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aerotropolis

aerotropolis  n.— «This phenomenon is not new, Bender and others say. It even has a name, which was coined by University of North Carolina professor John Kasarda: the aerotropolis. The idea is that major business centers have always...

segotia

segotia  n.— «Me segotia, or me oul’ segotia are phrases as Dublin as they come.…Mr. Paddy O’Neill…was right when he glossed it as a Dublin Fusilier’s word. Me segotia, Mr. O’Neill claimed, was originally said to children...

intelligent design

intelligent design  n.— «The term “intelligent design” was reputedly coined in 1991 by Phillip E. Johnson, a law professor, in his book “Darwin on Trial.”» —“Scientist, lawyer debate intelligent design...

ghetto pass

ghetto pass  n.— «The first time I saw Latifah in person, I left my feminism and classical political theory class early so that I could hear her speak over the electric fence between a (white) feminism that many Harvard students and...

in-custody death syndrome

in-custody death syndrome  n.— «A condition known as “excited delirium,” sometimes also referred to as “in-custody death syndrome,” has been attributed by some US and Canadian coroners to a number of deaths in...

JND

JND  n.— «The two j.n.d. functions of the induced semiorder are two of the given functions.» —“Semiorders and a Theory of Utility Discrimination” by R. Duncan Luce Econometrica Apr., 1956. (source: Double-Tongued...