Etymology Project

Decorum

Definitions

Dictionary Definition:

1. the dignified property of behavior, speech, dress, etc.

2. the quality or state of being decorous, or exhibiting such dignified property; orderliness; regularity

3. an observance or requirement of polite society


My Definition: the property of being well mannered in how you speak, dress, and act around others

Origins and Roots

Origin: The origin of decorum is Latin.


Roots: Decorum

Prefixes/Suffixes/Synonyms

Prefixes: None


Suffixes: None


Synonyms: courtliness, properness, punctillo

Sentences

1. He held a military-like decorum as he walked into the building.


2. She had a business-like decorum as she presented her research and findings to her fellow employees.

Parts of Speech

Parts of Speech:

Decorum- noun

Pronounciation

dih-kawr-uh m

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Extrapolate

Definitions

Dictionary Definition:

1. to infer from something that is known

2. to estimate outside the tabulated or observed range

3. to estimate values outside of the known range

4. to perform extrapolation


My Definition: to estimate or guess based on what you do or don't already know

Origins and Roots

Origin: The origin of the word extrapolate is Latin and the first known use was in 1874.


Roots: Extrapolate

Prefixes/Suffixes/Synonyms

Prefixes: extra-: outside or beyond


Suffixes: -polate: to polish


Synonyms: predicts, theorize, hypothesise

Sentences

1. I extrapolated what the outcome of the experiment would be.


2. The extrapolation process in math took a long time because we had to compare data.

Parts of Speech

Parts of Speech:

Extrapolate- verb

Extrapolation- noun

Extrapolative- adjective

Pronounciation

ik-strap-uh-leyt