a diplomatic process whereby an impartial representative acts as go-between for two opposing parties who are willing to attend the same conference but unwilling to meet face to face
Is An “Equinox” The Same As A “Solstice”?The word equinox comes from Latin and means "equality of night and day." So ... what's a solstice then?
How Does Autocorrect Ducking Work, Anyway?The iPhone may have only shown up during the aughts, but autocorrect is almost as old as personal computers. Even some of the earliest word processors had a spellcheck feature that suggested alternative words if a word you typed did not appear in its internal dictionary. Certainly, today, autocorrect has come a long way since the Cupertino effect. What’s the Cupertino effect? Well, in its …
- proxime accessit,
- proximity fuse,
- proximity fuze,
- proxy fight
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