Embase

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Embase To bring down or lower, as in position, value, etc.; to debase; to degrade; to deteriorate. "Embased the valleys, and embossed the hills.""Alloy in coin of gold . . . may make the metal work the better, but it embaseth it.""Such pitiful embellishments of speech as serve for nothing but to embase divinity."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • embase To lower; degrade; depress or hollow out.
    • embase To lower in value; debase; vitiate; deprave; impair.
    • embase To lower in nature, rank, or estimation; degrade.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Embase em-bāz′ (obs.) to bring down: to degrade
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. em-, + base, a. or v. t.: cf. OF. embaissier,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Em and base.

Usage

In literature:

At thy fair hands who wonders not at all, Wonder itself through ignorance embases?
"Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles" by Thomas Lodge and Giles Fletcher
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In news:

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In science:

An important property and possibly an advantage of the CMA-ES over the EMbased algorithm is that the CMA-ES employs the natural gradient of the expected fitness J (·) itself.
Theoretical foundation for CMA-ES from information geometric perspective
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