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fuzzy

1. Maths of or relating to a form of set theory in which set membership depends on a likelihood function
2. (of a computer program or system) designed to operate according to the principles of fuzzy logic, so as to be able to deal with data which is imprecise or has uncertain boundaries
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Exported to the West and generalized to embrace all composers of Russian nationality, regardless of their proximity to the ideology of the "kuchkists," this fuzzily defined and arrantly essentialist criterion of "Russianness" fostered "wholly racialized, totalizing notions of Russian musical difference," according to Taruskin (p.
He avers, rather fuzzily, that "the copyright was paid to Mr.
These mirrors would intercept the fuzzily focused light bounced from the flawed primary mirror before it had a chance to enter any of the detectors.
The theme of the seventh installment, "Mas cerca uno del otro" ("Closer to the other"), was designed to allow "a reflection on communication and dialogue among human beings," a proposition that suggests a fuzzily defined conceptual zone between old-fashioned liberal humanism and information-age "communicative action.
It's also, even more fuzzily, about how the difficulties of racism, war and economics all fall away in the best of all possible heavens - which you'll know when you see it by its 18 exquisitely landscaped holes.
Allen's suggestion of a 3-D periodic table springs from his reinspection of a fundamental, much used, yet fuzzily defined chemical concept known as electronegativity, which Linus Pauling introduced in 1932.
In the venerably tattered downtown al-Jamiya al-Arabia coffee shop, men quietly played cards and backgammon with one eye on the fuzzily tuned set on the wall.
By the time the dollar sign, fusing sharply defined shapes with fuzzily designated shadows, comes into its own in 1981, the tension, together with the nervousness of indecision, has dissipated.
The singer estimates that, in the course of two fuzzily remembered decades, he spent ``millions'' on cocaine, heroin and pills.
Narrated in one long flashback by Simon's childhood pal Joe Wenteworth (an uncredited Jim Carrey in the modern-day framing scenes, ``Jurassic Park's'' Joseph Mazzello in the film's '60s-set main body), it's like a Reader's Digest ``Most Inspirational Person I've Ever Met'' essay gone fuzzily out of control.
Julie & Julia (12A) Nora Ephron's fuzzily warm true life comedy with Meryl Streep's celebrity chef finding her calling in 50s France and wannabe writer Amy Adams spending 2002 cooking her way through the French Cookery bestseller.