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Posted by Nicholas on October 31, 2002 04:16:35 UTC

Scientists are bound by the English dictionary, otherwise nothing we say would make sense. Sometimes, however, words are used so often in science that they take on a non-standard meaning. "Universe" is a good example. If we tried to misuse words like "the" or "and", we would not be very effective communicators.

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