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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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**AEIOU**

abstemious

abstentious

arsenious

caesious

facetious

**AEIUO**

**AEOIU**

archegonium

pandemonium

praseodymium

**AEOUI**

warehousing

**AEUIO**

**AEUOI**

aneuploid

**AIEOU**

ambidextrous

gramineous

**AIEUO**

antineutron

**AIOEU**

**AIOUE**

amphioxuses

anxiousness

cariousness

factiousness

fractiousness

gladioluses

graciousness

jailhouse

scabiouses

spaciousness

variousness

**AIUEO**

**AIUOE**

**AOEIU**

androecium

apothecium

**AOEUI**

manoeuvring

**AOIEU**

**AOIUE**

**AOUEI**

**AOUIE**

acouchies

agouties

armouries

favourite

glamourize

jalousie

langoustine

macronutrient

malnourished

savouries

tambourine

**AUEIO**

**AUEOI**

**AUIEO**

**AUIOE**

agglutinogen

auctioned

audiometry

audiphone

cauliflower

cautioned

hallucinogen

malfunctioned

sanguinolent

**AUOEI**

autogenics

tautomerism

**AUOIE**

authorize

autotimer

glauconite

staurolite

NB: All words are in (or grammatically derivable from headword entries in) *Collins English Dictionary*.

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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**EAIOU**

behaviour

edacious

gelatinous

gregarious

mendacious

nefarious

precarious

predacious

tenacious

veracious

vexatious

**EAIUO**

**EAOIU**

crematorium

seaborgium

**EAOUI**

belabouring

readjourning

**EAUIO**

exhaustion

precaution

recaution

**EAUOI**

reaccustoming

**EIAOU**

epignathous

**EIAUO**

**EIOAU**

plesiosaur

**EIOUA**

**EIUAO**

**EIUOA**

**EOAIU**

endocardium

leprosarium

**EOAUI**

menopausic

**EOIAU**

**EOIUA**

**EOUAI**

deflocculating

demodulating

depopulating

encouraging

expostulating

reformulating

remodulating

repopulating

**EOUIA**

ketonuria

**EUAIO**

crenulation

degustation

denudation

deputation

despumation

detruncation

education

emulation

encrustation

equation

eructation

exculpation

exhumation

expurgation

exudation

exultation

menstruation

mensuration

mercuration

peculation

permutation

persuasion

perturbation

refutation

regulation

reputation

speculation

sternutation

**EUAOI**

eukaryotic

pneumatolysis

pseudarthrosis

rheumatoid

**EUIAO**

elucidator

elutriator

enunciator

repudiator

**EUIOA**

delusional

equivocal

exclusionary

revulsionary

**EUOAI**

deutoplasmic

edulcorating

euchromatin

leucoplastid

neuropathic

pseudoclassic

**EUOIA**

eulogia

euphonically

euphorbia

euphoria

euphoriant

neuroglia

neuropsychiatry

neurotically

pleurodynia

pneumonia

pseudomythical

sequoia

NB: All words are in (or grammatically derivable from headword entries in) *Collins English Dictionary*.

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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**IAEOU**

dichlamydeous

filamentous

intravenous

ligamentous

micaceous

**IAEUO**

**IAOEU**

**IAOUE**

chivalrousness

dialogue

disfavoured

(gigajoule)

miaoued

**IAUEO**

**IAUOE**

**IEAOU**

bicephalous

disepalous

pithecanthropus

**IEAUO**

**IEOAU**

**IEOUA**

**IEUAO**

**IEUOA**

**IOAEU**

**IOAUE**

ignoramuses

**IOEAU**

**IOEUA**

bimolecular

incommensurably

trimolecular

**IOUAE**

bivouacked

discourage

importunate

inoculate

inosculate

**IOUEA**

**IUAEO**

**IUAOE**

**IUEAO**

**IUEOA**

**IUOAE**

insupportable

**IUOEA**

NB: All words (except *gigajoule*) are in (or grammatically derivable from headword entries in) *Collins English Dictionary*. (I added *gigajoule* because I think its a nice one. )

*Last edited by JaneFairfax (2009-09-26 01:18:26)*

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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**OAEIU**

**OAEUI**

**OAIEU**

**OAIUE**

odalisque

portraiture

**OAUEI**

**OAUIE**

consanguine

**OEAIU**

overfanciful

**OEAUI**

overhauling

overslaughing

overvaluing

somersaulting

**OEIAU**

**OEIUA**

proventricular

**OEUAI**

coequality

conceptualism

molecularity

psychosexuality

**OEUIA**

**OIAEU**

**OIAUE**

**OIEAU**

**OIEUA**

**OIUAE**

continuable

continualness

continuance

contributable

scrobiculate

**OIUEA**

**OUAEI**

mouthwatering

**OUAIE**

boundaries

commutative

conjugative

consultative

contumacies

copulative

formularize

fountained

gourmandise

grossularite

journalize

modulative

mortuaries

ossuaries

outlandishness

outlawries

outpatient

popularize

tourmaline

voluntaries

**OUEAI**

counteracting

counterchanging

countercharging

counterclaim

countermanding

countermarching

countershading

counterstain

countervail

documentarily

housemaid

mountebanking

outeating

outleaping

outreaching

outspeaking

outspreading

outwearing

**OUEIA**

**OUIAE**

communicate

conduplicate

conglutinate

conjunctivae

outdistance

outrivalled

**OUIEA**

NB: All words are in (or grammatically derivable from headword entries in) *Collins English Dictionary*.

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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**UAEIO**

quaternion

**UAEOI**

quaestorship

quatrefoil

**UAIEO**

**UAIOE**

glutathione

quadripole

ultraviolet

**UAOEI**

ultramodernism

**UAOIE**

guanosine

unaccomplished

**UEAIO**

cupellation

numeration

putrefaction

rubefaction

ulceration

**UEAOI**

unreasoning

**UEIAO**

**UEIOA**

questionably

unmentionably

**UEOAI**

nucleoplasmic

undemocratic

undercoating

**UEOIA**

nucleonically

unmethodical

unrecognizably

**UIAEO**

**UIAOE**

undiagnosed

**UIEAO**

quindecagon

**UIEOA**

businesswoman

unipersonal

**UIOAE**

**UIOEA**

**UOAEI**

surrogateship

**UOAIE**

buoyancies

customaries

fluvoxamine

plutocracies

unconstrained

uncontradicted

unobtained

unordained

unorganized

unpolarized

**UOEAI**

suboceanic

subpoenaing

**UOEIA**

duodecimal

uncommercial

uncongenial

urogenital

**UOIAE**

fluoridate

fluorinate

subordinate

uncomplicated

unprofitable

unsociable

**UOIEA**

subcontinental

uncomplimentary

unnoticeably

*Collins English Dictionary*.

*Last edited by JaneFairfax (2009-06-02 23:12:43)*

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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wow!!! who would have thought there were so many?

Now lets see.. how many numbers contain all the digits 0-9?

Just kidding!

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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That is amazing.

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Mikau, the answer to your question is 9!x9. Thats my guess.

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**Stanley_Marsh****Member**- Registered: 2006-12-13
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I think it's infinite.

Numbers are the essence of the Universe

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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ganesh wrote:

Mikau, the answer to your question is 9!x9. Thats my guess.

lol. I'm not sure if you're not getting me or if i'm not getting you but anyway, I was kidding becuase there is an infinite set of numbers that contain all nine digits.

like the set of integers + .0123456789

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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But Jane's example contains each vowel only once, so it is interesting question with each digit only once.

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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OOooh. Hehe! I accidently came up with something.

Hmm... wouldn't that just be every permutation of the digits 0-9 multiplied by as many places you can put the decimal? Maybe thats where ganesh came up with 9!x9. hehe!

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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Ganesh was calculating the total number of 10-digit integers which use each of the digits 09 exactly once i.e. the total number of permutations of 09 without the 0 coming first. Thats 10! − 9! = 10×9! − 9! = 9!×(10 − 1) = 9!×9.

*Last edited by JaneFairfax (2007-05-20 06:07:14)*

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**mikau****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-22
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hmm...

so what if we consider that you can put a decimal place either before the first digit, or after the last digit.

the only time it would be ok to start with 0 would be if 0 came right before the decimal point, as in 0.123456789 or imediatly after, as in .0123456789

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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A word on the words above. They are all from *Collins English Dictionary* (either listed as entry words or grammatical derivations from entry words therein). There are plenty of other omnivocalic words not listed in the dictionary I use, such as

**gastrocnemius** (a muscle in the leg)

(This word was mentioned in one of the semifinals in the previous series of University Challenge.) I have also left out proper nouns such as

**Mozambique**

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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M**ou**nt**ai**n D**e**w

**igloo** **myrtilles** **fourmis**

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**JaneFairfax****Member**- Registered: 2007-02-23
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Thanks to last nights University Challenge, I have found a new word for UOAIE: **unsportsmanlike**.

The programme also mentions the word unimportance for UIOAE. Unfortunately, this word is not in my *Collins English Dictionary*. (Unimportant is in there but not the noun.)

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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But what a curious compliment it would make: "Truly your unimportance has been exaggerated!"

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**Sylvia104****Banned**- Registered: 2011-09-19
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JaneFairfax wrote:

IAEOU

dichlamydeous

filamentous

intravenous

ligamentous

micaceous

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: Harlan's World
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JaneFairfax wrote:

Thanks to last nights University Challenge, I have found a new word for UOAIE:

unsportsmanlike. http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e271/ … eering.gifThe programme also mentions the word unimportance for UIOAE. Unfortunately, this word is not in my

Collins English Dictionary. (Unimportant is in there but not the noun.)

Isn't unimportance a grammatical derivative of the word unimportant?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

There is also

intravenously

limaceous

vitaceous

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**Sylvia104****Banned**- Registered: 2011-09-19
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JaneFairfax wrote:

AEOIU

archegonium

pandemonium

praseodymium

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**phrontister****Real Member**- From: The Land of Tomorrow
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Hi stefy,

According to the Collins Scrabble Checker, the noun "unimportance" is a valid word allowed in Scrabble play.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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AOIUE

appropinque

IEOUA

dibenzofuran

dibenzofurans

intercolumnar

intercommunal

interlobular

interocular

interosculant

UEOIA

questorial

superdominant

superdominants

superordinal

superordinary

supersonically

suspensoria

suspensorial

unheroical

unheroically

unrecognisably

unreconcilably

unrhetorical

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