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Jan 3, 2012
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numinous
noosphere
nutate
newspeak
pneumatic

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noosphere

PRONUNCIATION:
(NOH-uh-sfeer)

MEANING:
noun: The sum of human knowledge, thought, and culture.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French noösphere, from Greek noos (mind) + sphere. Earliest documented use: 1930.

USAGE:
"This avalanche of information is threatening to swallow us whole, to waste our days and to overwhelm our own thoughts. Essentially, it's the noosphere on steroids."
Frank Bures; Digitized to Distraction; National Post (Canada); Nov 15, 2008.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I dreamt that my hair was kempt. Then I dreamt that my true love unkempt it. -Ogden Nash, poet (1902-1971)

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