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bordering

[′bȯrd·ər·iŋ]
(mathematics)
For a determinant, the procedure of adding a column and a row, which usually have unity as a common element and all other elements equal to zero.
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He had a quick and fiery temper too, which, when thoroughly roused, transported him into a state bordering on delirium.
It would be something so very unceremonious, so bordering on disrespect for Mrs.
Every now and then a large body of Ottawas, Hurons, and other tribes who hunted the countries bordering on the great lakes, would come down in a squadron of light canoes, laden with beaver skins, and other spoils of their year's hunting.
If, however, Bon-Bon was barely three feet in height, and if his head was diminutively small, still it was impossible to behold the rotundity of his stomach without a sense of magnificence nearly bordering upon the sublime.
two or three stories,) wide, neat, and free from any quaintness of architectural ornamentation; locust trees bordering the sidewalks (they call them acacias;) a stirring, business-look about the streets and the stores; fast walkers; a familiar new look about the houses and every thing; yea, and a driving and smothering cloud of dust that was so like a message from our own dear native land that we could hardly refrain from shedding a few grateful tears and execrations in the old time-honored American way.