When you want to design a new economy you obviously need some new words to go with it. Through various experiments, gatherings, workshops and courses, we are accumulating a glossary of words to help shape new subjectivities and ways of speaking for a new economy. We are planning to make this a project in itself and so until then this page is underdevelopment.
etymology ˌɛtɪˈmɒlədʒi/ noun
the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning.
plural noun: etymologies
Origin: late Middle English: from Old French ethimologie, via Latin from Greek etumologia, from etumologos ‘student of etymology’, from etumon, neuter singular of etumos ‘true’.
aetiology ˌiːtɪˈɒlədʒi/ noun
(Medicine) the cause, set of causes, or manner of causation of a disease or condition.
nomenclature nə(ʊ)ˈmɛŋklətʃə,ˈnəʊmənˌkleɪtʃə/ noun
the devising or choosing of names for things, especially in a science or other discipline.
the body or system of names used in a particular specialist field.
(formal) the term or terms applied to someone or something.
plural noun: nomenclatures
Origin: early 17th century: from French, from Latin nomenclatura, from nomen ‘name’ + clatura ‘calling, summoning’ (from calare ‘to call’).
taxonomy takˈsɒnəmi/ noun
the classification of something, especially organisms.
a scheme of classification.
plural noun: taxonomies