Thursday, April 27, 2017

April 2017 Interesting Words

Going to include new words that have become aware of that I think will be an interesting tool to be used in discussions in the future will break it down by month

past tense: ameliorated; past participle: ameliorated
  1. make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.

    "the reform did much to ameliorate living standards"

Skeuomorphism is the design concept of making items represented resemble their real-world counterparts.Skeuomorphism is commonly used in many design fields, including user interface (UI) and Web design, architecture, ceramics and interior design.

chetana - unmanifest aspect of consciousness and energy 

feedback loop is a common and powerful tool when designing a control system. Feedback loops take the system output into consideration, which enables the system to adjust its performance to meet the desired output response

In psychiatry, confabulation (verb: confabulate) is a disturbance of memory, defined as the production of fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world, without the conscious intention to deceive.

  1. relating to the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope, and the distinction between justified belief and opinion.

    "what epistemological foundation is there for such an artificial discrimination?"

  1. 1.
    clear or obvious to the eye or mind.

    "her manifest charm and proven ability"

past tense: dematerialized; past participle: dematerialized
  1. become free of physical substance.
    • (in science fiction) disappear by means of some imagined technological process.

      "he watched the time machine dematerialize"
    • replace (physical records or certificates) with a paperless computerized system.

      "a dematerialized stock lending service"

The anthropic principle is a philosophical consideration that observations of the Universe must be compatible with the conscious and sapient life that observes it.

  1. perceptible by the senses or through immediate experience.

    "the phenomenal world"

The vardøger is a double who gets to your destination ahead of you, effectively announcing your imminent arrival. Stories typically include instances that are nearly déjà vu in substance, but in reverse, where a spirit with the subject's footsteps, voice, scent, or appearance and overall demeanor precedes them in a location or activity, resulting in witnesses believing they've seen or heard the actual person before the person physically arrives.

  1. regarding humankind as the central or most important element of existence, especially as opposed to God or animals.

I Ching

  1. an ancient Chinese manual of divination based on eight symbolic trigrams and sixty-four hexagrams, interpreted in terms of the principles of yin and yang. It was included as one of the ‘five classics’ of Confucianism.


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