Taken directly from Merriam-Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary
, a syndrome is "a group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality" (Woolf, 1977).
Indeed, Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary
describes weapon as 1: an instrument of offensive or defensive combat: something to fight with 2: a means of contending against another.
To Merriam Websters Collegiate Dictionary
slang is an informal nonstandard vocabulary composed typically of coinages, arbitrarily changed words, and extravagant, forced, or facetious figures of speech.
A psychologist could probably write a treatise on that, but the simple answer is: Both terms have found a home in the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
In Merriam--Webster's collegiate dictionary
An integrated Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
keeps malapropisms at bay.
A used old (1979) bound edition of a Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary
in addition to web definitions (Yahoo .
I stand by my definition (taken from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
and several others) and it totally agrees in context with your definition.
2) Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
, Eleventh Edition, Merriam-Webster, Inc.
And sharawma was one of 100 new words added to the latest edition of the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
, Eleventh Edition, defines bailout as "a rescue from financial distress.
MDM's first product for the iPhone will be the Advanced Brain Trainer Deluxe, followed by Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
with Franklin Thesaurus.
I looked for it in my Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary
, but it wasn't there.
A book review thus entails characterization, as my 1980 copy of the Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary
confirms in defining characterize as "to describe the character or quality of" and review (verb) as "to give a critical evaluation of.
Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary
defines a recession as a period of reduced economic activity and a depression as a period of low general economic activity marked by rising levels of unemployment.