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Geek

Informal and somewhat derogatory; a new hire at a Wall Street trading firm. The term was popularized by the book Liar's Poker, which describes the author's experience as a bond trader on Wall Street in the 1980s.
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On subgroup analysis of the three RCTs that included only NERD patients, results were similar; 5.7% of patients in the on-demand PPI group and 12.1% of patients in the daily PPI group discontinued treatment prematurely (OR = 0.44; 95% CI = 0.29 to 0.66).
PGD2 and PGE2, which are counteracted by the products of cyclooxygenase, are known to be closely related to the pathogenesis of NERD, but their use as biomarkers is still limited.
(2016): 'Are you a nerd, or a geek?', in Infotoday.com (May, 11).
Details are still under wraps as of this writing, but Lytle did reveal that it will have the same features and functionality as the NeRD. Its title list will be different, because the Air Force's library program will work with Findaway to choose ebooks to include on the device that have specific relevance to Air Force service members.
A--First off, I want people in the South to be proud to be a geek or nerd. It's a badge of honor for me and I want to share that pride with anyone who wants to join me.
Ken Levine: There is this thing going on now which is really baffling: A lot of guys are challenging women who claim to be nerds as to the veracity of their herd cred.
In Analysis 1, BMI had no effect on baseline heartburn in patients with NERD. Specifically, 21.4% of overweight and obese individuals had no heartburn symptoms at baseline, while 35.9%, 32.5%, and 10.2% had mild, moderate, and severe symptoms, respectively.
Think of nerds and the popular image is of a bespectacled brainbox with obsessive sci-fi knowledge but few social skills.
This year's lovely calendar from a national conservation organization includes a photo captioned thus: "Due to their formidable stingers and poor public perception, people might overlook the beauty of bees and the importance of their survival." The Word Nerd supposes that people with formidable stingers might indeed be more likely to disregard a bee than those of us less formidably endowed.
However, the nerd inclusion of homosexual males receives much fuller treatment in the third of the Revenge movies, Revenge of the Nerds: The Next Generation ("Revenge: TNG").(7) That inclusion also demonstrates a change in conceptions of nerds as an outsider group to nerdism as a condition to which anyone may be susceptible.
I believe I am qualified to address this issue not only because I have spent long hours managing, talking to, and learning from computer nerds, but also because, as the technology person at my library, I have become somewhat of a nerd myself.