characteristic form

characteristic form

[‚kar·ik·tə′ris·tik ′fȯrm]
(mathematics)
A means of classifying partial differential equations.
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But the government - in characteristic form - failed to endorse a new plan that Jreissati had put forward to them in March within that time period.
Thus, stress has its own characteristic form and composition, but no particular cause.
'It is the name given to a group of conditions in which the optic nerve suffers a characteristic form of damage at the back of the eye, which is often associated with a raised level of intraocular pressure,' WHO said.
The iconoclasm of Islam has given a characteristic form and pattern in the use of elegant designs, based on geometric figures and floral forms borrowed from nature.
Denoting by [v.sup.Q] = Q[[partial derivative].sub.y] the characteristic form of a vector field v with characteristic Q, it follows that the characteristic forms of the infinitesimal generators listed in (6a)-(6f) are given by
The torque-slip characteristic form of capacitor motor with cage-solid rotor is unacceptable (Fig.
The evolutionary anthropologist Chris Knight has long been insisting that anarchism is not some utopian dream, but that anarchy or 'primitive communism' was the characteristic form of social organisation among early humans.
Perhaps Iglesias's most characteristic form is the celosia (latticework, also, jalousie).
Rock superstar Ozzy Osbourne in characteristic form earlier this year; right, Ozzy in the mid-1980s; with Black Sabbath in the early 1970s.
Since Sandner takes Freud's "The Uncanny" as one of his bases for understanding what the fantastic is, he tends to see the uncanny not as one characteristic form of the fantastic but as equivalent to the fantastic.

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