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Fungibles

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fungibles (Scots Law) Movable goods which may be valued by weight or measure, in contradistinction from those which must be judged of individually.
    • Fungibles (Civ. Law) Things which may be furnished or restored in kind, as distinguished from specific things; -- called also fungible things.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Fungibles fun′ji-blz (law) movable effects which perish by being used, and which are estimated by weight, number, and measure.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. (res, fungibiles, probably fr. L. fungi, to discharge. “A barbarous term, supposed to have originated in the use of the words functionem recipere, in the Digeste.” Bouvier,. “Called fungibiles, quia una alterius, vice fungitur.” John Taylor,1755). Cf. Function
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. fungibilis—L. fungi, to perform. See Function.

Usage


In news:

' Fungibility ' can be an elusive concept for voters.
The elusive concept of ' Fungibility .
Oil Is Limited and Fungible, the HuffPost Reports.
There is nothing fun about taxes, but those tax monies are certainly fungible as the funds get raided all the time.
The elusive concept of 'Fungibility.
"Fungibility is one of my favorite words," Mr Schwartz said.
If everything is fungible to Giuliani, he assumes that it should also be so to the rest of the world.
Race to the Bottom, More Corporate Welfare, Money Is Fungible.
But oil is fungible — that is, oil is oil, no matter where it's from.
Oil Is Limited and Fungible, the HuffPost Reports.
Realistically, it's the great truism that screenwriters are fungible, that at the end of the day a studio is not going to want to fire a movie star.
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In science:

This fungibility of quantum information gives rise to proposals ranging from nuclear magnetic resonance systems, optical cavities, solid state architectures, optical lattices to ion traps, to name just a few.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
Hilbert spaces of same dimensions are fungible .
The quadratic speedup in Grover's search algorithm from the entanglement perspective
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