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To speak of the popularization of the Enlightenment implies first, the interlocking of sets of ideas, attitudes, and values that can be identified as characteristic of the Enlightenment, ...

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The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

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Science and technology, History of Science
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1,100 words

...Century Britain (1984). Robert W. Rydell , All the World's a Fair: Visions of Empire at American International Expositions, 1876–1916 (1984). Terry Shinn and Richard Whitley , eds., Expository Science: Forms and Functions of Popularisation (1985). John Burnham , How Superstition Won and Science Lost: Popularizing Science and Health in the United States (1987). Susan Sheets-Pyenson , Cathedrals of Science: The Development of Colonial Natural History Museums During the Late Nineteenth Century (1988). Marcel C. Lafollette , Making Science Our...

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
4,317 words

... . To speak of the popularization of the Enlightenment implies first, the interlocking of sets of ideas, attitudes, and values that can be identified as characteristic of the Enlightenment, and then the diffusion of these ideas from the centers where they have been worked out and articulated, to a broader audience. Like most other intellectual movements, the Enlightenment was given form by philosophers, scientists, and writers, and then, over several generations, it spread more widely, so this model is broadly valid. For it to be of much use,...

Popularization of Science

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Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

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Current Version:
2015

...over the terms of popularization. To scientists, the ideal popularizer was another scientist. To those who endorsed a vision of popularization as free expression in a free society, with the goal of informing citizens rather than promoting scientists, what mattered most were professionalism, accuracy, and the production of good-quality products attractive to mass audiences. When Slosson’s longtime deputy, civil engineer and journalist Watson Davis, was finally appointed director in 1933 , he epitomized the new type of popularizer—an enthusiastic supporter...

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To speak of the popularization of the Enlightenment implies first, the interlocking of sets of ideas, attitudes, and values that can be identified as characteristic of the Enlightenment, and then ...
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
49 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
49 words
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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
170 words

... • adviser , chastiser, coryza, despiser, deviser, divisor, Dreiser, Eliza, incisor, Kaiser, Liza, miser, Mount Isa, provisor, reviser, riser, sizer, visor • aggrandizer • subsidizer • merchandiser • standardizer • methodizer • philosophizer • mythologizer • catechizer • immobilizer , mobilizer • utilizer • idealizer • verbalizer • idolizer • evangelizer • nationalizer , rationalizer • monopolizer • moralizer • neutralizer • liberalizer • generalizer • catalyser • tantalizer • totalizer • Breathalyzer • civilizer • minimizer •...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
106 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
112 words
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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
4 words
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Pocket Oxford Spanish Dictionary: English-Spanish (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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13 words
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Pocket Oxford American Thesaurus (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
56 words
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Oxford Paperback Thesaurus (4 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
54 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
46 words
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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: English-French (4 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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10 words
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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: English German (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
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15 words
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Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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146 words

... technicalities . This was Fowler’s term ( 1926 ) for technical terms that are adopted into general use, and the one he named as being then most in vogue was acid test . Some popularizations (e.g. leading question ) involve a change in meaning and are therefore usually more controversial. A range of examples from various domains, some known to Fowler and others more recent, are given in the table below. word technical domain date of popularized use allergy medicine mid-20c asset law 17c chain reaction chemistry mid-20c chronic...

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Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
272 words

...popularized technical terms . When Fowler was preparing Modern English Usage he remarked that ‘the term of this sort most in vogue at the moment of writing ( 1920 ) [was] acid test’. In scientific use it meant ‘the testing for gold by the use of nitric acid’. In transferred use it had acquired the broad sense ‘a severe or conclusive test’, a use perhaps popularized by Woodrow Wilson in 1918 ( The treatment accorded Russia by her sister nations in the months to come will be the acid test of their good will—Times , 9 Jan. 1918 ), though this figurative...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
7,039 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...of the term ‘sensibility’, synonymous with consciousness, with feelings, and eventually identifiable with sexual characteristics, generated a continuous struggle over its meanings and values. As the new scheme was popularized, it was also gendered. Newton had not distinguished women's nerves and brains from men's, but his popularizing successors, especially the new medical experts, frequently questioned the operation of the will in women's putatively more delicate nerves, compounding the potential for passivity implicit in the association of ideas. The...

4 The History of the Book in Byzantium

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
2,204 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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...and that could be written with smaller letters. One of these experiments was eventually found to be satisfactory and generally adopted; it has been suggested that this adaptation of *cursive script with numerous *ligatures combining two or three letters was invented or popularized by monks of the *Stoudios monastery in Constantinople, which was noted for its *scriptorium from the 9 th century onwards. Uncial was gradually abandoned except for a few luxury copies of texts destined for liturgical use. Book production was determined to a very large...

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