• Question: what is the longest scientific word you know, and what dose it mean??????????

    Asked by whgeorgina to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 2 Jul 2012. This question was also asked by whlauryn.
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      Michael Cook answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      I’ve been thinking about this and I don’t really know! We don’t have many complicated words in computer science.

      Parallelisation means creating a computer program that can be run faster than normal (by running different parts of the program on lots of different computers). ANGELINA uses this to design games faster. You have to be very careful, though, because if you split a program into two smaller parts, they might get confused and make errors!

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      Blanka Sengerova answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      This is probably the site you want to look at, but I must say that I wouldn’t have thought of any of the words myself… http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/word-lists/10-long-science-words.html

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      Emma Trantham answered on 3 Jul 2012:

      Hmmm chemical names can be really long, as can the names of bacteria.

      Another long word I know is pathogenesis – this is basically the mechanism by which a disease develops