dovetail

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dove·tail

(dŭv'tāl),
A widened portion of a cavity preparation usually established to increase the retention and resistance form.

dove·tail

(dŭv'tāl)
Widened portion of cavity preparation usually established to increase retention and resistance form.
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So long as the accepted rights system recognizes the college professor's right not to have to freely present his knowledge to all who might seek such knowledge, his livelihood expresses one kind of "dovetailing." The entrepreneur who wins pure profit by taking advantage of his alertness, while it is true that he is, in a sense, "exploiting" the ignorance of others, is yet, within the accepted rights system, moving in a coordinative manner.
I would argue that greater utility (though not necessarily greater effectiveness) will be made of any videodisc component in an instructional system if the idea of "dovetailing chunks" is employed.
Dovetailing dates back as far as the time of the Egyptian pharaohs and dovetailed furniture from that period was still holding strong thousands of years after it was made.