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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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Culture clashes are presented with equal measures of humor and sensitivity, but "Catfish" is too mild-mannered and fuzzily focused for its own good.
Indeed virtually all the characters seem fuzzily conceived.
Among other players, De Niro seems to hang back to let his co-star have a clear field, which could be read as either generosity or a lack of ideas for the fuzzily defined Brean.
The rise of pure mathematics in the nineteenth century, and the attendant invention of formal logic, made way for logicians in the following generation to determine that "we need a radically different kind of mathematics, the mathematics of fuzzy or cloudy quantities." (26) So too does Dickens look forward to the aesthetic innovations of the next era by showing in his approach to narrative form that seeing fuzzily offers up its own clarity.
Butt faced up, with legs and arms, rotten flesh, visible bone, maggot fuzzily made a [phrase omitted] shape around.
Director Alison Klayman explores this ambivalence in Take Your Pills, which suggests that too many kids are being given pharmaceutical speed and that adults often pretend to have ADHD, a fuzzily defined "mental disorder," to get performance-enhancing drugs.
One of my teachers had noticed my hair was growing back fuzzily but evenly, instead 'Mum the and never house of the patchy regrowth chemo patients experience.
Now scarcely a week goes by without some Facebook pronouncement or other, either updating the wider world about its latest quest to put its operations beyond criticism or assuring us that its belief in an eternally upbeat, fuzzily liberal ethos is as fervent as ever.
Their mediations, on the one hand an existentialist early Marxism that downplays time-specific debt in favor of universal gold, on the other a Romantic focus on a great man moved by greed and singlehandedly responsible for bringing down a fuzzily represented financial system, therefore contributed to a nai've cultural translation of the financial crisis into Shakespearean theater.
On first detection, an opportunity usually presents itself rather fuzzily and vaguely.
Theorists started to consider other regional development actors such as government policymakers, universities, and--the albeit fuzzily defined--'community' (e.g.