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Opera Software HTML5 Video is coming to Opera 10.5. Yesterday (or technically, last year--happy new year readers!) Opera released a new alpha build containing a preview of their HTML5 Video support. There's a number of details to note, not least that this is still an early alpha...
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s/depreciate/deprecate/
by ephemient on Fri 1st Jan 2010 18:21 UTC
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2009-03-11

depreciate: To fall in value; to become of less worth; to sink in estimation; as, a paper currency will depreciate, unless it is convertible into specie.

deprecate: To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer; to seek deliverance from; to express deep regret for; to desire the removal of.

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RE: s/depreciate/deprecate/
by Kroc on Fri 1st Jan 2010 19:05 in reply to "s/depreciate/deprecate/"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Ah, thank you. Fix’d. You _can_ use Depreciate in British English, but this has all but died out now because of programming terms coming primarily from America. (Program instead of Programme &c.)

Edited 2010-01-01 19:05 UTC

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RE[2]: s/depreciate/deprecate/
by tyrione on Fri 1st Jan 2010 20:26 in reply to "RE: s/depreciate/deprecate/"
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2005-11-21

Ah, thank you. Fix’d. You _can_ use Depreciate in British English, but this has all but died out now because of programming terms coming primarily from America. (Program instead of Programme &c.)


How does reduced in value have similar meaning to that of obsolete in British English?

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RE[2]: s/depreciate/deprecate/
by memson on Tue 5th Jan 2010 12:57 in reply to "RE: s/depreciate/deprecate/"
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2006-01-01

I've always thought that depreciate makes more sense, as most deprec[i]ated methods/functions seem to hang about like a bad smell for a number of years anyway.

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