quarta-feira, 23 de outubro de 2013

Word of the day: Gist

Gist: essência, ponto principal, parte principal
Synonyms: bottom line, bull's-eye, centerpiece, core, essence, crux, heart, kernel, keynote, meat, nucleus, pivot, point, root

“…didn't catch every word between them, but heard enough to get the gist of the conversation…”
“… Einstein showed how time intervals depend on the motion of people and clocks doing the measuring. And that's the gist of relativity.” —Alan Lightman, Science, January/February 1984


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