Word of the Day – Grammalogue

By January 17, 2018Word of the Day

Grammalogue (noun)

gram-a-log

(in shorthand) a word represented by a single sign or symbol.

Mid 19th century: formed irregularly from Greek gramma ‘letter of the alphabet, thing written’ + logos ‘word’, on the pattern of words such as catalogue.

Example sentences

“You’ll have to read it, I’m not familiar with the grammalogues used.”

Word of the Day – Minarchy

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Minarchy (noun)

min-ar-kee

Minimal government; specifically a (hypothetical) form of government that does not interfere with individual rights and civil liberties, and that has itself no right to levy taxes upon legitimately acquired property.

1960s; earliest use found in Ralph Borsodi (1888–1977). From min- + -archy.
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