elocutionary elocutionary

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or relating to elocution
  2. (adj) (used of style of speaking) overly embellished

Usage(s):

  1. Hampden's performance was straightforward, stately and without elocutionary claptrap.
  2. It was also full of resonance, and even its more awkward, elocutionary passages had the ring of sincerity.
  3. News-starved reporters based endless prognostications on Ike's posture and color, analyzed his inflections with elocutionary zeal.

News

  1. LADEE Initial Systems Checkout Phase Successfully Completed

    [ Watch The Video - LADEE Launches! ] NASA After a spectacular launch, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer ( LADEE ) spacecraft was placed by the Minotaur V launch vehicle into an elliptic orbit around Earth, as the start of our journey to the moon. After adjusting some fault protection settings to enable the reaction wheels, mission controllers at NASA's Ames Research Center in ...
    on September 11, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  2. Are the NIST Standard Elliptic Curves Back-doored?

    IamTheRealMike writes "In the wake of Bruce Schneier's statements that he no longer trusts the constants selected for elliptic curve cryptography, people have started trying to reproduce the process that led to those constants being selected ... and found it cannot be done. As background, the most basic standard elliptic curves used for digital signatures and other cryptography are called the ...
    on September 11, 2013     Source: Slashdot

  3. LADEE Project Manager Update: Initial Checkout Complete

    After a spectacular launch, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft was placed by the Minotaur V launch vehicle into an elliptic orbit around Earth, as the start of our journey to the moon.
    on September 11, 2013     Source: SpaceRef

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