2016年1月26日 星期二

singularity,infinite, infinitesimal, uncommon, ad infinitum, rat king


New York = rat kings, broken dreams; Los Angeles = ombré, Segways. In Shouts & Murmurs, one woman contends with the allure of the coastal cities.

Shouts & Murmurs: “I knew I needed to get back to where the real people were, the people of substance and letters.”
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On predicting his future career
"I will not be a common man because it is my right to be an uncommon man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony" - from an early poem


The time of ~ is near.

Hegal 的 "Definition of Love"


胡適日記全集 7: 1934-1939

1939.4.7 頁642
錄下某人引黑格爾Hegal 的 "Definition of Love"
  Love is the ideality of the relativity, of the reality of an infinitesimal portion of the absolute totality of the Absolute Being.
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    rat king involves a number of rats intertwined at their tails, which become stuck together with, for instance, blood, dirt, ice, horse-hair, or feces—or simply knotted. The animals reputedly grow together while joined at the tails.

ad infinitum
ˌad ɪnfɪˈnʌɪtəm/
adverb
  1. again and again in the same way; forever.
    "registration is for seven years and may be renewed ad infinitum"


infinitesimal[in・fin・i・tes・i・mal]

  • 発音記号[ìnfinətésəməl]
[形]微小の, 極微の, 無限小の, 極小の;極微量の
to an infinitesimal degree
最小限度まで.
━━[名]
1 極微量.
2 《数学》無限小.
in・fin・i・tes・i・mal・ly
[副]限りなく. 




singularity
(sĭng'gyə-lăr'ĭ-tē) pronunciation
n., pl., -ties.
  1. The quality or condition of being singular.
  2. A trait marking one as distinct from others; a peculiarity.
  3. Something uncommon or unusual.
  4. Astrophysics. A point in space-time at which gravitational forces cause matter to have infinite density and infinitesimal volume, and space and time to become infinitely distorted.
  5. Mathematics. A point at which the derivative does not exist for a given function but every neighborhood of which contains points for which the derivative exists. Also called singular point.


[名]
1 [U]単独(性), 単一(性);特異(性).
2 [U][C]((古風))異常さ, 風変わり.
3 《天文》特異点:超密度に圧縮されブラックホールを作るとされる宇宙空間の仮説上の点.




uncommon

Syllabification: (un·com·mon)
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈkämən/
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adjective

  • out of the ordinary; unusual:prostate cancer is not uncommon in men over 60 an uncommon name
  • [attributive] remarkably great (used for emphasis):an uncommon amount of noise

adverb

[as submodifier] archaic
remarkably:he was uncommon afraid

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