Gene Map

Science / Genetics / Gene Map: The linear arrangement of mutable sites on a chromosome as deduced from genetic recombination experiments.

Linguistic Generalization

Entertainment / Literature / Linguistic Generalization: As Algeo defines it, 'A semantic change expanding the kinds of referents of a word' (319). I.e., in generalization, a word picks up broader meaning instead of becoming specialized, focused, and narrow MORE

Limited-Tax General Obligation Bond

Business / Finance / Limited-Tax General Obligation Bond: A general obligation bond of a government backed by specified or constrained revenue sources. MORE

Linkage Map

Science / Genetics / Linkage Map: A map of the relative positions of genetic loci on a chromosome, determined on the basis of how often the loci are inherited together. Distance is measured in centimorgans (cm). MORE

Long-Range Restriction Mapping

Science / Genetics / Long-Range Restriction Mapping: Restriction enzymes are proteins that cut dna at precise locations. Restriction maps depict the chromosomal positions of restriction-enzyme cutting sites. These are used as biochemical 'signposts,' or MORE

Lost Generation

Entertainment / Literature / Lost Generation: A group of twentieth-century authors who grew disillusioned after World War I and lived in Europe as expatriates. Ernest Hemingway is one of the more famous members of the Lost Generation. MORE

Knowledge Mapping

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Knowledge Mapping: A process used to create a summation of the knowledge an organization will need in order to support its overall goals, objectives, strategies and missions. MORE

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