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reply Justin Johansson <no spam.com> writes:
D friends,

Yep, off topic for sure, but this is the best ng that I know of to
get quick answers :-)

May I please have your suggestions for the next English word that
comes semantically/mathematically in sequence.  Ideally the word
ends in "ty" and the semantic sequence is obviously to do with
the predecessor (cardinality-wise) of "Singularity".

Plurality, Singularity, ..

I've got some ideas of my own but do not want to preempt answers.

btw. From my googling of anthropological conceptuality, it appears
that "oneness" and "manyness" are well-understood concepts but
that the concept of "ziltch" is much less featured in lay-society.

Cheers
Justin Johansson
Jul 16 2010
next sibling parent Justin Johansson <no spam.com> writes:
On my search for "none-ity" I came across this web domain
which has a visually interesting home page.

http://www.void.com/

While having not explored the content as yet, I wonder how many
geeks (like myself) have been there before?

Cheers
Justin Johansson
Jul 16 2010
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Lars T. Kyllingstad" <public kyllingen.NOSPAMnet> writes:
On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 21:18:33 +0930, Justin Johansson wrote:

 D friends,
 
 Yep, off topic for sure, but this is the best ng that I know of to get
 quick answers :-)
 
 May I please have your suggestions for the next English word that comes
 semantically/mathematically in sequence.  Ideally the word ends in "ty"
 and the semantic sequence is obviously to do with the predecessor
 (cardinality-wise) of "Singularity".
 
 Plurality, Singularity, ..

...naughty? :) But seriously, how about nullity? Or perhaps triviality? -Lars
Jul 16 2010
parent Justin Johansson <no spam.com> writes:
Lars T. Kyllingstad wrote:
 On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 21:18:33 +0930, Justin Johansson wrote:
 
 D friends,

 Yep, off topic for sure, but this is the best ng that I know of to get
 quick answers :-)

 May I please have your suggestions for the next English word that comes
 semantically/mathematically in sequence.  Ideally the word ends in "ty"
 and the semantic sequence is obviously to do with the predecessor
 (cardinality-wise) of "Singularity".

 Plurality, Singularity, ..

...naughty? :) But seriously, how about nullity? Or perhaps triviality? -Lars

Being 10pm in my neck of the woods, and being a late night meal-time eater, I was just having a mouthful of my wife's stupendous ham and bacon pea soup when I read your reply and splat in laughter about your suggestion of "naughty". As I write this reply, I am still picking out the remnants of split pea husks from my keyboard. :-( This is quite serious; my keyboard may now might need replacing. To be more serious, I just happened across the word "nihility" http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=nihility but I don't think "nihility" really means "none-of-ity" rather than it means more about the absence of anything including a "zerality" of things. Hey, maybe "zerality" should be coined as a new English word? <void>Justin</void>
Jul 16 2010
prev sibling next sibling parent reply "Lars T. Kyllingstad" <public kyllingen.NOSPAMnet> writes:
On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 21:18:33 +0930, Justin Johansson wrote:

 D friends,
 
 Yep, off topic for sure, but this is the best ng that I know of to get
 quick answers :-)
 
 May I please have your suggestions for the next English word that comes
 semantically/mathematically in sequence.  Ideally the word ends in "ty"
 and the semantic sequence is obviously to do with the predecessor
 (cardinality-wise) of "Singularity".
 
 Plurality, Singularity, ..

BTW, is "singularity" ever used to describe one-ness? (I know "singular" is, but I'm not so sure about the "-ty"-form".) In all contexts I have encountered it, it means infinite-ness. I'd think "unity" was the right word. -Lars
Jul 16 2010
next sibling parent "Nick Sabalausky" <a a.a> writes:
"Lars T. Kyllingstad" <public kyllingen.NOSPAMnet> wrote in message 
news:i1pk9i$2ft5$5 digitalmars.com...
 On Fri, 16 Jul 2010 21:18:33 +0930, Justin Johansson wrote:

 D friends,

 Yep, off topic for sure, but this is the best ng that I know of to get
 quick answers :-)

 May I please have your suggestions for the next English word that comes
 semantically/mathematically in sequence.  Ideally the word ends in "ty"
 and the semantic sequence is obviously to do with the predecessor
 (cardinality-wise) of "Singularity".

 Plurality, Singularity, ..

BTW, is "singularity" ever used to describe one-ness? (I know "singular" is, but I'm not so sure about the "-ty"-form".) In all contexts I have encountered it, it means infinite-ness.

I've always seen it as "infinitely small" or just "black hole" (in the cosmological sence.)
Jul 16 2010
prev sibling parent Justin Johansson <no spam.com> writes:
Lars T. Kyllingstad wrote:
 Plurality, Singularity, ..

BTW, is "singularity" ever used to describe one-ness? (I know "singular" is, but I'm not so sure about the "-ty"-form".) In all contexts I have encountered it, it means infinite-ness. I'd think "unity" was the right word. -Lars

# S: (n) singularity, uniqueness (the quality of being one of a kind) "that singularity distinguished him from all his companions" # S: (n) singularity (strangeness by virtue of being remarkable or unusual) http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=singularity Then again # In mathematics, a singularity is in general a point at which a given mathematical object is not defined, or a point of an exceptional set where it fails to be well-behaved in some particular way, such as differentiability. ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singularity_(maths) # the state of being singular, distinct, peculiar, uncommon or unusual; a point where all parallel lines meet; a point where a measured variable reaches unmeasurable or infinite value; the value or range of values of a function for which a derivative does not exist; a point or region in ... http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/singularity # location where the fabric of space or spacetime suffers a devastating rupture. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/elegant/glossary.html Which now leaves me totally confused as to correct usage! :-)
Jul 16 2010
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Justin Johansson wrote:
 D friends,
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 Yep, off topic for sure, but this is the best ng that I know of to
 get quick answers :-)
=20
 May I please have your suggestions for the next English word that
 comes semantically/mathematically in sequence.  Ideally the word
 ends in "ty" and the semantic sequence is obviously to do with
 the predecessor (cardinality-wise) of "Singularity".
=20
 Plurality, Singularity, ..
=20
 I've got some ideas of my own but do not want to preempt answers.
=20
 btw. From my googling of anthropological conceptuality, it appears
 that "oneness" and "manyness" are well-understood concepts but
 that the concept of "ziltch" is much less featured in lay-society.
=20

Jerome --=20 mailto:jeberger free.fr http://jeberger.free.fr Jabber: jeberger jabber.fr
Jul 16 2010
parent Rattanji <rattanji.m gmail.com> writes:
I suggest that you download free software 'ForeWord', WordWeb6 and
EZDictionary. With the help of this software, you can find out what you want
to. 
Please see my blog http://rattanji blogsoft.com
Rattanji 
Jul 17 2010
prev sibling parent "Nick Sabalausky" <a a.a> writes:
"Justin Johansson" <no spam.com> wrote in message 
news:i1pgul$nfv$1 digitalmars.com...
D friends,

 Yep, off topic for sure, but this is the best ng that I know of to
 get quick answers :-)

 May I please have your suggestions for the next English word that
 comes semantically/mathematically in sequence.  Ideally the word
 ends in "ty" and the semantic sequence is obviously to do with
 the predecessor (cardinality-wise) of "Singularity".

 Plurality, Singularity, ..

 I've got some ideas of my own but do not want to preempt answers.

 btw. From my googling of anthropological conceptuality, it appears
 that "oneness" and "manyness" are well-understood concepts but
 that the concept of "ziltch" is much less featured in lay-society.

Nullity? Best I can come up with.
Jul 16 2010