilingual education confusing is based on very little evidence. Moreover, the evidence he does provide is seriously flawed. Research has shown that first-language development is not impeded by exposure to a second language. Furthermore, there is no evidence to support the claim that children find bilingual education confusing.
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