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Oct 31, 2017
This week’s theme
Blend words

This week’s words
wegotism
freemium
mediocracy
chillax
slacktivism

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with Anu Garg

freemium

PRONUNCIATION:
(FREE-mi-uhm)

MEANING:
noun: A pricing model in which the basic product or service is free, but extra features must be paid for.
adjective: Relating to such a model.

ETYMOLOGY:
A blend of free + premium. Earliest documented use: 1994.

USAGE:
NOTES: A.Word.A.Day uses a freemium model. The free version includes sponsors’ messages; premium version doesn’t.

USAGE:
“Some content will be gratis in a freemium model that charges for extras.”
Jonathan Takiff; Innovations Just Getting Started; Philadelphia Inquirer; May 5, 2017.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed. -Natalie Clifford Barney, poet, playwright, and novelist (31 Oct 1876-1972)

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