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Difficult sentence from Leibniz's Historia Inventionis Phosphori?

Leibniz is a German philosopher. His German inspired Latin grammar is at least as complex as his ancient Greek role models, in contrast to the simplifying texts of Cicero. His style may be inspired ...
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Difficult sentence from Leibniz's Historia Inventionis Phosphori?

The relatio is further qualified as discedens and hausta. Specifically, it is “in not a few places” (iisque capitalibus, “and the main ones”) a re gesta discedens (deviating from the history), ex ...
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Is the inflection of the Latin words in today's science similar to that of classical Latin, or English?

Words used in a Latin context are inflected as Latin, and words used in an English context are inflected as English. While people might pluralize "nucleus" as "nuclei", nobody says ...
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What are the Greek or Latin words for these SI prefixes?

As you note, the tera- prefix comes from the Greek word for monster. But it also happens to be quite similar to tetra-, which is of course the Greek-derived prefix for four. The next step up from ...
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What are the Greek or Latin words for these SI prefixes?

From an article on the adoption of the newest prefixes (Q, R, q, r) in 2022: "The only letters that were not used for other units or other symbols were R and Q," Brown said. Convention ...
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Is Pluto a planet(a)?

In the context of ancient astronomical theory a “planet” or “wandering star” is any heavenly body that changes its apparent location in relation to the other stars, as opposed to “fixed stars”, which ...
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