Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Denoting a class, course, or system of grading in which the only two grades given are “pass” and “fail.”
- ‘There also are significant differences in the requirements for testing ranges and repetition rate, and pass-fail criteria are much tighter under the new standard.’
- ‘For example, Albany Medical College has a four year compulsory pass-fail EBM course lasting 120 hours over four years.’
- ‘It's also the measurement used as the pass-fail standard for the test.’
- ‘I was taking it pass-fail, along with a thesis, a graduate course, and an upper level undergraduate course.’
- ‘Some providers provide pass-fail scoring alone, while others provide SD index scores and graphic presentations of each result's deviation from the target value as a percentage.’
- ‘My answer to her excellent question is that ‘theory of mind’, and the false belief test in particular, is designed as a pass-fail kind of test.’
- ‘Objective testing, using either a pass-fail or percentage grading system, can at the least establish whether the student can or cannot accomplish the task.’
- ‘The pass-fail option requires the signature of the student's advisor and dean.’
- ‘Four such panels (fourth year medical students, anatomists, clinicians, and recent graduates) were used to determine pass-fail scores for an anatomy test that was given to medical students in the fourth year of a six year programme.’
- ‘Rather than a pass-fail system of approving financials, auditors should hand out report-card grades that reflect the quality of a client's accounting.’
- ‘These students led on-line discussion forums and chat rooms or supervised voluntary study groups, and they received either pass-fail credit as teaching interns or financial compensation.’
- ‘The standards, pioneered by the City of Santa Monica in California, rate 18 products on a pass-fail basis.’
- ‘The price to pay for pass-fail is a disadvantage in the college admissions process.’
- ‘When pass-fail decisions are being made, a skill based assessment should be ‘criterion referenced’ (that is, trainees should be assessed relative to performance standards rather than to each other or to a reference group).’
- ‘Courses taken on a pass-fail basis count toward full- or part-time standing for purposes of financial aid and loan deferments’
- ‘Check with your college or school for the restrictions on the number and types of courses that can be taken pass-fail.’
- ‘Foster's method in this series of trials is to establish ranges for Shakespearean use of these variables, to provide a pass-fail test of authorship.’
- ‘The instrument is automated and provides a pass-fail report; no test interpretation by an audiologist is required.’
- ‘Law students make their limited grade option (pass-fail) elections for law courses ONLINE at the Law School Registrar's Office Web site.’
- ‘In some cases, a back-of-the-envelope estimate is sufficient to make a pass-fail determination.’
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.