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Botany. An instrument which measures the force required to cause abscission, or the proportion of abscission caused by the application of a known force.
Late Middle English (in an earlier sense). Originally from post-classical Latin abscisorium cutting instrument; subsequently from classical Latin absciss-, past participial stem of abscindere abscind + -or.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.