noun (Plural: data or datums)
- (italbrac-open)plural: data(italbrac-close) a single piece of information
- (philosophy) (italbrac-open)plural: data(italbrac-close) a fact known from direct observation
- (philosophy) (italbrac-open)plural: data(italbrac-close) a premise from which conclusions are drawn
- (cartography) (italbrac-open)plural: datums(italbrac-close) a fixed reference point
- That which defines the definiendum in a definition.
noun w:Augustus De Morgan, De Morgan's laws plural
|De Morgan's laws||
- (logic) The laws of formal logic that state that the negation of a conjunction of two terms is the disjunction of the negations of each of the terms, and the negation of a disjunction of two terms is the conjunction of the negations of each of the terms.
- The ethical study of morals, duties and rights with an approach that focuses on the rightness or wrongness of actions themselves, as opposed to the rightness or wrongness of the consequences of those actions.
verb (determin, ing)
- To set the limits of.
- To ascertain definitely; to figure out.
- (context, ethics) The doctrine that all actions are determined by the current state and immutable laws of the universe, with no possibility of choice.
- (computing) The property of having behavior determined only by initial state and input.
- of dialectic; in the manner of dialectic
- Pertaining to reason or thinking; intellectual.
- A circumstance in which a choice must be made between two alternatives that seem equally undesirable.
- (disputed) A difficult circumstance or problem.
- (logic) A type of syllogism of the form "if A is true then B is true; if C is true then D is true; either A or C is true; therefore either B or D is true".
- of a personal pronoun, not used in immediate conjunction with the verb of which the pronoun is the subject, examples:
- French moi 'I', 'me'
- Irish é 'he', 'him'
verb (distribut, ing)
- (transitive): To divide something into portions and dispense it.
- He distributed the bread amongst his followers.
- (transitive): To supply goods to retail outlets.
- The agency distributes newspapers to local shops.
- (transitive): To deliver or pass out something.
- A network of children distributes flyers to every house.
- (transitive): To scatter or spread something.
- I raked the soil then distributed grass seed.
- (transitive): To apportion evenly.
- The robot's six legs distributed its weight over a wide area.
- (transitive): To classify or separate into categories.
- The database distributed verbs into transitive and intransitive segments.
- (intransitive): (mathematics) To be distributive.
- a distribution or being distributed; specifically, (a) apportionment by law (of funds, property, etc.), (b) the process by which commodities get to final consumers, including storing, selling, shipping, and advertising, (c) frequency of occurrence or extent of existence
- anything distributed; portion; share
- the result of distributing; arrangement
- (statistics) the relative arrangements of the elements of a statistical population based on some criterion, as frequency, time, or location
- An amount of time or a particular time interval
- (philosophy) Any of several philosophical theories that attempt to explain the universe by an immanent force
- dynamic energy or drive; oomph or pizzazz