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    Will it be suitable to the contemporary museum play a "kaleidoscopic role?"

    Dear all,

    As an intern at a museum I am going to make an oral presentation for my mid-term report next week. I am considering using ''the kaleidoscopic role'' to illustrate the fact that museums today have taken charge of diverse affairs. Is ''the kaleidoscopic role'' pertinent to the meaning? Hope you guys kindly give me some thoughts:)

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    Re: Will it be suitable to the contemporary museum play a "kaleidoscopic role?"

    Sorry guys
    the title shall be Will it be suitable to ''describe'' the contemporary museum play a kaleidoscopic role?


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    Re: Will it be suitable to the contemporary museum play a "kaleidoscopic role?"

    Kaleidoscopic | Define Kaleidoscopic at Dictionary.com

    Which definition here makes you think this word means "diverse"?

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    Re: Will it be suitable to the contemporary museum play a "kaleidoscopic role?"

    Thanks Dave.

    I think I kind of misunderstood the meaning of the word

    Then, could I ask whether "the kaleidoscopic role" is synonymous with "the shifting role"? Does "the kaleidoscopic role" have negative connotations?

    Really look for your kind responses.

    Cheers,

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    Kaleidoscopic | Define Kaleidoscopic at Dictionary.com

    Which definition here makes you think this word means "diverse"?
    Last edited by James Ko; 10-Oct-2013 at 05:34.

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    Re: Will it be suitable to the contemporary museum play a "kaleidoscopic role?"

    "multifaceted role" is a good word.
    But still wonder if "kaleidoscopic role" has negative connotations.


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    Re: Will it be suitable to the contemporary museum play a "kaleidoscopic role?"

    Quote Originally Posted by James Ko View Post
    "multifaceted role" is a good word.
    But still wonder if "kaleidoscopic role" has negative connotations.

    I don't think "kaleidoscopic" is clear enough. "Multifaceted" seems to fit your intended meaning.

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    Re: Will it be suitable to the contemporary museum play a "kaleidoscopic role?"

    But still wonder if "kaleidoscopic role" has negative connotations.

    "Kaleidoscopic" doesn't usually have negative connotations. It can sometimes describe an effect of constantly changing patterns or colours etc that may be confusing but, even then, it could be suggesting that the effect is stimulating and enjoyable rather than unpleasant.
    However, as Mike and I say, it doesn't seem suitable for the meaning you intend.

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