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Dilogy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dilogy (Rhet) An ambiguous speech; a figure in which a word is used an equivocal sense.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dilogy In rhetoric: The use of a word or words twice in the same context; repetition, especially for the sake of emphasis. Unnecessary or ill-judged dilogy results in tautology (which see).
    • n dilogy Intentional use of an ambiguous expression; the word or expression so used. Ambiguity in a wider sense is called amphiboly or amphibology.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dilogy dil′ō-ji repetition: intentional ambiguity
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dilogia, Gr., fr. doubtful; di- = di`s- twice + to speak

Usage


In science:

Reference gives the results in terms of so-called L functions, which can be written as one-dimensional integral representations involving products of log and dilog functions, while gives the results in terms of multiple polylogarithms.
Next-to-next-to-leading order ${\cal O}(\alpha_s^4)$ results for heavy quark pair production in quark--antiquark collisions: The one-loop squared contributions
Figure 1: Dilog graphic with the simulated values of the critical level and the fitted function for k=2.
Significance tests for comparing digital gene expression profiles
Figure 2: Dilog graphic with the simulated values of the critical level and the fitted functions for k=5.
Significance tests for comparing digital gene expression profiles
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