• WordNet 3.6
    • n pia perennial herb of East Indies to Polynesia and Australia; cultivated for its large edible root yielding Otaheite arrowroot starch
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Pia Same as pia mater.
    • n Pia A perennial herb, tacca pinnatifida (also T. maculata), found wild or cultivated throughout Polynesia, and to China and Zanzibar. Its value lies in its large fleshy tubers, from which, after rasping, the starch is washed out and dried to form the South Sea or Tahiti arrowroot. This is widely used as an article of diet in the tropics (in native use not dried, but fermented), and is especially valued in diarrhea and dysentery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pia pē′a a perennial Polynesian herb, whose fleshy tubers yield arrowroot.
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In literature:

The "Re di Portogallo" sheered off, but her consort, the "Maria Pia," came rushing down on the disabled "Kaiser.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
One day Pia made clear to him the explanation of her Irish colouring and her Italian surname.
"Antony Gray,--Gardener" by Leslie Moore
They usually originate in the pia and invade the brain substance, but do not as a rule involve the dura.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
When the Italians entered Rome through the breach at the Porta Pia, Italy was unified.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
And this is the Piazza Tolomei, so the house where Pia lived must be quite near.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
The Palazzo Bonaparte is very near Porta Pia.
"Italy, the Magic Land" by Lilian Whiting
Although Dona Pia was handsome, robust and well formed, she made her pilgrimages in vain.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal
His Sioux name was Makh-pia-sha, meaning Red Cloud.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
PIA sits on the ingle bench, halfway in the great fireplace, shelling peas.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
A'PIA, the chief place and trading centre of the Samoa Islands, on the north side of the Island of Upolu.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
There was Pia, one of the under-gardeners, who was well disposed to me.
"The Princess Galva" by David Whitelaw
The person to whom he writes is a lady, the Contessa Pia di Sala, with whom he was evidently intimate.
"The Library Magazine of Select Foreign Literature" by Various
Klose-spose nika mamook pia okook?
"Dictionary of the Chinook Jargon" by T. N. Hibben
He was in his studio on the Via Venti Settembri, close to the Pia Gate.
"Artist and Model" by René de Pont-Jest
They have got a big villa in the Venti Settembre out toward Porta Pia.
"Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life" by Mary Alsop King Waddington
Tractatio ita pia est & docta, ut lectio non possit non esse vtilis et fructuosa.
"Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867" by William Dunn Macray
The enemy was obliged to force its way through a breach in the wall at Porta Pia, and entered Rome thus on September 20, 1870.
"The War Upon Religion" by Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
FRAUS PIA (L.), a pious fraud.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
Pia-noose had come in to vent his feelings and to express his friendship.
"Wigwam and War-path; Or the Royal Chief in Chains" by A. B. (Alfred Benjamin) Meacham
She got out at the Porta Pia and Bindo pretended not to know who she was.
"Her Royal Highness" by William Le Queux

In news:

As it turns out, getting eliminated from 'American Idol' may be the best thing that ever happened to Pia .
US Women's Soccer Coach Pia Sundhage Resembles Someone We've Seen.
But the more we've seen of Pia , the more we noticed her resemblance to another famous coach.
Even ex-American Idol contestant Pia Toscano joins in the fun.
Jennifer Hudson, Tom Hanks Outraged Over Pia Toscano's 'Idol' Elimination.
Pia Toscano is eliminated, April 7, 2011.
The judges weren't the only ones shocked by 22-year-old Pia Toscano's shocking American Idol elimination on Thursday.
Mere days after debuting her first single, 'This Time,' on tour, former 'American Idol' contestant Pia Toscano has released the studio version.
Women's soccer coach Pia Sundhage resigns to take over as coach of Sweden.
Khaled Desouki/GettyImages US women's soccer coach Pia Sundhage has resigned to pursue opportunities in Sweden.
Former Swedish star Pia Sundhage brings two decades of international experience as a player and three seasons coaching in the WUSA to her new job.
Pia Zadora stood like a small sparkling jewel in the perfect setting of The Smith Center's Cabaret Showroom.
American singer and American Idol season ten alumni Pia Toscano shares her view on the recent Idol to be cut from the show, Erika Van Pelt.
THR's 'Idol Hangover: Episode 4' With 'American Idol's Pia Toscano, Erika Van Pelt, Michael Orland and Radio Disney's Jake Whetter (Video).
Pia Zadora, pictured in her Summerlin home, makes her Smith Center debut at Cabaret Jazz tonight and Saturday, marking her return as a Vegas headliner.

In science:

One way to describe the isomorphism class of an abelian p-group A is to specify the sequence of ranks of ri (A) of piA/( pi+1A).
Finite covers of random 3-manifolds
Thanks to David Parkinson and Pia Mukherjee for advice on analyzing WMAP chains, and Istvan Szapudi for discussions.
Information criteria for astrophysical model selection
Note first that given an increasing subset A of the weighted cube Vn (p), the quantity µp (Ai ) in is exactly pIA (i), where IA (i) = If (i) with f the characteristic function of A.
Erratum: Percolation on random Johnson-Mehl tessellations and related models
For τ ∈ T (A), the restriction of τ /τ ( ˜pi ) to ˜piA ˜pi is a tracial state.
Classification of homomorphisms into simple Z-stable C^*-algebras
We have already shown that κ ◦ K L(γi ) and λi are realized by a unital monomorphism ϕi : piC → ˜piA ˜pi .
Classification of homomorphisms into simple Z-stable C^*-algebras
Programming languages – C++, Geneva, Switzerland (1998). 10) M. G. Pia et al., “Physics-related epistemic uncertainties in proton depth dose simulation”, to be published in IEEE Trans.
New techniques in Monte Carlo simulation: experience with a prototype of generic programming application to Geant4 physics processes
Pia et al., “Design and performance evaluations of generic programming techniques in a R&D prototype of Geant4 physics”, J.
New techniques in Monte Carlo simulation: experience with a prototype of generic programming application to Geant4 physics processes
Pia, “Geant4 Low Energy Electromagnetic Physics”, Proc.
New techniques in Monte Carlo simulation: experience with a prototype of generic programming application to Geant4 physics processes
The preconditioned random walk (pCN) proposal is introduced in [BRSV08] as the PIA algorithm, with the parameter choices θ = 1 2 and α = 0; the nomenclature used here, namely the preconditioned Crank-Nicolson algorithm – pCN algorithm – is introduced and put in historical context in [CRSW11].
Optimal Proposal Design for Random Walk Type Metropolis Algorithms with Gaussian Random Field Priors
Moreover, if A ≺ Ψ and there is a constant C > 0 such that Ψ (cid:62) N −C and |A| (cid:54) N C almost surely, then PiA ≺ Ψ and QiA ≺ Ψ.
Averaging Fluctuations in Resolvents of Random Band Matrices
The hospitality of IPAC for two full sessions of data reduction is acknowledged; in particular D.C. thanks Nanyao Lu for walking her through the mysteries of the data reduction software PIA.
The Dust Content and Opacity of Actively Star-Forming Galaxies
Let ˜pia be estimate of pia obtained using EstProb(p, {ia }, M ).
Quantum algorithms for testing properties of distributions
Let ˜xia = | ˜pia − ˜qia |/( ˜pia + ˜qia ) be estimate of xia .
Quantum algorithms for testing properties of distributions
The correspondance with the i + iǫ, pi ), piA = (p0 denomination type R or type A is piR = (p0 i − iǫ, pi ) with ǫ > 0.
Four-point functions in Keldysh basis
Let k tend to infinity, we get 0 = |PiA| + Z[A,Pj+1 ] Pi /∈ [Pj , Pj+1 ], this is our contradiction.
The Dirichlet problem for minimal surfaces equation and Plateau problem at infinity