conjuration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n conjuration an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers
    • n conjuration calling up a spirit or devil
    • n conjuration a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conjuration A league for a criminal purpose; conspiracy. "The conjuration of Catiline."
    • Conjuration The act of calling or summoning by a sacred name, or in solemn manner; the act of binding by an oath; an earnest entreaty; adjuration. "We charge you, in the name of God, take heed; . . . Under this conjuration speak, my lord."
    • Conjuration The act or process of invoking supernatural aid by the use of a magical form of words; the practice of magic arts; incantation; enchantment. "Pretended conjurations and prophecies of that event."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conjuration A conspiracy; a plot; a league for criminal ends.
    • n conjuration The act of calling on or invoking lay a sacred name; adjuration; supplication; solemn entreaty.
    • n conjuration A magical form of words used with the view of evoking supernatural aid; an incantation; an enchantment; a magic spell.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Conjuration act of summoning by a sacred name or solemnly: enchantment
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Quotations

  • Charles Dickens
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    “Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. conjuratio, cf. F. conjuration,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. con, together, and jurāre, to swear.

Usage

In literature:

The necromancer Klingsor can conjure it up and force it to his own uses.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
In the meanwhile the conjurer was not idle.
"Folk-lore and Legends: German" by Anonymous
She repaired to the palace, and from the top of the steps conjured the furious rabble and made them lay down their arms.
"Political Women, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by Sutherland Menzies
These five people are influenced by a Pied Piper kind of fellow who calls himself a conjurer, and is rather too clever for the company.
"Gilbert Keith Chesterton" by Patrick Braybrooke
A conjurer must have his time, like a straggling priest in the settlements.
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
What an image the words conjure up!
"Jewish Literature and Other Essays" by Gustav Karpeles
Ever see any conjuring?
"The Magic World" by Edith Nesbit
When asked if she knew anything about conjuring, she stated that she had heard of it but didn't know anything about it.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Why, in the States it's a word to conjure with!
"The Leader of the Lower School" by Angela Brazil
She sat conjuring fears and sufferings, till she wept with very self-pity.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
I conjured him in the name of Allah, but in vain.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
He employed some of the magi and some Jews who were with him to conjure and exorcise them; but their efforts were useless.
"The Phantom World" by Augustin Calmet
What specter out of the past could conjure up the visions he had seen dancing between McGuire's eyes and his own?
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
She was struggling with recollection, and endeavoring to conjure it.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
I conjure you, by the angel that is in you, during that time come no more to my sight!
"Erdgeist (Earth-Spirit)" by Frank Wedekind
I have a good mind to chastise the fellow for the fears he has conjured in your breast.
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
The magician, necromancer, soothsayer, or conjurer, is as useless without his wand as a Newcastle pitman is without his 'daug.
"Storyology" by Benjamin Taylor
What painful memories it must have conjured up in a moment!
"East of the Shadows" by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
The wildest dreams of Dante could not conjure up such terrible, such awful scenes.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
Therefore I conjure you to repair instantly to the king and stir not from his side until this night is past.
"Tales from the German. Volume I." by Carl Franz van der Velde
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In poetry:

It thrills through every hearing
And so the heart doth gain.
I've conjured up, unfearing,
The thousand-year-old pain.
"With A Copy Of 'The Rabbi Of Bachwach'" by Heinrich Heine
First came the blue,—'tis they who rack
Sir Robert's trimming brain,
And conjure all those visions back
He ne'er shall grasp again.
"The Tricolor" by Sir John Hanmer
And that is the story of Wong-Wong
For a floating corpse is she
With her conjuring man from Suckitan
Who sailed o'er the Suckitan Sea.
"The Street Of A Thousand Lanterns 1934" by Billy Bennett
What tho' across thy memory never
Shall flit my once familiar name,
Hallowed by distance, thine for ever,
Memory shall conjure up again.
"To My Valentine" by Nora Pembroke
I cannot conjure loveliness, to drown
The bitter woe that racks my cords apart.
The weary pen that sets my sorrow down
Feeds at my heart.
"Little Words" by Dorothy Parker
"For him ! for him, I resign'd my vows,
And the guilt is on my head.
I could conjure here ! but my hour draws near,
And I may not rouse the dead !
"The Perjured Nun" by Anne Bannerman

In news:

Invoking it conjures up vague images of a spice island paradise, full of sultans and slavers, pirates and adventurers, and whatever else your imagination can fill in.
When you hear the words "South Pacific," you may conjure up images of a beautiful tropical island, or perhaps a highly successful Broadway musical.
Having experienced first-hand the "wall of silence" from the Placer Hills Union School District at a meeting I attended only makes my imagination conjure up more questions.
I'm going to say "quilt," and I want you to conjure all of the images in your head that you can muster.
The word " allowance " might conjure up images of trust-fund kids and seems to hint at getting paid to do nothing.
The bacteria's ability to defeat even the most potent antibiotics has conjured fears of illnesses that can't be stopped.
Few rituals conjure a storm of emotions like the high-school prom.
ATLANTA — Though a chef's at-home kitchen might conjure up visions of a high-tech food lab with commercial-grade appliances and stainless-steel surfaces, the reality looks slightly different.
"S ubversive adult Disneyland" probably isn't the first phrase that comes to mind when conjuring Tasmania.
It would appear that the Western media have, yet again, conjured up a "Big in Japan" trend.
LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will face each other for the fourth time tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, conjuring memories of Sugar Ray Robinson's battles with.
Editor's Note: The new movie "Lincoln" staring Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones and Hal Holbrook, conjured up many connections to St Lawrence County history for Connie Molnar Sterner, a North Country history buff .
Even with mobster mug shots on the walls, the space (formerly Mona's on South Broadway) feels altogether too bright and cheerful to conjure up the Boss.
After the band works out the musical components of a song, Mazurkiewicz says he'll sit down with a title the riffs seem to conjure — "Demented Aggression," for instance, from Cannibal 's acclaimed 12th album, Torture, released in March.
Rarely does a single word conjure up such consistent images of sheer luxury.
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In science:

It is clear from the previous proof that one can conjure up an apparently similar environment with substantially different recurrence properties.
Recurrence for persistent random walks in two dimensions
Essence is another CP platform offering an high level modeling language refining Essence specifications to Essence’ models using Conjure .
Using ATL to define advanced and flexible constraint model transformations
In particular, we revisit the Conjure system that first appeared in prototype form in 2005 and present a new implementation with a much greater coverage of the specification language Essence.
Conjure Revisited: Towards Automated Constraint Modelling
The Conjure system was introduced in prototype form by Frisch et al. .
Conjure Revisited: Towards Automated Constraint Modelling
This paper describes a new approach to the implementation of Conjure, with a much greater coverage of the Essence language and fewer limitations on the rewrite rules such as the requirement of the IJCAI prototype to flatten an Essence specification before applying the rewrite rules.
Conjure Revisited: Towards Automated Constraint Modelling
The Conjure system, first presented in prototype form in , employs a system of rewrite rules to refine Essence specifications into constraint models in Essence(cid:48) , a language derived from Essence mainly by removing facilities for abstraction and adding facilities common to existing constraint solvers and toolkits.
Conjure Revisited: Towards Automated Constraint Modelling
By contrast, the version of Conjure described herein explores all possible viewpoints first before constraint refinement.
Conjure Revisited: Towards Automated Constraint Modelling
Conjure supports refining more complex expressions directly into constraints on lowerlevel types, but we have found this method of refinement reduces our rule set, without reducing the set of models we can generate.
Conjure Revisited: Towards Automated Constraint Modelling
This paper has presented a new version of the Conjure automated modelling system, which achieves far greater coverage of the Essence language than previous versions.
Conjure Revisited: Towards Automated Constraint Modelling
The period-finding algorithm appears at first sight like a conjuring trick: it is not quite clear how the quantum computer managed to produce the period like a rabbit out of a hat.
Quantum Computing
They conjure up their mates from the chemical soup of the environment.
Biologic
It would be interesting to conjure up possible matrix-like structures that possess nonassociative multiplication, perhaps involving nonassociative ∗-products as in , where blocking up techniques as in this work may be applied to gain insight into string algebras and spacetime geometry.
Blocking up D-branes : Matrix renormalization ?
This however is perhaps a less satisfactory viewpoint, since it is difficult to conjure up a mechanism, either for citation networks or the Web, which would give rise to such an attachment process.
The structure and function of complex networks
Writing them down is counter-productive, and changing them frequently makes them more difficult to conjure and recall.
A Tiered Security System for Mobile Devices
We now introduce our notion of a “homomorphism ” between bina ry matroids. (We stress that the phrase homomorphism is conjured up here and we are not aware of either this notion, or the phrase being used in the literature.
Testing Linear-Invariant Non-Linear Properties
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