Tag: morphology

May
17
2013

ataxia

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@ taek si @

noun
definition: loss or lack of ability to coordinate voluntary muscle movements.
example: Ataxia makes it difficult for her to pick up objects.

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May
16
2013

phyllotaxy

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fI l@ taek si

noun

definition 1: the arrangement of plant leaves along a stem, or the principles governing this arrangement.
definition 2: the study of these principles.

derived word: phyllotactic, adj. (more…)

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May
15
2013

tactics

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taek tihks
plural noun
definition 1. (usually used with a singular verb) the science of maneuvering military forces against an enemy.
example: The cadet might become a corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, or captain in the corps if he showed aptitude for drill and tactics. (Jacob Dolson Cox, Military Reminiscences of the Civil War, Volume 1: April 1861-November 1863)
definition 2: (used with a plural verb) the maneuvers so used.
example:Cnut with his archers formed part of the line outside the array of English knights, and the arrows of the English bowmen fell fast as bands of the Bedouin horse circled round them in the endeavor to draw the Christians on to the attack. For some time Saladin persisted in these tactics.” (G.A. Henty, The Boy Knight)
definition 3: (used with a plural verb) skillful maneuvers for any kind of advantage.
example: My tactics for getting a raise were successful.  (more…)

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May
14
2013

syntax

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sIn taeks

noun

definition 1: the study of the structure and formation of phrases and sentences.
example: She is a linguist specializing in German syntax.
definition 2: the rules in a language that govern the structure and formation of sentences.
example: “Colorless green ideas sleep furiously” is a famous example of a sentence that is semantically absurd, but whose syntax is without fault.

definition 3: the word order or pattern of word order in a particular phrase or sentence.
example: The complex syntax used by Henry James makes reading his novels a challenge.

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May
13
2013

taxis

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taek sihs

noun

definition 1:  the movement of an organism toward or away from an external stimulus.
definition 2: the manual returning of a body part to its place, as in the case of a dislocated joint or a hernia protrusion, without cutting any tissue.

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