Pecora

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Pecora (Zoöl) An extensive division of ruminants, including the antelopes, deer, and cattle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pecora The fifth Linnean order of Mammalia, composed of the genera Camelus, Moschus, Cervus, Capra, Ovis, and Bos; the ruminant or artiodactyl mammals, later called Ruminantia and (with a little extension) Artiodactyla. The name is still in use.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. pecus,. See Pecuniary

Usage

In literature:

Nigritatem inducit si pecora biberint.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
For other characteristics see PECORA.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
Stomach, although complex, differing essentially from that of the Pecora.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
Pecora, river of the Maremma, its deposits, 425.
"Man and Nature" by George P. Marsh
While the molars have the selenodont character of other Pecora, the premolars are more adapted for cutting, with sharp edges.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
The pecora was a tough customer to deal with, as we failed to kill him at the first volley, but eventually he was subdued.
"The Empire Makers" by Hume Nesbit
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In news:

Pecora inks strong recruiting class.
Head cooach Pat Pecora and the Pitt-Johnstown wrestling program have added 16 new wrestlers for the 2012-13 season, including eight former Pennsylvania state place-winners.
Fordham University has announced a contract extension for men's basketball coach Tom Pecora , through the 2016-17 season.
Despite a tough start to his tenure at Fordham a year ago, men's basketball coach Tom Pecora has high hopes for his Rams this coming season.
"This is an unforgiving league, as any good league is," Pecora said at the Atlantic 10's annual Media Day in Brooklyn on Thursday.
During the Friday night of this season's Big East tournament, Tom Pecora attended a dinner with his wife at Madison Square Garden.
Pecora Faces Tough Task at Fordham.
Tom Pecora is the head men's basketball coach at Fordham University.
Time for New Pecora Hearings.
Last season, Tom Pecora and the Hofstra Pride tied a school record with 26 wins and reached the quarterfinals of the National Invitational Tournament.
Pecora 's dream comes true, named Hofstra coach.
Daniel Pecora with Erie Brush & Manufacturing Corp. Owners and operators must know the differences between the brush types to help secure business and protect customers' cars.
Pecora said brush heads can be manufactured of plastic or aluminum.
Where Is Our Ferdinand Pecora.
Pecora approached the fight against cancer the same way he does on-the- mat battles.
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In science:

This notion of sychronization is analogous to the synchronization scheme∗ proposed by Pecora and Carrol, if we assume that random variable is realized by a system as a drive system and random dynamical systems are regarded as a response systems .
Mechanism of synchronization in a random dynamical system
Pecora, Synchronization in Smal lWorld Systems, Phys.
Synchronization in Complex Networks: a Comment on two recent PRL papers
Pecora, “Synchronization in small -world systems ”, Phys.
Threshold-Controlled Global Cascading in Wireless Sensor Networks
Barahona, M. & Pecora, L.M [2002] “Synchronization in Small -World Systems ”, Phys.
Synchronization in Random Geometric Graphs
Barahona and Pecora showed analytically that, for linear oscillators, a network is more synchronizable the lower the relation Q = λN /λ2 – where λN and λ2 are the highest and lowest non-zero eigenvalues of the Laplacian matrix ( ˆΛij ≡ δij ki − ˆaij ), respectively (Barahona and Pecora, 2002).
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
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