Word of the Day: Anchor

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Word of the Day: Anchor

Definition: A heavy object attached to a cable or chain and used to moor a ship to the sea bottom.

According to some, this is the only Latin nautical term to make it into Germanic languages (including English!)

Unless you are a pirate or a boat, you might be more likely to use this word in everyday conversation if you were to describe a person or thing that provides stability or confidence in an uncertain situation.

Or maybe a thing that keeps you grounded, while you explore an alternative?

More about this is coming. Like winter.

Update: Learn about anchoring bias.

By | 2017-05-19T08:20:33+00:00 May 18th, 2015|WOTD|1 Comment

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  1. […] of them is the ‘anchoring principle’—where you base your decision on a reference point (an anchor) that might be incomplete or irrelevant, or […]

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