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elecness

noun; clipping
Electrical Engineering ability; quality of being an Electrical Engineer “Elecness” was formed by adding the suffix ‘-ness’ to the clipping ‘Elec,’ in order to make it a noun. It was used in the place of a longer phrase, such as our “ability to perform as Electrical Engineers,” which would have conveyed the same meaning. Since ‘elec’ is a very common abbreviation for Electrical Engineer among students at Rice (the course catalog lists Electrial Engineering classes as “ELEC” for example), everyone understood the speaker’s meaning. This is an example of a word that is much more common in a particular speech community – Rice students, and especially Electrical Engineering majors.
 
By making us repeat these calculations, the professor is doubting our elecness.
Etymology : ‘elec’ (clipping for Electrical Engineer) + ‘-ness’ (noun suffix)
Source : Electrical Engineering classmate
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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