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2008-12-03 10:16:18

For over two centuries, meteorologists were puzzled by the observation that atmospheric pressure in the tropics peaks at 10 am and 10 pm nearly every day.


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prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.