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  • 1 Formal ethics — is a formal logical system for describing and evaluating the form as opposed to the content of ethical principles. Formal ethics was introduced by Harry J. Gensler, in part in his 1990 logic textbook Symbolic Logic: Classical and Advanced Systems …

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  • 2 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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  • 3 formal — [fôr′məl] adj. [ME < L formalis < forma, FORM] 1. of external form or structure, rather than nature or content 2. of the internal form; relating to the intrinsic or essential character or nature 3. of or according to prescribed or fixed… …

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  • 4 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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  • 5 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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  • 6 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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  • 7 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 formal — for‧mal [ˈfɔːml ǁ ˈfɔːr ] adjective done or given officially and publicly: • The companies said they expect to sign a formal agreement before year s end. • No formal announcement has yet been made. • The British authorities have decided to… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 formal words — Fowler (1926) aptly identified words ‘that are not the plain English for what is meant’ and characterized choice between different words for the same thing in terms of the clothes we choose: ‘we tell our thoughts, like our children, to put on… …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 not care for something — not care for someone/​something formal phrase to not like someone or something I don’t much care for chocolate. Thesaurus: to hate or dislike someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: care * * * not ˈcare for sb/sth …

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

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  • 13 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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  • 14 not least — phrase used for emphasizing the importance of a particular aspect of a situation George is an excellent manager, not least because he is genuinely willing to listen. Not least among our difficulties is our lack of funding. Thesaurus:… …

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  • 15 not care to do something — formal phrase to not want to do something The Prime Minister said he did not care to comment. Thesaurus: to not want something, or to not want to do somethingsynonym Main entry: care …

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  • 16 Not This August —   Dust jacket …

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  • 17 not scruple to do something — formal phrase to not have any moral worries about doing something bad He did not scruple to state his views bluntly. Thesaurus: to do something wrong, or to be badsynonym Main entry: scruple …

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  • 18 not quite the thing — • (not) quite the thing informal what is considered socially (in)correct, (un)fashionable It s not quite the thing to wear an open necked shirt to a formal evening dinner. Source: (Arakin 4, 79) …

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  • 19 not care to do something — formal to not want to do something The Prime Minister said he did not care to comment …

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  • 20 not scruple to do something — formal to not have any moral worries about doing something bad He did not scruple to state his views bluntly …

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