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definite quantity


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n definite quantity a specific measure of amount
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In literature:

The water was his ammunition, a definite and limited quantity of it.
"The Riverman" by Stewart Edward White
Definite quantity, nouns of, followed by "de", 100.
"A Complete Grammar of Esperanto" by Ivy Kellerman Reed
A definite quantity of leavening will do only a definite amount of work.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The movement of an atom meant the simultaneous movement of a definite quantity of electricity.
"Recent Developments in European Thought" by Various
Always buy a definite quantity.
"Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918)" by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss
They had provided themselves with a small quantity of food, but had no definite plans.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
But the sets of homologous quantities running through the various terms of the series do converge to definite limits.
"The Concept of Nature" by Alfred North Whitehead
Truth is not a definite fixed quantity, like the gold or silver of a country.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
The bushel or cord is a definite quantity, which all can understand.
"Talks on Manures" by Joseph Harris
The drunkard's temptation is a known and definite quantity.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
Thus the mechanical equivalent of heat is a fixed and definite quantity.
"Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge" by Alexander Philip
How to apply oil.= The quantity of oil to be used can not be definitely prescribed.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
This symbol, however, not only represents the particular element, but a certain definite quantity of it.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
A proposition is PREDESIGNATE when the quantity is definitely indicated.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
To this melted gelatin a definite quantity of milk is added.
"Outlines of dairy bacteriology" by H. L. Russell
Vast quantities of perishable goods are carried, but usually under definite regulations and contracts.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
I admit that a particle of a definite, limited whole, however small it be, is a quantity, a positive greatness.
"God and the State" by Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin
On the other hand, it requires a definite quantity of liquid to fill the region.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
These were the quantities capable of performing a certain definite action.
"Heroes of Science" by M. M. Pattison Muir
In the last resort the definitions of many quantities of geometrical import must be analytical, not geometrical.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5" by Various

In science:

The quantity Pnuc (Nc, t) should be equal to the cumulative distribution of nucleation times, if we use as a definition of nucleation the first occurrence of a cluster of Cmax spins anywhere in the system.
Nucleation times in the 2D Ising model
As the time is homogenously flowing in inertia coordinator system, according to the definition of inertia coordinator system, for the matter static in an inertia coordinator system, other inertia system must be transformed by maintaining the following quantity be invariant.
On the rational relationship between Heisenberg principle and general relativity
So we may speculate on that there exist one kind of much stronger and shorter field (hyper-strong field) with the item (X *(cid:3)(cid:405) X ) of field potential definition, for the physical quantity X is more fundamental than the field potential.
Octonionic Hyper-strong and Hyper-weak Fields and Their Quantum Equations
This could be superseded by an eventual IVOA Quantity DM definition.
IVOA Recommendation: Simple Spectral Lines Data Model Version 1.0
The basic definition of what a quantity is, e.g. "QuantityType".
Proposal for a quantity based data model in the Virtual Observatory
Definition of Concept of Mass If such a quantity exists in a given situation then it is that quantity for which there exists a unique number representing the Newtonian mass, regardless of the coordinate system used (invariant).
On the concept of relativistic mass
The quantity P ” U was defined by Minkowski, who referred to  (which he labeled m) as the mechanical mass and to P as the “momentum vector.” 21 This definition fails if one or more of the particles are luxons and thus fails as a general definition.
On the concept of relativistic mass
Our results are striking and largely unexpected: while compelling evidence is obtained that the probability distribution functions (pdf ) of some quantities obey FSS, for other magnitudes, whose fractal dimensions can widely fluctuate within the the nonlinear dynamics, this is definitely not the case.
Multifractal scaling in the Bak-Tang-Wiesenfeld Sandpile and edge events
However, we can still define the following AGL(n, Z)-invariant quantity: Definition 2.13.
Four dimensions from two in symplectic topology
By replacing the quantity diams (Ci ) with h(diam(Ci )) in the definition of Hs, one can define the Hausdorff h-measure of a set.
Convergence results for simultaneous and multiplicative Diophantine approximation on planar curves
In the present study, we will assume familiarity with the content of that paper; definitions for some of the quantities, which were introduced therein, will be given for reasons of clarity.
Steady-state cracking in brittle substrates beneath adherent films: revisited