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dilation

[də′lā·shən]
(mathematics)
A transformation which changes the size, and only the size, of a geometric figure.
An operation that provides a relatively flexible boundary to a fuzzy set; for a fuzzy set A with membership function mA, a dilation of A is a fuzzy set whose membership function has the value [mA (x)]βfor every element x, where β is a fixed number that is greater than 0 and less than 1.
(science and technology)
The act or process of stretching or expanding.
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This decision to dilate is inside GOS and not chargeable.
The force needed to dilate the cervix at 6 mm also was significantly less in the misoprostol group than in the placebo group (5.
Today, doctors use the drug atropine, a purified extract of the plant Atropa belladonna (beautiful woman), to dilate pupils before eye examinations and procedures.
In non-smokers, the tourniquet stimulated blood vessels in the arm to dilate - but smokers' blood vessels were virtually unchanged.
Amac: Anjiyografik olarak normal koroner arterleri olan idiyopatik dilate kardiyomiyopatili hastalarm koroner kan akimlarini TIMI kare sayisi ile degerlendirmeyi ve saglikli bireylerin sonuclariyla karsilastirmayi amacladik.
Caused simply by alcohol consumption, the discomfort of hangover is experienced the morning after because alcohol causes the blood vessels to swell or dilate, triggering headache pain.
In addition, the flavonoids dilate (relax) the blood vessels, which may also reduce the risks of atherosclerosis.
During a dilated eye exam, your eye care professional places drops in your eyes to dilate, or widen, the pupil.
London, Mar 10 (ANI): When people make decisions, their pupils dilate, a cue that could be used to predict a person's intentions, says a new research.
Progressively larger Savary dilators are then advanced over the wire to dilate the stricture.