Machine Learning

Machine Learning

Machine Learning – Noun: A program or computer that can learn from the data it is given and will change its actions based on given information. OED Definition- Noun – Computing the capacity of a computer to learn from experience, i.e. to modify its processing on the basis of newly acquired information. Video explaining the […]

Evo-devo

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Evo-devo (noun) is a compound of the clippings for evolutionary and developmental biology. Evo-devo traces the evolution of developmental biology among many species to determine their ancestral relationship. Etymology: Evolutionary (adj; borrowing from Latin ēvolvere; 1673) Relating to or of evolution. Uses the suffix -ary (Latin -āri-us, -āri-um) to mean “connected with” or “a place for” Evolution (noun; Latin ēvolūtiōn; 1616) In the biological […]

BYOD

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  Initialism. BYOD stands for “Bring Your Own Device,” a policy in which offices or schools allow their employees or students to bring and use their own personal devices such as laptops, cellphones, and tablets to work on rather than using school- or workplace-owned computers (http://readwrite.com/2013/03/26/intel-byod-by-the-numbers/) Etymology: BYOD is an initialism for “Bring Your Own Device”. The […]

E-Reader

Neologism/Blend: n. A mobile electronic device used primarily for reading books in a digital format. The “e” stands for electronic. Common brands include the Amazon Kindle or the Barnes & Noble Nook; Sony also makes one. Typically, they can hold hundreds of books in electronic form, and some even operate more like an iPad, with […]

Kindle

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Kindle (neosense) n. an e-reader, or  hand-held electronic device on which electronic versions of books, magazines, or newspapers can be read, that was developed by the online retailer Amazon (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/e%E2%80%93reader). General denotation: v. 1. light or set on fire 2. arouse or inspire 3. become impassioned or excited (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/kindle) Etymology: Kindle is a Middle English word derived […]

TMR

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Initialism, noun: TMR is an initialism for Targeted Muscle Reinnervation. It is a kind of surgery which rewires nerves from amputated limbs into neighboring muscles. In addition, sensors are implanted to control prostheses myoelectric signals from the brain. Currently, this technology is only being used for prosthetic arms. Etymology: Targeted (adj.) : being aimed or directed at Target (noun; French targete; 15th century) something being […]

Net Neutrality

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OED Definition- Buzzword – Noun:  the fact or principle of Internet service providers enabling access to all content and applications regardless of the source or destination, and without favoring or blocking particular formats, products, websites, etc. Wikipedia Definition – Noun: the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet the same, not discriminating or […]

Tasty Videos

Neosense/Buzzword: n. Short videos, usually around a minute or less, that autoplay in your Facebook feed in order to suck you into watching them. They always depict delicious-looking food and recipes being made, in a sped up fashion, by disembodied hands accompanied by cheerful music. Mesmerizing, and known to provoke hunger even in people that […]

Agrihood

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Buzzword. n. a neighborhood designed with green spaces for residents to use to farm and own animals, usually centered around a working farm. Etymology: blend of agriculture (latin agr- meaning “field” + Latin cultura, meaning “growing” or “cultivation” + neighborhood (neighbor from Old English neahgebur) + -hood; or Middle English “neighbored” Denotation: Housing developments centered […]

Bioprinting

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   Bioprinting (neologism, buzzword) n. The use of 3D printing technology with materials that incorporate viable living cells, e.g. to produce tissue for reconstructive surgery. Example: “welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we’ve built are building bits and pieces of us” (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/bioprinting). Etymology: The word bioprinting can be broken down to bio–print–ing. The […]