Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The sequence of numbers, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, . . . , in which each successive number is equal to the sum of the two preceding numbers.

Etymologies

After Leonardo Fibonacci (died c. 1250), Italian mathematician.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Anything at all is "progressive" these days, according to the moderators of Progressive Bloggers -- including anti-Quebec sneering and calling elderly people with Alzheimer's disease "cotton heads."

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Anything at all is "progressive" these days, according to the moderators of Progressive Bloggers--including anti-Quebec sneering and calling elderly people with Alzheimer's disease "cotton heads."

    Progressive bigotry

  • But I admit that, unfortunately, such reporting can also feed into an anti-Quebec sentiment which is wholly undeserved, especially if it's motivated by non French- Canadians who refuse to admit the depths of discrimination that the Anglo establishment heaped on Franco-Canadians for centuries, and the legitimate anger, resentment and yearning for self-determination it created.

    2007 CBC poll: 59% of Quebecers say they're bigots

  • Led by the neo-conservative ideologue Stephen Harper, the Conservatives are threatening to unleash a constitutional crisis and incite anti-Quebec chauvinism rather than allow the parliamentary opposition parties to form an alternate government.

    Canada's "putsch": Oppose Conservative power-grab! No support to Liberal-NDP coalition!

  • Yet, in a transparent attempt to whip up anti-Quebec chauvinism, especially in western Canada, the Conservatives are implying that the proposed coalition government is all but treasonous, because it would put Canada's government "at the mercy of people committed to destroying our confederation."

    Canada's "putsch": Oppose Conservative power-grab! No support to Liberal-NDP coalition!

  • He hasn't done this innocently: he's willing to risk support in Quebec by inflaming anti-Quebec sentiment elsewhere if it will save his government and himself.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • By now, Harper should have learned the lesson: just as coalition talk had a life of its own, so too does anti-Quebec talk.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Alas I'm afraid it's over and the anti-Quebec campaign of Harper will win the day by scaring enough cowardly Liberals to cross the aisle.

    ed broadbent: harper lying to save his own skin

  • As well as the points that the letters you quoted raise, I think this anti-separatist, anti-Quebec talk is ridiculous because it automatically assumes that what is good for Quebec would not be good for Canada.

    demonizing the bloc quebecois

  • To speak this way is considered anti-Quebec, but it isn't because it really says Quebec should be free to go its own way and do things its own way without the rest of us paying for it.

    Conventional Wisdom, Meet Window

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