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1. (of a country, etc.) autonomous or independent
2. (of jazz) totally improvised, with no preset melodic, harmonic, or rhythmic basis
3. Law of property
a. not subject to payment of rent or performance of services; freehold
b. not subject to any burden or charge, such as a mortgage or lien; unencumbered
4. Chem chemically uncombined
5. Logic denoting an occurrence of a variable not bound by a quantifier
6. Nautical (of the wind) blowing from the quarter
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1) Primary users' own actual time [xi] is known as the code value of time freeness; in the same way, [tau]([xi]) is the code value of time similarity.
The freeness degree of celluloses pulp such refined fibers as ViC, EuC, and ArC was measured using a CSF, according to ISO 5257/2.
Schulz-Baldes, "Semicircle law and freeness for random matrices with symmetries or correlations," Mathematical Research Letters, vol.
I have been formulating glazes for over twenty years so re-formulating and testing (and keeping records!) was approached with a new sort of freeness; a little Gerstley Borate here and a little Nepheline Syenite there gave me the sheen and shine that 1 was looking for.
The fruit farms which have obtained international certifications also do not yet qualify the safety aspect of food in terms of freeness from aflatoxins.
Kopinnen, Coideal subalgebras in Hopf algebras: freeness, integrals, smash products, Comm.
While there is no debate about the freeness, fairness and transparency of the elections, there are always some discussions about the representation problem such as the real power of politicians, the national threshold for political parties to be able to send their representatives to the parliament and the lack of instruments to overcome political crises.
He pauses for a quick moment and says, "Becoming good at painting is a lot about hand movement, freeness, you know, how you move the brush and how well you manage to mix colours.
Having a good crack at it and having that freeness to chance my hand a little bit, it's something that I felt my game's sort of been about and been held back in the NRL to do that.
Consistent with the conventional wisdom encouraging strong rapport with research participants, it was observed in the present study that, as the female interviewer developed a stronger research relationship with interviewees in the face-to-face in-depth interviews, signs of boldness, freeness and interest increased among male interviewees in discussing topics related to sexuality.
Imke de Gier examines the assertion of authority in Marguerite Porete s vernacular treatise Le mirouer des simple ames, contending that by claiming to articulate the authority of Gods words, the book provided readers with the means for potential transformation into the radical state of freeness the author described as 'annihilation'.
Each of the Big Five personality traits contains Uncertainty and retreat for Neuroticism; Interest and Confidence for Extraversion; Intelligent and Freeness for Openness/Intellect; Energetic and pattern for Conscientiousness; and Understanding and Courtesy for Agreeableness.