Thursday, April 16, 2015
A to Z Challenge: N
Definition: being born or beginning.
Sentence: The initiative also invests in nascent solar companies, acting as an incubator for small businesses and entrepreneurs looking to bring disruptive new technologies to market.
— Scientific American (Feb 29, 2012)
Definition: lacking definite form or limits.
Sentence: “The time for nebulous, unspecified and non-detailed commitments is gone,” Fiat SpA Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne said yesterday in London.
— BusinessWeek (Sep 21, 2011)
Definition: a newly invented word or phrase.
Sentence: Perhaps the solution is to be found in " neologisms", where words are taken from somewhere totally different and given an entirely new meaning.
— BBC (Mar 8, 2011)
Definition: the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal.
Sentence: In her despair she succumbed to a sort of nihilism that made her ask: “What is the reason of anything?...
— Louis Couperus
Definition: a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline.
Sentence: Technical names of fishes are those that seem to qualify under the International Rules of Zoological Nomenclature.
— Deacon, James Everett