IDIOM


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AcronymDefinition
IDIOMIntrusion Detection Interchange and Operations Messages (Cisco)
IDIOMIterative Development and Implementation of an Object-Oriented Methodology
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It is precisely because such phrases are not part of the current idiom that they give distinction to the style.
Now my humble fear is that this double training, in language as well as in thought, imposes somewhat too heavy a burden upon the young, especially when, at the age of three years old, they are taken from the maternal care and taught to unlearn the old language -- except for the purpose of repeating it in the presence of their Mothers and Nurses -- and to learn the vocabulary and idiom of science.
The pronunciation, as it happens, is just what I am most at home in; if he had said my genders or my idioms there would have been some sense.
Bilibin was now at army headquarters in a diplomatic capacity, and though he wrote in French and used French jests and French idioms, he described the whole campaign with a fearless self-censure and self-derision genuinely Russian.
"You might retort," she suggested, "that when an adult is with kindergarten children he must descend to kindergarten idioms in order to make himself intelligible.
In general it is not elegant, the more so because the authors usually follow the Latin idioms and sentence divisions instead of reshaping them into the native English style.
"If your conscience," says the man with the nose, "is indisposed toward foreign idioms ye might, to please yourself, smuggle the letter into the penultimate syllable."
He had repaired it with large patches of French, with words anglicized by a process of his own, and with native idioms literally translated.
He heard Fanshaw add that his country was full of such quaint fables and idioms; it was the very home of romance; he even pitted this part of Cornwall against Devonshire, as a claimant to the laurels of Elizabethan seamanship.
Another popular though smelly idiom used by both sides is 'apne garebaan me jhaanko' (introspect).
After the success of the book, Idiom was chosen to represent the region at the Scottish Young Enterprise finals and took home three awards - including gongs for best company report and also the managing director of the year prize to Lyle Hamilton.
N400 was elicited by congruent and noncongruent Chinese idioms. After rTMS treatment, N400, P300, and MMN characteristics were compared with those before treatment and NC group.