2016年4月14日 星期四

tenable, untenable, confirmation process, multiplex, extralegal


Last week, PayPal announced that because of a North Carolina law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms corresponding to their “biological sex.,” it’s canceling a $3.6 million investment there, saying “becoming an employer in North Carolina, where members of our teams will not have equal rights under the law, is simply untenable.”


 Court Ruling Deals a Blow to China's Labor-Camp System

By ANDREW JACOBS

For some legal experts, the ruling provided more evidence that the Communist Party is preparing to modify a Mao-era extralegal judicial system that has become increasingly untenable.


Bahn Boss Mehdorn to Resign as Position Becomes Untenable

Hartmut Mehdorn's days as the boss of German rail operator Deutsche Bahn
are over after it was revealed over the weekend that the embattled
executive had lost the support of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The DW-WORLD Article
http://newsletter.dw-world.de/re?l=ew0ja4I44va89pI4


Hollywood Finds Headaches in its Big Bet on 3-D
By BROOKS BARNES
Studios have aggressively embraced the technology but without expensive upgrades to projection equipment at the multiplex, mass market 3-D releases are not tenable.



The Washington Post off-leads the news out of Gaza and leads with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's decision to withdraw his name from consideration to be commerce secretary in the administration of President-elect Barack Obama. Richardson said that an ongoing investigation into how a political donor received a lucrative state contract would have "forced an untenable delay in the confirmation process." Richardson's withdrawal "marked the first visible crack in what had been one of the smoothest presidential transitions in modern history," declares the Post.



Japanese Prime Minister To Step Down
By SEBASTIAN MOFFETT
TOKYO -- Shinzo Abe announced Wednesday he will resign as Japanese prime minister, as his weak leadership and declining popularity made his position untenable.



"These are the people that built a $10 billion valuation company from the rubble," Ed Bastian, Delta's chief financial officer, said in an interview. Current pay levels at Delta, near the bottom of the U.S. airline industry, are "untenable," he said.




Yet the planned society relies crucially on an intelligent and efficient state, and over the years the French version has become untenable: too many bureaucrats, supported by too many taxes, impose too many rules in too many overlapping organisations.


tenable Show phonetics
adjective
(of an opinion or position) able to be defended successfully or held for a particular period of time:
His theory is no longer tenable in light of the recent discoveries.
The university fellowship is tenable for (= lasts for) three years.

untenable
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adjective FORMAL
1 describes a theory or argument that cannot be supported or defended against criticism

2 describes a situation that cannot continue as it is:
If three people in four no longer support the government, isn't this an untenable situation?

━━ a. 守ることができない, 支持[維持]できない.
un・tenability ━━ n.

  • become untenable
  • 支持{しじ}されなくなる
  • dismissed for apparently untenable reasons
  • 《be 〜》明らかに理不尽{りふじん}と思える理由{りゆう}で退けられる
  • regard the situation as untenable
  • その状況{じょうきょう}を擁護{ようご}できないとみなす
  • untenable state
  • どうしようもない状態{じょうたい}
  • untenable view
  • 支持{しじ}できない見解{けんかい}

mul·ti·plex (mŭl'tə-plĕks') pronunciation
adj.
  1. Relating to, having, or consisting of multiple elements or parts: "the whole complex and multiplex detail of the noble science of dinner" (Thomas Love Peacock).
  2. Relating to or being a system of simultaneous communication of two or more messages on the same wire or radio channel.
n.
A building, especially a movie theater or dwelling, with multiple separate units.


v., -plexed, -plex·ing, -plex·es. v.intr.
To send messages or signals simultaneously using a multiplex system.

v.tr.
To send simultaneously using a multiplex system.

[Middle English, a multiple, from Latin, various, complicated : multi-, multi- + -plex, -fold.]
━━ vt. 【コンピュータ】(複数の信号などを)多重送信する, 多重化する.
━━ a. 多様な; 多重の.
━━ n. マルチプレックス ((複数の上映ホールで構成される映画館ビル)).
mul・ti・plex・er ━━ n. 【コンピュータ】マルチプレクサ, 回線多重化装置 (mul・ti・plex・or) ((略 MUX)).
multiplexer channel 【コンピュータ】多重チャネル.
mul・ti・plex・ing ━━ 【コンピュータ】多重化.



extralegal

Syllabification: (ex·tra·le·gal)
Pronunciation: /ˌekstrəˈlēgəl/

adjective

(of an action or situation) beyond the authority of the law; not regulated by the law.

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