entrench

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v entrench fix firmly or securely
    • v entrench occupy a trench or secured area "The troops dug in for the night"
    • v entrench impinge or infringe upon "This impinges on my rights as an individual","This matter entrenches on other domains"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • entrench To cut in; to furrow; to make trenches in or upon. "It was this very sword intrenched it.""His face
      Deep scars of thunder had intrenched ."
    • entrench to establish in a position from which dislodgement is difficult; to place firmly in a strong position.
    • entrench (Mil) To surround with a trench or with intrenchments, as in fortification; to fortify with a ditch and parapet. Same as intrench.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n entrench See intrench, intrenchment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Entrench to dig a trench around: to fortify with a ditch and parapet
    • v.i Entrench to encroach
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Usage

In literature:

Witepsk, so easy to fortify, and its woody heights, would serve as an entrenched camp for the centre.
"History of the Expedition to Russia" by Count Philip de Segur
On the bay itself the English company were entrenched.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
The former theory is considered proved by the existing entrenchments, S.W.
"Hertfordshire" by Herbert W Tompkins
Ballechin was strongly entrenched in Blair, and resolute not to budge an inch.
"Claverhouse" by Mowbray Morris
About twenty persons, it is computed, met their death in endeavoring to get within the entrenchments.
"Great Indian Chief of the West" by Benjamin Drake
BRITISH ENTRENCHED CAMP ON THE SUEZ CANAL.
"The Illustrated War News, Number 21, Dec. 30, 1914" by Various
Strong entrenchments had been thrown up round our position, but these were not altogether completed.
"In the Irish Brigade" by G. A. Henty
Mouquet Farm was ours, and a line of Australian infantry was entrenching itself far ahead of it.
"Letters from France" by C. E. W. Bean
Like other myths, the fable grew slowly, but is now well entrenched in the minds of multitudes.
"The Battle of Principles" by Newell Dwight Hillis
The main body of the British army, under the immediate command of General Howe, was entrenching itself strongly on Bunker's hill.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 2 (of 5)" by John Marshall
The South is entrenched behind the law.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
The English had entrenched themselves at the Modder River, we at Magersfontein.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
The enemy didn't return our fire, but occupied themselves in throwing up an entrenchment across the side of the fort.
"With Clive in India" by G. A. Henty
No war news to-day, except that the Germans are well fortified and entrenched in their positions N. of Rheims.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
He did not, however, stop, but continued his course toward the entrenchments.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas
The entrenched army was ready.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
By dark the whole of the German entrenchments were in our hands.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
The men lacked entrenching tools.
"Deeds that Won the Empire" by W. H. Fitchett
Burns proceeded to join the 13th Entrenching Battalion.
"The Seventeenth Highland Light Infantry (Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Battalion)" by Various
Men are to make all possible use of entrenching tools and sandbags during attack and defence.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
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In poetry:

Entrenched in intricacies strong,
Ditch, fort, and palisado,
He marked with scorn the coming throng,
And breathed a bold bravado:
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock

In news:

Harris has more money, an entrenched political machine, staff, volunteers and consultants.
Signed into law this week, AB 2572 protects entrenched members of L.A.'s Community College District Board of Trustees.
Few cities in the world can claim a musical identity that has become as well-known, diverse and entrenched as Athens'.
Agile development faces entrenched resistance.
Yes, the Green Bay Packers are 6-3 and firmly entrenched in the playoff hunt.
Ghana waited for hours in long lines to vote on Friday in elections troubled by delays and logistical problems, but which many hoped would entrench the.
It just seems we've become more entrenched in our own points of view and unwilling to listen to those of others.
Black financial services firms entrench themselves amid a rocky market.
Growing suburbs are going to have higher debt ratios than older, more entrenched suburbs.
Google has entrenched itself is so many areas of tech they have become the technology news of the day.
Joss Whedon's legendary SciFi series 'Firefly' may have come and gone, with all its actors ten years older and firmly entrenched in other projects, but no true fan (or Browncoat) will ever lose faith in the ability to re-light the 'Firefly.
San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks firmly entrenched in playoff race.
Maybe LaValle is too entrenched, and Fleming 's bid to unseat him will fall short.
It involved a fundamental shift away from entrenched corporations in favor of new entrepreneurial activity.
FONTANA , Calif (AP) – Joey Logano kept Joe Gibbs firmly entrenched in victory lane at Auto Club Speedway.
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In science:

Previous attempts [Gro88], [GM88] describe the revision of each theory K by a different structure without any glue relating the different structures: sphere systems or epistemic entrenchment relations, corresponding to different K ’s.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
Our revisions are therefore defined by a polynomial (in the number of models considered) number of pseudo-distances instead of an exponential number of sphere systems or epistemic entrenchment relations (one for each theory K ).
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
Makinson, “Revisions of Knowledge Systems using Epistemic Entrenchment”, in Proceedings of the Second Conference on Theoretical Aspects of Reasoning About Knowledge, M.Y.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
This has led to the concept of ‘Multi-Physics simulations’ – a curious term that is perhaps difficult to make sense of without some understanding of this context, in particular the artificial entrenchment of physics sub-disciplines imposed by software requirements that only exists in such a form in computational physics.
Continuum multi-physics modeling with scripting languages: the Nsim simulation compiler prototype for classical field theory
A)| ≥ |Γd (S )| . 2A Hamming-sphere is more like a ball than a sphere, but the terminology is entrenched.
Recovering randomness from an asymptotic Hamming distance
To better understand why paper usage is so entrenched in our lives, it’s important to identify the attributes of paper that lend to its pervasive quality.
Examining Motivations behind Paper Usage in Academia
Although one could in principle absorb that factor into a redefinition of the coupling, effectively redefining the normalization of “unit color charge”, the standard definition of αs is now so entrenched that alternative choices would be counter-productive, at least in the context of a supposedly pedagogical review.
Introduction to QCD
Even if we ignore the (contentious) issue of fairness, there are well-motivated economic objectives that are penalized by the entrenchment effect.
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results
Relying on popularity as a surrogate for quality sets up a vicious cycle of neglect for new pages, even as entrenched pages collect an increasing fraction of user clicks.
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results
The entrenchment problem may not be unique to the Web search engine context.
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results
The entrenchment problem is particularly acute in the case of Web search, because the sheer size of the Web forces large numbers of users to locate new content using search engines alone.
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results
Therefore, in this paper, we specifically focus on diminishing the entrenchment bias in t he Web search context.
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results
For example, communities with very active users are likely to be less susceptible to the entrenchment effect than those whose users do not visit very many pages.
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results
If so, popular pages would remain entrenched for a longer time than under our model, leading to even worse TBP than our model predicts.
Shuffling a Stacked Deck: The Case for Partially Randomized Ranking of Search Engine Results
However, I prefer to reserve “domain” for the different meanings that are entrenched in subspecializations of computer science such as programming language semantics, constraint processing, and databases.
Set-Theoretic Preliminaries for Computer Scientists
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