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Re: Dual EDP config.
Not to mention "matrix" and "matrices"
Howard Harawitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> on 11/16/98 10:54:30 AM
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Subject: Re: Dual EDP config.
There's also "index" and "indices" --
At 06:59 AM 11/16/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>nope, he had it right, "echoplicis". Dan Howarth provided us this
>>education over two years ago:
>>At 12:23 AM -0800 10/4/96, Dan Howarth wrote:
>>>well, well... i think the word we're looking for here is 'echoplicis' -
>>>from '-plex,-plicis'- it's a suffix usually formed from numeric words;
>>>more or less like saying '-fold' as in 'hundred-fold'.
>The only similar word that pops into my head
>is the word "simplex" (from mathematics), whose
>plural is "simplices", at least in the mathematics
>community. (www.m-w.com offers "simplexes",
>"simplices", or "simplicia"--but no "simplicis".)
>The only terms of the form Dan Howarth described
>that I can find in a dictionary are "duplex",
>"triplex", and "multiplex", but m-w is silent
>on the possibility of plurals.
>I hope this doesn't perplex!
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