season creep

season creep
A small but significant tendency for spring to start earlier and for autumn to end later; the result of global warming

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  • Season creep — NOTOC In phenology, season creep is a neologism that refers to observed changes in the timing of the seasons,cite book |author=Gabay, Jonathan |title=Gabay s Copywriters Compendium|edition=Second Edition: The Definitive Professional Writers… …   Wikipedia

  • season creep — n. Earlier spring weather and other gradual seasonal shifts, particularly those caused by global climate change. Example Citations: Ice records on Grand Traverse Bay show a disturbing new pattern. After 13 decades in which the bay froze at least… …   New words

  • season creep — /ˈsizən krip/ (say seezuhn kreep) noun the gradual change in the length of the seasons, caused by climate change, producing shorter winters and longer summers …  

  • Christmas creep — is a merchandising phenomenon in which merchants and retailers exploit the commercialized status of Christmas by moving up the start of the holiday shopping season.[1] The term was first used in the mid 1980s.[2] The Christmas season begins with… …   Wikipedia

  • Christmas creep — n. The gradual trend to begin displaying Christmas related merchandise and advertising earlier each year. Example Citations: Labor Day, Columbus Day and Halloween, much less Thanksgiving, are now mere speed bumps on the highway to Christmas,… …   New words

  • SPF creep — n. The gradual increase in sun protection factor (SPF) numbers in sunscreens and some cosmetic products. Example Citations: SPF 50. SPF 70. Even SPF 100! Whatever happened to good ol SPF 30? Clinique has new SPF 50 Face Cream. Dermaglow offers 70 …   New words

  • commercial creep — (kuh.MUR.shul kreep) n. The gradual encroachment of commercial real estate into residential areas. Example Citations: In previous interviews with the Globe, Frank said the town is concerned about commercial creep in the Carlisle Road neighborhood …   New words

  • workweek creep — n. The gradual extension of the workweek caused by performing work related activities during non work hours. Also: work week creep. Example Citations: A drawback of technology is constant connectivity and constant workplace interruptions to the… …   New words

  • jargon creep — n. The tendency for the use of jargon terms to expand into different contexts and to spawn variations on the original terms. Example Citations: Generating jargon comes naturally to business. So no one should have been surprised when entrepreneurs …   New words

  • techno-creep — n. The gradual encroachment of technology into every aspect of society. Also: technocreep, techno creep. Example Citations: Technology is also infringing on our home lives, with Moggridge citing a frightening trend in South Korea to have… …   New words

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