• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Irenics (Eccl) That branch of Christian science which treats of the methods of securing unity among Christians or harmony and union among the churches; -- called also Irenical theology.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Marie and Irene Curie are the only mother and daughter to win Nobel prizes with their husbands. Marie and Pierre Curie won the Physics prize in 1903. Irene and Frederic Joliot-Curie won in 1935 for chemistry. Incidentally, Marie Curie also won the 1911 Nobel Prize for chemistry.
    • n irenics Irenical theology: opposed to polemics.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Irenics irenical theology:—opp. to Polemics
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In literature:

If she hated anybody, and she undoubtedly did, she hated Irene Coles.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
Irene was, of course, one of them, but I took the news of her death as though I had not heard it before.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
Remain here with Madame Irene and Madame Caraman.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
Staged "Miss 1917" at the Century Theatre, New York, with Irene Castle, Elsie Janis and 40 other stars.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
This is peculiarly visible in the neighbourhood of the seraglio, where Irene's palace is supposed to have formerly stood.
"Journal of a Visit to Constantinople and Some of the Greek Islands in the Spring and Summer of 1833" by John Auldjo
It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
Miss Margaret muttered something inaudible in reply to her last remark, and Irene walked on to school.
"Macaria" by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
I shall not feel alone, having Irene.
"Gycia" by Lewis Morris
B. a History of the Later Roman Empire From Arcadius To Irene.
"History of Education" by Levi Seeley
Irene was very like Flora in appearance and manner, but she had a greater knowledge of the world and all its ways.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
In our October article on Councils we closed with the council that was assembled by Mrs. Irene in the year 787.
"The Christian Foundation, Or, Scientific and Religious Journal, Volume I, No. 12, December, 1880" by Various
Chapter 1.V The Description of a Conspirator, and the Dawn of the Chapter 1.VI Irene in the Palace of Adrian di Castello.
"The Works Of Edward Bulwer-Lytton A Linked Index to the Project Gutenberg Editions" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
At the close of the first six months Sister Irene reported thirteen hundred little waifs laid in the basket at her door.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
In the same year a revolution at Constantinople overthrew the empress Irene.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Her principal friend at Covent Garden was a girl called Irene, or rather spelled Irene, for she was always called Ireen.
"Carnival" by Compton Mackenzie
Irene opened the box in feverish dread.
"The Secret of the League" by Ernest Bramah
Irene was an easier prey than Lydie.
"Petticoat Rule" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
He grew to hate Henson-Blake; it was evident that while he was there Irene would not speak.
"Here and Hereafter" by Barry Pain
In 797 the empress Irene had deposed and blinded her son, Constantine VI., and usurped his throne.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
It is Irene Lauderdale now, I hear.
"The Celebrity at Home" by Violet Hunt

In news:

MOUNDRIDGE — Ruth Irene Goering , 85, died Oct 4, 2012, at Mennonite Friendship Communities, South Hutchinson.
Ruth Irene Goering , 85, died Thursday, Oct 4, 2012, at Mennonite Friendship Communities, South Hutchinson.
(AP) — The mayor of Folly Beach hopes the federal government will help re-nourish the island's beaches after they were heavily eroded by Hurricane Irene.
Irene Virbila Los Angeles Times.
UNION COUNTY — For the communities along the Rahway River, the ones that were swamped by Tropical Storm Irene's relentless downpour, any plan that would ease flooding is a welcome one.
Waves from Hurricane Irene pound the beach in Ocean City, Maryland.
VDOT crews from the Staunton District mobilized and headed to Hampton Roads in advance of Hurricane Irene on Friday.
(AP) — A neighbor is challenging the state's plans to open a temporary mental health facility in Middlesex to help replace the Vermont State Hospital which was flooded by Tropical Storm Irene.
When Irene flooded the state hospital more than a year ago, patients were sent to other facilities around the state.
The 54-bed building was destroyed by Tropical Storm Irene over a year ago.
State Faces Challenge To Post-Irene Mental Health Facility .
Born May 3, 1935, at Brooklyn, New York, Joe was the son of Guido and Irene (Deromedi) Paternoster .
Volunteers headed to a battered nature preserve on the Rappahannock River to restore trails and a marshland bridge that were damaged by hurricanes Irene and Sandy.
NYers ( remarkably ) don't complain after Irene.
Well, when it comes to how well-prepared the people who run New York City were for Irene, it's fair to say they were both.

In science:

Springer-Verlag, New York, Berlin, Heidelberg, Tokyo 1976, 1984. [A,S]: Milton Abramowitz, Irene A.
Brief Research Notes on Transformation of Series and Special Functions
Tambi´en estoy agradecido a Juan Soler, Alberto Prieto, Juan Calvo, Pilar Guerrero, Irene Mendoza, Estrella Ryan, Luna ´Alvarez, Javier (Chancly) Pascual, Nikolina Dimitrov, Felisa Torralba y Caroline de Cannart por su diversa ayuda.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Our results are based on a simple principle (IREN/IRON), which sets the same rate on most of the nodes (wireless links) of the network.
Near Optimal Broadcast with Network Coding in Large Sensor Networks
Our metric for efficiency is the number of transmissions necessary to transmit one packet from the source to every destination: we show that IREN/IRON achieves near optimality for large networks; that is, asymptotically, nearly every transmission brings new information from the source to the receiver.
Near Optimal Broadcast with Network Coding in Large Sensor Networks
The principle IREN/IRON sets the following transmission rates: IREN (Increased Rate for Exceptional Nodes): the rate of transmission is set to M , for the source node and all the border nodes (the “exceptional” nodes).
Near Optimal Broadcast with Network Coding in Large Sensor Networks
Property 1 With the rate selection IREN/IRON, the min-cut of a lattice graph is equal to Cmin = M (with M = |R| − 1).
Near Optimal Broadcast with Network Coding in Large Sensor Networks
Let us denote Ecost as this “transmissions per broadcast.” This cost of broadcasting with IREN/IRON rate selection can be equivalently computed from the rates as the ratio of the number of transmissions per unit time to the number of packets broadcast into the network per unit time.
Near Optimal Broadcast with Network Coding in Large Sensor Networks
Cv ≥ 1 with IREN/IRON and with (1), C (S ) = Pv∈∆S Cv Theorem 2 The capacity of one cut C (S ) is such that: C (S ) ≥ M Proof : There are three possible cases, either the set T has no common nodes with the border ∆L, or T includes all nodes of ∆L, or finally T includes only part of nodes in the border area.
Near Optimal Broadcast with Network Coding in Large Sensor Networks
Mikhailov, “Obstacles to asymptotic integrability”, in Algebraic aspects of integrable systems: in memory of Irene Dorfman, 173-204, edited by A. S.
Multiscale expansions of difference equations in the small lattice spacing regime, and a vicinity and integrability test. I
Handbook of Mathematical Functions, by Milton Abramowitz and Irene Stegun , would be one of the three texts (together with the Bible and Shakespeare complete works) Michal Berry would take with him to a desert island .
Solution of the quantum harmonic oscillator plus a delta-function potential at the origin: The oddness of its even-parity solutions
In a time where symbolic computational software is becoming more and more the source of mathematical data, we hope with this problem to show that everything we need can be found the good old text of Milton Abramowitz and Irene Stegun .
Solution of the quantum harmonic oscillator plus a delta-function potential at the origin: The oddness of its even-parity solutions
Ibanez, Fernando Marchesano, Diego Regalado, and Irene Valenzuela.
Models of Particle Physics from Type IIB String Theory and F-theory: A Review
Discher de Sa and Rick Bogart, with contributions from Irene Gonz´alez Hern´andez and Peter Giles.
High frequency and high wavenumber solar oscillations
Ruiz, Julio Jos ´e Romeral Planell ´o, Gemma Delicado, Jes ´us Mart ´inez Fr´ias, Irene Schneider, Gloria Gallego, Carmen Gonz ´alez, Ramon Fern ´andez, Coronel Angel Santamaria, Carol Stoker, Paula Grunthaner, Maxwell D.
Field Geology with a Wearable Computer: First Results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System
Ruiz, Irene Schneider, Carol Stoker, Paula Grunthaner, Maxwell D.
Field geology with a wearable computer: 1st results of the Cyborg Astrobiologist System