Community Age

Science / Biology / Community Age: One of the factors that helps cause the latitudinal diversity gradient. Tropical communities have had more time to evolve because they have been less disrupted by advancing ice sheets and other relatively recent climatic changes.

Other Words for Age

Age Verb Synonyms: grow old(er), mature, ripen
Age Noun Synonyms: lifetime, duration, length of existence, life-span
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Mortgager

Business / Finance / Mortgager: The borrower of a loan secured by property. MORE

Mortgagees Title Insurance

Business / Real Estate / Mortgagees Title Insurance: An insurance policy protecting the lender for the amount of the loan in the event of a future title dispute. MORE

Moving Average

Business / Accounting / Moving Average: A way of smoothing out (i.e. removing the highs and lows) of a series of figures (usually shown as a graph). If you have, say, 12 months of sales figures and you decide on a moving average period of 3 MORE

Mr. (Or Mrs.) Average

Entertainment / Bowling / Mr. (Or Mrs.) Average: Facetious name for a bowler who doesn't show up, since his or her average is often used to compute team scoring. See also blind. MORE

Mutage

Life Style / Wine / Mutage: The process of arresting fermentation by the addition of grape spirit, this is essentially fortification. See my feature on mutage, in my Sweet Wine series, for more detailed information. MORE

Multiclass Mortgage Securities

Business / Real Estate / Multiclass Mortgage Securities: Short- and long-term mortgage securities, with or without pass-through privileges. MORE

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