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wearable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj wearable suitable for wear or able to be worn "wearable evening clothes","a wearable hearing aid"
    • n wearable a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Wearable Capable of being worn; suitable to be worn.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wearable Capable of being worn; fit for wear, as a garment or a textile fabric.
    • n wearable A garment; a piece of wearing-apparel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Wearable fit to be worn
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. werian, to wear; Ice. verja, to cover, Goth. wasjan.

Usage

In literature:

Before we had washed them, they had been very, very dirty, it is true; but they were just wearable.
"Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog)" by Jerome K. Jerome
One would say they were designed for shoes, and they certainly looked like shoes, but as certainly they were not wearable.
"Last of the Great Scouts" by Helen Cody Wetmore
Peep at his wearables.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The bonnet was, in truth, a daring caricature of the prevailing fashion, just sufficiently serious in expression to be wearable.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
You didn't suppose but that she would begin to wear her honour and glory as soon as they were wearable.
"Kept in the Dark" by Anthony Trollope
Though rather crushed and spoilt they were quite wearable.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
The bunda was quite wearable: there was just a bad tear in the leather close to the pocket, which might show and which must be mended.
"A Bride of the Plains" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
I was forgetting in this that I had none, all my wearables being left behind at the Rosary.
"A Day's Ride A Life's Romance" by Charles James Lever
These consisted of thin cotton things for the summer, and, when wearable, were of considerable use.
"A Kut Prisoner" by H. C. W. Bishop
And I couldn't call that clump of wearables really scientific looking.
"Jane Allen: Center" by Edith Bancroft
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In news:

Telit Wireless Solutions announced the introduction of the Jupiter SE880 ultra-compact GPS receiver module for applications in the commercial, industrial, and consumer segments including wearable and handheld devices.
Try something a little different this season, and consider wearability beyond holiday attire.
It's the wearable suitcase /jacket.
Researchers Weave Wearable Memory Out of Copper.
Textile antennas are attractive for emerging applications in "wearable wireless" systems, such as in wireless body-area networks (WBANs).
The beloved French footwear designer debuts his fourth collaboration with the Gap on October 19 and the result is chic, wearable fall boots with ample style.
Put some fiber in your diet with a citywide exhibition of wearable art and textiles.
Wearable Artificial Intelligence Could Help Astronauts Troll Mars for Signs of Life.
Lico's creations are truly works of wearable art, unique and one of a kind.
The styles showcased throughout New York Fashion Week have mainly been wearable, colorful, and designed for people on the move.
MIT students have designed a 'wearable social media vest ' that translates every virtual Facebook 'like' into a real hug.
The waist has staged a comeback, in wearable styles that flatter your middle — no matter what its measurement.
10 Wearable Health Tech Devices To Watch.
Memoto Wearable Camera Tries to Photograph Your Entire Life.
Swann of Santa Fe Springs, California, has introduced a wearable high-definition video camera with a detachable LCD viewer.
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In science:

It makes use of a SenseCam, which is a “badge-sized wearable camera’ developed by Microsoft Corporation.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The Personal Memex system will be based on the Sensecam wearable device which captures and records all data the user can see in some time interval.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
The wearable remembrance agent: a system for augmented memory.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
It employs a number of wearable micro-cameras in the effort of extending the range of recorded contextual information.
A Refined Experience Sampling Method to Capture Mobile User Experience
We also use a color video camera connected to the wearable computer by a Firewire communications cable, which is mounted on a tripod.
The Cyborg Astrobiologist: Testing a Novelty-Detection Algorithm on Two Mobile Exploration Systems at Rivas Vaciamadrid in Spain and at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah
Keywords: computer vision, image segmentation, interest map, field geology on Mars, wearable computers.
Field Geology with a Wearable Computer: First Results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System
The wearable computer arrived in June 2003, and the head mounted display arrived in November 2003.
Field Geology with a Wearable Computer: First Results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System
Markus Oesker, Robert Haschke, J ¨org Ontrup, Helge Ritter Neuroinformatics Group, Computer Science Department, Technische Fakult ¨at, University of Bielefeld Bielefeld, Germany computer vision, image segmentation, interest map, field geology on Mars, wearable computers.
Field geology with a wearable computer: 1st results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System
We present results from the first geological field t ests of the ‘Cyborg Astrobiologist’, which is a wearable computer and video camcorder system that we are using to test and train a computer-vision system towards having some of the autonomous decision-making capabilities of a field-geologist.
Field geology with a wearable computer: 1st results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System
The half-human/half-machine ‘Cyborg’ approach (Fig. 1) uses human locomotion and human-geologist intuition/intelligence for taking the computer visionalgorithms to the field for teaching and testing, using a wearable computer.
Field geology with a wearable computer: 1st results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System
Much of the remainder of this paper discusses the first geological field trials with the wearable computer of the segmentation algorithm and the associated uncommon map algorithm that we have implemented and developed.
Field geology with a wearable computer: 1st results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System
Then, the wearable computer automatically repointed the camera towards each of the three interest points, in order to acquire non-downsampled color images of the region around each interest point in the image.
Field geology with a wearable computer: 1st results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System
We plan to use the camera’s LANC communication interface to control the zoom lens with the wearable computer.
Field geology with a wearable computer: 1st results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System
The wearable computer arrived in June 2003, and the head mounted display arrived in November 2003.
Field geology with a wearable computer: 1st results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System
Some of these devices are wearable, while some of them are implantable.
The Enemy Within: The Emerging Threats to Healthcare from Malicious Mobile Devices
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