contradance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v contradance perform a contradance
    • n contradance a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Contradance A dance in which the partners are arranged face to face, or in opposite lines.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n contradance A dance by four couples placed opposite each other and making the same steps and figures. See country-dance.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. contra-, + dance,: cf. F. contrdance,. Cf. Country-dance

Usage

In literature:

The ideas of M. Faye were, on two fundamental points, contradicated by the Kew investigators.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
The New Testament also is filled with contradic- tions.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Discussions" by Robert G. Ingersoll
She is crying now because my wife dances every contradance; she declares that her daughter will be killed.
"Le Cocu (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XVIII)" by Charles Paul de Kock
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In news:

FAIRBANKS — Before the curtains close on the Age of Asparagus there will be a contradance from 6-9 pm Sunday in the Largen Barn.
Jim Thaxter to call contradance at Boone County Fair.
Contrad Tao will be the featured guest artist when the Oklahoma City Philharmonic opens its 2012-13 classics series.
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In science:

Furthermore, since both w′′ and u contain x, |w′′ | ≤ |u|+kB k∞−1, contradicing our hypotheses.
Finitely labeled generating trees and restricted permutations
This clearly contradic ts the above commutativity conclusion when 2h /∈ Z.
The Extended Algebra of the Minimal Models
Now, to finish the proof of the proposition, we get a contradic tion as follows.
Uniqueness of Area Minimizing Surfaces for Extreme Curves
We show f |I is one to one by supposing it is not and obtaining a contradic(cid:12)f −1 (f (i))(cid:12) tion.
On generalized sequential spaces
The contradic tion that we have obtained shows that f is singular.
Introductory Topics in Distributions over Binary Test Functions
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