• WordNet 3.6
    • n iva any of various coarse shrubby plants of the genus Iva with small greenish flowers; common in moist areas (as coastal salt marshes) of eastern and central North America
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n iva A specific name of the ground-pine Ajuga Iva or A. Chamæpitys.
    • n iva A small genus of composite plants, of the tribe Helianthoideæ, type of the old tribe Iveæ. They are herbs or shrubs with entire dentate or dissected leaves, at least the lower ones opposite, and small spicately, racemosely, or paniculately disposed or scattered and commonly nodding heads, which incline to be polygamo-diœcious through abortion of the ovaries. Seven or eight species are known, from North and South America and the West Indies. The maritime species, particularly I. frutescens, are called marsh-elder or high-water shrub.
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In literature:

So, one day, Pidorka burst into tears, and caught the hand of her brother Ivas.
"Taras Bulba and Other Tales" by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Iva-zi, eternal goodness; Nan-zi, eternal evil.
"The Coming Race" by Edward Bulwer Lytton
Pa's name ivas Jim Bradley (Bradly).
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
So Talalafai was apportioned Iva on the one side, and Muliangalafai on the other.
"Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before" by George Turner
"Taboo and Genetics" by Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
Without iva any word to that effect, Mahendram would be ungrammatical.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Dere was Ben Bostick, Iva Bostick, Joe Bostick, Mr. Luther, Eddie Bostick, an' Jennie Jo Bostick.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 1" by Various
Three factors conduced to Fitu-Iva's independence.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
Miss Iva Wilson of Gallipolis succeeded Mr. Campbell as principal, with Miss Jordan as assistant.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
Marjorie quaked when it came to the turn of IVa.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil

In news:

Iva was born Dec 12, 1928, to Ernest and Margaret (Hoiwley) Martin, in Wimauma, Fla.
Brooke Iva Langley, 16, of Montgomery, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.
Iva M Herzog, 96, of Califon.
Funeral service for Iva Banwart was Friday, Jan 20, at the United Methodist Church in West Bend.
Iva was born Feb 28, 1919 in Wright City to Joseph Newton and Josephine (Douglas) Lloyd.
Iva was preceded in death by her parents.
Iva McCoy Bassett, 86, of Alvy departed this life Sunday, August 21, 2011 at her home.
Sisters, Iva Mae 'Nana' Cantrell and Louella Bell Thompson, Pleasant Grove tornado victims.
Iva Jo Cooper, formerly of Sweetwater, Texas passed away at a Weatherford nursing home on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at age of 86.
A growing group of people have been meeting under the picnic shelter at the Iva Recreation Center for a weekly Bible study.
Iva Bittova Nonesuch Records.
Iva Pekarkova, Author, David Powelstock, Translator Farrar Straus Giroux $22 (0p) ISBN 978-0-374-24065-3.
Iva Frances Willis, 97, longtime Allen area resident, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Avon Park, Fla. She was born Aug 25, 1914 in Wayne, to William T and Frances (Stephenson) Pengelly.
Iva was a self-employed real estate salesperson.
Hosting the event, which brought in nearly 100 customers, was All About U (Iva Kay Horner/News-Tribune).

In science:

The group IVA transition metals, Ti, Zr, and Hf have hcp structure at low temperatures and transform to bcc at higher temperatures due to the effects of anharmonic vibrations.
Thermodynamic properties of binary HCP solution phases from special quasirandom structures
We describe the stra ightforward reduction of the equ iva len t graph automorph ism prob lem to the symmetric h idden subgroup prob lem, or more speci fica l ly to the case where we want to de termine whether the h idden subgroup is trivia l or no t.
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
The sizes of the groups we work w i th are N and ( p − 1) 2 respective ly, so the ir log G 's are equ iva len t to the va lues we previously used to measure efficiency.
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
We can a lso so lve the case where "a lmost a l l" subgroups of G are norma l i .e. the intersection o f norma l izers MG is b ig enough or, equ iva lently, that ∣G ∣ is sma l l .
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
In particu lar, for G = ℤN the prob lem is equ iva len t to DHSP. A decision version is considered in [Ch iWoc2005]: e i ther a sh i ft s exists or the images o f f0 , f1 are d isjo int.
The Hidden Subgroup Problem