privation

Definitions

  • French dogs loaned by private families
    French dogs loaned by private families
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n privation act of depriving someone of food or money or rights "nutritional privation","deprivation of civil rights"
    • n privation a state of extreme poverty
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The murder rate in the United States is about four times greater than in Japan. In Japan, no private citizen can buy a handgun legally
    • Privation The act of depriving, or taking away; hence, the depriving of rank or office; degradation in rank; deprivation.
    • Privation The condition of being absent; absence; negation. "Evil will be known by consequence, as being only a privation , or absence, of good.""Privation mere of light and absent day."
    • Privation The state of being deprived or destitute of something, especially of something required or desired; destitution; need; as, to undergo severe privations .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first-lady of the U.S. is considered a private citizen.
    • n privation The state of being deprived; particularly, deprivation or absence of what is necessary for comfort; destitution; want.
    • n privation The act of removing something possessed; the removal or destruction of any thing or any property; deprivation.
    • n privation In logic, a particular kind of negation consisting in the absence from a subject of a habit which ought to be, might be, or generally is in that subject or others like it.
    • n privation The act of degrading from rank or office.
    • n privation Technically, in the Roman Catholic Church, the suspension of an ecclesiastic from his office, stipend, ecclesiastical functions, or jurisdiction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: 69% of men say that they would rather break up with a girl in private rather than in public.
    • n Privation prī-vā′shun state of being deprived of something, esp. of what is necessary for comfort: destitution: :
    • n Privation that which is privative or depends on the absence of something else: :
    • n Privation prī-vā′shun (logic) absence of any quality
    • n Privation prī-vā′shun (obs.) degradation or suspension from an office
    • n Privation (logic) a term denoting the absence of a quality
    • n Privation (gram.) a prefix denoting absence or negation
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Quotations

  • Joseph Campbell
    Joseph Campbell
    “Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “Private opinion is weak, but public opinion is almost omnipotent.”
  • Josh Billings
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    “To enjoy a good reputation give publicly, and steal privately.”
  • W. Somerset Maugham
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    “It is unfair to expect a politician to live in private up to the statements he makes in public.”
  • Publilius Syrus
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    “Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.”
  • George Eliot
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    “There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. privatio,: cf. F. privation,. See Private

Usage

In literature:

In the 80s, privatisation turned into an orgy of privateering, spawning a class of robber barons.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Private blood-feuds were regarded lightly.
"Famous Affinities of History, Vol 1-4, Complete" by Lyndon Orr
I sang before the Emperor of Austria at a private musicale.
"Half a Rogue" by Harold MacGrath
Becoming sovereigns themselves, they retain these funds for their private emolument.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume I.(of III) 1555-66" by John Lothrop Motley
Hood was heard is say, privately, he did not like the looks of it.
"The Crisis, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Of his private life either before or after this period, little is transmitted in history.
"The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete To Which Are Added, His Lives Of The Grammarians, Rhetoricians, And Poets" by C. Suetonius Tranquillus
His own private means were large, and the Crown lands were very extensive.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII" by John Lord
It is when out of ranks that a private must know how and when to salute.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
PRIVATION OF ONE'S OATH IN LAW.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
In a private dining room?...
"Through the Wall" by Cleveland Moffett
Strange how the military authorities decline to take men into their confidence merely because they are privates.
"Deep Waters, The Entire Collection" by W.W. Jacobs
There was a private footpath through the plantation of trees, and down this the two disappeared.
"Hodge and His Masters" by Richard Jefferies
Of his most private life before this date little is known.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
He called the attention of his captain to his loss, and described the private mark by which it was to be identified.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
Private Thomas Gibson, of Coalisland, saw three Germans working a machine-gun.
"The Irish on the Somme" by Michael MacDonagh
There are certain places where the private banks have kept on, but the tendency is for the private banker to disappear.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
Privately printed by Charles L. Moreau.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 1 of 3)" by Various
An etched portrait of George Paton at the age of sixty-four is inserted, a private plate.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 3 of 3)" by Various
A party of Dr. Bodkin's private scholars were on their way to Whit Meadow.
"A Charming Fellow, Volume III (of 3)" by Frances Eleanor Trollope
The Government timber in this country amounts to only one-fourth of all the timber, the rest being in private ownership.
"Proceedings of the Second National Conservation Congress" by Various
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In poetry:

Say her disdainings justly must be graced
With name of chaste ;
And that she frowns lest longing should exceed,
And raging breed ;
So her disdains can ne'er offend,
Unless self-love take private end.
"A dialogue between Sir Henry Wootton and Mr. Donne" by John Donne
And when Lord Chelmsford heard of the victory that day,
He sent for Henry Hook without delay,
And they took the private before the commander,
And with his braces down, and without his coat, in battle array grandeur.
"The Hero of Rorke's Drift" by William Topaz McGonagall
Remember! All your secrets I could tell.
To me your cupboard doors are all ajar.
Each hidden skeleton I know full well.
Push me too far,
And I shall tell the world who dodged his rent,
And privately ate sausages in Lent.
"Aha! Beware" by C J Dennis
"Dying," so said the gossips. "Dead"
Was what the friars who found him said.
May be. Quien sabe? Who else should know?
It was a hundred years ago.
There was a funeral. Small indeed--
Private. What would you? To proceed:--
"Don Diego Of The South" by Francis Bret Harte
We all of us were longing to forget: for want and toil,
Privations sore and many cares had weighed upon us long;
And, with a gentle, soothing song of reconciling love,
I, even as in my youthful dreams, stepped forth before the throng.
"Dreams" by Semen Yakovlevich Nadson
You cannot hide your covert crimes from me;
To me your private life's an open book.
Then do not cross my path or, suddenly -
One word! One look!
And all your guilty past, the world shall know,
And to the dust your pride be humbled low.
"Aha! Beware" by C J Dennis

In news:

What Your Company Should Know About Congressional Private Sector Investigations.
One year ago today, a group of protesters set up camp in Zuccotti Park, a privately owned parcel in New York City, in a protest against America's political and financial system.
Anthony Chan, chief economist at JPMorgan Private Wealth Management.
CAC seeks support from town, private sources.
Army's privatized housing will absorb utility rate hikes.
MTA in talks to absorb boro's private buses.
At the center of what Swanson described as a "complex web of companies" was a New York private-equity firm led by J.
Reasons for private-sector workers to resent their public-sector counterparts are many -- and increasing.
Hospitals are buying more and more private clinics and physicians.
The Olympic gold medal for the long jump, the world record that stood for 23 years, the private audiences with heads of state.
President Obama outlined Friday a private-public partnership to work on global poverty issues ahead of the Group of Eight summit in Camp David this weekend.
Suri Cruise is a new student in the tony Manhattan private Avenues School in which each child focuses on a language track and RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that she's studying Chinese.
The missile defense planned by the Bush administration may be least able to destroy warheads from countries that are thought to pose the biggest threat, federal and private experts say.
Just say 'no' to privatization.
A private health care provider notified the health department of a female patient with swine flu.
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In science:

Binder and Smirnov recently announced (to the author, in private communication [Smi]) that they have obtained a proof that the original conjecture of Jones is false.
Conformal weldings of random surfaces: SLE and the quantum gravity zipper
This system could not be resolved with HST/FGS at ∼10 mas (Ed Nelan, private communication).
The Galactic O-Star Spectroscopic Survey. I. Classification System and Bright Northern Stars in the Blue-Violet at R~2500
The notions of secret and private are distinct: private data is known in cleartext to at least one player (and usually only to one), while secret data remains unknown by all players and can not be reconstructed unless a minimum number of players agree to do so.
Reduce to the Max: A Simple Approach for Massive-Scale Privacy-Preserving Collaborative Network Measurements (Extended Version)
Secret Space Private Space Public Space public output private inputs public output Secret Space Private Space Public Space public output (intermediate) the public output, i.e., ai = 0 ⇒ vi = ai · ri = 0 ∀ri , therefore leaking the private value.
Reduce to the Max: A Simple Approach for Massive-Scale Privacy-Preserving Collaborative Network Measurements (Extended Version)
Normally, the two are at odds, and differentially private algorithms tend to be (much) less efficient than their non-private counterparts.
Beating Randomized Response on Incoherent Matrices
This is because there is a simple reduction which starts with an (ε, δ)-differentially private algorithm for computing rank k approximations to matrices A ∈ ’m×n and gives an (ε, δ)-differentially private algorithm which can be used to reconstruct almost every entry in any database D ∈ {0, 1}n′ for n′ = k · n.
Beating Randomized Response on Incoherent Matrices
Computing low rank approximations is an extremely useful primitive for differentially private algorithms, and indeed, McSherry and Mironov [MM09] used the algorithm given in [BDMN05] in order to implement and evaluate differentially private versions of recommendation algorithms from the Netflix prize competiti on.
Beating Randomized Response on Incoherent Matrices
If M : ’m×n → R is (ε, δ)-differentially private, and M ′ : R → R′ is an arbitrary randomized algorithm mapping R to R′ , then M ′(M (·)) : ’m×n → R′ is (ε, δ)-differentially private.
Beating Randomized Response on Incoherent Matrices
There are again two cases: In the case without an eavesdropper, the encoder without a private message has access to the codeword sent by the other encoder through a noisy channel and must be kept ignorant of the other encoder’s private message .
Strong Secrecy for Multiple Access Channels
Since the debates of V are zero-information, M simulates the 2r deterministic verifiers (the Vi s) on the private tape of the universal player, feeding them symbols from the private alphabet ∆, ensuring that the moves of the existential player obey the zero-information condition.
Checking generalized debates with small space and randomness
The only difference with the construction in Lemma 5 is that P0 is allowed to use the public alphabet Γ0 as well as the private alphabet ∆ for suggesting the public and private moves of the universal player of the simulated 2pafa(k).
Checking generalized debates with small space and randomness
The important point is that M takes all of its universal steps privately, and the simulation of V is also performed on the private work tape.
Checking generalized debates with small space and randomness
Retailers, governments and other organisations have to accept that private information is ultimately owned by the individual who has to be assigned the control over her private data.
The Identity Crisis. Security, Privacy and Usability Issues in Identity Management
Unlike encryption algorithms, in public-key authentication the user A send message encrypted with A.’s private-key. The recipient of the message uses the public-key to verify the message, thus ensuring that only the owner of the private-key could have encrypted the message.
Key Generation and Certification using Multilayer Perceptron in Wireless communication(KGCMLP)
Interpolation software was kindly supplied by McWilliam (1995, private communication) and updated by Ivans (2002, private communication).
Searching for Planets in the Hyades III: The Quest for Short-Period Planets
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