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case

noun
the distinction between a letter written in upper-case (ABC), also called a capital letter, or lower-case (abc), also called a minuscule letter
In typography, the case of the text is as important as typing in bold font or in italics.
Submitted by: Climentlepiment from France on 25/05/2015

set out the case for/against something

to cite arguments in favour or against something
The education minister set out the case for reforming the current system of education.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 27/07/2016

dinosaurology

noun
the study of dinosaurs
Dinosaurology is part of paleontology.
Submitted by: Klinsman Hinjaya from Indonesia on 27/07/2016

MSM

noun
mainstream media: used on social media to refer to more traditional print, broadcast and online media
For many, sites such as Facebook are more trusted as a source of news than the “MSM”.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/07/2016

Quitaly

noun
the possibility that Italy might abandon the euro and return to the lira
Now the looming threat for Europe is Quitaly, the fear that Italy might decide it has had enough of the single currency and go back to the lira.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/07/2016

bookazine

noun
a combination of book and magazine; a publication combining elements of books and magazines
Bookazines combine all that people find pleasing about magazines—the glossy pages, beautiful photos and easy-to-read layouts—with the permanence, niche appeal and price-point of books.
Submitted by: Doru Popovici from Romania on 26/07/2016

hacker

noun
a clever computer programmer or user
The hacker mind-set is not confined to this software-hacker culture.
Submitted by: NT from United States on 25/07/2016

architect

verb
to design and create
the millennials' manual for architecting a life you love
Submitted from United Kingdom on 25/07/2016

nomadicity

noun
the ability to access platforms and compute data from various types of devices
Nomadicity in web development has become pretty important.
Submitted on 25/07/2016

switched-on

adjective
aware of what is going on or what is up to date
Well, the talk went better than I expected - I covered all the main points in a logical and complete fashion, and successfully fielded some difficult questions from a very switched-on audience.
Submitted by: james from Tajikistan on 25/07/2016

textable

adjective
open/agreeable/able to be communicated with via text
I am so glad that my new professor is textable so I can easily ask a question outside of class hours!
Submitted by: Laura from United States on 24/07/2016

dyspnea

noun
difficult or labored respiration
Dyspnea is found among common symptoms of pneumonia.
Submitted by: Alexy Sanchez from Venezuela on 23/07/2016

groomsman

noun
a male friend officially attending the bridegroom at a wedding
The groomsman looks handsome.
Submitted by: Ryan from Thailand on 21/07/2016

ill-humored

adjective
easily angry or annoyed
I would leave him alone if I were you because he is ill-humored.
Submitted by: Caleb Judy from United States on 21/07/2016

videlicet

adverb
the same as viz.
Submitted by: Javad Hekayati from Iran, Islamic Republic of on 21/07/2016

wedge issue

noun
a very divisive political issue, which is able to make people to vote for a party they would not usually support, because its policies are closer to their own on this issue
A significant percentage of Democrats and Republicans disagree with their parties on potential wedge issues.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 20/07/2016

tack room

noun
a place in a stable yard where tack (saddles, reins, etc.) is kept
Submitted on 20/07/2016

late night

noun
short for late night TV, especially chat shows
To Yankophiles peering jealously across the ocean, “late night” is an example of the sophisticated razzle-dazzle they do so much better Stateside.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 20/07/2016

Eton mess

noun
a dessert made of chopped strawberries and crushed meringue mixed with whipped cream, invented at the public school of the same name
Eton mess is traditionally served at Eton College's annual cricket match against the pupils of Harrow School.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 20/07/2016

Moore's law

noun
the observation that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years
The continual cramming of more silicon transistors onto chips, known as Moore’s Law, has been the feedstock of exuberant innovation in computing. Now it looks to be slowing to a halt.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 20/07/2016

nor'wester

noun
1
an oilskin jacket
He is wearing a nor'wester.
2
short for northwester (a wind blowing from the north west)
A strong nor'wester was blowing.
Submitted by: Sarah from Australia on 20/07/2016
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