common nuisance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n common nuisance a nuisance that unreasonably interferes with a right that is common to the general public "a public nuisance offends the public at large"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Common nuisance (Law) that which is deleterious to the health or comfort or sense of decency of the community at large.
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Usage

In literature:

It is common to cut down cotton-trees as a nuisance, and cultivate beans, potatoes, and manioc sufficient only for their own consumption.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
The number of wooden gates, which divide the roads into as many parts as there are common grounds on it, are a terrible nuisance to travellers.
"Visit to Iceland and the Scandinavian North" by Ida Pfeiffer
Here he's a failure and a nuisance; he's a common cock-shy for the journals.
"Beauchamp's Career, Complete" by George Meredith
I should remark that this is a common nuisance in warm latitudes.
"An Englishman's Travels in America" by John Benwell
Is a common nuisance, and as great a grievance to those that come near him as a pewterer is to his neighbours.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
If dirty people cannot be removed as a common nuisance, they ought at least to be avoided as infectious.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Our town was a common nuisance; and we defy our enemies to question it.
"All Things Considered" by G. K. Chesterton
Indeed this had been so common as to be a public nuisance.
"Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character" by Edward Bannerman Ramsay
Firing or throwing such from one's house onto or across the street is a common nuisance with a penalty of 20s.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Last night he sent me word that he would kill me as a common nuisance if I sought to see her.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
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In news:

Although they're a common nuisance in the home, fruit flies have made great contributions to research in genetics and developmental biology.
Bedbugs are becoming a common nuisance in many places.
Bethany Appleton was also charged with several counts of sexual misconduct with a minor, maintaining a common nuisance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
LAURA LUTHER -DEALING MARIJUANA D FEL -MAINTAIN A COMMON NUISANCE D FEL.
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In science:

Abstract: This paper develops a test for homogeneity in finite mixture models where the mixing proportions are known a priori (taken to be 0.5) and a common nuisance parameter is present.
Projected likelihood contrasts for testing homogeneity in finite mixture models with nuisance parameters
Simulation studies have been carried out to understand the behavior of the null distribution of the PLC statistic in the case of Gaussian mixtures with unknown means (common variance as nuisance parameter) and unknown variances (common mean as nuisance parameter).
Projected likelihood contrasts for testing homogeneity in finite mixture models with nuisance parameters
In particular, consider a mixture family g , with generating population densities given by M0 = {f (·|θ, η) : θ ∈ Θ, η ∈ E }, where θ is the main parameter of interest and η is the common nuisance parameter.
Projected likelihood contrasts for testing homogeneity in finite mixture models with nuisance parameters
Studies have been carried out for two different cases: unknown variances and common mean as the nuisance parameter and unknown means and common variance as the nuisance parameter.
Projected likelihood contrasts for testing homogeneity in finite mixture models with nuisance parameters
Consider the particular example of Gaussian mixture models, the main parameters of interest are the unknown means and the common variance is the nuisance parameter.
Projected likelihood contrasts for testing homogeneity in finite mixture models with nuisance parameters
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