Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 15:29:02 -0500
From: Mark Mandel Mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DRAGONSYS.COM
Subject: once-off feature
Michael Montgomery writes about the pronunciation of "greasy":
I remember being told in graduate school that the greasy line pertained to
a once-off feature, but am not now so sure.
"Once-off feature" is a phrase new to me. I know the term "one-off",
applied to a commercial object that is normally made in mass quantities,
but which in the case under discussion is being made in quantity one.
(Ghod, what a convoluted syntax I have to use here!!! Is there a better
way to say this?) It may be a CD-ROM bearing data in a special format
requested by one customer, or a custom chip produced as a sample, or a
game card (e.g. "Magic: The Gathering") produced as a gift for a VIP.
I understand Michael to mean "a feature that applies to only one item in
the lexicon". Is that it?
Mark A. Mandel : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]dragonsys.com
Dragon Systems, Inc. : speech recognition : +1 617 965-5200
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