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Waltzing 'Ma Tilde
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"This is a challenge quiz from adams627 from Georgia, a state well known for both its waltzes and its tildes, of course. The quiz itself is about that often undervalued but multifunctional character, the tilde."
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Not everyone knows a tilde is actually called a tilde. Which of the following is a common colloquial term for the tilde?
The tilde has several uses in mathematics. What relationship between two objects does the tilde represent, especially when the symbol is pronounced as "twiddles"?
What is a tilde known as when it is added as an ancillary graphic element of a single letter in an alphabet?
A tilde is also used in economic notation. In discussing consumer preferences, what would an economist mean by use of the tilde in the expression "a~b"?
preference for a
indifference between a and b
preference for b
In the International Phonetic Alphabet, what is indicated by placement of a tilde above a sound symbol?
do not sound out loud
short vowel becomes a long vowel
The tilde also has a use, though decreasingly, in mathematical logic. What does the use of a tilde directly before the symbol for the statement or proposition represent?
You will sometimes see a tilde directly in front of a year or a number. In mathematics, for a similar use, it would be written as a double tilde, one tilde above the other. What use is being made of the tilde in these instances?
showing greater than
In dictionaries, the tilde is often used to substitute for the main word in an entry when showing variations or examples. What is another term for the tilde when used in this fashion?
A famous adaptation by Microsoft to the problem of new, longer filenames and use of those filenames by older programs used a tilde as a visible part of the solution. What is the general term for the type of fix used by Microsoft?
home server synchronization
16 bit adaptation
What U.S. Major League Baseball right fielder is nicknamed "The Big Tilde"?
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