Re: Most annoying word

Subject: Re: Most annoying word
From: eric -dot- dunn -at- ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 13:30:22 -0500

techwr-l-bounces+eric -dot- dunn=ca -dot- transport -dot- bombardier -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
wrote on 03/01/2006 12:09:05 AM:
> I guess you and the editors at Merriam aren't shooters. The firearms
> industry and gunsmithing trade has used "accurize" for quite some time
> to describe the process of adjusting or otherwise modifying a firearm
> after manufacturing to tighten its tolerances and improve consistency
> and accuracy beyond original factory specs.


I've always known that as zeroing "1 : to determine or adjust the zero of
(as a rifle)"

But is really just adjusting "1 a : to bring to a more satisfactory state:
or calibrating: "4 : to adjust precisely for a particular function"

With three perfectly good verbs, who needs yet another?

Eric L. Dunn
Senior Technical Writer


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