(physics) A fluke or unrepeatable result or detection in an experiment.
To express oneself in a snarky fashion.
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Origin of Snark
Compare Low German snarken, North Frisian snarke, Swedish snarka, and English snarl, snort, and snore. Noun sense of “snide remarks" derived from snarky (1906), from snark (v.) "to snort" (1866) by onomatopoiea.
From Snark, coined by Lewis Carroll as a nonce word in 1874 The Hunting of the Snark, about the quest for an elusive creature. In sense of “a type of mathematical graph", named as such in 1976 by Martin Gardner for their elusiveness.
Coined by Lewis Carroll as a nonce word in 1874 The Hunting of the Snark. According to Beatrice Hatch, Carroll created this word from snail and shark.
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