RE: Need a word

Subject: RE: Need a word
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- ga -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:09:57 -0700

Contains, engulfs, envelops. Just depends what these objects are. Seems like we need more information (well, I do).

Richard is right that set theory uses "contains" but are these collections of discrete objects? You say they're "shapes" -- are they graphic shapes or designs within software? Are they metal parts like washers? Are they biological organisms?

Anyway, sounds like you're getting close with some of the other ideas and you might not be able to say more than you've said. If so, understood.

Steve

-----Original Message-----
From: On Behalf Of Chris Morton
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2013 4:01 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Need a word

Imagine two amoeba-like shapes, one smaller than the other. Both are only represented by their outlines. The smaller amoeba outline appears to have been ingested by the larger amoeba outline, but its boundary does touch that of its larger brethren.

I'm looking for an adjective to describe this condition that is similar to concentric or conjoined, neither of which are 100% accurate in describing this item. The best I've come up with to date is to describe the larger amoeba as the "surrounding region" of the smaller amoeba.

Ideas?

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
EPUB Webinar: Join STC Vice President Nicky Bleiel as she discusses tips for creating EPUB, the file format used for e-readers, tablets, smartphones, and more.

Learn more: http://bit.ly/12LyN2z

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com


Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives


References:
Need a word: From: Chris Morton

Previous by Author: RE: TechWhirl: Technical Communication Recap for March 15, 2013
Next by Author: Purpose of Tech Comms today
Previous by Thread: RE: Need a word
Next by Thread: Re: Need a word


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads