term rank

term rank

[′tərm ‚raŋk]
(mathematics)
For a matrix in which each entry is either 0 or 1, the largest number of 1's that can be chosen from the matrix so that no two of them lie in the same row or in the same column.
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The term rank of A is the minimum number of lines (rows and columns) needed to include all nonzero entries of A.
Further, if S is an antinegative semiring then the term rank is a monotone function; that is, if A [less than or equal to] B then t(A) [less than or equal to] t(B).
I have no idea what suppurated actually means but I suspect in this context it is a posh version of the Scottish term rank rotten.
By May this year, the term ranked number seven on the list.
His treble-winning term ranks among the finest in the club's celebrated history.
Note how karycnevy `brown' again appears at the bottom of this ranking, but, unlike the frequency measure, there are grounds for including it along with the other putative basic terms, as it is close to the term ranked above it (sery `gray') but sharply divided from the term ranked below it (aranzavy `orange').