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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of entangle.
- adj. tangled or twisted together
- adj. confused or complicated
- adj. (of two quantum states) correlated, even though physically separated; (referring to a state of a composite system) not separable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. in a confused mass. Contrasted with
- adj. deeply involved especially in something problematic.
- adj. constrained by or as if by a convoluted rope or net; ensnared.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In heraldry, same as fretted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. twisted together in a tangled mass
- adj. deeply involved especially in something complicated
- adj. involved in difficulties
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Or is that limited to cases where the Pauli Exclusion Principle applies (i.e. in entangled pairs)?
A lysogenic bacterium produces virions if it is derepressed, and here we are again entangled in the problem of induction.
One day the cockatoo got his chain entangled, and Miss Kitty promptly advanced to put it right.
Christians keep close to the word of God, and watch against those who seek to perplex and bewilder them, and that because, if men who have once escaped are again entangled, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
"Let no man impose those things upon you, for God has not imposed them: if God has made you free, be not you again entangled in that yoke of bondage."
I have not been named in any of the cases pertaining to the 1984 riots, but my political opponents got my name entangled in them.
Even the technical term used to account for non-locality -- 'entangled' -- has a negative, uncomfortable connotation.
With its quantum-system functions, our brain can receive information not only from our eyes and ears, but directly from the wider world with which we are "entangled" -- nonlocally connected.
20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
Radin reviewed hundreds of carefully conducted experiments documenting the existence of what others have called the extended mind or the nonlocal mind, and Radin calls the entangled mind.
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