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Word of the day for September 1
pandeism n
  1. (religion) A belief in a god who is both pantheistic and deistic, in particular a god who designed the universe and then became it and ceased to exist separately and act consciously with respect to it.
  2. (religion, rare) Worship which admits or tolerates favourable aspects of all religions; omnitheism.

  German physicist and philosopher Max Bernhard Weinstein, who published a major examination of pandeism in 1910, was born on this day in 1852.

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Word of the day for September 8
bottle episode n
  1. (originally US, television) An episode of a television series designed to be inexpensive and restricted in its use of sets, effects, cast members, etc.

  The first episode of the original Star Trek television series aired in the United States on this day in 1966. The term bottle episode is said to have originated from a nickname used by the cast and crew of the series for an episode set entirely on board the USS Enterprise starship.

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Word of the day for September 9
desideratum n
  1. Something that is wished for, or considered desirable.

  The American poet Max Ehrmann, known for his prose poem Desiderata (1927), died on this day in 1945.

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Word of the day for September 20
missing in action adj
  1. (chiefly military) The designation for a member of an organization (usually military) with whom contact is lost and whose whereabouts are not known, but whose death is not confirmed.
  2. (by extension) Not present when one is expected to be.

  Today, the third Friday of September in 2019, is National POW/MIA Recognition Day in the United States, which honors those who are prisoners of war or still missing in action.

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Word of the day for September 26
learn the ropes v
  1. (originally nautical, informal) To learn the basics or master introductory knowledge.
  2. (informal) To learn some skill requiring specialist knowledge.

  Today, the last Thursday of September in 2019, is World Maritime Day, an official United Nations day that highlights the work of the International Maritime Organization and emphasizes the importance of shipping and other maritime activities.

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