Posted by: retarigan | March 12, 2015

Word Dictionary [120315]

Word of the day: connote
Definition: (of a word etc.) imply in addition to the literal or primary meaning.
Synonyms: imply, predicate
Etymology: med.L connotare mark in addition (as com-, notare f. nota mark) (more…)

pronunciation: kɔˈnəut
from Oxford: connote
1 (of a word etc.) imply in addition to the literal or primary meaning.
2 (of a fact) imply as a consequence or condition.
3 mean, signify.
Derivatives: connotative adj.
Etymology: med.L connotare mark in addition (as com-, notare f. nota mark)
from Wordnet: connote

v 1: express or state indirectly [syn: imply]
2: involve as a necessary condition of consequence; as in logic; “solving the problem is predicated on understanding it well” [syn: predicate]

Quote of the day: A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession. by Albert Camus

Giuliano di Lorenzo de' Medici

Giuliano di Lorenzo de’ Medici

Birthday of the day: Giuliano di Lorenzo de’ Medici; Giuliano di Lorenzo de’ Medici (March 12, 1479 – March 17, 1516) was an Italian nobleman, one of three sons of Lorenzo the Magnificent.

Joke of the day: Two women were comparing notes on the difficulties of running a small business. ‘I started a new practice last year,’ the first one said. ‘I insist that each of my employees take at least a week off every three months.’ ‘Why in the world would you do that?’ the other asked. She responded, ‘It’s the best way I can learn which ones I can do without.’

Thought of the day: The real act of discovery consists not in finding new lands but seeing with new eyes.

Fact of the day: 538 – Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Byzantine general, Belisarius.

Biography of the day: Seymour Lubetzky; Seymour Lubetzky (April 28, 1898-April 5, 2003) was a major cataloging theorist and a prominent librarian. Born in Belarus as Shmaryahu Lubetzky, he worked for years at the Library of Congress. He worked as a teacher before he immigrated to the United States in 1927. He earned his BA from UCLA in 1931, and his MA from UC Berkeley in 1932. Lubetzky also taught at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, then the School of Library Service. Fluent in six languages, Lubetzky published three groundbreaking books that greatly advanced the discipline of cataloging, the organization of knowledge, and modern research methods, still influential in areas of information technology. Cataloging Rules and Principles and Principles of Cataloging, as well as several periodical articles, solidified Lubetzky as one of the most significant influences in his field. His unfinished book, Code of Cataloging Rules… unfinished draft (1960), was the basis for modern cataloging adopted by the first International Conference on Cataloging Principles (1961) held in Paris, France, called the ‘Paris Principles.’ The code which eventually emerged from the conference was a landmark in the history of universal bibliographic control. In 1967 it developed into the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, which subsequently has been revised over the years.

Article of the day: Tylopilus felleus; Tylopilus felleus is a fungus of the bolete family. Its distribution includes east Asia, northern Europe, and eastern North America, extending south into Mexico and Central America. A mycorrhizal species, it grows in deciduous and coniferous woodland, often fruiting under beech and oak. Its fruit bodies (mushrooms) have convex or flat caps that are shades of brown, buff, or tan, and typically measure up to in diameter. The pore surface is initially white before turning pinkish with age. Like most boletes it lacks a ring, and it may be distinguished from Boletus edulis and other similar species by its unusual pink pores and the prominent dark brown netlike pattern on its stalk. French mycologist Pierre Bulliard described this species as Boletus felleus in 1788 before it was transferred into the new genus Tylopilus. It is the type species of Tylopilus, and the only member of the genus found in Europe. Tylopilus felleus has bioactive compounds that have been tested for antitumour and antibiotic properties. Although not poisonous, it is generally considered too bitter to be edible.

Did you know: a) that Nobel Laureate George Smoot, whose work cemented the Big Bang theory, made a cameo appearance on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory in the episode ‘The Terminator Decoupling’? b) that the 1948 Michigan Wolverines football team won the national championship while holding opponents to 4.8 points per game and extending the team’s winning streak to 23 games? c) that the English pirate Peter Love set up a base of operation in the Outer Hebrides, but was betrayed by an associate outlaw and executed by the Scottish Government in 1610? d) that much of the information that reaches Chinese media is published in the limited-circulation reports for government officials, not in the regular press?



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