from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See -fy.


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  • Because most acquisitions provide some degree of diversi - fication, that is, they reduce the variability of profits for the merged firms, they can also reduce the probability of financial distress.

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  • But genus is indeed, such as animal; and fication, which is first to nature, is second to us; and that which is second to nature is first to us.


  • NYC has changed in a lot of ways (some for the better), but completely dispiriting to me is the transformation of Times Square, the disney-fication of it.

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  • Thankfully I woke up immediately after saving myself from zombie-fication! zavatone

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  • Some critics indeed, blame art empire building on an alleged Disney-fication of the museum world -- turning the desire to get them in the door into the desire to please.

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  • Siegelman was quickly tried and jailed pending appeal as the “My Cousin Vinnie-fication” of the Southern courts held sway.

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  • A Google spokesman said it is the first cloud-based software provider to receive certi fication from a federal agency — GSA in this case — that its software meets security requirements to handle " moderate " level data, which covers sensitive but unclassified data.

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  • Snobby, don't lobby for more disney-fication of our great city.

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  • Maybe he wrote the book expecting movie-fication, but whichever way, it was terrific.

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  • Remind me to go into my rant about the Lucky-fication of American Fashion, or perhaps you can just read my latest column in the Boston Globe, here.

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