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- adv. So as to vanish, or appear to vanish, especially very small, very rare.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a vanishing manner; so as to vanish; imperceptibly: as, a certain probability is vanishingly small.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. so as to disappear or approach zero
First, cytokine molecules, such as interferon and interleukin-2, pack an incredible punch, even in vanishingly small amounts.
"vanishingly" - and from that concluded that I was arguing the exact opposite of what I'd stated.
This category, though, does include that small fraction of the American population who describe themselves as either atheists or agnostics, although these labels turn out to have little common usage.24 While atheism has recently gained prominence, particularly on the bestseller lists, self-identified atheists and agnostics comprise a vanishingly small proportion of the U.S. population.
The fact is that a vanishingly small portion of the population has control over 1/3 of the wealth in this nation is a good reason to think that the system is rigged to ensure that it stays that way.
You keep claiming that such situations are vanishingly unlikely.
What will likely pass through reconciliation is a series of amendments to the bill that passed by regular order – a vanishingly minute procedural matter everyone will forget about two days after it happens.
That is way more important than dealing with something minor as the national effect the case will have on a federal law that has never been used and is vanishingly likely to be used in the future.
So much so that even if you assume that gay men in the military have a higher rate than their straight peers, the risk is still vanishingly small.
My core issue is that the probability of being threatened with imminent violence is vanishingly small in comparison to a large body of risks that people routinely accept as normal risks and take little or no precautions to mitigate, thus the entire issue of real safety is largely irrational.
Senate, and the early press on her nomination, are vanishingly small.
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