Christmas edition archive: The great Austrian astronomer Johannes Kepler, the man who showed that planets move round the sun in ellipses, not circles, thought that the Star of Bethlehem was probably a nova or a supernova, a star brilliantly blowing up. There are many theories about what it was that foretold the birth of Christ. Here's another http://econ.st/1bSGYB9
Note: I have used Donald Schon rather than Donald Schön (which is the correct spelling) as English language web search engines (and those using them!) often have difficulties with umlauts).
- um • laut
- umlauts (複数形) • umlauts (三人称単数現在)
1 [U]ウムラウト, 母音変異：後続狭母音または半母音の影響による母音変化；英語のman＞menなど.
3 ウムラウト符号（ä, ö, üの¨）.━━[動](他)〈語形・発音を〉ウムラウトで変化させる；…にウムラウト符号をつける.
Serious readers will prefer their Eliot without ellipses.--The Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliot, p.238
The Ellipses of Katherine Ch'iu Hinton: Real Life Stories of an International Development Worker by K.T.Ch'iu Hinton
|Ellipse of uncertainty : an introduction to postmodern fantasy / Lance Olsen|
|New York : Greenwood Press, 1987|
- A plane curve, especially:
- A conic section whose plane is not parallel to the axis, base, or generatrix of the intersected cone.
- The locus of points for which the sum of the distances from each point to two fixed points is equal.
[French, from Latin ellīpsis, from Greek elleipsis, a falling short, ellipse, from elleipein, to fall short (from the relationship between the line joining the vertices of a conic and the line through the focus and parallel to the directrix of a conic) : en-, in; see en-2 + leipein, to leave.]
1 《幾何学》楕円(だえん), 長円；楕円の焦点.2 ＝ellipsis.
Definition of ellipsisnoun (plural ellipses /-siːz/)
Origin:mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek elleipsis, from elleipein 'leave out'
- el • lip • sis
- ellipses (複数形)
[名]（複 -ses 〔-siz〕）
1 [U][C]《文法》省略：例What (did you say)？2 《印刷》（語句の）省略符号（―, …, ＊＊＊など）.
GrammarThe omission of one or more words in order to avoid repetition. It is often done by replacing a complete verb phrase by an auxiliary verb. Other clause components can also be omitted. Ellipsis is frequently used: with contrasting subjects, objects, or adverbials:You’ve got more use for it than I have. instead ofYou’ve got more use for it than I have use for it. with the verbs be and have:I was sure it would be worth the effort of breaking them in — and it was. instead ofI was sure it would be worth the effort of breaking them in — and it was worth the effort of breaking them in. with modal auxiliary verbs like should or could:Two of them disappeared without trace as fast as they could. instead ofTwo of them disappeared without trace as fast as they could disappear without trace.
這是Donald Schön 的哈佛大學和MIT同事和朋友的悼念文集: 它有傳主的生命故事和著作的形成過程以及思想要點. 對 Donald Schön 的學說有點基礎的人可以看看......