Word of the Week

Word of the Week - 1/3 - 1/6

posted Jan 5, 2017, 5:32 AM by DaQuan Bashir

Transformation (math):

transformation is a general term for four specific ways to manipulate the shape of a point, a line, or shape. The original shape of the object is called the pre-image and the final shape and position of the object is the image under the transformation.

Word of the Week - 12/12 - 12/16

posted Dec 9, 2016, 6:47 AM by DaQuan Bashir

pan·a·ce·a
ˌpanəˈsēə/
noun
  1. a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases.
    "the panacea for all corporate ills"
    synonyms:universal cure, cure-all, cure for all ills, universal remedy, elixir, wonder drug;
    informalmagic bullet
    "a panacea for the country's economic problems"

Word of the Week 11/28 - 12/2

posted Nov 28, 2016, 6:42 AM by DaQuan Bashir

trans·for·ma·tion
ˌtran(t)sfərˈmāSH(ə)n/
noun
  1. a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance.
    "its landscape has undergone a radical transformation"
    • a metamorphosis during the life cycle of an animal.
    • PHYSICS
      the induced or spontaneous change of one element into another by a nuclear process.

Word of the Week - 11/21 - 11/25

posted Nov 21, 2016, 5:49 AM by DaQuan Bashir

gra·di·ent
ˈɡrādēənt/
noun
  1. 1.
    an inclined part of a road or railway; a slope.
    "fail-safe brakes for use on steep gradients"
    synonyms:slopeinclinehillriserampbankMore
  2. 2.
    PHYSICS
    an increase or decrease in the magnitude of a property (e.g., temperature, pressure, or concentration) observed in passing from one point or moment to another.

Word of the Week 11/7 - 11/11

posted Nov 7, 2016, 6:19 AM by DaQuan Bashir

fi·nite
ˈfīnīt/
adjective
  1. 1.
    having limits or bounds.
    "every computer has a finite amount of memory"
    synonyms:limitedrestricteddeterminatefixed
    "there is a finite amount of water in the system"
  2. 2.
    GRAMMAR
    (of a verb form) having a specific tense, number, and person.

Word of the Week - 10/31 - 11/4

posted Nov 4, 2016, 5:32 AM by DaQuan Bashir

in·fi·nite
ˈinfənət/
adjective
  1. 1.
    limitless or endless in space, extent, or size; impossible to measure or calculate.
    "the infinite mercy of God"
  2. 2.
    GRAMMAR
    another term for nonfinite.
noun
  1. 1.
    a space or quantity that is infinite.

Word of the Week - 10/10 - 10/14

posted Oct 11, 2016, 8:58 AM by DaQuan Bashir

sum·ma·tion
səˈmāSH(ə)n/
noun
  1. 1.
    the process of adding things together.
    "the summation of numbers of small pieces of evidence"
  2. 2.
    the process of summing something up.
    "these will need summation in a single document"

Word of the Week - 10/3 - 10/7

posted Oct 3, 2016, 5:40 AM by DaQuan Bashir

quan·ti·ty
ˈkwän(t)ədē/
noun
  1. 1.
    the amount or number of a material or immaterial thing not usually estimated by spatial measurement.
    "the quantity and quality of the fruit can be controlled"
    synonyms:amounttotalaggregatesumquotamassweightvolumebulkMore
  2. 2.
    PHONETICS
    the perceived length of a vowel sound or syllable.

Word of the Week - 9/26 - 9/30

posted Sep 25, 2016, 6:40 AM by DaQuan Bashir

prob·a·bil·i·ty
ˌpräbəˈbilədē/
noun
  1. the extent to which something is probable; the likelihood of something happening or being the case.
    "the rain will make the probability of their arrival even greater"
    synonyms:likelihoodprospectexpectationchance, chances, odds
    "the probability of winning"
    • a probable or the most probable event.
      plural noun: probabilities
      "for a time, revolution was a strong probability"
      synonyms:probable event, prospectpossibility, good/fair/reasonable bet
      "relegation is a distinct probability this season"
    • MATHEMATICS
      the extent to which an event is likely to occur, measured by the ratio of the favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible.
      "the area under the curve represents probability"

Word of the Week - 9/12 - 9/16

posted Sep 13, 2016, 11:52 AM by DaQuan Bashir

ar·ray
əˈrā/
noun
  1. 1.
    an impressive display or range of a particular type of thing.
    "there is a vast array of literature on the topic"
  2. 2.
    an ordered arrangement, in particular.
verb
  1. 1.
    display or arrange (things) in a particular way.
    "arrayed across the table was a buffet"
    synonyms:arrangeassemblegrouporderplaceposition, set out, exhibit, lay out, dispose
    "a buffet was arrayed on the table"
  2. 2.
    dress someone in (the clothes specified).
    "they were arrayed in Hungarian national dress"
    synonyms:dressattireclothegarb, deck (out), outfit, get up, turn out;
    archaicapparel
    "he was arrayed in gray flannel"

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