coalescent

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj coalescent growing together, fusing "coalescent tradititions","coalescent bones"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Coalescent Growing together; cohering, as in the organic cohesion of similar parts; uniting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • coalescent Growing together; uniting so as to form one body: in botany, properly applied to the organic cohesion of similar parts.
    • n coalescent One who or that which coalesces.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Coalescent uniting
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. coalescens, p. pr
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. coalescĕre, co-, together, and alescĕre, to grow up.

Usage

In literature:

At a later date they coalesced with the Mercians.
"Early Britain" by Grant Allen
The Zwinglians also coalesced with the Lutherans in presenting a united front against the threatened bloody coercion.
"Luther and the Reformation:" by Joseph A. Seiss
Of course we coalesced right heartily.
"My Life as an Author" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
True, somehow and somewhere in the school process these elements have been made to coalesce, but that is not the only change that is wrought.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
Had the spirit of the Scotch been servile or base, it could never have coalesced with that of the English.
"Dialogues of the Dead" by Lord Lyttelton
Sometimes this coalescence is instantaneous and not made known to consciousness.
"Illusions" by James Sully
These rapidly increase in area and thickness, till they coalesce and form a complete covering to the parts.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Any way, we do not coalesce.
"The Argosy" by Various
All single, individual prototypes coalesced in him.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
Just when the two ideas had coalesced in her mind Flora couldn't be sure.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
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In poetry:

Yea, great thoughts
With great thoughts coalescing through the world,
Into the future of all progress pour
Sun-prophecies, there quickening what were else
Nascent too long.
"Fragments from 'Genius Lost'" by Charles Harpur
The volleys quickened, coalesced,
Rolled deep, rocked earth and jarred the sky,
When lo! our banner bearer pressed
His standard forward, held it high
And rode upon the battle's crest.
"An Incident Of War" by Maurice Thompson
Courtier and patriot cannot mix
Their heterogeneous politics
Without an effervescence,
Like that of salts with lemon juice,
Which does not yet like that produce
A friendly coalescence.
"Friendship" by William Cowper
A Rector of Pride, and a Justice of Peace,
(With sentiments high, they could ne'er coalesce)
Met point-blank together, one day, on the road,
Though the ground each detested the other had trod.
"The Way To Rule A Village" by William Hutton

In news:

However, this Senate colleagues were not yet coalescing around a single proposal.
North Country Groups Coalesce to Tackle Health Problems.
GOP may coalesce around Romney "soon".
(CBS News) Former Mississippi Gov Haley Barbour, who voted for Newt Gingrich earlier this month, said on "CBS This Morning" Thursday that Republicans may coalesce around front-runner Mitt Romney "soon.
Even if evangelicals do coalesce around Santorum, there is, of course, no guarantee that they will dictate the outcome of the contest.
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Romney's Wisconsin, Maryland, DC wins show more coalescing .
Walker says education plans are coalescing .
Coalescing Air Separator Removes Entrapped, Entrained, Dissolved Air.
AUSTIN — Christian conservative leaders, hoping to derail Mitt Romney as the GOP nominee, coalesced Saturday around Rick Santorum as a consensus choice to be the Republican standard-bearer to take on Barack Obama.
John Bull and his contemporaries were creating a body of memorable music a century before European style coalesced into what we call classical music.
As bike lanes multiply around the city, cycling grows ever more popular and subcultures of riders coalesce around a style and a sensibility.
Bush, the 41st president, urged Republicans to coalesce behind Romney.
Knocks out Perry, Santorum, or Gingrich, conservatives could coalesce behind a Non-Romney.
Somewhere in the deep reaches of Sugar and/or Grandfather Mountains, seeps, rivulets and trickles begin to mingle and grow and slide over the hard rocks coalescing into the headwaters of the Linville River.
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In science:

Suppose t ∈ Gk , then by construction inf {s > t : s ∈ Gc k } ∈ Γk (because one must at least coalesce the first k + 1 distinct blocks present at time t before having less than k blocks.
Exchangeable Fragmentation-Coalescence processes and their equilibrium measures
As a corollary, we see that when the coalescence is “mostly” Kingman (i.e., ck > 0, νCoag (S ↓ ) < ∞) and the process fragmentates quickly (ce > 0 or νDisl (S ↓ ) = ∞), then we have that the set of times Gc is exactly the set of atom times for PC such that π (C ) (·) ∈ ∆f .
Exchangeable Fragmentation-Coalescence processes and their equilibrium measures
This is reflected by the Kingman coalescence phenomena which results in a quadratic death rate term.
Exchangeable Fragmentation-Coalescence processes and their equilibrium measures
Hence at time t one knows that for each i there has been a coalescence between 1 and wni (ti ).
Exchangeable Fragmentation-Coalescence processes and their equilibrium measures
More precisely, if PC has an atom at time S + t, say π (C ) (S + t), we coalesce Π(C ) S (t−) by π (C ) (S + t) (using our new labelling convention).
Exchangeable Fragmentation-Coalescence processes and their equilibrium measures
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