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addaword.gifdefinition of nominative determinism

noun
the idea that a person's name might somehow influence what sort of job they decide to do
Glasgow University Chair of Human Nutrition Professor Mike Lean (nominative determinism at work) has been working with a company called Eat Balanced to produce what they claim are "the only nutritionally balanced pizzas you can buy"
Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/07/2012 17:39:00
Definition of nominative determinism from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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