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Longest word such that each 3 letter subset (in order)is also a word

  1. Jul 7, 2003 #1
    Find the longest word such that each 3 letter subset (in order)is also a word:
    e.g. CARED => CAR,ARE,RED is a 5 letter example

    Words must be found in Websters. This will run a full day to insure everyone can find a large word.
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2003 #2
    after scanning though some medical things lying near my computer i looked at SODIUM and saw sod yada yada yada

    SOd-diu-ium all found in the websters dictionary...online
     
  4. Jul 7, 2003 #3
    wait wait wai...titanium

    tit (yes it is in there) tan ium

    i think it was websters dictionary
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2003
  5. Jul 8, 2003 #4
    monotone

    Mon
    Ono (yoko? - name)
    not
    oto (medical prefix? ie, otolaryngology)
    ton
    one

    Just a shot in the dark!
     
  6. Jul 8, 2003 #5
    alee,ashen,ashy,band,bare,bark,barm,bate,boar,boat,bowl,brag,bran,brand,brawl,bray,cant,cape,caper,care,cart,code,cone,cope,coper,cowl,dado,dawn,done,eaten,fare,farm,farm,fate,feel,fend,fire,fore,frown,gage,gape,gash,gasp,gate,hash,hasp,hate,here,hope,howl,kink,lawn,lope,mage,manage,many,mare,mark,mart,mate,mope,mown,nape,node,open,opera,operate,pale,pall,pant,paper,pare,park,part,pawn,pear,peat,peat,pink,pope,prod,prow,prowl,rage,rant,rape,rapt,rate,reft,rode,sage,sago,sate,sawn,sear,seat,shew,sink,skid,skin,skit,sold,sown,spall,span,spar,spare,spark,spat,spate,spawn,tape,taper,tare,tart,tear,teat,tend,them,then,there,tone,tore,town,wage,wand,want,ware,warm,wart,wash,washy,wasp,wend,whop,wink,year,your

    A list of some words that follow that rule...

    Some of the longest :

    OPERATE -> OPE -> to open (poet.); PER -> meter PER second;
    ERA ->...;RAT->...;ATE->...;

    MANAGE -> MAN->...;ANA -> anecdote or literary gossip about a preson;NAG -> to irritate...;AGE -> ...

    I used a dictionary of aprox. 60000 words...not 500000...but I think it's good enough...it has words from many domains (economy,mechanics...)
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2003
  7. Jul 8, 2003 #6
    anomaly wins with 6!
     
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