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movability

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n movability the quality of being movable; capable of being moved or rearranged
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Movability Movableness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n movability The quality or property of being movable; movableness.
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Quotations

  • Ernest Hemingway
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    “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a movable feast.”
  • Arabian Proverb
    Arabian Proverb
    “All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.”

Usage

In literature:

Spanish and Jewish butchers are driving a roaring trade at movable stalls made of old boxes, and the din is here worse than ever.
"Life in Morocco and Glimpses Beyond" by Budgett Meakin
Applied to anything that holds a movable body fast in one place.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
An adjusting or regulating screw is attached to the back of the instrument, and is usually movable by a watch key.
"Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879" by Various
It would have movable rooms, in the first place.
"The Idiot" by John Kendrick Bangs
All movable treasures have been made away with.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
All movable treasures have been made away with.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
The movable sight is furnished with a sliding eye-piece, and is graduated up to 10 deg..
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
The board walls of the interior are unplastered and unpainted, and the pews are movable benches.
"Sergeant York And His People" by Sam Cowan
In the matter of movable guns, the French and Germans both had them mounted on armored trains.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
She'd haul away anything that was movable.
"Homeburg Memories" by George Helgesen Fitch
This prince was also the first that levied a tax on the movables or personal estates of his subjects, nobles as well as commons.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part A. From the Britons of Early Times to King John" by David Hume
The same tax in corporate towns was called a tenth; because there it was, at first, a tenth of the movables.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part D. From Elizabeth to James I." by David Hume
To be present at any conventicle, was made punishable with death and confiscation of movables.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
By Drake's time they had learned that a movable topmast was more useful, and less dangerous for ships sailing in these waters.
"On the Spanish Main" by John Masefield
Cortez pretended great surprise, and ordered everything movable to be brought ashore, and the ships to be sunk.
"By Right of Conquest" by G. A. Henty
All movable objects are potential playthings to him.
"Confessions of Boyhood" by John Albee
Beyond this outwork two arches of the bridge were cut and replaced by a movable platform.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
You may be sure, Charley, that we found out the monument to John Guttemberg, the inventor of movable types.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
The cylinder is movable so that you can go on working without interruption.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
No provision was made for closing them with movable doors.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
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In poetry:

And scanning the scene with a stern indecision,
He spread his dark wings, with intuitive cries,
And sped, till acute and inquisitive vision
Discerned but a movable speck in the skies.
"Suggested" by Alfred Castner King

In news:

Movable feast of laughs.
Film Festival announce line-up for ' Movable Fest'.
Peninsula College and the Port Townsend Film Festival once again are partnering to bring the " Movable Fest" to Port Angeles.
Wow, just read that Movable Type has gone 100% open source.
As of today, and forever forward, Movable Type is open source.
A speedily movable feast .
Easter, the Movable Feast .
Part of the fun of Ragin' Cajun Tailgating is playing "Dodge the Movable" game with the kids.
I may not agree with much that Hemingway represents, but he was right that Paris is a movable a feast — and a very rich one at that.
"Basically, everything outside of 2 feet from the shop wall is movable, " explains Paul Hargus, who farms with his father, Dwayne, near Jackson, Minnesota.
Movable skylight was complicated by its serpentine shape.
Round-the-world ralliers join international sailors and charter guests in Raiatea for the five-day movable feast that is the Tahiti Pearl Regatta.
Mena Trott is co-founder of Six Apart, a company that controls three of the Web's most popular blogging platforms — Movable Type, TypePad and LiveJournal.
I've thought about a movable screen or room divider, but I am having trouble locating one.
Portland's Willamette River Movable Bridges, at The Paramount Hotel while visitors are introduced to a bridge perspective rarely seen.
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In science:

The notion of movability for metrizable compacts was introduced by K.
Movable categories
The notion of movability was introduced, for metrizable compacts, by K.
Movable categories
In this article we define the notion of movable category and prove that the movability of topological space is equivalent to the movability of certain corresponding category.
Movable categories
Any category K with zero-morphisms is movable.
Movable categories
Any category K with initial ob jects is movable.
Movable categories
The topological space X is movable if and only if the category W X is movable.
Movable categories
Let X be movable topological space and {Xα, pαα′, A} some associated with X inverse spectrum.
Movable categories
The condition (∗) of the theorem 4 one can consider as a definition of movability of topological space.
Movable categories
Let w(C ) ∈ B (Λp ). A letter x ∈ C is said to be movable if pred(x) /∈ C .
An algorithm for computing the global basis of an irreducible $U_{q}(sp_{2n})$-module
If C 6= C 0 p, let z be the lowest movable letter of C.
An algorithm for computing the global basis of an irreducible $U_{q}(sp_{2n})$-module
So the letter i + 1 can not be movable in Ck and if i ∈ Ck the column Ck is not admissible.
An algorithm for computing the global basis of an irreducible $U_{q}(sp_{2n})$-module
As an example, consider a gas in a cylinder with a movable piston in a gravitat ional field.
The Energy-Entropy Principle
This strategy provides us with a paradigm useful for consideration of electron tunneling through a movable quantum dot.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
Moreover, if the de Broglie wave length of atoms is larger than the correlation length of the surface roughness, reflection of the cold remnants occurs elastically. A movabl e quantum dot starts to oscillate, being trapped between the voltage biased tips.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
The upper plate is fixed and the lower plate is movable.
Critical behaviour of mixed random fibers, fibers on a chain and random graph
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