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Unsubstantiated, often false stories that spread through a community person to person by word of mouth in a manner rather similar to the spread of communicable diseases. Rumor can affect ...

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A Dictionary of Public Health (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...rumor Unsubstantiated, often false stories that spread through a community person to person by word of mouth in a manner rather similar to the spread of communicable diseases. Rumor can affect the behavior of crowds for good or ill—unfortunately often for ill (e.g., by provoking riots). ...

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The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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2015

... speaks the Induction to 2 Henry IV . Anne...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

... n . An unverified story or report circulating in a community, usually by word of mouth. It tends to focus on people or events about which there is interest or concern but not much concrete evidence, and as it is propagated, it undergoes the same processes of assimilation ( 5 ) , levelling ( 1 ) , and sharpening as are found in other forms of serial reproduction . US rumor . See also meme , rumour intensity formula , small world phenomenon , urban legend . [From Latin rumor ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2020
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Language reference
Length:
35 words

... rumour rumour has it it is rumoured. 1993 Margaret Atwood The Robber Bride It’s a good thing Roz didn’t invest in that one, rumour has it that the backers are losing a shirt or ...

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A Dictionary of Organizational Behaviour

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Current Version:
2019
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
133 words

... An informal mode of communication that has a specific message or belief to communicate but is unsupported by robust evidence. Rumours are often communicated verbally and can be adapted by each individual who communicates the message to suit their needs. Rumour enables unofficial sources of information to be communicated readily amongst the workforce. Because rumours are unsanctioned and unmoderated forms of communication, they are often quite powerful in influencing people’s beliefs. Many organizations have ‘rumour-busting’ communications to respond to...

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A Dictionary of Psychology (4 ed.)

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2015

... intensity formula n . A proposition formulated by the US psychologists Gordon W(illard) Allport ( 1897–1967 ) and the Russian-born Leo (Joseph) Postman ( 1918–2004 ) in their book The Psychology of Rumor ( 1947 ) that the strength of a rumour depends on its importance multiplied by the difficulty of falsifying it. US rumor intensity formula...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Current Version:
2005

...on rumour . An investment maxim linked to market behaviour which requires buy on the rumour, sell on the fact...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
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Length:
106 words

... • dormer , former, korma, Norma, performer, pro-forma, stormer, transformer, trauma, warmer • sixth-former • barnstormer • aroma , carcinoma, chroma, coma, comber, diploma, glaucoma, Homer, lymphoma, melanoma, misnomer, Oklahoma, Omagh, roamer, Roma, romer, sarcoma, soma • beachcomber • bloomer , boomer, consumer, Duma, humour ( US humor), Nkrumah, perfumer, puma, roomer, rumour ( US rumor), satsuma, stumer, Sumer, tumour ( US tumor) • zeugma • fulmar • bummer , comer, drummer, hummer, midsummer, mummer, plumber, rummer, strummer, summa,...

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Oxford Business Spanish Dictionary: Spanish-English

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
6 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
Length:
10 words
rūmor,

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Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: Latin-English (3 ed.)

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Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries, Classical studies
Length:
10 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
Length:
18 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
24 words
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Oxford Business French Dictionary: English-French

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
26 words
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Pocket Oxford American Thesaurus (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
51 words
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Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

...rumour . So spelt in BrE, but rumor in...

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Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015

... is spelt - our in BrE and rumor in...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Language reference, History of English
Length:
19 words

... †favourable report; general report or hearsay XIV. ME. rumur , rumo(u)r — OF. rumur , -or (mod. -eur ) — L. rūmor , -ōr-...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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

... • dormer , former, korma, Norma, performer, pro-forma, stormer, transformer, trauma, warmer • sixth-former • barnstormer • aroma , carcinoma, chroma, coma, comber, diploma, glaucoma, Homer, lymphoma, melanoma, misnomer, Oklahoma, Omagh, roamer, Roma, romer, sarcoma, soma • beachcomber • bloomer , boomer, consumer, Duma, humour ( US humor), Nkrumah, perfumer, puma, roomer, rumour ( US rumor), satsuma, stumer, Sumer, tumour ( US tumor) • zeugma • fulmar • bummer , comer, drummer, hummer, midsummer, mummer, plumber, rummer, strummer, summa,...

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