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Elemental chain of events (Posted on 2006-05-11) Difficulty: 3 of 5
What is the longest common word that consists of only the letter combinations found on the periodic table? For example: "Ac Ce P Ta N Ce" could be used, or "Al Li Te Ra Ti O N" because the abbreviations for the chemical elements can make the letter combinations.

No Solution Yet Submitted by Leming    
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Some Thoughts re: computer solution (& agglumtinative construction) | Comment 2 of 3 |
(In reply to computer solution by Charlie)

By agglutinative construction, I extend Charlie's submissions, representationalisms and nonrepresentationalisms, for longest word…

 

(24 characters)

O+V+Er+Re+P+Re+Se+N+Ta+Ti+O+N+Al+I+Sm+S

overrepresentaionalisms – the practices or doctrines of excessive depicting or representing

(27 characters)

O+V+Er+No+N+Re+P+Re+Se+N+Ta+Ti+O+N+Al+I+Sm+S

overnonrepresentationalisms – the practices or doctrines of the excessive abstention of depicting or representing

 

(27 characters)

No+N+O+V+Er+Re+P+Re+Se+N+Ta+Ti+O+N+Al+I+Sm+S

nonoverrepresentationalisms – the practices or doctrines of non-execessive depicting or representing

Edited on May 11, 2006, 7:40 pm
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2006-05-11 19:37:48

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