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  • 1 Formal concept analysis — is a principled way of automatically deriving an ontology from a collection of objects and their properties. The term was introduced by Rudolf Wille in 1984, and builds on applied lattice and order theory that was developed by Birkhoff and others …

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  • 2 Formal equivalence checking — process is a part of electronic design automation (EDA), commonly used during the development of digital integrated circuits, to formally prove that two representations of a circuit design exhibit exactly the same behavior. Equivalence checking… …

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  • 3 Formal written English — is a version of the language that is used by educated English speakers around the world. It takes similar forms regardless of the local spoken dialect. In spoken English, there are a vast number of differences between dialects, accents, and… …

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  • 4 Formal epistemology — is a subdiscipline of epistemology that utilizes formal methods from logic, probability theory and computability theory to elucidate traditional epistemic problems. TopicsSome of the topics that come under the heading of formal epistemology… …

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  • 5 Formal — Form al (f[^o]rm al), a. [L. formalis: cf. F. formel.] 1. Belonging to the form, shape, frame, external appearance, or organization of a thing. [1913 Webster] 2. Belonging to the constitution of a thing, as distinguished from the matter composing …

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  • 6 Formal cause — Formal Form al (f[^o]rm al), a. [L. formalis: cf. F. formel.] 1. Belonging to the form, shape, frame, external appearance, or organization of a thing. [1913 Webster] 2. Belonging to the constitution of a thing, as distinguished from the matter… …

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  • 7 Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less —   Cover of the original 1976 Hardback edition …

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  • 8 Not safe for work — Not suitable/safe for work (NSFW), not work suitable/safe (NWS), or not school suitable (NSS) is Internet slang or shorthand. Typically, the NSFW tag is used in e mail, videos, and on interactive discussion areas (such as Internet forums, blogs,… …

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  • 9 Not This August —   Dust jacket …

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  • 10 Formal interpretation — A formal interpretation [http://books.google.com/books?id=weKqT3ka5g0C pg=PA74 lpg=PA74 dq=%22Formal+interpretation%22+%22formal+language%22 source=web ots=pLN ms7Wi2 sig=P JqwdzOqLcX4nMpP64qmacnkDU hl=en#PPA74,M1 Cann Ronnie, Formal Semantics:… …

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  • 11 Formal language — A formal language is a set of words , i.e. finite strings of letters , or symbols . The inventory from which these letters are taken is called the alphabet over which the language is defined. A formal language is often defined by means of a… …

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  • 12 Formal power series — In mathematics, formal power series are devices that make it possible to employ much of the analytical machinery of power series in settings that do not have natural notions of convergence. They are also useful, especially in combinatorics, for… …

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  • 13 Formal science — A formal science is a theoretical study that is concerned with theoretical formal systems, for instance, logic, mathematics, systems theory and the theoretical branches of computer science, information theory, economics, statistics, and… …

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  • 14 Formal derivative — In mathematics, the formal derivative is an operation on elements of a polynomial ring which mimics the form of the derivative from calculus. Though they appear similar, the algebraic advantage of a formal derivative is that it does not rely on… …

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  • 15 Formal — The term formal has a number of uses, including:General*relating to formality *opposite of informalocial* Formal occasion ** Formal attire worn on such occasions ** Formals are particular meals at some British universities ** In Australian or… …

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  • 16 Formal group — In mathematics, a formal group law is (roughly speaking) a formal power series behaving as if it were the product of a Lie group. They were first defined in 1946 by S. Bochner. The term formal group sometimes means the same as formal group law,… …

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  • 17 Formal methods — In computer science and software engineering, formal methods are particular kind of mathematically based techniques for the specification, development and verification of software and hardware systems.cite web|author=R. W. Butler|title=What is… …

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  • 18 Formal system — In formal logic, a formal system (also called a logical system,Audi, Robert (Editor). The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy . Second edition, Cambridge University Press, 1999. ISBN 978 0521631365 (hardcover) and ISBN 978 0521637220 (paperback).] …

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  • 19 Formal ontology — A Formal ontology is an ontology with a structure that is guided and defined through axioms. The goal of a formal ontology is to provide an unbiased (domain and application independent) view on reality. Formal ontologies are founded upon a… …

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  • 20 Formal wear — Western dress codes Formal wear Formal Semi formal Informal Smart casual Business casual Casual Active attire Formal wear (US, Canada) and formal dress (UK, Australia, New Zealand, and other Commonwealth Realms) are the general terms for clothing …

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