inchworm

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inchworm small hairless caterpillar having legs on only its front and rear segments; mostly larvae of moths of the family Geometridae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Inchworm (Zoöl) The larva of any geometrid moth. It progresses forward by first bringing the rear end of the body forward, forming a loop, then moving the front part of the body; called also measuring worm, measuringworm spanner, and looper. See Geometrid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inchworm A dropworm or measuring-worm. See looper.
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Usage


In news:

I can clearly remember being in high school and dragging my inchworm-green, spotted-with-silver duct tape bean bag chair out the window of my bedroom and onto the roof of the front porch.
Inchworm -like robot smallest ever.
Blending humor, simplicity and bridgelike engineering, the Cleveland Institute of Art expansion envisioned by Dutch architect Winy Maas hunches up in the middle like a giant inchworm or caterpillar.
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In science:

We can ensure this prior to the application of any given gate by adapting the “inchworm” technique from , as described in appendix D.
Approximating the Turaev-Viro Invariant of Mapping Tori is Complete for One Clean Qubit
As discussed in appendix D, the inchworm construction entails some overhead in ǫ, which gives rise to the value 1/3900.
Approximating the Turaev-Viro Invariant of Mapping Tori is Complete for One Clean Qubit
The first unitary transformation can be implemented by local Dehn twists, because the zero in the tail of the inchworm implies density of the Fibonacci representation on the segment to the right of it.
Approximating the Turaev-Viro Invariant of Mapping Tori is Complete for One Clean Qubit
The second unitary transformation can be implemented by local Dehn twists because the zero in the head of the inchworm implies density on the segment to the left of it. (In both steps, we are applying density to the twice-punctured genus-4 surface with one puncture labeled zero.
Approximating the Turaev-Viro Invariant of Mapping Tori is Complete for One Clean Qubit
Thus, the decoupling lemma of implies density jointly on these two subspaces.) Repeating this process and its reverse, we may bring the inchworm to any location within the spine.
Approximating the Turaev-Viro Invariant of Mapping Tori is Complete for One Clean Qubit
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