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    Exclamation What are the meanings of these words ?

    Please, can you tell me what are the meanings of these words ?

    1-Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniconiosis

    2-Antidisiestabilishmentlization (or antidisiestabilshmentrainizm)

    3-Honorificabilitudintatibus

    4-Electroencephalographcallg

    5-Antitrasubtantiationlist

    6-Supercalafragilisticexpialdocious

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    Re: What are the meanings of these words ?

    Hi, lolo katti!

    Meanings are as follows:

    1. a factitious word alleged to mean 'a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs.'" A condition meeting the word's definition is normally called silicosis.


    2. Antidisestablishmentarianism is a political position that originated in nineteenth-century Britain in opposition to proposals for the disestablishment of the Church of England, that is, to remove the Anglican Church's status as the state church of England, Ireland and Wales.

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    3. Honorificabilitudinitatibus is the ablative plural of the medieval Latin word honorificabilitudinitas, which can be translated as "the state of being able to achieve honours".

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    4.I have read this word -- Electroencephalography. It is the recording of electrical activity along the scalp produced by the firing of neurons within the brain.

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    Re: What are the meanings of these words ?

    As for the sixth word, I have read that it was used in a song....

    The roots of this word have been defined as follows: super- "above", cali- "beauty", fragilistic- "delicate", expiali- "to atone", and docious- "educable", with the sum of these parts signifying roughly "Atoning for educability through delicate beauty."

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    Re: What are the meanings of these words ?

    What about the 5th word ?

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    Re: What are the meanings of these words ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lolo Katti View Post
    What about the 5th word ?
    "Antitranssubstantiationlist" means someone who doesn't believe in the literal trasnssubstantiation of the wafer and the wine, used in Holy Communion in the Catholic church, into the body and blood of Christ. In other words, they don't believe that the wafer and the wine magically turn into the blood and body of Christ, a belief held by traditional Catholics.

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    Re: What are the meanings of these words ?

    Ok, my last question is:

    ARE YOU SURE OF ALL THESE MEANINGS ?

    It is very IMPORTANT to me to know their meanings CORRECTLY.

    The meaning of the 5th word is unquestionably correct because it is written by Mr.Bhaisahab the teacher of English, but what about the other meanings, are they correct?.
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    Re: What are the meanings of these words ?

    Have you checked them in dictionaries?

    Supercalifrag/...was made up for a song from "Mary Poppins". It is not a "real" word.

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    Re: What are the meanings of these words ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Have you checked them in dictionaries?

    I have 3 dictionaries, one of them is the Oxford English Dictionary but I didn't find these long words in any of them.

    You are a native speaker of English. So, I think you know them better than any other dictionary.
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