• WordNet 3.6
    • n obit a notice of someone's death; usually includes a short biography
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Obit A funeral solemnity or office; obsequies.
    • Obit A service for the soul of a deceased person on the anniversary of the day of his death. "The emoluments and advantages from oblations, obits , and other sources, increased in value."
    • Obit Death; decease; the date of one's death.
    • Obit Same as obituary; -- by shortenting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n obit Death; decease; the fact or time of death.
    • n obit A religious service for a person deceased, preceding the interment; the office for the dead.
    • n obit The anniversary of a person's death, or a service or observance on the anniversary of his death (also called an annal, annual, or year's mind); more particularly, a memorial service on the anniversary of the death of the founder or benefactor of a church, college, or other institution. In old writers also spelled obite, obyte.
    • n obit The sinking of a star or planet below the horizon; setting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Obit ō′bit or ob′it death: the fact or the date of death: funeral ceremonies: the anniversary of a person's death, or a service at such time
    • n Obit a register of deaths (orig.) in a monastery: an account of a deceased person, or a notice of his death
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. obit, L. obitus, fr. obire, to go against, to go to meet, (sc. mortem,) to die; ob,see Ob-) + ire, to go. See Issue


In literature:

The Irish Annals are full of their obits.
"Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1" by James Y. Simpson
According to the obit-book of the cathedral of Aberdeen, he died on the 13th of March 1395.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
There was also to be an anniversary obit.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
My first post-obit was cashed by his worthy father.
"Sir Jasper Carew His Life and Experience" by Charles James Lever
I'd give you a good obit but work would go on.
"The Boy Grew Older" by Heywood Broun
Have done with vague, vote-catching Presidential obiter, and through your Congress declare your purpose!
"The American Occupation of the Philippines 1898-1912" by James H. Blount
The Founder's obit was to be celebrated with special pomp.
"Oxford and Her Colleges" by Goldwin Smith
What is the meaning of the term obiter dicta as applied to a judicial opinion?
"Government in the United States" by James Wilford Garner
Two shillings and two pence for an obit, the price whereof in S. Paul's, in London, was forty shillings!
"Ecclesiastical Curiosities" by Various
He has no prospect of an inheritance, so post-obits are not the explanation.
"The Truants" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
OBITER DICTA, something said by the way, a cursory remark.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
You didn't tell me that you were raising the money as a post obit on my reputation.
"Poor Relations" by Compton Mackenzie
Haec autem obiter duntaxat de respiratione diximus, proprio loco de eadem forsitan copiosius disceptaturi.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
Not post-obit, but post-matrimonium.
"Missy" by Miriam Coles Harris
But the judges of the circuit courts know better, and never have enforced that obiter dictum.
"Arguments before the Committee on Patents of the House of Representatives, conjointly with the Senate Committee on Patents, on H.R. 19853, to amend and consolidate the acts respecting copyright" by United States Committee on Patents
It saved the payment of his hundreds of debts too; post-obits and all; he died before his father.
"Johnny Ludlow. First Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
I've inquired about a post obit.
"The Romance of His Life" by Mary Cholmondeley
Notwithstanding the ravages of the Danes, we find the obits of many of the Professors of the School of Kildare recorded in the Annals.
"Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum" by John Healy
Obit 29th July, 1782.
"Historical Description of Westminster Abbey" by Anonymous

In news:

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Obit states man passed away due to 'heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs'.
Obit states man passed away due to ' heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs'.
This entry was posted on October 3, 2012 at 2:03 pm and is filed under Obits.
This entry was posted on August 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm and is filed under Obits.
Leo Harteis obit photo, December 5, 2012.
This entry was posted on April 2, 2012 at 9:55 pm and is filed under Obits.
This entry was posted on December 2, 2012 at 11:18 am and is filed under Obits.
Joseph O'Conner obit photo, November 8, 2012.
S- OBIT -perron-012309 Ronald H Perron, 71: Played key role in lighthouse renovations.
Pinetop Perkins' Obit & Funeral.
Don't Write That TWINKIE OBIT Quite Yet.
Obit states man passed away due to 'heartbreaking disappointment caused by the Kansas City Chiefs'.
Larson, Richard photo for obit .
Dan Braillard Obit Braillard,Dan 20121000.

In science:

To prove the above theorem, we study the topological type of the obits of a robustly transitive action.
Robustly transitive actions of $R^2$ on compact three manifolds
The idea of random perturbations is to replace the original deterministic obits by random orbits generated by an independent and identically distributed random choice of map at each iteration.
Strong stochastic stability for non-uniformly expanding maps
Starting from almost any point in this set we can attain any other point in Uε with a (finite) ε -pseudo-obit 7 .
Pseudo-Orbits, Stationary Measures and Metastability
Schematic of obitals and four of the low energy states (labelled by (S, Sx )) that play a key role at Γ << T << α << δ .
Large spin-orbit effects in small quantum dots
The obital AML rate in CVs contains two items.
Angular Momentum Loss Mechanisms in Cataclysmic Variables below the Period Gap
Through tidal interaction of the CB disk and CVs binary, the CB disk can extract obital angular momentun from binary if part of the transferred mass flows into the disk rather onto the white dwarf.
Angular Momentum Loss Mechanisms in Cataclysmic Variables below the Period Gap
If we fix trivial infinitesimal character ρ and the block for G containing the trivial representation, the fibers of the map supp (described before Proposition 5.15) for G are all singletons, with the exception of the open obit which supports three representations.
Duality for nonlinear simply laced groups
In this case nilpotent obits are described by partitions.
Annihilator varieties, highest derivatives, Whittaker functionals, and rank for unitary representations of GL(n,R)
Since the latter can be related to periodic obits via the Berry-Tabor (1977b) semiclassical expansion or Poisson summation, a combination of classical results (Hannay and Ozorio de Almeida 1984) and quantum information (Berry 1985) can be used to estimate the form factor.
Eigenvalue statistics in quantum ideal gases