Part of speech:
A number or point for which, from a given set of numbers or points, one can choose an arbitrarily close number or point. For example, for the set of all real numbers greater than zero and less than one, the numbers one and zero are limit points, since one can pick a number from the set arbitrarily close to one or zero (even though one and zero are not themselves in the set). Limits form the basis for calculus , where a number L is defined to be the limit approached by a function f(x) as x approaches a if, for every positive number Ɛ, there exists a number ẟ such that | f(x)−L | < Ɛ if 0 < | x−a | < ẟ.
To discover with certainty, as through examination or experimentation.
(Nonstandard) To cause to acquire knowledge; teach.
To submit a dispute to arbitration.
To draw a figure around another figure so as to touch as many points as possible. A circle that is circumscribed around a triangle touches it at each of the triangle's three vertices.
To establish the limits or boundaries of; demarcate.
(Obs.) To guess or imagine
(Archaic) To find; discover
To draw a plan or chart of (a ship's course, etc.)
To become stable or firm; harden:
(Law) To resolve (a lawsuit or dispute) by mutual agreement of the parties rather than by court decision.
To arrive at (a conclusion, judgment, or opinion) by the process of reasoning:
Determining or closely affecting what comes next; critically important; crucial
Authoritative and complete:
Decided or resolved:
Serving to identify a particular disease; characteristic.
Not giving in readily; persistent; stubborn
Calling for or requiring great attention to sometimes trivial details:
Unyielding in principle, purpose, or adherence; steadfast.
Incapable of being overcome, subdued, or vanquished; unconquerable.
Repetitive and persistent:
Intolerantly positive or assured; imperious
Firm or determined; unwavering.
Firm and fixed in purpose; determined; resolute
Strong and well-built; sturdy; robust
Firm, fixed, settled, or established
Clinging to another object or surface; adhesive:
The last step in a reasoning process; judgment, decision, or opinion formed after investigation or thought
The act of reaching a conclusion or of passing of judgment on an issue under consideration:
The settling of a question or case by an authoritative decision or pronouncement, especially by a judicial body:
The act of impelling or the condition of being impelled:
A firm decision to do something:
To make a decision (in a legal case or proceeding), as where a judge or arbitrator rules on some disputed issue or claim between the parties.
(Gram.) To resolve (a sentence) into its grammatical elements
(Law) To direct the disposition of (property) to a person or persons in exercise of a power granted for this purpose by a preceding deed.
To set or determine the amount of (a payment, such as a tax or fine).
To grant as merited or due:
To select from a number of possible alternatives; decide on and pick out:
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
To issue a decree; ordain
To think or consider carefully and fully; esp., to consider reasons for and against a thing in order to make up one's mind
To say or read aloud to be recorded or written by another:
To come to an end; terminate
To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
To ordain beforehand; predestine
(Theology) To foreordain or elect by divine will or decree.
To adjust to a particular specification or requirement:
To order judicially; rule.
(Bible) To govern; rule. Used of an ancient Israelite leader.
To act as referee.
To decide or declare authoritatively or judicially; decree:
To act as referee for; rule or judge.
To get or recover the use of
To consider, permit, or consent to something. Used only in the negative:
To set a limit to; confine:
To fix the limits of
To serve as a measure of:
reach, make, or come to a decision about something
To fix at a given amount:
To give definite shape to; make, as by cutting or molding material
To change in shape. Used especially of the adaptation of the fetal head to the pelvic canal.
To have an influence on (something); change:
settle conclusively; come to terms
settle conclusively; come to terms
find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
To understand; comprehend:
To keep watch over or tend (a flock, a baby, etc.)
To state explicitly as a condition
To determine by using mathematics; compute
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