item

Definitions

  • The camel is laden with items, and two small children are in hanging bags on the side
    The camel is laden with items, and two small children are in hanging bags on the side
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv item (used when listing or enumerating items) also "a length of chain, item a hook"-Philip Guedalla"
    • n item a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection "they reduced the price on many items"
    • n item an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole "several of the details are similar","a point of information"
    • n item a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list "he noticed an item in the New York Times","she had several items on her shopping list","the main point on the agenda was taken up first"
    • n item an individual instance of a type of symbol "the word`error' contains three tokens of `r'"
    • n item a small part that can be considered separately from the whole "it was perfect in all details"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The interior of a small Jamestown house, about 1650. Although the painting is conjectural, many items shown—pottery, glassware, fireplace tools, and kitchen accessories—were unearthed on this historic island. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) The interior of a small Jamestown house, about 1650. Although the painting is conjectural, many items shown—pottery,...
Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword guards, and slag. It appears that the forge was in operation as early as 1625 Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword...
Lead and copper pipes, kettle fragments, a brass spigot, and other items found which may have been used for brewing or distilling purposes Lead and copper pipes, kettle fragments, a brass spigot, and other items found which may have been used for brewing...
Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking Earthenware milk pan, brass ladle, funnel fragment, and other items found which relate to dairying and cheesemaking
A few items unearthed at Jamestown which were used by doctors and apothecaries. Included are drug jars, ointment pot, bleeding bowl, mortar and pestle fragments, glass vials, and portions of surgical instruments A few items unearthed at Jamestown which were used by doctors and apothecaries. Included are drug jars, ointment pot,...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The total volume of mail that went through the Canadian postal system in 1950 was 1,362,310,155 items
    • item A hint; an innuendo. "A secret item was given to some of the bishops . . . to absent themselves."
    • item A short article in a newspaper; a paragraph; as, an item concerning the weather.
    • item A topic or piece of information having the salacious character of gossip, especially a romantic relation between two people; as, I hear that the boss and his new secretary are an item .
    • adv item Also; as an additional article.
    • item An article; a separate particular in an account; as, the items in a bill; he picked up four items at the drug store.
    • v. t Item To make a note or memorandum of. "I have itemed it in my memory."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first Tupperware item marketed was the seven-ounce bathroom cup in 1945
    • item Also: a word used in introducing the separate articles of an enumeration, as the separate clauses or details of a will or the particular parts of an account or list of things.
    • n item An article; a separate particular; a single detail of any kind: as, the account consists of many items.
    • n item An intimation; a reminder; a hint.
    • n item A trick; fancy; caprice. —
    • n item A paragraph in a newspaper; a scrap of news.
    • item To make a note or memorandum of.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1945, a seven ounce bathroom cup was the first item Tupperware marketed
    • adv Item ī′tem likewise: also
    • n Item a separate article or particular
    • v.t Item to make a note of
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Quotations

  • Stew Leonard
    Stew Leonard
    “If eighty percent of your sales come from twenty percent of all of your items, just carry those twenty percent.”
  • Letty Cottin Pogrebin
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin
    “Children's liberation is the next item on our civil rights shopping list.”
  • C. Northcote Parkinson
    C. Northcote Parkinson
    “The Law of Triviality... briefly stated, it means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.”
  • William Binger
    William Binger
    “A man is a person that will pay two dollars for a one dollar item he wants. A woman will pay one dollar for a two dollar item she doesn't want.”
  • Roland Barthes
    Roland%20Barthes
    “The bastard form of mass culture is humiliated repetition... always new books, new programs, new films, news items, but always the same meaning.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See, Iterate

Usage

In literature:

The crates from the Kenmore plant were the heaviest items of cargo.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
But we can start with the items we can make, ourselves, now.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
This is no small item for each steamer on every passage that she makes.
"Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post" by Thomas Rainey
This first item I rate as virtual certainty.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
They could easily become a trade item, a gourmet delicacy, if he managed to achieve a peace.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
The silk hat, which is necessary for the afternoon suit, is one of the most expensive items of a man's wardrobe.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
And he gives them in an uncolored, impersonal way that makes the items interesting only to those who are directly connected with them.
"Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence" by Grant Milnor Hyde
I have a little item for you.
"In Our Town" by William Allen White
There were many items of importance which were not revealed to us.
"The Loyalist" by James Francis Barrett
Pray let me see the total, and tell me if you have any objections to make against the items.
"Vixen, Volume III." by M. E. Braddon
God was to be pleased with items, and the sum of them.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
Item, liber de regulis fidei, cum aliis, linea III, L, VIII.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
The loss of an item of it did not seem to me of as much importance as our own immediate departure.
"The Crack of Doom" by Robert Cromie
The body, that was the main item.
"The Risk Profession" by Donald Edwin Westlake
Among the interesting items in his possession were a parcel of Virginia-made cloth and fourteen pairs of Virginia stockings.
"Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century" by Annie Lash Jester
It is rather a heavy item.
"Change in the Village" by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
The items he collected were not calculated to inspire confidence or quicken fraternal feeling.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
But it was the item we discovered next that would take rank, I think, in the matter of age.
"Dwellers in Arcady" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Item that they belieued it to bee idolatry to worship Christ in the Sacrament of the altar.
"East Anglia Personal Recollections and Historical Associations" by J. Ewing Ritchie
A news item about Reno, Nevada, is worth more than one about Rome, Georgia, though the cities are of about the same size.
"News Writing" by M. Lyle Spencer
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In poetry:

Fond youth! who dream'st that hoarded gold
Is needful not alone to pay
For all thy various items sold,
To serve the wants of every day;
"From Menander " by William Cowper
And now our concluding item
Is going to make me sick and you sick:
Some Hanley musicians, all very big pots,
Are going to relay chamber music.
"The Broadcaster" by Billy Bennett
Whether a Boileaugunge or Babylon,
I know not how the wretched Thing is done,
The Items of Receipt grow surely small;
The Items of Expense mount one by one.
"The Rupaiyat of Omar Kal'vin" by Rudyard Kipling
But fighting just now is not our intention,
But dining with Merdle, the banker, in state,
And only these items like side dishes mention,
While waiting the coming the main dinner plate.
"Nothing To Eat" by Horatio Alger Jr
If the "Freeman" will "Herald" the "American's" traits,
Five hundred subscribers will boom the "Three States,"
Then every "Item" of interest the "Journal" will rout,
And make it quite warm for the "New South."
"The Colored Press" by Robert C O Benjamin
They are my very life, for every night
over my catalogues I pore and pore;
I recognize rare items with delight,
Nothing I read but philatelic lore;
And when some specimen of choice I buy,
In all the world there's none more glad than I.
"Stamp Collector" by Robert W Service

In news:

Franklin County Child Protective Services Board and the Community In Schools program are again joining efforts to provide needed items for children at Christmas.
Items found in the beauty section at your local drugstore, such as false acrylic fingernails and eye shadow, can be useful for car modeling, too.
Some items in beer can not from Clemens.
Police say items can't be abandoned on city property.
Advocates criticize police for throwing away items belonging to homeless.
Advocates for homeless people are criticizing Madison police for throwing away items belonging to homeless people that were left unattended on city property.
It won't matter what your will or trust says, some items will transfer only to the beneficiaries you have listed or designated.
What was supposed to be a mundane Birmingham Board of Education work session to discuss future agenda items ended on an explosive note when state Superintendent Tommy Bice adjourned the meeting, saying he felt threatened by a board member.
Items Tagged with 'Amstel Wheat Bier '.
Economy's Holiday Wish List: Buy Big-Ticket Items.
But analysts say sales of small-ticket items won't give the economy the jolt that big-ticket items would.
Here are seven big-ticket items you can get good deals on in September.
Big ticket items, Ford, Bank of America.
Bredesen warns state workers' pay cut absent big-ticket item tax.
Check item, or indicate quantity of each item you wish to order .
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In science:

Recall that an item is partially free if at least one of its variables/vertices is not contained in any of the other items.
On the critical exponents of random k-SAT
This means that the first item receives label 1, then the next item different from the first one receives label 2 and so on.
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
During testing, the distance between a test item and each memory item is defined as the number of features for which they have a different value.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
It has been shown that a quantum computer (who can ask a query ’in superposition’) can find the marked item with only √N queries, where N is the number of items, whereas any classical algorithm will require of order N queries.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
Let us denote by Sn the search cost of an item (i.e. the position in the list of the requested item) when the underlying Markov chain is in steady state (the first position will be 0).
Limiting search cost distribution for the move-to-front rule with random request probabilities
Bn (a) being a stochastic function that returns the number of selected items among n items if the selection probability for each of them is a.
Exhaustive percolation on random networks
Basically, a skeleton describes the information flow during a run, in the sense that it does not describe the exchanged data items (i.e., input values), but instead, it describes which input positions the data items originally came from.
Randomized Computations on Large Data Sets: Tight Lower Bounds
Note that item 3 is a real restriction in the sense that P is not dense in the product defined as above but without item 3.
Even more simple cardinal invariants
Then the only way the number of zeroes can decrease (i.e. for x to increase) is if a non-zero item is paired with a zero item and one of the 9 (out of 15) new states is chosen with no zeroes.
Random Quantum Circuits are Approximate 2-designs
Intuitively, this collection will be used to construct (large) pieces of the environment which are free of obstacles (item (i)) and have the drift pointing towards the center of the corresponding region (item (iii)).
Survival time of random walk in random environment among soft obstacles
The payload is concerned with the message content. In the seller-buyer scenario, we could expect that the protocol would be used to list items being sold, along with descriptions and prices associated with each item. Alternatively the payload could hold data which is specific to a data sale.
Content Sharing for Mobile Devices
However, in filtering, the selection of an item (prefix) voids the possibility to select other items (all overlapping prefixes). dKP problems with correlation between items have been studied in , , where the items were partitioned into classes and up to one item per class was picked.
Optimal Filtering of Malicious IP Sources
To the best of our knowledge, we are the first to tackle the case where the items belong to classes that are not a partition of the set of items.
Optimal Filtering of Malicious IP Sources
The parameter window shows the list of items in the network and allows the user to edit the item names and parameters.
TinkerCell: Modular CAD Tool for Synthetic Biology
This does occur in several questions, most prominently in the question whether responders find it hard to get short-term loans (last line-item in Zinman’s Table 2; item A7 in my Table C1, Appendix C).
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
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