- `man·u,script /'m&nj@,skrIpt/ noun
- (MS) The work as
prepared by the author. Although the word may suggest handwriting,
handwritten manuscripts are seldom considered for publication. The
manuscript is the author's typewritten or electronically printed
version of the work, or increasingly, the electronic file produced
by the author. Most publishers who accept electronic submissions
still require a paper version at some point in the process. What is
"the manuscript" to the author becomes "the copy" to editors,
typesetters, and proofreaders. When the copy has been set in type
and the typesetting has been proofed, the copy becomes "dead
- `med·i·cal mys·ter·y /'mEdIkl-
'mIstRi/ or /'mEdIkl-
Medical mysteries generally are supposed to be realistic, and
because of the extensive medical knowledge required they are
usually written by or in close collaboration with doctors.
- 1 : a subgenre of
mystery in which a crime is solved primarily through the analysis
of medical evidence, including autopsy and biological trace
evidence. The protagonist is usually a pathologist who holds a
position in a coroner's or medical examiner's office.
- 2 : a subgenre of
mystery in which the disease is the culprit. Often no actual crime
is involved, but doctors are mystified by a mysterious disease
occurring in one or more people. The principal problem may be
diagnosis or the tracing of exposure to a disease-causing agent.
The protagonist may be a diagnostician or a epidemiologist.
- mei`o·sis /maI'oUsis/
understatement, ironic use of a lesser name, term, or category for
something, For example: a war refered to
as a spot of unpleasantness. :
diminuation, tapeinosis, abbaser (some
similar terms may imply the intention really is to make the thing
seem less important, that is, the element of intentional irony is
- [mistaken] [local]
- As used here: The
label [mistaken], occurs mostly with
usage entries, and indicates words that are sometimes misspelled or
misunderstood. This label is used when there is little serious
controversy about which usage is correct. Sometimes several or all
of the alternatives can be correct in one context or another
depending upon the intended meaning.
- `mor·al `rights /'mOrl-
- Rights of a noneconomic nature in a creative work
recognized, at least in part, by most signatories of the Berne
convention, but not well-implemented in the United States.
Moral rights include: the right to be recognized as the author of
the work or not at the author's option, the right to prevent the
work from being distorted or mutilated, in some jurisdictions the
right to respond to criticism, the right of retraction (which is,
essentially the right to purchase the work and destroy it), and
various other particular rights intended to protect the author's
reputation and to avoid having his work put to a purpose that he
did not intend or no longer supports.
- moral / ethical See: ethical /
- MS /'Em'Es/
- abbreviation for manuscript
- In this glossary: The notation (MS) indicates material pertaining to the
preparation, appearance, or handling of manuscripts.
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