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Subject:"Display" vs. "Appear" From:"George F. Hayhoe" <gfhayhoe -at- SCESCAPE -dot- NET> Date:Wed, 26 Mar 1997 09:03:42 -0500
Jane Bergen's posting yesterday pointed to Webster's II New
Riverside Dictionary as listing only a transitive
definition for display. I'm not familiar with that
dictionary, but the American Heritage College Dictionary
(3rd ed.) has added a new intransitive definition: "Comp.
Sci. To provide information or graphics on a screen."
That's one of the wonderful things about our language: it's
a moving target!
At any rate, Jane's main point is this:
<<There should be a clear association between the user's
action and a result, so the best choice could be: