2015年11月23日 星期一

coy, potent, potential, vascular, cardiovascular

If Microsoft is being coy about revealing Surface sales data, it may be for good reason, reports All Things D.

  • 爱默生在日记中提到《尝试集》:“剖开这些字,会有血流出来;那是有血管的活体。” (Cut these words, and they would bleed; they are vascular and alive.)[4]

Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, professor of cardiovascular medicine at UC Davis and a study co-author, said:"Although triclosan is not regulated as a drug, this compound acts like a potent cardiac depressant in our models."

 Ex-Italian premier poised for political comeback

He's hinted at a return to politics, but remains coy. The ex-Italian prime
minister's hesitation is part of his strategy to win back popularity. But
just how successful a Berlusconi comeback would be remains to be seen.

 Google Coy on Motorola, CEO Page
Google posted strong financial results for its second quarter, but it didn't discuss its plans for handset maker Motorola, which it acquired in May.

Yahoo to Name 2 New Directors, as 4 Others to Stand Down Yahoo plans to name two veteran technology executives, Maynard Webb and Fred Amoroso, as new directors in part of its effort to chart a new strategic course. So far this year, Yahoo has hired a new chief executive, Scott Thompson. And the company has been in talks for several months about selling off its holdings in Alibaba of China and Yahoo Japan for a potentially enormous payout.

Chinese Wikipedia contributors, on the other hand, got coy when nobody was watching. When a large number of potential readers were cut off from the site, many writers who could have continued to contribute stopped bothering. The most sociable editors – those with active user pages – were the ones most likely to be discouraged.
The Right Role for
Top Teams

by Rob Cross and Jon Katzenbach

Analysis of informal networks offers a potent leadership model for the C-suite: Make top teams the hub of the enterprise, and watch performance improve.

Google to battle telecom giants for wireless Web
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA
After weeks of playing coy, Google said Friday it will bid in the auction for a highly coveted part of the nation's airwaves, setting the stage for a ...

Proposed Philharmonic Candidate Is Flattered, if Coy 
Daniel Barenboim balks at the suggestion of being thrust onto the New York cultural stage after Lorin Maazel´s unexpected endorsement.


Performance of management should be measured by potential to stay in business, to protect investment, to ensure future dividends and jobs through improvement of product and service for the future, not by the quarterly dividend.



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The method for change has always been political, requiring approval of Congress, but we are now seeing major regulatory changes that enhance the potential ...
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Consumer research is a process of communication between the manufacturer and users and potential users of his product, ...
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Manufacturers have always been interested in discovering needs and reactions of users and potential users, but until the advent of modern statistical ...
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Does the management teach drivers that they are not only drivers, but a potential influence to increase patronage? How about screening applicants for their ...
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... in statistical control), it is impossible for anyone in the organization to develop his potential ability and capacity for uniformity or for quality. ...
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... potential customers that learned about his experience, may be enormous, and is unfortunately impossible to estimate. Necessity for simplicity in ...

adjective [before noun]
possible when the necessary conditions exist:
A number of potential buyers have expressed interest in the company.
Many potential customers are waiting for a fall in prices before buying.
The accident is a grim reminder of the potential dangers involved in North Sea oil production.

noun [U]
someone's or something's ability to develop, achieve or succeed:
The region has enormous potential for economic development.
I don't feel I'm achieving my full potential in my present job.
[+ to infinitive] You have the potential to reach the top of your profession.
I think this room has got a lot of potential (= could be very good if some changes were made to it).

Hepatitis is a potentially fatal disease.
This crisis is potentially the most serious in the organization's history.

noun [C or U] FORMAL
an ability for development, achievement or success which is natural or has not been used:
[+ to infinitive] The army's potentiality to intervene in politics remains strong.

coy (koi)
  1. Tending to avoid people and social situations; reserved.
  2. Affectedly and usually flirtatiously shy or modest. See synonyms at shy1.
  3. Annoyingly unwilling to make a commitment.
━━ a. 内気な; (態度が)はにかんだ; 恥ずかしいふりをする; 隠しだてする; ひどくセンチメンタルな.
[Middle English, from Old French quei, coi, quiet, still, from Vulgar Latin *quētus, from Latin quiētus, past participle of quiēscere, to rest.]

coy (MODEST) Show phonetics
(especially of women) being or pretending to be shy, modest, childish or lacking in confidence:
She gave me a coy look from under her schoolgirl's fringe.

IN BRIEF: Shy. Also: pretending to be shy.

pronunciation The child appeared coy but was really planning her next adventure.
Tutor's tip: Don't be "coy" (hesitant to reveal one's ideas or plans) about your new "koi" (carp) pond. 

(pōt'nt) pronunciation
  1. Possessing inner or physical strength; powerful.
    1. Exerting or capable of exerting strong physiological or chemical effects: potent liquor; a potent toxin.
    2. Exerting or capable of exerting strong influence; cogent: potent arguments.
  2. Having great control or authority: "The police were potent only so long as they were feared" (Thomas Burke).
  3. Able to perform sexual intercourse. Used of a male.
[Middle English, from Latin potēns, potent-, present participle of posse, to be able.]
potently po'tent·ly adv.
potentness po'tent·ness n.


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  • 発音記号[póutnt]

1 勢力のある, 有力な;力強い;強い影響力がある.
2 〈議論・理由などが〉説得力がある.
3 〈薬などが〉強力な, (効果において)よくきく((in ...));(病気などに)効能のある((against ...)).
4 〈男性が〉性交可能な(⇔impotent).
5 〈酒・茶などが〉濃い, 強い.
[ラテン語potēns (posse力をもつ+-ens現在分詞語尾=力強い). △POSSESSION

adj., coy·er, coy·est.
  1. Tending to avoid people and social situations; reserved.
  2. Affectedly and usually flirtatiously shy or modest. See synonyms at shy1.
  3. Annoyingly unwilling to make a commitment.
[Middle English, from Old French quei, coi, quiet, still, from Vulgar Latin *quētus, from Latin quiētus, past participle of quiēscere, to rest.]
coyly coy'ly adv.
coyness coy'ness n.


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  • 発音記号[kɔ'i]
1 (わざと)恥ずかしそうにする, 純情ぶる;あだっぽい.
2 〈特に少女が〉(…を)恥ずかしがる, 内気な, はにかんだ((of ...))
be coy of speech
3 (…を)隠しだてする((about ...))
She is always coy about her age.
[中フランス語←ラテン語quiētus(静かな). △QUIET2
[副]はにかんで, 恥ずかしそうに.

(pə-tĕn'shəl) pronunciation
  1. Capable of being but not yet in existence; latent: a potential problem.
  2. Having possibility, capability, or power.
  3. Grammar. Of, relating to, or being a verbal construction with auxiliaries such as may or can; for example, it may snow.
  1. The inherent ability or capacity for growth, development, or coming into being.
  2. Something possessing the capacity for growth or development.
  3. Grammar. A potential verb form.
  4. Physics. The work required to move a unit of positive charge, a magnetic pole, or an amount of mass from a reference point to a designated point in a static electric, magnetic, or gravitational field; potential energy.
  5. See potential difference.
[Middle English potencial, from Old French potenciel, from Late Latin potentiālis, powerful, from Latin potentia, power, from potēns, potent-, present participle of posse, to be able. See potent.]
potentially po·ten'tial·ly adv.


  • 発音記号[vǽskjulər]

1 《生物》管(かん)の, 維管束の, 導管の, 血管の.
2 熱烈な, 熱情的な.


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