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- To: "'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'" <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
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- From: "Sherman, William" <ShermanWC(--nospam--at)cdm.com>
- Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 19:54:40 -0400
I can't find aseismic in either my Webster's Dictionary or my McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, but both define "asexual" as "not involving sex". Not a definitive answer but agrees with intuition. > -----Original Message----- > From: Bill Allen [mailto:Bill(--nospam--at)AllenDesigns.com] > Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2000 1:02 PM > To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org > Subject: English 101 > > > Degenkolb's website has a structural quiz. See: > > http://www.degenkolb.com/ > > then click on "Online Quiz" > > Question #4 refers to "aseismic design". The answer is: > > "Aseismic is the correct word for description of resistance to seismic > effects, although the term seismic design is more commonly used". > > I know my strength is NOT English grammar, but I think this answer is > incorrect. I've always thought that "aseismic" means "non-seismic". Of > course, my Webster's doesn't have the word (neither does > http://www.webster.com ). > > Does anyone have an opinion or, better yet, a definitive > answer on this?
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