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May 28, 2020
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heterochromatic
homophene
heteroclite
homologate
heterography

homologate
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with Anu Garg

homologate

PRONUNCIATION:
(huh-MOL-uh-gayt, ho-)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To approve officially, especially a car, engine, etc., for sale in a particular market or for its use in racing.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin homologare (to agree), from Greek homologein (to agree or allow). Earliest documented use: 1644.

NOTES:
Some auto racing competitions require participating vehicles to be available for sale to the general public, and not be custom made for racing. In other words, the vehicle must be a production model, not a prototype. The process of homologation verifies this. The initials GTO listed after some auto names (Ferrari, Pontiac, etc.) stand for “Gran Turismo Omologato”, Italian for “Grand Touring, Homologated”.

USAGE:
“In fact we had earlier this year set a date for the UCI (officials) to come here and homologate the track.”
Covid-19 Slams the Brakes on Johor Velodrome; New Straits Times (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Apr 30, 2020.

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