American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A gradual change in a character or feature across the distributional range of a species or population, usually correlated with an environmental or geographic transition.
- From Ancient Greek κλίνειν (klínein, "to lean, incline") (from which also climate), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley- (English lean). (Wiktionary)
- From Greek klīnein, to lean. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Hate to muddy the waters, Jenny, but apparently it's not meaningful to give average weights because there is a "cline" in size from Spitzbergen, where the bears are smallest, to the Bering Strait where they are largest.”
“I speculate that, at least in the western half of Eurasia, Europe and Africa, there is a "cline" running from, say, Finland in the north to sub-Saharan Africa in the south, of decreasing personal tendency toward monogamousness.”
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“Van Lier uses this cline of consciousness to support his argument that engagement enhances learning, and that this implies a degree of heightened awareness: “If we want language learning to be a success, we must clearly ensure that receptivity and curiosity are maintained” (p. 48).”
““Second tier and older P2P distribution protocols, like Ares, Gnutella and DirectConnect, continued to de cline in 2008 and account for close to 10% of infringement found during the year.””
“If you think the answer to this puzzle is a cline, rather than a single choice, then try this:”
“As the fortunes of Wall Street and the City of London de cline, moneymen are look ing east for new bases.”
“Music: patsy cline - these boots are made for walking”
“The extremes are the ones grabbing headlines is in to the cline of long form journalist but unfortunately we now get the sound bites and headlines that are designed to galvanize people and provoke debate even if the source material isn't perhaps the strongest it could be.”
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I only started dog-earing 2/5 of the way through, so I'll have to re-read at some point in order to complete this list.
Hecko, words! I’m so happy I’ve found you. I want to keep you all and never want to lose you again. I hope you like it here.
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