Earned media (or free media) refers to publicity gained through promotional efforts other than paid media advertising, which refers to publicity gained through advertising, or owned media, which refers to branding.
1. (Military) an ancient Greek and Macedonian battle formation of hoplites presenting long spears from behind a wall of overlapping shields
2. any closely ranked unit or mass of people: the police formed a phalanx to protect the embassy.
3. a number of people united for a common purpose
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a group of approximately 1800 persons forming a commune in which all property is collectively owned
5. (Anatomy) anatomy any of the bones of the fingers or toes.
6. (Botany) botany
a). a bundle of stamens, joined together by their stalks (filaments)
b). a form of vegetative spread in which the advance is on a broad front, as in the common reed.
1. omit (a sound or syllable) when speaking.
"the indication of elided consonants or vowels"
2. join together; merge.
"whole periods of time are elided into a few seconds of screen time"
To elide something is to omit it or get rid of it. If your parents are especially strict, you might tell them about the A you got on your English essay and elide the fact that you failed your math quiz.
If your school is putting on a production of "Grease" and the director cuts a major scene from the play, you can say she elides it. And when an elected official gives a speech, he's almost sure to elide certain topics that are too controversial or negative. Elide is also used in grammar to describe the way people speak when they leave out certain sounds. It comes from the Latin elidere, "strike out or force out."
For some strange reason this makes me reflect on a combination of words that has tickled my fancy. Way back in the 70s I met a woman who was a member of a sky diving team in Oregon. They called themselves;
For today's words, I would like those bots that answer to a .gov address to pass these up the line to your bosses:
From Old French honorable, honurable, from Latin honōrābilis, from honōrō (“I honour”); cognate with Italian onorabile, Spanish honorable. Synchronically analyzable as honor + -able.
1. deserving of respect or high regard : deserving of honor
2. of great renown : illustrious
3. performed or accompanied with marks of honor or respect
4 a. attesting to creditable conduct
b. consistent with a reputation that is not tarnished or sullied
5. characterized by integrity : guided by a keen sense of duty and ethical conduct
From Old French honeste, from Latin honestus, from honor.
1. free of deceit and untruthfulness; sincere.
Characterized by integrity or fairness and straightforwardness in conduct, thought, speech, etc.; upright; just; equitable; trustworthy; truthful; sincere; free from fraud, guile, or duplicity; not false; - said of persons and acts, and of things to which a moral quality is imputed.