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RE: filmscanners: RE: filmscanners: Re: Hello, thanks, and more.
>From Merriam-Webster dictionary
One entry found for decimate.
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Main Entry: dec·i·mate
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -mat·ed; -mat·ing
Etymology: Latin decimatus, past participle of decimare, from decimus tenth,
from decem ten
1 : to select by lot and kill every tenth man of
2 : to exact a tax of 10 percent from <poor as a decimated Cavalier -- John
3 a : to reduce drastically especially in number <cholera decimated the
population> b : to destroy a large part of <firebombs decimated large
sections of the city>
- dec·i·ma·tion /"de-s&-'mA-sh&n/ noun
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I think you will find there is room for both uses
Modestly & Illiterately,
From: Steve Greenbank [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 9:03 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: RE: filmscanners: Re: Hello, thanks, and
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From: "Austin Franklin" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 11:56 PM
Subject: RE: filmscanners: RE: filmscanners: Re: Hello, thanks, and more.
> One of the new features of the upcoming release of Polacolor
> Insight is the
> ability to use one of several
> techniques from nearest
> neighbor(lowest quality) to bicubic(highest quality also longer). Your
> choice would depend on use.
>I'm very impressed! Someone actually used the correct term for this! Will
>the documentation actually use this term?
Strictly speaking decimation means remove 1 in 10 hence the "dec" so it's
definitely NOT the correct term even if some illiterate yank coined the
Personally I use down-sample (and up-sample for the reverse).