assistance

Definitions

  • the Representation of The Lord Ti Assisting At The Preliminaries of the Sacrifice and Offerings
    the Representation of The Lord Ti Assisting At The Preliminaries of the Sacrifice and Offerings
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n assistance the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose "he gave me an assist with the housework","could not walk without assistance","rescue party went to their aid","offered his help in unloading"
    • n assistance a resource "visual aids in teaching"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

THE AUTHOR, AND A BASUTO PONY WHICH ASSISTED IN THE FIGHT AT SANNASPOST THE AUTHOR, AND A BASUTO PONY WHICH ASSISTED IN THE FIGHT AT SANNASPOST
The Baron's Assistant Reader The Baron's Assistant Reader
MME. CARLOTTA CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE FROM ANOTHER BALLOONIST THREE MILES AWAY MME. CARLOTTA CALLS FOR ASSISTANCE FROM ANOTHER BALLOONIST THREE MILES AWAY

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Dr. Guillotin merely proposed the machine that bears his name (which was rejected by the crown) and he never made a working model. The first working model was made by his assistant years later. When the machine attained infamy in the French Revolution, Dr.Guillotin protested its use and went to his grave claiming that the machine was unjustly named after him.
    • Assistance An assistant or helper; a body of helpers. "Wat Tyler [was] killed by valiant Walworth, the lord mayor of London, and his assistance , . . . John Cavendish."
    • Assistance Persons present.
    • Assistance The act of assisting; help; aid; furtherance; succor; support. "Without the assistance of a mortal hand."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The largest painting in the world is The Battle of Gettysburg, painted in 1883 by Paul Philippoteaux and sixteen of his assistants. The painting took two and a half years to create and is 410 feet long, 70 feet high, and weighs 11,792 pounds.
    • n assistance A being present; presence; attendance.
    • n assistance The persons present; spectators; audience.
    • n assistance Help; aid; furtherance; succor; a contribution in aid, by bodily strength or other means.
    • n assistance An assistant or helper; assistants collectively.
    • n assistance Hence, specifically In English common law and American colonial law, a general name for a somewhat undefined body of subordinate parish or town officers or auxiliaries, apparently including, as sometimes used, the ex-officers, in their customary function of advisers.
    • n assistance In American history, a writ issued by a superior colonial court, on alleged precedents of the English Court of Exchequer, authorizing any officers of the crown, in the process of executing the acts of trade, to summon assistance and enter and search any premises. The attempt to use such writs in Massachusetts, defeated in 1761, was one of the abuses which led. to the revolution. Synonyms Aid, support, backing, relief.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Alexander Graham Bell Was working on the telephone in 1876, he spilled battery acid on his pants and called out to his assistant, "Watson, please come here. I want you." Watson, who was on another floor, heard the call through the instrument he was hooking up, and ran to Bell's room. Bell's words became the first ever successfully communicated using a telephone.
    • n Assistance help: relief
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Quotations

  • Simone Weil
    Simone%20Weil
    “It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has a chance of coming to his assistance.”
  • B. K. Sandwell
    B. K. Sandwell
    “I am what libraries and librarians have made me, with little assistance from a professor of Greek and poets.”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.”
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar%20Gracian
    “Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.”
  • Thomas J. Watson
    Thomas%20J.%20Watson
    “A manager is an assistant to his men.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund%20Freud
    “The most complicated achievements of thought are possible without the assistance of consciousness.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. assistance,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. assistĕre, to stand by—ad, to, sistĕre.

Usage

In literature:

He ordered the miniature to be photographed, and held a short consultation with the assistant commissioner.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
Pamphilus, I'm come to you, seeking hope, safety, counsel, {and} assistance.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence
The injured man is assisted to a room.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
About ten o'clock we heard a steamer whistling for assistance.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
For fully three hours he wrought prodigiously, returning from time to time to Elaine, to guide and assist her with her basket.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
The librarian or assistant librarian who will instinctively rub out all pencil marks observed in a library book deserves well of his countrymen.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
By my assistance, and this stranger's safe.
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
It was the custom to fix small pieces of stick at short distances, to assist the stragglers in rejoining their main body.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
He returned to his companions, and the mounted man was assisted to descend from the saddle.
"Frank Merriwell's Pursuit" by Burt L. Standish
She had ill-treated him, preferring in her trouble the assistance of a stranger to his assistance.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
As yet, the whole has been effected by their own means, which are extensive, and without any assistance from government.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Then I went higher up to the rooms occupied by the two assistants.
"The Albert Gate Mystery" by Louis Tracy
Simon, who assisted Jesus to bear his cross to the place of crucifixion, was a native of Cyrene in North Africa.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
I have assistance enough from God to take the last step of my journey.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
If you do so, you will assist me.
"A Woman at Bay" by Nicholas Carter
It is essential that all assist in mastering the increasing difficulties of control.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
When the first assistant said the children were to be sent home early that day, he sent them home early.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Both master and man being in mourning assisted the idea.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Bragg was ordered to advance simultaneously with Hardee, and to support him when he needed assistance.
"History of Morgan's Cavalry" by Basil W. Duke
How he, alone, suspected, pursued, and sorely in need of assistance himself, was to render assistance to others, he did not know.
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
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In poetry:

Our troops shall gain a wide renown
By thine assisting hand
'Tis God that treads the mighty down,
And makes the feeble stand.
"Psalm 60" by Isaac Watts
Wi' murderers he did agree,
To help them wi' a cruelty.
He likewise did the thieves enlist,
In time o' need they might assist;
"Address To Satan" by Susannah Hawkins
From thy salvation, O my King,
To me again assistance bring;
With thy free Spirit fill my breast,
Nor let me be with woe opprest!
"Part Of The Sixty-Ninth Psalm" by Rees Prichard
And thy devotion to assist,
Whereby thou may'st the flesh resist,
The law of God take, for thy guide
His holy Spirit, for thy aid.
"Advice To A Youth" by Rees Prichard
CLAUDIUS.
'T is a loud soliloquy,
'T is a rather audible whisper
That compels one's friends to hasten
Full of fear to his assistance!
"The Two Lovers Of Heaven: Chrysanthus And Daria - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Let heav'n and all that dwell on high
To God their voices raise,
While lands and seas assist the sky,
And join t' advance the praise.
"Psalm 69 part 3" by Isaac Watts

In news:

William Perlman/The Star-Ledger Nets assistant coach Brian Hill, right, is mulling an offer to be an assistant for the Detroit Pistons.
She is a member of the Iowa Physician Assistant Society and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Chubb Travel Assist, provided by MEDEX Assistance Corporation, will cover the travel assistance portion of the benefit.
GREENVILLE — Families who received food assistance benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may participate in the Double up Food Bucks at the local Greenville Farmers Market.
Elmwood Assisted Living at the Shawhan is celebrating National Assisted Living Week with events centered around the theme "Art for the Ages".
You are now part of the moocher, leach, sucker class who don't now, or ever, have worked, but receive " entitlements ": rent assistance, food stamps, extended unemployment, heat assistance, etc.
Yetzer has been an assistant coach at Virginia Tech for six seasons, and also was an assistant for a year at Binghamton.
Loosely inspired by Headland 's experience working for megaproducer Harvey Weinstein, "Assistance" depicts the young, overworked personal assistants of a demanding and extremely difficult boss.
Certified Nursing Assistant Evadne Cummins visits retired CPA Steve Blum several times a week to lend her assistance.
Maya Hayes, last year's national leading scorer, made it four goals and two assists in three games since returning from the Under-20 Women's World Cup with a goal and an assist in No.
The addition of Hipbone 's online assisted service channel to the KANA iCARE suite combines Web-collaboration capabilities in assisting consumers with KANA's knowledge-powered approach to managing customer relationships.
Doug Weaver earned the hat trick and had two assists, Mike Brown scored twice, Pete Scheira added a goal and two assists and Don Pinciaro and Dan Cheney each had one goal.
Penn State University assistant football coach Mike McQueary arrives today at the Centre County Courthouse to testify in the child sexual abuse trial of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers to help taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2012 tax returns.
Ryan Walters had two goals and an assist and Brock Montpetit assisted on four goals as Nebraska-Omaha rolled over Alabama -Huntsville 8-0 in men's college hockey Saturday.
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In science:

Let G = hf , g i ⋆ ~c be a sequence-assisted generator.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
In particular, we can use the output of any of the generators mentioned in Section 1.1.4 as the assisting sequence.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
Definition 6.4. G is a cascade counter-assisted generator if: (1) G is a (standard) counter-assisted generator, or (2) G = F ⋆ C , where F is an iterative generator, ⋆ is a Latin square operation, and C is a cascade counter-assisted generator.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
Thus the notion of cascade counter-assisted generators extends those of iterative, counter-mode and counter-assisted generators.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
In this section we have seen that every iterative generator can be viewed as a cascade counter-assisted generator (in a degenerate manner).
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
We call this mode of operation the two-step counter-assisted mode.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
More generally, the t-step counter-assisted mode is defined by incrementing and adding the counter once every t iterations, and using each t-tuple as the input of a new output function ˆg : X t → Y t .
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
Then for al l functions f : X → X and seeds x0 ∈ X , the two-step counter-assisted generator h ˆf , Dg ◦ Dg ◦ Dh i has pseudorandom output.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
Assume that both f and g are (truly) random, and consider an output sequence of length m generated from a random seed by the two-step counter-assisted generator G 2 = h ˆf , Dg ◦ Dg i.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
Using the results from , we get that for all t, the output function of the t-step counter-assisted mode can be modified in a black-box manner with a small computational overhead, to get the same diversity and pseudorandomness results.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
We can achieve this goal via letting the next state be the same as when clocking the (standard) counter-assisted generator t times (that is, the counter is incremented and added to the xi value every clock).
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
Then we simply use the two-step counter-assisted generator h ˆf , g i.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
If we have enough state-space (this is usually the case with software encryption), we can cascade multiple-step counter-assisted generators without decreasing the diversity.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
The counter-assisted mode suggests many open problems.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
To these we can add practical problems such as the challenge of finding a seed s for which the counter-assisted generator with DES as the iteration function has DDE S (s)(k) ≈ √k for some large k , and theoretical problems such as statistical analysis of the behavior of the state sequence of counterassisted generators.
Guaranteeing the diversity of number generators
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