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zebra striping

zebra striping  n.— «Zebra striping—also known as candy striping or half-shadow—is the application of faint shading to alternate lines or rows in data tables or forms.» —“Zebra Striping: Does it Really Help?” by Jessica...

right-hook collision

right-hook collision  n.— «Cyclist in bike lane going straight and a vehicle turning right are common accidents in busy traffic areas; these are so common that they even have a name for them, “right-hook collisions.” Right hook...

Biltmore stick

Biltmore stick  n.— «He wore a backpack with a G.P.S. receiver and carried, in one hand, a data collection unit resembling a portable credit card machine, and in the other, a strip of wood known as a Biltmore stick.…The Biltmore...

fat tail

fat tail  n.— «Finance is about numbers, and some numerical analysis will always be needed to see trends and plan investment strategies. But there are limits to numerical jugglery, and this is the underlying message of the current round of...

black swan

black swan  n.— Note: Probably related to the theories of philosopher Karl Popper. «Finance is about numbers, and some numerical analysis will always be needed to see trends and plan investment strategies. But there are limits to numerical...

infant-mortality failure

infant-mortality failure  n.— «Dr. Ulrich’s analysis of NTSB data proves conclusively what I’ve long believed to be true: By far the highest risk of catastrophic engine failure occurs when the engine is young—during the first two years and...