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define (something) as (something)

To describe, designate, or label something as something. Oh, Molly's not coming to the parade because she defines these kind of events as chaotic and overwhelming.
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define something as something

to label something as being something. I define that kind of behavior as just plain rude! We have to define that comment as careless and unthinking.
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Connection matrices and the definability of graph parameters.
The procedure for deciding weak Presburger definability proceeds by induction on the dimension of the subsets.
C [Kernighan and Ritchie 1988] is a language where the potential for naming conflicts causes restrictions on definability of names.
Aspect defines the geometrical character of an event, stating its definability with regard to line and point rather than its position in an absolute time scale or in time as broken up by the moving present of the speaker.
Given the definability of "an action" using "intentionally," and given the account of actions' individuation that Moore and I both subscribe to, it is a consequence of thesis (7) that each action is an event of a person's trying to do something.
Notice, however, that there are limits of definability on shemath's functions.
Rooted in nineteenth-century physiognomics and criminology, this development in scientific discourse can be seen as an empiricist appropriation of personality for the reinstatement of character's definability without its moral connotations.
Indeed, the all-night bus, like this play and this woman, is of such elemental facility and definability that, seen in a new light, undergoing some visual transformation, it provokes interpretation and at the same time leaves us to wonder.
To further complicate this definability problem, seafood quality lies in the eye of the beholder.
In particular, wewill use an approach based on logical definability for developing suchalgorithmic techniques.
20) The idea of God itself defies definability and comprehension and must be understood as either a limit concept (as in Kant), the most radical possibility, the possibility of impossibility (as in phenomenology), or the first existent and the highest degree of substance, of course by way of analogy (as in metaphysics).
Definability and the Structure of Logical Paradoxes, HAIXIA ZHONG
Now, I have argued that this view of form is inconsistent with both: (i) PD taken with the definability and form, and with (ii) Aristotle's claim that at most an efficient cause is needed to account for unity.
The other topics are applying fuzzy linear programming in engineering, a new consensus scheme for multi-criteria group decision making under linguistic assessments, the mathematical basis of periodicity in atomic and molecular spectroscopy, second-order definability in a model, mathematical models of managing quality of service in communication networks, and an imaginary cubic oscillator and its square-well approximations in x- and p- representation.