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  • adj. Of a function, associating a unique value of its range with each value of its domain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Taking under specified conditions only a single value.


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  • In general, single-valued measures such as average word length, average sentence length, or mean “reading level” tend not to work as well as multivariate measures, where you measure lots of different properties of the text, such as the frequencies of fifty or a hundred different words.

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  • This is by necessity, rights are written at a lofty level of abstraction who application is neither straightforward nor single-valued.

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  • I define racism as a single-valued, continuous mapping....

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  • Since the path-dependent probability function is in general not single-valued, one has to take into account *every possible causal history,* which is of course an impossible task.

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  • He was trying to visualize a gravity pull whose intensity was not a single-valued pressure but a uniform continuum of pressure values from a minimum to a maximum.


  • Of course, time travel cannot be logically self-consistent because there are lots of logical problems with the history that is not a single-valued function of time.

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  • In quantum mechanics, you will return to the same wavefunction: the wavefunctions must be single-valued and the locus where "psi = 0" is not too special, after all.

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  • Most smart high school students who are really interested in physics know that the wavefunctions are single-valued.

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  • Gauss in his private notes had already found that the inversion of elliptic integrals leads to single-valued, doubly periodic functions, but he never published his ideas.

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  • In this case, because altitude is a single-valued sample, we create an instance of ExerciseSampleOneValue () to store the altitude value and the offsetInSeconds from the start of the sample set, and store it in the SingleValuedSamples collection.

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