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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: The philosophical study of existence and the nature of being.
ETYMOLOGY:From Greek onto- (being) + -logy (study). First recorded use: 1663.
NOTES:In the context of computer and information sciences, ontology is the formal representation of knowledge in a domain, for example, by defining classes, their attributes, and relationships.
USAGE:"But there's still that pesky problem of ontology. 'He does exist and he doesn't really exist. What does that mean?'"
Christy Corp-Minamiji; Interview: Wandering Through Time with Award Winning Author Charles Yu; Seattle Post-Intelligencer; Nov 15, 2010.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:To want to meet an author because you like his books is as ridiculous as wanting to meet the goose because you like pate de foie gras. -Arthur Koestler, author (1905-1983)