Category: Dictionary

Duality

Duality 101

From the Latin dualĭtas, the term duality indicates the existence of two different phenomena or characters in the same person or in the same state of affairs. In the field of philosophy and theology,...

Diction

Diction 101

In Latin is where we can find the etymological origin of the word diction that now concerns us. More exactly, it emanates from “dictio”, which is the result of the sum of the following...

Dictionary

Dictionary 101

The publication that includes a wide series of words and terms arranged in alphabetical form and whose purpose is to consult is known as a dictionary. This compilation usually includes various types of information...

Happiness

Happiness 101

The pagan peoples, in ancient times, believed that the fate of each person was determined by the words that the gods manifested at their birth. From there comes the Latin fatum (“luck”, “destiny”) that...

Said

Said 101

The first step that we are going to take is to determine the etymological origin of the word that now concerns us. Thus, we can establish that said comes from Latin, more exactly from...

Dichotomy

Dichotomy 101

Before proceeding to discover the meaning of the term dichotomy, we are going to know its etymological origin. In this case, we can establish that it derives from the Greek, specifically from the word...

Dictatorship

Dictatorship 101

A dictatorship is a government that dispenses with the legal system and current legislation to exercise, without any type of opposition, the authority of a country. The term is extended to the country with...

Military Dictatorship

Military Dictatorship 101

The government exercised without opposition, legal system or legislation is called a dictatorship. The term, which comes from the Latin dictatūra, also serves to refer to the time this type of mandate lasts and...

Opinion

Opinion 101

From the Latin opinion, an opinion is a judgment developed or communicated regarding some issue. The term does not have a very frequent use in everyday language, but is more associated with the judicial...

Didactics

Didactics 101

It is usual to find products and activities for children where the concept of didactics appears. “Teaching content”, “Teaching material” and “Teaching game” are, to cite a few cases by way of example, phrases...

General Didactic

General Didactic 101

In order to know the meaning of the general didactic term, it is necessary, in the first place, to discover the etymological origin of the two words that give it shape: -Didactic derives from...

Drawing

Drawing 101

Before proceeding to the analysis of the meaning of the term drawing, we are going to determine its etymological origin. In this sense, we have to establish that this word comes from a French...

Freehand Drawings

Freehand Drawings 101

A drawing is a graphical representation of an image, which is created through delineations and strokes. According to their characteristics, it is possible to qualify the drawings in different ways. Freehand drawing is the...

Architectural Drawing

Architectural Drawing 101

Drawing is called the delineation or the figure that is carried out on a surface with the intention, in general, of representing an image. Architectural, on the other hand, is that which is linked...

Ecosystem

Ecosystem 101

By ecosystem we mean the community of living beings whose vital processes are interrelated. The development of these organisms occurs depending on the physical factors of the environment they share. Ecosystems bring together all...

dialect

Dialect 101

A dialect is known as a linguistic system that derives from another but that does not exhibit sufficient differentiation with respect to others of common origin. The dialects, therefore, are usually considered in relation...

hold

Hold 101

To hold is a verb that comes from the Latin detentāre. The action of holding consists of illegitimately appropriating something, retaining it and making use of it that does not correspond to the person...

Dehydration

Dehydration 101

Dehydration is the process and consequence of becoming dehydrated or dehydrated. This verb, for its part, refers to eliminating or losing the water that is part of the composition or that contains an organism....

Deconcentration

Deconcentration 101

Deconcentration is called the act and the result of deconcentration or deconcentration. This verb, in turn, alludes to loss of concentration (a term that can refer to attention or to a meeting or congregation)....

Derivative

Derivative 101

From the Latin derivātus, derived is a term that can be used as a noun or as an adjective. In the first case, it is a mathematical notion that names the limit value of...

Denudation

Denudation 101

The Latin word denudatio came to Castilian as denudation. The concept is used with reference to the act and the result of stripping: to strip, remove, undress. Denudation is the process that leads to...

Delirium

Delirium 101

Delirium is a term that has its origin in the Latin word delirium. This notion is used to name an alteration of the mind that leads a person to hallucinate and have incoherent thoughts....

CREATIVITY

Creativity 101

Engender. This is the literal meaning of the term creativity and that is obtained by establishing its etymological origin. An origin found in Latin and specifically in the verb to create. Creativity is understood...

COST

Slope 101

The Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) recognizes two etymological origins of the term costs, which gives rise to two different meanings. On the one hand, costs can come from the Latin costa ( “side” )...

RENNET

Rennet 101

In order to know the meaning of the term rennet, it is necessary, in the first place, to discover its etymological origin. In this case, we can state that it derives from Latin, exactly...

CRITERION

Criterion 101

The term criterion has its origin in a Greek word that means “to judge”. The criterion is the judgment or discernment of a person. For example: “In my opinion, the referee should have penalized...

DEGRADATION

Degradation 101

Degradation is a term originating from the Latin degradatĭo. The concept is associated with the verb to degrade, which refers to removing a person ‘s titles, distinctions and prerogatives, or to minimizing the faculties...

DECOCTION

Decoction 101

The etymology of decoction takes us to the Latin language: decoctio. Decoction is the act and consequence of cooking an animal product or vegetable substance in boiling water. The term also allows to name...

CORNY

Cheesy 101

Curny is a colloquial adjective, of unknown etymological origin, which is used to name something that lacks good taste, is grotesque or wants to appear elegant or complex that, in reality, it does not...

Quote

Quote 101

Establishing the etymological origin of the term quotation is somewhat complex as it emanates from two languages. Thus, in the first place, it starts from the Latin concept quotus, which meant “how much” and...