Please register and log-in to create and edit pages

User Tools

    Please register and log-in to create and edit pages

Site Tools


Main Menu

Main menu
Click categories to expand


A-Z listingplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigA-Z listing

This is an alphabetical index of all content pages.


Other categories

Utilities

Contacts
Register

Also see

Importance Ratings
News
Legal
Donate/Sponsor


Wikenigma supports:


Feeds etc
rss / xml feed
sitemap file
A-Z listing (archived)


Auto-Translate Site

Wikenigma - an Encyclopedia of Unknowns Wikenigma - an Encyclopedia of the Unknown

'Rule of Thumb' expression etymology

Meaning “…an easily learned and easily applied procedure for approximately calculating or recalling some value, or for making some determination.”

“The exact origin of the phrase is uncertain.The earliest known citation comes from J. Durham’s Heaven upon Earth, 1685, ii. 217: “Many profest Christians are like to foolish builders, who build by guess, and by rule of thumb.”
Sir William Hope wrote in his The Compleat Fencing Master, 1692: ”What he doth, he doth by rule of Thumb, and not by Art.“ James Kelly's The Complete Collection of Scottish Proverbs, 1721, pg 257, includes: “No Rule so good as Rule of Thumb, if it hit.”

See : Wikipedia


    Share this page :

Dear reader : Do you have any suggestions for the site's content?

Ideas for new topics, and suggested additions / corrections for old ones, are always welcome.

If you have skills or interests in a particular field, and have suggestions for Wikenigma, get in touch !


Or, if you'd like to become a regular contributor . . . request a login password. Registered users can edit the entire content of the site, and also create new pages.

( The 'Notes for contributors' section in the main menu has further information and guidelines etc.)

Automatic Translation

You are currently viewing an auto-translated version of Wikenigma

Please be aware that no automatic translation engines are 100% accurate, and so the auto-translated content will very probably feature errors and omissions.

Nevertheless, Wikenigma hopes that the translated content will help to attract a wider global audience.

Show another (random) page

DOKUWIKI IMPLEMENTATION DESIGN BY UNIV.ORG.UK OCTOBER 2021