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1Producing voluntary movement; self-moving; automatic.
Psychology. Of or relating to the optical illusion of autokinesis.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Marshall Hall (1790–1857), physician and neurophysiologist. From auto- + kinetic.
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.