Posted by: retarigan | April 12, 2015

Word Dictionary [120415]

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

Muhammad at-Taqi

Muhammad at-Taqi

Birthday of the day: Muhammad at-Taqi; Muhammad al-Taqī or Muhammad al-Jawād (Arabic: الإمام محمد التقي الجواد) (Rajab 10, 195 AH – Dhu al-Qi’dah 29, 220 AH, approximately April 8, 811 AD – November 24, 835 AD) was the Ninth of the Twelve Imams. His given name was Muhammad ibn ‘Alī ibn Mūsā, and among his titles, al-Taqī and al-Jawād are the most renowned. Muhammad al-Taqī was the shortest-lived of the Twelve Imāms, dying at the age of 25.’

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: 238 – Gordian II loses the Battle of Carthage against the Numidian forces loyal to Maximinus Thrax and is killed. Gordian I, his father, commits suicide.

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: Gemini; Gemini is a 2002 Indian Tamil-language film written and directed by Saran. The film features Vikram (pictured) in the title role of a small-time criminal and aspiring crime boss who, after falling in love, gives up his life of crime; Kiran Rathod plays his love interest. Murali stars as Singaperumal, a police officer who inspires and guides Gemini. Based on gang wars in Chennai, the film delves into the lives of outlaws and the roles the police and society play in their rehabilitation and acceptance. Shot mainly at the AVM Studios in Chennai, the film was released in 2002 to praise from critics for Vikram’s performance, but not for Saran’s script. Made at an estimated cost of , the film earned at the box office and became the highest-grossing Tamil film of the year. The film’s success, largely attributed to the popularity of one of its songs, “O Podu”, resurrected the Tamil film industry, which was experiencing difficulties after a series of box office failures. The film won three Filmfare Awards, three ITFA Awards and four Cinema Express Awards. Later that same year, Saran remade the film in Telugu.

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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