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mathematical system

[¦math·ə¦mad·ə·kəl ′sis·təm]
(mathematics)
A structure formed from one or more sets of undefined objects, various concepts which may or may not be defined, and a set of axioms relating these objects and concepts.
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This is partly because Verdi is interested in bold, epic, dramatic strokes rather than naturalism and so a similarly bold, epic, abstract structure would be the right kind of framework for these operas.
It is an abstract concept that corresponds to the abstract structure of the works in the show, but also to the unexplainable aspect of the artist's inner world.
Lush and sumptuous, 'Park' depicts a view of the greenest of green parks viewed from above and is centred in an intriguing, delicately painted abstract structure, perhaps an Oriental pavilion.
It is the abstract structure and abstract connections that determine the identity of a mental state.
In light of ongoing debates concerning reference and conceptual identity, it may well be that these bodies of knowledge actually share, over and above contents specifically their own, some common abstract structure that is responsible for mediating causal relations required for determining reference.
En route to Costa Teguise, we head to the Monumento del Campesino (monument to the farmer), a 15m-high white abstract structure made from metal and created by the island's most famous artist Cesar Manrique.
Chemistry is not the evolving, smooth science it is perceived as today: in the second half of the 20th century it actually went through a large transformation in which the solid chemical substance idea changed to an abstract structure, with the chemical reaction supplemented by physical methods and the chemist replaced by technical measurement devices.
This feature is observed in the abstract structure as well, although our analysis shows that Results sections in abstracts can be divided into three different moves: Presenting, Observing, and Interpreting Results.
Stasiuk's 1995 collection of short stories, Opewiesci galicyjskie, acquired cult status shortly after its publication due to its romantic, colorful, and nostalgic portrayal of the Bieszczady Mountains region and its colorful local characters--drunkards, tramps, vagabonds, prostitutes, and similar social scum left after the main employer of the region, State Farms, closed down following the 1989 political changes in Poland: "The system's logical and mechanical, as well as abstract structure shattered to pieces because Jozek and his brothers and sisters lived in it--a legion of all those who had been disinherited and liberated from the harsh dictates of morality, religion, and memory.
In the texts she examines from the earlier period (several of The Canterbury Tales and a few mystery plays), authors understand that the abstract structure of contract law does not always rake into account the unpredictability of the married couple as human agents, and the authors thus create situations that either exploit the weaknesses of this paradigm or show solutions that solve some of the inherent problems.
The Whitney show confirmed that Thompson's strongest works marry firm abstract structure to haunting, otherworldly images almost drowned in paint.
Still, considered for shortish periods, real pendulums behave similarly to ideal pendulums; in more geometrical terms, a time-slice of the mathematically defined abstract structure will give, curve by curve in the bundle, a close approximation to a time-slice of the corresponding structure read off the possible behaviour of real pendulums (and approximation here can be given a simple reading along the lines of 'within [Epsilon], preserving smoothness').