interesting

Definitions

  • Any interesting cases coming on
    Any interesting cases coming on
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj interesting arousing or holding the attention
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Places of Interest in Connection with Columbus's Earlier Life Places of Interest in Connection with Columbus's Earlier Life
MUTUAL INTERESTS MUTUAL INTERESTS
THE LITTLE PREACHER AND HIS INTERESTED AUDIENCE THE LITTLE PREACHER AND HIS INTERESTED AUDIENCE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It's believed that India gets its name from the Indus River. The interesting thing is that none of the river is actually in India. It's in Pakistan.
    • a Interesting Engaging the attention; exciting, or adapted to excite, interest, curiosity, or emotion; as, an interesting story; interesting news.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rabbits do in fact make sounds. When angry, upset, or frightened, a rabbit makes a sort of grunting/whimpering sound. It's actually quite interesting.
    • interesting Exciting or adapted to excite interest; engaging the attention or curiosity: as, an interesting story.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Interesting engaging the attention or regard: exciting emotion or passion
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Quotations

  • George Jean Nathan
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    “I only drink to make other people seem more interesting.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “I drink to make other people interesting.”
  • Sister Elizabeth Kenny
    Sister Elizabeth Kenny
    “The record of one's life must needs prove more interesting to him who writes it than to him who reads what has been written.”
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
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    “There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.”
  • Raul Armesto
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    “The world isn't interested in the storms you encountered, but whether or not you brought in the ship.”
  • Edmund Waller
    Edmund Waller
    “The fear of hell, or aiming to be blest, savors too much of private interest.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From obs. interess—O. Fr. interesser, to concern—L. interesse.

Usage

In literature:

He interested her and held that interest because he was a type unlike anything she had met outside the covers of a book.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
That is, the pupil's motive is the satisfaction of an interest or the promotion of a purpose.
"Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education" by Ontario Ministry of Education
He was paid to listen, without regard to interest; more than that, he was paid to show an interest, whether he felt it or not.
"The House of Martha" by Frank R. Stockton
Nevertheless, she sincerely desired to make his daughter's character known to all who took deep interest in her writings.
"Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle" by Clement K. Shorter
Our interests I guess are your interests.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
But through her eyes he interested her.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
The enormous vitality that is regenerating other interests can be brought into the service of politics.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
To take exclusively for basis the interest of the consumer, is to take for basis the general interest.
"Sophisms of the Protectionists" by Frederic Bastiat
In the story of the Good Samaritan there are some interesting details that indicate medical interest on the part of the writer.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Everyone knows what it is to be interested; but interest, like other elementary states of consciousness, cannot be rigidly defined.
"The Mind and Its Education" by George Herbert Betts
The mother was an interested listener, although a quiet dissenter.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Each commissioner touches large circles of interest and capacity.
"A Journey Through France in War Time" by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
In the further interests of uniformity all the records were scored by one person (the writer).
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
Miss Walker gave a very interesting resume of woman suffrage which aroused much interest.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
His Irish face was alight with sudden interest.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Cap and corn, auditor, interest and exertion, aim and audience, interest and earnest and outset, inside in inside.
"Geography and Plays" by Gertrude Stein
She interests me about as much as a Wheeler and Wilson sewing machine.
"Cinderella Jane" by Marjorie Benton Cooke
It would interest you; yes, I promise you that it would interest you.
"The Man Who Rose Again" by Joseph Hocking
Interest in the history of medicine led me to investigate the subject for myself.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
Not that lying is to be condemned, provided it is in the interest of the Cause.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
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In poetry:

But interest, alas! prevail'd
O'er justice and her claim;
The Dutch our ancestors assail'd,
And, unrestrain'd by shame.
"Enigma XXVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
I knew a nice young lady there,
Her name was EMILY MACPHERSON,
And though she wore another's hair,
She was an interesting person.
"Ben Allah Achmet, or, the Fatal Tum" by William Schwenck Gilbert
But I must needs confess, I do not find
The motions of my mind
So purified as yet, but at the best
My body claims in them an interest.
"If you refuse me once, and think again" by John Suckling
Undoggedly I interest myself
in his uninteresting concerns,
grow backward to him,
more than hoping to find
a forward interest for myself.
"Occupation: Father" by Ben Jonson
"Now, my worthy friends, you know me, and just what I mean to do.
As plain people of Australia I am ev'ry time for you,
With my eyes upon the future and this great land's destiny,
I shall not to 'local interests' sacrifice prosterity."
"The Candid Candidate" by C J Dennis
Look on who will in apathy, and stifle they who can,
The sympathies, the hopes, the words, that make man truly man;
Let those whose hearts are dungeoned up with interest or with ease
Consent to hear with quiet pulse of loathsome deeds like these!
"On The Capture Of Fugitive Slaves Near Washington" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

Reports over the last couple of weeks regarding the quarterback battle have been interesting to read.
If you ask White House officials whom President Obama listens to about Iran, they mention an interesting name.
Two topics of interest today on the political consulting blog that I am involved in.
The first rock that Curiosity's science team chose for contact science on Mars has turned out to be an especially interesting one, researchers said during a press conference today.
Obama aide, appointee share Chicago business interest.
However, both Lt Gov Tate Reeves and House Appropriations Committee chairman Herb Frierson, R-Poplarville, said they were interested in less dramatic changes.
An Offer for a 26.5% Interest Would Compete With One Made by Sam Zell.
Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Are you interested in Native American artifacts.
Reviewers of the work agree it is interesting and worth viewing because of its fact-based approach.
It aligns with Minnesota's sesquicentennial celebration, and might yield some interesting events and even more interesting subjects.
Interestingly, similar random-walk models play an important role in studies of protein folding, which is Fink's main research interest.
Anyone with an interest in institutional repositories and the significance of metadata will find this webinar of interest.
Tragedy of unbridled self-interest spending, congressman, federal, interest, percent, debt, having, self, cattlemen, nation.
I was very interested to see the story that former Harris County judge Robert Eckels is leading a group that wants to bring a bullet train to Texas, backed by Japanese interests.
Minister Joe Oliver accused opponents of the Northern Gateway of taking "funding from foreign special interest groups to undermine Canada 's national economic interest".
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In science:

It is also an instance of dicing, but one where the analyst need not manually specify the interesting attribute values: instead, as with an iceberg query, the analyst might only specify interesting thresholds (on sales, quantities and so on).
Diamond Dicing
Competing Interests The authors declare that they have no competing financial interests.
Type Ia Supernovae as Stellar Endpoints and Cosmological Tools
It is also interesting to remark here that, although it is assumed that the ob ject of interest contains a ϕim (N ) × ϕim (N ) black square, one cannot use a very natural idea of simply considering sums of values on all squares of size ϕim (N )× ϕim (N ) in order to detect an ob ject.
Randomized algorithms for statistical image analysis and site percolation on square lattices
The RWM, however, does not help if one is interested in making predictions regarding the more subtle (and arguably, more interesting) aspects of the nodal structures such as the number of nodal domains3, their size distribution, the size of the largest nodal domain, the inner radius etc.
On the nodal lines of random and deterministic Laplace eigenfunctions
Although the occurence of Λ does not seem to be very interesting from the perspective of the representation theory of GLn (Fq ) it will appear to be more interesting for the theory of quiver representations.
Quiver varieties and the character ring of general linear groups over finite fields
This computation is thus in the same spirit as the ones we are interested in, but our interest is in how close to a black hole a system can fall before the its information becomes hard to recover.
Losing information outside the horizon
But another sense of better is that the algorithm is more useful or easier to use—e.g., it may lead to more interpretable output, which is of interest in many data analysis applications where analyst time rather than just computational time is of interest.
Randomized algorithms for matrices and data
Note that because we are interested in covariance matrices, we will always require Ri to have at least 2 moments and so this theorem essentially covers all the cases of interests to us.
Geometric sensitivity of random matrix results: consequences for shrinkage estimators of covariance and related statistical methods
While their main results are about existence of solutions to such equations, which is not of direct interest to us since we have a solution, they do use a construction that is of interest in our case.
Exact asymptotics of the freezing transition of a logarithmically correlated random energy model
While the examples that we find most interesting are 2-valued, there are of course other interesting models that lie within our framework.
Degenerate random environments
In the following, we will be interested in the maximal amount of randomness that can in principle be guaranteed by the Bell expressions I β α , that is, we will be interested in the guessing probabilities Guv and Gu under the constraint that I β α is maximally violated.
Randomness vs Non Locality and Entanglement
Let us recall that, besides its intrinsic mathematical interest, this class of Sierpi´nski-Zygmund functions has attracted the interest of many mathematicians, especially in the area of Real Analysis, since its appearance at the beginning of the 20th century (see, e.g. [8, 17, 18, 38]).
Algebrability, non-linear properties, and special functions
There has been continued interest in finding such a coupling – for example, Peres named it as an interesting open problem in .
A Coupling Argument for the Random Transposition Walk
The research along this direction will definitely reveal more interesting physics and stimulate more interesting experiments.
Spin-Orbit Coupled Quantum Gases
Thus the situation Φ± = 0 is particularly interesting not just because of mathematical simplicity, but physically interesting because it corresponds to the physical constraint that the bulk regions on either side of the wormhole throat be on the verge of violating the NEC.
Generic spherically symmetric dynamic thin-shell traversable wormholes in standard general relativity
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