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Please Help Me with a Word

Is there a common English word or a technical term that names the process of taking a page or picture from the real world to the virtual? In other words, if I took a physical page and, with a scanner or camera, turned it into a file on my computer; what would you call that action?
posted by millerizer on Oct 2, 2011 - 21 answers

Dictionary term for tiny orange slices?

WordFilter: Is there a word/term for the tiny slices of oranges that are found between the regular sized slices? Grandma Hollis calls them "Santa Clauses." Does an actual dictionary term exist?
posted by Etta Hollis on Jan 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Smallest Number of Words To Be Deemed A Dictionary?

LogosFilter: Could a blog entry that contains two words and their definitions be consistent with the definition of a dictionary? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Apr 23, 2008 - 8 answers

A word for the emotion you don't feel?

Is there a word for: expecting to feel grief or ache of conscience and then not feeling it? [more inside]
posted by coizero on Jan 23, 2008 - 22 answers

What does one call something that contains the seeds of its own downfall?

What does one call something that contains the seeds of its own downfall? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Oct 5, 2006 - 35 answers

The grammer police strike again!

Why is electrical a word, but electronical isn't? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on May 21, 2006 - 58 answers

To be or not to be?

What is the ideal word in the English language that means torn between two equally wonderful/terrible things? A friend of mine suggested yesterday this word was ambivalence, but I am not satisfied with that. [more inside]
posted by Happydaz on Oct 23, 2005 - 58 answers

What's the best dictionary to use with Word for Windows?

What's the best dictionary to use in conjunction with Word (Windows)? I am a writer and would like to search/cross reference definitions--and synonyms, if possible--directly from my file in Word, and without going online. Webster's Third New Unabridged is my go-to dictionary, but the reviews of its CD-ROM leave me confused. Any advice would be appreciated.
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Apr 18, 2004 - 3 answers

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