Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of mathematics concerned with the approximation of periodic functions by the Fourier series and with generalizations of such approximations to a wider class of functions.

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  • From Vancouver Island in British Columbia comes a splendid 16-foot-long canoe, constructed about 40 years ago by craftsman Fred Peter for use by a local family.

    A Vessel of Indian Culture

  • From the rotunda, dark hallways lead to the three fermentation caves, a large living room and the dining room, where a 16-foot-long walnut table sits below three big wrought-iron chandeliers hanging from a 28-foot-high ceiling.

    Napa Valley, Korean Style

  • Paul Dyer for The Wall Street Journal In the winery's dining room, shown here, a 16-foot-long walnut table sits below three big wrought iron chandeliers hanging from a 28-foot-high ceiling.

    Napa Valley Winery

  • When the first wasn't very responsive, Newman climbed into the enclosure of another 16-foot-long saltwater crocodile, named Fatso, and tried to sit on its back.

    Drunk Tourist Who Tried To Ride Crocodile Says He Just Wanted To Pat It (VIDEO)

  • Hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman build a 16-foot-long robot shark.

    "Mad Men" Season Premiere, Return of Shark Week and More TiVoWorthy TV for the Week of 7/27

  • His place has 2,458 square feet, three bedrooms, a 16-foot-long gallery, a living room, a dining room, a maid's room and a breakfast room off the kitchen.

    Murat Ozyegin, Yet Another Billionaire Child, Buys $6.2 M. Condo

  • 'We Are Not Perfect, but We Are OK' offers an introduction to human anatomy by way of a recumbent model of a 16-foot-long female body.

    Smart Riposte to Intelligent Design

  • "We Are Not Perfect, but We Are OK" offers an introduction to human anatomy by way of a recumbent model of a 16-foot-long female body with a robotic arm.

    Smart Riposte to Intelligent Design

  • Local fisherman Tom Trout -- that's not a tall tale, either, that's his real name -- says he felt something big yanking his fishing pole, but he never expected it to be a 16-foot-long shark.

    CNN Transcript Jun 10, 2005

  • It's packed with terrifying moments: a Paleoindian dies at the claws of the terrifying, 2,000 pound short faced bear; an ancient Australian succumbs to the poisonous saliva of a megalania, a 16-foot-long lizard; and the first woman to explore New Zealand is cut down by the giant Haast's eagle, a 30-pound bird with a nearly nine-foot wingspan.

    Monster Movie

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