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Biometrics
2012-05-08 15:11:26

Biometrics is a journal published by the International Biometric Society. It was originally published under the title Biometrics Bulletin when established in 1945. It dropped the Bulletin from its name in 1947. RA Fisher, a notable contributor to the journal, was honored with a memorial edition published in 1964. The journal publishes articles on the application of statistics and mathematics to biological sciences. It has received a ranking of fifth overall of 40 statistics journals,...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'