biped

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj biped having two feet
    • n biped an animal with two feet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Biped A two-footed animal, as man.
    • a Biped Having two feet; two-footed. "By which the man, when heavenly life was ceased,
      Became a helpless, naked, biped beast."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • biped Having two feet.
    • biped In herpetology, having hind limbs only.
    • n biped An animal having two feet, as man.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Biped bī′ped an animal with two feet
    • adjs Biped having two feet
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. bipes,; bis, twice + pes, pedis, oot: cf. F. bipède,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. bipesbi-, bis, twice, ped-em, foot.

Usage

In literature:

What difference to the vampire, whether its victim be a biped or quadruped?
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
As for birds, I do not believe there is one of them but does more good than harm; and of how many featherless bipeds can this be said?
"In Nesting Time" by Olive Thorne Miller
And efer more, in sbite of all ze dender vorts he zay, Ze sbegtral image of a bipe kept gedding in his vay!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, August 13, 1887" by Various
What difference to the vampire, whether its victim be a biped or quadruped?
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
He picked splinters of glass from the bipe's shattered instrument faces out of his leathery gray skin, working deftly with his extended claws.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
You should be a centipede, Hal, instead of that forlorn biped, a bachelor.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, August 1877" by Various
Should he not rejoice in the next bloody cockpit of featherless bipeds?
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Human nature doubtless has a great many weak points, and no few bipeds have a great itching after notoriety and fame.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
The division of biped mammalia into merely men and women is of comparatively recent date.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
I was half-an-hour at least in the society of these distressing bipeds, and alone with my own reflections and necessities.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The syce, Sidhoo, was a smart, open-chested, sinewy-limbed little fellow, a perfect model of a biped racer.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
He saw huge saddled reptilian bipeds dragged out of the concealing brush.
"The Instant of Now" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Swarms of cigar-smoking bipeds were lounging edgeways from the cafes and billiard rooms.
"Los Gringos" by H. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise
It made the filthy bipeds who marched look at the thronged sidewalks.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
They would not slip on smooth rock ledges, they could hop up or down bowlders like so many bipeds.
"Unexplored!" by Allen Chaffee
Trentham he did not recall as suggestive of the ungainly biped.
"The Call of the Town" by John Alexander Hammerton
By mid-day bipeds and quadrupeds would rule the town, our beautiful palace find itself desecrated.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
We naturally ask, What kind of biped could this have been?
"Remarks on some fossil impressions in the sandstone rocks of Connecticut River" by John Collins Warren
There is something inherent in the divine sex which tells them at once when a male biped is going to make a fool of himself.
"Caught in a Trap" by John C. Hutcheson
It seems doubtful whether any contemporary mammalia shared the land with this population of gigantic feathered bipeds.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
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In poetry:

The biped in its paper cof-
Fin, cramped and plump and neat,
Had scratched its very toenails off
In making both ends meat.
"A Fowl Affair" by Hattie Howard
And while Spot barks and pussy mews,
To move the cook’s compassion,
He takes his after-dinner snooze
In genuine biped fashion.
"Rover" by Henry Kendall
And that ornithanthropical person tried
By flapping his arms on the air to ride;
But I knew by the way that he clacked his bill
He was just the poor, featherless biped, Dave Hill.
"The Valley Of Dry Bones" by Ambrose Bierce
A voice recalls me.— From my window turning
I find myself a plumeless biped still;
No beak, no claws, no sign of wings discerning,—
In fact with nothing bird-like but my quill.
"My Aviary" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
But I steeled my heart to the biped thing; of vast presumption he :
He would lure my lonely thoughts away,
He would sport himself on the sacred clay
Where the dust of the prehistoric lay;
But he scorned the soul of me.
"The Mothering" by Robert James Campbell Stead
'Now I see, there below all is the same. There are blue waters, black
forests, grey heaps of piled-up stones. Among them are still fussing to and
fro the insects, thou knowest, the bipeds that have never yet once defiled
thee nor me.'
"A Conversation" by Ivan Turgenev

In news:

I should describe the human race as a strange species of bipeds who cannot run fast enough to collect the money which they owe themselves —Don Marquis, "quote and only man is vile quote".
Merce Cunningham, BIPED , 1999.
This paper describes a learning framework for a central pattern generator based biped locomotion controller using a policy gradient method.
Like many gadget builders, Dick Bipes wanted to turn his windowless garage into a shop.
Merce Cunningham, BIPED, 1999.
Merce Cunningham , BIPED, 1999.
Natives believe bizarre hairy biped attacks villages and abducts young women at night.
Maybe our growing interest in perfecting robotic bipeds is overrated.
The large, hairy biped called Bigfoot has just taken another quantum leap into our lives.
Masaaki Kumagai, director of the Robot Development Engineering Laboratory at Tohoku Gakuin University, in Tagajo City, Japan, has built wheeled robots , crawling robots , quadruped robots , biped robots , and biped robots on roller skates.
Ditch the drive over the pass to wine country and taste as any biped should: on foot.
Mitch Epstein piloted the big bipe Saturday morning, but the engine wasn't performing properly so he performed an emergency landing.
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In science:

Following the terminology of [Riv92], we call these graphs ”biped free graphs”.
Combinatorial Hopf algebraic description of the multiscale renormalization in quantum field theory
Theorem 5.1 Biped free graphs define a Hopf subalgebra Hbf of H.
Combinatorial Hopf algebraic description of the multiscale renormalization in quantum field theory
The first assertion follows from the definition of the coproduct of H and the stability of the class of biped free graphs under subgraph extraction and contraction.
Combinatorial Hopf algebraic description of the multiscale renormalization in quantum field theory
Using the explicit form of the antipode (4.7) as a sum over high graph forests, we identify AUR(G, µ) with the usefully renormalized amplitude defined in [Riv92] in the case of biped free graphs and CU (G, µ) with the useful counterterms.
Combinatorial Hopf algebraic description of the multiscale renormalization in quantum field theory
For graph with bipeds, τ involves a Taylor expansion at order 2 so that the construction is more involved.
Combinatorial Hopf algebraic description of the multiscale renormalization in quantum field theory
The proof is analogous to the one in [CK01], with four external edges instead of three and omitting the wave function renormalization because the graph is biped free.
Combinatorial Hopf algebraic description of the multiscale renormalization in quantum field theory
Then, we express the multiscale renormalization of biped free graphs in the Hopf algebraic setting.
Combinatorial Hopf algebraic description of the multiscale renormalization in quantum field theory
Then, we restrict the characters to biped free graphs with scales between i and ρ and compose both sides by the Hopf algebra morphisms π ρ CK and πdiff .
Combinatorial Hopf algebraic description of the multiscale renormalization in quantum field theory
Finally, even if here we focus on the biped gait, the switching among multiple gait patterns like walking, trotting, cantering and galloping of the quadrupeds are expected to be recovered with the appropriate coupling of several nonlinear oscillators as done by Collins et al [19,20].
A Multifractal Dynamical Model of Human Gait
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