multi-storey car park, parking garage

例句:
(英) There is a multi-storey car park behind the cinema. (這家電影院後面有一座立體停車場)
(美) There is a parking garage behind the movie theater. (這家電影院後面有一座立體停車場)

解釋:
(英) multi-storey car park:立體停車場。
(美) parking garage:立體停車場。

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p-hacking

(動名詞/現在分詞) 操縱科學數據以使結果在統計上似乎非常重要。
p-hack (動詞):操縱科學數據以使結果在統計上似乎非常重要。
p-hacker (名詞):操縱科學數據以使結果在統計上似乎非常重要的人。

引句:
Perhaps the worst fallacy is the kind of self-deception for which psychologist Uri Simonsohn of the University of Pennsylvania and his colleagues have popularized the term P-hacking; it is also known as data-dredging, snooping, fishing, significance-chasing and double-dipping.
—Regina Nuzzo, "Scientific method: Statistical errors," Nature, February 12, 2014

If we're going to rely on science as a means for reaching the truth — and it's still the best tool we have — it's important that we understand and respect just how difficult it is to get a rigorous result. I could pontificate about all the reasons why science is arduous, but instead I'm going to let you experience one of them for yourself. Welcome to the wild world of p-hacking.
—Christie Aschwanden, "Science Isn't Broken," FiveThirtyEight, August 19, 2015

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supertunnel

(名詞) 超級隧道 — 非常長的隧道或建得非常好的隧道。亦寫成 super-tunnel

引句:
Sir Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham City Council, said that could take the form of joining up the tunnels or even creating a motorway under the city.

Dr Pat Hanlon, a transport expert at the University of Birmingham, said a "supertunnel" could not only improve congestion, but open up parts of the city for building, allowing key areas such as Great Charles Street and the Colmore business district to be joined up.
—"Birmingham outlines £4bn tram and bus plan," BBC, November 13, 2014

In the past quarter century, officials have discovered a hundred and eighty-one illicit passages under the U.S.-Mexico border. Most have been short, narrow "gopher holes" just big enough for a person to crawl through. Sinaloa specializes instead in infrastructural marvels that federal agents call supertunnels. Agents estimate that a single supertunnel takes several months and more than a million dollars to build.
—Monte Reel, "Underworld," The New Yorker, August 3, 2015

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phool

(名詞) 被網路釣魚詐騙的人。這個字是由 phishing + fool 拼綴而成。

引句:
Technically, "phishing" is the scam whereby fraudsters persuade you to part with your financial details, using emails and websites that look trustworthy. But Shiller and Akerlof argue that deception and manipulation aren't confined to the fringes of the economy; instead, they're central to how consumer capitalism works. We're being phished all the time (making us, in their terminology, phools).
—Oliver Burkeman, "Exploiting gullible people is a modern form of mining," The Guardian (London), August 7, 2015

Free markets 'phish' for phools by making us do things which are good for others, but not necessarily good for ourselves.
—Winston Yap, "George A. Akerlof — Phishing for Phools," The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 14, 2015

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skateability

(名詞) 某物體或場地適合遛滑板的程度。亦寫成 skate-ability
skateable (形容詞):某物體或場地適合遛滑板的。

引句:
Their second powerful argument for rejecting the new skate site and the funds to make it fit their purposes is that iconic skate spaces are found, indeed taken. Such places are not offered and certainly not designed.

And yet within the last decade, the Southbank Centre got planning permission on behalf of the skateboarders to improve the skateability of the existing space.
—Jude Kelly, "Southbank skateboarders must see the big picture," Evening Standard, June 7, 2013

The fall of 2002 the city closed LOVE Park for a renovation to add features that would reduce the "skateability" of the Park. City youths hosted a massive protest against the renovation.
—Jennifer Hensell, "Love Park Philadelphia," Free Tours By Foot, August 23, 2014

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goat cheese curtain

(名詞) 都市中老成世故的人士與樸實、傳統的人士或沒有心機的粗人之間假想的界線或分野。亦寫成 goat's cheese curtain

引句:
At 2am every Saturday Mark Weston loads up his car with cheese and milk, and slips behind the "goat cheese curtain" — the clientele of weekend markets spread throughout Perth, 450 kilometres south of his Bookara Goat Dairy.
—Kerry Faulkner, "Dairy with a difference," Outback, April 1, 2015

I don't recall those behind the goat cheese curtain getting outraged when the Liars Party wanted to gag the media.
—Jansen, "Freedom of speech" (comment), The New Australian, May 15, 2015

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Walden zone

(名詞) 未使用電子科技,尤指沒有上網裝置的房間或辦公室。

引句:
Create a technology "Walden Zone":
Designate a room at home (or at work) technology-free. Banish all computers and put a basket by the door for phones and other devices.
—Greg McKeown, "Essentialism," Crown Business, April 15, 2014

Retiring to the Walden zone for some deep breathing to energise the lungs, quick palming to refresh the eyes and calm meditation to quieten the mind, for a few precious moments in a day will leave you with that feeling of being pampered.
—Dorothy Victor, "Indulging yourself," Deccan Herald, February 7, 2015

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silver alert

(名詞) 銀髮族 (尤指罹患癡呆症或阿茲海默症等認知功能障礙的老年人) 走失的大眾通報系統。

引句:
Mr. Casey, who sits on the Senate Special Committee on Aging, said the issue of seniors suffering from dementia who wander off is a growing problem as Americans age and more seniors are cared for at home. He held a news conference Friday at United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania's West Scranton Senior Center to discuss creating a "Silver Alert," which would inform law enforcement and the public when a senior goes missing.
—David Falchek, "Casey: 'Silver Alert' needed to protect seniors with dementia," The Scranton Times-Tribune, February 1, 2014

As six out of 10 people with dementia are apt to wander, the county is expanding its Alert San Diego system to notify residents of specific areas when someone is missing. The so-called "Silver Alerts" will make reverse 9-1-1 calls to the estimated 375,000 people registered with the system.
—Michele Parente, "Alzheimer's Project takes shape," The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 6, 2015

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misogynoir

(名詞) 對黑人女性的憎恨、蔑視或偏見。這個字是由 misogyny (厭惡女性) + noir (黑) 拼綴而成。
misogynoirism (名詞):厭惡和仇視黑人女性的心態、論調、主張等;misogynoirist (名詞);厭惡和仇視黑人女性的人。

引句:
Even further, in its two-to-three-sentence exposition about the sexual violence inflicted upon the Black female body, "Cops and Robbers" fashions women as mere accessories. Reference to the brutality is ornamental detail used to startle, shock and jar the audience. With no mention of the trauma that accompanies such abuse it's clear that the play's misogynoir had purely instrumental value.
—Mysia Anderson, "'Cops and Robbers'," The Stanford Daily, November 12, 2014

Recalling the social media whirlpool of anguish after Michelle Obama's jubilant, self-affirming speech of black womanhood at BET's Black Girls Rock event last month — cries of reverse racism and even a #metoo hashtag that proclaimed #whitegirlsrock — it's obvious that America is past-due for getting over its centuries of misogynoir.
—Sierra Mannie, "Harriet Tubman On the $20 Bill Is Chump Change," Time, May 13, 2015

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