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To a certain extent, general relativity can be seen to be a relational theory, in which the only physically relevant information is the relationship between different events in space-time.
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Greek and Elizabethan life and, to a certain extent, the life of Versailles shared this character of intense `` publicity ''.
Rather, such assignments are made, as they must be, on the basis of certain overall rules and standards, representing to some extent a statistical approach to the problem, taking into account for each situation some of the variables ( e.g., power and station separations ) and averaging out others in order to achieve the balance which must be struck between protection against destructive interference and the assignment of a number of stations large enough to afford optimum radio service to the Nation.
The choice of the single member district was dictated to a certain extent by problems of communication and understanding in the more remote areas of the country, but it also served to minimize the national political value of the elections.
The color of amethyst has been demonstrated to result from substitution by irradiation of trivalent iron ( Fe < sup > 3 +</ sup >) for silicon in the structure, in the presence of trace elements of large ionic radius, and, to a certain extent, the amethyst color can naturally result from displacement of transition elements even if the iron concentration is low.
An abettor differs from an accessory in that he must be present at the commission of the crime ; all abettors ( with certain exceptions ) are principals, and, in the absence of specific statutory provision to the contrary, are punishable to the same extent as the actual perpetrator of the offence.
Although the mechanics of ballpoint pens remain relatively unchanged, ink composition has evolved to solve certain problems over the years, resulting in unpredictable sensitivity to light and some extent of fading.
Granite boulders were also taken from the moor and used for stone posts and to a certain extent for building ( such material is known as moorstone ).
A major question in the study of cognitive development is the extent to which certain abilities are innate or learned.
Gibson defined cyberpunk's antipathy towards utopian SF in his 1981 short story " The Gernsback Continuum ," which pokes fun at and, to a certain extent, condemns utopian science fiction.
Some critical observers consider that Uribe's policies, while admittedly reducing crime and guerrilla activity, might be too slanted in favor of a military solution to Colombia's internal war, neglecting grave social and human rights concerns to a certain extent.
The ratio is called the spreading factor or processing gain and determines to a certain extent the upper limit of the total number of users supported simultaneously by a base station.
In mathematics, the commutator gives an indication of the extent to which a certain binary operation fails to be commutative.
Macedonian, although mutually intelligible with Bulgarian, certain dialects of Serbian and to a lesser extent the rest of the South Slavic dialect continuum is considered by Bulgarian linguists to be a Bulgarian dialect, in contrast with the contemporary international view, and the view in the Republic of Macedonia which regards it as a language in its own right.
The two traditions may have evolved separately, but have influenced each other to a certain extent, particularly with the cross-cultural contact of recent centuries.
This view is useful to a certain extent ( radiation of low frequency ), but problems are found at high frequencies ( see ultraviolet catastrophe ).
Environmental skeptics have argued that the extent of harm coming from human activities is less certain than some scientists and scientific bodies claim, or that it is too soon to be introducing curbs in these activities on the basis of existing evidence, or that further discussion is needed regarding who should pay for such environmental initiatives.
The international competition rules are the basis for local competitions, although local bodies are allowed to modify these rules to a certain extent.
On steel-string guitars, frets are eventually bound to wear down ; when this happens, frets can be replaced or, to a certain extent, leveled, polished, recrowned, or reshaped as required.
" Dave Raggett, who has been a W3C Fellow for many years has commented for example, " To a certain extent, Microsoft built its business on the Web by extending HTML features.
Retrospectively, historical processes could be understood to have happened by necessity in certain ways and not others, and to some extent at least, the most likely variants of the future could be specified on the basis of careful study of the known facts.
This process, while preserving the structural integrity of the cells and tissue can damage the biological functionality of proteins, particularly enzymes, and can also denature them to a certain extent.
He has been called the " Father of History ", and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid narrative.
The classic image of an Irish immigrant is led to a certain extent by racist and anti-Catholic stereotypes.
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The differentiation between the East Coast and West Coast schools of jazz, the differences between the `` hard bop '' school of Rollins, and the `` cerebral '' experiments of Tristano, Konitz and Marsh, the general differences in the mores of white and Negro musicians, all had become fairly well known to certain segments of the public.
In general, the half-life becomes shorter as atomic number increases, though an " island of stability " may exist for undiscovered isotopes with certain numbers of protons and neutrons.
Irregular past tense forms, such as " broke " or " was / were ", can be seen as still more specific cases ( since they are confined to certain lexical items, like the verb " break "), which therefore take priority over the general cases listed above.
The Gaussian theory, however, is only true so long as the angles made by all rays with the optical axis ( the symmetrical axis of the system ) are infinitely small, i. e. with infinitesimal objects, images and lenses ; in practice these conditions are not realized, and the images projected by uncorrected systems are, in general, ill defined and often completely blurred, if the aperture or field of view exceeds certain limits.
The academic philosophers had arrived at the Theory of Matter and Form from consideration of certain natural paradoxes subsumed under the general heading of the Unity Problem.
Conversely, certain general principles ( for example, neighbourliness, or charity ) are seen to be universal and consistent.
Some of its powers may, according to its articles, be exercised by directors, certain other powers may be reserved for the shareholders in general meeting.
Shareholder nominations can only occur at the general meeting itself or through the prohibitively expensive process of mailing out ballots separately ; in May 2009 the SEC proposed a new rule allowing shareholders meeting certain criteria to add nominees to the proxy statement.
The general pattern of Bible reading in 1549 was retained ( as it was in 1559 ) except that distinct Old and New Testament readings were now specified for Morning and Evening Prayer on certain feast days.
Some, like Henry Sidgwick, argue that a certain degree of egoism promotes the general welfare of society for two reasons: because individuals know how to please themselves best, and because if everyone were an austere altruist then general welfare would inevitably decrease.
Authorities employ various mechanisms to regulate ( encouraging or discouraging ) certain behaviors in general.
For example: as cultures change and the political environment shifts, societies may criminalise or decriminalise certain behaviours, which directly affects the statistical crime rates, influence the allocation of resources for the enforcement of laws, and ( re -) influence the general public opinion.
In general topological spaces, however, the different notions of compactness are not necessarily equivalent, and the most useful notion, introduced by Pavel Alexandrov and Pavel Urysohn in 1929, involves the existence of certain finite families of open sets that " cover " the space in the sense that each point of the space must lie in some set contained in the family.
The censors had the general superintendence of all the public buildings and works ( opera publica ), and to meet the expenses connected with this part of their duties, the senate voted them a certain sum of money or certain revenues, to which they were restricted, but which they might at the same time employ according to their discretion.
It may have been emblematic of certain German attitudes toward religion in general, and the perceived relevance of the German Emperor in the universal scheme of things.
In a number of modern states, circumcision is presumed to be legal, but under certain circumstances, more general laws, such as laws about assault or child custody, may sometimes be interpreted as applying to situations involving circumcision.
In general the term " data independence " means that changes in the database's structure do not require changes in its application's computer programs, and that changes in the database at a certain architectural level ( see below ) do not affect the database's levels above.
As a result, according to philosopher Steven Crowell, defining existentialism has been relatively difficult, and he argues that it is better understood as a general approach used to reject certain systematic philosophies rather than as a systematic philosophy in itself.
The epistle is addressed to Christians in general, and it warns them about the doctrine of certain errant teachers to whom they were exposed.
The essay quickly generated controversy within the general semantics field, partly because practitioners of general semantics sometimes saw Bourland as attacking the verb ' to be ' as such, and not just certain usages.
In this context he states in one of his lectures, that there are certain conditions to fear in general to make sense: