• WordNet 3.6
    • n intractableness the trait of being hard to influence or control
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n intractableness The character or quality of being intractable. Also intractability.
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In literature:

The Low Countries, in spite of Philip, Alva, and the Inquisition, remained intractable.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
Then, when he found he was alone, he cursed volubly at the intractable shirt.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston
When negroes were sold it was because they were vicious and intractable.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918" by Various
Mrs Saville was as intractable as her husband, and refused to listen to any warning.
"More About Peggy" by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
Alec's fleet train was the most excited and intractable.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
The elchi was the most intractable of mortals.
"The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan" by James Morier
The hitherto intractable beard flew off rapidly, and Joshua's tongue moved more glibly even than his razor.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
Where was the use of spending so many persons' energies upon such a stolid, indifferent, intractable people?
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
The 65th grew intractable, moved at a snail's pace.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
I have already given several reasons why this class are more intractable and difficult to manage than any other.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 3, September 1864" by Various
The former is docile and easily governed: the latter is intractable, beyond control.
"Western Characters" by J. L. McConnel
The past is absolutely intractable.
"Mental Efficiency" by Arnold Bennett
When the case is intractable, though the hand may be easily introduced, the instrument shown in Plate XIV, figure 7, may be used.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Boab was not intractable, but he was sagacious; he had been fed on that sort of chaff too long.
"Acadia" by Frederic S. Cozzens
Spain was intractable, first of herself, later still more so through Napoleon's dictation.
"History of the United States, Volume 3 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Its neglect is the frequent cause of severe and intractable diseases of the womb.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
Already more than once, on our journey, the intractable, obstinate temperament of Samdadchiemba had been the occasion of our losing our way.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
Juana was more intractable than ever.
"The Wives of Henry the Eighth and the Parts They Played in History" by Martin Hume
St Leger's Indian allies, however, were growing sullen and intractable.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
After their departure the more intractable discussed the chance of resistance.
"History of the Commune of 1871" by P. Lissagary

In poetry:

Stings big as drawing pins!
It seems bees have a notion of honor,
A black intractable mind.
Napoleon is pleased, he is pleased with everything.
O Europe! O ton of honey!
"The Swarm" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Can the same kind of national scientific effort that produced the atom bomb — and ended the war in the Pacific — be used to close the so-far intractable educational achievement gap that afflicts African-American students.
Query processing of OWL-DL ontologies is intractable in the worst case, but we present a novel technique that in practice allows for efficient querying of ontologies with large Aboxes in secondary storage.
The seldom-used technique is deemed ethical because the aim is to relieve intractable symptoms, not hasten death.
WASHINGTON — It's one of the most intractable killers you've probably never heard of: Sepsis , an out-of-control reaction to infection that can start shutting down organs in mere hours.
Whoever takes the helm at NARAL have to face intractable political realities.
Recently, considerable focus has been given to the problem of determining the boundary between tractable and intractable planning problems.
Unlike some say, Syria an intractable problem but is not Obama's Rwanda.
Detroit's seemingly intractable financial crisis is bringing to the fore talk about Detroit becoming America's largest city to go bankrupt .
Knowledge of how the brain intuits what someone else is thinking helps Rebecca Saxe devise possible solutions to seemingly intractable political and social conflicts .
For two centuries, Roosevelt Island has been the place authorities turn when faced with an intractable problem.
Looking at 2020 and beyond, readers imagined a future with cures for intractable diseases, direct links between brain and computer, automated everything, contact with alien life forms, sentient machines and no language barriers.
Village Voice Media, owner of SF Weekly and 12 other alternative papers, has been looking for a way out of a seemingly intractable bind for some time now.
Rio de Janeiro is becoming a standard-bearer of a new kind of social development, a transformation of the long intractable poverty of the favelas.
Improvements in Assessment and Manipulation Help Scientists Get to the Bottom of Previously Intractable Problems.
As the Syrian government clings to repressive tactics it knows best, the conflict becomes ever more intractable.

In science:

McEliece, and H. C. A. van Tilborg, “On the inherent intractability of certain coding problems,” IEEE Trans.
Practical Entanglement Distillation Scheme Using Recurrence Method And Quantum Low Density Parity Check Codes
Actually, the unconditional security of quantum key distribution can ONLY be guaranteed when a truly random number generator (TRNG), based on quantum mechanical process instead of the intractability assumption with classical algorithms , is available.
Truly Random Number Generation Based on Measurement of Phase Noise of Laser
Johnson, Computers and Intractability: A Guide to the Theory of NP-Completeness, W. H.
Complexity of Planar Embeddability of Trees inside Simple Polygons
However, in this case, we also know that breaking all symmetries is intractable [Bessiere et al., 2004].
Breaking Generator Symmetry
In fact, our proof shows that it is intractable to propagate completely a conjunction of lexicographical ordering constraints on the rows and columns of a matrix model.
Breaking Generator Symmetry
Of course, this experiment is impossible to perform for two reasons: first, determining if a matrix satisfies the RIP is computationally intractable as it would require checking all possible K -dimensional sub-matrices of ΦΓ .
A simple proof that random matrices are democratic
However, in the limit n → ∞ the computational complexity of such combinatorial algorithms becomes very quickly intractable.
Asymptotic fluctuations of representations of the unitary groups
The great advantage of DFT (and EDF) is to establish a mapping between the original, most often intractable, many-body problem of interacting particles and a functional theory that can be solved using an independent particle method.
Introduction - Strong interaction in the nuclear medium: new trends
This optimization problem is highly non-convex and computationally intractable.
Non-asymptotic theory of random matrices: extreme singular values
The Weingarten functions appearing in equation (17) are intractable at fixed dimension N .
Random graph states, maximal flow and Fuss-Catalan distributions
The problem was almost completely intractable until the year 2000, when the first general exponential tail bound was obtained by Vu .
The missing log in large deviations for triangle counts
Without this restriction on the magnetic field values, the problem again becomes intractable.
The Tutte-Potts connection in the presence of an external magnetic field
Jerrum, 2-dimensional monomer-dimer systems are computationally intractable, J.
The Tutte-Potts connection in the presence of an external magnetic field
Evaluation of a measure or index of entanglement often becomes intractable for large L.
Necessity of Superposition of Macroscopically Distinct States for Quantum Computational Speedup
Unlike extensional equality, which is computationally intractable, the expressibility of intensional equality within the theory leads to a system that is both powerful and expressive while retaining its important computational character.
Type theory and homotopy