Word of the Day – Amendment

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Amendment (noun)


A minor change or addition design to improve a piece of text or legislation.

Middle English (in the sense ‘improvement, correction’): from Old French amendement, from amender (see amend).

Example sentences

“Until the amendment we have no idea what effect it will have.”

“It’s called an amendment and that means it can be amended!”

Word of the Day – Zeitgeber

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Zeitgaber (noun)


A rhythmically occurring natural phenomenon which acts as a cue in the regulation of the body’s circadian rhythms.

1950s: from German Zeitgeber, from Zeit ‘time’ + Geber ‘giver’.

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