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Entertainment / Literature / Acatalectic: A 'normal' line of poetry with the expected number of syllables in each line, as opposed to a catalectic line (which is missing an expected syllable) or a hypercatalectic line (which has one or more e MORE

Shoestring Catch

Entertainment / Baseball / Shoestring Catch: A catch made by a running fielder just before the ball hits the ground. MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Affricative: A sound stop with a fricative release. Affricatives involve a stop plus a movment through a fricative position (i.e., the blade of the tongue initially moves up in the position of a stop, but then mov MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Catachresis: (Grk. 'misuse') A completely impossible figure of speech or an implied metaphor that results from combining other extreme figures of speech such as anthimeria, hyperbole, synaesthesia, and metonymy. T MORE


Technology / Cell Phones / Collocation: Placement of multiple antennas at a common physical site to reduce environmental impact and real estate costs and speed zoning approvals and network deployment. MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Catastrophe: The 'turning downward' of the plot in a classical tragedy. By tradition, the catastrophe occurs in the fourth act of the play after the climax. (See tragedy.) Freytag's pyramid illustrates visually th MORE