with Anu Garg
In my high school I had courses in sciences, mathematics, arts, and more.
Looking back I realize that we can learn a lot if we look beyond the literal.
In physics, I learned what happens when light goes through lenses, concave
and convex. It’s the same light but it appears different depending on what
lens we have.
In chemistry, I learned what happens when you drop a piece of sodium in water
(that experiment wasn’t an official part of the curriculum). Sodium changes.
Water changes too. Likewise, when two people meet they should have changed as a
result of that meeting.
This week we’ll see five words that have meanings specific to chemistry as
well as more general meanings.
|noun:||1. A gradual, unconscious assimilation of information, ideas, etc.|
| ||2. Movement of a solvent through a semipermeable membrane from a lower solute concentration to higher concentration, thus equalizing concentrations on both sides.|
From Greek osmos (a push). Earliest documented use: 1863.
knew degrees of the human emotion, picking them up from osmosis.”
William W. Johnstone; The Devil’s Heart
; Zebra; 1984.
See more usage examples of osmosis
in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
What didn't you do to bury me / But you forgot that I was a seed. -Dinos
Christianopoulos, poet (b. 20 Mar 1931)
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