2016年5月28日 星期六

go-to 1985

“At every moment,” Hofstadter writes in Surfaces and Essences, his latest book (written with Emmanuel Sander), “we are simultaneously faced with an indefinite number of overlapping and intermingling situations.” It is our job, as organisms that want to live, to make sense of that chaos. We do it by having the right concepts come to mind. This happens automatically, all the time. Analogy is Hofstadter’s go-to word. The thesis of his new book, which features a mélange ofA’s on its cover, is that analogy is “the fuel and fire of thinking,” the bread and butter of our daily mental lives.





go-to

adjective \ˈgō-ˌtü\
Popularity: Bottom 10% of words

Simple Definition of go–to

: always helpful : producing desired results or information when needed
Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary


Full Definition of go–to

: relied on for expert knowledge or skill <the company's go–to guy>



go-to 2

ADJECTIVE

informal, chiefly North American
Denoting a person or thing that may be relied on or is regularly sought out in a particular situation:he seems to have become the go-to guy for working with kids and animalsthe go-to label for Parisian socialites in the 40s and 50s

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