Definitions

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or used in a procession
  • n. Any of several moths of the genus Thaumetopoea

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to a procession; consisting in processions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting in formal or solemn procession.
  • In entomology, specifically, forming and moving in a procession: said of certain caterpillars.
  • n. Same as processioner, 2.

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Examples

  • As holidaymakers fold up the sunloungers and head back to Milan and Rome , they are rolling out the red carpet on the Venice Lido and dusting off the gold leaf lion statues that line the processionary route.

    If it's September it must be Venice: but Europe's film festivals face a new threat

  • On our Life Path we need to welcome change and opportunity, or we may become like the processionary caterpillars that Jean Henri Fabre, the great French naturalist, studied.

    Nurturing Spirituality in Children

  • We have seen an influx of new pests and diseases in the past decade - the processionary moth is causing great problems in west London after being imported on an oak bought to screen a supermarket car park.

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  • On the march: The oak processionary moth - which is toxic during its caterpillar stage - is spreading out of control in England

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  • Oak processionary moths are native to central and southern Europe but have spread hundreds of miles north in the past few decades.

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  • He also believes that they will soon be joined by another pest from mainland Europe: the pine processionary moth, which is also toxic to humans and more dangerous to trees.

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  • The oak processionary moth - which during its caterpillar stage is a toxic pest whose hairs can trigger severe asthma attacks - is spreading out of control in England.

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  • Slide 5: Bayesian Core: A Practical Approach to Computational Bayesian Statistics Regression and variable selection Regression Pine processionary caterpillars x3 x1 x2 x5 x6 x4 x8 x9 x7 197 / 785

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  • Slide 10: Bayesian Core: A Practical Approach to Computational Bayesian Statistics Regression and variable selection Regression Regressors and response Variable of primary interest, y, called the response or the outcome variable [assumed here to be continuous] E.g., number of Pine processionary caterpillar colonies Covariates x = (x1, ..., xk) called explanatory variables [may be discrete, continuous or both] 202 / 785

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  • Slide 110: Bayesian Core: A Practical Approach to Computational Bayesian Statistics Regression and variable selection Variable selection Pine processionary caterpillars (cont'd) Interpretation Model Mγ with the highest posterior probability is t1 (γ) = (1, 2, 4, 5), which corresponds to the variables - altitude, - slope, - height of the tree sampled in the center of the area, and - diameter of the tree sampled in the center of the area.

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