Thursday, October 11, 2012

Euclid's Window Vocabulary

Euclid’s Window by Leonard Mlodinow

Recidivism: 1. repeated or habitual relapse, as into crime.
2. (Psychiatry) the chronic tendency toward repetition of criminal or antisocial behavior patterns

Dioptric: pertaining to dioptrics: dioptric images.
(Dioptics: the branch of geometrical optics dealing with the formation of images by lenses.)

Heterological: not corresponding in structure or evolutionary origin

Pedagogical: of or pertaining to a pedagogue or pedagogy
(Pedagogue: 1. a teacher; schoolteacher
2. a person who is pedantic, dogmatic, and formal.)

Imprimatur: an official license to print or publish a book, pamphlet, etc.,especially a license issued by a censor of the Roman Catholic Church
2. sanction or approval; support:

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