2016年4月3日 星期日

vulnerabilities, a regula /regular, symmetrica, asymmetric war, with regularity


The library where communism was dreamt up - Marx was a regular for decades (reputedly favouring desk 07)
Author Helen Simpson recalls the domed chamber at the heart of Bloomsbury that was only 2ft less in diameter than the Roman Pantheon.
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Apple Investigating Reports of iCloud Vulnerabilities

U.S.

Pull of Family Reshapes U.S.-Cuban Relations

By LIZETTE ALVAREZ
Taking advantage of looser restrictions, younger Cuban-Americans who still have strong family ties to the island have been visiting and sending money with regularity.


Analyst: Google uses Google Apps for Businesses in "asymmetric warfare" with ...
The Seattle Times
The New York Times has an interesting read looking at the decidedly mixed results of Google's attempts to get businesses to switch from using Microsoft Office to Google Apps for Businesses.



In contrast to traditional warfare or "linear warfare," asymmetric warfare refers to operations that do not rely on masses of troops or munitions to destroy and/or control an enemy. Asymmetric warfare most commonly refers to warfare between opponents not evenly matched where the smaller or weaker force must exploit geography, timing, surprise, or specific vulnerabilities of the larger and stronger enemy force to achieve victory.




regular


(rĕg'yə-lər) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Customary, usual, or normal: the train's regular schedule.
  2. Orderly, even, or symmetrical: regular teeth.
  3. In conformity with a fixed procedure, principle, or discipline.
  4. Well-ordered; methodical: regular habits.
  5. Occurring at fixed intervals; periodic: regular payments.
    1. Occurring with normal or healthy frequency.
    2. Having bowel movements or menstrual periods with normal or healthy frequency.
  6. Not varying; constant.
  7. Formally correct; proper.
  8. Having the required qualifications for an occupation: not a regular lawyer.
  9. Informal. Complete; thorough: a regular scoundrel.
  10. Informal. Good; nice: a regular guy.
  11. Botany. Having symmetrically arranged parts of similar size and shape: regular flowers.
  12. Grammar. Conforming to the usual pattern of inflection, derivation, or word formation.
  13. Ecclesiastical. Belonging to a religious order and bound by its rules: the regular clergy.
  14. Mathematics.
    1. Having equal sides and equal angles. Used of polygons.
    2. Having faces that are congruent regular polygons and congruent polyhedral angles. Used of polyhedrons.
  15. Belonging to or constituting the permanent army of a nation.
n.
  1. Ecclesiastical. A member of the clergy or of a religious order.
  2. A soldier belonging to a regular army.
  3. A dependable loyal person: one of the party regulars.
  4. A clothing size designed for persons of average height.
  5. A habitual customer.
[Middle English reguler, living under religious rule, from Old French, from Late Latin rēgulāris, according to rule, from Latin rēgula, rod, rule.]
regularity reg'u·lar'i·ty (-lăr'ĭ-tē) n.
regularly reg'u·lar·ly adv.



regula L. ):會規:男女修會團體應遵守之規範、準則。



vulnerable

Line breaks: vul¦ner|able
Pronunciation: /ˈvʌln(ə)rəb(ə)l
  
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ADJECTIVE

1Exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally:we were in a vulnerable positionsmall fish are vulnerable to predators
1.1(Of a person) in need of special care, support, or protection because of age, disability, or risk of abuse or neglect:the scheme will help charities working with vulnerable adults and young people
1.2Bridge (Of a partnership) liable to higher penalties, either by convention or through having won one game towards a rubber:the authors advise a variable no-trump opening bid which means weak non-vulnerable and strong vulnerable

Origin

early 17th century: from late Latin vulnerabilis, from Latin vulnerare 'to wound', from vulnus 'wound'.

Derivatives


vulnerability


Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
NOUN (plural vulnerabilities)

vulnerableness

NOUN

vulnerably

ADVERB

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