Electronic voting feasibility

Richie Hindle richie at entrian.com
Tue Sep 21 10:43:00 CEST 2004


[Pat]
> I was mystified to find
> that www.m-w.com does not have an entry for an adjective "sound"
> meaning "acoustic."  I find this baffling -- not only is this an
> extremely common usage (IMO), but in the dictionary itself, one of the
> entries in the definition for "acoustic" refers to "sound waves"!

I believe that's an "attributive use" of the noun "sound", as in "brick wall"
or "town council".  See "Adjective (1)" in The New Fowler's.

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Richie Hindle
richie at entrian.com




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