• WordNet 3.6
    • n entailment something that is inferred (deduced or entailed or implied) "his resignation had political implications"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Entailment A thing entailed. "Brutality as an hereditary entailment becomes an ever weakening force."
    • Entailment The act of entailing or of giving, as an estate, and directing the mode of descent.
    • Entailment The condition of being entailed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n entailment The act of entailing, or of limiting the descent of an estate to a particular heir and his descendants.
    • n entailment The state of being entailed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Entailment act of entailing: state of being entailed
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  • Wayne Dyer
    “The concept of boredom entails an inability to use up present moments in a personally fulfilling way.”
  • Michel Foucault
    “Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.”
  • Leo Buscaglia
    “If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. entailler, to cut into—en, in, into, tailler, to cut—L. talea, a twig.


In literature:

I don't believe you can charge your estate against the entail.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
She set it all down to the very great fatigue which the preparations for the bazaar had entailed on her.
"Paris From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
She set it all down to the very great fatigue which the preparations for the bazaar had entailed on her.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
That its father was now her husband did little or nothing to repair the loss which her weakness and wrong-doing had entailed on her.
"Hetty's Strange History" by Anonymous
Doubtless Monmouth Ronner feels the responsibility entailed upon him by his name.
"Concerning Cats" by Helen M. Winslow
Her husband had stood last in the entail; and with a view to her own power, she had never allowed him to renew it.
"The Coryston Family" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I saw my father's situation entailed on me perpetual labour.
"The Letters of Robert Burns" by Robert Burns
Hast thou reflected on the dire and unendurable torments which compliance with them will entail on thee?
"La Fiammetta" by Giovanni Boccaccio
They could refuse the South sea directors, but they could not entail the refusal.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 6" by Samuel Johnson
It was chloroform he wanted to dull the pain that dressing his severed nerves entailed.
"Sketches of the East Africa Campaign" by Robert Valentine Dolbey
He knew that the attempt to remove this scandal would entail a desperate conflict with the princes of the earth.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
To you all the miseries that a life of crime entails, are visible.
"My Strangest Case" by Guy Boothby
You know all that entails.
"A Woman of the World" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
When seventy years old she was persuaded to leave Strawberry Hill, and Lord Waldegrave, on whom it was entailed, took possession.
"Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D." by Clara Erskine Clement
Hitherto it had seemed to me clearly proven that admiring contemplation entailed this retroaction.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
I thought it was entailed upon him.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
Amputation, however much agony it may entail, is necessary if mortification has set in.
"The King's Cup-Bearer" by Amy Catherine Walton
This victory did not entail much hardship on the part of the French.
"The Makers of Canada: Champlain" by N. E. Dionne
Her union with the god-king rendered her a goddess, and entailed upon her the fulfilment of all the duties which a goddess owed to a god.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 2 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
This, however, entailed the giving of securities, generally in the form of economic privileges.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard

In poetry:

The entail broken
What had he?
The humour of one
Out of his degree.
"Jackdaw" by Padraic Colum
Through every play-thing that we've gone,
A man may quit them all but one;
Others, like flimzy chattels, fail,
But she's a freehold with entail.
"The Pleasures Of Matrimony" by William Hutton
And you who taste the sweets of love,
Your present bliss enjoying;
Know that while pleasure spreads her sail,
Some latent grief she may entail,
Your future peace destroying.
"On The Fading Enjoyments Of Time" by Elizabeth Bath
Whatever he would dictate I writ that,
But burnt her letters when she writ to me ;
And if that favour made him fat,
I said, "If any title be
Convey'd by this, ah ! what doth it avail,
To be the fortieth name in an entail?"
"Love's Diet" by John Donne

In news:

"We are committed to operational excellence and that entails embracing diverse suppliers," said Ronald L Nelson, Avis Budget Group chairman and chief executive officer.
Other eulogies entail more complexity.
Do corrections officers get paid enough for what their job entails.
George McPhee saw the landscape of unrestricted free agency and the dangers it entailed.
Ahead of its April 2 launch, the DIY queen tells THR why she opted to launch Geek & Sundry and what serving as a pseudo network boss entails.
Nationally, however, the surging economic growth entailed more than companies getting bigger.
I disagree with the platform of the RNC, the Ryan budget, and everything it entails: it is a greedy, selfish platform that only benefits the super rich - and ignores the rest of us.
The project entails rectifying existing storm water maps and producing new maps of the city's storm water collection system.
Adolescent development entails huge leaps in how the nervous system and brain are able to process and work with input.
I spent a little time chatting with an MIT economics professor, who has noted that the administration's economic policy is now evident–it entails using Professor Harold Hill's Think Method .
Her path to success may not have been expected, having a college degree vastly different from what her current job at Microsoft entails.
What, besides a bundle of rights, does the status entail and require.
As it turns out, though, the warning signs of what positions really entail might actually be right in the job postings.
It currently entails when Pau Gasol will become healthy.
In days of yore, before official postal services, sending a letter often entailed finding a helpful traveler headed in the right direction.

In science:

First, suppose E ∪ K does not entail a sentence of the form pB (a)q.
Evaluating Defaults
Second, suppose that for some term a, E ∪ K entails “B (a)” and also entails “¬F (a)”.
Evaluating Defaults
Third, suppose for some term a, E ∪ K entails “B (a)” but not “¬F (a)”.
Evaluating Defaults
K entails neither p∀x(ψ(x) ⊃ ψ ′ (x))q nor p∀x(ψ ′ (x) ⊃ ψ(x))q.
Evaluating Defaults
If K contains p∀x(φ(x) ⊃ φ′ (x))q, then since pφ(x)q is equivalent to pφ(x) ∧ φ′ (x)q and pφ′ (x)q is equivalent to pφ(x) ∨ φ′ (x)q we can make use of the obvious entailment relations.
Evaluating Defaults
However, both these coordinate systems entail loss of derivatives - two in the former case, one in the latter.
Cheeger-Gromov Theory and Applications to General Relativity
This entails that |f ′ (x)| = 1, i.e. the system is regular.
Coassociative grammar, periodic orbits and quantum random walk over Z
This happens because the noncommutativity, say of x and y , [x, y ] = θ , at the quantum level entails an uncertainty ∆x ∆y ∼ θ .
Noncommutative Supersymmetric Theories
As shown with the counter-example, this is not necessarily true and entails several fundamental and practical problems which have been discussed in detail[16 ].
Generalized algebra within a nonextensive statistics
Single pulse detection would entail specifying some threshold S/N of at least 3 and probably much larger, depending on how many statistical trials were made in a survey.
Searches for Giant Pulses from Extragalactic Pulsars
Every now and then, however, a popular PRNG is caught producing wrong results, and this does not always entail its removal from the practitioners toolbox.
Entropy of Pseudo Random Number Generators
On the other hand, the provability of η in T would entail that ϕ(n, t) is true (recall that |ψ(v0 , t)| < t), contradicting the truth of ψ(n, t).
Boolos-style proofs of limitative theorems
This decision itself entails certain sub jective elements and even if it lead to the resolution of the quantum-related problems discussed above it would still result in the Second Law of Thermodynamics being a consequence of our limited knowledge of the universe, rather than being an ob jective aspect of reality.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
The two statements that follow must be understood as proposed definitions, as they are not entailed by Deutsch and Hayden’s argument, just sketched.
Nonlocality and information flow: The approach of Deutsch and Hayden
This entails part of the answer to the second question.
Nonlocality and information flow: The approach of Deutsch and Hayden