Monthly Archives: January 2014

Jan
31
2014

discipline

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dI s@ plihn

noun
definition 1:  training of the body or mind according to rules or principles.
example:  The army uses various methods of discipline to prepare soldiers for fighting.

definition 2:  control or determination brought about by training; self-control.
example:  Getting up before dawn to run several miles each morning requires discipline.
example:  He wrote well, but he lacked the discipline to write professionally.

definition 3:  an area of study or learning.
example:  Astronomy and biology are scientific disciplines.
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Jan
31
2014

pro forma

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pro for ma

adjective

for form (Latin); done as a matter of form, or for the sake of appearance.

Both Sheikh and McLean spent time with Swartz in New York that went way beyond the pro-forma office appointments and conference interactions they might have expected. What was to be a one-hour meeting at the ThoughtWorks office on Madison Avenue, says Sheikh, became a talkfest on machine learning environments that went into the early hours of the next day and reconvened a day later at a restaurant in Brooklyn. http://www.smh.com.au/world/a-beautiful-mind-20140127-31hjr.html

 

 

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Jan
30
2014

enhance

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ihn haens

transitive verb
definition 1:  to heighten, improve, or increase, as in quality, value, attractiveness, or reputation.
example:  Herbs enhance the flavor of the meat.
example:  Putting in a swimming pool will enhance the value of the property.
example:  His new stylish haircut and clean-shaven face enhanced his appearance.
example:  Winning this important case enhanced her reputation as a lawyer.
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Jan
30
2014

mutatis mutandis

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mutatis mutandis mu teI tihs mu taen dihs mu ta tis mu tan dis

adverb

(Latin) all required changes of substance or wording having been made.

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Jan
29
2014

generate

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jen @ reIt

definition 1:  to cause to be brought into being.
example:  The human body generates heat.
example:  The farm uses a windmill to generate its own electricity.
example:  The news generated a great deal of excitement.
example:  Establishment of the factory will generate more jobs in the area.
example:  The lottery generates significant revenue for the state.

definition 2:  to beget (offspring).
example:  Laboratory mice exposed to the chemicals were no longer capable of generating offspring.
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