antithetic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj antithetic sharply contrasted in character or purpose "practices entirely antithetical to her professed beliefs","hope is antithetic to despair"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Antithetic Pertaining to antithesis, or opposition of words and sentiments; containing, or of the nature of, antithesis; contrasted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • antithetic Same as antithetical.
    • n antithetic A direct opposite.
    • n antithetic pl. The doctrine of contrasts.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr.

Usage

In literature:

All its effects arranged themselves as antithetical to the Bladesover effects.
"Tono Bungay" by H. G. Wells
In the course of a Scientific Congress at Munich in 1877 the conflict of these antithetic views of nature came into sharp relief.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
His great fondness for antithetical expression has not a little conduced to this effect.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
His style is weighty, condensed, antithetical, and not unfrequently obscure.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The jurists often mention antithetically universal successions and those confined to a single specific thing.
"The Common Law" by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Transcendental antithetic is an investigation into the antinomy of pure reason, its causes and result.
"The Critique of Pure Reason" by Immanuel Kant
Yet "feminine" would be an improvement, as then the sense too would be antithetic.
"Coleridge's Literary Remains, Volume 4." by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
There is no connection between them; their methods of thought and expression are antithetical.
"The French Impressionists (1860-1900)" by Camille Mauclair
His periods are antithetic; each contains a surprise and a witty point.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
But it might be worked in some antithetical sentence.
"Tales from Many Sources" by Various
Moreover, the structure of the whole context is antithetical.
"Sermons Preached at Brighton" by Frederick W. Robertson
It is the offspring of anger and spite mixed with a desire to be clever and antithetical.
"Interludes being Two Essays, a Story, and Some Verses" by Horace Smith
My own introduction, and subsequent acquaintance, were strangely characteristic of the peculiarly antithetic nature of the man.
"Personal Recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham Men" by E. Edwards
Secondly, he uses the word natural as antithetical to supernatural.
"What is Darwinism?" by Charles Hodge
Why speak of the God of Nature and the God of grace as two antithetical terms?
"Daily Thoughts selected from the writings of Charles Kingsley by his wife" by Charles Kingsley
Consciousness and matter represent to us the most different and antithetical terms of the whole of the knowable.
"The Mind and the Brain" by Alfred Binet
Not having at hand the simile synthetical, we have resorted to the antithetical.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Such work is directly antithetic to that of the city fireman who goes to his duties with a crowd looking on.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
In the course of a Scientific Congress at Munich in 1877 the conflict of these antithetic views of nature came into sharp relief.
"Evolution in Modern Thought" by Ernst Haeckel
The problem before the Secretary of the Treasury was how to accomplish these antithetical purposes.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
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In poetry:

Clearer it grew than winter sky
That Nature still had reasons why; And, shifting sudden as a breeze,
My fancy found no satisfaction,
No antithetic sweet attraction,
So great as in the Nomades.
"The Nomades" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

I believe abstaining from voting would be antithetical to our faith.
The concepts of "fast food" and "slow food" seem antithetical.
He accused his opponents of imposing on the country a " radical vision" that "is antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity.".
In which case last weekend's box office provides an excellent test case, with two politically antithetically movie satires playing mano-a-mano.
There's something antithetical about a sporty version of a 106-horsepower econobox that takes around 10 seconds to get from 0 to 60.
(A call to invisible cinematography , antithetical to the accolades of one's peers.
These are the dark and moody works that led up to and provide support for van Gogh 's first early masterpiece, "The Potato Eaters," a powerful realist work that is antithetical to the signature style that we all know.
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In science:

This paper extends the classical variance reduction method of antithetic sampling and combines it with RQMC.
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
Well-known techniques include stratification, importance sampling, control variates and antithetic sampling.
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
Antithetic sampling improves Monte Carlo by exploiting spatial structure in f .
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
But it compares favorably with ordinary antithetic sampling which only changes the constant in the RMSE, and changes it for the worse for some f .
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
Section 3 introduces some new notions of d-dimensional folding operations used to introduce local antithetic properties into digital nets, and proposes three specific methods.
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
Our strategy for improving randomized nets is to build in directly some d-dimensional versions of locally antithetic sampling.
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
The local antithetic sampling strategy is implemented by adjoining to the scrambled net certain reflections of sample points.
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
Antithetic sampling is implemented via reflections about the center point of [0, 1]d .
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
Here we present three methods for inducing local antithetic properties in some (q , m, 2)-nets.
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
Such “monomial nets” extend the local antithetic property of Haber’s stratification schemes to all elementary intervals of volume b−m , not just those from one vector κ.
Local antithetic sampling with scrambled nets
Random sampling estimates of Fourier transforms: antithetical stratified Monte Carlo.
Stratified Monte Carlo quadrature for continuous random fields
Acceleration of the multiple-try Metropolis algorithm using antithetic and stratified sampling.
Consistency of Markov chain quasi-Monte Carlo on continuous state spaces
The final variance reduction technique we used was antithetic variates.
An Approximation of the Universal Intelligence Measure
In our AIQ implementation, since the first bit of each program specifies whether or not to negate the rewards, applying antithetic variates was trivial: we simply ran each program twice, once with the first bit off, once with the first bit on.
An Approximation of the Universal Intelligence Measure
To improve on the convergence of conventional Monte Carlo methods, one can make use of a variety of variance reduction techniques, such as control variates and antithetic sampling. A particular variance reduction technique which has gotten a lot of attention recently, is the multilevel Monte Carlo (MLMC) method.
Further analysis of multilevel Monte Carlo methods for elliptic PDEs with random coefficients
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