semantic mutation notice: orthogon

From: Andy Toth (
Date: Sat Feb 17 2001 - 11:27:48 MST

"Michael M. Butler" wrote:
> It's probably a mutation of the word "orthogonal".
> It would appear to mean "the property of being orthogonal".
> Someone might also use it as a noun, intending to mean "a set or system
> whose elements are orthogonal."

yes, that is what i intend. however, there were no entries for it in
WORLDCAT, MEDLINE, and there were only two hits on the internet for
"orthogony" and one was talking about religion and i cannot remember
what the other was talking of (i think religion). orthogon hit for
hacking. the crystal engineer, computer scientist, and architect all
disagreed with me and said i was mutilating way too much and that
words mysteriously come from Europe only. however, i think the
concept is highly applicable and there is no need to say
"orthogonality". for instance this + would be an orthogon. and
perhaps the more abstract concepts, or theoretical biological objects
(or CS obj's) can be in orthogony, or orthogonic. the main thought
that i have is that "something is exhibiting orthogony".


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