from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Literal accuracy; exactness; precision.


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  • Acribia is a genus of moth (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae). In Italian, this term means "precision" (from ancient Greek ἀκ�?ίβεια).

    Although I think it is not related to the moth's name.

    February 24, 2009

  • Hip-hop homelessness.

    February 24, 2009

  • Some English translations of Theodor Adorno's Negative Dialectics use acribia un-italicized. Context suggests the Italian.

    It may, for no apparent reason and with no real evidence, mean the uncontrollable urge to run one's fingers up and down over one's extended lips while making a "buh" sound.

    Sionnach's understanding makes more sense than any of this, though.

    May 15, 2009