- adj. Not ideal
“Each year we were mildly disappointed with the condition of the grapes -- they were growing the plants for wood, not for grapes, so they were nonideal for wine.”
“The cross, she said, is the symbol of the sacrifice of the ideal to the nonideal. ...”
“It is a way to make the best of a nonideal situation, which is that the orchestra lacks a permanent home.”
“Because of the subjective nature of value and the impossibility of interpersonal utility comparisons, the social-cost and social-benefit curves used to define the nonideal nature of externalities simply do not exist.”
“Other solutions adapt a classic nonideal RF transceiver architecture which compromises performance, increases complexity, and consumes significantly more power.”
“The model can also incorporate nonideal behavior, such as sampling jitter and operational-amplifier noise.”
“If I were a Christian, nothing could make me more indignant than that: the notion of sacrificing the ideal to the nonideal, or virtue to vice.”
“Yet, according to the Christian mythology, he died on the cross not for his own sins but for the sins of the nonideal people.”
“I do regard the cross as the symbol of the sacrifice of the ideal to the nonideal.”
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