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QuoteHere, we explored for the first time the boundary conditions to turn caffeine administration a potential pharmacological strategy to attenuate contextual fear memories through periodical trace reactivation.
Quote from: Magdalena on July 23, 2017, 08:31:35 AMOR...or...QuoteHere, we explored for the first time the boundary conditions to turn caffeine administration a potential pharmacological strategy to attenuate contextual fear memories through periodical trace reactivation.Here we explored, for the first time, the boundary conditions to convert caffeine administration into a potential pharmacological strategy to attenuate contextual fear memories through periodical trace reactivation.
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on July 23, 2017, 11:50:57 AMYes, that is excellent Mags, thank you! Thanks too to you guys.
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on September 11, 2017, 09:07:39 PMOk, this one is a little confusing but I have a feeling the following isn't common usage. The word significance. Can it be used to mean 'meaning', as in meaning of a word? Not in the sense of importance, but what a word actually means, as in dictionary definition. This one confuses me because in Portuguese one can use 'significância' in this context but I'm not too sure the same applies in English.
Quote from: Recusant on September 11, 2017, 09:33:03 PMSince many words have more than one correct definition, to ponder a word's significance is to try to understand what it is intended to mean when encountered in a specific piece of writing.
Quote from: Dave on September 11, 2017, 09:37:58 PMGood one!I would use it as a close synonym of "importance", but, somehow without the same implication if "value". "The significance of this action is evident in the resulting social and political changes. The "action" is possibly also "important", but using "significance" implies that it is not critical in the context."Fred was a significant figure in history", "Tom was an important figure in history". I would say that Tom had more value in, more impact on, the historical outcome than Fred.
QuoteDisappointingly Fowler does not offer any help here. Do you have a copy of, "Fowlers Modern English Usage" Silver? If not get one! I'll buy you one for the upcoming gifting season if necessary!Sorry, doubt that I helped much, the nuances here are, er, delicate. It is what makes English so flexible, so suited to rhyming poetry!