cancel out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cancel out wipe out the effect of something "The new tax effectively cancels out my raise","The `A' will cancel out the `C' on your record"
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Quotations

  • Winston Churchill
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    “We have a lot of anxieties, and one cancels out another very often.”

Usage

In literature:

They cancel out, so to speak.
"The Wisdom of Father Brown" by G. K. Chesterton
She was looking out over the sea, her bank-book and statements and canceled checks in her lap.
"The Price She Paid" by David Graham Phillips
Week in, week out, you saw cancelled either's every momentary advantage.
"Seven Men" by Max Beerbohm
His appointment as Chief Justice was cancelled, and another judge was sent out to West Africa in his stead.
"The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1" by John Charles Dent
The Brigade had another alarm next day, but it was quickly cancelled; and after that we were not called out again.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
She had sent out her invitations for the season, and did not cancel them.
"The Immortal" by Alphonse Daudet
To "pay out" seemed the surest way, and at length, from her wages of shame, she was able to cancel the $600 account.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
Those are precisely the elements, however, that may be canceled out of the social problem.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
We've had opportunities before when we could have let two systems cancel each other out.
"Decision" by Frank M. Robinson
Since the moment when the Delands rang up to cancel his engagement to dine he seemed to have stepped out of the old world into a new.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
Almost motionless, as forces canceled out.
"Master of the Moondog" by Stanley Mullen
This plurality of ghosts tended to cancel out each other and bring believers into ridicule.
"The Six Fingers of Time" by Raphael Aloysius Lafferty
He had no use for Captain Meredith, so that cancelled out.
"Command" by William McFee
Our plan was to cancel the local and run him right out with the oranges.
"The Nerve of Foley" by Frank H. Spearman
The marriage was cancelled for political reasons in 1814, when the duke set out for France.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
And I do so not out of any false loyalty to you, for there are conditions which might cancel your right to ask loyalty.
"The Locusts' Years" by Mary Helen Fee
The valuable specializations of both breeds cancel out, and the mixed offspring tend strongly to revert to generalized mediocrity.
"The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy" by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
But 21 more names were needed, according to the cancellation numbers, to fill out the latter series.
"Canada: Its Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery" by Clifton Armstrong Howes
Many of his noble patriotic thefts were cancelled out.
"A Wanderer in Paris" by E. V. Lucas
But in me, I suppose other forces balance the native vanity, cancel it out.
"The Trial of Callista Blake" by Edgar Pangborn
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In poetry:

Out of thy way remove the lets,
Cleanse this polluted den;
Tender my suits, cancel my debts:
Sweet Jesus, say Amen.
"The Believer's Soliloquy; Especially in Times of Desertion, Temptation, Affliction, &c." by Ralph Erskine
Æonian music measuring out
The steps of Time—the shocks of Chance—
The blows of Death. At length my trance
Was cancell'd, stricken thro' with doubt.
"In Memoriam A. H. H.: 95" by Alfred Lord Tennyson

In news:

NHLers skating at the MTS Iceplex didn't lash out at Thursday's cancellation of the first two weeks of the regular season.
Not only did they find out those scores are canceled, but they also have only been given four days to study for the new test.
He was in town to run in the marathon but because it was canceled, he did what he could to help out.
If you judge your replacement pickups by the specs, throw any preconceptions out the window where Lindy Fralin's Hum-Cancelling P-90s ($130 each) are concerned.
The league wiped out all games through Dec 30 in its latest round of cancellations.
The National Hockey League canceled more games on Monday due to a labor dispute that has wiped out the season so far.
National Hockey League (NHL) canceled another two weeks of the regular season on Monday, wiping out all games through Dec 30 due to a labor dispute with locked-out players that threatens to wipe out the entire campaign.
This is a logical fallacy, assuming that if a wrong is committed, another wrong will cancel it out.
NATO is calling on North Korea to cancel plans for a second rocket launch before the year is out.
Anybody surprised that WVU canceled its upcoming football series with Florida State instead of buying out a game against Marshall.
On Sunday, seven flights out of Myrtle Beach were delayed and four were canceled because of the snow.
The large snowstorm ripping through the Northeast has led to the cancellation of several flights out of Myrtle Beach International Airport.
So Katt Williams was a no-show tonight at the Sprint Center, where the cancellation notice went out 15 minutes before he was scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.Man, we should have put money on that.
If you cannot have enough editorial fortitude to keep this kind of divisive tripe out of your newspaper then I think it is time to cancel my subscription.
An opt -in program implies that you can cancel the service, or " opt -out".
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In science:

The integrand in the second term of Eq. (6) has two poles at λ = ±ζ τ i/2, hence it will generate a term which precisely cancels out the first term in this equation.
Force-Induced Melting and Thermal Melting of a Double-Stranded Biopolymer
This clearly gives a pairing of walks, and since rαi ,k has sign −1, these two walks cancel out in (5).
Random Walk in an Alcove of an Affine Weyl Group, and Non-Colliding Random Walks on an Interval
Thus, if k is odd and λ − η is an integer, or k is even and λ − η is a half-integer, the terms from r = 2m to 4m − 1 cancel out the terms from r = 0 to 2m − 1, so the total sum is zero, which is correct because parity makes such a walk impossible.
Random Walk in an Alcove of an Affine Weyl Group, and Non-Colliding Random Walks on an Interval
Thus the paired walk is still counted in (27), and these walks cancel out.
Random Walk in an Alcove of an Affine Weyl Group, and Non-Colliding Random Walks on an Interval
The only walks which do not cancel out are those which have no collisions, and the only walks which have no collisions and are counted are those in which the particles end in the correct positions.
Random Walk in an Alcove of an Affine Weyl Group, and Non-Colliding Random Walks on an Interval
Hence if we allow something like a principal value integration, where the limits are taken simultaneously, we can see that the integral from −∞ to 0 cancels out that from 0 to +∞, and we can say the mean, µ is zero, consistent with the graphical interpretation of the density, see Fig. 5.
Monte Carlo: Basics
From the background equations of motion it follows that the last two terms on the left hand side of (16) cancel out.
On the Spectrum of Fluctuations in an Effective Field Theory of the Ekpyrotic Universe
In the section V, first, we determine the effective noise for each generator by taking shotnoise and acceleration noise of the proof masses into account, which do not cancel out in the combinations.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
However, noises such as the shot noise and the acceleration noise of the proof masses do not cancel out.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
In particular, for the m = 0 case, Z cancels out and this reduces to a second order polynomial equation for ˙Z 2 , which has only one positive root.
Simple solutions of relativistic hydrodynamics for longitudinally expanding systems
I = ∆′ = (N + I ) − (N ) and the higher order derivatives of ∆ cancels out.
On The Construction of Generalized Coherent States for Generalized Harmonic Oscillators
Whereas there cannot be destructive interference in a classical random walk, in a quantum walk two separate paths leading to the same point may be out of phase and cancel out.
Quantum Random Walks Hit Exponentially Faster
With a little effort, it soon becomes apparent that all of the contributions from interior grid points of the cube cancel out, and the only contribution from the volume integral is due to grid points on the surface.
Variational Principles in General Relativity
According to Kert´esz (1989) the contribution of the percolating cluster to the total free energy should cancel out this weak singularity and the partition function would be of course analytical.
Clusters in Simple Fluids
This allow to recognize the possibility of the existence of a situation in which the energies of both fields cancel out generating a sort of torsion vacuum state.
Geometrical description of spin-2 fields
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