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Word of the day for March 3
triangulation n
  1. (uncountable, surveying) A technique in which distances and directions are estimated from an accurately measured baseline and the principles of trigonometry.
  2. (countable, surveying) The network of triangles so obtained, that are the basis of a chart or map.
  3. (countable, chess) A delaying move in which the king moves in a triangular path to force the advance of a pawn.
  4. (uncountable, navigation, seismology) A process by which an unknown location is found using three known distances from known locations.
  5. (uncountable, politics) The practice of repositioning one's group or oneself on the political spectrum in an attempt to capture the centre.
  6. (uncountable, qualitative research) The use of three (or more) researchers to interview the same people or to evaluate the same evidence to reduce the impact of individual bias.
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Word of the day for March 21
carceral adj
  1. (formal or literary) Of or pertaining to imprisonment or a prison.
PointingHand.svg The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on the island of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay, California, USA, ceased to operate on this day in 1963.
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Word of the day for March 23
bulldog clip n
  1. A binder clip with rigid handles.
  2. (surgery) A surgical instrument with serrated jaws and a spring-loaded handle used to grip blood vessels or similar organs.
PointingHand.svg Today is celebrated as National Puppy Day in the United States. The commemoration was founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige to celebrate the relationship between young dogs and humans, and to promote adoption of orphaned puppies and highlight the cruelty of puppy mills.
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Word of the day for March 25
adytum n
  1. (Ancient Greece, religion) The innermost sanctuary or shrine in an ancient temple, from where oracles were given.
  2. (by extension) A private chamber; a sanctum.
PointingHand.svg Today is Greece’s Independence Day, which marks the day in 1821 when the Greek War of Independence from the Ottoman Empire was declared.
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