2016年1月13日 星期三

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“When politicians insult Muslims . . . that doesn’t make us safer. That’s not telling it like it is. It’s just wrong. It diminishes us in the eyes of the world.” - Obama


Taiwan's Wistron pays $300 mln for Lite-On unit
TAIPEI, April 29 (Reuters) - Taiwan contract notebook PC maker Wistron Corp (3231.TW: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Tuesday it will buy Lite-On Technology's (2301.TW: Quote, Profile, Research) monitor business for T$9.2 billion ($300 million) in cash, as it strengthens its supply chain in the fast-growing sector.

The purchase would mostly involve inventory, equipment, intellectual property and personnel, but no land or manufacturing plants were included, Wistron said in a statement.

"This acquisition will give us more bargaining power and strengthen our component end," CFO Henry Lin told Reuters on the sidelines of an event to announce the deal.




Bank of England: issued the first one-pound note after the government forbade paying out from the diminished gold reserves (1797)


diminish Line breaks: di¦min|ish
Pronunciation: /dɪˈmɪnɪʃ/ 

Definition of diminish in English:

verb

1Make or become less:[WITH OBJECT]: the new law is expected to diminish the government’s chances[NO OBJECT]: the pain will gradually diminish
1.1[WITH OBJECT] Cause to seem less impressive or valuable:the trial has aged and diminished him

Phrases

(the law of) diminishing returns
Used to refer to a point at which the level of profits or benefits gained is less than the amount of money or energy invested.

Derivatives

diminishable
Pronunciation: /dɪˈmɪnɪʃəb(ə)l/ 
adjective

Origin

Late Middle English: blend of archaic minish 'diminish' (based on Latin minutia 'smallness') and obsolete diminue 'speak disparagingly' (based on Latin deminuere 'lessen' (in late Latin diminuere), from minuere 'make small').
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  • This is a medieval English blend of two obsolete words that share its meaning, ‘to lessen’:diminue and minish. Both ultimately go back to Latin minutus ‘small’, the source of minute in the same sense. In economics the law of diminishing returns draws attention to the point at which profits are less than the amount of money invested. It originated in the first half of the 19th century with reference to profits from agriculture.


forbid Show phonetics
verb [T] forbiddingforbade or OLD USE forbadforbidden
to refuse to allow something, especially officially, or to prevent a particular plan of action by making it impossible:
The law forbids the sale of cigarettes to people under the age of 16.
[+ to infinitive] He's obviously quite embarrassed about it because he forbade me to tell anyone.
He is forbidden from leaving the country.

forbidden Show phonetics
adjective
not permitted, especially by law:
Smoking is forbidden in the cinema.

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

for・bid



   
━━ vt. (for・bad(e); for・bidden; -dd-) 禁じる; (使用[立入り]を)禁止する; 妨げる.
 God [Heaven] forbid (that …)! (そんな事が)あってたまるものか, とんでもない.
 for・bid・den ━━ v., a. forbidの過去分詞; 禁制[禁断]の.
forbidden band 【物・化】禁止帯, バンドギャップ.
Forbidden City (the ~) (北京の)紫禁城.
forbidden degrees 禁婚親等 ((たとえば兄と妹など)).
forbidden fruit 【聖】(the ~) 禁断の木の実.
forbidden ground 立ち入り禁止の場所; 禁物の話題.
forbidden transitions 【物・化】禁制遷移.
 for・bid・ding ━━ a. いやな; 近づき難い; (人相などが)けわしい, こわい.
for・bid・ding・ly ad.

RESERVE━━ n. 保留, 留保, 保存; 蓄え; (銀行の)予備[積立]金; (the ~(s)) 予備隊[兵], 補欠選手; 条件, 制限; 遠慮; 指定[保留]地区.

bargaining power noun [C or U]
the ability of a person or group to get what they want:
Rising unemployment has diminished the bargaining power of people with jobs.

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