Monday, June 13, 2011

Word of the Week: Mutatis Mutandis

The word of the week for June 13th-19th:

Mutatis Mutandis adverb

Pronunciation: \myoo-TAH-tis-myoo-TAHN-dis\

Definition:
1 : with the necessary changes having been made
2 : with the respective differences having been considered
3 : The necessary changes in details, such as names and places, will be made but everything else will remain the same.

Example:
The points that the author of the study makes about the town's roads and bridges also apply, mutatis mutandis, to its schools and municipal buildings.

First Known Usage: 16th century (English)

Origin: Latin
(Translates: "The necessary changes having been made.")



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