›abbreviation for the Year 2000: used to refer to the problems that were expected with computers when the datechanged from 1999 to 2000: Many industryexperts today believe the Y2K problem was exaggerated.
Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.
by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,