Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sigmoid curve used in population studies which increases exponentially for small values of the variable, and approaches a constant value asymptotically for large values.
- ‘A least-squares approach was used to fit diameter growth with the logistic curve for each genotype.’
- ‘He studied the Verhulst equation and the logistic curve.’
- ‘However, the response of five species was better explained by logistic curves.’
- ‘In evolutionary biology, a question of how a population evolves on a logistic curve is determined by how selection acts on the growth and by the local geometry of the curve itself.’
- ‘If a population grows according to the logistic curve with an intrinsic growth rate greater than 1 and assuming a carrying capacity of 450,000, an average number of 7 descendants per individual is obtained.’
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.