• WordNet 3.6
    • n invalidation (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The rickshaw was invented by the Reverend Jonathan Scobie, an American Baptist minister living in Yokohama, Japan, built the first model in 1869 in order to transport his invalid wife. Today it remains a common mode of transportation in the Orient.
    • n Invalidation The act of inavlidating, or the state of being invalidated. "So many invalidations of their right."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Florence Nightingale served only two years of her life as a nurse. She contracted fever during her service in the Crimean War, and spent the last 50 years of her life as an invalid.
    • n invalidation The act of invalidating or of rendering invalid.
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  • Benjamin Franklin
    “A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather.”
  • Irish Proverb
    Irish Proverb
    “Every invalid is a physician.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “A man's friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage -- but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “The modern sympathy with invalids is morbid. Illness of any kind is hardly a thing to be encouraged in others.”
  • John Updike
    “That a marriage ends is less than ideal; but all things end under heaven, and if temporality is held to be invalidating, then nothing real succeeds.”


In literature:

This was the sudden death of the beloved mother, who had been an invalid for some time.
"The Empire Annual for Girls, 1911" by Various
About one hundred men were picked up and formed into an Invalid Company to guard these prisoners.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
I bent over him with an invalid's cup of liquid food prepared for this emergency, kept hot in a vacuum flask.
"Secret History Revealed By Lady Peggy O'Malley" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Pope Martin had declared the marriage of the Countess Jacqueline and Gloucester to be invalid; and Gloucester was marrying another wife.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
Who was this Mr. Richards who passed for an invalid, and who was no invalid?
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
I sincerely trust that he will not long remain an invalid.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
Meanwhile the invalid sank back upon his pillows, and a low groan quivered through the room.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
We have a priest-soldier invalided here now, who used to be of the service in the Cathedral, before he volunteered to fight.
"Everyman's Land" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The sight struck all, who recognised in the traveller the invalid minister with amazement, and some with fear.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
She is a confirmed invalid and seldom seen.
"Eventide" by Effie Afton
By and by the invalid cannot rally even if she has the will, but it is hard to decide where responsibility ends.
"Girls and Women" by Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
The invalid was the wellest sick-man companion ever toured with.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
I was a sick invalid alone in the mist.
"Bye-Ways" by Robert Smythe Hichens
The Invalides lie flat, firing comparatively at their ease from behind stone; hardly through port-holes show the tip of a nose.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. VIII" by Various
Esplanade des Invalides, 150.
"Dumas' Paris" by Francis Miltoun
I could not help envying the invalid.
"The Guerilla Chief" by Mayne Reid
The chest was pushed to the corner of the room, so that, with pillows behind him, the invalid could sit almost upright.
"Cora and The Doctor" by Harriette Newell Baker
The patient endurance of the poor invalid interested and touched the heart of her hearer.
"The Haunted Room" by A. L. O. E.
The book was published under the pseudonym of "An Invalid," but was immediately attributed to her on all hands.
"Harriet Martineau" by Florence Fenwick Miller
Her fatigue, and still more her troubles, made her babyish, like an invalid.
"Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty" by J. W. de Forest

In poetry:

One too many, one sad and unwelcome,
That reclined in his invalid's chair,
With her pale, busy fingers still knitting
Yarn mingled with sorrow and care.
"A Legend Of Buckingham Village" by Nora Pembroke
"You'll send for me when you're in need -
My name is BROWN - your life I've saved it."
"My rival!" shrieked the invalid,
And drew a mighty sword and waved it:
"Ben Allah Achmet, or, the Fatal Tum" by William Schwenck Gilbert
No more by shaded lamp, or garden fair;--
Yet hath she left a living transcript here,
Yon helpless orphans will remember her,
And the young invalid she skilled to cheer;
"Miss Laura Kingsbury," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
The choicest of fruits in profusion appeared,
On trees that he planted, and vines that he reared;
And few things delighted him more than to send,
A rare little treat to an invalid friend.
"To The Memory of David Scott" by John Henry Kimble
Thou'lt leave my hand with eager speed
The new discovered things to see--
The old pond with its water weed
And danger-daring willow tree,
Who leans an ancient invalid
Oer spots where deepest waters be.
"To Anna Three Years Old" by John Clare
And loud and earnestly to God the noble heroine did cry,
And the poor invalid's bosom heaved many a sigh;
Oh! heaven, hard was the fate of this woman of sixty years of age,
Tossing about on the briny deep, while the storm fiend did rage.
"The Wreck of the 'Columbine'" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Sanofi's Patents on Cancer Drug Taxotere Invalidated .
Capital plan invalidated , now hinges on state Supreme Court.
Rich Miller / Capital plan invalidated , now hinges on state Supreme Court.
Apple may have a hard job in invalidating HTC patents.
The legal process led to the finding of the South Bronx districts where more than one out of every three votes were invalidated .
Weber, "Correction to "Cache Invalidation Patterns in Shared-Memory Multiprocessors"," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol 41, no 12, pp 1631-1632, December, 1992.
County responds to ' invalidity ' label.
Originally promoted as a drink for invalids and children, malt powder began to appeal to other tastes and needs.
Peter Dinklage in The Imaginary Invalid.
Playmakers' 'Imaginary Invalid' is fun but Molière it's not.
Glenn McConnell is in a runoff to be the nominee again, but the state Supreme Court could declare the do-over primary invalid.
Court invalidates NLRB election 'ambush' rule.
Refers to invalid links on the Web.
MSC affirms invalidity of parental waivers.
From The Los Angeles Daily News: A California appellate court has invalidated a settlement that exempted dozens of struggling Los Angeles Unified schools from seniority -based layoffs.

In science:

This form of Stable distribution is typical of the distributions that occur for an invalid CLT in standard sampling QMC.
Optimum and efficient sampling for variational quantum Monte Carlo
Nowadays, however, it is thought that these experiments are in fact possibly restricted in their conclusiveness by several “loopholes,” which are features of the experiments that may invalidate the logical inevitability of their interpretation (vice theory per se ).
A "Spoof Loophole" Contra Nonlocality
While overall valuable, we believe that this article does not invalidate our model and conclusions.
Comment on "Tunable Band Gaps in Bilayer Graphene-BN Heterostructures"
It might appear that such unbounded data could invalidate some of the assumptions in the definition of an IBH.
Regular isolated black holes
The criticism is based on the fact that the Newtonian background is not ”accelerating”, invalidating the conclusions of the linear analysis.
Continuous matter creation and the acceleration of the universe: a replay
In the second part of their research note, Lima et al. discuss the Newtonian approach of , concluding that the “background” described by the “zero”-order equations is not accelerating, thus invalidating the conclusions of the linear analysis.
Continuous matter creation and the acceleration of the universe: a replay
We should note here that some subtleties that could invalidate the conclusions of [9, 10] have already been pointed out in .
k-String tensions and the 1/N expansion
However if a player shuts down without releasing its random elements — e.g., due to failure, power off or disconnection — all RSs in the entire system are invalidated and become useless.
Reduce to the Max: A Simple Approach for Massive-Scale Privacy-Preserving Collaborative Network Measurements (Extended Version)
For example, m − |A|1 = 1 implies that only a two-player collision has occurred, and the master can decide to validate the current scheduling round — implicitly deferring the two colliding players to a future scheduling round — or to invalidate it and immediately re-launch a new scheduling round.
Reduce to the Max: A Simple Approach for Massive-Scale Privacy-Preserving Collaborative Network Measurements (Extended Version)
Then these tokens are matched with the dictionary of used natural language for processing to identify valid and invalid tokens. These tokens consist of letters, digits and symbols. Then at the end of the process of lexical analysis a stream of tokens is generated by lexer for further processing.
Proposing LT based Search in PDM Systems for Better Information Retrieval
Consider the following possible sequence of events: Tj acquires the lock on X , updates X to shared-memory, Ti reads the base ob ject associated with X (cid:48) , Tj releases the lock and finally Ti performs the check in Line 7. readi (X (cid:48) ) is forced to return Ai because X has been invalidated.
On the Cost of Concurrency in Transactional Memory
The second issue concerns missing or invalid Pubmed IDs for certain interactions.
ppiTrim: Constructing non-redundant and up-to-date interactomes
Second, the well-known assumption that the distribution function of angular frequency contains a continuous component, is an invalid assumption. It is theorem 3.
Suppression of random noise by the separation of frequencies
Effective and approximate exponents In many cases, a simple log-log plot of the MSD (cid:10)R2 (t)(cid:11) as a function of time is not accurate enough to validate or invalidate the existence of a power law regime.
Anomalous subdiffusion due to obstacles : A critical survey
The existence of multiple nuclear spin states does not invalidate the proposed operation scheme because of the ∆mI = 0 selection rule.
Molecular prototypes for spin-based CNOT quantum gates