immune

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj immune (usually followed by `to') not affected by a given influence "immune to persuasion"
    • adj immune relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
    • adj immune secure against "immune from taxation as long as he resided in Bermuda","immune from criminal prosecution"
    • adj immune relating to the condition of immunity "the immune system"
    • n immune a person who is immune to a particular infection
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sharks are immune to cancer
    • Immune Exempt; protected.
    • Immune Not responsive; as, immune to suggestion.
    • Immune (Med) Of or pertaining to the immune system or the components of the immune system.
    • n Immune One who is immune; esp., a person who is immune from a disease by reason of previous affection with the disease or inoculation.
    • Immune (Med) Protected from disease due to the action of the immune system, especially by having been inoculated against or previously exposed to a disease.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The incidents of immune system diseases has increased over 200% in the last five years
    • immune Exempt; specifically, protected by inoculation: as, an immune animal.
    • n immune One who is exempt; specifically, one who is protected from a particular disease by inoculation or by a previous attack.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Some people drink the urine of pregnant women to build up their immune system
    • adj Immune im-mūn′ free from obligation: not liable to infection
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Quotations

  • Derby Brown
    Derby Brown
    “The business that considers itself immune to the necessity for advertising sooner or later finds itself immune to business.”
  • Paul Karl Feyerabend
    Paul Karl Feyerabend
    “The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education”
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand%20Russell
    “To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy.”
  • Maxwell Maltz
    Maxwell%20Maltz
    “It is an old psychological axiom that constant exposure to the object of fear immunizes against the fear.”
  • Jacob Bronowski
    Jacob%20Bronowski
    “No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. immunis,. See Immunity
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. in, not, munis, serving, obliging.

Usage

In literature:

High position does not confer immunity.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
She was not feeling anything now except the shame of her immunity.
"The Tree of Heaven" by May Sinclair
Thus Knox would, apparently, be satisfied for the moment with toleration and immunity for his fellow-religionists.
"John Knox and the Reformation" by Andrew Lang
Even the woman of beautiful taste succumbs occasionally to the epidemics of fashion, but she is more immune than most.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
This mixture renders the lungs immune to the action of fluid, and will enable you to breathe as easily in water as in air.
"The Sorcery Club" by Elliott O'Donnell
If that were so, he could fairly believe himself immune, as after a certain kind of malady.
"The Street Called Straight" by Basil King
But the British nobleman, intrenched in wealth, enjoys an immunity from this irritating discipline.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine--Vol. 54, No. 333, July 1843" by Various
Tell me what you know, man, or I shall have you shot in the morning, immunity or no immunity!
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
It is these persons that the law has in view when setting forth the privileges and immunities of citizenship.
"Elements of Civil Government" by Alexander L. Peterman
No age is immune to tumors.
"Disease and Its Causes" by William Thomas Councilman
Immunity from criticism isn't ever good for the well-known human race.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
Never before had the government disregarded the principle of parliamentary immunity.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
The Mad Major certainly appeared immune from all of the enemy's fire.
"Private Peat" by Harold R. Peat
Immunes are what I want.
"The Colonel of the Red Huzzars" by John Reed Scott
A plague kills off those who are susceptible to it, leaving immunes to build up a world again.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
Apparently, no Minnesota orchard is immune against blight.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
The absence of blight is not necessarily an indication of immunity.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
Also the people are becoming more immune to the effects of Western civilisation.
"Bulgaria" by Frank Fox
That is in regard to the immunity question.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
It is apparently the dryness and the purity of the air which have given South Africa its comparative immunity from most forms of chest disease.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
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In poetry:

A roof o'er our heads
star-proof, moon immune,
and a wind in the chimney
to wail us a tune."
"Comfort" by Walter de la Mare
A tidy citizen was he
Although a dismal daffy one.
"See this one pose and pout for me
And march around magnificently.
But I'm immune, my son.
"The Cloak Model" by John Crowe Ransom
What sage can dare impugn
Man's immortality?
Our godhead swims, immune
From death and destiny.
Ignored the bubble in the flow
Of love eighteen short years ago!
"Boo to Buddha" by Aleister Crowley
And how he feels it!
The lonely rambler, the stoic, dignified stalker through chaos,
The immune, the animate,
Enveloped in isolation,
Fore-runner.
Now look at him!
"Lui Et Elle" by D H Lawrence
Now to the eye of prophecy immune,
Fading and harried, you stalk us in the street
From the recesses of the August noon,
Alert world over, crouched on the air's feet.
"Ode To Fear" by Allen Tate
Some are immune and some have thought they were
And some, ever so cautiously with gloves,
Finding that it grew to near their homes,
Have tried to root it out and have succeeded
"Encounter" by Robert Francis

In news:

Humans have a strong immune system, and you can partly thank the fact that our ancestors had sex with Neanderthals, scientists say.
Would you want to be treated by a health care worker who has not received an influenza vaccination, especially if your immune system has lower resistance than usual.
Alzheimer's Tied to Mutation Harming Immune Response .
Breast cancer can turn off key immune response .
Breast cancer cells can turn off key immune response .
Immune Response Markers for Cancer Vaccines.
In trying to understand what constitutes an effective immune response , researchers find it's all about T cells.
Immune Response Markers for Cancer Vaccines Paint a Clearer Picture.
New York, 21 March 2011 – Stress can change the balance of bacteria that naturally live in the gut, according to research published this month in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.
Researchers Design Molecules that Trigger Immune Response to HIV and Prostate Cancer.
Male contraceptive targets immune response .
A Positive Immune Response .
"Back to school is our busiest time of year and August is national immunization awareness month too," says Janet Ford of the immunization program.
Today I show you what you need to know when it comes to being up-to-date on your child's immunization before the school year gets underway.
Don't risk lives, immunize .
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In science:

Let us assume now that the immune response slowly weakens with the age so that at t > 25 the average number of encounters during ”microscopic” time τ decreases linearly as N0 (t) = N0 − (t− 25)/t1 .
A simple derivation of the Gompertz law for human mortality
The system is designed to be immune to network failures.
"Pi of the Sky" - all-sky, real-time search for fast optical transients
On the other hand, although Monte Carlo methods are (formally) immune from such a curse-of-dimensionality, their inherently slow convergence rate can hardly improve the overall efficiency.
Equation-free, multiscale computation for unsteady random diffusion
The upshot of these differences is that our proof is immune to the kinds of ob jections given against Stapp by (for example) Mermin, Unruh, Shimony and Stein.
Bell Locality and the Nonlocal Character of Nature
There are, however, applications of the vertex covering problem and other, closely related optimization problems [2, 3] to a huge number of real-world network problems, examples are the monitoring of Internet traffic , the prevention of denial-of-service attacks and immunization strategies in networks .
Message passing for vertex covers
Furthermore the method is highly immune to stability problems because any slow change in the detector’s performance influences by the same amount both zeros and ones and thus precisely cancels out.
Quantum random number generator
By using only one photodetector there is no need to perform any fine tuning of the generator, moreover method is immune to detector instability problems, which are improved characteristics compared to most of the systems based on the spatial photon detection used today.
Quantum random number generator
However, to have a self-reproduction regime depends on the immunity of the model against perturbative corrections, as we discussed in § 3.
Roulette Inflation with K\"ahler Moduli and their Axions
Therefore they can be considered as operating on an encoded qubit which is immune from measurement of y = Z Z .
Weak measurement and control of entanglement generation
The large linear inductance of the 1d-JJA has recently been used to realize a charge qubit immune to low-frequency charge noise18,19 .
Josephson junction transmission lines as tunable artificial crystals
PHY2450 has excellent noise immunity (IEEE, 2003). The two PHY layers were designed for maximum energy saving: protocols are optimized for short and periodical data transfers.
Prototyping and Performance Analysis of a QoS MAC Layer for Industrial Wireless Network
CO emission is comparatively immune to the effects of obscuration and outflows and therefore provides a unbiased measurement of dynamics within the CO-emitting region.
Interferometric CO Observations of submillimeter-faint, radio-selected starburst galaxies at z~2
We have applied this technique to the pseudo-random sequences generated by all of the 256 binary rules and we provide evidence that there does not exist a non-linear rule which generates a correlation-immune pseudo-random sequence.
Pseudo-random Sequences Generated by Cellular Automata
The authors also use elementary rules which we proved to be not correlation-immune.
Pseudo-random Sequences Generated by Cellular Automata
Their new set of rules was tested by a number of statistical tests required by the FIPS 140-2 standard but no correlation-immunity analysis was made either.
Pseudo-random Sequences Generated by Cellular Automata
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