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

  • In the Bible, a Hebrew captive in Nineveh.
  • n. See Table at Bible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a model where the dependent variable is censored.
  • proper n. A book of the Old Testament Apocrypha.
  • proper n. A male given name.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A book of the Apocrypha.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an Apocryphal book that was a popular novel for several centuries

Etymologies

Greek Tōbit, from Hebrew ṭôbīyāh, Yahweh (is) my good : ṭôb, good; see ṭyb in Semitic roots + , my + yāh, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.
After Tobit.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Hebrew (Wiktionary)
Coined by A. S. Goldberg in 1964 as these type of models were first proposed by James Tobin [2] and are similar to probit models. (Wiktionary)

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