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Old 12-12-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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DEFINITIONS (game, English)

DEFINITIONS (english only)

Please post one word. (Provide the source used for finding the word such as internet or english dictionary)

The next person will please be responsible for providing the definition of the word.
You may provide more than one definition if desired.

The original poster of a word may 'jump in' later to provide more information on their word, however, please finish by refering us back to the original word we are searching for.

After providing a definition. Please provide a new word (and source)

EXAMPLE... let's say I post the word: caprification (webster's dictionary)

The next person will please provide the definition:
caprification... to ripen figs. A process intended to hasten the ripening of figs.

After providing the definition. Please provide a new word (and the source used for finding the word)

Please be careful with spelling. Some spellings may not even look like real words.

OK. First word.
What is the definition of: flitch (webster's dictionary)

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Old 12-12-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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flitch (webster's dictionary)
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
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flitch (webster's dictionary)
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1: a side of cured meat; especially : a side of bacon
2: a longitudinal section of a log


What is the definition of Anamorphosis (internet)
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:45 PM   #4
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I can't play this game--I took courses on writing and testing definitions and often do this for a living. But I will be stalking this thread!
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1: a side of cured meat; especially : a side of bacon
2: a longitudinal section of a log


What is the definition of Anamorphosis (internet)
anamorphosis... a distorted image which looks normal when viewed with a special device.

What is the definition of: Concatenate.... (webster's dictionary)
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:08 PM   #6
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From Latin, to string/link together.

What is the definition of poliosis? (Seeing as I discovered this today re: myself, I've learned a new word today.)
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:09 PM   #7
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From Latin, to string/link together.

What is the definition of poliosis? (Seeing as I discovered this today re: myself, I've learned a new word today.)
wow, that word was actually not in my GIANT Webster's dictionary. At first I was thinking it was related to the disease polio.
Found the definition on the internet. Leaning new words here too

poliosis...decrease or absence of malanin (color) in head hair, eyebrows or eyelashes.

What is the definition of: reversis (webster's)
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:17 PM   #8
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wow, that word was actually not in my GIANT Webster's dictionary. At first I was thinking it was related to the disease polio.
Found the definition on the internet. Leaning new words here too

poliosis...decrease or absence of malanin (color) in head hair, eyebrows or eyelashes.

What is the definition of: reversis (webster's)
Not at all related to polio. Y'all must know s/one who has that "skunk streak" in their hair? Well, mine is the middle of the back of my head...wasn't there 9 months ago...or maybe it was, but it was not "disclosed" until I got my hair cut...
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Old 12-14-2012, 05:22 PM   #9
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wow, that word was actually not in my GIANT Webster's dictionary. At first I was thinking it was related to the disease polio.
Found the definition on the internet. Leaning new words here too

poliosis...decrease or absence of malanin (color) in head hair, eyebrows or eyelashes.

What is the definition of: reversis (webster's)
Type of card game similar to Hearts.

What is swarf? (Hint: it is of Scand. origin and a term used in the metalturning business.)
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Type of card game similar to Hearts.

What is swarf? (Hint: it is of Scand. origin and a term used in the metalturning business.)
swarf.... to turn in a lathe, the grit worn away from grindstones used in grinding cutlery wet. also/...to faint. to swoon.

(you are gonna laugh,,,,,, I was looking up Scand. Then I realized you meant Scand. as in Scandinavian origin. hahaha Duh.... I do catch on eventually.
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What is the definition of: semiquaver (webster's)
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