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  • adj. Of or pertaining to permutation


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  • It is coupled with the phrase Paimosaid, -- a permutative form of the Indian substantive, made from the verb pim-o-sa, to walk.

    The Complete Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • Several cyanotypes here of tightly packed cassette boxes - sometimes full, sometimes empty - coax forth references to the grid as a regulator of form in modern painting and architecture, and to the permutative systems that guided early work by artists such as LeWitt and Mel Bochner.

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  • Understanding all of the possible permutative capabilities in the JMS API is another story, however -- when do you use transactions?

    No Fluff Just Stuff

  • however, unlike classical chess, the permutative space of the game and its nuances have not been plumbed.

    Obama rubber, Bush glue

  • If you have enough knowledge of human nature to understand the fine game of baseball, and have at any time scraped acquaintance with the interesting mathematical doctrine of progressive permutations, you will see, when four men equal to a thousand are under the eyes of each other, and of the garrison in the fort, that the whole arsenal of logarithms would give out before you could compute the permutative possibilities of the courage that would be refracted, reflected, compounded and concentrated by all there, each giving courage to and receiving courage from each and all the others.

    The Delicious Vice


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