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Postby Bailey » Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:05 pm

Found on my Thursday newsletter:capable of being molded; plastic - FICTILE

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Postby Stargzer » Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:32 pm

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

fictile

SYLLABICATION: fic·tile
PRONUNCIATION: fĭk' təl, -tīl
ADJECTIVE: 1a. Capable of being molded; plastic. b. Formed of a moldable substance, such as clay or earth. 2. Of or relating to earthenware or pottery.
ETYMOLOGY: Latin fictilis, made of clay, from fictus, past participle of fingere, to mold. See dheigh- in Appendix I.
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Postby gailr » Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:57 pm

Stargzer wrote:
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

fictile

SYLLABICATION: fic·tile
PRONUNCIATION: fĭk' təl, -tīl
ADJECTIVE: 1a. Capable of being molded; plastic. [b]

A practical application might be found for...massaged..statistics, as in: "Are the production numbers hitting the projected fictile for this quarter?"
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Postby Perry » Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:33 pm

gailr wrote:
Stargzer wrote:
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.

fictile

SYLLABICATION: fic·tile
PRONUNCIATION: fĭk' təl, -tīl
ADJECTIVE: 1a. Capable of being molded; plastic. [b]

A practical application might be found for...massaged..statistics, as in: "Are the production numbers hitting the projected fictile for this quarter?"
-gailr


Or perhaps in statistics: Are the quartiles fictile, or are they cast in stone?
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Postby gailr » Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:22 pm

Perry wrote:Or perhaps in statistics: Are the quartiles fictile, or are they cast in stone?

I say, let him whose quartile has no credited returns cast that stone!
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Postby Stargzer » Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:58 pm

Hmmmm. It seems fictile can have another etymology in statistics: ficticious percentile. :)
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