Education: Mcm-in-the-Street's Dictionary

Hearing: a physical sense with a particular type of terminal organ responsible to a particular type of stimulus.

Such examples of dictionary style make Columbia University's famed Psychologist Edward Lee Thorndike wince. No pedant, Dr. Thorndike decided a few years ago to write a dictionary that most of its users could understand. He started by counting words to see which were used oftenest. Then his assistant, Dr. Irving Lorge, made a record of how the words were used, compiled an English semantic count which ranked each word's meanings in order of frequency. To give his dictionary authority, Dr. Thorndike employed 28 eminent...

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