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innoculate

; zero derivation
When grading papers, to consider a student immune for penalty for a particular error because that student has already been penalized for the same type of error on the same problem. Innoculation is when a person fights off an infection and becomes immune from the desease. This new meaning is an analagous extension (disease -> penalty on test)
 
Discussing the grading of the A.P. calculus test with a grader. The person said that students are innoculated from putting the wrong number of places after the decimal point after they have done so once to avoid double and triple deductions for the same
Etymology : in(n) + ocul + ate
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Last modified: 10 June 2008


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