Kaka

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Kaka (Zoöl) A New Zealand parrot of the genus Nestor, especially the brown parrot Nestor meridionalis).☞ The mountain kaka, or kea Nestor notabilis), is remarkable for having recently acquired carnivorous habits. It attacks and kills lambs and pigs, sometimes doing great damage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kaka A parrot of the genus Nestor, peculiar to New Zealand. The common kaka is N. hypopolius, and the mountain kaka N. notabilis. See Nestor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Kaka kä′ka a New Zealand parrot
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Maori kaka, a parrot; -- so named from its note.]

Usage

In literature:

Loath were they to leave the place of the Kaka and the lake of their dead.
"Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest" by Katharine Berry Judson
They were clothed in mats, called Kaka-hoos.
"A Narrative of a Nine Months' Residence in New Zealand in 1827" by Augustus Earle
Dasug ca kaka, libutad ya y inda.
"A Little Book of Filipino Riddles" by Various
Kakae, a chief, lived at Wahiawa, Kukaniloko, Waialua, Oahu.
"Hawaiian Folk Tales" by Various
There were Kakas Martin meerschaum pipes and Kakas Martin clays, with bowls in the shape of cock-headed men.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
At Kaka is the Cave of the Children's Ghosts.
"Concerning Lafcadio Hearn" by George M. Gould
From time immemorial this has been called the Kaka Scala, or bad way.
"Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2)" by John Lloyd Stephens
The name of the other one, that was under the eaves of the hut in which I slept, was Kaka-gi-bala-dyambo-gi-bala-ve.
"Fetichism in West Africa" by Robert Hamill Nassau
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In news:

Ronaldinho has been included in Brazil's squad for the friendly against Bosnia this month, while Kaka and Robinho again were left out.
Milan ends pursuit of Kaka .
Real Madrid playmaker Kaka is unlikely to rejoin AC Milan.
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani claims the club have ended their interest in re-signing Kaka as there are "too many risks" involved.
Red Bulls sign Kaka 's younger brother Digao.
But Kaka would certainly be worth the time and effort.
United collapse as Kaka leads Milan to Liverpool rematch.
LA Galaxy coach Arena coy over Kaka.
Real Madrid's Kaka (L) has been linked to replace David Beckham (R) at LA Galaxy.
Dec 02, 2012 FOX Soccer and Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl chats with Rob Stone about Kaka's.
Five Wellington Zoo kaka are taking flight, relocating to the Hawke's Bay to breed .
Wellington Zoo now has a newly established kaka pair that is expected to breed next year.
Konstantin Kakaes Posted Monday, April 2, 2012, at 4:40 PM ET.
At 30, Kaka fits the model of MLS acquisition.
Real Madrid's Kaka (L) has been linked to replace David Beckham (R) at LA Galaxy .
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In science:

The SLDNFA-system, which is one of the solvers developed in the pro ject to reason on ID-logic theories, is an integration of abductive logic programming (Kakas, Kowalski, & Toni 1993) and constraint logic programming (Jaffar & Maher 1994).
SLDNFA-system
ID-logic generalizes not only classical logic but also abductive logic programming (Kakas, Kowalski, & Toni 1993) and open logic programming (Denecker 1995).
SLDNFA-system
As for the dispersion variant conditions : relation (18), in terms of ka it takes the form √kaka = ± m(1 − r) [(νik i )2/kj k j ]r/2 .
Concerning the generalized Lorentz symmetry and the generalization of the Dirac equation
The proof of this is as follows: Since kaka is constant and zero on the Killing horizon by definition, then ∇b(kaka) must be normal to the horizon, in the sense of being orthogonal to any vector tangent to a curve lying in the horizon.
Dynamical surface gravity
The Killing horizon is located where the Killing vector ka becomes null, kaka = 0.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
On the Killing horizon it is null by definition, kaka = 0, but its derivative is not necessarily zero at the horizon ∇b (kaka ) 6= 0 since the Killing vector is not necessarily null away from the horizon.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
However, the vector ∇b (kaka ) will be normal to the Killing horizon in the sense that it will be orthogonal to any vector that is tangent to a curve lying in the horizon.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
This κ can be taken to be the surface gravity if the Killing vector is suitably normalized, which is usually achieved by demanding kaka = −1 at spatial infinity.
Black holes and black hole thermodynamics without event horizons
Isham, C. & Kakas, A. (1984a), ‘A group theoretical approach to the canonical quantisation of gravity: I.
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time
Isham, C. & Kakas, A. (1984b), ‘A group theoretical approach to the canonical quantisation of gravity: II.
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time
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