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blackball

tv. to vote against someone in a secret ballot. Someone blackballed the prospective member.
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Similar blackballs can be easily construct for many problems.
Our measure, the blackball number, is proper as well.
A first observation on domination number analysis is that, considering the blackball number B(n) instead of the domination number F(n), we deal only with feasible solutions.
When the comparison of several algorithms for a given problem is the issue, it seems like the domination number, or more exactly the blackball number, gives us enough information to rank the algorithms.
In case one wants to normalize the blackball number measure, we suggest doing this with respect to the inapproximability threshold of the problem.
There were no boycotts or blackballs against Italy when a neo-fascist party joined its government in 1994.