Posted by: retarigan | May 12, 2015

Word Dictionary [120515]

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

Gustav I of Sweden

Gustav I of Sweden

Birthday of the day: Gustav I of Sweden; Gustav I of Sweden, born Gustav Eriksson and later known as Gustav Vasa (12 May 1496 – 29 September 1560), was King of Sweden from 1523 until his death. He was the first monarch of the House of Vasa, an influential noble family which came to be the royal house of Sweden for much of the 16th and 17th centuries. Gustav I was elected regent in 1521 after leading a rebellion against Christian II of Denmark, the leader of the Kalmar Union who controlled most of Sweden at the time.

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: 254 – Pope Stephen I succeeds Pope Lucius I as the 23rd pope.

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: Arkham Asylum; Arkham Asylum is a 2009 action-adventure video game based on the DC Comics superhero. Written by veteran Batman comics writer Paul Dini (pictured), it was developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Eidos Interactive in conjunction with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game consoles and Microsoft Windows. In the main storyline, Batman’s archenemy, the Joker, instigates an elaborate plot to seize control of Arkham Asylum and trap Batman inside with many of his incarcerated foes. Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, and Arleen Sorkin reprised their roles as Batman, the Joker, and his sidekick Harley Quinn respectively. The game is presented in third-person perspective with a primary focus on Batman’s combat and stealth abilities, detective skills, and gadgets that can be used in combat and exploration. The game received critical acclaimparticularly for its narrativeand won several awards, including Best Action Adventure game, Best Game, and Game of the Year from different media outlets. It held the Guinness World Record for “Most Critically Acclaimed Superhero Game Ever”. Arkham Asylums success launched a series of Arkham sequels, beginning in October 2011 with Arkham City.

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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