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9th letter of the alphabetalphabet
[Gr. alpha-beta, like Eng. ABC], system of writing, theoretically having a one-for-one relation between character (or letter) and phoneme (see phonetics). Few alphabets have achieved the ideal exactness.
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. This vowel can be pronounced with a short vowel sound, as the ĭ in sit, or with a long vowel sound, like the ī in ride. The Greek correspondent is iota. J is a formal development from I. English is pronounced as a diphthong of ä and y. In chemistry I is the symbol of the element iodineiodine
[Gr.,=violet], nonmetallic chemical element; symbol I; at. no. 53; at. wt. 126.90447; m.p. 113.5°C;; b.p. 184.35°C;; sp. gr. 4.93 at 20°C;; valence −1, +1, +3, +5, or +7.
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(1) A prefix for technical terms that may connote Apple's iDevices (see definition #3 below), the Internet or information.

(2) See IBM i.

(3) A brand prefix on Apple's mobile products (iPod, iPhone, iPad), as well as third-party accessories; for example, Apple docks are called "i-docks." Sometimes, the "i" is used creatively such as "i-whatever" when referring to Apple devices. See iDevice.


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Also included is a quirky list of books and articles on clitoridectomy, labiaplasty, and homoeroticism, along with feminist classics such as the 1973 edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves, and Brenda Maddox's biography of Nora Joyce: Nora: The Real Life of Molly Bloom (1988).
Female genital mutilation of type I, II and III (in medical terminology: clitoridectomy, excision and infibulation) should be qualified as serious bodily injury in terms of criminal law.
The term, clitoridectomy, can be ambiguous in that the practice involves cutting away not only the prepuce and clitoris but also part or all of the labia minora.
The female body becomes politicized or ideologically inscribed in the clitoridectomy debate--women's bodies become a metaphor for the emergent Gikuyu nation....
Type I, known as clitoridectomy, consists of "partial or total removal of the clitoris and/or the prepuce." (3) Type II, or excision, involves "partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora, with or without excision of the labia majora." (4) Type III (infibulation or pharaonic circumcision) involves narrowing of the vaginal orifice upon the excision of the labia minora and/or the labia majora, with or without removing the clitoris.
"The Nyaturu people of Singida region in Tanzania practice clitoridectomy (partial or total removal of the clitoris), a type of female genital mutilation (FGM), as a cultural practice, along with different types of scarification.
Regarding FGM, the Article discusses an emerging dispute as to whether Type I FGM (clitoridectomy) constitutes persecution.
Powerful and disturbing historical examples spring to mind such as pathologising interpretations of female sexuality (leading to interventions such as clitoridectomy still practiced in the US at the beginning of the 20th century), of homosexual desire (leading to electroshock treatment or re-conditioning schedules still widely used in the second half of the 20th century) and of political protest (leading to the incarceration of political dissidents in asylums which is still happening today in some parts of the world).
For Kuranko and other people in Sierra Leone, both women and men presume women to be wild and potentially dangerous until they have been 'domesticated' by such practices as clitoridectomy and initiation into the women's Sande/Bundu society.