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Gates +‎ -ian


Gatesian (comparative more Gatesian, superlative most Gatesian)

  1. Of or pertaining to Henry Louis Gates (born 1950), American critic and scholar, or his theories or writings.
    • 1999, Katherine Clay Bassard, Spiritual interrogations
      The central critique of the applicability of Gatesian revisionism for a narrative of African American women's literary tradition was framed by Hortense Spillers in 1985...
    • 2001, Shirley A Stave, Gloria Naylor: strategy and technique, magic and myth
      In a Gatesian sense, Naylor signifies on Cane in her work...
    • 2004, Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Seeing the unspeakable: the art of Kara Walker
      Further, Walker is signifying in a Gatesian way on a particularly racialized history...
  2. Of or pertaining to Bill Gates (born 1955), American businessman and co-founder of Microsoft Corporation.
    • 1992, James Wallace, Jim Erickson, Hard drive: Bill Gates and the making of the Microsoft empire
      ...paint a grandiose picture about what Microsoft could do, the Gatesian vision.
    • 2008, James A Duke, Mary Jo Bogenschutz-Godwin, Andrea R Ottesen, Duke's Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America
      Friends and vague listeners may have heard me urging a "Gatesian" computerized approach...
    • 2008, David P Reiter, Primary Instinct
      The projector and the computer bump into each other in Gatesian cyberspace, and we're off.