define.com: Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples

Twilight

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Twilight \Twi"light'\, adjective

1. Seen or done by twilight. --Milton.

2. Imperfectly illuminated; shaded; obscure.

O'er the twilight groves and dusky caves. --Pope.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Twilight \Twi"light'\, noun [OE. twilight, AS. twi- (see {Twice}) + le['o]ht light; hence the sense of doubtful or half light; cf. LG. twelecht, G. zwielicht. See {Light}.]

1. The light perceived before the rising, and after the setting, of the sun, or when the sun is less than 18[deg] below the horizon, occasioned by the illumination of the earth's atmosphere by the direct rays of the sun and their reflection on the earth.

2. faint light; a dubious or uncertain medium through which anything is viewed.

As when the sun . . . from behind the moon, In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds. --Milton.

The twilight of probability. --Locke.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

twilight

adjective

1: lighted by or as if by twilight; "The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn"-Henry Fielding; "the twilight glow of the sky"; "a boat on a twilit river" [syn: {dusky}, {twilight(a)}, {twilit}]

noun

1: the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night" [syn: {twilight}, {dusk}, {gloaming}, {gloam}, {nightfall}, {evenfall}, {fall}, {crepuscule}, {crepuscle}]

2: the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth

3: a condition of decline following successes; "in the twilight of the empire"


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, privacy, social and ecological responsibility and positive humanitarian ethics and values. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card private keys.

My banking ideas may have caught the attention of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. I like my banking to be FREE and REAL TIME and PRIVATE. I have a proposal for how the central bank could more effectively issue credit directly to the consumers through a totally automated PRIVATE NONPROFIT. We don't need for-profit banks to administer our central bank credit. We can automate that task completely. Say, "Thank you" to the scientific community. We don't need to create new money as debt. That model was corrupt and inefficient. It was a system of slavery. Consumers were owned outright by the central banks. They called it "Sovereign Debt." Have you ever heard of fractional reserve banking? Slavery by con men. That's not what we're all about around here. We are, fundamentally, advanced technologists. We can design happier societies than that. That system sucked for the average citizens. Our systems work without the intentional generation of debt as a revenue model. We are all about a smarter banking system that serves the PUBLIC INTEREST better than those financed with debt.


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Golden Key
3D Model of a Neuron

Saturday, February 28, 2015 8:49:39 PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Comcast is my I.S.P. My personal bank is J.P. Morgan Chase