Alice@97.3’s Jayn & Sarah take a “Selfie” (credit: Alice@97.3)
Top 15 words and definitions added to the latest edition of the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary:
Auto Tune or Auto-Tune
vt (verb transitive) (2003):
A proprietary signal processor, to adjust or alter (a recording of a voice) with Auto-Tune software or other audio-editing software, especially to correct sung notes that are out of tune.
Relating to or being a system that caps the amount of carbon emissions a given company may produce but allows it to buy rights to produce additional emissions from a company that does not use the equivalent amount of its own allowance.
n (1612): (second definition)
A person who sets up a false personal profile on a social networking site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes.
The practice of soliciting financial contributions from a large number of people, especially from the online community
A type of electronic dance music having prominent bass lines and syncopated drum patterns.
A girl or woman who is an extremely or overly enthusiastic fan of someone or something.
An activist who scavenges for free food (as in waste receptacles at stores and restaurants) as a means of reducing consumption of resources.
The process of adding games or gameline elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.
A word or phrase preceded by the symbol (hash) that classifies or categorizes the accompanying text, such as a tweet.
An image of oneself taken by oneself using a digital camera, especially for posting on social networks.
The creation and maintenance of personal and business relationships, especially online.
Science fiction dealing with 19th-century societies dominated by historical or imagined steam-powered technology.
A boneless chicken stuffed into a boneless duck stuffed into a boneless turkey.
A person who uses the Twitter online message service to send and receive tweets.
A native or resident of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan – used as a nickname.
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