THE OPEN DICTIONARY
New Words & Slang
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(verb) : to remove clutter
During the 1980s, top executives were judged on their ability to restructure, declutter, and delayer their corporations. —Harvard Business Review, May-June 1990
Submitted by: Maria Roges from Massachusetts on Sep. 12, 2011 11:46
(noun) : to clean or make organized
I need to declutter my room. —Oprah and various magazines
Submitted by: Sharonie from Texas on Sep. 21, 2008 14:50
(verb) : to remove clutter or to make neat
Try to declutter your desk by tomorrow.
Submitted by: Amarjeet SIngh Makkar from India on Jan. 11, 2008 13:40
(verb) : To remove clutter from a space. Used in the context of someone who is overwhelmed by clutter.
I'm having a hard time decluttering my collection old prescription pills. It's time to declutter the living room, because it's all billy-goat paths now.
Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 03, 2005 01:27
decohere (verb) : to lose coherence between the components of a quantum system
An external interaction will cause a quantum system to decohere.
Submitted by: femfemma from Sweden on Jul. 05, 2011 11:35
decommendation (noun) : an anti-recommendation : advice to avoid something
ide Story. —Wilson, Internet post, June 2, 2008
Submitted by: Rachel K from Texas on Jun. 05, 2008 12:19
deconcile (verb) : (transitive verb): The opposite of reconcile; To break apart from another after having reconciled prior.
They reconciled before Christmas, only to deconcile after New Year's.
Submitted by: J.C. Moore from Pennsylvania on Dec. 26, 2007 10:12
(verb) : to eliminate conflicts in a schedule
Make sure you deconflict the meeting with the VP's schedule.
Submitted by: J Stevens from California on Jan. 15, 2013 14:52
(verb) : to resolve conflicts in a schedule
Submitted by: Councell from Florida on Aug. 20, 2012 14:34
(verb) : to arrange or alter something to prevent conflict or interference
They tried to deconflict any potential problems prior to the start of the race.
Submitted by: Kevin Seiff from California on Jul. 27, 2011 01:28
(verb) : to ensure that two or more objects will not conflict with each other
To ensure there was not an accident, the air traffic controller deconflicted the two aircraft by altitude.
Submitted by: Mark Garnet from Ohio on Jan. 29, 2006 23:24
(verb) : to resolve conflicting ideas or actions
We need to deconflict the helo routes during Phase 2 operations.
Submitted by: Wes Sanders from California on Oct. 25, 2005 12:17
deconfliction (noun) : the process of avoiding mutual interference
Submitted by: Michael Groff from Pennsylvania on Aug. 05, 2011 08:44
deconvolve (verb) : to distinguish or separate elements from among several that may influence a result
We also explore simple methods for deconvolving the rebinned data with this PSF to restore it to a more ideal state prior to FBP. —ALESSIO Adam; SAUER Ken ; KINAHAN Paul, Physics in medicine & biology, 2006
Submitted by: Anonymous on Mar. 02, 2010 15:56
decoreat (verb) : To both decorate & eat.
Let's get together and decoreat some cookies this weekend.
Submitted by: Jasmine Mager from California on Dec. 30, 2005 18:08
decorpulate (verb) : to detach a body from a head. (Also, decorpulated, as a modifier—see example below)
We should refer to "decapitated bodies" and "decorpulated heads—" strictly speaking, the concept of a "decapitated head" makes no sense. —I ask you to bear with this coinage, which also returns a small number of Google hits.
Submitted by: Erik S. O'Donnell from Illinois on Apr. 03, 2006 17:13
decrapidated (verb) : bring to the condition of rubbish from decay
The old farm house had become decrapidated from lack of upkeep.
Submitted by: Rachel from Minnesota on Oct. 26, 2005 17:49
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