• WordNet 3.6
    • n elicitation stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors "the elicitation of his testimony was not easy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Elicitation The act of eliciting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n elicitation The act of eliciting, or of drawing out.
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  • Horace
    “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.”
  • Seneca
    “Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets just like love or liquor.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.”
  • Graham Greene
    “It is the story-teller's task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State approval.”


In literature:

The files of the Adjutant-General's Office have been examined, but no further information has been elicited.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by James D. Richardson
I hope that the friction will elicit heat, since this neither cold nor hot spirit is not to edification.
"Principal Cairns" by John Cairns
Subsequent inquiries elicited the fact that the animal had kicked at and hit a gate-post, and it was judged that then the injury had occurred.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
He reflects; armed with a bit of iron, he strikes the flinty rocks of the mountains, to elicit from them useless sparks.
"The Solitary of Juan Fernandez, or The Real Robinson Crusoe" by Joseph Xavier Saintine
I have only elicited the fact to disprove your theory.
"The Rome Express" by Arthur Griffiths
On the subject of peace my inquiries elicited an almost uniformly favorable response.
"A Visit To The United States In 1841" by Joseph Sturge
The letter to Harry Furniss elicited a most satisfactory reply.
"The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll" by Stuart Dodgson Collingwood
No one could elicit anything beyond politeness from him.
"Withered Leaves from Memory's Garland" by Abigail Stanley Hanna
For the remainder of their dread progress they would elicit only the startled regard of an occasional adult farmer.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
The foot elicited no remarks from the Royal children, and the visit passed off anxiously but with success.
"Collections and Recollections" by George William Erskine Russell
W. Stephens, which elicited a reply in No.
"Notes and Queries 1850.03.23" by Various
I tapped at the cook's door and elicited a faint scream.
"The Uttermost Farthing" by R. Austin Freeman
The Bishop constantly enjoins on his clergy to endeavor to elicit the lay opinion.
"Red Pottage" by Mary Cholmondeley
The "General" had made inquiries in Deadwood, but elicited no information concerning the young miner.
"Deadwood Dick, The Prince of the Road" by Edward L. Wheeler
The song was sung, the performance eliciting warm praise from the solitary listener.
"Elsie's New Relations" by Martha Finley
Tactful questioning elicited no response as to reasons for her unhappiness.
"Outwitting Our Nerves" by Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
The first person to elicit them was Roy the bailiff.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
And she has performed her task in a manner that has excited the wonder, and elicited the admiration and applause of millions!
"A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin" by A. Woodward
It was probably sent with that intent in order to elicit information as to Lord Roberts' plans.
"A Handbook of the Boer War" by Gale and Polden, Limited
The case was specially examined, and the evidence elicited to support the claim of poisoning appears to have been anything but satisfactory.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland

In poetry:

The first was a highly-accomplished "bones,"
The next elicited banjo tones,
The third was a quiet, retiring chap,
Who danced an excellent break-down "flap."
"The Three Kings of Chickeraboo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Spirit of Love! O come; best joys revealing,
That heaven bestows upon the human mind,
And, by thy quick'ning power, elicit feeling,
And renovate the temper of mankind!
"To Charity" by Thomas Odiorne
He blew at his "Cottage," and blew with a will,
For a year, seven months, and a fortnight, until
(You'll hardly believe it) McCLAN, I declare,
Elicited something resembling an air.
"Ellen McJones Aberdeen" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Almost from the moment it was introduced nearly six years ago, the Department of Labor's PERM program has elicited a chorus of complaints.
Fra Angelico Elicits Astonishing Piety At Met Exhibition.
US Solheim practice session elicits praise, tears from Lopez.
A small rubbing plate slid over the well and the physician would rub the plate, generating enough friction to elicit a squeak.
Lack of romance with friend elicits an unattractive response.
The death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs elicited an avalanche of media coverage, most of which called him a visionary genius.
He and songwriter Richard File gather a noteworthy group of musicians for Never, Never, Land, and although the grocery list of guests is overwhelming, the duo elicit interesting performances from each participant.
There are few performers whose all-out exertion and knockabout good cheer elicit such immediate and fantastic audience rapport.
Aside from a Lamborghini or a Rolls-Royce, few motorized vehicles elicit as many oohs and aahs as the Zamboni , and for good reason: Zambonis are awesome.
Citing safety concerns but eliciting charges of hysteria, wealthy Beverly Hills reportedly has spent $2 million to block plans for a subway that would pass underneath its high school.
Throwback Thursday picture post elicits hurt, angry feelings.
The fourth entry proves to be a tepid affair that elicits more snores than scares.
Few dog breeds elicit the passion that pit bulls do.
One click and you're listening to Patrick Warburton (Putty from "Seinfeld," Kronk from "The Emperor's New Groove") elicit descriptions of sinful, naughty, sloppy cheeseburgers .

In science:

Low energy shake-off electrons will behave similarly to Auger electrons, and may cause secondary ionisation in the sample. A detailed analysis of secondary electron cascades elicited by low energy electrons can be found in Zia ja et al., 2001.
Shake-up and shake-off excitations with associated electron losses in X-ray studies of proteins
Water has elicited sustained scientific interest for well ov er 100 years, notably the early work of Gustav Tammann and Percy Bridgman [117–121].
Computers and Liquid State Statistical Mechanics
The classical approach uses sub jective priors elicited from field experts and domain knowledge.
On rates of convergence for posterior distributions under misspecification
Each variable that can be independently controlled elicits a distinct response.
Making Sense of the Legendre Transform
This independence is not necessary, but helps with visualization and elicitation.
Approximate Bayesian computation (ABC) gives exact results under the assumption of model error
Also, if, for example, am = cm3 , then the mean of B may be studied as a function of c, which is useful when attempting to elicit a prior process for one’s quantile function.
Quantile pyramids for Bayesian nonparametrics
Additionally, the media used to record the events was found to have an impact on the subject’s recognition and elicitation .
A Refined Experience Sampling Method to Capture Mobile User Experience
Such elicitation, which may not be very feasible in practice if M is large, but which may be made possible by forming subclasses or clusters of the M genes as in , amounts to specifying effect sizes.
Power-enhanced multiple decision functions controlling family-wise error and false discovery rates
In mechanism design, this is implicit in settings such as matching where a ranking over potential matches is elicited rather than the agent’s utility for them.
General Truthfulness Characterizations Via Convex Analysis
Such a model has been studied in the scoring rules literature, where one wishes to elicit some statistic, or property, of a distribution [12, 16].
General Truthfulness Characterizations Via Convex Analysis
A property Γ : T ⇒ R is elicitable if there exists some affine score S : R → A which elicits Γ.
General Truthfulness Characterizations Via Convex Analysis
The simplest way to come up with an elicitable property is to induce one from an affine score.
General Truthfulness Characterizations Via Convex Analysis
Observe also that any affine score S eliciting Γ gives rise to a truthful affine score in the original sense – in fact, this is a version of the so-called revelation principle.
General Truthfulness Characterizations Via Convex Analysis
We are now ready to state our characterization in this setting, which in essence says that eliciting a property Γ is equivalent to eliciting subgradients of a convex function G.
General Truthfulness Characterizations Via Convex Analysis
Returning our focus to R, our characterization sheds light on the structure of elicitable properties.
General Truthfulness Characterizations Via Convex Analysis