Word of the Day – August 15, 2020

schism

(skĭz′əm, sĭz′-)

n.

1. separation or division into factions: [He] found it increasingly difficult to maintain party unity in the face of ideological schism over civil rights” (Nick Kotz).
2.

a. formal breach of union within a religious body.
b. The offense of attempting to produce such a breach.

Word of the Day – August 8, 2020

Coriolis Force

Coriolis force (noun)an effect whereby a mass moving in a rotating system experiences a force (the Coriolis force) acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation. On the earth, the effect tends to deflect moving objects to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern and is important in the formation of cyclonic weather systems. http://www.freedictionary.com

Word of the Day – August 1. 2020

despotism

  (dĕs′pə-tĭz′əm)n.1. Rule by or as if by a despot; absolute power or authority.2. The actions of a despot; tyranny.3.a. A government or political system in which the ruler exercises absolute power.b. A state so ruled. CITE: http://www.freedictionary.com