Monday, December 07, 2015

Word of the day: cloistral

The word of the day is cloistral:

  1. of, pertaining to, or living in a cloister.
  2. cloisterlike.

"From such cloistral clowning the world sickens."

 - Frederick Soddy, as quoted by Daniel S. Silver in "In Defense of Pure Mathematics: After 75 years, Godfrey Harold Hardy's A Mathematician's Apology still fuels debate over pure versus applied mathematics", November-December 2015 American Scientist (

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