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blurring

[′blər·iŋ]
(mathematics)
An operation that decreases the value of the membership function of a fuzzy set if it is greater than 0.5, and increases it if it is less than 0.5.
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Plainly stated, "dilution by blurring occurs when consumers mistakenly associate a famous mark with goods and services of a junior mark, thereby diluting the power of the senior mark to identify and distinguish any associated goods and services, hence the impaired distinctiveness.
While the direct involvement of managed care in assisted living is still in the future, the demands of managed care have contributed to the blurring of long-term care as a whole.
The most obvious, immediate consequence of the open primary, is the calculated blurring of party and ideological destinations, as many candidates work hard to de-emphasize their party affiliation and soften their stance on any issue deemed even remotely controversial, in a relentless effort to pander to potential crossover voters.
While Moriyama tries to arrest the invisible by means of radical blurring, Suzuki does so by insisting on the materiality of a photographic vision.
The method measures the amount by which starlight is blurred by Earth's turbulent atmosphere and removes that blurring by commanding a bendable telescope mirror to rapidly change its shape.
All four of this month's examples depend on freezing or blurring moments in time to express ideas about various forms of energy.
Alternative has become the mainstream, and with it has come the blurring of formats and the demise of top 40 radio," Pollack said in an interview Monday.
The huge air, blurring speed and insane tricks that SSX is known for return and the fun-factor is amplified by the unique capability of the Nintendo Wii controller.
Between Josiah McElheny's "Landscape Models for Total Reflective Abstraction," 2003-, and Franck Scurti's series "Les Reflets" (Reflections), 2002-2004; that is, between precious objects made of reflective glass and tending toward total abstraction on the one hand, and neons that reproduce distorted and inverted reflections of common commercial signage on the other--between the disappearance and the concerted blurring of signifiers--the various works on view interrogate the supposed transparency of images and reintroduce their share of shadow.
Scientists accomplished the feat by employing a computerized system, called adaptive optics, that automatically compensates for the blurring of images by our planet's turbulent atmosphere.
Since there's no end in sight - as the hollowing out of the corporate world continues with a passion - why not make blurring a corporate strategy?
Blurring the lines of pattern, Onsen, a timeless bamboo, incorporates Chado's subtle geometric.