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boustrophedonic


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boustrophedonic  \Bou*stroph`e*don"ic\,  a. 
  Relating  to  the  boustrophedon  made  of  writing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boustrophedonic 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  writing  alternate  lines  in  opposite 
  directions 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  boustrophedonic 
 
    (From  the  Greek  "boustrophe-don":  turning  like  oxen 
  in  plowing;  from  "bous":  ox  cow;  "strephein":  to  turn)  An 
  ancient  method  of  writing  using  alternate  left-to-right  and 
  right-to-left  lines.  It  used  for  an  optimisation  performed  by 
  some  computer  typesetting  software  and  moving-head  printers  to 
  reduce  physical  movement  of  the  print  head.  The  adverbial 
  form  "boustrophedonically"  is  also  found 
 
  (1994-11-29) 
 
 




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