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Word of the day for March 11
dot matrix n
  1. (computing) A two-dimensional array or pattern of dots used (for example, by a display device or a printer) to represent alphanumeric characters and pictures.
  2. (computing) Clipping of dot matrix printer.
PointingHand.svg German inventor Rudolf Hell, who developed a dot-matrix-based teleprinter called the Hellschreiber in the 1920s, died on this day in 2002.

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Word of the day for March 20
carious adj
  1. Having caries (bone or tooth decay); decayed, rotten.
PointingHand.svg Today is World Oral Health Day, an annual event organized by the FDI World Dental Federation to raise awareness about oral health.

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Word of the day for March 30
clerihew n
  1. A humorous rhyme of four lines with the rhyming scheme AABB, usually regarding a person mentioned in the first line.
PointingHand.svg English humourist and novelist Edmund Clerihew Bentley, who invented the clerihew, died on this day in 1956.

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