Vocabulary 1.

amalgam The blending of two or more meanings into one name. Usage: You should not create OUs to simply mirror some Organizational Chart, but instead on an amalgam of several different possibilities.

confer 1)have a conference in order to talk something over; “We conferred about a plan of action” present; 2) “The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated”; “The president’s secretary speaks with him & whilst settings his briefcase upright on her desk, confers with her about something;” “bestow an honor on someone” 3) cf. is an abbreviation for the Latin word confer, meaning “compare.”

kerning 1)The amount of space between characters, initially determined by the design of the font. You can adjust the spacing between to make it more aesthetically pleasing 2) In typography, kerning is the process of adjusting letter spacing in a proportional font. In a well-kerned font, the two-dimensional blank spaces between each pair of letters all have similar area. Usage: Software writes fiddle with the kerning, which is the spacing between letters as opposed to the spacing between words.

typography Typography (from the Greek words typos = form and grapho = write) is the art and technique of selecting and arranging type styles, point sizes, line lengths, line leading, character spacing, and word spacing for typeset applications. These applications can be physical or digital. The two primary functions of typography are the presentation of text in a manner that is not only easy to read but also visually engaging.

typefaces 1) A set of characters that share a common design that distinguishes the typeface from all other character sets. It is a Specific letterform design that typically includes all the letters of the alphabet including, numbers and punctuation. 2) In typography, a typeface is a co-ordinated set of character designs, which usually comprises an alphabet of letters, a set of numerals and a set of punctuation marks. There are also typefaces of Ideograms and symbols (e.g. mathematical or map making). Usage: The Typface is Courier from MS Works4.5 for W95, fourteen point, printed bold.

faucet 1) a regulator for controlling the flow of a liquid from a reservoir 2) A tap is a valve for controlling the release of a liquid or gas (gas-tap). It can refer to a valve for tap water (a faucet) or a valve connected to a keg of beer to allow one to control the flow of the beverage, also called a beer tap. In a broader but less common sense, it may refer to any water spigot. Usage: the flap gum of the envelope was wetted with faucet water.


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